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    • Citroën C5 Hatchback 2.0 VTR / Car / 16 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      24.10.2013 11:32

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      fantastic workhorse and brilliant for eating the miles on long journeys

      I bought a second hand citroen C5 in July 2013, the car was a 2006 plate but only had 40k miles on the clock and from the start I loved it. Having paid just over £3000 for this car I had already got a bargain as it cost £27k when it was new and comes with a host of extras to make a better journey.

      Cruise control is a dream, just push the button and the car cruises along at whatever spped you want and cancels easily with a touch of the brakes or clutch.
      Just as useful is the spped cap (not sure what it is called) but simple flick the switch on crusie control knob and you can set a maximum speed, very useful for a 30 limit,

      Ride quality is like a magic carpet I really do not feel a thing, sometimes this can have a down side of not recognising spped especiialy after coming off a motorway and neally taking corners too quickly.

      The onboard trip computer I believe lies to me, It keeps telling me I am getting 51 miles to a gallon but in fact I beleive it to be closer to 40 based on filling up regularly.

      Biggest grumble is with the suspension, as this is hydropneumatic it means it is out of my comfort zone to play with and it squeeks all the time, I am ok with the airconditioning and windows rolled up but from outside it sounds horrible, I have taken this into the garage and been told it is dry but because citroen didnt put grease nipples in there isn't much to do about it apart from a bear it as it isn't harmful tot he car or pay for a very expensive suspension overhaul.

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      24.10.2013 11:04
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      Because of the results I would definitely recommend.

      I was sent a pack of Ultradex products from bzzagent.com and saw that it is just retardex with a new name but exactly the same formula.

      First impressions of ultradex, I really like the packaging it is clean and looks almost like the decoration in my dental surgery, so immediately filled with positive thoughts for this toothpaste.

      Opening the toothpaste I am impressed by the minty smell which is a cool peppermint and not overpowering for 6 am in the morning like some toothpaste can be. It goes on the brush well, a good texture a proper paste and not bitty or annoyingly stripy.

      On using the toothpaste I am a little disappointed with how quickly it becomes watery and have to reapply more halfway through brushing my teeth. This is annoying but I am more than impressed with how clean my teeth feel afterwards (think just coming out of the dentist)

      7 days into the trail of ultradex low abrasion toothpaste and I can already see the difference in my teeth and other people have even started to notice, and I am more willing to smile. So overall I would recommend this product to anyone.

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    • Relentless / Soft Drink / 15 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      17.04.2013 09:32
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      A great pick me up and cheaper than it's rivals.

      I will start this with I am a confirmed caffeine addict and drink so much every day it is unbelievable. Relentless is a caffeine drink to Rival the leader Red Bull.

      When I first saw it in the shops I remember thinking it looked great with fantastic styling and at the time it was the same price as a can of Red Bull but I got twice as much.

      At the moment this is sold at Tesco for £1 a can which is cheaper than some but more expensive than the own labels which sell for around 90p a liter. I would personally rather pay a little more for Relentless as I have found it to have a unique taste I can not pinpoint it but there is a more fruity flavour to go with the full on chemical hit I normally tend to get from these drinks.

      In conclusion I would recommend this to anyone wanting a quick pick me up weather you are going on a night out or just need to stay awake for work or an assignment.

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        21.03.2013 01:17
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        A must have but rather useless

        I have started to travel to the US a couple of times a year and have had to do the ESTA procedure.

        To be quite honest I do not see how it helps anything but I needed so did it. The ESTA itself cost me about £12 after the exchange rate so not sure how much it will be when you do it.

        There does seem to be some rather strange questions like 'Are you a terrorist or been involved in terrorist activity.' Possibly I am being cynical but I really can not see many terrorists been foiled by this cunning plan of just asking them, same as 'Am I a nazi war criminal' I would of thought any nazi war criminals who have evaded capture for 68 years have got quite used to lying about it.

        Apart from that little moan the form was easy to complete without any difficult questions, I don't have a criminal record so had nothing to worry about. There is a lot of information asked for which they do not require although you do need to read the small print for this, i.e name of hotel where staying. I only noticed this as I was going to be moving about and not sure where I would be all the way through the trip.

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        • Nicorette Patch Step 1 / First Aid / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          21.03.2013 01:04

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          Not worth it for me.

          As a confirmed long term smoker I really wanted to pack in for the last 10 years. To finally give me the motivation I needed I had to see some family members in pain to see what it really was going to do to me.

          I tried nicorette patches first and they really did nothing for me. These took the edge from the craving slightly and the first 3 days gave me a psychological relief which was quickly followed by boredom and back to the cigs.

          Not to be beaten I did try again straight away but one week into the supply I started to develop a rash which would last a week after using, I seriously looked like a leper after a few days.

          I found different products which helped me more namely electronic cigarettes which i used for a year before quiting completely using the microtab from nicorette, I am now nicotine free for four months and going strong.

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        • HP Deskjet 1050 / All in one Printer / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          21.03.2013 00:24
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          A beauty of a budget printer just be careful of ink cost.

          I bought this printer after my last one broke it was a Kodak and quite reliable till it finally gave out on me about nine months ago. The HP I bought from amazon for £35 which included two full ink cartridges.

          Installation went without problem thanks to the CD supplied meaning I didn't really need to do anything apart from plug in the cable supplied and press next every couple minutes. Even when I changed computer this nifty little printer went online and found it's driver for me as HP knowing it's customer base well realized I would lose the disk pretty quickly.

          Printing is so easy just a ctrl P and quick print works a treat every time, there is more complicated options and you can change things till even the most fussy user is happy but I will leave that for the user manual.

          Scanning quality is not the best but does do what I need so there are no complaints for me, just something to keep in mind if you are thinking of buying this for non digital photos. It seems as though it should be much better with a 24bit colour depth and 1200 dpi optical resolution so maybe I am doing something wrong here just my experience.

          I get a lot of prints from each cartridge as the HP is very economical with ink while still giving me quality copies. ( Ink is about £20 a cartridge so it really needs too.) I would prefer to have 3 separate colour cartridges as I do seem to print much more blue than red and seem to be throwing half the red away.

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          17.03.2013 02:46
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          A very good watch but would think twice before purchasing.

          I received this watch as a gift and to be honest at first I thought it was a little ostentatious, it is a very chunky watch with too many dials for my liking. I found it hard to set and had to turn to the user manual (which is about 200 pages long in 6 languages- a bit over the top for a watch I think) Once I had managed this I did start to fall in love with it as it truly does have character.

          If you need a chronograph watch I still would not recommend this as the price really outweighs the usefulness. Seriously I would like the time and date on a watch I do not need three extra dials which all they seem to do is act as a basic stop watch. ( I don't know about others but I have not needed a stopwatch since I was about 12 and if I did feel the need to use one it would be something a little more accurate and easier to use.)

          The good points of this watch are that it is ultra stylish and been Armani it does get noticed especially when worn with a decent suit this watch shouts style and lots of it. Thankfully the face seems to be very scratch resistant and water proof. I have done quite a bit of gardening in it and even forgotten to take it off while washing the dishes.

          The leather strap is robust and has stayed unmarked for 7 months of wear which is really good going especially for me who tends to get through a watch strap every six months or so. I can see this strap outlasting the wearer in this case.

          I have personally found that the watch slips round to the side of the wrist, this may be because mine are quite skinny, but it does not seem to fit quite right which is something that I would expect when paying this much for a timepiece, because of this I do tend to be constantly reminded that I am wearing it and do keep adjusting it on my wrist to get it to sit in the right place, this can be quite frustrating at times and I feel it gives others the impression I am nervous or bored.

          The time keeping is second to none and I have yet to change the battery that was supplied, and have not lost more than a few seconds in 7 months which I think anyone would agree is pretty good going.

          The watch has both good points and bad but I would be cautious of recommending this to a friend based on my experience as I really do believe that this is trying to be too many things at once. Armani should really try to stick with pure style as this is what most people want from them as there are others who do quality chronographs tag heur been a fantastic example.

          Good try but not quite there.

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        • Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB / Smartphone / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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          17.03.2013 00:56
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          A brilliant phone best I have used.

          This phone is quite literally my life. I upgraded to this phone in January after three years of been let down over and over by apple.

          To start with the looks are sleek and stylish I own the pebble blue and although a little feminine for my taste it really does just look exquisite.

          When I first received the phone I had some reservations as it does seem very lightweight and almost cheap when first picked up, but i need not have worried because as soon as I turned it on and felt the responsiveness of the touch screen I knew I was on to a winner.

          The multi page feature is a great bonus as it allows me to keep multiple apps open and switch from one to another very quickly, this can be very useful when writing emails or drafting reports to send to work. The screen is just big enough to make it easy to type without been too cumbersome to carry.

          Galaxy voice is a good gimmick but after a couple of days I very rarely use it apart from to ask for driving navigation or to turn on driving mode, which are both very useful tools even if you do seem to have to press a couple of buttons to reach them which does sort of negate from the point.

          The one large downside is the battery life, I understand this is a problem on all smart phones but I feelk as if it needs to be sorted out by the next model. I need to keep this on charge while driving and when out of the office and car I barely get a full 8 hours from the phone.

          Apart from the battery I would say an outstanding phone.

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