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eLifeStore® iPad mini Ultra-Thin Smart Cover Case Magnetic Protective Flip Skin Case Stand, with Auto Sleep and Wake Sensor
eLifeStore® iPad mini Ultra-Thin Smart Cover Case Magnetic Protective Flip Skin Case Stand, with Auto Sleep and Wake Sensor
Offered by eLifeStore Ltd
Price: £22.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful bit of kit, 15 May 2014
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This cover fits perfectly and although the magnetic strip at the side is not over strong it is about the same as one from Apple that a colleague has. Otherwise I have not complaints at all.

I shall be looking at buying a back cover to protect the metal case from scratches, but that is another story (and purchase).

Excellent value for money.


The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis
The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 29 Jan 2014
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This book gives an insight into the interactions (and conflicts) between the various varieties of groups within the French Resistance, as well as the way that the Allied authorities viewed them (and each other!).

It is spoiled very slightly by the occasional error (probably in transcription) the most notable one being reference to the Normandy landings (D-Day) as "Operation Overland". Apart from that it made fascinating, and sometimes grim, reading.


The Naked Sun (The Robot Series)
The Naked Sun (The Robot Series)
Price: £2.91

5.0 out of 5 stars A very good story, 30 Dec 2013
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This is the very well written sequel to "Caves of Steel" although it will stand being read in isolation (but why would anyone want to?).
Elijah Bailey has to conquer his fear of open spaces to solve a murder on one of the Spacer worlds and where the only possible suspect could not have committed the crime.
Almost as well transcribed as Caves (I only noticed one typo) and so the story flowed from start to finish.


Caves of Steel (The Robot Series)
Caves of Steel (The Robot Series)
Price: £2.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but praise, 15 Dec 2013
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On an Earth, with a population of 8 billion people, an agoraphobic Mankind is reduced to living in mega-cities (the eponymous caves) whilst looking with fear and envy at the 50 Spacer worlds, colonised centuries earlier and with a sparse population relying heavily on robot labour. Then one of the members of the Spacer outpost on Earth is murdered and detective Lije Bailey has to solve the crime with the aid of a robot partner. Read on, it's worth it. This story is Asimov at his very best (and his worst was brilliant!).

Most books that have been transcribed from paper to Kindle usually have some typing errors or words changed (I guess by the OCR software) that can ruin the flow when reading. I did not notice a single error in this book and the story flowed from start to finish. It was well worth spending a few pence more to get a very high quality book.


The Long Earth
The Long Earth
Price: £3.66

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Premise, 3 Aug 2013
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This review is from: The Long Earth (Kindle Edition)
A very interesting idea, being able to step between parallel, but subtly different, Earths. Well written, I couldn't tell which parts were by Stephen Baxter and which by Sir Terry.


WD Black - 500GB Portable SATA Hard Drive - OEM
WD Black - 500GB Portable SATA Hard Drive - OEM
Offered by Cambridge Accessories
Price: £44.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Drive, 29 Jan 2013
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This works very well in my Dell D630. It is quiet and fast. As with all WD devices it is well made.


Doctor Who : Complete BBC Series 4 [2008] [DVD]
Doctor Who : Complete BBC Series 4 [2008] [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Tennant
Price: £13.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Who, 29 Dec 2010
It's David Tenant as the Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble - 'nuff said other than a really good combination.

It also has the 2007 Christmas speacial "Voyage of the Damned" with Kylie Minogue, and the usual Dr Who Confidential disk.

Good value for money.


Yaktrax Pro Traction Device Medium
Yaktrax Pro Traction Device Medium
Offered by Active Outdoors
Price: £14.19

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yaktrax - real life experience, 23 Dec 2010
I purchased these just before the bad weather at the start of December 2010. All the pavements and many of the roads in our village were treacherous with ice. These have been used many times since then and I can say that they are amazing, especially at this price.

The only time that I have skidded while wearing the Yaktrax was when I walked onto an area of polished granite and it does say in the instructions that this is the sort of surface that they should not be used on, so it was my own fault!

They have let me walk at a nearly normal pace both up and down hill on loose and packed snow and plain ice. Wish that I had had them years ago.

The description could do with better advice on sizes. Mine are medium and fit very well on a UK size 8 shoe.


Gem Case for Canon PowerShot A480
Gem Case for Canon PowerShot A480
Offered by GEM Bags & Cases
Price: £6.94

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gem Case, 4 Dec 2009
A well made case that fits the camera (Canon PowerShot A480) very snugly with a good layer of padded protection. The belt loop is wide enough (50mm) for most belts. The case is kept closed by both a catch and a Velcro pad, possibly one or the other is superfluous. The internal net pocket for a spare memory card is large enough for 2 or 3 cards.

The only criticism is that some elasticated loops for spare batteries would have been useful; there is sufficient room above the camera when it is in the case for 2 AA batteries.


Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive - Black
Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive - Black

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works fine, 6 Nov 2009
but I have had difficulty obtaining a longer lead. The supplied lead is about .5m and longer ones with the right connector (i.e. flatter than a mini-USB) have been sourced but not easily.
Other than that the disk performs just as one would expect something from WD to perform - very well.


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