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Ultimate Ears Super.Fi - Universal Fit Earphones - 5 Pro - Black
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi - Universal Fit Earphones - 5 Pro - Black

3.0 out of 5 stars Great sound but..., 19 July 2010
There is no doubting that these earphones are a serious upgrade from the Sony EX500LP which at the time of purchase were superb. The UE however have considerably tighter bass, superior separation and greater soundstage. You can really hear the difference. There's a huge array of eartips available but I struggled to get a great fit. I frequently need to twist and fiddle to get them to sit right. But maybe that's just my ears! It's a great idea to have a replaceable cable as it's seems that this is the most vulnerable part of most earphones. However I have replaced them twice in just over a year so that's an extra 40. The straight jack is far too week. There is an L-shaped version which is a little more expensive but the reviews don't bode well for them either. The only alternative now is to buy an extension cable so that the UE jack sits outside of my pocket. I'm sure it'll be fine if you sit your ipod in your shirt pocket otherwise you can start collecting airmiles more frequently if you buy these.


PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (Postsecret Book)
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (Postsecret Book)
by Frank Warren
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 4 Jan 2007
This is a fabulous book that contains some really quite 'extraordinary confessions', some quite heartfelt, others comical and some I'm sure we can all relate to. Also many of the postcards are very well designed,thoughtful in their use of imagery and type. It's an on going project so you can check out some of the kind of postcards you can expect to see at postsecret.blogspot.com.


Apple iPod Nano - 1GB - Black
Apple iPod Nano - 1GB - Black

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied, 25 Jun 2006
Recently purchased a 1GB Nano and here are my opinions. First over all I was sold immediately on the beautifully presented package which the iPod and it's accessories came in. The object looks and feels absolutely wonderful but having read about how easily the iPod scratches I bought a case immediately. Software loaded without a problem and the iPod connected and started charging (Apple do recommend USB 2.0 and SP2).The actual amount of available space available on the memory was 892MB. So you lose a fair amount. I imported my CDs as AAC format which was the default setting. I will probably get around 230 tracks on the iPod with tunes running from 3 mins to a few that go on for about 11 mins. Navigation and operation is a doddle. However I originally owned a Sony NW-MS70 and I have to say that the sound is far better than the Nano or at least if you like it warm and bassy. I've tried changing the EQ levels on the iPod but the headphones start crackling (R&B or Bass Boost). I suppose you could argue that the iPod has a more neutral or purist sound. But I suppose that depends on how you like to listen to your music. Overall though I'm happy with the iPod and the software in particular (a week point with my Sony Sonic Stage).


Timeless
Timeless
Price: 6.30

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Cracker, 19 Jun 2006
This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
I initally bought this album purely for the 'Mas Que Nada' remix but on first listen I discovered some real gems. Don't worry, the BEP don't rap through the whole album. 'Berimbau' features Stevie Wonder on harmonica, 'Let Me' features the sublime vocals of Jill Scott and the melodic rap of William, E Menina has that soft Brasilian groove that gets the feet tapping, 'Bananeira' fuses the latin beat with dancehall, but by far the best track is 'Timeless' featuring India Arie which is a silky mix of bossanova and soul (absolutely divine). There are some tracks that don't quite work but who cares. There's something for everyone and everything for some.


Epson Stylus R220 Inkjet Colour Photo Printer
Epson Stylus R220 Inkjet Colour Photo Printer

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great colours, 21 Jan 2006
I've been using the printer for a couple of months now and everything is still running fine. I did intially have a minor problem with the catridge holder not locking in place but it was an easy problem to solve. Prints are colourful and vibrant especially if you're using good stock. The quality setting allows you to distribute less ink for low res prints. Printing is quite quick even on the highest setting for A4 and there's also a borderless option. Does CDs too. Ink is expensive as there's 6 catridges. Fairly small footprint compared to some other brands. Overall I think the R220 is good value for money.


Onedotzero Vol 2 [DVD]
Onedotzero Vol 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Various
Offered by 2% OFF DISPLAYED ITEM PRICE - DISCOUNT APPLIED AT CHECKOUT **100% RATED SELLER - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE**
Price: 21.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eye candy, 14 Oct 2005
This review is from: Onedotzero Vol 2 [DVD] (DVD)
This is a superb collection of animated shorts and motion graphics work. There are 19 pieces of work with one "the making of". Personal stand out pieces include Johnny Hardstaff's mesmorising and playstation commisioned short, "future of gaming", Ed Holdsworth's abstract journey "arrive", Tim Hope's award winning and some what comedic, "the wolfman", Shynola's "lambchop" and Chris Shepherds thought provoking and chilling "Dad's Dead". There 's a range of styles in the collection ranging from the use of vectors to 3D to combining everything in the designers armoury. As the previous reviewer said it's a DVD that you will watch over and over again. Brilliant.


Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art
Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art
by Jennifer New
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.55

81 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning, 29 Aug 2005
This book is absolutely stunning. It's a collection journals and notebooks from people of varying professions and interests. The book is broken down into 4 sections: observation, reflection, exploration and creation. Each section headed with introductory text with further text on the individual "journalists". The journals themselves vary widely in styles, from scribbled notes to pages that have been rigourously worked on. If you want to see some images then you should visit [...] The shape of the book resembles a traditional journal, the paper is of good quality and the layout is clean and easy to enjoy. Drawing from life is truly inspirational.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 Digital Still Camera - Silver [7MP, 3 x Optical Zoom]
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7 Digital Still Camera - Silver [7MP, 3 x Optical Zoom]

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow, 27 April 2005
This camera looks and feels extremely sturdy. It's got a huge LCD screen which works well even in bright conditions. It's extremely easy to use in both Auto and Program AE exposure modes plus you have the option to select one of the Pre-set Scene Selection modes. The menu is clear and easy to navigate. The start up time is incredible and you'll be shooting in seconds. The images are sharp and well saturated. Auto white balance outdoors is superb and usually pretty good indoors. The rechargable batteries have a good life but you can also use standard AA's if you're caught short. Get yourself a 512MB memory stick, especially if you're gonna be using the 7m pixel mode or recording movies. The manual mode gives you option of adjusting the shutter speeds and aperture individually. The only gripe is the slightly odd operation of the manual focus. If you print A3 then this is a must. But I will also suggest looking at the Casio EX-Z50 which is a 5m pixel cam but an extremely good option nontheless. Either way Amazon seems to provide the best price by far.


Man On Fire [2004] [DVD]
Man On Fire [2004] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Denzel Washington
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 2.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Death Wish but Much Better, 5 April 2005
This review is from: Man On Fire [2004] [DVD] (DVD)
This is a great film and I'm kicking myself for not watching it on the big screen. It's a film about revenge with intense and violent scenes. Denzel's Washington's character is superb. He begins as a dark, brooding, ex-special ops assassin, down and out and ready to put the gun to his head. The film never really tries to include too much information. Much of the time you can fill in the picture with your own imagination. Some have complained about the style in which the subtitles are used but like it or not it does not detract from the film. The film is over two hours long, the first hour or so concentrates on how Denzel's character changes through his relationship with the girl he protects. The second part is about what happens when you take his reason for living away. Hell CIA, black ops, assasinations you work it out... Oh and a nice twist at the end.


Teach Yourself Postmodernism (TYPY)
Teach Yourself Postmodernism (TYPY)
by Glenn Ward
Edition: Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good start, 23 Dec 2004
Trying to understand postmodernism was very difficult since the plethora of books available were extremely difficult to read. However this publication speaks in simple plain english and gives a good summary of the subject matter. The author makes it easier for the reader because he actually explains the thinking behind some of the philiosophers involved such as Jean Baudrillard. The book is organised into particular subject areas so you can delve into what interests you most and still maintain an understanding. I read some of the other 'introduction' books but found them either confusing or they just didn't have enough detail. In some cases the information was just sporadic.I would definately recommend this to beginners


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