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Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard - Black
Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard - Black
Price: £28.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could be better, 7 Jun 2014
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Not bad for the price.
I use mine for a media centre PC hooked up to my plasma screen.
Works ok but has a habit of selecting things when i hover over an item that is looking for a left click.


Daffodil WMS335G Wireless Optical Mouse 2.4GHz - Cordless 3 Button PC Mouse with Scrollwheel and Adjustable Sensitivity (MAX DPI: 2000) - For Laptop / Netbook / Desktop Computers - Supported by: Microsoft Windows (8 / 7 / XP / Vista) and Apple MAC (OS X +) - Battery Powered (1xAA Inc.)
Daffodil WMS335G Wireless Optical Mouse 2.4GHz - Cordless 3 Button PC Mouse with Scrollwheel and Adjustable Sensitivity (MAX DPI: 2000) - For Laptop / Netbook / Desktop Computers - Supported by: Microsoft Windows (8 / 7 / XP / Vista) and Apple MAC (OS X +) - Battery Powered (1xAA Inc.)
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £12.75


Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) (discontinued by manufacturer)
Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) (discontinued by manufacturer)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not available with Windows 7 for a reason, 7 Jun 2014
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I purchased the Revo RL80 to connect to my plasma screen in my living room and use as a media player to view downloaded films.

I chose the cheaper version without an operating system to use a copy of windows 7 I already owned. I tried several times to install windows 7, but although I appeared to have installed it correctly when the PC rebooted the Free Dos kept appearing. I installed Windows 7 using both a USB stick and a USB DVD drive and on each and every install, the Free Dos appeared.

After looking on various forums I found other people with similar problems. The only solution that seemed to work was to delete the Free Dos with a hard drive reformat. Although this meant that the drivers installed on the hard drive would also be deleted, it was not a problem as all drivers were available on the Acer site.

After reformatting the hard drive Windows 7 did install successfully, unfortunately though after downloading all the drivers to the PC, there appeared to still be a problem with the wireless card which would not connect to my router.

I contacted Acer via their site and was eventually told 4 days later that the problem was due to the PC not supporting Windows 7. After reformatting the drive yet again I installed Windows 8.1 and the PC now works flawlessly.

So to recap, this PC will run Windows 7 but the wireless card will not work and if you check Windows Device Manager you will see various exclamation marks indicating problems with the Network Adapters no matter what drivers you install, although having said that you can use the internet but you have to use an Ethernet cable. Installing Windows 8.1 will enable you to use the wireless card and no problems are indicated via Device Manager.

If you can live with Windows 8 then that’s fine, personally I found Windows 8 impossible to live with. It appears to have been designed by a teenager who has no experience of using a desktop or laptop only a tablet with a touch screen. Also people with plasma screens that a not full HD i.e. 720p, will find that the Windows 8 apps will not open as the screen resolution is not sufficient. I uninstalled all the apps then downloaded and installed Classic Shell which makes Windows 8.1 look and feel like Windows 7.

The PC is good value for the money, it is practically silent and it enables you to surf the net fully on your main TV. If you download XBMC which I did, this then opens up your TV to a massive number of catch up TV channels, foreign channels and free film channels I never even knew existed. Also after hooking up an external hard drive with hundreds of films on, I let XBMC use a movie scraper which collects information on every movie I have and displays not just the movie title, but all the artwork that is found on the DVD cover so the films can be viewed as thumbs with all the film details.
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Sony NWZE474 8GB MP3 Walkman Player - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony NWZE474 8GB MP3 Walkman Player - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by Digi-Fun
Price: £99.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars CRAP, 26 May 2014
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Constant volume warnings even when listening to news, bad battery life and a flashing screen when the power button is touched, which is quite often when player is in pocket. Complete crap, do not buy! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


DICKIES EISENHOWER MULTI POCKET WORK TROUSER (Style EH26800) BLACK 30S (30'')
DICKIES EISENHOWER MULTI POCKET WORK TROUSER (Style EH26800) BLACK 30S (30'')
Offered by wholesale workwear
Price: £28.44

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality work wear, 25 Mar 2014
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Pants quite tight fitting for work wear. Crotch a bit low, tends to be restrictive on ladders or work platform.
I ordered a 30” waist, but had to send back and change for 32”. Pants have hanging pockets which can be tucked into the standard front pockets when not in use, unfortunately this makes the pants quite tight hence my exchange.


sharp EL-337C; Semi-desk top calculator with Euro-conversion; LCD; LR-44; 108 x 22 x 175 mm; 165 g; Silver (EL337C)
sharp EL-337C; Semi-desk top calculator with Euro-conversion; LCD; LR-44; 108 x 22 x 175 mm; 165 g; Silver (EL337C)

3.0 out of 5 stars Shame about the wobble, 7 Nov 2013
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Bought to replace a similar Sharp calculator that i had used for about 5 years.
Chose Sharp model because it has a dedicated % button and to calculate percentage you simply press + or - then the amount, for example 200 + 20%. On some calculators you would have to press 200 x 20 % then the + key.

Only thing i dont like is the height of the keys which seem excessive to the point that they wobble like a joystick!


Avenir ACB940 Waterproof Rear Pannier - Red
Avenir ACB940 Waterproof Rear Pannier - Red
Offered by Adventure Northumberland
Price: £32.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 29 Dec 2012
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Very good value at £22 a pair. Used twice on 3 day camping trips more than enough room. Well made and water tight.


Sport DirectTM SBT01 600ml Bottle & Cage - Silver
Sport DirectTM SBT01 600ml Bottle & Cage - Silver
Offered by Sports4ever
Price: £9.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 29 Dec 2012
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Bought 2 but the black plastic square which is part of the cage on the first one has split. The push down stopper on the second no longer stops water from dripping out.


Alcatel One Touch ULTRA 995 (deep black) sim-free, unbranded
Alcatel One Touch ULTRA 995 (deep black) sim-free, unbranded

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 29 Dec 2012
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Nice big bright screen. Android operating software not the best, but i upgraded via laptop to ICS which is much better. Battery life not very good but so long as you can charge each day not a problem.


Osram Night Breaker Plus 64210NBP H7 12V 55W Twin Pack of Headlight Bulbs - Discontinued by Manufacturer
Osram Night Breaker Plus 64210NBP H7 12V 55W Twin Pack of Headlight Bulbs - Discontinued by Manufacturer
Offered by AP Motor Store
Price: £16.92

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reduced life, 29 Dec 2012
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Bright but does not last as long as standard bulb, which is ok so long as you can get to fitting.


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