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ASUS Eee PC 1015, 1015P, 1015PE, 1016, 1016P, 1215, VX6 Series Replacement Laptop Battery Compatible with A31-1015, AL31-1015, A32-1015, PL32-1015, 90-OA001B2300Q, 90-OA001B2500Q, 90-XB29OABT00000Q
ASUS Eee PC 1015, 1015P, 1015PE, 1016, 1016P, 1215, VX6 Series Replacement Laptop Battery Compatible with A31-1015, AL31-1015, A32-1015, PL32-1015, 90-OA001B2300Q, 90-OA001B2500Q, 90-XB29OABT00000Q
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5.0 out of 5 stars Battery stores energy shock, 12 Nov. 2014
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It's a battery. You put it in, charge it up and run your appliance until it needs charging again. Come back in four or five years and I'll let you know whether it lasted as long as the old one.


SAMRICK - Pack of 10 - Motorola Moto G - Transparent Screen Protector/Film/Foil (3 Layer Technology) & Microfibre Cloth
SAMRICK - Pack of 10 - Motorola Moto G - Transparent Screen Protector/Film/Foil (3 Layer Technology) & Microfibre Cloth
Offered by Aero Communication Ltd
Price: £3.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and sticky, 30 July 2014
A simple product at a friendly price, albeit fiendishly difficult to position accurately. Irritatingly, the handling tab doesn't lift off cleanly. Fortunately I had some gunk to lift off sticky labels.


Samrick Specially Designed Leather Flip Case for Motorola Moto G - Black
Samrick Specially Designed Leather Flip Case for Motorola Moto G - Black
Offered by Aero Communication Ltd
Price: £1.50

5.0 out of 5 stars We recommend the Samrick product because it offers sufficient protection, 30 July 2014
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Both the missus and I have Moto G phones, so I bought two of the Samrick leather flip cases. I also bought the (more expensive) Moto G hard case in case she preferred that. In fact we both decided to use the leather flip cases, so the Moto G case is still in its packing. We recommend the Samrick product because it offers sufficient protection, whether in jeans pocket or handbag, and the cutouts allow the camera to be used without taking it off. Despite what other customers say, it's not at all inconvenient not to have a cutout at the bottom to accommodate the charging socket. The cases are nicely made -- and the price came as a pleasant surprise after looking at equivalent products in the phone shop, for which ludicrous sums were being asked. Highly recommended.


The Jack Brabham Story
The Jack Brabham Story
by Jack Brabham
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you wanted to know, 21 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: The Jack Brabham Story (Hardcover)
Despite the hair-raising price, I felt that I owed it to myself to get a copy of Jack's book, having seen him race on several occasions. The second-hand copy that I ordered from Amazon was not only in crisply brand-new condition but it was also signed both by Sir Jack and his rightly renowned co-author Doug Nye. Result!

Everything about the book is just right. The big-page square format allows exactly the right balance between text and pictures, with lots of smaller illustrations of fascinating incidents, all covered by the long-ish captions. The reader's eye is automatically and effortlessly carried from one page to the next, so effectively so that I found myself still reading three hours after I'd ripped the packaging apart.

Yes, it's enormously detailed, but there isn't a single superfluous word here. Nye has expertly winkled explanations from Jack about numerous incidents which were not fully (or correctly) covered in contemporary publications. If you want to know exactly how our hero managed to crash out of the lead at the last corner on the last lap of the 1970 Monaco GP, he explains all.

Most impressive of all is Jack's scrupulous honesty, which comes as a bit of a surprise from someone who could be infuriatingly secretive when it suited him. He admits that he dined out for years on the well-worn yarn that it was Ron Dennis's fault that he ran out of fuel almost within sight of winning the 1970 British GP at Brands Hatch, but here he absolves Ron of all blame (it was another mechanic who had left the engine on full rich before the start).

In several places Jack makes it clear that he didn't consider himself to be in the same class of driver as Jim Clark or Tony Brooks, which is quite an admission when you know how self-obsessed most racing drivers can be. But he DID have a talent to make good decisions well in advance, and of course he allied himself to that ultra-reliable and sometimes inspired engineer Ron Tauranac when it came to designing and building his cars. Ron gets full credit in the book.

This is the story of a fascinating era in motor racing, told in an engaging and personal style, warts and all. If you have the slightest interest in Jack Brabham, adventurer and three-times world champion, you're doing yourself no favours by avoiding his book. This is a brilliant record of a great man who survived a bloody period in the sport as much by his innate canniness as thanks to some extraordinarily good luck.


The Complete Roost Recordings
The Complete Roost Recordings

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unmissable but flawed, 16 Aug. 2013
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The music of Getz's early years as a leader is technically brilliant, fresh and almost flawless. He had no difficulty in finding superb accompanying musicians, with whom he seemed to be in complete sympathy. Unfortunately he was less lucky with the technicians who recorded this stuff (Ok, some of it was taped in night clubs), whose shortcomings mean that the material sounds flat and even dull. I found it difficult to listen to it for extended periods.

The sleeve notes, by Doug Ramsey, are worth an extra star in themselves. If you've read them, you probably won't need to search for any further biographical material about this schizophrenic saxophone genius of whom Roy Haynes said he "could be a little ornery or evil sometimes." That fine drummer was almost certainly being kind ...

There's a little treat at the end of disc 3 with the three numbers that Getz recorded at Birdland with the Count Basie band in 1954. He steps brilliantly right into the shoes of his idol Lester Young.


iLuv iSP170 Boom Powerful Cube USB Powered Stereo Speakers
iLuv iSP170 Boom Powerful Cube USB Powered Stereo Speakers

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the missus, 22 Mar. 2013
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Bought these for the other half. Did a quick Google, decided they were the business and Amazon delivered them almost instantaneously. Solid build, excellent sound for the size and well priced. I could say the same for the speakers.
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Team Lotus: My View from the Pit Wall
Team Lotus: My View from the Pit Wall
by Peter Warr
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential but incomplete, 19 Sept. 2012
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As an early employee who went on to manage several departments at Lotus and had two successful spells in charge of Team Lotus, Peter Warr would have been the ideal author of the definitive story of Colin Chapman's empire. He had been working for several years on his memoir when he suddenly died in 2010, leaving a seriously incomplete manuscript.

By chance, businessman/historian Simon Taylor had recently interviewed Warr at great length for Motor Sport magazine. Taylor's tapes helped fill some, but by no means all, of the gaps, and the result is a very useful stitched-together account of a fascinating period of motor racing history.

Warr offers some splendidly nonconformist cameos of leading figures (mostly drivers) in the sport, and makes a good fist of justifying his consistently negative judgment of Nigel Mansell, of whom he once said that he would not win a Grand Prix "as long as my arse is pointing at the ground." The 31 GP wins that Mansell scored after leaving Lotus indicate that Warr's judgment was not exactly infallible.

The book contains some priceless insights into the character of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, whom Warr knew better than almost anybody. It is unfortunate that Warr held his old boss in such esteem that he was evidently unable to bring the same incisive judgment to Chapman that he had lavished on Mansell. He offers not one word on the scandal which implicated the Lotus boss in the DeLorean scandal and resulted in a prison term for Chapman's closest business associate.

Incomplete though it is, this book offers priceless insights into the most turbulent era of motorsporting history. It is essential reading for anyone who lived through the era of giants like Clark, Graham Hill, Rindt, Fittipaldi, Peterson and on to Senna. Unsatisfying, yes, but Warr was closer to these people than any arms-length biographer could ever be.


Mini USB to 3.5mm Jack Headphone Audio Adaptor for Mobile Phones (See Compatibility List)
Mini USB to 3.5mm Jack Headphone Audio Adaptor for Mobile Phones (See Compatibility List)

1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work on my phone, 21 Sept. 2011
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My T-Mobile Vairy Text not-very-smart phone came with virtually useless headphones that play through a mini-USB connection. They produce only a low volume and fall out of my ears at a touch. I bought this device in order to be able to listen to MP3 tracks using my Sennheiser in-ear headphones. Unfortunately they are not recognised by the phone. I suspect this is the fault of the phone rather than the adaptor, which would therefore get a zero-star rating if this were possible (which it appears not to be).
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Remembering Elio: The Life of Italian Driver Elio De Angelis
Remembering Elio: The Life of Italian Driver Elio De Angelis
by Lorie Coffey
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A labour of love (but not of literature), 11 April 2011
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You have to be a genuine motor racing enthusiast to spend a large chunk of your life compiling the biography of someone who won just two Grand Prix races (both of them gifted to him by multiple retirements or disqualifications by faster drivers ahead of him) and who lost his life 25 years ago in a rather grisly testing crash. However, Elio de Angelis appears to have been a genuinely charming bloke whose driving talents belied the family wealth that allowed him to go racing in the first place, and this book is the result of Lorie Coffey's obsession with his memory.

Ms Coffey readily admits that she had some assistance in the project from the de Angelis family, although the result of this appears to have been unlimited access to the family photo album and some boringly anodyne reminiscences. If you're looking for character assessment or a sober analysis of the late ace's strengths and weaknesses as a driver or a human being, you won't find much to detain you here.

What this book was crying out for was an experienced editor with a passing knowledge of F1. Not only is it about four times too long but the writing is amateurish (that's being kind) and the text is irritatingly peppered with exclamation marks. The third star I've awarded it was for the author's effort, not her literary talent. Buy the book if you, too, are obsessed with Elio de Angelis, but if you are merely interested in the man and his career, you'll find everything you need in a half-hour meander around cyber-space.


Hardboard Folding Pasting Table
Hardboard Folding Pasting Table

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and shoddy, 11 April 2011
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You won't find a folding table as cheap as this one anywhere else, so no complaints on that score. The price is reflected in the quality (or lack of it) and, on the one delivered to me, one of the brackets which holds a supporting leg was wrongly mounted. This in turn caused damage to the surface, so I had to get out the screwdrivers and drill to fix it. If I hadn't been able to figure out the problem, the table would have been utterly useless, so be beware.


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