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SanDisk 4GB SDHC Secure Digital Card
SanDisk 4GB SDHC Secure Digital Card
Offered by Flashmemo-Uk
Price: £5.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as always, 21 Mar 2014
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There is not a lot I can say about this product except that it is reliable and it’s a product I will always buy when available.


SanDisk SDSDQ-016G-FFP 16 GB MicroSDHC Memory Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
SanDisk SDSDQ-016G-FFP 16 GB MicroSDHC Memory Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
Price: £7.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 21 Mar 2014
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This was purchased to replace a 32gb Sandisk micro SD I bought for my Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 phone which failed overnight.
I had already ordered the product before I discovered that Sandisk micro SD cards and Samsung phones have a bug and they generally have reading problems. Also the phone will repeatedly scan the disk. SO the product is not recommended for any Samsung phones however saying that they are excellent for use in other equipment and very reliable.


Collins Pub Quiz (Quiz Books)
Collins Pub Quiz (Quiz Books)
by Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I always wanted, 21 Mar 2014
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Bought as a gag gift for a leaving gift for a colleague but I did have a quick peek inside and was delighted to discover that the contents were excellently compiled


Tracey Cox Supersex Pink Mini Dual Action Vibrator
Tracey Cox Supersex Pink Mini Dual Action Vibrator
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 21 Mar 2014
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Product was delivered in standard Amazon folding pack but also inside a nondescript grey bag. The delivery was made well within the time limit estimates.
The product has been tested by the recipient and they are very pleased with it.
The texture was soft, flexible and realistic.
Although pocket-sized in comparison to its well know big brother the product is suitable for the job it was bought for


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2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Useful but breaks easily, 24 May 2013
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Basically you do get what you pay for. I have had 2 of these since November in addition to my main charger for use at other charging points.

My latest one has started having problems and I only bought it in January. I use it about 5 times a week to top up my phone charge

Cheap Useful but breaks easily and it always breaks where the wire meets the charge jack/connector moulding and the jack itself is slightly loose. Its as if the wire is weaker than the genuine charger I received with my phone that still works beautifully and used nightly and the jack isn't secured fully withing the plastic mouldings.

Regardless of the fact that it has the name Samsung in the moulding it does not work as well as my original one. Three to four months seems to be the limit to the life of these chargers.

Yes you certainly get what you pay for I only wish now that I had paid the full price for one from Samsung themselves.


Haden 10608 10-Cup Coffee Maker Make Everyone a Cuppa
Haden 10608 10-Cup Coffee Maker Make Everyone a Cuppa

3.0 out of 5 stars Great until it stops working, 3 Sep 2012
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This is a fabulous little product and well worth every penny.

Even though it says 10 cups it holds 1.5 litres which is actually 5 standard mugs. The hotplate keeps the coffee hot but not scolding.
Cleaning is easy you just lift out the filter and rinse under the tap as does the holder and non drip valve basket. I personally used filter paper as the used coffee grounds alwaus make such a mess.
Also the hinged door can be removed for a thorough cleaning
The jug has a narrow top so you can not get your hand in to clean inside and have to use a brush or handled sponge to get around inside
I used it every day five days a week for 9 months until it just stopped working half way through brewing a jug of coffee without a hitch until then. The light was on but the internal filter pump had stopped and the hotplate had started to cool

Such a shame as it was an excellent buy for the money.

As the machine was in warranty I rang Haden but they did not want to know regardless of the back of the bookley and guarantee saying that "any defect affecting the functionality of the appliancewhich becomes apparent within one year of purchase will be corrected by free repair or replacement"

They told me to go back to the seller regardless. Amazon sent a return label and offered full refund.

So all in all the product is superb for the very short life it has but the after care leaves a lot to be desired


Timeline
Timeline
by Micheal Crichton
Edition: Paperback

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why excavate history when you can live it., 3 Jan 2004
This review is from: Timeline (Paperback)
Present day. Arizona. A couple driving trough a desert discover a man wandering aimlessly miles from anywhere when he collapses and they take him to the nearest hospital questions are asked.
Present day. Dordogne. Professor Johnston, an archaeological dig's leader and his team of young assistants unearthing Castle La Roque and the surrounding village of Castelgard.
Their connection ITC.
When opening a chamber, hidden for over 600 years, Merek and Kate discover something mysterious. A cry for help from the 14th century.
Robert Donniger, ITC's founder bring the team over to his New Mexico headquarters and breaks the bad news. Professor Johnson has gone missing. But the good news is they know where the professor is. More precisely...when!
Transported by to Feudal France 1357, Merek, Kate and Chris must find the professor and return him to their own time. This suspense filled thriller takes the team to the heart of the Middle Ages with an old-fashioned swashbuckling adventure.
Rather than excavating history are they about to become a part of history?


Pegasus in Space (Talents of Earth)
Pegasus in Space (Talents of Earth)
by Anne McCaffrey
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aspirations over the moon and beyond the stars, 3 Dec 2003
Pegasus in Space follows the teenaged years of Peter Reindinger the strongest psychic talent discovered. A warm-hearted link between the amazing Pegasus Earth Talents and the Tower & Hive Talents and continuing from where Pegasus in Flight left off with young Peter, a paraplegic since a collapsed wall paralysed his body discovers his newly developing kinetic talent and uses it to operate his wounded body.
Pegasus in Space starts in 2082, and a sideline trip to Bangladesh where 5 year old Amariyah Bantam daughter of two Talents is rescued from monsoon flooding then to the inauguration of the newly commissioned Padrugoi Space Station. Discretely integrated into the reception guests, fifteen year-old Peter and Talents Ryssa Gwyn-Lehardt and Air Force Colonel Johnny Greene foil the attempted mutiny and hijack. There for the first time Peter discovers his dream: to work in space.
Learning to ‘Hack the Black’ for EVA he uses his talent in the orbital shipyard and teleporting supplies between earth and station. With the help of Johnny Greene, the pair establishes the foundation of the Tower Talents legend and FT&T: Federated Telepath and Teleport. Learning to teleport further and discovering the secret behind gestalt, could they lift to the Moon’s First Lunar Base or even the naval outpost on Mars?
However, life does not run smoothly in space and around the next bulkhead are unexpected obstacles. With aspirations over the moon and beyond the stars his growing reputation as the strongest ever talent, will his life hold all he desires?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book but then with all Anne McCaffrey novels, what I receive surpasses what I expect and that is a good read. If you are a fan of Anne then you will enjoy this as with all her work you can immerse yourself into the detailed worlds she has created and experience the love, life and laughter and the beauty of the wonders she sees.


Maskerade: A Discworld Novel: 18
Maskerade: A Discworld Novel: 18
by Terry Pratchett
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.83

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghostly goings on at the opera, 6 Jan 2001
Some readers of Maskerade would say that the storyline is un-original, that it's been done before; but its never been done quite like Terry Prachett does it. True the story is like Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the opera but then it is a sort of spoof of the original story. Take a look at Prachetts other novels, some of them revolve around an idea that's been done or heard of before. For instance Soul Music is loosely connected to the introduction of rock and roll onto Discworld right down to Buddy of the Holley and Witches abroad casts a new light on fairy tales. So why not the story of an opera ghost? Pratchett injects humour into a story that keeps you laughing all through the read and the twists and turns in the plot keep you glued to every page. Maskerade isn't solely about an opera ghost but about how ordinary people wear masks and put on false appearances. What you see isn't always what you get. The roly-poly Agnes Nitt, also known as Perdita (the thin woman inside trying to get out) with her splendid personality and great hair ventures into Ankh-Morpork in search of fame and fortune at the Opera house where there is said to be a ghost who watches over the opera. Murder and mayhem at the opera but who is the ghost? Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg take a trip to the big city in search of Agnes and on the side visit the publishing house where Nanny has recently submitted a book of recipies with little added surprises. Together with Greebo they visit the opera in hope to persuade Agnes to become the third witch in their coven. Between them they seek out and unmask the mysterious ghost with all the humour and plot twist that are classic Prachett. This novel is an enjoyable read and a delight for true Prachett fans.


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