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Klipsch iGroove SXT - iPod Docking Speaker Sound System
Klipsch iGroove SXT - iPod Docking Speaker Sound System

5.0 out of 5 stars Klipsch Speaker Review, 23 July 2009
If you're after a relatively cheap but great quality set of speakers to dock your iPod in, then look no futher than the Klipsch iGroove SXT docking system. Priced at a considerable lower amount than the high end BOSE speakers, these speakers really give them a run for their money. At first glance, it all looks a bit basic but that's only as Klipsch have quite clearly focused on the sound quality rather than faffing around with needles novelty perks.

A great, sturdy, well made product; perfect for any iPod owner.

LifeCam VX-3000 Win USB Port EN/NL/FR/DE EMEA Hdwr (discontinued by manufacturer)
LifeCam VX-3000 Win USB Port EN/NL/FR/DE EMEA Hdwr (discontinued by manufacturer)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent webcam, 23 July 2009
This webcam by Microsoft has been designed specifically for Windows Live Messenger, so I bought it for that reason exactly; the picture quality during video conversations really is brilliant and has a sound quality to match (although I have found that the microphone can be a little oversensitive).

The webcam has a really slick black and silver finish, and has the capability to either stand flat on it's stand or hook onto your monitor if you've got a flat screen. It also comes with software which works on both Vista and XP where you can view all the photos / videos you've taken.

Overall, a very sound webcam.

Kingston Technology 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Kingston Technology 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

4.0 out of 5 stars Without being an expert in this field..., 17 Mar 2009
...the Kingston 2GB USB Flash Drive is so quick and easy to use. There's no installation required, just whap it in your USB drive and you're away. Quickly drag and drop files from your computer into it, or vice versa.

It's also conveniently small with a cap which attatches to the end, with space to clip onto your keyring or whatever, and also looks nice in green and white.

Perfect if you're looking for a cheap way to externally store documents!

Apple iPod nano 8GB  - Blue - 4th Generation
Apple iPod nano 8GB - Blue - 4th Generation

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for music on the go!, 17 Mar 2009
Chances are, if you're looking to buy an iPod then you are probably wanting to listen to your music while you're out and about. Luckily, the most recent iPod nano is perfect for that!

Being an 8GB nano, it has little memory compared to the likes of the iPod Classic and Touch, but it's filled with other features which make up for that.

One of the best things about the Nano is it's size. Measuring 3.75x9cm with a 3.3x4.5cm screen, it's small enough to fit in your pocket without feeling uncomfortable.

Soundwise, the quality obviously depends on which headphones you are using, but the white apple headphones that ship with the product are perfect (apart from when you are listening to music full blast; everyone within a 5 metre radius will be able to listen to your music with you!)

This nano also features motion sensors, meaning if you want to shuffle your songs, simply give the ipod a shake in your hand. There are also a number of games on the nano, including 'Klondike' and 'Vortex' which both require you to tilt the device to play.

As with all previous iPod's, there's the standard scroll wheel, as well as other extras including stopwatch, world clock etc. You can also play video clips.

All in all, this is a very good product and certainly looks the best in blue!

FIFA 09 (Xbox 360)
FIFA 09 (Xbox 360)
Offered by funfair games
Price: £0.89

4.0 out of 5 stars FIFA 09, 17 Mar 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: FIFA 09 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Without wanting to draw too many comparisons to Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 in this review, I'll just start by saying that for me, this is the superior game.

On first glance, it would appear that not a lot has changed from FIFA 08, but that is mainly because most the improvements in this FIFA edition are in the gameplay. However, when you take a longer look, you'll notice that player faces are more defined, the shirts on the players are mainly carbon copies of the real thing, and the player movement is now much more free. But by now most people will have come to expect this from a game which boasts so many liscences for leagues, players, shirts and tournaments.

Gameplay wise, FIFA 09 is very much a simulation rather than arcade so requires the player to build up their skills rather than being able to bang in goals here, there and everywhere (or so to speak) after just a few hours of play. You have to get used to how the players move, how your opponents can read your attacks and the best ways to neutralise an opposition counter attack. There's also dozens of new tricks and flicks your player can pull off including step overs and flip flaps, along with absolutely loads of custom celebrations to pull off after you've scored a goal.

Manager Mode still is what it always has been and there hasn't been much improvement on the game mode from FIFA 08, but it's still fun to play and I've got many hours of enjoyment out of it. You can still buy and sell players, get your team promoted and relegated etc etc.

Another of the main areas of improvement has been the online aspect of the game, and if you haven't already got an Xbox Live subscription, FIFA 09 is a game worth getting one for. You've got the option to play ranked, unranked, Be A Pro (10 vs 10), Interactive League, Online League and Online Clubs. Online Clubs is EA's newest feature, and allows you to get together with up to 9 friends, and each take control of one player on a team. You then play against other teams of 10 human controlled players and aim to win as many matches as possible. These matches are ranked, so if you win enough you'll get your team onto the leaderboards.

Sadly, there is still no training mode or in-depth create a player mode. Create a team is also absent from the game.

Perfect Ace 2 (PS2)
Perfect Ace 2 (PS2)
Offered by 4GamersUK
Price: £2.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Double Fault.....or maybe a couple of hundred more., 23 Jun 2007
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Perfect Ace 2 (PS2) (Video Game)
I bought this game thinking it might be alright. It's not. Not even alright. It's poor. Looking at the back of the box you see 4 in game pictures, on of which is half covered up by a photograph of Tim Henman, another of which shows Tim Henman wearing American Football style shoulder pads, or so it would seem.

The box also boasts "licensed playerS, including Tim Henman". The only licensed players I've come across so far are Henman and Haas. Other players on the game include 'Federra' and 'Rodeck'. I haven't come across a single licensed woman player and overall the rest of the players are disappointing. The box also says "Fast and exciting multiplayer mode". Lies, all lies. Even the two commentators state how slow and boring the matches are. The commentry is also poor. There are 2 of them and they only have about 5 or 6 different saying. One of which is the female commentator saying "ooooooh".

However there is a full player editor!...which is poor.

I have played both this and Perfect Ace 1 and the older game is far superior. Don't touch this with a barge pole.

Deal or No Deal Interactive DVD Game (Starring Noel Edmonds) [Interactive DVD] [2006]
Deal or No Deal Interactive DVD Game (Starring Noel Edmonds) [Interactive DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Noel Edmonds
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.73

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the programme, 16 Jun 2007
First things first, you've got to have quite a lot of patience to play through a game of deal or no deal with this DVD. There are some quite good cut scenes but overall it's very slow. When picking a box you have to scroll from box 1 to the number box you want which takes an age. When you pick a box to be opened you get a clip of some character saying "I hope it's blue" or whatever and they open the box, revealing the sum of money. Quite clever really. After about 10 seconds of looking at the number inside the box you get an extremely late crowd reaction - "woooo" or "oooooh" You play the game like it's played on the TV show, 5 boxes followed by an offer which you can accept or decline, followed by opening another 3 boxes, phone call, accept or decline and so on and so forth.

The game also has a multiplayer mode, where 2 players take it in turns to open boxes, the person who ends the game with the best offer wins

Overall the game is heading in the right direction and it's a bit of a novelty but that soon wears off after a couple of plays

Max Drive (PS2)
Max Drive (PS2)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice addition, 15 Jun 2007
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Max Drive (PS2) (Video Game)
This is one nifty piece of kit, and an essential for all you serious gamers! It enables you to upload replays to your computer, transfer data between your pc and ps2 and it also doubles up as a memory stick (double whammy if you need a memory card and a new usb stick!). Overall it works very well but backing up files is strongly advised because often they get lost during the transfer process

Match of the Day Football Yearbook 2006-7: Your Complete Preview to the Teams, Players and Games This Summer
Match of the Day Football Yearbook 2006-7: Your Complete Preview to the Teams, Players and Games This Summer
by Interact Publishing Limited
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A nice little yearbook, 15 Jun 2007
As far as yearbooks go, this one has all the information you need from the english premier league to la liga. Everyteam has a page devoted to them (more for the premier league teams) full of stats, goalscorers, fixtures, teams of the year. It also has a fully detailed world cup section with some excellent photography capturing some of your favourite Germany 2006 moments,

The Sims 2 (PS2)
The Sims 2 (PS2)
Offered by filmrollen
Price: £14.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 14 Jun 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: The Sims 2 (PS2) (Video Game)
This game has an over-powering pong of potential. It's not dissimilar to the PC version; you create sims, lead their lives and build houses but it seems like a bit of a test drive, EA seem to be trying it out to see if it could work with future games

The loading times are very tedious and making one sim can take up to 40 minutes if you want to make it look good. But as I said before, the game does have potential. The story mode is very promising. Your aim is to move from house to house, completing different goals and aspirations. Also, exclusively to the PS2 version is having the ability to actually walk your sim through the house using the left analog stick, with the ability to also move them 'old skool', clicking from square to square to make them wak.

The game also takes up a lot of space on your memory card so be warned!

Overall it's a good game but could be a lot better.

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