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Russell Hobbs 14356 2-Slice Glass Toaster in Black
Russell Hobbs 14356 2-Slice Glass Toaster in Black
Price: £49.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Great looks but not made to last, 1 Sep 2013
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I bought the toaster for its looks and it is certainly an asset in any kitchen. It works very well to - I have no compaint about daily use. Sadly mine failed after just 15 months when the element died. I would have given it five stars had it lasted a decent life span.


Sheaffer Skrip Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges Blue-Black - Pack of Five
Sheaffer Skrip Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges Blue-Black - Pack of Five
Offered by K Direct
Price: £2.20

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for VFM fountain pens, 9 Nov 2012
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This refill does not fit the VFM fountain pen. The VFM requires a smaller cartridge with a stepped barrel. Don't buy this product thinking it fits all Sheaffer pens.


Alessi Bird Cap Replacement Cap for Alessi Electric Kettle Red
Alessi Bird Cap Replacement Cap for Alessi Electric Kettle Red

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No whistle, 10 Aug 2012
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This replacement cap is identical to the original but buyers should be aware that the whistle element is missing and it makes no sound.


KC-Electronics HTC Wildfire S Red Protective Gel Skin Case + Screen Protector Guard
KC-Electronics HTC Wildfire S Red Protective Gel Skin Case + Screen Protector Guard
Offered by ONX3
Price: £2.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good case, 19 Jan 2012
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This is a nice case and inexpensive. The fit is perfect with cutouts aligned correctly and the on/off switch and volume rocker both have a deeper, slightly protruding band of gel over them so that undue pressure isn't needed to operate them. Well thought out.


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243 of 247 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun, less frustration., 26 Oct 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I had two indoor helicopters before I bought the S107G, an early Picooz and the Syma Aurora. Both were very tricky to fly even after some practise and gave both fun and frustration in equal measure.

The new S107G is proclaimed to be much easier to fly with greater gyroscopic stability so I decided to see if it lived up to this claim. The difference was apparent as soon as the aircraft took off and I was quite amazed (and delighted) at its improved controllability. Early generation models had a tendency to rotate after lift off and the first few seconds of flight required rapid adjustment of the trim to maintain a steady heading. Even then any power adjustment would change the rotor torque and start the helicopter rotating again. Keeping this rotation under control was essential before any serious flying could be contemplated and the constant corrections became a pain.

The surprise with the S107G is that it lifted off without any sign of wanting to spin. It was a real delight to lift it into a hover on the first flight and simply watch it hanging there without any need for any control input. This excellent stability allows you to concentrate on nothing else but flying the model and here you also see the benefit of the new control system. Up and down operation is much as before (new users need a little practise to maintain a hover) but turning is crisp - it is extremely easy to make this aircraft turn on to any heading you want and stop the turn dead. Forward and backward motion is slightly different as you have to take into account this is a heavier aircraft than earlier models and it develops some momentum. It takes a little longer to come to a stop but again you adjust to this without effort during the first few flights.

The real fun is the precision in which this helicopter can be flown. It is the first aircraft I can land exactly where I want it to and the first that I have flown out of one room and down a corridor like those impressive videos from the experts. Crashes have mostly become a thing of the past except when I now try something too ambtious like flying it into a broom cupboard - I only failed on the first attempt though!

In summary this is an excellent model as you spend most of the time in actual controlled flight rather than trying to keep it under control or retrieving it from behind radiators or sofas. That increases the fun factor enormously. A bonus is that it is also quieter than early models which other family members may appreciate.

The model is of serious construction with a beautifully made metal body rather than plastic moulding. It is also quite a bit heavier than early models so be warned that it can sting rather than just bounce off you. I'd not like to experience a head impact but there again I've not yet lost control of the model to the extent that this has been a possibility. Having said that I would advise a little more thought about safety.

In summary this is a lovely looking helicopter, it flies superbly and it is amazingly inexpensive. An excellent buy.
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Duronic [HRS1031] 3 Port HDMI Auto Switch Box plus Remote - 3x1 HUB (3 way input 1 output) 1080p Full HD Switcher
Duronic [HRS1031] 3 Port HDMI Auto Switch Box plus Remote - 3x1 HUB (3 way input 1 output) 1080p Full HD Switcher
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Duronic Auto Switch, 27 Sep 2011
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As with other users I needed this device because there was only a single HMDI port on the flat screen TV. I have a Sky HD box, Blu Ray player and DVD player (with hard drive) and it took just a moment to set these up. The Sky HD only worked on input 1 but that's mentioned in the install document. Once turned on all worked perfectly - full auto switching with no apparent drop in quality. The remote is a handy standby but I have had no need of it so far.


Duronic HDC01 - 1m/((360)) - 1 Metre HDMI Goldspec (Version 1.4|3D| Latest Technology) High Speed HDMI Cable - Premium 24K Gold Plated 1080p HDMI to HDMI Tilt/Swivel Lead - 1 metres - Perfect for PS3 PLASMA LCD LED 3D HD TV Virgin Box SKY HD SKY+
Duronic HDC01 - 1m/((360)) - 1 Metre HDMI Goldspec (Version 1.4|3D| Latest Technology) High Speed HDMI Cable - Premium 24K Gold Plated 1080p HDMI to HDMI Tilt/Swivel Lead - 1 metres - Perfect for PS3 PLASMA LCD LED 3D HD TV Virgin Box SKY HD SKY+
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cables, 14 Aug 2011
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I bought three of these cables together with the Duronic HDMI Auto Switch Box as I have three HD devices and only one HDMI input on the TV. Attaching the box and the cables was just a few minutes work and the result is excellent. Turn on the BluRay player or Sky and the switch box instantly changes to that device and starts showing perfect HD quality pictures.

The cables are first class quality and they look good too. Duronic have paid attention to quality as well as appearance and these cables do not look unsightly in situations were they need to be visible.


iTALKonline ProGel RED Super Hydro Gel Protective Armour/Case/Skin/Cover/Shell for HTC WildFire Wild Fire Andriod SmartPhone
iTALKonline ProGel RED Super Hydro Gel Protective Armour/Case/Skin/Cover/Shell for HTC WildFire Wild Fire Andriod SmartPhone
Offered by iTALKonline-UK
Price: £2.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice!, 9 July 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I bought the red cover as an alternative to the white one I already use and swap them round every few days. On the white HTC it is strikingly red in direct sunlight which I like but may not appeal to all tastes. On a more general note the cover is excellent - it fits snugly and provides very good grip.


iTALKonline ProGel WHITE Super Hydro Gel Protective Armour/Case/Skin/Cover/Shell for HTC WildFire, Wild Fire Andriod SmartPhone
iTALKonline ProGel WHITE Super Hydro Gel Protective Armour/Case/Skin/Cover/Shell for HTC WildFire, Wild Fire Andriod SmartPhone
Offered by iTALKonline-UK
Price: £4.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Super Shell, 9 July 2011
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This is an excellent cover for the HTC. It looks good and gives very good grip, even with damp/wet hands. As already said the cover is not white (it's transparent) but as I have the white phone it is not an issue. Great value for the money.


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed, 9 Sep 2010
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The SYMA S018 Airwolf was bought to replace an earlier Silverlit Picooz helicopter and it is a quantum jump in quality and enjoyment.

The Silverlit helicopters are of lightweight expanded foam construction and are just 2 axis control (left/right and up/down). The Airwolf is molded plastic construction - very nicely detailed - and features three axis controls (additional forward/backward motion).

The Airwolf's construction makes it much heavier than the Picooz - 24g compared with just 10g - but it feels a lot tougher. Whilst it should take the inevitable knocks a bit better I suspect that it may also make you duck quicker if it starts heading your way.

Flying the Airwolf is instant fun. All R/C helicopters need trim correction for yaw but the rotary dial of the Airwolf makes this quick and easy. This is especially handy as trim needs constant adjustment relative to the power applied but with the Airwolf trim is so instinctive that you can concentrate of the actual fun of flying the model.

Control response is slightly less sensitive than the Picooz but is still quick. This is easily mastered in the first few flights and a little more practise can have you attepting some quite precise manoeuvres. Being used to the 2 axis Picooz I didn't use the forward/backward control at first but increased confidence soon overcame this and showed how versatile this model is.

In summary it is very well made and a delight to fly. For pure fun I give it 10/10.


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