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    • Fujitsu KB400 / Keyboard / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      15.08.2012 01:42

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      I love mine and it looks great on my desk

      This keyboard will not satisfy those with a need to have lots of buttons, gizmos and gadgets on their keyboard. It will not suit gamers or people who want something flashy sat on their desk but it looks good as an elegant piece. It has the basic functionality that you would expect from a keyboard, complete QWERTY keys and separate numeric keypad as well as cursor keys and a full set of 'F' keys.

      It is sleek in design and the keys have a softer touch than many keyboards I have used in the past. The keys are laid flat and do not protrude out too far meaning that you are able to type sufficiently without catching your fingers on keys if (like me) you do not remove your fingers fully from the keyboard in between keystrokes. This keyboard may better suit people who like the touch and feel of a laptop or notebook keypad as that is what it could best be likened to.

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    • Plantronics CS 60 / Headset / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      10.08.2012 10:49

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      A great headset and well worth the extra money over the wired version

      We use the CS60 in work as standard and While I have never experienced using headsets before find that this headset is brilliant. It frees your hands to type while speaking to clients as well as lacking wires, the latter is the real advantage for me - being able to move about the office while speaking to clients is a huge advantage but also not having to get tangled up with wires when trying to pick the phone.

      Mine came with a phone lifter included in the box which as it suggests lifts the phone and puts it down again when the button on the side of the headset is pressed. There is also a volume control on the side of the headset which means that you don't need to be near your phone when making calls. The microphone is very good at filtering out the background noise so the client only hears your voice and not the background noise around you.

      While I did not find that the over ear loop was sufficient to keep the headset on my ear the optional headband is comfortable and at times you forget that you have the headset on.

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    • Dymo Labelwriter 320 / Thermal Printer / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      10.08.2012 10:34

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      Love it, love it, love it

      I bought my Dymo Labelwriter 320 about 6 years ago as I thought it would be quite a quirky think to have in the office and what it has turned into is an essential piece of equipment. I strongly believe that I would struggle now without it.

      I print address labels for envelopes that are too big to be fed through the printer, stamps while using the Smartstamp software from Royal Mail, folder labels and archive labels. I used to buy sheet labels for the printer but the amount of times that I put the sheet in the wrong way, or it didn't print properly I was forever reprinting things and trying to make sure that it was in the right gap on the screen template - it was a nightmare to say the least.

      With the label write you simply open the software that you are able to download from the website and type on the label, or insert graphics and then print - no lining up labels or making sure they are in the right way - with stamp printing it means that the stamps don't mis print and I do not have to keep sending off for refunds. There is also an add in for Microsoft Word to be able to highlight text and press print to print the text.

      With the fact that it is a thermal printer means that there is no ink to buy and the labels are cheap enough to purchase

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    • Ricoh Aficio SP C220N / Laser Printer / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      10.08.2012 10:22

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      Better printers out there for the same money

      The Ricoh C231N is a solid sturdy work-group printer that has a great print quality and a quick warm up time. They are cheap to buy (compared to other printers in a similar style and while there is no duplexing feature as standard on this model it is adequate for most small business users or even the demanding home user.

      The biggest flaw with this printer is the cost of the toner, it is so expensive and still only yields the standard 2500/200 page yield @ 5%. It seems that this printer has Lexmark syndrome whereby in the early Lexmark printers it was cheaper to buy a new printer with the ink that it came with than it was to replace the ink when it had run out. The same can be said for this printer. The toner will set you back on average 3-4 times the cost of purchasing the printer in the first place.

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      09.08.2012 13:38
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      Loved by both my partner and I and most importantly our daughter

      I love our Trenton Deluxe, we bought it after a lot of research into the pram and pushchair market and wanted something that looked good, and was practical but for our family cost effectiveness was number one. I believe that we have found all of those things with this travel system.

      The package comes with so much for a relatively small amount of money. In the box we got the pushchair itself, the car seat as well as a carry cot. All of the parts are solid and sturdy and the car seat is cosy and hugs our daughter making me as a parent feel safe that she isn't going to flop about.

      The pram has an adjustable basket at the bottom to enable you to put items of various sizes in and there is also the clock and temperature gauge on the handle. The canopy has a small see through part to enable you to see little one while walking and not having to keep stopping to look round or moving the canopy back. There is also a small compartment on the handle which allows you to put small things in such as glasses, keys, loose change etc.

      We never used the carry cot but use the car seat (for car travel only) and because of the range of seating positions are able to sit our daughter in the pushchair itself as she enjoys seeing the world go by

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    • Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II / Smartphone / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      09.08.2012 12:17

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      Great phone. Full Stop

      I got this phone when my HTC decided to give up the ghost and while initially I was constantly finding myself comparing one phone to another I quickly realised that the processing speed of the Samsung was phenomenal and the phone was so packed full of features that I didn't know where to start. It has a great camera with functions such as the ability to take panoramic photos as well as sat nav and MP3 player all cased in a sleek, smart looking phone. The functionality of the phone means that my PC is often made redundant because there is not much while at home that I need to do that cannot be done on the phone. The picture quality of the camera is out of this world and there have been several times where I have managed to take better pictures on the phone than on my expensive digital SLR camera that I bought a few years ago.

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    • OKI C 5800dn / LED Printer / 4 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      09.08.2012 12:05

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      an essential piece of office equipment

      I recently bought a C5800 printer from OKI and in my opinion it is some of the best money I have spent in a long time. It is quick to start printing and fast when it gets going. I love the print quality it produces with vivid colours and rich blacks. It has a number of other features too which I was missing off of my last laser printer, the main one being jam recovery; in the unlikely event that the printer does jam once the paper has been removed the printed reprints the page that got stuck - gone are the days of worrying about there being a page missing in the middle of your document.

      The costs of running this printer are also very reasonable. The fact that each part has a longer than average working life means that you are not forever replacing drums and fusers. The cycle of the toners means that they make for very cost effective printing.
      I have recently printed over 5000 pages in one go to produce documents for a client and the first page was just as good as the last.

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