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    • Samsung LE-32B550 / LCD TV / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      12.08.2010 16:34

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      Fantastic as a computer screen.

      Not the biggest and best, but definitely worth the money and perfect as a computer screen or for smaller rooms. This LCD screen has great picture quality and is HD ready; it comes with a HDMI port for games consoles and other input devices. As with all Samsungs, the colours are deep, rich, etc... to sum up, it's got excellent picture quality. It's very easy to use and the instructions for first time set up are very easy to follow. I currently use this is my main computer screen which I whole-heartedly recommend. Watching videos online and even writing up documents, etc, is made 10 times better. The best thing about this model is the fine finish in my opinion. It looks great and it's a pleasure to use. If there's one gripe I have then it's that the shape of the remote is silly, it should be flat, not banana shaped; I can't tell you how many times the things fallen on the floor after I've set it down on a flat surface.

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      12.08.2010 15:30

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      Fantastic for backing up files.

      Having owned this version of Western Digital's My Book for over 3 years, I can safely say that I would recommend this to everybody looking for easy to use, stylish and well built external hard drives. This particular model has a USB connection and must be plugged in at the main at all times if you want to use it whenever you're at you PC or laptop, which can be annoying sometimes. It's relatively small for such a powerful external hard drive and looks great where ever you want to put it; its blue flashing light can be distracting though so it might be better to use it facing somewhere that isn't directly in front of your face. It also comes with data protection for your storage that comes on a separate CD-ROM which is easy to install, etc. 500 GB is also more than enough space if all you're storing is your backup documents and music. I use it for video and software files and it's great for that; very speedy!

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    • Lexmark Z1420 / Inkjet Printer / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      12.08.2010 14:58

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      A well designed wireless printer.

      My first printer and I'm quite impressed with it overall. The Lexmark Z1420 is a completely wireless printer, unless you really want to run it with an attached cable. I have it set up in my room a good 5 feet away from my laptop and I have never had any problems with connection difficulties or anything like that. It is connected to a wireless router that's a room away and on the first floor; the room in which the printer/computer is set up on the ground floor. I do recommend this printer for its wireless capabilities because it's genuinely great! The printing quality could be better but then it's not a laser printer, just your average two cartridge printer but that's not to say that the print outs aren't acceptable, because they are. It even looks great where ever you place it too, very well designed/thought out in terms of style.

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      12.08.2010 14:47

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      Perfection.

      Splendid craftsmanship, superb tone and especially sexy; the Les Paul Custom from Epiphone just makes me proud, nothing more. I've had this guitar for over two years now, twinned with a valve-state marshal amp which makes for a perfect couple by the way. The Les Paul Custom itself comes with twin humbucker pickups coated in gold plating which looks amazing up against the black of the body; but I don't really need to tell how good it looks. The sound quality is great for such a cheap guitar too, really great. I'd compare it to some of the highest spec guitars; it's just that good. Great for beginners and pros. I started out using this and I've never felt the need to upgrade as my playing improved. I genuinely believe that this guitars' overall style and smoothness helped me learn and will continues to please me every time I pick it up to play.

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    • Dyson DC05 Absolute / Vacuum Cleaner / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      12.08.2010 14:37

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      Buy the DC08 instead.

      The Dyson DC05 Absolute replaced my recently departed DC08 and to be quite frank, it's not a patch on it. Possibly from the same year or range, the DC05 feels like it didn't pass the testing process but they put it through anyway; because you know, Dyson's never fail! Right?; Wrong! The DC05 is a task to use. The head of the hoover has one of those annoying two function brushes and to change the settings is just frustrating; you need two hands, that's right; hands! Why couldn't it be foot operated like the on/off switch or the cable retractor?; I don't know. I wouldn't recommend this particular model just because it's awkward and heavy and not much fun to clean with. I suppose the only advantage to the DC05 is that it's very small and easy to hide/forget about. Don't buy this model, buy the DC08, the difference is astonishing!

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    • Dyson DC08 / Vacuum Cleaner / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      11.08.2010 17:50

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      Genuinely amazing!

      I love the Dyson DC08; it is a shame it caught on fire. Myself and my housemates have shared this Dyson compact hoover for a good while now and can I say how much I liked using it?; which is strange because I hate hoovering, but in all honesty it was so easy to pick up, use and pack away that it actually brought some enjoyment into cleaning up. I can't quite put my finger on exactly what it is I loved about the thing except that it never broke down, the attachments attached effortlessly which is something you don't get with most hoovers; I don't know, maybe Dyson aren't your typical hoover manufacturer. The love affair inexplicably ended just a few weeks ago when the motor completely broke down and when I tried to turn it on the darn thing started sparking and making noises and after taking it o be repaired, all I can say it that it's now officially deceased. To be honest, it did get thrown around a lot which you could say is a positive; it lasted over two years of student bashing.

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    • Weber Compact Charcoal BBQ / BBQ / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      11.08.2010 14:27
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      Treat yourself, to something much better.

      As compact charcoal BBQs go, the Weber range is fine for small gatherings and rare ones at that. I'm not saying that the product is not durable because it is; I am just try to say that there are better miniature BBQ units out there that do so much more and if you're buying this over something better, more expensive and better looking, then just go for a disposable BBQ, because that's what this really is, an overprice disposable BBQ with little more features and at least at the end of the day you can cram it into the corner of a shed with little to no hassle, but who wants that? Just fork out and get something bigger and better that can handle grand BBQ banquets and cope with all kinds of weather thanks to a protective cover, something you don't actually get with the compact BBQ from Weber. Overall it's ugly, too small for cooking for more than two or three people but if that's what you're after then go for it!

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    • Cookworks 4220178 / Toaster / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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      11.08.2010 14:08
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      A perfect student toaster.

      Yet another great product from the Cookworks range. The Cookworks 4220178 Toaster, just like its brother and sister; the kettle and sandwich toaster is beautifully designed and again, very easy to use. Like most toasters the 4220178 comes with a sliding out crumb tray which is very handy for when you want to clean your toaster out; can't say I did very often but oh well. Still working to this day, over a year after it was brought second hand, the toaster is still toasting away and with great ease and evenly too; something not a lot of toaster can really achieve, which is sad in this modern age. Its features include two toasting slots, a loading handle, browning control and a stop button like you would expect. Overall the product is great, easy to use and easy on the eyes. I would definitely recommend this to students like myself.

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    • Cookworks Jug Kettle / Kettle / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      11.08.2010 13:47

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      A great jug kettle, one of the best in-fact!

      Another great product from the Cookworks range; they never seem to fail. I really liked using this model for many reasons; firstly it's quite stylish and looks great on your surface or where ever really. The stainless steel finish and black make it quite unique in terms of style. Although mine did eventually cut out I would still recommend it a lot; it survived a student house for over a couple of years and right up until the end it boiled effortlessly and quickly and pouring with it was great; no overspill! Easily cleaned and with a 360 degree base, the kettle itself sits however you want it to. The kettle also comes with a washable filter which I always felt was very handy. Overall I would like to congratulate the designer and say that it's one of the easiest to use kettles out there and with such a large capacity you won't be filling up twice or even tree times when you've got guests, etc.

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      10.08.2010 22:16

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      Student friendly!

      I have had and used this blender for over a year now and I would like to say that cost means nothing; this cheap looking and feeling contraption blends as well as any other and it's really easy to use. It comes with everything you'd expect to find in a blender machine such as the measuring cup, blender jug and basic controls with two speed functions and a manual control if you want to blitz instead of completely blend. I think the jug hold 1.5 litres of liquid. I mainly use it for making smoothes and mixing protein milkshakes or even regular milkshakes to be honest. I just want to say that just because it's a Tesco's own brand product doesn't make it rubbish, it's easy to clean, easy to use and best of all, it's very easy on the old wallet. Just be warned, it's not going to win beauty competitions so you might want to keep it in a cupboard or under the stairs when it's not in use.

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    • Apple iPod classic 80 GB / MP3 Player / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      10.08.2010 21:53

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      The best portable music player in the world, ever.

      Apple's iPod classic is by far one of the best portable music players out there, even now. What makes these players amazing is their battery life and overall ease of use. I've had the classic with 80GB of hard drive space now for over 4 years and I don't have a single complaint to share with you. Besides not even half filling the hard drive; I still don't believe it's possible without being a complete music pirate by the way. The classic is very easy to use and very stylish. The touch sensitive control panel is always fun to use as well. The headphones that the classic comes with are standing in-ear Apple head phones but the technology that it uses is stunning; almost comparable to the invasive in-ear headphones you see boasting unbelievable bass and depth or whatever. Overall this product is a must have; no other portable music player compares in reality. Apple really do know how to provide us with unbeatable technology, over and over.

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    • Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pi 2515 / Laptop / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      10.08.2010 21:37

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      Without a doubt the best laptop I've ever had.

      First and foremost, what a laptop! I've had this beauty of a model for nearly three years now and it's still running at its reasonably high specification. It'll cope with whatever you throw at it, so long as it's not the latest in gaming or even gaming in general; but we all know that laptops just aren't built for gaming. The Amilo 2515's fast, reliable, genuinely attractive and easy to use. I could go on with how much the little thing has impressed me over the years but I'll just try to sum why you should consider buying one of these if you're looking for something on a budget. The 2515 will run Windows 7 without a hitch I guarantee it. Its simplicity, ease of use and best of all its low profile fan system and speed capabilities make it a pleasure to use on a daily basis for everything from listening to music to typing up documents and surfing the internet. What more do you really need?

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    • Sony Ericsson T715 / Mobile Phone / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      09.08.2010 23:06
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      Perfect, for your Mum.

      10 years ago this phone would have been classed as state of the art innovation but in today's iPhone crazed world, the T715 doesn't quite cut the mustard. It does everything you'd expect a standard telephone to do and in all fairness it gets the job done. But what's missing is overall stylishness and simple to use functionality. It's rather clunky which is surprising for a Sony Ericsson and even though it may look flashy from a distance you won't be smiling when you have to get it out in front of your mates. It's heavy and lacking any originality with regards to its features which are frankly bog-standard. Yes it's got a camera but what mobile hasn't? Yes it's WAP enabled but the screen's so small and the technology is so old that you won't be using it for a primary internet connection for sure. For over 12 months this phone has brought shame to me and I can't express this any more clearly, don't let the T715 clog your space.

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