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Audio Adapter HandsFree Music Connector For Sony Ericsson Ericsson Z750i Z770i Z780i Zylo Z558i Z610i Z710i Z750 Z530i Z550i Z555i Z558 Z250i Z310i Z520i Z530 Xperia Pureness Yari W950i W960i W980i W995 W910 W980 W995i W890i W810i W850i W880i W890 W710i W715 W760i W800i W610i W660i W700i W705 W508 W550i W580i W595 W302 W350i W380i W395 V640i W200i W205 W300i T700 T707 T715 V630 T270i T280i T303 T650i SE S500i Z320i T250i R300 R306 S302 Satio M600i Naite P1i P990i K800i K810i K850i M600 K750i K770i K790i K800 K610i K630i K660i K750 K510i K530i K550i K610 K220i K310i K320i K330 J230i Jalou K200i K220 J110i J120i J132 J220i G705 G900 Hazel J100i Elm F305 G502 G700 C902 C903 C905 D750i Aino C510 C702i C901
Offered by Mobile Cover
Price: 2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but connection is a bit poor, 9 April 2014
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It is what it's sold as but the connection to the phone isn't great - move it a little and one channel cuts out


Sony Original Remote Control Type RM-ED007
Sony Original Remote Control Type RM-ED007
Offered by cherrypickelectronics
Price: 16.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Direct replacement, 30 Nov 2013
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Just put batteries in it and that's the job done. An excellent original product.

(That's it for my review, but this stupid review system says I have to add more words, hence this line of drivel)


4 Decks of Bicycle Playing Cards (2 x Red & 2 x Blue)
4 Decks of Bicycle Playing Cards (2 x Red & 2 x Blue)
Offered by Lowest Price
Price: 6.98

5.0 out of 5 stars The brand name says it all, 30 Nov 2013
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Bicycle brand cards from the USPCC are excellent. I use them all the time and find them to last and handle very well. And that's why pretty much all magicians use them


Vipre Internet Security Lifetime Service - 3 User (PC)
Vipre Internet Security Lifetime Service - 3 User (PC)

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice product with a few nuisance factors, 28 Sep 2013
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I've used Viper for the previous year and found it to be good when compared with other internet security. Viper has a tendency at times to block websites such as Amazon, ebay etc... sites that are trusted and this is something I don't understand. I have to go into the settings and enter the website address to allow it to be accessed again. I wonder how many other sites that it blocks are also safe

The package that arrives is poor, a box that is 99.5% empty space, just a disc and a very thin booklet that doesn't give much instruction on how to install. The installation process is pretty straight-forward but some of the messages that pop up are confusing, especially when it immediately asks to install a second time... this is actually Viper upgrading to a newer version automatically but no message tells you this

Speaking of updates - Viper release a new version every so often and this comes up as an upgrade option. That's fine but it leaves your computer unprotected on-line for quite a long time whilst it carries out the upgrade

As internet security goes though I think it's one of the better packages. Before buying Viper again I tried a free trial of Kaspersky (used it a few years ago). It seems to offer good protection but slows my computer down so much and the 'money protection' feature wouldn't work every time... so back to Viper I went


XMI X-mini MAX V1-1 Capsule Speakers for iPhone/iPod/iPad/MP3 Player/Laptop - Black
XMI X-mini MAX V1-1 Capsule Speakers for iPhone/iPod/iPad/MP3 Player/Laptop - Black
Offered by Empire Group
Price: 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 28 Sep 2013
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Having previously owned the x-mini II I decided to replace it with this, and it's a great improvement. Essentially you get twice the speakers for only about 50% more money

The volume is much greater and the sound quality is good. I know some moan about the poor bass but considering these are so small I think it's pretty good - the sound is governed by the laws of physics. If you require speakers for a big event you wouldn't be using these anyway

They look good, charge up quicker than my old x-mini II, and sound very good. Overall I'm well pleased


The Royal Road to Card Magic
The Royal Road to Card Magic
by Jean Hugard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but flawed, 3 Feb 2013
In my very limited experience of card magic I have not seen a better book from which to learn how to handle a deck of cards

This book is laid out in a systematic order that develops the reader's skills quickly but appropriately. One is introduced to tricks that are do-able with the skills learned to that point; in contrast to Henry Hays 'Amateur Magician's Handbook' which demonstrates tricks referring to the level of skill required being later in the book - a very poor layout

Some of the tricks are naff to be fair, but there are some real gems too. I had an A4 pad and noted those that I liked and would like to learn on the way through the book - I ended up with many more than I can remember. But the real beauty of this book is in the handling skills that one learns; I keep a deck with me at all times now and I just sit and handle the cards (shuffles, passes, palming etc.) whenever I have spare time. I have also learned to modify some of the tricks to suit me and my style - as I practised I learned the potential pitfalls that go with some of the tricks. I also learned that it's not the card handling skills or the tricks that create the wow... it's the delivery and patter, again something one develops with practise and confidence

So this is the book to have... but it is not perfect. The illustrations are woefully lacking; it consists of sketches, some of which are next to useless. For example; page 155 (the classic pass) has an illustration of the pack laid flat in the left hand - this doesn't need illustrating (it's obvious) but some more detail of how the top half is held between the pinky and ring finger would help (the classic pass is a notoriously difficult technique to master). If this book was reissued with good illustrations (photos?) it would be superb. I would also like to see consistency in the terms used; e.g. first finger / index finger, but this is a minor gripe

So buy this book, it is a bargain, and if you get stuck trying to figure a technique or trick just dive onto YouTube and search to find someone demonstrating it - I found methods that suit me more this way.
The response from your audience can be quite addictive; I am most definitely at the bottom of the magician's ladder when it comes to skills but I have already lost track of how many people have said "How'd you do that?" and "Do it again..!" (which I don't do... ha ha)

And if you don't become good enough to perform you'll still get great pleasure spotting the techniques, misdirection, and showmanship when you do watch magicians... and you'll probably appreciate their skills much more, knowing how difficult some are


Bicycle Tragic Royalty Playing Cards
Bicycle Tragic Royalty Playing Cards
Price: 4.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice deck, 22 Jan 2013
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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I like the look of these cards; they're different enough to get the attention of others and the court cards are interesting to examine. They feel nice but perhaps not quite as nice as a regular Bicycle deck; still good though


Bicycle Anne Stokes Dark Hearts Deck
Bicycle Anne Stokes Dark Hearts Deck
Offered by MagicNevin
Price: 5.75

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another beautiful deck, 7 Jan 2013
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Another great selection of Anne Stokes artwork. Slightly more Gothic than the other deck and some of the same images but lovely all the same.
Again no edges so not really suitable for tricks but a beautiful deck to own and admire


The Secrets of Self-Hypnosis: Harnessing the Power of Your Unconscious Mind
The Secrets of Self-Hypnosis: Harnessing the Power of Your Unconscious Mind
by Adam Eason
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.71

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 5 Jan 2013
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This book is well written using simple language and great for anyone interested in learning simple self-hypnosis techniques for every day problems


Bicycle Alchemy 1977 Deck
Bicycle Alchemy 1977 Deck

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful deck of cards, 4 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Bicycle Alchemy 1977 Deck (Sports)
Fabulous artwork. For me the Anne Stokes collection is nicer but these go well with it.
Not really any good for card tricks due to the lack of a border but they're worth owning just to look beautiful


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