M. Pearson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (206 of 217)
Location: West Midlands, UK.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 28,916 - Total Helpful Votes: 206 of 217
Blackberry Z10 UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black by BlackBerry
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I have had a mobile phone since the days of the Motorola housebrick, but have only fairly recently come to smartphones. My first was a BlacBerry Curve 3 years ago, and my second is a new Z10. Other family members have iPhones and Android devices, and I thought quite hard about what to replace the Curve with. In the end I decided that I was not going to pay the excessive (in my view) price required for an iPhone, and I wanted to avoid contributing further to the dark force that is Google's expanding empire. Which basically left the choice between a Windows phone or a Blackberry. A secondary choice then was to get another keypad phone, or go to a touch-screen model. Having got used to… Read more
Magic Lantern Guides®: Canon PowerShot G12 by Peter K. Burian
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
It seems that even expensive cameras these days come with poor manuals hidden away on a cd, and only a very basic introduction in print form. The Canon G12 is no exception, so this little book fills a significant gap. It is a convenient size, nicely produced, and has a good deal of useful information specific to this camera.

However, as a reference book, it is not without some faults. Whilst there are excellent illustrations inside the front and rear covers of the layout of the camera and controls, unfortunately there are no equivalent guides to the symbols used on the lcd screen. There are some 40 odd icons available on the shooting screen, and aound 30 on the viewing screen,… Read more
Yamaha YAS101bl SoundBar System with Built-In Subw&hellip by Yamaha
176 of 184 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yamaha YAS101 Soundbar, 20 Dec 2011
Like many folk who've bought a new flat screen TV, Samsung in our case, we were very disappointed with the sound quality. My first attempt to improve this was a low cost Philips HTC3020 5.1 surround system. Whilst an improvement this had several shortcomings. Wires trailing everywhere, the DVD player refused to work properly with TV, and speech was still not as clear as I wanted. The last point was the killer for me, as I have some hearing damage from industrial noise which makes speech hard to pick up against a noisy background.

As we didn't want the wires, and full surround sound was not a high priority I decided to look at sound bars as a possible solution. After trawling… Read more