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LUPO Micro Sim Card Cutter & 2 Adapters - For iPhone 4, 4S & iPad (SILVER)
LUPO Micro Sim Card Cutter & 2 Adapters - For iPhone 4, 4S & iPad (SILVER)
Offered by LUPO STORE
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 11 April 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
For starters, not sure there's any difference between this and the Noosy brand SIM cutter on offer, because my LUPO one was just a Noosy one with a Lupo sticker on the front. It didn't even attempt to cover the Noosy logo, so read into that what you will. Anyway, whoever made it, it worked perfectly. I was a little sceptical at first, and when I put my SIM in, there didn't seem to be any room for error (the contacts were RIGHT at the edge of the cut along the long side). But, it worked. No room to spare, but it worked, and the newly made micro SIM works perfectly in my new phone.

Orange contract SIM.

Mass Effect: Deception
Mass Effect: Deception
by William C. Dietz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

89 of 91 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst ME book imaginable, 29 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: Mass Effect: Deception (Paperback)
Okay, seriously. The only gaming book I'm aware that this guy's ever written was the Halo 1 adaptation. It was full of inaccuracies, out of character behaviour and generally showed a lack of understanding of the universe it was written in. It was the only truly bad Halo book, and he was never invited back to write another. Knowing that, I was wary of this book going in, but, I was determined to give it a fair shake.

Unfortunately, Dietz has shown the same casual disregard for the Mass Effect universe as he did for Halo. For a start, you should read this: [...] A document which, at current count, contains 48 fairly large inaccuracies for a man who claims to have read the three preceeding books. He skimmed them, at best.

But even disregarding that, if I were rating this story based on it's own merit? It's still terrible. Even if you have no experience of Mass Effect at all, and the issues I've mentioned so far mean nothing to you, you still shouldn't read this book. The plot is choppy, with little real direction or focus. Characters are handled poorly, with odd, unrealistic reactions to situations. A main character meets a girl, who looks upon him with "undeserved devotion". Next time we see them from a distance, they're holding hands, we assume they're suddenly boyfriend and girlfriend. The time after that, a random guard gets shot dead, and apparently it was the girl and "they were in love and about to be married". I might care about that or even believe it if she'd had more than 2 lines of dialogue, or more than a few fleeting non-speaking appearances. Another girl finds herself in possession of a secret message encoded into her necklace, containing holo footage of an event that occurred years after the necklace was given to her. One character, Mythra Zon, is routinely incorrectly referred to as Von. Sometimes both Zon and Von occur on the same page, within lines of each other. Another Mass Effect character, Barla Von, is given a brief cameo mention early in the book, so it might confuse you when "Von" starts showing up later in the book.

And that's just a few examples. A fairly important main character to the franchise, suddenly had an entire family invented for her. Even though we know her entire identity is fake. Apparently Dietz didn't. I realise this review is a little all over the place, but let's be honest, no one but Mass Effect fans are going to read it anyway. Trust me, this book is rubbish. Buy it if you're really curious. Don't buy it if you expect a good read, or if you expect to be happy with what he does with characters you might've enjoyed in previous books.
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Here And Now
Here And Now
Price: £5.01

14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ehhh...., 21 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Here And Now (Audio CD)
I'm a Nickelback fan. But honestly? The biggest impression this left on me was "wow, they're really phoning it in". It's been three years since Dark Horse, and in those three years they've only written 11 songs? 39 minutes of music? 13 minutes per year? And the thing is... they're not even particularly good. I can't put it any better than to say, most of the songs seem to be mostly chorus. Very repetitive. They're catchy choruses, don't get me wrong, but... There's no spark. It's all so formulaic. Feel quite let down by this honestly. But distinctly missing is the lack of a special edition, with a second disk, and a few more songs...
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Ethernet Network Cable (Wii)
Ethernet Network Cable (Wii)

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What's the point?, 22 Jan. 2007
What is the point of having a Wii specific ethernet cable when a) any standard cable would do, and b) the Wii doesn't have an ethernet port to plug this cable in to anyway? Yes, Nintendo have announced they'll be releasing a LAN adapter, but they still haven't dated it. It could be March, April, could be December knowing Nintendo.

The adapter isn't even listed on Amazon at the time I'm writing this, so what's the point of listing the cable? How many well-intentioned parents who don't really know what they're doing will buy this so little Timmy can use the Wii's online functions, only to find they have nowhere on the Wii to plug it in?

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