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Laptops buying guide

Mar 07, 2012 No Comments by

Want to buy a laptop? First answer these simple questions.

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Headphones Buying Guide

Jul 26, 2011 No Comments by

There are so many styles of headphone and so many price-points buying the right pair could induce a migraine. Unless you read this.

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TVs Buying Guide

May 20, 2011 No Comments by

As manufacturers pack ever more features into their TVs, those sets that don’t have the spangly new additions are flogged off on the cheap. So for even the slightly tardy adopter there are some serious bargains to be had.

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Sat-Nav buying guide

Feb 02, 2011 No Comments by

If you’ve managed to persuade yourself that a sat-nav is a better navigator than your brain and a map, here are some things to consider before you buy. ‘Try before you buy’ is useful with sat-nav.  Even if you end up buying on-line, it’s worth going to a shop and bothering the sales assistant with [...]

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Printers buying guide

Feb 01, 2011 1 Comment by

What to buy There’s more to printers these days than you might imagine.  This Fogey still uses an HP Laserjet 6P from the mid-Nineties for printing black and white documents.  It’s quick and effective and the single toner cartridge seems to last for ever.  But he also has an HP Photosmart all-in-one for photos and [...]

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DAB Radio buying guide

Jan 30, 2011 1 Comment by

Before you buy a digital radio make sure you can receive digital broadcasts at www.getdigitalradio.com Then stick with your FM radio and all this DAB nonsense will go away.  Unless over 50 percent of the populace take the digital option by 2015, FM will continue.  See the Category Overview for why this will be a [...]

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MP3 Players buying guide

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

When/how will you use your music player? If portability is paramount go for something small and light such as an iPod Shuffle (see pic above).  The sound reproduction might be pants-to-purists and it might not hold that many tunes but through earphones even the crappiest sound quality is okay and how many tunes are you [...]

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Digital Compact Cameras buying guide

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

What will you use your camera for? Some compacts are more compact than others.  The Sony Cybershot DSC-T99 and Samsung ST100 are very slim, making them easy to carry in a pocket and less obvious to thieving bastards. Does your camera need to be rugged and/or waterproof?  The Canon Powershot D10 and Casio EX-G1 are [...]

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