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FloordirektECO PP Office Chair Mat - 90x120cm - Carpet Protection
FloordirektECO PP Office Chair Mat - 90x120cm - Carpet Protection
Offered by Home and Office
Price: 34.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality chair mat ... worth the wait, 4 July 2011
The mat did not arrive on any of the stated 5 days. It was late and the courier did not offer any tracking facility - all this was very disruptive as someone had to be at the property every moment of every day ... to no avail.
HOWEVER
Now that it has arrived I believe that it is of superior quality to most 'standard' mats.
True it also costs a bit more than some (and also less than others).
With chair mats you can only really tell over time how they will last - but this one does not 'dent' with the weight of a heavy chair on it (which most do) and I believe that this bodes well for a long life.

I chose it because it got better reviews than many others - the slight downside is that (unlike most matts I have had and seen) it is slightly more opaque (imagine a pane of glass with a heavy white fost) and is slightly grey/white rather than clear/brown. Not unpleasant, just a bit different.

So long as it performs/lasts well I will be pleased.

PS [1] The vendor has said that thye will look at using a different courier, one that offers tracking.
[2] I suspect that the delay was not due to the UK courier but to late delivery to them from Germany - But had the UK courier offered tracking we would not have had to wait in for any of the 5 days, as we would have known that it could not be delivered on those days!


Rubbermaid 23730 anti-static chairmat 117 X 152 cm Berber Mat
Rubbermaid 23730 anti-static chairmat 117 X 152 cm Berber Mat

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great priced chair mat, 4 July 2011
Arrived in good time and looks exactly like other more expensive ones that I have had before.

With chair mats the big unknown is just how well they will last - and that can only be answered in a couple of years. However the way it slightly 'dents' with a heavy chair on it, and recovers, makes me think that it will be great value for money


Acctim Stratus radio controlled wall clock with large LCD display showing tim...
Acctim Stratus radio controlled wall clock with large LCD display showing tim...
Offered by HARTS
Price: 27.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ... but, 12 Mar 2011
It looks good and has 2 more good attributes:

[1] Easy to read from a distance.

[2] Accurate (as any clock should be - but some are not)

However ... 2 other things to think about:

[1] I did not really understand the comments of another reviewer about the weight not being balanced... now I do.
It means that when you hang the clock on a nail, the clock can hang at an angle (not horizontal) as one side is heavier than the other (especially on a smooth, painted wall - OK with some wallpaper).
A case of poor design thinking - however easily corrected by a touch of Blu-tack, or Office-tack - sold at 99p discount stores (like slightly sticky plastercine)or double sided tape.

[2] The (excellent) glow in the dark face - battery operated - is always on (can't be turned off to save batteries) pity if you use it in a dark place/don't want to see it in the dark ... as that means shorter battery life.


Samsung XL2370 23 inch 2ms HDMI LED-slim Monitor (Glossy Black)
Samsung XL2370 23 inch 2ms HDMI LED-slim Monitor (Glossy Black)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent monitor, 12 Mar 2011
Amazingly light weight - could be a problem IF the surface you put it on is not 100% stable - as it would wobble.
However on a heavy desk it is perfect.

Great picture - in fact I'm running it at about 50% brightness and it is still brighter than the previous Samsung monitor which was LCD but not LED.

From my research it seemed to be the best value/highest picture quality currently on the market - I'm not disappointed.


Samsung CLX-3185FN Colour Laser Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax (Network Connectivity, All-In-One)
Samsung CLX-3185FN Colour Laser Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax (Network Connectivity, All-In-One)

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight - all around, 12 Mar 2011
The machine looks better in real life than in any picture. And has a smaller footprint than other similar machines .. and a great price.

Comes very well protected (in a big box).

Worked 1st time, excellent results for copy, scan and print.

Gives the impression of maybe not being so robust (like the flimsy slide-out tray that catches copies) so worth seeing one before buying IF you are going to use it with kids/office staff around.

However I'm very pleased with it and have now printed about 250 pages perfectly and it has a very good scanner - better than the similarly priced HP that I saw.

Unlike some machines it has 4 functions: fax's, copies, prints and scans
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Kensington 33374 Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer
Kensington 33374 Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer
Price: 17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, 12 Mar 2011
I just plugged it in to a Windows 7 lap top and away it went - worked perfectly.
Then tried it on an older Windows XP - perfect with that too.

The little USB receiver plugs into the hand-set control when not in use - and that, cleverly, stops it working (so if you press a button by mistake - or it gets pressed in your luggage - it saves the battery)!

Cleaver design.

I have small hands and the remote fits perfectly.


Ctek CTE-XS7000 Car Battery Charger 8 Stage 7Amp 12 Volt (Multi Functional)
Ctek CTE-XS7000 Car Battery Charger 8 Stage 7Amp 12 Volt (Multi Functional)
Offered by MDS Battery Ltd
Price: 119.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in every way, 10 Mar 2011
Neat, compact, good instructions, easy to use, works perfectly - worth paying for as with modern cars there are so many electricity 'eating' things (from AC to motorised seats) that the batteries are pretty hefty too - and many of the cheap trickle chargers were not designed with that in mind - so could take a very, very long time.

Furthermore they don't have any of the burst/drip technology that protects the life of your battery and they don't have the various built-in ways of re-charging to suit the condition and amount of discharge that your battery has ... so they won't be as fast, as safe or as protective of your battery's life.

Should have a long life pay and for itself many times over via prolonged life of your battery.
Especially useful if you drive just a few miles - so your battery needs to be charged to stay reliable and full between uses.


MICROSOFT Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 Keyboard and Mouse Set
MICROSOFT Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 Keyboard and Mouse Set

5.0 out of 5 stars Great keyboard - good mouse but ..., 26 Dec 2010
The keyboard is excellent, sturdy and the keys feel solid and are silent.
Having had it for about 1 year I have had some recharging problems with the mouse, but with careful positioning on the base it seems to be working OK.


Coleman Quickbed Airbed with 4D Pump and MP3 Plug-In, Full Size
Coleman Quickbed Airbed with 4D Pump and MP3 Plug-In, Full Size

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and comfortable, 26 Dec 2010
The airbed is comfortable, the included pump blows it up/deflates it quite fast (but uses the batteries up quickly too.
The MP3 speakers are a bit of fun - but should not be a main reason for choosing this model.


Panasonic KX-TG6422ES DECT Twin Digital Cordless Phone Set with Answer Machine in Silver
Panasonic KX-TG6422ES DECT Twin Digital Cordless Phone Set with Answer Machine in Silver

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific hand sets - with one Plus & one Minus ..., 26 Dec 2010
The hand sets are easy to use. Store loads of numbers. The answering machine works well and is clear.

PLUS - what they don't tell you is that if there is a power cut the answerphone will hold the massages for at least 24 hours.

MINUS - however, whenever there is a power cut the hand sets lose their date & time settings. This is a shame as I use mine in Istanbul, Turkey and some days have to re-set them 3 times a day when the electricity cuts out - even momentarily.

OVERALL - great quality and value


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