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RC Leading - RC122 Folding Drone with 720p Wide Angle First-person View WiFi Camera

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RC Leading - RC122 Folding Drone with 720p Wide Angle First-person View WiFi Camera
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
1,506

RC 122 good beginners drone.

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Good Drone just fly in low wind if you an inexperienced pilot, good value and fun. Great service too guys.

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen - Kari Hotakainen (Trade Paperback)

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The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen - Kari Hotakainen (Trade Paperback)
Dispatched in 15 to 25 working days
Price
288
RRP
R 325
(-11%)

POpBoxZA Review: The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

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The K1 grandstand on the outside of turn 1 at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit roars to life with an all-mighty cheer. It means only one thing – Kimi Raikkonen has just driven past in his scarlet Ferrari. I know this because I am sat right in the heart of the K1 grandstand. Of all the moments that author Kari Hotakainen could have chosen to start his biography of Kimi Raikkonen it seems almost incredulous that he would choose the very race I attended in 2017.

If you follow F1 you’ll know of Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen and his approach to the sport – no bullshit, just driving. Famously reserved with the press in the racing car however is where Raikkonen has always shone and comes alive. The biography details his childhood years as an up-and-coming racer and his subsequent years in the world’s premier racing series, Formula 1. However, this isn’t as much a book about Raikkonen’s Formula 1 career than it is focused on the person. Raikkonen’s comfort zone isn’t sharing any- and everything about himself. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. And that makes this glimpse behind the curtain all the more intriguing.

If it wasn’t obvious from observing Raikkonen throughout his years in F1 in the book it’s evident that Kimi Raikkonen oozes authenticity. There’s nothing made up or manufactured about the man. Perhaps that is why he is so beloved the world over – his authenticity. What is more evident is that despite being a celebrated Formula 1 champion Raikkonen is a fairly average guy who doesn’t think himself a superstar unlike his legion of fans. Instead he is revealed as a deeply loyal friend and wholly committed family man. He also just happens to have an extraordinary talent of driving anything with wheels very quickly.

For the enigmatic Finn his family has always been the most important. “He was being offered $500,000 a year and $50,000 for every point earned. The man doing the signing came from a house with no inside lavatory. Soon there would be. He wanted to repay his mother and father, who had initiated this made it possible,” writes Hotakainen. The closeness of the Raikkonen family is unmistakable which makes the passing of his father, in late 2010, all the more poignant.

Hotakainen’s fly-on-the-wall style of writing translates well and injects the reader into the moments being described. It reveals the rocky road to F1 and several other fascinating stories. An example being that at the age of two Kimi’s parents had him medically tested, as he hadn’t yet uttered a single word. The results revealed a child of above average ability but without any real motivation for words.

Later on he describes a 21-year-old Raikkonen’s first day testing the C19 Sauber at Mugello in Italy. “The slight young man lowers himself into Sauber’s C19 car. He faces his first test lap in a real F1 car. The young man is scared – not of driving, but of failing,” Hotakainen reminisces. “He starts the car. A terrible, ear-splitting noise follows. The first straight isn’t important; anyone can drive on a straight with their foot down…The young man turns the wheel; his neck hurts, his hands tremble. Every instance of braking and every bend pummels his body”. It is said, and written in this book, that then team owner Peter Sauber was walking on air when he saw Raikkonen’s ability. Even Michael Schumacher wanted to know who the “young and fast” driver was. The over 250 pages is full of similar moments that together fill in the picture of who Kimi Raikkonen truly is other than an F1 champion.

There will be those who would have wanted an even more in-depth portrait of Kimi Raikkonen. But there aren’t any bombshell stories or profound declarations and they aren’t missed. Instead it’s a book about a man’s life that happened to be an exceptionally fast racing driver. It is, like Kimi, an unpretentious, succinct, and deeply authentic portrait of a generous family man.

Fallout 76 (Xbox One)

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Fallout 76 (Xbox One)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
882
RRP
R 999
(-12%)

Perhaps not the Best out There, But Definitely Not the Worst.

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Yes. I have heard the negativity. I have seen the reviews and i have even played the game. And honestly? I just don't get it.

In all fairness, I am not a true Fallout follower. I have played a little Fallout 3, 4 & even New Vegas and with the price of this title,could not resist the urge to try it out. And it's not half bad.

Perhaps the graphics did not reach the standards the masses were expecting.And perhaps the online game-play could prove to be a real pain for a few. Perhaps there could even be a little erroneous bugs (None that I have encountered) but I can tell you what it is not.

Boring. In fact its quite an interesting title which bears a few similarities to the Far Cry franchise. One annoying thing i found was the inability to save my own game as Bethesda does it for you. The problem is that if your internet connection suddenly drops for any possible reason, your current game is lost and you have to start from the last save point that was correctly saved.

Yes,you have seen the reviews. Try watch 1 or 2 of the reviews which don't tear it apart such as "Before you Buy" for a more accurate rating.

Its not the best game i have ever played granted but for this price,it certainly is worth a try.

Fly Up High Duvet Set (Single)

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Fly Up High Duvet Set (Single)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
192

Great quality

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Great quality bedding

Flitter Flutter Duvet Set (Single)

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Flitter Flutter Duvet Set (Single)
Out of Stock
Price
255

Great quality

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Great quality bedding, soft material and fits perfectly with my daughter's theme of her room

Kontrolfreek Thumbsticks - GamerPack Galaxy (PS4)

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Kontrolfreek Thumbsticks - GamerPack Galaxy (PS4)
Out of Stock
Price
165
RRP
R 199
(-17%)

Amazing

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These specific grips are amazing, very very comfortable and it does assist in making your aim better, but that generally is per individual. It's not going to make you a god as soon as you put them on. I have used Kontrolfreek vortex previously so I'm used to playing with the extended grip and it helps me a lot, especially these as they are concave on both.

High quality and the comfort and feel is amazing. definitely recommend.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset - 2019 Edition - White (PC/PS4/Xbox One)

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SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headset - 2019 Edition - White (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
2,549
RRP
R 2,699
(-6%)

Amazing headset

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Comfortable and great audio quality with no noticeable lag

Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Spartan Helmet Men's T-Shirt (Medium)

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Spartan Helmet Men's T-Shirt (Medium)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
290
RRP
R 349.95
(-17%)

AMAZING BUT DISSAPOINTED

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The Shirt Really Is Amazing , Soft Material, Good Quality Printing And Perfect Length

But, I Am Very Disappointed In The Sleeves Of This Shirt , The Are Way To Short, And Dont Match With The Nice Long Length Of The Shirt. If You Lift You're Arms Up, It Looks Like You Are Wearing A Vest ( Because Of The Super Short Sleeves)

Churchill Tanks - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)

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Churchill Tanks - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)
Out of Stock
Price
288

Great modelling

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A great source of info both visual and written on the Churchill tank.

Would have been nice to see more colour plates on the Churchill MK VII in the camoflauge and markings section. If you are building/interested in the AVRE version of the Churchill this book contains great models showcased in detail as a reference.

Twenty One Pilots - Vessel (CD)

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Twenty One Pilots - Vessel (CD)
Out of Stock
Price
109

Amazing CD

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The Cd is amazing, i just had to wait for more than 7 weeks for it to be delivered.

LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes - Spider Mech vs. Venom

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LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes - Spider Mech vs. Venom
Not available
Price
798
RRP
R 869
(-8%)

Venom Mech is the best!

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This has been one of the most enjoyable LEGO sets I’ve put together in years. While the Spider Mech was a fun build, the Venom one was amazing. The latter has a very solid design, quite a few posable bits (so does the Spider Mech), and just looks amazing sitting on my shelf. I highly recommend this set.

LEGO® Speed Champions - Ferrari 488 GT3 "Scuderia Corsa"

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LEGO® Speed Champions - Ferrari 488 GT3 "Scuderia Corsa"
Not available
Price
238
RRP
R 269
(-12%)

Ferrari and female minifig FTW

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The Ferrari 488 GT3 has been one of my favourites builds so far. It has a nice sturdy design that’s not complex when assembling. I also love the fact that this set includes a female driver. Absolutely recommended for anyone that wants to display a great looking Ferrari model.

LEGO® Speed Champions - Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC

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LEGO® Speed Champions - Ford Fiesta M-Sport WRC
Not available
Price
238
RRP
R 269
(-12%)

Absolutely worth it!

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I own a blue Ford, so I had to pick up this LEGO set. It was an easy and quick build, with the overall design being far more sturdy than I thought it would be. However, the stickers can be a little tricky. Highly recommended for any Ford and Rally-enthusiast.

Betrayal at House on the Hill: 2nd Edition (Board Game)

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Betrayal at House on the Hill: 2nd Edition (Board Game)
Out of Stock
Price
691

Funny Horror House that changes with each game

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Such a brilliantly cool concept. Unlike any other game I've ever played and honestly one of my favs! Love it!!

Mysterium (Board Game)

(4 user ratings)

Mysterium (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
929

Quirky Cooperative Cluedo

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This game needs a minimum of 4 players to maximize entertainment. It's a great concept and really fun especially to fans that enjoy the Cluedo gameplay. Visuals are beautiful!

Pandemic (Board Game)

(8 user ratings)

Pandemic (Board Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
650

Cooperative Gem

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I wanted to get a 2 player game that's exciting, fun and team driven - Pandemic is exactly that! We love it! Gameplay is consistently different and always interesting. Hugely entertaining! Can't recommend it enough!

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Limited Edition Electric Guitar (Surf Green)

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Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster Limited Edition Electric Guitar (Surf Green)
Out of Stock
Price
3,749
RRP
R 4,495
(-17%)

Pretty damn cool guitar for the price

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One of the fastest deliveries on an order I placed to date. Pity the guitar arrived damaged after the 1st delivery but I have to say RARU's customer service is exceptional. A guy called Andrew assisted me getting a new one sent out. the whole process of sending one back a receiving another took just a week I hope the customer service bosses see this.

Regarding the guitar. You wont find a better sounding "cheap" guitar out there. Its got the authentic Tele sound you would expect from a R20 000 + American Telecaster. Its needs setting up though so add an additional few hundred Rand to have a professional look at the neck, intonation and action.

Thanks again for the awesome product and service.

SteelSeries - Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller (iOS)

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SteelSeries - Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller (iOS)
Out of Stock
Price
1,370

Creaky L1 Button

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I was super excited to get this controller and it seemed so solid when it arrived. Sadly, the L1 button is creaking like crazy and it seems like the R1 button will go the same way.

The above is after only 7 months of occasional use. Directly compared to Xbox and PS3/4 controllers, this is sub par and this is the first controller where this has happened.

On the positive side, the battery life is great and I’ve recharged only a handful of times in the 7 months of ownership.

Harry Potter - Welcome to Hogwarts Doormat

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Harry Potter - Welcome to Hogwarts Doormat
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
224

Great purchase

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This mat is exactly as pictured. Its is made from thick, durable material which I can imagine will last a long time and for a lot of feet through the door.

The underside of the mat is covered with a waterproof material to protect it from the elements.

Pokémon TCG - Sun & Moon Trainer Kit - Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales (Trading Card Game)

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Pokémon TCG - Sun & Moon Trainer Kit - Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales (Trading Card Game)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
154

Great for young newcomers

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Ideal starter pack for a young one to gauge if this interests them.
Can play 2 players out the box.

GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard

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GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 5 WIFI AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
4,185

RGB issue

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The RGB lights remains on, regardless of the bios/windows settings and even when the PC is switched off. Latest firmware as well. Must be a bug with the firmware as gigabyte support couldnt help me either.

Will be returning this motherboard after the festive season

Samsung - Galaxy Watch 1.3 inch BT 46mm - Silver with Black Strap

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Samsung - Galaxy Watch 1.3 inch BT 46mm - Silver with Black Strap
Out of Stock
Price
6,208

One Smartwatch to rule them all!

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Jokes lol!

I love this piece of tech and as my first wearable I am not disappointed. Great battery life as compared to the competition, with a gorgeous watch face design. Feels and looks like a wristwatch but just turn the bezel and you've unlocked a whole world of possibilities.

I'm also very happy with Raru's shipping of the product.

Monty Python Tis But a Scratch Men’s Grey T-Shirt (Small)

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Monty Python Tis But a Scratch Men’s Grey T-Shirt (Small)
Dispatched in 20 to 25 working days
Price
275

Perfect for Python fans

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This shirt is a high quality, officially licensed product. The design is large and colourful wih a print that seems like it is going to last a very long time without flaking or damage.

The actual cut of the tshirt is excellen and made of a great malange material.

An eye-catching shirt that I love. No regrets at all.

Freddy Vs Jason Pool T-Shirt (Small)

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Freddy Vs Jason Pool T-Shirt (Small)
Out of Stock
Price
330

Great design and cut

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This t-shirt has got excellent detailed artwork with a very styled cut. Fits great and looks awesome.

Officially licensed Freddy vs Jason product.

Sparkfox Controller Dual Battery Pack (Xbox One)

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Sparkfox Controller Dual Battery Pack (Xbox One)
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
224
RRP
R 269
(-17%)

Not the best battery pack for Xbox One

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The quality of the packaging and cables seem good but unfortunately there's some problems. The pictures show that the batteries has 3 clips however the actual batteries only have 1 clip which is a little annoying. The charging indicator light always stays green so there is no way to tell if the battery is fully charged. Due to the pack being third party the battery level will in most cases also be incorrectly detected by the controller
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