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Fridgemaster FM12CRDSK/H 12 inch Chrome Desk Fan
Fridgemaster FM12CRDSK/H 12 inch Chrome Desk Fan

1.0 out of 5 stars Atrocious product, 21 July 2014
This fan makes a loud rattling noise which is very annoying. The breeze it produces is pathetic and barely noticeable, unless your face is right next to it. Frankly, I'm flabbergasted by the other reviewers here — are we even talking about the same product? In 14 years of using Amazon, this is one of the worst things I've ever bought. Sat here in my flat, sweltering in 30C heat, and this fan is next to useless.


PowerPlanet replacement for Canon IFC-300PCU, IFC-400PCU USB Cable (1m). Fits Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10, HF G25, HF M31, HF M32, HF M36, HF M40, HF M41, HF M46, HF M50, HF M52, HF M56, HF M300, HF M306, HF M307, HF M400, HF M406, HF M500, HF M506
PowerPlanet replacement for Canon IFC-300PCU, IFC-400PCU USB Cable (1m). Fits Canon Legria/Vixia HF G10, HF G25, HF M31, HF M32, HF M36, HF M40, HF M41, HF M46, HF M50, HF M52, HF M56, HF M300, HF M306, HF M307, HF M400, HF M406, HF M500, HF M506

1.0 out of 5 stars Product not as described, 10 Nov 2013
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This does NOT work with the Canon Legria HF G25. Cable and socket don't match up. Complete waste of money!


Komputerbay 32GB Class 10 High Speed Micro SDHC Card with SDHC Adapter/USB Adapter
Komputerbay 32GB Class 10 High Speed Micro SDHC Card with SDHC Adapter/USB Adapter

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 Jan 2012
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Excellent product - I've been using this SD card for several weeks now and it's performed brilliantly. No problems at all. Delivery was also fast. I would use Komputerbay again.


London: The Biography
London: The Biography
by Peter Ackroyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating exploration of London's history, 26 Mar 2011
This review is from: London: The Biography (Paperback)
Finally finished reading this last night ... all 800 pages. The size of this book can be daunting - but if you stick with it, it's easily one of the best books you'll read on the subject of London. Peter Ackroyd is a genius. I love his style and the way he describes the sights, sounds, smells, noises, crowds and atmosphere of London's streets, the legendary stories from its past, and its rise from a small Roman village to the capital of a global empire. This book is just packed full of historical events and fascinating tales about the bloody uprisings, plagues, fires, urban legends, famous criminals and other characters that have played a part in shaping London. The architecture, infrastructure and physical expansion of the city is also described in wonderful detail. You get a real sense of how the city evolved over time. Ackroyd did a TV series too. Highly recommended!


24: Season Six DVD Collection [DVD] [2002]
24: Season Six DVD Collection [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Kiefer Sutherland
Price: 9.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly outstanding drama, 27 Feb 2011
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I don't often write reviews, but on this occasion I feel compelled to do so - I simply cannot believe some of the negative comments from other Amazon reviewers! Season 6 is truly outstanding. I didn't find it repetitive at all. There is no "significant reduction in Jack Bauer's screen time" as claimed by another reviewer... were we even watching the same programme?! It is EASILY as good as some of the earlier series. If you love edge-of-your-seat drama, a tense and intriguing political storyline, thrilling action scenes, and brilliant character development, you won't be disappointed by this. I have no hesitation in awarding it 5 stars!


Brabantia Pedal Bin, 12 Litre - Matt Steel
Brabantia Pedal Bin, 12 Litre - Matt Steel
Price: 34.94

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, high quality bin, 2 Sep 2010
This is an excellent, high quality bin - very durable, stylish, looks great and is easy to use. Holds in odours too. I can't really fault it. Great value for money.


The Meaning Of The 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint For Ensuring Our Future
The Meaning Of The 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint For Ensuring Our Future
by James Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.45

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating look at the dangers and opportunities of the 21st century, 12 Oct 2008
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An utterly fascinating book... the best thing I've read in years.

I've been developing a strong interest in futurology, and this book is packed full of predictions, scenarios and warnings for what lies ahead in the 21st century. Practically everything you can think of is covered here - nanotechnology, genetics, climate change, overpopulation, poverty, disease, global trade, demographics, war, terrorism, computers and the Internet, AI, the exploration of Mars, transhumanism and mind uploading.

Martin writes in a clear, logical and persuasive style that is very easy to follow. This book is nearly 600 pages long, but I finished it within a couple of weeks.

Some of the predictions he describes are terrifying - it's clear that we face enormous challenges in the years ahead, and there's a very real chance that civilisation won't survive beyond the 21st century. We desperately need to learn how to manage our planet, its resources, and our relationships with the world's poorest countries.

One thing we can be sure about, is that we'll have to endure LOTS of changes over the next few decades.

Martin is an optimist though, and far from doom-mongering, he shows the many spectacular ways in which humanity could be transformed by the emerging technologies. But only if we learn to work together, control our resources, and minimise our impact on the natural world.

I would give this book 10/10, it's a real eye-opener and needs to be read by everyone... especially our politicians!

To quote Sarah Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution: "On rare occasions, a special book introduces a vital new idea into the public consciousness. This is one of those books."


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time and money, 31 July 2008
I have to agree with the previous reviewer. My flatmates and I spent over half an hour trying to set these traps up, but found it impossible - despite being ultra-careful, extremely gentle, and following the instructions to the letter. The "arm" which is meant to hold the trap in place is simply too short, and we kept trapping our fingers by accident as it slipped and went off before we could set it properly.

On the packaging, this product claims to be the most popular mouse trap in the UK, but I find that hard to believe somehow. This was a complete waste of time and money. I don't often give a 1-star rating, but this thoroughly deserves it. I will be trying one of those electric traps instead.
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Belkin Blaster Canned Air 12 oz
Belkin Blaster Canned Air 12 oz

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job - but rather overpriced, 3 May 2008
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This has a very powerful blast, and does a great job of blowing all the dust, gunk and other debris out of your keyboard. However, the air was almost completely used up by the time I'd finished. It therefore seems a little overpriced at 5.30, especially when you add the postage and packing to the cost. It might be cheaper to buy a new keyboard altogether.

Another point to note is that the cannister gets EXTREMELY cold after a few seconds of use - enough to make your skin stick to the metal. Make sure you wear gloves, or hold it with a cloth when you're using it. Also, it needs to be used in a well-ventilated area.


Creative EP-630 Noise Isolating Earphones (Black)
Creative EP-630 Noise Isolating Earphones (Black)

42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good while it lasts..., 1 Oct 2007
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These are stylish and extremely comfortable earphones. They are very compact, and fit really neatly into your ears. The sound quality is superb - especially the noise insulation which blocks out almost everything around you. Even when I'm travelling around the busiest parts of London (such as Oxford Street, or on the tube), the music stays loud and extremely clear. All distractions are blocked out, even people talking loudly next to me.

Also, the lead is quite long (over a metre). If you play computer games, this makes it good for plugging into a PC or console, assuming you have one that's under the desk or is quite hard to reach. I found the quality to be exceptionally good for Doom 3, Quake 4 and similar games where the sound is really important.

For 17, these ought to be good value for money. However... I've had a persistent problem with the lifespan of this product. Despite taking really good care of them, I've just got through my 3rd pair in a year. For some reason, the left earphone seems to keep dying after a few months.

In summary, these earphones are excellent while they last, but the durability is terrible - I'm afraid I won't be buying them again. I suspect many of the reviewers here are people who've only had them for a short time, and have yet to experience this problem. For me, this certainly isn't a long term purchase.


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