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Sony NP-FM50 M Series InfoLITHIUM Battery For DCR-TRV15/17/30/330/725/828, DCR-PC6/9, MVC-CD200/300 [8.5wh]
Sony NP-FM50 M Series InfoLITHIUM Battery For DCR-TRV15/17/30/330/725/828, DCR-PC6/9, MVC-CD200/300 [8.5wh]

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended Camcorder battery, 6 Nov 2013
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Genuine Sony battery charges quickly and last a long time. Excellent price too. Recommended. Nothing more to say really. Good


1280P HD 2.5" LCD NIGHT VISION CCTV IN-CAR DVR ACCIDENT VIDEO PROOF CAMERA Video Recorder
1280P HD 2.5" LCD NIGHT VISION CCTV IN-CAR DVR ACCIDENT VIDEO PROOF CAMERA Video Recorder
Offered by Tech Code
Price: 19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value but had some problems, 6 Nov 2013
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If I'd written this after a week of use I'd have slated it! Not now....At first it would not record in 5 or 10 minutes segments. It only recorded in 2 min segments which might have been fine except that a good 6 seconds was missing at the change over point from one segment to the next! This was very bad as you can travel a long way in 6 seconds. If this wasn't bad enough it would not overwrite the SD card and just stopped once it was full. Also I was unable to set the time and date as these were not options visible in the menu. At this point I was about returning it.

However after fiddling with the buttons over the coming week and if I remember correctly erasing data from the unit itself rather than on the laptop, I discovered the date and time appeared in the menu so was able to change these, and when I selected the 10 min segments they started to record properly with no break in data between segments. At last it was 100% working fine and records continuously overwriting the oldest data. The downsides are the infra red light do nothing, the 90deg angle is a little narrow and the quality on the highest setting is not very good. If a car passes you or comes towards you it is not possible to read the number plate which I think is poor. Road signs coming up are very blurred and in general there is no detail. Vans coming towards you with sign writing are usually unreadable unless the signage is large. Hopefully this would not matter too much if you need the recording as evidence. For the price you can't complain and I am thinking of using this as a rear facing camera and buying a better quality camera with wider field of view for the front.


The Diving Board [Mint Pack]
The Diving Board [Mint Pack]
Offered by Side Two
Price: 8.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Diving Board, 6 Nov 2013
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Not a bad CD which is growing on me. Not Elton's best but this pack with extra tracks is worth the money and worth buying if you like EJ.


Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle - White
Kenwood True JKP210 Kettle - White
Price: 29.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 6 Nov 2013
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I like the fact that it can be placed on the base in any orientation so the steam can be directed away from the underside of cupboards. The lid is quite hard to close, it needs a bit of a slam shut, and I fear it will break, or at least the clips that hold it will. It is possible to hold down the "open" button whilst closing which gets around the problem but that's a bit fiddly. Time will tell if it lasts.


Transcend 8GB Premium SDHC Class 10 Memory Card [Frustration-free Packaging]
Transcend 8GB Premium SDHC Class 10 Memory Card [Frustration-free Packaging]
Price: 5.34

5.0 out of 5 stars No problems with Panasonic camera, 26 Oct 2011
I've used this as a storage device with my Panasonic camera for the past ten months. There have been no problems and it gives me around 1500 pictures 4320 x 2430 in 16x9 aspect ratio or 2700 photos at 2560 x 1920 4x3 aspect ratio.


Panasonic Lumix TZ8 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Panasonic Lumix TZ8 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great camera with widescreen, 26 Oct 2011
I've had this camera for about 10 months now. It's been superb especially the wide angle lens and long zoom. The electronic zoom can be usefull and surprising powerful and good. The image stabilisation works well. I leave it in "intelligent auto" mode and widescreen for 99% of the time. If taking portrait photos the normal 4 x 3 aspect ratio is better than widescreen otherwise the resultant very tall pictures look small on a computer screen. Don't buy the similar model, I think the TZ10, as the GPS system uses too much battery power. Good lens and colour rendition. Buy an 8Gh storage card. It's a perfect fit for a Lowepro Santiago 20 Black Camera Bag which is hard and gives good protection whilst fitting neatly on a belt. Buy this too about 12. Highly recommended. JM.


Edimax EW-7128G Wireless LAN PCI Card 802.11b/g 54Mbp (Ralink)
Edimax EW-7128G Wireless LAN PCI Card 802.11b/g 54Mbp (Ralink)

5.0 out of 5 stars No problems after 2 years, 26 Oct 2011
What can I say. It does what you would expect and there have been no problems after two years. I don't need at least twenty words to praise this!


40 Years of Queen (AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION)
40 Years of Queen (AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION)
by Harry Doherty
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 26 Oct 2011
This is a lovely book with many inserts that can be removed. I bought it as a present for a Queen fan but would quite like a copy for myself!


Abus Varedo 47 - Black, 30cm
Abus Varedo 47 - Black, 30cm
Price: 29.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Some niggles, 26 Oct 2011
This review is from: Abus Varedo 47 (Sports)
It's large so not easy to find space to fit if you have a bottle carrier. The biggest problem is the plastic fixing piece, difficult to describe the problem but one can not fit the lock directly within the bike frame, the fitting has to be to one side so it partly sticks out. Potential to catch feet or thighs. Also the key must be fully inserted and it's all to easy to partly turn the key without fully engaging the mechanism. You then spend time turning the key back and forth trying to either withdraw it or push it fully in. Very irritating. I'd not really recommend this lock for these 2 reasons.


atFoliX FX-Antireflex screen-protector for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 (3 pack) - Anti-reflective screen protection!
atFoliX FX-Antireflex screen-protector for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 (3 pack) - Anti-reflective screen protection!
Offered by @FoliX GmbH
Price: 5.19

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to fit if you think about it, works well too., 11 May 2011
My son bought one of these so I took his advice before fitting mine. It was very straight forward and quick BUT you must take care. The supplied instructions are very small to read but absolutely correct. Most importantly do NOT unpack and use your camera before fitting the screen as it must be clean. Working out which side of the film has the backing on, and hence which way up to hold it, is important and it's not obvious. Don't try and peel the backing tab with your fingers, you will inevitably get finger prints on the sticky backing. Use tweezers to hold the tab and to peel it off. Work out which side the backing is and then make sure it is the underside before you continue. BEFORE peeling the backing hold the plastic screen up to the camera to see how it aligns. Mine has approx half a millimeter of space around it so you must be accurate when sticking it on. Rest the camera face down. Apply from left to right. Hold the right side of the film with your fingers, use your right hand, with the tab on the LEFT. Using tweezers peel the backing from left to right UNDER the film. Kind of roll it back at least a third. It's quite thick and firm which is good. Apply the sticky backing to the left side of camera screen remembering how close it should be. My film came with a piece of card to help smooth it down, quite useful but fingers work well too. Apply the left side. Gently work the film onto the camera screen working to the right and the backing being stiff will tend to peel its way off, help with the tweezers. Don't use your fingers to hold the backing piece. Both my son and I found this easy and you would not know the film was stuck on. Almost invisible. After a busy week taking 750 photos, it's showing no signs or wear, highly recommended.


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