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Bosch KEO Cordless Multisaw
Bosch KEO Cordless Multisaw
Price: £79.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely job!, 13 Dec. 2014
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One word. Brilliant!! Easy to use, and does the job!

Metz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flashgun with NiMH Battery
Metz 76 MZ-5 Digital Flashgun with NiMH Battery
Price: £483.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Flashgun to die for!, 13 Dec. 2014
Superb! Have owned for some while now, and it's never let me down. Powerful flash unit that has the capability to light up a conference hall. Fill in secondary flash enables reduction of annoying shadows when bouncing light with the main flash head. Quality unit, which is quite bulky to carry around, but you'd know that before buying.....this flashgun is certainly worth the effort of carrying around for important photo shoots, professional photographic work, and any other work that a professional or keen amateur would be interested in. You need an additional SCA interface that matches the camera you use. The good thing is that once you have the correct interface for your camera, there is a good chance that it will work with a camera upgrade of the same make. The only fault I have with the entire unit is the battery works ok, but the light on the charger invariably goes green after five minutes charge indicating full charge status, which it certainly isn't after 5 mins! I've had two replacement battery chargers and batteries and all did the same thing. I therefore have to simply charge up beforehand ignoring the light status. As yet, I've not run out of battery power on a shoot.

With the correct SCA interface, full compatibility with the camera's flash mode is enabled. The flashgun is a serious piece of kit for the professional and serious amateur and is highly recommended.

Silvertrade - Toner Cartridge compatible to HP CB540A Black for HP Color Laserjet CP1210 CP1213 CP1214 CP1214N CP1215 CP1216 CP1217 CM1312 MFP CM1312nfi MFP CP1510 Series CP1513 CP1514 CP1514N CP1515N CP1516N CP1517N CP1518NI CP1519N
Silvertrade - Toner Cartridge compatible to HP CB540A Black for HP Color Laserjet CP1210 CP1213 CP1214 CP1214N CP1215 CP1216 CP1217 CM1312 MFP CM1312nfi MFP CP1510 Series CP1513 CP1514 CP1514N CP1515N CP1516N CP1517N CP1518NI CP1519N

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect alternative to branded toner, 20 Jan. 2012
Like most, I don't justify the enormous expense of replacement toner as priced by the original printer manufacturer. This compatible toner cartridge was for my HP CP1215. Quite simply, it worked straight out of the box, and the print quality is as good as the original toner cartridge from HP. Excellent price, and excellent communication fro the company who provided the product, hence the five stars.

If interested, buy with confidence.

Nuff said!!!!

See No Evil: The Moors Murders [DVD]
See No Evil: The Moors Murders [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maxine Peake
Offered by Helen's Goodies
Price: £4.56

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent drama, brilliant portrayals sensitively handled., 9 Nov. 2011
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For the price, one of the best dramas covering this subject, made with the approval of surviving family members and other surviving personalities.

All roles portrayed are thoroughly convincing, and the nature of the drama is very sensitively handled.

My only criticism is the change of music from the original transmission. This may be due to copyright issues, but it doesn't work. Music for opening scene is changed, the music when the two sisters have a dance together on the moors is different and doesn't synch with the dance movements, and changing the little drummer's song to the lesser known chorale at the end of the infamous tape recording really loses some dramatic impact at such a crucial part of the proceedings. I would add that the tape recording issuenisnalso handled extremely sensitively, and we only hear this musical extract to make us realise that the detectives have just listened to the most evil recording in history. That's why the change of music is poor.

For anyone interested in the subject material, this dramatisation is a must.

Apple iPad 2 16GB (Black, Wi-Fi Only) - Genuine UK Stock
Apple iPad 2 16GB (Black, Wi-Fi Only) - Genuine UK Stock
Offered by HolidayLTD
Price: £259.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best tablet from available choice, 9 Nov. 2011
Quite simply superb.

Fast access, easy set up, and highly portable. Hardly used my laptop since I've had my ipad2.

Main contender in opposition to this product was Samsung's Galaxy. I personally found the operation of the Samsung cumbersome and slow by comparison to the slick, fast screen response from the ipad2.

My only gripe is the lack of Flash support when browsing the Internet. Others here have expressed similar gripes, and I would say that it would be in Apple's best interests to sort this out. Would make the ipad2 an even more serious competitor than it is already!

Ease of use, excellent battery life (puts most laptops to shame here), excellent choice of apps, smooth user interface. I've been using mine non stop since purchase.

Witness (later issued as Evil Relations): The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case
Witness (later issued as Evil Relations): The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case
by David Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read for some considerable time, 3 Nov. 2011
I've always had an interest in true crime. Like probably every other person who's bought this book, the crimes of Hindley and Brady keep a hold on us somehow, either by morbid fascination, hope that one day poor Keith's body is found, and that one day the full truth will come out.

This book is possibly the nearest thing so far to the full truth coming out - seen from David Smith's perspective, the bravest of brave souls who put an end to Hindley and Brady's horrific crimes and effectively made the street safer for everyone - everyone that is with the exception of David and his wife Maureen who suffered verbal and seriously violent attacks for years after the end of the 'trial of the century'.

I found this book to be one of the most compelling and hearbreaking reads - heartbreaking because we revisit in great detail the human side of the tragic events that effected so many people in so many ways, and heartbreaking because so many people - normal everyday folk and some folk in authority - failed dismally and appaulingly to understand how it changed the lives of David and Maureen. Libelled the 'third Moors Murderer' for so long, I am hoping that this book will put the record straight in the way only David could do. His style is refreshingly honest and down to earth. May anyone still around who ever assaulted David and Maureen in the aftermath of the trial hang their heads in shame after reading this book - that's if they ever have the courage to pick it up and read it!

Buy it, read it, and you'll understand why so many here have rated it the full five stars so consistently.

Hama Slide Viewer DB 54, Battery powered
Hama Slide Viewer DB 54, Battery powered
Price: £6.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and nasty, but does a basic job, 17 Dec. 2010
Like many other reviewers of this product, I have a massive slide archiving job to do, so having a simple viewer to look at slides to either include or reject during this project seemed a good idea.

This review is written after the first day's use only, but I'm pretty sure things won't get any better or worse than they are now.....!

First off, it does the job I bought it for. Quick view of the slide - include or not include in the archive - job done. Considering the price, that makes it a bargain!

But, if buying for a quality viewer only - think again! It's cheap and nasty, very plasticy, and the whole thing feels like it will snap in two when you try and take bits apart.

And like others here, I had to take it apart to get it to work! Some small adjustment needed to the mechanism to ensure metal met metal when the slide was inserted. Batterys have to be solidly inserted so they don't move around. The most difficult fit is the battery cover which is a nightmare to put back on with the batteries inserted. And if they move around much, the unit does not work consistently. Also, ensure the base of the bulb is making contact with the metal base - possiby during delivery the bulb may work its way up a little. If the bulb isn't makin' contact with the metal base - well you don't need to be a physicist to know it ain't going to work!

There are no instructions included - which may worry some, but the operation is pretty basic. One thing that is not apparent first off is that there is a retaining mechanism to hold the slide in place when viewing, rather than having to hold the slide down all the time.

It's smaller than the images suggest, and the magnified picture is not particularly sharp, which is why it should be used for nothing more than quick perusals of slides that you want to investigate during an archiving project.

If you don't mind a small amount of fiddling to get it to work, and you are doing a project described here and by others, this viewer is a bargain at the price.

But don't buy it for any other reason - you'll be disappointed!!
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HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Colour Laser Printer
HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Colour Laser Printer

72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HP's Colour Laser CP1215 most a hit, 8 Dec. 2008
As far as print quality, both black and colour, you can buy this printer with confidence. Very easy to set up and install, with good interactive guides to confirm clear printed instructions. It's not too noisy, in fact it's no noisier than my last mono printer. Text is sharp, colour images surprisingly good, although photographs do tend to be a little dark - easily rectified by HP's excellent software provided with the printer.

I'm not using this laser to print photographs - I use a dye sub for that. My prime need for this printer is mainly as a mono printer, with the option to use colour if I want to. The biggest issue with this colour laser like any other is the outrageous price of the toner refills. So I'll keep replacing the black toner when I need to, and when the colour cartridges run out, I'll just replace the printer! At nearly £70 per colour cartridge, and three colour cartridges as well as the black one, you can see why it's not cost effective to buy replacement cartridges.

Why buy colour if you're not going to print loads of colour images? - because the printer is as cheap as a mono printer so why not have the option?

It's slow - but not that slow for a home user. Black text only has a reasonable output speed. Add colour to your text, and it slows right down. 50 two sided documents (effectively 100 pages) with small colour photo thumbnails on each side took around 15 mins to print. Mainly because after 15 pages or so, the printer stops for breath and then resumes. The number of times I need to print large print jobs such as this is limited, so it's not going to bother me that much - one two-sided page takes very little time, certainly nothing to worry you about. If however, you are running a business that has a heavy printer output demand, then this machine is not for you.

On the subject of duplex - it's manual but dead easy, and to date I've had no page jams. Just ask the print tool box to enable two sided printing with 'flip over' option selected - that way you only have to pick up the pages exactly as they are when churned out of the printer and then reinsert in the paper tray.

Only cons for this printer - slow speed for large print output and poorly designed paper tray which you get used to.

On a slightly different note, I'm disappointed that two of the largest retailers refused point blank to demonstrate any colour printer I was interested in. How we are supposed to make informed choices as a result is beyond me!! The usual excuse was on the lines of "sorry, not installed and no toner". Rubbish!!!! Can't be bothered, more like....
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (PC)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (PC)
Offered by ForgottenMedia
Price: £17.77

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best upgrade in the series, 5 Jan. 2005
Although the game interface has not changed a great deal, this is one of the better upgrades in the Tiger Woods series. Quite apart from the new courses, there is much more gameplay than the previous editions. As far as other golf games go, this golf game is still streets ahead of the competition.
Graphically, there are huge improvements. St Andrew's in the 2004 edition looked very drab, even on a sunny day. Now there is much more attention to detail, and it looks much better. All the courses look great.
As well as the familiar tournaments, there are many more innovative game modes to consider. All the game modes can be played at any time, so if you have had enough tournaments for the time being, you can take on a legend in the legend tournament, or go back to creating your dream 18 course which lures other legendary players to challenge you on your course.
It's a little more difficult to progress than before. You can't seriously take on the Tiger Proof courses in competition mode until you build up your power and length attributes. So despite the lack of change in the swing methods, (which to be fair don't really need much changing...)there is a greater and more interesting challenge than that experienced previously.
The only thing that grates with me, (and I guess I'm old fashioned...) is that there is a more hip feel to this edition. I can tolerate the rap music (just!), but having various players jiving and break dancing on the greens after holing a monster putt is going just a little too far! I would like to see this side replaced with the traditional etiquette of the game - how about the players shaking hands at the end of the game, or your opponent applauding a good shot of yours? Most of us don't slamm clubs down to the ground in disgust (even though we'd like to sometimes) - I just think the hip part of the game may appeal to younger folk, but it's been overdone.
It's soon forgotten though, as miserable folk like me can hit the escape button to forgoe these insane trivialities and get on with the next shot!!
The only other downer in this game is the commentators - the advice given sometimes is wholly wrong!! Don't listen to them all the time!! And I just love it when David Ferhty (spelling???...) comes up with something like "That's going to be short",when the ball rolls up and drops into the hole.
Golf fans new to the genre - buy this game. It's good. Tiger Woods 2001-2004 fans, buy this game too. It's well worth it.

The Battle Of Britain (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
The Battle Of Britain (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Caine
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £10.75

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The dvd we have all been waiting for, 27 May 2004
At last the long awaited DVD, and in almost every respect it's well worth the wait.
Without a shadow of doubt, this is the very best film of it's kind. The flying sequences are the hallmark of the film, along with a really strong cast, all of whom give believable performances.
Many folk have been awaiting Walton's restored score as an alternative to Goodwin's music. I am a fan of Walton, and the five-minute 'Battle in the Air' sequence is excellent (retained even after Goodwin's music was subsituted for the rest of the film). Having watched the film now with the Walton score 'switched on', I am sorry to say that I can well understand why it was replaced! There are many scenes which have added atmosphere thanks to Goodwin's musical interpretations and characterisations. Sorry - Walton's orchestral version is too classically orientated to match the unique mix of military orchestration combined with strings.
Picture looks really good - widescreen at last! Many shots benefit from this, particularly the air sequences. 5.1 and DTS soundtracks are superb, particularly when played through surround sound equipment.
Bonus features are plentiful, and include a 'making of' film that I remember vividly watching at school in the early 70's. I remember watching it as if it were yesterday - it's great to see it again now.
The only major gripe I have is that cut scenes that were thought too graphic at the time have not been restored. As a result, some of the flying sequences still look disjointed in places. After 'Lawrence of Arabia' was fully restored to its former glory, I still await the same treatment to this stunning film. It deserves to be fully restored with the cut scenes in place.
There is plenty in this movie for everyone, and believe me, this dvd has been craved for by fans of this film. Apart from the scenes that have not been restored, it's well worth buying this film.
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