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Duronic White LS1008 /W Digital 50KG Capacity Luggage/Bag/Suitcase Scales with straps and batteries + Free 2 Year Warranty
Duronic White LS1008 /W Digital 50KG Capacity Luggage/Bag/Suitcase Scales with straps and batteries + Free 2 Year Warranty
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £19.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 29 Mar. 2016
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I bought this quickly with little research. It does the job but:
1) it's supposed to lock the weight display and sound a bleep. While it does this, it will only do so when the load is 'stable' which is very hard to achieve if you've got a 20kg suitcase hanging off it - the slightest movement stops the display from locking. The bleep is also very quiet.
2) While OK, it's not as robustly built as others I've seen.


AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 10 cm (4 Inches) - White
AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 10 cm (4 Inches) - White
Price: £5.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Fine, 18 Feb. 2016
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If you want a compact lead this seems fine. It's perfectly compatible with our iPhones. Why not five stars? - only because the price still seems too high, though less than anything Apple would sell.


Replacement battery for Garmin Nuvi 1400, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 1490T Pro, Nuvi 1490TV
Replacement battery for Garmin Nuvi 1400, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1450, Nuvi 1490, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 1490T Pro, Nuvi 1490TV
Offered by BatterycentreUK
Price: £6.07

4.0 out of 5 stars Good - but note re fitting, 18 Jan. 2016
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Seems very good. Not difficult to fit EXCEPT note that you need a little TORX screwdriver (No 4, if I remember right) to undo the Garmin screws - get one cheaply from Maplin, Amazon etc - an ordinary screwdriver won't work! YouTube will show how to do the job.


VOIPSHOP 2 A Double Socket with Twin USB Outlets - White
VOIPSHOP 2 A Double Socket with Twin USB Outlets - White
Offered by ETechland
Price: £9.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy, with issues, 11 Jan. 2016
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The spec for this sounds good, and it may work well - for a time - (we'll see...) BUT:
1) construction is flimsy
2) terminal marking is there (L,N), but it's microscopic and could lead to error
3) the screws to fix the unit into a pattress box have the wrong (for UK) thread
2) there's a clip-on fascia surround that hides those screws - that too is flimsy and the clipping mechanism is unreliable
Generally not robust.

AFTER FITTING: I bought two. One of the sockets won't accept a plug (pushes it out), so it will have to go back. Another sign of poor quality.


Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function
Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function
Offered by MK FBA
Price: £81.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Light, flimsy and awkward to use, 30 Nov. 2015
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I've used Philishave shavers for decades; my last, a 990, must be around 20 years old and, although it's just stopped working, it has given me excellent shaves for all those years with just a couple of changes of batteries - AND on the original set of cutters! It was built like a tank and has survived considerable abuse.

Contrast the one I've just bought - the S5320. It's probably fine and seems to shave well, but...
- it feels (and sounds) light, flimsy and insubstantial
- its 'praying-mantis' head must be vulnerable to damage if packed in luggage, dropped accidentally etc
- the old 990 had a built-in flip-up trimmer; with the praying-mantis design you have to unclip the main head and clip-on the trimmer (if you can find it). This is fussy.
- maybe because of the profile and mobility of the head, I find it harder to shave exactly up to a certain point/line...

A FEW DAYS LATER: OK, I've just compared the heads of my old 990, a photo of the current 3000 series (similar design to the 990) and the new S5320. The reason why the new unit is more awkward and less effective is that each of the three shaving foils is held in its own tilting plastic surround - that surround stops the foil (and therefore the blades) getting close-in to an 'edge' on your face. The current 3000 Series is more like the 990 design. I suggest it's worth looking carefully at images of the heads of any models you're interested in buying to check this point.

For my part... I'm going to try to revive my old 990! If that doesn't work, I'll go for the much cheaper 3000 Series. My S5320 will have to go on to Ebay - I'll accept the loss.


MLA HCW - Hole Converter Kit - White
MLA HCW - Hole Converter Kit - White
Offered by Switched on
Price: £5.54

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but with poor instructions, 27 Oct. 2015
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`This is a very useful item. It's well made and does the job very well. As others have noted, however, the instructions are inadequate - they lack any illustrations. You'll work it out eventually but, to save time, if you email sales@mlaccessories.co.uk they will reply with a helpful drawing. Also, just to be clear, the fitting does come with two lampholders: mains GU10 and low voltage GU5.3 (both MR16, ie 2" diameter).


AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 3 m / 9.8 Feet Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 3 m / 9.8 Feet Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality at sensible price, 21 Aug. 2015
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Very good quality at sensible price


Norton Security 2.0: 1 User, 1 Device [2015] (PC/Mac/iOS/Android)
Norton Security 2.0: 1 User, 1 Device [2015] (PC/Mac/iOS/Android)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less friendly than old Norton Internet Security - but EXCELLENT Norton service, 19 July 2015
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1) assume performance will be as good as Norton Internet Security ('NIS') was... tba.
2) installation was more tricky than NIS used to be
3) after installation it kept telling me that the computer was not protected - using feedback & advice from others with this problem, I had to uninstall and then re-install the product - now it seems to be fine.
4) I find that the settings are less-well explained and less 'friendly' than NIS was.
5) Finding that my camera would not connect as usual via USB, I thought this might be a firewall issue so I used Norton's online chat. The agent was EXCEPTIONALLY helpful - took control, went through all the possible sources of the problem, found it was nothing to do with Norton, but nevertheless fixed it for me. This was a first class service.


The Book of Fate
The Book of Fate
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Parinoush Saniee is celebrated throughout Europe - with the exception ..., 19 May 2015
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This review is from: The Book of Fate (Kindle Edition)
Parinoush Saniee is celebrated throughout Europe - with the exception, for some reason, of the UK. She writes with sensitivity and perception, portraying an exceptional woman's life through the turmoil of 20th century Iran. The events, attitudes, behaviours and dliemmas of this story are ones that I have heard of so many times as Iranians have talked (and speak now) of their lives and the lives of friends and relatives. A most gripping and engaging book that I'm sorry to be leaving.


Sovereign (The Shardlake Series Book 3)
Sovereign (The Shardlake Series Book 3)
Price: £3.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 19 May 2015
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A thoroughly engaging tale in the series.


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