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**SPECIAL OFFER** High Quality Single Watch Winder for 1 Automatic Watch Carbon Fibre with Luxury Black Lining with Touch Screen Control by Tempus
**SPECIAL OFFER** High Quality Single Watch Winder for 1 Automatic Watch Carbon Fibre with Luxury Black Lining with Touch Screen Control by Tempus

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended., 1 Feb. 2017
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This has all the hallmarks of a well constructed item.

The winder comes extremely well packaged.

Although large, and surprisingly heavy, it is very attractive in appearance.

The touch controls have, so far, worked seamlessly.

Most importantly, after a month's usage, the motor is silent when winding.

I am very pleased with the Tempus winder.


Withings Unisex Steel HR Activity Tracking Watch with Heart Rate Monitoring, Black, 36 mm
Withings Unisex Steel HR Activity Tracking Watch with Heart Rate Monitoring, Black, 36 mm
Offered by E&DEAL

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minor niggles, but overall superb., 27 Jan. 2017
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Having had to return two competing brands of smart watch, one for overheating battery when on charge, and the other for sync error when downloading data, I happened by chance to come across the Withings Steel HR.

I was attracted by the 'classic' look of the watch, it's specification, especially the inclusion of a heart rate monitor, the exceptional battery life between charges, and all in a small, and discrete looking case.

Having only received the watch this afternoon, my initial impressions are as follows:

Two aspects of design are puzzling.

a) the very faint minute markers on the dial make them very difficult to see in subdued lighting.

Why not strong white on the black dial, and black on the white dial?

b) the absence of a retaining edge on the charging base, and the base's flat contact upon flat contact on the watch base make charging unnecessarily problematic.

Set up, and syncing, were the easiest of my recent smart watches.

The design, and integration of the digital display is superb.
Despite it's small size, it's clarity, and readability, is excellent.

The 36mm size, together with the extremely soft band, make for very comfortable wearing over an extended period of time.

It is encouraging that the software continues to be expanded.

Barring the unforeseen, I think that I have a long term 'keeper'.

Update: 30.01.2017

I don't know if it is a temporary or permanent glitch, but when syncing the watch with the phone at the end of the day, the total number of steps appearing on the phone app does not tally with the total on the watch.
Tonight:
Watch: 4929
Phone: 4321

Update 01.02.2017:

Although the phone, and watch, continue to sync, the watch no longer downloads data to the phone App.
Intend to return the watch.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied for all of four days., 17 Jun. 2016
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Initial impressions of the clock were good.

I was surprised that it required three AAA batteries.

It appeared reasonably robust, easy to set up, and the light sensor functioned properly.

However, the alarm volume was rather weak.

All was well for four days when the clock suddenly stopped working.

Although, upon receipt, I had installed a fresh set of batteries, I changed them for a further fresh set, but the clock was still inoperative.

I am returning it for a refund.


Fujitsu Scansnap S1300i Deluxe
Fujitsu Scansnap S1300i Deluxe

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent scanner notwithstanding it's revised software., 12 April 2016
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One must first load the software before using the scanner.

This proved to be a lengthy procedure, as having loaded it from the supplied disc, one is then automatically notified of down loadable updates.

Contrary to the contents description on this website page, the Rack2-Filer V5.0 software has been replaced,and the supplied disc contains Rack2-Filer Smart V1.0 for which a downloadable update is available.

The problem, for me, is that the User Interface of the updated software has been amended, and is not particularly intuitive.

Even with the supplied user manuals, I found the software presented a steep learning curve, especially for the Rack2- Filer Smart software.

The latter does present a visually attractive interface for one's scanned items.

The 1300i scanner itself appears to be solidly built, and, on a 300dpi setting, quickly scans multiple pages.

Having got to grips with the software, the 1300i deluxe is thoroughly recommended.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A High Quality, Portable Printer., 4 April 2016
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After many years of reliable service, my Canon Pixma iP90 suddenly ceased to work, so I naturally decided to buy a portable Canon replacement.

This led me to the Pixma iP110.

Although it is larger than my old printer, the iP110 is still compact, and more sophisticated in having Wi-Fi connectivity.

The included 'Quick Step' guide could be improved upon in terms of clarity, so I suggest that one utilises the videos posted on You Tube by Canon USA to install the Ink Cartridge Holder, Ink cartridges, and carry out the Print Head Alignment Procedure.

Canon UK have posted, on the 22 March 2016, a full Windows Download which installed the iP110 on my computer without any problems.

There is no USB connection cable supplied with the iP110, but, fortunately, that supplied by Canon with my previous printer fitted.

The build quality of the iP110 appears to be very good, and it is relatively quiet in operation.

Print quality on documents is excellent.
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Zeppelin Watches Men's Quartz Watch 7540-3 7540-3 with Leather Strap
Zeppelin Watches Men's Quartz Watch 7540-3 7540-3 with Leather Strap
Offered by Jewelry & Watches
Price: £197.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An attractive looking retro styled watch., 19 Mar. 2016
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I was in the market for a dual time watch, and was attracted to this retro styled big dial watch.

I like the clean, uncluttered, look of the face, and the fact that the smaller secondary dial can be independently set to a different time.

The leather strap is of good quality, and although initially very stiff it soon becomes flexible.

I am very pleased with the overall quality of this particular model in the pointtec.de range.


Citizen Watch Chronotime At Men's Quartz Watch with Grey Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet BY0106-55H
Citizen Watch Chronotime At Men's Quartz Watch with Grey Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet BY0106-55H

5.0 out of 5 stars A well built technically advanced watch., 19 Mar. 2016
An extremely well built watch which, for some, may prove to be too heavy with it's weight of 175 grams.

Depending on one's location, a manual set up may not be necessary.
As soon as I took mine out of it's packaging, it sprang into life, and accurately set all the adjustable parameters.

With it's two tone colour combination, the watch looks even more attractive than is indicated by this website's images.

I have to admit that I purchased my watch from Goldsmiths UK who have the watch on sale for £295.


Microsoft Lumia 435 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (Windows)
Microsoft Lumia 435 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (Windows)
Offered by cheapphonesonline

28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute bargain., 5 Aug. 2015
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I am a great fan of the Windows OS for mobile phones.

When walking for any length of time, I find that my Lumia 930 is too heavy to slip into,and carry comfortably in, a pocket.

Hence my search for a small, light, inexpensive, Windows phone that would provide the main OS functions of my 930 led me to the 435.

And what a revelation, and delight it has proven to be.

For a retail price of under £50, for a SIM Free phone of such sophistication, the 435 represents fantastic value for money.

Build quality is good, and the phone feels sturdy in the hand.

Call quality is clear, and strong.

Although the screen is low resolution, the fact that it is only 4 inches, means that text is sharp enough for me not to have to wear my glasses.

Off axis viewing does suffer, but head on the screen is bright, and clear.

It is testament to the WIndows OS, that the low specification processor still enables one to experience reasonably fast operation of the phone's main functions.

All in all, the Lumia 435 is something of a steal.
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Pure Avalon 300R 500GB Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder
Pure Avalon 300R 500GB Connect Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just a Freeview HD Recorder---Very under-rated., 10 Jun. 2015
Firstly to address some of the inaccurate statements in the review posted in August 2014.

Recorded Programmes:

For a recorded programme, in the displayed list of recordings, scrolling onto it's title reveals a box containing the total time of the recording.

Pausing playback, reveals a horizontal timeline showing the time at which playback has been paused, and the total time of the recording.

Having stopped a recording, as is indicated in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, one can resume playback by pressing the blue button on the remote.

Listed recordings are displayed with the latest being first.

Also displayed will be Page 1 of X ( X being the number of the page containing the oldest recordings).

One can scroll between pages by pressing either the right or left key of the four way keys surrounding the OK button.

On my unit, the fan is inaudible.

As for the Avalon 300R itself:

It is unique in combining a Freeview HD Recorder with integrated Wi-Fi, and an HDMI Switcher.

The unit is solidly constructed.

The User Interface is clearly laid out, and easy to navigate.

Series Recordings are retained in a Folder.

The Picture Quality on both live transmissions, and recordings is excellent.

With a 3 year warranty from Pure.com, and at it's current price, purchasing the Avalon 300R is a 'no brainer'.


Interstellar [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Interstellar [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Matthew McConaughey
Price: £6.95

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing, and rewwarding, film., 16 April 2015
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Given the wide range of reviews, for a very long time I remained undecided as to whether or not to purchase this film.

I have now watched the film.

A simple test I have for a very long running film is do I look at my watch while it is on.

With 'Interstellar' the answer is a categorical No!

The slow build up setting the scene, and establishing relationships, prior to 'blast off' I found to be absorbing.

Once in Space, the plot, acting, and CGI continue to absorb, and impress the viewer, and, excuse the pun, time just flies by.

The Picture Quality on the Blu-Ray is superb, and with careful adjustment a satisfactory balance between the volume level of speech and 'explosive' sound effects can be obtained.

Some reviewers have made much of suspect science in the film.
As this is a Science Fiction film I just went with the flow, sat back, and enjoyed the film rather than spend my time looking for errors.


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