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One For All URC7962 Smartcontrol Motion Remote
One For All URC7962 Smartcontrol Motion Remote

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely remote, 9 Jun. 2016
I originally bought a URC 7960 which is a very capable remote and very similar to this 7962 (which I was given later) in appearance and function, I love the one button multi device ability. The option to re-purpose device keys so you can make it control exactly what you want is excellent and the easy way you can get it to learn the odd button that's not automatically set-up is very good too. My criticisms of the 7960 are the button feedback is poor, especially around the circular rocker also only a very limited number of keys light up (blue) when keys are pressed which isn't good when viewing in the dark. However the opposite applies to the One For All URC7962 good button feedback & all buttons light up (white) when any key pressed, its only issue is the 'Motion Control' is rubbish, but that's easily disabled.

I`ve had no issues with poor battery life some have reported here, the 7962 being identical to the 7960 in that regard, though as I have motion control turned off perhaps its that that causes high battery use.

Highly recommended.


Unplated Copper Round Wire (0.8mm x 10m)
Unplated Copper Round Wire (0.8mm x 10m)
Offered by MetalClays4You

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Wire, 8 Jun. 2016
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Wire received was exactly to the specification listed, so just what I wanted.

I`ll buy from here again if I need any more.


42PC SCREWDRIVER & BIT SET 28230 By ROLSON TOOLS & Best Price Square
42PC SCREWDRIVER & BIT SET 28230 By ROLSON TOOLS & Best Price Square
Offered by BARGAINS-GALORE
Price: £7.50

1.0 out of 5 stars Junk copy supplied, 8 Jun. 2016
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I was looking for the Rolson tools kit #28230 so bought this, unfortunately that's not what I received, instead I got a cheap rubbishy Chinese copy named Marksmen, visually it looks the same but quality is very poor.

On the set I received the ratchet on the screwdriver is very loose & appears likely to fall apart at any time, in operation the mechanism is very erratic and changes mode by itself with any pressure as your loosening/tightening a screw. The T bar assembly also has a faulty ratchet, working in one direction only.

Not worth bothering with at any price


MENS LEATHER WIDE FITTING SLIP ON MOCCASIN SHOES SIZE 6 - 12 (9)
MENS LEATHER WIDE FITTING SLIP ON MOCCASIN SHOES SIZE 6 - 12 (9)
Offered by THE SHOEBOX
Price: £21.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK, 25 May 2016
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The shoes are OK but don't look as nice as they appear here, they are very shiny and crease up very quickly, I`m not sure how long the surface will remain intact.

These are definitely a wide fit & I found at little larger than I expected (I`ve had to pad them).

OK for the price if you don't expect too much.
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One For All URC 7960 Smart Control Universal Remote Control
One For All URC 7960 Smart Control Universal Remote Control
Offered by Tribal UK
Price: £26.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Realy good remote, needs a few tweaks that are available in another model., 25 May 2016
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Having purchased a One For All URC 7140 and been suitably impressed I decided to return that and purchase this as the 7140 can only control 4 devices and I have 7 (yes this does just 6 of them, but that's enough) comparing the two remotes the URC 7140 has a much nicer feel and if the multiple device with one button feature is not important and you only need to control 4 devices I advise getting one of those.

However looking at the URC 7960 it is a very capable remote and I love the one button multi device ability. The option to re-purpose device keys so you can make it control exactly what you want is excellent and the easy way you can get it to learn the odd button that's not automatically set-up is very good too. My criticisms are the button feedback is poor, especially around the circular rocker also only a very limited number of keys light up (blue) when keys are pressed which isn't good when viewing in the dark. However since buying this I have been given a One For All URC7962 and that answers all my issues with the 7960, good button feedback & all buttons light up (white) when any key pressed, its only issue is the 'Motion Control' is rubbish, but that's easily disabled.

My recommendation, get the URC 7140 if you only need to control 4 devices and the URC 7962 unless this is significantly cheaper.
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AKORD NW-18 300 Mbps Wireless-N 802.11 Wi-Fi Repeater Range Extender Router Booster
AKORD NW-18 300 Mbps Wireless-N 802.11 Wi-Fi Repeater Range Extender Router Booster
Offered by A Brilliant Planet
Price: £8.35

3.0 out of 5 stars Works with some effort in set-up but not with all devices, 29 Dec. 2015
I`ve just set-up one of these for my neighbour, and it wasn't straight forward at all. The initial set-up seems quite easy, just follow the step by step instructions, however e there-after it all goes downhill. Once the initial settings are done & its repeating your wifi you cannot get back in to adjust anything, whether connecting wirelessly or wired and attempting a reset to get back to square one fails also, so unless the initial setup works for you, this will be just junk.

Having had to plump for the initial basic set-up, positioning the device so it can still get a good signal from the router and extend that enough proved tricky, as the extended range is low, I used a android app (Wifi Analyser) which was very useful in judging signal strength a various points, however I also found the device very finicky with the wifi receiver in use, a now tv box was fine, but this dongle repeatedly lost connection, yet this one worked flawlessly.

So the firmware is very flaky and it may or may not work for you depending on your hardware.


Gigaset AL410A Twin Digital Cordless Answerphone
Gigaset AL410A Twin Digital Cordless Answerphone

5.0 out of 5 stars Budget Cordless Phone & Answer-phone, 21 Dec. 2015
Bought these as one of my AL 185 phones had got smashed and these are very similar, in fact so much so they can be registered to the same base station so I can use my old AL 185 with my new AL410.

This is a decent wireless phone and answer-phone with caller id and hands-free facility. Handset is a good size and display is fairly easily readable though the blue makes it harder than it could have been. Sound quality is just average but it has a good volume range. Power consumption is low at just 1.5W max.

Setting up is very easy, just insert batteries, plug in base station & your away. Additional handset registration just requires placing on the base station or by entering a PIN. Intercom calls can be made between handsets even during a phone call & calls can be transferred between handsets.

The supplied rechargeable batteries are only 550 mAh lasting only just over 2 days per charge increasing to 3-4 days if ECO mode is enabled.

The phone directory is specified at 80 numbers, each number 32 digits max & only 14 characters for the name, but the phone directory can be copied between handsets. Other useful features are keypad lock and microphone mute.

If your line has caller id enabled this will show the number for the last 25 received calls (whether answered or not) with the date/time of the call. If an answer-phone message was left the number is displayed as the message plays. The redial list is the last 10 only.

The answer-phone has a memory limit of 25 minutes but does have the option of remote access. Calls can be screened through the handsets and/or the base station. Live calls cannot be recorded though.

Instructions are reasonable though incomplete, no mention for the oddly named 'pre-selection' functions for example (better described as 'dialling prefix') which has no applicable time-of-day options either.

Recommended.


Easy Rubik's Cube Solution Guide: Complete With Detailed Pictures To Help You Master The Cube Quickly And Create Cool Patterns!
Easy Rubik's Cube Solution Guide: Complete With Detailed Pictures To Help You Master The Cube Quickly And Create Cool Patterns!
Price: £1.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Just made up junk scraped from the web, 18 Dec. 2015
Rubbish does not provide any solution, just makes it all worse.

Its clear this 'book' is in fact just info taken from some web pages & transposed to book form with no effort made in the conversion AT ALL, such that you have some mostly empty pages, yet others that finish halfway through a sentence!!

Perhaps the instructions are just not clear enough, certainly the drawings are small and just being given a 'code' to follow is not an easy procedure.


Kingston 32 GB UHS Class 1/Class10 microSDHC UHS-I Flash Memory Card (Included microSDHC to SD Adapter)
Kingston 32 GB UHS Class 1/Class10 microSDHC UHS-I Flash Memory Card (Included microSDHC to SD Adapter)
Price: £6.32

290 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Testing to check a genuine card received., 16 Dec. 2015
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Good card. As with any I buy and especially having been sold fakes in the past I always test as soon as I get the card.

First I make visual checks, the printing on the card should be clear & sharp & should have two different printings (the serial is printed later) plus the g in Kingston should be the funny g as per product listing (fakers often use the wrong font).

Next I check with H2testW. H2testW tests the full capacity of the card, fakes will usually have less than they pretend to, it will also report errors. Low capacity fakes will often appear fast so testing fully with H2testW catches that.

Next I check with Crystal Disk Mark, that checks the card speed, my card gave 14Mbs write & 19Mbs read on a USB2 interface, a ghost run fake would be slower with lots of read errors.

If you find a suspect fake, get in touch with Kingston, they will be very interested, ask for a image of the card so they can confirm & assist in recompense.

I got a genuine card, make sure you do to.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Incapable of providing minimum current to a single output., 5 Dec. 2015
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This hub seems unable to handle anything other than very light current devices. Despite plugging it into a high current USB source this caused anything drawing anything but the smallest amount of current to repeatedly disconnect, so its cheep, but not up to much!


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