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C2G 1m USB 2.0 A to Mini-b Cable
C2G 1m USB 2.0 A to Mini-b Cable
Offered by ETechland
Price: £1.05

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does Not Work, 17 Nov. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I bought this as a replacement cable for a Toshiba External Hard Disk. However my Mac just does not detect the drive my old cable which has got a damaged end and won't last much longer still detects the drive, I can here the drive clicking away but it has never worked. Not worth posting back for the cost but if you are wanting it to connect a hard disk to a pc I would look elsewhere.


HD Cable 3m HDMI Cable for use with HD TV's / Xbox 360 / PS3 / Playstation 3 / SkyHD / Blu Ray DVD / HD DVD Player / Virgin Media
HD Cable 3m HDMI Cable for use with HD TV's / Xbox 360 / PS3 / Playstation 3 / SkyHD / Blu Ray DVD / HD DVD Player / Virgin Media

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product Does What its Supposed To Do!, 6 Jan. 2009
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I decided to buy this product as the shorter versions of the same HDMI cable had received 5 stars. I already own an HDMI cable that I bought from ebay and most people will say that there is no difference between a cheap cable that costs £10 and a more expensive one. However I own a PS3 and couldn't view the menu at 1080p but could watch blue rays but sometimes there was a slight whole picture wobble or a line appear and was worried that it could be a handshake problem between the tv and the ps3. However I plugged in the new lead and selected 1080p and straight away no problem. One better part to this cable is that the actual piece that goes into the tv or your HD device is quite long so it fits securely in other leads can have excessive plastic that stops a good connection which what I think was the matter with my original cable. Also being 3 meters long it allows you to cable tie the cable to your bracket if like me I have a cantilever system and I can now have all the cables from the tv tucked neatly away out of sight with the extra length. If you don't want to pay the earth but still want a good connection on what could be a £1000 tv then I would certainly recommend it.


Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War (PS3)
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War (PS3)
Offered by DVDGAMING DIRECT
Price: £24.85

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something a little bit different, 12 Jan. 2008
I recently bought this game on the back of a few good reviews. Overall Bladestrom is an enjoyable game that is highly addictive as the time does fly by when your playing it.

In a nut shell you are a mercenary that can pick and choose which side of the battle you are on between the French and English. The game itself does take quite a while to get used to and involves using the manual along the way to figure out what you are doing. This is because you can control squads of people be it archers or swordsmen and you need to know what opposition they are good against (for example archers close up are not good against swordsmen!). During the battle you can switch squads but there are a few catches along the way as you must own "books" which allow you to take charge of that squad. You earn books during battles for killing leaders of other squads and capturing bases.

The game essentially comprises of two sections

1 The Tavern: this is where you can upgrade weapons for the squads that you can control and equip them. Also you can upgrade the attacks that squads have using skills points that you earn during the battle.

2 Battle: Now I only have an ordinary tv not HD which might explain why certain parts of this game are flawed. For example you have a map in the top corner of the screen is not very sharp and clear red=english blue=french and you are well green I think! but it is almost imposible to tell and secondly which way you should be running to battle! Often you have to come out of battle and use the main map to see where you are.

Also when you begin fighting there could be fifty people slashing and stabbing infront of you now if you can see where you are then you are doing well because it is often total carnage! attacks are launched by holding R1 thats it! If you want a special move there is square circle of triangle but once you use a special move you must replenish taking time about 10 to 20 seconds depending on your ability before you can use it again. Some of the special moves though are pretty cool. Although these are about all the negatives the game is good fun and requires a bit of thought if you run off to battle with a squad and no other supporting squads from your country then your going to end up dead pretty quick, so you must use different squads in one battle to win. This game though does offer something a bit different to whats out there and it is really good fun not 5 stars but if you have a bit of spare cash then its well worth it.


Sony Playstation 3 Console (40GB Version)
Sony Playstation 3 Console (40GB Version)

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun!!!!!!!!!, 2 Jan. 2008
Having being bought a PS3 for Christmas I have played a few games now and have to say that the graphics are quite stunning. With the use of Blue Ray discs the content of each game is far superior to the previous console as more information can be held on the disc. The wireless function allowing the machine to connect straight to the internet when it boots up is another good addition. I was not sure which console to go for in a PS3 or XBOX 360 as they both seem very similar. One disadvantage when reading reviews was the lack of games for the PS3 but these were when it had just been released and there are now a whole host of games coming in the next few months. Although I only have the 40g version this was not a problem as I don't have any ps2 games. If your thinking of buying one I would definately recommend it as 2008 has some pretty special games coming for the PS3. If your worried about the cost and think you will go for the 360 just remember that they are not as cheap as you think once you have added in a hard disk and wireless contoller you are getting close to the cost of the PS3 anyway.


DRIV3R (PS2)
DRIV3R (PS2)

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DRIV3R, 18 July 2004
This review is from: DRIV3R (PS2) (Video Game)
On first inspection of driv3r all seems to be ok. The cut sequences are excellent with brilliant graphics, however when you play the actual game these become a disappointment. As you get more involved in the game and familarise yourself to the controls you soon realise that the simulation for driving as you expect is top notch. Once on foot though things go Pete Tong. You are able to duck and roll forward but not to the side which your opponents can. Also when opening a door you can't peak around the corner or lean and shoot which often leads to you just walking in and getting shot. Other faults really annoy such as when on timed missions you have to get into a car and the character does't. Unfortunately these little glitches continue through the game and gradually degrade it from what ought to have been a classic to just an average piece of work. My advice rent it first or buy it if your desperate to bridge the gap to Grand Theft Auto San Andreas


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