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Garmin nuvi 52LM 5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Map Updates
Garmin nuvi 52LM 5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps and Free Lifetime Map Updates
Offered by SuStuu
Price: £94.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three stars might be generous but you get what you pay for., 13 Mar. 2015
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Relatively simple to download the Garmin software for windows and update the maps. However, having turned off the various settings for automatically loading of Garmin software when windows launches, I am now getting a range of errors in the event log relating to Garmin and my boot time has increased radically to about 3 minutes (obviously windows is failing to launch parts of Garmin software despite the fact that I don't want it loading). So I am going to remove the Garmin software completely and reload it again every so often merely to update the maps and then dump it again.

The Italian pronunciation of road names is absolutely diabolical when the language is set to English. Weird because they are perfect when the language is set to Italian. So you have a choice, at least when travelling in Italy anyway. Listen to instructions in English but have to put up with horrendous pronunciation for road names or switch it over to Italian if you can understand the driving instructions in Italian.

Otherwise the Sat Nav works fairly well. She gets excited if you drive on a road that she doesn't know about (like a recently opened motorway for example). She keeps telling you to proceed to the marked road, repeatedly, so it would have been nice to have a mute button on the casing or on the map so that you can turn her moaning off when you know better.

Occasionally you are told to take the third exit to "road". Not especially helpful. And she is very reluctant when you choose a route which you know is preferable. Whilst the recalculation seems very quick, she is still trying to get you to do a U-turn for a while until she finally accepts that your route is the way we are going and then readjusts.

All in all, you get what you pay for. Since Hertz charge an extra £100pw for Sat Nav when I visit the UK, this is a cheap option and works satisfactorily. Not for more demanding users though.


Plant Theatre Adirondack Folding Hardwood Chair - Superb Quality
Plant Theatre Adirondack Folding Hardwood Chair - Superb Quality

4.0 out of 5 stars Not completely rigid, 29 Dec. 2014
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I bought 2 of these. They do rock back slightly as you sit down - sometime I need to get around to adding an extra bolt on each side to hold things firmly. Otherwise very satisfied.
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Belkin HDMI 4 In/1 Out Gold Plated Switch - Black
Belkin HDMI 4 In/1 Out Gold Plated Switch - Black
Price: £18.71

1.0 out of 5 stars Built down to a price., 23 July 2014
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EDIT: downgraded this from a 3* to a 1* because it occasionally switches the HDMI source without any user input. Really annoying to change to an empty DVD player as the source right in the middle of a movie from the Sky Box. This item is cheap enough to simply throw it away. I won't even bother to return it.

Remote control is very low quality and did not work until I had removed and replaced the (same) battery. Evidently a poor connection internally. Otherwise this HDMI switch does exactly what it is supposed to do.


Wharfedale DIAM122WL Wharfedale Diamond 122 Walnut (Pair)
Wharfedale DIAM122WL Wharfedale Diamond 122 Walnut (Pair)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One very satisfied customer, 8 July 2014
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I am using these speakers with a Maranz PM6005 amplifier which arrived today. Both absolutely brilliant. The room is tricky, about 36 sqm and 3m high on one side rising to over 5m high on the other side so I was concerned that the Marantz might be a little under powered and that the Wharfedales would be lacking bass but I was wrong on both counts. Perfect for anyone wanting to listen to music rather than simply feel bass vibrating through their body. I am very pleased that I didn't order floor standing speakers as these are great. They replace a Bose system which was always rather disappointing.


Silverline 868727 Dowel Pins, 8 x 40 mm - Pack of 200
Silverline 868727 Dowel Pins, 8 x 40 mm - Pack of 200

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy 2 bags, 15 Mar. 2014
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These dowels are good value but they will run out fast if you are anything like me so buy 2 bags of these!


Joint-Genie Jobber 8mm Dowelling tool for precision jointing of furniture, diy projects, carpentry, garden furniture, kitchen fitting. Ideal for all woodworking needs where strong, precise jointing is required simple and easy to use dowel jig.
Joint-Genie Jobber 8mm Dowelling tool for precision jointing of furniture, diy projects, carpentry, garden furniture, kitchen fitting. Ideal for all woodworking needs where strong, precise jointing is required simple and easy to use dowel jig.
Offered by Joint Genie
Price: £44.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 15 Mar. 2014
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This jig works brilliantly. I considered a biscuit joiner but with dowels you can try the piece together dry and it is self supporting before you go ahead and glue anything. The alignment is absolutely precise. It can be a bit fiddly so would not be ideal for professional work where time is of the essence. Nevertheless, as a keen DIY woodworker, this is one of the best bits of kit I have bought. It seemed a little expensive before I bought it but, in retrospect, I am not regretting this purchase at all. It has opened up lots of opportunities for projects which I couldn't really have attempted before.


Alan Titchmarsh Fat Balls (Pack of 12)
Alan Titchmarsh Fat Balls (Pack of 12)
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The proof is in the eating, 29 Nov. 2013
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I had these sent to Italy but we have many of the same species as the UK anyway. Initially there was absolutely no interest whatsoever but then we had heavy snow for 2 days and the other feeders became inaccessible so they flocked to these fat balls. Hard to know whether they were being forced to eat them through sheer hunger but eat them they did. So a success story after all. Now that they have become accustomed, I shall need to order some more before the next snow fall.


Emu Mens Bubba Slippers M10048 Chestnut 9 UK, 43 EU, 10 US, Regular
Emu Mens Bubba Slippers M10048 Chestnut 9 UK, 43 EU, 10 US, Regular

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 12 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Emu Mens Bubba Slippers (Shoes)
There comes a time in life when quality is more important than style. These slippers may not be super trendy but they are super toasty and, most importantly, they look like they are going to last long enough to become good friends!


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5.0 out of 5 stars My wife is thrilled with these slippers!, 12 Nov. 2013
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Ok, so she did choose them but they are better than she expected. High quality trendy eskimo style slippers. If anything, the sizing is slightly on the generous side. Could do with a little more support in the heel but overall these slippers still get 5 stars.


Sorel Falcon Ridge, Men's Open Back Slippers
Sorel Falcon Ridge, Men's Open Back Slippers
Price: £45.96 - £69.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I will not buy Sorel again, 31 Oct. 2013
These are nice looking slippers and the suede outers have lasted well but the inner linings are of very poor manufacturing quality and they are completely falling apart after less than a year. They also get really smelly. If they didn't actually say the inners were wool, I would swear they were synthetic. I have just ordered some proper Emu sheepskin slippers to replace my Sorel ones (which were more like felt inside before they disintegrated).
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