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Kärcher 7.5m Pipe And Drain Cleaning Kit - Pressure Washer Accessory
Kärcher 7.5m Pipe And Drain Cleaning Kit - Pressure Washer Accessory
Price: £43.00

4.0 out of 5 stars and is surprisingly flexible for a pressure hose which makes it good at going round tight bends, 6 Oct. 2015
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Does the job as advertised, and is surprisingly flexible for a pressure hose which makes it good at going round tight bends. Cleared my house downpipes and drains in a morning so makes a messy chore very easy and I am hoping regular use may save an expensive call out.


Hercules DS513BB Stand for 2x Trumpets and 1x Flugelhorn
Hercules DS513BB Stand for 2x Trumpets and 1x Flugelhorn
Price: £26.62

2.0 out of 5 stars This looked like the ideal solution for shows, 6 Oct. 2015
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This looked like the ideal solution for shows, pit work and similar gigs where you need to take several instruments on stage. It's a well priced package that is solidly constructed and will probably last a long time. The instruments are seated firmly on the pegs (provided you set them up correctly) and don't stick on the peg when you remove them, unlike some other stands I have used. The stand opens up and folds away quickly and easily and fits in my mute bag alongside a music stand. The peg screw threads are large (good), but not the best quality so the pegs need to be screwed into the base very firmly otherwise they wobble, and they tend to work loose. I speculate that security may be improved with an additional washer to make the fit that bit more snug. The base is relatively light, and when loaded with 2-3 instruments, the centre of gravity is very high, so I always feel nervous it will completely tip over when grabbing an instrument in a quick changeover (so always put a foot on the base for security). When only 1 instrument is being used, it feels quite insecure in some directions, and sometimes feels as if the whole thing may tip over. I would not use this on a wobbly stage gig. Overall, while I use it often, I always feel nervous that my expensive instruments might hit the deck (although nothing has ever happened) so only use it on gigs where the stage area is stable and uncluttered. Perhaps making the pegs a little shorter (to lower the C of G), placing the pegs closer to the centre of the stand, and/or extending the legs a bit would improve the stability of this product.


200A jump leads 2.5mtre
200A jump leads 2.5mtre
Offered by SWD
Price: £4.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Good winter driving investment even if you only ever use it once., 6 Oct. 2015
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Big fat croc clips, big fat wires, easy to coil and stow. What more can one ask? One set in every car in the family, a good investment for winter. (In fact any time, if you are in the habit of leaving the lights on when you leave the car)


Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 Scanner
Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 Scanner

4.0 out of 5 stars the LED lamps help to get a nice clear image, 6 Oct. 2015
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Worked straight out of the box on my Windows 8 system. Scan speeds are OK for a budget scanner, the LED lamps help to get a nice clear image. The bundled software works well, although the number of button pushes needed when scanning multipage documents can become slightly irritating after a time. Overall very pleased with this, it's a good general purpose low cost scanner for low volume domestic applications.


Casio Unisex Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Black Resin Strap MQ24/7B
Casio Unisex Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Black Resin Strap MQ24/7B
Offered by 7dayshop Limited
Price: £5.38

4.0 out of 5 stars A cracking, stylish and robust little watch., 6 Oct. 2015
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A great little watch, have had several over the years. The star feature is the superb clear uncluttered dial, which makes it so easy to read even as my eyesight has got dodgy. The battery lasts for ages, and the waterproofing is excellent in the shower and swimming pool. Only issue is the strap is a little small for my rather fat wrist, so I can't put the little keeper ring over the loose end.


Huawei E5331 High Speed 3G 21.1Mbps Mi-Fi Unlocked Modem
Huawei E5331 High Speed 3G 21.1Mbps Mi-Fi Unlocked Modem

4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, good performance, works well in tricky areas, slightly let down by the mini-manual., 6 Oct. 2015
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Very good product, I found it a bit tricky to open the case to put the SIM in, and the manual requires a very large magnifying glass to read (not supplied). The product works well and provided a strong signal in an area which is notorious for patchy reception (Cornwall). It's in my work PC bag all the time and I'm confident it will do the job when nothing else works.


A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice
A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.44

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book and a perfect stocking filler for readers young or old., 6 Oct. 2015
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This is a rare gem of a book. I absolutely loved its originality and every page made me smile. The story is abridged brilliantly, with every single key event represented, somehow retaining the emotional impact of the original. Not a word is wasted. The mini-costumes are illustrations are both cute, innovative and masterfully executed although you can't help wondering how many shots it took to get the ideal pose from the many guinea pigs involved. Coupled with this, the design and production of the book is exemplary, it's a pleasure to hold and read, with everything done to the highest quality. If you want to know a bit about Austen, but only have 15 minutes, this is the book for you. If you are an Austen fan, this gives you a completely unique view of a timeless classic. My 7 month old grandson loved it too.


Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Price: £15.75

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant celebration of Christmas Joy, 23 Dec. 2011
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This has to be one of the best recordings in my collection. Performance is peerless, interpretation is dynamic and tasteful, and the recording is such high quality every single part in the contrapuntal style can be picked out with ease. I have to say I enjoy it so much it always gets played quite loudly!

The sheer joy Bach had celebrating the birth of Jesus shines through every note of this wonderful music.

If this is the only Bach recording you every buy, don't hesitate. If it isn't, don't hesitate. Buy it, and play it at top volume and you will emerge an hour or two later completely uplifted by the experience.


NDAS Enclosure - Ethernet & USB 2.0 Combination Single Drive Enclosure
NDAS Enclosure - Ethernet & USB 2.0 Combination Single Drive Enclosure

2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a diva with some nice features, 23 Dec. 2011
I bought one of these when visiting the US quite a few years ago, when they were not available in the UK. At the time they were the only extendable small NAS RAID available I think - and I bought just one to try it out. Installation was OK, but look out for the updates since they make massive difference to stability.
Sadly I could not use it with my work PC because the corporate security lockdown applied to windows caused the whole thing to blue screen, but it works fine with vanilla home installations.
I liked it so much I bought another to make a proper RAID, and it's been trouble free for years as a "fit and forget" backup device.
I did like the ability to progressively buy more units and configure them any way I wanted - not many products in this area allow that.
Having said that, these days there may well be simpler, and maybe cheaper alternatives if you want to spend a lump of cash in one go.


Lollipops
Lollipops
Price: £7.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good to the very end!, 23 Dec. 2011
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This famous recording by the world renowned Philip Jones Brass Ensemble ticks all my boxes. It has unusual music from many countries, brilliantly arranged and performed to perfection. A spirit of enormous fun runs through the whole album and it's a joy to listen to thanks to the great sound quality.

I have been a fan of PJBE for a very long time for many reasons - superb musicianship, good musical taste, excellent recording quality, and thoughtful programming being just a few of the reasons. You won't be disappointed by this CD.


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