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HTC Wildfire S - 10 Pack - Anti Scratch Screen Protector/LCD Screen Guard with Free 10x Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
HTC Wildfire S - 10 Pack - Anti Scratch Screen Protector/LCD Screen Guard with Free 10x Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 31 Dec. 2011
I found these easy to apply, and do not understand the negative comment re th tab.
At this price highly recommended and would buy again.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Sold in UK, supplied from US and not supplied with UK plug., 15 Dec. 2011
Although listed on Amazon UK, with the words "Usually dispatched within 2 to 3 days" this means little, because it comes from the US and has an estimated delivery date 5 weeks later. (Ordered end November, estimated delivery 6th January.) Information about the source of the goods is not available on Amazon (I checked the "detailed" information about the seller etc) - personally I think it should be.

As I feared, this item has a US plug. I contacted BeautySupply but they did not offer a return, instead sent me a link for me to buy a 3rd party adapter. I can't be bothered with the squabble, so will rewire the product myself. Distinctly unimpressed.

An approved plug which entirely encloses the US one should be supplied, as UK trading standards law states:

"All manufacturers and importers are required to ensure that electrical items they supply are fitted with UK three-pin plugs with the proper fuse. The only exceptions to this rule are for certain fixed electric lights, appliances intended to be permanently wired into the mains and appliances with an RCD plug or plug transformer. Distributors and retailers must not sell any appliances without a correct fused plug fitted.

The correct fuse rating depends on the size of the cord fitted to the appliance:
Flexible cord size Rated Current Fuse Rating
(mm2) (Amps) (Amps
0.50 3 5
0.75 6 13
1.00 10 13
1.25 13 13
1.50 1.50 13

Any standard UK plug fitted must be approved by a notified body and either conforms to BS 1363 or offers an equivalent level of safety. The standard requires that the live and neutral pins on plugs are part insulated so as to prevent shocks when removing plugs from sockets. As an alternative to fitting a standard plug, it is permissible, if the appliance is correctly fitted with a non-UK plug which complies with the provisions of international standard IEC 884-1, to be fitted with a "conversion plug" that has been approved for use in conjunction with the non-UK plug. The "conversion plug" must enclose the non-UK plug, and must only be removable by the use of a tool. The "conversion plug" must be approved by a notified body.

The requirement to supply all appliances with a fitted plug also applies to the second hand trade."


V-Fit MXC1 Folding X Frame Magnetic Cycle
V-Fit MXC1 Folding X Frame Magnetic Cycle
Price: £80.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Generally impressed., 3 Mar. 2011
Bought with Christmas money by my 13yo daughter.

Overall this is a good product. Frame is sturdy, good looking (IMO) and folds effectively with a pin to lock it when folded. Exercising is quiet and the magnetic resistance is even and pleasant to work with. The pulse monitor is effective. My daughter loves it!

Resistance 1-8, you will probably find it permanently on 8. This is OK for general cardio-resp exercise, power users will not find it demanding enough. I suspect this is typical of this type of mechanism.

The electrical thingy feels a bit cheap and flimsy, and the battery cover did not fit well and could not be closed once the batteries were installed. For the moment it is sellotaped on - I will properly fix it at some point.

Looked at similar bikes at £20 - £60 more, glad I went with this one and would purchase it again if it got stolen.


AV-Link 128.234 3-Way Input Expander
AV-Link 128.234 3-Way Input Expander
Offered by Sivitec_Direct
Price: £9.35

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as described, 25 Feb. 2011
**** PLEASE NOTE BEFORE PURCHASE ****

Currently the company supplies an equivalent-quality 4-switch item because they are out of stock of the listed item (they have not updated the stock indicator). They expect to get have no stock for a period of months.

The alternative item is OK, but I would have liked to have known this before they shipped it to me.

Guess from their point of view it makes good business sense!
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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 (3 Users, PC)
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 (3 Users, PC)
Offered by Barcleys
Price: £209.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still the best, 17 Jan. 2011
I lived with the various open-source alternatives for several months before returning to Microsoft's fold.
No regrets whatsoever.

Would have liked ePub support. Surely this now well-established format deserves inclusion.


iGadgitz Clear Crystal Hard Case Cover for Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation 8gb, 32gb, 64gb + Screen Protector
iGadgitz Clear Crystal Hard Case Cover for Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation 8gb, 32gb, 64gb + Screen Protector
Offered by iGadgitz
Price: £3.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job. Only 1 screen protector., 17 Jan. 2011
The plastic case works OK.

Screen protector - even being careful I managed to get a bit of dust under it in an annoying place on the screen, so removed the protector and picked the dust off with tweezers, only to find two more when I reapplied. Given the hassle applying these it would be better to include 2 or 3. They must cost pennies.


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