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McAfee Internet Security† 2014 (3 User, 1 Year) (PC)
McAfee Internet Security† 2014 (3 User, 1 Year) (PC)
Price: £13.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price, easy to install and does the job well., 9 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
McAfee Internet Security 2014
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I have a Web design company and many machines to protect. I mix and match my security software but this is the first year I have included this manufacturers.

The 20124 three machine edition.
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Firstly, it’s very good value for three machines compared to say the market leaders Kaspersky and Norton. This version support Windows 8 and 8.1 along with older versions.

Installation.
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This is very simple just put the disk in and let it work, all you have to do is register and enter the serial number. It self-configures and therefore needs no user input unless you want to manage options yourself.

Setting up.
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There is none really it is a set and forget suite unless you want to configure it. The main time you would want to do this is to use the parental control functions to block keywords and any sites you don’t want accessed.

In use.
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This software uses an intelligent software algorithm to keep it efficient and it only uses spare memory when it’s available. Most of the competitions do the same sort of thing but on two identical laptops McAfee was slightly faster. You can manually scan an item or set the software to sort everything out for you which is the default setting.

I sent some emails to my machine with test Malware on and this software got everything and dealt with it with no fuss or need for me to do anything. Norton and Kaspersky also did the same. AVG popped up and asked me if I wanted to delete or quarantine one of the files. To be honest it ran as fast and as well as the Norton and Kaspersky offerings. In magazine reviews it did not seem to get as high marks as Norton or Kaspersky but it was never far behind and in some reviews I researched on the web it equalled or did better in some cases.

The main thing I have learned here is that all the main security suites do much the same thing and reputation and price is the deciding factor. Reading reviews here on Amazon it is easy to see that each major publishers has a degree of brand loyalty and most reviews of this software are very good.

Overall.
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It is sold at a bargain price but in my experience of one months use on three machines it does as good a job as all the others at a bargain price. It has stopped everything the other packages have done with viruses, Malware and Phishing sites so it works well in my opinion. Basically you need something on your machine and out of all the main contenders this is as good as any and much better than nothing.


STV075 - RAT CAGE TRAP
STV075 - RAT CAGE TRAP
Price: £10.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked thge first night !, 9 April 2014
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We have a smallholding and Rats are always a problem. However, our squadrons of feral cats usually keep them in check. Recently we have acquired a 'Super Rat' that the cats are scared of. It liked gnawing on rope and bale strings and on its own managed to collapse many bails of hay.

I don't like to kill animals so we thought we would try to catch the Rat and let it go away from us. We bought this trap which was very easy to set up and low and behold the next morning we had him, definitely a him by the size of his Ba&&s. This is the biggest rat I have seen as it just fitted in the trap, no wonder the cats gave him a wide berth. Anyway we took him up on the Moors and let him go to fight another day ! The cats are still apprehensive about going into the barn where he was.

A few notes gained from many years of experience on trap setting.
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Firstly read the instruction on how to set it, it is really very easy,

Try not to leave your scent on the trap, wear gloves when handling it and hose it down well after catching a Rat. They get suspicious of human small and other rats smells. This is probably why some people have not had much success.

Try to position the trap where you find the Rats droppings and they have regular runs through a property and the curiosity of the trap will make them approach it.

Use bait that has a pungent smell; Tuna, Peanut butter and Chocolate spread work well in my experience - they don't seem to like cat food !!!

If you find small dropping in a trap that has failed to go off then this is probably Mice who are not heavy enough to trip it, put mouse traps around as you often get both together.

If you have Cat(s) and you keep getting Rat's into your property, sack the Cat !!

Anyway, this has worked well for us and some of the tips above may help you catch your new friends !


AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Medium with Grey Interior
AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Medium with Grey Interior
Price: £18.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A versatile well made budget bag, 9 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Medium with Grey Interior

The Amazon basics range.
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Amazon brings a no nonsense range of quality items at reasonable prices.

The Bag.
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This is what Amazon calls the ‘Medium’ sized bag. It will hold a small digital SLR and two lenses with plenty of pockets for spare cards and batteries. There is also a slot to hold a tablet computer or note book inside. The bag includes two movable Velcro divers to stop your expensive items knocking together.
I put a Nikon D3200, 50mm and 55 to 300 lens, spare batteries and cards in with ease. Here is also a large front zipped pocket that could hold instruction books, cards or batteries etc. If you have a bigger body you would need to go for the larger size in the range.
There are also a couple of elasticated side panels where a tripod or monopod could be attached.

Construction.
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The bag is well made using a wipe clean durable material. The bag can be carried by a handle on the top or with the detachable shoulder strap with padding where it’s needed. The bag has a quick access plastic squeeze flap to get to the main compartment. In the top of the bag there are two dedicated card slots with Velcro covers. It has been very well throughout and would be ideal for anyone buying a kit of body and two lenses.
The material is wipe clean and shower proof. The zips are smooth to use and seem of good quality. Only regular use will tell how robust they are but on examination they seem as good as anyone else’s.

In use.
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Carrying around the kit in this bag was fine. It all fitted in well and plenty of protection is provided with padding. I added a few silica gel packets to keep moisture away when storing the gear in the bag.

Overall.
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A nice bag for DLSR twin lens starter kits and compact system cameras. It is flexible and well-made and provides plenty of protection for your kit. Highly recommended for hobby use.


Corsair CA-9011124-EU Vengeance 1500 V2 USB Dolby 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset - Gunmetal Grey
Corsair CA-9011124-EU Vengeance 1500 V2 USB Dolby 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset - Gunmetal Grey
Price: £64.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable with great sound and fitting., 1 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Corsair CA-9011124-EU Vengeance 1500 V2 USB Dolby 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset - Gunmetal Grey USB edition.

These are the first Dolby encoded headphones I have used.

In the box.
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You get the headphones and warrantee card. This version is the wire connected via a USB socket on your computer.

Setup.
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Very simple, just plug them into a USB socket and they auto install (I tried this on Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8.1). Both times the correct drivers were downloaded and set up.

Software.
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Drivers and the control software for these headphones is available from:

[...]
Here you get the latest drivers for Windows 8.1, Corsair control software and technical help.

Build.
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These are very well built. They have left and right adjustments on the headband so it's very easy to make them comfortable. The ear pads are very soft and comfortable and are designed for maximum comfort over long gaming periods. The headband is very well padded. As for comfort these are great you don't know you have them on.
The ear pads are detachable for replacement or cleaning.

Control.
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The headphones have an inline volume control with mic. on and off switch. The control has a clip on the back to make it easy to attach to clothing.

Sound quality.
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Basically these are great for Dolby encoded games. You can hear things all around you and it is quite an experience after gaming using stereo headphones. It is easy to pinpoint where the noise is coming from even if the source is not visible, it's quite an experience! You can hear planes in the distance and enemy behind you and around you. It really does enhance game play, the only problem is you won't want to stop!

Audio quality.
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Using these for YouTube and my music collection have shown them to be very capable musically. They create a massive sound stage with lots of bass and clear midrange and treble. All this adds up to a very enjoyable listen from these headphones.

Microphone.
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The mic. is on the side of one of the cans. It is on a swivel joint and can be positioned for talked or pushed up out of the way when not using it. Voice over this mic is clear and not too booming.

Overall.
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A great gaming headset with great sound and easy fitting flexibility. These are very comfortable and well build headphones that sound clear and punchy in games and well controlled in audio. I think they are brilliant so give them a highly recommended.


Tacwise Heavy Duty 140 Type Staples 8mm (2000)
Tacwise Heavy Duty 140 Type Staples 8mm (2000)
Price: £1.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality and work everytime., 30 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Tackwise staples.
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Hey sent me a gun as well as the staples to review so I am reviewing both the gun and the staples here.

This gun comes blister packed with some staples. Multi lingual instructions are included on how to load it. It is very easy to use

In use.
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The gun appears well built and was easy to load. It has a safety catch to lock down the handle which is a good idea. There is also a belt clip so that it is easy to carry if using other tools in rotation. The staples go into plaster and wood very securely. The gun is easy to use but requires a firm hand to fire it accurately. I have recently used it while re-felting a shed, it was great to use and helped position the felt easily. The staples always go in and never seem to bend. They feed from the gun without jamming every time. In fact since owning this I have got through three boxes of staples and never had a jam.

Overall.
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A good little gun capable of doing plenty of work around the house, garage, sheds and workshops. . A very useful addition to my home tool kit. The staples are reasonably priced and very well made. All in all a great system from Tackwise that will be useful all around the home on lots of DIY projects.


The Medieval Treasury. The Art of the Middle Ages in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Medieval Treasury. The Art of the Middle Ages in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
by Paul Williamson
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent research book, 27 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
My wife researches medieval costumes and art and reproduces them for re-enactors. She has found this book a great resource with lots of beautiful photos and lots of background information. A book she often references for her projects.


Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries
Medieval Life and Leisure in the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries
by Linda Woolley
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resarch book, 27 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This book was bought for my wife who researches and makes medieval costume. She loves this book and the quality pictures in it. It has been very useful when reconstruction some costumes based on the time of the book.
The text contains lots of useful information and history about the clothes and events described.
All in all a wonderful book.


Neewer 67Mm Uv Filter For Nikon 18-70Mm 18-135Mm & Canon Lenses & More!
Neewer 67Mm Uv Filter For Nikon 18-70Mm 18-135Mm & Canon Lenses & More!
Offered by GLOBALOMOUK (Ships from HK 11-18 Business Days Delivery)
Price: £2.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good value, 26 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I am using this filter to protect a 16 - 85 DX Nikon Lens on my daughters camera. It attached to the lens filter threads smoothly.

It works well and to be honest I cannot see any difference between this filer and my more expensive Hoya filters in the pictures we have taken. The supplier packed it well and it was delivered in a couple of days from the order. Highly recommended.


Hemline Fray Stoppa 50ml
Hemline Fray Stoppa 50ml
Offered by The Quilted Bear Ltd
Price: £3.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, 26 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Hemline Fray Stoppa 50ml (Toy)
Used to stop some fraying on several garments and it has worked well. A little goes a long way and it is wash proof.


Hozelock Pico Reel
Hozelock Pico Reel
Offered by Compact Compatibles
Price: £22.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High quality and versatile hose for the small garden or Conservatory., 26 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Hozelock Pico Reel

What you get.
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The hose is contained in a real with winding handle. The hose is approximately 10M long at full extension. At the tap end of the hose there is a tap connector and adapter. At the spray end is a multi-function spaying attachment.

In use.
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The connectors are of good quality and do not leak. The hose is ideal for a small patio garden or watering in a long conservatory as we are doing. The water pressure output is not that high as the hose is of a much smaller bore than standard garden hosepipe. The unit is easy to use and move around as it is not as heavy as normal garden hose.
If used for what it is designed for the Pico Reel it is an excellent solution and easy to store being much smaller than conventional hose reels.

Overall.
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A quality offering from Hozelock for the smaller garden or Conservatory. Very well made using high quality components so it should last a long time. Highly recommended.


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