S. Devereux

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Magimix 11526 Brushed Vision 2-Slice Toaster by Magimix
There are other glass toasters out there but this seems to be the only one that lets you see the whole of the toast as it browns. By viewing directly, you can get the exact level of browning that you want without trial and error. Most toasters have heating elements spread across the front and back sides, which means even if the outsides were glass you couldn't see the bread. Instead, the Magimix has four bar elements at the top and bottom of each side which heat the bread more by convection than radiation. This seems to work well: the same setting produces perfect toast from thick-sliced bread, every time. Muffins and other small items work equally well, though its worth mentioning that… Read more
Lenco L-90 Wooden Turntable Walnut Veneer with USB&hellip by Lenco
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Currently, there are quite a number of record players out there which not only play vinyl discs (via your stereo), but also provide built-in digital conversion. I choose this one because it has a wood finish which looks better that the cheap silver plastic used on other brands and leaves out the CD slot & radio which create too many design compromises. When connected to a laptop via USB, the player creates MP3 files suitable for PCs or digital music players. The two important additions not found in conventional turntables are: the pre-amp, which boosts and equalises the weak signal from the stylus cartridge and the digital converter which converts the analogue signal into a digital… Read more
The Victor Borge Collection Volume 1 [DVD]
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Borge Comedy, 14 Oct 2013
This collection features various recordings of live performances, including some vintage B&W material. The picture and sound quality is therefore variable, but generally acceptable. It is disappointing that there are not more recordings of his earlier work - most the items feature Borge towards the end of his career; nevetheless he remains nimble and quick-witted.

The worst feature of this collection is repetition. Some routines occur three times, due to lazy cut & paste editing. No attempt at context is made, nor are there any interviews, commentary or extras.

Perhaps not be the best way to introduce VB to new fans, but worthwile for die-hard fans.

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