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      27.09.2012 17:19

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      A great razor but in terms of price, the manual is better.

      This razor is one of the best for sure, no doubt! The razors are sharp and last a anywhere between 2 weeks and a month depending on how resistant your beard is. Now the easiest comparison to make for me is the comparison to the standard manual version of this razor, is the battery power really enough to justify the extra money? For me, no. The battery power does assist with shaving but not by a huge amount in my opinion, you can allow your beard to grow slightly longer before shaving and have a relatively pain-free shave but the manual is cheaper and is compatible with the same razors as the fusion (i'm not sure if there's a difference).

      So, the advert says you can 'glide' even against the grain...mmm, maybe for some but not for me, i'm still unable to shave against the grain, it's still uncomfortable despite what shaver I use, including this one. Having said that, I still get a clean shave compared to any other razor that i've used so i can't complain. This razor for me is one of the best on the market but i'm positive that the manual version of the proglide is just as effective as the fusion version if price is what's ailing you.

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    • Sharp LC 32SH130K / LCD TV / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      27.09.2012 16:58

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      An average mid-ranged tv, ideal for bedrooms or smaller rooms.

      So i'm sitting here, watching our new 32" Sharp tv whilst writing this review and I have to say it's a bit of a disappointment. Let me explain, the tv is good, don't get me wrong however, there are a few issues with the tv which leave me slightly upset. Firstly, the angles are all wrong, if you aren't within a certain degree of the screen then the picture takes a slight but noticeable blur, at first I thought it was my eyes but alas, it is the tv. Now the blur is only slight, but if you're living with four other people then some people's viewing experience is bound to suffer when you have to be sitting head on to actually get a crisp picture.

      Maybe i'm being harsh, this is a mid-range tv and isn't too pricey. There are worse tvs at in the price range but it can get a little frustrating after a while. Sound quality is good, I read another review which suggested the speakers vibrated but I haven't had those problems, even when the tv is turned up to a high volume so i'm not going to complain about the sound. HDMI ports are pretty common on tvs nowadays and this tv will give you 2 ports which are accompanied by a scart and AV port. I can't really see why you would need more than that but hey-ho, if you need more then this tv probably isn't for you.

      All in all, this is a pretty standard tv. Picture quality does suffer if you have to watch it from an angle but it's not terrible just a slight blur. This tv really would be ideal for a bedroom or the lounge in a small flat where you're able to position yourselves at a more direct viewing station. I almost forgot, the in-built freeview is a nice touch with a decent menu which is user friendly. The tv also comes with a sturdy stand that doesn't take too much table space.

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    • HSBC / Bank / 4 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      25.09.2012 14:25

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      All round, helpful and rewarding.

      I've not had any qualms with HSBC. Their student account is pretty great and all of the contact i've had with them has been pleasant. It all started two years ago now when I had to change bank account from nationwide to someone else because Nationwide didn't offer a student account. I compared a number of accounts and HSBC seemed like the best option to be honest, minimum of £500 overdraft is not too shabby and if you have a great credit history (unlikely for a student! but hey-ho) you get up to a £3000 overdraft. The overdraft is fixed for a year and is interest-free for the same amount of time which is a bonus. For the four months I was desperately far into my overdraft they made no comment or question which was nice, i felt trusted, it was a nice touch when I expected to be ridiculed by the bank, declared to have malaria and have my account closed. But no, none of that happened.

      The only perk is the free travel insurance they give you if you decide to go on a lad or gal holiday which is also a nice touch. Everyone at the bank i've spoken to is friendly and helpful. I really have no problem with their service in any way really.

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      25.09.2012 14:13

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      Very good. 5 Stars.

      Four stars for me. A really top notch printer/scanner. I got this printer free with a laptop so i can't really give you an analysis of price but I can still tell you about the product. I've been using the printer for years, as has my mum and bro and we haven't had any breakages which is like a voodoo curse for our family, printers rarely last more than a few months let alone years! Therefore, i've given this a five star review, my first which is saying something!

      The printer side of things is pretty accurate and you can't really complain, even if you do put the cheaper tesco alternative printer ink in. It accepts any ink you throw in there and replacement is easy enough with easy to follow instructions printed onto the encasement for the ink.

      The scanner is just as good really, I mean, i'm not sure how a scanner can go wrong but hook up to the laptop is a simple usb cable. The printer self installs itself once that cable is plugged in so it's very easy to use. Doesn't really take up any more room than it needs to, I mean i've seen printers the same size as this all-in-one so you can't really complain. Decent!

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      25.09.2012 13:47

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      For the price, they really are bargains.

      Well...they are! I mean come on anything you buy for £2.89 (or however much I paid for it) is going to lack somewhat in quality. I'm a student and I bought these pillows, well, because i'm cheap! And that's exactly what I expected! You get these two pillows that are vacuum packed which I now take to mean that you have to fluff the pillows aggressively before you get any proper use out of it, they're decent pillows, yes they're not like home and all that sentimental bull but they do the job. Other reviewers, give these pillows a break!

      Compared to all the other pillows I looked at these were by far the cheapest, i'm talkin £8 cheaper which is quite a lot when it comes to a piece of fabric you barely look twice at. I've slept fine since I bought them and I don't see any reason to replace them. Vive la resistance!

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    • LG GT540 / Smartphone / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      25.09.2012 13:38

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      For the price, you can't go wrong.

      Ok, so clearly not the best phone on the market but that's not what you're buying here. I've had this phone 2 years and it hasn't shown any sign of depreciating in value (if anything it's gone up in value thanks to my amazing games and music ;)). Let's start with the good points here, the obvious one is that it's cheap, cheaper than most comparable phones on the market, that's the reason I bought it! It's a decent looking phone as well, it looks more expensive than it is, it has this metallic quality which is quite attractive when you campare it to plastic wannabes, and if you're going by the Lynx adverts then this is the phone equivalent that will get you girls! ;)

      With android 2.1 it's not too bad, it's not too demanding for the phone and you also get a 2gb sd card with it depending on where you buy from. So, where can you go wrong? Ok, there are a couple of badpoints...the screen is a bit tempermental, it is a bit harder to use than other touch phones because of its lack of sensitivity but it's definately something you can get used to. Other than that, I can't really see any bad points with the phone itself which either means i'm getting lazy or LG know how to make decent mid-range phones!

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    • Dell Inspiron 1525 / Laptop / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      25.09.2012 13:25
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      A decent laptop for anyone who isn't fussed about amazing gadgets.

      Not a bad laptop at all, I decided to go the 2nd-hand route and I can't say i've been disappointed, I mean the battery was a little flat but it was easy enough to find a replacement with many batteries compatible so you don't have to buy the extortionate Dell batteries. The spec is really an average laptop and there are much better on the range but if you're restricted by price or plan to upgrade a laptop to save money, you know, put new trims on, a new engine, maybe even a bass in the back, then this is a mighty fine option.

      With a 1.86 dual core processor you can't play high demanding games but it's enough to browse the internet and watch youtube videos without any jittery images/videos. I mean with technology updating all the time you can get much better processors now but the dual core makes things just a little smoother and sleak when using the laptop.

      2 GB of RAM is enough to have a number of windows open, and isn't too shabby at all. You shouldn't need too much more if you were to be using this laptop for browsing the internet or using microsoft office but there is an option to upgrade to 3 or 4gb of RAM so there are options open to you with this laptop if you did want it to pack a bit more of a punch.

      The windows experience index classes this laptop at a 3, which is harsh because the score is dragged down by the graphics which aren't great if you plan to be gaming with 3D or high-quality graphics but I've been able to play football manager and theme hospital without any problems at all, the rest of the laptop is really rated between 4.5 and 5 on that same index so it's an average laptop but in my opinion is a decent laptop to have. The laptop just looks nice, it looks stylish and is easy to use. Screen size is also a plus with it being bigger than other laptops in the similar price range.

      The laptop really does everything an average laptop user would want, watch Youtube vids, word documents, fast browsing, I mean unless you're a hardcore gamer or user (why would you even be reading this review?!?) then this is a trusty laptop that I would recommend. If you're not too fussed about having the latest gadgets then why not buy this. It's good!

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