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Canterbury Men's Baselayer Cold Gloves, Black- Large
Canterbury Men's Baselayer Cold Gloves, Black- Large
Price: £8.84

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect winter liner glove, 26 Feb. 2014
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Bought these on the off chance as they were so cheap, but as it turns out the are also really rather good. I've worn these on my bike with Defeet woolen gloves down to about 5c and been perfectly happy. They work so well as a layering duo. They have no grip on the palms so although I wouldn't cycle with them on only, I'd happily take them on a run. Materials and stitching are good quality and there's a nice snot wipe on the back of the hand...again something more for runners. In summery I'm very, very happy with them. An unbeatable liner glove for the money or even more!


Sub Sports COLD Men's Thermal Compression Baselayer Long Sleeve Top - Large, Black
Sub Sports COLD Men's Thermal Compression Baselayer Long Sleeve Top - Large, Black
Price: £27.32

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It ticks all the boxes, 2 Nov. 2012
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This is one of the few things I've bought that I just felt compelled to write a review about. This top is excellent! Bought as a cycling base layer, thus far (Nov '12) I've found it very warm and VERY good at wicking away sweat. Sorry to put 'very' in caps, but I really was suprised at how well it works. I'm 5'11" , have a 39 inch chest and a 31 inch waist and the large size feels just snug enough.

One word of caution: unless it is very cold this top may be too warm for running in!

Highly recommended, I'm putting my order in for another one!


Cranky (Thomas Story Library)
Cranky (Thomas Story Library)
by VARIOUS
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 year old loves, 6 July 2012
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My son loves trains and Thomas the Tank Engine, and for some reason Cranky seems to hold a special place in his heart as he loves this story. Great fun to read to him, with him and sometimes he 'reads' it to me. Great book.


Palit Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card (2GB GDDR5, Kepler Architecture, 3004MHz Memory Clock, PCI Express 3.0, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready)
Palit Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Graphics Card (2GB GDDR5, Kepler Architecture, 3004MHz Memory Clock, PCI Express 3.0, NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready)

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 6 July 2012
Upgraded from a HD5850 and the effect was dramatic! The higher frame rates in the simulation type games I typically play (ARMA, DCS, ROF, etc) wasn't immediately obvious, but the higher minimum frame rates definitely were! Where once a scene might stutter it is now smooth as butter. A great bonus is the fact that although the card doubled my FPS in DCS:BS2, it uses less power and is no bigger than my old card! I can't remember the last time I upgraded a video card and found that! Definitely the best card in terms of price and performance in the current generation of boards.

My system:
i5-3750k@4.3Ghz (stock voltage)
8Gb RAM
MSI Z77A GD55 M/B
1920x1080 monitor


TeckNet® POWER BANK iEP387 7000mAh Lithium Polymer USB External Battery Backup Pack, Mobile Phone Power Pack, High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Dual 5V 3.1A USB Output) for Apple iPhone 5, iPad mini 2/1, iPad 5/4 (Lightning Cable not Provided), iPhone 4S, iPad 3/2/1; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 3/2; HTC One, Sensation, Desire C S X, Wildfire S; Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10; Nokia Lumia 920 800 900 N8; Motorola Razr; LG Optimus; Blackberry Z10; Sony Xperia Z - Black (Only one USB Charging cable included, No AC Charger is included)
TeckNet® POWER BANK iEP387 7000mAh Lithium Polymer USB External Battery Backup Pack, Mobile Phone Power Pack, High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Dual 5V 3.1A USB Output) for Apple iPhone 5, iPad mini 2/1, iPad 5/4 (Lightning Cable not Provided), iPhone 4S, iPad 3/2/1; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Note 3/2; HTC One, Sensation, Desire C S X, Wildfire S; Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10; Nokia Lumia 920 800 900 N8; Motorola Razr; LG Optimus; Blackberry Z10; Sony Xperia Z - Black (Only one USB Charging cable included, No AC Charger is included)
Offered by TECKNET
Price: £16.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well pleased!, 5 July 2012
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I own an ipad2 and an iPhone 4S and have had this device for over two months. The long and the short of it is this:

- it charges an iPad2 to about 95%
- it'll easily charge an iPhone more than once (use it mainly with my iPad)
- its easy to carry around in your bag as its light and comes with a nice pouch
- it's suitably robust but take care with the mini USB port as these don't take abuse well

I'm very happy with my purchase.


Griffin Reveal Case for 4G iPhone - Black/Clear
Griffin Reveal Case for 4G iPhone - Black/Clear
Offered by holyApples
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect for iPhone 4S, 10 Jan. 2012
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A good product. Basically a rubber bumber (and thus very easy to grip) with a clear plastic back so you can see the Apple logo. Unfortunately however, it doesn't fit the iPhone 4S perfectly. The mute button is positioned slightly lower than on the iPhone 4 so the space for the mute button doesn't line up properly and is half covered by the case. A small niggle, but £10 is the upper end of iPhone bumbers so I was a bit disappointed. Also, if I'm being really picky I would've liked the bumber to have an ever so slighly tighter fit round the edges, but now I really am finding things to fault.


Linens Limited 100% Egyptian Cotton 200 Thread Count Duvet Cover, White, Double
Linens Limited 100% Egyptian Cotton 200 Thread Count Duvet Cover, White, Double
Offered by Linens Limited
Price: £19.75

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly good, 17 Jun. 2011
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I've had these for a few months now and apon noticing I haven't reviewed them realsied what a good purchase they were. The sheets are soft and comfortable and seem to be wearing well.

Very happy with them.


Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
Offered by Maplin_Webdeals
Price: £19.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Irritating little critter, 17 Jun. 2011
Basically an excellent device save one very annoying 'feature' - the mouse wheel has only the slightest of notches, so it virtually rolls freely. The result is even the slightest presure on the mouse wheel can jerk your page up or down. I often brush the wheel while using so find it very irriating. Shame because otherwise it seems a great product.
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Philips DVP3520/05 DVD Player (DivX,USB MP3 Creation and Progressive Scan)
Philips DVP3520/05 DVD Player (DivX,USB MP3 Creation and Progressive Scan)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid and straight forward, 22 Feb. 2011
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I bought this to replace a rather nasty Maplin DVD player which was both noisey, flimsy and had a remote control that required you be no more than three feet away from the player when you tried to use it. Never, ever ever again, not even as a present.

This device however, is a different beast all together: Quiet when playing, a solid DVD tray, it remembers where you watched a DVD up to even if you swap a disc out, a responsive remote control (although it initially irritated me that the buttons are a bit 'clicky') but best of all, it plays back films from USB storage devices.

This last feature is really handy although it does seem to have two limitations - one, it doesn't play avi files so you'll have to convert them to something else and two, it doesn't play films over a GB in size all the way through to the end. No idea why this is, but on two occasions playback of 1GB+ files has stopped before the end (around about 80%). All the films i've watched which were only 700-800mb in size have played to the end fine.

All in all a great device just let down by the lack of AVI support and the 1GB file size problem.


Rise of Flight : Iron Cross Edition (PC DVD)
Rise of Flight : Iron Cross Edition (PC DVD)

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More fun than you expect, 14 Jan. 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I've played lots of flight sims over the years covering many era but WWI has never been one of them. I just couldn't think why it would be fun: slow, boring, ugly. Well, ROF certainly ain't boring and it certainly ain't ugly which is a good thing as the planes certainly are slow! Fly a 109 in IL-2 after a flight in one of ROF's 'birds' (of which 8 are included in this edition) and you'll feel like you're in jet fighter!

There are many excellent and engaging things about this game, so I'll list a few:

Graphics
In a word stunning. From the miles of bombed out no mans land, to the the beautiful trees and rivers, to the way shadows move accross your plane, it is all cutting edge stuff. The plane models are superb also. This game is eye candy gorgeous.

Flight model & Realisem
Flying these aircraft is no easy thing! They are slow, prone to falling into unrecoverable spins, lose bits of their airframes if you dive to fast and often lack any decent useable instrumentation. Fantastic! The sense of really flying a plane is highly tangible.

From your cockpit you can also wave commands to your AI (or real) wingman or fire off flares to give instructions. If you're lucky enough to have TrackIR it's even better. As you lean your head outside the cockpit the volume of on rushing wind rises dramatically - very real. Infact the sound of the wind running over your cockpit is often the best way of telling how fast your flying!

Playability & User Interface
The interface is a bit hit and miss tbh, but once you get used to it there are a load of helpfull options (in terms of stick set up and axis tunning) all of which can be tuned in game (i.e. while you're playing) so it's easy to test your setups. Also, you can create custom profiles for each plane which you can also switch between as you play.

Load times can be a bit a slow, but obviously that depends on your graphics settings and system.

Gameplay
Dogflights are vicerol and rewarding. They are however, hard! This really is like hand to hand combat for airplanes. If you're used to IL-2 Boom and Zoom tactics or turning fights, you'll be amazed how much more compact these things get in the smaller performance envelope of these planes. Some aircraft literally feel like they turn on the spot!

There are lots of solid single player missions (which are fun) and a campaign (which truth be told can be a bit dull - a replacement one is being created by the developers). MP gaming can be found but unless you have friends to play with beware: the guys online are good and getting wacked out the sky over and over again but wear thin. Definitely practise off-line first!

Support
This is the last point needing a mention. The developers are very active and in the few months I have had the game have made several updates to the game, which as far as I can tell where more about adding features than fixing bugs! This game is very stable!

In summary I'd recommend you give it a try if you haven't already, especially if you haven't tried WW1 planes before. The ROF:ICE package has all the planes you'll need but you can buy more if you fancy from the ROF store.


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