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      08.12.2013 21:20
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      The Force Will Be With You

      If you've got the money and need a projector, then I recommend this DVD and CD Projector unit. It looks amazing! Be warned though, these are limited edition and will set you back in the region of £2000. Yes its a lot of money, but you are getting so much more than a projector. You can proudly display the projector for all visitors to see, as it looks great in the home.

      The projector itself is the R2 D2 model and it looks great. In fact it is billed as a exact replica to the film version, but half the size. I have to say that detail is amazing and really adds to its desirability. The projector even makes noises, which have been taken from the film. It's sounds identical. Even though this doesn't add to the functionality of the model, I love it!

      Like in the movie, the image is projected out of the R2 D2 face. A wonderful piece of innovation. You can project movies, or even display pictures using your wall or ceiling, up to 80 inches wide (well corner to corner). Nice if you have the space at home like me.

      The are video and audio ports allowing you to connect your external device to the projector, thus allowing you to play any movies that you might have downloaded. Its always nice to have a few ports on a device like this, it just gives you a few more viewing options.

      Another cool feature is the iPod dock. This is located in a concealed compartment on the R2 unit and will allow you view any videos or picture you have on your device.

      The sound that comes from the R2 unit is pretty good too. Its in stereo and surround sound and is pumped out of 20W speakers. Its very clear and crisp.

      To control the R2 unit you get an amazing remote control, which is a model of the Millenium Falcon. This allows you to control your audio settings, while also allowing movement on the R2 unit. How cool is that?

      In summarising, this is, in my opinion, the greatest projector ever made. Any Si-fi geeks out there will want one of these. I award it five out five Dooyoo stars.

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      • Dewalt DW680K / Planer / 20 Readings / 18 Ratings
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        06.12.2013 16:54
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        Helps with my DIY

        ~~INTRO~~

        I've been doing a bit of DIY round the house. One job that needed doing was repainted all the window ceils in the bedroom and living room. I've been puttine it off for some time, as I hate the feel of planing. However, when I saw one of these electrical planers in the shops I just couldn't resist. I purchused it immediately for only £125 and have used it in my home alrady.

        ~~FEATURES~~

        The Dewalt 240 volt planer dw680k features a massive on / off switch. It's impossible to miss and makes turning the device on and off very simple. Before switch the planer on, its good to utalise the precious height adjustment feature, which allows you to gain maximum accuracy when planing. It's a very useful addition to this tool. There are also three champhering grooves.

        The weight of this planer is relatively light, but it certain packs a punch when planing. This is due to the excellent power-to-weight ratio. I barely have to apply any pressure and it is planing to maximum efficiency.

        The biggest benefiting to owning this planer is the speed at which it allows you to plane. Say goodbye to tired hands and wrists, instead let the planer do all the hardwork.

        ~~WHAT ELSE DO I GET?~~

        As well as the awesome planer, you get a nice little carry case, making this planers mobility good if necessary. It is supplied with TCT reversible blades, parallel fence and dust extraction adaptor, to help keep things a little bit cleaner when you plane. An excellent addition to this piece of kit.


        ~~TECHNICL SPEC~~

        Power Input 600 Watts
        No Load Speed rpm 1,5000
        Maximum depth of cut 2.5 mm
        Rebating Depth 12 mm
        Planer Width 82 mm
        Shoe Length 290 mm

        ~~SUMMARY~~

        Make planing as easy as possible and buy this little unit. Five out of five Dooyoo stars, as I have no complaints

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      • Panasonic SDR-S7 / Digital Camcorder / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        Capture those golden moments on this

        ~~INTRO~~

        Many people now days settle for recording videos on their iPhones. It means you don't need to carry around a camcorder all day, which can be rather heavy. However, I purchased this camcorder before the age of hi-tech camera phone, almost five years ago. I wanted something to take on holiday with me and the girlies, while also allowing me to capture any golden moments at home, like at Christmas. To capture this moments I purchased this Panasonic model. I purchased it when it was first introduced to the marketplace, back in 2008 I think, so the cost was quite high, around £160 if I remember correctly. Now days you can't buy this model, unless you are willing to buy it second hand. I see there is one available on Amazon for £77 currently.

        ~~OPERATION~~

        All controls are on the camcorder. Simply open up the viewing monitor feature and you will see most controls. For a full uderstanding of these controls you should refer to the instructions provided.

        The viewer allows you to track what you are recording without having to keep your head down all the time. I really like the view screen with this camcorder. Its picture clarity is excellent, while it's seizable screen allows for easy viewing. It was this feature that made me buy this camcorder in the end.

        ~~FEATURES~~

        The first thing to note about this camcorder is its size and weight. It's very small so also very light. I don't mind carrying this around all day, I hardly notice it!

        The camcorder comes with something called 'Quick Start' functionality. This allows you start recording very quickly after the LCD is opened. The details describe the speed at 0.6 seconds after opening. This helps you to prevent missing key magical moments for recording.

        As I mentioned previously, I like to take my camcorder on holiday with me. One feature that I like about this camcorder is the new world timer function, which eliminates to need for the user to have to reset the time when you travel to a country in a different time zone.

        Simply select your destination from the displayed map and the time is adjusted automatically. The time can be set for two different locations, such as home and a destination. The user can switch between them by the simple press of a button.

        The camcorder comes with a 16GB SDHC Memory Card which allows up to approximately 13 hours in the LP recording mode. This is more than adequate for a holiday week away. I rarely did to recharge.

        ~~WHAT ELSE COMES WITH PURCHASE~~
        Lithium-ion battery
        Charger
        AV cable
        USB cable
        Software

        ~~SUMMARY~~

        Perfect size and weight to take on holiday. Five years after purchase I still use it. I award this camcorder five out five Dooyoo stars.

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        06.12.2013 15:41
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        Essential for all kitchens

        ~~INTRO~~

        If you have a cooker then you should have a cooker hood. A cooker hood will normally hang above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen and will help to remove airborne grease or fumes that come from your oven/hobbs when cooking. I didn't really know much about these devices, but ended up buying a Smeg hood, which cost me £650. A lot of money, but I have to say that this unit is superb.

        ~~FEATURES~~

        The cooker hood comes with a high performance motor. This motor powers the two stainless steel extraction filters, which helps to clear the fumes from your kitchen. I always have the motor running when cooking.

        What's great with this cooker hood is that it has three speeds and a intensive setting. With each increase in speed, the motor power is increased and extraction is increased. If your kitchen becomes engolfed in fumes, open the window and set the extractor to maximum. It will soon clear the room.

        The one draw back that comes from having the extractor on a high setting is the noise it creates. I have a television in the kitchen and the noise output is so great on the intensive setting that you cannot hear the tele properly. Having the extractor on a low low or medium setting is far more desirable.

        Use of the extractor is controlled by an electronic push button control with LED's. The operation of this is very simple. There is also 2 halogen lamps that will provide you with focused lighting down onto your hobbs, if you postion the hood in the appropriate place. This lighting is standard with most cooker hoods, but is an excellent addition and will help you when cooking.

        ~~TECHICAL DETAILS~~

        Internal re-circulation possible
        Vent outlet Ø 150mm
        Nominal power 310W

        ~~SUMMARY~~

        Expiensive Hood, but offerd good functionality. Because of the high noise level when created on a higer setting, I award this hood four out of five stars.

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      • Apple iPhone 3G 16 GB / Smartphone / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        06.12.2013 15:02
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        I'll never go back to a lesser handset

        ~~INTRO~~

        I decided to move into the 21st century and got myself an iPhone. Now that I have it I find myself wondering, how did I ever cope without one? I didn't want to pay a fortune for a new iphone model, so purchased myself a slightly older one and saved myself a bit of cash. After a bit of shopping around I got this model iPhone from Amazon for about £80. Not bad value when you consider the range of feature that comes with it.

        ~~FEATURES~~

        What do I use my iPhone for? Well, pretty much everything. No longer do I carry mobile, psp, camera and ipod nano. Instead I get all those features included in my iPhone.

        First off accessing the Internet via my iPhone is brilliant! Numerous sites are now built with userability of the iPhone for accessing features considered. So acccessing the web on my iPhone is extremely user friendly and surfing is quick and painless. I love using my iPhone for accessing the Internet and often use it instead of my laptop when I am at home.

        I keep numerous music files on my iPhone. No longer do I need my ipod nano. The iPhones allows easy access to my music files and the sound is quite good.

        The iPhone also allow me to take amazing picture and videos, which I can keep on there or upload to my laptop if I want to back up or clear space on the iPhone. It's 3-megapixel which is good enough for my requirements.

        This iPhone also allow me access to many apps, which I can download at my leisure, allowing me to play games when I am bored. I know it old, but I am still a massive fan of Words with Friends. Downloading the apps you want on your phone is really easy, just follow the instructions as they appear on the screen.

        There are so many other features you can use to get the most out of this amazon phone. To top it all off, it is touch screen and very accurate. I've owned a few touch screen phone and none of the have been as sensitive to touch as this one is.

        I simply love it and give it five out of five Dooyoo stars.

        Oh yeah, you can ring people and send text with this phone. Kinda important when buying a mobile phone, but this iPhone offers so much more.

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      • Matsui M16LID709 / LCD TV / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        Just perfect

        ~~INTRO~~

        I like to watch a bit television or a boxset series in bed. So when looking for a new television to go in the bedroom my only requirements were not too big and allowing me to watch DVDs. With that in my, I ended up purchasing this Matsui model.

        ~~SHOPPING~~

        As this is television is only for my viewing pleasure I wasn't too bothered about the picture quality. Instead I was more concerned acout the cost. So having taken a few measurements in my bedroom I decided to head down to my local Curry's and have a look at what was available. That's when I found this Matsui model, for the bargain value of £129.99.

        ~~INSTALLATION~~

        I took the television home and unpacked it. Using the instructions provided I hooked up the wires and set the television to auto-tune. This was complete within 5 minutes and the television was then reay for use. It couldn't have been more easy.

        ~~FEATURES~~

        As I mentioned above, one of the key requirements with this television was that I wanted a DVD option. This television has that. The the side of the television there is a slot for loading your DVDs, with a few basic functions with it.

        As well as DVD, there is a freeview tuner, allowing me to watch a number of extra channels, such as E4, BBC 3 and 4, etc. I'm really happy with this feature, as some of my favourite channels are freeview.

        With the television you also get a remote control, which allows you to operate all controls on the television. This remote is easy to understand and use.

        ~~TECHNICAL DETAILS~~

        * HD Ready 720p
        * NICAM stereo sound
        * 1xHDMI, 1xSCART, 1xPC
        * SD Card and USB Port

        ~~SUMMARY~~

        This little television was perfect for my needs. It fit perfectly in my room and allowed me to watch television and dvds. I couldn't have asked for more. I award it five out of five Dooyoo stars.

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        • Black & Decker GK1630TK / Power Saw / 19 Readings / 18 Ratings
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          Keeps the Ever Green Trees in Check

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          I don't have many trees or plants in my back garden. I'm not big on gardening and don't really have much time for maintenance. Unfortunately my neighbors at the end of the garden have four ever green trees. These regularly over grow into my garden and put pressure onto the fences. To keep these trees in check my dad advised purchasing a power saw. Nothing too fancy as it only needs to trim and maintain ever green trees, which is how I ended up purchasing this power saw.

          ~~SHOPPING~~

          I purchased this power saw about five years ago. Due to that I have no idea how much it cost. It is no longer manufactured by Black and Decker, so the only way to pick one up is second hand. I purchased mine from B&Q and it still functions top this day.

          ~~OPERATIONS~~

          Use of the power saw is fairly straight forward. It is electric so needs plugging into the mains for power, which is much better than fuel a full powered saw. Once plugged you are ready to start cutting. You'll notice the perfectly positioned handle on top of the saw which is made of plastic. It's not particular comfortable to grip, but is sturdy enough.

          Once you have the saw in your hand you'll notice the weight of it. At 3.6kgs it is relatively light, but your arms will start to ache after prolonged use. Children will definitely struggle with the operation of a tool like this and I would advise adult supervision in this case.

          There is a power and release switch that both need to be compressed to get the power saw working. Neither require a large amount of pressure. Now on to the cutting. Unfortunately the power of the chain saw is a bit of a let down. I have no problem with small branches, but when it comes to the thicker ones I have to apply a high level of force and effort to get through it. It's quite frustrating actually! I can imagine that if my needs were to cut even thicker branches, then the power saw would really struggle and may not even do the job.

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          In summarizing, I can imagine that this power saw would struggle against thick branches. However, for keep the ever green trees at the bottom of the garden in shape this does the job.

          I award it three out of five Dooyoo stars.

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        • LG 42LD490 / LCD TV / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          I'm happy with it

          ~~INTRO~~

          Until a little while ago I was restricted to a 28 inch television. I didn't see this as a problem, but when visiting my mum and dads home and experiencing the full force of their 48 inch television, I knew it was time to invest in a new, larger television set.

          ~~SHOPPING~~

          Now buying a television is serious business. This is something you are going to be watching for a long amount of time. Finding the right television that suits your needs is extremely important and should be given careful consideration.

          For me it was easy though. I had a budget of £400 and wanted the largest screen possible for this money, while enabling HD. With all that in mind I did a lot of research online and in store and eventually decided to purchase this TV from Comet (while it was still in business). I even go a little bit of change, paying £379 for it.

          ~~INSTALLATION~~

          This was not an easy task. The modern thing to do with televisions is mount them to the wall, so that's exactly what I did. You have to buy the wall bracket and brace separately and these will cost a bit of money. Brackets do vary in size, so make sure you get the right size on purchase.

          To attach the bracket to the wall is a tricky job which requires time. Make sure you get it right though, as you want your television correctly aligned. Placing the television onto the bracket is a two person job. I tried to do it by myself, but it was too heavy for me and I risked damaging it. In the end a friend helped me and I reckon this is the way to go.

          ~~FEATURES~~

          Now I am not a very techy person, so this won't be a technical description of all the features. I think they are fairly standard with modern day televisions anyway. The first thing I will mention is the size of the television, it is massive! Going from 28 to 42 inches is a big plus and it really imrpoves my viewing pleasure. I am very happy!

          The television comes with built-in Freeview HD. A nice little plus if you do not subscribe to Virgin or Sky. I do subscribe to Sky, so get no benefit from this, but it is a 'nice to have' feature.

          Again I don't use this functionality much, but you can store your favorite pictures and audio on the television via the USB port and view them at your convenience. If you have a wifi network, you can view websites like YouTube via the built-in LG Netcast. A great addition to this television. Also, you can easily connect your Blu-ray, games console, satellite box, etc, via the HDMI feature.

          ~~WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE BOX~~

          You'll need a number of things to get your television reaching its full potential. Half of them won't be included in the box, but the following will be:
          Television
          Remote Control
          Batteries (AAAx2)
          Power Cord
          Ferrite Core
          Polishing Cloth
          Bolts for stand assembly (x8)
          Protection cover
          Owner's Manual

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          You get what you pay for with televisions and I think this is positioned in middle of the market. The screen size is great and has certainly improved my viewing pleasure. I award this television four out of five stars.

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          04.12.2013 14:02
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          A must have

          ~~INTRO~~

          As an independent women like myself, it is my responsibility managing all DIY jobs around the house. This Bosch Cordless Screwdriver is the perfect accessories for this and I fully recommend it for any woman living by themselves.

          ~~SHOPPING~~

          I ended up buying this screwdriver from Robert Dyas for £29.99. It was an impulsive buy and as such I did no price comparison beforehand. If you have access to a desktop / laptop, do a bit of research using a price comparison tool like Google Shopping. It might save you a few quid.

          ~~SET UP~~

          With this screwdriver you get a Lithium ion battery. This is required to power the screwdriver. Before its initial use it will need charging via the power mains. Simply place the screwdriver on top of the battery and leave it for the required amount of time (as described in the instructions provided). Once fully charged, the screwdriver retains its charge for a very long time. You could leave the screwdriver in the draw for a year, without using it and it will retain most of its charge. Amazing!

          ~~FUNCTIONALITY~~

          The rubber grip on this light weight screwdriver is very comfortable to hold. Often with heavier screwdrivers you can find that your hand and wrist will ache after sustained use, but this is not the case with this one. Its light weight makes it ideal for lengthy jobs and also makes it highly portable. The screwdriver is cordless, allowing you no restrictions when it comes to use.

          It features a forward and reserve operation, which is displayed on the handle so you know what mode you have set the screwdriver too. The trigger is feather weight and sensitive, but extremely accurate, meaning that the use never over screws anything.

          Pointing out of the screwdriver is a really small light. This may appear small and not that bright, but when your in a cramped little space, with minimal light, it really helps to find the screw head.

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          Absolutely superb, I have no complaints about this piece of kit. I recommend it for every home. Five out of five Dooyoo stars.

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        • Panasonic KX-TG6811 / Telephone / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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          Helping me to avoid annoying callers

          ~~INTRO~~

          I've needed a new phone for a while. Been fed up with having to rush downstairs to answer the phone, so have installed this downstairs and moved the old phone upstairs. That's kind of the circle of life with phones isn't it. When you replace an old phone, the other one moves upstairs. Funny that!


          ~~SHOPPING~~

          I did a bit of research on this phone, both online and in store. In the end the cheapest place that I found this phone was on sale at Debenhams for just £29.99. A reasonable price considering the features it provides.

          ~~INSTALLATION~~

          I had no problems with this. Connecting up the wires from the phone to the phone line is easy. It took me about 5 minutes, using the instructions provided as a guide. The phone takes a bit of time to register and within 5 minutes it was ready for use.

          ~~FEATURES~~

          I don't know about you, but I have become increasingly fed up with the number of calls I get in the evening that are not from people I know. By this I mean companies wanting to sell me something, or in general make me part with my hard earned cash. It's really frustrating and in my opinion an invasion of privacy. That's why having the Caller ID feature was essential for me. Now I can see the number displayed on the digital display and decided whether to answer or not. It's even good for screen my friends, ha ha! As well as this there is an incoming call barring feature and night mode, which stops any unwanted late night calls.

          Do you ever have problems with background noise when on a call? Well this phone has a noise reduction key, which does exactly what it says on the tin. Very helpful for when you are talking to people who are on their mobiles.

          The capacity for storing numbers with this phone is really good. You can get up to a 120 name and number phone book. Pretty impressive compared to my old phone which holds only 30.

          Other features that I have found handy include the advanced alarm clock, the 15 hours talk time & 170 hours standby time. And of course this is a cordless phone, so is portable around all of the house if necessary. Just means you are not restricted to the couch while chatting.

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          A great little phone which has helped me to screen my calls. I award it five out of five stars as I have absolutely no complaints.

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        • Sony BDP-S370 / Blu-Ray Player / 16 Readings / 14 Ratings
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          Improve your viewing pleasure

          ~~INTRO~~

          Everyone knows that Blu-ray is the way to go now days. The picture quality is simply superb. To support this you need a Blu-ray player and I have owned this Sony model for about three years now.

          ~~SHOPPING~~

          You won't find this product available in store, as it was first released quite a few years back. You can however pick it up online second hand. I've seen it for sale as cheap as £20. Given the age of the product, I would suggest caution if this is the route you decide to go down. There will be no warranty that's for sure.

          ~~OPERATIONS~~

          Unlike previous Video and DVD players there are no operations on the Blu-ray player. You have a digital display, with the time, date, etc, and a USB port. All operations are handles via the remote you get with this Blu-ray player. Use of the remote is straight forward and won't cause you any problems. You'll need batteries for this remote, which were supplied when I purchased it.

          ~~FEATURES~~

          Blu-ray allows you to watch and listen to your films / pictures in amazing full HD 1080P. This gives you a really crisp and clear visual experience. It really is an improvement from the standard pictures that I was used to. Now that I am aware of this quality of picture, wherever I watch old DVDs I am somewhat disappointed by the picture quality.

          If you have Internet facilities at home, you'll be able to access website like Youtube, 4OD, etc through you're Blu-ray player. This will allow you to watch catch up service through your television rather than on a small PC / Laptop monitor. This is wireless technology, so means no need for messy wires.

          You can also use the USB port on the front of the player for accessing films / pictures. Simply upload a film to your USB and plug it into the front of the player. Scroll through the operation feature and select the USB option. Perfect if you have a download that you want to watch. Alternatively you can connect a flash drive via the USB, allowing you to enjoy your photos and films.

          ~~TECHNICAL DETAILS~~

          Product Dimensions: 430 x 210 x 4 cm ; 2 Kg
          Boxed-product Weight: 4.1 Kg
          Item model number: BDPS370B.CEK

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          I'm very happy with my Blu-ray. Three years after purchasing it is still functioning as I would expect. I have encountered no issues.

          I award it four out of five Dooyoo stars.

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          At the time this was superb. Over two years later it is still serving me well

          ~~INTRO~~

          I've owned this fax machine for about two and a half years now. It sits in my office at the end of my garden and helps me to fax, copy, print and scan any work or personal documents. I use it regularly and find it to be a useful addition to my office.

          ~~SHOPPING~~

          I purchased this model from PC World close to its release date. As such I forked out the massive cost of about £250. Quite a lot I know, but the all-in-one quality that this unit brings is excellent and is ultimately a space saver.

          I'm not sure if this model is currently available in shops, as it is fairly old. But I have seen in advertised second hand on Amazon for £145. If you are looking for unit like this, it may be worth looking for a new model. Buying second hand electronic units always has a element of risk associated with it.

          ~~OPERATIONS~~

          Installation of the unit is straight forward though not quick. Run the installation disks provided (of which there are two), configure your desktop / laptop to it and you are ready to go. Instructions are supplied with the unit and I advise having a read. But if you have previously owned or used a printer then the controls will no doubt be similar.

          All controls are located on the front of the printer. The on switch is highlighted in green and is clearly visible. Switching between the four core functioning (fax, copy, print and scan) is clearly highlighted on the control panel and offer a range operations with each. There is a clear digital display which features the time, date, etc, there is also a digital number pad.

          ~~FEATURES~~

          The paper tray can hold up to 35 sheets of paper and will automatically feed the paper through the print process. Unlike some of the printers I've previously owned, I rarely get paper jams. On the occasions that I do, clearing the jam is straight forward and requires no technical knowledge.

          Printing is automatically set to two-sided, meaning you'll be saving on paper. Changing this operation to one sided is not difficult should you require this.

          The printer is described as wireless, as it does not need to be physically connected to your desktop / laptop. Up to 10 users can be wirelessly connected via an embedded wireless 802.11g networking system.

          ~~TECHNICAL DETAILS~~

          Product Dimensions 41 x 47.6 x 25.8 cm
          Item Weight 8 Kg
          Item model number CB057A
          Wattage 50 watts

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          A multipurpose copier that takes up little space in my office. The fact that its wireless is a bonus, as I hate the messiness that loads of wires create around my computer.

          I award this product four out of five Dooyoo stars

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          Not bad, but better available

          ~~INTRO~~

          I recently lost my Sony camera so needed a replacement. I didn't want to spend too much, so ended up purchasing this Panasonic model of camera. So far I have been more than happy with my purchase. I did a bit of shopping around online and in stores. Generally I like to look at camera's and test them out in a shop. In the end I settled on this model and ended up buying it on PLay.com for £64.99.

          ~~FEATURES~~

          Picture quality is of high importance. In order to get the most out of this it is essential to have a good view screen. That way your able to play back pictures / videos and decide if you are happy with them. With this camera you get a large Intelligent LCD Screen, which allows excellent viewing of your snaps.
          The 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD play back has a very clever piece of functionality. It works out the light condition, i.e. if it is night or day, and will increase or decrease the LCD back lighting accordingly. Very clever in my opinion.

          Another feature included with this camera is the image-processing LSI, Venus Engine IV. It is this feature that really enhances the quality of the image captured in your picture. The advanced signal processing technology helps with the rendering of your images.

          Keeping a steady hand when taking a picture is always difficult. This camera features the MEGA O.I.S. suppresses hand-shake and Intelligent ISO control. This feature will help to prevent blurred images and will ultimately improve the quality of your snaps.

          ~~ON THE MOVE~~

          From a portal point of view, you can't beat this little camera. It's light weight and will fit into your pocket comfortably. I really hate having large objects in my pockets, but this camera is barely noticeable. A great fit!

          ~~ACCESSORIES IN THE BOX~~

          With this camera you will get the following accessories:
          Battery Charger
          Battery Pack
          Battery Case / AV cable
          USB Cable
          AC Cable / Hand Strap
          CD-R

          You will notice that they do not include a camera case with this. This really annoys me! I don't see why you wouldn't get a camera case with this product, that makes no sense! A camera case is essential to the maintenance of your camera. Without it you risk scratching the screen, which is not good. I recommend spending a little extra and getting this essential accessory.

          ~~OPERATIONS~~

          This camera is no different then most modern day digital camera when it come to its operations. If you are familiar with these operations you will find using this camera easy. If you are not, I recommend reading the instructions included and you will be good to go.

          ~~SUMMARY~~

          All in all a great little camera, with an excellent viewing screen. The only thing that disappoints me is that they don't include a camera case. Had they included one it would have got four stars, but because they don't they only get three.

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          • TomTom One XL Europe / GPS Sat Nav / 14 Readings / 12 Ratings
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            This is a must for everyone!!!

            ~~INTRO~~

            I'm on the road a lot! And if there is one thing in this world that I couldn't live without, it's my Tomtom. I was useless with maps, but this little invention has literally saved my life and makes finding new addresses as easy as finding old ones.

            ~~SHOPPING~~

            I did quite a bit of shopping around to find this Tomtom. In the end I managed to pick this one up for £74.99 from PC World. A great price! I also managed to haggle a two year warranty. This may not sound great, but offers a degree security when purchasing the product, so I recommend you try the same when purchasing.

            ~~INSTALLATION~~

            Installation is as easy as ABC. Simply remove from the packaging and plug the adapter into the back of the unit and it is ready for use. Plug the other end of the adapter into your car cigarette lighter and the Tomtom will power up and be ready for use.

            ~~OPERATION & FEATURES~~

            You control the Tomtom with touch screen functionality. The screen which is large at 4.3 inches is highly sensitive to touch and because of the screen size easy to hit the right controls. When using the Tomtom I noticed that the operations are extremely user friendly. They are easy to follow and allow you to navigate throughout the operations with little difficulty. After 30 minutes of playing around with all the controls I began to feel like a bit of a pro.

            The unit comes with QuickGPSfix software, which allows your destination to be calculated quickly and accurately. If you happen to go the wrong route be mistake, the re-routing feature is really quick to help you out and puts you back on track.

            The display itself is really clear, with both 3D and 2D graphics, that allowing clear viewing at night and during the day. The instructions of your route can be display only, or if you like, you can have them spoken in your desired language. I prefer to have the instruction spoken

            The unit is portable, due to its light weight, so I often find myself carrying it around with me. That way I know it is always safe.

            ~~SUMMARY~~

            Everyone who struggles with directions should own a Tomtom and I find this model to be perfect for my needs. I award it five out of five Dooyoo stars.

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            ~~INTRO~~

            I suspect that a few of you won't know what a warming drawer is. It's not something that you 'll find in every house hold. It is however something that my mum always use to have in her home and as such I ended up purchasing this Siemens model for my home. It's functionality is to keep your food and plates piping hot in preparation for your meal. Perfect if you have a large family or if you are constantly having dinner parties.

            In my case, I don't have a large family, nor do I regularly host dinner parties. But when I designed my kitchen I took into consideration the need for a warming draw and installed one with the rest of my appliances.

            ~~SHOPPING FOR THIS ITEM~~

            You're very unlikely to find a cheap warming draw. Mine, which I purchased from Boots, cost £400. A very expensive piece of kit. The reason I went for Boots is because they offer a two year warranty. If you are only interested in finding the cheapest model, use a comparison site on google. Alternatively wait until after Christmas when you might be able find one in the sales.

            ~~OPERATION~~

            Installation of this warming draw is straight forward. Just follow the instructions provided. Once installed you'll notice that the unit has no handle. Instead the unit has a handle less push-pull mechanism, which operates efficiently and easily.

            Once you've opened the draw its time to put you plates and cups inside. The draw can fit up to12 plates or 80 espresso cups, with a weight capacity of 25kgs. I've not tested out what happens if you try to fit more in, in fact the most I've had in there is four plates at one time, which fit easily. Once you've added the plates and / or cups you have the option of setting your temperature. The temperature is adjustable between a range of 30-80 degrees celsius. I tend to use the lower end of this range when keeping either both food and just plates warm. I rarely go above 50 degree.

            From a size perspective this unit is fairly small and easy to accommodate in your kitchen. It takes up very little room. It's dimensions are (H)14.1 x (W)59.4 x (D)54.4 cm.

            ~~SUMMARY~~

            I love my draw warmer and couldn't do with out it. I'm useless when it comes to coordinating large meals, so this unit helps me to keep all my food warm before the start of a meal. I'm not gonna say it's essential for every kitchen, but it is for mine.

            Four out of five Dooyoo stars

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