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Acer Aspire E1 15.6-inch Laptop (Black/Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3210 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-Bit)
Acer Aspire E1 15.6-inch Laptop (Black/Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3210 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 64-Bit)

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 1 July 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great value for the spec.
Runs well. Great upgrade laptop.
Some of the Acer 'built in' app products are annoying and Windows 8 front end is horrible with a non touch screen, but great value laptop


Pulsar Reflective Sash - Black
Pulsar Reflective Sash - Black
Price: 8.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 12 Jan 2012
This review is from: Pulsar Reflective Sash (Sports)
Bought for running. I maybe should've got the full top, but as a stopgap, they're grand. velcro straps appear okay. Slightly stiff but does the job.

My first batch went walkabouts in post, but I got very good customer support and a replacement set were sent out straight away by the suppliers. Kudos to them.


MC942ZM/A Smart Cover for Apple iPad 2 Blue
MC942ZM/A Smart Cover for Apple iPad 2 Blue
Offered by likeelectronic
Price: 5.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good, 12 Jan 2012
After seeing the low price and the slew of recent negative reviews, I bought this more on a whim, but have found the product absolutely fine and identical to my friend who'd paid 3 times the amount.

I've only had it for 2 days so can't comment on durability too much, but the magnetic locking on to the pad seems fine while it also stands up absolutely fine with the folded back.

Anyway, seems like a very good buy to me and I'm more than happy. I'll come back on here if any problems do arise, but it's all looking good so far.


Yoostar 2 - Kinect compatible (Xbox 360)
Yoostar 2 - Kinect compatible (Xbox 360)
Offered by infinative prosperity dvd
Price: 2.65

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Horses for Courses, 29 Mar 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Firstly, as has been said the ads give a perception of quality which is not there (but it's certainly infinitely better than 'In the Movies' and is watchable).
If you are a quiet person/couple, a family of slight introverts or just sober, this may well be the dullest game ever released.
If you are loud and like to show off, have a family who likes to camp it up and play the fool or have friends around and are drunk as skunks, then this may well be the most hilarious game ever released.
Some clips are ridiculously short and shouldn't have been included, but the general choice ain't too bad.
With a group of friends, I had one of the funniest nights of my life playing this, however, I'd never consider playing this on my own or as a couple.


The Age of Adz
The Age of Adz
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brave new world, 16 Nov 2010
This review is from: The Age of Adz (MP3 Download)
It does need the patience to listen to the album through a couple of times, but what appears is a grand epic. In many ways a much more adventurous than previous albums.
With Michigan, Illinoise and the outtakes album Avalanche, I'd personally got a bit tired of the twee beauty of Sufjan's folk output (blown away initially by Illinoise, but less so with each additional similar purchase). Don't get me wrong, they are great recordings, but I yearned for some of the beauty of Illinoise with some of the madness/Creativity of Enjoy your rabbit and this is definitely it. Illinoise may have been the album you could play to your mother and she'd tap her feet along to it, but Adz is an album to sit back and take in on your own, headphones on, appreciating the originality and sonic experimentation.

It doesn't have the hits of Illinoise and some of the noises will initially jar, but there is so much to take from this album, I'd advise all to spend the pittance that it costs and give it some time and love.


Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
by Michael Azerrad
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An important time in music, 21 Jun 2010
Although large in size, the breakdown to 13 bands makes it a great 'easy' read you can pick up and put down. I thought I'd just read up on the bands I liked from the era, but the great, honest writing immediately pulls you in and makes you wish it had been twice the size. Never Sensationalistic or rose tinted in it's reminiscing, it captures an exciting time and gives some recognition to an extremely important period in alternative rock music.


Serena-Maneesh
Serena-Maneesh
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 5.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Danish Splendour, 7 Jun 2010
This review is from: Serena-Maneesh (Audio CD)
There are obvious comparisons here with the lush distorted sounds of MBV, but don't let that dissuade you from picking up this exceptional album, which has a definite carachter of it's own.

With SMs more pounding simple drumming the even the most 'rock 'n' roll' songs take on a certain shoe gazey dance feel to them with great noise crescendoes and euphoric 'hands in the air' blasts of power inbetween the disonance.

Ranging from Noisecore to Fuzzy punkpop, SM display a knack for layering and playing with noise as an extra instrument in qute a number of ways.

beautiful complex music but with a rock 'n' roll attitude - layer upon layer. If you can get through a few listens, there's just so much more to discover.


Almost Live From Elis Live Room
Almost Live From Elis Live Room
Price: 11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why? Why wouldn't you?, 21 Oct 2009
I was really quite surprised by how good this album is. Live versions of most of the songs off Elephant Eyelash, Sand Dollars EP and Alopaecia this sits very well with Why?'s cannon of work. Different enough from the studio versions to be worth listening to, this disc of 23 songs is great value.

Most live albums (or almost live) are a disapointment, only a nostalgic reminder of gigs gone by. This is one of the few live albums that stands up on it's own as a great listen seperately to the original recordings.

With 3 great albums in a row now for Yoni, here's hoping Why? finally get the recognition they deserve. Indie/Poppy, poetic, funny and beautifully lyrical.


Embryonic [Standard]
Embryonic [Standard]
Price: 5.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Change as good as a rest, 21 Oct 2009
This review is from: Embryonic [Standard] (Audio CD)
it won't appeal to the singalong lips fan of Yoshimi, but anyone who's kept abridge of the Lips over their 25 years will realise change was a necessity. As they found success with their last 3 albums, it would've been easy to continue in that vein in ever decreasing circles, however they made their name as a band of risks and adventure and they'd become a very safe mainstream act through the last 3-4 years - Things had to change and boy they have!

More in common with 'Clouds', 'Zaireeka' and 'OMG, it's the..' than the latest 3 albums, this albums takes in many different sounds.

It's true that there's not much radio friendly fodder on here, but if treated like an old time album (i.e. listened to in it's entirety rather than random one songs on an ipod) it's an extremely staisfying listen with some great sonic touches, moments of tenderness and some proper rocking out freakout jams.

I was afraid another pop/rock mishmash of an album like At war might've killed off my love of the Lips, but Embryonic has brought them back to my bosom. A great record that makes me optimistic for the Lips future.

Maybe not for the Karaoke brigade, but anyone who has loved music for music's sake in the past will learn to love this and IMO it'll stick around with people a lot longer than At War or Yoshimi.

BTW, if you really want a Lips type album like Soft Bulletin or Yoshimi, check out Wayne's Nephew's band Stardeath and Whitedwarfs - They are more Flipsy circa Soft Bulletin than the Flaming Lips are.
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Snuff Box [DVD]
Snuff Box [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Cumming
Price: 6.35

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something a bit different, 3 Aug 2009
This review is from: Snuff Box [DVD] (DVD)
I can see how some, on viewing half an episode may find this too peculiar for their funny bone, but with a bit of patience there's comedy gold nuggets to be had here.
The recurring themes (both musically and thematically) work brilliantly, with Berry's love of music coming through in every episode.

Although some of the sketches are crude, rude, it's the little details that really get you giggling.

Certainly not sit down family fun, but for anyone with a taste for the surreall, profane and ridiculous will find much to love here.

It's a great set up and I'd like to see these 2 be able to do another series.


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