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Battery Pack for Canon LP-E6 / LPE6 (incl. Infochip-Update!) Compatible for Canon
Battery Pack for Canon LP-E6 / LPE6 (incl. Infochip-Update!) Compatible for Canon

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent - charged and worked first time, 13 Jun. 2011
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Used Original Canon Charger to charge this battery and the charging was flawless. The Canon LED flashed correctly and also changed to green correctly on full charge. The Camera also reported a full battery, and works perfectly. An excellent replacement battery for the original Canon one. No complaints at all.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 9, 2011 9:07 PM BST


Aerelle Duvet 100% Cotton Cover,Dupont Fibre 13.5 Tog All Seasons King 220X225Cm
Aerelle Duvet 100% Cotton Cover,Dupont Fibre 13.5 Tog All Seasons King 220X225Cm
Price: £73.94

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb for summer, winter and to "share", 12 Jun. 2011
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I love this. Received yesterday and had a great pleasant night in it, very soft. Material feels good and when I have visitors, I have now got two duvets that I can "split" (as the 13.5 tog "all seasons" (only!) comes in two blankets, one 4.5 tog and one 9 tog. On my own, of course, I have a duvet fit for warm or cold alike. PERFECT.


Panasonic KX-TG7521EM DECT Single Digital Cordless Phone Set with Answer Machine - Silver
Panasonic KX-TG7521EM DECT Single Digital Cordless Phone Set with Answer Machine - Silver

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - ringer automatically switches off at night!!, 20 May 2011
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Apart from the other features, which are good, the best one is the "silent night" setting which can be set completely to the individual's needs, so the ringer can be set, not to go off at any time and the end for this "silence" can also be added.
I used to have to unplug the old phone for the night.

Also very clear, took indeed 7 hours to first charge, so the instructions are well worth reading through.

It works great.


Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Stamp Catalogue 2011
Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Concise Stamp Catalogue 2011
by Hugh Jefferies
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars cannot fault it, 12 May 2011
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clear AND detailed overview of GB stamps. Really like the new separate listing of definitives (which are now listed separately at the back, rather than in X and Y batches in between the other stamps); even a new "U" marker is introduced for the latest type of definitives.
All colour (the last one I bought in 2009 had some b/w images of stamp books), which really helps with distinguishing and cataloguing.
Finally, as always, detailed advice as to how distinguish different printing methods, gums etc is given.

Excellent.


Bosch TWK6831GB  Jug Kettle Stainless Steel
Bosch TWK6831GB Jug Kettle Stainless Steel
Offered by freedom4life
Price: £52.64

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent kettle - UPDATED 14 Feb 2013, 30 Mar. 2011
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I bought this kettle with some trepidation since some feedback complained about "leaking". I found one review that reckoned that the "leak" was in fact due to the lid being lifted and reclosed whilst / after boiling (I would concur with that one).
With a name like "Bosch", I would have been very surprised if the product was as "bad" as the "leaks" reviews allege.

I find it superb (PRO's):
1) the sturdiness, finish and materials are great.
2) The spout from which it pours is expertly designed (drip free, yet free flowing and pours well)
3) the 360 degree base makes it suitable for both left-and right-handed users.
4) Over one hour after the boil, the water is still very warm (I'd say 35C), indicative of good insulation
5) Concealed heating element, allowing for flat bottom, making descaling easy
6) The lid can be opened quite far, allowing for even awkward taps to fill it
7) A 1.7 l (full "load") boils in less than 3 minutes.
8) tough exterior stainless steel is easily cleaned.
9) If you like Continental "chic", this kettle is also visually pleasing
10)Does not leak **

Cons (If any):
1) slightly noisy but I think this is a small price to pay for the speed at which it boils and the "pro's"
2) on/off switch ought to be watched if empty kettle is placed onto base, since it would be easy to "dry-boil" (thus damage) the kettle (but the light will tell).

** UPDATE (14 Feb 13)
RE my previous feedback "10) does not leak". I discovered a minor leak to the bottom and contacted BOSCH. They had a SUPERB customer service, issued a returns label (also available online) and I was able to return the kettle (a month short of the two year manufacturer's guarantee). I returned the suspect kettle on Saturday 09th February and received a FREE, BRAND-NEW kettle back in return TODAY (14th Feb).
So, before moaning online, why not contact the venerable Robert Bosch Company. My 5* will still stand because of the manufacturer's impeccable
standards.
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Triumph Of The Will (DVD) 2010
Triumph Of The Will (DVD) 2010
Dvd ~ Leni Riefenstahl
Price: £12.58

34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a 'masterpiece' in filmmaking and worth studying, 22 Mar. 2011
When it comes to aesthetic film history, this is certainly a 'masterpiece': Of course, one cannot disregard the content, but if you concentrate on the techniques employed, you will find both elements of 'realist' and 'formative' approaches to filmmaking and I would recommend watching Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane' afterwards.
Compare this to Riefenstahl's earlier films (e.g. 'Das Blaue Licht' - 'the blue light' of 1932 and 'the holy mountain'/'der heilige berg' of 1926).
Again, the techniques are refined in her later film about the Olympic Games 1936.
Without a film like 'Triumph of the Will' (incidentally, a useful booklet is included and gives a contextual account of the film and its director), perhaps techniques in filmmaking and montage would have taken many years to be discovered. It is also very suitable for historical study, since, especially if compared with her 'Sieg des Glaubens' / 'victory of faith', depicting the 1933 Party congress! The differences appear subtle (e.g. you can see a dictator "in the making", including the infighting. You will note the difference in size of crowds; you will see the difference in uniforms, flags (1933 was still more "Prussian"/"Weimar Republic" than 1934). Even in the 1934 film, you will note the opening speech of the actual party congress referring - with great reverence - to the recently deceased Field Marshall Hindenburg (Weimar's last President).
The film is full of world and film history and to dismiss it merely for portraying a vile and evil regime would not do it justice.


Canon Remote Control RC-06
Canon Remote Control RC-06
Price: £14.99

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Canon remote control for EOS 60D works very well, 14 Feb. 2011
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Does exactly what it is supposed to do: With the EOS (my model is 60D) "Drive" set to timer (which multifunctions as the setting for the remote control), on pressing the button on the RC 6, the camera will first focus (all depending on your settings; if manual, it will just take the picture), and then take the picture.

Very useful, but I cannot see why the camera box set does not include something like this, hence the "deduction" of one star: Cannot fault the product, but Canon should really include this in the original purchase as they have done with previous models (e.g. Canon Powershot SX1 LS).


adidas Contact Pants 'ClimaCool' - Black - 5/180
adidas Contact Pants 'ClimaCool' - Black - 5/180

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant - as described - very fast despatch-solid material, 8 Feb. 2011
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The 5/180, in the absence of any sizing chart, does fit a 31" waist with a 35" inside leg.
I was very pleased receiving these, fitting well.
Adidas quality is present and very happy with the stitching, material and finish.

I cannot but recommend the seller: original packaging and labels, lightning fast despatch.
I needed to look around to find the correct size as no sizing chart was available anywhere.
But this will fit 30-34" waist easily, and the leg is long enough to fit the "longer" leg,
but can be shortened if it was required (never easy to lengthen something that is too short).


Swanson Acetyl L-Carnitine (500mg, 100 Capsules)
Swanson Acetyl L-Carnitine (500mg, 100 Capsules)
Offered by usa-4u
Price: £7.00

23 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent despatcher, fast arrival, 8 Feb. 2011
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L-carnitine is great at "diverting" the sugars where they need to go,
i.e. the muscles. Whilst recommended as a "weight loss" supplement,
"dieting and pills" on their own don't work:

Good old fashioned, BALANCED (!) diet, and moderate exercise, such as
getting up to switch TV channels, washing up and drying by hand, walking
to the letter box, swimming or cycling, is all that's required.
Combine this with a sensible supplement, such as L-carnitine, and
the result can be lean muscle.

As with every "health product", not everything works for everybody:
Always check for allergies and if required, consult your GP.


Leander Rowing Club 2011 Calendar
Leander Rowing Club 2011 Calendar
by Mills & Boon
Edition: Calendar

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent calendar with good photographs, 5 Feb. 2011
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Whilst Leander rowing club appeared "jumped on the bandwaggon" (there have been firefighters, farmers, fishermen etc) to produce a calendar depicting semi-nude men, this is nevertheless a refreshing newcomer.

I have to give it 5 stars, because the photographs are good. The price is excellent for what you get:

Almost square in aspect, with a simple hole to hang from, each month has it's own model. It has no perforations but is stapled in the centre / middle, so to enable hanging the calendar, with the month's dates on the lower part, and the model/ photo on the upper part.
Also, one should not expect full nudity, nevertheless, it is sensual. I am sure, it finds admirers from both female and male customers!


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