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Morphy Richards Accents 43775 Pyramid Kettle - Cream
Morphy Richards Accents 43775 Pyramid Kettle - Cream
Price: 30.00

3.0 out of 5 stars So so, 9 Jun 2014
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I bought this kettle on looks alone, I've had it a year now and it still looks good. But in the end of the day it is a kettle and its function is to boil water, which it does but it does so quite slowly. Also the sight glass on the side isn't very clear, a little red bead would make it easier to gauge the water level. Sometime ( quite often actually ) an airlock forms in the sight glass and the water level remains stationary despite the kettle being full.

If you like the slightly retro looks then go for it but if you just want a good kettle I think there are better out there.


Sennheiser MM400-X Stereo Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones with Kindle Compatibility
Sennheiser MM400-X Stereo Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones with Kindle Compatibility
Price: 174.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK but way too quiet., 9 Jun 2014
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I bought these because they use the AptX codec and because Sennheiser have a good reputation. The AptX codec does offer significantly better sound over the standard A2DP codec and if you are after a pair of bluetooth cans then definitely make sure they are AptX enabled. I got these for use when I'm out and about, traveling etc. as they fold down to a very easily portable size. The construction looks solid enough and I don't think they would break easily, however I would have liked to have them supplied with a hard or a least firmly padded case instead of the soft case supplied. That said, the rubber flap which covers the charging port would not fit back into place after a couple of uses and so I had to remove it completely, not good.

They come with a cable for when you cannot use the bluetooth facility such as on an airplane or when the battery runs flat. Pairing them to your computer isn't as straight forward as it should be, sometimes it takes several attempts however once paired they rarely drop the connection, especially when paired to an AptX source and the range is pretty good, its even possible to move from room to room and not drop the signal.

This is all very well, but in the end of the day it all comes down to how they sound and I must say that in this area they are a little disappointing. I wouldn't put the sound quality as anything better than average and be aware that they don't go very loud, in fact they are very soft indeed. While I appreciate Sennheisers' concern for my hearing I would think that these could go a good deal louder without being a danger. For a product specifically designed for use outside the home their lack of volume is a real problem, extraneous sounds are clearly audible to an intrusive degree. Things are slightly better using the cable but that defeats the object of buying bluetooth headphones in the first place.

I wouldn't recommend buying these without hearing them first.


Alice double ball end electric guitar strings. Stainless steel, nickel alloy wound, 10-46 gauge
Alice double ball end electric guitar strings. Stainless steel, nickel alloy wound, 10-46 gauge

4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough, 9 Jun 2014
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If you have a guitar that uses double ball strings these are good enough as practice strings and at a good price so go for it. They also delivered to Spain.


Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe BK  Electric Guitar
Steinberger Spirit GT-Pro Deluxe BK Electric Guitar

4.0 out of 5 stars Good guitar but why won't they deliver to Spain?, 9 Jun 2014
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I had one of these a couple of years ago so I knew what I was getting, I travel a lot and work away from home and this guitar is ideal for taking on the road with you. It comes with a decent enough gig bag and fits easily into an overhead bin on an aircraft. Its a good quality instrument and is definitely worth the money ( I paid 290 ) The double ball system works well, however make sure you buy plenty of replacements as they are not easy to get hold of. The supplier ( Musik Produktiv GmbH ) I bought mine from were situated in Germany but would not deliver to Spain so I had to have it sent to a friend in UK instead, why?


Veho VFS-008 Smartfix Scan to SD Stand Alone Slide and Negative Scanner
Veho VFS-008 Smartfix Scan to SD Stand Alone Slide and Negative Scanner
Price: 55.44

3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, but...., 9 Jun 2014
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This product comes attractively packaged in a tubular cardboard box which is quite good quality and is handy to store the scanner and accessories in. It is simple to set up and use and I like the way it is stand alone, so no need to have it connected to a computer. However the quality of the images could be better, certainly a big step down in quality from the original transparency or negative. The images look OK on a computer screen and can be printed out up to about A4 size, however they don't look so good on a large screen TV.


The ExecutionerTM Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
The ExecutionerTM Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
Price: 12.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It works, kind of..., 9 Jun 2014
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This zapper certainly looks well made compared to the cheap imitations available and it certainly does pack plenty of zap. However the head is quite small and you do still have to be able to hit the flies which is difficult. Better to let the fly settle and then swot it.


Sumvision Cyclone Micro Media Player
Sumvision Cyclone Micro Media Player
Offered by Bluestone Online
Price: 29.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Does not play MP4, 9 Jun 2014
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This gadget does not play MP4 files. It is advertised as playing MPEG4 files which is misleading as most people will not know that an MPEG4 is not the same as an MP4 ( I didn't ). Considering MP4 files are so common for a media player not to be able to handle them is a serious oversight. I returned it and got a refund.


Rosewood Pet Stages Dental Health Chews
Rosewood Pet Stages Dental Health Chews
Price: 3.49

3.0 out of 5 stars kitty isn't too keen, 9 Jun 2014
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I got these as my cat often suffers from gum infections however he isn't that keen on them but as we cat servants know all cats are different so it might be worth a go.


Selections GFB257 Plug in Pest Deterrent Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Spider/ Insect/ Pest Repeller
Selections GFB257 Plug in Pest Deterrent Ultrasonic and Electromagnetic Spider/ Insect/ Pest Repeller

4.0 out of 5 stars seems to work, 9 Jun 2014
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I bought a pair of these as I'm going to Africa soon and I'm worried about the beasties there. But here in Spain it is summer time and that means cockroaches are a problem. However since I plugged one of these in a couple of days ago I haven't seen any more roaches so I'd call that a result.


Last Man Standing [DVD] [1996]
Last Man Standing [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
Offered by CMS MEDIA UK
Price: 9.90

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story., 30 Oct 2010
Hill, Willis et al. were standing on the shoulders of giants when they made this movie and as such were on a hiding to nothing from the outset. They must have been well aware that there would be an army of critics waiting to pan their efforts regardless. But a good story is worth telling and re-telling over again and so full marks to them for even attempting this movie.

The trick to a successful re-make is to add something to the original. (and this is an official re-make, both Ryuzo Kikushima and Akira Kurosawa get a credit in this film, something which is missing in Sergio Leone's which led to Kurosawa launching a plagiarism suit against him.) For my money Hill succeeds with this brief on several fronts.

There are several small but significant characters and plot devices which separate Hill's movie from Kurosawa's and Leone's. For example Willis's laconic voice over adds depth to the character and explores his motivations, the added character of Strozzi's moll reveals a softer center to John Smith as does Willis' attempts to blend a sense of humour into the role. Another added character is the Texas Ranger, wonderfully played by Ken Jenkins, who is upset over the death of the Border Patrol officer. He warns that he can tolerate one gang in Jericho, but not two and if more than one remains in Jericho in ten days time, he will bring a squad of Rangers into Jericho and wipe out both gangs, effectively putting Smith on a tight time limit.

On the technical front Hill's film-noirish cinematography and lighting are first rate and the brooding sense of menace he creates is echoed in Ry Cooder's disturbing electronic, blues-style main theme. (Cooder did a similar job on another of Hill's films, Southern Comfort) The action is frequent and bloody, very much in the style of Sam Peckinpah including slow motion sequences which adds real weight and gravitas to the proceedings, unlike the Bang Bang, youre dead! comic book violence of a "Fist full of dollars". Another stylistic influence is Hong Kong cinema, notably John Woo with Smith's twin 45s blazing a bloody path across the screen. The film's production values are far superior to either of the previous film's as evidenced by Willis himself, a huge star at the time who is supported by a strong cast including Bruce Dern and Chrstopher Walken. David Patrick Kelly is dangerously psychotic as Doyle and in some respects reprises his role in another of Walter Hill's films, The Warriors ("Warriors, come out to play!") He actually believes he is doing Felina a favour by keeping her captive, "she only had one dress before meeting me".

Of course the film has its faults, there are very few films which posses non. For example Christopher Walken's character, Hickey is built up in his absence throughout the first third of the film as being the ultimate bad guy, however when he does actually appear he is a little tame. In fact he even tells Willis's character, Smith, not to believe all the bad things he has been hearing about him. Perhaps he is the anti-villain to Smith's anti-hero.

All in all it's a film which is definitely worth seeing, even if you are unfamiliar with either of the two previous versions of the story. Kurosawa's original was inspired by Dashiell Hammett's "Red Harvest", which was set in a small 1920s US town beset by corrupt politicians, police and warring criminal gangs. Its ironic then that the story has returned home via feudal Japan and an Italian western shot in Spain. As it has been 14 years since "Last man standing" I wonder if it's time for another remake.......

If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again.
Groucho Marx


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