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Mr. M. Turner "Ginsoakedboy" (bradford, uk)

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Griffin GC10028 Video Stand for iPhone/iPod with Earphone Storage
Griffin GC10028 Video Stand for iPhone/iPod with Earphone Storage
Offered by Lovely Gifts
Price: 2.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not adjustable in any way, 25 Jan 2012
Disapointed in this as it basically holds the iphone at one angle only. If only the fold out hinge was stiffer, it would have been easy to adjust the viewing angle. As it is, it only sits at one angle, which is very shallow, as if you're looking down at it, say on a desk. Sure you could fix that with a bit of blu-tack but then why pay for a stand?

Mario Kart 7 Wheel (Nintendo 3DS)
Mario Kart 7 Wheel (Nintendo 3DS)
Offered by banggames
Price: 4.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, just not as a steering wheel, 25 Jan 2012
Not sure why you'd bother using this a steering wheel (Especially as it's basically unusable with 3D switched on) but this is great for people with normal adult sized hands who find using the 3DS uncomfortable. The wheel makes the whole thing more like a 360 or PS3 pad and much more comfortable to use over a period of time. Well worth a tenner just for that.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Design, 23 Jun 2011
Firstly, you won't actually believe how small this is in real life - it's not much bigger than a golf ball.

The sound is fantastic for such a small product, easily loud enough for a big room with a few people in it, or outdoors if camping or at a picnic. Obviously it's no substitute for a real stereo, but then it was never meant to be. it's certainly better than most portable speakers at this price, all of which are much bigger.

The battery is supposed to last between 8 and 12 hours, but if you are using it with a laptop or similar, it can power itself off USB whilst you are using it.

This is pretty much an essential purchase for anyone who travels with an ipod or laptop and wants to listen to music or watch movies on the move.

Toshiba 22DV665DB 22-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD/DVD Combi with Freeview - Black
Toshiba 22DV665DB 22-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD/DVD Combi with Freeview - Black

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent TV for bedroom or kitchen, 7 Jun 2010
Bought this for the bedroom as we wanted an integrated DVD player in a 22" TV.

Firstly, this TV looks really nice.. nicer than the pictures on this page suggest, and much nicer than any of the no-name alternatives you can get in supermarkets or the high street for a similar price.

Setup was a breeze. The Analogue, digital and DVD menus do feel a little seperated from each other, but that is consistent with similar products I have used elsewhere.

Picture quality is really nice, the sound is adequate rather than good - however taking the advice of another reviewer I added some Creative T10 speakers (for only about 30) which improved the sound massively. (And match this TV quite nicely - they both have a high-gloss black finish) I would be surprised if any other TVs in this price and size bracket sounded much better to be honest, given the form factor.

One thing to add, the remote feels substantial and looks quite nice, which is not always the case, even on some higher-end TV equipment. (Hello Sony Blu-Ray players!)

There is a really nice feature that lets you flick between digital Television and digital radio, and set will remember what radio station you listened to last, very useful if like me you have a default radio station you listen to most of the time.

DVD multi-region would have been nice, although this plays Divx files burnt to disc with no trouble. (There is an odd quirk that the TV only displays the first few characters of the filename though, so think on before naming your files and burning to disc, otherwise telling them apart can be tricky.)

Given the size and price of this model, along with the integrated DVD, I don't think anyone will be looking to have this TV as the centrepiece of a home-cinema setup, but for a kitchen, bedroom or similar, I can't see how you'd get much better for the price... though if you plan to watch a lot of movies or listen to music radio, I'd seriously consider adding speakers or a soundbar.

Simpsons - Season 11 - Complete [DVD]
Simpsons - Season 11 - Complete [DVD]
Dvd ~ The Simpsons
Price: 11.08

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The first season of The Simpsons that isn't essential., 7 Jun 2010
Firstly, there has been a lot of complaining about the packaging to this set in other reviews. Well yes, it's fairly bad, however not nearly as bad as many have made out. I just don't understand why they didn't keep the box style from the previous three or four seasons.

The real reason to potentially avoid this set though is the dramatic fall in quality from previous seasons. My personal opinion is that The Simpsons "jumped the shark" in season 10 with the first poor episode to have no reason to exist except celebrity cameos. ("When You Dish Upon a Star") However, in season 11, we are given an episode that the writers actually have no idea how to finish.. instead they literally stop the episode in its tracks and end with some very lame satire aimed at the Fox Network. ("Missionary: Impossible")

There are some laughs to be had here, but they are few and far between. This is certainly the last Simpsons season I will buy.. though it goes without saying that Seasons 1-9, and probably 10, are absolutely essential buys.

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc Player - Black
Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc Player - Black

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints - great features, 14 Feb 2010
Many of the negative reviews about this player are about it's reliability, and I cannot comment on that as I have only had this a week. However, here are some observations.

- I have had no sound sync issues at all, which many have complained about. Perhaps a firware update has fixed this?
- I can confirm that the BDP-1600 does play video files from a USB drive, and this is absolutely my favourite feature. It plays absolutely anything! Divx avi, MKV, Mp4, you name it, it plays without a hitch, inlcuding high definition files. This is an excellent media centre as well as a Blu-Ray player.
- If you connect it to the internet, the BDP-1600 can access youtube direct, which is a pretty cool feature.
- The remote control feels and looks nice, unlike the cheap ones which come with Sony models.
- It can be made DVD multi-region by enttering a simple code on the remote control.

Based on the last few days, I recomend this player.

Logitech EX110 Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
Logitech EX110 Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse

4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value, very few faults, a great buy, 27 Oct 2009
I was dubious about this, as it's a couple of years old, and I remember older wireless kbs and mice being horrible. But it was very cheap, so I figured I'd give it a shot, and return and buy something more expensive if it was rubbish.

No chance of that - the experience is easily as good as a wired keyboard and mouse - no lag or drop-out.

I'm no PC gamer, so I use this mainly for internet browsing and general PC use, but I have had no problems. The mouse feels nice and substantial (once it has batteries in) and responses are excellent.

The hot keys work fine - one change of setting in Winamp and my main volume controls are now on my keyboard.

2 very small criticisms - the mouse wheel is very clicky when back-scrolling (i.e - loud - it works fine) and the keyboard sits quite flat - no problem for me, but it might annoy heavy typists. These are the only two minor problems I have had, and the only reason I haven't given it 5 stars.

(oh, and the caps lock, and num lock LEDs are on the sensor, not the keyboard. Not an issue for me - might be a slight issue if you were planning to hide the sensor away somewhere.)

If you can live with these very minor drawbacks, its a huge bargain. (It even came with Duracell batteries, not some cheap generic brand.)

Matt Beaumont e: A Novel
Matt Beaumont e: A Novel
by Matthew Beaumont
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern genius, 25 Nov 2001
Yeah, okay, it sounds like a gimmick. But when you think of how many classics are written as a sequence of letters, the e-mail novel is an obvious beast really. The first three pages are spent going "who? what?", after that you realise the genius in this stop reading the headers to each e-mail because each character hasn such a distinct voice. The whole thing unravels in a farce of Fawlty Towers proportions. Absolute class.

Little Kix
Little Kix
Price: 7.17

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A huge let down, 6 Aug 2001
This review is from: Little Kix (Audio CD)
It comes with the territory really. Mansun have never been a band to sit still, and having previously made two radically different (yet wonderful) albums (Three, if you count their early eps and their baggy/britpop phase as a self contained record)they have finally messed up badly. "Little Kix" sounds wet and boring. It has it's moments, like the Suede-ish "Electric Man", the huge strings of "Soundtrack" and the closer "Goodbye", but much of the rest is mid-paced, sludgey, and has production so sickly it could rot your teeth. Quite where the inspiration that fuelled earlier Mansun work has gone is a mystery, but the good news is that the next Mansun record will certainly sound nothing like this.

Origin Of Symmetry
Origin Of Symmetry
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.17

4.0 out of 5 stars My Lord, this is a BIG album..., 6 Aug 2001
This review is from: Origin Of Symmetry (Audio CD)
It's an experience, that's for sure. Listening to "Origin..." can sometimes be like banging your head with a big, loud stick until something bleeds...but in a good way. The only record in recent times that really compares is "Six" by Mansun, not so much because of it's style, but in its bloody minded refusal to accept the limitations of being skinny white boys with guitars. "Origin" is overblown and over the top, but mirrors Muse's live gigs perfectly, as throbbing bass lines hold the whole thing together, whilst Matt Bellamy's vocals and guitars scream breathlessly up and down the scales. Class stuff.

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