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      09.03.2013 18:00
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      A great pocket sized media player that can do it all., stand back ipods

      This pocket sized device has a 60gb memory for storing your music,videos & pictures on., but also enables you to watch web tv., download podcasts & listen to web radio through a wifi connection., to put your media on the device simply attach the supplied usb cable to your computer & it will appear as a usb disk., simply drag & drop your media into the relevant folders also whilst connected to your computer it will charge the battery but I would recommend buying a separate mains charger as charging from your computer is slow., there is also a built in stand that folds out at the back for when watching videos, the supplied headphones have a great sound quality., you'll find yourself using it more often than you think with the benefit of being able to put video on the device it's great for watching your favourite shows either while traveling on the bus or train etc. or just relaxing on the sofa., the on screen controls are very straight forward & the device very easy to use., there are a lot of extra add-ons for the device which you might want to buy my fav being the dvr station with this extra device it is a docking station & mains charger that allows you to connect the archos to your tv & view the internet or your media on the big screen.,

      The archos 5 is probably one of the best media players around & you'll be amazed at how much you use it., 60gb doesn't sound a lot of memory but this device can hold a lot of media & with it's simple user interface it's a joy to use

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        10.01.2013 18:13

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        A great games console with lots of added features makes this a must for everyone

        Brought this console as I had tried a friends Kinect out with the adventures game & just loved it., it makes playing compatible games more fun (with added sillyness) was easy to setup & once had placed the Kinect sensor infront of the tv & connected all the cables last thing to do was setup a xbox live account which costs £5.99 a month but can buy a 12 month subscription if prefer., plus you get a month free when you register!
        after setting up the console & inserting the game you are prompted with a quick setup guide to allow the Kinect sensor to see you properly & once that's finished it can track all your body movements when playing the game(s) Kinect adventures is really good fun & has a range of activities my favourite being avoiding being hit by things as you move along a track on a sort of skateboard kind of thing., it also takes random pictures of the player which can then upload to facebook or other social sites if you would like to., also with xbox live gold subscription you can rent or buy films & tv shows & also music which can all be played from the home screen which makes a great entertainment centre also the Kinect is voice controlled so you can pause the video when making a drink or the phone rings all without having to look for the remote which really does make things easier in my opinion.,

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        10.01.2013 16:13

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        great workout game

        simple to setup, slip in the 2 batteries (supplied) & connect the sensor to your Xbox by pushing the button on sensor & wait a few seconds for the game to recognise it., then setup your profile & the type of workout that you want to do, there's plenty of pre configured workouts to choose from or you can set your own., the game uses the heart rate monitor while you excersize & gives you a live reading in the corner of the screen, the instructions from your instructor are clear & easy to follow & have a wide range of excersises from gentle workouts for beginners e.g. Yoga., to more intense e.g running & boxing, the game does use the kinect sensor & gives the user good feedback & congratulates you when you do well, also you earn gamer points for unlocking rewards and new routines etc. Recommended to anyone old or young who would like to excersise at home & at their own pace.

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        10.01.2013 14:39

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        a great 7" tablet pc very easy to setup & use

        Boxed well & easy to setup on both pc & mac., it has 16gb of storage with no sd card slot., 1.0ghz cpu & 1gb ram., which is fast enough for browsing the internet & watching videos or playing games on.,email on the playbook is very easy & fast using the on screen keyboard, can add attatchments with ease & if you setup your facebook account it will also sync your facebook contacts details with the built in address book making keeping upto date with your friends a joy & with a optional micro hdmi cable you can connect it to your hd tv & use it as a media player to show off the pictures you've taken with the built in camera or watch a few videos etc., mine is the wifi version but you can get a wifi+celluler version too which will cost a bit more but theres lots of free wifi hotspots out there around town etc., it comes with some pre-installed apps such as facebook., file manager., video calling (to other playbooks), kobo book reader, & lots more plus blackberrys own appworld., & if you have a blackberry phone then the 2 can sync together & allow the playbook to use the phones internet connection if need to., have a look on uk.blackberry.com for more information on that., it comes with a slim case but I would recommend shopping for a better protective case to protect the screen from scratches., I have mine in a faux leather foldable case which includes a stand., installing the blackberry desktop software only took a few mins & my playbook was updated & ready to use in just under a hour from unboxing it battery life is excellent & I can easily get a full day out of it, all in all it's a great tablet pc & a joy to use the software is very intuitive & doesn't take long to get used to even if your new to blackberry

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      • Nokia Lumia 800 / Mobile Phone / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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        10.01.2013 14:16

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        A great nokia windows phone, very easy to use & to keep intouch with social sites

        Brought this phone just before Christmas 2012 from my local o2 shop., after unboxing it & setting it up on my pc with zune (to transfer music,picture etc.) I found the handset very easy to use & the live tiles are very convenient & allow fast access to your favourite apps, contacts & the advantage of being able to update your facebook/twitter status without loading the apps is really great thanks to this feature being built in to the phones os., I could easily take a picture & upload it to facebook in a matter of seconds!
        the phone has 16gb of built in memory with no sd card slot but for my needs it has plenty of storage., it also has a fm radio built in with good reception & sound quality from the supplied handsfree headset, the phone also came with a gel cover/case which makes the phone very slightly thicker but not too noticeable plus the case does keep the back of the phone from getting scratched etc., while still allowing to use the camera & flash., I found the battery life to be between 4-8 hours while listening to music & watching videos., as with all phones if you play a lot of games etc. the battery will decrease & the inclusion of xbox mobile is one of the reasons I brought this phone there is some great free games out there which are multi player too so give it a try.,all in all I give this phone 5 stars well done nokia

        one more thing I thought i'd mention is that the zune software also backs up the phones date including pics etc., which is handy to have if you damage or lose your phone.,

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        20.12.2010 18:23

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        great game for anyone to play would recommend if inviting a few friends round or playing with family

        I recently brought this item after playing it at a friends house., it's great for some friendly fun, games include football, beach volley ball, boxing, bowling, track & field, table tennis (track & field is my favorite).,
        Playing against the console or a friend is easy & fun as the kinect detects players fast with it's face detection & you can also play online if you have a xbox gold subscription!
        with the kinect you are the controller so no holding anything or wires getting in the way etc.,
        oh & it's worth a mention that most kinect games have add-ons availbale from xbox market place (usually for around 400 points) but keeps the games more playable i think,
        Also this game records video of the players & has the option of being able to upload them to sites such as facebook etc.,

        I've not had chance to test the online features as yet as we usually play as a family or invite a few friends over, it's quite a crowd pleaser!

        Next game on the list is dance central which again was recommended so will hopefully get that one soon :)

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      • Kindle 3 / Tablet PC / eBook Reader / 17 Readings / 16 Ratings
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        21.11.2010 20:16

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        great range of books reasonable priced fast delivery

        After a few years of reading books my friend introduced me to the kindle & after a few hours with it being shown how to buy books or download a free trial of my favorite author I found my self not being able to put the kindle down, the idea of being able to store around 3,500 books on this small device was amazing as it made reading on the bus or train more enjoyable, the clear screen is even readable in the sunlight & can be viewed at any angle even the pictures are perfectly viewable! after just 1 day of using my friends I just had to treat myself to one, it was delivered in just a few days & theres was minimol packaging once opened i only had to charge my kindle via mains or usb, the kindle was pre-registered when i purchased it through my amazon account which meant that i can start using it straight away & begin storing my collections :-)
        there is no backlight though which some might not like but for me this isn't a problem, i relax on the sofa, in the garden & even in bed reading my favorite classics & some new ones i've just heard about,
        one of the best features is the wispernet connectivity you simply buy a book from kindle store on amazon & it's delivered wirelessly to your kindle no connecting to your computer etc. you can even buy books, newspapers & comics which is great as means theres somthing for everyone.!

        i've had mine a few weeks now & even get my daily newspaper delivered to my kindle so i can read it while having breakfast or on my way to work etc.

        All in all a great product & i'd recommend it to anyone who loves to read.,

        The prices when i brought mine were £109 for the wifi version & £149 for the wifi-3g version

        check them out at www.amazon.co.uk

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      • Apple iPhone 3G 16 GB / Smartphone / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        26.06.2009 21:29

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        10/10 very well designed & stylish product

        Iphone 3g available on contract or pay as you go only from o2., in sizes ranging from 8gb to 32gb., the iphone is a all in one mobile device offering internet, email, ipod, games & of course phone, text, mms.., the small yet stylish design makes it perfect for most pockets & supplied with headphones that include a built in microphone for handsfree calling are great for when you're listening to your favorite tunes or talking to your friends., loads of free apps/games/utils are available from the app store via itunes altho the iphone is very easy to use the activation process can be a little tricky but usually that can be done while in the shop if you prefer., charging the device is done via the supplied usb cable & only takes a few hours., any updates available will be announced through itunes when you connect the device & now firmware v3.0 is available you're able to buy/use bluetooth stereo headphones & play multiplayer games with your friends online., the phone also supports push email so no more need to check if you have any new mail every few mins & the added convenience of having facebook & msn (both availablt through the app store) means you can keep up with what your friends/family are upto!! all in all a well designed feature packed mobile device

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      • Top Up TV / Set Top Box / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        26.06.2009 18:18

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        all in all a great product & value for money

        top up tv is a great add-on for between 10-15 pound a month you can choose to receive premium content/channels that include comedy, sci-fi, documentory etc.
        the service downloaded content to your top up tv recorder allowing you to watch shows just as you would a dvd on top of that you receive all the usual freeview channels with the advantages of being able to pause live tv & record one channel while watching another., i currently subscribe to tv favorites & picturebox which gives me around 30 movies a month to watch as & when i want to., you can also record your favorite shows with the built-in programme guide which is really easy to use., from getting it out of the box & setting it up took almost 20 mins which includes the call to top up tv to activate my viewing card., please be aware tho that it can take around 2 - 3 days for your box to start filling up with the content that they offer., but the freeview is available straight away., somthing which i wasn't told at the shop when i brought it.., but after the first few days you'll get updates every night (usually around midnight) which will download the latest content direct to your box ready for you to watch whenever you want to.,
        all in all i'd rate the product 10/10 for ease of use & quality of service

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