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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1inch Tablet - Silver (16GB, WiFi, Android 4.0)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1inch Tablet - Silver (16GB, WiFi, Android 4.0)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great product after initial glitch, 1 July 2013
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Now been using the Tab 2 for several weeks and find it excellent for a whole range of uses.

Would have been given 5 stars but the initial tablet received had a fault - the headphone socket was not working properly and giving an intermittent connection with lots of crackling.

Availed myself of Amazon's excellent returns procedure - refund was back in my account within a day of completing the return advice info.

Ordered a replacement which is working fine


Crud Road Racer 2 Clip on Lightweight Mudguards Front + Rear Set
Crud Road Racer 2 Clip on Lightweight Mudguards Front + Rear Set
Offered by bikes4life limited
Price: £19.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Stop gap measure for winter training, 18 Jan. 2013
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Currently putting in the miles on my Trek Madone road bike in preparation for a charity event in May (Etape Caledonia). Was becoming fed up with cleaning the bike after every ride even when it was not raining due to muck and debris being picked up and thrown around by the front and rear wheels.

After some research i found the Crud Road Racer mudguards recommended for use as a remedy on road bike with no existing fittings for standard mudguards. Went to the Crud website and viewed their fitting video and was pleased to note that the bike being fitted was a Trek Madone,

Mudguards arrived promptly and i went through the fitting process. A bit fiddly at times but not beyond the wit of most people. I found the clearance under the front and rear forks to be quite tight.

On my first ride out with them fitted it was a typically cold and damp day but with little or no standing water around. I did notice that there was a tendency for the wheels to pick up grit and/or muck from the road that got caught up at the very narrow gap under the forks. However this did clear itself eventually.

Need to take the bike out in some proper wet weather to get a final verdict but overall I think the Cruds will do the job well.


Digihome LCD19913HD 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (discontinued by manufacturer)
Digihome LCD19913HD 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (discontinued by manufacturer)

5.0 out of 5 stars Why pay more?, 29 Sept. 2012
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My ageing Philips TV/DVD combi + freeview tuner decided to give up the ghost. No great drama normally as it only served as a spare TV for the study and when the grandchidren were staying. However its demise coincided with ITV4's coverage of various cycling events and since my wife is a bit averse to several hours of men in lycra I had to get a replacement PDQ.

Checked various options but plumped for the Digihome LCD19913HD based on cost and the reviews.

So far I have not been disappointed. Set-up out of the box was quick and easy. Picture quality is excellent and the sound is good also although as a spare TV it's not so critical anyway.

Would thoroughly recommend. For £80 you'd be hard pushed to beat it for value.


Samsung UE32D5520 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LED SMART Internet TV with Freeview HD - Charcoal Black
Samsung UE32D5520 32-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LED SMART Internet TV with Freeview HD - Charcoal Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning picture quality and a great price, 10 Sept. 2011
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Went for this Samsung after browsing the reviews and comments on several forums. Was considering the Panasonic L32E30B but it was £100- more expensive at the time.

Really easy set up - straight out of the box. self tuned all digital stations within a few minutes and also hooked up my Virgin HD+ box and DVD player via the HDMI inputs.

Picture quality was stunning without changing any settings. HD channels amazing.

get this set - you will not be disappointed.


Cateye Strada Rd300 Cycling Computer - Black
Cateye Strada Rd300 Cycling Computer - Black
Offered by GsportsUK
Price: £33.49

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Computer - Recommended, 17 July 2011
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This review is from: Cateye Strada Wireless (Sports)
Bought this to replace an ageing cheapo computer that I got from Aldi some years ago. The Aldi unit had become unreliable with the function buttons sticking and refusing to cycle through the functions.

Cateye Strada arrived quickly. Fitting instructions were straightforward and initial set up was easy. This computer has all the functions you really need if you are a hobby cyclist like me. No heart rate monitor or cadence function but in my opinion these are really only of benefit to the serious racing or time trialing fraternity. I just ride for fitness and enjoyment plus the odd spotrive thrown in - so the Cateye Strada does everything that I need.

Another plus point is the absence of fiddly buttons to access the various functions. Just press the base of the Cateye body downwards and the rear mounted function button is actuated against the support bracket to access the function you need -Simples!!

Thorough recommended.


Helly Hansen Mens Lifa Warm Ice Crew - Olive Night, X-Large
Helly Hansen Mens Lifa Warm Ice Crew - Olive Night, X-Large

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite revelation, 11 Feb. 2011
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Have been cycling for many years and only recently came across the concept of a base layer jersey for primarily winter riding. Typically I had just used a T-shirt or similar with a wool jumper and long sleeved cycling top to ward off the chills on winter rides.

However that combination inevitably left me with that uncomfortable clammy feel of the sweaty T-shirt towards the end of the ride. Also if I had to spend any time travelling or otherwise before accessing changing facilities it was even more noticable.

Ordered this base layer and WOW what a difference. The claims are well justified in that the inner layer does act very effectively in "wicking away" any sweat so that you never get that cold clammy sensation. The outer layer also works well as one of the layers to ward off the cold on winter rides.

The item also has a quality feel to it and fits very well.

Am definitely going to buy another one in a different colour probably to give a change option.

It's good enough to be worn on its own when your off the bike.

A great buy all round


Acer Aspire 5536 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 2.1 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)
Acer Aspire 5536 15.6-inch Laptop (AMD Athlon X2 QL-64 2.1 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Vista Home Premium)

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great spec for the price, 8 Dec. 2009
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Bought this as a Christmas present for my wife who has recently started making noises about wanting to do some web surfing ( more likely shopping). I liked the idea of the built in wireless card and also the webcam so that we could set up web chats with friends and family.

The processor is pretty good with a decent amount of RAM and a really good hard disc. She is unlikely to graduate into serious gaming so the package on offer was perfectly adequate.

My son bought a larger Acer about 18 months ago and he has found it to be very reliable and a good performer.

The 5536 arrived very quickly and was very straightforward to set up. I had already bought a new wireless router for my own PC and the Acer locked on immediately and fired up the internet browser in seconds. It has been all plain sailing since then.

A few minor gripes that mean it falls short of the 5 star rating.
1. -It comes bundled with a plethora of Acer branded and other software that falls into the dreaded "Bloatware" category. I removed the majority of that immediately.
2- Also there is a trial version of MacAffee antivirus software which does not get the best of reviews from techies out there. I removed that also and replaced it with some freeware.

3 -The battery life is not that great - about 2-3 hours on a full charge. This is not too much of an issue since my wife will be using the laptop mainly at home plugged into the mains.

All in all though a great machine for the price.


Yes
Yes
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £4.25

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes Album - Pet Shop Boys, 20 Jun. 2009
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This review is from: Yes (Audio CD)
Many excellent tracks which are well worth purchasing the album for. However there are a few tracks which are best avoided. Overall though a great album.


Sony MDR-ED21LP Groove Shaped Earpiece headphones (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony MDR-ED21LP Groove Shaped Earpiece headphones (discontinued by manufacturer)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product for the Price, 6 April 2009
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Was a bit doubtful about opting for in-ear phones having been used to the quality and clarity of conventional Sennheiser products. Read the reviews on the Sony MDR - ED21LP earphones and decided to give it a go. At the price I did not have a great deal to lose.
Tried them out with my Samsung MP3 player and was immediately impressed with the depth of tone and clarity. Once installed in your ears these phones give excellent performance across the tonal spectrum - in particular the bass tones are well handled which I fear is normally a problem with the ear bud type phones.

Would thoroughly recommend them and at the price you can't go wromg.


Western Digital My Book 320GB Essential USB 2.0 External Hard Drive
Western Digital My Book 320GB Essential USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace of mind at last, 22 Feb. 2007
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Recently had a problem with my Windows XP system being corrupted which involved re-installing the system from the original CD which was about 4 years old. This meant a very tedious few days building my PC back up to where it was by downloading software and driver updates etc. Luckily I did not lose any of my stored files but it woke me up to the consequences of a major system crash or hard drive failure.

Did some research and plumped for the Western Digital unit based on reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. Fantastic!!! Delivered within 2 days - plugged in and straight away it appeared as My Book on Drive D in My Computer. Modified the default file handling to NTFS to accept unlimited file sizes and away I went.

Have now backed up all essential files and can relax knowing that I can recover them from the Western Digital in the event of a failure.The unit is small quiet and super fast and looks the business.

Don't delay - Buy one now!!!!!!


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