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Promotional price! Super Saving tablet! TONBUX®10.1" Google ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT A31S QUAD CORE TABLET PC Bluetooth HDMI WIFI 16GB High grade tablet!
Promotional price! Super Saving tablet! TONBUX®10.1" Google ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT A31S QUAD CORE TABLET PC Bluetooth HDMI WIFI 16GB High grade tablet!

17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Zippy but abysmal screen, 8 Aug. 2014
Brought this on a whim, and to help test an app I'm writing on "lower spec" machines.
It's pretty zippy, and copes well with KitKat.

However the screen is absolutely terrible - As the specs say, it's a low-res 1024 x 600 pixels which is par for a 5" phone, but noticeably blurry/blocky on a 10.1" tablet.
More importantly the lcd itself has very limited viewing angles, looking terrible unless you're absolutely square on. And like most people I have two eyes - which means each eye gets a slightly different angle and a slightly different contrast - horrific! This is a terrible screen even for a budget tablet.

Slightly less important but still annoying is the camera is positioned off to one side of the screen, but is not angled towards the typical viewing position, therefore it's useless for video calls - you get half a head!


Epson Stylus SX515W High-Speed All-in-One Printer with Individual Inks and Wi-Fi
Epson Stylus SX515W High-Speed All-in-One Printer with Individual Inks and Wi-Fi

1.0 out of 5 stars Design faults have put me off Epson, 4 Jan. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I bought this for my sister as she only prints occasionally and and this offered good value. I've previously been pretty satisfied with Epson printers.
It has been in occasional use for a couple of years, but now it's hit both the no black-and-white printing fault, and the failed to recognise new ink cartridges software "feature".
I would expect a printer to last 5 years or so, especially with very light use, but it seems that light use is part of the problem here with the non-user-serviceable print heads drying out and clogging up.
Bit of a shame as print quality was good while it lasted, but I don't think I would buy another Epson printer.


NIVEA Men Cool Kick Anti Perspirant Deodorant Spray, 150ml
NIVEA Men Cool Kick Anti Perspirant Deodorant Spray, 150ml
Offered by Kiara World
Price: £1.98

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stains clothes, 1 Oct. 2011
Despite allowing this to dry completely, this product left very visible yellow stains on my white shirts.
I can't find a way to get them out, so this cheap product has proven to be a very expensive way to stay dry.


Green & Black's The Assortment 200g
Green & Black's The Assortment 200g

1.0 out of 5 stars Recipes spoil the otherwise good quality G&B chocolate., 29 Aug. 2010
My sister stayed with us for a few days, and knowing I'm a chocolate lover, she bought me this assortment as a thank you gift. She's a bit broke at the minute so this was a lovely thought, as Green and Blacks is a great brand, and this is a top of the range assortment at £9 for 200g

But, if you're in a similar situation to her, spend your money elsewhere. This is a chocolate assortment apparently designed by somebody who really has no clue about chocolates. Cloyingly over-sweet and often just plain strange: that's not a florentine shown on the box, it's breakfast oats... and the chewy salt caramel was like a curly-wurly dipped in salt - ghastly.

There are a lot of talented chocolatiers working in the UK now, whoever G&B got to design this selection was not one of them. I really can't understand how they came up with some of the recipes - was it a focus group that got out of hand? You know you can't please everyone, but chocolates that taste like this are simply not £9 a box. Much better value to spend £1.50p on a big bag of revels.


Philips Bodygroom TT2021 Rechargeable Ma
Philips Bodygroom TT2021 Rechargeable Ma

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Body shaver not trimmer, 10 Feb. 2008
Sent this back as it's a shaver not really a trimmer. It comes with one flimsy comb-guard that keeps dropping off and has very curved tips so doesn't pick up flattended hairs whatsoever. Running without the guard would probably give you a fairly close shave, but that's not what I bought it for. If you're after a body shaver, ignore this review; if you're after a trimmer - ignore this product.
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Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
by Philip Pullman
Edition: Paperback

11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Booksellers - please remove this from the childrens' section, 5 Feb. 2004
I generally detest fantasy stories. Harry potter amused me as a kids' book. I really cannot read Tolkein - a middle aged english professor's clumsy tribute to his beloved Anglo-Saxon sagas. But this. It's different. The prose glides, the characters (and their daemons) have a real voice, sentiment is never forced. And what a story!
This, the first of the Dark Materials trilogy, is by no means a simple tale: concepts from philosphy, linguistics, modern physics, traditional folklore are distilled into a perfectly crafted, rich and complex tokai of a novel, yet it merely prepares the ground for the fireworks of the following books.
There is however one apalling fault: I don't beleive it is possible for a younger audience to fully appreciate it. There are many allusions which I doubt, or rather hope, the average 11 year old will completely miss. The writing is so keenly crafted that it can be appreciated in its own right: several passages had me gasping out-loud with not just how elegantly the structure unfolds, but also how the author has enough of a presence within his own writing to reveal himself subtly, acknowledge that you have witnessed him, and then encourage you to follow him further into his world (Subtle Knife: when Jopari reveals himself and then shows the ring to Scoresby - wow!). And of course the underlying theme of freedom of thought versus complicity to fate is not your average playground topic of conversation.
I really consider this trilogy as one written for an adult audience deliberately using the device of a childrens' fantasy story to subvert our preconceptions and so affect us more. As such it shouldn't be squirrelled away in the kid-lit section of bookshops, and certainly not the sci-fi-fantasy anorak aisles, but should stand alongside its peers in the modern fiction section; however, it doesn't have many peers.


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