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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold
Price: £481.48

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hopelessly fragile - avoid the edge version!, 22 Aug. 2016
Although this phone is slick enough in use there are two big problems, the attractive curved edge is hopelessly prone to damage, I dropped mine and it cracked on the edge I had two quotes of £169 and £250 to fix it which I had to pay. Look on a certain auction site you will usually see several with cracked screens no one wants to buy. Ive had to buy a daft wallet style case just to try and protect it over the 2 year contract.. A colleague also broke his cracking the back on his!
The other big issue is the battery is virtually non-replaceable its glued under two circuit boards, do you really want to throw away your phone after 2 years? Don't know why this is such a trend with high end phones.
Wish Id bought the non edge version which id give 3 or 4 stars


Top Gear - Season 23
Top Gear - Season 23
Dvd
Price: £12.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the new sanitised, politically correct, liberal elite, boring Top Gear! Is this going to be good?, 19 Jun. 2016
Just the worst disappointment on television in my lifetime. Evans was obviously the wrong choice it was due for a total revamp with Clarkson and team but instead they just stole the old gangs jokes and repeated the old format with a second rate team. I purchased every DVD Top Gear produced but I wont touch this. Episode one is dire enough but by two I can say there was not one thing or aspect of the programme I liked in any way I cant think who would follow it further. The BBC wanted a more sanitised, politically correct liberal version of Top Gear, now they've got it guess what? No one who matters wants to watch it. What they totally fail to 'get' is the programme was about the deep relationship and friendship between Clarkson Hammond and May, without them theres little left. They should have had a far higher tolerance for Clarksons peccadillos because without him its nothing.


Victorinox SwissChamp Swiss Army Pocket Tool XLT - Red
Victorinox SwissChamp Swiss Army Pocket Tool XLT - Red
Price: £177.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collectable but not that practical, 13 Mar. 2016
I love this it's a real toy and conversation piece I'm fond of it but can't accept its as practical as smaller knives, something like the handyman is probably the largest practical size in use although I accept other users do get on with it. If you don't need the many novelty features you would do well to consider a narrower model unless you are a collector


Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Four-Bay USB 3.0 Reader Hub - Black
Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Four-Bay USB 3.0 Reader Hub - Black
Price: £51.09

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Its MAINS POWERED everyone....., 17 Feb. 2016
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This is a MAINS POWERED ITEM doesn't say it anywhere on the details I thought it would be usb powered like the individual readers that slot in it, useless, I don't need another plug hogging device in the office


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apple hand Ipod legacy to Fiio for free..., 29 Jan. 2016
Sold my Ipod Classic for an ipod Touch and bitterly regretted it, the touch is basically an iPhone without the phone function, you have to wade through IOS and unwanted apps to get to your music, so the Fiio x3 ii seemed the closest thing to what I wanted and it hasn't disappointed. They seem to know what music lovers want and its well made and instinctive to use. The latest firmware removes the 5800 limit to the number of tracks so with 128gb card theres little limit to the number of CDs you can digitise and transfer to it, with Mp3s anyway. It neatly locks when going, you have to tap the power button to change volume so it doesnt change in your pocket by mistake.
Its not all perfect, the text is small, its awkward to have scroll to a particular song if you have hundreds of tracks in a file as theres no option to jump to a 'letter', the battery life isnt good enough at 10-11 hours. The interface isnt as 'slick' as an ipod classic hope it improves with time id prefer black letters on a white background not the lighter colours on a dark background as offered. There doesnt seem any way to change the battery it would have to go back to the UK disributor although thats probably worrying too much.
Charging is by any micro usb charger, I used a cheap three pin usb plug for the mains and it got red hot while charging so I binned it, then i tried a genuine Samsung S5 phone charger and lead which works perfectly and keeps cool throughout.
Now the controversial bit, ive used this, admittedly with mp3s, with two poncy brand canal earphones and apple earpods and i can find no difference in sound quality between this and apple products, it seems all hype to me they all sound good. I'll be damned if Im going to rebuy 'HD music' versions of my albums online at £24 a go just to get a lossless file.
I'm happy with this and quite releaved to dump the touch, Fiio have been going ten years now and have my custom for the forseeable future, I cant think of many other examples where a brand has given up on a successful line and let someone else just take it.


Roald Dahl's Esio Trot [DVD] [2014]
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Dustin Hoffman
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £3.98

5 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious Bilge, 31 Dec. 2015
On TV again this Christmas I go into deep depression as soon as James Cordens face appears on the screen, a dull nonsense about swapping tortoises and old peoples love I really feel on another planet when this comes on and miserable that the failing BBC deems this tosh as suitable annual seasonal viewing


Spectre [DVD] [2015]
Spectre [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by The_Entertainment _Store
Price: £6.99

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MUCH BETTER THAN DREADFUL SKYFALL :-), 22 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Spectre [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
Much better than the dreadful two star Skyfall that came before it, with its ridiculous villan over sentimental plot and silly storyline I had really low expectations for this but Craig looks very comfortable now, theres a little humour, just right, and despite the obsession with tying up loose ends from previous instalments, its a good romp with a great start and despite the bladder busting 2 hours plus duration I came away very pleased. My only problem *SPOILER ALERT* is I don't accept a Walther PPK could do what it did to a certain vehicle from distance, its barely capable of incapacitating someone never mind about etc... you get the idea. Ive gone from hoping Craig moves on to wanting him to stay after this. Even warming to Q after the fad of appointing too young actors for the sake of it


Apple MD715BT/AiPod touch 5th Generation - 64GB Yellow
Apple MD715BT/AiPod touch 5th Generation - 64GB Yellow

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have kept my classic, 26 Oct. 2015
Should have kept my classic, it was easier to find songs the click pad was easier. What I REALLY HATE about this is it runs off IOS, if I wanted to play apps I'd have got an iPhone. Obviously if you want an iPhone without the actual phone then this is for you, but if you want a stand alone mp3 player apple no longer wants your business, the Nano looks like it wont be replaced either. Google 'Apples broken promises Panorama' to see the suffering that goes into this product although its been suspiciously removed from youtube. I'm going to look at something like a Fiio X3 next which is a proper traditional music player


The Recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum
The Recreated Sinclair ZX Spectrum

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ITS TOTALLY BRILLIANT, HIGH QUALITY, APP IS EASY TO FIND WOW!!!!, 9 Sept. 2015
Its just awesome, the warm noistalgic feeling taking out of the box, I got the proper batteries they recommend and they fit perfectly. This has a huge appeal over the rival system in that you have a perfect quality copy of the original I own both and have to check which is which from a distance.

Some of the comments over the IOS App are downright mean, its a new idea and system and with the slightest patience you will have it up and running in no time. Steve and the team at elite are very helpful. If you cant find the App in IOS store yet you:
1. email 'zxspectrum@elite-systems.co.uk' and send the message 'requesting ios app'
2. download 'testflight' from the app store which is free and takes seconds
3. just go to the reply email from elite and click in the accept invitation button.

Sooo easy.
Their app is a joy to use. You get Chucky egg and basic programs included, and there are a good range to choose from at a low cost each, you can have dozens of games for the cost of one XBOX release. And its only early days, the app will be improved on, far more games are promised. Hope they get Dictator and Orbiter before long... The sound is clear and true, the roms seem to be totally faithful to the original

Very highly recommended unless you have a the attention span of a gnat.. :-) You should buy this because there arent many products which have so much LOVE of a concept built into them


Night of the Comet [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Night of the Comet [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Catherine Mary Stewart
Offered by musicMagpie
Price: £11.11

5.0 out of 5 stars the most 80s 1980s film I've seen in ages..., 5 July 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is an easy going 80s mild horror film that's full of the hairstyles, costumes and regalia of the period. Survivors of an apocalypse that don't seem to worry about growing food, medical care etc.. The two girls and the bloke starring are pleasingly attractive, and any film with a cheerleader firing a Mac 10 machine gun goes straight on my 'keeps' list.


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