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      03.12.2011 20:19

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      Overall a great little camera that's cheap and won't disappoint!

      When I was looking for a camera, I knew exactly what I wanted, I wanted a compact camera, packed with features and with the zoom capabilities of an SLR. This is exactly what I got when I bought this camera, I was so impressed I even managed to persuade my brother and dad to buy one too!
      Being a Fuijfilm this camera is built to a very high quality, all the moving parts feel secure and very well built, I've even managed to drop mine from a considerable height on a number of occasions and it still works perfectly. I often take mine to party's and on nights out because of the great photo quality even when in unsteady hands, it makes ever picture you take look great even in the hands of someone who has no idea about photography.
      The main feature of this camera is the lens and zoom capabilities it provides which are excellent! It gives up to 10x optical zoom which is very very far. I go travelling alot and have found that you can zoom in close of objects up to 500m away and still have clear photos which is great for sightseeing when you can't get close to what you're looking at. This is a great camera for travelling actually as it's cheap, robust and takes great photos.
      It also allows for manual exposure, aperture and shutter speeds bringing it level with alot of SLR cameras except you can't swap the lens. Along with all these great features it has several 'scene' settings which adjust how the camera works to suit environments like sunsets, snow and portraits so you can always get the best photo.
      The flash is great giving even lighting and removing red eye nearly every time.
      The video quality is good but not amazing, you can take reasonably high quality videos but the autofocusing is slow and the resolution is also pretty low. It can deal with most things but I wouldn't imagine it's very good for videoing sport or suchlike.
      Unfortunately it only take AA batteries which don't last as long as the built in lithium ion ones but with a few rechargeable sets you shouldn't have any problems.
      There's also a small problem with the lens which I believe is a universal problem with the camera. It's very difficult to notice but it's slightly 'flared' at the top and bottom and the picture looks slightly curved in these areas, I believe more information can be found but I've never considered it a problem and I think only professional photographers would notice it.
      The screen also holds fingerprints on it very easily, if you even brush it with your finger it leaves marks and they are difficult to remove. With a little care you can avoid getting marks on it but if this sort of thing bothers you I would avoid this camera!
      Overall a great little camera that's cheap and won't disappoint!

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    • Sony MDR XD100 / Headphones / 4 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      03.12.2011 19:47

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      excellent quality headphones

      I bought these half price at TKMaxx just for use at night so I didn't wake up my family up watching TV or playing games etc. Overall I have been very impressed with them since I only bought them for £10 as a cheap, temporary solution and I've now had them for a year and still use them at least a few times a night. The sound quality is great with punchy bass and clear vocals and treble. They sit very comfortably and are very light for full headphones so most of the time you hardly even realise you are wearing them! They are made to a very high quality and all the joints are still tight and there's not even a scratch on them even though I use them so much! The cable is also very long which is a great advantage as they can reach all the way from the TV to the sofa!

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      03.12.2011 19:41
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      Highly Recommended!

      There's a large variety of routers across the internet ranging from £5 to £500 but the reality is you don't need to spend more than £5 if you just want to get wireless internet on your laptop so you can easily move around your house. I bought this router on ebay for £6 brand new a few months ago, I was sceptical at first considering the price but after using it for 2 months I've never had to reset it, never lost my connection and it's not given me a single problem. It easily handles the internet usage of 5 students with ease and an xbox360 and ps3 connected by ethernet cables. All for £6!!!! You don't need to look any further than this router if you just want a simple home wireless network. Belkin have done a great job here providing such a simple and reliable product for the price!!

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      • Acer Aspire 8920G-6A3G25BN / Laptop / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        03.12.2011 19:33

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        AMAZING!

        I've had my Acer 8920G for 2 years now and I LOVE IT! I was recently offered the opportunity to upgrade to a macbook pro 13" and I decided against it to keep this laptop. The main features I love are the huge vibrant screen, I bought the laptop online and hadn't really thought about the size of it until it arrived and it's HUGE! I know laptops are supposed to be portable and you're thinking maybe this is too big for carrying around but personally I think it's fine, I have a nice bag for it and it doesn't feel heavy when you're carrying it, it's also just small enough to have on your lap without it being uncomfortable. The screen is amazing quality aswell, full 1080 HD screen with great colour and back lighting. The keyboard is the same size as a normal desktop computer so word processing is a dream! It also includes a full number pad which would make crunching numbers in an office easier. A lot of reviews I read about this laptop said the built in 5.1 surround sound isn't amazing but personally I think it is, the voices are clear, music is vibrant and the bass is very punchy, it's great for watching films especially blu-rays with the full HD screen and surround sound. It terms of technology inside the laptop it's great, the processor is strong and fast, the memory is large and can cope with alot of very intensive jobs and the hard drive is large enough to hold thousands of songs or pictures and hours of video. Overall I would recommend this laptop to anyone, it's never let me down, never ceases to amaze and I've never had a job to do that it can't deal with.

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      • Blackberry Curve 8520 / Smartphone / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        03.12.2011 19:21

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        overall great phone!

        I've had 2 Curve 8520's now, my first one was stolen after a year of having it and I still bought another one even though I could have bought a newer phone. Great little device, light and small enough to fit in your pocket easily. I've not ever had any problems with it malfunctioning or anything like that. It has performed flawlessly for the whole time I've had it. Battery life is excellent, usually goes to 'low battery' as I'm going to bed so I just charge it each night. Screen is good, clear and easy to read even on zoomed out webpages and photos appear clearly. The camera leaves something to be desired, it struggles focusing and getting an un blurred picture, although after some time using it you get used to it and photo quality improves. Can add a large mini-sd card which can carry alot of pictures and videos. Overall great phone and would recommend to anyone!

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