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Speedo Adult Merit Mirror Goggles - Black/Smoke, One Size
Speedo Adult Merit Mirror Goggles - Black/Smoke, One Size
Price: £11.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable well fitting goggles, 25 Jan. 2015
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Very comfortable: I have a big head and they don't pull. A little dark for indoors: I imagine they'd be amazing in the sea on a sunny day.


Sony DPR47SP 16x Spindle DVD+R Disc (Pack of 100)
Sony DPR47SP 16x Spindle DVD+R Disc (Pack of 100)
Offered by Espace-Disque
Price: £19.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and durable, 25 Jan. 2015
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Very reliable writing: maybe 1 in 200 discs doesn't write well, and then they seem to last.


adidas Men's Infinitex Tech Range Boxer - Black/Tech Grey Metallic S14, Size 5
adidas Men's Infinitex Tech Range Boxer - Black/Tech Grey Metallic S14, Size 5

4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable swimming shorts, 25 Jan. 2015
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Comfortable fit, seem relatively durable, expensive for what they are.


#1 Original Silicone Swimming Cap for Women and Men - Long Hair, Thick or Short - Average/Large Heads - With Ergonomic Ear Pockets to Cover Ears - Anti-Tear - Stronger Than Latex Swim Hats - Great for Adults, Older Kids, Boys and Girls - 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee - FREE Nose Clip
#1 Original Silicone Swimming Cap for Women and Men - Long Hair, Thick or Short - Average/Large Heads - With Ergonomic Ear Pockets to Cover Ears - Anti-Tear - Stronger Than Latex Swim Hats - Great for Adults, Older Kids, Boys and Girls - 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee - FREE Nose Clip
Offered by Structure Sport
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps ears totally dry, 25 Jan. 2015
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Having badly scarred weak eardrums
through botched surgery and then through boxing competitively, it's been really difficult for me to swim on a regular basis, as most swimming caps ride up on my head and let water into my ears. Swimming 500 metres in this is absolutely no problem: keeps my ears completely dry. Much better than big name products, and very impressive.


Sennheiser OCX 685i Sports In-Ear Canal Headphones - White
Sennheiser OCX 685i Sports In-Ear Canal Headphones - White
Price: £30.28

1.0 out of 5 stars Lasted a week and a half before failing, 27 Dec. 2014
Supposedly sweat resistant, these lasted about a week and a half into my holiday (they were bought at duty free) before one earphone failed, I suspect because sweat got into it. Pathetic.


ERA by Jawbone Lightweight Bluetooth Headset with HD Sound - Red Ridge
ERA by Jawbone Lightweight Bluetooth Headset with HD Sound - Red Ridge
Offered by total digital stores
Price: £69.25

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless, 16 May 2014
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This headset is absolutely useless. Although I can hear the person speaking to me very clearly, I keep being told that I am fading in and out to them. From Jawbone's own forums, this would appear to be a common issue that is not being acknowledged. This is being returned as soon as possible, and I will be looking for an alternative.


Knomo Folio Case for iPhone 5/5S - Black
Knomo Folio Case for iPhone 5/5S - Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Durable and smart case, 8 Jan. 2014
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This is an excellent case that, despite the fine quality of the materials, is standing up well to some hard wear after about three months of use. The elastic band is a little bit fiddly to get off quickly, and has resulted in some missed phone calls, and the case is perhaps a little expensive, but, otherwise, I am very happy with this case and would recommend it.


Love Is Everything
Love Is Everything
Price: £18.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Mathis at a vocal peak, 8 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Love Is Everything (Audio CD)
The two albums on this CD are so widely different I almost wonder why they were paired (it looks like proximity of recording dates). "Love Is Everything" is very much Johnny Mathis in 1964 going back to the style of his very successful collaborations with Glenn Osser about five years earlier. Anyone who has heard the Mathis album "Heavenly" from 1959 will instantly feel at home with the style here. However, there are a couple of surprises. "Young and Foolish" is extraordinarily powerfully sung with quite a different feeling to the wistful regret that the song's lyrics might suggest. And the song "One More Mountain" is an absolute gem.

What is disappointing is the sound. On some tracks, it is absolutely excellent. However, on a couple, particularly the opening track "Never Let Me Go" there is considerable loss of detail and I am surprised other detailed and knowledgeable reviews haven't mentioned this. It hit me so strongly when I put the CD on to play that I dug out my own CD copy of the mint condition LP that I have of this record, and confirmed that the track on this CD sounds muffled by comparison. I can only assume that someone was over enthusiastic with the noise reduction software or the master tape has suffered damage in the intervening years (the sound quality on other songs is so good, I am assuming that the remastering was from the original tapes). Other songs have considerable distortion (though this may be inherent in the original tapes).

"Broadway" is just superb - Mathis swings hard and makes songs associated very strongly with other artists "Once In A Lifetime", "Manhattan", "Hello Dolly" absolutely his own. I simply can't understand some of the negative comments directed at these cuts, but I suppose many people only like "romantic" Johnny Mathis.

The sound on Broadway is absolutely flawless - like listening to something done yesterday. I once heard that Johnny Mathis was (justifiably in my view) disappointed with the production of his LPs on the Mercury label. That isn't a criticism that can be levelled at his Broadway album, which sounds great.

All in all, a very good CD with just a few sound flaws. Oh, and, for once, some excellent, accurate and informative liner notes written by someone who clearly knows what they're talking about and put some effort in.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Great shorts, key pocket difficult to use, 28 Dec. 2013
These shorts are very light, non restrictive, and stay pretty dry even on a long fast run in the summer. They are pretty short and the split is pretty high, so may be a bit revealing for some. My only criticism is that the key pocket is stupidly located virtually on the hip bone, so keys chafe a bit and are difficult to retrieve while preserving modesty.


Sending You A Little Christmas
Sending You A Little Christmas
Price: £10.32

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still bringing new ideas to Christmas, 29 Oct. 2013
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Well, I must say that I never saw that coming - on his seventh original studio album of Christmas material (quite apart from multiple compilations and singles), Johnny Mathis not only brings some duet partners to add new and welcome twists to material he's previously performed, but digs out Christmas songs he's never done before and sings them beautifully.

In the liner notes to the CD, Mathis calls the producer of this CD the producer he looked for all his life, and it is fair to say that this must rank as among the best produced albums of Mathis's long career. His voice comes out strongly and clearly with excellent orchestration by Gordon Goodwin, performed in a very slick style by Nashville's fine session musicians.

It's that voice that carries this album. At 78 years old, Mathis might be at the stage where long time fans buy the records out of loyalty, content to hear the hint of what once was. Far from it. His singing is strong, the senses of rhythm and tone intact ... and, well, it's still unmistakably Johnny Mathis. That very distinctive quality is still there. That power and range is still there. But, maybe, there's a softness and a warmth and a subtlety that wasn't always there before. It's very welcome now.
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