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5.0 out of 5 stars a fixture on my desktop, 15 Aug. 2016
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excellent gadget. Copes effortlessly with my 2 iPhones, an iPad, a Blackberry (no comment) my Garmin, and bluetooth headphones, without generating any heat. I also have a RAVPower phone charger. These people (whoever they are!) clearly get it.


History of the World in 100 Modern Objects: Middle-class stuff (and nonsense)
History of the World in 100 Modern Objects: Middle-class stuff (and nonsense)
by Francesca Hornak
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious visual look back over a decade or two of faintly embarrassing things, 12 Jan. 2016
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100 objects that you'll recognise and often admit to having owned. Hilarious and brilliantly written


Set of 3 E14 Candle Flame Shaped Bulbs 3 W Candle Warm White MATT Frosted Glass Flame) Energy Saving Light Bulb Lamp Spotlight
Set of 3 E14 Candle Flame Shaped Bulbs 3 W Candle Warm White MATT Frosted Glass Flame) Energy Saving Light Bulb Lamp Spotlight
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Price: £8.98

1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible icy white lights. Avoid!, 12 Jan. 2016
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To describe these as "warm white" is grossly misleading. Ice blue is more like it. My fault for putting them up in daylight.


PowerGen Power-U Dual USB 2.4A 12W (fast) Heavy Duty Ouput Car Charger for Apple iPad 2, New iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 5 iPhone 4 4s 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch and Android Devices (cable NOT included) - White
PowerGen Power-U Dual USB 2.4A 12W (fast) Heavy Duty Ouput Car Charger for Apple iPad 2, New iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPhone 5 iPhone 4 4s 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch and Android Devices (cable NOT included) - White

5.0 out of 5 stars great product, 25 Oct. 2014
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great product - charges both iPhone and Blackberry quickly. Doesn't interfere with car radio at all as suggested by another reviewer. So happy with it that I bought two. Delivered absurdly quickly.


Traffic
Traffic
Price: £5.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 60s classic - but buy the import version, 30 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Traffic (Audio CD)
I'm intrigued as to why people would want to read my review of a 60s classic some 48 years after it first appeared. Anyway, whether you have just happened upon Traffic for the first time, or are a "completist" or simply nostalgic... It is a wonderful album. But Wayne Klein makes a vital point in his review: there are TWO versions of this remastered album and the Bill Levenson one - i.e. the US import - is the one to get. By comparison this version is like listening with cotton wool in your ears. My 5 stars are for the import version. I have no idea which version has been compressed into the entirely inadequate MP3 format. Traffic were a fabulous band, both live and in the studio and the over-sanitised Sonic Solutions version does them a disservice. Content-wise? Well it is what it is. Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood at their best. I slightly prefer Mr Fantasy, but maybe that's me being nostalgic. Buy them both! As a footnote, it is interesting to see that Traffic have promoted more members than most to the Great Rock & Roll band in the Sky with Capaldi, Wood, Rick Grech and Rebop all now accompanying the Celestial Choir.


Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker - Black
Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker - Black
Price: £59.00

4.0 out of 5 stars does what it says..., 11 May 2014
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I'm on my second fitbit and love it. None of the hassle of wearing a band, but with the slight risk of leaving it attached to ones clothes. That said, it survived a delicate cycle in the washing machine - PLEASE don't try this! - proving both its robustness and lovability.

It doesn't have the gps info that you might get from other widgets or smartphone apps (e.g. Moves) but I can live without that. I find the sleep tracker not really usable in that I can't predict when I'm going to nod off, but other better sleepers might. There again, why would they need it. All the activity stuff works brilliantly, it synchs easily and the app and dashboard are really simple to install and get up and running.

Anyway, until a replacement for the Fitbit Force arrives or a new really clever Apple watch it will stay attached to my clothing. And hopefully the clothing I am wearing, rather than the stuff in the laundry basket


XtremeMac In-Charge X5 Docking Station
XtremeMac In-Charge X5 Docking Station

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars does the job, just, 7 April 2013
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a bit embarrassing to admit but I do own 2 iPads and 3 iPhones. Don't ask. And this docking station just happens to charge 5 gadgets, so it's fits the job description. On the negative side, it is expensive for what it is. Also it doesn't like the curvy edges of the iPad 2 - which is absurdly difficult to fit on its prong. But it does keep everything nicely charged with useful indicator lights at the front showing the status of each iGadget. With the advent of the lightning connector, there probably won't be much more development of this kind of charger, so if you're an owner of five (older) iGadgets, this may well be as good as it gets


Alma
Alma
Price: £34.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sardinian Mellow, 6 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Alma (Audio CD)
I heard S'Inguldu, the opening track of this CD on the radio and immediately ordered it (heaps cheaper from Amazon France btw) without hearing anything else. Not a disappointment on the album. The first surprise for me was that I had heard of neither Paolo Fresu nor Omar Sosa (shame on me). And this it seems is slightly atypical of either musician's output. The second surprise was that this hadn't been recorded by Manfred Eicher for ECM. If you like Jan Garbarek's more melodic output, there is a lot to like here. It is the most serendipitous combination of trumpet and piano with the subtle and melodic inclusion of Jaques Morelenbaum's cello. I'm grasping for superlatives but this is one of the best keyboard trumpet combinations I have heard since Kenny Wheeler and Keith Jarrett back in the 70s (on ECM). And actually there are echoes of In a Silent Way both in Fresu's phrasing and Sosa's keyboards which recall Zawinul's. And that's praise indeed. This is melodic, laid back, mellow and musical. Go buy!


Promenade With Duke
Promenade With Duke
Price: £7.71

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Duke would have approved, 18 May 2012
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This review is from: Promenade With Duke (Audio CD)
This was the first Michel Petrucciani CD I bought - and as a result I have gone on to buy many more. As an interpretation of Ellington, I have to say that this is as good as it gets. I don't have the musical competence to provide a technical review of Petrucciani's performance, but from a personal perspective this is up there with Abdullah Ibrahim and Keith Jarrett. But while they are peerless, (if that isn't a contradiction) Petrucciani's style is just that little bit more involving. Not sure? Watch him on youtube performing some of these pieces and I'll bet that you will be totally won over.


Rust Never Sleeps
Rust Never Sleeps
Price: £5.62

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the real stuff, 18 May 2012
This review is from: Rust Never Sleeps (Audio CD)
if you're reading this review, it's probably to figure out whether to add this to the 2 or 3 Neil Young / Crazy Horse albums you already own, right? Just do it. It will cost you less than the price of a pint of beer for God's sake! You'll see that there is also a general consensus among reviewers. 7 out of the 9 tracks are stupendously good, two of them (Welfare Mothers and Sedan Delivery are a bit ho-hum by comparison). You get Neil at his acoustic best with Pocohontas, Thrasher and Sail Away while Crazy Horse's Powderfinger alone is worth the price. If you have Harvest, After the Goldrush or Everybody knows this is Nowhere, you'll love this. You'll end up buying the others eventually as we all do.
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