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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Price: £7.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a rock guitarist on Violin, 16 April 2013
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Nigel Kennedy brings an energy and vitality to Vivaldi that sets it aside from the more staid versions. Highly enjoyable.


Philips HQ9/50 Triple Track Replacement Shaving Heads
Philips HQ9/50 Triple Track Replacement Shaving Heads
Offered by V-BASKET
Price: £28.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like a brand new shaver, 16 April 2013
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The performance of my Philips razor progressively degraded until I considered buying a new one - but buying these replacements instead returned it to a 'like new' condition. Seems expensive at first, but once fitted turned out to be a bargain.


The Making of Classical Edinburgh
The Making of Classical Edinburgh
by A. J. Youngson
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating history of the birth of the new town, 6 Oct 2011
This was written some time ago and even the reprint carries the original typo errors, but the story remains the same. A well written account of the plan to create a magnificent new town and the men who conceived and created it. Includes some great old photographs. Recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of Edinburgh and/or architecture.


TeckNet® New iPad 4, iPad 3 Premium Folio Case / Cover and Flip Stand & Magnetic Auto-Sleep Included Screen Protector and stylus pen - Black
TeckNet® New iPad 4, iPad 3 Premium Folio Case / Cover and Flip Stand & Magnetic Auto-Sleep Included Screen Protector and stylus pen - Black
Offered by TECKNET
Price: £14.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb case, amazing value, 9 Jun 2011
I ordered this (black model) to protect the back of my shiny new iPad2 when travelling. I was very surprised when I saw the quality and practicality of such a low cost product. It is not leather, but it is a very good alternative. I much prefer this to my Apple leather smart cover - a £60 disappointment. Get this instead - heaps better. In fact I am going to buy another one in brown!


Sanyo VPC-CA9ER HD Waterproof Dual Video & Photo Camera - Red
Sanyo VPC-CA9ER HD Waterproof Dual Video & Photo Camera - Red

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High quality video with waterproof benefit, 14 July 2010
Had this for over a year now with nothing but praise for its simple operation, robustness and picture quality. The sound quality too is excellent and the microphone is very sensitive, picking up sound from some distance away. I have had no problem with the swivel viewfinder and I have used it extensively, including in snow and salt water.
Some compromises - HD video, waterproof, compact, good battery life, but not great for low light video. Still shots can use the built-in flash. Overall, superb if you are the outdoor type.


The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right
The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 14 July 2010
Such a simple concept yet superbly written. Interesting anecdotes hold your attention to the end. The medical context is fascinating and illustrates the broader application of the concept. Will definitely buy another book by this writer.


AirPort Express Base Station w/ AirTunes (802.11n)
AirPort Express Base Station w/ AirTunes (802.11n)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extends your network and adds multi-room audio, 14 July 2010
I use several of these in my house and yard to create an apple network that is connected by a mix of ethernet and wifi to my BT modem for internet access. All computers and wifi devices connect to the apple network and work seamlessly. The speed and reliability of the apple network is excellent (video, audio, file transfer). It was relatively simple to set up but not as straightforward as I have come to expect from Apple. The result however is awesome,
Using iTunes or Airfoil you can direct audio to any or all connected speakers giving you a high quality yet inexpensive multi-room audio system. Link in an iPhone or iPod Touch running Apple Remote (free) and you have total control in the palm of your hand. Blows people's minds.


Bosch AKE 35-19 S Chainsaw (35 cm Bar Length)
Bosch AKE 35-19 S Chainsaw (35 cm Bar Length)
Price: £110.60

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the Job, 14 July 2010
Never used a chain saw before but read all the danger warnings so was keen to buy a reputable brand with good safety mechanisms. The Bosch AKE-35 meets these criteria. Being electric, the saw is lighter and quieter than the petrol models but you do have to be very careful to keep the lead out of the way. Cut down my first tree very successfully with this. It goes through the wood like butter and cutting up the fallen tree into fire logs took minutes. Very pleased with my purchase. Only slight negative, especially for an inexperienced user, was setting up the chain the first time - hard to know if you've got it right (there are clear instructions but it feels fiddly and you imagine the worst - the chain flying off). However worked perfectly. Make sure you order a bottle of chain oil at the same time. You will need it if you plan to cut down more than one tree.
Bosch Chainsaw Oil - Biodegradable (1 litre)


Draper 73397 900-Watt SDS+ Rotary Hammer Drill Kit
Draper 73397 900-Watt SDS+ Rotary Hammer Drill Kit

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious stuff and great value, 28 May 2010
I bought this after much frustration drilling into hard concrete with my standard drill. Why didn't I buy this earlier? The SDS drill cuts through the tough stuff like you can't believe. The drill accessories provided are also heavy duty and very comprehensive and all well packaged in the carry case. I haven't yet used the percussion mode (non-rotating) but I have a lot of floor tiles to remove and expect this will make the job a breeze (and the chisel tool is included!). Don't be too put off by the weight (see other reviews) - it is pretty heavy but doesn't present any great problems and it's so efficient that you won't need to hold it for long! You probably won't want to use it for light work like mounting a picture in plasterboard or drilling small holes in wood, but when you want to mount something serious, this is your friend. Every home should have one!


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Book 1)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Book 1)
by Stieg Larsson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So much hype!, 1 May 2010
I expected a great and exciting read. How disappointing. After about 120 boring pages I threw the book into a corner and haven't looked at it since. I found the plot dull and the writing quite naive - especially the commentary on business and finance. I think I will watch the film to find out what I have missed rather than plough through the rest of the book.
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