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Kipling Women's Multiple Waistbag Convertible To Shoulder Bag Minked Grey
Kipling Women's Multiple Waistbag Convertible To Shoulder Bag Minked Grey

5.0 out of 5 stars A delighted Partner, 14 Jan 2011
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I bought this as a present for my wife and she is delighted with it. It never ceases to amaze me how much stuff can be crammed into this bag!. Lots of useful pockets and quite compact.


Sony BDVE370.CEK 5.1 ch Blu-Ray Home Cinema System - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony BDVE370.CEK 5.1 ch Blu-Ray Home Cinema System - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

4.0 out of 5 stars A great little performer, 10 Jan 2011
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When my Jamo surround sound system finally bit the dust I decided to replace it with a Blu-Ray home cinema system. After considerable research and comparison with other well known makes and models I decided on the Sony BDVE370.
Amazons delivery took slightly longer than expected but that was probably the post office's fault.
Setting up was very simple - the colour coded speaker cables are very handy. Speaker cable length wasn't an issue for me as the room was already 'wired for sound' so it was just a case of connecting to the existing cables. As mentioned by others I needed a digital audio optical cable to hear the sound from our Samsung TV through the system but I had already got one (along with a HDMI cable) from a well known auction site considerably cheaper than on the high street. The calibration facility seemed to work very well.
Initial impressions were mostly favourable, picture quality is excellent both on blu-ray discs and upscaling standard DVDs. Sound quality is good except for the overpowering bass. That was however easily tamed by reducing the level of the subwoofer by about 4dB. The treble is well controlled i.e. it doesn't scream at you and the midrange alhough a bit rough in places is still very acceptable. Music playback on the system sounds great. The sound quality is not in the same league as separates but for an all in one box it is very good value for the money and, in my opinion, better than many other manufacturers systems.
I didn't go for the wireless wireless adapter but like other reviewers bought one of the homeplug networking kits and the internet facility works beautifully. I haven't got the audio or video streaming working yet but that is just me being a bit technically challenged.
Overall I am delighted with the purchase. It does everything it claims to with a minimum of fuss and I would certainly recommend it.


Garmin Universal Friction Mount for 700/600/300/200 series
Garmin Universal Friction Mount for 700/600/300/200 series
Offered by TeleCity
Price: £15.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sticks like a limpet, 2 Oct 2010
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I bought it because the holder that you stick to the windscreen kept falling off after a day or two.

First thing - although quite big this isn't as large as the specs say it is.

Second it works extremely well. I'm just back from holiday driving through Scotland and the unit stayed on the dashboard exactly where it was put.

It does vibrate a bit on rough roads or going over bumps but it never gave the impression it was going to slide off, even on some tight corners and sudden stops.

It's great to get a product that actually "does what it says on the tin"!


Lenspen LP-1 Original
Lenspen LP-1 Original
Offered by Gadget Career
Price: £4.47

4.0 out of 5 stars A handy little item, 21 Aug 2010
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This review is from: Lenspen LP-1 Original (Camera)
A very handy item that removes light smears from the camera lens (or in my case the skylight filter screwed onto the lens to protect it). Not sure that I would want to use it for more stubborn marks but it does seem to work. Works well on spectacles too.

Will need to be careful after a bit of use in case the tip wears down and I end up rubbing with a piece of plastic. Not a good idea.

The brush is fine for brushing small particles of dirt or grit off the camera or lens.


Edimax EA-MARS MIMO Antenna Relocate Stand
Edimax EA-MARS MIMO Antenna Relocate Stand

5.0 out of 5 stars Gives a good signal boost, 21 Aug 2010
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My PC is located under a desk and the aerials on the wireless card are almost as far away as possible from the wireless router. The signal has to travel through the metal case of the PC to get to the aerials.

This unit allowed me to bring the aerials to the top of the desk in a much better location to pick up the wi-fi signal.

Really simple to install and gave a good signal boost on the PC.


Hama Alpenpod Walking Stick with Monopod for DSLR Cameras
Hama Alpenpod Walking Stick with Monopod for DSLR Cameras
Offered by TapeCity
Price: £11.35

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price, 21 Aug 2010
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Quite a useful piece of kit.

As a walking stick the adjustable height and anti shock setting are very good and the handle is quite comfortable for either right or left hand use. It can be quite difficult to loosen to readjust the height if you have over tighted it the previous time and it is very easy to overtighten.

As a monopod for the camera it is ok but is is a bit awkward to fit the camera as you either have to rotate the camera or the stick to screw it into the tripod socket on the camera. Height is just about sufficient.

The compass is useless. It fell out of the holder when the stick fell over one day and got lost in some undergrowth. No great loss as it rarely pointed north anyway.

Still. . . good value considering the price.


12U 19in Desktop Open Frame 2 Post Rack
12U 19in Desktop Open Frame 2 Post Rack
Price: £33.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says etc, 9 Jun 2010
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This unit was simple to put together and provides a sloping 19 inch rack frame into which it is easy to mount 19" rackmountable items of electronic equipment. You need to be familiar with how to use 'caged' nuts to do this but if you know you need this item you probably know how to use them also.

The provided bolts and caged nuts are a bonus - a few more would also have been nice.

Once assembled it is sturdy enough provided you aren't wanting to move it about a lot or add and remove equipment on a regular basis. If you're wanting to do that then a proper rack case would be better.

It is probably best suited for lighter weight 1U or 2U items. It might not support large heavy 3U or bigger unit too well.


Belkin USB Anywhere - USB data copier
Belkin USB Anywhere - USB data copier

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but a bit slow, 29 April 2010
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I boght this to transfer images from my digital camera memory card to a flash drive to free up space on the card. I've only tried it a couple of times and it works but it does take an incredibly long time. Hopefully I'll never be in a hurry to reuse my camera's card. Maybe the one I got is faulty in some way?
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Hama - LCD TV Tilt And Swivel Wall Bracket -10" to 32" or up to 20kg
Hama - LCD TV Tilt And Swivel Wall Bracket -10" to 32" or up to 20kg
Price: £23.92

4.0 out of 5 stars Great bracket with lousey instructions, 3 Sep 2009
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What awful instructions! Had to work it out ourselves but once installed does a great job. Only a 17" screen and I would be hesitant to put much above a 21" on it.


Belkin USB 2.0 Light Cable with Red LED 1.8m
Belkin USB 2.0 Light Cable with Red LED 1.8m

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice lighting effect, 3 Sep 2009
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A USB cable that works well and is a reasonable length. Nice glow at the connectors make it easier to see if used under a desk etc. What more is there to say?


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