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Philips Avance Collection HR1871/00 800 Watt Juicer in Brushed Stainless Steel
Philips Avance Collection HR1871/00 800 Watt Juicer in Brushed Stainless Steel
Offered by Premier Products
Price: £167.15

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic!!!, 16 Feb 2012
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I got this for my sisters family for Christmas as two of them are currently studying food tech at college. They both give it a 5/5 saying its diverse, easy to use and so easy to look after and keep clean and functional compared to everything else they've tried. It also does extract noticeably more juice than any other juicer they've tried. Naturally, everyone goes through the "I'll juice the whole world" routine for a few weeks and then it dies a bit of a death but my sisters daughters are loving this and using it more regularly than any other fad because its simple and easy to clear up the mess with the pulp catcher.


Redline [DVD]
Redline [DVD]
Dvd ~ Takuya Kimura
Price: £12.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Visuals, 20 Jan 2012
This review is from: Redline [DVD] (DVD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
In terms of Anime presentation and style, Redline is up there with the absolute finest. The race sequences in particular are superb. So are the characters - a collection of weird and wonderful oddballs. I love the way the mechanic has 6 arms and its completely normal! In terms of story, it features an initially unlikeable main character whose a tad arrogant and needs a good slap down. However as you find, things aren't what they seem as he fights to win the Redline Championship as they visit some wonderfully imaginative places. Adult humour, high speed jinx and some awesome visuals make this a great treat and one of my favourite anime's I've seen for a good year.


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Adrian Mole 1)
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Adrian Mole 1)
by Sue Townsend
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.86

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stands the test of time, 16 Dec 2011
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I first read this book when I was ten years old and absolutely loved it so when I was given the chance to read it again coming up twenty years later I was excited and nervous at the same time. I didn't want my rose tinted thoughts shattered. I needn't have worried. Instead of thinking "oh god, is this what I've got to look forward to", the diary style of writing opens you up to memories of what you used to do instead. It's still laugh out loud funny but for the reasons of fond remembrance of your own youth and school life and relating to being in similar stupid situations yourself. The account of the school trip is priceless. Great observational comedy in diary form. Timeless.


Roxio Game Capture (PC)
Roxio Game Capture (PC)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does Exactly What Fraps Does, 24 Oct 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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Roxio Game Capture does a good enough job at what it does. You can capture at half or full screen, and anything from 10-30 frames per second. You also have a screen capture key too. Everything's then arranged in a neat screen where you can then enter a roxio version of windows movie maker with limited transitions, options to add narration etc. Everything works very smoothly, I've had no drama's and I'm plesantly surprised at the lack of strain the program has on my PC. The main problem is that I had this already from FRAPS. As of yet I've been unable to get to record a flash game which is the only thing I couldn't use FRAPS for. FRAPS also lets you potentially go beyond 30 FPS although to be fair, most PC's would struggle if you want to show top notch graphics as well. If you're recording a PS2/xbox/wii or any other console you'll still need a dazzle. This is strictly for PC.

In short, if you have FRAPS, you don't need this and if you don't, they both essentially do exactly the same thing except this programme has more gloss around the edges where as FRAPS is built to be functional but ultimately if you have a very high end PC can perform a better job.


Akira [DVD]
Akira [DVD]
Dvd ~ Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Price: £4.15

4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy going but Fantastical, 29 July 2011
This review is from: Akira [DVD] (DVD)
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The first half an hour of Akira really had me scratching my head. Coming in as someone who hasn't seen anything of the series previously I struggled to work out what was going on and many of the characters didn't seem likeable. Suddenly after the opening third it all clicked into place and the remaining two thirds were a joy to watch. It's clearly held in classic status and while it may not be quite as unique now as it must have been when it released, I loved all the imagary, dreamscapes and the post war Neo Tokyo. It's made me conaider looking deeper into the anime to find out more as it feels like you're only scratching the surface of it all.


Pole Position 2010 (PC DVD)
Pole Position 2010 (PC DVD)
Offered by SC-WHOLESALE
Price: £1.99

1.0 out of 5 stars The Second Worst F1 Management Sim, 17 July 2011
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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This is marginally better than last years attempt from Kalypso but only just. What game doesn't even have the right keyboard settings. When I type Y it types Z and vice versa. The translation itself from German appears to have been Google Translated. All of that could be pushed to one side if the game was playable but it's full of random bugs - such as one that has crashed to desktop every single time I've saved over a previous save. This means in 10 plays time the game will be utterly useless unless it fixes itself overnight as that's how many save slots you can have.

Aside from that, the actual management is so confusing because no one gives you a clue what to do. Car set up is purely trial and error because no one gives any feedback. The staff you hire to help you out actually do very little and the game struggles to stay realistic when the races do occur such as telling you the tracks flooded yet you're going faster on dry tyres. Utter mess.

The previous Grand Prix Manager games are better, as are EA's F1 Manager and Software 2000's F1 Management Sim. Even the online web browser games are far more engaging. Avoid.


Rio (PS3)
Rio (PS3)
Offered by GamersCorner
Price: £17.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A hark back to old party games, 20 May 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Rio (PS3) (Video Game)
Rio's a local only multiplayer mini game set. You pick from 6 birds and play around 30 mini games. The games are over pretty quickly and the games fun to play in short bursts. It does lose its shine over time however as some of the games are very similar and so many involve either collecting fruit, firing fruit or doing some rhythm action games, it feels a little thinly spread. The games are very easy to pick up and play though - good for the little ones!


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4.0 out of 5 stars Great mount, bit bulky, 19 May 2011
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Easy to set up, very sturdy and looks the part. The only gripe I had was that it it comes out quite far from the wall so if you want it to look like the TV's right against the wall as close as possible, this is not going to work for you at all. If you don't mind having a gap (which to be fair if you're not channeling all the wires into the walls you'll need a gap anyway) then this does the trick nicely.


Claymation 2.0 (PC CD)
Claymation 2.0 (PC CD)

3.0 out of 5 stars A fun distraction, 28 Jan 2011
This review is from: Claymation 2.0 (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The idea is great for doing stop motion but it dawned on me quite early on that you could just buy a piece of blue card you're provided with and take your photos and import them into windows movie maker and could come up with something quite similar without buying this at all. It's strange because it does have some good features in it but I guess I've been spoilt by using photo editing software and movie creation software before I got this. I can see it being good fun for kids aged say 8+ but they will have to have a lot of patience as making anything that looks vaguely fluid will take hours.


VideoStudio X2 Pro Ultimate
VideoStudio X2 Pro Ultimate

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the hobbiest but not the best out there, 28 Jan 2011
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I gave this to my mum for Christmas because she's outgrown Windows Media Maker but doesnt' feel confident at computers fully. This programme overwhelmed her at first but she's slowly getting used to it. It's quite intuitive with its timeline screens across the bottom as transitions have their own box to be dropped into. Where it doesn't flow is that you have to keep clicking on different tabs everywhere to get to what you want and if you can get lost quite easily. There seems to be a seperate menu for every little detail! The end results aren't too bad at all but despite all the dramas I still have with it (and have since found workarounds) I still prefer Piinnacle Studio for overall finished results but this isn't the 1 star that many people are giving it.


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