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Radioplayer : UK Radio on your Kindle
Radioplayer : UK Radio on your Kindle
Price: 0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire as DAB radio round the house, 17 Jun 2014
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Why buy a mains DAB radio (still typically 25) to receive Radio 4 Extra or Radio6 around the house now and then, when you can use your existing Kindle Fire on wi-fi for the purpose instead. Just the job!


iReal Pro - Music Book & Play Along
iReal Pro - Music Book & Play Along
Price: 6.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth spending the money if this facility is what you want., 17 Jun 2014
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I've got the big yellow REAL book and this is a useful supplement to it, with loads of tunes for improvisers, and though it's cheaper than the book, it's still a little dear by general app standards, so only 4 stars here.
The riffs turned out are a bit predictable but hey, its only for practicing, and your own solos can do the spicing-up instead.
Gives access to a vast library of tunes, far more than you can ever learn.
Much better with louder speakers than the built-in ones on my Kindle Fire, especially if you play any kind of horn.


Kingston Technology 8 GB USB 2.0 DataTraveler SE9H Flash Drive with Metal Casing - Frustration Free Packaging
Kingston Technology 8 GB USB 2.0 DataTraveler SE9H Flash Drive with Metal Casing - Frustration Free Packaging
Price: 3.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job, 17 Jun 2014
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Flash drives needed for Flash Drive equivalent of Rescue Disk, this time for Windows 8/8.1
Cheap and cheerful but reliable is what was needed, and these Kingston-make ones should fill the bill nicely!


FiiO E06 Portable Headphone Amplifier
FiiO E06 Portable Headphone Amplifier
Offered by EA Audio
Price: 20.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful bit of kit, but takes looking after, 17 Jun 2014
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I was finding that I could not balance my monitoring headphones' input and the signal input into an A to D sound adapter device used for recording, without also inconveniently disconnecting the PC speaker amp input wire, and this phones amp nicely squared the circle, Clear evidence of very high input resistance FET circuitry.
But working out how to switch it on and off took a lot of trial and error - the instructions just aren't clear about this: You have to hold the "On" switch down for some seconds, like switching on a mobile phone, till the insanely bright blue "Working" LED comes on.
Usability also hampered by the fact that it's a device you have to keep alive by charging it up from USB, tamagotchi-style.
But at the end of the day, being able to control the volume of the high quality sound that reaches the phones makes it all worthwhile.
Being a discounted remaindered item, lacking one of the two duplicate cheap-looking highly fragile and virtually unusable polystyrene clothing-fitting clips that are supplied with it as standard, it arrived in full working order very quickly after ordering.


Akasa AK-HDA-03 2.5-3.5 inch SSD/HDD Adapter
Akasa AK-HDA-03 2.5-3.5 inch SSD/HDD Adapter
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal 2.5 to 3.5 adapter, 17 Jun 2014
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Substantial adapter, a bit dearer than some, but that buys better drive-base ventilation, as in the picture.
Plenty of fixing holes made installation easy.
Good quick delivery from this supplier was also helpful.


SATA 3 6Gbs LOCKING SATA High Speed Hard Drive Cable Lead 45cm
SATA 3 6Gbs LOCKING SATA High Speed Hard Drive Cable Lead 45cm
Offered by kenable_ltd
Price: 1.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived quickly, work quickly, 17 Jun 2014
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Nice set of leads for main system disk on my new PC.
Don't seem to slow it down, and they lock positively in place.
Quick no-rip-off postal delivery from supplier too.


Samsung MZ-7TE250LW 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
Samsung MZ-7TE250LW 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
Offered by AVIDES
Price: 119.46

4.0 out of 5 stars Installed up and running without fuss as the main drive - but a bit dear - and should I have gone hybrid?, 17 Jun 2014
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Plenty of room on this drive for the basic Windows 8 Pro or 8.1 Pro operating system files, and quite a few updates but then, I keep my user files on a separate drive. Windows starts nice and quickly. Installing the operating system was OK, and there was migration software available, but the cheaper SSD makes also have this, and I more than suspect I would not be able to tell the difference if I had chosen a cheaper one.
Whatever the choice, it wouldn't be unalloyed joy, because I actually do worry about the "eventually wearing out" aspect of SSD's, and the data-scribbling Windows can't really be stopped from doing on a drive like this. All the Windows 8.1 update files went unstoppably onto this disk in the course of the update process, for instance. So it's possible I might have got a system with greater longevity if I'd gone for a 1TB hybrid drive, that might have been able to deliver comparable start-up performance but accommodate all my user files as well on the one drive, greatly simplifying routine operations. But others do say, you really have to be going it some to wear out an SSD!
Top marks for delivery way ahead of schedule.


Ruslan Russian 1: a communicative Russian course. Pack (book and audio CD) (5th Edition)
Ruslan Russian 1: a communicative Russian course. Pack (book and audio CD) (5th Edition)
by Langran
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 19.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Approachable language-and people course, 17 Jun 2014
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Lots of interesting material about russian language and culture in an attractive format, made less daunting by having many of the learning exercises in a Workbook volume you can buy separately. Lots of pictures in both books that would help you to know what not to miss in a russian cityscape.
And to look out for table-tennis in speedos in the snow...
Top marks to The Book Depository for fast delivery


Ruslan Russian 1: Student Workbook To Accompany The Ruslan 1 Course Book (Book & CD)
Ruslan Russian 1: Student Workbook To Accompany The Ruslan 1 Course Book (Book & CD)
by John Langran
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Vital part of the Course Book, and probably a sensible idea, 17 Jun 2014
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The Workbook is bigger than the course book, and contains a lot of pictures supplemental to the main text. I think the idea is that the exercises and answer spaces would make the course book seem daunting if they were within the same cover, and possibly disrupt the flow.
Top marks to Amazon for fast delivery.


Ruslan Russian Grammar: for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. With audio CD
Ruslan Russian Grammar: for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. With audio CD
by John Langran
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop myself dipping into this attractively produced book, 17 Jun 2014
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The russian-learning community has produced so many reference grammars during the last hundred years, that it would take a headstrong author indeed to produce yet another one. Luckily, John Langran has not done this. Instead, he has produced a practical progressive learning course, with an open accessible A4 page structure and full of nicely varied exercises I hope I'll be able to work my way through. It's got a CD of its own, but the goal is to gain a more detailed grasp of the actual mechanics of the language than is possible in a more language-and-people oriented approach - such as his company's "Communicative Russian Course" volumes, published in parallel with this book and co-authored with Natalya Veshnyeva. All part of the search for that holy grail of being able to reply coherently to a chance interesting question from a native speaker of the target language, and maybe ask one back and understand the reply.


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