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Ring Automotive RAC750  Rapid Air Compressor, Incl. Storage Bag 230 V Mains-Powered
Ring Automotive RAC750 Rapid Air Compressor, Incl. Storage Bag 230 V Mains-Powered
Price: £50.01

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An improvement on the 12v compressors spoilt by poor design!, 9 Feb. 2012
This isn't cheap, but it is good - and so close to brilliant that it's a real shame that they have got it so wrong!

This compressor can raise the pressure in a large tyre from 1.5 to 2.5 in under a minute - simply not possible with the 12v compressors I've used in the past! A normal lift in pressure (2.3 up to 2.5) takes a few seconds. So why only 3 stars? Two irritating things and two major ones. The storage bag is well made and seems durable, but it is just too small. Getting the compressor in and out is a struggle, which is irritating but so stupid! And then there are the silly plastic doors on the too small compartments for the hose and power cable. The hose eventually goes in - but it would take a contortionist to figure out how to get the power cable in - I guess it's designed for European two prong plugs, not our oversized UK 3 prong plugs. And, of course, with the hatch open and the cable out, the chances of getting it into the storage bag go down even further.

But the real reason for 3 stars is that whilst the compressor appears to be well made, the connector on the end of the hose is cheap and poorly designed. It goes onto the tyre valve without a problem, but I cannot figure out a reliable way of getting it off without it sticking - and the air escaping from the tyre! So, I find myself having to over-inflate the tyre (which defeats the real advantage of this compressor - speed) and then use a separate tyre pressure sensor to deflate the tyre down to the correct pressure - except for the times when it gets so well and truly stuck that I have to re-inflate the tyre a second time!

And lastly, as with all "built in" pressure sensors, the in-built dial is inaccurate - so it's a bit hit-and-miss as to when to stop pumping - especially since you have to also guess how much air you'll lose as you struggle to yank the valve off.

So, a great piece of kit spoilt by a couple of design flaws that would cost pennies to put right. Would I buy another one? No. I've gone out and purchased a cheap Halfords 12v compressor for every-day use and only use this one when I need to lift the pressures on all 4 tyres (eg before a long journey when the car will be fully loaded).
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Kingston Technology 1GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 SODIMM
Kingston Technology 1GB 667MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL5 SODIMM
Price: £12.37

5.0 out of 5 stars It's memory!, 22 July 2011
Not much to say about this - arrived quickly, works perfectly. It was well priced. I'm very pleased!


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the Mercedes Comand System, 22 July 2011
I use this to load files onto the built in hard disk in my Mercedes. Works a treat. Highly recommended.


RCA Y Splitter Lead 2 x Female TO 1 x Male Pair
RCA Y Splitter Lead 2 x Female TO 1 x Male Pair
Offered by RadioWorld
Price: £3.93

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value!, 22 July 2011
I've got a complex set up with a Macbook connected to an amplifier but needed to split the signal to a wireless headphone sender. This does the job perfectly. Great item, excellent service from the company. Highly recommended.


Belkin iPod / iPhone Sync & Charge cable, White
Belkin iPod / iPhone Sync & Charge cable, White
Price: £7.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 27 Nov. 2010
A nice, sturdy cable (thicker than the Apple original) that works perfectly at a fraction of the price. Nice one, Belkin!


Braun Oral-B Professional Care 9900 Triumph with SmartGuide Rechargeable Power Toothbrush
Braun Oral-B Professional Care 9900 Triumph with SmartGuide Rechargeable Power Toothbrush

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but not great..., 11 July 2009
Okay, let's start with the good bits: compared to my old Oral B this definitely leaves my teeth feeling cleaner, and the remote display makes for a nice bathroom clock. Now for the bad bits: the charge doesn't last for long enough (do NOT go for a two week holiday without the charger) and the brush seems to slow down if it isn't charged for a few days - unlike my wife's Philips Sonicare which powered its way through our holiday. In one hotel there was no shaver point and by the end of four days the charge had dropped to half and the brush was noticeably faster after it was charged. Come on Braun - using such a small battery is crazy at this price point! Which leads on to my other gripe - the fact that this has a rather big plug that contain the charger (a bit like the ones that come with mobile phones - but heavier) and which can only be plugged into a shaver point - so if you haven't got a shaver point (or on holiday, your hotel room hasn't got one), then make sure you buy a converter. At this price why can't Braun do what so many other manufacturers do now - include various adapters that clip onto the charger to fit a variety of sockets - which could include shaver points for bathrooms - or standard plug points to save running out of juice on holiday! Next time I go on holiday I think I'll take a "manual" toothbrush - until I can justify buying a Philips Sonicare!!

Oh, and the "remote" is a gimmick. Buy the cheaper model which has a more useful display built into the brush handle!


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