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Microsoft Surface 3 64GB/2GB RAM Essentials Bundle (Keyboard,pen& Maroo Leather Folio for Surface 3)
Microsoft Surface 3 64GB/2GB RAM Essentials Bundle (Keyboard,pen& Maroo Leather Folio for Surface 3)

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not 100% or even 90% reliable - more work required from Microsoft, 7 Jan. 2015
The Surface Pro 3 promises a lot but I have had three issues, all of which are potentially serious let downs in terms of required reliability.
The first issue was that the unit decided to freeze me out when trying to turn in on after downloading updates. This was OK the first time as I was at home over the weekend. The next two times, I was in meetings (where I wanted to type in notes) and I was locked out. This was to say the least unhelpful, irritating and inefficient. At worse it was embarrassing. Thanks Microsoft. The work around here was to turn off automatic updates and not run them until you have a day when you are not using the Surface. Not ideal.
The next issue was that the type cover performance is inconsistent. It mostly works, but sometimes it doesn't. And again, the "sometimes" can be times when it's a major problem. The support forum help on this is vague to say the least. Again, it's OK if you are using it for recreation / browsing and don't need to type fast. But again, if you are in a working environment this is potentially disastrous. You cannot type on the screen typeface at anything like the speed you can type on a type cover / keyboard. To be honest, when this happened for the second time I was about to return it to the retailer. I am watching this space - if it happens again, it goes back.
The third issue is web browser freezes. With more than a couple of pages open the Pro 3 can just lock. It eventually unlocks, but again, why should this be in the computer's time rather than my time? Why should a user have to wait for something so basic?
My jury is out on the Surface Pro 3. Be warned it is not 100% reliable and it can give you a major let down at precisely the time you don't need it. I'm sorry to say that if you need higher reliability you might be advised to give this a swerve.
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Outback Omega 250 Gas Barbecue including Cover and Propane Regulator
Outback Omega 250 Gas Barbecue including Cover and Propane Regulator

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 7 Dec. 2014
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Good BBQ; don't like being an extended part of their production line though.


Come on In
Come on In
Price: £11.59

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 7 Dec. 2014
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Genius. Could teach Clapton and Co a thing or two, if they haven't copied it already.


Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-Thinking the Competition
Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-Thinking the Competition
by Dave Trott
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you think you're too good for this book, you're not., 7 Dec. 2014
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I can't bear those people who tell us the older generation of advertising copywriters and art directors can't teach us anything.
The message from Trott (second wave) is the same as the message from Ogilvy (first wave). When you stop being a student of advertising it's time to quit. If you think you're too good for this book, you're not. If you think you might learn from it, you are good and you will get even better.


Avonmore
Avonmore
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ferry is still on the Money, 7 Dec. 2014
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Ferry is still on the Money. This isn't perfect, but it is extremely good. Picks up off Avalon.


Logitech M557 Bluetooth Mouse
Logitech M557 Bluetooth Mouse

5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a dream, 7 Dec. 2014
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Works like a dream


Vacu Vin Wine Saver Vacuum Stoppers, Set of 6 - Grey
Vacu Vin Wine Saver Vacuum Stoppers, Set of 6 - Grey
Price: £6.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The most reliable way to preserve a bottle of wine for 2-3 days, 7 Dec. 2014
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The older ones (with ribs) were better, but despite the rise of other gadgets, these are the most reliable way to preserve a bottle of wine for 2-3 days


Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac - Blue
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1 TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac - Blue
Price: £58.11

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Died within a week - not reliable, 7 Dec. 2014
So here's my experience:
I buy the Seagate Slim - looks great, 1TB
I use around 70% of the capacity to save a backup of our family photos
When I'm almost at the end of the backup it stops working, just stops, dead, mid-transfer
I get onto the support pages sand some forums and described the "flashing light, drive not recognized" symptoms
I learn that this £70 drive is pretty much dead and beyond recovery
I can send it back to somewhere / wherever packed with photos of my kids (no thanks)
Seagate - if it doesn't work, don't sell it - people are relying on this stuff- it's a backup!!
Back to WD then....
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No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison
No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison
by Jerry Hopkins
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book about The Doors..., 22 May 2013
.....by someone who wasn't actually a playing member of The Doors. Sugerman (RIP) was certainly a member of the Doors "family". He was taken in as a teenager by Morrison as the mail room / fan club envelope opener and became part of the Doors business, such as it was in the 60's. In this supporting role Sugerman got to know them all, and especially Morrison. Sugerman was close to the centre of The Doors maelstrom. He therefore became a part of The Doors story, able to look from within through his experience in the 60's and able to look into the heritage they'd created when the music was finally over. He breaks the book into three sections, the Bow is Drawn, The Arrow Flies and the The Arrow Falls. For me the first section is the best - the tales of Jim's schooldays make excellent reading based on interviews with Jim's childhood buddies. If you are interested in books about The Doors by people who were actually playing members of The Doors then also take a look at Ray Manzarek's (RIP) book Light My Fire and also John Densmore's book, Riders on the Storm. Manzarek's is the rose tinted version of events. Densmore's is the uncompromising story of the tainted rose hell-bent on self-destruction. Sugerman's book is therefore the third best book about The Doors. And when you've read all three, you'll be pretty genned up on the inner workings of one of the greatest bands of the twentieth century.


The Man Comes Around
The Man Comes Around
Price: £4.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not an album, it's an experience, 9 Mar. 2007
This review is from: The Man Comes Around (Audio CD)
Part of Rick Rubin's (Producer of the American recordings) stratgey for re-leaunching Johnny Cash's career was to strip away everything that was not essential to what he was saying. In the same spirit, I'm not going to write more than a handful of words on this album. Besides, it doesn't need any more than that. Here we go then: This is a simply stunning set of recordings.


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