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Betron RK300 High Quality Earphones Headphones with Noise Isolating Technology and High Grade Reinforced Cable with Gold Plated Connection (Black)
Betron RK300 High Quality Earphones Headphones with Noise Isolating Technology and High Grade Reinforced Cable with Gold Plated Connection (Black)
Offered by Betron Limited ( VAT Registered)
Price: £24.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and service, 20 Nov 2014
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Nice headphones and delivered very quickl. Plenty of different buds to suit your lug holes and a little carrying pouch. To my ears the sound is very good. Very happy with the purchase.


Intel D54250WYKH Barebone Desktop (Intel Core i5 4250U 1.3GHz, HD Graphics, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0)
Intel D54250WYKH Barebone Desktop (Intel Core i5 4250U 1.3GHz, HD Graphics, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0)
Offered by ILGS - I Love Going Shopping
Price: £299.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I alo have one of the Celeron versions of these (which is great for £92), 16 Nov 2014
Very capabl little box. I alo have one of the Celeron versions of these (which is great for £92), this one is of course noticabley more powerful. The i5 version has a power brick rather than the mobile phone type plug that comes with the celeron version. There are also more usb ports and an extra RAM slot (not wifi out of the box, there is a PCIe half slot). In the BIOS you have the option to adjust the amount of RAM dedicated to graphics, up to a maximum of 1GB. Mine is being used with 8.1 pro with 4GB RAM (must be 1.35V), and an SSD - and it runs (as it should) very well. The HDMI port is a "mini" which seems daft, there is no shortage of space on the back for a full size port. I'd read reports that these run warm but mine doesnt seem to at all, even when its busy (e.g. video transcoding). Its a lot of money, but its a very capable little box. It might be slight overkill for a media PC but it would serve that purpose very well, or it has more than enough grunt for a desktop replacement.

As with all these boxes an upgrade to the latest bios is recommended before you do anything.


Tech Zone - Chunky Large Hook and Loop Fastener Cable Ties - Extra Value 20 Pack - Black
Tech Zone - Chunky Large Hook and Loop Fastener Cable Ties - Extra Value 20 Pack - Black
Offered by SJS Trading
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars These are great, 12 Nov 2014
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Excellent - some in use to tidy up cabling behind the telly. Another one I use to keep my headphone out of the way, gets yanked on and off every day and still doing the job. Good price and good product.


Asus RT-AC87U Dual Band Wireless Broadband Router
Asus RT-AC87U Dual Band Wireless Broadband Router
Price: £209.51

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Performance - a few minor niggles, 12 Nov 2014
Generally very pleased with the router. Range and speed of both 2.4GHz and 5GHz both excellent for me. Guest networks are very flexible, allowing you to easily keep kids and or guests off the LAN but on the Net. Mine is used with a BT Openreach modem and BT Infinity, and the WAN side is very stable.

The VPN Server, DLNA Server, SAMBA and FTP servers all work well. The USB 3 port (annoyingly at the front of the device) is connected to a WD Elements USB 3 drive in my case, and I have no issues streaming video or music from it via ethernet or WiFi.

My laptop supports dual-stream AC and my phone single-stream, but the laptop in particular still transfers files faster than with my old Homehub 5.

There is Merlin firmware support now, although I've stick with the stock version for now.

The niggles:
- Already mentioned the annoying front mounted usb 3.0 port, would have made more sense to have this on the back and the 2.0 port on the pront - for me anyway
- The form factor, not really a complaint I knew what it was going to look like but I still prefer the design of the RT-68U
- System log shows a lot of junk regarding expired port mappings and packet looping. Various forums suggest this is just buggy (on the logging side) firmware.
- The UI could be a little more polished.

Overall I'm very pleased with it. The router is blazingly quick and at least in my case has been very stable. Expensive but very good.


First2savvv dark brown premium quality genuine leather camera case pouch bag with shoulder strap for panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ60 with mini tripod
First2savvv dark brown premium quality genuine leather camera case pouch bag with shoulder strap for panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ60 with mini tripod
Offered by UK-FIRST2SAVVV
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got this for the Panasonic TZ60 as I don't like the look/design of the official case, 5 Nov 2014
Got this for the Panasonic TZ60 as I don't like the look/design of the official case. This case fits the camera fine, but is maybe a quarter of an inch deeper than it needs to be (front to back as you look at the case hanging vertically). This means the camera is held a little loosely. Sorted this by sticking in a home-made felt pad cut-to-size against the back of the case, so it held more securely. Not a big deal - if it cost twce as much I'd have docked a star but for £9 - no complaints.


2 Way HDMI Switch Splitter Box 1x2 Port (1 Input x 2 Output) 1080p Full HD 1 input 2 output hdmi splitter 1.4a - Splits HDMI Signals to Two HD Displays: Blu-Ray Player 1080p 3D PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Sky HD 3D
2 Way HDMI Switch Splitter Box 1x2 Port (1 Input x 2 Output) 1080p Full HD 1 input 2 output hdmi splitter 1.4a - Splits HDMI Signals to Two HD Displays: Blu-Ray Player 1080p 3D PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Sky HD 3D
Offered by Letpower(ISOLEM TM)
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars perfect signal on both TVs, 5 Nov 2014
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Works Perfectly. Using to split the output of a Sky HD box to two TVs. One is close to the Sky Box, the other on the end of a 10m HDMI cable (along with an RF cable and magic eye). It just works exactly as you'd expect/hope, perfect signal on both TVs. There's a load of similar products, but I can only speak for this one and it does the job.


Underbelly -The Golden Mile, Season 3 [DVD]
Underbelly -The Golden Mile, Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emma Booth
Price: £22.96

5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Underbelly, 13 Oct 2014
I love the whole Underbelly saga....but this is my favourite. Good characters, well acted, and a theme tune that sticks in your head forever ("It's a jungle out there").....

A lot of the Underbelly series overlap, even if the actors sometimes change, but they are all good in isolation even if you watch them out of sequence. In fact they were made out of sequence, and I watched them in the order they were released, then went back and watched them "in order". Out of them all, "Razor" and "Squizzy" are set in much older times, but the others all follow Australian organised crime from the late 60s to more or less now.

I like this series the best because (a) there is dome familiarity with characters/actors (from a Tale of 2 Cities) and (b) the casting/acting is excellent (Jonny, Hammer, DK, George & Lenny) etc.

A really good real-life crime drama. If you watch this you'll want to watch all of it. It is top stuff.


ASUS 90IG00V1-BM3G00 - Asus DSL-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit ADSL/VDSL Modem Router
ASUS 90IG00V1-BM3G00 - Asus DSL-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit ADSL/VDSL Modem Router
Offered by PRICE PROMISE EXPEDITED DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS FREE WITHIN THE UK
Price: £172.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Router - Terrible Modem - Avoid., 11 Oct 2014
Promises a lot on paper, in practice an excellent router is crippled by a dreadful VDSL modem. No idea whether the modem problems are firmware, settings, or hardware related, but no amount of settings changes (advised by Asus) could stop the thing resetting at least 5 times per day, leading to major drops in up/down speed. Its too unreliable to trust, and a quick search round tech forums suggests that this is common. In any case, I returned mine and have gone back to a router used along with an OpenReach modem - speeds and reliability back to normal.

This looked like the perfect product for me, an all-in-one solution for FTTC, Wifi-ac and excellent router functionality. You can use it with an OpenReach modem, but this robs you of a LAN port and also defeats the object of buying an all in one box, you can get the RT-AC68U for less, the RT-AC87U for about the same.

A real shame but my only advice would be to avoid.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 21, 2014 10:42 AM BST


Intel DN2820FYKH Barebone Desktop (Celeron N2820 2.39GHz, HD Graphics, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0)
Intel DN2820FYKH Barebone Desktop (Celeron N2820 2.39GHz, HD Graphics, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0)
Offered by ILGS - I Love Going Shopping
Price: £113.53

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars and out of the box I was initially disappointed. I'd read that a bios update was essential, 30 Sep 2014
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Was interested to see what this was capable of, and out of the box I was initially disappointed. I'd read that a bios update was essential, so did that before installing and OS. I had a spare 8.1 license, so (as the most demanding OS) tried that. It installed and ran basic operations AOK (128gB SSD, 4GB RAM), but was as good as useless playing full screen flash video. Nosing about online I realised that the default RAM allocation to graphics was 64MB, so notched that straight up to the maximum supported (512MB) and a big improvement straight away. Playing about with a few other power settings in Windows, and Hardware Acceleration settings in browsers and apps, and now full screen flash at 720p now plays smoothly without issue (at around 40-60% CPU utilisation versus 100% with freezes before).

The other issue I'd read about a "bogus" issue (temp related) causing the box to stall at boot - I only ever got this once (even with latest bios) and followed an online tip to lower the bios threshold temps on the three fan settings by 10% each - no issues since.

The other thing I'd say is if you install Windows (it is maybe targetted at a light Linux or XBMC OS) - is to update every single driver, even those that Windows installs automatically. They are all on the Intel site, and easy enough. So after a rough start - this is a very capable box. I would say make sure:

1. update to latest bios
2. increase graphics RAM to 512
3. (optional) lower fan speed thresholds by 10%)
4. (windows) update every single driver
5. (windows) use hardware acceleration where possible (on a per-application basis)
6. Use Palemoon 64 bit browser - defaults to H/W acceleration and the CPU doesn't max out for full screen Flash

Now very pleased - tiny, fully functional box, happy I stuck with it.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Oct 13, 2014 12:47 PM BST


RAVPower® Element Portable External Battery Charger / Power Bank (10400mAh, iSmart, Dual USB) - White
RAVPower® Element Portable External Battery Charger / Power Bank (10400mAh, iSmart, Dual USB) - White
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £79.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job and looks good, 19 Sep 2014
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Have used to charge a phone, a tablet and a camera...no problems at all. Holds its charge well, looks stylish and well made - no complaints at all.


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