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DIGIFLEX 2.5 Sata to USB Hard Drive Caddy HDD Enclosure Case Laptop and PC parts
DIGIFLEX 2.5 Sata to USB Hard Drive Caddy HDD Enclosure Case Laptop and PC parts
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not ideal, 2 April 2014
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I had to get an enclosure at short notice in an attempt to repair a friend's laptop. This enclosure was too small, resulting in the top of the drive (where the USB connection is situated) sticking out and requiring that it be held in place with insulating tape.
Not very good value and I've given 2 stars as it did actually work.


AF PC Spray Duster Invertible CFC-free Non-flammable 200ml Ref SDU200D
AF PC Spray Duster Invertible CFC-free Non-flammable 200ml Ref SDU200D
Price: £8.04

1.0 out of 5 stars Product is (probably) fine..., 22 Mar. 2014
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But the extension pipe that is supposed to be supplied with it, which I need, had been removed, so it's effectively useless.


Aurora 40-250VA 2 Gang 2 Way Rotary LED Dimmer Switch
Aurora 40-250VA 2 Gang 2 Way Rotary LED Dimmer Switch

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Terrible switch (possibly depending on load), 18 Sept. 2013
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Fitted this switch after replacing all the LEDs (four on one circuit, five on the other). Lights flicker when the controls are rotated and cut out below a certain point and even flicker when not set to maximum, constantly, which defeats the object of using dimmers. The rotary controls also feel loose in their seating. Unfortunately, there's not much in the way of guidance as to what switches are best for LEDs and one's left to take pot luck.
However, IF you have a load on the circuit above 40W, it may be OK for you. I can't say, either way, because my circuits don't have such loads.
Just to make it clear, if you have 8 X 5Watt LEDs on the same circuit, it will possibly be OK. I didn't see notice anything to indicate that this switch had this minimum requirement until it arrived.


SERAPHIC CLOCKWORK, THE
SERAPHIC CLOCKWORK, THE
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Price: £14.12

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The long-awaited return, 10 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: SERAPHIC CLOCKWORK, THE (Audio CD)
So Vanden Plas are back with this long-overdue album. It's been four years since Christ 0 and this album had originally been slated for release for last autumn - I can only assume that they've had problems with a distribution deal, as they're no longer with Inside Out.
Anyway, having listened to this a couple of times, now, it's very good indeed, but not quite up there with the last album (though this could change as these things have a habit of growing on one). It's great to hear that again, they've chosen to use choirs and authentic string sections, in places, particularly on what, for me, is the stand-out track "Quicksilver", which is very much in the vein of "Fireroses Dance".
I really enjoy VP's music, because it tends to have a very solid rock/metal foundation, plus some inventive interludes, good playing, but above all, a focus on melody. In fact, I think the lack of focus on melody is where Dream Theater fall down (IMO), because their chops are certainly up there, but it seems awfully soulless, an accusation you couldn't level at VP.
The final bonus track does nothing for me, personally and neither does the multimedia clip, but each to his own.

As for criticisms: I wish they'd release material more regularly. It's only going to get harder for them to retain a fan base, so they'd do well to keep fans interested. Also, Andy Kuntz's lyrics worked really well on Christ 0, but he's slipped into old habits and I'm sometimes left wondering what the hell he's on about.

Finally, I think it's fair to say that with lengthy compositions on this disc and the previous one, the days of the more easily accessible songs such as "Healing Tree" and "Scarlet Flower Fields" may be gone. But with such a wonderful melodic sound overall, do we care?

Nah!
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