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StarTech 300Mbps Mini PCI Express Wireless N Card
StarTech 300Mbps Mini PCI Express Wireless N Card
Price: £11.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 14 Mar. 2016
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Works as advertised,no problems at all (a rare gem in the world of wireless adapters).

Put this one in an old Dell XPS M1530 which is running Windows 10 x64.

This card is of the shorter form factor, so you may need a Mini PCI Express adapter / converter.


3M Adjustable Foot Rest Sturdy Steel Black
3M Adjustable Foot Rest Sturdy Steel Black
Price: £88.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Expect it will last a lifetime., 14 Mar. 2016
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I had a plastic foot rest before but realised I could accidentally put a lot of weight on it when crawling around under the desk or even just when pushing the office chair away. It subsequently broke after a year's constant use.

This footrest is comparatively simple but it is also strong and sturdy. The grip is excellent on both the base and the surface of the footrest.

There are rubber washers that grip the footrest and stand on the pivot point so that the footrest stays in a fixed position. They wore out quickly but I've had no problem using the footrest without them. It is certainly now easier to tilt, but that isn't a problem for me and the washers could be replaced very easily if needed.


Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology
Sennheiser HD 558 High End Open Over-Ear Headphones with E.A.R. Technology
Price: £110.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for home entertainment, 14 Mar. 2016
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Sound great.

Removed foam in ear cups - the 598 mod. Sound even better.

Perfect for in-home entertainment as they are open-back. Wouldn't take out for commuting as background sound goes straight through them to your ears (handy if you're SO was getting annoyed at having to shout at you with closed backs!) and likewise sound will spill out of them.


BenQ XL2430T LED 24 inch Gaming Monitor (144 Hz, 16:9, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1, 12M:1, DVI/HDMI 1.4 x 2/ DP1.2) - Black/Red
BenQ XL2430T LED 24 inch Gaming Monitor (144 Hz, 16:9, 1920 x 1080, 1000:1, 12M:1, DVI/HDMI 1.4 x 2/ DP1.2) - Black/Red
Price: £254.93

5.0 out of 5 stars I actually enjoy playing Counter-Strike now., 14 Mar. 2016
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The colours out of the box are the worst I've ever seen. So bad that I thought it might be broken. Really that just means you have to take some time to set it up, and there are quite a few settings so it might take some time. But be patient, experiment a bit and you will uncover a perfect gaming monitor.

Personally I don't need super-bright screen so I especially love the blur-reduction. Black eQualiser really can compress the contrast to unnatural levels but for gaming, that's actually great (indeed it feels somewhat unfair for everyone else...). I understand now why the screen comes a handy control unit to switch between presets. Colour Vibrance is similarly not great for normal desktop use but works fantastically for gaming.

144Hz is superb compared to 60Hz. Your mileage may vary but I have no regrets and highly recommend running the blur busters tests to really illustrate the problems with your current monitor. Particularly with the blur-reduction properly configured, all the tests on blur busters look incredible compared to my 60Hz 2nd screen and this really does impact performance in any game that requires speed and precision.


Behringer HA400 Microamp 4 Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Behringer HA400 Microamp 4 Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and works., 14 Mar. 2016
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For my particular use, I would have liked a power switch, but I've just wired one into the DC power cable anyway. For the price I am not complaining.

As for the rest, it's a nice size, it performs flawlessly and even if it did ultimately break, I would be very happy to buy another.

For the record, I bought mine when it was still a silver chassis and green power light. Not sure if any internals have changed since then but I don't see why they would have.


AmazonBasics 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 12 V / 3 A Power Adapter
AmazonBasics 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 12 V / 3 A Power Adapter
Price: £32.67

4.0 out of 5 stars Would buy again, 14 Mar. 2016
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Convenient, cheap, works well and doens't look half bad either.

One of the USB ports might be on the fritz but it has had plenty of use so might just need a clean.


Intel 7260.HMWWBR - Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 - Network adapter - PCI Express Half Mini Card - 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Intel 7260.HMWWBR - Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 - Network adapter - PCI Express Half Mini Card - 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
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Price: £13.59

2.0 out of 5 stars Wireless-AC 7260 - disapponting., 14 Mar. 2016
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Excellent connection when it worked but spent most of its time disconnected for no reason. Sometimes a reboot would fix it, sometimes not. I might have just got a bad one but google the card and you will find many other users with similar problems. Disappointed as this does not fit with Intel's, typically good, product range at all.

Returned and replaced with a Startech 300mbps card as I didn't require super-speeds - that is performing just fine.


TP-LINK Archer T6E AC1300 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter with Two Antennas, Selectable Dual Band Speeds 867/400 Mbps, Heat Sink for Better Stability
TP-LINK Archer T6E AC1300 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter with Two Antennas, Selectable Dual Band Speeds 867/400 Mbps, Heat Sink for Better Stability
Price: £34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Archer T6E AC1300 - Do not buy., 14 Mar. 2016
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Awful speed regardless of signal strength. Possibly down to bad Windows 10 drivers but just guessing. Transfer speeds over the connection would rise (still slow) and fall (very slow) periodically as if there was some ghost in the machine throttling the whole thing every 2 seconds. 2.4Ghz, 5GHz, any channel, didn't matter, card would connect but at ridiculously slow speeds. I actually bought some SMA coax leads to relocate the antennas but no joy. There is no location (even touching the router!) that will get speeds above 35 mbps. Other wireless devices (even phones) perform 10x better.

Returned.


Roberts Radio Classic R9954 3-Band Portable Radio
Roberts Radio Classic R9954 3-Band Portable Radio
Price: £28.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and elegant., 14 Oct. 2010
Can't fault this radio and my sister, who gladly accepted the gift, is very happy with it.

Things of note; the tuning is entirely analogue so don't expect to be programming any pre-sets. That being said there are 3 markers which can be moved on the frequency chart / meter so it isn't difficult to find your favourites and keep track of them.

The sound quality is surprisingly good and it is loud enough for use in a kitchen while cooking so I would imagine it will suit most people's needs perfectly.

I need to check with my sister about the aerial but I'm pretty sure it only extends straight up. The pro to this is that it is nice and sturdy but it does mean that you can't fold the aerial over to accommodate any height restrictions. Whether that's a problem or not will presumably depend on the signal quality in your area and whether you want to put it in a tight space or not!

Not much else to say really. A good buy for a fair price.


Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips (9 Packs of 3 Pairs)
Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips (9 Packs of 3 Pairs)
Price: £26.29

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing., 30 Aug. 2010
I used four of these strips to hang two A3-sized notice boards on textured wallpaper that had been painted over with very cheap paint! Not exactly ideal conditions.

Even so, these strips stuck with no problems at all. Now, after two years, I've removed them from the walls and they've not left a single mark or removed any paint. Simply astonishing.

Certainly a must-have for students with picky landlords / letting agents.


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