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Powerball 350 Hz Metal Pro
Powerball 350 Hz Metal Pro

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Beast, 30 Jan 2014
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This is the best Powerball available and it is heavy. Just watch how you hold it or you'll burn your fingers and drop it.

Solwise 85Mbps Homeplug Adapter - Twin Pack
Solwise 85Mbps Homeplug Adapter - Twin Pack

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant, 30 Jan 2014
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Get a bit hot after extended use but have worked flawlessly since purchase. I prefer these to wifi as no loss of signal.

Big Country: Live at the Town and Country Club [DVD]
Big Country: Live at the Town and Country Club [DVD]
Dvd ~ Big Country
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £8.26

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing, 13 Oct 2013
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Once again another brilliant performance by Big Country and one I've been looking forward to being released for a long time. However I'm disappointed that the DVD doesn't feature the full unedited version of Restless Natives as found on Youtube.
It starts from the moment Stuart enters the stage and starts playing whereas the full version starts with a guitar build up from Bruce then Tony comes on and then the drums kick in and finally Stuart appears. Why 'O' Why did they give us the cut version ????

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens
Price: £949.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Lens !!, 13 Oct 2013
I was looking to buy a 70-200mm F2.8 lens and looked at the test reviews for the Sigma version, Tamron version (V2) and the Nikon version (VR2). Going by the test reviews the Nikon version had the best and most consistent performance throughout the aperture and zoom range. I had a chance to try a friends Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR2 lens on his D600 and found the lens far too heavy to be lugging around all day. It was just too front heavy and the camera felt unbalanced. Then Nikon announced the 70-200 F4 and the test reviews were showing it to be optically on par with the F2.8 version. It is approximately half the weight and under 2/3rds the price of the F2.8 version. I decided to take the plunge and purchase it. I'm so happy with my purchase. It sits nicely balanced on my D700 with battery grip and the quality of the lens is outstanding and I've been shooting mostly at F4 right throughout the zoom range. The images are very sharp and have plenty of pop. The bokeh is nice and smooth especially at the 200mm end. The focus is fast and accurate and the zoom ring is nice and smooth. The VR3 is very effective and easily tackles 4 stops lower shutter speeds. It is very well built and a pleasure to carry around and use. I know I will get more use out of this lens than the F2.8 version as I know I would have more likely left that at home much of the time.
Some of you might be thinking of purchasing the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 as it's cheaper and faster but optically it has too many weak points ( corners and borders are very poor at the 200mm setting and it also suffers from heavy vignetting at F2.8 throughout the zoom range ) and can't touch the Nikon version plus you'll be lugging a hefty weight round your neck.
PS: Don't worry about the lack of tripod collar as you won't need it. And it doesn't suffer from focus breathing either unlike it's big brother and the rest of the F2.8 lenses mentioned here.

TomTom GO 6000 EU 6-Inch Sat Nav with Full European Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic Updates, Always Connected and Interactive Screen Includes Click & Mount Car Charger and USB Cable
TomTom GO 6000 EU 6-Inch Sat Nav with Full European Lifetime Maps, Lifetime Traffic Updates, Always Connected and Interactive Screen Includes Click & Mount Car Charger and USB Cable
Offered by AVIDES
Price: £277.61

116 of 129 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Think Carefully before you Buy !!!!, 7 Oct 2013
As others have pointed out this may be the top of the range TomTom but it's basically a very basic unit with no frills. A lot of useful features found in older TomToms have been stripped out. What you are essentially paying top buck for is a very basic Sat Nav with the privilege of having free map updates and live traffic. You may say well that's all I need but be very careful before you commit to buy because all is not as it seems. The unit itself is good looking and well built and the bigger screen size is a bonus. It locks on quickly and re-routes quickly too if you take a wrong turn. The suction mount works well but that's all the good points.
Even with the stripped out functions it could be a good unit if TomTom can sort out their software issues. It feels as if the device and software have been released without proper testing.
My experience with the unit is as follows:
Firstly it wouldn't link to my email account and after numerous messages to customer support it finally linked to my account after they had made some changes on their side
Then it refused to connect to MyTomTom and I tried every night for nearly two weeks with daily messages sent back and forth to customer services
Eventually by chance and experimentation I managed to get it to connect. By this time I had spent around 15 hours over two weeks trying every night to get the damn thing to connect
I thought my problems were over but how could I have been so naive and wrong
After it connected I tried to update the software and speed cameras
Every time I tried it just froze at the update stage
I even left it connected overnight with the icon showing updating hoping that it'll be done by the morning. When morning came the icon was still showing updating and the device was still on the old software
I contacted customer services everyday and tried everything they suggested
Nothing worked
They suggested switching off the firewall, using a different browser, different operating system, different computer, they changed settings and it went on and on but the damn thing wouldn't update
I even spoke to them on the phone for an hour and the chap couldn't resolve the problem
After three weeks I finally gave up after much frustration and hair pulling and returned the cursed device
There is absolutely no point paying top dollar for a unit you cannot update
If you do decide to purchase it make sure you can link it to your account and that it connects to mytomtom and try and update it
Seriously it's not worth the hassle !!!
I used to own a GO 530 which was no problem to update until it died on me one day so this was supposed to replace it
TomTom have really screwed up big time
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Lowepro Fastpack 200 Quick Access Backpack For SLR Kit & General Gear - Arctic Blue
Lowepro Fastpack 200 Quick Access Backpack For SLR Kit & General Gear - Arctic Blue

69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast but Flawed!!, 3 Sep 2008
I have a Lowepro Rover Plus and I absolutely love it to bits. It is very strong, comfortable, adjustable and ideal for long hikes as it is also weatherproof. I was looking for something that would give me fast access to my camera for short day trips as I find it a bit awkward to access the Rover Plus. Basically have to take it off, set it down, unzip and remove camera and then zip it up and put it on back and you get the picture. The Fastpack 200 has a fantastic design allowing quick access to camera and it also has good padding. The top compartment is handy for other bits and bobs. Overall it is a nice size, not too big or bulky...exactly what I was looking for. Now for the bad bits. There is no waist strap so the bag rocks from side to side. There is no sternum strap so the shoulder straps end up moving down the shoulders making the bag uncomfortable and needing constant adjustment to keep it sitting right. This is meant to be a camera bag and these things get heavy with gear and those straps are absolutely necessary. I can live without the waist strap unless it was a slim one as I find it gets in the way during short trips when you are constantly using the bag. Finally there is no raincover and again this is important to protect valuable camera gear. Shame on Lowepro for omitting these necessities and cutting corners. I have decided to keep the bag as I do like the design and size. I have added a sternum strap from an old rucksack and this really does make the bag more comfortable to carry and stops it swinging about or falling down the shoulders. I am also using a raincover from another rucksack to keep the gear dry in the rain. I think the Fastpack 350 is probably the best buy out the range as it has the waist and sternum straps and will be much easier to carry. I still think the 350 will be too short for the waist strap to sit round the waist and the strap will ride up. If Lowepro are reading this I hope they will learn and make the necessary changes to make this into a great bag but as it stands it is only so so.
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