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175 Pcs 5mmx350mm Plastic Power Cable Wire Cord Zip Ties Straps Beige
175 Pcs 5mmx350mm Plastic Power Cable Wire Cord Zip Ties Straps Beige
Offered by sourcingmap
Price: 8.43

5.0 out of 5 stars Very strong, 21 Aug 2014
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Very strong, can hold a lot of weight with confidence, not the easiest to cut but really long (true to the description) so a very flexible product (in usage terms).


Banksy Monkey Macbook 13, 15, 17 inch Air 11 13 decal sticker Black art for Apple Laptop
Banksy Monkey Macbook 13, 15, 17 inch Air 11 13 decal sticker Black art for Apple Laptop
Offered by Cozee
Price: 4.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Great decal, great image, suits the Macbook finish really well, 21 Aug 2014
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Really high quality, looks great and the finish is quite matte, so suits the finish of the Macbook. It's also a great size, suiting the 13" models perfectly. I really can't see how it would fit the 11" Air, but haven't tried so don't know for sure. The picture of the decal in this Amazon product info shows it on a 13" model, so you can judge the size and scale from that.

Not the easiest to apply though, so read and understand the instructions carefully (which are written in broken-English). In short, you peel off the outer border, apply the separate clear sheet to the sticker so it transfers onto it, you then use this to position the decal on the Macbook and remove the clear sheet, leaving the decal behind.

Just be careful in transferring it from the backing sheet to the clear sheet, as there are some small individual elements (the feet, for instance) which can be left behind if you're not careful. You just need to take it slow and steady.

Still a 5-star product though.


Brodit 514422 Holder Cable Attachment with Lightning to USB Cable, Tilt Swivel, Padded for Apple iPhone 5/5S
Brodit 514422 Holder Cable Attachment with Lightning to USB Cable, Tilt Swivel, Padded for Apple iPhone 5/5S
Price: 38.51

5.0 out of 5 stars It's the perfect fit for your iPhone 5S, 21 Aug 2014
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Brodit's usual high standards mean you should have no concerns buying this. It's the perfect fit for your iPhone 5S, it's soft 'felt' lining means there are no worries about it getting scratched or marked in any way and it can be used with your lighting cable to make it an active / charging dock. It rotates and adjusts through all angles so you can find the perfect position, or move it around as needed - e.g. portrait day-to-day, then switch to landscape for navigation.

Just two things to mention that are already made clear, but worth reiterating...

Firstly, it definitely, 100% will NOT work with a case. You may even struggle with full body protectors (Bodyguardz et el) as it is a perfect fit without any movement.

Secondly, you can only clip in the Apple original Lightning cable. I've tried a bunch of third party cables and they don't fit. The Lightning end you see in the picture is a perfect fit for the original cable. This is a shame, as they are bloody expensive.

Two minor considerations in an otherwise flawless product. Well worth of it's 5-stars.


Magnetic Flat Noodle Short 8 Pin USB Data Sync Charger Cable Cord for iPhone 5 5C 5S iPod Touch 5 iPad Mini (Orange)
Magnetic Flat Noodle Short 8 Pin USB Data Sync Charger Cable Cord for iPhone 5 5C 5S iPod Touch 5 iPad Mini (Orange)
Offered by Tongup
Price: 2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant idea, well executed., 21 Aug 2014
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Brilliant. Just brilliant. Small, light, magnetic ends so holds the shape you see in the items picture, flat cable means it won't tangle, it works exactly how you'd expect and seems well constructed so should last a long time.

It's the perfect travel companion, something to shove in a bag or case without taking space and definitely without getting tangled!


Belkin iPhone 5, 5c and 5s Charge and Sync Desktop Dock Charging Cradle with Lightning Connector (MFI Approved) - Aluminium
Belkin iPhone 5, 5c and 5s Charge and Sync Desktop Dock Charging Cradle with Lightning Connector (MFI Approved) - Aluminium
Offered by Terminal 1
Price: 15.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but hard to remove the iPhone from., 21 Aug 2014
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This is very well made, very high quality and has a decent length cable built in, so is easy to place in a convenient position. It doesn't come with a wall plug though, so you'll need to use the one that came with your iPhone, or any other USB wall plug.

It's also quite difficult to remove the iPhone from the dock one-handed, as it locks so securely in place. That's reassuring at times, you know it's firmly in place, but I bought it for bedside use and it can be tricky to remove. Not a huge problem, but a reason to drop from 5 to 4 stars.


Syncwire Lightning Cable to USB (Apple-Certified) for Apple iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod nano 7th generation, ipod touch 5th generation - Best Compatible Charger Cord for Data and Syncing - Guaranteed Wire to Work with iOS7 - Fits All Aftermarket Cases and Accessories - Long (3 ft. / 0.9 m) and Portable - Original 8 Pin connector on Lightning End - Fits All USB Car Chargers - Premium Quality with Lifetime Replacement Guarantee
Syncwire Lightning Cable to USB (Apple-Certified) for Apple iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod nano 7th generation, ipod touch 5th generation - Best Compatible Charger Cord for Data and Syncing - Guaranteed Wire to Work with iOS7 - Fits All Aftermarket Cases and Accessories - Long (3 ft. / 0.9 m) and Portable - Original 8 Pin connector on Lightning End - Fits All USB Car Chargers - Premium Quality with Lifetime Replacement Guarantee
Offered by Syncwire
Price: 19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good, cheaper alternative to Apples own., 21 Aug 2014
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Much cheaper than the Apple official product and works just the same, so well worth considering. It doesn't feel quite as well constructed so how it stands up to use over the long term remains to be seen, but it's a decent cable still.


Leatherman Style Standard Finish PS Plier
Leatherman Style Standard Finish PS Plier
Price: 28.81

5.0 out of 5 stars although I don't rely on these day-to-day I do love owning them as they're so useful and so well ..., 27 July 2014
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This is the second product from the Leatherman Style range I've bought and it's equally as impressive. I have to admit, although I don't rely on these day-to-day I do love owning them as they're so useful and so well designed.

I bought this one to keep in the car, as the plier-head and flat-head screwdriver will come in useful. I needed a small flat-head screwdriver the other day and wished I had something like this, which gave me the perfect excuse to add to my collection. I think it's wise to have something like this around 'just in case' and this is small enough to fit in any storage compartment, practical enough for those odd requirements you may have and strong enough to not worry about.


Netgear AV200 Nano 200Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
Netgear AV200 Nano 200Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
Price: 12.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick and easy, but with a consideration..., 27 July 2014
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You probably know what these are if you're reading reviews, so there's little benefit in me explaining the purpose or technology behind it. What you really care about is how well they work, how easy they are to setup and what, if any, considerations you should make when buying.

I bought these to replace some older Netgear HDX101 AV200 Powerline adapters, which I bought many years ago, installed, forgot about and never had a problem with, not once. The problem I have now is you can't buy the same model and newer AV200 Powerline products aren't compatible.

So that right there is tip No.1 - Buy what you need up-front, especially now they're so cheap. On paper, Powerline AV200 is a 'standard' that all other AV200 products are compatible with. In practice that isn't true, as older generation Netgear AV200 products aren't compatible with the newer ones, like these. Netgear are good enough to put compatibility information on their website though, which is how I found this out, so if you're adding to an older setup, check first.

That aside, these work perfectly. This particular model are much smaller than the older ones, which is a bonus for tighter spaces. They also have solid lights rather than flashing lights (for network activity) which is a bonus for me, since one is in the bedroom and the older one made the corner of the room seem like a silent disco. No such party with these.

Setup is literally plug-and-play. If you want to secure the connection (useful for shared accommodation, or areas where it's physically possible to connect to your power sockets without your knowledge), it's a touch longer as you have to push and hold the security button for over 2-seconds on one adapter to start the process, then do the same on all the others. Still really simple stuff.

There are two reasons I've given them a four rather than a five. One is the compatibility issue I mention above; AV200 was meant to be a standard and in practice it isn't. I shouldn't have had to buy these at all. The other is the amount of packaging these come in - they have a plastic protective cover, they're then in a plastic bag, which is then in a cardboard box, which is then wrapped in plastic. It's way OTT and not environmentally friendly at all.


UP24 by Jawbone Large Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracking Wristband for iOS and Android - Onyx
UP24 by Jawbone Large Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracking Wristband for iOS and Android - Onyx
Price: 104.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Positive paranoia!, 24 July 2014
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When you know somebody is watching, you change the way you behave.

In my opinion, that's one of the biggest benefits of the UP24! When you know you've got this strapped to your wrist, when you know it's going to vibrate to remind you that you haven't moved enough, when you know you've got that feeling of shame when you see the pitiful number of steps you've taken, you feel obliged to get up and move. If you move more, you burn more calories, become fitter and healthier and feel better for it.

You can then add in the benefit of tracking the food and drink you consume. Don't be fooled into thinking this is 100% accurate, it isn't. Not everything you eat will be easy to find, especially since it's very US-centric. But if you have a barcode to scan and it recognises it, it's very good. If not you can search and hope to find the food or its ingredients, or at least find something close, or if all else fails you can enter your own values, which will be saved for future use. Treat it as an illustration rather than medical advice.
Again the benefit of this is making you conscious of what you're feeding your body. Do you really know the fat, salt and sugar content of your food? Or the calories in that coffee you drink for 50% of the day? I didn't either and it's quite a surprise.

And then there is the sleep tracking, probably my favourite part of the UP24! experience. I never realised I wake up at least once every single night. I can now see why I feel good some days and like I want to turn the sun off and go back to sleep on other days. I can also relate that to my food and activity - did I sleep better on those days I moved more? Or ate less sugar? Do I feel happier and more lively when I go to bed earlier?

You can also build a 'Team' of people you know who also use the UP24! every day, so you can see their activity alongside your own. I now go for an extra walk, or take the scenic route at least, if I know my partner has moved more than me today. It's a bit childish, but the end result is I'm walking more and I'm conscious of it.

Conclusion:

Put all this together and you're starting to build a picture of the way you live. It'll show you the number of calories you've burned (active and in rest) and the amount you've consumed. It'll encourage you to set targets to hit, such as the amount of sleep or the number of steps you take. It'll then put all this alongside each other to give you information about the way you live and feel.

This is not a sports device. This is not a fitness device. This is a tool to give you a greater insight into the three things that affect you more than anything: What you eat and drink. How active you are. How well you sleep.

This is also a paranoia-inducing life companion to remind you that sitting on your backside all day and eating junk food might not be the best way to live. GET UP AND MOVE MORE!


Leather Kindle Paperwhite Sleeve by Dockem; Slim, Simple, and Professional Executive Case - Soft Microfiber Felt Lined Dark Brown Basic Synthetic Leather Protective Tablet Pouch Cover
Leather Kindle Paperwhite Sleeve by Dockem; Slim, Simple, and Professional Executive Case - Soft Microfiber Felt Lined Dark Brown Basic Synthetic Leather Protective Tablet Pouch Cover
Offered by Dockem EU
Price: 9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy with confidence, 12 July 2014
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I bought this as part of a Kindle gift for somebody, thinking it would be a short-term solution while they find a case they prefer. It is such a good quality and well designed item though, it has negated the need to find something else!

Being a slip case you get the safety and protection you want while in transit (in this you can just throw it in another bag and off you go), without adding any bulk to your Kindle. After all, you bought the Kindle partly for its size and low weight, right..?

I have bought similarly priced cases in the past for other devices and rarely are they as well constructed as this. Buy with confidence.


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