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Cappec's Bluetooth Wireless BBQ Thermometer - Smoker Friendly
Cappec's Bluetooth Wireless BBQ Thermometer - Smoker Friendly
Offered by Cappec UK
Price: £29.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless and unreliable, 18 Jun. 2016
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Useless. Would drop connection to iPhones 6s frequently, and would show 'temperature too high' even when within the specified range. One of those cases when a 'smart' device is actually useless and less convenient than a standard wireless probe.


Hot Coals: A User's Guide to Mastering Your Kamado Grill
Hot Coals: A User's Guide to Mastering Your Kamado Grill
by Jeroen Hazebroek
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential purchase for Big Green Egg owners, 18 Jun. 2016
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Excellent book, an essential purchase for any Big Green Egg owner. Contains useful techniques, tips and good recipes.


Until Dawn (PS4)
Until Dawn (PS4)
Offered by Bonisell
Price: £16.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for every PS4 owner, 16 Feb. 2016
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This review is from: Until Dawn (PS4) (Video Game)
Excellent game with great story, top notch graphics, beautiful score and sound design. One of the most atmospheric and creepy games ever, would be interesting both for action fans and those who prefer 'slower', adventure-like games.

Best 'every choice' matters mechanic to date, much better than Telltales games (The Walking Dead series) and even Quantic Dreams' (Beyond, Heavy Rain). One of the very few games where 'optional' collectables are key to the game and story too.

Not without faults (some 'teen horror' cliches, some bits of poor writing and acting), but overall one of the best 'experiences' ever, an essential purchase.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Limited Edition Dark Side Artwork Sleeve) [Blu-ray ] [2015]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Limited Edition Dark Side Artwork Sleeve) [Blu-ray ] [2015]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Price: £15.00

21 of 97 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful beyond belief, 26 Dec. 2015
An unbelievably poor movie which fails in every single area: weak plot (which is 'copy-paste' job - but somehow does not make sense at the same time), characterisation (you just could not care less about any of the new characters), casting (the whole audience just gasped in disbelief when one of the main characters took his mask off - this in itself was enough to ruin a good movie), design (not a single spaceship to remember), action scenes (RotJ did better sword fights that FA). The movie destroys much of the mythology and 'rules' of the original saga.

It is one of the rare cases where I want to 'unsee' the whole thing in order not to taint the original six - it is that bad, bad, bad.
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3 Tier Adjustable 30 Compartment Slot Plastic Craft Storage Box Jewellery Tool Container Medium
3 Tier Adjustable 30 Compartment Slot Plastic Craft Storage Box Jewellery Tool Container Medium
Offered by Bigtreestock
Price: £13.97

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea - but extremely poor execution, 27 Nov. 2015
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Great idea - but extremely poor execution. The product arrived with it's top part smashed - and no wonder, as the built quality is abysmal. The plastic is paper thin, so thin it bends all the time, making it very difficult even to lock! The compartment separators are so thin they bend and fall out, and thus the contents of the compartments all mix up. Wanted to use it for Lego bricks, but the product is just not fit for purpose, had to return. It felt so cheap that I would not pay £1 for it, let alone the £9+ it cost me.


Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection
Dvd
Price: £54.99

6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off - go for blu-ray version, 8 April 2015
A total rip-off. Decades-old movies, in inferior quality quality compared to the blu-ray set (that also looks nice on the shelf, can be resold etc), and at this price? Must be a joke.


12 Years A Slave
12 Years A Slave
Dvd
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hugely overrated, 6 Mar. 2015
This review is from: 12 Years A Slave (Amazon Video)
Has 'Give me an Oscar' written all over it. Very one-dimensional, not a single new idea, no characters to feel for, very predictable plot.


Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adaptor PCI Express M.2 802.11ac 2x2 Bluetooth 4.0 USB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Network Adaptor PCI Express M.2 802.11ac 2x2 Bluetooth 4.0 USB

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade for Yoga 2 Pro, 12 Jun. 2014
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As much as I love my Yoga 2 Pro, its wi-fi is clearly a weak point (was one of the major 'cons' when buying it, but 'pros' were stronger). So this little thing comes as a welcome upgrade - not only the speed is much higher with an AC router, but there are no more sudden drop outs that I used to have with default card.

Easy to install, just do a quick search on Youtube, and even no need to install new drivers.

Highly recommended.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 12 Jun. 2014
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- Quick delivery, arrived as a flat-pack

- easy to assemble - but to better watch video on their web-site first, makes things even easier.

- looks great when assembled - what else to ask for?


Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (Full Version)
Offered by Software-Store
Price: £84.49

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome internals under questionable UI, 5 Dec. 2013
The new UI that greets you when you first log on to Windows 8.1 definitely takes you by surprise - and takes time getting used to. It does make sense on a touch-enabled device, but very little on a traditional desktop/laptop. There are nice sides to it (weather app, easy searching and a few others) - but I still find Microsoft's decision to "impose" it on non-touch users rather pre-mature.

HOWEVER - the moment you switch to the traditional desktop mode, Windows 8.1 shines. It loads/shuts down faster, it clogs your PC memory less, there are many small tweaks here and there compared to Windows 7 and older. It's the "leanest" Windows version out there - absolutely no bloatware (and the few "New UI" apps can be easily uninstalled - compare that to Vista!).

Very easy and fast installation and initial setup.

More than 12 months into using Windows 8 and 8.1, I must say most of the above initial impressions still hold (to clarify - have been using it on 2 desktops and 2 non-touch laptops):
- I have never got to using 'Modern UI' apps, bar occasional use of Weather and News apps
- The OS has proved very stable and 'light' in terms of resource footprint
- Shines on new hardware, boots up and shuts down instantly

With version 8.1, Microsoft has removed the most annoying 'innovations' while keeping all the good stuff:
- You can now boot directly into desktop
- You can switch the 'Modern UI' into showing 'all apps' instead
- The 'Start' button is back - sort of; it takes you to 'Modern UI' if you left click on it, but gives you all the key options when you right-click on it
- The above 3 points essentially allow you to avoid 'Modern UI' 99% of the time if you don't like/need it, giving you an extra light and fast OS without forcing you to adapt to new UI
- 'Modern UI' apps have been significantly updated, which has made them somehow useful even on a desktop PC
- SkyDrive native implementation is so convenient that it is my default folder for documents now.

So, to sum up - if you are using conventional desktops/laptops, most likely you won't use the 'Modern UI' much - but in no way will it make your traditional desktop experience less efficient and productive. Treat it as just a new form of the now gone Start button, and it's a better form of it. Yes, you have to change the way you do a few things - but without that we'd be still stuck in the DOS era.

If you are using anything older than a Windows 7, go for it. If you are using Windows 7 - you might stick to it... However, it is obvious that touch interface is the way forward, save for desktops probably - there is no coming back to the old ways. So why not embrace the new Windows and master it earlier, rather than later?..

UPDATE: Standard vs Pro versions

You can find a detailed comparison chart of the two versions at Wikipedia. Arguably the main 2 differences are the lack of BitLocker and ability to join a Windows domain in the Standard version. If nothing of this rings a bell for you, then easily go for the much cheaper Standard version.


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