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I enjoy buying the latest technology, and always finding solutions to make my life easier when using it for daily use. I took a peek at the iPhone 4 and I was impressed by the quality of the screen and apps, but it is something that everyone else has and most of the features I don't even use. I wanted something unique and yet powerful. I am not a fan of Apple, but after finding out that this phone had the Google android 2.1 operating system I made the decision and purchased the Samsung I9000 galaxy. When it comes to the Android operating system, it is growing very fast and there are many free apps compared to Apple and a new version 2.2 will be released to have much better performance from your device.
After switching on the phone for first use I was very impressed by how fast it booted up. The screen looked so bright and vivid. The touch screen was very sensitive and responsive when scrolling through menus and loading applications which is what I look for in software. There is plenty of built in memory, but it can be expandable to a 32gb microSD. I received a 4GB card as a bonus. There are many built in widgets' and applications from Samsung and android market which is used to download thousands of apps at your leisure.
The design of the phone is simply beautiful and looks similar to the iPhone, but is unique in terms of screen size and build.
The screen is massive and the 4inch screen is excellent for viewing pictures and videos. The screen is so sharp I cannot stop looking at the phone. Music playback is very good and sounds crystal clear. You can create your own play lists and arrange music in any order by artists song name, folder name etc. To benefit from this large screen is the on screen keyboard when sending an sms and wiring emails. It enables you to type so much faster and accurately with very large buttons on screen.
The camera feature is one of the best features and you get a very high quality lens of 5 megapixels. Pictures appear in very high quality and great light and colour once transferred to your PC. Videos are also in HD with very smooth motion and sound. Unfortunately there is no flash which is the most frustrating part of the phone. My opinion, any device that takes pictures must have a flash!
Battery life is good but not the best compared to previous phones I have owned. You can get a good 2 days of heavy use out of it by playing games, taking pictures and phone calls. Just like any other phone, the more apps other things running in the background will make the phone work harder which results in shorter battery life.
Overall the phone is very user friendly. It is run on android so there are thousands off free apps to get your hands on and it records videos in HD. It's an iPhone alternative from my experience and looks very sleek.
As I was browsing through new phones o the internet and in shops, I was looking for something unique and something that is not as common as an iPhone. I came a across a phone with a large screen that put the iPhone and other top phones to shame. It was called the Dell Streak.
I read about it and heard great reviews so I went out and purchased it from my local mobile retailer. When I took it home and opened the box I was amazed by the beautiful black finish and size of the device. In the packaging you get a standard usb charger which also is used to send data to your phone, a pouch which is also used from cleaning the screen. You get a hands free kit that is excellent in sound quality when making calls and listening to music. The clarity and loudness of the music is excellent and is up there with high end mp3 players.
Contours and design
The design is something unique. It is also called a tablet/phone. The phone is like a tablet computer but it will fit in your hand nicely to be used as a phone. The phone has a rubber feel to the sides which prevents it from slipping away from your hand and the strong glass will prevent you from scratching it easily. It fits nicely in your pocket but does weigh a little bit, it's about 200 grams. You get some buttons on the side for photo taking and volume controls.
Technical hardware specs
The phone has a powerful processor is 1GHZ which is greats for multitasking and performing daily functions with ease. It has such a high resolution of 800x400 which is so easy to read and looks so vibrant in colour. You will se the difference when watching full screen videos, pictures and webpages. The massive 5 inch screen is one of the main reasons for me purchasing the device. Best of all the entire camera is crystal clear in picture quality and it has led lights for a flash.
The battery lasts a long time. I used it for 3 days of heavy use with messaging, game playing and music. For a device this big, you would think it will be power hungry, but performs very well! The GPS feature is most probably the factor that will drain the battery life but by not that much.
It's a shame that it came with the android 1.1 software but never fear there is an Android 2.2 coming out which will give out greater flexibility in what the device does and will performs better which results in improved battery life.
I am very happy with the device, it's a great price and it is loaded with features that will keep you entertained for hours on end and improve productivity for business.
Projectors are a great way to get a full size cinema lie picture for entertainment purposes or business. Projectors vary in quality and features depending on the price. The more you pay the better it will be.
HP makes good products when it comes to IT and personal technology. This is another success from my experience.
When I first saw the Hp projector I was amazed by the sexy design and glossy black finish. It came to my imagination that it will match very well with my house colour scheme. My walls are white so I have plenty of wall space for a large picture. The device is so light and very easy to setup in terms of installation.
First use of the device it looked amazing in terms of picture quality and brightness. The movies looked crystal clear and picture motion is smooth! The device is not that large so it can easily fit on a table or be mounted onto the roof. The boot up time is very quick and powers own rapidly also.
Games run nicely and look excellent. You must be in the dark to get the full benefits. Connecting to computers is great to get a large picture of your desktop to view photos etc.
The menu system is very easy to use. Its user friendly and they are very easy to understand. It has a very handy help feature. The instruction manual explained all the features nicely and in great detail. There are nice power saving features to help get he most life out of your lamp. Picture quality and brightness was not affected so its a bonus.
Lamp life is expected to last around 2000 hours which I a long time for home users. Business users will run through them much quicker due to the device being switched on for many hours of the day for presentations etc. The downfall is that in the future you will get a lam that will fail and blow up at the end of its life. Lamps can cost up to $600.
Overall it is a superb product that will last you years to come. I have been using it for 3 months and have not had an issue with the lamp or the device mechanically. It's very affordable an does the job well.
I love the LG cookie, Te name says it all and it certainly is a fresh new look to mobile phones.
The phone looks excellent and the shape and body is very nice to handle and look at. The phone only has a 2 megapixel camera, but I don't take many photos anyway. I purchased the black version which I think is the best colour compared to the silver.
The phone has some quick access buttons that you can press to do simple functions such as camera zoom, answering and hanging up, volume controls and many more. The touch screen is very sensitive and easy to use. The menus and software is very responsive and performance very well when running applications and general scrolling through menus. The button on the side of the phone is very handy. You can lock and unlock the phone t any time to prevent accidental use when it's in your pocket.
Once the phone is powered on you have some preinstalled widgets for common tasks and entertainment features. The phone has an FM radio, Calendar, photo gallery, memos and internet browser. Internet is reasonably fast on this phone and the screen is very vibrant and sharp which makes it easy to read. Mp3 playback is very simple and he sound quality is very crisp and loud.
Battery life is excellent and I used the phone for 2 days of heavy use by sending messages, listening to music and making phone calls.
The phone is very easy to use and easy to navigate through menus. The instruction manual is explains all the features very nicely and clearly.
When taking photos, the quality is pretty reasonable and there is no difference between and 3 megapixel photo and a 2 megapixel.
Another great feature is Bluetooth 2.1 which means transferring data to another Bluetooth 2.1 device will be many times faster than standard Bluetooth 1.1. If you transfer lots of data, the built in 16GB is more than enough storage for your photos, videos and music. It is also expandable with a microSD card.
Overall I am very happy with my purchase at a great price. It is loaded with features that will keep you entertained for long time.
I loved the look of this radio when I first saw it in the shops. It had a very 70's style of feel and look. It makes your room funky. It is surrounded by wood which makes it that much more unique. It has rubber on the bottom to give it grip on smooth surfaces.
This radio is not just nay radio it is a DAB radio which means it received digital radios stations in high quality sound. Not only does it do that, but it shows what song is currently playing on air so you can look it up on itunes and buy. It's a great feature for you and the record industry I think.
One big tick to the list is the LCD screen. It is a nice bright blue colour and shows plenty of information such as the radio station being played and the song titile. The dials and the buttons are very nice to use. The device automatically searches for radio stations and stores them in order of up to 25 stations. A keypad is also supplied on the bottom where you can edit station names after you have stored them which is excellent!
It has a power saving mode where it sits in standby and there is a timer which you can use as an alarm clock even when the device is in use. I love the sound quality, the speaker is pretty loud and crystal clear treble is something I have never heard in a portable digital radio. Other portable devices can be connected to it via usb so you can play your mp3 player through the device.
Overall I am very happy with this radio. It has all the features I need and there is a few more extras which too my fancy. It's a very affordable device under £100. The best part is you can take it anywhere!
In today's modern technology, smart phones have taken over the market due to their extensive features for business and entertainment. When people think of a mobile phone, they think of smartphones. There 3 types of operating systems competing with each other for new release phones called iPhone, Android and windows 7 phone which is the latest addition.
The latest release phone is the Samsung Galaxy i5700 which is expensive to own outright but very cheap on a plan. It runs on the Google Android platform which is iPhone's closes rival. The phone comes in black and white. The Android platform runs very quickly just like the iPhone, but there are a lot more free apps to download. The downfall with android is that most free apps have many bugs and errors due to Androids verification process when receiving apps from developers, they simply don't check the apps they are just placed live on the Market. As with Apple they run many verification checks before an app is added to the app store which is definitely free from errors, viruses etc.
The screen is 3.2 inches and the touch screen is very sensitive and very easy to use. There are a few controls on the side for volume and locking functionality. It also has photo functions for zooming and taking photos. The downfall is that the phone does not have a flash! But it does have a 3.5mm jack for connecting headphones and listening to music. The picture quality is so vibrant and easy to read, I find it looks better than the iPhone.
There are a few built in apps that you get with the phone such as facebook. The app makes posting and navigating facebook very easy and enjoyable. With its large screen you can easily read plenty of text and images on the screen. The app store for Android is growing very fast and thousands of apps are added daily.
In terms of performance the phone works very quickly and loading times between apps and menus are super quick. All Samsung phones I have owned previously have performed well in this area. The wifi and gps features work nicely and internet is lightening fast. Videos look fantastic and the motion is very smooth. Music playback is flawless and it is nice and loud.
Overall the phone is very easy to use and it takes a while to get adjusted to the large screen and menu layouts, but its very well self explanatory. Battery life lasted me 3 days of heavy use with talking and apps use, which is the longest battery life I have had with any phone. The phone has a build in microSD slot so if you run out of memory with all the apps and videos being downloaded, it can be expandable up to 32GB. I highly recommend this phone to anyone who loves feature packed devices with plenty of entertainment.
One day it just clicked, I was so sick of my 3 year old phone. It was outdated and did not have all the advanced and fancy features that I see on modern devices. It was time for a change so I took the initiative. It nearing the end of my 2 year contract so I thought it was the right time. These days everyone has an Apple iPhone which I think is fantastic, but I wanted something more business like. The E63 was the perfect choice because it looks similar to the blackberry, but this phone had more entertainment features that will be mentioned later in this review.
I chose this phone mostly because it looked professional and very sleek. It had a nice glossy finish and physical keypad was what I wanted instead of a touch screen.
After opening the box, I held the phone and it was very slim and compact. Its also lightweight and fits straight into my pocket without even noticing. I powered the phone up and it had enough battery life for me to play around and get a feel for the menus. The navigation was so simple and the response times of the software were super fast. The screen was so vibrant and sharp when viewing the icons and menus. Loading up applications, games and messaging performed very well. Speed and simplicity of the device is very important for me when it comes to mobile phones because my time is very limited. The keyboard was excellent to use and typing is so easy especially with predictive text, my friends were amazed by how fast I replied to them.
I tested out internet access and web pages look very crisp and are easy to view. Internet loading times were very quick and it's so easy to access twitter and facebook.
Battery life has improved over its previous models. I talk for over an hour a day and it lasts two days on a single charge. Charging times are also very fast and you get a full battery in less than two hours.
There are some very useful applications for business use such as the word processor and PDF reader which is handy when reading electronic documents and eBooks.
A great phone to use. It is very speedy in its daily operations and it has all the applications you need to get you through the day whether it's playing games or doing business. Very good price that won't hurt your budget.
If you're looking to upgrade your monitor to something with better image quality and smooth picture motion, this is the right monitor for you. The monitor is 24 inches in size which will enable you to fit more information on your screen at one time. In simpler terms, you can have many windows open at once in full view without minimising and switching between them. The screen size will benefit you when playing games and watching movies in HD or in Bluray.
After opening the box in high anticipation I located all the essential accessories to get me including the cables and instruction manual. The instructions were very easy to read and follow and explained everything in great detail. You get a cdrom to help you with the installation if required.
It looks excellent and very modern. It is a nice black glossy screen which looks very attractive when sitting in my room. The buttons are easy to access and layed out very well. Onscreen menus are simple to use and understand when configuring the device.
Powering on for first use:
Once I powered on the monitor and connected it to the VGA connection in my pc, I was ready to rock and roll and the monitor configured the picture automatically so no action was required. It was as simple as that, I was instantly enjoying my games and movies in the highest definition possible. The connections it supports are: VGA, Analogue, HDMI and DVI. The colours are extremely vibrant and the smooth flowing motion of movies is excellent. I will never go back to my old monitor. It's great for work also, documents look crystal clear and the fonts are very sharp and easy to read. You can fit 2 pages very easily onto one screen.
Overall from my experience, Acer has always had the best picture quality and vibrant colours when it comes to monitors. They have never failed on me and are quality for a great price. I suggest giving this product a try you will not regret it.
I made the decision to by the Creative Zen due to word of mouth from my friends and research on the internet. I found it was very different compared to Sony mp3 players and iPods. It had a massive 32 GB built in and it was cheaper than the iPod and Sony products. This model was known to be on the top of its range.
After unboxing the product in anticipation I finally switched it on and tested it. The nice clear sound was heard when listening to the sample music you get with the device. The headphone supplied are awesome and the clear treble and deep bass was second to none. Not only can you plug in headphones but it has a built in speaker so you can use it as a portable radio that can sit at your desk at home or at work. The sound formats it supports are: WAV, MP3, AAC and FLAC.
The design is very sexy and I love the black colour I purchased. The buttons are big enough for my big fingers to press which is a bonus.
One of the other main reasons why is purchased this product was the large 3 inch touch screen that is very rare in portable mp3 devices today. The touch screen I found was very sensitive and smooth just like the iphone. The picture clarity is crystal clear. The menus were a little confusing at first, but took a while to get my head around it.
It's very lightweight and it fits in your pocket very nicely. It connects very easily to your computer and installs itself automatically. If you ever run out of space on the device you can purchase an SD card and connect it which is very handy for transferring files from other devices.
Not only can you play digital music files like mp3's but you can listen to FM radio. The FM radio can be configured manually or automatically and the sound quality is very clear.
The price of the device is very cheap and it is well worth the money for such unique and useful features. A must have for music lovers.
The Sony Walkman NWZ-S639F 16 GB is a great little mp3 player that is very robust and has so many nifty features. Sony is well known for their mp3 players due to the ease of use and great features.
The device is very good looking in terms of design and colour. It fits perfectly into m pocket and it feels like it's not even sitting in there.
Not only is the device good, the headphones supplied are awesome and they have great sound clarity and deep bass. They are very comfortable to wear and you don't even notice your wearing them after long use. The sound does not distort at all when cranked to full volume.
After all the unpacking I tested it out and switched it on. It starts up very quickly. The menus are very easy to navigate and understand. I love the sorting features, you can sort by artist or song name. It will even show pictures if present.
Connecting to your computer is a breeze. It supports USB 2.0 so transferring will be super fast. Windows automatically finds your new device and installs it automatically. It can then be used a flash drive to hold your documents and music. Videos can also be played which is a bonus. While connecting the device to USB the device charges. A 3 minute charge will give you 90 mins of battery life.
After many hours of use the battery life was superb. It can play up to 25 hours nonstop. If you have ass boost enabled then your battery life will be shortened.
In terms of price it is very cheap compared to most popular mp3 players such as the Ipod. With 16GB of memory you can store a lot of albums on it depending on the quality of the music file.
Overall it is a very good device with easy to use menus and superb sound quality. There is plenty of storage to hole your whole music collection.
Te Seagate drive is a very compact sized drive that can hold plenty of data of up to 640GB. This is more than enough storage for me to store my movies, music and pictures and take it where I go. This is device is useful to use in car stereos with a USB input.
The device is very attractive and matches my glossy black dell laptop. It has a USB 2.0 connection which delivers super fast transfer speeds of up to 480mb/s. The maximum rotation speed of the drive is 5400rpm.
The drive can support all FAT formats and NTFS. NTFS is great to hold single files larger than 4GB, but will not be compatible with devices such as TV's with a USB input.
It's very lightweight and weights less than 200 grams. It can fit in your pocket nicely.,
One drawback to the device is that the USB cable is too short, but you can always buy and extension if required from any computer store or eBay.
Overall, now is the perfect time to buy a device like this. The large file size and the small price tag is perfect. There are many different sizes you ca purchase, the largest is 2TB. I have never had any mechanical issues since I purchased it so it is very reliable.
Bux.to is a great PTC and it is one of the most frustrating. More will be explained later in this review.
Bux.to has been around for nearly 3 years and there was plenty of speculation during the start of the business. I found this paid to click site while I was searching for software on the internet. In one of my software packages it had a text file saying, "get your free rapid share account by visiting this link". I went to the link and Bux.to appeared. The website was very basic and was not up to standard like it is today. I had no idea what a paid to click site was so I read the help section. I was hooked and was religiously clicking daily.
The way Bux,to works is that they charge to have their website viewed to potential customers for 30 seconds per click.
For members clicking an advert advertised on the Bux.to surf ads page will pay you 1 cent per click for standard members and 1.25 cents for Premium members. The referral system is very rewarding. By advertising your link it can be a difficult process. Once there is a referrals under your name you will earn 1 cent from each ad they view. Another option is that you can purchase referrals and Bux.to will handle the rest. There is many types of referral packs you can buy. 15, 35, 100 or 50 member packages can be purchased. Bux.to will then take care of the rest and will assign unreferred members to your name. Earning potential is unlimited and referrals stay in your account for ever. If you notice that there are referrals that have 0 clicks, you can contact bux.to and they will replace them a no charge.
As a premium member the earning potential increases by 50%. Not only there is more earning potential but you will receive payment much faster. Premium membership is costly but you receive 250 referrals so now is a good time to buy. I have 300 referrals under my name and in a month I have earned $250. You can also apply for a Payonner master card in which you can withdraw your earrings at any ATM around the world.
As for payment, this is the most frustrating part of the program. There are 3 payment methods: Alertpay and a Payoneer card. You can also use your earnings for advertising on the site which is a very handy feature. Payments can also be manually cancelled at any time.
As for my payment history, I was paid $10 in 2007. I have never been paid since then. I cashed out in January and still waiting for my $200. I have never given up due to all the success stories I see almost every day. Keep clicking as many ads as you can daily and watch your earnings rise.
The forum is very well organised an there is always someone to answer your queries which is very nice.
Overall a very easy to use pay to click site that is not rocket science to understand. Payment is very slow but earning potential is very high and fast.
An iPod was something that I was hanging out for a while. After watching my friend play around with his new iPod nano 5g 16 GB, I had to get one myself. The look and feel of the device is superb and very unique to any other mp3 player. I bought the black colour.
I rushed off and installed iTunes on my laptop. I configured it to my liking and setup my account. I was ready to go. ITunes is so easy and user friendly when buying music. You can even preview the song before buying. Prices have risen over the years but not by much. After purchasing my music I connected my iPod to the laptop and synchronised al the music.
The iPod makes it simple when scrolling through music that you want to play my song title or album title. There is plenty of storage at around 16 GB which is more than enough for my music collection. I have only used half.
The main features that really impressed me are: Very user friendly and crystal clear display which looks very nice. Very light and looks sleek and modern. Large LCD screen so more information can be displayed on the screen at a time. Excellent sound quality and the headphones supplied have great high and low bass. Connects to iTunes very easily for quick music synchronisation.
IPods are great for music, but now the new iphones have set into the stores, they do most functions like the iPod nano. I guess it's nice to have a separate device so if you're going for a run you won't have to worry about your iphone battery life or accidently dropping it on the ground.
Overall it is a very simple and easy device to use. It can be taken anywhere due to its compact size. You can also buy portable iPod speakers made especially for docking your iPod and playing your music in full rich sound. It's very cheap to buy and there are many different types and colours. It's the perfect Christmas gift for any music lover.
At first when purchasing this product I was not sure if I should get it because home theatres can look so good, but once switched on they sound awful and distort at high volumes.
The main reason for purchasing this product was to get clear high and low sounds with great bass and surround.
As I installed the product it had a very easy to follow instruction manual and explained every feature and cable in great detail. As I placed the speakers on each corner of the room knowing that I will get a surround effect they were very easy to carry and store. I placed the subwoofer in front of my TV to get the full effect. After setup I switched it on and tested it out with an action movie (Die Hard 4). The menus are so easy to navigate and understand. I configured the bass and treble and activated a feature called power bass which gave me a whole new experience in sound. After watching the movie on the action scenes the bass from the car explosion and crystal clear treble and surround was simply amazing for such a compact device.
The other nifty feature that I through use and enjoy is the Divx playback. I played the movie and it looked excellent and sounded great. The playback is smooth and flawless. You can fit several Divx movies onto one disc.
I really enjoy playing Playstation 3. It brings out the surround sound from the speakers especially when playing FIFA 11. It feels like you are watching from the stadium with the support of the home fans. I turned the device to the near maximum and the speakers handle the deep bass superbly with minimal distortion.
Overall the speakers look amazing with their glossy black finish. It matched my Samsung LED 3D TV very nicely due to its black glossy finish. Speakers are very powerful for such a compact device. I have never had an issue with them since owning. For a small price you get big results. 5/5 is my verdict!
Every year in October a new Fifa video game is added to the series. Each year the game gets better and better in terms or graphics, game play and new additional features to the game. The anticipation before each release is excruciating, but always very satisfying once purchased and played to its full potential.
Compared to Fifa 10 there have been some vast improvements and additions to the game. The Be a Pro mode has been revamped and improved. You can now play with all 11 players in a season or have the option of controlling 1.
The most interesting part of it is that you can now play as a goalkeeper, which is a feature that should have been applied to previous version of Fifa many years ago. Controlling the keeper can be very challenging and frustrating, but once you get the hang of it you will be flying across the goals posts. Not only can you make saves but you can give your team mates some valuable instructions on marking the opposition and defensive strategies.
The overall game play is pretty amazing and it feels like you are watching a real match topped off with some superb commentary from Martin Tyler and Andy Gray. The passing is very easy once mastered. You can change the passing and shooting styles to be assisted, semi assisted or manual, which makes the game that more challenging and exciting. Shooting is very unique and is solely dependable on the player's skill levels. Penalty kicks are a different story and they are very difficult to master with its new shooting system. The 360 degree movement has been tweaked to perfection.
I really enjoy playing the career mode. There is so much variety and matches you can play in. You can be a manager or a player. I enjoy playing as a player. You can take your team to the highest level and win championships just like the real thing.
The overall performance of online play has improved dramatically over Fifa 10. Game play is much smoother without the excess lag and with many players online it handles the load very well. The online modes have many features and loads of fun that will keep you playing for hours on end. I love watching the leader board and watching myself climb the world rankings.
The game gets better every year and I can't wait for what Fifa 12 will hold. FIFA is by far the best football game out there compared to PES 2011.