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More Than Animals [Explicit]
More Than Animals [Explicit]
Price: £7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of an album, 10 Nov 2014
This is Mark Stoney's third album. It is not quite as brilliant as his second album ("The Scene and the Unseen"), but it is pretty close. There are lots of musicians with bucket loads of talent who have not yet found mainstream success. Stoney falls into that category. So if you are the sort of person who occasionally likes to take a chance by buying music from a pop/rock group you have never heard of, in the hope of discovering a gem, then I recommend you try this album. Or if you prefer to try before you buy, then do an Internet search for him, and listen to some of the tracks available for free streaming.


LEATHER TRI-FOLD WALLET (BLACK)
LEATHER TRI-FOLD WALLET (BLACK)
Offered by Lambland ltd
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Versitile and stylish., 26 July 2014
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I find bi-fold wallets to be too bulky for my pockets, so I prefer tri-fold wallets. I had a different brand name of tri-fold wallet for over a decade, but eventually it fell apart, so I bought this one based mainly on it being relatively cheap. I have had it for only a week so far, so I can't comment on how long-lasting it will be. However, in my use of it so far, I simply love it. The leather is thin and supple but appears to be strong. The wallet looks stylish.

The main pocket is about 1 cm taller and 6cm longer than a UK £20 note, so it is plenty big enough.

Both the left and right parts of the tri-fold have 3 tiered pockets for storing credit-card-size objects (train tickets, business cards and so on), that you insert from the top, and also have a pocket (behind the 3 tiered pockets) that you access horizontally, which is useful for storing receipts.

The centre part of the tri-fold contains a plastic-coated "window" into which you can store a credit-card-size photograph, plus a zippered pocket behind that if you want to store a few coins, plus yet-another horizontally-accessible pocket for storing more reciepts. I haven't used the coin pouch, since I prefer to have a separate coin purse.

The wealth of credit-card-size pockets in this wallet makes it very versitile.


August DVB400 - HD Freeview Set Top Box - 1080p DVB-T Receiver and Multi Media Player with HDMI Out and Digital Coaxial Audio Out - USB PVR Style TV Recording
August DVB400 - HD Freeview Set Top Box - 1080p DVB-T Receiver and Multi Media Player with HDMI Out and Digital Coaxial Audio Out - USB PVR Style TV Recording
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £47.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple to use and works well, 26 July 2014
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I bought this for a friend who doesn't have Internet access, so he occasionally comes to my house to search for stuff online. He explained that all the Freeview set top boxes in shops came with a built-in hard disk for recording TV programs. He doesn't want to record programs and he doesn't want to spend about £200 for a built-in hard disk that he won't use. This device does not have a built-in disk (but it has a USB port in case you want to connect it to an external disk for recording), and the price is cheap. We bought it, and after it arrived and he set it up, he told me that it has a very simple menu system and he is delighted with it.


Plugable SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash Memory Card Reader for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Certain Android Systems - Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD / T-Flash, MS, MS Pro Duo, MMC, and more
Plugable SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Flash Memory Card Reader for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Certain Android Systems - Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD / T-Flash, MS, MS Pro Duo, MMC, and more
Offered by Plugable Technologies
Price: £10.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well on Linux, 26 July 2014
Unfortunately, my wife's new laptop does not have a built-in SD card slot, so I bought this device to help her transfer photographs from her digital camera. It works well and is compatible with Linux Mint 17 (and presumably many other flavours of Linux too).


Hopeful Romantic
Hopeful Romantic
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem, 26 July 2014
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This review is from: Hopeful Romantic (Audio CD)
Many years ago, I bought the "Let's Flaunt It" Romanovsky and Philips CD on impulse. It was great. So, feeling a bit nostalgic, I searched on Amazon for more of their stuff, and bought this CD. It is excellent. There is one song on the album that I don't like, but all the rest are great.


LINDY 1m Micro HDMI to DVI-D Video Cable
LINDY 1m Micro HDMI to DVI-D Video Cable
Offered by Renshaw House
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, 26 July 2014
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My monitor has both VGA and DVI connection ports. Initially, I used a micro-HDMI-to-VGA adapter to connect my laptop to the monitor, but the resulting screen image was a bit fuzzy. Because of that, I decided to buy this micro-HDMI-to-DVI cable. The screen image is now noticeably better.


GadgetpoolUK 5x Hard Plastic Case Holder Storage Box for AA / AAA Battery (Color may vary)
GadgetpoolUK 5x Hard Plastic Case Holder Storage Box for AA / AAA Battery (Color may vary)
Offered by LTZmart
Price: £1.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed, simple and effective. I'm back to buy more, 26 July 2014
You can store 4 AA batteries in one orientation in grooved channels. If you look inside the box, you will see a perpendicular set of shallower grooved channels for storing 4 AAA batteries (and you can store a fifth AAA battery in the AA orientation). The grooved channels mean that if you partially fill a box, the individual batteries will be held securely in place, so they won't roll around and bang into each other.

The clip to keep the box closed is easy to open and close, but is stiff enough to prevent a closed box from accidentally opening.

There is tongue-and-groove mechanism (a plastic tongue on one side of the box, and a groove on the other side of the box) so if you want you could clip several of these boxes side-by-side by inserting the tongue of one box into the groove of an adjacent box.


American Violet [DVD]
American Violet [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicole Beharie
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and shocking drama, 13 April 2014
This review is from: American Violet [DVD] (DVD)
The civil rights movement in the 1960s (Martin Luther King Jnr., Malcolm X and so on) dramatically reduced, but did not eliminate, the amount of racism in American society. This movie, which is based on a true story, tells what happens when, in 2000, a young, black, poor mother of four is falsely accused of being a drug dealer. She is given a choice: face trial and, if found guilty, spend decades in prison; or accept a plea bargain, which means she will have a criminal record but do probation rather than time in prison. However, the criminal record obtained via the plea bargain would make her ineligible for receiving various forms of social benefit, such as housing and food stamps. She decides to not accept the plea bargain. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) decides to defend her because they think her case can be used to challenge what they see as a corrupt and racist part of the judicial system. (You can find a comparison of the movie to the real events it is based on in a Wikipedia article that has the same title as the movie.)

I rented this movie because I have an interest in the history of various types of prejudice and bigotry (racism, homophobia, sexism and so on). I was expecting it to be an informative but somewhat boring made-for-TV movie. I was delighted to find that my low expectations were shattered. The movie is as dramatic and gripping as any Hollywood blockbuster. It is fantastic entertainment, and I will be buying a copy for my DVD collection.


Dishwasher Salt 25kg
Dishwasher Salt 25kg
Offered by Click n Order
Price: £17.40

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It does what you expect, at a reasonable price, 11 May 2013
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Including the postage, this works out to be just under £7.00 per pair of blocks of salt. That's cheaper than what my local HomeBase charges. Delivery was fast and the blocks of salt work as I'd expect in my Kinetico water softener.


Under the Influence
Under the Influence
Price: £10.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This album does not feature Bob Geldof, 10 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Under the Influence (Audio CD)
I bought this album thinking it was Bob Geldof singing cover versions of songs that had influenced him. In fact, the album is a compilation of songs that Bob Geldof likes, but the songs are the original recordings rather than cover versions by Bob Geldof.
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