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9.7" FUSION5 PREMIUM+ RETINA TABLET PC - QUADCORE CPU - ANDROID 4.2 JELLY BEAN - RETINA DISPLAY SCREEN - 2GB RAM - BLUETOOTH - FASTEST TABLET PC (2GB RAM + RETINA DISPLAY SCREEN)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageously good!, 4 April 2014
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This has exceeded my expectations in every conceivable respect. I expected a relatively flimsy but functional device with reasonable screen clarity and brightness that I could use for web browsing and the occasional e-mail without booting up the desktop. What I've got is a poor man's iPad (it doesn't seem fair to make the comparison) I must confess that I'm new to tablets and to Android, but this seems to do an incredible amount for just a shade over 100. I've bought Macs for work and home use since 1989, and bought an iPod because of the storage capacity, so I'm pretty sold on Apple on the whole. However, this seems to kick iPads into the long grass, certainly in terms of value for money. Screen quality is fantastic (looks like an iPad to me), responsiveness is excellent, and Andoid is easy and intuitive to use. Build quality is extremely good (not up to Apple standards but hell...) and battery life seems excellent. It remains to be seen how it lasts, but my Apple hardware has been nothing to write home about in that regard. Both cameras are of low resolution and struggle in low light, but that's not what I bought it for. Gameplay is smooth, Wi-Fi stability and range seems good (through two brick walls) and webpages load very fast. Addicted.


Crises
Crises
Price: 10.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SUPER DELUXE EDITION: I know my Rites!, 30 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Crises (MP3 Download)
My first Mike Oldfield album at the age of 14, and still a favourite (5* for the music). This is more expensive than it ought to be, and (as a supposedly comprehensive package) the absence of a conventional stereo CD of the 2013 mix (the remix being a big reason for forking out this much in the first place, no?), the B-side 'Rite of Man', as well as the video for Shadow on the Wall (OK; not so much that) is disappointing. You can flatten the dts mix onto CD, but when you're paying 35 sobs, etc. etc. The full Wembley concert and the DVD of Crises (title track) and TB Pt 1 are all enjoyable and well worth having, but this could easily have been better.


Navitech Black Leather Flip Carry Case For The Kobo Touch eReader (As sold by WHSmith)
Navitech Black Leather Flip Carry Case For The Kobo Touch eReader (As sold by WHSmith)
Offered by Navitech (VAT Registered)

5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted, 20 Sep 2013
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Looks much smarter and is a much better quality item than the picture or price (5.50, delivered) suggests. I'd have preferred black stitching, but I'm not going to complain. Fits snugly and obviously made specifically for the model. If it's not leather, it's doing a damnably good impression of it!


Schubert - Complete Piano Sonatas
Schubert - Complete Piano Sonatas
Price: 36.04

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly fabulous!, 19 April 2013
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Unlike the similarly-badged, early Brendel Brilliant boxset of Beethoven sonatas (taped, one can only assume, on old elastic bands such is its general wobbliness), these are uniformly crystal clear and deliciously rounded recordings throughout. Top drawer, in fact. I can't claim any expertise, but it does seem to me that the overall sonority of the piano is important in the later, hymn-like sonatas; justice is done. Dalberto gives the impression that you have Schubert round for the evening! Excellent, transporting stuff.


Mozart Premium Edition (40CD)
Mozart Premium Edition (40CD)
Offered by LT Lighting
Price: 26.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At the price... gift horses, etc., 7 Dec 2012
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Inexplicably, this is available elsewhere on Amazon for best part of 50 new (or, as here, 10). The packaging feels like recycled cornflake box, and the organisation of the material across the disks makes for a 'varied' listening experience (to put a positive spin on it). *However*, all the disks I've spun thus far have been consistently enjoyable; not (perhaps) top drawer performances but consistently good ones. Recording quality is comparable to mid/late 80s Naxos disks (a little 'boxy' at times, but 'good' - if that's not damning with feint praise). For what I paid, this is ludicrously good value. I can see that I'm going to want to fork out for a Brilliant 170CD Complete Edition at some point (and I have better cycles of the piano concertos and symphonies), but these all cost vastly more. For what it is (and in its own terms) you're unlikely to spend 10 better...


Mozart: The Piano Concertos
Mozart: The Piano Concertos
Price: 17.97

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageous bargain!, 21 Sep 2012
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Perhaps a little too smooth for its own good in places, I'm prepared to concede one might lose the argument that this is the finest complete set of the piano concertos available. However, it's an argument you could certainly have! The set was about 50 not so very long ago (albeit different packaging etc.), and this remastering is routinely available for about 12. Errs on the side of romanticism, but to err is splendidly human in this case. An absolute giveaway.


Saint Saens: Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto
Saint Saens: Symphonies, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto
Price: 13.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent collection, 24 July 2012
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I'd always fought shy of buying anything from 'Brilliant Classics', assuming the price (and, frankly, name) didn't bode well. More fool me! These are all excellent recordings (licensed from EMI in the case of the symphonies and violin concertos) and extremely well presented (each CD is in a card wallet, and each disk is printed with a separate image). The box is of identical construction and quality to those issued by DG. The Martinon symphony cycle (the only option) has my favourite version of the 3rd: the brass is played down slightly in the fourth movement, giving the organ and strings more room (this has always grated in other recordings for me). The violin concertos are beautifully played and recorded (with a warm, rich sound) and the piano concertos are also nicely delivered. Although I prefer the slightly quicker, more energetic and clearer recordings of the latter by Pascal Roge and Charles Dutoit on Decca, those offered here are hugely enjoyable and have more romantic sensibilities. There is also a decent, if *slightly* brief booklet. Overall, outstanding value for money.


Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Spring" & 3 "Rhenish"
Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Spring" & 3 "Rhenish"
Price: 5.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Hugely enjoyable, 3 July 2012
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There are two recordings of 1 & 3 regularly available second hand for a couple of quid or less; the other being the Rahbari Naxos disc with the BRT Philharmonic from a few years earlier. I often listen to both, but the recording technology in the earlier Naxos offerings was sometimes a little too simple. The result in the 91 disc is a *little* distanced and muddied, which is a tad dangerous with the source material. This later recording brings out the orchestral contrasts a little better, and there's rather more dynamic range. The pacings are also more varied here. Yes, the classic and passionate Sawallisch recordings add another level, but these are even-handed and enjoyable recordings nonetheless, and built my appreciation of both works in the first place.


Brahms- Piano Concerto No 2
Brahms- Piano Concerto No 2
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: 4.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A belter!, 9 May 2012
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This was the first recording of Brahms 2nd that I listened to, and there's something about the relentless energy with which Jando attacks the first two movements that keeps drawing me back to it. Piano is a little to the fore, perhaps, but well within the usual tolerances.


Complete Symphonies (Box)
Complete Symphonies (Box)
Price: 21.25

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's no catch, 21 Mar 2012
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This is an absolute gift, and I don't even particularly like Haydn! Purists will debate the relative merits of these recordings (although some rate them very highly), but as an introduction to the symphonies, I don't see how you can possibly go wrong here. At 320kbps, the sound quality is extremely good (faultless to all but the most discerning ears and certainly to mine). Plays on most DVD players, and provided it's equipped with a decent audio DAC, you'll soon forget you're not listening to a CD. Drag and drop to iTunes. Wonderfully compact, magnificently cheap, and comes with considerable pride of ownership. I wish there were equivalent packages for Mozart, Beethoven, et al. The only surprise is that this isn't permanently out of stock.


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