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I just purchased this for use as a portable speaker to take on holiday with me. I needed small and compact, as well as it having good sound quality. So before purchasing, I read a lot of reviews, mainly all saying that it has good sound quality. My opinion however is that it is not good at all. I would definitely not say its terrible, however I was expecting a lot better. The fuzzyness is just too much for me, for a few minutes, it's tolerable, for a couple hrs each time (which is how I would like to use it), becomes annoying!
The plus side is that it is small. There are however smaller ones out there, but decided to get this one as I thought the extremely small ones would have terrible sound quality, and this one would be fine. However it is still fairly bad sound quality for me, so will have to return this and purchase another one (most probably a bigger one as all the ones on the smaller side compromise on sound quality).
One advantage of this is that the volume does go very loud....however this advantage is counter balanced by the fact that the louder it goes....the fuzzier the sound gets! So the advantage of it being loud, can't even be used without it being extremely annoying!
I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this. Although I knew that I wanted the product, I was not sure it was going to be of much use and will eventually just be chucked to the side and never be used. I can't comment on eventually being chucked to the side as I have not owned this for very long, but what I do know, is that i love it! Most of the reviews I had read before purchasing this mentioned that people were usually buying this to take on holiday, and for those readers that like to read multiple books at once and so will not have to carry around a bag full of books with them everyday. 1. I do not read on holiday. 2. I only read one book at a time. So given that i seemed the opposite of a 'typical' kindle user....I wasn't too sure is this would be a waste of money for me.
I am however very glad I purchased it! The major reason being....even thought it's one book I would carry with me...I don't like carrying a book! The other thing....it's just easier to read on a kindle! Especially at bedtime, where the page on one side of the book would usually be read fine, yet the pages on the other side of the book is always a struggle to read, trying to somehow find a position, or constantly change the position of the book to be able to read that page better....only having to go back to the previous position to be able to read the page on the other side of the book! (torture i know!)
The other big advantage is that I've very much widened by reading collection. I am starting to read books that I never would have considered before. And it's great that I can get a free sample of each book before deciding to purchase it!
Conclusion: Did i need this? No not really. Am i glad i bought it? Hell yes!
Initially for the first few months of using this laptop, it was good. It was fairly fast (could have been faster), battery life seemed to be on the poor side but still manageable, and the screen quality was really amazing. However, after the initial few months, the laptop just seemed to slowly wear away. Firstly the battery life, this started diminishing slowly, eventually only lasting about an hour after every full charge! This was bearing in mind that I had only owned this laptop for about a year, and so the battery should not diminish this quickly. The other problem was the performance of the laptop in general, it became increasingly slower and slower to use, multi-tasking was almost impossible without it freezing which made it a complete pain to use. The third major problem was the heat produced. This laptop became majorly HOT when using. Anyone using it would always comment on it. It did not start off like this when initially bought, so I'm assuming the fan heater was not working to it's full potential like it was at the beginning (although I could hear it loud enough!)
All in all. I would definitely not recommend this laptop!
This really is a really good camera. It takes really good high quality photos and the hd video recording is amazing! The most useful feature is definitely the front lcd screen. It gets used on every night out as me and my friends like to take a lot of photos when we go out. It's definitely the perfect camera for those in their early twenties like myself. But I wouldn't limit it to that as I have a lot of small children in my family, so they really get amazed by the front lcd screen too and it helps capture the perfect photo in a much quicker time than other cameras as children tend to actually look at the camera rather than be distracted by other things. I've owned a few cameras, and this one is definitely the best! The camera also has a lot of extra (usually unnecessary) features, but is still good to have and play around with every now and again. It's definitely a camera that when brought out, everyone loves and wants! There is however a downside to all these amazing qualities.....the battery life! On a night out it's fine, will use about half the battery. But when on holiday, the battery won't last a full day, so I've bought another battery to carry around with me just in-case. For the normal user 1 battery will probably be fine, however I do like to take A LOT of photos while looking back at them straight away, so for me, 1 battery doesn't always last a whole day. I've owned this for over a year now and still not bored.....and I tend to get bored of gadgets easily and always usually need an update every year!