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Cordless Skype Phone Kit NON VISTA
Cordless Skype Phone Kit NON VISTA

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great once set up, 29 Dec. 2006
We bought this after a friend had successfully purchased the same phone. So far its been great however the software that came with the phone wasn't up to date and we had some initial problems. Luckily a techno friend of ours was able to direct us to the Linksys site where we downloaded the latest software and reset it up. This could've been a hassel if we didn't have a friend who is a techo wiz as it wasn't immediately obvious that the problem was with the software, infact it appeared to be an issue with the base plate transmitter. You need to also download the latest Skype software to use it to best advantage with Skype. The line quality has much improved and its great to be able to see our contacts who are 'online' on the phone LCD display (however its very slow to scroll down through the contact list). The baseplate transmitter seems to have a good range meaning we can use the phone while walking around the house away from the computer. Good product.

1000 Places to See Before You Die
1000 Places to See Before You Die
by Patricia Schultz
Edition: Paperback

58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 9 July 2004
This book could have been wonderful, unfortunately it's not! The layout of the book is unfriendly, specific countries do not have page numbers meaning to find eg Italy you need to flick through all of Western Europe. The entries chosen are mostly appropriate with most big name places mentioned however each is followed with a commercial plug for specific hotels or restaurants in the area leaving you wondering how some more obscure places got their mention. I'd hate to think they had paid or coerced the author but... Many places eg Fiji are mentioned because there is a flash resort on the island, meaning if you cannot afford to pay for a weeks stay at an expensive resort you won't be able to visit the place. Also a lot of the descriptions in the book sound very familiar with other travel books eg Lonely Planet making me wonder how original the text is.
I put my copy in the bin, save your money!!!

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