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Freecom 31454 500GB Mobile Drive - XXS USB 2.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive - Black
Freecom 31454 500GB Mobile Drive - XXS USB 2.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive - Black

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 3/3 failed in just over 3 years, 23 Jan 2012
I first bought one of these when i became an IT Technician for a couple of schools to carry docs/installs around. The first two times i had to replace it as it would only work intermitently after a while due to a dodgey usb port on the actual drive. The 3rd, and final one i will ever have, has just failed today with the usb port completely detaching from the pcb rendering it useless (after taking off the pcb board there is no sata port to recover my data neither). These things are built poorly, specifically the soldering on that usb port to the pcb...avoid it and buy something sturdier...will try the pro book next. Please note i take good care of my equipment and all my other pc stuff is in great working order.


This Is Happening [Digipak]
This Is Happening [Digipak]
Price: £35.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!, 9 Sep 2011
Most critics argue that this is happening is second best to sound of silver, i guess that's an issue you have with any form media; whenever you create a "classic" the follow up will generally be considered inferior. IMO it's an irrelevant argument however, as it stands on its own as a compelling album which rewards the listener each time they come back with new detail, subtlety and interest. Stand out track for me has to be "You wanted a hit", absolute must buy for anyone interested in this genre of music or LCD Soundsystem.


Denon AHD2000 Closed Type Stereo Headphones
Denon AHD2000 Closed Type Stereo Headphones

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend, 8 Aug 2011
Love the headphones, great build quality and they look/feel very high quality. Massive upgrade from the D1100's i previously owned.

2 complaints i would have right now after a couple of weeks of use are:
-The mesh cable is LONG so i keep it cable tied up.
-The highs can be a little shrill on the right song (greenday being an artist in particular that stands out, i blame that partly on the recording/production though based off the eq display). I wouldn't be surprised if this issue calms down after significant burn in time, as i have already noticed some changes in sound characteristics since the first day.

For 98% of music though they sound fantastic and i'm hearing a lot of new detail in music i've never noticed before; for example i have heard REM - Find the river hundreds of times but never noticed the drumstick tapping that Michael Stipe must use for timing. Nirvana Unplugged is a revelation too, blown away by the seperation and soundstage on that flac album.

Note im using the phones with an E7, which is working great as a portable amp/dac and i'd highly recommend at least buying this to accompany your purchase if not a more expensive dedicated amp too (poss the E9).
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Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
by David Kushner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.74

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner, 23 July 2011
I'm a very sporadic reader but when a book grabs me I find myself staying up way past bed time (11 on a work day ;) ) to continue reading...this book is one of those. Anyone who has an interest in the games industry I'm sure will find this book thrilling, even those who were born in the 90s will find it an intriguing history lesson.

Just a side note, several times I stopped reading to go watch footage of the game they were talking about on youtube (I obviously know quake, doom and wolfenstein, but some of their earlier games I have never come across as I was a NES/SNES guy). I imagine this book would benefit massively from an interactive ebook with videos/demos of the games slipped in at appropriate points of the book. Only tablets are capable of that right now but it would be really cool to see books include links or content of extracurricular interest.


Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
Don't Just Do Something, Stand There
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars decent but their eps were better, 4 May 2011
As the title says the albums fairly decently but their ep work was much better imo, specifically the songs one step behind, teenage angst, jerking off and no motivation.


Denon AHD1100 Over-Ear Headphones - Black
Denon AHD1100 Over-Ear Headphones - Black
Offered by E W Link Co Ltd.
Price: £54.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with my purchase, 21 Mar 2011
I'm really enjoying the Denon AH-D1100s since i got them. I'm finding certain music surprises me with new depth and interesting layers but not all. On default eq i would suggest these are too bass heavy and it effects clarity, with my zen vision m set to accoustic however its a happy median. The way the silver plastic juts out is a little tacky/cheap looking, design could be beter but its something you can live with (rather that than flashy beats that sound terrible). My zen vision m mp3 player powers them fine, tho you do tend to notice more imprefections in music (For example the break up of high notes towards the end of radiohead - sail to the moon, which appears to be there in all recordings after downloading a flac copy and playing it through multiple sets of speakers but it was something i hadn't noticed until i got these headphones).

I have noticed certain songs performing better now than they did when i first bought them, this is either due to break in time or my ears getting accustomed to the sound they present. Overall very happy, tho i imagine after a few years i'll want to upgrade to the 2000s or 5000s.


Manchester United 1999 European Cup Final Shirt
Manchester United 1999 European Cup Final Shirt
Price: £25.00 - £29.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Idiots on here, 1 Feb 2011
Some people on here are idiots, complaining its not made by umbro...do you not have eyes. It clearly says official retro shirt made by score draw (who do a lot of retro shirts), the images clearly show it doesnt have the umbro logo.

I'm quite happy with the product as its impossible to get this in good condition for a reasonable price, looks good.


SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player - Black (SDMX18-008G-E46K)
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player - Black (SDMX18-008G-E46K)
Offered by DealsA
Price: £48.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For loud volume setting set it to north america, 27 Jan 2011
Make sure you set it to north america (i think rest of the world might work too) to get the high volume option in the settings. If you set it to Europe it limits the volume. If you've already set it to europe reset to default factory settings and it will ask you for region again.

Only had it 5 minutes, sounds is average compared to my zen vision m...might be better if i tweaked the eq. Good enough for the gym and price tho.
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Peep Show - Series 1 to 6 [DVD]
Peep Show - Series 1 to 6 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vera Filatova
Offered by gameshop_fuerth
Price: £58.60

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 11 Jan 2011
Recently got into peep show catching the odd episode of season 7 and decided to buy the box set to catch up. This really is comedy genius, been watching it with a friend and getting through a season most nights after work. There are only 6 episodes per season so its pretty short, but still a great deal at £19.


AA Theory Test (AA Driving Test) (AA Driving Test Series)
AA Theory Test (AA Driving Test) (AA Driving Test Series)
by AA Publishing
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 17 Nov 2008
Does the job, ended up getting 50/50 in the test using this. Only thing i would say is that all the answers are in the back rather than upside down on the same page, i ended up writing them all out due to my personal preference.


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