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Expower(R) super mini Qi Wireless Charger for Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 and Goole Nexus 7 II FHD Tablet and Samsung galaxy S5 note3 S4 S3 note2 and NOKIA Lumia 920 and 820
Expower(R) super mini Qi Wireless Charger for Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 and Goole Nexus 7 II FHD Tablet and Samsung galaxy S5 note3 S4 S3 note2 and NOKIA Lumia 920 and 820

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Customers also bought black masking tape, 14 Jun. 2014
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Wow, it actually works!

But the constantly throbbing blue LED will light up your room, so you can't use this if you want to turn the lights off: like say when you want to sleep.

Every time a designer adds a frivolous blue LED to a product, a kitten dies.


Masterplug SRGDU62PW USB Charging Surge Protected 2 m Extension Lead Power Block with 6 Sockets
Masterplug SRGDU62PW USB Charging Surge Protected 2 m Extension Lead Power Block with 6 Sockets
Offered by BestStuff UK
Price: £17.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Customers also bought black masking tape, 14 Jun. 2014
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Incredibly practical idea except there are two really bright lights that are both incredibly distracting and make it impossible to turn the lights off in the room because these will dominate.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 29, 2014 9:29 PM BST


Masterplug SRGAUSBPW Surge Protected Mains USB Charger
Masterplug SRGAUSBPW Surge Protected Mains USB Charger
Price: £9.50

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Customers also bought some black masking tape, 14 Jun. 2014
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Great idea, but the incredibly bright lights make this impossible to use in any room that you want to be dark, e.g. a bedroom, because it lights up like a Christmas tree.


30-Pin Bluetooth Receiver, ESYNiC Bluetooth A2DP Music Audio Adapter for iPod iPhone Dock Speaker Bose Station-Support for iPhone 6S 6 Plus 5S 5 iPod Touch iPad Bluetooth Cell Phone/Bluetooth PC/PSP
30-Pin Bluetooth Receiver, ESYNiC Bluetooth A2DP Music Audio Adapter for iPod iPhone Dock Speaker Bose Station-Support for iPhone 6S 6 Plus 5S 5 iPod Touch iPad Bluetooth Cell Phone/Bluetooth PC/PSP
Offered by EsynicDirect
Price: £8.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Customers also bought some black masking tape, 14 Jun. 2014
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Everything is great except the constantly blinking blue lights: BOTH of them.

Come on designers, stop adding blue LEDs to your designs! They add no value and are incredibly distracting.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 2, 2014 3:56 AM BST


Kinesis Advantage Ergonomic Contoured Keyboard USB - Black
Kinesis Advantage Ergonomic Contoured Keyboard USB - Black
Price: £239.99

2 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Weird Quasi-British Keyboard?, 2 Jun. 2013
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I give this keyboard, when sold with the correct keyboard layout, a 5/5: amazing ergonomics. I have two!

However, this version comes with a crazy quasi-British keyboard layout that doesn't have the requisite alternative Mac keys. Some keys are in completely the wrong place and none of this is documented in the product description.

Kinesis make awesome keyboards, but their attention to detail when it comes to keyboard layouts leaves a lot to be desired: changing the keyboard layout involves manually filing down keys and painting on your own symbols as they do not offer a custom key printing service (rendering the macro and key-switching features useless!) and the keys are custom shape so cannot be swapped.

Best contact the seller before buying to avoid disappointment on keyboard layout. If you are on PC and want a British layout, this might possibly work for you... but I couldn't find a British keyboard ISO layout that matched the configuration.
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 24, 2015 8:11 PM BST


HD Wireless IP Home Security Camera. IR Night Vision, Built-in DVR, Free Cloud CCTV System, Free NVR software and more. EyeSpy247HDSD
HD Wireless IP Home Security Camera. IR Night Vision, Built-in DVR, Free Cloud CCTV System, Free NVR software and more. EyeSpy247HDSD

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal user experience, 12 May 2013
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The typical home user experience for this device should be: when everybody is away from the house, detect motion and send video snippets to the website. With modern smartphones knowing where we all are, this should be a trivial thing to expect.

However, the expectation is impossible for this camera: the camera's web interface can only be set to have a fixed daily schedule for motion detection and it insists on **emailing** any movement detection to me!! Even looking at the eyespy website seems to reset all the scheduled motion detection times.

Awful, awful awful product that is severely let down by a complete and utter lack of attention to how people would want to use the device.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too small for the stated size, 4 April 2013
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one size smaller around the waist than what a 34W usually is.

Go for one size more than you need, unless you're into the super skinny look.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 4 April 2013
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Out-performs bigger and heavier axes for the same task.

If I have any regrets, it's not just splashing out on the bigger model.


Andrew James Luxury Double Belgian Waffle Maker In Cream With 2 Year Warranty
Andrew James Luxury Double Belgian Waffle Maker In Cream With 2 Year Warranty

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance, 4 April 2013
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It can make waffles, no doubt about that, but there are a few problems that make me believe that this was not really stress tested beyond its looks:

1. the button to open the casing often sticks when the device gets hot (i.e. when waffles are ready!)
2. as with all waffle makers, steam inevitably comes out during the toasting, but this design seems to funnel the steam at the front so it immediately turns to moisture. Expect your table top to get really wet after using.
3. any overfilling whatsoever will result in the mixture falling onto surface that is very hard to clean, and in particular the back has a cable which, once dirtied, can never be cleaned properly.

So, stylish and sort of does the job, but definitely not very well engineered. I wouldn't buy it again in hindsight, because I really appreciate good engineering.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 7, 2013 1:04 PM BST


The Physics of Golf
The Physics of Golf

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor man's Wesson, 8 Jun. 2012
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Poorly written, full of egocentric boasting and anecdotal stories with real names hidden. It feels like the author spent a day writing a golf swing model in MATLAB and converted it into a wordy chapter, padding it out into a book by adding a few more chapters that don't really have a purpose or conclusion. Scientifically-minded golfers will find Wesson's "Science of Golf" a much better read.


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