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Black & Decker HDL Cap. 579838-00 by Black & Decker
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3.0 out of 5 stars Direct replacement, 26 Sep 2013
This HDL cap is a direct replacement for the one I have. It's a genuine B&D part. I have only given 3 stars as I think it's a poor design for the heavy duty inserts. Over a period of time the friction of the inserts bind against the cap and consequently wear it out. Maybe my expectations are too high.... I dunno. The new one is ok for the time being but it's exactly the same as the original so same thing is bound to happen.

5.0 out of 5 stars Peace of mind, 24 May 2013
So, I was in two minds whether to buy this cover but frankly i was getting sick of looking at iPhone 4 covers. Frankly its only a matter of time before the iPhone gets damaged just by leaving it on any smooth surface with an inclination of any sort (without a cover) This was one of those purchases where you hoped it lived up to your expectations...

When i received it I was truly impressed with how good it really was. Its not as bulky as i thought it would but is very sturdy and it feels really secure in your hand. With iPhone covers you need silicone to get the unit in and out of easily. This does that but has the extra polycarbonate cover which covers the majority of the… Read more
Genuine Sony Ericsson BST-33 Standard Battery by Sony Ericsson
1.0 out of 5 stars Genuine?, 30 Mar 2013
I bought this replacement battery in December 2012. Started off ok. Charge lasted up to six days initially. This quickly began to drop. Fast forward to 4 months later - After a typical overnight charge the battery has already lost 10% of its power in 4 hours. Phone has only been on standby during this time with no calls, texts or any other interaction with it.
The original 'genuine' battery that came with the phone took years for the charge to drop by this significant amount.
I have just ordered another one professing to be genuine from another vendor - We'll see how that one goes.

This one however, i can only rate as 1 star.