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Ecozone Biobulb, Energy-Saving Daylight Bulb, Bayonet Cap B22, 25W Equivalent to 100w, 1750 Lumens, Full Spectrum, Daylight White 6500k, Uses 75% Less Energy. Ideal for suffers of S.A.D
Ecozone Biobulb, Energy-Saving Daylight Bulb, Bayonet Cap B22, 25W Equivalent to 100w, 1750 Lumens, Full Spectrum, Daylight White 6500k, Uses 75% Less Energy. Ideal for suffers of S.A.D
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars I think this is what is meant when its said "...and let there be LIGHT !!! ", 21 Mar 2011
2700K or 4000k or 6500K ... these are not just silly numbers... they actually determine how `white' your light will be...these are the `colour temperatures'... and this is what you should lookout for IF your main priority is the COLOUR of the emitted light.

This Ecobulb is Daylight intensity 6500K white light energy saving bulb... and it is brilliant !!! If you are after TRUE white light... this is the business... I have listed the colour temperature ranges for the type of light a typical energy saver bulb emits...hope this helps.

Warm/soft white <3,000K (the standard variety in all stores is the 2700K warm/soft white)

Bright white 3,500K

Cool white 4,000K

Daylight >5,000K

The Secret Speech
The Secret Speech
by Tom Rob Smith
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good sequel....but don't get your hopes too high, 21 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Secret Speech (Paperback)
Child 44 was good in its own right... the soviet era, the iron fist routine, secret police, the dreaded `denunciation'...mixed with a child serial killer... some Hollywood `last minute' plot style and voila... you had a page turner at hand

This however is `follow up' ... what happened to the `reformed' character(s)... how the communists lost the civil war with their own citizens...and a side story of an dysfunctional family. Its a good read, don't get me wrong... but the `turnaround of fortunes' is far more predictable and you sort of know that the lead character will pull it off somehow...moreover the last quarter of the book is far too drawn out and feels like a `bolt on' to the original affair.

To quench your curiosity about `What did Leo do after Stalin?' ... pick it up by all means... if you are expecting the thrills of the first one... you'll be slightly disappointed.

Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks
Logitech VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll have to go out of your way to fault this product..., 4 Aug 2009
The long and short of it is... if you are looking for a travel mouse for your netbook/laptop ... you'll have to go out of your way to get it wrong with this product.

Solid construction, very very precise handling of the pointer and extremely comfortable to use for prolonged periods. The antislip 'comfy' grip on the sides are an added bonus.

As all other reviewers have already pointed out already, the nano receiver for the mouse is really tiny, you hardly notice it plugged in. Its 'lost' on the chassis profile of my netbook already, on a laptop it seems to almost disappear!

The receiver can stowed away in the mouse itself, which again is a really neat touch. The case is high quality and houses the mouse securely.

XP/Vista recognise the mouse straight away... it really is a true plug and play device.

There are no shortcomings in the product which jump out... if there are (I cannot point out any!), it'll truly be a case of skinning a hair.

Highly recommended... would give 5+ stars if I could.

Child 44
Child 44
by Tom Rob Smith
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Great plotline...but occasionally overwhelmed by the Hollywood `Soviet formula'..., 21 July 2009
This review is from: Child 44 (Paperback)
If you are even vaguely expecting a pinhole view of how Soviet Union `used to be' half way through the 20th century... look away. What this book does however, is brilliantly execute a plot set in an allegedly bleak time and place. The character build up, the twist in relations half way through... and the provoking thought of circumstances pushing men to commit unthinkable deeds just so they can ward off hunger ... is a joy to open mind!

A great story, thoroughly recommended!

Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Another gem for those who can appreciate an 'alternative' view!, 21 July 2009
If you are the sort of person who is open to an alternative explanation... go ahead, buy this book... you will not be disappointed. If you have ever wondered about how certain people got to where they are today, or think in a certain way... or have a different attitude towards being `successful' ... this will be fascinating read for you.

If you are an avid reader of alternative explanations to `explain' success, you may find certain ideas `borrowed' and built upon... but regardless, its still a very engaging read.

The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything
The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything
by Robert H Frank
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some more ideas for interesting dinner table conversations... so don't expect to be dazzled, 30 Sep 2008
If you enjoyed Freakononics and Undercover Economist, then like myself either you have already bought this book ... or planning to buy it... expecting similar quirky questions answered with the aid of `layman' economics.

The book didn't disappoint, but did not dazzle either. It definitely misses the quality of linked events and explanation of Tim Harford's Undercover Economist, but is not as bad as some of the reviews claim.

Yes, it's not economist prose with complex explanations and statistics...with a unifying idea as an explanation for everything... which in my opinion frankly is a good thing. The layout is simple... each section has a series of questions with their `answers' below them... the Q&A layout makes it an easy read... which you can enjoy in chunks ...taking as much time as you like.

Some questions do jog the brain, and you will definitely find a few which you yourself might have wondered from time to time. Please be aware though, that the `economic explanation' offered for the posed question MAY be one of the many right ones... it's a point of view ... with an economic angle... just like these reviews which have been posted... each with our individual opinion!

A few fellow readers have been a bit generous with their criticism on for this book, but as already mentioned here a couple of times, due credit to the writer (R.H. Frank) that he confesses early in the book that the answers are a `point of view' and should be `critically' evaluated.

Yes, it's not dazzling economic or literary genius... but still a good read... worth a try.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very comfortable...with outstanding sound quality, 30 Aug 2007
I am not a big fan of in ear headphones, maybe I have `funny ear syndrome' but my conversations with a lot many fellow passengers and iPod aficionados confirms that I am not only one with this supposed `anomaly'.

Ok, I am will not bore you with geeky stuff, but would like to draw your attention to specifically a) the comfort b) the sound quality and c) how they sound on the new iPod Nano.

A) Comfort: In my personal opinion these are the most comfortable in ear headphones available today. The soft silicon gel tips are astonishingly easy to get used to. For most of the time, I don't even feel I am wearing them. I travel a lot, and this involves all sorts of commute, from airports to railway stations and the London underground. I like my personal space, and keep these on almost all the time. Even continuous use of more than 5 hours, and still I don't feel any discomfort or irritating aches and pains. I have read few reviews that say the silicon tips come easy, I don't see how as they very snugly fitted. Any amount of `normal' handling will NOT make them come off. And this includes running and cycling. And the best part.. they are not entirely noise isolation headphones... so if there is somebody screaming your name...or a hooting car...or a loud PA announcement... you'll definitely be able to make out that something is going on... and not miss it out if its important.

B) Sound quality: Okay, prejudice apart, these are very very decent headphones. I have to agree with my fellow reviewers these being a bit inclined towards the bass side, BUT (and it's a big BUT) the sound quality for a proper music lover, the one who likes to hear the individual notes, the fluidity of each instrument, the strings, the percussions...each of these.... These are a perfect companion. You will not be disappointed. If the song you are listening is 96kbps or higher bit rate (sorry for tech speak), I cannot see any reason for you to miss out ANY notes at all even at normal volume.

C) Sound quality on the new iPod Nano 2G: All songs I really like on the Nano are 128kbps or more, so a song wise review just in case you want to compare to a product you might already have:

U2 | Vertigo: The vocals are sharp and easily discernible, the music is loud and all the subtle percussions and guitar bits can be easily picked up

Vivaldi | Four Seasons: The violin is simply crisp and so are the flute notes, even the faint ones.

Elvis Presley | A Little less conversation (original) : Elvis vocals are generally very throaty, but these are quite discernible on the Bose, the music in the original is not as loud as in the remix version (the one played in Oceans Eleven!) but again, the string notes are very very clear!

Overall, if you don't mind the price you'll find it difficult to go wrong with this product!

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