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Amazon Prime Video
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61 of 84 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't support Chromecast purely out of spite, 2 Jan. 2017
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Amazon have childishly not supported Chromecast because it's a competitor to their Fire stick. Note how Netflix are not like this and allow streaming to anything, Chromecast and Fire stick included


Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me
Chapter and Verse - New Order, Joy Division and Me
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good and enjoyable read, 1 Jan. 2016
I wasn't sure what to expect, but Bernard both writes well and balances enough about his personal history to be interesting without it being self-indulgent.


Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p
Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p
Offered by BlueRigger LLC
Price: £44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works exactly as required., 5 Jan. 2015
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I was a bit wary of this as it needs an AC adaptor (I bought it to replace this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005SP6ARO). However it's worked a dream. The remote works well (although can be a little fussy and needs to be pointed fairly precisely), but much of the time you don't need the remote as it'll automatically switch. There have been absolutely no problems for me using this.


Nonic Activator Pint Glasses CE 20oz - Set of 4 | Nucleated Pub Glasses, English Pub Glasses
Nonic Activator Pint Glasses CE 20oz - Set of 4 | Nucleated Pub Glasses, English Pub Glasses
Offered by Indiabazaar
Price: £10.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for, 5 Jan. 2015
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These are perfect and just what I was looking for. It's surprisingly difficult to buy 'standard' pub nonic glasses. These feel good in the hand, have a decent solid base (which makes them a bit harder to knock over) and seem to be fine in the dishwasher.


LEGO 6176 DUPLO Basic Bricks
LEGO 6176 DUPLO Basic Bricks
Offered by SA Maxx
Price: £54.95

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great colours, mostly short., 5 Jan. 2015
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A great set with some good colours. Worth noting that of the 80 pieces included almost all are either two or four studs long; the lack of many longer pieces makes it harder to build some things. I'd recommend a baseplate (ludicrously expensive though they are) to make the best use of them.
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Maha MHR-AA14 Ultra-Low Discharge "Ready When You Are" Re-Chargeable Imedion AA Batteries (4 pack)
Maha MHR-AA14 Ultra-Low Discharge "Ready When You Are" Re-Chargeable Imedion AA Batteries (4 pack)

5.0 out of 5 stars Dependable, 5 Jan. 2015
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These are absolutely excellent, dependable, high-capacity batteries. I use them in my Canon 600EX flashgun and they are perfect, lasting an exceptional time until they need to be replaced, and working fine if left in the flash for some time.


BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Hotspot Powerline Adapter Kit - Black
BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Hotspot Powerline Adapter Kit - Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Shockingly good product from BT., 5 Jan. 2015
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It massively pains me to say this. I have cultivated my dislike for BT over many years of shoddy service, monopolistic practices and charmless customer services. But, and whisper it lest they hear, this is actually an excellent product. It works, absolutely flawlessly and required no set up at all. It has transformed the back of my house (I have it upstairs, but it provides a tremendous signal both upstairs and down) from an area with weak to no signal to full power. Little touches, such as a card in the back of the wireless unit that tells you how to connect are nice, but best of all it works, works fast and stays out my way. I wish I'd bought it sooner.


Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Wii U)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Wii U)
Price: £17.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo in every sense, 5 Jan. 2015
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In many ways CT:TT showcases the best and worst of Nintendo. First, and overwhelming the more significant part of the review: the best. The game is beautiful, detailed, well thought-out and charming. The levels are clever, starting off very easy, but fairly quickly ramping up the difficulty to make some levels something of a challenge. The idea, which takes the Captain Toad levels from the superb Super Mario 3D World and makes a whole game of it, makes a virtue out of simplicity. The game had simple controls and doesn't get in the way of you playing. There are collectables, but not a bewildering variety, and the challenge is always clear, even if it's frequently not obvious how to solve a level when you first start (as indeed it should not be).

Moving on to the worst: Nintendo really needs to move on from motion controls. It's disassociating to have to look at both screens. It's frustrating when clumsy touch controls get in the way of successfully completing a level. An excellent example are the spin-wheels that let you rotate parts of the level. They are needlessly controlled (only) via the Gamepad's touchscreen. This is clumsy and inaccurate, and any other game would just map this to the L and R buttons. The minecart levels are similarly pointless; you're forced into scittery motion controls in sections that have none of the charm of the main game. Fortunately these are few and far between.

There are other disappointing elements. The soundtrack is insipid and almost entirely ripped from Super Mario 3D World. It has none of the presence or depth of the excellent Mario Kart 8 soundtrack. The ingenious nature of Super Mario 3D World, where almost every level introduced a new concept, is gone. If you've played Super Mario 3D World you'll be very familiar with every setting and enemy type in this game - it's very clearly using the same engine and same assets and makes little effort to distance itself or, sadly, add anything new to the formula.

So, you have the charm and level design that only Nintendo can do, but also the derivative setting, lazy sound and tiresome motion controls that Nintendo are still to keen on. It's a solid 7/10, and I'd recommend it to anyone, but it's surprising to see it priced at more than £20 - it is essentially (excellent) DLC for Super Mario 3D World.
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Forza Horizon (Xbox 360)
Forza Horizon (Xbox 360)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Driven, 28 Dec. 2013
Having played Forza Horizon for some time now, it's odd to look back at Forza 3; it all seems so staid. Forza Horizon is a world of changing scenery, times of day, other traffic, competitors and noise. Forza 3 is stale in comparison. Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on what you want out of a racing game. I want to have fun, and frankly I want to win races with it feeling a challenge, but not a challenge that requires me to race every course 20 times until they are fully committed to muscle memory. For what I want, Forza Horizon is near perfect.

The game has varied fictional environments all crammed into a beautifully realised microcosm of Colorado. This microcosm isn't small: there's plenty of map to explore, but it avoids being so big that the game feels like a chore to get around. The races are varied, and with the (costs extra) Rally pack even more so. The cars feel different enough, although I've always found the upgrades system in Forza (which allows all cars to be upgraded to be far more impressive than their original, purchased spec) makes all cars feel relatively similar to one another. There are differences though, and you can feel some cars swing out behind you while the Minis are more agile (if not so fast).

Horizon is probably the best racer on the 360, but it's not without flaws. The disease of micro-transactions is found here. The game is constantly trying to stuff purchases down your throat. Want to buy some DLC cars? How about a map to show you where certain extras are in the game? How about some tokens to let you buy cars quicker? How about buying fast travel around the map? All of these cost real money, and at times (most notably the fast travel aspect) it seems that the game's mechanics have been subverted by these needless additions. Fortunately these can largely be ignored; I've not spent a penny on any of this dross and still enjoy the game immensely (although I have bought the Rally pack which is extra content worthy of cash).

The game also falls foul of the tiresome racing-boy stereotype, and of crass stereotyping more generally. The character you play is, inevitably perhaps, a white, heterosexual man with all the charisma of a wing mirror. Women's main purpose in the game is to titillate, from the announcer who introduces you at the beginning of the game to the skimpily-clothed women who stand around before races start. There is the obligatory single female opponent, called Ramona (seriously), and much more awfully, the utterly thoughtless black character, called Ali, who nods his heads along permanently to his oversized headphones while organising street races and talking in exactly the stereotypical accent you'd imagine if someone made no effort.

So the elements of the game trying to be hip (as with Dirt 2) are painful at best, but turn the sound down, ignore the (fortunately infrequent) dialogue from the other 'stars' of the game and just drive around one of the most beautifully realised and fun to explore bits of video game world.


Micro Fibre Ultra Soft Lens Screen Cleaning Cloth Cleaner for Cameras, Digital, Compact, SLR, Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Kodak, Sigma, Sony, Carl Zeiss, Tamron, Casio, Ricoh, Sanyo, Filters, Hama, Kood, Machine Washable
Micro Fibre Ultra Soft Lens Screen Cleaning Cloth Cleaner for Cameras, Digital, Compact, SLR, Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Kodak, Sigma, Sony, Carl Zeiss, Tamron, Casio, Ricoh, Sanyo, Filters, Hama, Kood, Machine Washable

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine, 3 Mar. 2012
Seems like a good cloth. I've cleaned my camera lens with it and it did the job without leaving any bits of fibre, so seems good. Not tried washing it yet.
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