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    • Logitech X 210 / PC Speaker / 53 Readings / 50 Ratings
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      Great speakers that guarantee high sound quality.

      I bought these speakers last week because I had just bought a PC and was looking for some speakers that were great sound quality but were not too expensive. When these speakers arrived this is exactly what I got and I was so pleased.

      The speakers consist of two smallish speakers that sit either side of quite a large subwoofer. The small speakers cannot be used without the subwoofer as they have to be plugged into the back of the subwoofer.

      When I first plugged them into my PC I wasn't expecting much, after all I only paid £20 for them. However they are 2.1 surround so I knew they must be half decent. I played a song on my PC and was blown away when I heard the sound quality. The thing that struck me first was the amount of bass the speakers were capable of producing. However the small speakers were not as good as some other speakers I had heard but the sound is still reasonable.

      I also attempted to plug the speakers into my TV in order to try them with my Xbox 360 and again I was shocked in comparison with the built in TV speakers I used to use. When playing FIFA the first thing I noticed was the bass sound of the ball when I kicked it.

      Overall these speakers produce high quality sound and at a bargain price. For me they are just fine for the computer because I have a bose sounddock to supply my music needs. If you are looking for PC speakers at a bargain price then I would highly recommend these to you.

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      • PC World / Misc System / 75 Readings / 71 Ratings
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        A shop that sells good products which are overpriced

        PC World is one of the most well known stores for computers because they sell pretty much everything but I am not entirely sure it is that great to be honest.

        **Employees**

        I visit PC World quite often to look for the latest computers and also for the latest peripherals but every time I go in I instantly find an employee on my back trying to sell me something. Now I don't really mind because sometimes they can be helpful but then i'll get another employee trying to sell me exactly the same product. This can be very annoying at times, especially when you just intend to enter the shop for a quick browse.

        **Layout**

        The shop itself is usually quite well laid out as they have all the different computer categories separated into different sections of the store. These sections are labelled with big letters to make it easier for the customer to see. Having entered many PC World stores I have found that they do not have as wide of a selection of computers as you may think. For example I went into a Currys just across the road and they seemed to have more computers than PC World.

        **Prices**

        Another disadvantage of PC World is the price unless you can get the occasional bargain. This is because compared to the internet and other stores it can be very expensive. I bought a laptop from Currys the other day for £399.99 when the same laptop was £429.99 so I would watch out for their prices. This is what lets the shop down because they do sell some great computer peripherals.

        **Customer Service**

        Having had problems with a computer from PC World I have had to ring up customer services and I have to say that from experience they are terrible. The price that they wanted for my repair was ridiculous but I did pay it because it needed to be done. Also the time it took for my computer to be repaired was around 2 weeks so i was not happy at all.

        **Overall**

        Overall PC World sells some great goods but they are too overpriced and also the customer services are terrible. If you are looking to buy a computer then I would not recommend PC World at all because from my experience they are terrible.

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        • currys.co.uk / Online Shop / 44 Readings / 41 Ratings
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          04.08.2009 11:09
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          A good website with good products but prices let it down

          currys.co.uk is a fantastic website if you are looking for anything electrical because they sell a wide range of electrical appliances. They sell products such as refrigerators, microwaves, and computers.

          I really like the layout of the website because I feel as though it is very user friendly. The home page is mainly blue so the website is very colourful and this is where all of the special offers are found. To make it easier for the customer all of the electrical categories that they sell are displayed down the left hand side of the webpage. However I think the text is small and some people may not see where the products are. The website has a search function which is a major advantage when wanting to find a specific product.

          When I have ordered products in the past I have always had to pay for post and packaging which is a bit of pain because it's only free if you spend over £150. However the delivery time seems very quick and I have occasionally received products within 2 days of ordering the product. I do not tend to shop at Currys that often anymore because I feel that it is a lot more expensive than other websites on the internet.

          Overall currys.co.uk is a reasonable website and a wide range of products but I feel as though the layout could be improved and the prices could be better.

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          03.08.2009 16:16
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          Great DVDs that allow you to store data and record programmes

          In my opinion TDK DVD+R DVDs are fantastic and are the best recordable DVDs out there.

          The quality of these discs are top notch because they playback perfectly and I have never had any problems with them. I mainly use them to record programmes off sky because you can fit on a number of programmes onto one 4.7 GB disc. When recording programmes you can choose the recording mode that best suits you; the shorter the time, the better the quality. The recording modes are Fine (1hour), Standard Play (2hours), Long Play (4 hours), and Extended Play (6 hours).

          I also use these discs to burn data using my computer and because they are up to 16x I am able to burn these discs at a fast rate. You can store any type of data onto these discs and with memory of 4.7 GB on one disc you are able to store lots of it. An example of the types of data you can store on them are music, photos, videos, word documents, etc.

          The packaging of the product is very good because the DVDs are on a spindle meaning you can just slide them off easily when you wish to get a DVD. The outer casing screws on and off to prevent any DVDs from falling out so this is very useful.

          Overall these are fantastic recording DVDs that allow you to store or record a variety of different things. I would highly recommend these DVDs to anyone looking to record because they are very reliable.

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            03.08.2009 15:12
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            A nice restaurant with great food

            Frankie & Benny's is one of my favourite restaurants because I think the food, service and atmosphere are fantastic.

            As you might expect the menu is mostly Italian food because it is an italian restaurant after all and they serve some great meals. Just to name a few they sell spaghetti bolognese, meatballs, lasagne, and pizza. You then get a choice of what you would like with this and it is usually fries or jacket potato. The quality of the food is of a really high standard and is some of the tastiest food I have ever had. They also have a wide variety of drinks such as soft drinks (pepsi, fanta), alcoholic drinks (cocktails, pints), hot drinks (coffee, tea), and much more. This is brilliant because you get a wide choice when ordering your meal.

            One of the best things about Frankie & Benny's is not only the food but the atmosphere that you get. The restaurant itself has great lighting because it is not too bright and it really makes you feel at home. Also the music they play is brilliant because it is really gets you into the mood. I also like the ser vice because it is very speedy and the waiters/waitresses are usually very friendly.

            Overall Frankie & Benny's is a great restaurant that offers great food and great service.

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            • vouchercodes.co.uk / Internet Site / 33 Readings / 30 Ratings
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              03.08.2009 00:12
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              A great website that offers great discount

              This site is brilliant because it contains thousands of voucher codes for a variety of different website shops. If you don't know what a voucher code is then it is just a code that is used for a discount on a certain amount of goods. The voucher code is usually entered into the checkout section of the website and then the amount will be discounted once it has been typed in.

              The website itself has an excellent layout because it has simple and big buttons at the top of the page such as the top 20 voucher codes and printable vouchers. The buttons are orange and colourful so the website is very user friendly. The website also has a search function in order to make it easier to find a specific online shop. Another feature of the website that I like is the ability to sign up to a weekly newsletter that contains all of the best and top voucher codes available. The home page of the website contains the latest voucher codes and the top 10 voucher codes at the moment.

              Overall I think this website is fantastic because it offers you lots of great discounts and the website does not even charge you. Also the voucher codes are all in one place so there is no need to go looking around the web at different websites.

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                02.08.2009 00:38
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                A great stadium that offers a great experience

                Due to the fact I am a huge Aston Villa I have visited the ground many times and I am proud to say that it is one of the best stadiums in the premier league.

                **Stands**

                The ground consists of four stands which all vary in size but they are all great in their own right.

                Ironically on the north side of the ground there is the "north stand" which is often known as the family stand because it is the cheapest stand in the ground. This is because the stand is the smallest out of all of the stands but you still get a great view from behind the goal. The only problem is the refreshment area and the toilets because the refreshment area is very small and tight and the toilets are usually very busy and are not the cleanest of toilets.

                On the east side of the ground is the "Trinity Road stand" which is the largest of all the stands and is usually where the director, chairman, and other important people sit. Therefore this is the most expensive stand because you get the best view of the pitch from a side angle. The refreshment and toilet area is great because there is lots of space to walk around and the toilets are fairly clean.

                On the south side of the ground there is the "Holte End stand" which is quite large and is often classed as the best place to sit in terms of atmosphere. This is usually where the most noise comes from and people are known for their chanting in this particular stand. You can get a decent view from this stand depending whether or not you prefer to sit behind the goal or at the side. The refreshment and toilet area is great here because again there is large space and the toilets are clean.

                On the west side of the ground there is the "Doug Ellis stand" which is named after the well-known ex-chairman. The view here is similar to the "Trinity Road stand" because it is a side view on the opposite side. It is not as high the "Trinity Road stand" so it cannot hold as many people but there is still a great view of the pitch. This is the side where the cameramen usually film the match. The refreshment and toilet area is great here because again there is large space and the toilets are clean.

                **Pitch**

                In my opinion the pitch is one of the greatest in the premier league because it just looks so smooth and well preserved. The ball seems to flow nicely across the ground and the pace of the ball is not too fast or too slow.

                The goal posts are also great because they are obviously full size goals and they are also kept up to standard really well by the grounds man. Just to make the Villa players feel a little more at the home the posts behind the goal that hold up the net have been painted claret and blue.

                These added little things by the grounds man really do make the ground look very presentable and make you want to visit again. I honestly do not think I have seen turf like the one at Villa Park and it is a pleasure to watch the players on it; if only I could play on it myself.

                **Shop**

                The club shop is located in the car park just outside the "North stand" and has not long ago been refurbished so it is looking great .The shop tends to sell everything Aston Villa; they sell products from Aston Villa kits to Aston Villa curtains.

                The shop is quite large so they make the shop look very presentable by having different sections for each type of Villa merchandise. The only bad point about the shop is the fact a lot of products are overpriced but at the end of the day it is Aston Villa we are talking about so i really don't mind.

                **Tour**

                When Aston Villa are not playing you can go on stadium tours that are not usually that pricey. The tour is a great idea if you want a real insight into the stadium and the club's history.

                A tour guide takes you around the stadium and talks to you about the stadium and history. The guide will then take you to all the important areas of the stadium such as the pitch side, stands, and most importantly the changing rooms. Everyone wants to see the changing rooms to see the luxuries that the players really do get but I won't spoil it for you; you'll just have to go and see for yourself.

                **Match day**

                This is the best experience that you will get out of the ground because the stadium is full and therefore the atmosphere is electric.

                Before the match you get to see the players training and the moment they come out the crows goes wild. I really enjoy this part because you get to see how good the players are at doing certain skills.

                After the training the players then go in and get ready for the big game. When they come out the Villa music comes on and the crowd stands up and this is when the atmosphere in the ground really picks up, especially when the stadium is full.

                The game begins and depending on how well the Villa players are playing on the day then you may even get a better experience, which would be a win for the Villa.

                **Overall**

                Overall Villa Park is a great stadium that can hold up to 44,000 people and the atmosphere is amazing on match day. I would highly recommend everyone who is reading this review to visit this stadium because I guarantee you will not regret it.

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                • Topspin 3 (Xbox 360) / Xbox 360 Game / 20 Readings / 19 Ratings
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                  A great tennis game that gives hours of fun

                  I got this game only last week but I have been having so much fun playing this game and I managed to bag it at a bargain price of £14.99 at my local HMV store.

                  The game doesn't have a great amount of different game modes but this doesn't matter because the main game mode which is "career mode". The other game modes are exhibition, tournament, and world tour (online) mode.

                  Career mode starts off where you have to create a player and use him in the upcoming career. The career begins with challenger mode which is for beginners, then the junior mode where it gets slightly more difficult, pro mode where you become a professional and play against the big guns, then finally the legendary mode where you get to play against some tennis legends. As you progress through the career you earn XP for each match that is won and this can then be spent on improving your player attributes such as forehand, backhand, and serve. There is also a mall that has 3 floors where you can use unlock points earned from each match to buy apparel such as tennis raquets, clothing, and footwear. Career mode is great fun as each mode gets harder and your player gets physically better.

                  Tournament mode is very similar to career mode apart from the fact it allows you to choose the tournament and you get to use real life players. Exhibition is also similar because you get to play an individual match of your choice and choose the location.

                  World tour is a great game mode because this is an online game mode that allows you to play against other people across the world.

                  The game contains lots of real tennis players and also some tennis legends from decades ago. This is brilliant because it gives you a better playing experience when you get to play for your idols. Along with this the game has licensed tournaments such as Roland Garros, the US Open, and the Australian Open. It also has licensed venues such as Canada tennis centre, Texas arena, and Barcelona tennis arena.

                  Overall this is a fun and exciting game that will give you hours of game play. The career takes a very long time, as the matches get longer in each mode during the career. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves games and especially to tennis fans.

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                  • Valued Opinions / Internet Site / 45 Readings / 44 Ratings
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                    30.07.2009 18:03
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                    A great survey site that gives good rewards

                    Valued opinions are a site that offers rewards for taking a wide variety of surveys and I think this website is brilliant. All you have to do is sign up and register all of your details and surveys are sent directly to you when they are available.

                    The surveys are sent direct to your email address so you know exactly when the surveys are available. This saves you from going directly onto the website in order to take the surveys. In the email it states how long the survey takes, what the reward will be, and what category the survey falls into. This is brilliant because you can decide there and then whether or not you wish to take the survey.

                    If you decide to take the survey you are taken to a link that contains that particular survey. For every survey you take they will ask you a few questions just to see whether or not you are eligible to take the survey. If you get past this, then the surveys usually take around 15-20 minutes to complete but its brilliant because you get paid around £1 - £2 for each survey. When you register for the website you can choose how you want to be paid and this is usually in some sort of voucher such as Amazon, Tesco, and M&S.

                    On the website you can log into your account to see how much money you have earned so far and all of the pending rewards that are not redeemable yet. You can only redeem once you have reached £10 and this is sent to your address.

                    Overall this is a brilliant survey site that offers good rewards for the surveys that you take and is by far the best survey site I have come across.

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                    • myspace.com / Internet Site / 22 Readings / 20 Ratings
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                      A good social networking site that has a lot to offer

                      Myspace is a social networking site that enables you to have your own individual page where you have a profile and where you interact with your friends.

                      The layout of your myspace page can be anything you like because you can use html code in order to display the page how you want it. This may involve changing the background, colours, fonts, etc so it is a great way to manipulate your page to make it personal to you. If you have not learnt html code then there are many websites you can find that will have the code for you. Also there is now a tool to enable you to move objects on your page just by dragging and dropping. You can also change the background, colours, and fonts by using this tool so it is really simple.

                      Myspace allows you to send messages privately or gives you the ability to write on someone's page that will be visible to more people. This is good because it gives you options on how you want to send the message.

                      In my view the best thing about myspace are the music artist pages because you can find out about new music very easily. If you then add that artist to your friends list then you will get updates from that particular music artist. This is brilliant because it keeps you up to date with the music world and if they are currently working in the studio.

                      Overall myspace is a great social networking site but if you compare it to facebook then facebook has a lot more to offer and is easier to use. I can remember a time when myspace was the most popular social networking site but I think this is beginning to change with the continuing growth of the social networking giant, that is facebook.

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                      • Snowdome Tamworth / Sporting Venue / 22 Readings / 22 Ratings
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                        A great fun place for the family

                        The snowdome is a great place for people of any age and is also great for families. The snowdome is basically a large slope filled with snow where you can take part in a number of fun activities. You can have skiing lessons, tobogganing, snow boarding, tubing, and ice skating so there are a number of activities to choose from. I go often to the snowdome so I am lucky enough to have taken part in all of the activities they have to offer.

                        The skiing lessons are really useful because if you are planning a skiing holiday then this is one of the only places in the country you are able to practice. However the skiing can be expensive because it is around £30 for one skiing lesson but you can get a lot done in the hour.

                        Tobogganing is my favourite activity because it involves you going down the large snow slope in a sledge where you are able to turn left and right. It is really fun as you skid down the snow slope at high speeds.

                        Tubing is another of my favourites because it involves you riding down a huge steep snow slope in a giant doughnut ring. This is really fun because you go really fast and you are constantly spinning as you fall down the slope.

                        Ice skating is average in my view because I don't particular enjoy it as much of the activities. Not only that, but the ice skating rink isn't the biggest one I've seen which is a bit of a let down.

                        Overall this is a great place to visit if you would like somewhere different and there are a number of activities you can do. I love this place and is more fun when you go with the family because it really is a good laugh.

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                        • thehut.com / Online Shop / 49 Readings / 47 Ratings
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                          A great website that offers great products at great prices.

                          thehut.com is an excellent website that offers a variety of products that mostly fall into the entertainment department; this includes products such as DVDs, music, and games. However they do sell other products such as sports equipment, lingerie, and flowers meaning there are many products to choose from.

                          As soon as you enter the website you are presented with a recent and simple layout that allows the user to easily navigate their way around the website. All of the categories of products that they sell are displayed in a bar across the top of the page and highlighted in blue. This makes the product categories stand out so this is a great advantage. If you like to see your subcategories as well as the main categories then these can be found down the left side of the webpage. Again this is a great idea because it gives the user a number of options when looking for a product. The website also has a search function where you can search for a particular product on the website. You will be displayed with a number of search results
                          depending on your input.

                          Having purchased many products from thehut.com I can say that the service is outstanding. All you have to do is register with your details, find a product, and then click buy. That product is then delivered to your address and I can say that the delivery is usually very speedy. The latest i have received a product is 4 days after I purchased a product but the average is around 3 days. A huge advantage is that you do not have to pay for any post and packaging on any of their products, no matter how cheap a product might be. The website is 100% secure as it secured via a company known as thawte so it is very safe to use payment cards on the website.

                          Another aspect of thehut.com that I like is that they often have daily deals so you can often find a bargain that will suit you. The daily deals are usually accessible via the top of the webpage in the form of a banner so they can easily be viewed.

                          If you require any help the customer service is great because they are open between 8am to 6pm. You can phone them and you can also email them so there are many options to contact them.

                          Overall this is a great website that offers a wide variety of products at great prices. I love to shop here because delivery is free and they have lots of great offers. They are also a major company for entertainment because they also supply products for Asda.

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                          • The Gadget Show / TV Programme / 36 Readings / 36 Ratings
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                            A great show that makes you think more about gadgets

                            The gadget show is usually shown on channel 5 at 8 pm on a monday and is one of my favourite tv shows. This is mainly because I love a wide range of gadgets and the gadget show tends to cover a wide range of gadgets each week.

                            Each week the gadget show does challenges which involve using the gadgets for that particular week. For example in the past, the show has used water skis to race and find out which one is better. These challenges are a very good way of actually testing the gadgets capabilities. The shows presenters then give the gadgets a "G" rating out of five to determine their opinion of the gadget.

                            The show also reviews TVs and gadgets like this will not usually require a challenge; instead they will be tested side by side. This is a good way to test TVs because if there is any difference between them then it is usually noticeable. Like the gadgets in the challenges these gadgets are also given a "G" rating out five.

                            Overall the gadget show is a great show and is definitely the best show out there for looking at and testing gadgets. The show makes you think more about which gadget to choose next time you go to the shopping centre and usually is correct.

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                            • woolworths.co.uk / Online Shop / 30 Readings / 24 Ratings
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                              Great products that are reasonably cheap

                              After the fall of woolworths, woolworths.co.uk has now returned and is looking bigger and better than ever. The site has had a complete redesign because the website now looks completely different and in my opinion is better.

                              The layout of the website makes the website very easy to use because all of the categories are displayed at the top of the webpage by using images. These images are labelled and can be clicked which will then take you to that particular category where you can browse in more detail. The website also has a search function but it forces you to pick a department, which I do not like because you cannot search through the whole website at one time. The website is also very colourful and attractive because it is mainly based on the colour red.

                              There is now a separate shop for entertainment and when clicked will take you to a separate website. This is better as there are many DVDs, music, and games and therefore I think they are better having their very own website.

                              There is no post and packaging on items so this is a great advantage for the website. The delivery seems to be quick but not as quick as other websites I have shopped on. Also the prices seem to be reasonable as do most shopping websites.

                              Overall this is a great website and is much better now that it has been redesigned. The layout makes the website easy to use and the colour makes the website look very attractive. The only things I do not like about the website is the fact delivery can sometimes be slow and the search function forces you to choose a department.

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                              • amazon.co.uk / Online Shop / 37 Readings / 36 Ratings
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                                Great website that is cheap and has a wide variety of products

                                In my opinion amazon.co.uk is the best website for shopping out there at the moment because they offer such a wide range of products. They sell products such as music, DVDs, games, furniture, toys, clothes and much more.

                                The layout of website is great because all you have to do if you wish to browse the products is click on "shop all departments" at the top left of the web page. This takes you to another webpage showing you all the categories of products on amazon that you can purchase. You can then click on a category and you are able to browse that particular department in more detail. The website also has a search function that enables you to search for a specific product and also search in a particular category if you wish.

                                Amazon is usually a relatively cheap website so you can also find something for a reasonable price. I also like the fact that when you order something it is a very speedy process because the product is usually sent the same day and does not take long to arrive to your home. The only aspect of the products you buy that I don't like is the fact that if you spend under £5 on a product, you have to pay for post and packaging.

                                Overall amazon is a great website for cheap products and also the best website for the wide variety of products that it has to offer. However I do not like the fact that you have to pay post and packaging if you spend under £5 on a product because most other website do not charge.

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