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J Pillow, Travel Pillow - Winner of British Invention of the Year 2012/2013 (Navy)
J Pillow, Travel Pillow - Winner of British Invention of the Year 2012/2013 (Navy)
Offered by Jensen's Inventions
Price: £29.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The perfect size - if you're a pixie, 1 May 2014
This is way too small. Badly designed and a waste of money. I'm not a large person, but this thing isn't even close to fitting me.
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Deadfall Adventures (PC DVD)
Deadfall Adventures (PC DVD)
Price: £7.71

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Performance is fine Graphics are OK Er, 26 Nov. 2013
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Wow, what a letdown. First the positives:

Performance is fine
Graphics are OK
Er....
That's it

Now the negatives:

The voice acting is dire. Your mid-twenties female companion is voiced by a 8 year old girl who expresses herself with all the power and animation of a long term Valium abuser. Your character is voiced by a smug youth who's yet to grow a moustache pretending to be a world-weary man of middle years. If this game had been set in the late 20th century, you can bet he'd have been in 'Nam. Some things just never leave you, ya know? And the villainous German officer talks like someone who has never heard a real German accent (or a British actor doing a passable German accent) and is probably imitating a guy from Philadelphia whose grandmother was German. Or maybe she just went there once.

The scriptwriter probably goes to the same school as the voice actors. Perhaps they do Geography together. The dialogue is stilted, clichéd, and.... it just makes you wince. A lot.

Atmosphere - well, it would be nice if there was some. It all feels rather barren.

Gameplay. Tedious puzzles. Yawn. Collapsing ruins. YAWN. Limping mummies. YAWWWWN. Progressing through this game is like wading through treacle.

Quirks - infinite pistol ammo. This is just as well, because you will need infinite ammo to kill your first mummy. Then you'll need six times infinite ammo for the six in the next room. Seriously, these pests take forever to kill, even on medium difficulty.

Summary - if it drops below a tenner, and you're confined to the house with 'flu, and you really, *really* haven't got any other games you haven't already played to death, then OK, buy it. Deadloss Adventures. It's your funeral.
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SALOMON Synapse Mid Men's Hiking Shoe, Black/Grey/Yellow, UK8.5
SALOMON Synapse Mid Men's Hiking Shoe, Black/Grey/Yellow, UK8.5

2.0 out of 5 stars Could be wonderful - but it's not, 5 Jun. 2013
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I've worn out a similar pair Salomons (3D GTX Mid, or something like that) and loved them. So I had high hopes of the Synapse. First the good things about them:

Incredibly light
An excellent fit
The lacing system - pull the Kevlar cord, slide the slidey thing, that's it. Absolutely brilliant.
Seem very well made
Good grippy sole
Feel great to walk in
Rather smart without being ostentatious

So why did I send them back? Because getting the darn things on is a real pain. The hole where you put your foot in is just too small, even with the lacing system fully slackened off. And no, I didn't buy the wrong size - once on, the fit was very comfortable, certainly not tight. But every time I put them on, I felt the need for a shoehorn. Much shoving was required.

I haven't got 'unusual feet' and I've never had this problem before with any kind of shoe (and I've had *lots* over the years).

I think Salomon have blundered massively here and it's a real shame. This is a fantastic shoe, but it's only fantastic if you can actually get it on. If it wasn't for this problem, I'd have cheerfully kept them.


Samsung Galaxy SIII UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Pebble Blue (16GB)
Samsung Galaxy SIII UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Pebble Blue (16GB)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to match it, 8 May 2013
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I went iPhone 3, iPhone 4s, Galaxy S3. Won't be going back to Apple any time soon. This is a fast, flexible, do-it-all device. Some people are put off by the size. I found it an issue for about a day, which is all it took to get used to it - it's really not a big deal. If it broke, I'd buy another one, no question.


OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-240G 240GB Vertex SATA III Internal 2.5 Inch SSD
OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-240G 240GB Vertex SATA III Internal 2.5 Inch SSD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 8 May 2013
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Fast, reliable, easy to set up. Some years ago I bought a Western Digital Velociraptor (one of the fastest mechanical disks around) because I got impatient waiting for games to load. It made a big difference. But this thing beats the pants off the Velociraptor. If you're hesitating about going solid state, don't. Boot times are way quicker, even heavy apps load in no time, you'll never want to use a mechanical drive again.


Zagg invisibleSHIELD for Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 - Full Body Protection
Zagg invisibleSHIELD for Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 - Full Body Protection
Offered by Keep in Case
Price: £13.90

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but...., 8 May 2013
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Here's the great bits:

The covering is tough as old boots
It's so thin it's unnoticeable
It's remarkably grippy when holding the phone
It's slick when prodding or swooping around the screen

The not so great is that it doesn't *quite* fit the S3 properly. The front is fine because it's a flat surface, but the back of the S3 curves at each corner. I managed to get a good fit on two corners, but the third was imperfect and the fourth a shambles - it ended up an unattached dust and muck-gathering pocket. This is bound to happen when you try to get a flat thing to fit on a curved thing - geometry won't let you.

Still a good bit of kit, though. So good that I'm willing to overlook the imperfection of the back.


Haglofs Mid Fjell Pant (Men's) Black (Large Sht)
Haglofs Mid Fjell Pant (Men's) Black (Large Sht)

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 May 2013
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Waaaay expensive for trousers, but this my second pair (the first pair are two years old and still going strong) and if they ever wear out, which is looking like a pretty big 'if', I'll be buying another pair. I usually wear them for work/pub because they're rather smart and well cut, but Haglofs have somehow managed to come up with a design that also looks right at home on the hill or at the crag.

They're comfy, tough as old boots, and the pockets are in all the right places. They're also remarkably breathable. Eight hours up and down Ben Nevis sweating like a beast and these things never once got damp. They also blocked most of the cold wind once we were on top. On other occasions, I've got them pretty damp (though never actually soaked) in rain and they dry out fast.

If I had to nitpick (and this really is minor) when new they are a bit of a lint magnet, but with a few months use and washing the knap smooths out and all is well.

Haglofs have really nailed it with these. Expensive yes, but worth every penny.


Creative Audigy SE 7.1/PCI Bulk Sound Card internal PCI
Creative Audigy SE 7.1/PCI Bulk Sound Card internal PCI
Offered by Deals4Geeks
Price: £23.65

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK-ish, 8 May 2013
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It's a slight improvement over onboard sound, but don't expect miracles. Hard to complain for a tenner, though. If you're looking for something to rock your world, you'll need to be spending around £100 on something like the Asus Essence, which really will put a big grin on your face.


Crysis 3 (PC DVD)
Crysis 3 (PC DVD)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £6.98

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomely, awesomely awesome, 25 April 2013
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Crysis 3 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
First the negatives:

You need a seriously high end video card to do this game justice
Er....
That's it

Now the positives:

Far and away the best graphics I have ever seen in a game. Better than Bioshock Infinite, better than Call of Pripyat with a pile of graphics mods, better than my heavily modded Skyrim. It really is outstanding. Massively detailed landscapes, absolutely *beautiful* lighting, the best particle system I've ever seen, great water surfaces, impressive skies - you get the idea.

Gameplay is exciting, challenging and varied. The AI is good.

Games companies should take a leaf out of Crytek's book when it comes to voice acting, it's fantastic.

Worth every penny. I look forward to forgetting it so I can play it all over again.


Far Cry 3 (PC DVD)
Far Cry 3 (PC DVD)
Offered by GeeksWholesaler
Price: £9.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Massively flawed and an obvious port from a console, 25 April 2013
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This review is from: Far Cry 3 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Were you impressed by the graphics of the original Far Cry, way back in 2004? So were we here at Ubisoft! That's why we decided to keep them *exactly* the same in Far Cry 3.

Do you want to save on heating bills? No problem! The abysmal coding in Far Cry 3 will max out your graphics card and make it hot enough to heat your house, dry your hair, fry an egg and maybe even do a bit of welding! How cool is that???

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be severely mobility impaired? With Far Cry 3, wonder no more! You'll be unable to walk up inclines steeper than 10 degrees, unable to step over rocks higher than a kerbstone, and our 'brittle bone' simulator will kill you every time you fall eight feet down a gentle grassy slope!

Have you ever fancied drunk driving but been unable to summon the nerve? Fret no more! Our 'eleven pint' driving simulator will turn you into a lead-footed, heavy-handed maniac! And it's not just your car that will crash - we've managed to crash the WHOLE GAME every hour so!

Do you miss the 80s? We mean really, really miss them? Well, just for you, we've created an in-game menu system that recalls the good old days of clunky unintuitive menus and scrappy little pictures that might be a leaf, or a pile of washing, or a Jeep, or a bumble bee with a bad case of the shakes. AND we've thrown in some wildly implausible restrictions. Want to carry 27 buffalo hides all at once? You can! Want to carry 27 leaves all at once? You can! Want to carry 28 leaves all at once? Sorry, your rucksack is full.

Here at Ubisoft, we know how much you like video games. You just want to play and play and play. That's why we disabled save games and went instead for autosaves at checkpoints. But here's the genius bit - the checkpoints are AGES apart! Like an hour or more! And if you die before you reach one, guess what? That's right - you go back to the village where you started, hundreds of miles away! And you have to plod back to where you were through all the respawned baddies! How awesome is THAT???

Far Cry 3 - it's sort of pants. If it's going for £5 or so, I'd say it's worth buying for your average FPS fan. In fairness, the scenery is quite pretty, the landscape is realistic, the lighting is nice (although characters have big dark blurry outlines in leiu of actual shadows - ugh) and it's a seriously big world to roam around in.

I'm being generous with three stars - it's sort of meh, rather than OK.


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