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Plantronics Voyager Pro HD Bluetooth Headset - Black
Plantronics Voyager Pro HD Bluetooth Headset - Black

5.0 out of 5 stars The best of all time as at March 2015, 27 Mar. 2015
I have had ALL the Plantronics versions of this headset right through to the latest EDGE of which I have two. This Voyager Pro HD is undoubtedly the best of all the versions, they go backwards after this one, for a list of reasons (not least the dreadfully impractical for anyone not deskbound proprietary power connection on the Legend, apparently this was for a solution to a problem I never encountered on the HD where its power connection could become faulty). I just purchased a second hand (used) one of these from the Amazon Warehouse and I don't really trust any of the other suppliers. These units to be truly "reconditioned" would have to have NEW batteries fitted and be supplied with new ear buds (which are available as "add ons" for only a few pounds in the three sizes large, medium, small as I am sure none of us want used ear buds. So I am here to offer the "heads up" that the question to ask is how long is the "battery life announcement when wearing the fully charged headset?" It needs to be 6 hours (later models go to 7). If it's two the device isn't going to work well at all. If it's four you need to have paid very little for it as it's life is nearly finished. By "life" I mean its ability to stay bluetooth connected and the quality of that audio connection, which when battery is low will become a poor user experience (this is true of the whole range).


Advanced Driving: How to further skill and enjoyment in motoring
Advanced Driving: How to further skill and enjoyment in motoring
by John Lyon
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No limits. Starts where Roadcraft ends., 8 July 2012
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After the I.A.M. and R.O.S.P.A. Gold this book is every level beyond for the public highway. He also describes where the lines are drawn between road, rally and race techniques. I have read every driving book I have come across and this aspect is unique. He trusts readers with the knowledge instead of not telling us. I like this very much. Given his varied driving history he has the ability to show us where the lines are by showing us the view from both sides of the various boundaries.

I wish John had written this book 35 years ago. It provides the "missing classroom" for John Lyon's private tuition courses. The errors of detail in science are interesting and demand correction but are minor to the book as a whole. Likewise the anecdotes add some humanity to what can be a dry subject - these are very clearly presented as separate so are trivial to skip. Personally I like them. The book is a fine insight into one of history's original Metroplolitan Police Driving School civilian instructors, that school now more commonly called "Hendon".


Wedstrickdzeilen in beeld. Racing techniques. Explained and translated by Conrad Gülcher. With illustrations
Wedstrickdzeilen in beeld. Racing techniques. Explained and translated by Conrad Gülcher. With illustrations
by Conrad GÜLCHER
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the secrets of racing, 23 July 2011
My father used this book and gave it to me when I was 14 (1970). It is 100% diagrams, clearly explaining every move. Exactly what a young racer needs. Might need to check specific rules haven't changed and the references may be out of date, but regardless, I am commending it to my nephew so he will be third generation student of this book.
Don't hesitate, I still use it for reference to this day.


Canon Wide Conversion Lens WC-DC58B for PowerShot G7 & G9 - 0.75 x (27mm in 35mm format)
Canon Wide Conversion Lens WC-DC58B for PowerShot G7 & G9 - 0.75 x (27mm in 35mm format)

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G9 Wide angle lens adapter, 17 Oct. 2008
Wouldn't be without it. Granted when in use I may as well have my 400D as regards bulk, but that can't be taken to bits and fit in my pocket, not ever. I view this item as a must have for the G9, couldn't live G9 life without it. REQUIRES also Canon Lens Conversion Adapter LA-DC58H for PowerShot G7 & G9- won't fit without it, but can (must) also be used for the telephoto adapter. Finally, this is a wide-angle lens ADAPTER, NOT an actual lens. You get the wide angle effect (speaking in terms of compact cameras), without the internal glass of a "real" lens. So, it's less expensive, but as far as I am concerned it works just fine. Anthony
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Canon Lens Conversion Adapter LA-DC58H for PowerShot G7 & G9
Canon Lens Conversion Adapter LA-DC58H for PowerShot G7 & G9

34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G9 lens adapter, adapter, 17 Oct. 2008
I have one of these, required if the Wide angle lens adapter Canon Wide Conversion Lens WC-DC58B for PowerShot G7 & G9 - 0.75 x (27mm in 35mm format) which I also have is to be used (also the telephoto adapter Canon Lens Conversion Adapter LA-DC58H for PowerShot G7 & G9 which I do not have). All it does is cover the G9's lens as extended when switched on so the wide angle or telephoto lens adapters themselves can be fitted. A word of timely guidance: to fit this first REMOVE the black plastic serated circle found on the camera around the lens and removed by pushing the black button found on the front of the camera at the lower right (when facing), push button and while holding it twist the black serated plastic circular surround one eighth turn anti-clockwise, gently lift off and KEEP IT SAFE! It is very easy to lose (not least being black in a black camera or lens bag) Notice the small white dot? Opposite the black button? That goes at 3'o'clock (and only there) to slot back in to its groove followed by an eighth turn clockwise. All as when facing the front of the camera. It's easy enough and a matter of a second, when you know all this! Anthony
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Salinger on Factoring: The Law and Practice of Invoice Finance
Salinger on Factoring: The Law and Practice of Invoice Finance
by F.R. Salinger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £259.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The accountant's view, 17 Oct. 2008
This book was presented to me as the "factoring bible", which is used in the training and education of those in the business of factoring. In any case having read and dissected most of it, I can recommend it as providing a clear historical understanding of where the business came from and how the principles are applied in modern day business life - or indeed mis-applied. I was able to obtain an understanding of where factors and their customers fall out owing to mismatch between the need and the product, typically itself the result of neither really understanding the other! Very illuminating for anyone wishing to attempt reconciliation (please forgive the pun!). Anthony


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