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CERULIAN USB WIRELESS BLUE TRACE MOUSE 5 BUTTON DESIGN 2.4GHZ ERGONOMIC NEW
CERULIAN USB WIRELESS BLUE TRACE MOUSE 5 BUTTON DESIGN 2.4GHZ ERGONOMIC NEW
Offered by Maplin_Webdeals
Price: 10.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 8 April 2014
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If you really want a 5-button mouse, this probably isn't the one for you. The extra buttons are not programmable, so only work for web browsing (back and forward paging). With other mice, this can be fixed by downloading drivers from a web site, but I can't find any in this case.
It's also a bit bulky, in comparison with the Logitech model that has served me well, but is now becoming decrepit. But I could live with that.
Unless Maplin can come up with a solution, I'm stuck with a 5-button mouse that I can only use as a 2-button-and-scroll-wheel.


Wooden Hickory Axe Handle/Shaft 16" x 2"
Wooden Hickory Axe Handle/Shaft 16" x 2"
Offered by Garden and Forestry Equipment
Price: 5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Seems good quality, 9 Feb 2014
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I would have liked to pay a little more to have a metal wedge included, though - they are hard to source in the wilds of Cambridgeshire.


Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld Novels)
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the very best, 9 Feb 2014
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But a good read, nonetheless. It is streets ahead of the Long Earth, imho, which was so clearly written as the first of a series, and showed the downside of collaborative writing.
It does lack something, though. It seems to move too quickly, for one thing, and the characters are somehow less well-defined than I've come to expect. Also, von Lipwig is not as enjoyable a character as Vimes Rincewind, or Weatherwax in the lead role. He was an inspired creation for "Going Postal", but is somehow harder to identify with in the longer term. Others would argue that the other lead characters I've mentioned have rather been done to death, and maybe they have.
I'm still glad I bought it, and will no doubt read it several more times.


A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag, 9 Feb 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyable for me, in that it helps show the development of the writer. Some may find the earlier works crude by later Pratchett standards, but that will be part of the attraction for others.
But that won't matter to the rest, who will buy it simply because it contains a story about arguably his finest creations, the Lancre witches; especially Granny Weatherwax. It's not one of the best, but for many, her name is enough.


Fiskars LifeStyle 909525 24-Inch Bow Saw Replacement Blades
Fiskars LifeStyle 909525 24-Inch Bow Saw Replacement Blades
Offered by Dealsdirect247
Price: 12.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Apparently good quality, 26 Jan 2014
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Brought to replace the blade fitted to a recently-purchased Wickes 24" saw (I already have a smaller bow-saw). The saw was OK, but the blade was useless, cutting at 30 degrees off vertical no matter how carefully tensioned. Living out in the wilds, it wasn't worth the fuel to drive back to the store to complain.
One of these blades made a huge difference - the saw now cuts very well indeed. Working life will be an issue, as always with blades, but so far so good. If it lasts well, it will rate 5 stars.


Citric Acid 1kg - 100% Pure Food Grade
Citric Acid 1kg - 100% Pure Food Grade
Offered by Intralabs
Price: 5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just one issue, 26 Jan 2014
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We live in a very hard water area, so an effective descaler is a frequent requirement. Citric acid is up to most jobs, and has no appreciable odour (unlike many branded products) that will taint kettles or coffee-makers. So far so good.
But I was disappointed to find that each of the 4 "1kg" packs was underweight - around 950g, This still represents a reasonable unit price compared to other sellers, but it left us feeling a bit cheated.


Sabichi I'm A Whistling Kettle, Rouge
Sabichi I'm A Whistling Kettle, Rouge
Price: 11.35

2.0 out of 5 stars Amended review after less than one month, 15 Jan 2014
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Initial review:
It looks good, and it is not too tricky to use. The whistle lever doesn't become too hot (though we only fill the kettle about half-full).
The short spout does mean that you have to tilt the kettle to 90 degrees when pouring, though. This means a slightly increased risk of scalding from the steam. For that reason it doesn't merit all 5 stars, I think.
I've noted the build quality problem highlighted by another customer, and will update this review if it happens to ours.
Updated:
After less than a month of occasional use (once a day at most, always emptied completely), we note signs of water seepage around the base. This does not bode well for its longevity. The score has been reduced accordingly.


Black 40 Pin USB 3.0 Data Charger Cable for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 TF201
Black 40 Pin USB 3.0 Data Charger Cable for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 TF201
Offered by Hielec(Ship from China)
Price: 1.33

1.0 out of 5 stars Just a data cable - doesn't charge, 13 Nov 2013
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The standard cable provided with the Asus is fragile: the plastic casing shattered bit by bit and then the wires broke, so I bought this. However it only works as a data cable - it doesn't charge the tablet which was half the point. To look on the bright side it was cheap, but this is definitely a case of not getting what you don't pay for.


EasyAcc UK 40Pin 15V 1.2A AC Adapter ASUS Wall Charger for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Prime TF201, SL101, Pad 300 TF300 TF700T-with EMI CORES
EasyAcc UK 40Pin 15V 1.2A AC Adapter ASUS Wall Charger for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Prime TF201, SL101, Pad 300 TF300 TF700T-with EMI CORES
Offered by EasyAcc.U Store
Price: 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Better charger than the standard one, 13 Nov 2013
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The cable provided with the Asus is fragile and breaks easily but it doubles as a data cable. This is just a charger. I think everyone who has to carry their tablet and charger around (and who doesn't) should spend a few on this product and keep the data cable just for connecting to a PC. It's robust and reliable and the cable's longer than the standard one so charging it up round the house or office is easier.


Size 10 Northwest Territory Men's Inuvik Black Leather Waterproof Hiking Boots
Size 10 Northwest Territory Men's Inuvik Black Leather Waterproof Hiking Boots
Offered by ppeworksolutions
Price: 39.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars First impressions were good, 2 Nov 2013
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Looked OK, felt comfortable, and were quite light. They come with spare laces (nice touch). Assuming they wear well, they will have been a good buy.
Updated: on the first walk involving some bare rocky ground (not a common terrain locally), they turned out to have rather poor grip. I wouldn't want to do a lot of that in them. Other than this fault, the other features make them OK for less slippery ground.
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