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The body sculpture cross trainer is very exhausting to use! This one is quite an old model so I'm not sure if a newer one would be better. It has a big wheel on the front, so its almost like you are cycling standing up. Also I found that it was more my legs that were doing the hard work, it did not really work my arms out at all.
You can change the resistance, it is just like an exercise bike, you just turn the adjuster and you can have it how you want.
I got my cross trainer second hand off a friend who no longer uses it. Its very bulky to store away. You can take the handles off but thats it, so you will need the space to have this. The little computer on it still works, this measures your speed, distance, time and calories burned. Its probably not that accurate but it gives you an idea.
Overall its not a bad cross trainer, it does get you sweating, but I would prefer a newer one that I can hide away easily.
The ipod nano 6th generation is the best ipod yet. Unlike the other nano's this ipod has no frills. It just plays music and has a small touch screen. And like the shuffle it is small and it clips anywhere so it is really good for the gym or just doing the housework. This is the latest of the nanos to be released. When I first saw it I wasn't that impressed but having used it for the past year, its been useful. I like the way they have made it small and compact. Its practical.
The battery life is really good on it, mainly because its not got any extras. It is what it is and the reason for the price is because its a touch screen. Which is the latest technology, but to be honest you couldn't make it smaller any other way.
The nano comes in different colours, I have the green one. You can get it in a 8gb or 16gb. From previous experience of owning a fourth generation nano, I found that the 8gb was not enough for me. You could keep changing the music on the ipod to get around that I suppose. Its easy to use once you get used to it, maybe a little confusing at first.
Update: Maybe its not so good for exercise, I was on the cross trainer and got my headphones caught, which caused it to come unclipped and smash against the cross trainer. So now the screen is smashed. Going to stick to the ipod shuffle I think!
Before the Android phones came out, I thought this was the most worth while ipod to own. But when I got a phone that did everything the ipod touch did, it got neglected. It is a great gadget, not only does it play music, but it also plays video, has a contacts book, you can download apps, games, etc. So basically everything a phone does.
I also found that the volume didn't go high enough on this ipod, but maybe that's just me. I think the novelty has definatly worn off with the ipod touch, people seem to be more interested in the iphone which looks very similar and does much more. With the ipod you can still access facebook and emails but internet is only available through a wireless connection as it is not a phone.
For the price, I wouldn't bother, its a nice thing to own but with phones doing more it is more worthwhile to buy a cheaper ipod with a bigger memory and use it for what its supposed to be used for....music!
I read this book straight after reading all the twilight books. To be honest I did not expect it to be as good, although the ending to Twilight was a disappointment for me. This book had me hooked all the way through, I could not put it down!
It has everything, romance, adventure, sci fi. There is always something going on which keeps the reader intrigued. It is about aliens using human bodies as hosts, they are inserted into the heads of the human body. The host then takes over. In the case of Melanie Stryder, she is present with the alien inside her head. She shows 'Wanda' her memories and thoughts and slowly the two of them work together to try and find Melanie's little brother and partner.
This book is a much better read than Twilight and I think it is going to make a really good film is 2013. My favourite book I've read so far.
I have just finished ready the first book of the fifty shades triology, Fifty Shades of Grey. I must say that I had heard it was raunchy but I had no idea it was all throughout the book! I liked that there was a story behind all the sexual parts. Christian Grey is a very mysterious character, he is pictured to be very desirable but incapable of love. This book had me hooked, its so surprising some of the things that Christian Grey likes to indulge in. I think it also gives the reader more understanding of this type of 'relationship'. Everyone is reading these books at the moment. It has been a laugh discussing the book at work especially!
I think the book would have been better if it would have given us more insight into the story behind why Christian Grey is like he is, but I suppose I will find that out in the second and third book.
I've been using a travel hair dryer for years, so when my ex boyfriend bought me this for christmas I was thrilled. I had been meaning to buy one for some time. I was glad he picked this one, because Mark Hill products are good, so this is salon quality.
Its very powerful on the fastest setting, I've got very thick hair and using this, its dry after five minutes! There are three heat settings, and two speed settings. There is also a cool button where it blows cold air. So you can set it to how you like. I use the fastest speed with the highest heat. Its good you can vary it, for my daughter we use the cooler setting as she moans its too hot on the hotter one!
I've had this a year and a half now and its still working as good as the first day I had it, so would definately recommend this dryer.
Until last year I had never owned a pair of GHD straighteners. They are expensive but definately worth the cost. This is a lovely set. The straighteners had red ceramic plates and a red heat protective bag with clips. I have very thick hair and it gets very frizzy after washing. These straighteners work really well with my hair. I find that once I've straightened my hair once I can usually get away with not doing it again until I wash it. I do not have polka straight hair everyday, obviously to get this affect I would need to do it daily. It just keeps my hair from getting big and frizzy.
They heat up within 30 seconds to 230 degrees. They shut off automatically after an hour, so if you are forgetful like me this is a big plus. Stops me worrying when I'm at work. They are very good straighteners and you can get them in different colours. My set also came with a travel hair dryer in a lovely red box. This is of course extra cost but its a good dryer. Not as powerful as normal dryers as its a travel hair dryer. But its handy to have of course.
This was my first car. I didn't have it long, as unfortunately the one I bought needed a lot of work which I didn't realise at the time. I had the 1.3i. It pulled nicely for a smaller engine car. Its cheap to run, I didn't need to put much petrol in to get around.
This car is an older car, so there was a lot of rust and corrosion. This caused problems with my breaks. My ex partner tried to replace the front pads and parts were snapping off in his hands! I think had I have gone to a garage to get this done it would have cost me a lot more to put right.
Overall the car was good to drive, it has power steering and I felt comfortable driving it. You just need to be careful with these cars and make sure that you buy one thats been well looked after, otherwise they can be costly.
Some cars you can buy and have them for years....not the Ford Ka. I got my Ka last year when I passed my driving test. It was 10 years old, so to be fair the newer ones are probably ok. I will never have one of these again. I had to have the steering rack replaced which is a prone fault on the ka's. This cost me over £300 at a local garage! Then four months later I was driving and the back just dropped. The suspension springs has shot through the chassis! I then realised that the entire underside of the car was rusty and corroded. It
actually had a hole in the floor of the car. Luckily I was only travelling slowly when this happened, but I dread to think what could have happened.
They are cheaply made cars. They rust more than any other car. I would not recommend a ka at all to anyone. They are cheap to buy but if you are buying an older car then it is more than likely something will need doing on it.
I've had my Dell Inspiron laptop for three years now. Its a good laptop, has a good processor and hard drive. I have put up with a few faults. The first that the battery life has always been very poor, for the two years of usage I have had to keep the laptop plugged into the mains. This is not great as the whole point of a laptop is for it to be able to move it around easy.
The second fault which I've had from day one is the screen, this only happens sometimes, when you first swith the laptop on or leave it for a while and come back to it, the screen will be all blurry. It looks like the screen has gone, but then I turn it off and back on and its fine.
I've also had some problems with the internet, being able to see pictures and links but i'm not sure if this is down to my internet speed.
Now for the good points.
Its got a webcam, wireless and sd card reader. 3 usb ports. It does come with vista, which at the time I got my laptop was the latest operating system. I found it to be very good and easy to use. The Dell laptops come in many different colours too, so you can get what colour suits you.
I chose to buy this laptop because I thought Dell were a reliable make, it has lasted me three years so far but it does have its faults...
The ipod nano 4th gen is a brilliant mp3 player. Its very light and slim. Comes in a selection of different colours. Battery life is very good, mine used to last a few days when I used it everyday.
The only thing that I had a problem with was the 8gb wasn't enough for me which is a shame. It also plays video and there are games you can play on it.
It organises your music into playlists such as 'recently played' or you can create your own playlists through itunes. It is good as you can listen to different playlists depending on what your doing. For example if you're exercising, more upbeat dance tracks would be more suitable. You can shuffle through all songs, certain artists, genres, etc. It is really good how it categorises music.
Unlike the 5th generation nano this model does not have a camera on it, but to be honest who needs a camera on an mp3 player?!
The ipod shuffle is a no frills mp3 player. It has no screen and is very basic. The reason for its higher price is obviously the brand name! It is useful in that it clips anywhere, so its ideal to go for a run or down the gym or even doing the housework.
Its small, light and compact. The battery life is very good because its very basic. Its straight forward to use, and you do not need to use itunes with this which does complicate things sometimes!
They are quite expensive for what they are, you can get a less known brand name for the same price with a lot more features. But you are paying for the Apple brand and they are do make high quality technology. It will always be the most popular option.
I have never had any problems with my shuffle, unlike other mp3 players and so far I've had this model about 4 years now.
I was a bit unsure about buying a kobo, as I also liked the look of the kindle.
The kobo is much cheaper than the kindle to buy. It comes in different colours and the back is a lovely rubber quilted effect. At first I was a little disappointed, I don't know what I was expecting. The screen is in black and white. The touch screen is quite slow to respond sometimes, or sometimes its too sensitive.
I love how you can read several books at a time and it book marks your place. There are also loads of free ebooks to download for the kobo. To buy the ebooks are about the same as the kindle books. The other reason I opted for the kobo is because you can have ebooks in other formats, so you're not tied in to buy just from the kobo store (like you are the kindle). I have looked at doing this but it does seem very complicated which I didn't think it would be as other reviews gave me the idea it was all very straight forward!
I do like my kobo, it fits nicely into my handbag and it goes everywhere with me. But had I had the chance to try it out I probably would have opted for a kindle, just because of the complex of converting ebooks.
I got the c3 because I liked the keypad but I didn't want a Blackberry. I had it for about 6 months. It wasn't a bad phone at first, then the novelty wore off. I realised that even though it looked like a Blackberry, you couldn't really go on the internet on it because it was so slow. I don't think it has wifi. And then there's no apps so its really just a basic phone with a few frills.
I liked that I could put my own music onto the phone and use it as a ringtone. The camera was poor on this phone, it was ok for taking photos of things close up, but further away, the zoom made it unclear.
Its a nice looking phone, I had it in pink. It was difficult to get used to the key pad but then I expected this.
The phone did have a few faults which is why I decided to get rid of it. The screen had some pixals go wrong so part of the screen had like a smudge on it. This didn't bother me to begin with but its just one of those annoying things.
The phone also used to freeze a lot, so to get it working again I had to take the battery out and put it back in. I did have this problem with a nokia before so I should have known.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is by far the best phone I've ever owned. It has everything I need and want in a phone. It's android, so most of the apps that I am interested in are free.
The screen is very clear, and very fast moving. The camera is brilliant for a phone, its 8mp and has a flash. You can watch films on this phone! It really is like a little computer, I couldn't be without my s2. I have instant access to all my email accounts under one app. There's so much you can do on these phones.
I like the way text messaging is layed out, as little conversation bubbles, it makes it so much clearer having all previous texts on the same screen!
The phone itself is a very slim and sleek design. At first I thought it was a little too big but most touch screens are around this size and I think it needs to have a bigger screen. There are cases and skins which you can buy to customise the phone.
I have had one or two little faults with it. One of these being when I dropped the phone, which isn't advisable! The other was when it wouldn't let me call out but I switched it off and back on and it was fine from then on. It does that every so often, probably once every 6 weeks if that.
The battery life lasts about a day for me, but it does depend whether you use it a lot. I am always on this phone! I love managing my emails and ebay account on a daily basis when I'm out and about or at work.
I would definatly recommend this phone, it has everything!