Welcome! Log in or Register
  • Sort by:
    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
      More +
      23.04.2014 08:50
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "Good Customer Service"
      • "Compatibility Checker "
      • "Very Accessible "
      • "Good Services"

      Disadvantages

      • "Confusing Chart on delivery "

      Good services, good options, accessible and new user friendly.

      My experience with PC Specialist was a very pleasant one, from the get go the interface is friendly and has a very professional look. Giving me confidence in the company. The different directories were clearly named and all correct. I was able to find what I wanted to start with right away. Adding the gear I wanted was easy and simple and didn''t require a lot of researching as all the important specs were already in place and available to the customer. A nice addition was the compatibility checker which put all my worries to rest. Placing the order was simple, and comparing different quotes which you were able to save with a simple click. They also had a very handy change order option at the end and I was able to speed up my package. I however felt this was a cheap stab at gaining a little extra as the graph was confusing and very worrying considering I was on a short time schedule however upon talking to one of the sales representatives my worries were no more and I was happy with the extra money spent to receive it earlier and I understood why this was. On the topic of money, prices were very fair and I found somewhat cheaper than amazon and building it myself. I feel like I got a very good deal here and I am extremely impressed. Delivery was exceptional making it a long distance in a very short time period. Overall a very pleasurable experience and I plan to recommended and re-use pc specialist if I ever need too.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      22.04.2014 22:56
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A great value for money electric brush which will leave your mouth feeling clean

      I have never been too great at going to the dentist regularly. It?s not that I am particularly scared of them (unless they try and take teeth and then getting me in that chair is like trying to cuddle a shark) but time just goes by without an appointment and by the time I go it?s always a bit of a brainteaser trying to remember the last time I?ve been. With that in mind, my last trip to the dentist was a bit of an ordeal and involved my first ever scrape and polish. From that moment, I vowed to take better care of my teeth. Point number one on that agenda was an electric toothbrush. I chose this toothbrush because it was a brand I recognised as a reliable brand and it was on offer. It offers 3D cleaning (pulsates, oscillates and rotates) to remove up to a 100% more plaque than an ordinary manual toothbrush. The first thing I noticed when I got this toothbrush home was that the charger which plugs into a socket was a two-prong and not a conventional three-prong so had to use my husband?s adaptor. This is a relatively small problem and may have even been stated on the box (I?ve since discarded the packaging) but is something to be aware of nonetheless. Oral B say that the shape of their brush head is inspired by dental tools and it ertainly feels as though you are getting a good clean on use. Indeed, my teeth felt very smooth and looked very white immediately after using! The shape makes it very easy to get at all points in the mouth for an even clean. My favourite feature about the brush is that it lets you know every thirty seconds to switch to a different quadrant of the mouth. As someone who always guestimated my 2 minutes of brushing with a toothbrush this has helped tremendously. It vibrates every thirty seconds, with a louder, longer whirring noise after 2 minutes to tell you that your clean is over. Additionally, if you are brushing too hard, it will let you know with a loud whirring noise and a flashing red light to help control the force of your clean. Whilst it does take a while to charge the brush, I don?t find you have to do it often, maybe once every 2-3 weeks so I don?t find this to be an issue. My only gripe with this brush is that there is no feature to clean your tongue after a brush so I still use a manual brush for that as my mouth feels much fresher once the tongue has been cleaned. However, after looking at the Oral B site it seems there are more expensive brushes with that feature ? though for the price I think I?ll just stick with my aldi toothbrush!

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 4 Readings / 1 Rating
      More +
      22.04.2014 22:28
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • " with extra perks"
      • "Easy to setup"
      • "Very good quality"

      Disadvantages

      • "Very long delivery time"

      great!

      A very good pc, highly recommended.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • Paper Toss (iPhone Application) / Apps / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
      More +
      22.04.2014 22:15
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "Easy to use"
      • "Free to download"
      • Simple

      Disadvantages

      • "None at all"

      Simple and recommended

      I am a bit of a scrooge when it comes to paying for games for my phone and I tend to download the free ones, this is one of the first games that I ever downloaded. Installing the game was really quick and as soon as the game has downloaded, you are ready to go; there isn?t any creating of accounts etc which I like as I do find this a little frustrating sometimes. The concept of the game is really simple, by swiping your finger across the screen it throws a scrunched up ball of screwed up paper off of a desk and into a waste paper bin. This is sometimes made a little trickier as there is a fan on the office desk which obviously changes the direction and movement of the paper ball as you throw it. (When the fan first comes on, the game will display a little arrow on the screen to let you know which way the fan is blowing). To the side of the screen there is a scoreboard which increase by 1 whenever you get the paper in the paper bin, whenever you miss, your score also decreases by 1 point too. I really like that this game also stores you best score for each level too which means I can challenge myself to get more than the last time I played. ***The levels*** There are several different levels you can select when playing the games, when I have described above is the easy, medium and hard level, the only difference being that as you move up to medium or hard, the desk gets further away from the bin and there are more office noises occurring such as doors closing, printer noises etc (to be fair, I tend to have my phone on silent so I don?t really notice this element). The other modes available are Airport, Restroom, Basement, Pub and Street, when playing in these modes, I find that apart from the graphics changing, the only other thing that changes is the noises for example, when playing in Restroom mode, you can hear running water. ***Any negatives?*** If there was one thing that I could complain about it would be the use of pop up ads when you first load up and when you restart the game as I do find them annoying. However I understand why these are there and they are easily dismissed by clicking the X at the top of the screen. ***Overall*** I have never experienced any problems with the game; it always loads up really quickly and has never crashed whilst playing. Although the images are basic, they are very clear.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      22.04.2014 20:02
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      A hilarious look at life around the world, the Idiot Abroad is back!

      After three series of Sky's An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington goes it alone with The Moaning of Life. Across 5 episodes he gives his views on money, work, marriage, children and death by traveling across the world and seeing how other culture''s tackle life's big questions. Whilst this contains the same winning formula of strange situations and Karl's dry Northern humour, this series is short at just 5 episodes and lacks the hilarious interactions between Karl and Ricky Gervais/Steve Merchant. As a result it still gives plenty of laughs but ultimately feels missing the spark that An Idiot Abroad had. Highlights include Karl investigating a potential partner for an arranged marriage, helping to organise a huge Indian wedding, babysitting for a toddler and finding out what it's like to live the life of a South African millionaire. The episodes are spread over 2 discs, and the sound and video quality are top notch, which definitely enhance his globe-trotting adventures around the world. Colours are vibrant with little grain, and the sound provides clear renditions of conversations. Extras however are thin on the ground, with a few deleted scenes and a short interview with Karl on his thoughts on the concept of the show. For those of you who do enjoy the show, you may be interested to know that there is an accompanying book written by Karl in the form of a diary, which goes into more detail on Karl's travels and includes many incidents not used in the final series.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      22.04.2014 17:42
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • " variety of colours"
      • " relatively sleek"
      • " durable"
      • Strong

      Disadvantages

      • "Looks functional rather than fashionable."

      Overall, a great quality and versatile case that will last years and look good. Recommended!

      I bought two of these suitcases about 5 years ago in a dark purple colourway. They seemed well-made and I particularly liked the way that you could buy co-ordinating bags etc. I have a matching 26l cabin size, but the 41l is great for all-round travel. I can fit loads in it (1 weeks worth of clothes for a non-beach holiday)and because it is so strong it is easier to squeeze in those extra items without damaging the seams or the zip. I have a similar but flimsier / cheaper case from elsewhere, and with the same treatment (filling to the max!) the other one has started to come away at the seams and also lose its shape. The Tripp case, however, is still going strong after 5 years of family use. One feature which I like is the outside large pocket - because it stands away from the case you can easily fit extras such as books, magazines or accessories inside, even when the main compartment is very full. The zip has a double zipper so you can open at either end making it versatile. It is strong and flows easily. The edges of the case are well-designed so that the zip doesn''t catch on the case fabric or contents. The handle on the case is sturdy and easy to lengthen / shorten in order to pull it along or carry down stairs etc. It is relatively easy to manouver for a 2-wheel case, but not too easy to turn corners without tipping it over so if optimum manouverability is important to you there might be a better option (e.g. the 4-wheel versions).

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB / Smartphone / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
      More +
      22.04.2014 13:44
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "easy to use"
      • "amazing camera"
      • "quick processor"
      • "vibrant screen"

      Disadvantages

      • "has an awkward feel to it when first purchased"
      • "short battery life"

      unique phone best competitor to the iphone

      I purchased this phone upon reading good reviews about it, if youre looking for a phone that is unique and different than an iphone as most people have iphones nowadays then this is the phone for you its efficient and quick has a good bsckground lighting and handy features such as a very bright flashlight and multitasking options. The phone itself when first purchased felt very awkward but after a few days you get used to the feeling, the keyboard on the phone is also very easy as im typibg from it right now, and also there are many more features that are easy to use, the pull down toolbar at the top of this phone lets you activate/deactivate the options suh as wifi internet and the vibrate or sound function which is very handy as you dont have to go into the settings option to change these things, all in all its a top class phonewith a mere problem of slightly bad battery life but a lot better than the iphone in my opinion.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • Samsung Galaxy S / Mobile Phone / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
      More +
      22.04.2014 13:36
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • Size

      Disadvantages

      • RAM

      My first smartphone

      This is a good smartphone, but is is now to old.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      14.04.2014 15:42
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "Delivery was really fast"

      Disadvantages

      • none

      Best place for business cards

      My business cards arrived within a few days and the quality of them was really good, I was so impressed. They are so much better than any of the other ones I have previously ordered from other companies such as vista print and I have already recommended them to several other people who are now thinking about ordering from them. If you are looking for new business cards or anything else like that you should definitely have a look at the Easy Print UK website, you wont be disappointed. I cant wait to use Easy Print UK again, I am thinking about ordering a couple of the aprons they have as you can personalise them as well and I have no doubt they will be just as amazing as the business cards.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      14.04.2014 15:22
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • Quiet/peaceful/intimate
      • "Mostly good enclosures/Lots of OPEN enclosures - no cages"
      • "Plenty of shade"
      • "Reasonably priced"
      • "Nice way to spend a few hours"

      Disadvantages

      • "Quite small"

      A quiet little 'zoo' in the South of Portugal

      We recently made our first visit to Lagos Zoo in the south of Portugal. Despite the name 'Lagos' the zoo isn't actually situated in Lagos (it's just outside) and it's best to reach it by car. There are a few 'zoo' signs leading up to it but the actual entrance itself is quite concealed and not very obvious (look out for the big stone gorilla statue!). It has a small car park at the front. The zoo is open all year round (10am - 5pm October to March and 10am - 7pm April to September). Ticket prices are 16 euros for adults, 14 euros for over 65's, 12 euros for children (4-11 years) and free for under 4's. I feel that the ticket prices are quite reasonable and the under 4 allowance seems quite generous. We visited mid-week during UK school holidays and thought that the zoo would be busy but it wasn't. In fact throughout our visit we barely bumped in to a soul, it felt as though we had the place to ourselves! It's has a very peaceful and serene atmosphere, much different to many of our zoo's back home. I was quite surprised at the size of the zoo, it was much smaller than I thought it would be and didn't have as many animals as I had expected (no 'big' animals or big cats). It's not really a place where you can spend all day, two or three hours was plenty for us. Lagos Zoo is quite intimate, it doesn't do any shows or put on any displays like most zoo's tend to do (this might be disappointing to some but I think it's a nicer environment for the animals). The whole place is covered in lush vegetation and plants. It's quite pretty and there are plenty of shady places to take shelter from the sun. It wasn't built-up and commercialised, there wasn't even a souvenir shop at the end... although I think they were in the midst of opening one during our visit! There were 2 lots of toilets, we visited one lot of toilets by the farmyard which were unfortunately pretty run-down (they even had birds flying around in there!). There is a restaurant which is situated near the entrance of the zoo but we didn't even see it. There is also a snack bar where we purchased some drinks which seemed sufficient enough. Outside the snack bar was a small play park. There is also another (and slightly bigger) play park at the other side of the zoo. Each enclosure we came across had information about each animal (translated in to English too) which was quite useful and interesting. The first animals we came to were reindeer. Most reindeer that I've experienced in zoo's tend to look quite tatty but these reindeer looked very healthy. The next selection of animals were birds. Lagos Zoo is home to an impressive number of different birds including Parrots, Macaws, Cranes, Hornbills, Owls, Flamingos, Vultures and Kookaburras. Our favourites were the Parrots, Mccaws and Rhinoceros Hornbills. I don't particularly like seeing birds in cages but all of the enclosures seemed quite spacious and many of them quite enriched so it wasn't too bad. There are a number of different ponds which have tortoises, fish and swans in them. Ducks and other birds (such as peacocks) also wander around the zoo. You can purchase food from machines for 1 euro to feed the fish, birds etc. Lagos Zoo is home to quite a few primates. Primates included Gibbons, Lemurs, Chimps, Marmosets, Squirrel Monkeys and Tamarins. I really liked the majority of the primate enclosures as they weren't caged. The smaller primates were caged but all of the bigger primates had islands to themselves (surrounded by a moat or pond) which seems like such a stress-free environment for them. Visitors can still get a good view of the primates but without invading their space. The downside to these enclosures is that they seem VERY escapable! Our favourite primates to watch were probably the playful gibbons. There were only a couple of areas which I weren't keen on - the first was the farmyard where you can pet the animals. None of the animals were endangered and I felt it was quite pointless having farm animals there. None of the enclosures were particularly big, most of them were overcrowded (I counted about 20 guinea pigs in one enclosure) and a lot of the animals were hot and panting (the sheep weren't sheered and had thick coats). Another thing that I was really unimpressed with was that there were a number of tiny baby goats in with a number of big rams (I have no idea why) - the rams were chasing and ramming the goats who were really scared. We had to tell a member of staff (we checked later on and they had been separated). The second thing I wasn't keen on was the Linx. The zoo had a lone Linx which was pacing around and looking very stressed. Other animals to see include Mara, Capybara, Wallabies, Prairie Dogs, Ocelot, Bobcat, a (small) crocodile, Iguanas, Porcupines, Snakes and Meerkats (my daughters favourites). My personal highlight was the Lyle's Flying Fox enclosure which you can walk through. The Flying Fox's are a type of bat and there were LOADS hanging from the roof of the enclosure. They were so intriguing to watch and you can get really close to them. As I've already mentioned, most of the enclosures seemed quite spacious and enriched which was nice to see. I especially liked the open enclosures. All of the animals looked healthy and most of them seemed stress free. The Lagos Zoo website does mention conservation, although I'm not really too sure what conservation efforts they make. They do seem to care greatly for their animals though. Overall Lagos Zoo was a few hours well spent and I'm glad we visited. I probably wouldn't visit again for a while but I'd be happy to recommend this quiet little 'zoo' to others.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • More +
      14.04.2014 14:44
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "Nice smell"

      Disadvantages

      • "Need to use so much to clean dishes as Tesco Value is so thin."

      A thin washing up liquid - not really cost effective.

      As I am on a bit of an economy drive I decided to try out the Tesco Everyday Value Washing up Liquid. After all at about 35p for a really big 500ml plastic bottle that looked full, I thought for this price cannot go wrong. But I was wrong. I normally give Tesco Everyday Value products a high score but not this time. The package is plain as would expect with this brand. The bottle is clear and allows the buyer to see the green coloured washing up liquid inside. The plus point is that the small is nice, the washing up liquid smells as it should, pleased with this. Then I squeezed some liquid out into by washing up bowl, the washing liquid is very thin when compared with a better brand. If I was at work (paint industry) would say that the Tesco Everyday Value liquid has a low viscosity compared with a named brand. I needed to use at least four times as much of this value brand as compared to my Fairy Liquid which normally use ? even then I struggled to remove grease from my dishes. In the end had to soak the dishes for a hour or so to remove the grease. Having said this the value washing up liquid did work fairly well with just slightly dirty dishes which had been used for a salad meal and a cup of tea. For my next washing up I went back to Fairy Liquid. For much less washing up liquid the Fairy Brand cleaned some greasy dishes no problem at all. Being much better than the Tesco Everyday Value Brand. In the end get what you pay for ?..35p for 500ml might seem a bargain at first. But in actual use have to use so much more than a named brand that this value cleaner is just not worth it. I did finish off the bottle of Tesco?s Everyday Value Washing Up Liquid it worked ok on only slightly dirty dishes.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • print24 online printing / Online Shop / 11 Readings / 7 Ratings
      More +
      14.04.2014 13:14
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • Price

      Disadvantages

      • "Turnaround Time"

      For the price, can't complain

      Print 24 offer very good rates for print and the quality is more than sufficient for the prices that they charge, even better than others I have used before now who charge a lot more. Production is a bit slower than I am used to, but for the price it is acceptable. As long as you are able to create your artwork yourself then this company is perfect for the end result - their instructions for artwork are not the clearest but if you know what you are doing then you can not go far wrong. I shall be using them again for non urgent jobs for as long as the quality of the print is kept up and as long as delivery does not get slower.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • doglistener.co.uk / Internet Site / 17 Readings / 9 Ratings
      More +
      14.04.2014 12:37
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      Disadvantages

      He is not cheap but then again he is a professional Behaviourist and Trainer

      I saw the review by anonym. Amazingly he got everything wrong. There are no alpha wolves, it is a family pack not a Alpha controller. This has now been known for 18 years. Caesar Milan is a dog trainer not a behaviourist and works using e-collars prong and check chains. He would not be successful in this country and we do not agree with those type of techniques. Stan Is a very good trainer and behaviourist and is an expert witness under the DDA 1991. He worked with two of my dogs that were fighting in the house. I had another behaviourist come in, but they were a waste of time. Stan sorted the problem out in one session. They were actually fighting over me, as the saw me as the resource.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 12 Readings / 9 Ratings
      More +
      14.04.2014 08:54
      Not Helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "Value For Money"
      • "Great Choice"
      • "Good Communication"
      • Fast

      Disadvantages

      Excellent service and value for money - Highly Recommended

      I had my PC built for my job as a graphic designer, the choice of graphics cards, RAM and processing power are great for this and my PC is more than fit for purpose. There was one issue with the build I had asked for, and this was promptly picked up and I was called and the issue resolved to ensure my order was built on time. I wanted the machine quickly and asked for the 3 day delivery on a Saturday, I wasn't disappointed, the PC came packaged very well, with all the information I needed to set it up. All in all PC specialist delivered everything they promised at a very reasonable price for the standard of kit I received, I would recommend them to anyone.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    • Despicable Me: Minion Rush / Apps / 31 Readings / 20 Ratings
      More +
      14.04.2014 08:49
      Very helpful
      (Rating)

      Advantages

      • "Targets to work to"
      • Bright
      • Fun

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Run minion run

      The idea of the game is that you are a minion and you start at Gru's Lab and run through jumping over and sliding under obstacles, collecting bananas and picking up other minions along the way. There are many different worlds to play in, when you get to the end of a world you have to defeat something such as escaping rockets thrown at you by Gru and then you can access another world. Your starting point each game you play can change and then sometimes you come to a set of 3 tubes at the end of a level so you don't know the area you select. There are lots of different minions, some of them you buy and some of them you earn as you go through the game then there are minions that you have to collect puzzle pieces throughout the game to unlock. The game starts off quite slow and then it gets faster as you go through and there ends up more and more obstacles in the way making it hard and you have to be really coordinated to play but it is fun even when you keep crashing. Each game starts with your minions being catapulted up in the air which is quite funny, you collect bananas to spend on characters and specials. There are a number of specials to use some protect your minions like a shield which means you don't die when you crash into something and a freeze ray which allows you to freeze the baddies. There are specials which give good bonuses such as a banana vacuum which means the bananas are automatically collected and then there is a unicorn to ride which shoots your minion up into the air into loads of bananas. On your main screen there is a shop which of course wants you to spend money to get extra power ups and bananas for playing the game, there is an events screen where if you have the game connected to your Facebook you can compete against your friends each week and win specials to use through the game. There is a friends leader board so you can see how you are scoring against your friends and then there is a goals menu which allows you to see what you need to accomplish to go up a level such as spend 200 bananas or punch 10 evil minions. Both my daughters play this game and they are 3 and 6, they play the game really well and get scores that rival that of adults on my Facebook. The game has different levels to reach and throughout the game your points multiply depending how many of your minion friends you collect. I find this game addictive and whenever I say to my girls its time to come off it I always get the request of one more game please Mammy. I would give this 5 stars it's fun, bright, has targets to reach and was free.

      Comments

      Login or register to add comments
    1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 65750
  • Sort by:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 32476

    * Prices may differ from that shown