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Cooks Original Chinese Curry Sauce Concentrate - 405g
Cooks Original Chinese Curry Sauce Concentrate - 405g
Offered by We Luv Shopping
Price: £5.07

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Curry Sauce, 8 Feb. 2015
I just made a curry sauce chip buttie with this sauce that matched any that I'd had from Newcastle chippies, this sauce is better than that from the many chip shops that don't know how to make a good curry sauce.

Summary: Awesome, the best.


Beet It Organic Beetroot Juice 750 ml (Pack of 8)
Beet It Organic Beetroot Juice 750 ml (Pack of 8)
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: £20.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for amateur sport and lowering blood pressure., 15 Aug. 2014
I drink this everyday and think it makes a considerable difference to health, particularly blood. The British heart foundation says it reduces blood pressure due to the nitrates in it. I think for non-professionals in to sport it seems to have a considerable effect on those times when you are trying to give it a bit extra, at least that's the way it feels to me when cycling and trying to sprint here or there during a ride.

The benefit of the drink is very slow acting due to the odd way it enters the blood, Quote:
"Dietary nitrate is absorbed rapidly from the stomach and small intestine. About 25% of ingested nitrate enters the enterosalivary circulation, where it’s reduced to nitrite by bacterial nitrate reductases from symbiotic anaerobic bacteria on the surface of the tongue. This nitrite is swallowed and reduced to nitric oxide in the acidic environment of the stomach or is absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract and reenters the circulation as nitrite.1 "

Summary:
Stomach -> saliva -> bacteria on tongue -> stomach -> blood !!! Takes a day or two.

It's true it doesn't taste amazing, but it does have a small quantity of apple juice in the take out some of the bite. It's less unpleasant than say spinach or sprouts, I certainly don't find the taste to be a problem, it's 'earthy'.

It says it lasts 5 days once opened if refrigerated, I think 4 days is more realistic, the flavour seems to change a little on the 5th day. The best before date on cartons I've bought so far has always been about 9 months ahead (2014).


CiT 2036 450W Prescott Midi Case - Black/Silver
CiT 2036 450W Prescott Midi Case - Black/Silver
Offered by ADMI Limited UK
Price: £23.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, a bit noisy, 3 April 2014
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Pros:
Cheap, it's working!
Power supply says 500w on it (This could vary).
Installation of motherboard and drives was simple enough.
I didn't cut myself on any sharp edges, indeed the ones I checked were blunt.
Looks nice enough.
Cables routed nicely / case is reasonably spacious.
Both panels came off to allow easy access to screw drives in.

Cons:
Very thin flimsy metal, this is not a case that you could sit on, it would buckle.
Noisy, only 2 fans but they are noisy 80mm things.
No place to put 2.5inch drives - either use adapter or leave loose (OK for SSDs)

The rest:
The noisy case fan could be replaced with a Noctua or other quiet fan.
The side of the case has holes for a 80mm fan (not supplied), but there are only 2 holes instead of 4 (they are diagonally placed), you could drill two more holes - there is a raised spot where the hole should be.


LT Lighting 11 Watt LED Light Bulb B22 Bayonet Warm White Brightest 100 Watt Incandescent Bulbs Replacement
LT Lighting 11 Watt LED Light Bulb B22 Bayonet Warm White Brightest 100 Watt Incandescent Bulbs Replacement
Offered by LTLE
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very bright., 15 Dec. 2013
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I installed one in the kitchen and wow it's as bright as the best 100w incandescent, it's a bit wider than other bulbs and wasn't compatible with the lampshade (see pic at top of product page).

Colours all looked fine to me, although perhaps reds are a bit less vibrant, but I'm not painting works of art so I'm not bothered.

Overall, love it, very recommended.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Warm, lasts well., 22 Nov. 2012
A good jacket for the winter, perhaps not good enough for sub-zero days, but otherwise ok with a couple of layers underneath. It is not fully waterproof but keeps out the light rain on my 10-mile commute. I've been using the jacket from around January up to the present, almost December and it's lasted quite well.

The reflective patches have lasted well through dozens of washes, always 30degrees or less.

Suitable for those who ride fast, if you're a poodler then you'd want something thicker.

Summary: Good quality, recommended, would buy again.


Avenir Fold Out Side Pannier Rack Bag - Black, 10/20 Litres
Avenir Fold Out Side Pannier Rack Bag - Black, 10/20 Litres
Price: £25.07

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's taking a good hammering over poorly maintained roads., 27 Oct. 2012
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A hundred miles a week for about 3 months now this pannier has survived countless potholes, rain, it's held together whilst my wheels have needed to be trued and need truing again. In fact it looks almost like new.

I haven't used the drop-down part of the pannier as I feared the bags might end up in the spokes - my pannier rack is skinny with only a couple of bars down the side, I'd be less fearful with a better rack.

The zips have survived me stuffing the bag very full a couple of times every week.

My bike rack is rather skinny and the velcro straps on the Avenir bag don't attach too well around it, I had to improvise by tying a strap in a knot and pulling a couple of the little top cords around the seat-post.

Slotting a bike light into the loop on the back causes the light to point upwards approx 25 degrees.

Summary:
Excellent buy, sturdy, great value at £17.99+P&P


Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Full HD 1080P,  Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof - Black
Kodak PlaySport Zx5 Full HD 1080P, Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof - Black
Offered by Optimistics

4.0 out of 5 stars Great picture, battery design bad., 25 Aug. 2011
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The waterproof aspect seems to work ok, haven't used that much. The picture quality is great but I think 1080p could be a little sharper(nitpicking - it's better than most), the anti-shake works very well - I use it as a bike cam and it smooths out small vibrations very well.

One thing it doesn't have is time lapse which is a shame as it wouldn't take much effort for it to be coded in.

Macro works well. 60 frames per second is interesting but I haven't the software to turn this in to slow-motion yet. Some youtube videos show this aspect.

The angle of view it records is too narrow for my liking - ok for recording other people doing sports but too narrow to work well as a bicycle cam... But it works well with a cheap stick-on fish-eye lens.

The battery can not be removed which means it can't be replaced and has to be recharged or plugged in to usb before you can continue filming which is a bit of a pain. Last time I was out recording, a full charge lasted 2h3m which caused me to miss a couple of interesting events :(

The shape of the cam makes it very awkward to attach to a helmet or bike. The buttons are not particularly suited to this either because the zoom buttons protrude and kept getting pressed accidentally.

Night-time picture is good.

Sound quality is excellent, the Playsport doesn't have wind-shear problems like many other bike/sport-cams.

The video-editing software that comes with the camera is so rubbish and buggy, you can do next to nothing with it, you can't see what you're doing!! I uninstalled it straight away.

Not having a removable battery or the ability to use a spare was a stupid idea, zx3 has it, zx5 doesn't - It has already caused me to miss a mild road rage event and a dangerous driver getting a lecture.

The charge time, I haven't measured it but it seems to take 2 or 3hours.

The screen can't be turned off whilst recording which is daft since this would lead to longer battery life. It would be nice if the on/off led indicated that the Playsport was still recording. A screensaver/screen-off option would be very welcome.

The MP4 format which the video's are saved in is a bit of a pain because none of the free video editors which I've tried so far will work with this format.


Just Cause 2 (PC DVD)
Just Cause 2 (PC DVD)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £7.49

3 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Game did not work because steam is poorly programmed theif management., 4 Dec. 2010
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Just Cause 2 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Game, WFG, I get as far as installing steam and steam crashes, this is what happens when greedy companies treat everybody like thieves, Steam says I have to use wired instead of wireless - WFT? All my other non-DRM (digital rights manglement) games work fine with wireless, steam needs to sort it's act out.
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Mega-Sonic Cat, Dog & Fox Repeller [Latest Model]- Motion activated sensor
Mega-Sonic Cat, Dog & Fox Repeller [Latest Model]- Motion activated sensor
Offered by LightingandMobileAccessoriesUK
Price: £17.45

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fails, 10 May 2008
It seemed to work for the first 5 days, but then the cat(s) must of gotten used to it - They left a couple of messages 2m & 3m in front of the repeller. Also it is oversensitive and scares away birds as small as starling. It is not in-audible to humans either.
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Scan Sse400 Ffp2 Dustmask (Valved) 300400
Scan Sse400 Ffp2 Dustmask (Valved) 300400

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dust Mask, Cheap filters, 5 July 2006
Most dust masks are pants - 'for comfort', these ones actually mold to the face, are easy to quickly put on and take off, don't let any dust in, and most of all - they're fairly comfortable. The filters are hard to come by though.


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