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Purple Plain Premium PU Luxury Leather Folio / Flip Case Stand Cover Protection Skin Wallet For 7" 7 inch Android Tablet PC, ASUS GOOGLE Nexus 7, 2.2 EASY TAB, MID, Apad, Epad, 7 inch Amazon kindle fire, Blackberry playerbook, Huawei Mediapad, T-Mobile SpringBoard 7", Kobo Vox, Kobo Arc ,Samsung Galaxy Tab SCH-i800, 7" Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 P6200 P3100 P3113 P3110, 7" Archos Arnova 7F G3 ,Asus Google Nexus 7" ,7" CAPACITIVE MULTI TOUCH ANDROID 4.0 Tablet PC ,Acer Iconia A100 7" Universal
Purple Plain Premium PU Luxury Leather Folio / Flip Case Stand Cover Protection Skin Wallet For 7" 7 inch Android Tablet PC, ASUS GOOGLE Nexus 7, 2.2 EASY TAB, MID, Apad, Epad, 7 inch Amazon kindle fire, Blackberry playerbook, Huawei Mediapad, T-Mobile SpringBoard 7", Kobo Vox, Kobo Arc ,Samsung Galaxy Tab SCH-i800, 7" Inch Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 P6200 P3100 P3113 P3110, 7" Archos Arnova 7F G3 ,Asus Google Nexus 7" ,7" CAPACITIVE MULTI TOUCH ANDROID 4.0 Tablet PC ,Acer Iconia A100 7" Universal

1.0 out of 5 stars cheap, not fit for the purpose, 22 Dec. 2013
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Not very well built. Very cheap and nasty. Couldn't hold the tablet without obscuring the screen. Difficult to attach charger. Unable to reach the buttons properly with this case on. Avoid.


iGO Universal 40W AC/DC Netbook Charger with Interchangeable tips Home/Auto/Air - charges other devices too such as Bluetooth Headsets, Mobile Phones, MP3 players and gaming devices
iGO Universal 40W AC/DC Netbook Charger with Interchangeable tips Home/Auto/Air - charges other devices too such as Bluetooth Headsets, Mobile Phones, MP3 players and gaming devices

5.0 out of 5 stars truly universal, 19 Sept. 2012
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After buying a couple of cheapish chargers from amazon (they died within weeks), I bought this one for my netbook. It is still working after a couple of months and charges the phone and various other devices through it's USB charging port. None of the tips initially supplied fitted my netbook, but after writing to the seller, I received the relevant fitting & has worked a treat since.


Ellion  HMR-700A High Definition Media Recorder - Player
Ellion HMR-700A High Definition Media Recorder - Player

1.0 out of 5 stars unstable and unreliable, 5 Aug. 2012
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Bought this 3 months ago to allow my mum to record asian films from satellite decoder (not many other sensible alternatives apart from paying for a sky+ box), it has crashed so many times that I have lost count. Each time, all the recorded contents are lost (unless they were moved to the FAT32 partition & this movement process is extremely slow). After each crash, the hard drive has to be wiped clean and repartitioned.

There is a great requirement for the old fashioned video recorder replacement (ie a device that can record whatever audiovisual signal that is fed to it and will reliably record on to rewritable media in an easy to use manner) but this is not it. Most people do not need zillions of functions but a simple audiovisual recorder.


5'' Android 4.0 3G tablet smart phone MTK6575 Cortex A9 1GHz CPU dual SIM dual standby WIFI GPS Star N8000 Flash player 11, new google play store (black, white, pink)
5'' Android 4.0 3G tablet smart phone MTK6575 Cortex A9 1GHz CPU dual SIM dual standby WIFI GPS Star N8000 Flash player 11, new google play store (black, white, pink)

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent smart phone, 5 Aug. 2012
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Arrived as described and overall happy with purchase. Was not familiar with android smartphones and still learning to customise the phone. User guide is very basic and not all that helpful and found answers to my queries on the internet. It comes with Android 4.0.3 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") for which there isn't a downloadable pdf guide either (but plenty of online info).

Was initially concerned as on plugging the phone to charge the battery and trying to use it at the same time, found that the touchscreen inputs were very erratic. This is due to the interference from the cheapish charger that is included, makes the phone unusable (hence the 4 stars, would give it 4.8 out of 5 if the option was there). Plugging it in to a HTC charger solved this problem.

Came with 2 batteries, which is useful as like most smartphones, battery life is an issue.

Works very well with the 2 SIMs and this was the main reason for me to buy this phone and the internet access through the WiFi and 3G networks is a big bonus.

Overall very pleased with the purchase and the price.


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1.0 out of 5 stars bang no power, 21 July 2012
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Bought this three weeks ago, went bang this morning on plugging in to the mains socket and nasty smell from the transformer. Stopped working and no luck with changing the fuse. Avoid.


GU10 80 LED Cluster LED 4.5W WARM WHITE! LOW Power - Energy Saving LED Light bulb, LED Spotlight, Standard Size and High Quality LED Light
GU10 80 LED Cluster LED 4.5W WARM WHITE! LOW Power - Energy Saving LED Light bulb, LED Spotlight, Standard Size and High Quality LED Light

4.0 out of 5 stars works, 14 April 2012
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Does what it says on the packet. I paid a little extra to ensure that it gives out enough light (which it does, probably equivalent to a 50w Halogen bulb) as some previously bought LED bulbs didn't appear bright enough. Liked it, so buying another one to keep as spare when one of the halogen bulbs go. Just beware that the LEDs protrude from the surface and this meant that I had to use a spare retaining clip, rather than the one in old housing, hence the 4 stars.


Roberts DAB / FM Digital Solar Radio - White
Roberts DAB / FM Digital Solar Radio - White
Price: £79.19

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars solar charger inadequate, 30 Jun. 2011
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We already had an earlier model of a Roberts DAB solar powered radio with built in batteries. That one is excellent. Roberts in their wisdom, have come up with this newer model with with removable batteries, no battery power level or solar energy level indicators on the display (the LEDs for this purpose are inadequate).

There is a serious flaw in this model in that the solar charger is unable to keep up with the energy requirements. It can not keep playing for any length of time (more than 45mins) even in decent sunlight in summer! It can not adequately charge the batteries even in bright sunlight over several days.

I thought it was a one of and returned the radio. But a new one from a different retailer has exactly the same flaws.


Duronic Hybrid Radio Wind Up Solar and Rechargeable AM/FM Radio with USB Charger Cable
Duronic Hybrid Radio Wind Up Solar and Rechargeable AM/FM Radio with USB Charger Cable

5.0 out of 5 stars solar powered radio, 28 Mar. 2011
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Good sound quality & reception. Haven't needed to wind it up yet. Small in size (slightly bigger than the palm of an adult hand) but pleased with my purchase. Use it mainly in the greenhouse.


7dayshop Memory - USB Flash Drive - 16GB - FAST 135x - Blue Capless Swivel
7dayshop Memory - USB Flash Drive - 16GB - FAST 135x - Blue Capless Swivel

4.0 out of 5 stars it arrived and it works, 4 Dec. 2010
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This flash drive arrived fine, it works on the new and old equipment of mine, it is reasonably cheap and it is still working almost 2 months later. What more can I ask for.


SolarCentre Evo15 Solar Pir Utility Light
SolarCentre Evo15 Solar Pir Utility Light
Offered by SolarCentre®
Price: £24.99

32 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars only lasts a few months as it's circuits are not protected from water, 3 Oct. 2010
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Unfortunately it is NOT waterproof (as the sensor area filled up with water & stopped working, I drained it by making a small hole), and has now completely died, only 3 months after fixing it up. It is not the solar panel or the batteries but the electrical elements within the light, as they are not protected from the water. Save your money and buy a different one.
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