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The Return of the Native
The Return of the Native
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hardy for free, 10 Mar 2013
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You cannot want better than English classic novels by the likes of Thomas Hardy, available absolutely free from the internet.


The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: 17.00

5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves it, 10 Mar 2013
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Hours of fun for younger players even though this is old technology. The graphics are good and there are plenty of challenges.


Jazooli USB Charge & Sync Dock Connector Cable For Apple iPods - White
Jazooli USB Charge & Sync Dock Connector Cable For Apple iPods - White
Offered by Jazooli
Price: 1.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good deal, 28 Dec 2011
This iPod USB cable could easily pass for an Apple original - it might even be one. It enables connection between a computer and an iPod so that files can be transferred etc. It also charges the iPod battery, although not very quickly - I would advise a separate charger for that.


Swarfega Original Classic Hand Cleaner -  1ltr
Swarfega Original Classic Hand Cleaner - 1ltr
Price: 6.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing beats this., 22 Oct 2011
If you do any kind of work that results in dirty, greasy hands, (like working on the car) nothing is better than Swarfega (apart from the heavy duty version, which has tiny granules to help get rid of the toughest dirt) for getting clean again. It's not like soap or regular detergent; it's a gel which just dissolves grease.

I've used Swarfega for years - it's brilliant. It's also good for treating greasy stains in the laundry.

Swarfega Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner 12.5Kg


Infiniti LightScribe v2 16x DVD-R 4.7Gb Gold Cakebox (10pk)
Infiniti LightScribe v2 16x DVD-R 4.7Gb Gold Cakebox (10pk)

4.0 out of 5 stars Infiniti Lightscribe DVD-R 10pk, 20 Aug 2010
So far I have no complaints about the discs themselves - they have all worked satisfactorily on both sides, i.e. data side and lightscribe side.

My only complaint is to companies like Infiniti that there isn't a larger range of Lightscribe products available, particularly large quantity cakeboxes.


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227 of 236 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive lenses, 18 July 2008
Whilst this is an excellent camera in itself - I particularly like the smooth action of the motorised mirror - it's worth mentioning certain drawbacks of going down the Canon road if you're new to digital SLR photography.

It can be quite expensive kitting out Canon cameras with lenses for the following reasons:
1. Image stabilisation is not built into the camera body. This means that to have the benefit of image stabilisation you need to buy lenses with that facility built in. This makes the lenses inherently more expensive for any given spec.
2. The 'kit' lenses available from Canon (the 18-55 and 55-250) do not have internal focus and this makes the use of polarising filters difficult with the filter thread rotating with focus.
3. Canon do not supply lens hoods with their lenses and, unless you opt for cheap far-eastern alternatives, are quite expensive to acquire.
4. The optical performance of the kit lenses doesn't do justice to the resolving capability of the excellent CMOS sensor. To really get the benefit of your investment you will need to buy the more up-market lens offerings from Canon and they really don't come cheap.

If you're on a budget you might consider investing in a system where the image stabilisation is built into the camera itself. You may find the camera slightly more expensive but the lens savings will easily offset that.
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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No internal focus, 31 May 2008
The front element of this lens rotates so it's not very good if you want to use a polarising filter. Also, when attaching filters or a lens hood it's advisable to switch off autofocus to avoid damaging the autofocus motor.

Much cheaper alternatives to the Canon lens hood are available on the internet.


Fujifilm Leather Multi Purpose Case For Finepix S5600, S7000, S9500
Fujifilm Leather Multi Purpose Case For Finepix S5600, S7000, S9500

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too small, 28 Oct 2007
It's just too small for a Fuji 9600. The lens is too big for the cut-out shape which is supposed to support it and there's hardly enough room for anything else. It looks nice, but if you like carrying spares, flash gun, etc, buy something else.


Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Digital Camera - Black (9.0MP, 10.7x Optical Zoom) 2.0 inch LCD
Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Digital Camera - Black (9.0MP, 10.7x Optical Zoom) 2.0 inch LCD

15 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy a DSLR, 24 Oct 2007
I have been taking photos for years using film SLR cameras and, more recently, a digital SLR. I bought this 'bridge' camera out of curiosity as much as anything. The electronic viewfinder takes a little getting used to - it's not nearly as nice as having an optical viewfinder and seems to offer little advantage over the LCD screen apart from making it easier to see in high ambient light, and 2) offering diopter correction for the over 40s! And something I can't quite get used to - when framing a shot you always get a bright image in the viewfinder which bears no relation to the actual exposure of the shot you are about to take.

Now having used this camera for a while I'm able to add to my review. Night shooting: difficult with this camera because it's necessary to use manual focus for long exposures and the manual focus system leaves a lot to be desired, largely because the focus ring is of the uncalibrated sort with no start or finish point. Also, if you change from record to replay to review your work the camera doesn't remember the focus setting.

Another thing I've noticed is poor performance from the lens in high contrast areas of the picture - quite a lot of 'fringing'. This could be because of the relatively small size of the CCD - 0.625" which may show up inadequacies in the optics.

On the whole I prefer my Pentax SLR, even though it is only 6MP, although here are 2 advantages of the Fuji: - 1) nearly silent operation is possible, useful for candid shots and 2) no risk of dust getting to the chip because of the fixed lens.
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TomTom GO 720 Satellite Navigation
TomTom GO 720 Satellite Navigation

10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like all Satnav devices - not 100% reliable..., 16 Oct 2007
...don't get me wrong - I'm very pleased with my 720. I've owned other devices including the 910 and the 720 gets 5 stars all round.

The problem is more of a generic one which frustrates me because it seems almost impossible to get Tomtom to deal with it.

Part of my route to work takes me along a country lane. I frequently encounter heavy goods vehicles coming the other way and getting stuck on a bend. This is because they are closely following their (please note correct spelling of 'their') Tomtom's directions which have taken them away from the main road. For some reason which I don't understand it seems that ALL Tomtoms make the same mistake with this particular route, and it's been going on for years.

Why haven't Tomtom done anything about it? Why don't they respond when you try to contact them about it? I've submitted such details as I am able to Mapshare but nothing has changed yet.

Perhaps someone can enlighten me.
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