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Gorpets Ultima Cat Scratcher, 80 cm
Gorpets Ultima Cat Scratcher, 80 cm
Offered by Cambridge Pet Store
Price: £36.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality, 9 Jun 2012
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We were looking for something with decent height for our two, large cats. This fit the bill and the cats love it. It's quite large - so make sure you check the dimensions to ensure you have sufficient space. The build quality is also great.

Buy it - your (large) cats will thank you!


The Ultimates, Vol. 2: Homeland Security
The Ultimates, Vol. 2: Homeland Security
by Mark Millar
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Rollicking read!, 9 Jun 2012
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Just when you think the action has reached a climax, Millar races off towards another even more spectacular/ridiculous one. Great fun!


Wallpaper* City Guide Budapest 2012 (Wallpaper City Guides)
Wallpaper* City Guide Budapest 2012 (Wallpaper City Guides)
by Wallpaper*
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 9 Jun 2012
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Bang up to date and some great recommendations (particularly the bars and restaurants - our meal at Costes was superb, and the 'ruin pubs' are great!). Definitely helped us make the most of our long weekend in Budapest!


Wallpaper* City Guide Vienna 2012
Wallpaper* City Guide Vienna 2012
by Wallpaper*
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it, 9 Jun 2012
Recommended. The edition is bang up to date, and the recommendations are all very good. Really enhanced our week-end trip to Vienna.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No loss of sound quality, 9 Jun 2012
Good product. No discernable loss of sound quality and the length is excellent - can now comfortably listen from the other side of the room. Definitely worth getting as an add-on to the existing (rather short) cable that comes from the Grado phones themselves.


Wallpaper* City Guide Seville
Wallpaper* City Guide Seville
by Wallpaper*
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok - but it's a 2008 edition..., 9 Jun 2012
I like Wallpaper guides, but they can be a little inconsistent in their quality and recommendations. The Vienna and Budapest guides, for example, is great, with some excellent suggestions of places to eat and things to see. The Seville one is fine, but tellingly does not have a date on the front cover. This is because it hasn't been refreshed since 2008. Therefore a number of the comments they make (about buildings that are being constructed in the 'future', but which are now complete) seem dated. The restaurant/bar recommendations are also 4 years old, so don't cover some of the more recent openings. Still (just) worth buying, but you might want to look at something a bit more up-to-date.
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SoundMAGIC E10 Earphones - Silver/Black
SoundMAGIC E10 Earphones - Silver/Black
Price: £29.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the price, 9 Jun 2012
Very impressed with these so far (after about 3 weeks of use). Clear, punchy sound. Very well balanced (particularly in the mid range) with decent heft from the bass. Much, MUCH, better than Sennheisers for the equivalent price (the quality of their sound has, in my opinion, really taken a turn for the worst in recent years - the "Enhanced Bass" feature has resulted in a really muddy sound - verging on unlistenable).

I can see why these have been award winners - for the price I struggle to see how they could be beaten. Sound is fantastic and build quality is very good. They appear very resilient to everyday use and abuse (so far!).


Etymotic HF3 Black Earphones with Mic - iPod, iPhone and iPad control functionality
Etymotic HF3 Black Earphones with Mic - iPod, iPhone and iPad control functionality

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed them intially, but can't recommend, 28 May 2012
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Whilst there are many positives about these earphones, ultimately I can't recommend them.

Pros:

Crisp, insightful, transparent sound. Remote mic/volume controls are also useful. Noise isolation is good too.

Cons:

After 5 months of daily use, the connector has become worn and I need to constantly adjust it in the socket to ensure I get a feed to both earpieces. I now need to carry my ipod (rather than keep it in my pocket). Simply not durable enough for day-to-day use.

Also, whilst on certain (acoustic, for example) tracks, the sound is excellent, it simply lacks sufficient low end for certain genres of music. Rock tracks sound awful frankly - they simply lack bite, bass and sound shrill as a result. Some tracks are simply unlistenable. I bought these headphones with my 'ears wide open' so to speak - the reviews, and even the manufacturer, are very clear that they do not produce a bass heavy sound (and I didn't want that). However, even when they are properly fitted, the sound is just too anemic.

Shame, but even with the discount, I don't think they are worth getting.

p.s. just bought some Soundmagic e10's to replace the etymotics. first impressions are excellent - great detail with good low-end heft.


DIGIFLEX Armband for Apple iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd & New 4th Generation 8gb, 16gb, 32gb & 64gb & iPhone 3G 3Gs
DIGIFLEX Armband for Apple iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd & New 4th Generation 8gb, 16gb, 32gb & 64gb & iPhone 3G 3Gs
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but not bad, 28 May 2012
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Workmanship is fine, and it does what it needs to. Only real complain is that the cover is a hard-ish, plastic film. As such, it is not particularly flat, and so reflects light a numerous angles - so it's difficult to position the screen at an angle where there's no reflections at all. That said, for £3.50 it's very good value for what it is.


2 Parts Hard PU Leather Case with Tripod Fixing for Olympus XZ-1 XZ1 Camera(Black)
2 Parts Hard PU Leather Case with Tripod Fixing for Olympus XZ-1 XZ1 Camera(Black)

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Have to disagree..., 29 Aug 2011
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Recently purchased the Olympus XZ-1. So far I'm impressed - seems like a versatile little backup camera with good control. But I also purchased this case, primarily on the back of the two 5 star reviews that were the only reviews of the product at the time that I purchased. And, with respect, I have to disagree with the 5 star assessments.

Whilst I toyed with a 1 star rating, I've given this case 2 stars on the basis that it seems to be well made, and has a nice 'old school' look when fitted to the camera. However, it simply not satisfactory when operating the camera. To do so, you need to either completely remove the main section of the cover - which is easy, it has snap on studs, but then you've got to store that section somewhere...fine if you've got your camera bag, but if you're just out and about without one, this section of the case is unwieldy and frankly a pain to carry around separately. Alternatively, you can try and swivel it round beneath the lens. And then, at best, you end up with an uncomfortable way of holding the camera with a large part of the case flapping around.

And if you do remove the main section of the case to shoot, the lower section of the case, into which the base of the xz-1 is screwed, impedes the rotation of the adjustment ring around the lens. Now given that this is a key feature of the xz-1, this is simply an unforgivable flaw. Sure, you can loosed the screw at the base slightly so that the fit of the case is not quite as tight (in which case the ring does rotate more freely), but then the camera moves around slightly in the lower part of the case/has a less secure fit. That's slightly disconcerting, as personally I'm not keen on the idea of the camera detaching itself from the case that is meant to be keeping it secure for me! And even then, the combination of the lower part of the case and the placement of the straps doesn't make for a very comfortable hold of the camera when you're shooting.

So, sorry, although this is 'only' £24, I personally view it as a waste of money. Poorly designed.


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