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Kebab Rotisserie Grill - Homemade Kebab - JM Posner
Kebab Rotisserie Grill - Homemade Kebab - JM Posner
Offered by JM POSNER
Price: £79.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shawama at home!!, 25 April 2016
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Simple, effective, brilliant. The quality of the cooking really does depend on how well you prepare and marinate your food but this certainly does the job! Very pleased with it


Nuosi Deng Portable USB Charging Charger Cable for Pebble Steel Smart Watch
Nuosi Deng Portable USB Charging Charger Cable for Pebble Steel Smart Watch
Offered by Nuosi Deng
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, no fuss replacement!, 30 April 2015
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As others have said, works just like the charging cable supplied with the watch itself. Its nice that there's a screen protector included too. To avoid confusion, they should remove "Pebble Steel 2" from the product listing, as there's no such thing. The forthcoming Pebble Time watches have a Steel version as well, and the new model yet again has a different charging cable so this listing could become confusing when those watches launch


Mens / Boys Twin Gusset Jungle Casual BLACK suede size 12 UK
Mens / Boys Twin Gusset Jungle Casual BLACK suede size 12 UK
Offered by The Slippers Shop
Price: £19.68

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks like the Cotton Traders ones, poor inner sole quality, 22 Oct. 2014
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I bought these as they look identical to the ones sold by Cotton Traders, unfortunately the inner sole quality on these are atrocious.

After only a few weeks wear, I started to notice my heels falling to one side and the inner sole itself had come away from the shoes entirely.

Upon further inspection of the inside of the shoe, the outer side of each heal had completely disintegrated away which isn't something I'd ever had happen with the Cotton Trader versions (picture of right shoe attached)

For info, i've not been wearing this particularly hard or in particularly bad weather
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Nescafé Dolce Gusto Grande 16 Capsules (Pack of 3, Total 48 Capsules/coffee pods, 24 servings)
Nescafé Dolce Gusto Grande 16 Capsules (Pack of 3, Total 48 Capsules/coffee pods, 24 servings)
Price: £11.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT "Grande Crema", just "Grande" - it might be the same thing but it's not clear, 17 Oct. 2014
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Ordered this based on the product heading as we like the slightly frothy Grande Crema coffees dolce gusto do. Even the box in the picture says "Grande", but if you look closely at the capsules in the same picture the do say "Grande crema".

Not sure if this is just the same thing but packaged slightly differently, but if you order Grande Crema from Dolce Gusto a own website they are cleafly labelled. In any case, could the product listing be adjusted to a avoid confusion?

** Edit ** After actually trying the Grande, it definitely isn't the same as the Grande Crema you can order from Dolce Gusto directly - its a stronger roast, and makes a bigger cup - excellent taste, but not the same thing (nice discovery though)
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Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad
Logitech T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad
Offered by PADNOTE
Price: £54.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent alternative HID for Windows 7 & 8, 15 July 2013
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I purchased this after poring over the various reviews, and I'm glad to say I got one!

Build quality is excellent and the battery lasts for a good while before it needs a quick recharge from one of your computers usb ports.

The "Set Point" software that you need to install to get all of the extra swipes/gesture features was initially *extremely* flaky running under Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - it would crash whenever you tried to open it up to make adjustments, not all of the gestures would work etc. but strangely after a few days operation (and without any software updates that I'm aware of) it is now working flawlessly.

As others have mentioned, a large majority of the gestures work in Windows 7 - giving you that extra bit of control vs. a regular mouse, and it also works extremely well in Windows 8 for those of you without touchscreen input.

The main thing, is really a case of how well you get on with track pad input overall.


Interface for Puck Pro
Interface for Puck Pro

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful accessory for Puck Pro owners, 15 July 2013
This review is from: Interface for Puck Pro (Misc.)
Bought this as part of a birthday present for the missus (I also got her a Mares Puck Pro dive computer). This is essential if you want to record your dives and other relevant details using the "Dive Organiser" software. It gets four stars for build quality, delivery and packaging although (to me) the price feels a bit steep for a "cable"

One word of warning, for Windows 7 and 8 users, you *may* need to get the proper Silicon Labs drivers rather than the ones that get bundled in the Dive Organiser software suite (I've already sent the same info to them in the hope they'll do the updating themselves - for any future releases)

"USB to UART Bridge VCP drivers" - which can be found at the following URL

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Huawei WS320 Wi-Fi Repeater Mini Wifi amplifier Range Extender - UK 3-pin Plug
Huawei WS320 Wi-Fi Repeater Mini Wifi amplifier Range Extender - UK 3-pin Plug
Offered by Data Direct
Price: £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid performer with a few quirks, 15 July 2013
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Decided to get this based on price and the reasonably positive reviews.

Overall its a good unit. I tried following the smart phone setup instructions that a few people posted in their reviews but that didn't work for me.. in the end I was able to actually use the method described in the manual by connecting my PC to the initial "Repeater" SSID, and going to the 192.168.1.254 address in my web browser. After that initial setup it's been working OK with only a few quirks..

I've noticed at least once after setup, that at some indeterminate time the status light went from green back to red and I couldn't see the extended WiFi signal using the "WiFi Analyzer" android app on my phone (a handy tool to have for these kinds of things). A simple unplug, wait a few moments and plug back in, seemed to fix things but it has made me a little wary of the unit's reliability (I also checked my Router's logs just in case the drop out was due to my router rebooting - its a Virgin Superhub so there's *always* the possibility of random reboots - however no reboots were recorded so the problem is likely to be in the repeater)

A week down the line and it seems to have settled, but I'll keep an eye on it..

A couple of bits of advice..

1) not all WiFi capable devices handle the process of switching to stronger WiFi signals on the same SSID and channel smoothly. Having a read around the internet, I found another review of this WiFi extender that confirmed that many Android devices can struggle with this auto switching process (again, usually fixed by switching the device's WiFi off and on again)

2) If you're streaming content directly from the internet to a device connected to the repeater, you *should* find it works fairly smoothly. However, if you're streaming from other devices in your home - for example some kind of Media Server or NAS - you may find that full HD content doesn't play that well even though your device may be reporting full signal, and that's because the content is now having to make two "hops" via WiFi as it were and the available bandwidth is usually significantly reduced in such cases


TRIXES Mini Display port Display Port to HDMI Adapter Macbook
TRIXES Mini Display port Display Port to HDMI Adapter Macbook

4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome price! Does the job!, 5 Mar. 2012
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I was looking for a replacement mini-displayport to HDMI adaptor after my old one finally gave up the ghost. This one does the trick and costs ONE TENTH of the price of equivalent items from Apple resellers!! Its early days yet so I don't know how durable it is, but as I only need it to connect my macbook to my home cinema system I'm unlikely to be plugging/unplugging it a lot so hopefully it'll last.


LuvTab BLACK Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch Multifunctional / Multi Angle Luxury Executive Wallet / Cover / Stand / Typing Case - Fits all versions / models
LuvTab BLACK Asus EeePad Transformer TF101 10.1 inch Multifunctional / Multi Angle Luxury Executive Wallet / Cover / Stand / Typing Case - Fits all versions / models

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value case, simple and no fuss, 5 Mar. 2012
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Needed a replacement case for my TF101 after my old Folioguard was starting to get a bit manky. Pretty much what I expected in terms of material and build quality (i.e. solid if un-spectacular). It holds the tablet securely and doesn't add any more bulk/heft than the other cases I've tried. With the recent firmware updates (including ICS), automatic screen rotation when the tablet's in the case and in the lo-profile orientation is fine (all apps I've tested rotate perfectly). All in all, recommended :)


Logitech MK260 Wireless Desktop USB Keyboard Mouse Combo
Logitech MK260 Wireless Desktop USB Keyboard Mouse Combo
Offered by Don Ruffles
Price: £30.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Good size, great price, 3 Feb. 2012
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I was after a small wireless keyboard and mouse combo that wasn't too bulky and just "worked".. this great value bundle was just the ticket! They keyboard action is good, though not spectacular and the mouse is responsive! It would be nice to have had some kind of power management (if there is built in, its not mentioned and there aren't any buttons/controls to "wake-up" the keyboard/mouse) but at this price I can't complain about it! Recommended for anyone who doesn't want anything too fancy, but is solidly built and works well..

(The "media" buttons are handy too, not essential, but handy) :)


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