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Fujifilm FinePix F550 Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 15x Optical Zoom) 3-inch LCD
Fujifilm FinePix F550 Digital Camera - Black (16MP, 15x Optical Zoom) 3-inch LCD

4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of options but usability design makes it frustrating to use for more advanced work, 20 Oct. 2015
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A point and shoot camera with plenty of options to make it worth your while, but usability is agonizing at best.

- Too many menus for some manual settings
- Bracketing is only +- 1 EV steps, and only three photos. so no -2EV +-0 +2EV HDRs for you.
- many settings default to off after taking a single shot, such as 2 second timer. Why I wonder?
- according to speed tests, it's capable of recording at up to around 15-30 MB/sec, so faster cards are useful. Since a lot of the time goes into processing, a faster class 10 (10MB/sec+) is optimal.
* For example, AE bkt with RAW (75MB to be written) Class 4: 21.5 seconds, slower class 10: 14 seconds, a faster class 10: 12 sec, and a 90MB/sec card: 10 sec

Annoying as hell, but it was good price per quality ratio. I use silkypix to convert from RAW to low contrast 12/16bit TIFF and then import to lightroom for further processing.
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Salter Silver Glass Electronic Timer
Salter Silver Glass Electronic Timer
Offered by Digital Scales Company
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars After modifications, functions rather well!, 3 May 2015
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This is a four and a half star product after modifications. Before modifications maybe three stars.

In normal use the buttons are reactive only with 100% full batteries and once the batteries start to lose even a slight amount of energy -> the voltage drops -> the display becomes dim and the buttons unresponsive.

After testing with fine tuned voltages, I figured that the device works best at around 3 to 3.3 volts. If you go above 3.5, the touch is no longer responsive. Now, with typical AA batteries, you will get somewhere between 2.2 and 3 volts, so only when fresh will you get it working correctly.

What's worse is that with a single rechargeable lithium battery, the voltage goes up to 4.1 where the touch no longer works. I tested with a 3.3 volt regulator (something that should have been included in the design in the first place) to drop it from the higher voltages to a more acceptable range, but it consumes more power. Instead I placed a diode in series with the lithium battery, which drops the voltage by a fixed 0.4 volts approx., bringing the voltage to the right range 100% of the use time before the battery needs recharging. The picture has two diodes but the other one is bypassed as one is sufficient.

So, the solution is to go with lithium+diode or strap in a 9 volt battery with a voltage regulator.. or make it wired with 3.3 input. I have rechargeable lithium batteries so it's an easy fix. For most, not so much.

Also, even after modified, half a star lost for dust getting behind the glass. And my flat is small so the volume is just right!
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Logitech USB HD Pro C920 Webcam with Auto-Focus and Microphone - Black
Logitech USB HD Pro C920 Webcam with Auto-Focus and Microphone - Black
Price: £59.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good hardware, but poor (driver) support, 13 Nov. 2014
The camera is good in terms of hardware, but there are plenty of problems on the driver software. White balance doesn't stick unlike the other settings, poor preview speed in windows 8.1 etc. I created a support ticket on this a year ago, and all I got was confirmation that these issues exist and the ticket was closed. To this date these issues have not been fixed. Again, the hardware is great, but cannot recommend Logitech if this is the state of customer service and driver support.


Cofresh Mix Nut Snack Bar 60 X 25g
Cofresh Mix Nut Snack Bar 60 X 25g

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 18 Mar. 2014
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No sogginess detected. These are high quality, tasty and crunchy. Good value, at least compared to what's on offer in the shops near here.


Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
Offered by majestic deals
Price: £134.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance and reliability!, 18 Mar. 2014
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I bought 13 of these for a company I consult with. Full compatibility, excellent performance, and what looks like perfect reliability. Consult reviews to get additional information, but this is definitely (even today) the best ssd available.


Sapphire 11200-07-20G Graphics Card (2GB, HD7850, GDDR5)
Sapphire 11200-07-20G Graphics Card (2GB, HD7850, GDDR5)

4.0 out of 5 stars No UEFI support, 18 Mar. 2014
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Otherwise as expected, Sapphire is one of the best manufacturers out there. But I didn't realise that this is this outdated, no UEFI-support! This means that your motherboard either has to stay in BIOS mode or then in BIOS-compatible UEFI-mode which slows down boot-up. Some of the other manufacturers of HD7850 have UEFI support so it's not that rare.


Crucial BLT2CP4G3D1608DT1TX0CEU 8GB (2x 4GB) Ballistix Tactical Memory
Crucial BLT2CP4G3D1608DT1TX0CEU 8GB (2x 4GB) Ballistix Tactical Memory
Price: £31.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, works excellently, 18 Mar. 2014
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These were good value, at least when compared to other brands, at the time of purchase. Cruicial is one of the best memory manufactures and make their own chips. On the performance side they appear to have less of a brand than Kingston or OCZ, but these two have some quality variations. According to some IT-specialists, Cruicials are dependable and have one of the best compatibility. But more to the point, it works for me!


Premier Housewares Chrome Toilet Roll Holder and Storer - 52 x 13 x 13 cm
Premier Housewares Chrome Toilet Roll Holder and Storer - 52 x 13 x 13 cm
Offered by Hot UK Stuff
Price: £7.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Works excellently for the price, 18 Mar. 2014
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If you don't yank it too hard it works perfectly. However, for the best experience I would suggest attaching something heavy at the bottom to keep it from tipping over.


edc by ESPRIT 113CC2J002 Men's Jumper, Grey - Grau (060 DARK GREY MELANGE), Medium
edc by ESPRIT 113CC2J002 Men's Jumper, Grey - Grau (060 DARK GREY MELANGE), Medium

5.0 out of 5 stars This is really a great hoodie, 18 Mar. 2014
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The fabric is really soft and has held up a couple of washes. Sizing is as expected, I can fit a small, but chose M for extra comfort. Not too baggy (something that I dread if choosing M-sized or bigger), but moderate fit. Top!


GROHE 27720000 Vitalio Loop 100 Hand Shower
GROHE 27720000 Vitalio Loop 100 Hand Shower
Price: £44.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing time in the shower, 18 Mar. 2014
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Yes, this is good. It has a smooth, evenly spread out shower which works with moderate pressure. It appears to have a pressure limiting system (too high volume flow and it starts to whine whilst reducing pressure) so I adjust it so that the shower head makes no sound and the pressure is just perfect. Indeed the hole in the middle is very sensible, as the shower experience is just as good with smaller water consumption.


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