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Toshiba HDWC130EK3J1 Stor.E Canvio 3TB USB 3.0 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive - Black
Toshiba HDWC130EK3J1 Stor.E Canvio 3TB USB 3.0 3.5 Inch External Hard Drive - Black
Price: 74.98

2.0 out of 5 stars Go for western digital instead, 18 Sep 2013
Normally buy Western Digital Hard Drives, had a couple and they are very good. Have a 1TB western digital essential external HD and its perfect - quite and reliable.

However needed a new backup drive and the 3TB Toshiba STOR.E drive was one of the best value 3TB drives available.

The Drive is stylish, simple to set up, and a quick format and its ready for use on my Mac.

Compared to my WD drives though, its noisy and clicky. No obvious errors and works fine just a little on the noisy side. Speed's okay, not great (5700 rpm I think).

You pay for what you get. Its not a bad drive, but do wish I'd spent a bit more for the 3TB Western Digital or the 3TB seagate drive.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 28 Feb 2013
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What can one say about a flushvalve seal? It fits and seems to be of good quality. does the job.


Ncis: Season 2 [DVD]
Ncis: Season 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mark Harmon
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: 17.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Gibbs & Co, 28 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Ncis: Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Item is as stated and arrived promptly. What can I say NCIS is brilliant. Gibbs & co are great. If you like NCIS you'll like this.


TaylorHe 9.7 inch iPad Sleeve 10 inch 10.1 inch 10'2 inch Laptop Case Netbook Sleeve iPad Case Sleeve Tablet Sleeve/Neoprene Sleeve Case for ipad all generations/Samsung NC110/Acer Aspire One/Asus Eee PC/Samsung Galaxy 2/Galaxy Note 10.1 beautiful pink butterfly design
TaylorHe 9.7 inch iPad Sleeve 10 inch 10.1 inch 10'2 inch Laptop Case Netbook Sleeve iPad Case Sleeve Tablet Sleeve/Neoprene Sleeve Case for ipad all generations/Samsung NC110/Acer Aspire One/Asus Eee PC/Samsung Galaxy 2/Galaxy Note 10.1 beautiful pink butterfly design
Offered by TaylorHe Skins
Price: 9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars It eventually arrived, 19 Jan 2013
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TaylorHe appear to be having issues with their courier TNT, this meant the first item ordered never arrived. This would have rated just 1 star. However TaylorHe customer services were extremely helpful and dispatched a replacement item, unfortunately they didn't have the originally ordered one in stock, but offered a choice of similar cases. Unfortunately the 2nd item didn't arrive! Another email to TaylorHe, and again they were very helpful, stating they'd had issues with TNT and dispatched another via Royal Mail.

Item eventually arrived, and is as described. Normally this would warrant 5 stars, but due to the issues in dispatch deducted 2 stars and then added a star back for the helpful customer service. (5-2+1 = 4).

So in summary - Impressed by their customer service which was good when item described, product was as described when it eventually arrived, shame TNT let them down.
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BRASHER Bosoli Men's Walking Shoes
BRASHER Bosoli Men's Walking Shoes

4.0 out of 5 stars Bosoli, 27 Jun 2012
I love Brasher boots and footwear, my main walking boots are Brasher Hillmaster GTX's and I've been wearing Bosoli's for around the last decade. This being my fourth pair. Key attractions are a fairly light weight shoe, made from 2 pieces of leather with little stitching and no water proof membrane. Because of no waterproof membrane the shoes breathe much better (goretex is good but you still get sweaty feet in warm weather), but because they are pretty much only made from two pieces of leather they are pretty much waterproof anyway, so ideal for low level or urban walking in pretty much all but he worst weather. And they are so comfortable right out of the box. They even look quite smart. I usually end up completely wearing mine out over the course of about 2 years,.

Please note though Brasher have altered the design slightly, the latest ones are cut fractionally different from the original Bosoli's, and have different lacing eyelets. Insole feels a little different too. Still very comfortable.


SoundMAGIC MP21 Earphones with Mic for iPhone - Black
SoundMAGIC MP21 Earphones with Mic for iPhone - Black
Price: 26.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 5 Aug 2011
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Wow, after researching several ear phones, I was going to go for the more expensive Kipslch S4i's. Then I read a review of sound magic earphones. There great. At this price bracket you won't get a better sound earphone. Build quality could probably be a higher, but sound is brilliant.


Pentax Optio H90 Digital Camera - Orange/Silver (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Pentax Optio H90 Digital Camera - Orange/Silver (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

4.0 out of 5 stars Good camera with limits, 5 Jun 2011
I was after a cheap, light weight camera to use when I didn't want to lug my DSLR around, and to replace my wife's ageing 4 megapixel Nikon coolpix. And the H90 seemed to fit the bill, packed with features at a very good price. Styling is a bit funky and perhaps not to everyone's taste, but I liked it and the camera feels light.

In terms of taking photos its easy to use, as you'd expect. But open up the menu and you have exposure compensation, access to the ISO settings - all the things you might want, along with lots of shooting modes. So far so good, and a good little camera.

For me the only element that lets it down is the image compression, despite the 12megapixels, it appears to output v.heavily compressed jpegs - probably a little too compressed to be honest. (set to maximum pixels it still only outputs a 2mb file), obviously the compression can create soft images and loss of detail. And you don't seem to be able to alter the amount of compression it applies. This is a shame, as if you could reduce compression applied it would in my view go from being an good camera to being an excellent one.

So for its price bracket, its a good camera, just let down by high levels of JPEG compression applied.


BT Home Hub 2.0
BT Home Hub 2.0
Offered by TriStar Electronics Ltd
Price: 24.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 27 May 2011
This review is from: BT Home Hub 2.0 (Electronics)
The BT home hub 2.0 is rubbish - avoid.

Set up is easy, connection is fine, and when it works its great.

The problem is the BT Home Hub 2.0 crashes and freezes constantly, requiring frequent resets. Usually have to reset it at least once a day.

And the support is diabolical. Talking to BT the automatically assume its a wiring issue or broadband signal issue, when actually its just the Bt Home Hub 2 itself has crashed. Swapping it out for an older wirless G linksys modem/router everything works fine go back to the home hub and it locks up and freezes. Talking to BT support is like banging ones head against a very hard brick wall.

So I'd avoid at all costs, go with a linksys, netgear or belkin modem/router.

The BT HH2 comes in two types - type A and type B, I believe by different manufacturers. It is the Type A's that are rubbish.

Update on this - since running the router in G mode only have had no further problems. But of course this means I don't get the wireless speed benefits of running in N mode.
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Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey
Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey
by Rachel Hewitt
Edition: Hardcover

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An early history of the OS, 10 Mar 2011
Having just finished reading the book I thought I'd my two pence worth. I would agree with some of the lower scoring comments made. This isn't a full blown biography of the OS from inception to date, and therefore the title isn't accurate. It is instead an early history of the OS, covering the period pre-OS and how it came into being and its early years up to completion of the first series, looking at the key characters and activity. So if you're looking for how they put together Mastermap, or created the National Grid, this isn't the book for you.

Saying that, I really enjoyed the book, its clearly well researched, and if you're interested in how they went about starting to map the whole country from scratch, without GPS's, aerial photography, satellites and computers to piece it all together, then this is an interesting book. The characters, their drive and vision, the influcence of maps on thinking and thinking about maps and the advancement of our relationship with our country it's fascinating. Although google maps are ubiquitous, on a storm day out on the hills having an OS map in your pocket (and compass) is reassuring. Just spreading one out over the living room floor and exploring the map is fantastic. And this book covers how the OS came about, who we have to thank for the maps we have today. What the map makers had to go through say mapping Scotland lugging the theodolite around with them and up and down hills is pretty astonishing (health and safety would probably prevent us from repeating the feat today). Their aims at times of not just creating a map, but a record of the country.

It is, as the author admits, based on her Masters and PhD work (and why not, she passes on a lot of knowledge), which does show through with the copious notes and references and yes at times the tone of the book wavers in between an academic tone and a popular history tone, however at no point is it unreadable or overly academic and actually is very readable throughout.

So on balance quite a good read. If you're into maps, mapping and OS (and who doesn't love the OS), you'll find this book interesting and informative. If however you're looking for a history of the modern OS, not just early history I'd suggest you look elsewhere.


Ilyama PLE2210HDS-B 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (1080P, DVI, HDMI, MM) - Black
Ilyama PLE2210HDS-B 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor (1080P, DVI, HDMI, MM) - Black

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good monitor, 5 Dec 2010
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I needed a new monitor, preferable high def with a digital input but I was on a budget. After researching different manufacturers and monitors I came across the IIyama 2210HDS, and it fitted the bill.

The image produced is deep and rich, no faulty pixels and it works well with my Mac, and its energy saving modes work well. I find the -45% mode still has sufficient brightness for most tasks.

Build quality of the monitor itself appears to be good, the stand is a little flimsy though.

It has a couple of minor negative points:
1. aforementioned stand, offers no adjustment and is a little flimsy.
2. Control buttons and onscreen display - once you're used to the buttons they're fine if a little fiddly.

Overall a cracking budget monitor.


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