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      01.07.2011 13:51

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      Good toning belt.

      I was very tempted to see what all the fuss was about, therefore I decided to pay a high price for slendertone system abs.

      As people have said before this will not miraculously turn your stomach into a 6-pack, but you will notice a difference using this than not. I think results will be different with everyone, as you body will react differently to the contractions, and you can choose the strength (1-99), so you need to find a good strength that makes an effect on your body. It doesn't hurt, but it does feel weird the first few times you use it, but you will get used to it. I also find the measurement of strength a good indicator on how well you have progressed while using this. I have only used this for 2 weeks but am already seeming to have hardened up in my stomach area - this was always my ambition, not to get a six pack but too harden up my loose belly! You need to be realistic before buying this product otherwise you will be let down.

      As always, you should use this product with a healthy diet and exercise. But as I said each person will get different results, so I think it is down to trial, however at the expensive price not everyone may be tempted to get it, so I would say only get it if you can afford it, but you should see a difference.

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      01.07.2011 13:42
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      Well made coffee maker.

      This coffee machine has been a new addition to my house and it is a very nice thing to have. I am a coffee fan, but sometimes I just got bored of regular coffee (granules and hot water), therefore I thought I'd buy one of these and see how good it was.

      It is very easy to use, simply fill the back cannister with water, plug it in, it will warm the water in seconds (I was amazed at how fast it heated up the water), insert the capsule and choose small or large cup. Another thing that I was impressed with was the range of capsules available, with contrasting tastes and strengths. There is no mess and the old capsules are stored inside the machine for emptying at a later point.

      It looks very stylish and fits perfectly well in my kitchen. It is such an upgrade from regular coffee made out of the kettle, it tastes like what you would get from Costa or Starbucks, etc. That is the amazing thing, you can get capsules for roughly 50p which will make you a coffee that would cost £2+ if bought at a coffee shop.

      If you are looking for a well built coffee maker then I would recommend this one, as it does what it is designed to do!

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        02.05.2011 21:50
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        Poorly built headphones

        These were my first in-ear headphone purchase, and I think they are also going to be the last - and not for a good reason.

        They have a very similar design to the original apple headphones that come with most of their portable products. They are typically apple in design, clean and simple, that may or may not be your idea of a good design, but in my eyes headphones should not really be a fashion accessory.

        Where it is granted, these headphones do produce good sound, considerably better than the standard headphones apple offer. Also, because they go right into your ear, they block out a lot of sound which I liked, and did not really expect.

        However, where these headphones really fall short, comes down to two things. The first being: THEY DO NOT STAY IN MY EARS!? I do not know it is just me, but for the life of me I just could not get these to stay in my ears, I was lucky if they would stay in for a minute, and I would have to sit completely still. So I did not have a chance using these out and about as they just keep falling out. They come with a variety of ear buds in different shapes and sizes, I tried them all with no luck - they just don't stay in. Keep putting them back in my ears brought about another problem, they are so weak! The wire protection has come out of the socket and the ear buds have torn.

        So unfortunately, what seemed like a good purchase turned into a very bad purchase. I paid around £50 for these and I feel extremely hard done by - yes the sound is fairly good quality but they just are not at all practical. So to sum up I would suggest looking for another pair of headphones, as I had a bad experience with these.

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        • Turtle Beach Ear Force X1 / Headphones / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          02.05.2011 14:57
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          Excellent pair of 360 headphones!

          I've owned a 360 ever since they were first released and I have now had the turtle beach X1 for at least 2 years.

          The thing that attracted me to buy them were the fact that you have sound in both ears! - those who own an xbox will know that the headphones that come with the xbox only covers one ear, which I found extremely annoying.

          I was unaware how good the sound quality would actually be as in my eyes they don't look like they have superior sound quality in terms of appearance and the brand name (never heard of them before). When it came to using them I was so pleased at how good the sound quality is, the difference from these to the generic xbox headset is absolutely phenomenal.

          The game where these have come to best use is in the Call of Duty series, you will be able to hear footsteps that you wouldn't have heard before, giving you an actual advantage over gamers who do not have this headset. They also give a better experience with other games due to their ability to pick up a long range of sounds. For example, using this with the FIFA series gives you a much better atmosphere and makes you feel like your sitting in the stands.

          I have owned the same pair for over 2 years now and they are still going strong, I would say that these headphones have been one of the best buys in my life when it comes to technology - the sound quality is excellent and you can talk to your friends (friends say I sound clearer since using this), so what more do you want? If you are looking for a new pair of headphones for your xbox 360 I would strongly recommend these, you will struggle to find better.

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          02.05.2011 14:44

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          Decent Webcam

          This webcam has been the only one I have ever used with a computer, and although I purchased one a few years ago now it still perfectly does the job.

          Although in recent times this webcam has become clearly dated, it still manages to take good pictures with good light. It has detailed settings that can be changed to your desire which can alter the picture substantially. It is also very good at taking video with good quality, not to forget it can just record sound.

          The camera itself has a fairly basic design, it's a ball on a stand - but it looks quite smart and works fine. The stand fits more or less stably over the top of a flat-panel monitor.

          I'm not sure if this will affect many people, but it is worth a mention that there is no flash element on this camera. Meaning you'll need some lighting in the place you are using it for it to be able to see you.

          So those like myself who just want a cheap basic webcam, this may be for you. However this is a lot of competition these days so I would suggest looking around before choosing this camera.

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          14.04.2011 13:55
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          A well made dock speaker

          After looking for a bedside clock/dock for a while, I decided to purchase this Logitech one. The main reason being that it was on offer at a cheap price being ex-display at my local currys (about £30 if I remember rightly). The boxing was damaged but the speaker itself seemed brand new. I bought this about 2 years ago now and I still use it frequently.

          Every night I dock my iPhone 4 to charge and also run my alarm clock, this is very handy as every morning it wakes me up with any song I choose and is at full battery. I was very impressed when I found out that it charged my iPhone 4, seeing as I bought it a couple years ago when the iPhone 3G was the newest iPhone out.

          The remote control comes in handy when listening to music, allowing you to skip track, rewind, pause, play, shuffle, repeat etc. In terms of sound quality, I think it is top notch (talking in terms of price). It goes fairly loud while still maintaining sound quality.

          Those who are looking for a cheap and cheerful iPod/iPhone dock, I would certainly recommend this. It will suffice for those who like music but are not mad on sound quality.

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        • XMI X-mini II / PC Speaker / 12 Readings / 10 Ratings
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          13.04.2011 13:02
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          Cheap and cheerful portable speaker!

          I received this portable speaker a couple of months ago as a free prize as part of o2s gold surprises. While I was waiting for it to arrive I looked up on the internet to see what I should expect and I saw generally positive reviews.

          I must say, this is an excellent little speaker, especially for the low price. For those who just want their music a little louder when out and about this is the ideal product. You can get one for around £10 which I think is amazing when you hear how loud it goes.

          The sound quality is satisfactory, don't expect wonders from this speaker as it is only small and cheap, however if you are like me and expect the worse you will be pleasantly surprised, just like I was. These are great to bring to a friends house or on holiday, because they are so small and aren't a great loss if you break/lose it as you can get another for so cheap.

          It charges via USB which is handy for me, although for people who aren't always on a computer may find it a bit of a hindrance. However I must say the battery lasts very long!

          I would strongly recommend this speaker for those who are looking for a cheap and cheerful portable speaker. Although those who are mad on sound quality I'd suggest looking for a speaker that is a little more expensive, and made by a reputable company.

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          03.04.2011 18:40

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          A sturdy battery charger for iPhone 4

          When I knew that I was going to be shortly be buying an iPhone 4, I knew that I would need to look at buying an external battery pack. Users of most smartphones will know that the battery life quickly drains, especially if you are using it heavily, and the iPhone 4 is no exception, despite being a brilliant phone.

          Firstly I must say that what persuaded me to buy this battery is that is also claimed to be a case to protect my iPhone. Unfortunately, I did not find that it suited the iPhone as a case at it is simply to bulky, so I purchased another case for protecting purposes. I must say though that it just look quite nice and doesn't ruin the iPhones good looks. However the main reason for buying this was to recharge, and it does the job perfectly. It does not take long to charge it up and has the ability to charge your iPhone to 10 to 100 percent and probably a little bit more. It also has the ability to sync your iPhone wirelessly if you need to use the USB port to charge the battery pack. Also there are are 4 LEDs on the bottom representing how much charge is left in the pack - Very handy!

          If you are looking for a well built iPhone charger than I would recommend this. However, it is not best used just to protect as it makes it very bulky.

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        • Apple iPhone 4 16 GB / Smartphone / 10 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          03.04.2011 18:17
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          An amazing smartphone, best ever?

          Having previously owned every iPhone prior to the iPhone 4 it was only an amount of time before I decided to pay the price and buy this. The only downgrade from my 3GS was that I had to live with 16GB instead of 32GB, but thanks to iTunes smart playlist I was able to reduce the memory used by putting on the songs that I actually listen to, not just the whole collection.

          The first thing that worries many people about buying this phone is the price, for me it was not such a big deal as I sold my iTouch and iPhone so I only needed to pay an extra £70 to get one. I would say that they are worth the price however I realise people may not agree with me. Although you have to be careful, I would suggest buying on eBay if you are going to buy one, as they are a lot cheaper than networks (I got mine brand new for £405).

          The thing that attracted me to upgrade from the 3GS was just the look of the phone. It feels so much better made than the previous models and actually looks good on the eye, however I am yet to see how much damage will occur when I drop it. The next factor is the screen, which I am still amazed by everytime I look at it - It is by far the best screen I have seen on any portable device making it a joy to use all the time. Battery is also an improvement since my 3GS, although like every smartphone don't expect it to last you long on heavy usage, but this again is not a problem for me as I put it in my dock which charges it every night as I use an alarm. The other major improvements from the 3GS are the camera (with flash - very helpful!), slightly faster and a higher quality speaker.

          I think this is an amazing phone even though I have owned many iPhones before. For those who have never owned an iPhone I suspect you will be even more impressed. Navigation is so simple, even a child or technology illiterate person could easily work their way through it. This is not just a mobile phone, it is a mobile computer as you will be able to do the majority of things you can do on your home computer on this device. This phone can keep you entertained for long periods of time but can also help you complete work.

          This is the best phone I have ever owned, and for those who are prepared to pay the price for a mobile phone you will not be disappointed.

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        • HTC Desire / Smartphone / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          03.04.2011 17:54
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          A good effort at a touchscreen smartphone

          I sold my iPhone 3GS, and had a little test of a Desire to see if it would persuade me away from purchasing an iPhone 4.

          The first thing I noticed is that the layout and navigation used on the desire is a lot more complicated than the iPhone, therefore I would immediately suggest you NOT to buy the desire if you are not to big on technology and are not very good with mobile phones, as I would like to say I am good with phones but it took me a while to get to grips with the set out of this phone. However, those who are in with all the gadgets and gizmo's may enjoy the layout, as you have a set grid menu and a personalised home screen which slide side to side and can include 'widgets' which can display a range of things from latest weather to twitter feed.

          It has a nice screen with good clarity, and a responsive touch screen (although I must say neither are a patch on the iPhone 4). As usual with most smartphones, it has poor battery, so don't be easily fooled by people saying the desire has a good battery life, because it doesn't.

          The android market is a good addition to this phone, expanding the range of things you are able to do on this phone, keeping you entertained for longer.

          Unfortunately the desire did not crack it for me, so I did end up with the iPhone 4. But for those who do not like Apple products or can't afford an iPhone, this may be a sutible alternative.

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            16.03.2011 20:35
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            A standard printer that will do the basics

            After having a bad experience with a Kodak printer, I purchased this Canon printer.

            I think at the time it was on offer in PC world, so the cheap price was the thing that swayed me over anything. Its multifunction, allowing you to print, copy and scan, all helpful functions and will be needed at some point whoever you are. This printer is able to print good quality documents and photos, although it is not the quickest, it does the job, not to mention that time is not really a bother to me when using a printer, how if you are in a rush it may become frustrating. Next is the copier, it can replicate any documents you have which is handy if you want to share something with someone. Lastly the scanner, this has become very handy for me as it takes high-quality scans of anything A4 or smaller (black and white or colour, its up to you).

            I was wary that canons own ink was expensive, however if you look around you will be able to find catridges to hold the same amount and produce the same colour for a 1/4 of the price, therefore I think it is ludicrous that canon get away with charging such a high price.

            If you are looking for a cheap multifunction printer with no frills, this may be the printer for you.

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              15.03.2011 18:40

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              Good, but not for me.

              I purchased these as an alternative when listening to my music as they seemed to receive positive reviews from the majority.

              Unfortunately, due to the fact that I decided I hate on-ear headphones, I gave them away. However, don't let that put you off, these may do a better job for you than they did for me. Admittedly they have great sound, as is often the case with Bose audio products. They look stylish and are very easy to carry around. They fold up and fit into a carry case which improves the portability of this product.

              As I said I do not like on-ear headphones, but as these were my first pair of over-ears I was unaware previously, but I would never buy another pair again. I like my music to be noise-cancelling from all of the worlds distractions, but you just don't get this with these. Also, I find them extremely uncomfortable, just because they sit on top of your ears it just feels so unnatural.

              I would recommend these if you were a fan of on-ear headphones, unlike myself. They produce great sound which is the main need of a pair of headphones, but I would suggest to spend a tiny bit more on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones (Bose also offer these).

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              15.03.2011 18:33
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              Great pair of headphones from Bose

              These where the first pair of decent headphones I ever purchased, and even after some years I still admire them.

              Because they are made by Bose, I expectedly good quality, but they sound quality surpassed my expectations. Maybe it was because I listened to poor quality music for so long through the cheap in-ear headphones that come with iPods. They fit over my ears comfortably and are very good at blocking out sound, I noticed this especially when I was on a plane to France, usually I avoid listening to music on plane journeys as you can still hear background noise, but this is not the case with these. Not only does it block out loud sound, but also retains noise quality which is a bonus. They have the ability to go quite loud, however don't have them up too loud as you will get black looks from people, as they let out sound quite easy, meaning others will be able to vaguely hear your tunes if you go over 3/4 on most music devices. They have quite a classy look about them, although unfortunately I have quite a big head so I need to extend them to the max, but still it doesn't look too silly. Lastly they seem to be quite durable, I have dropped them a few times but they seem to be able to happily take the damage without showing. Also I must mention that these do not fold away or come with a case of some sort, so it will be best to leave them round your neck as they seem to get in the way otherwise.

              These are pricey, yet cheap compared to some competitors. And although I have moved on from these I would still recommend to those looking for a good quality pair of noise-cancelling headphones!

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                14.03.2011 22:41
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                Well built toaster that cooks good toast.

                After getting fed up with my 2 slice toaster, I opted for the morphy richards 4 slice toaster. After using it every day now for about 2 weeks I am very impressed.

                I purchased the toaster for £50 from Argos. You wouldn't believe how excited I got, but due to the fact that I can now have 4 slices of toast instead of 2 makes me a lot happier in the mornings. It has a retro style look about it, nevertheless it looks quite nice on the kitchen worktop. It has two sets of identical controls, for the 2 left hand side slots and the right hand side slots, sometimes when I only want 3 slices of toast this can be annoying as all slots heat up, buts that's just a silly complaint.

                The buttons allow you to do the following:
                Reheat toast- this is a very handy feature, as for those times where you make some toast but get drawn to something else and end up having to throw the cold toast away and start again, well this will no longer happen. This is a clever little function as it reheats the bread without making it any browner/burning the toast.
                Toast frozen bread - again another handy feature, I was pleased with the results as I really used to dislike cooking frozen bread on my old toaster. You wouldn't know that you were eating previously frozen bread as it tastes identical to bread that hasn't been toasted. This is a really good feature for me as I often use frozen bread as I don't like letting bread go stale.
                Cancel - this is rarely needed but is an essential in case you do something stupid, which is possible early in the morning!

                There are also two dials witch are supposed to measure the 'browness' of the toast. I have not really tested this yet, as I just leave it on halfway, but this may be useful for those who like their toast barely grilled at all, or very toasty!

                It is a good upgrade from my old toaster. The only negative I can pick out is that it takes a little longer than my old toaster. However, I am happy to wait a little longer as it does produce much nicer toast and is not at all hit and miss like my old toaster. This may be a pain for some people who normally rush in the morning, so I would avoid this toaster if you want something speedy. If you are like me however and aren't fussy, I would definitely recommend this toaster. It also comes with a 2 year warranty which is great, as this gives you a piece of mind.

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                • Apple iPad Case / Mobile Phone Case / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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                  14.03.2011 22:19

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                  A case that I no longer use

                  I purchased the official iPad case when I first purchased my iPad from PC World. After a couple of weeks I eventually ditched it, as I just didn't get on with it.

                  Yes, the meaning for a case is to protect. And this will do that, to some extent. However, it is so ugly! It really ruins the true beauty that comes with the iPad, just covering it up with a black rubbery material. Plus it is so easy to stain, I am really careful when using my iPad but somehow after a couple of weeks it was covered in stains and smears that were very hard to get rid of!

                  It has the ability to bend and support the iPad in various positions, but none of the possible positions have ever come to use of me, but they may do for you.

                  I regret buying this case, as it is just so ugly, an uncharacteristic move from Apple I must say! It is also priced ridiculously high (however competitors are high priced also) seeing that all it does is cover the iPad. If I had the choice again I would decline this case and go for a longer browse around as there must be better than this!

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