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      29.09.2012 23:39
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      A nice fryer that is simple to use.

      I tried this out at a friends house first.

      The fryer is fairly large, will probably take up about the same space as a small microwave which you may want to know if you are trying to find a place to store it on your work surface.

      The fryer uses a table spoon of oil. You put the oil in the small spoon like holder and you pour it over the chips that you put in the bottom of the fryer. Then about 20 minutes or so later, you have some wonderful chips. I found them soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

      It is a good product to use as it reduces that amout of oil that you are actually putting in to your body. Thats always a good thing for the tummy and love handles.

      The only downside I found was that the fryer was quite noisy. Make sure you close the kitchen door and open the window as you do get a bit of a smell. Nothing unpleasant but may not suit everyone's nose.

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      • Asus UL30A QX131V / Laptop / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        29.09.2012 23:23

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        A very nice laptop that is nice to handle

        I purchased this laptop to replace my older Dell that had seen better days.

        The UL30a has a 13.3" screen which is widescreen. It is clear and refresh rate is very good. I haven't played many games on this but they all seem to run very well. I guess some of the games that require some large processing through the graphics chip may not run as fast and you may see some blurring.

        The keyboard is lovely. Keys are spaced out nicely with approx 2mm gap between each key. The FN key operates the screen's brightness, the volume control, changing from screen to hdmi output.

        Oh it has a hdmi out put. I've run this through my Panasonic tv and found that I sometimes need to adjust the resolution to get it to fit properly on the display. It comes with 3 usb ports, 2 on the right side and 1 on the left side. It comes with a fast boot facility that boots up in 8 secs to its own operating system that allows you to browse the internet.

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      • Sony Xperia S / Mobile Phone / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        29.09.2012 23:06

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        Its a great phone that you will not be disappointed with.

        The Sony Experia has an excellent screen of 4.3 inches and is very clear. It has all the modern features such as bluetooth, GPRS, micro usb, touch screen. I like to have a speaker phone as some of my previous phones do not have this functionality. Thank fully this one does. The size is similar to that of an iphone but is slightly thinner. Be careful about sitting on it though. Easily done.

        Mine came with with a charging adaptor, USB cable, in-ear headphones, HDMI cable, a spare screen protector and even two NFC Xperia SmartTags

        It has a snapdragon processor running at 1.5ghz which is dual core. This isn't slow for the phone and it speeds along quite nicely.

        The big selling point for this phone though is the excellent sound quality. What more could you expect from Sony. The headphones are great but i'm sure someone else will try others and provide recommendations

        I did find, however, that sometimes the touch sensitive buttons didn't want to always work. The battery life isn't fantastic which is the only big downside..

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      • Samsung RV511 / Laptop / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        28.09.2012 15:15

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        Will adequately do the job in hand.

        The screen is a nice 15.6 inch screen that produces a lovely picture. Very clear. The sound is adequate for listening to a bit of music and video but don't expect anything like Dolby surround sound etc. Graphics are fine too as I am a photographer I installed Photoshop CS5 and I am able to work on photos easily with no freezing or slowing.

        It has a fast startup, smart design that looks good. My version has 3 gb ram, 320 gb hard drive. I'm sure I can upgrade the ram at some point but its not a worry for me at the moment. So far it does the job I need it to do.

        The only downside is that the keys could be bigger on the keyboard, maybe I have fat fingers. You do need to hold down the FN key to adjust the volume and the brightness but I'm used to that so not a big disadvantage.

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        28.09.2012 15:00

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        An excellent product that is recommended whole heartedly.

        I used to like trying most phones but was very reluctant to try the Iphone as everyone else was on the bandwagon and I wanted to be different. Eventually I succumbed and bought one. I was using the Iphone in tandem with my HTC phone.

        The HTC started staying in my room never to see the light of day.

        The same thing happened when purchasing a tablet. The HP Touchpad was a good deal so I bought it. Found it really good. I then had a bit of money and bought an Ipad 2 Wi-fi 64gb. Guess what, the HP Touchpad was sold to a work colleague.

        The Ipad is so much easier to use and the apps are what make it, similarly to the Iphone. The screen's sensitivitiy is second to none. I haven't experienced any slow down even when I have multiple apps open. The 9.2 inch screen is very clear and very bright. I purchased a matt screen protector that helped 90% in reducing the reflections off the screen.

        The only downside is the camera on the Ipad 2 is not very good. Its very grainy and the pictures do give you a sense of 'oh if only'.

        But apart from that, a lovely gadget that I use more than I use my laptop.

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        28.09.2012 01:18

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        A good camera if you are on a budget.

        I purchased this camera as I had just started a art photography course and I need a decent camera that was good in quality but also cheap to fit in to my budget.

        I am usually using a digital slr but thought this would be better as the megapixels where a lot more. It comes with an 18x optical zoom, none of the digital zoom stuff. This translates to approx 24-500mm lens if you needed the conversion. It takes AA batteries as a power source.

        Suprisingly this also has the ability to take HD video. The camera has a mini hdmi socket, so if you have the relevant leads, you can plug it straight into a tv with the relevant connections. It has a built in flash that can be popped up via a button.

        The pictures are of a good quality.
        The only downside is that the pictures, when taken indoors, can come out a rather grainy.

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        28.09.2012 01:05

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        Not a bad product, but nothing to write home about.

        I was shopping in Morrisons and these gel dots were on offer for £1.99 so I thought I'd give them a go.

        I purchased them and rushed home in the hope that the adverts were as truthful as they say they were. The gel dots come in a injection shaped dispenser.

        You put the tip of the dispenser on to the side of the toilet, on the inside of the bowl, and push down. A small gel fills the tip of the dispenser and forms a nice round shape as shown on the box and in the adverts.

        The initial smell is quite pleasent, this does dissipate fairly quickly once you start using it. The instructions say to flush your toilet to get the gel active.
        After the first month, the excitement dies down and you start thinking what all the fuss was about.

        There are better and cheaper products that will do a better job. You just have to hunt to find the bargains.

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      • Canon EOS 30D / Digital Camera / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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        28.09.2012 00:53

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        An excellent camera to delve in to the realm of DSLR's

        I decided to start a new business in the field of freelance photography, mainly in the field of weddings.

        I purchased this camera in 2008 from Jessops for £600 and came with an 18-55 efs lens. This camera originally was released in 2006 so hopefully all the bugs have been solved. I try no to purchase goods that are new to the market as there always seems to be little issues in some form or another.

        Anyway, back to the camera. It is an 8.2 mega pixel camera producing some very good shots, even with the supplied stock lens. This camera is using an cut down version of a full frame sensor; APS-C. This crops the pictures to 1.6 ratio. It has a 2.5 inch screen on the back. It can shoot in Raw or jpeg. I prefer to use raw as I can adjust any errors using photoshop or any RAW file editor.

        Its larger than some of the x00 camera models and slightly heavier. The batteries last for some time but I would recommend obtaining some more as you dont want to be caught short. The camera uses a dedicated type of battery. Buying straight from Canon will cost you the good part of £40. A generic one will do the job just as well.

        Hope this has helped.

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        27.09.2012 01:38
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        A good blu ray player if you are just starting out. Save a bit more and get the next one up.

        This is a good player to start off with. I bought it about a year after buying my new panasonic 46" tv.

        This blu ray player has the ability to play blu rays, dvd's and music cd's. It will also play back up dvd's such as dvd- and dvd+.
        The remote control is very comprehensive but you need to learn the layout and what each button does as sometimes one button opens up a whole list of further options. The remote also allows you to control the channel and volume of the tv.

        With my old dvd player, the new one seems to be showing the same symptoms. The player's volume is slightly lower than sky plus channel volume. You might be able to compensate the lower volume via tv settings. There are no settings on ths player to increase it in any way.

        This does have a ethernet port but I believe it hasn't become active on this model. Maybe updating the firmware wil help with connection.

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      • Panasonic TX-L42E31B / LCD TV / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        27.09.2012 01:26
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        An excellent TV if you are limited by space. You will not be disappointed.

        After my old toshiba tv that was as large as a car finally gave up the ghost, the wife gave me permission to buy a new one...she even paid in half the money. Bonus!!

        The tv has an excellent picture. I sit about 7 feet away from it and usually watch Sky (standard definition) as I don't have Sky HD. This is a 42" tv with all the features I was after; 3d, 1080p picture resolution, the sound is one of the best I have heard on a tv of this size especially as the depth is quite slim (41mm). This tv comes with 4 hdmi sockets and 1 scart lead for some of your older non hd equipment such as dvd players and games consoles.

        I haven't had a chance to test out the 3d functionality as yet but will have to wait until I purchase a 3d blu ray player.

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