Profile for Ruffinit > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Ruffinit
Top Reviewer Ranking: 522,365
Helpful Votes: 10

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Ruffinit

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Miadomodo® ALST01 Aluminium-Synthetic Woven Fabric Chair Set 2pc DIFFERENT COLOURS (dark grey)
Miadomodo® ALST01 Aluminium-Synthetic Woven Fabric Chair Set 2pc DIFFERENT COLOURS (dark grey)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap at the price, 25 Aug 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I had been looking for some time for lightweight folding chairs that weren't too expensive, and these do the job. They fit easily into my car boot, and performed well on their first outing. Two chairs for just over £50, including delivery, is a bargain compared to what some other sellers are asking.


Lloytron L2202CR 60 Watt Zenith Touch Table Lamp, 14-inch, Cream
Lloytron L2202CR 60 Watt Zenith Touch Table Lamp, 14-inch, Cream
Offered by Ironmongery Online
Price: £26.89

3.0 out of 5 stars MUST USE HALOGEN BULBS, 22 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
That's what the sellers of touch lamps should tell buyers. We ordered two of these, put a halogen bulb into one and an ordinary one into the other. As soon as I brought the latter up to maximum brightness, the bulb blew and the lamp no longer worked. We were sent a replacement, but the hassle could have been avoided if the need for halogen bulbs had been advertised. There is other advice, such as a warning that people with heart pacemakers shouldn't use touch lamps, but nothing about the right bulb to use.

Touch lamps are really convenient, especially in bedrooms, where there is no need to fumble for a switch in the dark. One person can also keep reading with the lamp on its dimmest setting and avoid disturbing the other. For some reason it is hard to find touch lamps in cream, and these look good for everyday purposes, though the quality of the shades is not great, and the packaging was not enough to stop them getting marks and dents in transit.


Ingmar Bergman's 'THE MAGIC FLUTE' (1975 - a.k.a.Trollflöjten) All Region DVD (Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible) starring Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Cold...
Ingmar Bergman's 'THE MAGIC FLUTE' (1975 - a.k.a.Trollflöjten) All Region DVD (Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible) starring Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Cold...
Dvd ~ Josef Köstlinger
Offered by ClassicsMovies
Price: £14.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming production, pity about the subtitles, 2 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The DVD arrived promptly and in good condition. The production is a classic, but picture and sound quality are average, and the English subtitles are barely literate.


10 x MR16 35W Halogen Spot Lamp 12v GU5.3 Light Bulbs
10 x MR16 35W Halogen Spot Lamp 12v GU5.3 Light Bulbs
Offered by Ideal Lighting
Price: £3.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Jury is still out, 13 Jan 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The first bulb I used failed in three days. Its replacement is still going after two months, so it's beginning to look as though the ultra-low price of these bulbs might be worth it. Watch this space!


Philida
Philida
Price: £3.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of Brink's best, 7 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Philida (Kindle Edition)
Philida is a slave in the old Cape Colony in the early 19th century, just before the British authorities abolished slavery. Andre Brink draws on his own family's history for the often shocking detail of what happens to her, but too much of his research is decanted into the novel in undigested form, at the expense of the story. In his latter years the writer has become over-enamoured of magical realism, with unfortunate results that are evident here.
In my view Brink's earliest works are his best. Try "A Dry White Season" for a near-contemporary setting in the apartheid era (also made into a film with Donald Sutherland). For me "An Instant in the Wind" is his best historical novel.


Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (Album Version)
Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (Album Version)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What a classic, 25 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
If you're in the UK, of a certain age, and think you've heard this before, it was the theme music on "Weekend World". A "Nantucket sleighride" had nothing to do with snow: it was what 19th century whalers in small boats experienced after they harpooned a whale and were dragged all over the ocean, sometimes to their deaths. Google Owen Coffin to find out who he was - it's a pretty macabre tale.


Shenit Multi Angle Stand Premium PU Leather Case Cover Folio for Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch - black
Shenit Multi Angle Stand Premium PU Leather Case Cover Folio for Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch - black
Offered by ACCESSORIES LTD
Price: £7.85

3.0 out of 5 stars OK for the price, 25 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I wanted an iPad cover/stand that worked in both portrait and landscape modes. This was a fraction of the price of Apple-labelled products, and does the job OK, though it's relatively heavy, and you have to hold the iPad with your free hand to stop it slipping out of position if you are swiping the screen or typing. My cover came without instructions, and it took a while to figure out how to clip the iPad into the base and then clip the base on to the cover.


Hollywood Nights
Hollywood Nights
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Available at last, 5 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Hollywood Nights (MP3 Download)
Classic song, but it was hard to find till this collection appeared. I get the feeling the remastering has changed the dynamics a bit, but when you can't get hold of the original, it's hard to say.


Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Price: £0.79

3.0 out of 5 stars Fine performance, volume set too low, 5 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Beautiful singing by Montserrat Caballe, but you have to turn the volume high to hear her. If you forget to turn it down again, the next track blasts you out of your seat.


TP-Link TL-WPA281 300Mbps AV200 Wireless N Powerline Extender
TP-Link TL-WPA281 300Mbps AV200 Wireless N Powerline Extender
Offered by Bluestone Online
Price: £37.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great, once you get them working, 27 Oct 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I already had a pair of the PA-211 adaptors, to speed up the connection between my Virgin-supplied router (which is next to the TV) and my desktop (on the floor above), but wanted to boost the wireless signal to another corner of the house.

I followed the instructions that came with the extender, which said you should connect it to the computer and pair it with the adaptor connected with the router, but really struggled to get them to pair. This also meant that the internet connection to the desktop went on the blink, messing up my attempts to configure the extender. I am not particularly tech-minded, and found the instructions, both on-screen and on paper, less than enlightening. After hours of rebooting and running up and down the stairs, I gave up, and went back to the two adaptors.

A week later I decided to have another go, and finally it worked. The secret, it seems, is to switch off the wireless signal on the extender while you get the Powerline connections established. I now have a fast connection between my router and desktop, and a strong wireless signal where I need it for my iPod Touch (used to control Sonos wireless music system), and smartphone. I also have several more grey hairs.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 2, 2012 11:02 AM GMT


Page: 1 | 2