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HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile - Black
HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile - Black
Price: £49.99

2.0 out of 5 stars ... able to take part in group stuff in games like the division etc, 25 July 2016
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Wanted a reasonable-ish headset with mic to be able to take part in group stuff in games like the division etc. Wish i had gone with something else. The sound is pretty good but the mic, my goodness what a piece of junk. It picks up every sound, no matter how minuscule but my voice is hardly audible and there is this terrible hissing sound constantly in the background. Will try to persevere to see if can resolve it but have already printed out the returns label less than an hour after starting to use them. Will come back and update if they get any better as hate having to leave bad reviews but feel the need to as like a lot of people i work hard for my money and it sucks to part with a chunk of it for something that just doesn't deliver what it promises. After an hour the headphones start to get uncomfortable warm as well. Yep, they are going back in the box right now to be returned. Hopefully the Steelseries 200's will be better,


James Products Ultrasonic 7000 Jewellery, Spectacle, CD/DVD, Coins, Personal Care Cleaner
James Products Ultrasonic 7000 Jewellery, Spectacle, CD/DVD, Coins, Personal Care Cleaner
Price: £28.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Cleans my bike parts and the better halfs jewellery a treat, 20 April 2014
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Picked this up for my other half to clean her jewellery and seen people using them to clean car and bike components. Cleans both up a treat. Have even used it for cleaning some electronic cigarette stuff. Not sure i would use it to clean cd's or dvd's that it claims it can do but thats just me being picky.
Great product that is worth the extra couple of quid compared to the ones you can get in lidl's occasionally as this one is still going strong after months of use and abuse where the cheap one i had before lasted about half a dozen uses.
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Ride On The Wild Side - Harley Davidson [DVD]
Ride On The Wild Side - Harley Davidson [DVD]
Price: £6.70

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Glorified advert, 20 April 2014
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This dvd, althhough is ok as its got Harelys in it is basically a visual brochure. I was expecting the roar of the v-twins as they are riding around some cool roads on these bikes but all you get is what i can only describe at best some sort of top gear voiceover who sounds like he is reading from the brochure. Disappointing really.


Mondo Enduro [DVD]
Mondo Enduro [DVD]
Dvd ~ Austin Vince

4.0 out of 5 stars Long way round for people like us, 20 April 2014
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Purchased this after recently getting a motorcycle, initially for commuting to and from work. A couple of work colleagues told me im getting more than just a bike (and they didn't mean the gear you need to give one some protection either), im getting a ticket into a world that only people who have owned or ridden motorcycles understand. Me, i didn't buy it for one second my bike was a cheap way of going to and from work. Anyway, how right they were. Within a couple of weeks of riding back and fourth to work i found myself talking more and more about bikes with the guys in work who i used to ask how could they not get bored of talking about bikes all the time. The answer i got was 'you'll understand once you get on 2 wheels yourself'. And yes, now i understand.
This is a great dvd for those who have seen or heard about Long way round or Long way down, the Ewan Mcgregor and Charlie whasisname tv show. The only differences being, apart from production value is and i dont mean this in a disrespctful way, these are real people, not some well off actors with top of the range touring bikes and a full support crew in tow to take care of any breakdowns or have their route already plotted out for them. These guys have their bikes, some spares and each other. Oh, and 2 video cameras and a microphone. It follows them through the ups, downs, highs, lows, trials and tribulations of embarking on an amazing adventure with some friends and your 2 wheeled companion. Well worth watching if you enjoy shows like long way round and worlds greatest motorcycle rides. Just don't go expecting the production values of these shows. Thoroughly enjoyable dvd that i have watched several times over, even my better half who 'tolerates' my bike habit (i explained to her bikes to me is like what shoes and handbags are to her so she kind of understands now, lol) enjoyed this as well.


Innuendo (Remastered 2011)
Innuendo (Remastered 2011)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great song by a legendary band, 20 April 2014
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Was in work one day and some of my younger colleagues were talking about how great 'this' singer or 'that' singer is and how much of a great showman they are. Soon it developed into a who is the best frontman you have seen conversation and they were talking about so called artists i cant even mention in this review as it turns my stomach how the younger generation seem to call winners of tv shows that are basically a glorified karaoke contest 'artists'. Anyway i mentioned to them there never has been and never will be anyone who can even come close to Freddie Mercury. The response i had from most of them was 'who' so the following day i bring in my live at wembley dvd for us to watch on our lunch break and the young whipper-snappers couldn't even argue against me. I'll be honest, Queen are not my favourite band but for talent, they were (are?) head and shoulders above most if not all the current bands of today and this is just one of many amazing songs this band recorded during their amazing career. So much energy and passion and if i was a boxer or pro wrestler, this song would be my entrance theme.


Pacific Rim [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Pacific Rim [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Idris Elba
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £12.56

48 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned monster v giant robot FUN!, 3 Aug. 2013
Been to the cinema twice to see this (something i rarely do) and my only regret is not seeing it at the imax. If you want to remember what its like to not have to concentrate when watching a film in case you miss some vital dialogue and feel your inner child is still alive and kicking then check it out (if i was a 12 year old boy watching this i'd have wet myself, lol). No complex plots or twists just a bunch of giant monsters invading/attacking earth so earth makes some giant robots to fight them, all done incredibly by Del Toro. Even my wife who is not really a fan of this genre came out of the cinema and said 'that was immense - are we getting the blu-ray?'. We're even thinking of naming our next pup Gipsy Danger!
All in all, its a film you can put on with your mates after a night at the pub, can chuck it on when nursing a hangover on a Sunday morning, or even just for the hell of it, its that enjoyable.
3d blu ray pre-ordered and already know it will be pretty much living in the player for the forseeable future (until the sequel, which has pretty much been confirmed already :D). Just hope we get some decent extras on the disc.
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Bridgedale Merinofusion Trail Men's Sock - Natural, 9-11.5
Bridgedale Merinofusion Trail Men's Sock - Natural, 9-11.5
Price: £11.85

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best hiking socks ever, 27 May 2013
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I have enjoyed walking for a few years and over the last 6 months have kicked it up a notch and taken advantage of only living half hour from the Brecon Beacons so decided to invest in a half decent pair of boots which are great however thanks to some fellow walkers ive met and chatted with along the way someone recommended buying a good pair of walking socks. My initial thoughts were socks are socks and i cant see what difference a £12 pair of socks will make over a pair of '3 pairs for £2) from peacocks or somewhere. How wrong was i.....
The best way i can describe these is you know when you have been on your feet all day and you get home and take your shoes off, kick back and you can hear your feet going 'aaahhhhhhhhh'? Well thats pretty much how my feet feel when wearing these walking.
I have clocked up a good few miles in these and they are as good now as they were the day i got them.
My better half used to mock me and call me a 'sock snob' after singing these socks praises and even she has changed her tune after i got her a pair and wears nothing else when we are out walking now.
One of the few cases that you do actually get what you pay for where these are concerned.
Comfortable and durable. Highly recommended.


Spec Ops: The Line - Including Fubar pack (PS3)
Spec Ops: The Line - Including Fubar pack (PS3)

4.0 out of 5 stars The game ghost recon wishes it was, 27 May 2013
Ok first things first, the 4 star overall rating is due to the time it takes to reload the last checkpoint from where you got killed, and if our anything like me, this will happen a few times, lol. That, and the fact the game isn't long enough but i onl say that cos this game was a blast to play and i didn't want it to end.
I dont understand the reasons for the less than favourable reviews from the gaming media, my only guess is its not called call of duty something-or-other.
Anyway, from start to finish this game is amazing. Fun to play, a great, albeit dark story with a few twists and turns along the way, great characters (we need more games featuring Walker, hopefully we'll have a sequel to this soon, there are plenty of options available for a storyline, you'll know what i mean when you play it for yourself) and good playability with a reasonable challenge (you cant go spraying bullets hoping for the best, as is mentioned in the game 'in Dubai, bullets are more expensive than gold'. I haven't played it through on the most difficult settings yet, but i will.
If you enjoy your shooters with a decent story then this is well worth a punt.

Here's hoping for a sequel soon.....


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £9.98

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, terrible game, 22 May 2013
Long story short, this game is plain rubbish. Its like it wants to be your friend but when you start getting close to it, it pushes you away. Gameplay is shoddy, it feels as if the game has a pre programmed pattern built into it as to how and where you go and how you must kill the hostiles and if you try to venture away from this pattern you will die. Games like splinter cell have a set path and list of objectives to complete but they can be done pretty much any way you want. It seems to me in this game if you dont go about doing something the ai expects you to do, it just seems to throw a hissy fit. Im not sure if there is a demo available but if there is and you had the misfortune of trying it you will know what i mean.
There are a ton of much better games than this one, if like myself you are a casual gamer and dont have a great deal of money so have to choose what games to buy carefully, give this one a miss. Even paying £5 for this game i felt short changed.

I have written this after playing the game for several days and felt the way i mentioned above after about 20 minutes in, just wanted to give the game a fair shot before giving it such a (deservedly, imo) low rating.


The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
by Max Brooks
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and entertaining, 23 Mar. 2013
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This book is what it is. Written as a proper 'survival' guide on things to do if one day we woke up and realised where we live had turned into zombieland. Its an entertaining read that lets you briefly escape reality while you are immersed in it but once read, it kinda gives you some quiet confidence in the back of your mind that if you are watching a zombie film or you get into one of those 'what if a zombie outbreak happened' conversations with your mates, you are armed with a lot of knowledge and know you will outlast anyone who hasn't read this book. It would be quite amusing, and im speaking in a fantasy world type scenario here that if such a thing happened as im sure if all us survivors got together and we had a show of hands as to who has read this book, 99% would raise their hands.
All in all its a useful informative book for something thats never going to happen. In reality, its an entertaining read if you enjoy anything zombie related.


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