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Samsung S-View Window Flip Premium Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini - Black
Samsung S-View Window Flip Premium Case Cover for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini - Black
Offered by CleverKit
Price: £21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The one I was sent is real, not counterfeit ..., 9 Jun. 2015
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Mine (sold by ElevenFirst) is certainly the genuine article (as of course it damn well better be at the price!)

The knock-off I had bought previously is junk. This one is well worth the steep difference in price.


Valentino 3/4 Plus 4/4 Violin Shoulder Rest
Valentino 3/4 Plus 4/4 Violin Shoulder Rest
Price: £5.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous design, so poorly made as to be useless, 15 Oct. 2013
This is one of a few production lines of knock-offs of the old Menuhin shoulder rest, the finest shoulder rest ever designed. But the real item is no longer made, and this knock-off is junk. Unusable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING !!!, 28 Aug. 2013
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I am a classical musician and accostumed to "natural", unamplified, live sound. My criteria were a small, inexpensive speaker that (and here's the difficult part) was NEUTRAL, with as flat as response as possible, healthy mid-range and not zapped up on the bass (or treble) as is the dreaded norm in the industry.
These do precisely that, FAR better than I expected at the price. They have gotten me interested in M-Audio's more expensive series as well.
To be REALLY REALLY picky, the blue power light around the volume control is over-the-top and distracting. A tiny pin-point LED would be better.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ... but what's with the stone-age charging light, Panasonic?, 14 Aug. 2013
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I've gone through several portable irrigators over the years, and this is the best. Well-designed, well-made, powerful, very good battery life.
BUT a few complaints:
1. The charging light is a joke. It merely confirms that the unit is plugged in. It does NOT indicate low battery, and does NOT indicate, when recharging, when full charge has been reached. So you can't even call it a "charging" light, since it just stays on, same color, after the unit is fully charged. It's merely a "plugged in" light (wow, thanks, Panasonic...) ... a WEIRD shortcoming. What gives?
2. Only comes with ONE tip.
3. Wish it locked into working position (tank extended) more positively. An older, similar (not rechargeable) version I had eventually would "collapse" in easily.
4. Power supply (plug head) a bit heavy. But by the way, if you have a Pansonic shaver, you might find (as in my case) that they are the same charger, so you only need one when you travel.


Pure Elan II Portable Stereo DAB/FM Radio
Pure Elan II Portable Stereo DAB/FM Radio

3.0 out of 5 stars Unreasonable issue --- software update only on 32-bit PC, 26 July 2013
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Well designed radio with good sound for what it is. A bit bass heavy, but there are separate bass/treble controls. Like the other DAB radios I've heard, the sound lacks transparency. Tried upping the treble a bit to artificially compensate, but makes little difference.

The display is disappointing---it's clear, but super low resolution and the ticker tape information is slow and anooying, as there is not much on the screen at any one time.

Biggest complaint is Pure's arrogrance &/or incompetence regarding software updates. They ONLY support 32-bit Windows machines. Macs not supported, and more amazingly, 64-bit Windows not supported. That effectively wipes out most current computers. What's up, Pure?

One and a quarter stars off for the software update issue. Three-quarters star off for the rest.


5 Star Scissors 217mm Black
5 Star Scissors 217mm Black
Price: £3.04

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 9 Mar. 2013
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A tad more expensive than the cheapest scissors, and well worth it. Comfortable, useful size and design, and quite solid, especially for the price.


RFID Blocking Travel Biometric Passport Leather Wallet Holder Cover Case
RFID Blocking Travel Biometric Passport Leather Wallet Holder Cover Case
Offered by KORUMA SHOP
Price: £13.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-made, straight-forward, and unembellished. But is it leather?, 8 Mar. 2013
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I selected this passport holder because, unlike most, the flap into which one inserts the passport cover (or entire passport) is just another piece of leather (whatever the material is), NOT clear plastic (these yellow, rip, and start to look lousy); and does NOT have other compartments for credit cards or tickets, etc (these merely add useless bulk).
Another reviewer complained that it is not real leather, and the the RFID blocking doesn't work. I've not tested the RFID blocking, and can't comment. But that reviewer might be right about the material. The interior flaps into which you insert the passport are certainly not leather. The cover itself ... dunno. I would give five stars except for this question. If it's plastic, it's well done, and I wouldn't mind except for the misrepresentation and the price.


Sony BDPS1100 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sony BDPS1100 Smart Blu-ray Disc Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Audio Outputs !?!?!, 1 Mar. 2013
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I ordered this because I was interested in the Sony BDPS185B.CEK, but Amazon's listing for it stated that the present unit, BDPS1100, is a "newer model" of the BDPS185B.
However unlike the older (?) unit, this model has NO audio outputs. That's ok of course if you only use the unit via HDMI, never with a separate audio component, but...
A rather stupid corner-cutting. I give it four stars since I trust it works well otherwise.
A note for buyers: the unit at first refused to play an "All Regions" Bu-Ray disc, saying I don't have permission. Having it reset to factory defaults (even though I had set nothing) fixed that, strangely.
Comment Comments (6) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 11, 2013 2:21 PM BST


Vivendi Red Wine/ Water, Pack of 6
Vivendi Red Wine/ Water, Pack of 6

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent red wine glasses at a modest price, 28 Feb. 2013
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These German-made, inexpensive (when I purchased, under £20) wine glasses are a beautiful shape and moderately (if only moderately) thin-walled. Very happy with them, especially at the price.


The Promise [DVD]
The Promise [DVD]
Dvd ~ Claire Foy
Price: £7.10

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE, 28 April 2011
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This review is from: The Promise [DVD] (DVD)
Brilliant, superbly acted, a very important film.
My quibbles pale in comparison to the film's virtues, but they are:
1. It is not explained how the main character and her Palestinian friend got into Gaza -- the impression is that they go through a tunnel from Israel, but of course there are no tunnels between Israel and Gaza. They obviously went to Egypt in order to get through a tunnel to the Gaza Strip, but this is not explained.
2. The reality of the situation is Gaza is quite understated -- that section could have been stronger.
3. Some reference to pre-1945 Zionist terrorism would have placed the situation at the end of the Mandate in better context. The film's starting point (the liberation of the Nazi death camps) might lead some viewers to think that such terrorism in Palestine only began after the Second World War.
4. One other little glitch is when the Palestinian man, standing on a rooftop in Abu Dis, refers to Palestine lying on one side of the Wall, Israel on the other, when of course both sides there are Abu Dis. The Wall does not follow the Green Line there.
Alas I see no plans -- yet -- for the film to be shown in the US, the place where it most needs to be disseminated.
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