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Sonos SUB - Wireless Subwoofer for Sonos Systems
Sonos SUB - Wireless Subwoofer for Sonos Systems
Price: 599.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars neighbours beware!, 24 May 2013
Bought a Play 5 about a year ago which I rate very highly and never thought it lacking in bass. Heard an in store demo of the sub and was sold, was it worth it..well.. a big yes and...a little no.

First the yes, it really does add another dimension to the Play 5, the sound is smooth, rich and punchy, you dont need the volume up to appreciate it, which is just as well because on full throttle this thing creates its own vortex of low frequency goodness which neighbours hate. On heavy bass tracks am talking club like, just stick on the new Daft Punk album and you ll get it. It does all this with a very clean sound, no sense of vibration or distortion etc. I tend to leave it on mid level - 0, which seems to suite most music types and doesnt burn the ear drums too much.

...and the no...the price, but hey I knew was definately an indulgent purchase, realistically given the size of the room I use it in and the constraints of flat dwelling you could argue that the 5 is enough. Also on its higher levels I can find it a little uncomfortable..but that could be a factor of the room size.

One small gripe, the sub controls are a hassle to get to via the Andriod app, hidden away in a multitude of sub menus, Sonos please add it to the main page.

Overall if you want an extra kick to an already great system and you dont mind the spend - do it. Even better if you have a big room and no neighbours.

Killer Joe [DVD]
Killer Joe [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emile Hirsch
Price: 4.50

6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crimes against KFC!, 28 Dec 2012
This review is from: Killer Joe [DVD] (DVD)
Im not against the genre at all, films like Goodfellas and more recently Drive are great, edgy films. I had read some good reviews and liking the directors past work thought this would be right up my street. How wrong I was.

This is a really bad film, one dimensional plot, totally unlike able characters...the list goes on, The story goes nowhere, no development, no originality. The 'lets shock' scenes add nothing and are just annoying, what is the point of the chicken drumstick bit other than a shallow grab at sensationalism? Just a desperate attempt to save a desperate script! Come on Friedkin, you should know better, Tarantino did this sort of stuff so much better, with so much more class so many years ago.

Matthew McConaughey, usually a likeable actor in a average sort of way, is the miscast of the year and comes across like a plank of wood with a Stetson on...seriously, he plays deadpan so dead they must have had to revive him for each take! The rest of the cast act with the utter bewilderment they must have felt upon first reading their lines.

Drivel of the highest order!

Sonos PLAY:5 Black - The Wireless Hi-Fi (formerly S5)
Sonos PLAY:5 Black - The Wireless Hi-Fi (formerly S5)
Price: 349.00

5.0 out of 5 stars ditch the dock!, 28 Dec 2012
I'd ummm'd and arghh'd about getting into Sonos for ages...did try a connect first but it didnt agree with my old teac amp so ended up with one of these instead..but boy, am I pleased

V. easy to set up and use
Android app is a real treat, so far so faultless, a few taps of the screen..and bring on the noise..unbeatable convenience
Sound quality is good - lacks some range but its clear and punchy, and nicely fills a mid sized room
Add Spotify and you ll never look back

Not So:
OK, sounds good but do occasionally hanker after my separate system...but putting a CD in a tray is just so last decade!

Next step - another one, or Play 3 for real multi-room goodness!

Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Speaker Hi-Fi, Stereo, Speaker, Red Dot
Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Speaker Hi-Fi, Stereo, Speaker, Red Dot
Offered by Terminal 1
Price: 99.00

4.0 out of 5 stars base in your case, 28 Dec 2012
A sturdy, well put together bit of kit - good battery life, compact and fairly lightweight so ideal for moving round the house or taking on trips. The sound is really good....for a set of portable speakers...and thats the key, these are not going to replace separates/larger Bose-like docks / sonos etc, so dont expect deep room filling audio with a dynamic range. Saying that they do a pretty good job, but youll need to pump up the volume on your phone and jambox and place on a flat, hard surface to get the most out of them. Bluetooth synching is best in class and also works really well as a speaker phone.

Shop around though.. c.100 is the right price for these IMO.

Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display

5.0 out of 5 stars Game Changer, 31 May 2011
Is doing for books what Mp3 players have done for music. For me its the ease of buying and sampling books anytime, anywhere and then being able to read them anytime / anywhere - one handed if need be. The screen is simply stunning. One gripe is the price of books, for the big name tiles there should be a greater delta versus printed versions, Ok I know theres the VAT thing but still, 30p less (and often more!)given the saving on printing amd posting costs aint too rosy. Then theres the lack of sharing, would be great to be able to share titles between a few nominated people (at least family members), had heard that this was coming to the states so hopefully on its way here.

All in all an amazing piece of kit and will change the way you buy, use, store and read books for ever.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 5.34

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not just for summer, 20 Jun 2009
Every year it album that defines the hot, barmy day(s) that is the British summer, what those clever marketing types herald as 'the album of the summer' well the wait is over folks, it has arrived and for once the title is well deserved.

Full of attitude and delight, not a dud track, just outstanding. Tips a nod to the 60s and heady, baggy early 90s but all done in their own unique style.

So throw open the windows, let in the sun, grab a bottle and crank this ear candy right up...your neighbours will thank you!

Slumdog Millionaire [DVD]
Slumdog Millionaire [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dev Patel
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.72

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 50, 50..., 4 May 2009
This review is from: Slumdog Millionaire [DVD] (DVD)
Theres been a whole lot of noise about the film and to some extent it does deserve the hype. It brings a place, culture and type of living to life that is not just thousands of miles away from us in terms of distance! Its well crafted, beautifully shot and a directing triumph for Mr Doyle. The only downside for me is the acting, the two leads just dont cut it, they seem wooden, lack chemistry and their inexperience really shines through, but Anil Kapoor, and the kids, just about save the day.
Overall, a refreshingly different, enjoyable film but not as big as the noise around it.

Tropic Thunder - Single Disc [DVD]
Tropic Thunder - Single Disc [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ben Stiller
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.73

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the goody room!, 13 Feb 2009
Sure this film isnt perfect by a long way and theres plenty of bland filler moments. However, the good news is that those bits are more than compensated for by any moment that the oulandishly funny Les Grossman or Kirk Lazarus are in the scence. Both Tom Crusie and Robert Downey Jnr deserve credit for the way theyve taken these characters and created moments of pure comic genius. Needs a few viewings to get all the goodies, but well worth it

Dead Space (PS3)
Dead Space (PS3)
Offered by Monsterbuy
Price: 18.13

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in your lounge, no one can hear u scream!, 3 Dec 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Dead Space (PS3) (Video Game)
I have nt enjoyed a game this much for ages. No dodgy cut scenes, no messing, just straight into this nasty, scary world. Great sound, shocks and visuals makes this one of the most atmospheric games ever. You never really get accustomed to the scares. Even in the later levels theres some real spine chilling moments.

The difficulty level is about right though can be hard in places. Expect a lot of deaths / replays to get through some parts as some of the fight scenes are brutal. This means you have to be smart how you use your weapons, also don't expect unlimited ammo - this all makes for a great challenge that just gets stronger the deeper you get in to it.

Have been some great games this year but this is my personal fav, challenging, atmospheric and very nasty - well done EA!

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film with a dodgy title, 16 Nov 2008
After hearing some so-so reviews was actually well impressed with QoS. It works really well as a sequel and the story / plot though a little thin is as engaging, if not more so, as all the recent Bonds. The action is relevent and brilliantly done. DC further cements his position as an outstanding Bond, he really owns the role and again successfully stamps his personal style to it. The supports, badies, birds etc are all well cast really added to it, as always Judi Dench plays M with perfection. Yes it does lend from Bourne, but to its benefit, its a modern Bond from modern times. My only complaint, why do they have to be so nasty to such great cars, they could have given that DBS to me!
Top notch movie, go see it and I look forward to buying the DVD.

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