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Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than paper, 21 April 2014
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And I don't make that judgement lightly.

It's your entire library made portable. It lights up in the dark, so you can read without disturbing your partner, or having to clip on fiddly lights. It remembers your place in every book you're reading, and this bookmark can't fall out. It tells you the meaning of every word you don't understand and teaches you these words until you know them well. It lets you pick out your favourite passages in all your books and allows you to share them with your friends.

It's so much better than paper. It's how I dreamed books would be when I was little and imaginative.

I love my Paperwhite.


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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A peaty monster!, 8 April 2014
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I'm not going to go into huge, pretentious detail here.

Ardbeg is a true legend in the world of whisky - intensely smoky and peaty, it's the exemplar of Islay malt. Not to be taken lightly, as it packs a powerful burst of long-lasting flavour, this whisky is infinitely satisfying and very special.

I buy it, believing that I'll make it last, but can never resist the temptation of "just another wee dram". Pure, distilled pleasure.


Stokes Real Mayonnaise with Extra Virgin Olive Oil 345 g (Pack of 3)
Stokes Real Mayonnaise with Extra Virgin Olive Oil 345 g (Pack of 3)

5.0 out of 5 stars Why bother making your own?, 8 April 2014
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I dislike most store-bought mayos for one simple reason: they are invariably tasteless blobs of gelatinous goo (popular brands included). Mayo should have the richness imparted by whole, fresh eggs, and a hint of a tang, harmonised and made more complex by a quality oil. I didn't think such a product existed on supermarket shelves until, that is, I bought a jar of Stokes Real Mayonnaise from my local Waitrose.

This is just about as good as you're going to make at home, except you don't need to crack an egg, or get RSI through whisking, or throw away a failed mayo because you added to much of something.

Add to this the fact that there are only a handful of ingredients, you know you're buying a quality product. And now my supply is assured via Subscribe & Save, I couldn't be happier. A true luxury mayo, which improves pretty much anything you care to put it on - highly recommended.


The Act of Killing [DVD]
The Act of Killing [DVD]
Dvd ~ Joshua Oppenheimer
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, unique, wrenching journalism., 5 Mar. 2014
This review is from: The Act of Killing [DVD] (DVD)
I won't go into details, but this film describes in intimate details how a human can become desensitised to the suffering of his fellow humans.

It shows how even the most brazen of perpetrators are not immune to human emotions, or feelings of regret, no matter how they try to portray otherwise.

It shows how screwed up humanity is for this to be allowed to happen, and for the people responsible for it to go unpunished.

It shows, in stark relief, how easily entire societies are manipulated to believe that the most evil actions are somehow justified, using herd mentality and fear as tools.

It scares me rigid. It's not for the faint of heart, or those easily disturbed, but it's essential journalism, and a means of learning for all humans.


Good Boy Deli Bites Duck 65 g (Pack of 5)
Good Boy Deli Bites Duck 65 g (Pack of 5)
Offered by Pet-Bliss - Delivering WORLDWIDE
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars My labrador went crazy for these..., 8 Feb. 2014
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Most treats, she sits calmly until you throw it for her to catch.

These treats, she can barely keep her bottom pinned to the floor! An excellent motivation for her to come inside from the back garden!


Hi-BagZ Gaming Beanbag Faux Leather BROWN Bean Bag Chair
Hi-BagZ Gaming Beanbag Faux Leather BROWN Bean Bag Chair
Offered by Comfort Co
Price: £89.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfy, and big enough for Dad!, 1 Feb. 2014
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Great beanbag seat - my kids just wallow in it, and I sit comfortably in it , despite being 6 foot 2 inch, and heavily built.

A true all-rounder, and great for watching TV or playing on the console. If positioned correctly, the beanbag forms its own backrest and is uber-comfy!

Price is good, build is good. Overall great product.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, under-publicised gin., 17 Nov. 2013
You all know Hendricks and Bombay Sapphire as quality gins, but this is the original.

Especially if you want to make Martinis, then this gin is softer and smoother that its similarly priced shelf-mates. It's steeped in history, tastes wonderful with a hint of vermouth or bitters, and is the recommended gin (by my primarily, but by many other, more knowledgeable, sources too).

If you're in the market for a G&T, then don't stress massively. If you're after a drink which relies on the quality and smoothness of the gin, then this is the one you want.

I won't go into the history of Plymouth Gin, find that elsewhere on the net - suffice it to say that this is real quality and the only gin I use when making martinis.

Enjoy...


Grado Carry Case for SR/PS500/RS1i Model Headphones
Grado Carry Case for SR/PS500/RS1i Model Headphones
Offered by AudioVisual Online
Price: £20.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have Grados? Buy this!, 15 July 2013
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With its solid (but not rigid) construction and the Grado-specific moulding in the interior, this case provides a sturdy, protective housing for your Grado cans.

The earpieces and headband are held firmly in place, with no possibility of them clanging about the case in transit. There's enough space to coil up your cable, even with a Grado jack adapter fitted as well.

An altogether great purchase, and a no-brainer if you want to look after your spangly Grados.


Minx Air 200 Wireless Music System with Airplay, Bluetooth & Internet Radio
Minx Air 200 Wireless Music System with Airplay, Bluetooth & Internet Radio
Offered by Handybörse DG e.U

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my best purchases, ever., 27 May 2013
I'm a gadget geek. I love new tech and read about it relentlessly. Sadly, my budget means that I have to be VERY selective when it comes to purchases. Everything I buy must be so good I won't find something a few months later and think that I wish I had bought that instead. It must also be good value, or at least amongst the best in its class. Buying quality isn't a debate I have - quality is much better value than low quality as it performs better and lasts longer - it's a no-brainer.

With the Minx Air 200 I know I've made the right decision. This is a quality piece of kit. From its solid build to its solid sound quality everything reeks of refinement. The unit itself isn't particularly big, but the sound it produces certainly is. And what's most amazing is that even with a bass-heavy track, and even with the volume cranked up to the max, the reproduction is crystal clear and distortion free.

The unit sits in your living room, looking all inconspicuous, until you fire it up, that is. When it comes alive the sound is vibrant, punchy and deep. Bass-lines throb, vocals resonate and drums and instruments are all clearly defined.

As if this wasn't enough, the wi-fi connectivity is amazing, with the iOS and Android apps controlling the whole system seamlessly. To top it all off, you can connect via Bluetooth, Airplay or with a wired connection, making this one of the most versatile systems I've ever seen.

As far as gadgets go, this one can teach the rest of them a few lessons...


World of Goo
World of Goo
Price: £2.99

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game, 26 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: World of Goo (App)
One of the most addictive games on any platform. Outstanding production values and original, characterful game play which is perfectly suited to a touch screen device. Not to be missed.


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