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Meet me in Malmö: The first Inspector Anita Sundström mystery (Inspector Anita Sundström mysteries Book 1)
Meet me in Malmö: The first Inspector Anita Sundström mystery (Inspector Anita Sundström mysteries Book 1)
Price: £0.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy reading, 26 April 2013
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easy to read bog standard crime novel with a touch of romance. characters are reasonably fleshed out but are a bit stereotyped. happy to read another one but its not gripping nor complex in the same vein as the original scandi crime novels


IBRA® Windshield Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus 5 5C 5S 4S 4 3GS Samsung Galaxy S2 S3 S4 S5
IBRA® Windshield Car Mount Holder for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus 5 5C 5S 4S 4 3GS Samsung Galaxy S2 S3 S4 S5
Offered by HD ZONE
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars great windcreen mount, 19 April 2013
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Very pleased with this. Quick wetting of the plastic sucker, slap on windscreen and it sticks. Put your mobile phone in and squeeze the clamps together and push button to release phone...very easy, solid and cheap. I am impressed


The Expats
The Expats
Price: £4.19

4.0 out of 5 stars American centric story, 19 April 2013
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This review is from: The Expats (Kindle Edition)
Good but a bit bizarre frolic through Luxembourg and Paris. Easy reading and not bad for that. As a European reading it, it seems a bit odd


Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender
Price: £39.08

4.0 out of 5 stars extends wifi range, 13 Dec 2012
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Easy to set up - literally plug in and press a couple of buttons
Great for using tablets in parts of the house where there was no/weak signal
It does fall out every so often - maybe once a month ? - but this just needs a push button reset
Good value for money


Snugg Nexus 7 2012 version Leather Case in Black - Flip Stand Cover with Elastic Strap and Premium Nubuck Fibre Interior - Automatically Wakes and Puts the Google Nexus 7 2012 version to Sleep
Snugg Nexus 7 2012 version Leather Case in Black - Flip Stand Cover with Elastic Strap and Premium Nubuck Fibre Interior - Automatically Wakes and Puts the Google Nexus 7 2012 version to Sleep
Offered by TheSnugg
Price: £59.98

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars does the job, 30 Oct 2012
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I had high hopes from the very positive reviews I read and...the case is OK. Not great but does the job. It protects the Nexus, from scratches and knocks and has enough holes for the speaker, switches and camera
The two problems for me are:
The handle you see in the pictures is on the inside, so you have no handle on the outside to carry it with. It's purely to hold once opened
The case doesn't fold flat when opened so makes holding a bit uncomfortable (even with the handle)but helps when using on a desk in landscape mode. Not so good in portrait
Overall it makes a very slim device, quite bulky but doesn't add much to the weight of the nexus
I am sure there is better out there but for the money it's fine


AFTER EARTH (WORLDS OF THE MULTIVERSE Book 1)
AFTER EARTH (WORLDS OF THE MULTIVERSE Book 1)
Price: £0.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 23 April 2012
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I tried to get through the experience as q uickly as possible. Kept thinking the story would develop and characters would emerge. It didn't and they didin't
Written by a child perhaps
The second worse book i have read
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Logitech Squeezebox Touch (discontinued by manufacturer)
Logitech Squeezebox Touch (discontinued by manufacturer)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good hardware, less good software, 5 Aug 2011
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Nearly 2 years on. It seems outdated and certainly lacks software support. Too many glitches to use easily. Difficult to control though Android - crashes or doesn't appear on my tablet. Regulalry dissapears from network and hangs. Need to get a Sonos !

Now been living with the Touch for a couple of months...
Very happy with it in terms of audio quality - played through Creek 4040 Amp and Eltax floorstanding speakers
Happy with the internet radio
The hard drive connection works fine - just make sure you start with a completely clean new hard drive, load the files onto it and then follow start up instructions to the letter. I have had one incident of the Touch failing to read a file but if you just go back through the menu and reopen the song it is fine

The only major drawback is the size of the screen. Sitting on the sofa a few feet away it is very difficult to see the titles etc. Cannot understand why they made it so small...

Had the Touch one week and it's a nice product. it's not perfect but it does most of what you want
I have a new house which I wired with Cat6 ethernet. I plugged it into my network, which goes through a Netgear router and attached to an old Creek 4040 integrated amp
Turn the volume high on your amp and use the remote to control the volume of radio/music
I bought a new WD 1TB powered USB drive and loaded all my music (mixture of FLAC, MP3 etc) all in the correct folders and correctly tagged (so I thought). I attached this and let the Touch find all my files through the Squeezebox Server on the Touch. Took about 30 mins for all files and art etc
I am then able to select artists, tracks, albums etc to play and make playlists. I have checked on forums and I should be able to add further music files without detaching the USB hard drive, through my network from my PC
I have not added Squeezebox Server to my PC as I don't want to have that constantly on in order to play music - hence the USB Hard Drive
Next up is a DAC to better convert the digital to analogue and one day a newer amp. The quality of the sound currently is excellent. Not far off CD quality even without FLAC files

Pluses:
Very easy to set up initially - unpack and plug it all in. It works.
Internet radio is instantly accessible - you can get just about any radio station you can think of and many that you didn't know existed
The sound quality of radio is excellent
You can save your favourite radio stations for instant access
Free download means you can control the Touch from your wireless laptop/ipad, so you don't have to use the little screen (I can only control the radio so far)
It's plastic but feels well constructed

Minuses:
Despite correct?? folders and tags I have some strange folders appearing in "My Music". Some of which are empty. I suspect it's to do with the tags somewhere as I ahve a similar issue on my mp3 player
The Touch screen is too small. If it was iPad size then it would be more visible and more usable
I am not sure of the connectivity of the Hard drive to the Touch - there are a lot of stories that it just doesn't work too well. I haven't had problems yet...
It's not an intuitive menu and you have to keep going back to go forward!! I would be much happier if I could have easily set it up on my PC as I wanted it and then not have to use a PC interface after that - much like a router set up

Overall so far I am very pleased with it. I'll report back after living with the Touch for a few months
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Beyond Armageddon II: Empire
Beyond Armageddon II: Empire
Price: £1.28

4.0 out of 5 stars badly written but addictive, 16 Mar 2011
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characters are one dimensional, storyline is obvious and doesn't necessarily follow from one part to another and the book offers no real orginality but...
i actually liked it and found it very addictive. it won't stretch your brain or imagination but it's a great light read and at the price - a bargain


uni-ball Vision Elite UB200 Rollerball Black 3 piece blisterpack
uni-ball Vision Elite UB200 Rollerball Black 3 piece blisterpack
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best pens great price, 16 Mar 2011
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evryone comments how nice these pens are to write with, when they steal them from my desk. they flow easily and silently...wouldn't use any other pen


Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars turned to the dark side, 27 Dec 2010
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It's a great product. I like books and never throw them away. I really thought I was turning to the dark side with this...
I never have to go near a bookshop
I can choose cheaper books from the Kindle store
I can download PDFs and other format ebooks and change them, so choice is not limited
It's light
It's as clear as reading a book, with the advantage that in poor light you can change the text size
Battery really does last for ages
However, I don't like the keyboard at the bottom. It's where it is most comfortable to hold the device but I keep pressing keys and bringing up notes etc. Holding it here also makes it more difficult to "turn" the pages
Overall I am sorry to say the dark side has won. I won't be buying many books anymore. Of course it's no substiute for anything with pictures - newspapers, magazines etc
Not sure why anyone would pay for 3G connectivity though. Download to your PC and transfer with cable when you charge is easiest

Additional comments after living with the Kindle March 2011
My Kindle died. I called Amazon.co.uk and they sent a replacement - to a UK address, which isn't particularly helpful as I don't live there anymore! The y wouldn't ship abroad. The screen died...just locked and was unreadable. I was unable to hard reboot and on speaking with Amazon I get the feelng this is happening a lot. No real info on the internet about the problems but I'd be interested in seeing the stats of failures
Still a good product but not perfect. It really does need a cover and a screen protector. It's not that easy to hold as I stated before but overall a great boon if you can't get to a bookshop selling English language books


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