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Anker [3-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB (3ft) - One of The World's Fastest, Most Durable Charging Cable [Assorted Lengths] for Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola, Android Smartphones and More (Black)
Anker [3-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB (3ft) - One of The World's Fastest, Most Durable Charging Cable [Assorted Lengths] for Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola, Android Smartphones and More (Black)
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 3*3ft used with Anker 24W charger, 5 Jan. 2017
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3*3ft cables
Bought these with the Anker 24W 2 port charger. Using the pair to charge a Nexus 5 - Ampere says the current is 1500mA which is great. The Nexus is fussy about cables and chargers so glad to have found a good match.
Also the micro USB plug is a tighter fit than usual which is compensating for the worn socket.


Pyrex 500 ml Kitchen Lab Measure and Mix Beaker
Pyrex 500 ml Kitchen Lab Measure and Mix Beaker
Price: £6.25

1.0 out of 5 stars Not strong enough for typical use, 4 Dec. 2016
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Broken within 2 weeks. Found it in washing up bowl with hole in the side and we aren't cavemen in the kitchen.
It is very thin, waste of money.


One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest [DVD] [1975]
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Jack Nicholson
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Terrible transfer, 30 May 2016
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DVD version
Film is obviously a classic and I don't get obsessed with video perfection but that was truly awful.
Low light smearing and pixellating during motion.
Really surprised they didn't feel the need to do better


Nexus 5 Case - Ringke SLIM Case [Free HD Film/Better Grip][SF BLACK] Premium Dual Coated Hard Case Cover for Google Nexus 5 (NOT for New Nexus 5X 2015)  - ECO Package
Nexus 5 Case - Ringke SLIM Case [Free HD Film/Better Grip][SF BLACK] Premium Dual Coated Hard Case Cover for Google Nexus 5 (NOT for New Nexus 5X 2015) - ECO Package
Offered by Ringke_Direct
Price: £25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Decent replacement for original Google case, 12 Jan. 2016
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Good fit and black case looks quite stylish on a red Nexus


Philips 12972-XVS2 H7 X-Treme Vision 100% Kit (2 Bulbs) [for limited time, some shipments will be +130% (2 Bulbs)]
Philips 12972-XVS2 H7 X-Treme Vision 100% Kit (2 Bulbs) [for limited time, some shipments will be +130% (2 Bulbs)]
Offered by Chok Holdings LLC
Price: £24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Lasted 22 months, 15 Nov. 2015
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I notice some people have complained that the bulbs have blown within a year. Well I bought them January 2014 and the first one has gone in November 2015 which seems a decent lifespan. Plenty of night/winter driving.
Not sure if they were massively brighter but what the hey.


Quantek Black Metal 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Mounting Adapter Bracket Hard Drive Holder
Quantek Black Metal 2.5" to 3.5" SSD Mounting Adapter Bracket Hard Drive Holder

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid not flimsy, 30 Oct. 2015
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Solidly built and comes with 2 sets of screws. Recommended.


1080P HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable For PC Laptop HDTV Projectors,Raspberry Pi and other HDMI input devices
1080P HDMI Male to VGA Female Video Converter Adapter Cable For PC Laptop HDTV Projectors,Raspberry Pi and other HDMI input devices
Offered by GoldenSwing
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works on Raspberry Pi, 8 Oct. 2015
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Read some of the negative reviews but I can say with authority that it works on my Raspberry Pi 2 without fuss.


Sennheiser BTD500 USB Bluetooth Transmitter
Sennheiser BTD500 USB Bluetooth Transmitter

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great with Linux, 3 May 2015
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Really pleased with it and couldn't be easier to use. Makes quick connection to ADX Atom V2 and sounds good.
Using it on 64 bit Linux Mint installation, comes up as new sound card so just select over the PC native one and you're good to go.
No drivers or config required.
It turns out the speaker isn't aptX so I can't comment on that aspect.


**Uprated** Audio Dynamix Atom V2i - Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 Stereo Speaker with free Carry Case. 20hrs playtime and 40 metre BT range- RED
**Uprated** Audio Dynamix Atom V2i - Rechargeable Bluetooth V4.0 Stereo Speaker with free Carry Case. 20hrs playtime and 40 metre BT range- RED

4.0 out of 5 stars Great but the included 3.5mm lead is useless, 1 May 2015
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I like it but the included 3.5mm lead is cheap and nasty. When I first used the speaker through the Aux I thought something was wrong so I tried some 60s stereo numbers where I could distinguish what was missing in each channel. By wiggling the lead where it goes into the speaker socket you could have full sound, no left-hand (when you look at it) speaker or some kind of phase reversed mush. I used a better lead and it seems to be fine. I'm not sure the socket is completely sound but my existing lead is a tighter fit and maybe a tad shorter and it seems to have cured the problem.
Somebody mentioned getting a nice red lead to match the unit but this is uniform black and feels like something you would get for pennies from China.
It's a decent sound over Bluetooth using A2DP and I'm keen to try the atpX codec - maybe I'll buy something to try it out.
Other thoughts:
Connected quickly to my phone, the family iPad and an Ubuntu laptop.
As said elsewhere the top volume bleeps are clumsy.
The case was a nice touch.
No distortion at max volume which is great - the speakers must be specced well above the peak amp power.
Manual doesn't seem to have been written by a native English speaker so how bespoke or generic Chinese is the product ?
Anyway, overall I'm happy but I will update this if I think of anything else.

My mistake was to think that the speaker has an aptX compatible receiver. Although in my defense the official aptX website and a review I found both said it did. Anyway it doesn't - but it still sounds good.


RAVPower 13000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack with iSmart Technology (3rd Generation Deluxe, 4.5A, Dual USB) - Black
RAVPower 13000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack with iSmart Technology (3rd Generation Deluxe, 4.5A, Dual USB) - Black

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems decent but don't like USB leads, 18 Jan. 2015
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Looks well made at first glance if a little chunky. Blue LEDs are reasonably stylish and the torch is potentially useful.
Will see how long it takes to charge once it is fully depleted and I have bought a 2A USB charger to do that.

The reason it doesn't get 5 Stars is because of the leads.
You get 1 short and 1 long but I can only assume they have the data pin connected because they will only supply my Nexus 5 with 0.46A.
Using my PortaPow fast charger lead the charger will deliver a shade under 1A.
If you are going to supply a lead whose sole purpose is charging why compromise it ? Especially when the unit can deliver 2A.

I used an "AboveTEK USB Power Meter Voltage Tester Current Monitor" to measure the current. If anyone thinks using the monitor might produce a false reading, feel free to disagree.
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