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TeckNet® PowerZen Mini S2 3200mAh USB External Battery Pack, Mobile Phone Portable Battery Charger with BLUETEK™ for Apple iPhone 6S Plus/6S/5S/5C/5/4S, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more mobile Phones
TeckNet® PowerZen Mini S2 3200mAh USB External Battery Pack, Mobile Phone Portable Battery Charger with BLUETEK™ for Apple iPhone 6S Plus/6S/5S/5C/5/4S, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more mobile Phones
Offered by Innovation Goal UK

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as a torch, 2 Aug. 2014
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I bought the less fashionable silver version so that I could see it in my rucksack among the collection of black objects in a black liner. Although it is sold as a power bank, you could equally use it just as a really bright rechargeable torch. It requires a double click on the button so that you don't accidentally turn it on in the bag, with a single click just showing you the battery level by colour of LED for a few seconds.
The power bank comes with a handy USB to micro USB cable, with an adapter from micro USB to 30 pin Apple plug. The same cable can be used for charging the power bank from a standard USB computer port or charger, where you put the micro USB end into the power bank, as for discharging the power bank into your phone, where you put the standard USB end into the power bank. The 30 pin adapter isn't that great, it has a tendency to separate from the micro USB plug very easily, at which point the charging stops. You can always use an alternative Apple cable, they are widely available.
I've used it a few times to recharge an iPod Touch and it gets me back to full charge. It's nice to have on you for a flight, knowing that your device isn't going to go flat just when you need it. It certainly keeps it's charge for long periods unused.


Multi Charger Sync Data Cable, Fone-Stuff® - 4 in 1 Retractable Multiple USB Charging Adapter Connector with Micro/Mini USB Ports, Lightning 8 Pin/30 Pin for Phones, iPhones, iPads & Tablets - Black
Multi Charger Sync Data Cable, Fone-Stuff® - 4 in 1 Retractable Multiple USB Charging Adapter Connector with Micro/Mini USB Ports, Lightning 8 Pin/30 Pin for Phones, iPhones, iPads & Tablets - Black

4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine for charging, 10 May 2014
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So far I've only tested the Lightning and 30 pin connectors for charging an iPad Air and a 4th Gen iPod Touch respectively, and it works fine. You have to be more careful with these multiconnector leads than the single connector ones, but treat them well and they are handy to have around.


Garmin Nuvi 200 Compatible Rheme branded Garmin Nuvi Series Sat Nav Screen Suction Mount 200, 200W, 205, 205W, 245, 250, 250W, 255, 255W, 260, 260W, 265, 265W, 270, 275T
Garmin Nuvi 200 Compatible Rheme branded Garmin Nuvi Series Sat Nav Screen Suction Mount 200, 200W, 205, 205W, 245, 250, 250W, 255, 255W, 260, 260W, 265, 265W, 270, 275T
Offered by Best Digital Market
Price: £4.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Falls off in hot weather, 5 Aug. 2013
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Worked ok at first, but started to fall off more in hot weather as the windscreen gets hot in the sun and the rubber softens. If you look carefully from the outside of the car, you can see that the area of contact is a very fine line less than 1mm around the edge due to the design of the hard plastic cup, so the smallest vibration can break the seal. I am now looking for one where the rubber cup is bigger than the plastic cup so there is a better seal.


Premium Range Replacement Medium Earbuds Tips Buds For Sennheiser CX SERIES Earphones 100% FITS (10 Pack Medium)
Premium Range Replacement Medium Earbuds Tips Buds For Sennheiser CX SERIES Earphones 100% FITS (10 Pack Medium)
Offered by Gadget Zoo
Price: £1.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Good replacement tips, 17 Jan. 2013
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These fit my Sennheiser CX55 headphones well and are good quality rubber. My only complaint would be that they were sent loose in a jiffy bag so it would be easy to damage them when opening the bag or to spill them out.


Floppy Disk Shaped Sticky Notes. 3 packs of 50
Floppy Disk Shaped Sticky Notes. 3 packs of 50

2.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced novelty item, 19 Dec. 2012
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Don't be misled into thinking you will receive three of the items shown - it is one pack enclosing the three thin coloured sticky note pads. As such, over £10 including delivery is a bit on the expensive side. Can't comment on the quality yet as it was bought as a gift.


NB4L / NB-4L 3.7V 800mAh High capacity replacement Li ion Battery for Canon digital camera models Digital 50/40 / Digital IXUS 30 / Digital IXUS 40 / Digital IXUS 50 / Digital IXUS 55 / Digital IXUS 60 / Digital IXUS 65 / Digital IXUS Series / Digital IXUS WIRELESS / Digital IXUS i zoom / Digital IXUS i7 zoom / IXY DIGITAL WIRELESS / IXY Digital 40 / IXY Digital 50 / IXY Digital 55 / IXY Digital 6
NB4L / NB-4L 3.7V 800mAh High capacity replacement Li ion Battery for Canon digital camera models Digital 50/40 / Digital IXUS 30 / Digital IXUS 40 / Digital IXUS 50 / Digital IXUS 55 / Digital IXUS 60 / Digital IXUS 65 / Digital IXUS Series / Digital IXUS WIRELESS / Digital IXUS i zoom / Digital IXUS i7 zoom / IXY DIGITAL WIRELESS / IXY Digital 40 / IXY Digital 50 / IXY Digital 55 / IXY Digital 6

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent replacement battery, 29 Aug. 2009
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Comparing this to the official Canon battery that came with the camera and is now 3 years old, and another similar non branded replacement bought at the same time as the camera, I get about double the battery life out of this replacement. In casual use on holiday in a IXUS 40, I got about 3 days use, about 20-30 photos per day and 15 minutes reviewing them at the end of each day. The original Canon battery now only lasts about one to two days under the same circumstances, so I always carry a spare, especially since the battery low indicator on the camera doesn't give you much warning - once it comes on, you only have about 10 minutes left before it goes completely.

So I can say it's better than a three year old battery, but I can't compare it to a new, branded battery. However, you could buy several of these for the price of an official Canon and definitely get a good deal. The only thing you don't get is the battery end cap to protect the terminals from accidental contact with keys, so keep it wrapped up.


Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable
Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable
Price: £1.78

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Allows an older PSU to power a new SATA drive, 18 April 2009
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Having upgraded from an PATA/IDE drive to a SATA, and finding that my PSU didn't have a SATA power lead (although I did already have a SATA data lead), I found this device very handy. Because it has two power SATA connectors, it leaves me the possibility of adding another drive in the future.

Well done to the supplier for not adding on small fortune for postage, too.
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Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda 3.5 inch 7200.12 Internal Hard Disk Drive (7200RPM, SATA, 16MB Cache)
Seagate OEM 500GB Barracuda 3.5 inch 7200.12 Internal Hard Disk Drive (7200RPM, SATA, 16MB Cache)

69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast and quiet drive, 18 April 2009
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Bought this to replace a Samsung Spinpoint SP1604N, which was chosen for its quietness and was mounted in a Silent Drive enclosure inside the PC, from QuietPC. The Seagate is slimmer than the Samsung, so didn't fit the Silent Drive enclosure, but direct mounting it inside the PC resulted in an even quieter drive than before. So I can recommended this type for anyone looking for a quiet drive.

It doesn't compromise the performance either - the Seagate measured 103 MB/s average read rate, compared to 51 MB/s which I had been getting from the Samsung via PATA using HD Tach 3.0.4.0, and burst rate is 116 MB/s compared to 93 MB/s from the Samsung.

The drive doesn't come with any extras at all, so you may well need to buy a SATA data lead and a SATA power lead if your power supply doesn't already have one, or a splitter/converter. You also need to find four mounting screws. The drive is capable of 1.5 GB/s transfer rate, by adding a jumper, which is not included, so defaults to 3 GB/s but my Asus A7N8X motherboard didn't complain when I attached it without adding a jumper.

I used Acronis True Image to copy over all three of my partitions in one go, which took about 40 minutes (160GB copied and 500GB formatted, all in one go) total, so I can also recommend that software.


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