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GRS Battery SONY VGP-BPS13, SONY VAIO VGN-FW11M, VGN-CS11Z, VGN-FW21Z, VGN-AW41MF, VGN-CS11S, VGN-AW11S, VGN-SR21M, VGN-AW31ZJ, VGN-NW31JF, VGN-FW21E, compatible with VGP-BPS13, VGP-BPS13/Q, VGP-BPS13/B, VGP-BPS13A, VGP-BPS13B, VGP-BPL13, VGP-BPS13B/Q, VGP-BPS13A/B VGP-BPS13A/Q, for Laptop with 4400mAh/49Wh, 11,1V
GRS Battery SONY VGP-BPS13, SONY VAIO VGN-FW11M, VGN-CS11Z, VGN-FW21Z, VGN-AW41MF, VGN-CS11S, VGN-AW11S, VGN-SR21M, VGN-AW31ZJ, VGN-NW31JF, VGN-FW21E, compatible with VGP-BPS13, VGP-BPS13/Q, VGP-BPS13/B, VGP-BPS13A, VGP-BPS13B, VGP-BPL13, VGP-BPS13B/Q, VGP-BPS13A/B VGP-BPS13A/Q, for Laptop with 4400mAh/49Wh, 11,1V
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Evecase iKiz Multi Function Child/Shock Proof Kids Cover Case with Stand/Handle for Apple iPad Mini Tablet - Blue
Evecase iKiz Multi Function Child/Shock Proof Kids Cover Case with Stand/Handle for Apple iPad Mini Tablet - Blue
Offered by Fashion 360

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids, 15 Oct. 2013
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You might say that it defeats the object of buying the slim ipad mini, but having known lots of people who have broken them by dropping them with no case or the slim cases, it is a price worth paying. The handle also doubles as a useful stand. Recommended.


SOOPER Green Defender Heavy Duty Protective Hard Full Body Cover Case For Apple iPhone 5 5G + Free Screen Protector (Green)
SOOPER Green Defender Heavy Duty Protective Hard Full Body Cover Case For Apple iPhone 5 5G + Free Screen Protector (Green)

5.0 out of 5 stars Good case for 5S, 12 Oct. 2013
I bought it as a cheap case for the 5S as there aren't many around that allow access to the fingerprint sensor yet give good protection with falls on a hard surface. This case does both and is very good value for money.


Neato XV-15 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Neato XV-15 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most useful gadget you will ever buy......, 26 Jan. 2012
To put it mildly I was sceptical about buying this robot vacuum, but having read all the reviews on the net, decided to take a risk in buying the neato. As soon as it arrived my wife uttered some negative comments and I unpacked it.

The packaging certainly has a reassuring quality to it and the way you change the lead for UK use/cord tidy is very clever. It also came with 7 spare filters (also available on amazon) and a spare cleaning brush.

Unfortunately we had to wait for it to charge up before trying it which seem to take weeks, but actually only took a couple of hours. The operation/display is very intuitive and contrary to one negative review I read, which stated when setting the time you could only adjust the time forwards (so if you missed the time you had to go around again), the up/down buttons both work fine - this may have been an earlier software quirk.

A clever feature is that if it looses contact with its charger (which can also be plugged directly in like a mobile phone) it shuffles back on the charger - ensuring it always charges. It is quite fun moving it off its charing station slightly just to see this in operation ! One thing not made clear in the manual is that it defaults to "LED's off", so after a few minutes of charging, nothing is displayed and nothing is lit on the neato which led me to think that it was faulty - it isn't, just go to the options and change the LED setting if you want the reassurance that it is charging. Another clever feature is that it tells you when it has enough charge for a clean (flashing green) but not yet fully charged (solid green).

Once charged, I decided to start with a spot clean. This is the first option and can be easily started by simply pressing the select button. The "spot clean" is more like a 5'x6' area, which it does by cleaning the outline first then filling in the inside. Like earlier reviews have stated it really does sound like a Boeing 747 but I don't think the noise is excessive and I suspect that a quiet vacuum would not have a decent suction.

After that test I decided to press the orange (clean the house) button, starting with the lounge which has all sorts of obsticles, tables etc. It started by cleaning the perimeter but stopped short of one end of the room, then filled in the middle in nice stripes (like wimbledon centre court). When that section of the room was clean it went to the end of the room not cleaned and cleaned that end perfectly. Why it treated the lounge as two rooms I am not sure, but it may have seen the sofa on the middle of the room and interpreted it as a doorway - either way it doesn't matter as did a great job. After it had finished it shut the vacuum off then went straight to its charger and shuffled onto it which was impressive as I hadn't started it on the charger.

The reason I choose the neato over other well known robot vacuums was its efficient method of cleaning a room. There are plenty of reviews on the net with time lapsed videos which beautifully demonstrate this. It also really does avoid objects well and has "drop sensors" to stop it falling down the stairs.

The carpet was certainly clean to an acceptible level. On emptying the dust box, I was amazed to find it 90% full (not as amazed as the wife was !!). As previously stated the dust box is not that big and certainly will need to be emptied regularly, but that is the trade off with its size that seemed to be made perfectly to clean between the legs of our coffee table. On hard floors,it does a good job, although you do notice the bits left behind at the very edge more.

The purpose for buying it was for the lounge which needs cleaning every day (after the kids have been playing on it). The neato does a great job of cleaning the floor while the kids are put to bed - then you can come down to a nice clean lounge carpet.

The LCD display is useful and like an unsociable cat if you pick it up it says "put me down". More usefully it tells you when the dustbox needs emptying, brush needs cleaning etc. The software (currently 2.6) can also be upgraded via the website so should neato develop better cleaning algorithms you will be able to install them.
The neato can be programmed to clean the house using its own timer - I haven't tried this function so cant comment further.

In summary - robot vacuums will never clean as well as a decent mains powered vacuum, but the neato is not just a gadget, it is actually very useful (especially if you have young children !!) and while it wont clean in tiny places or up to the very edge, it does an excellent job (evidenced by the dustbox contents) of efficiently cleaning the main floor areas of your house. Best of all you can relax with a cup of tea while your house is being cleaned !

Oh... I nearly fogot, the day after It arrived I woke up to hear it operating. My wife was using it to clean the childrens bedrooms and has actually admitted that it impressed her too!!

Highly recommended.
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