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Credit Card Holder - Black - Holds 12 Cards
Credit Card Holder - Black - Holds 12 Cards
Offered by Just4ugifts
Price: £3.50

2.0 out of 5 stars Thin, cheap 'leather', 26 Dec. 2015
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Quite possibly the thinnest, cheapest leather I've ever encountered. In fact it's so thin and cheap it seems wrong to class it as real leather. Many will argue that you get what you pay for, but even at this price I wasn't expecting such a tatty product.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Zippo, 7 Sept. 2015
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It's difficult to know what to say about this product, other than it's just about the lowest price you'll find for a genuine Zippo lighter.

The brushed or 'street' effect is perfect, giving the lighter a great 'distressed' look.


Kingston DTMCK/16GB USB Flash Memory Black 8 gb
Kingston DTMCK/16GB USB Flash Memory Black 8 gb
Offered by Mediashoponline
Price: £4.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Tiny and very tight-fitting, 17 Aug. 2015
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I bought this because of its size, so perhaps only have myself to blame. However, I wasn't quite prepared for just how small it is. Its size, coupled with the fact that it's an extremely tight fitting memory stick, makes it very difficult to remove form any device.


Goodmans Bluetooth CD Micro system
Goodmans Bluetooth CD Micro system
Offered by WorldTech UK
Price: £44.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great sounds, shame about the remote control!, 13 Aug. 2015
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Looks and sound quality would be considered excellent by anyone other than audio connoisseurs, especially at this price, but be warned, the remote control is awful! Sometimes the system will respond to the remote control - usually sluggishly - but most of the time, it doesn't respond at all - especially volume control. I don't know if being able to skip tracks on a usb memory stick is an option, but no matter which buttons I pressed, or how hard, it flatly refused to move on to the next track.

Maybe I was unlucky enough to get a bum remote, but considering how many others have mentioned it, I doubt this.

I ignored the warnings about the remote control, and took a chance. Can't be bothered sending it back, so will just have to use the buttons on the unit itself.


Pure Pool (PS4)
Pure Pool (PS4)
Offered by NEENUK
Price: £13.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been perfect, 7 May 2015
This review is from: Pure Pool (PS4) (Video Game)
This is by far the best pool sim I've ever played. It's intuitive and just feels 'right'. I think this is thanks to the fact that the view stays in the first-person POV, after you've taken the shot, unlike the publishers other game, Hustle Kings', which switches to a pocket or follows the balls around the table, breaking that bubble of believability. With this game, you line up your shot, pull back on the right stick to the desired strength and then shoot. The camera then simulates you standing up from the shot, just like the real thing. The game even has a 'stand up' button, which allows you to walk around the table to better see the position of balls etc, at any time you please.

Now for the reason I've only given it four stars instead of five. The lack of options are very poor. There is no way to remove the HUD (which to be fair is not too intrusive), and there is only one view. Even when your opponent is playing, it stays in the first-person view. I would have liked an option to step away from the table and watch as a spectator when my opponent is at the table. Also, the only way to remove the guides is to manually change your skill level to 'Master'. Even when you do this, the guides are still there during the offline career mode, and are only disabled during practice and when playing online opponents.

It's also worth noting that the first-person view could have been better. When you're down on your shot, it feels as though your head is about two inches from the tip of the cue. Again, I would have liked an option to adjust this, so that the first-person view was more realistic.

That said, Pure Pool is incredibly addictive, and the best console pool sim currently available.
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USUN CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoomable AA 14500 Lighting Lamp
USUN CREE Q5 LED Flashlight Torch Adjustable Focus Zoomable AA 14500 Lighting Lamp
Offered by Joylee2014888
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlike many of the Chinese sellers, the torch you ..., 25 Mar. 2015
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Unlike many of the Chinese sellers, the torch you see in the product image is the torch you'll receive - a genuine Ultrafire Cree.


2.5 mm Round black Elastic Cord - per 3 metres FREE P&P
2.5 mm Round black Elastic Cord - per 3 metres FREE P&P
Offered by LAIXU HK SHIPPING
Price: £1.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Free postage for something this inexpensive? Very impressed!, 25 Mar. 2015
Good quality cord, but the real clincher is the free postage and packing. For something that is so inexpensive, free postage and packing was very unexpected.


Dead of Night (DVD)
Dead of Night (DVD)
Dvd ~ Anna Massey
Price: £6.45

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediochre, 15 Oct. 2014
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Three, 50-minute episodes leaves you feeling somewhat short-changed. I fully understand this is all that remains from the series, but my negative views were compounded by the fact that the episodes included here are not particularly thrilling. Even the almost unanimously-declared stand-out episode (The Exorcism) was a bit of a disappointment.

Not even in the same league as other series of this ilk (Thriller, Hammer House of Horror, Beasts) I'd strongly advise you consider carefully how much you're willing to pay for this.
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Searching For Sugar Man [DVD]
Searching For Sugar Man [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rodriguez
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Over-hyped, 15 Oct. 2014
Searching for Sugar Man is a fairly interesting documentary while it lasts, but like a small minority of viewers, I fail see why this film is considered to be one of the best documentaries ever made. Put simply, it isn't. Nor did I feel it was the 'remarkable story' many seem to think.

To sum up this rather short review - and if I were being harsh - I'd even go so far as to say it's a fairly forgettable documentary.


The Motel Life
The Motel Life
by Willy Vlautin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, despite being a little tame, 26 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: The Motel Life (Paperback)
Whether or not you'll get anything out of this novel very much depends on what you want from a book. If you want tight, cleverly woven and complex plots, then you'd be better advised to go for the latest Dan Brown or Tom Clancy. If, however, such novels leave you cold, and you're the type that isn't overly concerned with 'plot', and prefers something with a little more heart, then by all means give it a go.

The Motel Life isn't without its flaws and does show some signs of being a debut novel. One of the most obvious and irritating of these is the 'filler', which uses the story-within-a-story technique to keep things flowing.

The first time the narrator tells another of the characters (to his girlfriend) a little fictional story, you'll smile and read it, seeing it as a nice little touch. The second time he does it (to a waitress in a cafe), you'll probably read it again, but begin to wonder what the the author's motives are. The third, fourth and fifth times he does it (to his brother), you'll grow impatient and probably skip the half a dozen pages, to the point at which the real story resumes.

To me, these stories-within-a-story are a major weak point in the novel, and it's a real shame the author gave up on the main theme by so often resorting to this filler technique.

It's also worth mentioning that I bought this book because I was looking for a decent road-trip novel, and while the first few chapters suggest this is what the reader is going to get, I never really felt like the 'road trip' ever took place, as the characters stay for so long in each of the various locations (of which there's only three). Moreover, each of these locations are very familiar to the characters, and I never really got a sense of them being 'on the road', in the sense I do with true road trip novels such as HST's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

The writing in this book is incredibly simple, narrated in the first-person by someone whose age I struggled to determine. The way in which the two main characters speak – particularly the narrator's brother – suggest mid to late teens, but the brief back-story of their lives suggests older.

On the whole – the story-within-a-story tactic aside – I enjoyed this book. I identified with and liked the characters, who were full, rounded and well-written.

Oh, and one more little point before I close. I could have done without the little sketches at the opening of each chapter, as it did make me feel a little like I was reading something aimed at the 'young adult' market.


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