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Fashion Aviator Police Metal Frame Polarized Sungl&hellip Broadfashion
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Came securely packed after 7 days (from China!). The polarized lenses are slightly darker than average, which is how I like 'em and the metal frame and arms seem decent enough quality. So, certainly can't fault the value for money.

My only slight criticism is that these sunglasses are VERY wide. Both the spread of the arms and the overall width of the glasses, at 6 inches, is significantly wider than any sunglasses I've worn before. I'm a pretty big guy at well over 6 feet, but they do feel a little big for me. Maybe it's because Chinese heads are broader than European?

No big deal though. I'm keeping these in the car, as they are great for driving on these sunny… Read more
IOS 7 Programming Pushing the Limits by Rob Napier
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Definitely not for the novice, this book comprises almost 500 pages of best-practice techniques, which should enhance the skills and output of the already competent IOS programmer.

It kicks off with a highly useful "what's new" section, which should provide you with pointers to IOS 7's innovative features into which you may wish to dig deeper. The rest of the book is devoted to those discrete functional areas which, traditionally, can provide pitfalls for developers; Custom Drawing, Caching, Core Animation, Multitasking, Security, Bluetooth Support, Performance, Multi-Platform Support and the all-important Testing and Debugging are covered in significant depth here.

As… Read more
Corona Small Sideboard by Mercer's Furniture
Corona Small Sideboard by Mercer's Furniture
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
OK, I'll admit that I'm not God's gift to DIY, but I've assembled plenty of Ikea and Homebase units before and I cannot recall anything quite as awkward as this. The instructions are rather confusing, with tiny diagrams and numbered panels not matching the letters marked on the actual panels. Also don't make the mistake that I did and use the wrong (flat head) screws early in the assembly, only to find you are left with the wrong (same length but raised head) screws to attach the drawer sides. I couldn't face disassembling what I'd done, so a trip to my local hardware store to buy further screws was necessary.

Delivery was pretty quick - 4 days, but the box came slightly battered… Read more