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Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 3 User - Licence Key (PC)
Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 3 User - Licence Key (PC)
Offered by Esale Express
Price: £18.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Always seems to be well rated in independent tests., 3 Feb. 2016
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Kaspersky , McAfee, Bit Defender and Norton antivirus all feature on anti virus reviews some putting the other suites above Kaspersky in virus detection in Windows 7, 8 and 10. In lab tests Kaspersky always seems to do well.
Microsoft Essentials is no longer considered good enough by Microsoft itself and they recommend a third party software as an alternative.
If you are installing Kaspersky Internet Security for the first time You may find the barrage of constant warning signs after the installation very annoying.
By default, the trusted applications mode is enabled. Before enabling the mode, Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 analyzes your operating system and the applications installed on your computer. The analysis is performed at the initial startup of the mode and may take a considerable time, up to several hours.
If you are just renewing from a previous Kaspersky installation you won't get this.
You can if you want enable or disable this mode.
The latest build includes a "Private Browsing" feature which works with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer to stop websites tracking your activities.
A "Change Control" system looks out for adware which tries to change your home or search pages, install addons or change your settings. You're alerted of any such attempts and can allow or block them .
Safe Money seems to work OK for me but other reviewers have reported problems.
Remember the multi use licence starts from the date of the first installation for 12 months and subsequent PC's will expire at the same time as the first PC.

iON DashCam In-Car Camera with Wi-Fi
iON DashCam In-Car Camera with Wi-Fi
Price: £100.11

4.0 out of 5 stars Power supply problems did not give me a good start with this product ,but now resolved., 22 Jan. 2016
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Update to my review 30th January 2016.
I emailed the iON Support Team and explained the problem with the dual adaptor. ( see below) A replacement was sent by next day recorded delivery. They also sent a 5 metre power cable in case it was that and both items were replaced.
The power issue to the dashcam now seems to be resolved
The small cable clips to route the cable around the windscreen are a minor issue as they don't seem to stick no matter how dry and clean the glass is.
I have tried glass glue, superglue and all purpose fast glue but the weight of the cable alone just seems to pull them off.
I have noticed that on the HD recordings you can't seem to clearly read a car numberplate when you are moving but with traffic stationery the quality is excellent and number plates easily visible. This must be the vibration on my car and not a criticism of the camera.

Original Review
This iON Dashcam Wi-Fi in car camera was supplied to me for review purposes.
The power is supplied by an adaptor that fits into the car cigarette lighter which in most cars powers with the ignition on.
The adaptor supplied by iON fits into this with dual USB ports. There is a 5 metre cable with a USB connector and a 2.5mm barrel connector into the Dashcam. When power is supplied to the adaptor there is a blue circular illumination around the adaptor.
The adaptor is a very tight fit but nevertheless it constantly needed removing and refitting to get power with the ignition on.
Secondary to that once the adaptor was powered the Dashcam was not and needs the USB cable removed and reinserted into the adaptor into either of the dual USB ports..
The cable works 100% of the time when connected indoors into an iPad adaptor so the fault must be in the iON supplied cigarette lighter adaptor.
It is extremely frustrating when turning the ignition on to find you need to repeat this procedure over and over again.
You should be able to just fit it and forget it. The power cable once fitted in the car and routed around the windscreen is not intended to be constantly removed which means you need to obtain a second power cable with a barrel connector to operate the Wi-Fi to your iOS or Android Device. I have numerous mini and micro USB cables but none of this barrel design to use it indoors.for setting it up to an iPad and a Nexus 7.
You need the Apps to set the time , date and check the firmware which on this Dashcam was not up to date needing V4.1.20.004 installed.
The Dashcam is not supplied with a micro SD card (even to reviewers) and will not work without one. I was able to use the card from my phone to set it up and have now ordered one.
I had enough recorded video to connect to a PC with the supplied USB cable where it shows as an additional drive and in Windows 7 was able to view the files recorded without installing any further software..
By default it records a thumbnail video which will run on your iOS or Android device without buffering and a HD copy which will pause a lot so best viewed through Windows. The HD quality was good on a PC monitor on the recorded files.
Both the iOS and Android Apps seem to be work in progress at the moment. Connection seems OK but they transfer very slowly and may not show any files at all initially.
I will come back to this review but initially I would say it seems a good product let down by the fact you need a second shorter power cable for indoor wireless use and of course a power adaptor that just plugs in and works.

Q-See QTH4-4Z3-1 1 TB HDD 4 High Definition 4-Channel 720p Camera
Q-See QTH4-4Z3-1 1 TB HDD 4 High Definition 4-Channel 720p Camera
Price: £333.33

4.0 out of 5 stars High quality surveillence system but beyond my DIY ability..., 8 Jan. 2016
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High quality surveillance system but the practicality of installation was soon unhappily apparent when unboxing and laying out the component parts.
The first thing I realised were the problems that build up once you have decided where the 4 cameras are to be mounted, which in my case were on a normal semi detached house so front , side and rear.
The realisation that this would mean fitting the mounts outside and drilling through masonry at below roof level to accommodate the BNC cable and power supply to the camera. Next would be the problem of routing the 60 foot cables to each camera and concealing them or ruining the interior decor.
The next problem I realised was the siting of the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) which will need two dedicated power sockets and an Ethernet connection to your Router along with a monitor and space to operate it with the remote control and the mouse. An anti- surge power source is also required.
In my case I have a room as an office with a VGA KVM system to operate up to 4 devices using a single monitor, keyboard and mouse and I was able to at least set up and test the system using the cameras within that room.
Using the cameras through a window is not recommended and degrades the image quality as well as getting reflections from the infra red at night.
The cameras are not free standing and being circular were difficult to position for a temporary test.
A quick start guide will get you up and running but going online to the Q-See Support site will enable you to view a daunting pdf file of about 130 pages.

*WARNING* Within the documentation is a word of warning not to power up just 1 camera from the power unit but ensure all 4 cameras are connected before connecting to a power supply. Connecting just 1 camera can cause the optical chipset to become damaged and become useless. As this is just the sort of thing you would probably do for a quick test after unboxing this should be much more clearly marked on the power connectors in my opinion or design a single 4 block connector to avoid this.

This model is new and not yet included in the Q Series online guide and the quick start guide does not include too much information so you are left guessing in some respects. An example is the fact that there does not seem to be an on/off switch the blue LED on the front that looks like a touch sensitive button but just indicates that you are plugged in.
Setting up was straightforward and following on screen prompts discovered and set up the Local IP address and passwords if you want them.
Setting up an iPad to view remotely was also easy after downloading the Q-See App and then using the iPad Camera to scan the QR Code displayed on the monitor to configure the settings.
The video quality on my temporary set up was obvious even though I was using VGA and this can be improved by using HDMI if you have that.

The are numerous options you can use to view the cameras which by default show 4 screens at once or cycling through a full screen.
One option I like is the motion detected screen which you can configure to trigger if there is movement in a selected area such as a gate.
You can pick the time to watch based on when motion was detected rather then searching the entire day.
I would have expected some indication on the monitor that the DVR was recording. It seems to constantly record 30 minute files by default which you can cycle through but oddly on the menu bar there is a record button and a snapshot button but I am unable to find out where the output is saved
Night vision switches automatically to infra red is quality is very good in black and white . The daytime vision is very crisp and true colors are shown.
The DVR contains a 1TB WD Purple hard drive which are designed for Surveillance Systems which are permanently on.
I am not yet sure from the documentation how long a 1TB drive will record before it is overwritten

In summary this is a quality product and it is only my shortcoming as a practical DIY practitioner to install it correctly that means at present it has been boxed up again until I get someone competent to install it. if it had been purely wireless I would have been using it.

Berydale Women's Tank Top, strappy top long, black, size 42
Berydale Women's Tank Top, strappy top long, black, size 42
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snug and Comfy and Stretchy...., 5 Dec. 2015
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I am intrigued by the top being named as a tank top as it does not resemble what I remember tank tops to be.
It is more of a vest type top which needs a particular bra to wear it unless you have another top underneath. This is because the back of the top is much narrower than the front. At the bottom of the top there is a deep hem which makes the garment snug to my shape.
It is not of a short length but comes halfway down my thighs making it ideal for wear over leggings or jeggings. The top’s fabric consists of viscose and spandex and has specific washing instructions for its care.
Having done yoga in the past I would have found the top ideal for the exercises as it stretches with the movement and then returns to its original shape. The fabric has a nice feel to it and is a little see through when stretched.
The top is ideal for someone who likes layering their clothes to create a specific look. The size is marked in continental figures and before ordering make sure you have the size you really want.
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FUTURO 09183EN Small/Medium Energising Support Glove
FUTURO 09183EN Small/Medium Energising Support Glove
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helped one Hand but not the other., 5 Dec. 2015
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FUTURO Small/Medium Energising Support Glove HAND
This is a latex free, breathable support glove. It can be used for either the left or the right hand. The strap is wraparound is adjustable and secure for your own comfort. It gives mild support for swelling, weak hands and wrists. It can be hand washed but there are instructions for this, which will give the glove a longer life.
I found the glove snug and easy to put on and the Velcro fastening makes it secure so it is not cumbersome on wearing. As I have bad arthritis in my right hand it was uncomfortable and exacerbated the pain. However wearing the glove on my left hand, which has mild symptoms of arthritis, was more comfortable and it relieved the pain.
All the instructions are on the packet it came in. They are precise and simple, as well as advising you to consult a doctor in the event of increased pain.
It is ideal when wearing the glove for light housework, writing and mild arthritis symptoms. It is warming and massages the hand gently as well as giving support.

Toshiba P300 1TB 64MB 7200RPM 3.5-Inch SATA INTERNAL HARD DRIVE (OEM)
Toshiba P300 1TB 64MB 7200RPM 3.5-Inch SATA INTERNAL HARD DRIVE (OEM)
Price: £35.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba no frills OEM Drive so far so good.., 27 Nov. 2015
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The drive is described as high performance 7,200 rpm drives with 64 MB data buffer and SATA 6 Gbit/s which is SATA 3 equivalent.
If you are installing this as a secondary drive in a desktop PC you may find your motherboard is not SATA3 but backwards compatibility ensures it will still work. Mechanical drives of this description will probably not seem any faster and if it is speed you want then a costly SSD (solid state drive) is what you need to notice a performance boost.

This is supplied as an OEM package for PC builders so don't expect fancy packaging or instruction manuals.
If you fit it to a Windows PC as a secondary drive and open "This PC" or "My Computer" the drive will not show initially.
You need to go to Control Panel-System & Security-Administrative Tools- Computer Management- Disk Management.
Follow the prompts that "you must initialise a disk before logical disk manager can access it.
It will then show as unallocated, Click on the striped are and right click "New Simple Volume" then prompts to Format and allocate a Drive letter.
Close and it will then show as a blank drive 931Gb.
I have seen some USA reviews expressing concern about the reliability of the 5TB drives in use and will update this review if this 1TB version causes problems. I have always used Western Digital or Seagate drives and not always without problems.

Liteway 10 W BC B22 GLS LED Bulb, 60 W Traditional Replacement, 806 Lumens - Warm White
Liteway 10 W BC B22 GLS LED Bulb, 60 W Traditional Replacement, 806 Lumens - Warm White
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An improved LED Bulb design, 27 Nov. 2015
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I used this LED Bulb to replace a CFL one (compact fluorescent lamp) used overhead. The CFL one was supposedly a 100W equivalent running at 24 watts but the light was an unpleasant cool bluish tint, This one described as warm white is exactly that and although not so bright is definitely better and only consuming 10W.
Some LED bulbs of this shape have a sleeve fitting that acts as a down lighter but this one illuminates the ceiling like a normal tungsten bulb.

Nero 2016 Platinum (PC)
Nero 2016 Platinum (PC)
Price: £59.65

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I still like the Nero products although they appear to be taking over the whole PC, 25 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Nero 2016 Platinum (PC) (CD-ROM)
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Nero 2016 Platinum.
Nero used to be a free program usually given away with computer magazines on a small floppy dish with many other utilities. I have used it for many years through the different versions. It was very good at making CD burning easy without wasting loads of blanks disks.
With the latest Windows 10 compatible, Nero 2016 version it has gone from this to a multimedia suite that puts 1.3GB in your program files as the basic program to Manage & Play, Edit & Convert, Rip & Burn. Backup & Rescue and then Extras.
You will then find that within these “first time use” will prompt you to download even more such as Nero Wave Editor, Nero Soundtrax, Nero Content such as effects, theme packs, templates and transitions and even more prompts for mobile apps in Ios and Android.
Additionally a Music Recorder called Stashimi which appears to be free but wants you to subscribe monthly to music downloads.
I still think that the core content of Burn and Copy is the best for my needs but I find that other Video editing and Music Editing suites just seem a whole lot easier to use.
I have often turned to Nero Recode to convert media files but used other applications to edit them.
Nero BackItUp is a further download of the 2014 version and similar to the built in Windows 10 application copying folders to a drive rather the creating a recovery image
I still like the Nero products although they appear to be gradually consuming more and more of my SSD drive and taking over the whole PC.
No problems were encountered using Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit.

Magix Audio and Music Lab 2016 Premium (PC)
Magix Audio and Music Lab 2016 Premium (PC)
Price: £69.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good results but as a first time user I did not find it very user friendly, 24 Nov. 2015
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Magix Audio & Music Lab 2016 Premium.

I have a DVD which I had compiled from an old VHS Video Recorder Tape originally recorded from BBC2 in 1971. It is an anthology of poetry and music , 47 minutes long from the John Betjeman “Birds Eye View” series. I have been unable to source a copy from the BBC. You forget how bad tape recordings were in those days both visual and sound.
I thought for many years that there must be a product that could try to improve the recording and it was the speech element rather than the video I wanted to restore.
Installing this software you are annoyingly forced to both activate and provide registration details, provide email address and password and opt out of newsletters and Magix Online World. I agree with activation but feel that registration and junk emails should be optional. There was no way of delaying or skipping the registration.
After installation I tried to import the DVD but got no response to the original .vob file. I used a video convertor to create an .mpg file which didn’t load either and finally a .wmv file which did.
I had not used any Magix software products before but I am fairly familiar with video and sound editing on other products.
After 2 days I am now able to navigate and edit but in my opinion it has not been very user friendly.
With the program open and the project loaded I tried to access the Help section and watch the short video clips but on my fairly powerful desktop this just caused a screen blackout and recovery. Nvidea Error Code 3 Display Driver is unable to continue.
Work carried out on editing was lost. I used another PC to view the help videos.
Now I know that there is no Pause button (you click the Play button to stop play).
To mark a start and stop edit point you don’t just drag the mouse you mark the start with a scissor symbol , move the cursor, mark the exit with a scissor symbol then back to mid position to highlight the area and press delete.
To remove the space this creates you need to ALT + Mouse click to slide the waveform. It took me hours to discover that.
I could relate numerous other actions that were not obvious and could not be found in the help files. A user leaflet would have been welcome printed somewhere (nothing either on the installation CD but perhaps it is on the web site )
On a positive note though the output was effective although I was not sure whether the Auto Mastering and Optimising needed my input at times or just did it.
I did end up with a 47 minute mp3 file of the original programme better than I had ever heard it on a TV.
I can confirm that although listed as Windows 7 and 8 compatible it does work on
Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit Version 1511.

Philips Sonicare HX9171/20 FlexCare Electric Toothbrush with Sanitiser - Platinum
Philips Sonicare HX9171/20 FlexCare Electric Toothbrush with Sanitiser - Platinum
Price: £103.59

5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality Product with Extras but check the pricing., 19 Nov. 2015
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The Philips Sonicare Platinum 6 Series toothbrush package comes with a travel case and a separate mains powered ultraviolet sanitizer to sterilize the brush head.
Pricing of this package varies enormously with discounts of 50% on offer.
I thought for the price it might come with more than one brush head. Replacement brush heads are very expensive compared to other makes.
The toothbrush is very quiet with a higher frequency noise than most electric toothbrushes. Initially I thought that this would be unpleasant but it was not at all.
A number of settings increase the time and intensity modes of the cleaning head some of which need to changed while sitting on the charger (Easy Start) and some settings during use. Easy Start gradually increases the power over 14 brushings
The time between charging is quoted as up to 3 weeks and this seems to be correct.
I have never considered using more than a rinse under the tap to clean a toothbrush and would not consider a ultraviolet sanitizer to be a high priority but I am using it.
Overall it is a high quality product but check the pricing.

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