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Amazon Fire Phone, 32 GB (O2)
Amazon Fire Phone, 32 GB (O2)

3.0 out of 5 stars Crippled by Fire OS, 1 May 2016
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This phone would have been far more successful if it just ran a solid version of android.. The specs were great and it had a brilliant build quality.

It would have been even better with a 1080p screen as it would have made it a brilliant vr headset what with the inclusion of the brilliant motion tracking features.

It was disappointing that the Google play store wouldn't work properly, but I'm sure that Amazon will learn that everything in this phone could have just have easily been implemented into an app...


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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid performer, but quite loud, 1 May 2016
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Works well, but is really quite loud even when used with a relatively modest setup.

I don't know enough about power supplies to give a decent technical review, but it hasn't failed me and has a solid power output for my more hungry PC components.


SEIKI 40-inch 1080p Full HD TV
SEIKI 40-inch 1080p Full HD TV

3.0 out of 5 stars almost brilliant, but be a little weary before buying, 1 May 2016
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I've owned this TV for about a year now and it has been a brilliant little runner and has a great picture quality. I use this TV with a Chromecast, so the included USB port on the back of the TV is a brilliant addition.

However, when the TV is turned off it then takes about 20 minutes or more to spring back into life for no reason. It can be very annoying if you are wanting to sit and watch something quickly.

As of writing this review it has not turned into hours to boot up instead of minutes, so our TV has become nearly useless. I assume this isn't a common fault as there are several great reviews, but be a little weary before buying.

If you can get past this issue then I'd highly recommend it.


Umi Emax 5.5 Inch FHD LTPS Screen Mobile Phones Android 4.4 OS Smart Phone 3G/4G Sim Free China Smartphones Octa Core (2GB Ram+16GB Rom) Unlock Cell phone with 13.0MP Rear Camera-Grey
Umi Emax 5.5 Inch FHD LTPS Screen Mobile Phones Android 4.4 OS Smart Phone 3G/4G Sim Free China Smartphones Octa Core (2GB Ram+16GB Rom) Unlock Cell phone with 13.0MP Rear Camera-Grey

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Competant, but falls short in key areas., 21 Mar. 2016
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This phone does work well as a basic android device. It does bug out and reset everyone few days, but that is something that will happen on many android devices.

It is a competent smartphone and does work well for media consumption with its full hd display. It does have a yellow cast and a bit of light leaking, but it is big and bright.

The accelerometer really doesn't cut it, which I am disappointed by as I love using vr apps. It does rotate consistently, but it is not accurate enough to track head movements accurately.

The camera really isn't worth it. Sure it says 13mpx, but that resolution men's nothing when the images are grainy and lack detail. I wasn't expecting much, but it didn't meet my already low expectations. It's a shame as you can now get phones at a similar price with half decent cameras.

The battery life is the best I've seen on a smartphone in ages. It lasts about a day and a half and I have Spotify on for about 5 hours a day at work and watch YouTube in the evening. It beats out any other phone I've used.

Although this phone is far from perfect, it is competent. It lacks features that I find necessary like a good camera and accelerometer, but it does have a good screen and beastly battery life. If you surf the net and consume lots of media on your phone then this will be great. However, budding photographers and vr junkies are better off with a phone from a more established company like sony for photography, or Samsung for vr.

Even cheaper options like the Vodaphone Ultra 6 or Alcatel's One Touch series offer a more competent package.


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Facebook Messenger
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1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't get past login screen, 22 July 2015
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This review is from: Facebook Messenger (App)
The app itself is very naughty getting permissions for almost everything associated by your device.. it also doesn't even login on my phone. It gets stuck on the spinning login wheel, seemingly forever.. not recommended for fire phone.


Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN for Sony E - Black
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN for Sony E - Black
Price: £119.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very solid macro lens., 24 Jan. 2015
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If you buy this and bung on a couple of extension tubes, you can get some very tasty macro shots. With a 35mm equ. of a 90mm f4.2 it seems to serve this purpose well. It's also quick to focus if you use autofocus, but as always, it will hunt in lower lighting conditions.

I work as a photographer for a bespoke jewellery company and I use this lens as my daily driver for all of my ring shots and I think this is where the lens shines. Throw this onto an a6000 and it is leaps and bounds away from anything in this price bracket. A decent option for a photographer who can't afford an a7r with a Canon 100mm f2.8 macro.

The lens also works well for intimate headshots, getting accurate colours and sharpness.

Although this is still my favourite autofocus lens for the e-mount, it does have some quirks. The floating lens element inside the lens will wobble back and forth when the lens is off, which will make you think that it is broken when you get it out of the box. Also, when manual focusing on subjects, this floating element will sometimes make a whirring noise (the same noise as it makes when it is autofocusing) until the focus is changed. This doesn't affect performance and is a minor gripe as it stops the moment the focus is changed.

All being said. If you're doing macro, buy this lens!
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Voguecase Hard Case Cover for Alcatel One Touch Idol S 6034R (Yellow) with Free Universal Screen-Stylus
Voguecase Hard Case Cover for Alcatel One Touch Idol S 6034R (Yellow) with Free Universal Screen-Stylus

3.0 out of 5 stars Good fit, but it's too damn slippery.., 24 Jan. 2015
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It may get more grippy after some wear and tear, but applying some stickers to the edges of the case sorted out the problem for me at least. It still serves a purpose and isn't the worst phone case i've owned.


Red Tape Grange Brown 10 UK
Red Tape Grange Brown 10 UK
Offered by Kahz Global
Price: £29.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price and look smart, 13 Jan. 2015
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Very nice shoes, however I can see the buckles wearing out quickly. They also didn't give me blisters till about two weeks of wear which is odd, but I suppose that's spomethimng to expect with new shoes. They were just a tad narrows towards the toe for me because I have wide feet and a high arch. They are comfortable when on though and can even be slipped on and off without unbuckling if you really want to.


Bodybuilding Warehouse 600 ml Capacity Blender and Shaker Bottle
Bodybuilding Warehouse 600 ml Capacity Blender and Shaker Bottle
Price: £2.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and does the job, 13 Jan. 2015
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Very robust and arrived quickly. The ball does make a big difference compared to the mesh lid found on other types of these bottles. The lid shuts tight and doesn't spill when being shaken as well which is great. I have no fear of this spilling in my bag.


Evecase Black Large SLR Camera Carrying Travel Case/Bag with Strap for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Pentax FujiFilm Olympus and more DSLR Camera
Evecase Black Large SLR Camera Carrying Travel Case/Bag with Strap for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Pentax FujiFilm Olympus and more DSLR Camera

5.0 out of 5 stars A great compact camera case, 13 July 2014
Nice and compact, this case holds the gear i need for work. It can fit a small dslr with a lens, a large zoom lens and the generic kit lens with space for accessories to fit in the gaps between. I bought this case because it was long enough for me to have my zoom lens attached and still fit in the case (this is surprisingly hard to find in a small case). It has held up to daily use well and it appears to be waterproof although i do studio work and not wildlife shots so i don't really take my case out in much more than typical British rain.

A good buy if you're after a compact case, but check the internal dimensions to see if your gear will fit inside.


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