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Energizer FLNP50 Digital Camera Battery Equivalent to Fuji NP-50, Pentax D-Li68, Kodak KLIC-7004 Battery
Energizer FLNP50 Digital Camera Battery Equivalent to Fuji NP-50, Pentax D-Li68, Kodak KLIC-7004 Battery
Offered by ExpressPro
Price: £13.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and name you can trust, 24 Oct. 2012
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Perfect extra battery for the Fuji X10 (a must have), cheap, no probs with using the Fuji charger, displays power-level accurately in the camera.

Only thing is, it doesn't come with a plastic case so I worry about it shorting or whatever - All my other cameras have warned about carrying a battery out-of-camera 'naked'. So with a case it'd have got 5*.


Logitech Mini Wireless Boombox - White
Logitech Mini Wireless Boombox - White

5.0 out of 5 stars Kicking sound!, 30 Aug. 2012
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Very easy to set up straight out the box and link with your bluetooth mp3 player / phone, and comes with recharge USB cable and plug.

For its size, it produces exceptional sound - Very loud, Very clear. Certainly enough for a party in a kitchen/hotel bedroom. I haven't pushed it right to the limit as I don't want to test a new piece of kit to potential destruction for the sake of it, but getting very near max volume settings on phone and speaker both does not produce any distortion - Impressive!

Good sound range - Bass is a "representation" rather than dominant (could you call it a higher-frequency bass?), but in no way is the sound unpleasant; Also produces decent clear mid-ranges and trebles. There is some stereo separation noticeable, its not very wide but I expect that there is some sound enhancement technology in use - In fact pretty much sure of it as the speakers themselves look to be less than 1cm apart!

Oh and the little video that they show does hint at a truth - you can play it loud enough that the whole unit vibrates but still without distortion.

The touch sensitive controls on the top of the unit work very well, and its a definite convenience to be able to change tracks from the speaker as well as your phone/player. Haven't tried the built in mic for phone calls yet, but it wasnt the reason I bought the device.

Minor distractions from perfection -
1) The USB slot in the unit is a mini-usb which is the older standard (eg my original PSP has a mini-usb slot), rather than micro-usb (which is what just about everything else I've recently bought uses). It means when travelling have to remember to take two cables not one.
2) When playing quieter pieces of music for an extended time it seems like the speaker doesn't recognise its streaming music, so puts itself into standby mode (its a built-in power saving device for when its switched on but inactive for half hour or so).

Overall highly recommended (unless you're fastidious about your cabling, or plan to listen to soft music only).


SoundMAGIC E10 Earphones - Silver/Black
SoundMAGIC E10 Earphones - Silver/Black
Price: £29.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound quality, cabling a little tangly, 10 Aug. 2012
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Great sound from these E10s - Fine and punchy out of the box, but after leaving it playing overnight and regular use over the last week or so it's developed into really pleasing, balanced output at all levels, including quite a warm, "rolling" bass.

For me the sound rivals the Sennheiser CX-300 II I'd previously owned (one ear stopped working after 2 years hard use), but with a stronger bass emphasis.

Would have marked it down for the rather stiff cabling that's definitely easy to tangle (compare to CX-300 II rubberised anti-tangling cable) but that seems a little churlish considering these are earphones and should be judged on how they perform, surely? So have kept it to 5*.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and useful...and stopped working, 16 July 2012
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Can't fault it at the price - Big display, easy to set up, battery included...What more do you want? I bought it for the office (a converted ware-house space with 20 foot ceilings and a translucent roof - looks great but a nightmare to regulate the temperature) so my colleagues and I could back-up our requests to switch on the A/C and/or the heating!

Sept 12 update: It's stopped working - Screen went blank so I changed the battery; Didn't fix the problem so I hit the reset button, which made it work for around 1/2 hr before the screen just faded away. Great item when it worked, but spending a £5 every 2 or so months on an item isn't my idea of a good time.


AKORD® NEW DESIGN - MICRO SIM CARD ADAPTER CONVERTOR ** NO STICKER NEEDED ** (FOR CONVERTING iPHONE 4 4S iPAD iPAD2 MICRO SIMS TO STANDARD SIZE) - CLICK-IN TECHNOLOGY
AKORD® NEW DESIGN - MICRO SIM CARD ADAPTER CONVERTOR ** NO STICKER NEEDED ** (FOR CONVERTING iPHONE 4 4S iPAD iPAD2 MICRO SIMS TO STANDARD SIZE) - CLICK-IN TECHNOLOGY
Offered by Akord Technologies Ltd
Price: £1.49

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential if you have 1 (micro) sim and 2 phones, 16 July 2012
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My Samsung Galaxy SIII uses a micro-sim which is still a pretty rare size, but I have a cheaper,smaller back-up phone that I occasionally use as situation dictates - this tiny little bit of kit makes it possible to use the micro-sim in a standard-sim phone.

Only problem I can see is that its such an insignificant piece of plastic it'll be very easy to lose when not in use.


FoneM8® - Samsung Galaxy S3 Gel Skin Case Cover - Clear
FoneM8® - Samsung Galaxy S3 Gel Skin Case Cover - Clear

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit, 21 Jun. 2012
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Perfect fit and well-engineered - All holes aligned, buttons are as easy to press w the cover on as with it off. It's not quite crystal white, a slightly darker shade than the phone's white finish.

I've bought three covers now - this one by far the best. And btw a clear cover does minimise the look of the bulk of a case.


Samsung Galaxy S3 SIII White Rim Bumper Gel & Clear Hard Back Case + Screen Protector & Mini Stylus Pen by Kolay®
Samsung Galaxy S3 SIII White Rim Bumper Gel & Clear Hard Back Case + Screen Protector & Mini Stylus Pen by Kolay®

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works for me, 9 Jun. 2012
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Ordered this when it was only the case and screen protector on offer; no sock, no stylus - so can't comment on the quality of those latter items.

Case itself is fine - Opaque so covers the Samsung logo on the back of the phone if that's an important consideration for you. It fits fine, button covers all in the right place, the cut-outs for everything else looks like it's about 1mm off centre, but within tolerance of everything still being completely accessible - including the headphone jack and the pinhole stereo mics for the video recorder.


Casio Men's G-Shock White Watch GA-120A-7AER
Casio Men's G-Shock White Watch GA-120A-7AER

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robust, Light and Looks Great, 9 Jun. 2012
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This model is the GA-120, from the G-Shock 'over-sized' range - there are other models, in other colours that may also appeal to you. Introducing white and other colours into the range of options on offer has been very effectively used by phone and even camera makers in recent years, so its a logical extension (yet still an act of genius) for Casio to do the same for watches!

Amazon's super-saver delivery delivered the goods in a timely manner as always, and easy to set up straight out the tin - It arrives set to Tokyo time so a quick reference to the instructions is a must to set it to London time (you set the time zone, the analog hands spin through the hours to the right time - oddly soothing to 'watch'...).

The unit is frankly brilliant - Really light in weight at under 80g, eye-catchingly big and chunky, gets compliments, and looking at it still makes me smile every time its so different from anything else. Night time illumination is provided by pushing a button like on most digital watches but you're also able to set it to light up automatically every time you hold it up.

Don't know how long the battery lasts, G-Shocks traditionally have had up to a 10 year battery life and don't doubt this won't be much different - But as with most watches of this type, I'd say the resin strap (which is anti-bacterial treated btw) could get stressed and tear before that unless you are fastidious about washing w tap water after swimming, exercise or even just a warm day sweating onto it.

Have posted a pic up to show you what it looks like on the wrist.

Edited addition +2 months: Ok still loving the watch, the white finish hasn't marked/discoloured as yet. It's been so long since I've used a resin strap that forgot one key disadvantage is heat-rash on the strap, but that seems to have died down now and isn't this particular models fault (just resin straps in general). Oh and think of it as more of a 'fashion piece' than a 'time piece' - You can tell the time of course, but it's often not incredibly clear what the precise minute is, and the LED light for night use is a feature that works better on paper than in practice...
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Sunny Savers Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 GT-i9300 BLUE 'S' Wave Gel / Silicone / Hybrid Case Cover Skin With BONUS Screen Protector By InventCase®
Sunny Savers Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 GT-i9300 BLUE 'S' Wave Gel / Silicone / Hybrid Case Cover Skin With BONUS Screen Protector By InventCase®

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the blue S3, 9 Jun. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
....I bought it for my white S3 and although it fits fine, part of the caseback is clear which when combined with the smooth back of the white phone, produces an odd random smeared look (like trapped water) on those parts - odd and not really attractive. Cleaning/wiping inside of case and phone's back doesn't help.

Still gave it 4* as it fit fine, came w all the accessories as stated, but just doesn't look as nice as it could w the white phone - Better to stick w the opaque cases out there.


JJC White Pop-Up Flash Diffuser for Olympus Pen E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2
JJC White Pop-Up Flash Diffuser for Olympus Pen E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2
Offered by PowerPlanet
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good solution to flash glare, 5 Jun. 2012
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Works reasonably well as a flash diffuser. A little fiddly to carry and put it together, so never used it out of the house.

However I'd have to say for the likes of the Oly e-pl1/e-pl2 the Panny GF3 and a few others that has their particular flash mechanism, pulling the flash back and bouncing it off the ceiling does a better job of giving you soft illumination.


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