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Sony NWZB162 B Series Music Clip Walkman 2GB - Black
Sony NWZB162 B Series Music Clip Walkman 2GB - Black

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unimpressive, 14 Jun. 2012
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Bought this on the basis of other reviews but was really disappointed, and have replaced it with EvoDigitals 4GB Blue MP3 WMA Player (samsung memory) USB With FM Tuner, Voice Recorder + More.

In comparison, the Sony is c.three times the price with half the memory; it won't work with older versions of Windows; it won't save BBC podcasts direct onto the player; the screen is very small and the max. volume is simply not loud enough for gym use.


EvoDigitals 4GB Blue MP3 WMA Player (samsung memory) USB With FM Tuner, Voice Recorder + More
EvoDigitals 4GB Blue MP3 WMA Player (samsung memory) USB With FM Tuner, Voice Recorder + More
Offered by EvoDigitals
Price: £11.95

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the Competition, 14 Jun. 2012
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Bought an earlier version of this c.four years ago and it eventually gave up the ghost when I reverse fitted the battery (in the dark: that's my excuse). I initially replaced it with Sony NWZB172 2GB Walkman MP3 Player with USB - Black but found that poor, and so bought a new EvoDigitals player. Advantages of the EvoDigitals over the Sony:
a) Less than half the price
b) Works with older versions of Windows
c) Saves BBC podcasts direct onto player
d) Loud max volume
e) Larger display and simpler controls
f) Uses real batteries, which seem to last for hours
g) Twice the memory
h) Radio


Phillips Milk of Magnesia, Original 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Phillips Milk of Magnesia, Original 12 fl oz (355 ml)
Offered by windsor goods
Price: £9.54

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Costly but Available, 14 Jun. 2012
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Until and unless the UK manufacturers or license-holders get their act together, this looks like the only source of MoM. The bottles are nearly double the size of the normal UK bottle, so actual cost including postage is just under twice UK prices. Taste is different (no sweeteners) but otherwise the same and, impressively, arrived from the US in about one week with long (2015) use-by dates.
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NETGEAR N300 Universal 4 Port Smart TV, Video and Gaming Wi-Fi Adapter - Black
NETGEAR N300 Universal 4 Port Smart TV, Video and Gaming Wi-Fi Adapter - Black
Offered by Attari_Traders

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive with LG TV plus BT Home Hub 3.0, 16 Sept. 2011
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After mixed reviews for the wireless dongle you can buy specifically for LG TVs (LG AN-WF100 - Network adapter - Hi-Speed USB - 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n), I decided to buy this instead. Comes with all the cables you need - electric plug or USB for power, and a short-ish ethernet cable.

It didn't take more than a minute to set up - just plugged it in, pressed the WPS button on the adapter, pressed the WPS button on the Home Hub 3.0 - and the TV was Internet-connected. The slightly scary warning in the instructions that you need line of sight between adapter and router seems quite wrong: I'm running the adapter two floors away from the router and there is zero lag on applications like iPlayer.

This is a very neat piece of kit and very much recommended. Cheaper than LG's proprietary alternative, and easily re-usable on other devices.


LG AN-WF100 Wi-Fi Dongle for Wireless Access to LG Smart TV
LG AN-WF100 Wi-Fi Dongle for Wireless Access to LG Smart TV
Offered by Chill Power
Price: £33.98

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Look for Alternatives, 16 Sept. 2011
After reading the reviews here, and the problems some buyers had, I instead bought a Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter. It is slightly cheaper; it was very easy to set up on my LG TV (a 42LD490) with a good connection despite being two floors from the router; it works very well on Netcast; and it can be re-used on any other devices if the LG one day goes to the great home cinema in the sky.


Disposable Helium 30
Disposable Helium 30
Offered by Partyrama
Price: £21.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works as Promised, 23 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Disposable Helium 30 (Toy)
The balloons supplied are bog-standard latex: they'll work fime for a few hours, but if you want them to say afloat for longer, then you'll need to use Hi-Float treatment liquid, which ensures the helium doesn't diffuse through the balloon fabric for several days. There are both photographic and text instructions with the helium canister, but it's a pretty straightforward process to fill the balloons once you get the hang of the valve.


Ultra Helium Hi-Float Latex Balloon Treatment Kit
Ultra Helium Hi-Float Latex Balloon Treatment Kit
Offered by notjustballoons
Price: £8.60

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works as Promised, 22 Jun. 2011
Very straightforward to use: one squirt per balloon just before you put in the helium. Our balloons have so far lasted several days. The only query is whether you really need or want your helium balloons to last that long if you're inflating them just before a party: in that case a few hours might be enough.


The Other Hand
The Other Hand
by Chris Cleave
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heart In The Right Place; Brain Missing In Action, 4 Jan. 2011
This review is from: The Other Hand (Paperback)
It is commendable that Chris Cleave has tried to reach out to chick-lit-type readers and draw them into the uncomfortable subject of asylum-seekers. The storyline rattles along and is affecting in its way. But if you're looking for credibility of narrative or dialogue; leave well alone.

As for the depiction of Nigeria: oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Cleave falls into the "Africa is a country" trap, bundling up a grab-bag of dark continent stereotypes he probably picked up while doodling during O-level Geography lessons. Part wrong: mountains and tea exports in Nigeria?: that would be Kenya you're thinking of. Part stereotype: movies shown on sheets (did that ever happen?; certainly not after the Nollywood/video boom); villagers ignorant of the outside world (er, ever heard of roads and minibuses and schools). Part unable to read a map: leave Abuja, travel round the SE of Nigeria, and get back by sunset? Only if your car is supersonic.

Of course to the vast majority of readers, this won't matter, but it's symptomatic of the rather slapdash, plotlined-on-the-back-of-a-fag-packet approach to the whole book. Plus, Chris, if you got five people to provide "several patient readings and insightful editorial notes"; why on earth didn't you add a sixth who had actually been to Nigeria? Perhaps because they'd have punched holes in your story faster than termites in a doorframe.


Clip Frame (Plastic Glass) approx 18"X12" -  45cm x 30cm
Clip Frame (Plastic Glass) approx 18"X12" - 45cm x 30cm

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality of "Glass", 23 July 2009
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I could have gotten a rogue item but the "plastic glass" (a strange oxymoron) with my frame had lots of score marks on it; most are very fine but two are scored right across, and make the clip frame pretty much unusable for display.
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastical Musing on Life and Self, 20 July 2009
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Cleverly interweaving two different narratives, Murakami's novel is an introspective, slightly pretentious work: the kind of book I used to devour and find highly meangingful as a teenager.

It's an introspection on .. .. well, you can create your own focus. In a way it's about death - suicide, even; it's about the counterpoint between youth and old age; it's about psychotherapy and the nature of consciousness. Above all, it's about the choices we make or which are thrust upon us: which way would you elect to travel?

I found Murakami's writing was not always completely intelligible in its details but the core ideas are clever and insightful. Those ideas and the images he creates do stay with you, and I'd very much recommend this.


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