Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Amazon Kindle


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So here it is, a review of my kindle, I have had it for about seven months now and in them months I have read more then I have in the past few years! I just love it and can not imagine going back to physical books. It can last months on a single charge and even holds upto 1,400 books.

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When I first took it out of the box I was taken back by how light it is (170 grams) and even thought it had a screen protector on but I got a nice surprise when I realised it shows different screens when turned off.

After turning it on I was really impressed with the 6" E Ink display, I was expecting a normal glass tablet screen that reflects light but was treated to what I still keep thinking is witchcraft! It is just amazing/mind blowing that it looks and reads just like printed pages.

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I got it linked up with the Wi-Fi and signed into our Amazon account so I could use the kindle to browse the store and yet again I was impressed at how easy it was, I was expecting a cut down version of the kindle store but I couldnt of been further from the truth, you can search and buy directly from the kindle itself or you can browse on the computer and have it send over their whispernet to any of the kindles you might have registered to your account and they will download it automatically when connected to Wi-Fi. They even 1000's of free books from authors like Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley through to up and coming authors.

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One nice little touch is the experimental web browser, yes its not the most amazing thing but it is a nice little touch.

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with the kindle being highly portable I would advise geting some sort of case for it and there is a really wide range out there for every budget from leather wallet style with lights through to basic slip cases. I went for a basic Düssel for £6.99.

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So yea I really would recommend the kindle to anyone who reads as its smaller and lighter then a paperback book and fits in your pocket.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Attack The Block

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Rating 8/10
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Attack The Block is a 2011 Sci-Fi/Action/Comedy written and directed by Joe Cornish who is well known as one half of Adam and Joe (Link goes to a Fansite) and stars a fair few not so well known actors (But all are amazing) Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail and Nick Frost in a small roll.

Out of the main five "heroes" four of them still live at home with parents/grandparents (One of them keeps getting calls from his mum telling him to be home soon) and that makes me chuckles as its true of most "hoodies" that they are kids who still live at home and like to act different when away from home. The fith one lives alone and I guess this is used to justify the fact that he pulls a flick knife out one the woman at the start of the film.

I did like how they put a spin on the typical British gang films by taking the stereotypical badboys and turning them into the goodguys for once in how they defend their tower block from the Space Invaders (I said Space Invaders as they look like the alien on the side of the upright Space Invaders cabinet).

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To round it up if you are after a film to put on and enjoy without having to think too much then this is for you.