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Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon 1 kg
Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon 1 kg
Price: £10.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Contains 'hydrolysed vegetable protein' a hidden source of MSG, 3 Jan. 2016
Yeah ok, so it tastes good. But look further...2nd listed ingredient is 'hydrolysed vegetable protein'. Second cousin of MSG. I won't be buying this anymore.


Bose ® SoundTouch 20 Series II Wi-Fi Music System - Black
Bose ® SoundTouch 20 Series II Wi-Fi Music System - Black

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stylish, superb sounding speaker with great features, 20 Mar. 2015
this is a fantastic device. stylish, build quality is excellent and most importantly, the sound quality is top notch. easy to setup, took all of 10 minutes from the initial connection via usb to my laptop thru to downloading the latest update from bose and powering on. aside from the build and sound quality above, the bose has 2 essential features for me: airplay and the presets.

airplay - i have 2 airplay speakers (inc this one) in my flat. and can stream my entire music collection without issue to both at the same time (via my 7yr old dell laptop). i plan on buying an itouch 5g to compliment my speakers so i can have all of my music collection easily at hand and airplay via that.

the 6 very handy presets on top. i have 5 presets for radio stations. the other one i have set up for a itunes playlist (which remembers where you previously left off even after selecting another preset or powering down!)

i certainly do not suffer internet connection issues as reported by the other reviewers. i think they either have a router that is not setup properly or the more likely problem is that they have many other variables in their households that interfere with their wifi signal.

i highly recommend this device. shop around though, this can be had for £268 delivered :)
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 21, 2015 9:36 PM GMT


Pure Evoke F4 Bluetooth Portable Internet Radio with DAB/FM
Pure Evoke F4 Bluetooth Portable Internet Radio with DAB/FM
Price: £156.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars finally a truly portable internet radio that is a joy to use, 1 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
i have been on the lookout for a portable internet radio that met all my needs and i think finally, this unit is the one. it really is a joy to use. bit of background. having tried many others from leading brands over the last few years, i had either returned them for refunds or sold them on. simple reason was - each of them seemed to be lacking in a single feature or features that the others had and vice versa, so there wasn't a single unit out there that gave me everything i wanted. below a brief list of other units i tried and why that unit was not for me

Pure Evoke Flow Portable DAB / FM / Internet Radio media streaming from pc would drop out occasionally and there would be long 'buffering' pauses between tracks
Roberts Revival iStream DAB+ UKW DAB Internet Radio the top down display really was difficult to use and fiddly if the radio was placed at anything other that waist height
Roberts Stream 83i Stereo DAB/FM/WiFi Internet Radio with 3 Way Speaker System display not fully dimmable during use. no good for bedside listening in a dark room
Roberts Stream93i DAB/DAB+/FM/ Internet Stereo Sound System with 3 Way Speaker System display not dimmable. too large to be truly portable.

now onto the pure f4. i'll list all the things that swung it for me and why i consider it my 'overall' package.

+ compact in size with a solid build quality
+ rechargeable battery (available separately) ensures this can be used as a true portable radio
+ display can be set to turn off completely after 7 seconds. this is a huge feature for me. this applies both while the radio is in use and also while the radio is in standby. something no other radio i tried offered. to me this is essential if you want to use as a bedside radio.
+ superb clean and 'pure' sound. prefect both for voice and music broadcasts
+ volume increments. there are enough 'steps' up and down to ensure you can get the volume just right and as low or high as you need.
+ great reception on each available mode. i'm not experienceing any dropouts on media streaming that i got on the original evoke flow. the software on the f4 has been improved and is more responsive in this area.

a couple of things that could be better but were just not big enough deal breakers for me

- no dedicated sleep button
- no dedicated preset buttons
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 27, 2015 11:33 AM BST


GRID: Autosport (PS3)
GRID: Autosport (PS3)
Offered by PROGAMES
Price: £12.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars like toca? you'll love this, 3 Aug. 2014
This review is from: GRID: Autosport (PS3) (Video Game)
i'm pretty darn happy with the game as it stands. had more fun on a single 3 lap racenet challenge in the TOMEI CUSCO SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI than i've had in the whole of gt6.

user tip: within the audio settings, the dynamic range default setting is 'high'. change this to 'low'. it improves the audio greatly.


Pure Evoke Flow Portable DAB / FM / Internet Radio
Pure Evoke Flow Portable DAB / FM / Internet Radio

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good sounding device letdown by outdated design and interface, 20 Jan. 2013
the good

nice clear sound from a unit of this size
eco power setting
display can be set to off, ideal for bedroom use

the bad

slow to tune into internet stations
alarm wakes up to the incorrect volume (ie set at 7, comes on at 12) when using a internet radio station.
clunky interface with too many button presses to get to where you want
internet streams drop out and 'station not available' displayed. then have to re-tune again.
touch interface is no substitue for hard buttons. no dedicated preset buttons.
pure connect portal is no match for frontier silicon wifi radio portal used by nearly all other internet radios

this radio has been out for a number of years now. it needs a well overdue design update and better software/usability to keep up with other more recent, better equiped contenders.


Revo Heritage G2 Deluxe Multi Format Table Radio with Docking for iPod and iPhone - Walnut
Revo Heritage G2 Deluxe Multi Format Table Radio with Docking for iPod and iPhone - Walnut

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my best investments, no other internet radio comes close., 13 Jan. 2013
for the past couple of months, i've been searching for a new bedside radio. i've tried and tested

Pure One Flow Portable Music Streaming System with DAB Digital/FM/Internet Radio - Black
Kitsound Surfer 1.2 Internet Radio - Black
Hama IR200 Internet Radio
Revo Axis Internet/DAB/FM Clock Radio with iPhone/iPod Dock and 3.5-inch Touchscreen - Black

but all have been gone back after failing to tick some/all of the required boxes. some had good feature list but less than impressive build quality. some had displays that were too bright and could not be adjusted/turned off. all lacked dedicated preset buttons, there were internal hardware issues causing a poor audio experience. it really was a stuggle to find the unit i was looking for.

then i came across the heritage g2. yes the higher price makes it more of a considered purchase over the other units but so far i've not one single regret about my purchase. the following are what i feel really set this internet radio apart from the competition

- superior build quality, materials and finish
- a very clean, easy to read and brightness adjustable (standby and power on) oled display
- remote control replicating the buttons found on the unit in full
- one-button press presets. 10 presets each (5 on the front on the unit and 5 more on the remote) for internet radio, dab and fm mode. other units had to naviagate into the menu system to then access your presets
- a dedicated sleep/snooze button on top of the unit. prefect for bedside listeners. other units i tried required a annoyingly long set of button presses before sleep mode could be activated
- fantastic well rounded and clear audio performace for both speech and music
- internet radio uses the frontier silicon wifi radio portal. possibly the best portal of its kind and very useful if you have other units using the same portal so all your favourites and presets are kept in sync

i highly recommend this unit. not only for bedside use but you'll find it perfect for other locations too. it is almost too beautiful to have tucked away in a bedroom but for me and what i was looking for in a bedside unit, no other internet radio comes close.


Kitsound Surfer 1.2 Internet Radio - Black
Kitsound Surfer 1.2 Internet Radio - Black

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars another faulty unit or are previously returned faulty units being re-sent out?, 9 Jan. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
my surfer 1.2 (black) arrived today from amazon direct. unfortunately this unit also has the 'crackling noise' when listening to internet radio, as heard and noted by a couple of other users in their reviews. i have roberts revival istream unit to compare the kitsound against and the roberts has no 'noise'. i wonder if amazon are just re-sending out units that had previoulsy been returned with the 'noise' issue?

the unit would be a perfect solution for me if it did not have this 'noise'. the diaplay is perfect, adjustable and not too bright for bedroom use.

i have arranged for amazon to send a replacement unit out. fingers crossed there are no problems with this one. i will update for my review and rating after this replacement has arrived. for now i have scored 3/5


Motorola RAZRi UK Sim Free Smartphone
Motorola RAZRi UK Sim Free Smartphone

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, solid and well put together little phone!, 16 Oct. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
i've recently returned both an iphone 5 (too expensive) and a samsung galaxy nexus (good price but too big/poor battery/no expandable memory) in favour of this fantastic, solid and well put together little phone.

+
perfect size and form factor
excellent battery life
excellent call quality
notification led
impressive build quality
android ics (jb on the way) with just a hint of moto
expandable sd upto 32gb
dedicated camera button
reasonable price point
fast gps lock

-
average camera
Comment Comments (8) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 27, 2012 8:04 AM GMT


Nokia Lumia 800 Sim-free Windows Smartphone 16GB - Matte Black
Nokia Lumia 800 Sim-free Windows Smartphone 16GB - Matte Black
Offered by Mobile Express UK
Price: £89.00

12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars goodbye nokia lumia 800, 25 Jan. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
i really wanted to love this phone enough so it would be my phone of choice but

1 - unable to increase the very small default font size in many areas eg emails/texts/people feeds, makes for a difficult reading experience
2 - got an awful 'click' noise between tracks played from my music collection
3 - unable to fine tune any notifications/sound profiles/alerts so you control the way the phone alerts you
4 - there is only one volume mode for the phone. example: if you are listening to music and adjust the volume, this will also adjust the calls/messages/alerts volume. once you have finished listening, you have to remember to re-adjust the volume for calls/messages/alerts.

means my 800 will be going back for a refund.


Blackberry Bold 9900 Sim Free Mobile Phone-Black
Blackberry Bold 9900 Sim Free Mobile Phone-Black
Offered by HAISAITE
Price: £113.79

5.0 out of 5 stars quite possibly the best phone i have owned, 20 Jan. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
the 9900: a perfect balance of looks, feel, quality construction, practical performance and a fantastic keyboard!

everything works flawlessly together. the 9900 can easily be tweaked to get it working just how you want it without the need for pointless, costly apps. it feels like a phone rather than a slab against your ear. size is perfect, it comfortably fits in your hand and is a joy to use with just the one hand, leaving the other hand free.

there is a reason why this phone is still in the top 10 amazon sim-free phones sales ranking (as of 20 jan 2012) 6 months after its release! a superb product comes very highly recommended.


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