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Trouble Choosing A Kettle

Posted in Tech on October 16th, 2011 by admin – Be the first to comment

Who knew that it could be so difficult to choose the right kettle? I had no idea how many different options and functions there were – far too many to make an easy decision. The problem is that I tend to have trouble trying to work out which is the best type of appliance for me. I get confused when there are a lot of options and end up not choosing any at all! Not a good state to be in, but it’s something I can’t really control.

One that I really like the look of is the Russell Hobbs 15082 kettle. It has an amazing style to it – a blue light comes on inside when the kettle starts to boil – but it’s expensive. Do you guys think that it’s worth the extra money? It’s about £10 more than other models – not too much and it’ll look great in my kitchen.

Anyway, I need to get a new one as soon as possible. I live off tea and coffee during the week (I try to “detox” at the weekend) and haven’t been able to have a proper cup of tea in ages since the kettle broke. I could just go into town and get a new one, but I don’t want to end up spending a lot more money than I need to without finding out about the proper reviews.

I think that Russell Hobbs probably make the best appliances – I have other kitchen appliances made by them that have always worked well – but I’m still doing research into which is the right one. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Which New PC?

Posted in Tech on November 24th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

I’m thinking of buying a new PC at the start of next year, so I thought I’d put up a list of my requirements to see whether anyone could give me some advice regarding which one to get. I built my last PC, but that was about 4 years ago and I haven’t really kept up to date on the latest technology, so it’s going to take a lot of research before I find one! I don’t think I’ll build it this time though.

1. I need all the basics of course. Inbuilt WiFi card would be nice, a large amount of USB ports is essential and a good graphics card for playing games is also important. I used to be up to date on the latest GFX cards but I’ve got no clue what the latest models are.

2. I need a three monitor setup. At the moment I have dual monitors and that’s great, but I still occasionally need the third monitor. The screens won’t match each other unfortunately (I’ll use my existing two and add one more) but that’s not a major problem. I’ve read a few things about certain video cards being incompatible with each other so I’ll have to bear that in mind when buying.

3. I’ll probably end up buying a quad core processor – I don’t want to have to upgrade for a while so I may as well spend a bit extra and get a high quality model.

So those are the basics, any suggestions? I want to avoid Dell if I can, their PCs are too expensive for me. Oh, and I’ll definitely avoid getting a Mac. I don’t have anything against them, but the lack of good games is a major problem and not something I can get around.