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      07.09.2010 20:24
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      Look at other options.

      This is a good headset, but there are better options available. It has got a nice design, and is very compact so it is very comfortable to wear. It's cheap and good value for money, with a good build quality, but the noise cancellation isn't very good meaning that others can have a difficult time hearing you.

      First, the packaging is nice, as it includes lots of detailed information about the product and is easy to read. It's easy to open, with no hard plastic that needs to be cut, just a simple box. Inside, the instructions are clear, and easy to read. They are also very easy to understand and follow, meaning that anybody can set up the product.

      The design is really nice, as it is compact and lightweight. This means that you can't tell that you are wearing the product. However, due to the solid plastic hook, it can become quite annoying after a while. For short time periods, it's fine. The buttons on the device are really good, and make it easy to use. These include a power button that can be used to accept and hang up on a call.

      The build quality of the headset is really good, as it is durable and feels like it will last through the physical use. However, the ear hook does usually come off, so it could fall off your head.

      The sound quality of the speaker is really good, and the other person will sound exactly the same as it you were using a mobile phone speaker. However, the microphone quality isn't as good, as other people can sometimes struggle to hear you. The noise cancellation is also very poor, with people hardly able to hear you if you are in a noisy place.

      The price is really good, making it good value for money. However, there are better options available for a similar price.

      The LEDs and sound on the device can be very confusing, as you have one button to control the headset. You press the button in different combinations, such as 3 quick clicks to get the device to work. The LEDs flash, and a sound is created to confirm your command. However, it's difficult to know how long you have to press the button or if you have pressed the right combination as the sounds and LEDs flashes are very similar and hard to learn unless you have the manual.

      Also, the USB port has no cover on it. Since it is positioned at the top, this puts it at risk from water damage. Water can enter and short circuit the headset, stopping it from working.

      Compared to the PV703, this isn't a very good choice. They are lightyears apart. First, the reception isn't as long. With the PV703, you can go twice as far from your device, about 10m before the line becomes distorted. With this, the best you can hope for is around 5m. Also, the battery is much worse, as you get about half the battery life as the PV703. The plastic hook on the PV703 has also been redesigned, so you can move it to your tastes.

      I would compare this to an internal microphone on a computer. For Skype, it doesn't improve the quality of conversation, due to the poor reception. It can also drop the reception if you have two devices connected to it at the same time, meaning that you have to set it up again with the other device after you use it.

      With the W801i, set up is easy and it works really well. All of the controls work, but it just recognises it as a normal bluetooth headset and not the unique model like it does for other products.

      For the PS3, this device works fine. All of the controls work, and set up is really easy. However, some games don't recognise the headset, and you have to go into the XMB settings again and connect it manually before use. Again, it also suffers from the reception issues, so you can't be more than 5m away from the PS3.

      Overall, a good product but first you should look at other products. It's cheap and has a high build quality but the noise cancellation isn't very good, and other people may find it hard to hear you. A better choice would be the BT250 from Jabra.

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        07.09.2010 19:51
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        Not bad, but there is better options.

        Again, this is another quality product from Sony Ericsson. It's got good sound quality, is very cheap making it great value for money and with a nice, compact design it is easy to use. However, the reception on it isn't as good as it is on other products.

        First, the packaging on the product is very good, with no hard plastic to cut. This removes the possibility that it could cut your skin and it is also easy to open. The text is very informative and easy to read. Inside, the instructions are clear, and easy to understand while providing all the information that is needed.

        The device is easy to set up, just by searching for a new bluetooth accessory through the settings menus.

        The design is really nice, as it is really small and compact, which means that it is lightweight and sits on the ear really well. With the comfortable hook that can be moved to a personalised size, it can be worn for a few hours before you can feel that you are wearing it. The buttons are in the right places, and it also includes volume buttons which means you don't have to fiddle with your phone while driving, which suits the purpose of a headset. It is barely noticeable when you are wearing it.

        The sound quality through the speaker is really good, as you are able to hear the other person really well. However, the microphone isn't as good as it is on other headsets, or more expensive ones from Sony, as it can sometimes become hard for the other person to hear you. This doesn't just happen in loud areas, and due to the good noise cancellation, the other person can still hear you. It still becomes distorted if you are near to other voices though.

        As you would expect, the build quality is very good, and the product feels like it will last.

        When compared to the older model, it has various differences. The design is basically the same, but it is a much better headset. On this, the sound quality is much, much better. This means that people are actually able to hear you, due to the better microphone. However, it still isn't as good as others on the market. The noise cancellation has been much improved over the PV702 as well, with it now fully functioning. People can't tell if you are in a loud area, but if you are near other voices it doesn't function very well. Another great improvement is the battery life, as this can now nearly last all day, nearly double that of the previous model. The range has also been improved, which makes it much easier to use if you need to move around. Before, the headset would disconnect from about 5m away, but this doesn't even show signs of problems until about 10m away. This makes it a better option to use with the PS3 as well. Startup is also much quicker, which means that you can quickly switch on the headset and answer a call, and it will work straight away, instead of missing out your first few words on the old model.

        The price is really good, but in comparison other products are better value as they are higher quality. Even though it is more expensive that the old model, it is a much better option.

        Overall, a good product but there is better products available. It's cheap, and has a really good build quality but the microphone isn't the best as others can sometimes have trouble hearing you. However, compared to the disappointing older model, this is an improvement, but it's not perfect.

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        • Jabra BT250 / Headset / 22 Readings / 22 Ratings
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          06.09.2010 20:09
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          One of the best headsets available.

          Jabra's products are usually of a high standard, amongst the best in the market, and this is no exception. The call quality, for both the user and the other person is fantastic, and the battery life is also very good as well. The build quality is also very good, and the headset is comfortable to wear. However, it does cost more than similar products on the market, but for advanced users the extra cost is worth it.

          First, the packaging is really good, as it provides lots of information that is clear to read, and also protects the product. The box is easy to open, with no hard plastic that you can struggle to cut. The included instructions are very clear, and easy to understand. They give you all the information you would need.

          The design is the product is really good, and the unique design makes it really comfortable. It fits in the ear really well, and stays there. The buttons are also in good places, making the device easy to use. The buttons added include a power button, which can also be used to accept and hang up on calls. The volume buttons are also great, as it means you don't need to use your phone.

          The build quality of the device is really good, as it feels solid. Even after lots of use, and a few drops, it works really well, and is intact. The device has a great battery, which is longer than similar products, and is also quick to charge.

          It is easy to pair the headset with your mobile phone, as you just follow the directions in the included instructions.

          The sound quality of the speaker is really good, which means that you can hear the other person, with crisp clear sound. It is just as good as using a mobile phone. The quality of the microphone is terrific, which means that the other person can hear you really well, with no distortion. The noise cancellation is also really good, much better than other products as the other person will still be able to hear you if you are in a loud area.

          The cost of the headset may be more than other products, but the fantastic build quality, and the noise cancellation that other headsets lack, it makes it worth the extra. It is also more comfortable.

          When compared to other Jabra headsets, such as the BT125 or BtT040 this is a much improved, and amongst the best in the market. First, the design is amongst the best, as it isn't constantly coming out of your ear. It is also more comfortable to wear, since it 'moulds' into your ear, however, for some users it might not be the right size. Other users have reported that the gel part can fall off, but I have had no problems. Also, the battery is much bigger than these units, lasting at least 2-3 hours more than the BT2040 and twice as long as the BT125. You can also walk further away from the mobile phone compared to the other headsets, as the range is a lot further. This is more convenient, as usually I wouldn't remember and I would sometimes drop the call using the BT125.

          Through testing, it works really well with the W810i, and is fine for use with the PS3. However, on the PS3, you don't get the notifications systems such as when the headset is connected. Also, the volume controls didn't always work when connected to the PS3. Occasionally, when I connected the BT125 to one device, it would forget the other device and wouldn't connect. However, this works fine for both.

          Overall, a good headset that is worth the extra over similar products.

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        • Jabra BT125 / Headset / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          06.09.2010 19:25
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          A great choice.

          Even if a little outdated now, the Jabra is still a fantastic choice if you want a headset that is great value for money. It comes with lots of extras, it is very easy to use and has lots of features. However, the hook is very flimsy, and it usually falls out, causing the headset to fall out of your ear.

          First, the packaging is really good, as it protects the product and also provides lots of detailed information that is easy to read. It is also very easy to open, but can be quite fiddily at times. Inside, you get lots of things that really make this product great value for money, and make it easy to use. First, the instructions are very clear, and detail everything you need to know in a way that is easy to understand. The included adapters, for charging through USB, power and an in-car charger. These work really well, and the included car stand is also really good, as it gives you a place to hold your phone as you may need to use a few controls on it.

          The design is really good, as it isn't too bulky, and sits on the ear really well. It's lightweight, and the ear hook works well, but can become uncomfortable in extended use, as it is made out of hard plastic. The headset won't stick out too much on your ear. However, the lack of controls lets it down. You can accept and hang up on calls, however to change the volume or to make a call, you need to use your phone, which defeats the purpose of using a headset. The button is in a good place, so it is easy to use.

          The battery lasts a long time, but it is a bit shorter than similar products. However, the product is quick to charge.

          The sound quality of the product is really good. The user will be able to hear the other person really well, it is just as good as using the phone speaker. The microphone is also really good, so the other person will be able to hear you. However, the noise cancellation isn't the best, so it loud places the users voice can become distorted.

          The device is really good value for money as it is much cheaper than similar products, and has lots of extras.

          Overall, a great choice for a bargain headset. It has lots of extras, and the sound quality is very good.

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        • Jabra BT2040 / Headset / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          06.09.2010 18:49
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          A cheap headset that works well.

          Jabra products are always good, and this is no exception. However, it does have a few flaws which means it isn't as good as other products from the company. These include no way to control the volume from the headset, a big, bulky design and it can be quite uncomfortable for some people. On the plus side, the sound quality is very good, and the product is very good value for money compared to other products on the market.

          First, the packaging is really good. Not only does it provide good information that is clear to read, and also protect the product, but it is also very easy to open. This is because there is no hard plastic to cut, that could cut the skin. Instead, it is simple to open the box. Inside, the instructions are really good, as they give simple information that is easy to understand, but provide everything you need to know.

          The design is good, but not brilliant. It's quite bulky, and will look very big on your ear. The headset is also uncomfortable to wear, with a big speaker that sits in the ear, and a hard plastic piece that wraps around the ear. The headset also lacks volume control buttons, which means you have to keep on going to the phone to change the volume, which defeats the purpose of using the headset. The lack of buttons might be hard for some, but it also means that it is easy to use for the people who don't like technology, at any age. You are supposed to be able to wear the headset without the ear hook, but I found that it just keeps on falling out, unless you try and stick it in too far.

          Installation is easy, as you just go and search for the device on your phone and enter a passcode. The instructions provide everything you need to know, and the whole process is completed in less than a minute. It is very simple, so anyone can do it.

          The sound is very good on the device, with the user hearing sound that is just as good as the sound that would come from a mobile phone speaker. The microphone is also very clear, so the other person won't know you are using the headset. The noise cancellation is also very good, so the person will still be able to hear you if you are in a noisy place. It doesn't remove everything, but enough so that the other person can still hear you.

          The device is really good value compared to other products, as it is good, but also very cheap. On the other hand, it can become more expensive to run than other headsets. It costs £2.50 for 2 batteries, and these last about a day of use for 4-7 hours per day. That means if you use it for 5 days per week, running costs would be able £5. After a few weeks, you will be able to buy a much better headset.

          Unfortunately, there is one big let down with this product. You can't recharge the product, and instead, you have to keep on buying AAAA batteries for the product. These are very expensive, so you would be better off buying another product that includes a rechargeable battery. Also, not many stores stock the batteries, with the only major retailer selling them Amazon, online. This means that you will have to buy a supply of these batteries, as you can't be sure when the battery will run out, as there is no indicator apart from a sound when the battery is low. The battery is also shorter than a lot of the products on the market, running out after 4-7 hours. On the other hand, this is quite a good idea as you don't have to wait for the batteries to recharge after they run out.

          The headset paired with my PS3 really quickly, and all of the features on the headset worked. However, it took hours of work for it to pair with my W810i, which is unfortunate. The phone had to be reset, and new batteries added to the headset for it to work, despite the headset not warning of a low battery.

          Overall, a great basic headset for anyone. It's easy to use, and has good sound quality, but it can be uncomfortable to wear and it doesn't have many controls, with no volume buttons. Instead, look at the BT250 which is a fantastic headset, and overall will be much cheaper as you don't have to buy batteries every week.

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        • Nokia BH-104 / Headset / 19 Readings / 19 Ratings
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          A good product.

          Again, this is another great product from Nokia. It's reasonable priced, is very comfortable to wear and the design is very good, making it easy to use. It also has a great microphone, so the other person can hear you really well, and the speaker is clear so the sound for the user is clear. However, the noise cancellation is rubbish, so it is hard for the other person to hear you if you are outside, or in a loud area.

          First, the packaging is really nice, and keeps the product safe. It's easy to open, with no hard plastic to cut. Inside, you get the unit, a charger and the instructions. However, the instructions are rubbish, as it doesn't give any information on how to pair the headset with different items. Simple information is missed out, such as needing to put the headset in discovery mode first.

          The design is really nice, as it is small and won't look too bad on your ear. It's lightweight, so you won't feel like you are wearing it. The buttons are in the right place, making it easy to use, this includes volume buttons and buttons for receiving and hanging up on calls. A nice feature is the different beeps which indicate volume level, the louder the beep, the higher the volume level.

          The battery in the device is really good, as it lasts a very long time. It is also quick and easy to charge it, and the ability to use a standard Nokia charger means that there is one less cable to carry around if you have a Nokia device.

          Setup is really easy, as you just search for the headset under most mobile phone bluetooth settings. However, with other devices, such as computers, you may need to put the device into discovery mode, which the manual doesn't cover.

          The sound quality for the user, is as good as listening to the person through a mobile phone speaker. It's very clear. The other person will also be able to hear you, as the microphone is clear and crisp. However, it might be hard for the other person to hear if you are outside, as the noise cancellation doesn't work, and your voice will sound very distorted and quiet.

          Overall, a good product for normal use. It's very comfortable, the battery is very good and it is easy to use. However, the noise cancellation doesn't work.

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          03.09.2010 19:25
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          A great case.

          Belkin are a trusted brand, producing great products. This is no exception, as it is great value for money, does a brilliant job protecting the phone and also has a really nice, modern design. However, it 'mutes' the speaker on the phone, making it hard to hear notifications or phone calls and it can be difficult trying to remove the phone from the case if you are in a rush, resulting in you missing the call.

          The packaging displays the product really well, and makes it look really nice, as well as protecting it. The text is clear, and easy to read, while also giving detailed information about the product. With tabs that can be pulled apart, it is easy to open without having to worry about scissors, or hard plastic that cuts into the skin.

          The design is really nice, and modern. The leather makes it feel like it is an expensive product, of really high quality. Since it is real leather, at a much better price than other products, you can't go wrong. It also protects from bumps and scratches really well, and the smooth inside also cleans that screen every time you remove the phone. As it is just the right size, the phone fits snuggly, so it won't move around. However, it still leaves the top exposed, so the top could still become damaged in a fall, or become scratched. The rest of the phone is well protected though.

          The pull tab works really well, as it is smooth to operate, and the iPhone comes out quickly. However, because you have to pull the tab to access the phone, you can miss a call. Also, it is annoying to have to pull the phone out every time you want to check your phone, if you get a text, or a phone notification. This can also increase the chances of dropping the phone, as it can be awkward and slippery when you try and remove the phone from the case.

          Another issue with the phone is that the leather is very thick, so it can mute the speaker and the phone vibration, meaning that you can miss calls, texts or other things.

          The build quality of the case is really good, with tight stitchings and a good fit to the phone. The materials are also really high quality, with real leather and a nice smooth inside.

          The cost is very good, as it is cheaper than similar products, and is also better quality. This is because it fits the phone really well, and offers complete protection of the phone.

          Overall, this is a great option. It protects you phone, and is built to last. However, it can be hard to access the phone.

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          • Jabra BT135 / Headset / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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            03.09.2010 18:19
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            Not a bad option.

            For the PS3, this is a good, cheap option. However, it isn't a full alternative to the Official PlayStation Headset. With the Jabra, it's good value for money and the style looks very nice, but it doesn't have the notifications like the Official Headset, and the voice clarity isn't as good.

            First, the packaging is easy to open, with no thick plastic to cut, that could possibly cut into you. Also, the text is very clear, making it easy to read. The instructions provided are good, but don't describe how to connect it to the device, as each is different, so you will need to do your own research. For the PS3, setup is hassle free, and you simply go to the XMB and search for a new accessory. However, the headset would occasionally lose connection, and it would have to be set up again. This could be once every few weeks, or every few days.

            The build quality of the device is good, but not great. The device can survive a few drops, with a well build plastic case, but the mini-USB connector is very weak, and could potentially be pulled out of position, so it won't be able to charge.

            The battery on the device is very good, but at only 4-5 hours talk time, it isn't as good as other products on the market. On the other hand, it does charge very quickly.

            Also, the design is very nice. The addition of the coloured plates means that it can look stylish, but is also very small and lightweight. It is very comfortable to wear, with the ear piece which fits nicely onto the ear.

            Another big part of a headset is the microphone. This is clear, but the noise cancellation isn't perfect, so it usually picks up noise from a TV. This can be very annoying for other gamers, and they might not be able to hear you very well. The speaker is very clear, but since it only fits over one ear, isn't perfect for gaming as you can't hear the game sounds clearly.

            This product is great value for money, as it is much cheaper than similar products. It might not be as good, but for most people, this is a great option. Compared to the PS3 Official Headset, it also lacks the notifications system, which tells you when you have connected the device, battery level and when it is muted. This headset also lacks a mute switch, which makes it awkward if you have to cover the mic.

            Overall, this is a great headset for the occasional gamer. The sound quality is average, and it is comfortable to wear. However, the Official Headset, with the extended features is a better option.

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              Another great product from Sandisk.

              Sandisk make quality products, that last. This is no exception. It's high speed, high quality with good build quality and is very reliable. However, it is more expensive than other brands, but it is worth it.

              First, the packaging is easy to read, with clear text that has all the information you need. It also protects the product, but is very hard to open with thick plastic that can't easily be with scissors. If you try to put it apart, it is stiff and you can cut yourself. The included instructions are clear and easy to read, but also include everything you need to know. The warranty is good, and shows the trust Sandisk have in the product.

              The design is really good, as it is simple and modern. It is also a small size to make it portable. That addition of a a USB port is also good, as it means you can use it will all of your devices, even if your computer doesn't have an SD card slot. However, the plastic you lift up is very thin and flimsy, which means that SD connector could come off, and it can't be used with SD devices.

              The build quality, apart from the thin connector is really good. It is built to last, with the SD card hard to snap. Also, with a brand like Sandisk, the hardware can be trusted. The SD card feels like it will last. This makes it a better buy than similar products, as it feels like it will last longer and you won't have to keep on replacing it.

              The product is also faster than other products on the market. It isn't the fastest, but it's perfect for the main use - pictures. They can be read easily, and also written to the drive in hardly any time. It's about right for the capacity, as it won't take too long to fill the drive. It's easy to use, and easy to delete unwanted items in a few clicks.

              The product may cost higher than similar products, but as it has a higher build quality, and comes from a trusted brand, it is worth it.

              Overall, another great product from a trusted brand. It's perfect for pictures, and the USB connector also means you can use it in devices that don't have a SD card slot.

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              02.09.2010 14:41
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              Money well spent.

              Again, Sandisk have provided a great drive. This may be more expensive than other options, but it's worth the extra. The drive is faster than similar drives, but most importantly, the build quality is fantastic, so the drive will last, making it worth the money compared to similar drives that won't last as long.

              First, the packaging is simple. The text is easy to read, and provides everything you need to know. The product is also protected. However, the packaging is hard to cut, with thick plastic that could cut you. It is also frustrating to cut with scissors. Inside, you get some instructions which give you everything you need to know.

              The design of the product is really nice. It's lightweight, making it portable. However, it is bigger than other drives. The added keyring adapter is good. It's so big, that it takes up 2 USB ports. This can be a pain if you are short on ports, or if you want to connect multiple devices. The switch which retracts the USB connector is really good, as it moves well, without problems and also means that the USB connector will never become damaged. It also removes the need for a cover, which could become lost. The materials used are really good, as they make the drive feel expensive and high quality. As they can't scratch, they feel like they will last, and since it is crush resistant, you know you can take your device anywhere and it will stay safe.

              The build quality of the drive is amongst the best I have seen. The device fits together really well, with no gaps, and the USB connector is really strong, and not flimsy like it is on other products. This gives the impression that it will last a long time.

              However, you also get some software which is confusing to use, and won't work on all computers. This is good if you don't know how to use the device and use Windows/OSX to transfer files/folders, but just slows everything down if you do. Luckily, it can easily be removed by reformatting the drive before use. It also takes up some space on the drive.

              Next, the drive is quite fast. It is faster than other drives on the market. With this, it's much better to use with videos, and larger files as you won't waste so much time.

              The drive is more expensive than others, but due to the high build quality, which means it will last longer than others, and the high speed make it great value for money.

              Overall, a great drive for somebody who wants something that will last.

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              02.09.2010 14:17
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              A cheap option.

              As a substitute for the official headset, this is a good option. It's good value for money, has reasonable sound quality and is easy to use. However, the build quality isn't as good, you don't get the notifications system on the PS3, and it can be hard to change the earpiece for it to fit on the other side of the ear.

              First, the packaging is really simple and nicely design. The text is easy to read. Inside, the included instructions are easy to understand, and have everything you could need. It protects the product well, and is easy to open, with no hard plastic to create cuts.

              The design is modern, and fits in with your existing setup. However, it is quite big, and bulky. It's lightweight though, so it won't cause any pain while it is on your ear. The included mute and volume buttons are an added bonus, as you can mute the microphone so people can't hear you.

              The microphone is really easy to set up. This is done by following the instructions, or going to the PS3 XMB and searching for a new device. It says synced to the PS3, and the process is quick and hassle free. The battery lasts a long time, but is easily charged.

              The microphone is clear, so other people can hear you really well. This is comparable to the Official PS3 headset, which is more expensive. Also, the sound that comes out of the speaker is high quality, and clear, so you can hear your friends. As it only has 1 speaker though, it's not ideal for game sounds.

              Next, the build quality isn't very good. This is because it feels like the headset could fall apart, and not last very long. The materials used are cheap, and the headset might not survive a few drops. This is seen with the flimsy USB connector.

              As this isn't official, you don't get the nice notifications on the PS3 which tell you when the headset is connected, muted or disconnected. Also, it is hard to find the battery level, so it might suddenly run out.

              The price is good, however you get what you pay for. This is due to the low build quality, and the lack of the same features that the official headset get.

              Overall, a good option but it's better spending the extra for the Official headset from Sony. This is because you get exclusive features, and the headset will probably last longer.

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            • Sony Pocket Bit 4 GB / Flash Drive / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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              A brilliant choice.

              With lots of features, such as Virtual Expander, a high build quality and a nice design, this is a good memory stick. The device is more expensive than others, but is still good value for money. However, the software might not work with every computer.

              First, the packaging is easy to open. It's also very clear and easy to read. The contained instructions, covering the Virtual Expander program are also easy to follow and simple to understand. It is easy to open, with thin plastic that can be cut with scissors without struggle.

              The design is nice and attractive, but the device is slightly bigger than similar drives. However, it is very slim, which means that it still only uses 1 USB port, instead of 2. It's lightweight, which means it can easily can carried around.

              The device also comes with the Virtual Expander software. In some ways, this is really good, but it has a few problems. First, it compresses files so that you can have up to 4x more capacity on your device. However, video files aren't compressed by much, with only documents taking advantage of the 4x capability. Also, some computers and machines, such as photo machines can't read file that have been compressed, making it useless.

              Next, the device has very good build quality. The materials used make the device feel strong, and able to survive many years of use. They also feel durable, and the USb connector is strong, and not flimsy so it doesn't feel like it will fall off. It is also well protected, with the cap. However, it isn't connected to the device, so it is easy to lose. The build quality is among the best of any USB drive I have seen.

              In addition, the device's read and write speeds are faster than similar products, which makes it a great option for somebody wanting to copy video, and larger files to the device.

              However, the cost is high. It is still worth the high cost though, with the fantastic build quality, which makes it a good investment and the read/write speeds which are faster than most other products.

              Overall, a great product that is worth a purchase despite the high price. It is easy to use, and is a good quality product, but the included Virtual Extender software is pretty much useless for most users unless you only store documents on your drive.

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              A good drive for somebody looking for something portable.

              This is a brilliant drive for somebody looking for an extremely small and portable storage option. However, you should explore other options if you aren't looking for this. The device is easy to use, compact and colourful, but easy to lose and without a USB cover, the connector can become easily damaged. Also, the device is very expensive, compared to other devices on the market.

              First, the packaging is very good, with clear text. It also protects the product well, and is very easy to open. The included instructions are simple, and easy to read.

              The design is very nice, and attractive. It's also very small and compact, meaning it is the great portable option. It can fit anywhere. However, this means that it is very easy to lose, and the lack of a USB cover means that the USB connector can become easily damaged. Then, the device won't work, and anything contained on the device will be lost forever.

              Also, the speeds on the device on very slow compared to other products on the market. This isn't that bad if you are transferring documents, but for bigger files, such as video this isn't a good option. With the 1GB capacity in mind though, it won't fit many video files, so this isn't as important as it would be on bigger drives.

              The build quality of the device is very good, with a sturdy device that feels like it will last. With the trusted Sony brand, the hardware will be high quality as well. However, with the small size, it feels like the USB connector could easily snap off, if it was pulled.

              The device as the same features as any other drive, but also includes Sony's Virtual Expander program. This compresses files when they are saved to the device, which gives you 4x more memory. However, not all computers and photo machines can read this, meaning that you could be disappointed. The smaller size means that it can also fit any side of the USB connector, meaning no messing about and wasting time as you try to figure how the device plugs in. However, with no support, it is easy for the device to be moved, so it becomes disconnected.

              Also, the cost is very high. As it is much higher than other devices on the market, it isn't a good option unless you need the small size, as the device has a small capacity and is slower than similar products.

              Overall, the perfect option for somebody looking for the most portable option, but other users should look elsewhere.

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            • Bose QC2 Noise Cancelling / Headphones / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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              02.09.2010 11:42
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              Simply Brilliant.

              The QC1 were a fantastic set of headphones providing everything you could ever need. These are no exception. They are packed with features, are very comfortable and provide amazing sound. However, they are expensive, but you get what you pay for with brilliant build quality.

              First, the packaging is really good as it keeps the product safe, and also provides clear information. It is easy to open. Inside, there is a instruction booklet which provides everything you need to know. You also get a carry case for the device, which is nicely design and fits everything in, while also protecting the product. You also get lots of cables which can be used to hook the headphones up to ports, such as on an airplane. However, I did find that the included adapters don't cover some of the newer planes, as the airlines change to try and continue charging for headphones.

              The design is very nice and simple. With the removal of the box that contained the battery and switch, the device is more streamlined and smaller, with everything contained in the headphones themselves. They are lightweight, and small, which means that can be taken places easily. The earphones rotate so that they can be flat-packed. The earphones are very comfortable to wear, and they won't hurt your ears after a few hours of use.

              The device takes 1 AAA battery, which lasts a very long time. However, apart from the indication light on the outside of the headphones, there is no way to tell if the device is low on battery. This means that they will suddenly stop working, with no beep or alarm to warn you.

              The sound quality is very good, better than comparable devices. The sound is crisp and clear, and similar to a set of good quality speakers. The noise cancelling also works really well, and you need to be in a noisy area to truly appreciate the standard of the headphones. However, they don't completely cancel out the sound, which is good as you can still hear part of the noise, such as if somebody needs you attention.

              The build quality of the device is superb. Brilliant materials have been used, and it feels like the product will last. The design is hard waring, and the hardware can be trusted due to the Bose brand.

              However, the item is very expensive. It is worth it though for the high quality of the build and the superb quality of both the sound and noise cancelling.

              Overall, a brilliant set of headphones for somebody who is the market for a set of noise cancelling headphones.

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              Only for United fans.

              This is the perfect option for a Manchester United fan. It looks great, and is the ultimate way to show your love for the club. It also stands out, so it won't be lost. However, it's not the most practical option. This is because it is a drive with small capacity, is very expensive and is also very big, meaning it takes up almost 2 USB ports!

              First, the packaging is very nice, with a modern design. It's also clear with all the required information with text that is easy to read. Also, it is easy to open, with thin plastic that is easy to cut. However, the instructions inclosed aren't very informative if you don't know how to use the drive.

              Next, the design is fantastic. It is the ultimate way to show which team you support. It's bright and colourful, so it will stand out, making it easy to find. Also, since it is unique, it is easy to identify that it is your USB drive, so you won't waste any time trying to find it if you have to let somebody else borrow it, or hand it into a teacher. The drive is also lightweight, making it portable. On the other hand, the drive is very big. It is bigger than most drives. This means that it isn't as portable as other drives, but also means that it takes up more space. In a USB port, it takes up so much space that is uses up 2 USB ports, meaning that it's not ideal if you are short on USB ports, or need to use multiple devices at the same time. For example, I have 2 USB ports, and this means I can't print a document on the memory stick, as the 2 USB devices don't fit.

              The build quality isn't good, but it isn't bad either. The device fits together really well, and the plastic isn't too thin. The USB connector is also sturdy, and the device feels like it will last.

              The speed is quite good for a 1GB drive. Documents and small files work really well, and transfer quickly, but bigger files, such as video are slow. However, this isn't a problem as this isn't the drive for video files due to the small capacity.

              The cost is also expensive compared to other drives. With it being a low quality drive, with the average speeds, build quality and low capacity, it's not the best option. Unless you want the United branding, Sony or Sandisk make better drives.

              Overall, the perfect option for United fans with the brilliant design. The build quality isn't that bad, but with the device being so big, and a high price, other options should be explored.

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