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Witcher Volume 1, The
Witcher Volume 1, The
by Paul Tobin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.45

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, especially for fans of the franchise, 23 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: Witcher Volume 1, The (Paperback)
As I opened up the book I realised I had no idea what I was going to get reading this. I'm a big fan of The Witcher and I thought that it would be a fun read, especially in the comic format.

The art style is unusual, but it works very well with the story telling and the world of The Witcher. The colours match up wonderfully with the gloomy world and really match up with the tone and atmosphere set in the games coming before this. Although some scenes seem to lack an immense amount of detail, I found it was the subtlety of the art that really helped to bring the pages to life. They didn't need immaculately drawn characters with huge levels of detail, it just all seemed to work.

The writers have captured the character of Geralt amazingly well, spinning a new story out based around the main character. We get a glimpse into his personality and once again his cold, detached humour adds some fantastic moments. The secondary characters also add to the plot, continually adding to the readers curiosity throughout. Right up until the end I wanted to know more about these new characters and even once their stories were told I wanted more.

The story itself was good fun. Throughout it reminded me of quests you pick up while playing the game, spinning new tales, taking the reader on an adventure. I won't go into detail as that would offer spoilers, but the story is well worth a read.

After finishing up I can safely say that this is an enjoyable read, especially if you're a big fan of The Witcher franchise.


DiGiYes® 2-in-1 Portable Desktop Qi Wireless Charger Charge Charging Pad Stand With Anti-Slip Rubber Ring & Separable-Installable Desktop Phone Stand Mount for Nexus4 Nexus5 Nexus6 Nexus7 Nexus9 HTC 8X Lumia 920 820 Note2 Note3 Note 4 S3 S4 S5 iPhone 6+ Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 , etc
DiGiYes® 2-in-1 Portable Desktop Qi Wireless Charger Charge Charging Pad Stand With Anti-Slip Rubber Ring & Separable-Installable Desktop Phone Stand Mount for Nexus4 Nexus5 Nexus6 Nexus7 Nexus9 HTC 8X Lumia 920 820 Note2 Note3 Note 4 S3 S4 S5 iPhone 6+ Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 , etc
Offered by DigiYes
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant bit of kit!, 23 Jun. 2015
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Now here is a product that really comes in handy, offering a great wireless charger and stand combination. At first I was worried by how light weight the product felt which led me to wonder how it would ever stay put, but I was soon pleasantly surprised. With the added weight of your phone the stand stays put and doesn't move about.

There is a small rubberised shelf that your phone sits on, and the wireless charging pad has a rubber logo on it which helps to keep your device in place. This is great as it means your device won't slide off or loose contact with the wireless charger!

Another added bonus is that the wireless charging pad is adjustable and can be removed from the stand. This is handy as it allows you to locate your devices optimum charging position and align the pad and your phone so your device charges perfectly. It also comes in handy for making this a more portable charging solution as you can pop the charging pad out and take it with you rather than carrying the stand and pad combined.

The charging pad will make a loud beep to tell you when you've lined your mobile and the pad up. This is handy for those occasions when you aren't sure if your phone is charging or not. For those familiar with Qi chargers I'm sure you've all had a moment when you've placed your phone on the pad only to come back later and realise you never lined it up properly and the blasted thing was never charging. Well this product will make a lovely beep to tell you you've got it right!

There's nothing here that I dislike, especially at this sort of price point. Granted it would be nice if it felt a little more durable, but it's a fantastic product nonetheless. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who is looking for a wireless charger and stand for their phone!
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Soundpeats Q2 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices Q2 (Dark Black)
Soundpeats Q2 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gym/exercise Bluetooth Earbuds Headphones Headsets W/microphone for Iphone 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipod, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones Bluetooth Devices Q2 (Dark Black)
Offered by SOUNDSOUL Direct
Price: £14.99

2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing case of form over function, 9 Jun. 2015
Please note I was sent this product to offer an unbiased review.

Good
-Light weight
-Well presented
-Carrying case included with three ear bud sizes
-Good fit and secure
-Great price

Bad
-Muffled sound
-Audio range average at best

The Soundpeats Q2 wireless headphones struck me as being a lot more premium than the price suggested when I first opened them up. They come in a tidy little box, safely tucked away in a nice carrying case.

I popped the case open and found the headphones tucked away inside, already charged and waiting their first use. My first observation was that these headphones looked and felt good, with well defined buttons and clear print and symbols.

At this price range I'm used to a flimsy wire and headphones that have a habit of popping out of my ears every few minutes. This set has a hard plastic loop with a soft matte finish that sits over your earlobes, securing the headphones in place. The connection between the two earpieces sits along the top of your neck and is a fairly durable and thick wire with padding.

So design and build quality are right up there. In fact it was so impressive that I had to double check the price to make sure I was reviewing these headphones against other devices in the price bracket!

Moving on to the audio side, probably the reason you're looking at picking these up right? Well here's where things aren't as good.

The sound quality is OK, but they perform like a cheap headset. For the price bracket its what I'd expect, but they do seem just a little muffled with sub par audio range.

While listening to music the vocals were clear but instruments, especially bass, were drowned out. Things got a little better at louder volume, but that isn't ideal and gets uncomfortable. Certain tracks were almost unidentifiable, just a singer and someone bashing a bass drum with everything else an inaudible blur. These headphones can't cope with much more than a singer strumming an acoustic guitar.

To be honest this is a case of form over function. The headphones look and feel great, but they just don't offer performance when it comes to audio which is a deal breaker.
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AFUNTA Universal VR Virtual Reality 3D Video Glasses For 4~6 inch Smartphones for 3D Movies and Games, letting everyone enjoy an immersive 3D experience, 'Revelation' - Adjustable Pupillary Distance, Adjustable Strap
AFUNTA Universal VR Virtual Reality 3D Video Glasses For 4~6 inch Smartphones for 3D Movies and Games, letting everyone enjoy an immersive 3D experience, 'Revelation' - Adjustable Pupillary Distance, Adjustable Strap
Offered by Afunta UK
Price: £11.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Fun but uncomfortable, 8 Jun. 2015
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These are ok if you're after a VR experience for a relatively low cost. The biggest issue that made them almost unusable is that they are terribly uncomfortable. They press down on the bridge of my nose, making it almost impossible to play for much longer than a few minutes at a time.

When it comes to phone sizes this pretty much supports the entire range of sizes. I have a Nexus 6 which fits perfectly and I've tried with smaller phones.

When adjusting the grip for the phone it does feel like this headset will break. It creaks and strains and constantly feels like it will give up at any moment, the plastic feeling brittle.

I've used Google Cardboard, and this headset is a slight improvement. However it's not really worth the purchase unless you really want to play with VR without spending much money.


Latte Glasses - Set of 2 Coffee Cups with Glass Handles - Ideal for Macchiato, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Coffee, Mocha, Cappuccino - Fits Dolce Gusto, Tassimo, Nespresso - High Quality, Luxurious, Gift Box, 250 ml (8.8oz) - Bring the Modern Coffee Shop to your own Kitchen 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Latte Glasses - Set of 2 Coffee Cups with Glass Handles - Ideal for Macchiato, Hot Chocolate, Tea, Coffee, Mocha, Cappuccino - Fits Dolce Gusto, Tassimo, Nespresso - High Quality, Luxurious, Gift Box, 250 ml (8.8oz) - Bring the Modern Coffee Shop to your own Kitchen 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Offered by Pot & Kettle Black (UK)
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Robust and great value for money, 8 Jun. 2015
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Please note I was sent this product to offer an unbiased review.

These are a pair of very nice glasses, feeling robust and high quality. The glass itself is thick and feels good, although the design is a little plain but this isn't a deal breaker. It might have been nice to have some kind of design, or logo etched into the glass just to spice things up a bit.

The packaging is good, coming in a nice box which would make for a great present if you're thinking of getting these glasses as a gift. When I opened the parcel these came in I was quite surprised by how well the products were presented.

They are a little on the small side and also very thin towards the base which can make stirring a little difficult.

Overall you can't really go too far wrong with these glasses. They are robust and clearly will last a long time, and for the price they provide great value for money!


iPad Air / iPad Air 2 Screen Protector, CoolReall(TM) Tempered Glass Film for iPad Air / iPad Air 2 / iPad 5 / iPad 6,Clear Xtreme Scratch High-Response Anti-Bubble Anti-Fingerprint,9H Hardness Round Edge (0.33MM, 1 Pack)
iPad Air / iPad Air 2 Screen Protector, CoolReall(TM) Tempered Glass Film for iPad Air / iPad Air 2 / iPad 5 / iPad 6,Clear Xtreme Scratch High-Response Anti-Bubble Anti-Fingerprint,9H Hardness Round Edge (0.33MM, 1 Pack)
Offered by Coolreall Official
Price: £19.99

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing quality and value for money!, 8 Jun. 2015
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This screen protector is great quality and very easy to fit. Unlike others, where I have ended up with a bubbly mess, this protector was very easy to drop in place and fit.

If you're worried about this protector making your screen look any worse or loosing touch input then you don't need to be concerned. The screen still looks as high quality as it did before I installed this onto my device and the screens till responds perfectly.

The protector comes in great packaging, showing a lot of care and attention to this product.

This is one of the best screen protectors I've used and for the price you aren't going to get better!


FSL Decimate Safety Earmuff / Ear Defender for Shooting, Drumming, DIY, Studying, Construction - NRR 34 dB - 3 Year Warranty
FSL Decimate Safety Earmuff / Ear Defender for Shooting, Drumming, DIY, Studying, Construction - NRR 34 dB - 3 Year Warranty

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and work fantastically well!, 8 Jun. 2015
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I didn't really know what I would use these ear defenders for, but after receiving them I put them to good use. I do a lot of writing, and sometimes next doors kids get pretty loud when they are playing. With these ear defenders I was able to completely drown out the world, letting myself slip into complete silence and concentrate on my work.

The build quality is solid and durable and clearly built to last. They are comfortable to wear and easy to keep on for prolonged periods without causing any discomfort. The best thing about them is that they are lightweight which really helps add to the comfort.

These are definitely a worthwhile purchase, even if that came as a surprise to me!


FSL Reflex Bluetooth Sports Earphones - Twin Battery for Double Battery Life
FSL Reflex Bluetooth Sports Earphones - Twin Battery for Double Battery Life
Offered by iHeadphones UK
Price: £39.99

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great set of wireless headphones, 8 Jun. 2015
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So to start things off, these are a great set of comfortable headphones. They fit almost perfectly and feel very snug, even when working out. Unlike other headphones of this style these remain in place, never slipping from my ears like other brands. The wire which goes over the top of your earlobe feels secure and is adjustable, it's not just flexible cable, but feels like there is some secure wire inside.

Included in the box was a carrying case, charging cable, and three additional ear buds.

With regards to the charging, the fitting that covers the micro USB port is very secure, so secure that it can be very hard to open! To top things off the USB slot is exceptionally deep and a lot of standard micro USB chargers will not be long enough, so these headphones might not be as compatible with your existing charger as you'd like to think.

The sound quality was good, beating other headset's I've tried recently. The volume was great, and even when turned up to max the sound quality was still fantastic.

Are they worth the extra cost? Maybe not for just the sound, but the build quality and size make these a great set of headphones, especially for running etc.


Sonixx SX1 Wireless Sports Neckband Bluetooth Headphones - Folding Headset with Noise Cancelling Microphone -3 YEAR WARRANTY (Black)
Sonixx SX1 Wireless Sports Neckband Bluetooth Headphones - Folding Headset with Noise Cancelling Microphone -3 YEAR WARRANTY (Black)
Offered by iHeadphones UK
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound for a great price, 31 May 2015
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So first off these are some nice headphones and the perfect companion for sports or exercise. If like me, you've tried other headphones that in no way clip to or over your ear, then you've probably experienced the nuisance of them always falling out. Well with the Sonixx SX1's you won't experience this issue as they fit comfortably around your ears.

They are mid sized headphones, not quite covering your whole ears. They are padded and feel good to wear without any discomfort.

Pairing the headphones was easy enough and the connection seemed very reliable. I haven't experienced any drops in connection unlike some other sets of bluetooth headphones I have used in this price range.

When it comes to the audio itself the sound quality is good. The range sounds great and the balance is spot on. They don't sound tinny or overly heavy in bass which allows for a good listening experience.

At this price range you can't really go wrong. If you're after some good sports headphones that won't drop off your ears all of the time then give these a shot!


1byone® Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Multi Touchpad, Touch Keyboard for Apple/ iPad Air 2 / Air, iPad mini 3 / mini 2 / mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2, Windows, Mac OS, Linux, IOS/Android Tablet PC/ Galaxy Tabs& Smart Phone
1byone® Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Multi Touchpad, Touch Keyboard for Apple/ iPad Air 2 / Air, iPad mini 3 / mini 2 / mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2, Windows, Mac OS, Linux, IOS/Android Tablet PC/ Galaxy Tabs& Smart Phone
Offered by 1Byone Products Inc.
Price: £23.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great keyboard and mouse combination for the price, 28 May 2015
I was sent this product to offer an unbiased review and I was pretty excited to see how this keyboard and trackpad combination performed. I've been keeping my eye out for this sort of product for a little while now to combine with my Nvidia Shield Tablet so naturally I jumped at the opportunity to review this product. So, did it live up to what I was hoping for?

The Good

-Stylish and slim
-Keys feel good with no skipped presses
-Micro USB charging
-Good battery
-Function keys for Android and Windows

The Bad

-No grip for the bottom
-A little too slim, flexes when typing
-Trackpad sometimes stops working for a few seconds

The keyboard is very easy to pair with your device, literally hold the function key and the C key and then search for the keyboard in the bluetooth settings on the device you wish to pair with. Within only a couple of minutes of unwrapping the keyboard I was paired and ready to play.

It's comfortable to use, with keys that feel great to type on. They offer a good click and are adequately spaced unlike some portable keyboards that have a plushy and cramped feel to them. My only criticism of typing on this product is that due to the keyboard being so slim it does seem to flex a little when in use.

Moving onto the trackpad is a slightly mixed bag. On the one hand it works straight off the bat with Android and offers something closer to a laptop experience on your tablet. The trackpad is large enough to use for browsing, but it does feel a little cramped, but I suppose that's to be expected. The one thing that really let the mouse side of things down was its tendency to either lag or just disappear entirely for a few seconds. However, it performed well enough that I didn't need to carry a portable mouse around with me.

The design of the device is great. It's slim, lightweight, and the keys fill up pretty much all the space on the device, giving the user a great typing experience. However, the biggest flaw with this product is in the design. It has four rubber nubs on the top, obviously to help protect your tablet screen if its faced down while in your bag, however it doesn't have the same nubs on the bottom. It does have four, very tiny and recessed slivers of rubber in each corner on the bottom.

The issue with this design flaw... Well if you type on a smooth surface it causes the keyboard to go sliding all over the place. In the end I had to seek out some form of rubber to stick on the bottom of it because out of the because the keyboard was just too slippery to use on a smooth surface. It' not the end of the world, but it does require some additions in order to be usable.

So in conclusion this is a pretty good keyboard, especially at the price range. Are there better keyboards out there? Of course there are, but you'll be paying extra for that. If you're after something to combine with your tablet for some on the go use without paying a premium then this is going to cover everything you need.

Yes it has its flaws, but for the price being asked you can't go wrong.
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