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     " Therefore I recreated an average household accident, wherein you accidentally step on a CD… then try to remove the dirt with steel wool. "

      Title: Skip Doctor from Digital Innovations

      Format: CD Repair device

      Reviewing Monkey: Chimpan-A

      The Hype: Part Digital Innovation’s expansive "Doctor" Series. According to the box this handy dandy device repairs light medium and deep scratches, warping, and abrasions. It also makes julienne fries… wait no…

      What This Monkey Thought...

      Usefulness: Okay, other than not cutting up your potatoes, this is a fairly useful device. If you’ve got CDs skipping, or if your video games are warping, this thing will fix it right up. Of course, if you live in a hermetically sealed bubble and treat each of your CDs like a newborn child, you may not get much use out of it. For the rest of us, we all eventually get those old CDs that start skipping. Whip out the doctor and you’re good to go. 4.5 out of 5

      Compatibility: Skip Doctor works with audio CDs, game CDs, CD-Rs, DVDs, and other CD sized discs. Basically if it fits in a CD sized holder (including having the donut hole in the middle), you can stick it in here. 5 out of 5

      Performance: Well, first I used the Skip Doctor to repair my Marvel vs. Capcom 2 game. At that point the Dreamcast was failing to recognize the game, as a game at all, and wouldn’t even start up. A bare 25 minutes of Skip Doctor treatment later I was happily combo-ing away. This obvious example of performance wasn’t good enough for me though. Here at Game Monkeys we believe in complete empirical testing! Therefore I recreated an average household accident, wherein you accidentally step on a CD… then try to remove the dirt with steel wool. The CD was quite scratched up after that, skipping and everything. 25 minutes later, the skipping was gone and I was a believer. This accessory works and it works well. 5 out of 5

      Aesthetics: Okay, you may want to keep this handy device out of the reach of children. The thing looks like a toy, with a big spinning disk and a crank. I had to smack the other monkeys repeatedly to keep them from just turning the crank with stupid grins on their faces. Not only does the Skip Doctor repair your CDs but also let’s you have fun doing it! What could be better! 5 out of 5

      The Verdict:

       Well, what did we learn here? Well, I learned that it’s actually pretty hard to scratch a CD so that it skips, and also that it’s annoying to listen to a CD to find out if it’s skipping… I also learned that the Skip Doctor performs its duty with admirable skill. If you’ve got weird problems interrupting your game play, or if some of your old music CDs aren’t performing like they used to, just run them through this thing. Quick and easy to use, it’s a great device to own.

      The Good: Fixes CDs, DVDs, and other CD shaped items. Does it quickly, with little trouble.

      The Bad: It wouldn’t fix me dinner.

      The Overall Ugly: Great device if you’ve ever got CDs with annoying skips or scratches.

      What it's Worth: Market

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