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Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer
Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer
Price: £49.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Massively disapointing purchase, 23 Sept. 2014
Thank goodness for Amazon's excellent return policy. I have regularly used Canon inkjets and was delighted with my IP4300 before that broke down. I replaced it with an IP4950 which was essentially an IP4300 with a few cosmetic alterations. Unfortunately after two years of not perticularly high useage the IP4950 broke with a terminal error (leaving me with 3 full sets of inks going to waste!). However because of the excellent print quality and basic useability of my previous inkjets I decided to go to Canon again for this purchase.

The IP7250 for me represents a truly regressive step for Canon, in particular the absence of a rear feed and the reliance now on just the two small trays at the front for feeding paper. This now means that if you want to use a non-standard sheet (in my case double sided photo paper/card for producing greeting cards) you have to go through one heck of a lot of messing about! This involves closing the flimsy front panel, removing a tray, removing the paper in the tray, putting the "one off" paper in the tray, putting the tray back in and then opeing up the front panel again.

Once you have done this you will then discover that when you choose the "duplex" option in the printer driver and choose photo paper that the "duplex" option greys out. This is because you can only use the duplex option if you are using standard paper! Choose any other type of paper and you lose the duplex option! This was not a "feature" of either of the previous models.

So to print my card I had to manually "duplex" the process which involves going through the whole process of closing panels and removing trays again and then trying to work out which way round to insert the sheet that I hade already printed one side of! Massively frustrating and time consuming!

Add to that the usual Canon "advances" of ever smaller ink cartridges, the fact that the overall footprint of the printer is considerably larger than the IP4950 and the flimsy drop down front panel and you have enough reasons to avoid this printer. However Canon printers have always been noisy and slow - but this one takes the biscuit! It takes an absolute age to ready itself to print from first turning on with seemingly endless head cleaning and other noisy operations taking place.

Don't get me wrong - the usual print and photo quality is there so if all you want is to run off a few photos or print a few documents then it is fine (so long as you can stand the waiting time and the noise). But the print quality is not significantly better than canon inkjets have been producing for several years now. The fiddly use of the thing though and the limitations of the duplexing now make this a big fat "no" for me.

Oh and if the wifi connectivity is a big thing for you, rest assured that I had no problems using that at all.

I have now purchased an excellent Brother Laser printer which I use for all of my black and white printing (it completes the job in the time it would take the IP7250 to turn on!) and am trying to obtain an old MG5350 so I can use my old ink cartridges! If not I will try an Epson 610 all in one (which also offers the cd printing of the canon which I also need)

Usually I like canon printers despite their flaws but this one somply has too many!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 9, 2014 9:44 AM BST


The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie
Dvd

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 14 Sept. 2014
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A little "busy" but lots of fun with enough insider jokes to keep adults amused. Great animation


Tallon Just Stationery C5 Peel & Seal Envelopes - White (Pack of 30)
Tallon Just Stationery C5 Peel & Seal Envelopes - White (Pack of 30)
Price: £2.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Good envelopes, 8 Sept. 2014
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Handy envelopes. Fast delivery. Good price. Recommended.


Cranberry Card Company C5/A5 (162x229mm) Cream/Ivory 100gsm Quality Envelopes x 50
Cranberry Card Company C5/A5 (162x229mm) Cream/Ivory 100gsm Quality Envelopes x 50
Offered by Cranberry Card Co
Price: £4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice envelopes for homemade greetings cards, 8 Sept. 2014
Nice envelopes. Fast delivery. Good for greetings cards rather than day to day use.


URFIC 1390-465-04C LK Cambridge Polished Nickel with Barrel Lever Lock Door Handle Set - Silver
URFIC 1390-465-04C LK Cambridge Polished Nickel with Barrel Lever Lock Door Handle Set - Silver
Price: £22.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and well made, 8 Sept. 2014
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Really good. Well made and simple to fit. Near match for similar handles we already had. Recommended


3 x Physique Reusable Hot or Cold Packs - Long
3 x Physique Reusable Hot or Cold Packs - Long
Offered by Physique Management
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic service, 8 Sept. 2014
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Absolutely brilliant! Just what I needed to cool down my bad back. Most impressive was the delivery time - less than 12 hours after I placed the order. Magnificent! Many thanks


Hey Bright Eyes - EP
Hey Bright Eyes - EP

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - treat yourself now, 7 Feb. 2014
Bought this Ep when I saw Jake at the Frome Christmas market. Never heard of the guy before and was just going to wander on by but his voice, the tightness of his band and the sheer quality of the songs stopped me in my tracks! Stood and listened (and it was pretty chilly!) for 25 minutes or so.

This guy really is good. If you like singer/songwriter guitar based songs, you are going to love all four of these tracks. Can't recommend highly enough. Played the ep to my daughter (17) and she loves it too - ended up living on her cd player for a month or so. Can't wait to hear some more new songs produced to the same standard as these!

Deserves to be a star.


Tesco Hudl (7 inch) Custom Made Multi-Angle 'Pen' Case with Stand Function and 2 in 1 Stylus / Biro Pen by LuvTab® (Black)
Tesco Hudl (7 inch) Custom Made Multi-Angle 'Pen' Case with Stand Function and 2 in 1 Stylus / Biro Pen by LuvTab® (Black)
Offered by Techccessorize UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Really good Hudl cover, 24 Nov. 2013
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Looks good and all the holes line up well with the Hudl's ports. Seems well made and all in all does a good job of protecting the Hudl when you are out and about. Stylus is a genuinely useful addition - particularly when it comes to clicking on some of those smaller icons with thick fingers!


Asus VS228H 21.5-inch LED Widescreen Monitor (50000000:1, 5ms)
Asus VS228H 21.5-inch LED Widescreen Monitor (50000000:1, 5ms)

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Info that Amazon haven't supplied!, 18 Jan. 2012
In the absence of this info from Amazon (taken from ASUS website)

Panel Size: Wide Screen 21.5"(54.6cm) 16:9
True Resolution : 1920x1080
Full HD 1080P : Yes
Pixel Pitch : 0.248mm
Brightness(Max) : 250 cd/'
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 50000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR'10) : 170°(H)/160°(V)
Response Time : 5ms
Display Colors : 16.7M
Video Feature SPLENDID Video Intelligence Technology

Input Selection
I/O Ports Signal Input : HDMI , D-Sub, DVI-D
Earphone jack : 3.5mm Mini-Jack

Tilt : +20°~-5°
VESA Wall Mounting : 100x100mm

Accessories
DVI cable
VGA cable
Power cord
Quick start guide
Warranty Card

NB - I don't own this monitor but I am looking and needed this info to help make up my mind (particularly about the inputs). My 5 star grading is simply to avoid damning a product without direct knowledge.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 15, 2012 10:30 PM BST


Corsair CA-HS1AEU HS1A Gaming Headset
Corsair CA-HS1AEU HS1A Gaming Headset

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine - while they work, 10 Jan. 2012
The headset looks good and works well but there is a real question mark over their durability. Mine stopped working correctly (no sound from one earpiece) after just two weeks of light use (no tugs or pulls - just picked them up to use them one morning and no sound from left side - fine the night before). This seems to be a common problem with these sets (that or losing the microphone connection.)

I'd advise anyone considering them to take a look at the Corsair forums and read through the numerous complaints there. One thread there talks about having to RMA five sets, all of which became faulty. They have a two year warranty but if you need to RMA them in the UK then you have to send them to Holland at your own expense which will cost about £16.

I didn't buy mine through Amazon so perhaps they would be more amenable about taking them back and giving a refund - their return service is usually excellent.

It's a shame - they look like a bargain but the wiring seems dubious at best.


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