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Inception (Music From The Motion Picture)
Inception (Music From The Motion Picture)
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 11 Jan. 2012
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I loved the film and excuse it for stretching the credibility of the story in places.

The theme is deep and moody with lots of atmosphere, quieter more thoughtful phases and just as I remember from the film. It is a very 'even brushed' version of the music in that it doesnt dwell or accentuate the significant moments of the film in any way. A bit like the index of a book! I enjoy it nonetheless and would love longer versions of my favourite bits like the 'waiting for a train part' or where they wash up on the shore of his subconsciousness while looking for Mal (I always thought it was Mol but IMDb says otherwise). Overall very good.


Case-Mate Barely There Rubber Case for iPhone 4/4S - Black
Case-Mate Barely There Rubber Case for iPhone 4/4S - Black
Price: £12.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Make no doubt..this is excellent, 11 Jan. 2012
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The case fits well, is thin so as not to be intrusive, slightly rubberised so it doesn't slip out of our hand but not too rubbery that it catches the lining of pockets and I love it.

Downside - I don't know how much shock the case would absorb from a drop but I have no doubt it will protect it from cracks and chips because the case is alloy, painted with a rubber solution.

This is the best thin, slim and strong case out there and I have no issues recommending it.


Archos Key Digital MP3 Player
Archos Key Digital MP3 Player

5.0 out of 5 stars Archos Key - motorcyclist view, 25 Mar. 2011
I needed an mp3 player for a motorcycle trip I'm going on. I like to pack light so any device that is small, good storage/extendible, can be activated in a waterproof pocket, doesn't need propriatory cables or extra batteries is a perfect. I've got a Sansa Fuze but it needs a special cable and can "play-up" with larger sized microSD cards.

This Archos is excellent.
Pros:
Very light weight, quite robust, informative screen, excellent battery life, integrated usb charger (love it), shuffle setting.

Cons:
No clip on the back to secure to clothing, Screen is very small, commands are a little cryptic but easy to master, radio performance is average, mic recording is average quality but perfectly workable

Overall the Pros outweigh the Cons. There's no reason to take a 'Star' off this item. It will be now sit in the clear top pocket of my tank bag where I can action the forward and back buttons reasonably easily through the plastic!


The C.R.M. Pocketbook (The Pocketbook)
The C.R.M. Pocketbook (The Pocketbook)
by David Alexander
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking little book, 27 Jan. 2010
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I loved this book. If you've been involved in a CRM project before then this will help you to stop and think about the different stages you did or didn't go through and why. If you haven't been through one yet then there are a few good points made about stakeholders, pitfalls and an explanation of what the whole point of the excercise actually is.

CRM is not necessarily about technology. CRM is better served as a programme. CRM is about who are your most profitable customers, what do they look like [so you can spot them in future] and how are you going to serve customers [like these] more completely in the future.

It is not about sales force automation. It is about supercharging and streamlining your sales processes.


Beginner's Russian Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Languages)
Beginner's Russian Book/CD Pack (Teach Yourself Languages)
by Rachel Farmer
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Book & CD, 27 Jan. 2010
I have had at least 6months to try out this product. I like having the cd with the book because I could burn it onto my mp3 player and listen to it on the train in the morning. I am making reasonable progress but Russian does have an initial step you need to overcome - the alphabet. It's not difficult but once you're over that it becomes much easier.

My observations:
+ the book and the audio tie-up well.
+ the chapters of the book have good 'progression' to them
+ the audio starts off spoken slowly and picks up as the complexity increases
- the audio on it's own lacks structure which is a shame when you only want to take the audio with you.
- younger audiences will be bored by the material because there are no stories and the roleplaying is too short.
- the material covers a lot of vocab but not to any real depth.

Overall, a good solid system to get you started with your Russian.


Casio Men's Active Dial Series Digital-Analog Combination Watch
Casio Men's Active Dial Series Digital-Analog Combination Watch

5.0 out of 5 stars Good watch, still going strong, 1 Sept. 2009
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Only 1 alarm and the loop to tuck the end of the strap into broke after 18months.
Otherwise a tough, light and reliable watch. Battery still going strong inspite of manual hands and the fact that you can only wind the hands forward (not backwards).

Get it!


ArmA 2 (PC DVD)
ArmA 2 (PC DVD)

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing fun, 1 Sept. 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: ArmA 2 (PC DVD) (Video Game)
=+= Before we begin, I'm playing Arma2 on a QuadCore6600 with 4GB Ram, 9600GT and WinXP using the 1.3patch. Settings High. No-postprocessing =+=

There are three main parts to this game - the main Campaign, the scenarios and the other stuff (editor, armoury etc). If you play this game on the easiest 'recruit' level it plays most like all the other shooters out there, and is still good fun to boot. Play on a harder level and you may find the experience of being in a warzone less than good for your health. It feel so realistic as bullets fly past and kick up the dirt. The tension as you search for enemy soldiers is exhilarating and can be downright scary. The AI, especially when nearby but just out of sight, is very good and it is satisfying to beat them but more than not - they will get you first. You can't approach this game without thought, it is hopeless - it took me hours to work out how to use my teammates, plan an advance (I mean mentally - not pencil and paper stuff!) and make sure every shot counts. It is good that you can save as you go along because autosaves can be unreliably spaced out.

Pros: Saving, graphics, tension, realism, sound and details (rabbits, birds etc). Difficulty, Not enough single missions (hence the editor)

Cons: too many pauses while objectives completed before the next phase. Lots of keyboard controls to learn (do-able though). Poor radio comms quality (GO_to_POINT_A pause 1 pause 1 etc...) using different computer voices etc is confusing when it should be helpful. You need a decent computer to get all the graphical 'bells and whistles'. Mouse can be jerky even with 'head-bobbing' turned off. Because you die a lot it may frustrate but worse still it may eat up ALL of your time trying to win!!!!


The Rough Guide to West Africa (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
The Rough Guide to West Africa (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
by Jim Hudgens
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful. Worth buying., 6 Jan. 2009
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This version has been updated but when I recently travelled from Brighton down to Capetown on a motorbike I made space for this book and I wasn't disappointed. It has good detail on plenty of major and minor towns, festivals, helpful details on currency, culture and things to see. The maps are extremely helpful too and I was sad to not have a similar guide once we'd left Cameroon!


Dcc-60 Leather Case
Dcc-60 Leather Case
Price: £12.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the IXUS80IS, 6 Jan. 2009
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Snug, smart leather case. A must to protect your camera (Ixus80IS, in my case). It has a magnetic catch that works well and a small hole for the camera strap to pass through.

Just buy it!


Canon MD235 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (37x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)
Canon MD235 Digital MiniDV Camcorder (37x Optical Zoom With 2.7 inch Widescreen Colour LCD)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light, cheap, easy to use, 12 Dec. 2008
As far as MiniDV recorders go, this is something of a final stand against the SD card-army and proves what we've known all along - that Canon knows how to build some, if not, the best consumer camcorders in the world.
I've shot 20 hours of footage with this and I'm very pleased with the results. The len, menu system, battery life (cheap spares), form, low-light performance are all excellent (in this price range) and for a cheap camcorder that you wouldn't be upset if it were to get damaged, this is great. The Widescreen addition is great but widescreen camcorders are susceptible to not being held truly level when filming but that comes with the territory. The spring operated lens cap is a god-send. With 1 hour SD cards nearing the 1 hour miniDV price point, this camera's days may be numbered but it could still make a lot of sense to get this at a cheap price because the quality of standard Def on miniDV is still very clean. Transfering to PC via firewire, whilst realtime, is without hassles. Overall I'm very pleased.


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