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IDP ® Leather 360 Degree Rotating Stand Case Cover for The New iPad Air (iPad 5, 5th Generation released November 1st 2013) with Full Sleep Wake compatibility (Black)
IDP ® Leather 360 Degree Rotating Stand Case Cover for The New iPad Air (iPad 5, 5th Generation released November 1st 2013) with Full Sleep Wake compatibility (Black)
Offered by MAXAUTOS
Price: £9.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Looked great initially, and functioned fine, 5 Jun. 2015
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Looked great initially, and functioned fine. Problem is that the glue holding the vinyl coating to the plastic shell is juts melting! It started peeling at the edge and got worse and worse - just disintegrating! This item has become unusable within six months of purchase.


LINDY 41614 - LINDY CROMO USB 3.0 cable - Type A Male to Type B Male - 5m
LINDY 41614 - LINDY CROMO USB 3.0 cable - Type A Male to Type B Male - 5m
Offered by Renshaw House
Price: £19.49

5.0 out of 5 stars You can use the 5m version of this effectively as a Cable Extension for the Kinect For PC Adapter, 1 May 2015
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If you don't have your Xbox One located close to your screen, then you might know that using the Kinect Sensor might not be an option because they don't supply a particularly long cable, and the restricted cable length for USB 3.0 means that a suitable extender for Kinect 2.0 isn't available on the market. One solution is to buy the Kinect for PC adapter which increases the cabling length possible and turns the connection into a standard USB (which can be connected to a USB port on the Xbox One as well as to a PC). If this *still* isn't long enough to reach your Xbox One (as it was with me) then be aware that a standard USB 3.0 extender cable may not work - even a powered one. However if you use this cable to replace the USB cable supplied with the PC Kinect adapter it'll get you an extra 3 meters, which might just make the difference -it did for me, and now I can use my Kinect Sensor with the Xbox One located in my stack at the rear of my cinema room.


Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For [Blu-ray]
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Price: £5.30

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No 3D + 2D Combo - Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!, 25 Mar. 2015
Stupid, stupid release policy on this title. I bought the 3D Bluray on the not unreasonable expectation that it would include the 2D version. But no, it's 3D only. BUT I WANT BOTH!!!!!! So in the U.S. it's released in a combo pack with 3D and 2D BD, a DVD and a digital version, but in the UK I have to buy it twice!!!!! I'll have to wait till the 2D is in the bargain bucket now, as I'm damned if they'll double dip me on this. Anyone thinking to say 'It says on the box - you should have checked' - please - I've had 3D Bluray disks which don't trumpet the fact that the 2D is included, PLUS it is not possible for me to buy what I want - which is both*in one box* (because shelf space is also at a premium). If the US can get a proper release, why can't we? Really hope this foolishness doesn't become standard practice, of I'll have to invest in that multi-region BD player, and stop buying UK releases of 3D films.


Cockroaches [DVD] [2014]
Cockroaches [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Daniel Lawrence Taylor
Price: £11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alas - doesn't live up to it's promise., 12 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Cockroaches [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Had high hopes for this ITV2 comedy ...... but alas, it ain't no Plebs. And as much as I like jack Whitehouse in other things, in this he's simply irritating.


Cucumber / Banana [DVD]
Cucumber / Banana [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Franklin
Price: £11.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Drama BUT .... no Tofu? No Blu-Ray?, 12 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Cucumber / Banana [DVD] (DVD)
A wonderful pair of series, some of RTD's best BUT ....... what? No Tofu? Isn't Tofu a ready made set of DVD extras? No indication of whether either or both these DVD sets will contain Tofu (the first of which contains a vignette worthy of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror). And did I just say DVD? Where's the Blu-Ray? Why do the people who put together releases like this constantly seem to get it wrong?
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Spider's Venom
Spider's Venom
Offered by betterworldbooks
Price: £5.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware - Sub-Bootleg Quality, 4 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Spider's Venom (DVD)
I know this is a 'rare' title, but this is worse than a very low grade bootleg transfer from VHS. There are tracking lines and encoding artifacts on what is already a very murky image - and the audio is largely inaudible. If you really, really want a copy of this, this version is available for a few dollars via ebay - but even at that price it's a questionable purchase.


Sony PS4 Console with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and The Lego Movie [Blu-ray + UV Copy]
Sony PS4 Console with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and The Lego Movie [Blu-ray + UV Copy]
Price: £419.82

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is a comment on the bundle price - not the PS4 or the LEGO game/movie. Might as well burn £65!, 11 Feb. 2015
This bundle makes no sense! Nearly £100 more expensive than the basic black console package at the time of writing - for the addition of Lego Batman 3 (£21.5 if purchased separately), and the Lego Move Bluray (£10 separately). So if you purchase this particular bundle, you'd be as well purchasing separately and then setting fire to £65! Amazon's merchandising team needs to pull it's finger out and get it's bundle offerings sorted out.
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Night of the Comet [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Night of the Comet [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Catherine Mary Stewart
Price: £12.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising 80's Gem, 16 Jan. 2015
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Bit of a hidden gem. You can see why Joss Whedon cites it as an influence, with the sort of strong female characters that characterise many of his own scripts. Pleasantly surprised.


The Incredible Melting Man [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
The Incredible Melting Man [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Alex Rebar
Price: £12.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Rubbish Really!, 16 Jan. 2015
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This film is rubbish - well presented rubbish on the part of Arrow Films - but nonetheless rubbish. Not even that entertaining as a turkey.


Under The Skin [Blu-ray] [2014]
Under The Skin [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Scarlett Johansson
Price: £8.25

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just stunning - But don't expect the usual Hollywood bubblegum - this is pure cinema, 16 Jan. 2015
Wow - that's all - just wow. Other reviews here have gone into detail on this, so I won't. I'm filing it alongside the likes of 'Moon', 'District 9', 'Let The Right One In' & 'Monsters' as films I wish I'd made. 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' for the 21st century - and then some. Terrifying, unnerving and genuinely alien. Watch it alone in a darkened room (as the colour palette used is 70% black - but boy does Glazer know how to use that black) - it's an experience.

Special mention should be made of Scarlett Johansson's performance - which is astonishing.


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