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      27.10.2011 22:06
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      What you would expect for £60

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      I have only had a couple of printers in my time and none of them have been all-in-one yet, so this HP was a fairly new thing. I paid £60 at Tesco about 2 months ago.

      ->-> TECHNICAL BIT <-<-

      > Printer / Copier / Scanner
      > Colour InkJet
      > 1.5" Touch screen
      > Print from memory card (Memory Stick, SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick Duo, SDHC Memory Card)
      > USB
      > MS Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X 10.4, Apple Mac OS X 10.5, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows Vista (64-bit versions)
      > Up to A4
      > Up to 9 ppm (mono) / up to 6.5 ppm (colour)

      ->-> FUNCTIONALITY <-<-

      The touch screen control is great, it is very simple and gives you the options for printing, copying and scanning. You can select anything from colour options, page options and deleting of documents in the print cue. It also has an on/off button on the front.

      As a scanner it works great and is again very simple, you just put in your document (up to a4) and hit the scan button, this then brings up a menu to decide if you want to scan to PC or your memory card, if its PC then whatever program you have set to deal with the scans comes up on the computer screen. It is hidden under the liftable flap on the top of the device.

      This machine works okay as a copier as well but there is no designated tray for the printed documents to come out in so they often end up on the floor, I don't often use this function however so it isn't too much of a downside for me, but if you did want a copier, I would consider something else.

      I find that the print quality and speed is ample for a home printer, it does eat up ink on the better quality settings but most do.

      Extra features that i liked are that you can print to the edge of the page, you can load standard photo size paper and you can print on envelopes.

      ->-> RELIABILITY & BUILD <-<-

      It is a large machine, but it is very well built and sturdy. It is also not overly heavy like some machines so movability isn't too much of a problem. It is made of shiny black plastic so I imagine it would fit in most homes. I have had no trouble with the reliability, print quality is constant as in the scanner. As with most printers in is expensive at £14 per cartridge, that is quite a downside for me. They are however very very easy to change with the opening section being on the front, the screen then direct you what to do.

      ->-> RECOMMENDED? <-<-

      I would recommend this for the average user, that being a user that will only occasionally use the machine due to the ink diminishing speed and then the cost of the cartridges. I think that the quality is great for general usage. The scanning and copier are good extras to have but I barely use them.

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    • Sennheiser HD 201 / Headphones / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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      26.10.2011 22:58
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      Brillaint for mp3 or budget studio

      As a sound engineer I get given a lot of pairs of headphones by shops and companies so I like to think I have quite a varied and in depth take on quality, I must admit i'm very particular when it comes to audio equipment.

      These Sennheiser HD201 over ear headphones by retail at around £15-£20 which puts them around most upper-budget pairs price wise, so out of the box I expected slightly lacking frequency response across the field and an average build quality. They also adjustable on the arms for all head sizes and only come in black.

      FUNCTIONALITY
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      LET'S start with the design and features. These are a wired pair of over ear headphones that have a 3m cable with a gold plated 3.5mm jack connector (the standard for mp3 players), but they do come with a 1/4 inch (big) adaptor. They don't come with a carry case and they are not foldable. Now audio quality, they are better than what I would expect from the price range, the sound quality is very good. They have a good range, meaning they have good response to high, mid as well as bass frequencies, which is again quite rare for this range of headphones. I have tried them with a variety of music and have found that it is all very good. The clarity is okay, about what I would expect for the price, on an mp3 player they are ideal. If your into any sort of mixing or music creation and want a pair of flat response headphone on a budget I would recommend these, the sort of frequency response is comparable to pairs I have that are over £50.

      RELIABILITY & BUILD
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      I have had these headphones for around 1 year and have used them a lot for extended periods. I have had no problems with comfortability, I can have them on for hours before needing a break. They are built well and feel fairly sturdy although they do feel a little flimsy if i'm being particularly picky. They fit well due to moving ear pieces.

      IN SUMMARY
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      They are better than I would expect for the price. They have a great frequency range and have a surprisingly flat frequency response for a budget pair of headphones. They are built to last and would be ideal for everyday use. I would recommend these to those that want a great pair of mp3 player headphones or a budget pair of studio headphones. The only downside for me is that the wire is too long, at 3m I often find it getting tangled but this problem can be alleviated with some tape.

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    • Logitech HD Webcam C270 / Webcam / 19 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      26.10.2011 21:44
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      Brilliant for video calling, HD video recording and picture taking.

      I purchased this webcam for my desktop PC. It was £25 from amazon.co.uk. I have had it for just over 3 months. I use it for Skype and for some video recording and picture taking.

      FUNCTIONALITY
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      This is a wired HD webcam with maximum resolution of 1280 x 720. It has a built in microphone and a snap shop button for pictures on the top. It has a clip that allows easy mounting onto any PC monitor and it is also compact so is easy to transport, although it does not come with a case. It comes complete with a 1.5m cable which is ample.

      This is a ver y good webcam, the best I have used...and i've used a few! The marketing as HD isn't an over statement, when recording directly to the PC you do get very good quality videos and pictures providing you're in good light...obviously for Skype the quality of video the other person sees is also down to bandwidth. I find that the microphone is a little tinny but for the purposes of amateur video and video calling, it is satisfactory and happily stays in sync.

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      I found this very easy to install, it requires next to no set up and does not try and give you pointless software. Just plug and play! It is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP (Service Pack 2 or later).

      IN SUMMARY
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      Although there are cheaper webcams out there this one will take them to the cleaners on quality any day of the week. It is a good value for the functionality and video quality that you get, It also looks nice which doesn't hurt.

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        26.10.2011 20:18
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        A Great product, worth a try!

        I have recently switched to Right Guard from Sure do to a deal in Tesco...I have been using the spray for around 2 months and have been very happy with the results. I am not fussed about the smell, but if a spray does have one I obviously want it to be a nice one, which this is. I use this spray to keep seating at bay during the day and in the evening when i'm out.

        THE PRODUCT
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        I use the 250ml cans that are between £1.50 and £2.50 depending on the constant cycle of deals the supermarkets have. It is an anti-persperint therefor is designed not only to provide instant odour relief but also to give you long lasting protection...a claim of 24 Hours.

        I have been happy with this spray, it smells nice and it has a decent sized can that for me lasts over a month. If I apply in the morning and then do nothing particularly active during the day it will happily last 24 hours, but if it is hot or i am active i feel a second application is required in the afternoon, and regardless of these I will always re-apply before going out of an evening, more from habit that anything else. So the 24Hr claim is partly true.

        To use the product you simply take off the lid, which fits tightly, and push on the large button on the top. It is a well made mechanism and in the 3 cans i've had I have never experienced any sort of breakage. There is no locking mechanism due to the lid.

        IN SUMMARY
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        As I said I used to use Sure but since the change I have stuck with Right Guard sprays. It works brilliantly as an anti-perspint and it also smells really good, this comes recommended by me.

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        26.10.2011 17:50
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        Great fro the money, some minor annoyances

        I have had such a bad history with my teeth including root fillings, crowns and endless normal fillings that I though it best to invest in an electric tooth brush. I have had and have been using this brush for well over a year now. This cost me over £30 but Amazon are now selling it for £20, so it comes under the budget electric toothbrush heading for me, with some reaching £100 or more.

        ->-> FUNCTIONALITY <-<-

        THE 'Oral-B Professional Care 500' is a rechargeable electric toothbrush that comes with a charging stand and one brush head (replacements available at most supermarkets). It is also has a built in 'Professional Timer' that stutters the spinning of the head at 30 second intervals to tell you to move to a different quarter of your mouth, with a different type of stutter when they recommend you're done brushing, I really like this feature because I always used to find myself rushing my brushing (excuse the rhyme).

        I love using this brush because it is much less effort than manual and it gives my teeth a much more long lasting and cleaner feel. Braun claim that over 75% of dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush and that it's clinically proven that their 3-D technology (present on this brush) will clean 2X more plaque than a manual toothbrush...all I know is that my teeth feel a lot better.

        ->-> DAY-TO-DAY <-<-

        AT the start when I first stared using the toothbrush it would hold it's charge for around a week, but that has seriously diminished now and over a year down the line I have to charge it every couple of days...so that's a downside for me, it also can only be plugged into the 'shavers only' plug in the bathroom so I got myself an adaptor for about £1 online, another minor downside and inconvenience. When plugged in there is an LED indicator that tells you when it's fully charged.

        THE heads are expensive, they cost around £10 for 4 heads, and I feel I need to change mine at least one every 1 1/2 months or so, this is another downside for me as it only comes with one in the first place.

        IT feels well built and I have dropped it plenty of times with no noticeable damage, it is also easily portable but don't forget your charger if you're going away for a while.

        ->-> IN SUMMARY <-<-

        THIS is a very good brush from Braun. I have noticed a large improvement in the clean feel in my mouth and I have had no more dentist work required, which makes it very very worth it for me. In my opinion it is not worth paying more but I haven't tried others so that is up to you. It is cheap at the offset but bare in mind the extra cost of heads and a mains adaptor if you require it. The brush's battery life also deteriorates in time. I also love the timer function on this, good for monitoring bruising time.

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      • Culinare MagiCan Opener / Gadget / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        26.10.2011 17:13
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        Not a real alternative for me

        I was given the MagiCan opener as a christmas gift, because my family know i'm a lover of a kitchen gadget. Upon research I can see you can pick one up for around £6 online, quite a good price.

        FUNCTIONALITY
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        FOR me I have no need for this tin opener, although I appreciate there are some that need devices to aid them with opening tins. The main idea of this tin opener that sets it apart from your bog standard device is that it effortlessly spins upon spinning of the mechanism whilst leaving a non-jagged edge on the top of the tin and then holds the tin lid for easy binning...nobody like cuts or beans on there fingers...This is however how it is advertised, my experience with it has been much different, I have found that once it has been attached to the tin it will allow you to get some way around the full circle and then jam, this happens a lot more than I would have expected from what is a trusted brand in my eyes, or was before this product. When the device works as advertised it is very good, allowing for the effortless and safe removing of tin lids but for me the fact that it jams (meaning some messy and tricky tugging at the device) is a massive hinderance.

        BUILD QUALITY
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        THE MagiCan is made of plastic with the mechanical parts being metal, my main downside is that it is not dishwasher safe so if you get anything on it, it can be very tricky to work your way into the nooks and crannies for cleaning. It does however feel sturdy in your hand and is a good weight (not too heavy). Obviously there is some development tot be done on this due to the mechanical faults I have previously mentioned.

        IN SUMMARY
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        HAVING read other reviews I can see that it is not just mine that is performing poorly, it seems toy be a design fault. I can also see that they prefer the previous model of the MagiCan but I cannot vouch for this having never used one. I find that this is an inferior product and does not make the job of opening tins any easier, I suggest either sticking with your conventional tin opener or if you require easier opening, go fully electric.

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        25.10.2011 20:26
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        Fantastic little kitchen gadget at a great price

        I love kitchen gadgets, but what I love more is a kitchen gadget that I actually use on a regular basis and that does the job for which it is intended effectively...That's why I am so fond of the Kenwood! I paid about £20 for this online about 3-4 months ago, although upon some minor research I see it is now available for half that....LUCKY YOU!

        ->-> FUNCTIONALITY <-<-
        THE Kenwood Mini Chopper is a very versatile gadget due to it's power, according to the box it is 300W...in short, it can blend anything from vegetables and herbs to full soups and everything in between. I haven't yet come across a food or drink that it had trouble with. It has a 2 speeds which keeps things simple. It has a relatively small 350ml capacity but for me that's fine...if you need more then two or three batches is not a problem because of the easily removable jug...this is also a bonus for cleaning as the stainless steel blade also detaches and both are dishwasher safe.

        ->-> DESIGN <-<-
        THE main body is made of white plastic but feels very sturdy, all of the moveable parts like the speed control also feel well made. It is small which is ideal for single people, couples or small families and it is easy to clean. It sits on 4 raised platforms to reduce vibration on the worktop, although it is loud when on...but it is a blender.

        ->-> FINALLY <-<-
        THIS is a well built, functional, reliable and well priced blender. It is quite small so for large amounts of use a few batches are requires. It is also quite loud. It is easy to clean and the detachable parts are dishwasher safe. All in all a very good investment for time saving.

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        • Sony MDR NC7 / Headphones / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          25.10.2011 12:50
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          Great pair of noise cancelling headphones

          As a sound engineer I get given a lot of pairs of headphones by shops and companies so I like to think I have quite a varied and in depth take on quality, I must admit i'm very particular when it comes to audio equipment.

          These Mid-Range over ear headphones by sony retail at around £35-£40 which puts them above most budget pairs price wise, so out of the box I expected good frequency response across the field and a good build quality. They also claim to have a Noise cancelling circuit controlled by a switch. They are good looking and foldable headphones that are available in black and white, they are also adjustable on the arms for all head sizes.

          FUNCTIONALITY
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          LET'S start with the design and features. These are a wired pair of over ear headphones that have a 1.5m cable with an L-shaped gold plated 3.5mm jack connector (the standard for mp3 players). They have a noise cancelling circuit designed to actively cut out background noise that has an on/off switch. I would give the noise cancellation a 6/10, which for the price is quite good. They are foldable and come with a case so they are very portable. Now audio quality, they are better than what I would expect from a mid-range pair from Sony, the sound quality is very good. They have a good range, meaning they have good response to high, mid as well as bass frequencies, which is again quite rare for this range of headphones. I have tried them with a variety of music and have found that it is all very good. The clarity is good although when plugged into my hi-fi at higher levels they struggle a little, but for an mp3 player they are brilliant. If your into any sort of mixing or music creation these don't come recommended by me due to obvious frequency boosts that effect the mix.

          RELIABILITY & BUILD
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          I have had these headphones for around 4 months and have used them around 4 times a week for long periods. I have had no problems besides the fact that after a while (and hour or so) they start to become uncomfortable. They are built to last with good materials, they do feel a little flimsy if i'm being particularly picky but this is common with collapsable headphones.

          IN SUMMARY
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          They are better than I would expect for the price. They have a great frequency range but they are boosted at certain frequencies so they dont have that desirable 'flat response' that audio geeks want, but most general consumer headphones don't...they do sound really good for most music types. They are built to last and would be ideal for everyday use. I would recommend these to those that want above average sound quality and want them for mp3 player use. They are collapsable which makes them highly portable which I like.

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          25.10.2011 09:43

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          A true alternative at a fraction of the price

          When I use my brush alone I feel that I don't get that desired lasting clean feeling, so I also use mouthwash. I used to assume that the branded ones would be better for my teeth and would give me the cleaner feeling I wanted so I have tried most of the more recognised brand names. They are good but also very expensive, upon comparison with this sainsburys alternative I realised for the most part the ingredients are the same.

          ...so I gave it a go. At under 1/3 of the price of listerine (the brand that I most recently used) this is a winner in the price book, but is it a good alternative performance wise, in a word, YES. I have been using this mouthwash for over 2 months now twice a day and I have been very pleased with the results. It gives me that same lean feeling well into the afternoon just as the brand names did. I am not a dentist but upon ingredient comparison the main ones are the same as the leading brands so to me this is a true alternative at a fraction of the price, defiantly worth a try

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        • Apple Care Protection Plan / Utility / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          24.10.2011 20:57
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          Protect your investment, get AppleCare

          I purchased AppleCare with my Macbook as I was paranoid about my £1200 investment breaking, it cost around £140 at the time around 2 years ago, and it extends the 1 year warranty to 3 years. Bare in mind that if you purchase AppleCare after the purchase of the mac it does not add 3 years from when you buy the protection it gives you protection until 3 years after the purchase of the Mac!

          The normal Apple protection that comes with every mac as standard lasts one year and included phone support and product repair, this is the same as the following two years gained by getting AppleCare. I have found this service brilliant and I have use it 3 times over the past 2 years. The first time was my own fault, I blew the speakers up and after a quick call to Apple and some preliminary checks over the phone, they picked up the laptop and got it repaired by one of there local repairers...I had it back in just over week fully repaired, they also give you a new motherboard every time it gets sent back with no loss of data. They have been truly brilliant and I would recommend AppleCare to any Mac owner.

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          • Shure SM57 / Microphone / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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            24.10.2011 20:32
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            has instrument micing wrapped up

            I am a sound technician and I have had this microphone since I stated playing in a small local band, I have used this mic for live sound, rehearsal and recording with brilliant results.

            The Shure SM-57 is an industry standard, there is no doubt about it, but there are many other microphones out there, its cousin for example the SM-58 so what makes this so special, read on to get my verdict. I guarantee that every sound technician across the world has used and/or owns one or more of these mics.

            FUNCTIONALITY
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            THE effective frequency response of this microphone is 40Hz to 15Khz, meaning it is capable of capturing a massive variety of sounds from the lowest of basses to the highest of cymbal sounds and everything in between. Let me put that into perspective, the best possible hearing range that a human can have is 20Hz to 20Khz, and the extremities of this range are pretty unlikely to occur in many live sound situations.
            TO be a bit geeky for you, this mic has a cardioid polar pattern, which basically means that it will pick up what it is pointed at and a little of whats either side of it, making it ideal for amp micing, or for drums on stage or in the studio...it essentially allows you to cut out a lot of other sound ( http://www.csun.edu/~record/polar.html) there is a bit of a geekier explanation for you. It is also a dynamic microphone that means it requires no power from your mixing console...again making it more versatile. I find that this mic is best used on guitar and bass amps in a live situation and I use the SM-58 for vocal but that is just personal preference.

            RELIABILITY & BUILD
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            THIS is a very robust microphone! I have been using it regularly for over 4 years and am nothing but careless in looking after it. The amount of times it has been dropped, smashed and bashed on stage and in rehearsals doesn't bare thinking about...I have never experienced a simple problem in functionality from it! It has an on/off slider on one side and the top screws off to allow repairs...of which I have had to do none. The XLR plugs into a well built secure connection in the bottom of the mic.

            IN SUMMARY
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            This, like the 58, is a fantastic all-rounder that has earned and deserves its status as one of the industry standards for live sound instrument micing. It is well-built, sounds great and is VERY reliable. You will not regret buying this microphone no matter how you intend to use it!

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          • Shure SM58 / Microphone / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            24.10.2011 20:11
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            Well deserved status as the industry standard!

            My band and I needed an all purpose mic for home recording, rehearsal and live gigs...this is the industry standard and comes very highly acclaimed so we spend £100 on this, a stand and an XLR cable from GAK.co.uk...this was about 2 years ago. It is an all-rounder at it's best.

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            THE Shure SM-58, as mentioned, in an industry standard and you will very rarely find a sound technicians gear box without a few, this also goes for most studios. It is a DYNAMIC microphone meaning it does not require power from the mixing console like a dynamic mic, making it very versatile. It is more suited to live sound, most studios will use dynamic mics due to higher sensitivity. It has a cardioid polar pattern meaning it will catch what it is pointed at and also what is either side of it ( http://www.csun.edu/~record/polar.html) there is a bit of a geekier explanation for you. The Shure has a 'frequency response of 50Hz to 15Khz, this is a good range as when your born you have the capability of hearing 20Hz to 20Khz and this deteriorates with age so there isnt a lot that the SM-58 will struggle to pick up. I find it best for vocal but it doesn't stop there by any means, I have successfully used it fork amps, acoustic instruments and even drums, but I do find that the Shure SM-57 is better for instruments.

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            THIS is a very robust microphone! I have been using it regularly for over 2 years and am nothing but careless in looking after it. The amount of times it has been dropped, smashed and bashed on stage and in rehearsals doesn't bare thinking about...I have never experienced a simple problem in functionality from it! It has an on/off slider on one side and the top screws off to allow repairs...of which I have had to do none. The XLR plugs into a well built secure connection in the bottom of the mic.

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            This is a fantastic all-rounder that has earned and deserves its status as the industry standard for live sound. It is well-built, sounds great and is VERY reliable.

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          • Sony ICD PX820 / Dictaphone / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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            24.10.2011 18:56
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            Great Dictaphone, a little expensive, but you get what you pay for.

            I purchased this for recording lectures at university, so I was looking for a high quality bit of kit that wasn't heavily effected by background noise (a busy lecture theatre full of students). This cost me around £60 about 6 months ago.

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            A mentioned I only really use this for recording lectures so I have not gone into the full depths of it's capabilities, but for simple recording and playback I have been very pleased. Even with quite high levels of noise it can pick up good quality sound and the playback is simple and good quality. The screen displays the recordings in order of date so you can work out what you're listening to. Outside is where this device lets me down a little, with some wind it gets very distorted but there is an input for an external mic so perhaps an attachment could alleviate this problem. It has a 2GB flash drive which means it wont be effected by movement during use, like a physical disk drive. Sony says that you can record up to 535 hours of voice audio which is high, I haven't even used half my capacity in a year of lectures.
            The unit connects to PC or MAC via USB so you can back up all of your data and edit it or upload it to the internet if you like, but be careful about copyright etc.
            I find the size a brilliant upside, its fits in your pocket like a phone so depending on what you need it for you can just pull it out and start recording in a matter of about 15 second (including turning on).

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            It is well built so it has taken my many drops and bashes. As far as the reliability of the device itself I have had only a couple of minor latency problems, that is to say it has skipped a couple of times during recording causes some sound to be missed but this is a rare occurrence and may very well be down to 'user negligence'.

            IN SUMMARY
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            This is a very good dictaphone that has a good range of features whilst still managing to be simple to operate. It has a great capacity and is very well built and portable.

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            24.10.2011 18:02
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            If you want a hand blender that works this is the cheap solution

            I used to have a Tesco value hand blender that was a very similar price to this one from ASDA, I left this with a friend and decided to try another supermarket's go at one. It is around £4 which you really can't complain about. I is a very simple hand blender, but effective as will be discussed...

            FUNCTIONALITY
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            I have had this blender for about 2 months now and I use at least 3 times a week for soups, smoothies, sauces, nuts, bread crumbs...the list goes on. It has a good amount of power, whether it's a creamy soup or smooth smoothie you desire the outcome is brilliant. I mentioned its simplicity...you plug it into the wall, put it into whatever you want blending and hold down one of two button, high or low speed there is no messing around with different attachments, which I like. .

            DAY-TO-DAY
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            THE end is easily detachable for cleaning, but I would say the cable could be a little longer. There is also no stand or case included and no mechanism for tidying the power cable so storage is a little difficult, but if you're like me and your kitchen is a mish-mash of pans, utensils and random gadgets then one more wont make a whole lot of difference. Another minor downside I will outline is that it is a little heavy, so after a while using it your arm starts to ache a little, at least mine does.

            RELIABILITY & VALUE FOR MONEY
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            Like I said i've had this blender for 2 months and to date I have had no issues with it. Upon it's £4 purchase I would have never expected it to last this long. I have noticed no deterioration in functionality, very impressive for the price, I mean you spend a fiver on your lunch!

            IN SUMMARY
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            FINALLY....This is fantastic for the price. It does exactly what it says on the smart price tin, well box. It could be easier to store, and if you like having a large variety of speeds and attachments perhaps this isn't the one for you but if you want a cheap, simple and reliable hand blender then this is a winner.

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            24.10.2011 17:49
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            Reduce them to £30 and they would be acceptable

            I, as a sound engineer, get given a lot of pairs of headphones for testing and about 2 months ago I was given these rather exciting looking in-ear headphones. These retail between £65 and £80, quite a range!

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            STRAIGHT out of the box I thought they looked good and the carry case was a bonus for an expensive pair of earphones, I was however disappointed with how easily the buds became un-attached from the speaker. They have an anti-tagle 1M cable that is quite effective and leads down to the 3.5mm gold plated jack (standard for MP3 players). They are comfortable whilst they are in your ear though, so it's not all bad.

            SOUND QUALITY
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            NOT what I would expect from a product of this expense. Yes they are better than the bog standard factory included earphones but they are also significantly more expensive. The bass is good but as a whole the output isn't as good as some of the price range competitors. I feel that the improvement from a pair a 1/3rd of the price is minimal, I feel you are paying for having a posh casing and the name 'LADY GAGA' attached to them. The bass is the main feature of these so if you like that then they might be worth a try but if you like a treble, mid-range and bass balance these do not deliver. I find the noise isolation averagely effective, I would be happy for it if they cost £30 but they cost over double this.

            IN SUMMARY
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            THEY are a good earphone, with the anti-tangle and the bass response, they also look quite impressive but for me this sort of product isn't a fashion statement and that's what these are! This review would have read very differently if they were £30-£40 but the fact is they are over £65 and I just could not justify paying that price. The buds are loose and the overall sound balance is something i'd expect from a much cheaper earphone.

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