ChrisG

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,873
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (263 of 311)
Location: London United Kingdom
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,873 - Total Helpful Votes: 263 of 311
OtterBox Defender Case for Apple iPad Mini Retina &hellip by Otterbox
Certainly a very good case for protecting the iPad mini but makes ipad look a bit like a child's toy; very plasticky. It gets 4 for looks only otherwise would be 5 - it's very functional and looks it. The hard grey cover and stand is large and rather clunky. There seems to be a gap in the market for ipad mini cases that are both strong, with a screenguard, and look good.
MegaGear "Ever Ready" Protective Leather Camera Ca&hellip by MegaGear
Nice case, and effective at protecting the camera but spoiled by cheap looking clunky brass fittings and strap fittings that use thin rather long cord to attach neck strap to camera. I had wanted to use the neckstrap for safety but decided to leave it off as I am not happy with he fitting. Suggestion to manufacturer - rethink these 2 aspects; use smaller snaps and tripod attachment. Use thinner webbing at end of strap so it can be fitted direct to cameras. Case is exactly as picture. Ever-ready aspect is simply flipping back the case and the case will certainly get in the way of shots, and needs to be removed for more than a single quick picture. Still a good idea but shame it isn't quite… Read more
Ancillary Justice: 1 (Imperial Radch) by Ann Leckie
I bought this award wining book on the strength of the reviews. I enjoyed the story very much, as a mystery and an unusual universe of multiple beings, but felt that the ideas of identity were touched on rather than explored much and that is the main weakness of the book, since that is the underlying theme of the book. I found the romance less than credible, and the ending abrupt. I hope this author grows into her imaginary world - the colonised universe she has created is an interesting one. I think she should have developed the background further. Much SF is too wordy and in dire need of editing; this one needed more words to bring out her themes. She drew on Ursula Le Guin's work on… Read more

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