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The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds
The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds
by John Higgs
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

5.0 out of 5 stars much better than I'd hoped, 17 Oct 2014
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I bought this on a whim, and rapidly discovered that it was much, much better than I'd hoped. More than just an expose of the main men from the KLF, the book takes its readers down many winding alleyways of thought, motivation and mental process. It provides signposts, theories and explanations , but never in a heavy handed fashion. Always there is enough space for a reader to make up his own mind. There is much in this book concerning what inspired the KLF, and what may have been behind their complex story, as well as a liberal humour. Written from an unbiased perspective, it's not a 'fanboy' special, and will make any discerning reader reconsider the world around them. Highly recommended.


Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 PCI Express 1.0 Sound Card
Asus Xonar DSX 7.1 PCI Express 1.0 Sound Card
Price: £38.98

5.0 out of 5 stars it's happy days. Being ASIO the card works beautifully, 17 Oct 2014
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Bought this after getting fed up with trying to wrangle a Creative card. Since then, it's happy days. Being ASIO the card works beautifully, especially with higher end software such as Adobe Audition CS6. Sound in is free of issues, and sound out is absolutely gorgeous, obviously providing you have some decent speakers attached to your system. Installation is easy, and the provided drivers disk does the job without issue, also adding a nifty little control panel, but none of the claptrap that other sound card makers foist upon their customers. Inputs are limited when compared to some cards, but adequate for most users this side of a professional musician. Great value, and highly recommended.


Huawei Ascend P6 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black - Genuine UK Stock
Huawei Ascend P6 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black - Genuine UK Stock
Offered by Tiskalive
Price: £225.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Ringtones as provided include some nicely quirky and good quality samples, 17 Oct 2014
Bought this elsewhere because of price, and as a result got a slow delivery. Amazon would have done it much quicker. But, so far, I'm loving this phone. Call quality is very crisp and clear, plenty loud enough both ways. Ringtones as provided include some nicely quirky and good quality samples, and there's a cheeky whistle that can be used for incoming text, etc.Great when it happens walking through town! Screen quality is excellent. Texts adopt the slightly staggered display system, which makes them easier to read and keep track of. The phone is Google Play Store compatible, but the Huawei system may take a little getting used to for some of the more adventurous types.Not that it's bad, in fact I'm liking the simplicity of that, too. Setting up is a breeze with a PAYG card.Once the unnecessary bells and whistles have been turned off, battery life is pretty good. This phone can easily go two days with light use before needing a recharge. The one negative I've found is that the handset can get warm, but this can be alleviated by fitting a gel case... and not jibber-jabbering for hours! This model also has a 5mb facing camera and a lovely 8mb rear camera, matching the iPhone in pixels size, at least.

In summary, if you're a light user, looking to make a few calls, send a few texts, a little Interweb use, and some 8mb snapshots, then this is a really good smartphone for the price, and bargain compared to the newer model, at least for those of us who DON'T use phones for gaming or movie watching,


V7 Vertical Mobile Sling Bag for iPad, Kindle Fire and Upto 10.1 inch Tablet PCs
V7 Vertical Mobile Sling Bag for iPad, Kindle Fire and Upto 10.1 inch Tablet PCs
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality enclosure, 15 April 2014
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Got this for those times when I need to transport the iPad with some measure of protection, and don't want to take a larger bag. It's just the job, with lots of pockets, enough padding and of sturdy construction.


JVC Noise Cancelling Foldable Headphones for iPod / iPhone / MP3 Devices - Black
JVC Noise Cancelling Foldable Headphones for iPod / iPhone / MP3 Devices - Black
Price: £46.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sound, flimsy wire., 15 April 2014
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Got theses for my partner to use with her iPad mini, and can report that they sound really good and feel very comfortable on-ear. My one concern is the retractable wire for plugging into the iPad headphone socket, which is super thin. About half the diameter of the same wire used on my own JVC headphones. Hopefully, with gentle treatment, it will last well enough. But it does seem flimsy.


Apple iPad Mini Case for Ipad Mini with Retina Display/Sleeve by MetricUSA Black and Red
Apple iPad Mini Case for Ipad Mini with Retina Display/Sleeve by MetricUSA Black and Red
Offered by Metric Products (Private) Ltd
Price: £10.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and secure, 15 April 2014
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Got this for my partner's iPad Mini 2' and can report that is is of quality construction. Just enough padding to protect against minor bangs, and the detritus of handbags. An iPad mini with a magnetic flip case attached will slide easily Inside this enclosure, and the flap closes with Velcro.


Samrick High Capacitive Aluminium Stylus Pen for Apple iPad 1/2/3/4/Mini - Black (Pack of 4)
Samrick High Capacitive Aluminium Stylus Pen for Apple iPad 1/2/3/4/Mini - Black (Pack of 4)
Price: £6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy for stylus, 15 April 2014
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Forget the biro ended versions and other nonsense, these are nice,y weighted in the hand, very keenly priced and do the job well.


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Roberts, 13 Feb 2014
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This model was my second attempt at buying a cheap radio for my bathroom. The first, a Roberts portable costing exactly the same as this Sony (at the time of writing), had terrible reception and poor quality sound, so I returned it to Amazin. No such issues with this model. Placed in the same location it pulls in all the stations I want, and produces a nice crisp sound from its large mono speaker. For many stations I don't even need to extend the buil-in arial. The model also sits steadily on a shelf, and although all plastic appears robust enough for normal use. How long lasting it us has yet to be determined, but so far so good.


Roberts Radios Sports 925 3-Band Battery Portable Radio
Roberts Radios Sports 925 3-Band Battery Portable Radio
Price: £16.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Detriment to the Roberts name, 8 Feb 2014
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As the owner of another, excellent quality Roberts radio, I felt safe buying this one. Until it arrived. The tuning is incredibly fiddly (worse than a much smaller pocket radio I bought this to replace), it tends to drift off station easily, and even when receiving the signal quality is shockingly poor. This is measured against the aforementioned pocket radio. Okay, this model is less than a tenth the cost of the other Roberts model I own, but even so I think it reasonable to expect it to work better than a half broken pocket radio. Sadly, I had no choice but to return it for a refund. Will now be trying another brand.


Broken Homes (Rivers of London 4)
Broken Homes (Rivers of London 4)
by Ben Aaronovitch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Meanders like the Thames, 7 Feb 2014
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This is the fourth book in the series, and the arc continues to meander. Yes, it's entertaining, but there is little progress for the central character, PC Peter Grant. What saves the book and makes it worth buying, is that those who have already read the preceding novels finally get a look at what the character Nightingale can do. There is also significant progress for PC Leslie May. But, too much is teased and not revealed. The author really needs to extract the digit with the next book, or risk this series shifting from a vibrant flowing river, to a silted up tributary.


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