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Lindy 2m USB 2.0 Rvrs Flat Cable A M-Micro B - Green

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Lindy 2m USB 2.0 Rvrs Flat Cable A M-Micro B - Green
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
69

I have now ordered more of these, they work very well

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I have now ordered another 3 of these, I was a bit worried that they seem thin. But I have only had good service from two I already own and I can recommend them any day.

Call - Peadar O'Guilin (Hardcover)

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Dispatched in 7 to 12 working days
Price
192

What would you do if you only had 3 minutes and 4 seconds to save your own life?

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Review also appears on my blog, The Book Fairy's Haven (http://bookfairyhaven.blogspot.co.za/2017/01/book-review-call-by-peadar-oguilin.html)

Peadar O’Guilin’s book is a novel I’ve been hearing about a lot over the last couple of months.

And with good reason because it features a strong-willed heroine, disabled by polio, in a battle to survive and prepare for The Call – an event that forces all those eligible to participate in a fight for their lives in the space of three minutes and four seconds.

Sounds, intriguing, yes?

Well, it’s certainly that and more.

For one, disabled heroines in fiction are pretty rare. Disabled protagonists in dystopian horror novels? Practically unheard of, and something that immensely appealed to me.

Here we have a heroine who has everything going against her. She’s been crippled by polio and attends a survival training college where she endures being mocked by her peers and where almost everyone, including her own parents, bet against her chances for survival.

Blending a combination of Irish folklore and mythology, Peadar O’ Guilin’s The Call is a novel that is both a dystopian fantasy and a work of horror.

Training for the fight against the Sidhe (faeries who occupy the Grey Land), Nessa and her friends have to endure rigorous tests; from hunting obstacles to outwitting their classmates in a series of tests, all in preparation for the day they’re called by the Sidhe to fight.

The story takes place in post-modern Ireland in an area known as the Grey Land – a space occupied by trapped fairies, hostile plants and other deadly creatures. Nessa and her classmates’ training takes place in what’s left of Ireland, while the actual call transports them to the dangerous wasteland that is the Grey Land.

When the call happens, all that the individuals are left with are 3 minutes and four seconds to navigate their way through the land without being caught in the hunt that commences the very moment they arrive.

Those who are lucky to survive and get back to Ireland, are often changed in grotesque and unimaginable ways.

Peadar O’ Guilin’s The Call is quite a brilliant read. It’s a testimony to the perseverance of human nature and takes a look at what happens when the will to survive is stronger than the insurmountable obstacles before you.

It’s also a book that lulls you into a false sense of complacency.

It’s written in a way that at first seems targeted towards a very young audience, but it quickly becomes clear that it’s anything but that. It’s a book that’s brutal, intense and often gory in places, but that only highlights the strength of Nessa as a protagonist.

She’s resilient in the face of bullying, training and her take-no-prisoners attitude is both balsy and admirable. She refuses to be pitied because of her disability, and often uses her so-called weaknesses to blindside people who underestimate her.

She’s honestly one of the best heroines I’ve come across in fiction this year.

While the story mainly focuses on Nessa, we are given glimpses into the points of view of others who find themselves in The Call. It’s a grim and dark look at what happens when survival instinct kicks in and fight or flight takes hold.

Another aspect that I loved about this book is that the villains aren’t quite as black and white as you’d think they’d be. There are nuances that make this read more in-depth than it initially appears and the twists, turns and betrayals will make your jaw drop.

All in all, The Call had me glued to its pages and has me salivating over the potential for a sequel. I’d love to see where Nessa’s story goes next.

Also, a huge shout out to the author for not using the protagonist’s disability as a mere prop to invoke sympathy and see her as “other”.

Read this book. It will give you goosebumps.

Hama USB 0.75m Micro Flexi Cable - Red

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Hama USB 0.75m Micro Flexi Cable - Red
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
83

Nice idea, but not happy with the quality.

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The cables are nice and flexible with a silicone-feel, but the does not seem reliable.
I bought 5 and of these 2 were flimsy on the micro-USB side and did not work properly.

Orico 5 Port USB Desktop Charger

Orico 5 Port USB Desktop Charger
Not available
Price
257

Simple, impressive charger.

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I love this charger - it is compact, simple and charges all my cell phones and tablets without a hitch.

HTC Vive VR Headset (Special Order Only)

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HTC Vive VR Headset (Special Order Only)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
19,999

VR done well

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You need a large play area of about 3m x 3m with the lighthouses covering your angles and have direct line of sight for proper tracking. The tethered headset restricts your movement unless you manage to use one of the new VR backpacks with laptop or PC inside. The screen door effect can be annoying with white light centering to your eye.

The rest of the experience however is very dandy. The controllers are very responsive well tracked. Moving in many games are done through warping that eliminates most of your motion sickness. Sense of depth in the real world can easily be lost even with centered mat placement as I have found myself hitting my wall and sadly even my pc screen while reaching out to touch certain objects. As mentioned you need a wide open area to properly use the Vive.

TP-Link 300Mbps Wallplug Wi-Fi Extender

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TP-Link 300Mbps Wallplug Wi-Fi Extender
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
419

Great buy

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I'm very impressed. The repeater is easy to setup and the android app works perfectly - just performing the firmware update as recommended.

Receiver sensitivity is great, I can place this repeater anywhere in my house and it works perfectly.

Kensington Optimise IT - Duo Gel Mouse Pad - Black/Smoke

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Kensington Optimise IT - Duo Gel Mouse Pad - Black/Smoke
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
341
RRP
R 349

Great Product

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This is a great product if your in the market for a mouse pad that has an armrest.

This product is made out of gel and is completely flexible not like other armrest mouse pads that is made out of hard plastic and can't bend.
This product sticks to surface and won't move anywhere even when a little force is applied.

All in all great mouse pad

Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10

(12 user ratings)

Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10
In Stock
Price
1,242

Fastest Online Order

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Ordered a Couple days before Christmas. Got it in less than 24 hours. Not saying this is a regular occurrence but super impressive none the less!!

Bloodborne (PS4)

(4 user ratings)

Bloodborne (PS4)
Not available
Price
1,300
RRP
R 1,499.99
(-13%)

Bloody marvelous!

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Bloodborne is one of those games that will abuse you to the point where you break something, but you just keep coming back for more. why? Because it's too good to give up.

Excellent setting, brilliant story, fast and violent gameplay, awesome soundtrack and offers something most games don't; a challenge worthy of your time.

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console (PS4 Pro)

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console (PS4 Pro)
Out of Stock
Price
6,999

Excellent

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Loved the PS4 though found DOOM online to be slow so bought the PS4 Pro and have noticed a considerable improvement. Really is quick, recommended.

Philips HTL2163B Soundbar Speakers

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Philips HTL2163B Soundbar Speakers
Out of Stock
Price
2,266

Great soundbar

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This is a fantastic soundbar at a great price. Sound is amazingly crisp and clear and the subwoofer is an added plus for that extra punch.It has most audio ports that one would look for including digital audio via optical cable. The lcd display also adds to an elegant finish.

Orico Aluminum 7 & 9.5 mm Internal Hard Drive Caddy for Laptops

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Orico Aluminum 7 & 9.5 mm Internal Hard Drive Caddy for Laptops
Dispatched in 2 to 5 working days
Price
210

Almost the right thing

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I bought this model, but discovered it's not exactly right for my HP ProBook 4530s.

Double check the thickness of your existing CDROM before ordering!

ORICO Aluminum 7 & 9.5 mm Internal Hard Drive Caddy for Laptops (L95SS)
==> Does not fit correctly in an HP ProBook 4530s.

ORICO Aluminum Notebook Internal Hard Driver Mounting Bracket Adapter (L127SS)
==> On order, will hopefully be the right fit for my HP ProBook 4530s!

Having said all this, it is actually working, just doesn't fit right.

iFrogz EarPollution Plugz Earphones - Blue/Black

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iFrogz EarPollution Plugz Earphones - Blue/Black
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
91

Wow sound quality

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I wanted cheap earphones to carry around, use on the train etc. But I also do sound engineering work part time and I am used to expensive earphones. These really surprised me. The sound quality is really impressive. The wiring is a bit thin, but all in all this is very good value for money.

Lindy 2m USB2 Rvrs Flat Cable A M-Micro B Orange

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Lindy 2m USB2 Rvrs Flat Cable A M-Micro B Orange
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
56

Good cable

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Very nice cable for a very good price.

Sandisk Cruzer Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 32GB

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Sandisk Cruzer Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 32GB
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
147

I get 30MB/sec on my i7 running linux

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Works well, reasonable speed, very good value for money,
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