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Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition HD 1080p 16MP Waterproof Sports Action Camera
Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition HD 1080p 16MP Waterproof Sports Action Camera
Price: £148.87

9 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Polaroid XS100, 12 Jan 2013
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I've been looking for an action vid cam for some time, and this one seemed to fit the bill, good spec, not too expensive and with the mounts I needed. Looked good getting it out of the box, but couldn't get it to work, and the manuals didn't help, of which more later. I spent some time on the phone to Polaroid support who confirmed that it was not operating properly, so I'm returning it.

The quick start manual is completely and utterly useless, so I downloaded the full manual, and that is similarly useless. Quite how you can release a fairly sophisticated piece of kit without properly tested manuals is beyond me, and it doesn't matter how good it is, if the manuals don't tell you how to operate it, it's junk. Polaroid should think hard about whether they ought to be selling it with manuals this bad. If you're buying a cheap item from a small manufacturer based in China, it might be excusable to have a poorly written manual, but Polaroid really should have checked these and made sure they were fit for purpose. It's a pity, as the camera itself seems to be pretty good, and it comes fully equipped.

I wouldn't buy this again until I'm satisfied that the manuals have been written properly.
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The Bike Book
The Bike Book
by Fred Milson
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inaccurate, misleading, 1 July 2010
This review is from: The Bike Book (Hardcover)
I was given this book, and was astonished at the introduction, which said that cycling was dangerous, helmets were effective and that all sensible cyclists wore one. After such inaccurate, misleading nonsense on the first page, you can't have much faith in the rest of the book.
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The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story
The Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story
by Graeme Obree
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.64

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth from the man who won the race of truth - twice, 17 Oct 2004
At times appallingly honest, Obree's book is fascinating. How can anyone design, train and ride a bike into the record books? Obree is a one-off who not only proved all the sceptics wrong, but made cycling's ruling body invent rules just for him! As a personal history, a self-examination into his own soul, this book stands alone.
Thank you Graeme, and my best wishes for the future.

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