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Acer FT200HQLbmjj 19.5" Touchscreen LED Monitor, 5ms, 2xHDMI (MHL), Speakers
Acer FT200HQLbmjj 19.5" Touchscreen LED Monitor, 5ms, 2xHDMI (MHL), Speakers
Price: £172.17

4.0 out of 5 stars Acer 19.5" Touchscreen Monitor, 14 Mar. 2015
I use the Acer FT200HQL monitor with my Dell Laptop such that I can use it as a work station, with document editing, and transfer of data from one document to another. Based on this type of use, the Acer monitor colours are vibrant with a crisp images on the screen (but not full HD quality as its 900p, not 1080p) but very good. The touch screen facility is excellent: the touch screen works very well with the Dell Laptop operating Windows 8.1 O/S where you can manipulate word, excel power point document, etc. To operate the FT200HQL monitor with the touch screen facility it requires:

1. HDMI (or VGA) cable to transmit the display screen signal - HDMI not supplied
2. USB cable to operate the touch screen facility
3. DVI cable to provide transmit the sound signal

The monitors negative points are (i) the integrated speakers are not the best - they are a tad tinny, and (ii) Acer should include a HDMI lead (to the VGA lead) to operate the monitor - as newer laptops (or computers) are not fitted with VGA sockets, only HDMI.

Overall, I am very pleased with the performance of monitor, and I would recommend as an addition to a laptop screen to provide a very good working environment. However, if it were for a desktop PC, I probably would not have bought this, but look for a larger monitor instead.


ZeWoo TPU Case - O029 / Elephant (Blue) - for Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 / S Duos 2 S7582 Silicone Cover
ZeWoo TPU Case - O029 / Elephant (Blue) - for Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 / S Duos 2 S7582 Silicone Cover
Offered by ZeWoo-Shop
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Snug fit one-piece case for Samsung Duos 2 (7582), 2 Feb. 2015
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Good quality feel single piece silicone case. It has a soft feel that could provide protection to the phone for small knocks. It has a raised sides that clips over the phone face - that prevents the screen scratching. It is supplied with a small stylus touch pen that is held in position in the Aux jack.

The supplied case was ivory white (see photo) which is a nice colour, and I would recommend this item on the silicone feel quality and fit to the phone.
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niceeshop(TM) Hard Clamshell Waterproof Headset Hard Case With Zipper Closure,Black
niceeshop(TM) Hard Clamshell Waterproof Headset Hard Case With Zipper Closure,Black
Offered by CZ-Sky [ships from HongKong]
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A case made for XMI X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speakers, 27 Oct. 2014
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Excellent clam shell case to store and transport my 'XMI X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speakers' when packing for holidays.

The case is the right size to fit the mini speaker to provide protection to the speaker drum, and can be zipped up with no rattling about within the case, and the case is sufficiently hard to provide excellent protection when travelling.

The case can be used to store headphones (as shown by the sellers photographs), but my view is that the case is rather large for a single head phone - but it does provide mechanical protections still.

It is excellent value at £0.99 including Postage and Packaging.


Cadbury Medium Chocolate Selection Box (Pack of 10)
Cadbury Medium Chocolate Selection Box (Pack of 10)
Offered by Sweet Warehouse
Price: £16.94

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cadbury SMALL Snowman Chocolate Selection, 20 Dec. 2012
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Its a great little treat that is packaged up as mini-sized favorites; curly wurly, Fudge, Buttons, Chomp, and a Crunchie bar.
However, I would describe these as SMALL packets and not medium (saw these in Wilko).

To provide an idea of the size of what you are buying: One packet contains approximately 110 grammes of sweets; so ten packets is 1.1 Kg.

In contrast, a large supermarket chain "where every little helps" is selling (on 20 Dec 12) Mars Celebration Personal Pack @ 70 grammes for £1.00. If these two items are considered as packets on a like-for-like basis, then they are similar in price based on cost/gramme (plus Amazons chocolate can be delivered directly to your friend/family address). However, if these are for your own home consumption, then it is always cheaper to bulk buy, e.g. Celebrations tin at circa 800 grammes for £5, then the tin is cheaper and provide better value for money.

You just have to consider what your needs are, including cost/gramme, postage, etc and act accordingly. For my purposes, it was good value for money based on (a) cost/gramme and (b) for them to be delivered at my friends house.


Ridgid Combustible Gas Detector
Ridgid Combustible Gas Detector
Price: £78.20

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ridgid Micro Combustible Gas Detector, 17 Nov. 2012
I bought this combustible gas detector to confirm whether there was a small gas leak from my cooker that was recently installed - now and again I thought I could smell gas now and again (well the additive they include that provides a distinctive smell).

The product was simple to use (it was intuitive)and posed no additional hazards. It was supplied with four AA batteries, probe and the unit. Easy to assemble and operate. Tested the probe using a hand held lighter (not igniting the gas) and it went off in alarm mode. Removed it from gas source and the alarm mode decays away back to rest mode. The alarm was raised in three ways: Visually on the screen scale; Audioable alarm; and Vibration via the unit.

Using this, I checked the cooker, that did register one bar (small leak) at one of the connecting joints. Called the Gas Safe Technician back to rectify the fault. Re-tested the cooker after he left and a few times after that, its ok - no alarm raised.

The product felt of good quality, to hold and use, although the durability is to be tested still; I will post an update in the future. I paid £75 (including VAT & delivery), so based on the ease of use and price, it gets 5 stars, but I will deduct 1 star as it does not come with a storage case, and the probe is delicate/fragile. Would have been 5 stars if it came with protective case for a sensitive instrument.


OtterBox Commuter Series Two-Layer Protection Case Cover with Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 - Black
OtterBox Commuter Series Two-Layer Protection Case Cover with Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 - Black
Offered by ShimonTech UK
Price: £25.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Otterbox Commuter Case for Samsung Galaxy S III - Black, 8 Sept. 2012
The case is practical, functional looking rather than stylish and chic and may not to be everyone's tastes. It provides protection by using a soft inner liner case that has a raised rim edge to provide protection to the screen (should it be dropped screen side down) with a harder poly carbonate outer case that holds everything in position securely. It is well thought out as it provides small plastic flaps that provide protection from dust ingress to the USB port and the phono-jack point.

I like this case, as it provides is fits snugly around the phone, and provides good impact protection to it. The phone is 138mm x 70mm x 9mm, and when it is in the case measures 142mm x 76mm x 12mm (including the edge protection lip), so it is not that much bigger.

The downside, is that the flexible case affects the sensitivity of the toggle switches, and you have to apply more pressure to them, but you get used of this.

Overall, it provides very good protection to the phone and does not affect the size significantly.


Creative  Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Cancelling Headphones

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Cancelling Headphones, 7 Sept. 2012
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The Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Cancelling Headphones are well made, and the way they are packed into supplied zipped wallet is good.

I connect these to my iPod and I would say they sound good but not they are exceptional sound quality. I would recommend that you try these, and compare against similar cost head phones before you buy.

I paid £80 for these new, so I kept them, but anymore I would have returned them.


Canon ImageFORMULA P-215 Portable Document Scanner
Canon ImageFORMULA P-215 Portable Document Scanner

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon P-215 Portable Document Scanner, 7 Sept. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Its a great little portable scanner, that folds up into the small package size (9.5 x 28.5 x 4 cm).

To use it, it is unfolded and requires power from two USB connectors (supplied). It plugs straight into the computer USB slots and it will start-up the software program on the PC/Notebook (note not loading the software program onto the PC/Notebook). Scans via the program operating on the PC or via the small scan button on the scanner. All scanned documents are saved onto the PC.

It scans single/duplex in a single pass, and resolutions from circa 100dpi to 300dpi in black & white, gray scale and colour.

Its a great little product, that is very portable, that is used with PC or Macs (although I have not hooked this up to a Mac).

Thoroughly recommend. A great bit of kit.


Design Go Sonic Traveller Toothbrush
Design Go Sonic Traveller Toothbrush
Offered by GADGETS4TRAVEL
Price: £10.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Design Go Sonic Traveller Toothbrush, 7 Sept. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I use a Philips Sonicare tooth brush for home, but I could not always take that with me when travelling lite, so I invested in a travel toothbrush. First of all, I do like the self-contained styling of the toothbrush, and that it supplied with an additional head (both medium firmness). It is operated on a single AAA sized battery and lasted a couple of weeks use.

The limitations I would say, is that it is no Philips Sonicare - the vibrations are not as taught and intensive for brushing teeth, but at £8.50 delivered, it is not a bad compromise for a week or two.


iGadgitz Dual Tone Clear Durable Crystal Gel Skin (TPU) Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300 Android Smartphone Mobile Phone + Screen Protector
iGadgitz Dual Tone Clear Durable Crystal Gel Skin (TPU) Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S3 III i9300 Android Smartphone Mobile Phone + Screen Protector
Offered by iGadgitz
Price: £2.79

4.0 out of 5 stars iGadgitz Dual Tone Clear Gel Skin Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy SIII, 7 Sept. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The iGadgitz gel case is a flexible gel case, it fits well and supportive enough such that it does not come off too easily as the silicone type cases of the past. For £0.99, delivered it is good value.


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