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Rapesco Stapler, Heavy Duty Stapler Zero-01
Rapesco Stapler, Heavy Duty Stapler Zero-01
Price: £26.86

4.0 out of 5 stars Good sturdy stapler., 20 Aug 2014
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This is a big, sturdy stapler with lots of leverage to make it easy to staple through large-ish piles of documents. The blurb says 50 but I don't think I've used it for more than 20 sheets, which was much easier than with my old stapler.
It doesn't appear to have any weak parts, so I don't expect to break it with hard use, but the finish of the aluminium castings is a bit rough and ready so not 5 stars.


Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Lithium-Ion Screwdriver with Corkscrew Attachment
Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Lithium-Ion Screwdriver with Corkscrew Attachment
Price: £36.99

2.0 out of 5 stars More a novelty than a tool, 14 Aug 2014
This isn't a serious work tool - it has a long charge time, no interchangeable batteries, scarcely adequate torque for the small bits supplied and feels fragile. I gave it to a drunkard of my acquaintance who uses it just as a corkscrew, and bought a 10.2V Makita instead.


Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC DVD)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC DVD)
Price: £20.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Badly compromised by platform restrictions, 6 Aug 2014
I enjoyed this game, but the maps are too small, and lacking in detail, because it's been written to run on consoles which have a fraction the capability of a proper game machine. Some games, such as Fallout 3, manage to overcome this, but Wolfenstein doesn't. Whilst the action is fun, there are too few Nazis in screen at any time, and the maps are too small and linear for this game to be a classic. Bring on next gen consoles and the improved games they will permit.


Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version
Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version
Offered by Kikatek
Price: £81.55

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What am I going to do when my Windows 7 machine dies?, 21 July 2014
This is awful. I've returned two Windows 8 machines as basically unfit for purpose and after some effort tracked down W7 machines to replace them. This is a disgrace, if I was a microsift shareholer I'd be livid.


Philips Ecomoods Seabreeze Outdoor Wall Light Anthracite (Includes 1 x 11 Watts 2G7 Bulb)
Philips Ecomoods Seabreeze Outdoor Wall Light Anthracite (Includes 1 x 11 Watts 2G7 Bulb)
Price: £89.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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Bigger than you'd guess - check the dimensions - but attractive & seems well made.


Samsung S27C350HS 27 inch HDMI VGA LED Monitor
Samsung S27C350HS 27 inch HDMI VGA LED Monitor
Offered by Yakodo - Best-Electronics
Price: £216.73

3.0 out of 5 stars More buttons please, 15 July 2014
The interface is all through one 'jog button' which is a bit hit & miss. And I've given up turning it off, that being a proper palarver. And no digital in. It's okay.


Acer Veriton N4620G Small Form Factor PC (Intel Core i3 2377M 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Professional
Acer Veriton N4620G Small Form Factor PC (Intel Core i3 2377M 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Professional

4.0 out of 5 stars Not fast, but not expensive., 15 July 2014
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The lack of optical drive can be a bind unless you can borrow an external device, and it only has 4 rear and 2 front USB ports, plus no rear audio or analogue monitor support. Bit it's rinky dinky small and the wireless is very good.


Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version)
Price: £83.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Back to the shop., 15 July 2014
Thank goodness for John Lewis return policy. This went back the same day.

Ugly, flaky, slow. You don't want this. I have my W7 media under lock & key.


Orc Wars [DVD]
Orc Wars [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rusty Joiner
Price: £5.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars And this is my boom stick!, 4 July 2014
This review is from: Orc Wars [DVD] (DVD)
Everything you expected and less, I thought they stopped making films of this quality with Red Sonja and Beastmaster2, but no. In a more heroic age, this would have gone straight to video but with the advent of movies on demand I watched it on cable, saving myself a trip to Blockbuster - good thing really, as it's now a Starbucks, but I digress.

Some orcs pop out of a hole in the ground chasing an elven princess, and some guy who lives in a cabin in the middle of nowhere shoots them. That's the plot. A special effects budget which wouldn't stretch to a set of tyres, never more than ten orcs on screen at once as that's all there are and, well, watch it and see.

Have some beer first though.


Steinel 653217 Außenleuchte L 706 S black/black
Steinel 653217 Außenleuchte L 706 S black/black

3.0 out of 5 stars Attractive light, easy to install, all round sensor, 30 Jun 2014
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It was the all round sensor which sold this to me as I wanted to mount it on a corner - for which you need another bracket which isn't cheap. It has a few weak points:

Edison screw bulb instead of bayonet, which is inferior in utility and safety.
Made in Romania, not Germany
Can be a bit tricky figuring out how to pop out the sensor cartridge - read the instructions, it's not intuitive.
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