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    • Klipsch Image S4i / Headset / 17 Readings / 16 Ratings
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      20.07.2012 14:08
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      Of decent build quality but lacking the sound I desired.

      Klipsch are well-known for producing high-end audiophile equipment and have good rep for such, hence my purchase, but after buying these as a budget audiophile upgrade for the impending summer weather - which we don't seem to have been blessed with - I've got to say I'm fairly upset with the purchase. Although, this is most-likely due to me buying the wrong 'phones for the types of music I listen to - i.e. dubstep, screamo, metal.

      These 'phones have a nice quality to them, and don't look too tacky. The cord length is more than adequate, and is of a decent thickness, meaning that these 'phones will suit your need and will last a decent amount of time without worrying about a channel dying, which is a unfortunately fate which has met many of my other in ear 'phones. The casing of the actual drivers is very well constructed and, although not putting it to the test, seems like it would stand the test of time - meaning the 'phones could take some punishment. They also come with a carry-case which ensures that the wires don't get tangled and therefore break, which is an added bonus.

      The sound, which is the most important aspect of a pair of 'phones, left me sorely disappointed. The vocal elements of the songs overpowered the bass, if you call call it that, and would pick up when the vocals had ended. Essentially if you were to draw the sound it'd look like a roller-coaster ride! The mids and the highs were okay, at best, and are undoubtedly the ranges which Klipsch had decided to focus upon with these 'phones. If there were highs/mids/basses layered then you'll only hear the higher ranges.

      In an attempt to improve the quality of the music I bought various non-native music players from the Play Store and attempted to EQ the music myself - something I've not had to to with other headphones such as my Koss Porta pros. Although this manual EQ'ing had some use it did not really have the favour I desired as it compromised some of the other elements of the music!

      I didn't thoroughly test out the built in mic for calls and such, but when I did the experience was adequate and those who I engaged in conversation could understand what I was saying.

      Overall, whilst I'd recommend these 'phones I'd only willingly recommend them to someone who doesn't share the same musical taste as me - and I'd only recommend them at a sale price, and I managed to snag them for £16 (IIRC). Otherwise I'd suggest you should buy a pair of Koss Porta Pros!

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    • Nike Air Force One / Sports Shoes / 13 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      31.05.2012 15:57
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      Great pair of trainers, fashionable and good for basketball!

      The name Air Force 1 is undoubtedly a shout to the aircraft which carries the President of the United States, and this works well considering it both suggests the greatness of the trainer and ties in with the introduction of the Nike 'Air' technology incorporated into this, and many sequential, trainers! I will finish this introduction by arguing that trainers are a testament to Nike's designing ability, especially considering they've been in vogue considerably since 1982, and often copied by such trainers as the Dunks and Air Jordan 1s.

      I've owned a few pairs of these trainers throughout my life, and they all seemed to last me a great while, and two out of the three times I had to stop wearing them was because of the fact that I had out-grown them! They are very durable, and this is evident - from my own experience - because I would wear these trainers daily, involving myself in many activities such as basketball, tennis and football, which would all be strenuous on the trainers.

      They are built for both comfort and speed, meaning they are both comfortable - due to the generous thick sole, the cushioning of the trainer, and the somewhat, arguable, ankle support - and allow you move freely, due to them not being too heavy. The sole is really durable compared to other trainers I've owned - i.e. Vans where the heel unfortunately wears down into a slant - and the grip, even when the grooves are gone, performs well. This is considerable especially considering I would be playing on a loose gravelly court-ball surface in which would mean less grip, even with brand new trainers. The only thing I'd suggest is grabbing a pair of hi-top 1s because otherwise you always run the risk of having minimal ankle support, whereas the his will always keep you protected!

      The material of these trainers is very forgiving and mine survived the wash many times, without so much as the stitching playing up, which I wish I could say was true of many of the other (basketball) trainers I owned!

      The different designs of these trainers, in terms of colourways, are numerous, and the colourways only add to the collectivity and uniqueness of such a trainer! For instance the great range of colourway effectively means that you're able to own a pair of trainers the same as someone else, but they would be distinctly different - and as a teenager this was very important to myself! Especially when in today's society you have everyone all wearing the same colour Vans. The reverence for such design is evident in celebrity culture, for instance Nelly performs a song about them (see below), so if you're fashionable it's undoubtedly a great call!

      Nelly - Air Force Ones ft. Kyjuan, Ali, Murphy Lee

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfzsMQGqrt0

      Overall, these trainers are great, they're classic - constantly in vogue -, comfortable and durable. They are a great shout, especially for those who want to get into basketball, but I'd argue that you should get the hi-top versions!

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      31.05.2012 14:35
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      I wouldn't recommend in the fact of other drives!

      Firstly let me begin by saying that if I wasn't in need of a flash drive and gifted a W.H. Smith gift-card then I wouldn't have purchased this! But I was, and I did, selecting what I thought to be the best of a bad bunch.

      This drive, having cost me £10, works out at quite a premium, this being £2.50 for a GB - assuming I even got that due to a true GB being 1024MB - which is a premium considering you can get drives for around £1/GB. This is probably just a premium put on HP because they know people will flock to their well-known brand name. At 4GB it won't hold everything, but I only needed it to transfer and backup various documents between the computers in my house and the ones at Uni, so it was a reasonable purchase for myself. If you're looking for something grander I wouldn't suggest the 8GB HP of the same design/series.

      The design - being swirly, and almost girly - was a put off for myself, even more so the fact that there seems to be no real substance behind the design, it's just a bunch of overlapping swirls. I would have much rather have bought a nice sleek metal flash drive.

      The sliding mechanism, which reveals the USB connection, is great and is very smooth, working well - even after constant abuse at the hands of my idle fingers, which is something my Sony flash drive couldn't handle. So if you're looking for a good, well built flash drive then this is perhaps a choice, however, it doesn't compare to the metal drives for durability.

      The transfer is fast, and doesn't the rate of transfer doesn't appear to be all that much better/worse than my previous Sony drive. I've not had an issue with it installing drivers and not being recognized, unlike a couple of faulty drives I've had the displeasure of owning.

      Overall, this is an overpriced flash drive but fast and durable flash drive, with a notably bad design - or at least in my opinion - so whilst I wouldn't suggest it, can be argued to be a good purchase. This being especially true if you don't mind paying a premium and having a terrible design on show.

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    • Nike Dunk Shoes / Sports Shoes / 16 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      28.05.2012 22:07
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      Fantastic budget kicks!

      The Nike Dunk, but perhaps Nike more so, is synonymous with basketball, and it is not difficult to tell why! This is a style of trainer which possess comfortability, protection, durability and style in abundance. Therefore, meaning that the Dunk is a great trainer for those seeking to "pick up" basketball as a hobby, or even those who want a trainer suited for outdoor, or streetball, use!

      These trainers are undoubtedly comfortable, which is a little surprising because these aren't the heaviest or greatest padded of basketballs trainers available. I have been able to play for hours without so much as feeling a little discomfort or ache within my feet, especially not the balls of my feet which tend to get the most punishment when playing. I, however, opted to change the insole to one which absorbed shocks due to my ailing knees. But this is not a reflection upon the trainers, just personal preference to avoid the consequences for playing hours on end.

      As for protection these are well-built, and engineered, to provide such a thing. The lo-tops slightly support the ankle, which is important because if you're a little unsteady - which would be true, especially on a loose streetball surface - you can be prone to do some serious damage. The only reservation I have, or rather recommendation, is the fact that this shoe - being the one on shown - is a 'lo-top' which, whilst providing some level of protection, undoubtedly provides a lot less than the 'hi-top' version of the Dunks! So if you have the option, or can afford to pay the extra, I'd suggest you strongly consider the 'hi-tops'.

      The durability of this trainer is phenomenal and mine survived consistent use, of about a year - varying lengths of use, i.e. 3-5 hours in the summer, to 1-2 in autumn. The only thing which gave way was the grip of the sole, but this is to be expected as I was playing on a loose gravelly surface, but even when worn down I rarely slipped and hurt myself. The only thing which gives away, after a while, is the toe which always seems to crease, but this is only notable in terms of ruining the 'freshness' of the trainer, and it can be stopped with the protection of a sneaker-shield which can be bought for around £10.

      The style of these trainers is perhaps most notable when it is understood that the design has been consistently raved about since '85 when it was first released. Perhaps more so when it is understood that Michael Jordan released his own, and still continues to do so, trainers which verbatim copied the Dunks, which is furthermore a testament to the comfortability and durability. Even if you're not looking for a nice pair of basketball trainers, you'd be smart for buying these for their aesthetics.

      As I have previously stated this is a trainer, of a brand which, is synonymous with basketball, and therefore should not be sniffed at, especially considering you can get them for a budget price! I'd recommend these trainers to anyone, they offer four essential features in abundance, comfortability, durability, protection and style!

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      • Vans Classic Slip-On Shoes / Shoes / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        28.05.2012 21:13
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        Overall, a great pair or trainers, for skates and fashionables alike.

        I purchased my first pair of these a good few years ago, after mistaking them for the 'Era' style vans, and after buying them consistently - or when I find them for a good sale price, I feel well placed to give a premium review! Oh and these can tend to be found for a cheaper price than the 'Era'.

        The fact that these trainers are slip on ensures they are always a comfortable (read: not too tight or loose) wear, especially in the face of the 'Era' style of vans - because it means you don't have to constantly re-tie your laces whenever they become loose. The elastic always provides the perfect fit, and it has kept consistency very well, providing the same snug fit as ever! Furthermore, this a benefit for those who wish for a slip on pair of trainers, like myself who always slips on his trainer regardless of whether they have laces.

        The thick, generous, rubber sole is great, and whilst being just that, it provides a surprisingly comfortable feel! Personally, I first used these to begin skateboarding, and it was a real help, especially as it provided a great deal of grip - which is essential when getting to grips with skating. It also means that if you walk somewhat normally, without dragging your feet, you will end up getting a lot of wear from these trainers.

        The canvas is a good addition, it firstly ensures the trainer is light-weight and secondly it ensures that the trainer is very easy to clean. I have even put these through the washing machine and they have came out okay, but at a very low heat to ensure that the rubber strip - connecting the sole and the canvas - doesn't crack. I'd suggest looking for a pair with the cushioning around the ankle, this means it's far more comfortable, without much leeway in terms of weight.

        The only two slight problems, or downfalls, with these trainers are sole - in regards to the way it wears away, especially on the heel - and the canvas seems to tear easily. Firstly, the sole across the whole range of Vans, with this style thick sole - regardless of whether low or high, seems to easily get worn away towards the heel. This essentially means that you end up with a heel which is at a slant, rather than flat. Secondly, when learning to skate I happened to rip the canvas in a couple of places, however, this has not happened since I'm not half-decent.

        Overall, a great pair or trainers, perhaps especially for those attempting to differentiate themselves from those wearing the 'Era' style. They last a while, a good year, and tend to look after themselves.

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      • Vans Era / Shoes / 16 Readings / 16 Ratings
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        28.05.2012 15:37
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        Great trainers - both for skaters and fashionables.

        I've been wearing Vans for a couple of years now, and I always favour these 'Era' style Vans over the other styles, and I say this because these, whilst not being the most comfortable, are perhaps the lightest of the styles meaning they are perfect for skating.

        The protection around the ankle, whilst not being over-done, is great enough to prevent serious injury, or at least in my case, when I've had a few knocks. It also adds to the comfort of the trainers, and if you were to invest in a pair of Vans - regardless of whether you're planning to skate in them - I'd suggest grabbing a pair with this ankle protection.

        The thick rubber sole is great, and is durable - well apart from the back, which I'll discuss later - which is undoubtedly expected in a trainer. I say it's great because it allows me to "pop" moves with ease, because of the great deal of grip it gives me. Furthermore, the honey-comb mould on the sole is great, and gives a unrivaled level of grip, which when coupled with worn-down grip tape ensures you get a high enough level of grip to perform a multitude of tricks.

        Finally, these trainers seem to be "in" at the moment, and every indie and alt kid seems to own a pair, which is a further testament to the great design. If you're fashion-forward grab a pair! I won't moan that you're not a skater and wearing a pair ;).

        Whilst these trainers are fantastic there are a couple of draw backs, the first being the fact that the rubber sole, towards to the heel, seems to be worn down very easily, and after a few solid months of use they seem to be so worn down that it's at a permanent slant. However, this does not detract from the wear of these trainers, and I've got away with wearing a pair somewhat regularly for a good year and a quarter. The second is the little rubber strip, above the sole, which connects the sole and the canvas material, does seem to crack and allow the canvas to rip near the sole. This can be fixed with a bit of shoe glue though, and isn't a great problem.

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      • Dyson DC33 / Vacuum Cleaner / 16 Readings / 14 Ratings
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        22.05.2012 00:58
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        Essential purchase.

        After using this for a good-while now I feel best-placed to give a premium review, and I must say that I'm thrilled with this purchase. This purchase is a must, and without owning a Dyson you're doing yourself a disservice, especially considering you don't need to outlay for cleaning bags, possible replacements (like we have had to in the past) and its performance is fantastic.

        The suction on this machine is fantastic, and it gives the best and deepest clean I've seen, whereas with other machines you get a surface clean. The suction is still performing as-new until this very day, which is something we've not had in our old machines, such as henry (bless his heart ;)), this is especially notable owing to the amount it gets used - due to OCD - because other machines would have started to pack up. Again, this shouldn't be a worry especially with the free five year guarantee!

        The capacity of the machine is great, and doesn't often need clearing, which is notable considering how well the suction performs, and even if it did need clearing often it's not as if you have to outlay on cleaning bags, which means it's an economical purchase. The cleaning is very simple too, all you have to do is simply remove the bin - which is usefully clear, so you can see exactly when it's reaching capacity and therefore when you need to clean it - and hover over a bin and simply press a button!

        The build quality is fantastic and is as new even though it's been knocked around and been dragged up and down the stairs, perhaps this is owing to the fact that some parts use the same material as is used for riot shields - or so I was told by the sales assistant. The machine is light, or at least for me, at 8KGs (without the bin being full) and it's effortless to use not requiring a great deal of energy. The cord length isn't lacking either, at just over 9 meters, meaning I don't have to mess around unplugging/plugging in the vacuum when I go from bedroom to bedroom, however, this could be due to my smallish house.

        The tools it comes with are easily adaptable - therefore meaning that the user-experience is joyful. The wand it comes with is a great length and makes cleaning the ceiling/skirtings/etc very easy, which again makes the user experience that more enjoyable! The attachment for the stairs is a great help, and makes cleaning the carpet on the stairs that much more effortless, which is very useful when OCD has me doing it a couple of times a day!

        I'll conclude by saying this is the greatest vacuum I've used and will recommend it to anyone due to its long lasting - durable - nature, and its ease of use. Oh and it's not a wonder why this vacuum was rated the Which best-buy of April 2011.

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        • Skate (PS3) / Playstation 3 Game / 3 Readings / 1 Rating
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          Fantastic game, essential purchase for those on a budget.

          This game, some 5 years, later - alongside Skate 2 and 3 - is perhaps the most realistic skate sim ever! The reason for this review, even some years after the games original release, is to guide those gamers who are looking for a great budget game!

          The story mode, whilst not being the most solid in terms of an actual story line, is very fun because you have the ability to pick and choose between what levels you play. For instance you can choose between playing a friendly game of S.K.A.T.E or you can choose to complete photoshoots first, providing these missions are available.

          The game-play is simply superb and as an occasional, and very amateur, skateboarder I can say it is akin to real life, especially in terms of not being able to pull of monumental chains of tricks like you would be able to in other notable game series. Whilst is realistic there are some elements, like massive drop-ins, which wouldn't be possible in real life purely for entertainment.

          The ability to customize your character is welcome, so if you're fond of a particular brand, you can skate for them, and have them as your sponsor, which is pretty cool because it makes the game all that more engaging.

          The soundtrack to this game also gives it an added depth of realism as this is the music which would grace the street skaters iPod. It is a lively soundtrack adding character and upbeat and chill enough to cater to different skating styles, and as it's customizable you can listen to upbeat when you fancy career mode and somewhat chill music when you want to free skate.

          Although I own the other two, and later releases, of the series I come back occasionally and play this because the map is gigantic and it's always fun to skate different spots and come up with different lines. It's always enjoyable.

          Overall, if you enjoy other skating series you'll undoubtedly enjoy this one, and if you're looking for a budget entry into skating games this is the way to go!

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        • Sony MDR XD200 / Headphones / 18 Readings / 17 Ratings
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          16.05.2012 00:58
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          Fantastic value for money! A product worthy of your purchase.

          *Updated due to a couple of typos, and a rewording! Primarily to ensure that my review is of a higher standard.

          Excuse the god awful pun.

          Whilst these aren't the greatest sounding headphones, being no where near audiophile spec, these are fantastic budget headphones - possessing a sound quality which surpasses the price - which are durable and long wearing. This being especially true because mine have been in constant daily use for a good couple of years now, without any notable damage.

          The casing of these headphones is somewhat tacky, being made of plastic and having a silver trim, but this should not put you off your purchase, especially if these headphones are for use within the home environment, and furthermore, the sound quality is fantastic for the price, undoubtedly eradicating the need to worry about the styling of the headphones.

          The sound, as mentioned a couple of times, is great for the price and I don't think you will find a better pair of budget headphones, especially considering they come with the assurance of brand name, Sony, being one of the leading budget headphone makers. The tuning of the headphones is fantastic and without relying on digital eq'ing, so therefore out of the box, the bass is heavy and responsive but not to such an extent is overpowers the mid-range, and high. This often means that it reveals some new aspects of the song I might have missed listening through my other Sonys (MDR-XB300). Although the bass is responsive, and undoubtedly heavy, it only adds to the experience and is not draining meaning that listening to music for hours on end is entirely possible. The mid is balanced, as is the high, and both elements of music are perfectly encapsulated when listening to these headphones, meaning that you are listening to the song as it was intended. This is a prevalent feature which can be found missing within many budget cans, which offer

          The fit of the headphones is good, like all good headphones the sizing is adjustable, and the rubber headband and can of the headphone is unnoticeable even after hours of solid listening. This is a great benefit because it always ensures that the user experience is one of comfort and enjoyability, especially considering there is nothing worse than a pair of headphones which only serve to drain. The fact that they are have a binaurial cup only adds to this notion of comfort and the cans themselves do no squash, and thus sweat, the ears.

          They also boast a switch - between music and movies - which is meant to cater for a better sound, however, I haven't quite noticed this in application.

          The only issue I have is whilst these headphones are closed back, and have a cup, the sound leak is quite heavy, especially when you listen to music to an enjoyable volume. This then means the headphones aren't great to use in the house if someone is in the same room as you.

          Overall, these headphones are fantastic value to money and I'd recommend them to anyone!

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        • Aldi Convection Halogen Oven / Oven / 11 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          I'd recommend this to anyone, it cooks food quicker and ensures it is tastier!

          Firstly let me say excuse the pun in the title but it's two in the morning and I found it sightly amusing :).

          Secondly I'll say that any home should not be without one of these beauties! I bought this as a present for my mom, and even I, being the amateur chef, have fallen in love with it, I'd argue I use it more than her! It's no wonder why either, it shrinks cooking times - often drastically - and makes it that much more effortless! For instance I've got away with cooking a chicken in 40 minutes, and that's even 10 minutes longer than the recommended time, which is surprising because my mom usually cooks her chickens for a good 2 hours in a cast iron pot.

          It is of a good size, perhaps the most common size for such cookers, and it holds a fair amount, I've yet to run out of space and I've cooked a meal for three people. albeit burgers, chips and peas*. The way it cooks ensures the food isn't dry and is always of a consistently high quality, for instance this has cooked some of the most tender and juicy chicken I have ever tried, and if I threw in some secret herbs and spices I'd surely give the colonel a run for his money!

          It comes with a good range of utensils ensuring you are fully prepared from the get go. Oh and it's more energy efficient than a conventional oven meaning that you'll recoup your money and eat better for it. Cleaning is a doddle helped by the fact that you can even put some water in the bowl, set it to a very low heat, and steam clean it to lift off any heavy grease.

          The only issue I have with it is can occasionally make a bit of a racket but that's only when it's kicked up to a high temperature and the fan has to work extra-hard circulating the hot air causing the halogen to vibrate, thus creating noise.

          An issue for other people might be the weight of the lid, for instance, my nan was put off buying herself one for this very reason, she's not frail in the slightest but she thought it would be too straining.

          *Obviously the peas weren't cooked in the halogen.

          Overall: I'd recommend this to anyone, providing you aren't too frail, because not only does it cook delicious food, quicker than conventional methods, it also ensures you save money on your bills. It's a win, win, win!

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          • Kindle 3 / Tablet PC / eBook Reader / 11 Readings / 9 Ratings
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            Fantastic little gadget, especially for hardcore readers!

            I must admit that upon receiving this as a present I was a little skeptical in regards to how pragmatically applicable it would be within my life, but I can gladly say that it has consistently proven that my skepticism was totally illogical. It now finds use everyday whether it be in helping me race through my recommended reading lists - for my seemingly never ending assignments - or for my relaxation and enjoyment. It has completely renewed, or rekindled if I want to sound punny, my love for reading.

            The 6" e-ink display is absolutely fantastic and displays text like ink would look on real paper, this essentially means that the end-user experience is one of great quality because the experience feels wholly natural. Contrasting it to using the Kindle app on my Galaxy Nexus, which I have previously reviewed on here ;), it seems the only way in which to read as it is a real representation of what reading is like, devoid of the eyestrain unlike reading from a normal screen.

            The storage only further ensures its practicality especially for such instances as holiday, or university work, as you have access to your book in one friendly package. I'm yet to run out of storage, and can't see myself doing so in the near future.

            The 3G is great ensuring you will never be left wanting access to the store to treat yourself to a new read! Arguably this is the key to the friendly, and consistently engaging, experience as the Kindle Store is jam-packed with top reads which you can purchase and read semi-instantly! I consistently find myself purchasing new books even knowing I haven't completed my backlog because it's such an engaging and enjoyable experience. It's especially great because the Kindle features a keyboard which makes the experience user friendly.

            The battery is fantastic and I, with pretty much daily use, only have to charge it once every couple of weeks.

            Overall, I'd recommend it to anyone, even those who are skeptical because you'll probably be delighted like myself!

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              Fantastic phone, I could've continued but you get the point...I hope ;).

              I've had the Galaxy Nexus a fair few months now and, having been an avid android user since 2.1, I feel well placed to give a solid review.

              Firstly, the design/body of the phone can be scary at first glance, you may feel you do not need a phone of this size, and whilst it is not necessarily a necessity, it is undoubtedly a grand benefit in terms of everyday use. I say it's a benefit because with a larger footprint comes a larger screen - 4.65 inches to be exact - which makes everything, from browsing the internet to playing games, that much more engaging. The exclusion of any physical buttons, except for those which change volume and power, only adds to this sense of engagement as you are completely engrossed within the experience. Furthermore, the body is sleek and although made from a high grade plastic is surprisingly durable having taken quite a few falls unprotected.

              As I have already mentioned the Super AMOLED screen (read: prettier and brighter) sits at a grand 4.65", with fortified glass protecting it, meaning it is safe from any fear of scratches. To put it simply it is beautiful, and again the quality of the display only adds to the enjoyment and end-user experience! The touchscreen works flawlessly recognizing the faintest of touches and swipes meaning that the experience of using the phone is really and truly effortless.

              The back camera is fantastic and is one of, if not the, best cameras I have seen on a phone, it produces great photos both it bright and low light environments and even shoots in 1080P, which can be outputted to a HDTV. The front camera also pulls it's weight and comes into its own when using the faceunlock feature.

              As for the specs, they are fantastic, the processor is powerful enough, coupled with enough RAM, to run multiple applications without disrupting the buttery smooth experience. The specs, however, would be useless without the best mobile operating system, in my humble opinion, available - Android 4.0, which has built upon the solid foundations of previous iterations.

              The only draw back with this phone would be the battery life, but this is true of any modern smart phone, often lasting 'til bedtime at which time it is promptly recharged!

              This is an amazing phone, the user experience is really friendly, I'd recommend it to all people - even if you don't think you need a phone of this caliber, you'd find a way of getting the most out of it!

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                A great present for a loved one!

                I bought this as a present for my girlfriend, along with 3 charms, for our one year anniversary, and it was very well received! Not only by her, but her friends constantly commented on it saying how beautiful it was.

                The bracelet is of immense quality and the elastic is seemingly heavy duty and has survived being stretched when the bracelet has been caught on a door handle. The stones black stones have not suffered any notable damage such as chipping and if they have any scratches they certainly aren't noticeable so it's safe to suggest that this will be a present which will last until she gets bored of it!

                The only thing I'd warn against is the clumsy looking charms - such as the Eiffel tower with the accompanying diamond - because unfortunately they aren't as pragmatic as other charms because they tend to get bashed about and weakened. For instance, my girlfriends Eiffel tower broke off and luckily they gave us a new one as she had the clasp attached.

                If you're looking for a notable present then this is a safe bet with a charm or two! Think of it as sophisticated costume jewellery!

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              • Sony MDR XB300 / Headset / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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                Fantastic value for money!

                If you're looking for audiophile grade, or well balanced headphones, these are not for you. However, if you are interested in headphones with punchy, heavy, responsive bass - for genres such as electronic, hip-hop and rock - these are the ticket.

                The mid and high is kept relevant as the bass is not too overpowering, but it is still more prevalent than in other headphones.

                These headphones, whilst being made out of plastic, are very durable and have survived a year and a half of regular use, due perhaps to the fact they are more so bulky than other cans. Also this is arguably also owing to the fact they have a 'spaghetti' wire to eradicate wire tangling and therefore damage to the wire.

                The comfort offered by these headphones is second to none, except perhaps the other two models up from these cans, this being offered by the giant sponge cup on each channel. Even though these headphones are amazingly comfortable the emphasis on bass is somewhat draining, and after sometime of listening to particularly bass heavy music I had to stop listening and recuperate!

                Overall, I'd really suggest these as they are the least bass heavy of the series but still do a good job of keeping the integrity between the mid and high even though they have a deeper bass than normal phones.

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                12.05.2012 01:00
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                An essential purchase for any budding digital artist!

                I've not long been into this whole digital art thing, I wasn't the greatest fan until I began a clothing company. When researching which tablet I should get it was clear that something from the Wacom Bamboo range/series was the only tablet to suffice.

                This product is really easy to use and the Bamboo dock, although being somewhat of a pain and seemingly ever-present even when the task has been ended, is a great piece of software helps the ease of use with quick launching apps, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

                It is beautifully responsive and doesn't require much getting used to once you have a grasp of how to best get around within Photoshop, Illustrator or whatever program you choose to use it with. The switch from using pen and touch is seamless and makes using the tablet effortless and seem almost natural.

                It comes with a range of nibs to ensure that if one gets worn out, and doesn't feel quite right, it can be replaced, and I'm still to replace my first nib!

                It is the perfect size too, not too large so you get lost with your line work and not too small as to limit you!

                There's not really much I can say, it does what it needs to in a seamless and efficient manner and therefore I'd recommend it to anyone!

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