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Kabi LED String Lights Copper Wire Lights, Waterproof Starry String Lights, Decor Rope Lights For Seasonal Decorative Christmas Holiday, Wedding, Parties(100 Leds, 34 ft, Warm White)
Kabi LED String Lights Copper Wire Lights, Waterproof Starry String Lights, Decor Rope Lights For Seasonal Decorative Christmas Holiday, Wedding, Parties(100 Leds, 34 ft, Warm White)


Stagg MXS-A1 Adjustable Mixer/Keyboard Stand
Stagg MXS-A1 Adjustable Mixer/Keyboard Stand
Price: £29.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended., 2 Jun. 2015
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Cheap and cheerful, performs well beyond its price point. Recommended.


Bose ® SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III - Silver
Bose ® SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III - Silver
Price: £224.95

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy!, 3 Mar. 2014
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I was always the first to knock Bose products, especially in the home hifi category as never thought they sounded very good. However, in the arena of small portable systems Bose have come out with some neat machines. A friend owns the previous one and that was very good so when this one came out, I had to try it. The simplicity of design, battery life and connectivity to various phones, Ipads etc. is totally straight forward and the sound, for such a small unit, is immense. This has replaced a Logitech system which was admittedly a lot cheaper but sounds "Binatone" in comparison.

If you are considering this and ooming and aahing, just buy it! You will not be dissapointed.


Plantronics GameCom 780 Open Ear Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound
Plantronics GameCom 780 Open Ear Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great whilst they stayed in one piece, 3 Mar. 2014
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My son did have about a year and a half's use before the headband snapped, in a similar way to others reported here. Not knocking them completely as he said they were great whilst they worked. Unfortunately just out of guarantee and cheap enough that a professional repair is a waste of time. Have tried various glues to fix them with no success as this is right on a stress point.
Purchased a different make to replace these whilst I see if any Heath Robinson attempts by me will somehow sort them out but not really holding out much hope.


Invicta Pro Diver Men's Automatic Watch with Black Dial  Display and Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet 8926OB
Invicta Pro Diver Men's Automatic Watch with Black Dial Display and Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet 8926OB
Price: £107.52

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic watch, 18 Sept. 2012
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Ok, some folks have got a bad one. You send it back and get another one. Mine works ok, put it straight on to a nato strap, checked time over the last week and not going to go down to seconds per day, it still shows the same minutes as my computer so that's good enough for me. I did do a similar test to one of the other reviewers and left it in a bowl of water for a while, no problem. Ok not a swimming in the ocean test but for everyday use that's fine.

Totally recommended though personally I suggest trashing the clackety metal bracelet immediately. Nato straps are between 5 and 10 pounds so no big deal. Even a smart rubber/leather strap is cheap.
Smart, simple, clean lines, no clutter and it does not try to do anything but tell the time.

Buy whilst they are still cheap because the Chinese continue to keep the Yuan at a contrived exchange rate.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 18, 2012 10:23 AM BST


Chauvet Lighting CHS40 Bag
Chauvet Lighting CHS40 Bag
Offered by Gearooz
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for two - cheap and cheerful, 7 Sept. 2012
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Does the job just don't throw it around - there is really very little padding. For me, helpful as a posh carrier bag really though small pocket for leads is useful.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Sim Free Smartphone
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Sim Free Smartphone

14 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tooo small for a smart phone, 18 Dec. 2011
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Quite fast, decent camera (though not really much better than the W995). Android implementation good. Screen is very good but major headache though, the words are too small. If you up the font size, then there are not many words on the screen so no good for reading on-line articles/books. Buy it as just a phone then fine. Nice and thin and nicely pocket sized, but be prepared to squint if trying to run android apps.

I still use android on a Samsung 7" tab and that is excellent but I sold this phone on, bit the bullet and purchased an iphone.
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Quik Lok BX/14 Quality Bench with Extra-Thick Padded Seat - 30X60 cm
Quik Lok BX/14 Quality Bench with Extra-Thick Padded Seat - 30X60 cm
Price: £42.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good bench, but for the home, 3 Nov. 2011
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I received this today.

Very comfortable, sturdy bench seat and for playing a piano in your own house I have no complaints. My concern is that having bought Quik Lok items before, I assumed that there would be an element of portability as I am a gigging musician who is fed up with relying on location provided seating.

For this purpose it is totally unsuitable.

It is not a straightforward setup/breakdown. There is a lot of faffing involved and pieces that can easily be lost. Even then, it does not easily pack up once you do break it down, causing more faffing when you try and pack it away.

In conclusion, Quick Lok make sturdy bits of kit however, when selling something that visually comes across as being portable, they should amend the description appropriately and provide a portable item that is described as such in the description.

By the way, I already have a perfectly comfortable seat for the piano in the house so cannot see this being used very often, maybe as a spare seat for a BBQ next summer.

Simon


SoundTraveller K3000ST' Portable Speaker System
SoundTraveller K3000ST' Portable Speaker System
Offered by MyMemory
Price: £9.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, 25 Aug. 2010
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Lack of bass as expected in such a small unit just powered by two AAs. AAs compartment fussy with size of batteries, some rechargeables stop the cover from shutting properly. Case a waste of time, doesn't shut properly so worried that because the docking bit sticks out it will get damaged.

So why four stars?

Because even with its faults, the sound is excellent!


Mondaine Men's Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet
Mondaine Men's Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Stainless Steel Bracelet
Price: £130.50

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit small but nice design, 18 May 2010
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Bit small, I should have looked at the measurements a little better, so small gents, reasonable women's size. Otherwise quite smart.


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