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Lanchester Mead 70cl
Lanchester Mead 70cl
Offered by Fine Wine Sellers
Price: £7.93

3.0 out of 5 stars Sickly, 2 Jan 2014
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It's nice in small doses if you like the strong smell of honey. It's smooth and sweet and great with meat!
It's also the first mead I've tried and it was a good starting point. You won't be disappointed in giving this a go.


Rubie's Deluxe Velour Santa Suit
Rubie's Deluxe Velour Santa Suit
Offered by Buy-For-Less-Online
Price: £45.61

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Crappy Christmas, 9 Dec 2013
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Suit arrived and I have to say it's awful. First off the package contains no beard and wig and the inner package containing the suit was open.
The suit itself is a nice colour but that's as far as it goes. It's not fully lined or even velvety in feel, it's more of a faux suede and not very a very nice one at that.
The white fur trim on the jacket is okay but the boot tops and hat have a thin slither, nothing like the plush wide expanse of fur the picture advertising it has, and on the subject of the hat, well let's just say that it barely passes for a hat. It is shapeless, cheap and as mentioned has the tiniest amount of trim around it, it's just embarrassing considering the full, plush look of the picture.

All in all this suit is a rip off, it's cheap, the gloves are child size, the jacket isn't fully lined (it's lined only behind the white trim) and the hat is laughable, certainly not worth £55!

I'd send this back but it took a week to arrive and I'd never get a replacement in time. It's for a school Santa and all I can say is I am going to be embarrassed to wear it and on top of that I now have to buy a beard, wig, hat and extra trim to put aroung my boots.

I feel conned and bereft of any Christmas good cheer towards the company that advertised this fraudulently.

Crappy Christmas!


Spy Net Ultra Vision Goggles
Spy Net Ultra Vision Goggles
Price: £39.99

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as advertised, 9 Nov 2013
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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These infra-red goggles are a great toy for kids and adults alike but they have some severe shortcomings.
The build of them feel quite cheap with loose focus knobs and cheap plastic casing and, as a cheap introduction to real night vision they barely do the job. For starters it seems that only one side of the I/R lights work, the right ones are just for show apparently, because of this, when used outdoors they are next to useless, barely illuminating six feet ahead, certainly not the 50 feet advertised. Indoors is a different story, the small I/R is able to give clear vision around the whole of the room and they become great fun. What I don't understand is why they chose not to use the opposite led bulbs, surely it's only a matter of wiring and it would make these great for outdoors, a place where they should be used for maximum fun.

The addition of a micro sd slot is fantastic, letting you record your adventures with either video or stills and the assortment of effects is good. You can switch between day vision and night vision, negative vision and a mock thermal vision, the latter being quite effective as it picks up any light as if it was heat. These effects are coupled with some fairly useless screen displays which do nothing but obscure your vision. Thankfully these can be switched off.

All in all, these aren't bad for indoor use, in fact a great toy at a fantastic price but as mentioned, without the help of additional I/R lamps they are useless outdoors. Either way I'm sure any young spy or soldier would get immense pleasure from them.


Caged Hanging Skull Flashing LED Decoration
Caged Hanging Skull Flashing LED Decoration

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 16 Oct 2013
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Great looking skull but the cage is a little flimsy and won't stay in shape after being compressed inside bubble wrap.


Skeleton Feet Sandals
Skeleton Feet Sandals

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 16 Oct 2013
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These flip flops are brilliant. They add a degree of realism to my Grim Reaper outfit. There's nothing funnier than seeing someone's reaction to skeletal toes poking out of a Monk's Habit!

Great quality, surprisingly realistic and as comfortable as flip flops without the irritating bit between your toes. These have made this year's Halloween outfit perfect and I can't wait to wear them!


Transnational
Transnational
Price: £6.59

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weakest album to date, 16 Oct 2013
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Transnational is an album of fillers. It has far too many instrumentals and it feels like the songs are the ones that didn't make the cut onto their previous album, 'Automatic'.

Banal lyrics, repetitive and boring music, in fact, if you could programme a computer to emulate the essence of VNV Nation then this would be the result, it's almost a homage to VNV, all the sounds but none of the passion. Quite ironic considering the futuristic Art Deco 'Metropolis' influence they were writing about.

It's lazy, there are songs such as 'Lost Horizon', that use identical sounds and could be parts of the same song as 'Photon' from their previous album, Automatic, both incidentally, instrumentals. Likewise the song 'Primary', it uses the same Georgio Moroder/Donna Summer sound as Streamline, again a song from Automatic.

Only a sycophant would rave about how good this album is, ignore them! I'm a fan for sure but this album is so disappointing it's insult to the intelligence of the fans who buy VNV's music.


DEAD MEN'S SECRETS: Tantalising Hints of a Lost Super Race
DEAD MEN'S SECRETS: Tantalising Hints of a Lost Super Race
by Jonathan Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.19

3.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge a book on it's (terrible) cover, 6 Oct 2013
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I love a good conspiracy, even more I love forbidden history and OOPARTS (out of place artifacts) and this book, in a rather unusual way, supplies you with endless food for thought.

It starts of as a fictional story about a group of scientists meeting to discuss lost civilisations, past technology etc. It's not exactly a Times bestseller or well written as stories go but what it does do really well is interweave real life events that may or may not have happened (I'm with the former or reading this was a waste of time!) It's meticulously researched and certainly a page turner, that is until about two thirds of the way through when, rather inexplicably, it completely forgets that it's a story and becomes a bullet-point fact book. One character starts mentioning strange facts and anomalies within history and the story seems to end. I assume the character was still talking but the book went nowhere, it was a bizarre read, almost as if the author forgot he was writing fiction, albeit to set the scene for facts.

The book, while very interesting and thought provoking was a real mongrel in writing terms. It confused me and what started off a layman's attempt at a Dan Brown novel became a shopping list of factoids.

A real head scratcher but not in the way I'd have wanted!


Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger Pad for All Qi Compatible Devices Including Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 SV and other Phones with Receivers & iPhone with iQi Mobile (White)
Koolpad Qi Wireless Charger Pad for All Qi Compatible Devices Including Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 SV and other Phones with Receivers & iPhone with iQi Mobile (White)
Offered by Fonesalesman
Price: £39.99

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Turns your phone into a winter handwarmer, 6 Oct 2013
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HURRY, WHILE STOCKS LAST, GRAB YOURSELF A HANDY 2 IN 1 PHONE CHARGER AND HAND WARMER!!!

This amazing gadget, when coupled with the compatible battery adapter (sold seperately) charges your phone wirelessly. Thats right, you read it right, no more fumbling around at night trying to plug your phone into an archaic usb charger. The Koolpad uses scientific wizardry to magically charge your phone. It even comes with a snazzy green light that turns blue upon phone contact.....that's not all folks, those Koolpad magicians even make the pad beep when your phone is fully charged......

WANT MORE...?

As an added bonus to those of you that get onto the wireless charging bandwagon with the Koolpad, we'll even throw in a super-duper handwarmer, that's right folks! Not only will you receive a Koolpad but we will ensure that it turns each and every Samsung S4 into a steaming hot hand warmer. Just leave your expensive gadget alone on our inexpensive Koolpad for a mere 30 minutes and, VOILA! instant heat that will last for ages. You can then use your phone to warm hands, feet and more.

Turn your phone into a winter survival tool, melt your way out of avalanches, turn snow into drinking water, fry an egg, make a broth, your phone will become a lifesaver!!

HURRY, WHILE STOCKS LAST!!

(Disclaimer: The heat generated on your phone by the Koolpad may just knacker it in the long run so Koolpad takes no responsibility if your phone melts)

KOOLPAD, a contradiction in terms.


Expower(R) Magic Led Dimond 8 Color Bluetooth Speaker with Powerful Sound and Remote Control
Expower(R) Magic Led Dimond 8 Color Bluetooth Speaker with Powerful Sound and Remote Control

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy, Dodgy electrics!, 2 Oct 2013
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I was really looking forward to receiving this as it looks great and is really unusual and for the price I thought it would be a high calibre gadget....how wrong I was.
My first impression upon opening the the box was how small it was, not much bigger than a normal alarm clock, I plugged it in and was immediately impressed by the display seemingly appearing through solid wood (on closer inspection it's just cheap plastic sticky backed wood effect veneer) I set the clock and when I tried to switch it to the 24 hour display the first digit didn't work, I found that it came on with a tiny amount of pressure but went as soon as I let go.

The wireless charger was temperamental, you have to put it exactly in one spot but, and it's a big but...getting it on the charging spot is quite hard, again you need to hold the phone firmly to get a connection and all the while you're having the screen freak out, crackle and going on and off! It was like a loose wire. It obviously interfered with the rest of the clock's workings and seemed quite dangerous. The exterior was indeed hiding some dodgy innards.

The only saving grace was the speakers. The sound was actually quite good and the bluetooth connection easy to get but as for the rest of the gadget, it was like a supermodel, all looks and nothing else. Quite a terrible product.

It looks good but it's appalling cheap quality. There is no way on earth that this is worth the £75 I paid for it. Needless to say it was returned before it had time to get warm!

The maker may have had a bad day and I was unlucky but I wouldn't bet on it. Avoid this like you would an oversexed leper.


Horror Mask: Skull Hooded Flexi Mask
Horror Mask: Skull Hooded Flexi Mask

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best., 15 Sep 2013
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This mask looks ok although mine seems to be a bit darker than the advertised one. It's very comfy but as it's made of foam latex it can tear very easily as mine has in the mouth corners. I did expect more as it's a little overpriced and not the best quality. I ended up throwing money down the drain as I've since purchased a far superior moving jaw skull mask. It's a lesson learnt.


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