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Sunvito Wireless Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Suction Cup Speaker for Showers,Boat,Car,Beach,Outdoor Use (Black)
Sunvito Wireless Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Suction Cup Speaker for Showers,Boat,Car,Beach,Outdoor Use (Black)
Offered by SunvitoDirect
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 31 Aug. 2015
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Good little device, works well, sound quality and volume are reasonable (although I only use it for audiobooks, not music). You won't be rattling any windows or causing noise disturbances in the neighbourhood but you don't strain to hear it either.

My only real complaint is the battery life, it lasts maybe 4 hours (not the 6 the product description claims).

For anyone looking for a handsfree kit, this is not the product for you; the inbuilt microphone is a joke, only tried to use it once on a phone call and the other person couldn't hear a word I said. I've tried repeatedly using it with voice recognition on various devices, but no luck.


New Black Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case (Small Z3) Wallet Cover Wallet Vertical Flip Magnetic Opening Faux Leather Protective Holster The Keep Talking Shop® Accessories (Vertical Flip Black)
New Black Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case (Small Z3) Wallet Cover Wallet Vertical Flip Magnetic Opening Faux Leather Protective Holster The Keep Talking Shop® Accessories (Vertical Flip Black)
Offered by Keep Talking Shop Ltd
Price: £4.89

2.0 out of 5 stars Not great quality, not well-designed., 31 Aug. 2015
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Not the best quality, even for the price; glue on the sleeve for one of the card slots came unstuck, causing one of my cards to slip into the lining. Nightmare to get out again.

Not the best design either, didn't realise but the magnetic flap covers the headphone socket, and there is nothing on the back of the case (like a bit of metal) to conveniently locate the flap, so it's just hanging loose.


CyberStorm
CyberStorm
Price: £3.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Stark, brutal, brilliant, 30 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: CyberStorm (Kindle Edition)
A sample of a few short chapters was enough to get me to buy this book. I was hooked very early on. The author takes us on a journey of despair, hope, tragedy and the quest for survival in impossible conditions.

You could be forgiven for assuming from the title that this story was some techno-babble infused sci-fi fest, but in truth it is much more a story of near-primitive survival in a place where technology has, for almost irrelevant reasons, completely failed. It serves to highlight the dangers of technological over-reliance, whilst showing that even though most of our labour-saving gadgets and trinkets are really not necessary, the criticality of heat, light and communication can mean the difference between life and death.

Superbly written, compelling, and a stark warning of an electronic perfect storm we are woefully unprepared for.


UNISUCTION UNIVERSAL 360 IN-CAR WINDSCREEN SUCTION HOLDER MOUNT FOR APPLE IPHONE 5 / 5G LTE - PART OF THE GIZMO ACCESSORIES RANGE
UNISUCTION UNIVERSAL 360 IN-CAR WINDSCREEN SUCTION HOLDER MOUNT FOR APPLE IPHONE 5 / 5G LTE - PART OF THE GIZMO ACCESSORIES RANGE
Offered by Nebula-Accessories
Price: £2.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on - cheap & effective solution, 29 Jan. 2013
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It took 2-3 attempts before I managed to stick the suction pad to my windscreen properly, and in a comfortable position, but now that it's in the right place it sticks perfectly and holds my iPhone securely. The holder rotates when you want it to, but is both stable and robust enough that it you don't have to keep making adjustments.

My only minor complaint, very minor, is that there are no instructions. It's simple enough that you don't exactly need them, but for instance it dose comes with some sort of sticky pad, which I'm guessing you're meant to use if the suction pad doesn't work. Not that I needed this myself as the suction pad has a nice little locking mechanism which seems to be very effective.


Black PC USB Retro Office Desk Fan - PC, Laptop, Mac by Gadget Juice
Black PC USB Retro Office Desk Fan - PC, Laptop, Mac by Gadget Juice

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ever had an asthmatic mouse cough on you?, 23 Jan. 2012
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This is a pointless product. The air flow is pathetic. It displaces more air when it is thrown than when it is plugged in. Don't buy it.
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Ga Gadgets BLACK Portable Metal (with metal blade) USB Retro Desk Fan for PC , Laptop ,Ultrabook, Chromebook, Apple Macbook , iMac
Ga Gadgets BLACK Portable Metal (with metal blade) USB Retro Desk Fan for PC , Laptop ,Ultrabook, Chromebook, Apple Macbook , iMac
Offered by Techccessorize UK
Price: £10.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ever had an asthmatic mouse cough on you?, 23 Jan. 2012
This is a pointless product. The air flow is pathetic. It displaces more air when it is thrown than when it is plugged in. Don't buy it.


Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Xbox 360)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Xbox 360)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good... but stop pushing online play!!, 22 Oct. 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Tiger 11 is significantly different from Tiger 10. The stats system has been completely overhauled, the putting is much more sensitive, and you have to approach using things like power boost and putt preview with a strategic eye.

At first, there is a certain disappointment about the stat system; in 10 your stats could go both up and down based on how well you played. In 11 this is no longer automatic, although you can freely adjust stats up and down once you have earned the experience points to spend on them. Once you get over the initial disappointment, however, you may actually find you prefer the new setup: no longer do errant mis-hits damage your stats so completely.

The stats system has been further improved/developed: every skill point actually counts for something, from putting to approach to precision and power. I always found in Tiger 10 that the only attribute that made any difference to gameplay whatsoever was power.

Another update that has changed the game somewhat is in the pro shop; you no longer have a separate purse to spend on attributes and items. If you earn 500XP you have the choice of spending them on eg power, or you could spend them on a new club or hat or something. Since you can "sell off" your skills, increasing your stats is a balancing act between the items that can give significant bonuses, or the attributes.

My only issue with this game, one that makes it lose a full two stars, is the constant pushing for you to purchase online play. Take the hint, EA: if I wanted it, I'd buy it.


Fable II (Xbox 360)
Fable II (Xbox 360)
Offered by bid2win-ltd
Price: £11.49

34 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good? Yes. A good sequel? Not so sure., 26 Oct. 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fable II (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
All in all, Fable 2 is a pretty good game. Is it as good as the original? Hmm...

Good points:
The graphics are superb. The characters are cartoon-y, and thats the way Fable should be, but the textures, the scenery... fantastic!
Your faithful companion, the dog. You'll grow quite attached to him before the end.
Better wider-world navigation (no more "recalling")

Differences:
Provisions seem to play far less of a role than in the original. Whilst still important, compared to the 1000+ items of produce I regularly kept in Fable, in Fable 2 I've yet to peak a dozen. I'd recommend the purchase of a "Ghoul" augment ASAP.
Real estate can play a more significant role in obtaining wealth.
As well as good vs evil, you can be pure or corrupt. Not sure I see the point in that.
No "will" energy, instead powerful spells take time to charge.
A lot of the depth of the original has been re-focused.

Similarities to the original:
Good fight dynamics, good combination of melee, ranged, and magical attacks.
Storyline blatantly uses the original as a plan. Very similar middle. Not a bad point since the original was so good.
Good humour.
High level of customisation.

Bad points:
The ending. So disappointing.
Main storyline is a little short.
Too easy, especially since you can't actually die.
Only one save at a time, can't have multiple characters.
Fable 2 Pub Games (XBox arcade) are a total waste of time and money.
Why did they get rid of the mini-map?

The game is rather playable, I've already started it a second time. I don't think it will have as much lasting playability as the original, though: I can't see myself picking this game up in a month or so.
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Sword of Orion (Beneath Strange Skies)
Sword of Orion (Beneath Strange Skies)
by Sharon Lee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.33

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, and pretty miserable, 5 April 2006
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I was looking forward to trying these authors, and have read promising reviews surrounging their other work. I wish I hadn't bothered.
The story - from what I can tell - is supposed to be the first part of a trilogy in which an evil oligarchy try to retake power after a succesful coup.
This plot lacks feel, and the story-telling is pretty second-rate. You do not get the impression that anything is really happening, even in the most action-packed pages.
The characters are ineffective, unbelievable, and poorly-developed. The authors fail to to give any more than a passing impression of who they are, what the do, why they do it. The relationships between the characters are almost non-existent, although there is the odd glimpse here and there.
The technology is mostly unimaginative - one thing in particular, what sounds like a hoverboard, is taken directly from Back to the Future. In other places it is sparse, and unlikely. There is one aspect of the technology that is marginaly more interesting than the rest: some wormhole or "gate" technology. But no effort is made to give the reader a real impression of what happens, what the traveler experiences, how the techology is supposed to work: I don't expect detailed plans on wormhole technology, but I am not satisfied in simply being expected to accept that "it works".
The story itself is made up of mini-plots that give the impression they were written seperately and cobbled together afterwards. There is no real cliffhanger to the ending, it just... stops. One is not left begging for more, or even interested in what happens next.
Suffice to say I will not be reading the next book.


FPS Master Controller (Xbox)
FPS Master Controller (Xbox)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, 18 Aug. 2005
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This is an amazing controller. The configurable buttons are perfectly placed, and the fact you can have 3 presets is a stroke of genius. What's more, should you ever need to quickly change to a setup you don't already have, it'll take you seconds to make a new preset.
I have only 2 minor complaints about the controller, hence the 4 instead of 5 stars. One, the trigger gaurds - aside from being pointless - start to hurt your fingers with furious pressing (try Dead or Alive 2 with it!). I'm sure they will be cut in short order. Second, somehow, I keep ending up pressing the "start" button, which is just below the left analog stick. At vital moments I get the menu up, which isn't too much of a problem in single player, but I dread to think what online play will be like with that.... But, I suppose I'll get used to it...


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