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Graeme Stewart "ShadowEye" (Glasgow, Scotland)
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iPod Cassette Adapter White
iPod Cassette Adapter White
Offered by LEADS U NEED
Price: £2.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Required some repair, 20 Sep 2009
Initially didn't work, with huge crackles when an iPod was plugged in to the adapter. When I opened it up there was a short between the lead wires and the cassette head (it looked like the heat from soldering had burned the insulation off one of the signal leads and it was shorting against the ground wire). It was simple enough to fix (I just slipped a tiny piece of paper between the wires) and now it works fine.

The less technically competent beware (but this is probably a rare fault, and one hopes the seller would have exchanged if asked...)

It should be noted that this adapter is much cheaper than others and, now fixed, it does a great job.


SanDisk 2GB Ultra 15MB/S Secure Digital SD Card - Retail Pack
SanDisk 2GB Ultra 15MB/S Secure Digital SD Card - Retail Pack
Offered by pianumina
Price: £25.00

84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast sustained write speeds, 14 Jan 2007
The most important things about this card, over much cheaper ones of similar capacity, is its write speed. It is rated at 9MB/s. I've tested that it can keep up with my Pentax K10D writing 3 JPEGs a second until the card is full (each JPEG is about 2.5MB).

If you have a new digital SLR with a high frame rate then this is a highly recommended card.


The Black Light
The Black Light
Offered by Music-Club
Price: £29.96

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning CD, 7 Jun 2000
This review is from: The Black Light (Audio CD)
I heard this CD as background music when I was round at a friend's house and was just enchanted by it. Are there a posse of bands out there in the wilderness making music like Calexico? I don't know, but this is a great album.
It's Ry Cooder meets Tom Waits meets a wandering band of mariachis in the desert, but the blend changes throughout the album: the dark guitar opens beautifully on "Gypsy's Curse" till the melody's taken on and up by the dreamy acordian; "Minas de Cobre" is pure mariachi brilliance, the chorusing trumpets blending with guitars and fabulous strings in music that should have been in a Sergio Leone film. The lyrics are dark and brooding - the chilling and desperate "Bloodflow", the empty waste of "The Ride (pt II)".
In fact the whole thing is cinematic in its evocativeness. Not to be missed.


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