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Anker® Astro E4 13000mAh Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S 4 3GS, iPad 5 4 3 2, Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Nexus 4 5 7 10, HTC One, Motorola Droid DNA, MOTO X G, LG Optimus, most other Phones and Tablets - White
Anker® Astro E4 13000mAh Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S 4 3GS, iPad 5 4 3 2, Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Nexus 4 5 7 10, HTC One, Motorola Droid DNA, MOTO X G, LG Optimus, most other Phones and Tablets - White

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective answer to my charging issues, 7 Sep 2013
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This battery works absolutely fine with everything I have tried - iPad (original), Samsung Galaxy S2, TomTom, various other phones and other odds and ends. The case is nicely produced, smooth finish and comfortable in my hand. I have not yet got near to flattening it - it was actually over-specified for my real needs.

The product description and existing reviews were quite clear that it has four LEDs to indicate its own charge status. That is, in most ways perfectly adequate, but I would have preferred a finer scale - a 0 to 9 display or more LEDs. The LEDs are perfectly OK but a bit bright if in the room you are sleeping in. (Or if left on the hall table for partner to be blinded by when she goes to the kitchen in the middle of the night!)

The torch function works as described - shame the LED is very much at the blue-cast end of the scale. Again, not surprising but very slightly disappointing now that decent colour LED devices are becoming more common.

The one real annoyance has been the micro-USB adaptor. That just doesn't slide into things like my phone as smoothly as the original lead from the phone's own charger or, indeed, any other micro-USB plug I possess. It is as if the plug is a tiny fraction of a millimetre too large. So I now always use a standard USB-to-micro-USB lead rather than the one supplied.


Pernicious Anaemia: the Forgotten Disease: The Causes and Consequences of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Pernicious Anaemia: the Forgotten Disease: The Causes and Consequences of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
by Martyn Hooper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For all interested in B12 - Read!, 19 Nov 2012
B12 deficiency occurs not only in pernicious anaemia but can also be caused by other diseases, disorders, diets and, yes, medicines.

Diseases/disorders such as thyroid disorders (any form of hypothyroidism but especially Hashimoto's) and, indeed, any autoimmune disorders - because they all too often have other associated antibodies such as those against gastric parietal cells and/or Intrinsic Factor.

Diets including any which have are likely to have low levels of B12-containing foods (e.g. vegan, vegetarian, many weight-loss diets) unless special care and attention are paid to B12.

Medicines include:
Proton pump inhibitors (Esomeprazole, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Rabeprazole sodium), Ant-acids (various aluminium, magnesium or combined products), Histamine H2-receptor antagonists (Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine, and Nizatidine).

The book includes a formidable symptom list, and much about diagnosis, testing and treatment.

Martyn Hooper has written in a very accessible, easily read way - but without patronising - I encourage all who have interest in B12, its deficiency or, of course, pernicious anaemia to get hold of a copy and read it right through. And that should include those identified by the categories above.


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