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    • Samsung DVD C550 / DVD Player / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      15.01.2012 22:52

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      Samsung missed the boat with this one, as the sound coming out of the drive is unbearably loud.

      When i was out looking for a dvd player, i had numerous recommendations from friends and family to go with Samsung. I had positive experiences with Samsung before, so i thought that a Samsung dvd player would work well.

      When i went out and bought the dvd player, i quickly came home and set it up. i had a few difficulties setting it up, but it wasn't too much of a problem. I tested a few dvds on it, and i was happy with the quality of the images on my tv. I had a dvd player beforehand that broke, and this new Samsung dvd player was a major step-up in the quality. The images were crisp and clear, just what i would expect from a Samsung.

      I was very disappointed by how loud it was. at first, i thought that this would be a non-problem, but it started to get annoying after a few weeks. If you are using this dvd player for watching something quiet, the noise of the drive spinning is really infuriating. This overly-obnoxious sound drowns out some of the audio. If this is a problem for you, i would recommend looking for another dvd player.

      Overall, this is a good dvd player when it comes to the image quality. but when you hear the sound that comes out of the dvd drive, it will make you regretful of your purchase.

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    • Logitech HD Webcam C270 / Webcam / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      15.01.2012 22:27

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      A nice webcam that is ver ycost effective.

      I used a Logitech camera for years before it went missing, so when i was looking to buy a new webcam, i knew staying with Logitech would be a good choice. I found this little gem when i was out shopping, and it works perfectly.

      This camera advertises that it gets 720p HD video calling, and it certainly gets just that. the webcam has crisp and clear picture quality, if you use it for casual use. If you do not do video calling, this camera also takes 3 megapixel snapshots. Although there were other camera with higher megapixels, 3 megapixels was enough for my purposes. This microphone also has a built in microphone, and whenever i do a voice recording, the sound is crisp and clear. The recordings were a bit staticy when i first got the camera, but the recordings sounded flawlessly after a few weeks.

      One thing that really impresses me with this webcam was how it adjusts the the brightness in the room you are making a video call in. For example, when i was in a room that was dimly lit, the camera adjusted to the lack of light and made the image crisp and clear. Even if the room is bright, the camera adjusts the image perfectly so you look your best.

      Overall, i am very impressed with this webcam. Although i did find other cameras with higher megapixels, this camera was perfect for my use. Also, Logitech is a company in which i put my trust in - and they deliver.

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    • Sony SRS A3B / PC Speaker / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      15.01.2012 22:12

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      A speaker that is well worth the money

      These Sony speakers are fairly big, about 8 1/12" tall. Considering the size, these might be a bit tall for a laptop user to carry around with him/her. I personally use these speakers for PC use, and i am quite impressed with the quality.

      My speakers that i used for my PC before were not of the highest quality, so i had a very noticeable improvement in the quality of the sound when i switched. I found that these speakers deliver a very rich and bold sound. the resonating bass is quite impressive for the size of these speakers. These speakers have been engineered perfectly for its purposes, something that Sony never fails to disappoint in.

      Sometimes i use these speakers to listen to quiet music while studying. The sound does not feel tinny at all, it plays all volumes of music in a very good fashion.

      For the price, these speakers are well worth the price. sure, you can dump your money on other high-quality Bose, Harmon Kardon, or Logitech - but you can achieve the same quality by trying out these Sony speakers. These speakers will not break the bank, and they will deliver a high quality rich in bass for a fraction of the cost!

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    • Optoma HD33 / Projector / 9 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      15.01.2012 04:34

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      Overall, a nice 3d projector with a nice price tag!

      I found this to be an exceptional 3D projector.

      I could find no traces of cross-talk, and absolutely no flickering at all, even with materials that really are not know their quality in 3D.

      This projector delivers perfectly in almost every settings, especially with its color saturation and brightness. Whenever i use this in my projection room, this projector generates very little noise. Although there is some noise sometimes, it is kept to a very bare minimum. I never saw judder, even in the most intense and quick action scenes.

      A problem that i cam across was when i was setting it up. But really, this isn't really a big deal, as it is very easy to overcome.

      The technology that Optoma claims to developed is quite amazing. Optoma claims that the technology is of the highest quality on their website, and they do not disappoint!

      When i was looking for 3d projectors, all the other projectors had a very high price tag. I feel like i got this projector for a bargain, as other projectors were a couple hundred dollars more expensive.

      Overall, i am extremely satisfied with the Optoma HD33 projector, as i haven't come across negative aspects which totally detract from the quality of this projector.

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    • Need for Speed: The Run (PC) / PC Game / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      14.01.2012 21:29

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      Overall, a nie and fun addition to an amzing franchise.

      If you are familiar with other Need For Speed games, then you know that the franchise has taken into many different directions over the years. NFS: The Run tries to take the game back to its original points, but also tries to introduce new elements into the game. Some of the classical elements like doing illegal stuff and being chased by cops hold true.

      In this NFS game, you play as a character named Jack. Jack owes a mob a lot of money, and decides to join this race, which if we wins, will grant him the money to pay off his debts. The plot is very interesting, and it keeps the player entertained.

      You zip through various terrains racing other people in an attempt to get first place. The visuals in this game are amazing, as it is quite an adrenaline rush being chased by cops while speeding like no other. The varied environments make each race feel different. There are different race types to choose from, but I feel like there could have been more race types.

      I feel like this game sometimes gets repetitive very quickly, as I feel like I do the same thing over and over again. At a few points of the game, I felt like this wouldn't last very long in entertainment value. But if you find the interest to beat the game, you will be disappointed to see that there is not much to do once you are done.

      Overall, I think this game was fun. I have been a fanboy with the Need for Speed series for as long as I can remember, and I am not majorly disappointed in this game. Sure, it did have its tedious moments, but it was overall an enjoyable experience.

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    • Serious Sam 3 (PC) / PC Game / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      14.01.2012 03:09
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      Overall, a fun expereince that will be nostalgic to veteran Serious Sam players.

      Serious Sam 3 is an old school action-packed shooter game. With a arsenal of weapons at your disposable, fending off massive hordes of enemies provide an intense shooting experience. If you have played any other Serious Sam game before, you know what this game is about.

      Serious Sam 3 is set in a present time earth, which has been invaded by monstrous alien forces. The setting of this game is set in modern day Egypt. Although this game does not have the best story, it makes up for it with action-packed gameplay. The gameplay is both challenging and very enjoyable.
      If you have every played a Serious Sam game before, you know that you have to kill waves of enemies as fast as possible. Although the gameplay is more realistic than its predecessors, it still has its moments of unrealism. For example, you kill your first enemy by ripping it's eyes out.

      Although other similar shooter games are based on a shoot and cover system, in Serious Sam you just run and gun your enemies. But there are moments where you do need to cover, but only temporarily. But the thing about Serious Sam games is that when you stay to long behind cover, you are not actually helping yourself since you have massive waves of enemies coming at you - time is of the essence.
      The arsenal of weapons that you have at your fingertips is quite enjoyable. These weapons range from a melee sledgehammer to a pistol. Later in the game, you lay your hands on rocket launchers and other interesting weapons. Although it should be noted that this game is very graphic at times, as it does not try to hide the gore from the player.

      At times, it feels like there are not a huge variety of enemies. If you have ever played any other Serious Sam game, you are probably familiar with some of the enemies you encounter in this game. But there are new types of enemies which make for quite an enjoyable experience.

      This game also has an enjoyable multiplayer, with a 16 play co-op of the single player campaign. Modes like these provide for an intense shooting experience online.

      Overall, Serious Sam3 is an enjoyable game. I would have to say that this game is probably one of the more enjoyable FPS games I have played recently. Serious Sam 3 does a good job of keeping the elements of its predecessors, but also introduces a few new features that seem new and refreshing.

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    • Dragon Age 2 (PC) / PC Game / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      13.01.2012 00:39

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      Although not as good as its first game, it is definitely worth a shot.

      This game definitely had a lot to live up to. Not only was the game before this very enjoyable, but it received numerous rewards for being one of the best in its kind. This game has definitely been rushed, and it is very noticeable when playing. Even during the press conferences, the developers admitted that they were forced put out a game ASAP. This is not a good sign, as rushed games are not always the best.

      I found this game to be interesting and be a pleasure to play. Often, i was sucked into the political struggles that was brought upon this fantasy world. It was a very enjoyable experience influencing others to progress in this struggle. The choices that you have to make in this game are very fun, and give the game a different twist. You can play as a warrior, rogue, or a mage. The game will be a bit different when you play with a different class, and that's what really enjoyable. It is also very interesting to see how your character develop over time.

      Overall, this game was a rather enjoyable one. Although it was nowhere near as great as the original masterpiece (Dragon Age: Origins), it is still a good game for what it is worth. Although a lot of people have been extremely negative about this game, it is not as bad as some people say.

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    • Homefront (PC) / PC Game / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      13.01.2012 00:25

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      Overall, a good game but with a few setbacks.

      Homefront is a typical PC game you can install in a lazy-filled day and play before you hit the bed. If you are expecting a lot more from a game like this, then i would probably pass this game. It should be noted that this game is pretty short, and that can make you a little frustrated.

      But just because it is short, does not mean that it is a bad game. I personally love playing shooting games, and i am used to the fact that i find campaigns very short. however, i always judge games based on the quality and not based on the fact on how long it is. To be honest, this game left a smile on my face multiple times.

      The one thing that truly held my interest through the game was both the plot and the characters. I really enjoyed the plot, and i loved the characters as they always grew on you.

      There are short breaks from the shooting action, and you do little missions that employ aircraft. these little things always add enjoyment to the game. Although the multiplayer aspect of the game did not quite grow on me, i'm sure some people found that aspect very fun.

      I would recommend Homefront to people if they want to pick up a quick game to play.

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    • Dead Island (PS3) / Playstation 3 Game / 8 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      13.01.2012 00:16
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      Overall, a fun game with endless zombies to kill

      To start this review, i think Dead Island is a pretty good game overall. It certainly has its falws, but this game is probably on the top 10 list of my favorite games in 2011, and i have played wuite a bit of games in 2011. This game definitely has a very "in your face" feel to it, because there are a lot of melee weapons to choose from. But to be honest, this game could have used a better use of guns. a lot of the guns that i picked up were not that useful as i would like it to be. I really enjoyed how you can customize a lot of your weapons, as i had quite a bit of fun with that. I really liked the length of this game, as it had quite a bit of playing time. there are a lot of optional quests, but i did not do all of them.

      overall, i think this game was fun. although it had one or two problems, it made up a lot of ground in some other places.

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      • Sony MDR ZX300 / Headphones / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        12.01.2012 22:44
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        The Sony MDR ZX300 seem like a bargain for the price!

        These headphones are very much worth the money! I have used a few very high quality headphones from Sony, and these headphones live up to the expectation Sony sets itself. Although there are definitely better headphones, these headphones do not break the bank like some certain other ones do. I bought this for myself and i have been using them for everyday use - computer use when i am at home, i-pod music listening while commuting, and anything else in general. Although these headphones are not noise cancelling, they certainly hold up to my expectations.

        These headphones also seem like they are built from a sturdy material, so they will hold up for a year or two. in general, what i found with headphones is that what you pay is how long headphones will last. The quality that Sony builds their headphones is quite superior compared to other headphone makers.

        Overall - these headphones are good for general use, and they certainly do not break the bank!

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          12.01.2012 22:12

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          a very nice keyboard that is built with quality and comfort in mind.

          I was trying to find a keyboard that required less physical effort than my regular keyboard. This keyboard nicely accomplishes this goal. Although i still think Apple keyboards are only very slightly easier, this laptop is very comparable.

          The one thing that is very obvious when looking at this laptop is that it is smaller than some other ones you have probable see. The keys are very small on this keyboard, and in general the whole dimensions of the keyboard take up less space. This change can be easily adjusted to, as it does have some benefits. Since everything is a bit more scrunched up together there can be more keys fit into a keyboard. this is very useful, as it can speed up the process of typing dramatically. You also feel like you have more control when typing.

          The one thing that annoys me about this laptop is that some parts of the case shows fingerprints. Although i sometimes make a big deal out of fingerprints, some people are like me and are annoyed by them also.

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          12.01.2012 21:55

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          all in all, a very good machine.

          My experience with this mp3 player since i got not too long ago has been for the most part enjoyable. I dont have thousands of songs like some people, so this little mp3 player has a perfect space for my needs.

          What i really love is the battery life, as the battery holds for an outstanding amount of time. The Bluetooth feature and ability to import all of your playlists is extremely useful to me. streaming my music to my speakers via Bluetooth has been pretty useful.

          This mp3 player has an sd slot which can expand up to 32gb of extra space. This feature will be very useful for me in the future, as my music collection is constantly being updated. The touch-responsive navigation works perfectly, and i have not run into any problems with that whatsoever.

          all in all, the quality of the audio, the capacity, and the build quality of this neat little machine is wonderful. In my opinion, this is sure worth the money.

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        • Panasonic HX-DC1 / Camcorder / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          11.01.2012 22:06

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          a very good - all around camera.

          I was looking for an HD camcorder for weeks, and after hours of researching, i found this cool little camera. I read a few reviews of this product, and i decided to stick with this one and buy it.

          The aesthetics of the camera are very sleek and nice looking. The quality of thins build of the camera is apparent all around. All the pictures that i have taken came out very crisp and clear. This camera has a flash in it too. When you are taking a full on HD video, the the quality is absolutely fantastic. The flash does not work with the camcorder function. The lighting of the setting you are in is very important. The voice recorder built into the camera is very well functioning. It should be noted that the sound recording it digital stero. This makers all the sounds very crisp when you listen to it later. The only thing that i do not fully like is that the battery is not that good, but a lot of the camera i have had do not have good batteries.

          The camcorder.camera is well worth the money, in my opinion.

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          10.01.2012 23:50

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          This game certainly has its ups and downs, but the ups are defintely better than the cons.

          Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is an interesting game where you play as a character named Ty. This character is a little furry animal that carries boomerangs around with im. Although this game sounds nonsense, it is actually very enjoyable. In my opinion, playing this game without cheats is better than playing it with just cheat codes. Even when you look at this game in retrospect, it is still very very fun!

          You start out this interesting game with a cutscene, where Ty and his friend are playing tag. Ty gets stuck inside a hole and he learns about his family. The Bunyip Elder is your guide through some of the game. You also have this other guide.

          Overall, this game was very fun, but i found two problems which i saw were bad. first, the camera angles were a bit awkward. sometimes the camera gets stuck and you see Ty from the front and you cant see what is in front of him. The controls are a bit sensitives when you are playing. Although it does have some cons, Ty the Tasmanian tiger is a game which will easily keep you entertained!

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