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El Dorado
El Dorado
Price: £8.80

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long wait, but worth it!, 26 May 2017
This review is from: El Dorado (Audio CD)
It's been a while since the last album, but now it's here I love it.
There is nothing that constitutes a major change of direction, and for me that's a good thing. Some songs are in Spanish, some English. Although not a Spanish speaker (or listener!), I tend to prefer the Spanish tracks. Seven of the thirteen tracks feature someone else, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment.
If you are a Shakira fan, this is a must. If not, it will be worthwhile to listen to the sample clips - you might get a pleasant surprise.
Gracias por tu música Shakira!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 29, 2017 7:38 PM BST


KES Bathroom Shower Caddy Shelf 10 Inch Rustproof Rectangular Bath Storage Basket SUS 304 Stainless Steel Contemporary Style Wall Mount, Brushed Finish, A2125-2
KES Bathroom Shower Caddy Shelf 10 Inch Rustproof Rectangular Bath Storage Basket SUS 304 Stainless Steel Contemporary Style Wall Mount, Brushed Finish, A2125-2
Offered by KES Home Global
Price: £50.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality item., 14 Jan. 2016
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This item was purchased to replace a similar one which was fixed by suction cups. These came unstuck, causing the basket to drop with a resounding crash, every few weeks, often in the middle of the night!
The KES item is very well made, and as it's stainless steel should not rust. It's a perfect size to contain most of the items required at shower/bath time.
One word of caution; the holes to fix it to the wall are only just large enough for the supplied screws, so good accuracy is needed if drilling for wall fixing. There is no leeway if one hole is a bit out of line. Unless you have reasonable DIY skills, it might be best to get help with fixing it.
Overall: Recommended.


AKAI Professional LPK25   25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Mac and PC)
AKAI Professional LPK25 25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Mac and PC)
Price: £34.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What, no software?, 1 Jan. 2015
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Background - I have a lot of experience with PC's, but absolutely none with MIDI devices.
I knew this device was not a 'plug and play' toy; I was influenced in my purchase by the statement on the Amazon web page 'Editing software for mac and pc included'. This is reinforced on the packaging. However, no such software is included.
The single CD in the packaging just allows pre-sets to be controlled by the computer, rather than from the keyboard. As supplied, this device will not produce a single beep!
I spent a long time trying to find suitable Windows software for free, but without success. Eventually, purely by chance, I found that the software that should have been included is available for free download, by entering the serial number on the base of the unit. I only found this on a forum; I could find no mention of it on Akai's website.
The software in question is AIR Ignite, and is perfect as an introduction to MIDI music. Why was in not in the box? Who knows, but it's something that the manufacturer and Amazon must address. I suspect that as listed it would breach Trade Description legislation.
Had the software been included, or a link to download it, I would have given four stars.
Note that it would work for Linux users if they install LMMS, although that program is a bit too complex for a beginner.
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Quantek 3-in-1 Emergency Power Cut Light, Rechargeable Torch & Automatic Night Light
Quantek 3-in-1 Emergency Power Cut Light, Rechargeable Torch & Automatic Night Light
Offered by Quantek
Price: £21.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fully meets my expectations., 12 Aug. 2014
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This device is very impressive; it performs all the advertised functions exactly as described.
Although I don't need the nightlight function, it switches on and off at sensible light levels. It is useful that it can be disabled, as the inability to do so dissuaded me from buying a similar product.
Light output from the torch is good. When it switches on in the charger, the reflected light from the ceiling is sufficient to find your way around an average-sized room safely.
I haven't left it on long enough to establish how long it would take to run the battery down, but have no reason to suspect it would be insufficient for most uses.
I'm considering buying a second one, and would recommend it to friends and family without hesitation.


WIFI 150MBPS WIRELESS ADAPTOR 802.11 B G N LAN NETWORK MINI USB DONGLE ADAPTER
WIFI 150MBPS WIRELESS ADAPTOR 802.11 B G N LAN NETWORK MINI USB DONGLE ADAPTER

5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly with Linux, 31 May 2014
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I've tried several other nano-USB wifi adaptors using the Linux operating system, and found problems with them. Either the chipset has no drivers available natively, or they work but keep dropping out.
I'm pleased to report that this one works perfectly.


Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 Scanner
Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 Scanner

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly., 25 May 2014
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After installing the software supplied with the scanner, it was only necessary to plug in the USB lead to get started. Note that the moving parts of the scanner have a transit lock on the underside; this must be released before connecting it! Failing to do so meant the thing made the most horrible noises, but luckily survived the abuse. There should be clearer warning about this for the terminally impatient!
In use, scans were completed quickly, and with decent quality. The buttons on the scanner for specific operations worked well in practice.
The device was also tried on a computer running the Linux MX-14 operating system, with both the Simple Scan software, and with XSane. It worked well in both cases as the drivers are in current kernels. Naturally, the on-device buttons were not enabled, but in all other respects it is perfectly usable on a Linux machine.
As this scanner is powered solely via USB, it would be a good solution for someone on the move using it with a laptop. The only caveat would be that it would be best to have the charger connected when using it, or at least ensure the battery is fully charged.
Overall: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Sumvision Universal 95W Power Adapter/Chager for Laptops, Compatible to Dell/Acer/Compaq/IBM/HP/Fujitus/Toshiba/Sattelite - 9 Connectors - 95W
Sumvision Universal 95W Power Adapter/Chager for Laptops, Compatible to Dell/Acer/Compaq/IBM/HP/Fujitus/Toshiba/Sattelite - 9 Connectors - 95W

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well for most laptops, 25 May 2014
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This charger was tested with two different machines. The first was an ancient IBM Thinkpad T41. It worked perfectly, perhaps taking slightly longer to fully charge a completely flat battery than the official charger. This suggests that its 95W power capability is somewhat exaggerated, but would cause no problems in real-life use.
The second machine tested was a DELL Latitude D630. Unlike the IBM, this was NOT on the compatibility list. The adaptor marked 'HP' fitted however, and there was an appropriate voltage available on the selector. Booting the machine with the adaptor powering it resulted in an error message that the power supply may not be the correct one. There is an option to allow start-up anyway, or to ignore all future adaptor warnings. Selecting the option to allow start-up resulted in the machine booting normally.
Once running, the LED to show battery state did not illuminate, and the on-screen icon to show how the machine was being powered was absent, so there would be no way to know if the battery was charging or not. It did fully charge the battery however.
The problems with the DELL are not due to any deficiency in the charger; all universal chargers when used with these machines would show the same results. For the DELL it would make the charger only useful in an emergency (which is really its purpose), rather than for everyday use.
The charger did not get overly hot. In fact, it stayed cooler than many OE chargers. It seems quite robustly made, and was simple to use.
Overall verdict: RECOMMENDED.


Alive [Bonus Track Edition]
Alive [Bonus Track Edition]
Price: £20.46

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avoids 'Second album syndrome'., 24 Sept. 2013
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After a successful first album, many artists struggle with their second. Too similar, and there are accusations of having limited ideas; too different and fans are alienated.
Jessie manages to avoid both of those potential traps with a selection of songs that have enough originality to be distinct from Who You Are [Platinum Edition], whilst retaining sufficient trademark sounds to be instantly identifiable.
This is a 'must have' purchase for anyone who likes pop!


Wild (UK Version) [feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal]
Wild (UK Version) [feat. Big Sean & Dizzee Rascal]
Price: £0.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to listen more than once., 26 May 2013
Whilst not having the ability to enthral on first play, this is not a bad single by any means. Jessie's vocal trademarks are all here; if you heard it for the first time on the radio, you would know it was her!
I look forward to the album in the hope that all the tracks are as good as this.


Tempest
Tempest
Price: £5.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it, unless you hate Dylan, 18 April 2013
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This review is from: Tempest (Audio CD)
Long review short: Best album since Street Legal.

I've been listening to Bob since 1962. I've had the good fortune to have seen him twice in concert.
I'm fascinated by his work, yet sometimes frustrated at the same time. The frustration is my weakness of understanding, not any reflection on his art.

My opinions of his material in recent years is not particularly complimentary, and I had considered passing on 'Tempest'. I'm really glad I didn't, and I urge anyone with similar doubts to go ahead and listen to it; it's simply brilliant.


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