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Swissgear GA-7335-07 Granite 15.6 Inch Backpack
Swissgear GA-7335-07 Granite 15.6 Inch Backpack
Offered by Amy`s Schätze
Price: £33.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it should, 8 Mar 2014
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After just about 3 years of light use, this backpack isn't keeping up. Some inner fabric has ripped easily and some of its outer metal parts have rusted, ruining the look of it considerably. Also must add that the compartment organization isn't really that practical.

Despite not being "bad", it really doesn't live to its brand name and cost. Not recommended.


Cuisipro 83758005 Soap Foam Dispenser 390 ml Red
Cuisipro 83758005 Soap Foam Dispenser 390 ml Red
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice soap dispenser, 8 Mar 2014
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This is big enough to have good capacity and make a kitchen counter design statement, without becoming cumbersome. It is pleasant to use, easy to refill (although mixture richness does vary with different hand soaps, requiring fine tuning), and feels very well made and thought out. Recommended.


30 Rock - Season 1-4 [DVD]
30 Rock - Season 1-4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alec Baldwin
Price: £20.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Sadly poor edition for such good material, 8 Mar 2014
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This review is from: 30 Rock - Season 1-4 [DVD] (DVD)
Although image and sound are great (5.1!), the absence of any subtitle options or decent extras impoverishes the experience. Given how this is a modern television show about modern television, this bare edition feels just cheap.


Samsung 3TB D3 Station External Desktop Hard Drive - Black
Samsung 3TB D3 Station External Desktop Hard Drive - Black
Price: £78.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 8 Mar 2014
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The unit is fast and silent, and goes to sleep independently of the host, resuming on request quickly. Also doesn't get noticeably hot in spite of closed case and passive cooling. The power adapter is compact and the cable adequately long.

As cons: the USB cable could be longer and has a non-standard connector for the enclosure, making the risk of loosing or damaging it quite real. The rubber feet are useless, requiring intervention for vibration control, specially in a living room environment. Also in that context I found the activity light way too bright.


Starship Troopers [Blu-ray]
Starship Troopers [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Casper Van Dien
Price: £5.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Sub par extras for a deserving movie, 8 Mar 2014
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Although image and sound are crisp, the extras feel lifted from the DVD edition with no afterthought for the HD format. Disappointing.


Kingston Technology USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader
Kingston Technology USB 3.0 Multi Card Reader

3.0 out of 5 stars Flimsy and bulky, yet does the job, 8 Mar 2014
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For a USB car reader it feels too big, to the point of making it difficult to use in most recessed ports and it will also block nearby ports. The construction is very plastic and flimsy, and very little care seems to have been invested in ergonomics.

Actual performance is good, and has separate slots for micro and full size cards. Meh...


Cry Baby [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Cry Baby [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Jonny Depp
Price: £7.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A fine edition, 8 Mar 2014
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Crisp image and sound, and enjoyable extras. This is a good example of how a moderately old movie should (but rarely is) transferred into HD land. Recommended.


Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works, A Window in Time
Rachmaninov: Solo Piano Works, A Window in Time
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A marvel of technology and art, 6 Jan 2014
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Having a long dead piano virtuoso and composer playing in your living room in perfect fidelity is a luxury of our times, and even more so when he was gone before any decent recording media was invented. If only instead of some national anthem there was a less inappropriate piece, this record would have my 5 stars without any doubt.


AmazonBasics USB 3.0 A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable 9.8 Feet / 3.0 m
AmazonBasics USB 3.0 A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable 9.8 Feet / 3.0 m
Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars True to its description, 6 Jan 2014
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The cable has perfectly normal "full size" male and female points, and the cable itself is pliable enough but not as good as it could be. To be fair it's excellent for its price. A sour note goes to unnecessary paper wasted on useless warnings, specially given how simple the packaging is: a tear-up plastic bag.


Ducti Duct Tape Tri-Fold Triplett Wallet Original Classic Silver by Ducti
Ducti Duct Tape Tri-Fold Triplett Wallet Original Classic Silver by Ducti
Offered by The Present Store
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice specialty item, 6 Jan 2014
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Got this wallet for a friend and handled it at the unboxing. Delivery was fast and the packaging satisfactory. It felt well made, has good capacity and organization for its size, and a lot of attention to detail. It states a lifetime warranty and also included a "repair kit" in the form of a bit of duct tape. :)


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