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DURAGADGET Stylish Durable Camera Case With Shoulder Strap & Belt Loop For Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera, Yonis Camera Sport Full HD 1080P 16 Go GRAND ANGLE LCD 1,5" Waterproof Pro, Yonis Camera, Leica X1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Samsung NX2000 & Samsung NX200
DURAGADGET Stylish Durable Camera Case With Shoulder Strap & Belt Loop For Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Video Camera, Yonis Camera Sport Full HD 1080P 16 Go GRAND ANGLE LCD 1,5" Waterproof Pro, Yonis Camera, Leica X1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, Samsung NX2000 & Samsung NX200
Offered by GADGETPLUSUK
Price: £19.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid . NOT for Leica X1 or X2, 15 April 2016
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It was advertised as suitable for (amongst other things)a Leica X1. I can't speak for the other things. But it is not in anyway suitable for the X1. It is too small. Inside the lid are two pockets for memory cards. They fall out almost immediately and if you are very lucky fall into the pouch . Which may scratch the camera. If not they fall out altogether and you loose the cards. Done that already. There is nowhere to put a spare battery nod that too has to rub up against the ill fitting camera. All in all avoid like the plague if you have this for the X1 or X2


Morphy Richards Brita Electric Filter Kettle - Red
Morphy Richards Brita Electric Filter Kettle - Red
Price: £25.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does not match other "Accents" line, 6 Mar. 2016
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BE AWARE ! This is a plastic non metallic finish! We have the red accents series in our kitchen. This kettle was intended to compliment these. We already have the trendy bell shape, but this is difficult to read the meter of, and spits when pouring while hot. When it arrived it was obvious that it does not match the other "accents" stuff. In spite of the name being on the box.
The bottom line however is that if the match is not too important. And what you want is a really good kettle..... This is it !


Escape From The Shadow Garden (Cd+Dvd)
Escape From The Shadow Garden (Cd+Dvd)
Price: £19.41

5.0 out of 5 stars It's brilliant. (As usual), 23 Nov. 2014
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If you're looking at this you are probably a Magnum fan . So who needs a review.... It's brilliant. (As usual).


PLEMO Magic Cube Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with 3.5mm Audio Port for iPhones, iPads, Android Cell Phones, Touch Screen Tablets, MacBooks, Laptop Computers, MP3 Players & Portable CD/DVD Players, Black
PLEMO Magic Cube Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with 3.5mm Audio Port for iPhones, iPads, Android Cell Phones, Touch Screen Tablets, MacBooks, Laptop Computers, MP3 Players & Portable CD/DVD Players, Black

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little speaker., 19 Feb. 2014
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For £23.00 frankly I wasn't expecting a lot. But if it turned out to be better than my iPad, I would have been happy. You will have read about the packaging, and the connectivity. Etc. the whole thing is stylish, and well designed ( my wife said "resistance is futile, you will be assimilated").
But the shock is that although this is not a top price speaker. It is well ahead of what you expect for the price. It is a very capable little unit and simple to charge, connect and operate. Easy on both eye and ear. In short...... BRILLIANT !


TeckNet® Apple FM Transmitter Charge and Play for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, iPod Touch, Nano
TeckNet® Apple FM Transmitter Charge and Play for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, iPod Touch, Nano
Offered by Hippidion.Store
Price: £14.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Option, 16 Nov. 2012
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I bought this and used it for several months. It was excellent. Sharp, clear and reliable. Unfortunately when I broke it I replaced it with a "Griffin GA22045 iTrip FM Transmitter for New iPod and iPhone" . Really... don't go there. This is far better.

TeckNet MT-096 Apple FM Transmitter For Apple iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4G, iPhone 4GS and other iPod Players


Griffin GA22045 iTrip FM Transmitter for New iPod and iPhone
Griffin GA22045 iTrip FM Transmitter for New iPod and iPhone

2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good frankley, 16 Nov. 2012
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I had a cheap version (£8.00p) which I bought from Amazon previously. I later discovered that if you drop it onto a concrete surface, and as you do so, place your foot ontop of it. Then for some really obsure reason, it stops working. Unfortunate really as it was very good.
I thought that if a cheap one was good, then a more expensive model should be better. Unfortunately this has not proved to be the case. It all works very well and looks very good. However the signal appears to have a lot of trouble in finding the radio.
The reseption is patchy and unclear most of the time. When the positioning is spot on, it does work quite well. But the slightest movement (And I do REALLY mean the SLIGHTEST) will make the signal fade dramatically. In the car it is anoying, and the radio station is a much better option. In the Bus, it is a comlete non starter.

Griffin GA22045 iTrip FM Transmitter for New iPod and iPhoneGriffin iTrip Transmitter - For All iPhone and iPods with App Support


Supporto Treppiede Auto con Ventosa per Fotocamera
Supporto Treppiede Auto con Ventosa per Fotocamera
Offered by Fly Service
Price: £2.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Car Window Suction Cup Mount Tripod Holder for Camera, 8 Sept. 2012
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OK then, Why is it called a "Tripod". As it is clearly a mono pod, if any pod at all. So, for £5.79 inc P&P you do not expect much. But I thought that I would give it a go. It is a bit cheap and cheerful, but the clue is in the price. Bottom line..... It works. It works very well. The images from the camera are reasonably stable when moving, and it holds a compact (Leica D-Lux 5) very well, with no fear of falling off. What else do you need to know?
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 6, 2015 6:14 AM BST


Griffin Survivor Military Tested Case for iPhone 4/4S - Black
Griffin Survivor Military Tested Case for iPhone 4/4S - Black
Offered by total digital stores
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Hey ! It's insured..., 19 Nov. 2011
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You are running for a bus/train/appointment or playing sport/up a mountain etc, you fil the gaps. there is a dull thud, your iPhone has left your belt/pocket/bag (You know the drill).
Seneario 1, for whatever reason you are not insured (Not bothered, paper/computer foul up etc etc). you now have £500 of plastic jigsaw puzzel..... whoops-a-daisey !

Senario 2, You ARE insured, you pick up your very stylish plastic rubbish, take it home, phone your insurance, spend a very frustrating hour on the phone (Land line that is), trying to explain what happened, then you wait a few days without a phone, going crazy, one arrives in the post (You may have a cheaper model because you chose the cheap insurance). And you spend the next few days reloading all your stuff.

Senario 3, You have a Griffin Survivor Military Tested Case for iPhone 4/4S attached to the phone, so you pick it up, look it over, think .... That's lucky, and carry on... no contest.

It is very well made and fits very well and easily too. Very robust (Watch the video). The down side is that because it is SO well thought out, it does make a few things a little fiddly to start with, (Typing at the sides requires a little thought, I find that using the left fingers/thumb to type on the right side and vice verse helps). A few of the protective flaps require a little persuasion to open (Wears in).

A good idea is to order the phone and the case at the same time, That way when the phone arrives you already have the case and you can start with everything in place and you are not constantly thinking how much easier it was without it.

In truth these are small niggles and you soon stop noticing them. If you like "Chunky" it looks great. Most of all, it works. the screen is protected too and the belt clip which appears a little flimsey, is actually not. All round a great bit of kit, which may save you a fortune and a lot of time. At any rate it will prevent those annoying scuffs and scratches building up on the phone.

full 10/10


Leica D-LUX 5 Compact Camera ( 11.3 MP,4 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )
Leica D-LUX 5 Compact Camera ( 11.3 MP,4 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )

60 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT a lumix, 10 Sept. 2011
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Firstly let's get this straight. THIS IS NOT A LUMIX.
The lens is the same and the sensor is the same. The body is very similar although different. The software is streets ahead, and the firmware is different. Most importan tly the FEEL is different (you are a creative photographer right?, That is why you are reading a review for a Leica). If you want to take a few pics of the kids on the beech , and maybe a christmas party. Then the Lumix is for you. It is an excellent camera with great results, and half the price.

But you are reading a review about a Leica. I therefore assume that "Getting it right" is important to you. That extra "Feel" is what you look for. Well,the results are nothing short of stunning. Very sharp, excellent colours. The techy specs are available elsewhere. But Iwill just say that this is a 10 meg camera, 'though you would think it were double. at A4 print and up close on a 40" HDTV. the results are indistinguishable from my EOS 5D MkII (£1500) and EF70-200 f2.8 ISUSM (£2500) lens. Put like that it it very cheap indeed, THIS ROCKS. and it fits in you pocket so it is always there.

You want cheaper then the lumix will deliver 95% of the results, which will be more that enough for most people. You want the best ... That is why you pay for a Leica. If you want the extra 5% , then the extra cost is worth every penny.
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GGS LCD Rigid Hard Glass Screen Protector For Panasonic LX3,LX5,Leica D-LUX 4 High Transparency, Anti-scrape, Anti Bump(BV & Jo).
GGS LCD Rigid Hard Glass Screen Protector For Panasonic LX3,LX5,Leica D-LUX 4 High Transparency, Anti-scrape, Anti Bump(BV & Jo).
Offered by BV-electronics
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a surprise, 10 Sept. 2011
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I bought this because the screen of my Leica D-Lux 5 is ecellent, and I want to keep it that way. I want to carry the camera with me all the time and it will be comming in for a bit of ware and tare. The leather case that is intended for it is really nice but more than a little cumbersome. and the plastic flip up top is chunkey, not very nice to look at,takes up the hot shoe mount, and appears a little flimsey.

At first sight you may think you've bought another useless gadget, as it is just putting another screen over the one you already have. What if it gets scratched, what about smudges etc etc.. Don't bother. Smudges are much more reluctant to appear, Easily cleaned when they do, The screnn is very tough and scratch resistant, If you do manage to scratch it you can remove and replace it easily (Keep the little piece of paper which comes with it. And far from chunkey and line destroying. It is as though it's not there . Very slim and almost undetectable. Taylored to fit as if factory fitted...

And so much cheaper than a new Leica......
Penny for penny, the best add on yet.


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