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Duracell Replacement Digital Camera Battery For Canon NB-6L Digital Camera Battery
Duracell Replacement Digital Camera Battery For Canon NB-6L Digital Camera Battery
Price: 10.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 22 July 2013
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Supposedly a "direct replacement" but this is 700 mAh instead of 850 mAh for the standard battery supplied with the camera.

Komputerbay 16GB Class 10 MicroSDHC High Speed Memory Card with Komputerbay SD Adapter
Komputerbay 16GB Class 10 MicroSDHC High Speed Memory Card with Komputerbay SD Adapter
Offered by KOMPBAY
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 2 Jan 2012
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Transfer speed for writing large files is around 9MB/s (tested directly plugged into PC to avoid potential bottlenecks elsewhere).

Note that most devices will report the capacity as "15GB" not 16 - this is down to storage manufacturers using the conveniently smaller, but technically correct definition of "GB".

Sony Ericsson T715 Mobile Phone on 3
Sony Ericsson T715 Mobile Phone on 3

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice little phone but unreliable, 29 July 2010
Good bits first: Smart, compact phone with a clear, colourful and bright screen. Slide mechanism seems pretty robust. Sony's menu system is fairly easy to get around although it could certainly be improved. Voice calls, texting, browsing, etc all fine. microSD slot rather than Sony's own format.

Bad bits: Battery life is rather poor, especially if used as a 3G phone. That attractive appearance will be quickly replaced with scratches if you keep the phone in your pocket and it generally feels quite fragile. Extension cable socket has stopped working (appears to be a loose connection internally) so I can't use a headset/earphones or data cable, although it works with the charger - although I wonder how long for.

In some ways I really love this phone but six months down the line, I'm disappointed by the quality behind the attractive design - it feels like a phone that is intended to be disposed of after a year.
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Ratatouille/Pixar Short Films Collection [Blu-ray]
Ratatouille/Pixar Short Films Collection [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Brad Garrett

4.0 out of 5 stars Great but only worth it for about 14, 15 Sep 2009
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Both discs are first class, but had I bought the Pixar Shorts on its own for 17, or combined with Ratatouille for the normal street price of about 22, I'd have been pretty disappointed. Only when Amazon reduced the box set to 14 did it seem worthwhile.

Note that many of the Pixar Shorts are in less than full hi-def so a DVD version may suffice, especially if you already have lots of Pixar discs as you will already have some of the more recent shorts as extras.

Casino Royale (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray] [2006] [2008] [Region Free]
Casino Royale (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray] [2006] [2008] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Mads Mikkelsen
Offered by b68solutions
Price: 19.99

114 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate version of this Bond film, 25 Oct 2008
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Rather than focussing on the film, which is well reviewed, here is a quick run-down of the extras on this "Deluxe Blu-Ray" version over the DVD Collector's Edition and original Blu-ray versions and the DVD Deluxe Edition.

Firstly, those interested in the Blu-ray version over the DVD will be keen to know that all of the extras are in high definition, with the exception of the "Bond Girls" and "Chris Cornell music video" extras which are DVD resolution. Obviously there are some shots within the other extras that aren't full HD quality.

Disc 1 extras:
- crew commentary
- picture-in-picture visual commentary (Blu-Ray only)
- James Bond quiz (Blu-Ray only)

Disc 2 extras:
1 deleted scenes (x4)
2 Road to Casino Royale
3 Ian Fleming's Incredible Creation
4 James Bond in the Bahamas
5 Ian Fleming: Secret Road to Paradise
6 Death in Venice
7 Becoming Bond Documentary (from original edition, HD)
8 James Bond: For Real documentary (from original edition, HD)
9 Bond Girls are Forever (from original edition, low definition)
10 Art of the Freerun
11 Catching A Plane storyboard to screen
12 Freerun Chase storyboard sequence
13 Filmmaker Profiles
14 Chris Cornell music video (low definition)

Of the new features, most fall into the category of interview-based documentaries with clips of the final film, although a few (items 6 and 10 in particular) are behind the scenes "how did they do it" material.

I would recommend this version if you have the earlier DVD version but have since bought a Blu-ray player, as the Blu-Ray quality is excellent and there are some good new features. If you have the original Blu-ray version, only buy it if you really want the extra documentaries and like watching people sitting talking! If you haven't bought any previous version and have a Blu-Ray player then the extra cost over the DVD Deluxe Edition is certainly worthwhile.
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Super Talent 8GB Pico-C Chrome USB
Super Talent 8GB Pico-C Chrome USB
Price: 11.41

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little drive, 25 Aug 2008
Great little pen drive, as fast and small as it says! However, note that there is now a gold one too. Not the cheapest drive you can get (and there are lower prices for this item to be had elsewhere....), but you get what you pay for.

Top Gear: The Challenges (BBC) [DVD]
Top Gear: The Challenges (BBC) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Clarkson
Offered by positivenoise
Price: 1.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best bits but very bitty, 14 Feb 2008
I received this DVD as a free gift with a Top Gear magazine subscription. I wasn't really expecting it so it was a nice surprise, and these are the bits of Top Gear I like the most.

"Hurrah", I thought, "surely they will have put the challenges back together so I can watch them straight through" (normally these challenges are shown in two parts in the episodes). Wrong! As everyone else has said they are split up. However, the solution is simple, grab some willing friends or family members, set aside 3 hours, pile up some drinks and nibbles, and do the DVD the justice of watching it right through.

I should clarify that the editing and cinematography of the films themselves is first-rate, there are few TV programmes this well put together, and this is a real showcase of the TG team's efforts (and there is plenty more in the TG archives). But the main point of breaking the films up on the TV is to keep the viewer watching through the bits in the middle - this is hardly necessary when I own the DVD!

One thing to note on the content - the limo challenge doesn't include the first half where they build them (including Clarkson driving half a Panda), but there is an eighth challenge in the shape of Hammond driving a Porsche Cayenne against a Red Devil parachutist.

TomTom GO 720 Satellite Navigation (discontinued by manufacturer)
TomTom GO 720 Satellite Navigation (discontinued by manufacturer)

91 of 92 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive, with some minor niggles, 22 Dec 2007
I can only give 5 stars for something that's perfect, so by default the GO 720 has to get 4!

Was originally going for a One XL as the navigation was more important to me than the bells and whistles, but as the prices have dropped I went for the bells and whistles too - and am glad I did!

What's good: just about everything important really...
- great navigation (which is surely the most important thing)
- very good at quickly re-routing
- took 10 seconds to get a first position fix out of the (fully sealed) box even with a fairly poor view of the sky, 2-3 minutes is acceptable for most GPS receivers for a cold start
- GPS is so sensitive it still has a position while inside my house (and fairly near a window)
- MapShare is really useful to sort out the odd road that should be one-way (some would say it shouldn't be necessary but I'm sure all satnavs have some issues and at least TomTom gives you the means to do something about it!)
- mounting device is very simple to use and very easy to remove, doesn't leave tell-tale marks
- lack of an AC charger really not a problem as it charges while in the USB cradle, as well as by the car charger - full charge lasts about 4 hours
- ability to make/receive calls and have the device read out texts is handy
- text-to-speech and speech recognition works very well and is worth having
- generally feels like a good quality piece of kit, don't leave it on show!
- the navigation software generally feels like it is a well thought out "mature" product, and does what you expect it to do
- TomTom Home software works really well and has managed all updates with no problems
- being able to browse the TomTom from Windows like an external hard drive can be useful

What's not so good (this list looks as long as the other one but most are minor items):
- updating the maps cleared all my favourites, fortunately I did this soon after buying so I only lost the ones I'd added while initially playing around
- the FM transmitter really is too quiet with too much hiss
- can't use my O2 Payandgo phone for traffic updates even after manually entering GPRS settings (apparently a known O2 issue)
- screen can sometimes register two taps leading to unexpectedly sending a partially complete text or OK/cancelling the second screen
- I think for the same reason, manually panning the map by dragging a finger is virtually impossible, why not just tap to re-centre the map?
- most of my local petrol station POIs were a bit inaccurately placed - suspect this is a wider issue
- screen is hard to see with direct sunlight on it
- some POI sets don't apply to UK
- some inconsistency in the settings menu - with some you're sent back to the map, others back to the menu
- good to be able to control the TomTom from the PC (handy to set up lots of favourites, etc) but car symbol and some quick menu settings are lost
- 30 days "latest map guarantee" is a bit stingy - could I have expected a year?
- by the same token, only allowing a year of MapShare is poor, does TomTom want users' help with mapping errors or not? At least you can continue to use the facility to make corrections for yourself afterwards, you just can't upload or download them
- rather a lot of "nanny" features (most of which are on by default and all of which can be disabled apart from the odd annoying warning, eg the "shortest route" not being the most fuel efficient)!
- TomTom Home can only manage one backup per device, seems like a daft limitation but you can get it round by just copying the backup somewhere, if you don't do this I suggest not backing up after upgrading until you have checked all is well!
- TomTom Home's help text recommends backing up after doing a major upgrade, this is poor advice, you should back up BEFORE the upgrade so if it goes wrong you can get back to it; by all means back up after the upgrade if you're happy all is well
- when using the hands free phone the speaker can be quite boomy, mainly with loud recorded messages and ringing tones
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Many awesome tracks but some that are not quite right..., 17 Nov 2007
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This review is from: GLOBUS / EPICON (Audio CD)
There are some tracks on this album that can simply only be described as awesome, epic, full-bodied etc (everything other reviewers have written), some of the best music I've literally ever heard. The music is principally orchestral, but influenced by rock, a little electronica, some eastern sounds and a bit of opera. It reminds me of some of the scores by Harry Gregson-Williams.

Sadly I think the album peaks in the first 3 tracks (albeit with some really great ones dotted around later, including the penultimate 13th), all being music that I'd prefer to listen to on decent headphones, lying down with eyes closed. But, the final track in particular is just... out of place and doesn't immediately prompt me to start the CD again - a shame because I think this is one of those albums that grows on the listener as you find more intricacies that you missed previously. I would also tend to skip track 4 (Spiritus Khayyam) - sorry, but this sounds like a bad moment at Eurovision to me, track 6 (Europa) also doesn't sound great - too much like "musical" music for my tastes and comes across as a bit "naff" (not least when in such good company as some of the other tracks).

So just enough great tracks to make this worthwhile as a CD (at marketplace prices) rather than buying just those tracks from a download shop, but a few tracks prevent me giving this 5 stars. Looking forward to hearing more from Globus.

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