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[New Version] 8GB/Steel Portable Rechargeable 660 Hours Recording Digital Voice Recorder , MP3 Music Player, Dual Microphone, Dynamic Noise Reduction,Schedule Recording & Voice Activated Recording Function, Speed-JS® (Fashion White)
[New Version] 8GB/Steel Portable Rechargeable 660 Hours Recording Digital Voice Recorder , MP3 Music Player, Dual Microphone, Dynamic Noise Reduction,Schedule Recording & Voice Activated Recording Function, Speed-JS® (Fashion White)

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for capturing a quick mix, 10 Nov. 2016
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Great little unit - I got it for the line in function. Found it does full wav recording, 8gb and has a pretty decent A to D converter on it.
Perfect for jabbing record when you got your mix on. Dynamic range/ headroom is good assuming you are not redlining, and USB connects to lappy so you can do whatever with the file.
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Betron YSM1000 Earphones Headphones, High Definition, in-ear, Noise Isolating , Heavy Deep Bass for iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Without Microphone)
Betron YSM1000 Earphones Headphones, High Definition, in-ear, Noise Isolating , Heavy Deep Bass for iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Without Microphone)
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Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I say, 21 July 2016
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Im not an audio engineer but im proberbly clued up more than most in the £20 - £60 earbud range, having worked my way through loads over the years. Last pair was Soundmagic e10 and i loved those then they went missing. That was annoying and in the end i gave up looking and just very nearly ordered a replacement pair but.....wait....why not...I went for these Betrons instead and hell yeah these are louder, ruder, more upfront street urchins in the best way possible. Now I know people are going to say that is not surprising as they they colour the sound, have overblown bass and too cheap to compare to something 3 - 4 times the price but all i can say is this is like a really good club system where you are standing in that sweetspot and it just rocks. Sure if you are listening to timid, polite music (you know the sort of stuff you used to get playing in the background on Ceefax pages) then never mind, move on, but if its anything that needs to be HEARD then these are for you. Additional points - good selection of earbud sizes, brilliant anti-tangle cable and mil-spec metal outers. Oh, btw, the e10's turned up in a suit jacket pocket. Now they are bedtime buds and all good there, but for serious head bobbin' on trains/planes/auto's, its gotta be the Betrons :)


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to fit a flashing LED, 30 April 2016
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I ideally wanted the one with the flashing LED but didn't think the price (nearly 3 times more) was worth it. So while looking, I spotted a fake CCTV camera dome that had a flashing LED for a few pounds. I removed the batteries pack and LED, fitted this inside the siren box (plenty of room) and all is good.


Now & Then EP
Now & Then EP
Price: £3.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Snapshots of a genre, 13 July 2015
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Remember how you grooved to early house, bounced to hard techno, mellowed on sunny Chicago synths and tranced out to that 90's sound? OpziO's Now & Then EP is like finding a handful of dusty photos in the loft - instant memories of where you where on the long journey house has made over over the last few decades. Ditch the preconceptions and load up some enjoyable and very relevant house vibes!


Minecraft: Wimpy Villager: Book 7 (An unofficial Minecraft book) (Diary of a Wimpy Villager)
Minecraft: Wimpy Villager: Book 7 (An unofficial Minecraft book) (Diary of a Wimpy Villager)

5.0 out of 5 stars yolo, 9 Jun. 2015
lv ur books im luke cant wait for no 8! make it cool and also include me in it pls ta


Tragedy And Geometry
Tragedy And Geometry
Price: £15.30

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Untainted electronic music, 3 July 2012
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To listen to electronic music these days is to wade through the hammer drill of some dance genre of one form or another. Or to decipher a never ending ambient drone-scape. I generally do just that, without complaint, but Tragedy And Geometry has just given me a reminder about the other voices in electronic music that I dont listen to enough these days.

For this album, Steve Hauschildt travels a path which for me starts firmly with Tangerine dream, then heads off to Steve Hillage, Vangelis, through to the likes of Andy Pickford and Ian Boddy. I'm name dropping these like I know it all, but I don't know enough - just the odd few CD's over the many years. Its this release which makes me feel quite ashamed that I didn't dig deeper. Perhaps it's time to change that.

The way the track 'Blue Marlin' almost directly emulates Tangerine's 'White Eagle' could cause offence, but it's a gentle homage to one of the greatest electronic tracks ever. On other tracks, the lead noodlings over pulsing synth lines never veer off into over-indulgent retro-ism - hints of the odd synth solo without images of flapping capes in the wind. Phew.

There is a confidence in using just the arpeggio for the rhythmic spine of all the tracks, and why not when they are as textured and rich as this. All the synth patches are uncomprimising in in their purity - almost preset-sounding in some cases. There's no Aphex-like off-key drones here, yet there is all the sense of space such as you might find on the quieter interludes in 'Druqs'. On the track 'Allegiance', the low key approach takes the best warm pads that Stars Of The Lid might muster, and places them over a quiet gurgling electronic stream. Only 'Batteries May Drain' has a lightweight, percussive element to it, Ulrich Schnauss style.

I dont know anything about the Emeralds, but seeing that these tracks were recorded between 2009 - 2011, I like to imagine Mr Hauschildt snatching time between band duties to explore pulsing, gliding arpeggios on his beloved synths, much like someone would grab the acoustic guitar and just play for the freedom of it. Indeed, some of the fade-ins on the tracks or short runs suggest an edit from longer free running sequences. This only adds to a sense of timelessness, of no fixed points, yet there is variation enough to appreciate the album as a whole.

All in all a great listen, and maybe it's time I headed out the club and back down the path to see what else I've been missing, in electronic with a small 'e'.


Words And Music By Saint Etienne [Deluxe Edition]
Words And Music By Saint Etienne [Deluxe Edition]
Price: £29.85

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Friends Reunited, 7 Jun. 2012
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Always had a soft spot for Saint Etienne, but sort of drifted away for reasons unknown. Did we fall out? Where the hell have all those albums come from on Amazon? Will it be kind of awkward? So, the doorbell went and as I helped 'Words and Music' out of it's Amazon box, outside a perfect English summer downpour, I was starting to think it was not going to work.

This soon changed. Listening to the opener 'Over The Border', I realised it's me that should be making the apologies in this reunion. I settled down. we had a lot to catch up on.

Saint Etienne always like to spell out a sense of time and space, weather directly in lyrics or through production styles. They need you to know the 'when and where'. So there's a wistful, bold intent on this first track to say, hey - it's OK to be someone who grew up with Factory Records, NME, Top of the Pops - your're not alone. That's always going to get a codger like me on-side. The track itself is a real stunner though, with that effortless and non-sickly 70's sheen that no one else can do (except perhaps Air on occasion). A great way to set the tone of the album.

That's not to say this is all Foxbase Alpha from there on in. There's some great synth pop workouts here, New Order style (by that I mean latterday New Order, once they got transatlantic sunshine, clubs and sports cars in their lives) that really suit SE. Sarah Cracknell's delivery is still perfect. Underrated doesn't come close.

But the theme of music as a life lived and still living is central to the album, and it does do this in a way without going for the obvious retro tag or just because SE know that they are no spring chickens (although the inside pic of the trio does look like it's from the about us page of an architectural firm's website). 'When I was Seventeen' is very nicely done.

Onto disc 2, which is the album again in a remixed form, and it's up for a bop. In fact, I remember now the early pull for me with Saint Etienne was some of their remix work with the likes of the Chemical Brothers (then the Dust Brothers). Always brought the best out in producers. Some of the remixes are a little sparse, but most keep the song intact albeit with some great basslines and mint drum programming. 'DJ' (which is purely made for the remixes?) gets treatment from Muddyloop that builds on hands-in-air chords into a real dubby 808 tribal sound. Yep, SE have not their ears for a great remix or two.

So all good, a great evening and best of friends again. I just need to pick my way carefully through that mass (my god, what were they on?) of older albums that I've missed without over cooking things. Still, should be a most enjoyable chore.


Unpatterns
Unpatterns
Price: £10.29

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An electronic masterpiece, 17 May 2012
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There's few acts around in dance/ electronica that have evolved like SMD. This is simply a stunning listen start to finish. It has structure. Each track has a place and order. Production is top notch, clean and precise, giving the whole affair a feeling of immense quality in an age of ropey Beatport one-hit wonders.
SMD's ability to compile near-perfect sets have meant that tracks like 'Put Your Hands Together' have purpose and intent on this album, instead of, as most might rush to assume, is simply a floor filler. 'Interference' has a simple synth riff and plodding feel from the start - all familiar ingredients, yet 6 and a half minutes later you are left feeling like you've just been taken on a tour of the universe. The closing wall of sound on 'Pareidolia' has no right to be as huge and deep, and feels like an assault from a mad, angry orchestra.
Drum patterns are dense and complex, yet plenty of space and minimalism. Sub bass notes are distinctive in the mix, and the synths lush, with and edgy feel that gives you a warmth from a different angle than the usual electronica fare. The overall tempo is relaxed but driving, creating an undercurrent to the album that carries you through from start to finish nicely.
I might be biased here. Only last month I saw them live at the Village Underground Mixmag launch party in London, and I suspect sonic trickery and other methods have burnt these tracks into my neurons. But the great thing is, either way, this is an album you feel pleased to own, and when you choose to play it, you'll give it respect, time and attention. If anything from that perspective, it feels a bit short, but in an age where I all to often skip around searching for who-knows-what, this is the greatest compliment of all. Enjoy.
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Esperanza
Esperanza
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4.0 out of 5 stars clean, epic electronics, 18 Aug. 2011
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I've bought this just recently, along with 1000 words. this is the first disc I've slotted into the hifi, and it's immediately drawn a line through time from early Jam and Spoon and Spooky right up to the present. Great stuff, so much scope, and production is top notch!
I just hope the much touted 1000 Words is up to the task....!


Genuine Motorola Speaker Dock for Xoom
Genuine Motorola Speaker Dock for Xoom

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars mediocre sound, dire docking procedure, 16 May 2011
Not happy with this at all.

As mentioned by others, there are hardly any visual clues to help line up the Xoom to the connector pins. I'm sure its only a matter of time before something breaks.

Sound wise, its OK given it's size, but it's not as good as a decent Logitech iPod dock for instance.

Give it two stars because it is heavy, and does stay still when you are wrestling with those useless connector points.


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