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MINIX NEO X8-H Plus Android 4.4 XBMC Smart TV Box Quad Core 5.8GHZ Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Ethernet LAN Bluetooth 4.0 Full HD Streaming Media Player and Free MINIX A2 Lite Wireless Air Fly Mouse
MINIX NEO X8-H Plus Android 4.4 XBMC Smart TV Box Quad Core 5.8GHZ Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Ethernet LAN Bluetooth 4.0 Full HD Streaming Media Player and Free MINIX A2 Lite Wireless Air Fly Mouse
Offered by 3C4U
Price: £114.90

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars which is made more annoying by the fact that clicking the mouse button often ..., 21 Jun. 2015
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It's certainly a powerful little box, but unfortunately it's let down by a few issues. Firstly it seems to be completely incompatible with the BBC iPlayer app. It either crashes or displays video with no picture. Similarly, other TV station apps fail to behave optimally. Netflix quality is low.

The small supplied remote is literally never used.

The large remote is quite fiddly to use. Often the keyboard registers more than one click for a keypress, or doesn't register at all. The same is true when using the mouse pointer, which is made more annoying by the fact that clicking the mouse button often moves the pointer away from the thing you want to click on.

It does work well with the bundled XBMC though. There is a BBC iPlayer plugin for it as well, which gives a beautiful high definition video. Beyond that though, you're faced with a stark choice between low quality or non-functional premium services and whatever you can get working on XBMC...


Mens Dark Brown Suede Moccasin Slippers with Wool Lining and Hard Sole. Size 11
Mens Dark Brown Suede Moccasin Slippers with Wool Lining and Hard Sole. Size 11
Offered by J.C. Household
Price: £18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Warm and comfortable, but a bit snug on first wearing them, 20 Feb. 2015
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Warm and comfortable, but a bit snug on first wearing them.

The laces kept coming undone, so I removed them. The slight smallness helps here.


Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Firewire Audio Interface - Factory B Stock
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Firewire Audio Interface - Factory B Stock

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice low latency, 20 Feb. 2015
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Nice low latency, lots of I/O options, a bit of on-board DSP low latency reverb and compression for recording singers, good sound quality and two headphone jacks!

What's not to love?


Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Price: £24.06

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 20 Feb. 2015
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Works perfectly, but so expensive!


Tiger Adjustable Table Top DJ Laptop Stand with Desk Clamps
Tiger Adjustable Table Top DJ Laptop Stand with Desk Clamps
Price: £19.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Manufacturing flaw marred an otherwise ideal product., 11 Feb. 2015
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It works, after some jury-rigging. One of the screw-holes wasn't threaded, so the foot was flapping around dangerously.

A cable-tie fixed it, but this means I lose the ability to easily dismantle it and use it for gigs. Luckily it's mainly staying in the studio, so I probably won't send it back.

Apart from that manufacturing flaw, it performs exactly as I require.


Cecilio 4/4CEVN-2Y Size 4/4 Electric Violin - Yellow
Cecilio 4/4CEVN-2Y Size 4/4 Electric Violin - Yellow

4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for the price, 11 Feb. 2015
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My wife was overjoyed with this, hasn't said a bad word about it so far... The positioning of the jacks isn't ideal though. They could easily fall out.


Schild's Ladder
Schild's Ladder
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Overall a good read with great concepts, 11 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Schild's Ladder (Kindle Edition)
Greg is an interesting writer, pulling in imaginary physics a step ahead of the physics we know. (Or the physics which are known, which isn't aways the same thing.) It can cause things to become a little dense at times, but for a fan of hard SF those parts can be joyous.

The only downside is that the human sides of his stories can be a little unsatisfying - as is the case here. He makes a good go of it, but it feels like there's just something lacking.

Apart from that, a great romp with some incredible ideas.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and useful, with occasional bugs. And it could do with more support from 3rd parties., 30 Nov. 2014
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Great product! Lets me watch films and TV series from my phone or lap-top through my TV, as well as play music. This means no switching between sound sources as I swap between different types of entertainment. Works great with Netflix, all Google Play services (including Google Play Music All Access and Youtube) and BBC iPlayer.

My phone (Sony Xperia z3) allows 'cast to screen', which projects the whole phone display. This means I can share things like Pinterest, maps etc. with a group of people. Very handy.

We now use an old Nexus phone as an entertainment remote.

It loses a star because:

1: There could be a few more dedicated apps for it. It's unfortunate, for example, that the only UK TV catchup service that uses it is the BBC iPlayer and the only streaming music service is Google's own.

2: Occasionally it loses connection with the phone/tablet/laptop that's controlling it, meaning 'pause' can become a suddenly hectic, stressful affair. (Sometimes it's easier to just switch off the TV, which pauses automatically.)

Other than that, it's awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SUPERGLUE REQUIRED!, 25 May 2012
I got this and it is quite tough. However, it did fall off my bike twice in use. One time it managed to protect the phone, even when I rode over it. The other time it popped open on the ground, allowing my lovely phone screen to suffer cracks and scratches as it hit and slid across the road surface.

The problem is that the shoe is a friction fit, so it can work loose as you ride over bumps. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND superglue to make sure that any detachable part is actually fixed to the mount.

What I don't understand is why a proper locking mechanism is never used in these devices, like those seen on many bike lights...

Also, in use I have found that a small amount of water can find its way in. No damage caused so far.

Finally, the small bung to block the charger hole is incredibly easy to lose.


Ultimateaddons® Bicycle Cycle Bike Mount with Hard Tough Waterproof Case for the Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S
Ultimateaddons® Bicycle Cycle Bike Mount with Hard Tough Waterproof Case for the Apple iPhone 4 4G 4S

3.0 out of 5 stars SUPERGLUE REQUIRED!, 25 May 2012
I got this and it is quite tough. However, it did fall off my bike twice in use. One time it managed to protect the phone, even when I rode over it. The other time it popped open on the ground, allowing my lovely phone screen to suffer cracks and scratches as it hit and slid across the road surface.

The problem is that the shoe is a friction fit, so it can work loose as you ride over bumps. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND superglue to make sure that any detachable part is actually fixed to the mount.

What I don't understand is why a proper locking mechanism is never used in these devices, like those seen on many bike lights...

Also, in use I have found that a small amount of water can find its way in. No damage caused so far.

Finally, the small bung to block the charger hole is incredibly easy to lose.


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