Simon Thomas

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AmazonBasics A100 USB-Powered Computer Speakers - &hellip by AmazonBasics
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased!, 3 July 2014
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I don't have a lot of experience with laptop speakers, I will confess - these are the first I've ever owned - but I'm still really impressed by the sound quality, the ease of use, and the change it makes to the listening experience.

They take no time at all to set up, the length of the cables means they can be place neatly on either side of my desk (I guess some people might prefer a longer cable, but that doesn't bother me) and I can plug into the USB socket and the headphone socket despite being on opposite sides of my laptop. Very pleased!
Rust and Bone [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Marion Cotillard
Rust and Bone [DVD] DVD ~ Marion Cotillard
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One of the most underrated actresses of recent years, in my opinion, is Marion Cotillard. Although she's appeared in big films like Inception, it is in films like Rust and Bone where she really gets the opportunity to show what she can do.

The film isn't always comfortable watching, and it certainly isn't all peaches and cream, but this gives Cotillard (and, indeed, the rest of the impressive cast) a chance to show her range. Her depiction of coping with mental and physical injury is poignant and beautiful, and her actions which follow are believable, hovering on the line between empathetic and destructive.

Definitely not your usual love story, but a great choice by… Read more
Comply S-400 Active Earphone Tips (Medium) - Charc&hellip by Comply
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressed, 20 Jun 2013
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I was a little sceptical about these, as they seemed to promise quite a lot, but they actually decreased the amount of background noise very well, as well as being comfortable (and I often have problem with discomfort from headphones.)

My only criticism was that the packaging was very difficult to get into, and to get the earphones out of without squashing them a bit out of shape.

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