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    • Audi R8 / Car / 72 Readings / 65 Ratings
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      10.03.2010 22:54
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      Audi's Beautiful Beast

      Having owned an Audi R8 for about 8months now I can honestly say it is the most potent, mind bending driving experience I have had. The handling is perfect to a T and acceleration is smooth and constant all the way to the best part of 190mph. So where did a car like this come from I hear you ask. Well the genes of the R8 came originally from Audi Le Mans Quattro Concept Car and these were very good genes as this model won it five times between 2000 and 2005. The R8 combines groundbreaking, motorsport experience, technology and design and this can be seen even from just a glance with it sitting low on road resembling a sprinter on the blocks ready for the race ahead. The central position of the engine allows for an ideal weight distribution of 44 percent to the front and 56 percent to the rear. Sweeping curves, rounded wheel arches and the distinctive air deflectors show the observer the quality of the manufacturer and model. Behind the lovely cabin of the R8 beats an awesome 4.2 V8 and the best bit is that it sits right under a glass panel with its only lighting for all to see. The naturally aspirated engine delivers a hugely satisfying 420hp, revs all the way to 8250rpm and putting down a whopping 317ft-lbs from 4500-6000. This range of power enables the R8 to navigate practically any driving situation. Lighting comes from a wonderfully constructed arrangement of reflector shells similar to pettles on a flower. Each shell contains a powerful LED (Light Emitting Diode), which produces high-luminosity, even form of driving light. A cute little touch is the extending rear spoiler, which is deployed to provide extra downforce at higher speeds. This wonderfully retracts when you come back down to earth from hitting the ridiculous speeds, which this machine is capable of. The interior is sporty and oozes quality from the styling of side windows, to the Leather/Alcantara trim of the seats and the placement/features on the central consol. The R8 hits 60mph in a shade over 4 seconds leaving all but its main rivals the mighty Porsche 911 in its wake. The transition of this wonderful machine comes from either a 6-speed manual or an optional Audi R tronic sequential-shift gearbox. Four-wheel drive come as standard and it is needed for the driving possible from this machine especially in sports mode. The comfort from driving R8 comes from is groundbreaking magnetorheological liquid which is influenced by an electromagnetic field. This changes the viscosity of the liquid. Two modes are available depending on the driving you are doing, sensors track the way you are driving to change the voltage delivered from the electromagnets. This is all very clever and really makes the drive as smooth as possible. The stereo is second to none with it being a 465-watt Bang and Olufsen masterpiece. Overall I can't rate this car highly enough it is the most engaging car I have ever had the chance of owning and I driving and I would highly recommend anyone to give one a test drive if you can't afford one.

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      • The Last Of The Mohicans (DVD) / DVD / 84 Readings / 78 Ratings
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        03.02.2010 18:26
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        Awesome

        The Director Michael Mann has completed a masterpiece of action, romance, history and tradition. It is both educational and entertaining. Giving as close to a real life view of US Colonial history as you can get. Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Cora (Madeleine Stowe) have a wonderful love/hate relationship which when combined with the unstoppable action, awesome landscape and breath taking soundtrack you can't help but be entertained. The fight sequences are phenomenol with every aspect capturing your eye from the authentic uniforms and weapons to the fantastic sound of mortar and shots raining over head especially in full surround. The soundtrack also deserves a very good mention the moving music from clannad as Hawkeye races to save his beloved is one of the most memorable sequences you will ever watch and you can really feel his passion to do what he has to do. Overall I would have to say this is one of the best films I have ever seen watch it and you won't be disappointed if only they made more films like this.

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        • Sony Ericsson C905 / Mobile Phone / 51 Readings / 46 Ratings
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          03.02.2010 17:58
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          Excellent apart from the battery not lasting much over two days

          I have owned a Sony C905 For about three months now. The phone is packed wicked everything you could want. A high spec camera at 8 .1 megapixels and an easily accessible mp3 player built in. I found the two gigabyte memory card well above what you would need to photos, music or video. On top it had Wi Fi built in so you can save money while you cruise the web. Pictures can be uploaded straight from the phone onto sites like facebook or if you would prefer USB. I found it to be a great phone for going out with and I got soem excellent photos in clubs see my profile pic which was taken with it on a black and white setting. I have found that the battery power doesn't last too long, then again it needs alot of energy to power all the cool stuff like the face detection and flash. Overall I would highly recommend this phone to anyone looking for a sleak, stylish, number that can take good photos. The special edition colours are also pretty cool these are silver or gold and the standard is black. Hope this review helps.

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