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Breakaway
Breakaway
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very impressive second album..., 21 May 2010
This review is from: Breakaway (Audio CD)
"Breakaway" is an album that is exactly that. A breakaway. Following on from her rapid success and mainstream popularity on American Idol, Kelly released "Breakaway" in the winter of 2004.
Slightly "rockier" in her approach on this record, the result is an immensely enjoyable record showcasing her superb vocal talent and songwriting abilities.
Best track on here is "Because of You" which indecently, the label rejected from her first album and even tried to reject it for her second, just shows what real label executives actually know.
Elsewhere, "Since You Been Gone" is another album highlight before "Where Is Your Heart" slows down the tone of the album.
"Pop Rock" (if that's the genre you choose to class Kelly as) covers a broad range of artists. Albums pop up in this genre left right and centre year after year, but what Kelly does she does very well indeed. It's different, fresh and above all she's a sellable recoding artist.
"Breakaway" is indeed a standout album of 2004 and well worthy of your time if you haven't listened to it already.


Slash
Slash
Price: £6.52

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleasing rock album..., 13 April 2010
This review is from: Slash (Audio CD)
When Scott Weiland decided to call time on Velvet Revolver to rejoin Stone Temple Pilots in 2008, Slash found himself unchained from any musical leash. The freedom to do what he wants, complete creative influence on his first solo record. The result is rather pleasing.
Hiring some of the best rock musicians in the business, "Slash" goes genre crossing, from opening rockers "Ghost" and "Crucify the Dead," to ballad "Gotten," heavy metal on "Nothing To Say" before flirting with pop and R&B with singer Fergie on "Beautiful Dangerous" and "Paradise City."
It all makes for a very varied listen, Slash makes the genres fit together well though and it doesn't feel awkward, apart from the awful riff and vocal that accompanies "Doctor Alibi," (sorry Lemmy) "Saint Is A Sinner Too" is also a weak track, but as its down in 13th place you have to expect a dud track or two.
I was interested to hear "Watch This" as it features both David Grohl and Duff McKagan, I was very surprised however to find that it's an instrumental track. That's not a bad thing; to be honest it's quite melodic and is possibly one of the albums strongest moments.
Elsewhere it's pounding drums with guitar solo after guitar solo, to be expected of course from one of the best guitarists in the world.
There's any awful lot here to like and not much not to, if you're a Guns N Roses fan or Velvet Revolver fan than you may be disappointed, this record is neither of those. It is however a very good hard rock album, give it a listen with an open mind and you'll soon find yourself appreciating the work from a true guitar legend.

Best Tracks: "Back from Cali," "Gotten" "By the Sword"


Belkin PRO Series Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device Cable - USB cable - 4 PIN USB Type A (M) - 4 PIN USB Type B (M) - 1.8 m ( USB / Hi-Speed USB )
Belkin PRO Series Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device Cable - USB cable - 4 PIN USB Type A (M) - 4 PIN USB Type B (M) - 1.8 m ( USB / Hi-Speed USB )
Offered by Techoffers UK
Price: £3.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable cable from Belkin, 25 Mar 2010
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This is a fast, reliable printer cable from a household name like Belkin.
It was brought to connect my HP D1660 printer to my laptop and I've had no problems with it.
Just the right length as well, I don't really want anymore trailing wires behind my desk!


HP Deskjet D1660 Printer (discontinued by manufacturer)
HP Deskjet D1660 Printer (discontinued by manufacturer)

85 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent budget printer, but remember to buy the cable..., 25 Mar 2010
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This budget HP printer is aimed at the home office user, and does the job very well.
It's not packed with many exciting features, but its overall print quality and speed is very good. HP include two cartridges for you to get going, although they are the small capacity ones so they don't last all that long if you print often.
That said though replacements are not to expensive so future running costs aren't too bad.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the printer does not come with the cable that allows you to connect it to your PC or laptop. You have to buy this separately, but you can get one easily here on Amazon so no real problem.
Also, you must remember to de-activate any anti virus software on your PC before attempting the software installation. For some reason my anti virus interfered with the setup process and it took forever, in fact it failed first time - so remember to disable it and then the installation process will be a breeze.
Overall, I highly recommend this HP D1660 printer for simple home or office use.
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Kingston SD4/4GB Memory 4GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Card
Kingston SD4/4GB Memory 4GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Card
Offered by iFlash
Price: £4.49

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for digital cameras, 25 Mar 2010
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I brought this card to go with my Panasonic Lumix FS62 digital camera, it does the job perfectly.
I get 778 photos at full 10megapixel resolution, so absolutely plenty.
A superb card from a great name like Kingston, highly recommended for all your photographic needs.


Hama EWS-500 Electronic Weather Station, white (discontinued by manufacturer)
Hama EWS-500 Electronic Weather Station, white (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by BZ-Shop „Preise inkl. MwSt.“
Price: £38.11

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective budget weather station, 23 Mar 2010
The Hama EWS-500 is a simple yet effective weather station ideal for home use.
I've had the unit a week or so now and the forecast so far has been very accurate as have the temperature readings, both indoor and outdoor.
The moon phase is a nice feature too, although it's not always easy to check that if the sky is cloudy!
The weather symbols update regularly and range from sunny, part cloudy, cloudy, rain and cloudburst.
The unit is small, compact and neat, the graphics are easy to read and understand from a distance and so far I've had no problems.
The sensor that mounds outside runs on batteries as does the main unit, in the instructions it does not say that the sensor can't get wet but I recommend you try and shelter it a little bit at least. Also keep the sensor out of direct sunlight if you can because this will affect the temperature reading if the sun beams right on it.
You also get a 1.5m temperature prong which in cold weather you are meant to use by bringing the external sensor inside, connecting the wire to it and then sticking it outside a window, this giving you a clear temperature reading outside but keeping the unit inside to prevent freezing. To be honest I think I'm going to give that a miss and see what happens, unless it gets really, really cold then I might bring it in. The wire is small enough so the idea is to still be able to close the window, although I haven't tried it yet.
Overall, the EWS-500 is a simple, basic weather station and works very well.


Hama "EWS-500" Electronic Weather Station, black
Hama "EWS-500" Electronic Weather Station, black

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective budget weather station, 23 Mar 2010
The Hama EWS-500 is a simple yet effective weather station ideal for home use.
I've had the unit a week or so now and the forecast so far has been very accurate as have the temperature readings, both indoor and outdoor.
The moon phase is a nice feature too, although it's not always easy to check that if the sky is cloudy!
The weather symbols update regularly and range from sunny, part cloudy, cloudy, rain and cloudburst.
The unit is small, compact and neat, the graphics are easy to read and understand from a distance and so far I've had no problems.
The sensor that mounds outside runs on batteries as does the main unit, in the instructions it does not say that the sensor can't get wet but I recommend you try and shelter it a little bit at least. Also keep the sensor out of direct sunlight if you can because this will affect the temperature reading if the sun beams right on it.
You also get a 1.5m temperature prong which in cold weather you are meant to use by bringing the external sensor inside, connecting the wire to it and then sticking it outside a window, this giving you a clear temperature reading outside but keeping the unit inside to prevent freezing. To be honest I think I'm going to give that a miss and see what happens, unless it gets really, really cold then I might bring it in. The wire is small enough so the idea is to still be able to close the window, although I haven't tried it yet.
Overall, the EWS-500 is a simple, basic weather station and works very well.


Panasonic DMW-PSS13XEK Camera Case - Black
Panasonic DMW-PSS13XEK Camera Case - Black
Offered by magicdiscounts
Price: £4.59

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great case, 23 Mar 2010
I brought this to go with my Lumix FS62 and it fits perfectly. The clip is slightly magnetic also which helps it clip together easily.
As the camera itself is quite small the case is also, so it still fits nicely inside a jean or jacket pocket.
(It also has a belt clip on the back if you want to clip it to your trousers that way.)
Overall, essential to protect your camera.


Panasonic FS62 Digital Camera +2GB+Hard Case Bundle (Lumix DMC-FS62 Black, 10.1MP, 4xOptical Zoom, 2.5" LCD)
Panasonic FS62 Digital Camera +2GB+Hard Case Bundle (Lumix DMC-FS62 Black, 10.1MP, 4xOptical Zoom, 2.5" LCD)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Budget Camera..., 23 Mar 2010
At the time of writing, the Lumix DMC-FS62 sits at the bottom of Panasonic's current range, although that certainly doesn't mean this camera is of poor quality.
Quite the opposite in fact, built in a strong metal casing, lightweight and extremely small, the FS62 is an excellent compact 10megapixel camera.
Featuring a 4x optical zoom, Panasonic's excellent intelligent auto option, face detection, auto red eye reduction and optical image stabilisation, the FS62 is a real budget camera with a difference.
Lumix's are generally regarded as excellent cameras, and as such generally burn a nice hole in your wallet, although good reliability and performance always cost, so I strongly advice you consider a Lumix when looking for a new compact camera.
I've had this model for just over a week now and I'm very pleased with it, it is aimed ideally at users who want a simple point and shoot camera, (use intelligent auto mode for this) but if you want more advanced settings you can customise the scene mode, iso, flash etc to suit.
It all makes for a superb camera, don't be put of by the fact it sits at the bottom of the range, true you can get more camera for your money if you look at other Lumix cameras but for now, the FS62 is a true budget winner.


Revelations
Revelations
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £5.37

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately, this is Audioslave's worst record..., 17 Mar 2010
This review is from: Revelations (Audio CD)
Just fourteen months after the release of their previous album "Out Of Exile," Audioslave rushed out "Revelations," their third, and what would prove ultimately their last studio album.
Despite being produced by renowned rock producer Brendan O'Brien, "Revelations" is Audioslave's worst record overall, the cracks in the musical relationship between Cornell & Co were starting to show and that reflects in this record.
To be fair though "Revelations" does have some very strong moments, the title track is easily the best song on here and should have been the albums first single instead of the awful melody and riff that accompanies "Original Fire." That song has grown on me a little, but you can find far better on Audioslave's previous albums.
Elsewhere, "Until We Fall" shows the band in a mellow moment and provides another strong moment, before the best rocker shows up at track eight "Shape Of Things To Come."
As already mentioned though, the strong moments don't out way the weaker ones, "Revelations" is a record that most existing fans will pick up and enjoy straight away, new ones however will find little to cling onto, if your new to Audioslave then try their self titled debut or "Out Of Exile," which are both far superior.


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