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Bonza Word Puzzle
Bonza Word Puzzle
Price: £0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Good, But Free Content Very Limited, 21 Jan. 2015
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Bonza is a solid puzzle game, very easy to get in to. However, the free content is extremely limited and you'll burn through it in no time. A single free daily puzzle will keep you coming back, but unless you want to pay (and the packs are pretty expensive) then it's only going to be good for a few minutes at a time.


Fruit Drops Part II - Match Three Puzzle
Fruit Drops Part II - Match Three Puzzle
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad but Not Great, 19 Jun. 2014
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So obviously the comparison with Candy Crush is inevitable, and it's better than a lot of the match three games out there. That said, it has some odd quirks. The inability to make a move while it gives you a congratulatory message breaks up gameplay. The symbols aren't quite as clear, so some of the more obvious moves don't jump out at you.

But neither of those compare to the fact this game doesn't seem to load without an internet connection. This makes it pretty useless for my commute, but why does it need that anyway?

So I won't be playing this again, which is a shame because otherwise it would be okay.
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Snark Guitar, Bass and Violin Clip On Tuner
Snark Guitar, Bass and Violin Clip On Tuner
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Tuner, 4 Mar. 2014
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Light, easy to use and accurate. Works well on both electric and acoustic (although as you'd expect, better for the acoustic). Protective rubber feet mean that you're not in danger of damaging the wood when you use it. Highly recommended.


SONY PS VITA BLACK HARD CASE POUCH COVER FOR PSV
SONY PS VITA BLACK HARD CASE POUCH COVER FOR PSV

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Case, 4 Mar. 2014
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A solid plastic case that is bound to be able to withstand a bit of abuse. Has a screen protector built in so should also help keep the screen in good condition. Zips seem to be solid and I have no worries about throwing this into my bag now.

The only downsides are the mesh pocket doesn't have a zip, so any memory cards you put in there can come out without noticing. You can't play the Vita while it's in the case, although this isn't a big deal to me.


Bagbase Mini Reporter bag in Graphite Grey and Black
Bagbase Mini Reporter bag in Graphite Grey and Black
Offered by COOZO
Price: £8.63

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact and Sturdy, 7 Jan. 2013
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I bought this bag to carry my lunchbox to work and it's pretty much perfect. The strap is a decent length and seems pretty sturdy (it survives the daily fight with commuters on the tube). Velcro is always a gamble, but the two strips to hold it closed are big enough for some overlap. The size of the bag means you could wear it under a coat without looking like a hunchback as well. The zipped pocket at the back is a good size for smaller items, but it shares space with the main section so if that's full then you won't get much in there.

This is exactly what I needed and does the job I bought it for really well.


All My Enemies
All My Enemies
Price: £0.63

2.0 out of 5 stars Has Potential But Very Basic, 7 Jan. 2013
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All My Enemies is a fairly basic game. It has some potential but right now it doesn't feel like there's anything special about it. The touch controls aren't particularly responsive, so there's a delay between you trying to move the ship and it actually changing location. And of course your finger is blocking part of the screen. In a shooter with enemies and bullets everywhere this is useless. The tilt controls more or less solve this issue, although there is still some lag.

Other than throwing more bullets at you and changing the background, I didn't feel that level progression was really noticeable. Also, on my phone screen it was really hard to tell the difference between yellow power-ups and yellow enemy bullets, so sometimes it felt like defeat was a little cheap.

All My Enemies has potential for some future improvements, but right now it can't compete with my favourite shooter Sector Strike - and it's free.


Lichfield Leather Gents Wallet Style 2039
Lichfield Leather Gents Wallet Style 2039

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Wallet, 3 Aug. 2011
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The first thing you'll notice about this wallet is that it comes in a really cool box. The box has the same design as the wallet lining, with an "olde world" style map. It almost seems a shame to throw it away, so I haven't.

The wallet itself is a nice soft leather, and the lining is silky to the touch. The card pockets are a bit of a tight fit at first, but being leather these eventually loosen up enough to get your cards in and out easily. I have two cards in a couple of the pockets now, and they still come out without a fuss.

It is slightly larger than I expected, very wide and flat compared to my previous wallets. Doesn't bother me and it still fits nicely in all of my trouser pockets. Would definitely recommend.


SanDisk SDMX18-008G-E46K Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player - Black
SanDisk SDMX18-008G-E46K Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player - Black
Price: £32.95

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Player, But Annoying Software, 18 Feb. 2011
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Everyone has already mentioned the fact that if you select "Europe" when you first switch on the Clip, it will severely limit your maximum volume, so I won't bother. Oh, oops. But that doesn't bother me too much. Too many years of loud music has already damaged my hearing, so the idea that someone is trying to stop other people suffering from the same thing is probably good news.

What does bother me is the default Sansa software, required for proper synching of the device. First of all, when you want to create playlists it automatically opens Windows Media Player, which I can't stand. When you do start synching, it seems to take random elements from ID3 tags as well as random locations and creates folders for the music. But those folders are sometimes named randomly and sometimes with totally wrong information. You can apparently create playlists by selecting files or folders, right clicking and selecting "create playlist", but these playlists never appear when you look for them on the device itself. It also creates two items on my taskbar even when only one window is open. So basically, the software is pretty bad. I guess it LOOKS quite nice.

I had upgraded to Rockbox in the hope it would be better, but I didn't get on very well with it so had to revert back to the standard UI.

However, the player itself seems to be really good. Unlike some other players I've used in the past, when you select "shuffle all" it does actually shuffle through all sub-folders. It also remembers your shuffle settings when you switch it off and back on (I got mine to keep in the car so it gets switched on and off a lot). Charge seems to last a long time, controls are easy to use and the build quality feels pretty good for a fairly cheap device.

Would have been 5 stars if the sync software was better, but I can't fault the device itself.


Before The Frost... Until The Freeze
Before The Frost... Until The Freeze
Price: £11.89

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, But Far From Great, 12 Jan. 2010
This is more like the Crowes do middle-era Zeppelin. It seems to be heavily influenced by folk music more than the blues they made their name playing. There are a couple of really decent tracks (A Train Still Makes A Lonely Sound and The Last Place That Love Lives) but very few of them jump out and grab you and some tracks sound very similar. A lot of the choruses will get stuck in your head, but in between them the songs aren't terribly interesting.


Small Poisons
Small Poisons
by Catherine Edmunds
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.78

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing read, 29 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Small Poisons (Paperback)
When a demon and his beetly friend move into a suburban garden, their presence alters not only the garden itself, but the lives of the family who own it. Moving seamlessly between action amongst the garden denizens and the humans who live in the house to which the garden belongs, Small Poisons is a cautionary fairytale for grownups. I think it will bear several readings before all the nuances and subtleties are picked up.


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