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5.0 out of 5 stars Supports both heights of disc and has a decent capacity., 29 Aug 2014
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About the only T-Disc holder I could find that supports both half and full height discs. Ideal!


Breaking Bad A5 Los Pollos Hermanos Notebook
Breaking Bad A5 Los Pollos Hermanos Notebook
Offered by Partridge Promotions Ltd
Price: £5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal gift for Breaking Bad fans!, 29 Aug 2014
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Bought it as a present, and it went down very well!


Three ZTE MF730M Ready To Go Mobile Broadband Dongle with 1GB Preloaded Data
Three ZTE MF730M Ready To Go Mobile Broadband Dongle with 1GB Preloaded Data
Offered by MyMemory
Price: £20.00

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1.0 out of 5 stars No uPNP / Port Forward support!! Only suitable for very basic internet access., 29 Aug 2014
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This is what is becoming known as a "Hostless" dongle. This means it handles the PPP session inside the dongle, and presents a standard ethernet interface to your computer. The advantage of this is that it gets you online very quickly with no manual config on the laptop/computer. The dongle's configuration (what little you can do) is accessible on192.168.0.1 through a web browser, and it hands out a DHCP address of 192.168.0.136 to your computer.

However there is a downside to this hostless capability on this dongle! I was really disappointed to discover this dongle has no support for uPNP (I even contacted 3UK, and they confirmed this fact). This means it is impossible to map any inbound TCP/UDP ports in any way shape or form. This will make the dongle a disappointment for many gamers, or users of other applications that need to be able to receive inbound TCP/UDP connections. I cannot believe the unit lacks this ability, as it is the cornerstone of many internet based applications these days, beyond basic web browsing.

This dongle is therefore only useful for basic web access, whereby you (or your application) do not need the ability to handle inbound TCP/UDP connections! Think of it as a NAT router with NO port-forwarding capabilities. :( Have a look at the Huawei E3131 if you need uPNP support. It's a much better dongle (although isn't as fast as it lacks dual-carrier support). I'll be buying an E3131 to replace this rather useless (to me) ZTE.

Incidentally, this dongle does seem to work OK under OpenWRT (Altitude Adjustment) using the cdc_ether driver (you'll need to install kmod-usb-core, kmod-usb-net & kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether) to get it to work (with all of the above limitations of course). It will get assigned device name "usb0" which can then be configured inside OpenWRT, just like any standard ethernet device.


kenable IEC Plug C14 to Cloverleaf Plug C5 Converter Adapter Power Cable 0.5m
kenable IEC Plug C14 to Cloverleaf Plug C5 Converter Adapter Power Cable 0.5m
Offered by kenable_ltd
Price: £2.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality cable at a great price., 2 July 2014
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Nice neat cable. Worked out much cheaper than trying to make up my own, and looks a lot nicer. Perfect!


Bahco 9029T Slim Jaw Adjustable Wrench 150mm (6in) BAH9029T
Bahco 9029T Slim Jaw Adjustable Wrench 150mm (6in) BAH9029T
Offered by Caulfield Industrial
Price: £25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for boiler work., 2 July 2014
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Purchased to do an overhaul of a boiler. I couldn't have done it without this spanner. The super-wide jaws, coupled with the compact dimensions made this ideal for tight spaces. Excellent quality. Definitely a tool I will use over and over again!


Bluetooth Pop Up Portable Mini Travel II Capsule Rechargeable 40mm Speaker For iPhone 6, 5, 5s, 5c, iPod, iPad, Fire Phone and MP3 Players
Bluetooth Pop Up Portable Mini Travel II Capsule Rechargeable 40mm Speaker For iPhone 6, 5, 5s, 5c, iPod, iPad, Fire Phone and MP3 Players
Offered by Betron Limited ( VAT Registered)
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive!!, 2 July 2014
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Great little speaker. Bluetooth seems reliable for the 6-10 foot range. Beyond that gets a bit flakey, but that's to be expected. Battery life is simply unbelievable and seems to far exceed specifications. Quite often I get 15-20 hours between charges, and that is with the bluetooth interface being used! Audio quality is rich and satisfying for such a small unit. Very happy with it and would happily recommend to others wanting a cable-free mini speaker.


Unity 8 x 10-inch Flat Edge Photo Frame, Silver Plated
Unity 8 x 10-inch Flat Edge Photo Frame, Silver Plated
Price: £12.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Classy Frame!, 2 July 2014
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Beautifully finished frame. Made a great gift. Feels and looks very high quality.


5 Pcs Beige Plastic RJ11 6P4C Female/Female Telephone Cable Inline Connector
5 Pcs Beige Plastic RJ11 6P4C Female/Female Telephone Cable Inline Connector
Offered by sourcingmap
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value., 2 July 2014
Did the job nicely. Units are wired pin to pin (not reversed/crossed over like some) which is ideal.


Photographic Print of Mountain Hares from Rspca
Photographic Print of Mountain Hares from Rspca
Offered by Media Storehouse
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, endearing image, printed on high quality paper., 2 July 2014
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Lovely photo which made a great gift. Note that the image itself doesn't quite fill the 10x8 paper (white border top and bottom), so you may need to make a cardboard bezel for it, to fit it in a standard frame (as I did).


Oregon Scientific UV Sensor UVN800
Oregon Scientific UV Sensor UVN800
Price: £39.99

1.0 out of 5 stars 2 out of 2 unit failures under twelve months, 11 Jun 2014
The first one of these I bought failed around the 10 month mark. It simply stopped transmitting anything back to the console (red light no longer lights every ~90 seconds either). I reset the unit, put in fresh batteries and it worked for another 24 hours before stopping again. After several repeated attempts to get it going again, I called Oregon Scientific (who I had purchased it from directly) and they sent me a replacement.

Behold, around 10 months later, and the replacement unit has also failed in exactly the same way as the first! Again I have reset the unit and installed fresh batteries. The unit worked for ~36 hours before it died again.

Unfortunately there seems to be no alternatives to this very poor quality item. Very disappointed with the quality from OS!!


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