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Apple iPod touch MB376ZG/A 32 GB First Generation 14/07/2008

Itouch - Ipod Heaven

HP Color LaserJet CP4005dn 25/04/2008

HP Color LaserJet CP4005dn Printer

Plustek OpticSlim M12 24/04/2008

Portable Laptop Scanner - Plustek M12

Apple iPod mini M9435B/A 4 GB 22/04/2008

Mini By Name & Likeability

Motorola razr V3i Dolce & Gabbana limited edition mobile phone. 22/04/2008

Motorola V3i M? M for 'Mistake' or 'Mediocre'?

HP PhotoSmart R837 22/04/2008

HP Photosmart R837

HP PhotoSmart R837 It's hard to take offence to this fab little camera; the R837 is well constructed, fairly priced, intuitive to use, and delivers images of reasonable quality for what it is - although red eye is a real problem the in-camera editing software fixes this eventually. The technology of removing blemishes from faces and the slimming effect has come in handy (especially for the swimsuit on holiday shots!), but does get a bit boring after a while. The menus are pretty much self-explanatory - e.g. if you choose to turn off the autolight function, it will show you a preview of how this will affect your picture, ditto if you want to crop or add a border to your picture. The internal software also allows you change the brightness, contrast, colour, etc of your photo without uploading your photos whilst still keeping your original image intact - so you can see the before and after effects. If you're after a fully automatic point and shoot to carry around in the daytime or evening when your bulkier DSLR or bridge camera is back at home or the hotel - and you can't afford the premium point-and-shoot likes of a Canon IXUS - then this HP - not usually known as a 'cool' brand in any respect - comes recommended. The family user or the beginner appears to be the one who will get the most out of the HP R837 - it's simple enough for the kids (or my mother!) to operate and fun too. The battery holds the charge okay and the picture quality for 7 x 5 shots is fantastic (haven't tested the A4 size ...

Sony DCR-SR32E 22/04/2008

Sony Handycam DCR SR32E

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