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Deep End - Live
Deep End - Live
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Extended and still brilliant. My favourite live album of all time., 9 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Deep End - Live (Audio CD)
A fantastic live album. Pete's version of "I put a Spell on you" is just extraordinary. I have the vinyl version from years ago somewhere, and it was always a favourite. This CD has a couple of extra tracks on it, and is no worse for the addition; they fit seamlessly into the running order, and do not feel like "bonus tracks".

A really, really good album.


Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy
Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy
by John Armstrong
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 9 Nov. 2014
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This book was very timely for me. A very compact and readable, but thorough, examination of this universal subject. Helped me enormously, and continues to have an influence.


Eyefi Mobi 32GB WiFi SDHC CARD + FREE 90 days Eyefi Cloud
Eyefi Mobi 32GB WiFi SDHC CARD + FREE 90 days Eyefi Cloud
Offered by Top-Tech-Outlet
Price: £57.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's Orange, expensive, and doesn't work., 9 Nov. 2014
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How you get along with this card will be determined by which camera you have. The card's functionality is determined at the camera end of things by what features the camera manufacturer has decided to include on the firmware, so it would be advisable to check and update that first. However, I found that my camera's firmware was not overly interested in supporting all the possible tricks that could be spun with this card, specifically, my camera did not let me choose which images to transfer, and Fuji are not alone in this regard. Possibly because they are all producing their own wireless transfer facilities built into their cameras. A totally logical step for them..... and for this reason alone, I would suggest that this type of card is already past its prime.

My reason for getting this card was that I was going away for a week or so, and it would enable me to wander around during the day taking pictures on my camera, then transfer the better ones to my ipad and then email or Facebook them around the place. Not an overly tricksy work pattern, one would have thought. Wifi login achieved painlessly, and first transfer seemed fine. However the transferred pictures did not show up on my camera roll of the ipad, nor in the Pictures app.... only visible on the eyefi app..... which had no Facebookable facility. However, I could choose to "save" individual pictures, which I did, and they then became visible in the other apps.

Day 2 however, and the eyefi app told me my ipad was full. There being no way to choose which pictures to transfer from the camera, I decided to delete all the images from the eyefi app that I didn't want to have transferred.... logical enough, if time-consuming. This freed up some space, but subsequent transfers filled in the previously deleted images again!... before trying to transfer the newer day 3 or 4 shots.

By Day 4 I was not using the eyefi part of the card at all.

On my return, and subsequent emailing of eyefi customer support, I learned that the eyefi app transfers the images at full resolution. Indeed the images are only visible through the eyefi app. Unless I was to use their eyeficloud, in which case the images are resized to suit the screen resolution! the eyefi cloud is free for 90 days but then costs monthly. I forget how much but I felt it booted the product firmly out of the enthusiasts camp and into the pro one. I am not a pro, and a bit tight, so I was never going to "opt in" to such blatant blood-letting.

I realised later that if I had opted for several small versions of this card, then I might have side-stepped some of the issues..... but then I also experienced 3 or 4 write errors! I had taken a shot and the screen flashed up a warning and I then found that the image had not been recorded. Good job I am not a pro....

All in all, a quite expensive mistake. Before opting for this or anything similar, I would go to a camera shop and ask for a demo on your camera.... or else just go ahead and infuriate yourself for a few weeks and then discover that the amazon refund window has closed before you finally decide the bloody thing simply is not fit for purpose.

And I am fully aware there will be people reading this asking themselves "why did he not just get a lightning to SD card reader thing from apple"?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-MD822ZM-LIGHTNING-CAMERA-READER/dp/B00A6TOWXG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1415535991&sr=8-2&keywords=sd+card+reader+for+ipad+mini

Hindsight etc etc etc ....... and I'm sorry, I do not have a coherent answer to that....
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Lowepro Passport Sling II Bag for DSLR Camera - Mica/Green
Lowepro Passport Sling II Bag for DSLR Camera - Mica/Green
Price: £35.76

1.0 out of 5 stars Beginning to look like the proverbial crock....., 9 Oct. 2014
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I am currently trying to pack a compact camera, an iPad, specs and guidebook into this bag, as I am going away tomorrow. It just doesn't work! It might make a good spongebag..... Or place to stuff a waterproof jacket..... But in terms of storing your precious camera and other bits, it is totally useless. What the hell were they thinking? What was I thinking when I bought it? An expensive joke.... It just goes to show there is no point in buying these sorts of things online.... There is no way I would have bought this if I had seen it in a shop. Utter crap.


4 x Large Old Oak Hardwood Bun Feet - Sofa Foot Stool Settee
4 x Large Old Oak Hardwood Bun Feet - Sofa Foot Stool Settee
Offered by Pandoras Upholstery
Price: £23.74

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheese and nuts, 31 Aug. 2014
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These have got huge great nuts sticking out the bottom of them, so you'll have to find some felt pads thick enough and cut a hole in the middle of them. You can't undo them either.... I tried and split one of the feet.... My suspicions are that the wood is not oak at all..... Just a softwood that is stained..... About as crap as they could be without being made of cheese, which would at least be edible, so actually worse than if they had been made of cheese.


Krups Expert GVX231 Burr Coffee Grinder
Krups Expert GVX231 Burr Coffee Grinder
Offered by Lakeland
Price: £39.99

2.0 out of 5 stars I was a fool......, 15 April 2014
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I don't know why I bought this….

I wake the house up when I start making coffee in the morning. The static charge distributes a large portion of the freshly ground stuff all over the outside of the machine, me and the floor. It is unpredictable in the amount that it grinds, and needs near constant cleaning of the burrs, which is tedious.

I never get the same amount out of it each time, so need to grind too much and store the excess in a tub in the fridge. Which I used to use for the packets of ready ground coffee we used previously. I can't wait for the wretched thing to break and we can go back to using the ready-ground, to be honest. It has caused loads of extra hassle, shown no economic benefits, and doesn't make the coffee taste any better.

I was a fool to fall for the supposed romance of it.


Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera with Bespoke Case, NP-95 Lithium Battery, Lens Hood and Adapter Ring - Silver (16.3 MP, APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II with EXR Processor II) 2.8 inch LCD
Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera with Bespoke Case, NP-95 Lithium Battery, Lens Hood and Adapter Ring - Silver (16.3 MP, APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II with EXR Processor II) 2.8 inch LCD
Price: £1,064.56

15 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware this bundle, 15 Feb. 2014
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Why only 3 stars? I hear you ask.... Well, it isn't really the camera that I am giving 3 stars, more the deal that this bundle seems to be offering.... For £130 more than the camera alone, you get:

A filter-ring and lens hood..... quite important and indeed desirable as it is of a pretty high quality (there are clones that are every bit as good available for around £14, it turns out, but this is the real thing).

A spare battery, which is handy and is available separately from amazon at a variety of prices ranging from £7 to £30. The one included in this bundle is of course the fuji branded one.

A case, which is of a very high quality, but actually unusable if you have already decided that you want to use the lens hood, as the camera plus lens hood do not fit into the case. There are many more suitable bags available that can accommodate the camera with the lens hood attached.... I got one for around £40.

An extra neckstrap. Yes it is slightly different to the one that comes with the camera, and the brown will match that useless posh case....but why do you need an extra neckstrap? I don't.....

All in all, I feel this bundle is a bit of a con, and doesn't represent good value. The deal is that you pay full whack for each of the additional items, without being made aware that two of them are mutually incompatible. My advice would be to not buy this bundle, but instead buy the camera alone, and then see which additional items you may need, and which ones are available at a fraction of the cost in the generic form. A decent book on the camera will probably also help in this, as well as (obviously) the use of the camera.

The camera itself? All been said already. Sublime.
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Sun Readers Reading Glasses Sunglasses +2.00 Strength Mens Womens Unisex Wayfarer Style UV400 Brown Tortoiseshell UV Reader UVSR007 Inc Case
Sun Readers Reading Glasses Sunglasses +2.00 Strength Mens Womens Unisex Wayfarer Style UV400 Brown Tortoiseshell UV Reader UVSR007 Inc Case
Offered by ROWALK HOLDINGS LIMITED
Price: £8.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All I required and with me in time, 5 Aug. 2013
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My expectations for this item were that they should enable me to read a book on the beach in the sun without having to resort to those clip-on things, and that they reach me before we left. They arrived within a couple of days, and worked well as sun readers. They seem robust, optically they worked in that they brought text into focus whilst doing the sunglasses thing. They survived the trip and will probably get invited on similar jaunts in the future. And at the low price here, they cost less than a couple of beers...... I couldn't have expected more really.....


La Grande Bouffe [DVD]
La Grande Bouffe [DVD]
Dvd ~ Marcello Mastroianni
Offered by Booty
Price: £26.00

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 70's porn, 10 Sept. 2012
This review is from: La Grande Bouffe [DVD] (DVD)
This does not stand the test of time at all well. What may at one stage have been saucy now seems banal; what once seemed avant garde now seems plotless; what once seemed pertinent now seems long-winded and mono-dimensional. The acting, which could have saved it, now seems over-played. Perhaps the more enjoyable moments were the flamboyant farts..... But the clincher for me was 130 minutes. Over two hours of banal, plotless, meandering bad porn with additional farting. All that was missing was a moustachioed plumber.... it already had the crappy soundtrack. Quite what these other reviewers saw in it to give it more than one star is beyond me. Two hours people - you can't get it back......


MINI METAL STEEL USB FLASH MEMORY STICK PEN DRIVE 4GB - Extremely Strong and Sturdy Flash Drive
MINI METAL STEEL USB FLASH MEMORY STICK PEN DRIVE 4GB - Extremely Strong and Sturdy Flash Drive
Offered by DJC Electronics Ltd
Price: £4.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars sturdy but...., 16 Oct. 2010
I would agree with the other review about sturdiness, but I would not really say this could be recommended on many other grounds.

It is metal, and hence inherently sturdy in a way, and whilst the edges aren't actually sharp, they are also not exactly smooth. An unpleasant "pocket experience" would be had with this. The business end contacts just "catch" on the casing as you swivel it round to open or close it, which is rather un-satisfying. And that swivel action is just the thing for inquisitive hands, which would soon take the cover off to find out why it is catching and hey presto, the three pieces of the whole thing fall apart to reveal all the internal micro circuitry that we all know is in there. The internal casing is just sort of snapped together, bent metal style - very similar in feel to those tin sheet toys that came out of Japan post war...... I can't imagine what would happen if it were to accidentally get wet.

There are plenty of very satisfactory alternatives made of various plastics that do a better job than this one could ever hope to do. Best avoided.


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