Ben Speedy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (45 of 49)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 585,112 - Total Helpful Votes: 45 of 49
Gaggia Carezza Deluxe Espresso coffee Machine - RI&hellip by Gaggia
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Choosing this was a bit of a leap of faith, as it's a new product (late 2012, early 2013 I believe) and there aren't many reviews out there yet. There's a not-very-complimentary 'first look' on Which, that I disagree with now I've had it for a while. Among the criticisms were that the temperature gauge is not much use, and it's 'messy' and 'slow' to use. I'll try to refute these points.

A few negative points:
The machine is operated by push buttons which respond a bit sluggishly - certainly compared to switch-operated models I have used before. You get used to holding the button long enough for it to register. The machine won't operate if it is flashing an error, and -… Read more
Sony NW-HD5 20GB Network Walkman / MP3 Digital Aud&hellip by Sony
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful'd probably be the NW-HD5. In black, obviously.
I was very excited to receive this gorgeous little 'anti-iPod', and it didn't disappoint. It's very small - about half-way between iPod 3rd gen. and iPod mini, satisfyingly solid, but at the same time lightweight. The software, SonicStage 3.1 has been criticised by some, but my only real complaint is poor handling of albums by multiple artists, which have to be made into playlists manually, or else get treated as a separate album for each artist. Fortunately, the player itself DOESN'T do this. It has a better interface, and there's no need to use SS except for transferring. The sound is top-notch at all bit-rates, and the interface… Read more

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