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EasyAcc 10000mAh Brilliant Ultra Slim Dual USB (2.1A / 1.5A Output) Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Phone Smartphone Tablets Pc Bluetooth Speaker - Black and Orange
EasyAcc 10000mAh Brilliant Ultra Slim Dual USB (2.1A / 1.5A Output) Portable Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone iPad Samsung Galaxy Android Phone Smartphone Tablets Pc Bluetooth Speaker - Black and Orange
Price: £17.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite gadget, 31 July 2014
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I bought this as an additional power source for a roadhawk bullet camera. essentially I attach the camera to my motorbike helmet and wire it to this battery in my jacket pocket. It will drive that little camera for years I reckon on a single charge.

On a practical note, it comes with two USB charging ports set at different voltages , plug your device in one, if it doesnt start charging plug it in the other. I can charge my android, iphone and ipad if need to though I didnt buy it for that,

It has one button, when you press it it indicates its own charge level through 4 neat little blue LED's. In all the time I have had it, it has gone down one LED, mainly due to the little camera, I'm sure an iPad would suck out all the juice much quicker

Design is good, feels robust and ergonomic, it really is a nice little thing to hold, even if it does'nt actually do much,

Anyway I recommend it if you are looking for this sort of thing.


HEAVY-DUTY CAR TYRE AIR COMPRESSOR INFLATOR 12V 140PSI
HEAVY-DUTY CAR TYRE AIR COMPRESSOR INFLATOR 12V 140PSI
Offered by Zoozio Tv
Price: £22.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Virtually unusable, 31 July 2014
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I bought this, drawn in by all the good reviews and low cost but it completely fails for me. The good points are it is a nice quiet little compressor and the lighter socket plug stays in the socket so you don't need another person to sit in the car and hold it like most Halfords compressors I've had. The bad points though are the little copper screw on for the tyre valve, it is rough, nasty and lets more air out than in trying to screw it in especially with awkward alloy wheels or motorbike wheels where there is not much room. Once screwed on you get a pressure reading in a dial that is too small and has 5 psi increments. 20,25,30 each about 4-5mm apart on the scale so impossible to get an accurate 28psi for example, in fact as soon as you turn it on it leaps 5psi. so was that it? add a bit more then. Then you try and unscrew the nasty little copper connector and you lose a lot more than you put in. painful stuff.
I have noticed the same pump but with a lever style connector, perhaps that is better, you still get the tiny scale though.
This pump is probably quite good for a cheap light pump where precise psi is not required but for general car use, I think I will have to go back and buy yet another halfords digital. It may take two people to operate but at least you can enter a desired PSI and get somewhere near it.


Campaign in Russia
Campaign in Russia
by Leon Degrelle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.91

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine awe inspiring account, not from a historian, 28 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Campaign in Russia (Paperback)
Leon Degrelle was a Belgian soldier fighting on the eastern front defending Europe from the bolsheviks. Never really coming to terms with why the allies did not join the fight to save Europe from the red tide, this is his account of the war.
As with any soldier anywhere he was intensely proud of his unit, cared for the men under his command, believed in the greater cause and the leadership.You can't fault him for that, as some reviewer might. What you do get is almost a day by day account from the initial fantastic advances to the freezing winters to the hopeless grinding into submission in 1945. I agree the prose is flowery sometimes in a way that moments of clarity make you suddenly realise you are alive, especially when closely escaping death. Leon leaves you in no doubt about the suffering and the shear horrors of warfare. Some passages genuinely make you cringe especially as he describes death at -40 degrees C where faces and eyes are preserved instantly. You also get truly heroic accounts of soldiers who knowingly sacrifice themselves to defend their comrades and this isnt an unusual event.
On the negative side I did get about 3 quarters of the way through and started thinking the book was repetitive or dragging on a bit, but realised that that was part of the point, it was a real struggle and the endless attacks and counter attacks drew its toll on every person and you really feel it. Towards the end when the Russians are attacking in never ending waves and the troops are encircled in a hopeless situation he describes grown men crying like children. The despair, the inevitability of death is there in spades and you really feel for the men as you have been reading about them following their lives for so long.
It doesn't matter what side you were on or what politics, you cannot fail to be moved by those brave young men facing their own mortality is appalling conditions, it really is awe inspiring stuff, and required reading for anyone with an interest in the period or those that have a certain software title by Gary Grigsby.


Beginning C# 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional (Books for Professionals by Professionals)
Beginning C# 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional (Books for Professionals by Professionals)
by James Huddleston
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.17

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Curious title, 6 Oct 2009
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If you expect this book to teach you about creating database applications with C#. This is not it, read the title again.

The first half is about SQL. How to Select, Join, create procedures etc but nothing to do with c#.

Then there is a little bit about creating a connection, this is in c# but as a console application and it literally does just create a connection.

The chapter on Windows forms, is about how to add a windows form but nothing about databases or data aware components. It simply is a beginners guide to creating a form.
Likewise the chapter on ASP.NET tells you about ASP but not about doing anything database wise with it.

Maybe the chapter on events?, but no these are button events on a windows form (whats that got to do with databases?). Nothing to do with controlling events such as triggers etc you might do with a database.

So this book is really a beginners book to c# - but there are much better and detailed ones about - (try head first)
it is also a beginners book about SQL

But it is NOT a book about creating database apps with C#.

I gave the book two stars because it is an easy and quite pleaant read and I did learn a few bits about SQL, like creating XML. But did not learn anything about creating a DB application.

Maybe if the title was "Beginning C#, Beginning Databases" it would make sense but I still struggle with it!
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First Lessons Banjo (Mel Bay's First Lessons)
First Lessons Banjo (Mel Bay's First Lessons)
by Jack Hatfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.57

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best place to start bluegrass banjo, 10 Mar 2007
I absolutely recommend this book as THE place to start on the 5 string bluegrass banjo. Each lesson builds on the last and you learn one new thing each lesson, each time maintaining the lessons learned previously.

However the book does ramp up quite quickly, this is good because you can play some great tunes very soon but by the last couple of pages you might think you have learned too much too fast. But by then you're hooked on bluegrass!. Move on to Hatfields bluegrass banjo method book one (hunt it down) to consolidate your learning and move toward intermediate level playing.


Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
by David Pogue
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.50

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear I got it all wrong, 23 Oct 2005
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I thought this book was going to be full of things Microsoft don't tell you such as hints and tips. But no, its stuff they don't tell you because most of it is insanely obvious. Like minimising and maximising or adding a Printer. Microsoft are probably just saving paper by not printing this sort of stuff. If you're a complete newbie to Windows buy it. If you're looking for stuff they don't tell you, like (well I'm not sure now because I didnt find it here!).
This book will NOT make you and XP expert. At best it might save you from embarrasment.


Netgear ADSL Modem 4 Port Router and 10/100 switch DG814
Netgear ADSL Modem 4 Port Router and 10/100 switch DG814
Offered by LambdaTek ComponentShop
Price: £23.05

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 30 April 2003
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I just spent many, many hours over many days trying to set up microsofts internet connection sharing so my daughter could share the BT Alcatel modem on my PC. I finally gave in and after reading the above reviews I thought I would try it. Well its very impressive, it configured itself in fact I only had to key in my user name and password, which was the hardest bit! It then worked, I added my daughters connection to the device and her browser just sprang in to life. Literally both machines on line 15 minutes from the box. If you have the alcatel modem and are faffing with MS connection sharing forget it, just buy this. Ok so you need a network but if you havent got one the cards go for about 8 quid these days (need one for each PC), Ethernets are for the home now! - don't be afraid!!!! - Oh and it seems much much faster than the alcatel too!


Airbus A320 (Airlife's Airliners)
Airbus A320 (Airlife's Airliners)
by Robert Hewson
Edition: Paperback

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Its a picture book, 17 Jan 2001
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Looking for information on the A320. Look elsewhere. This is a colour picture book you could have compiled yourself. (If you had a big camera and sat around at airports all day that is).
If you like this sort of thing then great. If you want more techie detail then serach for AirLinerTech. Which is also distributed by Airlife.


Airbus Industrie A.340 (AirlinerTech)
Airbus Industrie A.340 (AirlinerTech)
by Thomas McGarry
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does everything it says on the cover, 17 Jan 2001
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I was recently dissapointed with Airlifes's books which turned out to be glorrified picture books. I then came accross this book which by Specialty press but distributed by Airlife.
Oh no. another Airlife picture book I thought.
BUt no, this book promises to delve into systems and discuss flight tests and does. What has most impressed me is the way the author has gone into detail but not so much that you get bogged down and bored.
Most systems are explained, hydraulics - electrics etc. There is a good cross section of an APU but slightly dissapointingly no engine diagrams. I suppose this is because the engines are supplied by other manufacturers and probably have books of their own.
However operating information for the engines is supplied.
There are comparisons with equivilent Boeing aircraft but this is done is a subjective manner where the author shows no bias - Even though the author is an A320 pilot.
If you're into this sort of detail about aircraft then buy it. Its almost a pity its only 100 pages but I suppose thats teh trade off with too much detail.
If you're a flight sim buff looking to model an A340, this should be your first stop


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