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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very sophisticated and capable NAS, 20 Aug 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The first thing you notice about the QNAP TS-420 is how robust it is, it's physically very solid and well constructed. The front sports LED indicators for Status, LAN, USB and eSATA, as well as separate LEDs for each hard drive enclosure.

This unit is diskless so the hard disks have to be fitted separately. The QNAP TS-420 does have a list of hard disks that it's guaranteed to work with, though personally I'm sure more or less any hard disk would work with this device. I fitted two 1Tb Seagate hard disks into the first 2 enclosures and fitting these was very straightforward and not at all fiddly.

I then connected the NAS to my router via a Cat5e cable and switched it on. I was relieved to find that no old fashioned CD setup was necessary, it was just a matter of pointing a browser at the device then following the setup wizard. The wizard prompted for the server name to be set, the admin password, the RAID type (all RAID types supported), as well as the IP address (manual or DHCP). Setting up the NAS and initialising the disks was impressively quick.

The QNAP TS-420 itself is administered via the QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS OS. This effectively turns the QNAP TS-420 into a fully fledged multi-media box of tricks. The look and feel of the GUI front-end is very iOS-like, icons can be dragged and dropped, or dropped on each other to create custom icon groups, similar to the iPhone. Multiple desktop spaces can also be created with different sets of icons on each.

The QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS OS makes navigating all the features of the QNAP TS-420 very simple. The main 'nuts and bolts' of the NAS can be administered via the Control Panel, this gives access to the all the advanced settings on the device. All the other multi-media features are accessed via a set of individual apps, such as the Photo Station, Music Station and File Station, which allow photos, videos and files to be easily shared for remote access via other PCs or, even more handy, mobile phones.

An excellent application is myQNAPcloud, this allows the NAS to be setup for remote access, just setup an account and register the device and then the QNAP TS-420 can be accessed from anywhere just by typing in its URL from a browser.

The QNAP TS-420 Turbo is an extremely versatile and powerful NAS with a fantastic set of features and a very friendly GUI front-end that make it simple to setup and use. Overall this is a highly recommended NAS device.


Philips QC5570/13 DIY Easy Reach 180 Degree Hair Clipper
Philips QC5570/13 DIY Easy Reach 180 Degree Hair Clipper
Price: £45.17

5.0 out of 5 stars A high quality hair clipper, 8 Aug 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Philips QC5570/13 Hair Clipper is very well made with an excellent ergonimic design. It's light and is very easy to hold thanks to the rubber grip, its whole shape fits the hand perfectly.

In use the haircut it gives is superb, it just glides over the head with barely any sensation and cuts the hair very neat and evenly, this is a highly recommended hair clipper.


Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Large Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Large Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Price: £37.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Nutritious and easy to digest, 5 Aug 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although this is puppy food we actually give it to our little Yorkshire Terrier and she loves it. As she's getting a little older she has problems digesting some foods but she has no such problem with this, it all gets eaten with no unwanted 'after effects', plus it's highly nutritious, perfect!


Philips Shaver Series 7000, Wet and Dry Shaver with Stubble Styler RQ1195/17
Philips Shaver Series 7000, Wet and Dry Shaver with Stubble Styler RQ1195/17
Price: £126.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very stylish design if a little expensive, 25 July 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Philips RQ1195/17 SensoTouch is a very impressive looking shaver and has an almost futuristic look to it. In use it's amazingly quiet and is very comfortable on the face, achieving a very close shave with minimal sensation. Maintenance is also very straightforward, being very easy to clean, and it comes with a handy travel bag.

I don't have a beard so cannot comment on the adjustable beard styler, but as a regular shaver the Philips RQ1195/17 SensoTouch is excellent, though there's a slight impression that some of its rather high price has gone towards the shaver's aesthetics rather than it's actual functionality. A great shaver nonetheless.


Roxio Game Capture HD Pro (PS4/PS3/Wii/Xbox 360/Xbox One)
Roxio Game Capture HD Pro (PS4/PS3/Wii/Xbox 360/Xbox One)
Price: £69.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Replay all those gaming triumphs!, 25 July 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
If you've ever wanted to capture the moment you finally completed that difficult level or got your all time highest score then this is the device for you. You will need a PC to save the video files to as well as a spare HDMI cable (unfortunately not included), then just connect your console to the Roxio and start recording.

The resulting video file can be easily edited using the supplied software and it even allows you to add your own commentary, which is a nice touch.

All in all this is a very easy device to use and is a very effective way of capturing those great gaming moments for future viewing, an excellent product.


Eukanuba Puppy/Junior Lamb and Rice Dry Mix 15 kg
Eukanuba Puppy/Junior Lamb and Rice Dry Mix 15 kg

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nutritious and easy to digest, 15 July 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although this is puppy food we actually give it to our little Yorkshire Terrier and she loves it. As she's getting a little older she has problems digesting some foods but she has no such problem with this, it all gets eaten with no unwanted 'after effects', plus it's highly nutritious, perfect!


Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Medium Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Medium Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Price: £44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nutritious and easy to digest, 15 July 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Although this is puppy food we actually give it to our little Yorkshire Terrier and she loves it. As she's getting a little older she has problems digesting some foods but she has no such problem with this, it all gets eaten with no unwanted 'after effects', plus it's highly nutritious, perfect!


Pampers Active Fit Size 5+ (Junior+) Monthly Pack -124 Nappies
Pampers Active Fit Size 5+ (Junior+) Monthly Pack -124 Nappies
Price: £18.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Practical and comfortable, 17 Jun 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These nappies are padded and very comfortable for the child. They're not quite as convenient as pull-up nappies and fastening the nappies securely can be a challenge if your child fidgets about a bit. But once on they're leak-free and will keep the bed nice and dry at night, very good nappies.


Leifheit Contour 72507 Medium Express Steam Generator Ironing Table
Leifheit Contour 72507 Medium Express Steam Generator Ironing Table
Offered by About-Tea & About-Coffee Shop, Preise inkl. MwSt.
Price: £67.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A very generous size makes this great for ironing, 17 May 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
What sets the Leifheit Contour apart form regular ironing boards is its size, it's noticeably wider than most ironing boards and this larger surface area makes a big difference when ironing. Its height is adjustable and it is able to be set higher than most ironing boards, which is much more comfortable for taller people.

It's also very sturdy and the build quality is very good, though the solid design makes it slightly on the heavy side, but it's still relatively light for its size.

The Leifheit Contour is well made, a great size, and is very easy to setup, an excellent ironing board.


Braun Silk-épil 5 5180 Epilator with 1 Attachment and Cooling Glove
Braun Silk-épil 5 5180 Epilator with 1 Attachment and Cooling Glove
Offered by iSolutions
Price: £56.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very efficient hair removal, 17 May 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My partner used this and said that, although this epilator caused her a little bit of discomfort initially, she soon got used the sensation and was able to adjust the speed to a level that suited her.

A nice touch is the built-in light, and the head also tilts so it follows the contours of the leg perfectly. It comes with a 2 pin shaver-type cable, necessitating being near a shaver socket or having to connect an adapter plug, which is a slight inconvenience.

This epilator needs to be used quite slow to get the best results. My partner noted that using the epilator slowly and gently gave the best results, and she was very impressed with the smoothness it gave.


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