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iGloo Flip Wallet Cover Case For The Nokia Lumia 800 Mobile Phone - Black
iGloo Flip Wallet Cover Case For The Nokia Lumia 800 Mobile Phone - Black
Offered by Glisteni Glisten
Price: £3.80

1.0 out of 5 stars Bulky and doesn't even align properly with the camera, 14 Aug. 2013
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Considering this was £2.55 I wasn't expecting much and I was right. This case is really poor for the following reasons:

It is ridiculously bulky, the leather is just stuck to the back to the moulded case that the phone actually sits in.
Because of this genius idea, the camera gap doesn't actually line up as the leather hasn't been glued on straight.
The leather isn't wrapped around the case equally and when the case is lipped the front part is uneven

Again for the price I can't really say it was a "waste of money" but I'd avoid this case and consider spending a bit more to get something that actually worth carrying a phone


Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p
Kinivo 501BN Premium 5 port High speed HDMI switch with IR wireless remote and AC Power adapter - supports 3D, 1080p
Offered by BlueRigger LLC
Price: £42.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for TV's with only one HDMI output, 23 April 2013
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This is a great HDMI switch for TV's with only one HDMI port for output. I have both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 and didn't fancy constantly cable swapping the HDMI output port on the TV or making one device go through SCART or composite video so I invested in a HDMI switch. I previously tried self powered switches which unfortunately don't work too well, but purchasing the Kinivo 501BN has solved my problem.

Leading onto that point, the fact that this HDMI switch has its own AC power is a critical for me. Trying self powered HDMI ports led to big problems with maintaining HDMI signal or even getting power sometimes. With this HDMI switch having its own power supply, this ensures it will be able to cope with maintaining good quality signal without dropping and means power saving features of both the Xbox 360 and PS3 will not be a problem.

The device itself is a nice small form factor and allows for up to 5 HDMI devices (The one output connection being the connection to your TV). The switch works very well with both an Xbox 360 and PS3, the auto switching seems to be fairly accurate and the handy remote is even better in case auto switching isn't effective. The switch itself has a nice array of indicator lights to inform you of the status (in terms of signal) of your HDMI devices.

All in all its a great product and allows for having multiple HDMI connections with only one HDMI output port available on my TV. It would of been nice if there was a 2 port model around, but I guess the expansion possibility is good for the future if needed.


Duronic HDS3 Mini 3 Port Gold HDMI Auto Switch PIANO BLACK 3x1 (3 way input 1 output HDMI Switcher)
Duronic HDS3 Mini 3 Port Gold HDMI Auto Switch PIANO BLACK 3x1 (3 way input 1 output HDMI Switcher)
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £49.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work very well, drops input a lot, 22 April 2013
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This unfortunately doesn't work well for having both an Xbox 360 and PS3 connected together via the hub, which was admittedly a risk when purchasing. The main problem is the hub doesn't seem to be getting enough power solely from input 1 which in this case is the PS3 and will constantly keep dropping the input leading to a "no signal" screen on the TV, only for it to establish a input signal again, and to then drop again (the cycle repeats)

Power saving features of both consoles probably make this hub problematic. Potentially having both consoles on at the same time will deliver enough power, but this is not a solution. I also noticed that in my case if the device on input 1 wasn't on, the device on input 2 could not be switched to as there was no power available, input 1 seems to be very important with this hub

The hub may work for you if you have a powerful enough device such as a Sky or Digital box (a generally always on device) plugged into input 1 and games consoles or other devices on input 2 and 3

I have decided to purchase a HDMI hub with its own AC power to avoid the self power problem.

Unfortunate that this cheaper solution didn't work but as it was cheap it is not a major loss.


Sony MSHX32B 32GB Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo HX without Adapter
Sony MSHX32B 32GB Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo HX without Adapter
Offered by Sunwood-UK
Price: £43.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for storing PSP games as ISO's, 8 April 2013
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Even though the PSP is an ageing handheld console these dates, I still find I love picking it up once in a while and playing various classic games. I decided to purchase this card because I like to dump UMD games as ISO's (which I legally own) which can often range in the 1.5 GB mark. This card makes it perfect to store loads of games without having to use UMD's and be able to store loads of games at the same time on the memory card.

As expected the card is genuine (PSP shows MagicGate status as Supported) and works fine in a PSP 3000. It might a tad expensive as the card is generally for digital camera use, but the capacity is the major reason why I purchased it.


Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, ultra portable and ergonomic, 26 Mar. 2013
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I purchased the Mobile 5000 Keyboard for use on a desk at work with a Laptop. The design of the 5000 is both visually striking and ultra thin, this in turns creates a very portable keyboard that is both ergonomic and takes up minimal deskspace wherever used.

Bluetooth is one of the major features about this keyboard and it doesn't disappoint. Pairing was very easy on Windows 8 and I was up and running in about 30 seconds from opening the box. The Bluetooth connection is maintained and doesn't drop.

The keyboard itself is a very small form factor so you won't be getting a lot of Media/Functions keys, however the keyboard does have dedicated Volume Up, Down and Mute buttons, and the most common functions like Insert, Print Screen, Home and End have been binded to certain keys which are accessible by the Fn key, these are printed in blue at the bottom of these keys for handy reference. Apart from the the power/battery indicator light, there are no indicator lights for any of the usual keys such as Caps Lock, this however I can live with. (Does anyone use Caps Lock these days?!)

For the UK version the enter key is actually larger than the product image shows, the product image is actually the US version of the keyboard

The positioning of the keys and its ergonomic design mean typing on the Mobile 5000 whether it be a laptop or tablet is a very comfortable experience. Key feedback is very quiet and the keys feel quite beefy compared to other keyboards of a similar form factor, (which I welcome as I am not a fan of keyboards with a light touch).

Overall if your looking for a keyboard that is ultra thin, portable, ergonomic with Bluetooth connectivity, you should definitely consider the Bluetooth Mobile 5000.


StarTech 6 feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cable A to B - M/M
StarTech 6 feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cable A to B - M/M
Price: £5.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great purchase from StarTech, 25 Feb. 2013
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Bought this USB 3.0 cable as the cable supplied with this Icy Dock:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/IB-120StU3-Wh-Dual-Docking-Station-inch/dp/B0055BK7F2

was far too short so I needed a longer cable, yet again StarTech provides another excellent cable product.


Icy Box IB-120StU3-Wh Dual Bay Docking Station for 2 x 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch SATA HDD to USB 3.0 Host
Icy Box IB-120StU3-Wh Dual Bay Docking Station for 2 x 2.5 inch or 3.5 inch SATA HDD to USB 3.0 Host
Offered by Winningcomputer
Price: £39.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great dual dock for 2.5 and 3.5 SATA drives, 23 Feb. 2013
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I finally decided to purchase a hard drive dock rather than use USB enclosures for 2.5 drives as they just become a hassle when dealing with drives a lot. I went for the Icy Dock IB-120STU3 because it was reasonably priced and is USB 3.0, so much faster access rates with my USB 3.0 capable desktop host compared to USB 2.0.

The dock itself has 2x dual 2.5 and 3.5 bays with nice indicator lights for both bays as well as a main LED power light on the front. Even better that is takes 3.5 drives as well, as without docks 3.5 drives are tricky to access, as enclosures aren't as available as 2.5's.

The Icy Dock allows me to easily access any 2.5 and 3.5 SATA drives easily. Great for using with KillDisk or just generally accessing data.

One bad thing I have to say, (and its not the dock) the USB 3.0 cable provided with the Icy Dock was barely over 2ft in length, meaning if you plan on using this dock with a desktop PC on a desk, make sure you buy another cable. Another reviewer mentioned this point and the cable length is indeed a joke. To solve this you need to purchase a longer cable like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002UAUYRC

That one is 6ft so it might be a bit longer than required but if you want to find one, make sure you get the cable with the square USB 3.0 end which is Type A - B.

Overall though the Icy Dock is a great, faster and more convenient way of accessing hard drives. Thanks to USB 3.0 and its dual slots.


StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power
StarTech.com 4 Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with SATA Power
Price: £26.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice USB Expansion card for USB 3.0, 23 Feb. 2013
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Older PC's don't have USB 3.0 but as it becomes more of a standard you'll find newer PC's have USB 3.0 built in. But for the PC's that are a little older, the StarTech USB 3.0 PCI Express card is perfect upgrade for getting some USB 3.0 connectivity. The card fits into a PCI-e x1 slot and takes a SATA cable to power it. This was great for me as a I have a long SATA cable running from my modular PSU and had one end spare.

It has 3x external USB ports and one internal port, which is useful for storing a bootable USB that you want to house inside your case.

Its a fairly standard card but allows for great speeds with USB 3.0. Works with Windows 8, though I needed to go to the StarTech website to get the latest driver .zip and install via Device Manager. When searching for the driver on the StarTech website the product code is "PEXUSB3S4"


WD - 2TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM - Green
WD - 2TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM - Green
Price: £60.29

29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Media/Backup Drives in NAS Servers, 27 Jan. 2013
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I have several Western Digital 2 TB Caviar Green drives in my HP Microserver, their energy saving and power efficiency makes them excellent drives to use in home servers. You get great speeds with them despite being "green" drives so they function in any scenario such as backup or media serving. They also run nice and cool too, on average a couple of a degrees cooler than Seagate drives also in use in my HP Microserver.

They are very reliable drives after years of use and continue perform effortlessly, definitely recommended.


StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure
StarTech.com 5.25in Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5in Hard Drive - Internal SATA Backplane Enclosure
Price: £15.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well in the HP Microserver, 24 Jan. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I use this tray in my HP Microserver as I don't need the DVD drive slot. Its useful because I use this tray to house the OS hard drive of the server to keep the 4x SATA bays clear for general storage/RAID so it saves me one hard drive slot.

The tray is intended for actually being attached to side panels of cases rather than the sliding mechanism the HP Microserver uses for its 5.25 bay, but it fits fine and is secure enough, it won't unfortunately "securely" lock into place as the screws supplied aren't intended for it, and even using screws that "lock" onto the runners on the Microserver it doesn't fully lock. But this is nothing to do with the product.

Its a nice tray which is constructed well and great for further hard drive expansion. Another great product from StarTech


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