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Anker® New Laptop Battery for Hp Pavilion DV7 DV7-1020EA DV7-1000EA DV7-1020US DV7-1025NR DV7-1023CL DV7-1016NR,DV8T DV8T-1000, HDX18 DV8-1000 Fits 480385-001 KS525AA HSTNN-OB75 GA08 HSTNN-DB75 GA04 HSTNN-IB75 509422-001 516355-001 - 18 Months Warranty [Li-ion 8-cell 4400mAh/63WH]
Anker® New Laptop Battery for Hp Pavilion DV7 DV7-1020EA DV7-1000EA DV7-1020US DV7-1025NR DV7-1023CL DV7-1016NR,DV8T DV8T-1000, HDX18 DV8-1000 Fits 480385-001 KS525AA HSTNN-OB75 GA08 HSTNN-DB75 GA04 HSTNN-IB75 509422-001 516355-001 - 18 Months Warranty [Li-ion 8-cell 4400mAh/63WH]

5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job!, 8 July 2014
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Great product, 100% compatible. Been using it as a replacement now for about 3 months. the original HP battery just wouldn't charge (3 year old). No issues so far and great value compared to a HP spare! :)


RHA MA450i Noise Isolating In Ear Earphones with Remote and Microphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
RHA MA450i Noise Isolating In Ear Earphones with Remote and Microphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cans!!!, 25 Aug. 2012
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Ive used a few headphones in the past and historically stuck to the Senheisser CX300's and Creative Labs EP 630 and 830 buds. Recently I even changed my view and purchased some JVC XXtreme somethig or others! (yeah I should have know by the name really!!)

But these things - the RHA 450's are a treat. The packaging was great and didnt slice open your fingers like some others. There were seven (YES seven) sets of ear buds with the cans - something to fit all ear sizes. Build quality is great and Im just breaking them in now with different music playlists. Ive had a sneaky listen as the proces has been going on and they sound GREAT.

The bass is deep and rich but not overpowering, the mid range is clean and sharp and the high end does not cause you physical pain. I listen to a range of music from House, Dance, Reggae to Rock, Rap and Hip-Hop. The sound cancelling is very effective ant fit very nice in the ears with no gross protrusions. Admittedly I havent tried the remote yet, but so far so good!


Garmin nuvi 2595LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth
Garmin nuvi 2595LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth
Price: £129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Device and Good Value, 25 Aug. 2012
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First, the delivery was quick as promised.

I have had a few GPS's in the past starting with a TomTom Go 300 (my first) then more recently a Garmin Nuvi 1450 and now this model. Setup was quick and easy, the downloading of both the Garmin software (maps and data) and also the desktop software was easy and hassle free. Registered the product without challenge after Windows 7 was easy to detect the device. (XP and Vista users may not have the same ease).

Tried it out today and it was seamless. Traffic info was live and fairly accurate, the road info (roadworks and speed cameras) was accurate and the re-routin was quick and efective. Really pleased with ths unit. Garmin have produced another cracker! a 5" screen is great and the lifetime map updates are a bonus.


Philips AVENT SCD535 DECT Baby Monitor (with Temperature and Humidity Sensor)
Philips AVENT SCD535 DECT Baby Monitor (with Temperature and Humidity Sensor)
Offered by KrystalDirect
Price: £100.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A little quiet!, 19 Aug. 2012
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Pros:
Great design
2-way talk option
Plays lullabies
DECT Technology so no interference
Good range and battery life on Parent Unit

Cons:
A little on the quiet side for a baby monitor


JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives In Ear Canal Headphones
JVC HAFX1X Xtreme Xplosives In Ear Canal Headphones
Offered by Picsio
Price: £14.65

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truth be told - these are for kids..., 14 Aug. 2012
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I cant believe I fell for the hype and paid £15 for these things. The reviews are certainly positive but these things are tinny at best. I "broke them in" by playing a selection of tunes on them for a number of hours BEFORE listening to them. I've even played around with the EQ but frankly they are just poor. Their ergonomic fit leaves much to be desired too as they are tremendously bulbous! Im more of a Senheisser CX300 or Creative Labs EP830 man. I should have stuck to what I knew best and left these to the teeny boppers...


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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Spectacularly Average, 9 Nov. 2011
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Im not an audiophile but I know what I like. My music collection is eclectic to say the least. From Hip-hop to classical to 80s to Dance and beyond. As I type this Im listening to them plugged into the laptop, via iTunes, the EQ is on Electronica and some 90s house is pumping out.

Simply put = these headphones are overhyped.

OK so they look good, come with a nice case yada yada yada...
The sound though is awful...!! No real deep bass here, though clear, it sounds "tinny" and enclosed.
Ive even "broken these in" by letting a selection of my music play on them for 10-12 hours.
Plus the cables supplied are far too short - about a metre or so each.
BUT - the wife who is sitting less than 3 ft away isnt disturbed by any noise leakage...

Im sure there are other brands out there for the same or less that deliver a MUCH better experience.

Not impressed Dr Dre... is taht why you sold the company off to some poor unsuspecting sucker?


HP Pavilion DV8-1250EA Laptop (Intel Core i7-720QM 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 18.4-inch Full HD display, Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit)
HP Pavilion DV8-1250EA Laptop (Intel Core i7-720QM 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD, 18.4-inch Full HD display, Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit)

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding piece of kit, 11 Oct. 2010
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Having read all the horror stories about HP build quality, I was initially reluctant to pick up this laptop. But having had a good experience over the years, I thought Id give it a shot.

The good bits:
- Fantastic piano gloss finish and lit up logo on the lid for that extra envy effect
- The 18.4" widescreen is pin sharp and obviously full 1080p HD
- Lovely full sized keyboard and accurate touchpad
- The built in fingerpint scanner and software will make it easy for you to access your machine accounts and even online accounts
- There is PLENTY processing power with the i7 processor and 4GB RAM
- The 1Gb dedicated graphics card means your RAM is NOT shared
- The disks (2x 320Gb) come pre partitioned which make it easy to restore in case of failure
- Laptop comes with a remite control (presumably for Blu-ray viewing and the like) but I havent given that a whirl yet
- Even comes with a nice microfibre fleece sleeve for additional protection

The bad bits:
- Being a desktop replacement its a little on the heavy side (4kg?) so dont expect this to come under the ultra-portable category.
- Finding a snug case for it is a challenge
- A little tough on the knees and legs if youre someone who likes to have this sat on your lap
- At £1150 (as at Sept 30th 2010) its a little steep - maybe wait until its sub £1000
- It required over a 150 software updates which suck up bandwidth when you have to download them!
(This can be rectified by the manufacturer easily before despatch)

So far this machine hasnt missed a beat.
I have yet to put it under any intense tests such as running virtal machines and the like.
Dont be fooled by the fact that this is a 1.6Ghz processor. Its quad core power so gives you effective 4 times that amount of grunt!
The equivalent product is the HP Envy 17. Though I fail to see how that one could be better.


The World According to Bumble: Start the Car
The World According to Bumble: Start the Car
by David Lloyd
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some mediocrity from an otherwise brilliant man, 26 Sept. 2010
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Bumble is a much loved character both on and off camera.
This book gives some good insight, opinion and speculation on all sorts of subjects.

I am a cricket fan, and I generally enjoy Bumble's on-air commentary.
But I do feel a little confused at whether the book or the microphone is his REAL personality.

All in all a good read.


Disgraced: Forced to Marry a Stranger, Betrayed by My Own Family, Sold My Body to Survive, This is My Story
Disgraced: Forced to Marry a Stranger, Betrayed by My Own Family, Sold My Body to Survive, This is My Story
by Saira Ahmed & Andrew Crofts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A genuine account, 19 Sept. 2010
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Some readers may find the content borderline fictional. But let me tell you - as a muslim male in the UK, even I have heard and seen circumstances not too dis-similar to this one. The formula of a strict family environment, couple with traditional values and some sprinkeld on western influences is not a new one.

The book is a no holds barred account of a tragic life story. The narratve is engaging and the story unfolds well. Actually I would go so far as to say Id like to read a sequel or follow up just to see how the authoer has faired since.

A good read overall.
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Daughters of Shame
Daughters of Shame
by Jasvinder Sanghera
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive, 19 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Daughters of Shame (Paperback)
If youve read the original, this is more of the same but in a 3rd person perspective.

By around page 30, its hard to project any more empathy because the stories/cases all read the same.

Summary: its a crying shame - it really is - but writing a book on several chapters of the same tired recipe doesnt do the women or the cause any justice. I was hard to see what results the author actually got from her womens centre.


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