R. Loughins

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (119 of 142)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 254,785 - Total Helpful Votes: 119 of 142
SoundMAGIC PL11 Earphones - Gunmetal by Soundmagic
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Clearly unlucky, 10 Jan 2012
Given the strong reviews that these earphones have been receiving, I must have been very unlucky to get a set in which the left earpiece broke after a month. Nor can I say that I noticed any major difference in the bass or sound in general, compared to that of Sennheiser earphones, which I had been using up until now. The only reason I switched brands was due to the past two sets of Sennheiser earphones breaking after 6 months, which I thought unacceptable. However, 6 months is still better than 1 and I'm not prepared to give SoundMagic another chance. They're certainly not a bad earphone and I firmly believe they're right up there with Sennheiser as far as sound quality goes, but I… Read more
KT Tape Pro Pre-Cut Black KT Tape
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, 20 Dec 2011
I bought this tape on the basis that I suffer quite badly from shin-splints after running on moderatetly hard surfaces and was also recommended to me by a colleague in work. Unfortunately I can't say whether the tape actually works or not, for the simple reason that it doesn't stay on. The first time I used it, it unravelled after about 5 minutes of running. The second and third time....after about 10 minutes. I should also mention that I paid close attention to the numerous videos on how best to apply the tape, so I know I'm not doing anything wrong. Finally, after getting fed up with the shin-splints, I decided to pay the physio a visit, who practically laughed at me for wasting my… Read more
A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book&hellip by George R. R. Martin
34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
If A Feast for Crows had me worried, then A Dance with Dragons justifies those concerns. Quite simply, it is my belief that the last two books have been a classic example of the publisher asking Martin to drag out the story as much as possible, in the hope of financial gain. If, however, Martin intended to write seven books before the publishers got their greedy hands into the mix, then I feel embarrassed for him.

The reason being that this book requires an awful lot of effort to finish. Gone are the gripping action scenarios, devious plots that had you biting fingernails in anticipation, and most importantly, the lack of feeling for any of the characters.

I could… Read more

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