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    • Thief (PS4) / Playstation 4 Game / 21 Readings / 21 Ratings
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      A new improved Assassins Creed type of game, made for adults! 18+

      Product Title
      Thief

      Developer
      Eidos Studios Montreal

      Platform
      My personal copy is on the Playstation 4 but it is also available on the Xbox One and PC

      Genre
      Action; Stealth

      The Target Audience
      18+ - The game contains scenes of Blood, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs, Violence

      Price
      £39.99 (Cheapest I have seen - bought from 365games . co . uk which I recommend)

      Is this game for you?
      If you are the type of gamer who enjoys a game which requires you to have a little forbearance as being to hasty could have you surrounded by a few guards, has a real objective to it and has a long story line then this game is for you. Best way to describe the game in short is like an adults version of Assassins Creed, and one which doesn't become repetitive or boring as you can go about each mission very different from the last.

      The product in one
      Dropping you straight in to the game you are lumbered and brought the feeling of anxiousness as you have to creep through the shadows sneaking about, dodging and hiding from guards who make you feel a false sense of security by looking straight at you when you are hiding and then just walk off as if they haven't seen you and just like Assassins Creed it has you running across all the rooftops like a ninja and stealing peoples belongings and valuables. Soon enough you learn that you are trapped in a game full of dead ends around every corner and hundreds of locked windows which you just feel like should be open (giving you a slight advantage if they was) which can be highly infuriating but very thrilling as you have to find different routes.

      The main game follows somebody known as master thief Garrett, a year after he disappeared while on a mission and the place that he is returned to is nothing like he remembers, since the night he disappeared he remembers nothing. His city is now a disease ridden place, plagued by "The Gloom" and for us is always in darkness. Garrett had a pupil/student who also disappeared the same time he did and his connection and responsibility to her is his main cause for conquering his quest.

      Each mission or "job" on thief can be attempted in a number of different ways, ways the game will judge you on and will regard you as either a predator or a ghost, the choice is yours as to what you would rather be and you find your grade at the end of each mission. You can choose to be stealthy, remain hidden the best you can and make no contact with guards, or you can beat down everyone you see which actually makes the game a lot more difficult in my opinion as when you are surrounded by guards its almost impossible to win.

      In the bottom left hand corner of the screen is a small dot that shows how well hidden you are so removing any sources of light is your best chance in this game, the darkness is your greatest amigo of all. Annoyingly, the only useful readings are "black" or "white;" the grey shades in between give no indication if guards will spot you or not, so you find yourself sat there praying you are safe. If you are spotted by a guard it is either or run or restart!

      Master Thief Garrett has a super-thief sense in this game which allows him see things he can steal, things of use to him and allows him to spot any of the bad guys.This special vision should only be used when needed though as when used it drains and to refill its meter you need to find "poppies", its not a necessary feature though but it can come in useful if used at the correct stage during the game. I found i didn't use it an awful lot myself due to it not recharging on its own which may of made the game a little better. The game offers multiple routes and multiple solutions to every single mission but I found that I felt compelled to take the easier routes and maybe by taking these routes I was missing out on larger challenges and bigger bonuses, I wish I had walked across the very very bright, well illuminated yards instead being a quiet ninja down darkened alleyways just to see the difference.

      You will find even though the map looks very large, whilst trying to hide within houses the walls seem to narrow inn, their may be many shadows but it is difficult to remain hidden in most of them making it exciting as a guard walks past, and very nervous when you are spotted and they set the alarm and start shouting at you

      The biggest thing I loved about this game was how much detail actually went into each character, the buildings and your surroundings etc, everything was so clear, you was given the sense of actually being within the game, helped out by the game being of course in first person.

      Overall it was an enjoyable game, perhaps a little difficult for me apart from when taking those easy routes but so much to enjoy, I wont be replaying it any times soon but it is a game I would like to retry in the future.

      How does it compare to other Products?
      For the Playstation 4 there isn't really any other games like this on the market, so it has really set itself aside and written its own standards. Compared to other Playstation 4 games its rather enjoyable, much more enjoyable than the first person horror outlast

      Specs
      Really made use of true HD with this game everything is super fine, high quality detail, much better than any Playstation 3 game I played.

      How to Improve
      Perhaps make the game a little easier to fight your way out of certain situations, a few of my friends agreed it was too difficult to fight your way out.

      Product Rating
      4/5

      (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks James)

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      • Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB / Smartphone / 37 Readings / 32 Ratings
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        11.02.2013 12:34
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        A beautiful smartphone with wonderful capabilities, probably best phone on the market to date!

        PRODUCT NAME:
        Samsung I9300 Galaxy S3 - 16gb White

        PRODUCER OF THE PRODUCT:
        Samsung Mobile

        TARGET AUDIENCE:
        Anybody after the ultimate smartphone which offers complete assistance for every feature the phone can handle without having to look in the hand book as it comes up on screen. Has a fantastic camera so no need for a digital if your after every day shots and can playback all types of HD Video on the phone or via an output TV.

        PRICE:
        £401 - Amazon

        THE PRODUCT IN ONE:
        This phone is probably the best phone on the market to date, which isn't just opinion if you take into consideration all of the specifications this phone has to offer.

        I have been using it for around 3 months now which has given me time to fully understand the phone and learn about all of its extraordinary features.

        I will start off with the phones screen which is 4.8 inches and takes up practically the whole of the phone. For me this screen size was huge for a mobile phone so I was very wowed upon removing from the box. The display itself is a super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with the capability of multi-touch which can be a handy little feature and a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. For those of you who don't know anything about pixels on phone this basically means it is capable of playing back to you 1080p which is classed as true HD video. Not only does it play it back, it plays it back perfectly with not a single jitter or lag and only true vibrant bright colours. The 4.8inch screen is perfect for viewing video on especially when on the move and you need to catch up with the latest film on netflix, or your latest television programme say on BBC Iplayer it plays them all perfectly.

        Due to its 4G capabilities not just 3G video playback on the move is not a problem, you will experience no buffering just instant smooth playback.

        The camera on this phone is excellent. It is an 8mp Camera which takes photos at the resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and once again for video, records in 1080p HD.

        Now for a couple of the bad points I found with this phone.

        First off is the fact it says it is 16gb. When plugged into the PC you will see this phone actually tells you that you only have 13gb and this is because the operating system which runs the mobile phone takes over the rest. This did bug me quite a bit, I know i still have 13gb to fill up which will take me forever, I still feel as though I am robbed of 3 gb

        The other problem is the battery and I have read quite a few people have had the same problem with other samsung mobile smartphones. The phone will tell you that the battery is disconnected and then it will no longer let you charge the phone

        There is only 2 ways around this problem, one is to just buy a new battery which is nonsense when you have just bought a new phone

        The second is to drop the phone from 2ft with the battery removed and low and behold it starts charging again - yes I know this seems as though I am winding you up but the amount of people that have done this and it works is crazy. I was reluctant to try it at first as you can imagine with a brand new £400 pound phone sat in my hand but I didn't want to wait for a new battery so I gave it a go from 1ft instead of 2ft and it actually worked, so if you are going to buy a samsung phone keep that tip handy.

        I would definitely recommend this phone to others despite the faults mentioned as it has so many great features. Such as the latest android operationg system giving you access to google play store and thousands of apps and free games to choose from, and of course its other great features such as video playback and recording, photo taking and its amazing design and huge capacitive touchscreen.

        OVERALL RATING:
        4/5

        Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance then please give me a rating and if you have time then plese check out my other reviews

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          04.07.2012 10:21
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          A GREAT LITTLE FRIDGE WHICH DOES WHAT IT DOES WELL

          PRODUCT NAME:
          Ice Appliance Big Chill Drinks Fridge

          PRODUCER OF THE PRODUCT:
          Ice Appliance

          TARGET AUDIENCE:
          Anybody who is after a great cheap way to store any type of drink but primarily wine or bottles of beer. It runs on a very low temperature setting running from 0 degrees to 12 degrees cold enough for anybody and will come in handy whether it's just for personal storage or whether you are having a little party or family gathering.

          PRICE:
          £144.99

          THE PRODUCT IN ONE:
          The big chill drinks fridge is a great way to store all of your drinks having the capacity of 50L you are able to store either 36 beer bottles such as "Budweiser" or "Grolsh" style bottles or up to 15 wine bottles. The fridge takes around 30 minutes to reach the desired temperature which can be anywhere from 0 degrees to 12 degrees and will soon have your drinks nice and cold ready for the evening. Although primarily been designed for bottles or cans this fridge does get cold enough store items such as milk, eggs and other food items in so it could be useful to take this on holiday with you if you happen to go camping or somewhere local in the country, been small in size at 435mm x 475mm x 500mm and only weighing 23 kg it wont really get in the way in the boot of your car or storage in your chalet or caravan.

          The product itself is a nice little cube design, with a nice silver finish to it. It doesn't scratch to easily either, we've had ours for ages and it still looks as new as the day we bought it. Been the colour it is it generally blends in with most rooms so kitchens, dining rooms, conservatories bedrooms etc and isn't aimed at one sex so can be lads or ladies. The price may seem a little steep but for the job that it does its worth the money and if you are somebody who has a lot of family parties then you will want something that is long lasting which is why it is worth paying that little bit extra for so under these terms this fridge is actually quite cheap.

          All in all I would recommend this fridge out to people but only is you are to have a lot of parties, otherwise it would probably just sit there gathering a bit of dust under a unit or shelf or tucked away in the corner of the room

          OVERALL RATING:
          3/5

          Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance then please give me a rating and if you have time then plese check out my other reviews

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            03.07.2012 20:11
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            Excellent little warming drawer

            PRODUCT NAME:
            Siemens Warming Drawer - ID HW1406P2B

            PRODUCER OF THE PRODUCT:
            Siemens

            TARGET AUDIENCE:
            Aimed towards people who have to cook for a lot of people, possible use in a restaurant but quite suited at home when having family over. Cooking can take a long time and even with great preparation things will finish at different times, with the warming drawer you can for example cook a hot steamy potato salad, you put it in the warming drawer and it will keep it at the temperature for you without cooling down so when you come to serve all the food it will all seem freshly done even though you may of cooked it a few hours before - note this does not take away the moisture from food keeping it nice and fresh.

            THE PRODUCT IN ONE:
            Starting with the products looks we can say it is as sleek as it is functional, featuring a toughened glass drawer and a stainless steel bar handle and a black finish. It really does look the part in the kitchen and does its job perfectly.
            The product can hold up to 12 large plates or 80 expresso cups or a combination of the two if you so desire. The adjustable temperatures on this drawer are from 30 degrees to 80 degrees which are fantastic temperatures for heating plates or saving oven space and keeping food nice and warm without losing moisture. If you intend on using smaller plates then this unit can hold up to 25kg which will be more than enough.
            The product is 141mm in height and 594mm in length which isn't to space consuming, it is easily fitted in or under any unit as well and there is instructions included with the drawer to help show you how to do this.

            There is a warranty of 1 year with it but been the sturdy unit that it is and treated correctly then I could see this lasting many many years, although I can't judge too quickly as I've only had it six months but it still does work and look as new.

            OVERALL RATING:
            4/5

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              03.07.2012 17:51
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              A toothbrush which does the job right and leaves you with a professional feeling mouth.

              PRODUCT NAME:
              Oral B Professional Care 2000

              PRODUCER:
              Braun

              TARGET AUDIENCE:
              If you want to feel as though you have had your teeth cleaned professionally by a dentist every single day then this would be the tooth brush for you as it leaves feeling mega clean, perhaps cleaner than the dentists.

              THE PRODUCT IN ONE:
              Unpack-aging the product I found included in the box there is the electric tooth brush itself, a charging dock with a two prong plug and storage holder, two different brush heads, one for daily cleaning and the other for sensitive cleaning and the dental care instruction booklet giving you advice on how to look after your teeth and how to use the brush properly (Including a routine on how to brush your teeth)

              When first using the toothbrush you are told to leave the toothbrush to charge for 17 hours as this is how long it takes to fully charge and this will last you around a week brushing twice a day morning and evening. After then you can just charge it here and there but you should let the battery drain and charge it fully every 3 months to prolong the battery life. A solid green indicator will let you know when the brush is fully charged.

              There is a set way in which you are meant to brush your teeth with this toothbrush, working your way around the mouth the toothbrush will vibrate every 15 seconds to let you know when you should switch from the bottom to the top, and then to the other side of the mouth etc. A safety feature is also embedded into this toothbrush to allow you to know when you are putting to much pressure on to your teeth and gums. If you do then a light will appear going red so you know to ease off a little bit as to much pressure can ruin your teeth and weaken the gums making them bleed.

              After using the toothbrush for 5 months I an say I would definitely recommend it to other people as my teeth are looking great and my gums are nice and healthy. The head are fairly expensive to replace but they are most worth it.

              OVERALL RATING:
              5/5

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              03.07.2012 15:56
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              A good well rounded laptop applying to many different target audiences

              PRODUCT NAME:
              Sony Vaio E Series VPC-EC3S0E/WI

              PRODUCER OF THE PRODUCT:
              Sony

              TARGET AUDIENCE:
              Anybody who is after a laptop that is capable of playback of high definition videos, supporting the latest games that are out, light enough to carry around to lectures if your at university, can support multitasking at ease, has enough hard drive space to hold all your backed up work and all your videos and music albums and has a unique finish to it.

              THE PRODUCT IN ONE:
              Starting with this laptops screen it has an astonishing 17.3 inches for your eyes to gaze over, and supports a resolution of 1600x900. The laptop supports High Definition playback so this looks great on this size screen when on a laptop, there is a HDMI port embedded into the side of the laptop so if you want to connect it to a bigger monitor or even your television then this is done with a single wire carrying sound and video as apposed to a VGA cable just carrying the video.

              The laptop has a processor speed of 2.53ghz and with turbo boost up to 2.80ghz and it has 6GB of DDR3. If you don't know what that means then it basically means that this laptop is a powerful piece of equipment. It is powerful enough to support and play all of the latest games to date and even future games that come out such as the new call of duty's. It can play high definition videos without a problem and you are able to run many different programs at once without the laptop slowing down on you and taking an hour to load.

              The overall appearance and usage of this laptop is pretty nice. It has a matte white finish with a silver screen cover, a super smooth keyboard which just feels perfect to write with and a good responsive touchpad which has never let me down. It only weighs 3.3kg including the battery so as I said above it is light enough to carry around to lectures with. The battery life is the biggest down fall of this laptop varying from 2-6 hours of use from a fully charged battery but I guess this is long enough for a lecture and if your at home then just plug the charger in as you have to with most laptops and their appalling battery life.

              There is a motion eye built in camera which does the job for webcam and the odd fun photo been only 0.3 mega pixels, it does surprisingly look good for only 0.3 mega pixels though. There is built in speakers which produce pretty loud, clear sounds and there is also a wireless adapter built in allowing you to search and connect to wireless networks.

              PRODUCT RATING:
              4/5

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            • Samsung Galaxy S / Mobile Phone / 16 Readings / 14 Ratings
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              A smart phone with enough features to keep it amongst the top phones

              PRODUCT NAME:
              Samsung galaxy S

              PRODUCER
              Samsung

              TARGET AUDIENCE
              Anybody after a smart phone which is capable of extremely quick browsing, a fantastic good definition screen and can handle things like facebook and twitter etc. Also been made by android you can expect some free brilliant apps to download for free straight from the android market.

              THE PRODUCT IN ONE
              If you are looking for a higher range phone then I would have to recommend this product to you. Been cheaper than its brother the samsung galaxy s2 with not many differences then it would be worth buying this one as apposed to that one

              To start of there is a 4 inch amoled screen 800x480 pixels which looks fantastic wherever you are even in the high sunlight where most screen become invisible. The games look crisp and clear on this size screen and all photos and videos look perfect, better than my old tv actually. All colours are nice and sharp and are actually colourful and none of them ever really contrast with each other on this screen.

              The camera embedded onto this phone is 5 megapixels and if you are recording a video then it supports 720p High Definition. The videos are recorded into a handy format of mp4 which can be played on practically most phones and even Televisions with memory card support. You can buy the supporting leads to connect this to your tv and the quality will be exceptional for the videos and the photos. When taking a photo with this camera you have smile detection and self action which are useful little features. The photo will show a lot of depth in it and have the centre of any photo the main feature so you will really stand out.

              The phone supports 3g and 4g mobile networking which allows for really fast internet speeds whilst browsing, playing games, downloading or watching videos (No more annoying buffering) and uses bluetooth 3.0 for fast transfer between other mobile phones.

              The phone uses 512mb of memory (RAM) which a lot for a mobile meaning you wont have to worry about games been jittery or anything like that. Device memory isnt alot on some models but all models can support upto a 32gb SDHC memory card.

              The highest android version which is supported is 2.3 which is great as there is loads of new apps and you can support html5 browsing.

              OVERALL RATING
              4/5

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            • Kenwood FP580 / Food Processor / 53 Readings / 50 Ratings
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              A very durable, user friendly food processor with many great attachments

              Product Title
              Kenwood FP580 Food Processor

              The Producer of the Product
              Kenwood

              The Target Audience
              Not recommended for use by children due to the blades, but suitable for anybody who would like a quality food processor for slicing their vegetables and grinding nuts etc. Cheap price for a quality brand name.

              Price
              £50.35 (Amazon Recommended)

              Is the product for you?
              If you are after a product which has a various amount of useful attachments for you to use and you would like to try out food processing at a great price then this is the product for you. It is very straight forward to use and if you can't seem to figure something out then just refer to the instructions and it will show you clearly what to do.

              The product in one
              Opening up this item and taking it out of the box, you will see what a quality built sturdy unit this is, weighing next to nothing at only 6kg in the box with all the additional items. He additional items which are listed below are simply clip on and off items making this piece of equipment very user friendly. The food processor offer two different speeds as well as a pulse option for a quick blast of the blades. The bowl for the processor allows for a 1.5 Litre working capacity which is about average for a household food processor.

              Been used in the main processing bowl, and the main reason I bought this appliance is for the slicing and shredding discs. It is quick and easy to set up just simply clip them into the unit and turn on the power. They are great for shredding or slicing all types of cheese, carrots potato and cucumber etc. They usually come out at equal size which is great if you want to make a fancy dinner as it will look great on a plate and look like you've taking more time preparing your meals. Cleaning the blades can sometimes be a stretch but if you just leave them to soak in hot soapy water and come back to them it will make the whole process a lot easier.

              The liquidiser is another great addition to this unit, it works in exactly the same way as the food processor but it will create a type of liquid for you from whatever you put in there. I've been using it for 5 fruits in the morning and then 5 fruits in the evening to try and keep healthy and it has been absolutely great. A semi downfall is there is no suggestions on what you should be putting in for a healthy drink and for it taste great so occasionally the drink won't be nice at all, but if you're just concentrating on the healthy factor then yes this is good. The liquidiser jug can hold up to 1.5 litres as well and the whole underneath part of the liquidiser can easily be unscrewed giving you easy access for cleaning.

              The twin beater geared whisk is a simple attachment to use and makes a great accessory. Clipped into a small drive head is the two big whisks which is then fitted on to the units main drive shaft and you then put this inside the main food processor bowl attachment. The whisks can be used for light mixtures only (such as egg whites, cream, evaporated milk etc). Been only made from plastic this will only give you limited use but when they are in top condition then run perfectly.

              One preferable feature built in to this appliance is it's safety feature which a lot of other food processors do not have. If the lid is not on top and you turn the power on then the processor simply wont come on. This is so that it avoids any injury from any of the pieces of equipment and attachments and keeps it safe for children interested in cooking who are under supervision.

              The mill is a great little addition to this food processor. It's an incredibly simple little attachment that fits over the liquidiser's blade unit and allows for herbs and nuts etc to be ground up. The little mill pot then has a sprinkler lid which can be screwed on top if required.
              Also included is a very handy storage box for the slicing and shredding discs (although the blades don't fit all that securely in the box). A plastic spatula is also included.

              Overall the Kenwood two speed food processor appliance is a very well rounded and extremely handy piece of equipment. The quality of the processor and how it is built is a beneficial factor, the numerous amount of attachments that are included are a beneficial factor, the ease of use is a beneficial factor and the handy compartment that is included to keep all the accessories in is a beneficial factor. It is suitable for many different everyday cooking tasks so if you are looking to buy a food processor then I would highly recommend this product.

              How does it compare to other Products?
              Compared to other similar products even those made by Kenwood, I feel this product excels above them due to all of the accessories you are given with it and because of the inexpensive price of this machine

              Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
              The product achieves its purpose in providing a safe, very user friendly appliance for the kitchen been able to do everything perfectly, long lasting and well built possibly a lifetime machine all at a great price.

              Breaking it down
              * 1 x Kenwood FP580 Food Processor
              * 1 x Double-sided fine shredding/slicing discs
              * 1 x Double-sided coarse shredding/slicing discs
              * 1 x 1.5 L Liquidiser
              * 1 x Knife blade
              * 1 x Maxi blend canopy
              * 1 x Whisk--twin geared
              * 1 x Dough tool
              * 1 x Fine julienne disc
              * 1 x Mill jar lid
              * 1 x Registration card
              * 1 x Full product instructions manual (includes recipes)
              * 1 x Plug

              How to Improve
              There is only one way in which I could think of improving this product, it ticks all the right boxes for me and is a great appliance to use and have around the kitchen but for a slight improvement it would be a great idea to improve the quality of the whisk attatchment to give it a longer life line.

              Product Rating
              4/5

              (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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              • HTC Hero / Smartphone / 36 Readings / 35 Ratings
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                The apparent I Phone killer reviewed truthfully for what it is!

                ==Product Title==
                HTC HERO

                ==The Producer of the Product==
                HTC/T-Mobile

                ==The Target Audience==
                Anybody who is after all the fun benefits of a smart phone that is running android so they can have all the great apps, without forking out a ton of money and putting yourself behind. Is fully touch screen so would only suit people who like this fact. Suited to new mobile phone users, new smart phone users or somebody who wants an all round device.

                ==Price ==
                Shops sell these phone at all different prices but I picked mine up for £50

                ==Is the product for you? ==
                This phone does what is expected of it and more. It does the basics such as ringing, texting, alarm etc, can store mp3's etc, can access thousands of apps on the market place for free, and has wireless capabilities, a highly responsive touch screen, a 3.5mm jack so it can be used as a media system or with any type of standard headphones and runs on the 3g network so you get incredible speeds. If this is what you seek in a mobile phone/entertainment device then this is the product for you.

                ==The product in one==
                Having had this phone for 3 years now I have come to learn about every feature there is to know about this phone. The phone offers many aspects as to why it should be the phone of your choice, and it also offers quite a few reasons as to why you might want a higher spec'd mobile phone.

                One of the first things to mention about this phone is its 5 megapixel camera located on the back of the phone. Now usually we would all be pleased with 5 megapixels and don't get me wrong it does take crisp photos - but only in well lit areas. As it becomes the evening or even night time and you try taking a photo with this phone you literally have no chance, there's no night camera and there's no flash so there's no way around it unless you're going to carry a torch around with you which I very much doubt. If you do take a photo then you either won't see it or it will be really blurry and show loads of pixels. One semi - decent aspect to the camera is its autofocus. This is useful as it helps you find whatever you are focusing on and make it more prominent in the photo giving you a better quality of photo, still nothing worth talking about though.

                The next thing to mention is just how good it is having an android phone. For me android is definitely taking over in the mobile world, by far out weighing any opponents. There is so many free apps and games to download off of the market place that you will always be left with endless fun, you can even create your own games and apps and upload them yourself which is pretty cool I think. The phone can support a micro SD card up to 32 GB so if you put one of these in then you would be left with a pretty hi-tech smart phone. The phone internal is pretty rubbish not even half a gigabyte which means it's pretty useless when some apps can be a gigabyte alone. One thing to mention about the apps is as the app world is constantly been updated some of the games aren't really compatible with the phone and when you try and play them they are really jittery and pretty much unplayable.

                When holding the phone in your hand it does feel pretty solid, as if it is well built, which I must agree that it is because within the 3 years I have had this phone I have no once had any problems and there is hardly any scratches on the phone and I'm quite careless with my phones sometimes so this must show something for the durability of this phone. It's slightly thicker than a lot of phones today and the weight is just average but even so it is a nice comfortable phone to hold in your hand especially with its unique shape. The screen is a massive 3.2inches and when I say I massive I mean because for a phone made in 2009 its screen size is still by today's standards pretty large, which is what people want on their phones now, it also offers multi-touch which phone are still only becoming now which is useful for when playing games or zooming on certain pages or pictures on the phone. One thing that does let it down about the shape is when it's sat in your pocket because the flick on the bottom either digs in to your leg or digs out of your jeans or trousers.

                One of the biggest things to let the phone down is its battery. You literally have to charge it daily sometimes before the end of the day if you dared to use your phone. This actually does ruin the phone for me in a way because the phone is designed to play games yet you will only be able to have a couple of hours so you can't use the phone for more than one thing, and if I wanted on or the other I would just buy a PSP for games and a cheap mobile for calls but I wanted an all in one phone and I get lumbered with a phone that can't do anything more than ring a few people a day. It's worse if you intended to use this phones GPS which is good whilst it works, you can use it just like any satellite navigation device, but it will drain your battery so once again this phone is no good for long journeys.

                The wireless connection with this phone is pretty strong, it actually detects more access points than my Apple Mac, and this is something that actually doesn't drain this phones battery. Still it can be pretty useless as most people have an all you can eat data plan on their phones, especially if they have a smart phone like this.

                All in all I would say this phone is a good phone, especially for people just starting on their first smart phone, but I do not think it lives up to its title the "I Phone killer" at all.

                ==How does it compare to other Products?==
                Compared to products within the HTC Hero's price range then this phone does actually top all these other's, when it was first brought out this phone was labelled the I Phone killer and was what all of the HTC fans had actually been waiting for, I think now it is a slight disappointment and doesn't really live up to that title.

                ==Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?==
                The Product achieves its purpose in providing a cheap; fully touch screen mobile phone, with many capabilities with a lot of room for improvement through updates. Some aspects weren't quite reached properly for example some of the games that can be downloaded off of the android market are extremely laggy on the phone even when nothing else is running at the same time so this is a big let down when there is certain games you want to play, the game for me was "Angry Birds - Space" and "Tiki Kart 3D" Both of these games were to laggy to play.

                ==Breaking it down==
                * 2g or 3g Network
                * Dimensions - 112 x 56.2 x 14.4 mm
                * Weight - 135g
                * TFT Capacitive Touch screen 65k Colour
                * Screen Size - 3.2 Inches
                * Multitouch
                * Trackball
                * WLAN, Bluetooth and USB
                * 5 Megapixel Camera with autofocus
                * Video Camera
                * Android OS 2.1
                * GPS Supported
                * Java Supported
                * Battery - Standby (2g) 440 Hours (3g) 750 Hours - Talk Time (2g) 7 Hours (3g) 8 Hours

                ==How to Improve==
                I would increase internal storage as there is a lot of apps that could be downloaded and this doesn't let you use its full potential and to make the phone even better I would increase the processor speed and the memory but at the same time these aspects are reflected within the price today.

                ==Rating==
                Product Rating - 7/10

                (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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                • LG L3100 / Mobile Phone / 42 Readings / 39 Ratings
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                  A strong, long lasting entry level phone, which meets all the basics with a few little extras

                  Product Title
                  LG L3100
                  The Producer of the Product
                  LG

                  The Target Audience
                  People who want a basic phone to call and text on and not have to carry around a massive bulky phone in their pocket at work or similar places. Could perhaps be best suited for a first time user of a mobile phone or children to use as they are growing up.

                  Price
                  Discontinued Now but should be able to find them on eBay for under £10

                  Is the product for you?
                  If you are after a phone which does the basics such as ringing and texting, a little web browsing when desperate and plays little games when you need them, without carrying around an old brick of a phone then this is the perfect phone for you as it is very user friendly and very light in your pocket or hand. If you need to take a few photos then it does have a very basic camera on board too.

                  The product in one
                  I have had many phones over the years, this been just another phone I had yet I remember it very well and in actual fact have just dug it up out of its box in the loft. When un-boxing the phone you will see that it actually looks pretty stylish, it's a solid grey/silver colour with nice big keys and a fairly large screen. It is 105 x 44 x 18mm which means it is a pretty small easy phone and as added bonus it weighs a lot less than the majority of the phones you get today been only 87g.

                  The phone itself runs on the 2g network which you would expect from a basic phone especially considering its age and it uses GSM 900/1800. Everything about this phone is entry level, the screen is a TFT type using 65K colours and its size is 128 x 160 pixels. You have the option to use your own photos or downloadable wallpapers to use as the main screen as the phone but there is a few pre-installed to choose from if need be.

                  There is no memory card slot on this phone and it only has 1.5mb of internal storage which by today's standards is extremely low. It is able to store up to 200 contacts which aren't that useful if you're a business man as you may need a lot more, then again you will usually have more than one phone, and for those busy people you are only able to store up to 10 missed call, dialled calls and received calls at a time.

                  There's only one primary camera on board which is actually good for a basic phone usually they will come without a camera, this is located on the back of the phone and is a VGA camera with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. There's nothing special about this camera at all, but it is useful if you have no other way of taking photos and does stand as a basic camera to use.

                  This phone supports polyphonic ring tones or vibration so there's nothing fancy here even if you wanted. You can download more though and there is a link supplied in the folder for where they are located, if you click on it you will be redirected to a new page which I found to be a nightmare as it was so slow and would just eat all of your data.

                  The battery is pretty powerful on this phone in my opinion; you can get 250 hours out of it on standby and up to 2 hours and 30 minutes out of it when talking. It is just a standard battery - LION 950mAh
                  Looking at the phone structurally it is actually very sturdy. I must have dropped this phone like a 1000 times when I used to use it and yet it stills works as if it's brand new out of the box

                  This phone does also support very basic games which I have never actually got round to testing them out but they are nothing worth bragging about and are only there for when the user of the phone is travelling on a long distance and needs something to stimulate their brain. In this phones day the games would of actually been pretty impressive and a good addition to this mobile phone, something which would be desirable for many mobile phone users, this is the same for the colour screen and the VGA camera that is installed on the mobile phone.

                  How does it compare to other Products?
                  Compared to other products in its price range then it is just on par with them as it doesn't have any special features it literally is just a basic phone for basic use, which is what it does well at.

                  Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
                  It achieves its purpose in providing a cheap phone which meets all the basic requirements of a mobile phone perfect for all levels of mobile phone users.

                  Breaking it down
                  * 2G Network - GSM 900/1800
                  * VGA Camera 640 x 480
                  * 1.3mb of internal Storage
                  * TFT 65K Colour screen
                  * Store up to 200 contacts
                  * 10 Missed Calls, 10 Received Calls and 10 Dialled Calls at once

                  How to Improve
                  There is no need to improve on this phone as it is just entry level. If I was to change one thing I would make it so that the phone could support MP3 music files so that you could have much better ringtones instead of the silly polyphonic or monophonic ringtones and actually have something that sounds decent.

                  Rating
                  Product Rating - 7/10
                  Today's Standards Rating - 3/10

                  (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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                  IPod Touch 4G new features from previous version, great range of apps and games, available in white

                  Product Title
                  Apple IPod Touch 4G 32GB.

                  The Producer of the Product
                  Apple

                  The Target Audience
                  Suited to people who want all the fun of an IPhone but without the lengthy contracts but enjoy a good media player which is capable of web browsing, extremely light and has many apps and features.

                  Price
                  £229.00 (HMV)

                  Is the product for you?
                  If you want a product which is extremely stylish, well known, has super fast internet capabilities, a good little media player for all music and high definition pictures and videos and can be taken anywhere then this is the product for you

                  If you after a product which does all this but is a mobile as well then I would recommend looking at an IPhone

                  The product in one
                  Many people will say there isn't many difference between this IPod and the previous version, which in terms of dimensions and capacity there isn't, they are both the same shape and both store just as much. This version may have slimmed down a little but nothing that is really noticeable. Unpack-aging the item and actually using it for yourself you can see there are many little features on this which make it worth paying that bit extra for.
                  One of the first noticeable features to this new IPod is the 2 cameras that are on board, one on the back and one on the front. The rear camera enables the user the perk of HD video recording at the standard 1280 x 720 and 30fps, although when compared with the IPhone 4's camera the footage from the camera doesn't seem anywhere near as crisp and in depth and it can look very noisy in low lit rooms even though it has the CMOS sensor just like the IPhone 4, but it does prove to work in well lit areas and you will find it pretty useful. Using the camera photos you will strangely find that you can only capture them at 960 x 720 Pixels which doesn't make much sense and the photo quality is mostly pretty poor, you will tend to find they are pretty flat looking, very lifeless and a bit grainy.

                  The camera on the front of the IPod touch is great for making face time calls which can be good fun if you're into that thing and will produce pretty clear streaming.

                  The display on the IPod touch has been updated which many people fail to recognise for some reason as it is very noticeable when reading web links whilst zoomed at as everything has added clarity, it has been taken from 480 x 320 to 960 x 640 pixels. This is pretty good for all the apps and games on the IPod touch and video play back especially whilst on the move. This is Apple's "Retina" screen they have introduced.

                  The processor on the IPod touch is what we would expect, it is Apple's A4 processor which is more than powerful for this little device, which doesn't really make up for the lack of ram though as this IPod has half of the ram (memory) compared to the IPhone 4. This means that when you are playing games and using apps sometimes, depending on the app or games requirements, it could run a little jittery in certain places, although I haven't found many that do this apart from some of the video editing software which is like 1GB in size alone.
                  With iOS 4.1 on board it's just like using an iPhone, complete with Apple's huge library of apps and brilliant selection of games. Web browsing performance matches the iPhone 4's too, rendering the BBC homepage over a fast Wi-Fi link in an average of eight seconds, and completing the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark in a fast 10.5 seconds.

                  Music playback on this device is more than over accomplished, there is enough power to drive both the over the ear and the in ear headphones to deafening levels which I don't really agree with as they will literally deafen you slightly. I tested out all types of music genres from classical to dance to bassline to dubstep to pop and they were all delivered with perfection and clarity, especially with the earphones provided.

                  Overall despite me putting it down for compared to the Iphone 4 this device actually excels above its competitors in all of its aspects, its screen size and clarity, its processing speed and memory, it's capacity and video and music playback, so I would definitely recommend this product.

                  Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
                  This product achieves its purpose in providing an a media device with high definition playback and capture, with a crystal clear screen which beats it's competitors.

                  Breaking it down
                  * High definition media capture and playback
                  * Wireless Compatible
                  * A great range of apps and games
                  * Crystal clear 3.5inch screen
                  * Available in 8GB 16GB 32GB and 64GB
                  * Available in New White or Black
                  * 256mb of RAM
                  * USB 2.0
                  * Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

                  How to Improve
                  To improve this product I would adjust clarity in dim light for media capture and increase resolution for photo capture.

                  Product Rating
                  4/5


                  (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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                • Acer Aspire 5742Z / Laptop / 53 Readings / 45 Ratings
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                  A super features, budget laptop excelling above the majority of others.

                  Product Title
                  Acer Aspire 5742Z

                  The Producer of the Product
                  Acer

                  The Target Audience
                  Gamers, Business men, Students, Teachers/Lecturers and for people who want top range products.

                  Price
                  £350

                  Is the product for you?
                  If you are after a product which is capable of high definition streaming to a TV, gaming, 500gb of hard drive space to store whatever you want on, 4gb of ram which means you can have so many programs or applications open at once without the notebook slowing down at all, a lovely light a compact design with a stylish finish then this is the product for you. It meets all the requirements of all types of people but not recommended for children as it is an expensive piece of equipment.

                  The product in one
                  Opening up this product you will fall in love, if you are already in love you will fall in love all over again, it is beautiful, it has a nice sleek thin design (slightly reminds me of an apple Mac air) with a lovely black matte design all over which I think give it a professional appearance.

                  This product has many amazing aspects to it, starting with its processor been a whopping 2.5GHz Intel Core i3-370M keeping the clock speed running lovely, this is a massive processor for the size of the product, much more than is needed so maybe it allows for a lot of upgrades if your into that kind of thing.
                  500 gb as you know can store a lot of data as you probably know. I have all of my holiday and personal photos on here, personal videos and all my music albums and I still have over half the space left. To support this entire media collection there is 4 gb of DDR3 ram built into this beauty which will make sure there is no lagging when browsing through

                  You can watch DVDs thanks to the built-in optical drive 15.6-inch screen is fine for enjoying films, with sharp contrast and rich colours. If you want to work on a larger display, VGA and HDMI ports can be used to hook up an external high definition television or monitor. The 5742z's speakers on the other hand are far too quiet for enjoying music or movies so I recommend you attach an external pair if you are sharing the laptop if not then just plug in some decent headphones and enjoy it to yourself.

                  The keys are well sized, with the exception of the arrow keys which are flattened into a single row. You also have a separate numeric keypad to the right. The rest of the laptop is well constructed, although the palm rests do flex when you push on them which in your own mind makes the notebook feel slightly cheap, which I guess when you look at the price it is and this is what you should expect.

                  There is a solid lid to this notebook which is quite surprising as usually the lids are built quite cheaply even though it's the most important part of the notebook as it protects the screen. It will definitely support a drop and quite a few knocks.

                  The notebook actually excels with its battery life as well lasting a complete 5 hours before switching itself off safely saving all your data.

                  At 2.3kg, it's a lightweight laptop and would suit the regular commuter. The slim 35mm body slips easily into a bag or rucksack big enough to hold a 15.6-inch laptop, but make sure you pack the charger too.
                  All in all this is a great product suited to all types of peoples with a great range of features so it is highly recommended.

                  How does it compare to other Products?
                  Compared to other products, especially in its price range this notebook is extremely high up. It offers you 6 gb of memory which is more than most desktops and laptops you will find around and if you do find them take note of the cost as it will be majorly high. It offers a massive 640 gb hard drive which is bigger than any notebook I know and It also supports high definition so this notebook is perfect.

                  Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
                  The product achieves its purpose in providing a super cheap, extremely powerful, very stylish notebook that can be used for literally everything, suitable for all types of people.

                  Breaking it down
                  * 2.4GHz Intel Core i3 370M
                  * 15.6in (1366 x 768) gloss LED-backlit display
                  * Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
                  * 4GB DDR3-1333
                  * 500GB 2.5in 5400rpm SATA 3Gb/s HDD
                  * integrated Intel HD graphics
                  * HDMI, VGA
                  * mono speaker, headphone jack, mic input
                  * 3 x USB 2.0
                  * Super Multi DVD±RW drive
                  * 802.11b/g/n
                  * 10/100Mb/s Ethernet
                  * SD/SDHC card slot
                  * 1.3MP webcam
                  * 48Wh Lithium Ion battery
                  * 381 x 253 x 25-34mm
                  * 2600g

                  How to Improve
                  There is no way I would improve on this product it reaches all areas of a laptop you could need and more.

                  Product Rating
                  4/5

                  (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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                    03.04.2012 18:09
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                    A quick baking, inexpensive bread making giving you fresh bread daily.

                    Product Title
                    Panasonic Bread-maker SD-2501WXC

                    The Producer of the Product
                    Panasonic

                    The Target Audience
                    Anybody who wants to bake fresh whole bread everyday with a nice simple machine that does all of the hard work for you, allowing you to keep all the goodness in the bread unlike your supermarket breads that have been frozen and had products added to them many times over.

                    Price
                    £89.33 (Amazon Recommended)

                    The product in one
                    Having never owned a bread maker before and me been pretty sappy, I was actually excited when I brought home this Panasonic bread maker. Upon opening you will find there is a pretty handy booklet included - the recipe book. This is where I started because I had no idea what I was doing. I gathered all the ingredients for just standard bread and off I went. Using this machine it became apparent that there is actually nothing to it, no doubt without this machine it would be slightly difficult but this machine will consistently produce perfect bread. The recipe book has literally everything you could want from Brioche and Pizza dough to Jam and fruit compotes. With this little bread maker you simply put flour, water, yeast, a little salt and sugar, a little butter and maybe some dried milk powder into the pan, close the lid, select quick bake (Menu 2) and the desired crust colour and hit "Start". Wait about 2 hours as the house fills with the smell of freshly baked bread and you'll have a perfect loaf every time.

                    As soon as the bread maker has completed its baking cycle make sure you take it out practically straight away otherwise you may find that the crust goes a little soggy which I discovered after my second and third time after using this machine, the second time me thinking I had done something wrong. The timer works just fine. Basically set it to start in X number of hours time. So, for example, if you're setting it up at 10pm and you want bread for 7am, set a 4 hour bake program to start in 5 hours time (at 3am) so you can take the bread out at 7am.

                    When it comes to cleaning up after yourself simply fill the pan with warm soapy water, leave for a few minutes and then gently clean with a sponge or cloth it will bring your bread maker to looking brand new again.

                    How does it compare to other Products?
                    Compared to similar products on the market this bread maker actually fares pretty well as it has the quick bake option which is one of the reason we chose this bread maker over many others. It will bake the bread for you in approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes.

                    Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
                    The product achieves its purpose in providing a machine that is capable of baking fresh bread from scratch, leaving all the goodness in the bread with an added quick bake feature for those who hate waiting around.

                    Breaking it down

                    * Gluten Free Program
                    * Raisin and Nut Dispenser
                    * 13 hour Timer
                    * Quick Bake Program
                    * 3 different crust colours
                    * Jam and Compote modes
                    * 3 Loaf sizes, small, medium and large (400g, 500g, 600g)

                    How to Improve
                    Allow the dough programmes on this product to work alongside the timer for easier use of the machine and better use time tracking.

                    Product Rating
                    4/5


                    (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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                  • Sony Ericsson C902 / Mobile Phone / 41 Readings / 39 Ratings
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                    11.03.2012 21:50
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                    Strong, fully featured, quality built mobile phone with a great camera.

                    Product Title
                    Sony Ericsson C902

                    The Producer of the Product
                    Sony

                    The Target Audience
                    Suitable for anybody who is after a basic phone, with some good features and a decent mobile camera.

                    Price
                    £75.00 (Amazon)

                    Is the product for you?
                    If you are after a phone which has an excellent Cyber-Shot Camera, is built solidly so which with stand many hits, is capable of video calls, great media player and all the basics of a mobile phone then this is the product for you.

                    If you are after a more hi-tech phone then I would recommend something like a HTC or an IPhone.

                    The product in one
                    Opening the box to this Cyber shot phone you will find that this is a classic styled Sony Ericsson, except at its best compared with other models. The keypad is a traditional one which has good size rectangle keys and great for fast text messaging. Picking it up and holding it in your hand you can just tell you are holding a quality handset, well built, it even feels solid yet at a great weight in the hand or pocket. The housing to the phone is a good combination of plastic and metal, which has a great elegant finish and is probably why it feels solid when holding it in your hand. The screen looks great when turned on, has a high quality look and sense to it and isn't too glary on the eyes. There are touch-sensitive shortcuts added to both sides of the screen. These are used to activate the camera and switch between still and video. They can also change the autofocus mode, flash and other camera settings.

                    As this is a Cyber-shot phone it is expected to have a top quality camera... and it does. It meets the expectations and more, the camera is hidden by a sliding cover, which when pulled up triggers the camera off. The camera is a whopping 5 megapixel, with auto focus, image stabiliser and flash. The auto focus feature is one that will use face detection software which means that it automatically detects the features of a face in the picture and target it for you so you can find the centre. The image stabiliser feature is one which helps avoid any photo blur when taking pictures in low lit rooms or when outside in the dark. The flash simply lights up any room that you are in so that you will have a better quality of photo. The camera also has another great feature called the BestPic feature. These is where if you choose it, it will take 9 photos in a single second and you can then go through and choose which one you want to keep. The phone is able to detect which way it is being held using an accelerometer, and the phone will automatically rotate your pictures into portrait or landscape mode.

                    Older Cyber shot phones weren't to good when it come to music and media, but this phone, although been a Cyber shot has excellent music capabilities too. The media player built in to the phone is fully featured and has added support for album art whilst playing your music. Sony's Mega Bass feature ensures that you get rich, quality sounds out of the small speaker on the phone. You can personalise this phone by downloading MP3 ringtones which are MP3 and AAC Supported using the Play Now feature. TrackID can identify a song from a few seconds recording. An FM radio with RDS is also included. You can plug in a stereo headphone, or use an optional Bluetooth stereo headset. The memory is average by modern standards at 160 Mbytes but the phone supports Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards up to 4 GB, which is enough to store 1,000 music tracks. For some reason though, there's no support for microSD cards.

                    There is support Bluetooth and USB. The USB connection enables the phone to act as a USB mass storage device, so moving music and images between phone and PC is drag-and-drop simplicity itself, plus if you ever have any complications with the phone you can always sort it out through the USB by connecting it to a PC and re-installing the operating system onto the phone. This is a 3G phone, with HSDPA support enabling an "always-on" internet connection with download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps - comparable with a home broadband connection. As well as being 3G, it's a quadband GSM phone, so should be usable anywhere in the world.
                    Battery life is adequate, but ultraslim phones tend to have shorter battery lives than conventional phones, which isn't surprising. The smaller screen size does help to reduce power consumption, and I don't think that the battery life will be an issue for most users.

                    How does it compare to other Products?
                    Compared to other mobile phones and other Cyber shots this is a great phone. Not only does it have a brilliant camera and software to go with it, but it also offers a brilliant music and media system on the phone. It is solid built and looks fantastic been a mix between metal and plastic.

                    Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
                    This phone achieves its purpose in providing a fully featured phone, which is well built, has a great camera and support for media

                    Breaking it down
                    * 3G video calling
                    * 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, 16x digital zoom and lens cover
                    * Video camera
                    * Display: TFT, 262,144-colour, 240 x 320 pixels
                    * Media player
                    * FM radio with RDS
                    * MP3/AAC ringtones
                    * Speakerphone
                    * Voice recorder
                    * Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
                    * 3D Java games
                    * Animated wallpaper
                    * Web browser, RSS feeds, blogging
                    * HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)
                    * Personal organiser functions
                    * Flight mode
                    * Vibration alert
                    * Memory: 160 Mbytes plus support for Memory Stick MicroTM (M2TM) (up to 4 GB)
                    * Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB mass storage, modem
                    * Quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) plus 3G (UMTS 2100)
                    * Size: 108 x 49 x 10.5 mm
                    * Weight: 107g

                    How to Improve
                    To improve this phone I would probably make the screen larger and add support for microSD cards instead of M2 cards.
                    Product Rating 4/5

                    (Thank you for reading my review, if you get chance please take your time to read and rate my other reviews, it will be highly appreciated and I will always go out of my way when I get chance to read through yours and give an honest rating. Many thanks J)

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                    04.03.2012 17:40
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                    A monitor height rise, which can help prevent eye strain and head aches from long use of a computer

                    Product Title
                    Fellowes Smart Suites Monitor Riser

                    The Producer of the Product
                    Fellowes

                    The Target Audience
                    People with computer monitors that have no adjustable height and need the monitor raised for health and ease problems.

                    Price
                    £16.88 - Amazon (recommended)

                    Is the product for you?
                    If you are suffering from neck strain and are fed up with your monitor but don't have the money to fork out for a new one which has an adjustable height stand then this is the perfect solution for you, maybe you want the monitor just a bit higher so it looks better and so you can store things underneath instead of around the monitor then this is also the perfect solution for you. It supports up to 21" flat panel monitor's, has a triangle design for a neater fit and for added strength, and has three height adjustments.

                    If you after something to shorten the height of your monitor then this is not the product for you as the can only make it taller.

                    The product in one
                    When purchased, the product comes readily built so there is no messing around at the start and it is ready to go straight out of the box. Taking it out of the box I noticed that the product itself is extremely light and checking the specifications I found that it only weighs 1.257kg, which is practically nothing, light enough to hold on one finger if you could find the balance. Putting the product to the test I put it on my desk and push down on it with my own hands just to see how strong it is, and unless you are going to put about 20kg on there, which no monitor will ever weigh, then this is going to do the job perfectly, it is very durable and has a solid build to it.

                    We used this base on our corner desk as it has a triangular shape and one of the reasons we chose this product. It looks great in the corner and saves us a lot of space. Putting our 21" monitor on to this support I got the family to come and see how they found it as we are at different height levels. It suited all of us and none of us had a problem changing the height as it is just a simple pushing of a button and extending it. The base offers three different levels of height, so children and kids will be at level 1, teenagers level 2 and adults will typically be at level 3. It does what it says on the box and helps prevent eye strain as it brings the monitor up to the perfect height which is comfortable to you, admittedly it would be better if you could slide it to the precise point that you wanted it instead of 3 different fixed points, but for the price and the quality of this product, I won't complain. For those of you with laptops then you will also find that it has support for your laptop dock, which I haven't yet tested.

                    The colours of this product are a neutral grey and black, so if you are quite decorative and like bright rooms then this might not be to appealing to you, but on a black desk it does look the part. And if you don't like seeing the mouse or usb memory stick or hubs on the desk then they can all be slotted under the extra space under the monitor riser.

                    How does it compare to other Products?
                    There is better products on the market than this one, ones where you can have the height of the monitor to one that suits you precisely instead of having three different fixed positions, but these are usually a bit more expensive. As for durability this is definitely a long lasting product and will compete well with any.

                    Does the Product Achieve its Purpose?
                    The product achieves its purpose in providing a cheap monitor riser for the family, which can bring the monitor to eye level and help prevent any strain that might of otherwise been caused without this product. It is very strong so will definitely last a long time, and I would go as far to say that if looked after properly and cleaned regularly then this product could even last a lifetime.

                    Breaking it down
                    · Triangular design allows riser to fit neatly into any space.
                    · Supports up to a 21" flat panel monitor
                    · Three height adjustments
                    · Weight: 1.257 kg
                    · Dimensions: 339x485x111 mm
                    · Raises your screen to eye level to prevent neck strain
                    · Supports up to a 21" flat panel monitor or a maximum weight of 10kgs
                    · Modular compatibility with Laptop Dock#

                    How to Improve
                    To improve this product I would chance the height mechanism to one that can be changed to suit the user precisely and provide a further prevention against eye strain.


                    Product Rating 3/5


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