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Product Review – HP Scroll Mouse

Below is another product review written for the consumer opinion websites Ciao UK and DooYoo, this time detailing the HP PS/2 Scroll Mouse. The tone is lighter than a more professional review as is in keeping with the “community” feel of both websites. You can read the full review in place here.

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Overview & Appearance

The HP PS2 optical scroll mouse is about as basic as mice come these days. Featuring left and right click buttons and a scroll wheel, this mouse seems to be the basic model shipped with all of their HP Compaq desktop PCs. Manufactured on the sneak by Logitech, the main body of the mouse is housed in black plastic with a small, tastefully subtle HP logo printed on it in silver, whilst each click button is finished in a metallic silver...

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Consumer Review – Hotel Atelys, Strasbourg, France

What follows is the first few paragraphs of a review of the Hotel Atelys in Lingolsheim, just outside Strasbourg which was written for the consumer opinion websites Ciao.co.uk and DooYoo.co.uk. As always, a product review must be informative and entertaining hence the informal tone of the text. The full article can be read here

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Overview & Appearance

I first came across the two-star related Hotel Atelys whilst organising a three day break for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary in August 2006 since which time we have had a second stay in July 2007. I chose the Atelys because I had planned a visit to the excellent Europa Park situated just across the River Rhine in Germany and had found all of the hotels in the Germany / Black Forest region to be far too expensive.

Situated in ...

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Consumer Review – Hauppauge WinTV USB

What follows is a sample of a technical product review of the Hauppauge WinTV USB mobile television tuner device. Written for the Ciao UK consumer review website, this article is designed to be relatively light-hearted yet informative with a view to giving a potential buyer enough information to make an informed decision. Again, 25% of Ciao UK users believe this review to be of an “Exceptional” standard. The full review is available here: Hauppauge WinTV USB

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As with all technology, the WinTV USB has it’s limitations and quirks which I have already discussed. The WinTV USB is however a very good option for people who are not keen on opening their PC cases to fit an internal TV card...

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Consumer Review – Pension Miami Hotel, Barcelona

Another consumer review, this time of the Pension Miami Hotel, a budget establishment in Barcelona, Spain. This article is posted on the consumer review website Ciao.co.uk and is currently rated by 24% of Ciao users as “Exceptional”. The first paragraph of the review follows, click “Read more” to see the whole review.

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I have just returned from another of my legendary “shoe-string” budget tours during which I stayed at the Pension Miami hotel with Mrs Ben. We stayed two nights at said establishment for the princely sum of £68.29 via HotelClub.com...

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Consumer Review – Hotel Pyramid Rome, Italy

Some time back I wrote a product review of the mid-range Hotel Pyramid in Rome, Italy, for the consumer review website Ciao.co.uk.

The aim of such product reviews is to both inform and entertain the reader, giving a genuine opinion on the quality of the item being reviewed and additional information that would help a consumer considering a purchase, or in this instance, a stay. This particular review covers location and appearance of the hotel, the pros and cons of staying there and some additional information about attractions in the local area, including where to eat.

The full review of Hotel Pyramid can be read on the Ciao.co.uk website

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