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Star Trek / Star Trek Into Darkness Double Pack [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Star Trek / Star Trek Into Darkness Double Pack [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Chris Pine
Price: £16.47

3.0 out of 5 stars Beware sound fluctuation, 4 Dec 2014
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Not going to do a full on review as other people have reviewed the films well enough - first movie is great and second is good too.

I will however raise the issue of sound fluctuations between speech and battle scenes. It is particularly noticeable in Into Darkness, and I had to turn the sound up and down every single time the scene type changed. Even different conversations will have different volumes (i.e. fluctuations from dialogue scene to dialogue scene). While it won't be an issue for someone who doesn't live with a connecting wall, it becomes particularly problematic when you share a wall with a neighbour (e.g. in a flat).


Cleartex Ultimat Polycarbonate 119cm x 89cm Rectangular Chair Mat Floor Protection Mat For Low/Medium Pile Carpets - Clear
Cleartex Ultimat Polycarbonate 119cm x 89cm Rectangular Chair Mat Floor Protection Mat For Low/Medium Pile Carpets - Clear
Price: £39.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful item but moves around, 24 Nov 2014
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It's a useful buy to preserve your carpet and to give good roll on your wheels, but it does move about a bit and you'll need to re-adjust every few days.


Duronic Black 15m CAT6a FTP Professional Gold Headed Shielded Network Cable - Black - High Speed 500MHz Premium Quality Cat6a / Patch / Ethernet / Modem / Router / LAN
Duronic Black 15m CAT6a FTP Professional Gold Headed Shielded Network Cable - Black - High Speed 500MHz Premium Quality Cat6a / Patch / Ethernet / Modem / Router / LAN
Offered by DURONIC

5.0 out of 5 stars Great cable with durable heads, 24 Nov 2014
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Great cable - high speed, long enough to travel between 2 rooms to connect a router to a device. Durable heads and wire as well.


Corsair Carbide 500R microATX Midi PC Tower Black
Corsair Carbide 500R microATX Midi PC Tower Black
Price: £94.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid case - worth many pounds, 18 Nov 2014
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Pros:

Looks good
Cooling is great
Not overly bulky
Decent cable management
Sturdy steel build
USB 3 ports on front
3 speed fan controller for some of the fans

Cons:

LED lighting is horrible through the mesh
Exposed control panel and disk trays on front - would look better enclosed


Official Xbox 360 Common Controller for Windows - Black (PC)
Official Xbox 360 Common Controller for Windows - Black (PC)
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good controller for those new to PC gaming, 18 Nov 2014
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Good controller. Any console players struggling to access PC gaming should consider this. Wire is a little heavy on the back of the controller but the removal of the bulky battery pack on the back is well worth the trade. Wire is plenty long enough. Generally a good product.


Seagate ST1000LM014 1000 GB Internal
Seagate ST1000LM014 1000 GB Internal
Offered by Stuff-UK
Price: £70.04

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for office, bad for gaming, 17 Nov 2014
Used as the main drive in my Gaming rig but doesn't have the power to keep games running. I have decent specs but games freeze after an hour or two - likely because this drive can't take the stress. Will be upgrading to an SSD soon enough I'm sure, but for office use, it's a pretty decent compromise.


Karlsson Wall Clock Slim Index Black Glass with Mirror Edge
Karlsson Wall Clock Slim Index Black Glass with Mirror Edge
Price: £33.93

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice enough clock, 29 Jun 2014
This is not a bad looking clock. It has a flat face with a flat mirrored border, rather than the raised border I expected. There is no glass/plastic cover for the face either, the hands just poke out of the front. There is a subtle ticking, which is not as intrusive as other reviews have made out.

Everything else is as you see in the photos - sleek modern design.

The item was well packaged from Amazon. I bought the same clock in white from a different distributor and they were a nightmare. The box from Amazon was neat, with original seal and has a nice plastic cover to keep the hands from being damaged.


Karlsson Wall Clock Slim Index White Glass with Mirror Edge
Karlsson Wall Clock Slim Index White Glass with Mirror Edge
Price: £37.57

3.0 out of 5 stars Ok clock, poor seller, 29 Jun 2014
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I'll start with the clock - it's not a bad looking clock. It's completely flat faced with a mirror border and the hands stick out of the front freely - there is no glass/plastic covering for the front of the clock as I thought there would be. There is also a subtle ticking that isn't as intrusive as others seem to suggest in reviews. If you're ok with that, then it is more or less exactly how it looks in the photos so if you like them, you'll like the clock.

My gripe is more with the seller. I bought this from George and Freddies fulfilled by Amazon. Delivery guy came next day (Saturday) and tried to break my door down at 7 in the morning. Packaging was in poor condition and one of the clock hands was completely bent over itself. When trying to get an exchange, the first response came within 2 days, which was pleasing. When I replied, it took 2 weeks of no contact before I claimed back from Amazon. Do not buy from George and Freddies, even when they're the cheapest as it's hassle you simply don't need.


ROCCAT Kone XTD Max Customization Gaming Mouse (ROC-11-810)
ROCCAT Kone XTD Max Customization Gaming Mouse (ROC-11-810)
Offered by Amy`s Schätze
Price: £58.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good mouse, 6 April 2014
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Pros:
- Fantastic tracking from optical sensor
- Very high level of customisation
- Light effects are gimmicky but very nice
- Good size for most hand sizes
- Mouse buttons not too sensitive - just the right amount
- Good glide
- Good grip but not sticky
- Thumb buttons well positioned

Cons:
- Scroll wheel is a little heavy (you do get used to it)
- On the down scroll the wheel catches the plus DPI button. Doesn't press the button but does click a little which is not awful but is noticable
- Drivers don't download properly automatically - have to download from website
- Big logos all over the mouse as though you don't know what you bought

Overview:
Excellent peripheral with a high amount of customisation available. Well worth a purchase for a gamer or just for someone who wants a high quality mouse


Game of Thrones - Season 1-3 [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Game of Thrones - Season 1-3 [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Peter Dinklage
Price: £42.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show, imperfect package, 14 Mar 2014
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The show is phenomenal - well written, true to an excellent series of books, and very well presented.

Having said this, blu ray disks are supposed to be 4 times as large as DVD disks. Why then do some of these disks have ONE EPISODE on them? I'm very disappointed at this - each disk could hold half or maybe even a full season of this show, but they pack it with special features. Those who want special features will seek them on separate disks without having to sacrifice space for episodes.

This isn't to dissuade from buying it - it is the only option and it is a brilliant show - but a plea to those putting shows on blu ray to stop this practice - I buy blu rays partially so that I don't have to get up and change the disk every couple of episodes. I am disappointed with the way they have done this.


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