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Azuma Barrel Summer Garden Grill Cooking Charcoal Patio BBQ with Wheels NEW
Azuma Barrel Summer Garden Grill Cooking Charcoal Patio BBQ with Wheels NEW
Offered by XS-Stock Com Ltd
Price: £99.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good BBQ, 7 Jun 2013
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The BBQ was much more substantial than we expected, good quality parts, heavy construction. It also works really well. Easy to light, with a clever way to move the coals up or down by simply lifting an internal tray. Really pleased, good design, plenty of space. Possible to remove the grid on one side to top up charcoal is things get low.


Gunson G4101 Hi-gauge Compression Tester
Gunson G4101 Hi-gauge Compression Tester
Offered by Doctor Car Parts
Price: £25.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked really well, good quality, easy to use, 8 May 2013
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Just checked compression on a car for the first time. Good quality, really easy to use, delighted with the product


Panasonic  KX-TG8061EB Single Colour DECT Phone with Answer Machine
Panasonic KX-TG8061EB Single Colour DECT Phone with Answer Machine
Offered by liGo
Price: £28.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid phone, 8 May 2013
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Worked fine out of the box, sound good, easy to use. Wish it had outlook contact synchronisation, other than this absolutely fine


Thirteen Hours
Thirteen Hours
by Deon Meyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracking read by Meyer, 4 Aug 2012
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This my second Meyer, and easily as compelling as the first (blood safari). It really was impossible to put down, the tension starts on the first page and accelerates remorselessly. The characters are well crafted, credible and engaging, drawn with rare finesse and insight, particularly for this genre. In my view this stands as both "serious" and thrilling work.

I was inexorably drawn into the complex, brutal and compelling narrative. Having lived in Cape Town, the amazing detail of "place" in this novel gives it real authenticity. Meyer also really "gets" the new South Africa and revealingly explores the contemporary issues of racism and gender politics without sentiment. The denouement is as gritty as reservoir dogs, with a great "touch".

Absolute cracker. He is as good as they say.


Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
by L.T.C Rolt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and unexpected insight, 4 Aug 2012
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Highly revealing and often surprising exploration of Brunel. Readable, yet sufficiently (accessibly) detailed on the engineering to expose the intelligence and creativity of this amazing man. The incredible energy, vision and tenacity behind the achievements, and their scale came as a shock. The human aspects of Brunel's life, in terms of relationships, successes and failures are handled with sympathetic objectivity, and subtle humour by Rolt in understated, often wry observations of the human nature of the protagonists. I can fully understand why this is considered the definitive chronicle.


Matrox D2G-A2D-IF DualHead2Go Digital Edition
Matrox D2G-A2D-IF DualHead2Go Digital Edition
Price: £128.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing piece of kit, 13 Jan 2012
Bought this to replace an HP workstation / Nvidia FX1700 card / HP dual monitor setup with a Toshiba laptop. The Nvidia card was excellent, but cost over £350 on its own, giving me 2 screens, and few complaints.

The product installed rapidly, but I needed to download latest drivers to make it work properly. These were easy to find etc. Desktop setup was initially slightly tricky to understand, but after 15 minutes, it made easy sense and everything worked fine.

I was nervous, having bought a very poor external USB external monitor product before,but once this was running I was amazed at the speed and quality, on all three screens. It runs my HP monitors at their native resolution, and my laptop screen on it's different native resolution with no problem.

I don't use HD video playback, so have no idea if it is any good, the video lead supplied is pretty short and stiff, but other than this, as a low cost way of supporting three monitors, at superb quality, this is excellent.

BTW, it is easy to change desktop setup, and applications can be set to maximise and open in whichever screen you want, as well as dialogue boxes and tooltips etc. so apps don't have to stretch over 2 screens. Some stuff like windows start screens still sit in the middle, despite settings, but most of the time, you won't notice you are using it!!


Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000: wireless keyboard , mouse
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000: wireless keyboard , mouse

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for left handers......sticky space bar, wierd layout, 12 Nov 2011
Bought this as a replacement for the Mocrosoft 5000 wireless I gave up on after a month or two, kept faith with Microsoft, and wished I hadn't.

Primary problem was partially my fault, the mouse is so ergonomic that as a left hander you cannot use it, so that was the first disaster.

Keyboard installed OK with no hassles. The layout is pretty radical, and struggled to use it at all. I think it might be good for a touch typist? I persevered, but things didn't improve much. As my "speeds" improved , I began to experience the problem described by other reviwers, that the space bar was sticky, and very often wouldn't operate "first time".

After a couple of weeks of awkward, clunky, slow and irritating use, I have returned everything. Amazon were very good on the returns.

After two failed MS keyboards, I'm off to another manufacturer.


Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 V2 - Keyboard and Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 V2 - Keyboard and Mouse

1.0 out of 5 stars Smashed it and threw away, avoid, 17 July 2011
I bought this keyboard months ago, and found that like many other users, the mouse had a mind of its own. Caps lock is indeed very annoying, being incredibly easy to toggle on without realising. Also the function keys, particularly print screen, which I use a lot are awkwardly located above the big hotkeys, and recessed in a way that makes them never quite come to hand easily.

After endless re-installing of drivers to try to fix the mouse's erratice behaviour, I re installed windows etc. on the computer. This worked, until I added the latest microsoft updates, and a logitech webcam, and the yips came back.

After several frustrating days of trying to get it to work, I lost my temper, smashed it and threw it away. Avoid like the plague, it wasn't much good when it was working......


Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 (2 PCs, 1 User)
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 (2 PCs, 1 User)
Offered by Shopper's Saving
Price: £375.99

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Office 2010 is a big step forward, 20 Sep 2010
I run a small consulting business dealing with multi nationals, and need to be on the leading edge of visual presentation, and analysis. Having been a serious critic of Microsoft, even swapping to a mac at one stage, I'm a convert. This new suite allows me to achieve higher levels of finish than 2007, more easily. The ability to mix graphics into documents, including spreadsheets has been strongly improved, with more common functionality. The micro charts in Excel allow you to create dashboards without using external plug ins.

In general the functionality feels more available, particularly in formatting. Setting out pages in Excel is a bit of a pain to begin with, and printing commands take some getting used to.

One real revalation in this release is Outlook, which now has far broader capabilites in terms of maintaining multiple accounts, and connecting to various sources of mail. The other shift between this and office 2003/7 is the improvement in web based collaboration, which I am exploring with my networked colleagues.

The install was a hassle on Vista SP2 and refused to register. The usual torture contacting Microsoft ensued, and eventually they sorted it with a new product key, but it was a pain.

Other than this, I'm really pleased. Very bug free, this appears more stable than 2007 in advanced use. Lots more power, and much prettier, I reccommend it.


Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Offered by ALL-MY-MUSIC-GERMANY
Price: £77.90

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute gem, 14 Jun 2010
Superb, fresh recordings of Ella in her prime. The material is wonderful, having piles of her work in our collection, this was a very worthwhile addition.

RE the packaging, yes, it's a pain, but ours works fine, and arrived in excellent condition. You just need to be patient, and tolerant of diversity in your shelves.


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