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Faber-Castell TK-Fine Vario L 135900 Retractable Pencil Refill Thickness 1 mm Barrel Colour Green
Faber-Castell TK-Fine Vario L 135900 Retractable Pencil Refill Thickness 1 mm Barrel Colour Green
Price: £15.64

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Design, Perfect Function!, 3 Aug 2014
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Beautifully designed pencil, I was pleased to find a pencil in this lead size, and was intrigued by the dual functionality. If i am honest I don't really find much use for the cushioned mode; I should point out I use this pencil for writing and mathematics only, I do not draft with it so I may simply be ignorant of this feature.

The pencil is quite nice to write with, however it has a rotatable lead type indicator (HB, 2B, B etc.) right at the tip of the pencil, I found this annoying as I hold all writing instruments quite close to the point, but it's easy enough to pull the orange cap off and get rid of the rotating cover bit.

Good: Great design, interesting dual mode functionality
Bad: Tricky to use if you write using the very tip of the pencil


Laptop Charger for Asus X501A X401A X501U X501E (All Models) Compatible Replacement Notebook Adapter Adaptor Power Supply - Laptop Power (TM) Branded (UK Powercord and 12 Month Warranty)
Laptop Charger for Asus X501A X401A X501U X501E (All Models) Compatible Replacement Notebook Adapter Adaptor Power Supply - Laptop Power (TM) Branded (UK Powercord and 12 Month Warranty)
Offered by Cambridge Accessories
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product, Good Seller!, 3 Aug 2014
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Not much to say, charges the laptop as it should!

Very fast delivery, reasonable price, solid product. Would buy from this seller again

5 stars!


Spigen Google Nexus 5 Case Protective with Front Cover [Slim Armor View] [Smooth Black] Dual Layer Advanced Shock Absorption Protective Case w/ View Window for Nexus 5 - Smooth Black (SGP10792)
Spigen Google Nexus 5 Case Protective with Front Cover [Slim Armor View] [Smooth Black] Dual Layer Advanced Shock Absorption Protective Case w/ View Window for Nexus 5 - Smooth Black (SGP10792)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Case, Terrible Software!, 3 Aug 2014
The case itself is absolutely excellent. It has been well designed and constructed; the materials are of high quality also. However, the whole design is hinged on the use of the view window on the cover. For this to work you need to download an app (recommended by Spigen), its hould be noted that this app is third party and not designed by spigen.

This is where this product falls over. The app is awful; very poorly coded, ill-conceived and so buggy it is unusable. The main reason for this is that the activation for the app, is triggered by the phone's light sensor (the one that disables the screen when you hold it to your face so that your cheek doesn't interact with it mid-call). This may seem like a good idea, but in practice if you are looking closely at the screen, the user will block enough light with their head and trigger the app even worse because the amount of light hitting the sensor is not consistent the app will flick in between states. This could potentially be solved by allowing the user to define the threshold for the trigger.

It may seem a little unfair for me to dock a mark for something Spigen didn't design, however they specifically recommend this app, not only that they advertise on the leaflet a software product designed specifically for the nexus and by Spigen, they give a release date for this app, which has long since elapsed in both British and American date formats) when I enquired with Spigen about when the app would be available they replied "we are sorry you didn't enjoy the case...the app isn't available at the moment". Err, I know that is why I asked? (also I made a point about complimenting the physical case when I raised the issue).

Summary (I have rambled a little in this review):
Good: Brilliant case, solid build, does the job (protects the phone)
Bad: Terrible software ruins design of the lid and view window, slightly oblivious customer support.


The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas
The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas
by Graham Woan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book, 24 Dec 2013
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This book is great, undergrad, postgrad, postdoc full professor. This thing is handy. If you want a collection of uniform equations, mathematics and constants in one place, look no further.

Be forewarned it does not include derivations, nor does it teach physics, this is supplement material only. The book is useless without knowledge and understanding. It is essentially a reference manual - this should not be take as derogatory however, as this is exactly what the book was designed to be (the author explicitly states this in the preface).

Very useful, very concise, has got me out of some dia situations with work and coursework!


Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite 13.3-inch Laptop - Black (Quad Core 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great machine for the price range, 24 Dec 2013
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I wanted something to allow me to work while traveling, so I was looking for something with ultrabook-like attributes but as I already have a very high specification PC at home I didn't want to duplicate technology (or spend ultrabook money!). So this laptop fits the bill perfectly; it's pretty light, very thin, good build quality and just generally does the job.

It's had some negative reviews elsewhere due to the "white label" processor but these reviews do not make much sense as one is presumably buying this machine for budget and high-portability reasons. One thing I would recommend is to get rid of Windows 8, aside from Windows 8 being awful; Windows 7 runs much better, quicker and smoother. I've also dual booted Windows 7 with a linux distribution which works extremely well.

The machine boots very quickly, is very quiet, has a decent battery life (about 6-8 hours depending on what you are doing) has a good quality screen.

If you are after a budget ultrabook-like laptop then this is pretty much the best you will get for the price range.

Ideal for: work, mobile use, internet useage, programming, data analysis, basic media use (video, youtube etc.)
Not for: gaming, simulation, a lot of multitasking, graphic intensive work.
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