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Ipod/iphone Dock Connector To USB Cable
Ipod/iphone Dock Connector To USB Cable
Offered by Joyjoybee
Price: CDN$ 3.50
9 used & new from CDN$ 1.49

5.0 out of 5 stars almost identical to orignal iPod touch charging cable, June 16 2011
needed another charger for work and didn't want to pay 300% extra for an apple sticker...

I am hard pressed to see much of a difference to the original cable that came with my iPod touch. Only if I hold them side by side there is a very slight difference in length and hue... so why pay more?

(to be fair, longevity might become and issue, only had it for a couple of weeks but seems solid so far)

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4.0 out of 5 stars does what it's supposed to be doing, Oct. 6 2010
the earphones and mic work fine and turn the iPod into a WLAN phone and free up the hands...

... it's not like apple still includes ultra-quality earphones with the iPod (4g), so why pay more?

don't expect the product to weather 2 years of heavy use... but while we can hope for the best, why would one expect that from a low-price line product?

and no, there is no volume control or weather forecast module in there...

The Penguin History of Canada
The Penguin History of Canada
by Bob Bothwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.33
36 used & new from CDN$ 8.25

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars engaging but rather unbalanced, Oct. 6 2010
It would be difficult to adhere to the highest standard of historiography while covering such a long span of time and write engagingly and get a clear story of the larger connections across. Still, the author manages the latter two (engagement and story) only by sacrificing the semblance of a balanced account.

If you are interested in a cloak & dagger version of the exploits of Canadian politicians and generals, and do not take the subject matter of the personal lives of so many peoples too seriously, then this book is for you... at some point, however, it will become too obvious that the voices of 98% of the people whose lives get chronicled in passing (poor people, women, eastern and southern Europeans, religious minorities, to say nothing of first nation and Metis people) are either outright missing or treated in a very superficial manner. While a lot can be gleaned about the outlines of (inside) history of Canada's powerful, this book needs to be supplemented by historical works which at least attempt to do justice to other perspectives.

At the end of the day, this book provides more answers than questions - a very mixed blessing for those who want to learn from the historical record...

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