- Premium reviews
- Express reviews
- Reviews rated
- Ratings received
A year ago if you had said you were a fan of Superdry no-one would have known what you were talking about. But then David Beckham wore one of their jackets and everybody was buying ther clothing lines.
If you know nothing about Superdry then you should know that there are only really two items of clothing made by Superdry that actually matter. These are the jeans and the coats.
As for the coats, this is the one you will see most people wearing. A black coat with a Superdry logo on the back. If it is originality or individuality you are looking for then the time of Superdry providing this is over. You'll have to find the next new manufacturer for that. If it is fashion you are looking for then Superdry is for you. I will say however that the coats are not warm and not particularly waterproof and as such their only real purpose is to make you look good.
The other half of Superdry is the jeans they make. They are heavy duty and probably the best piece of clothing made by Superdry. It is clear to see that effort has gone into making them, they have their own rivets with the company logo on them and are well built. I would suggest to you that you buy jeans an inch larger than your waist, the reason for this is because they have a tendency to shrink a little.
Overall, you have little to worry about with Superdry. They are a respected and desired clothing company and make some excellent and durable clothing.
I bought this DVD because I had seen Bill on panel shows on the BBC. I didn't know whether his comedy skills would transfer onto the stand-up circuit. You will be pleased to know that they did.
Bill's surrealist comedy is a change from the dreary and mundane 'comedy' spouted by the likes of Michael Macintyre and Sean Lock. I would say if you like X then you will like Bill Bailey but I can't. There is nobody like him, he is in a class, and even genre, of his own.
If you haven't seen Bill doing comedy before then I suggest you search YouTube for some of his songs. From this you can decide if you like him or not, some do, some really don't. In that way Bill Bailey is a 'Marmite' comedian. His intellectual and surreal comedy excludes many but invites so many more to follow him through his DVDs and TV appearances.
If you are looking at buying a Bill Bailey DVD then this is the one you should get. It is the best one, the songs are side-splittingly funny as is his weird demeanour and jokes.
P.S. There is someone I could liken him to, he is a better version of the Australian Tim Minchin.
If you are reading this then there is a very good chance that you came from Martin's Money Tips (MMT). The reason for this is that MMT is the best site for every possible outgoing you could have.
Since finding out about this site I have not made any major financial decision without first consulting MMT. For example when my insurance cam up for renewal I just looked on the easy to navigate site and looked up 'car insurance' wherein I found a number of things to do to make my quote as cheap as possible. All in all, on that one page I would estimate it saved me at least £300. At least.
It's not like it's a one trick pony either, the amount of information available is diverse as can be. If you are looking to buy something major, something minor, save money or even earn money the you will find something worthwhile here.
There is even a page updated by users where you can find discount codes for online stores and that has saved me hundreds of pounds as well. I honestly can't believe I didn't used to use it, I must have spent a huge amount of money needlessly. And if you don't use it, you probably do as well.
Now as these headphones were Bose, I was confident they would be the best yet, and for the price they should have been.
Thankfully, they have sound quality that is unsurpassed by anything else on the market. As Bose make only ausio equipment they have clearly found a knack for doing do. The music is crisp and warm, but be warned if you don't couple the headphones with the right mp3 then you won't benefit from them.
As for the looks, they are very attractive. All shiny black plastic and silvery metals. Even the translucent rubbery bud is quite attractive. Comfortable too. It adjusts itself to the shape of your ear meaning the sound has less places to escape from giving you a better 'audio experience'... not my words, those used by the salesman. However, I advise you not to share your shiny new headphones with everyone because the headphones go rather deep into your ear. As such I have been wary about letting anybody use them for fear of hygeine.
The little rubbery buds that actually go into your ear have a habit of vanishing. If you are like me and put your heaphones in your pocket with your iPod then you will need to invest in spares which can be bought from Bose. At £3-4 this isn't cheap, but then nor are the heaphones they fit onto.
Finally the durability, I have had mine for over three months now which, for me at least, is very impressive. Normally within three months my headphones have either fallen apart or stopped making any sound whatsoever.
Overall, if you have the money to spend, a good mp3 player and love music I strongly suggest you at least consider these headphones. I will say however that although there are more expensive Bose headphones that promise even better sound quality don't be taken in. After about £60 the difference in sound quality as you go up the price range is negligible.
I bought this trampoline, not for fitness reasons, but for fun and it was so very worth it. The spring back on this trampoline is better than it is on others I have tried and can accomodate the weight of rather more than it says on the box (not me).
I like the fact that it has the little star in the middle of it, this does help you, especially when upside down which you will undoubtedly find yourself at some point. It is not too high off the ground either which, for us short people, is a big plus.
However there are a few problems with it. The major problem is that it does not come with a surrounding guard that encircles the trampoline. If you are sat there thinking 'oh, I don't need that', yes, yes you do. It took me a little while (and a broken wrist) to realise that. As such I can't rate having a guard highly enough. As it is a standard 10ft you won't have any trouble finding one to fit. Another problem is that if you place it on grass, which most people do, it will sink into the ground. As such you will have to occasionally rotate it. Another problem is that the protective cover around the edge is rather thin meaning when you hit an extremity on ot, it will feel; like hitting solid metal.
Assembly was rather easy as is rotating it, as it is not particularly heavy. If you are able to, buy a larger trampoline of at least 12ft in order to minimise the possibility of injuring yourself.
If you love cars then you'll love this magazine. If you love Top Gear, then you won't necessarily love this magazine. By this I mean it is very different from the show. Yes you still have funny inputs from Jeremy, James and Richard but it is much more car focused.
I have a subscription to this magazine and I love cars, I love everything about them and as such I am quite sad. Dont' buy this magazine unless you are interested in what engine it has, whether the v8 provides better handling than the v12 or whether some upgraded monocoque frame provides a much better performance than the old one. For instance, if you didn't understand that last sentence then the magazine is probably not for you.
Don't expect to see sneak peeks of the upcoming series either as they are very separate from each other. Top Gear magazine is for car bores and Top Gear TV is for family viewing.
All that said though, it is more interesting than the other car magazines even with the bits most people would find dull. Overall I would suggest this magazine but only if you truly love cars and all their dull mechanics.
I'm sure you have heard of Fred Perry before, if not the man then his fashion range. The Fred Perry logo is iconic and has a long and (mostly) distinguished past.
I can only write from a mans point of view but I know of no-one who dislikes Fred Perry clothing, no-one. Whether wearing Fred Perry clothing day-to-day or on a night out it looks appropriate. If you are looking at FP clothing then the polo shirt is undoubtedly on your list to look at. I for one cannot rate them highly enought. They come in a range of styles, colours and of course designs. The material they are made out of is durable, hard-wearing and, very importantly if you are wearing them on a night out, easy to clean.
In the past I have bought Fred Perry items as gifts for other people and because they are appropriate everywhere you see them in them all the time. I wear FP polos all the time so I am obviously going to rate them, but not without good reason.
I realise I have written mainly about the polos, don't take this as meaning this is the only great clothing type they make. I love the hats, the watches and the shirts. However, a parting word of warning. The trainers made by Fred Perry are worn exclusively, in my experience, by people I would call chavs. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing but I just thought I should mention it.
I know what you're thinking, it's the same thing I thought when I was given it as a gift. Oh great, Ferrari make great cars so why shouldn't they be able to make a good aftershave. Honestly, I half expected it to reek of petrol and burning clutch!
Thankfully however, I was wrong, very wrong.
If you can get over the snobby attitude towards fragrances we all have then you won't regret purchasing this. I'm no perfumier but I own a large number of aftershaves and this is one of my favourites as well as being one of the cheapest. I have been through all the big brands thinking that they provided quality but avoided names like Ferrari. Please don't make this mistake, not only will you waste money you could have spent on better things but you'll miss out on this great fragrance.
Now I can't tell you just how this smells, my palate is of course different from yours. However, what I will say is I don't know anybody that doesn't like the smell even though I tend to overdo the application of it.
The only downside to this excellent aftershave is that it has a gaudy Ferrari logo on the front, that and people wil turn their nose up at you when you admit you wear a fragrance designed by a car manufacturer.
This is a brilliant television, like all Sonys both the picture quality and sound quality are near perfect. The blacks are rich and the rest of the colours warm. Even with games consoles, normal DVDs and blu-ray dvds. In looking for a television I looked at so many and yet I chose this one because it is just slightly better than the others in every respect/ It has no major bonuses or any major flaws but all its little improvements over other TVs add up to a much better machine.
Even when it is turned off it looks modern and sleek, something which cannot be said of the old CRT televisions. The matt black look is thorougly professional looking and it is difficult to think of a surrounding in which this wouldn't look good.
The base of the TV looks a little flimsy which worried me to begin with but after a while of having it, it has not rocked or fallen (thankfully).
There are only two problems I have with it. Recently, without any intervention from me, it has decided to put 'AV1 Sat' in the top left corner. Try as I might, I have been unable to remove this at all. It is quite annoying. Also whenever I turn this on it will automatically go to the normal television screen (as you would see without Sky or so on). There is no way to change the default screen when you turn it on so every time you do turn it on you must change the input. For example, to AV1 or AV2. Other than these minor issues, a thoroughly good television.
This Samsonite is one of the lightest hard-shelled ones and doesn't lose anything from being this. I went in the store and the salesman stood on it, how many other shops stand on their own product? None, as far as I know. It has a nice ribber seal around the rim of the shells which means it is more waterproof than most cases and also it is dust proof which helps with storing it in the attic.
Everything on it is rugged as can be but you expect this from any Samsonite don't you. If this is the first Samsonite you are looking at, it is probably heavier than previous cases you've had. Don't fret, it will last a lifetime. The Aeris Comfort I have comes with a 10 year warranty covering all manufacturing faults. I have had to use this when a wheel came loose. Not because of bad design, but because baggage handlers like to use cases as footballs! The service I received (which is what you are actually paying for) was perfect. I went in and instead of sending it off for repair, the staff fixed it there and then. What you are paying for, and you must remember this, is the warranty and the name. I like everything I own to be durable and this tops the charts on that front.
It is an attractive piece of adgetry with it's wood and brushed aluminium but of course this means nothing if the sound quality is that of a rasping gramophone. Thankfully that is not a problem. Unlike many DAB radios the sound emanating from the rather small speaker is crisp, clear and warm.
For a first-time DAB radio, Pure systems can seem relatively expensive. Don't let this worry you because you get what you pay for in terms of sound quality and overall quality. The switched and knobs feel durable and rather nice to use. Scrolling through menus is simple and quick as expected.
As for the portability, I have never used it for this as most people never will. It does however feel easy to carry, not too heavy and not too flimsy that you'd be worried about moving it.
Overall, the reason you are looking at a Pure is because they are one of the best. You're not wrong in thinking that and as such go with your instinct and buy this. Simple st use, feels good in the hand and will last a long time.
My L reg Corsa may not be the most modern car in the world and probably not the fastest, well, deifinitely not the fastest but it is everything you need in a car.
I have a Vauxhall Corsa 1.5 GLS TD. It's a 5 door and nippy. As a young man my insurance costs are astronomical as such the fact that it is a group 3 really comes into play. If you are worried about speed or power then don't be. This will beat Peugeot 106's, Citroen Saxo's and Volkswagen Polos newer than it. It tops out at 102mph but it takes a lifetime to get there. It has needed one MOT while I have owned it and it cost less than £200 to fix. I can't rate the reliabity of this car enough, while everybody elses 2004 reg cars were breaking down, my little Corsa keeps going and going. Bear in mind, this is with a new driver at the wheel eeking every ounce of power from it.
The fuel economy is alright, nothing really special but you'll get over 40mpg in a diesel like mine.
Expect to pay around £400 for a car like mine and no more. Look out for rust on the sills and around the door hinges. Check the underneath of the car for any rust as this is where they tend to go wrong and die.
Overall, you get more than you pay for in this car. It won't break down, it will go like stink (comparitively!) and it is cheap to insure. If you are looking for a first car or maybe even just a second car after the 2 seater then this is for you. You won't regret it, I promise you.
The title is more than a little intriguing. There will be blood may very suggest to you that, well... there will be blood? This is not an action film, it's not a thriller and it's not anything you would associate with the title. The acting by Daniel Day-Lewis was without a shadow of a doubt, very good. However this does not make up for the sheer, unequivocable boredom of this film. I sat there for two hours thinking it can only get better but it never did. The occasional bit of heart-pumping violence does not in any way make up for the rest of the film.
Do not waste your money on this film, I feel cheated out of my not only my hard earned cash but more importantly the two hours of my life that I will never get back.
This disappoints on so many levels. It has none of the things that make a Hollywood film so great, all it has is some good acting and a title that hooks you in. Other than that, and trust me on this, there is nothing of any value.
Please do not buy this film, spend the time you would have spent watching it doing something productive unlike the people who made this film
I'll start by saying I love this iPod. I love the apps, I love the sound quality and the picture quality is excellent. If you are looking for an iPod touch (as I was) and don't know which one to get, get this one. Don't get the 8gb, not enough memory and don't get the 64gb, too much money. This strikes the perfect balance.
It is a beautiful piece of kit, feels excellent in the hand and everybody wants to play on it all of the time.
However, there is a problem with everybody playing on it all the time, battery life. It's not great but that is mainly because unlike most other music and video players, you are constantly playing games and checking things. Another problem is the fact that you have to use iTunes which is quite simply too annoying. VERY importantly, if you are changing from a Creative to this iPod touch be prepared for an arduous time transferring everything. The formats are different and so you have to convert everything into the right format and then onto iTunes and finally onto your iPod.
The final bad point, the aluminium rear scratches the moment you get it, the very second you take it out the packet and put it down it will get it's first battle scar.
However, please don't let these negatives put you off, it is a brilliant device and I can't recommend it highly enough.
I had this phone for over a year and it didn't once let me down, not something you can say of a lot of phones that are currently out.
Firstly, the negatives. The camera is quite simply useless, as is the video capture. If you are looking for quality in this area then stop reading here, this isn't the phone for you. The keypad may also not be especially practical for those with larger fingers or who have trouble navigating a small keypad. Also the screen, it scratches really quite badly as compared with other phones.
However there are positives, it's not all doom and gloom for the Sharp. If you want a phone that is simple as can be then this is for you. It texts well and I never found a problem with the sound quality in phone calls. Another plus is the rugged durability. For such a small thing (that I think looks quite good) it is unbelievably durable. I have dropped mine so many times it should have been broken a long time ago but it has carried on soldiering on like a loyal dog.
Would I buy it again? No, not because it's a bad phone but because I need the gadgets and toys on newer phones. If you don't then I siggest you give this phone some considerable thought.