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Genius COLOURPAGE-SF600 Scanner USB
Genius COLOURPAGE-SF600 Scanner USB
Price: £71.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Compact, Tidy, and Easy to Use Solution Complete with Stand, Soft Carry Case, and Wall-Mountable Bracket..., 4 Sep 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The only (minor) annoyance with this scanner is the lack of a bracket, or similar, to allow papers to fed into the scanner properly aligned and without needing to be held; otherwise this is a fantastic device and a lot easier to use than the traditional flatbed style scanners, the only downside being that something like this is not going to be of any use when you need to scan a passport or the like (you might manage to feed it through the scanner, but will probably wreck it in the process).

On the subject of whether or not it will run on Windows 7, the answer is that yes, it can and _does_ ...and this includes the 64-bit version. - The driver needs to be downloaded from the Genius website, _then_ ABBYY FineReader and BizCard Finder need to be installed from the disc supplied with the scanner (which will add a CUSTOM tab to the DigiScan system tray application and which will, additionally, allow for the creation of Adobe Acrobat searchable .pdf files). The scanner will also work fine without ABBYY FineReader or BizCard Finder installed but, without them, there will be CUSTOM tab displayed in the DigiScan system tray application, and the Custom button on the scanner will not do anything when pressed.

Hopefully this review will, if nothing else, reassure many people who mistakenly believe that the scanner will not work with Windows 7. - If you are such a person, the most likely reason for your problems are likely to be USB driver related, old TWAIN drivers (possibly from a previous scanner), needing to restart your system after installing the driver, using the drivers from the supplied disc (don't - it appears that they are outdated and/or glitched) or, possibly, that the scanner is plugged into a front, side, or top USB port (always test with USB ports on the back of the computer if experiencing problems).


Standard Edition - Dead Island - Game of the Year (PC DVD)
Standard Edition - Dead Island - Game of the Year (PC DVD)
Offered by DVDGAMING DIRECT
Price: £29.00

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Game Fantastic, but Valve Leaves Me Steamed..., 24 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The game is fantastic. - Yes, it does (like all games) have its glitches and, yes, you will likely be tearing your hair out without the use of an XBox controller, as the game was originally developed for consoles (so the GUI can be infuriating for mouse users and driving vehicles is absolute hell using a keyboard).

However, the major downside is Steam (that pernicious anti-piracy system produced by the Valve corporation). - A Steam account has to be opened and their client software has to be running on your system before you can even install the game ...and all times whilst you are playing the game ...so no internet connection, no game, - end of story ...even though Steam (and other people) make a big song and dance about there supposedly being an offline mode (which there most definitely is not). Further, even after (eventually) installing the game Steam then makes you download the entire game (7Gb!!) before it will allow you to play, even though the entire game is present on the game disc! Suffice to say I have returned my copy for a refund and downloaded the pirated GOTY torrent ...which works fine and has none of that Steam nonsense.
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Neewer 3 Port USB 2.0 Hub TF Micro SD MS M2 Memory Card Reader
Neewer 3 Port USB 2.0 Hub TF Micro SD MS M2 Memory Card Reader

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Port USB 2.0 Hub TF Micro SD MS M2 Memory Card Reader, 11 Nov 2011
Well I don't know about this product being a Neewer product, - if it is it has been dropped from their catalogue or never added to their website but, either way, it is a lovely piece of kit if you are something of a nerd or design fetist, with a rubberized finish and slots and connectors on every side of the item, including a very bright red LED (when plugged in and functioning) and a mini-female jack (not sure what this is intended to power, but Neewer are a camera accessories supplier, if that is of any help to anyone). - The item is advertised as being an MP3 player, but the mini-female jack is not of the type you would normally plug headphones into ...but, all told, I personally think this is great piece of kit, plus it has a small USB patch lead, which allows the unit to be positioned somewhere accessible, not simply hanging off a USB port on the back of the machine.


Logitech OEM RX250 USB Wired Optical Mouse
Logitech OEM RX250 USB Wired Optical Mouse
Offered by 3B-IT Ltd
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Logitech OEM RX250 Optical Mouse, 5 Nov 2011
First off, this mouse is OEM, which means Original Equipment Manufacturer and which also means, usually, that it comes with no driver discs, manual, special offers, promotional items, etc..

Secondly, going by the description, I was under the impression that this item was a PS2 corded mouse, which it is not, - it is actually a USB corded mouse and, yes, I am now aware that the pictures for the item show that it is a USB corded mouse (I am wary of going by pictures for products because all too often the pictures do not match what you actually receive when you buy the product). Fortunately, though, this particular mouse works flawlessly with a PS2 adaptor; our last mouse, a 1000 dpi USB Cherry Parelo, most definitely would not.

The mouse is a nice item, has a decent weight to it, and has a good level of responsiveness. Also, again unlike our last mouse, the Cherry Parelo mouse, this mouse doesn't suffer from a sticky left mouse click (not the button sticking - some weird behaviour of the mouse that would make the selection stick even after the button had been released); although the pointer speed is considerably slower (still fast enough, though, to make it quite acceptable even with a high screen resolution) and (the only real downside) the front buttons do not extend fully to the edges of the mouse, making the working area a little cramped and restricting how you hold the mouse.


Cherry M-5350 Parelo Optical Mouse PC Mouse, PC / Mac, 2-ways
Cherry M-5350 Parelo Optical Mouse PC Mouse, PC / Mac, 2-ways
Offered by BitsAndBobs4U
Price: £2.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cherry Parelo Mouse, 27 Oct 2011
Fits nicely in the hand, - beautiful aesthetics with blue LED wheel, - lightweight, - rubber ribbed sides. Another bonus is that it will work on surfaces that other mice won't work on, in my case a very floral printed vinyl table cover (which my previous, 600 or 800 DPI, mouse absolutely hated). The downside is a sticky left mouse button, which seemed (at first) to be down to a poorly located LED in the mouse that was interfering with the button pressing; not so, though, so I am not sure what the problem is, save that it makes this mouse potentially unusable for playing some games (eg: Loki, where is necessary to clobber the left button when trying to kill anything) and that it is seriously annoying, too, when left clicking on anything usually involves a pause whilst whatever you have clicked on is selected or actioned. Also, this item will not work with a PS2 adaptor once Windows has loaded (ie: it seems that it will work fine using an adaptor in a DOS environment, but will otherwise only function as a USB device) ...so whilst there is no point in returning it when it cost less than £5 including postage, I have absolutely no intention of continuing to use this infuriating rodent as a pointing device - it is going to be replaced, and as soon as possible.


Belkin G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with Easy Set Up & 54Mbps Transfer Speed (F5D7634uk4-H)
Belkin G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with Easy Set Up & 54Mbps Transfer Speed (F5D7634uk4-H)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain Router, Exceptional Value..., 4 Feb 2011
Prior to buying this item I was a little concerned about the "Warning - MAJOR security flaw!" review by Dave but, after not being able to find any article on the internet regarding such problems with _any_ Belkin router, let alone this one, I decided to buy it [].

I should also say that buying new is better. - Normally, being something of a tree hugger, I would never buy new; but there is so much activity now in the way of tampering with devices that buying certain electrical devices as used or reconditioned is almost certain to give you something that is not what it should be sooner or later (this is especially so of sites like eBay, where electrical bargains of every type can be had every day, but where it does have to be asked in many cases why the items being sold are so cheap. - Granted, there are many legitimate reasons for this (not least businesses which replace their hardware on a regular basis regardless of age, condition, etc. according to depreciation policies, contracts with HP, Compaq, etc., and so on), but there are also darker reasons that the eBay merchant won't necessarily be aware of ...though you certainly will be later.

Anyway, to the router itself. - The image is naff and does the router no justice at all. - It is actually quite a sexy looking black unit that sits vertically on a stand (as can be seen on the Belkin site - search engine Belkin F5D7634 - with the antenna on top of the unit (thank-you, Belkin, - it is a damn nuisance having it on the back and blocking port access) and usual ports on the back for connecting the telephone linecord and ethernet lead(s). It does get quite warm in use, but that is nothing new (I've had units in the past, when they were still made from metal, that you could toast bread on) and the lights don't mean much when you are sitting in the half-dark (the symbols on the LED covers are a little too small), but the port indicator LEDs do display as numbers for each connected LAN port (so you can see at a glance which ports are in use by the number(s) on the front panel display), which is a really nice feature.

Everything required to use the unit straight away is provided with the unit, including the manual (which is on the CD - good environmental policy) and the user interface ...ah, well...

The user interface (you really should not need to mess around installing anything if you are using the router for wired connectivity - probably not if you are going wireless, either. First off you will need to enter 192.168.2.1 into a browser window (Internet Explorer is probably best on a Windows OS - Firefox does not usually work for things like this. Once you have everything up and running this will display a very informative screen detailing the current connectivity status of your router and a whole load of other, very useful, details (such a pleasant change from having to log in and then having to search through the configuration); however, before that, you have a whole load of settings to go at.

The settings are very clearly laid out (no stupid images, twee graphics, or hideous colour scheme, - just everything you need to very quickly get the router up and running and for connecting to the internet again. Wireless connectivity can be disabled, as can UPnP, and the firmware can be auto upgraded from the internet (a first for me and a welcome change from having to mess around with install utilities and firmware upgrades that might or might not work and which will leave the router unusable if they don't).

For security, remote connectivity to the router is also disabled by default and... when you make changes the configuration updates properly - it does not simply crash or freeze, as has usually been the case with previous routers I owned, nor does it demand non-existant credentials or require that a user logs in everytime they update a setting. Also, another nice feature, the firewall does not require that you make your own rules ...plus it has DOS protection (standard feature in most modern routers) and, not so standard, PoD (Ping of Death) protection (to help protect against morons who ping machines on multiple ports, causing the target machine to lock up and crash).

So, end result, up and running very quickly and very happy with this router.

*For the wireless user this may not be your best choice (I refuse to use wireless for security reasons) - wireless G is suitable for lightweight use (email and working with remote peripherals or other wireless devices) within a single room, possibly a single level flat at a pinch, whilst wireless G+ will provide coverage for an entire household with a single strength sufficient to allow for file and data transfer in addition to the functionality provided by a wireless G router. If you want coverage for a large office or a good number of your neighbours in addition to yourself, though, and if solid connectivity with no lag or dropout is important (VoIP, online gaming, etc.), wireless N would be better suited to your needs.


New Ipod Shuffle Style MP3 Player Black - 2GB
New Ipod Shuffle Style MP3 Player Black - 2GB

3.0 out of 5 stars -, 5 Oct 2010
The packaging of these items is cheap (a clear plastic box with very homemade style printouts), and the instructions (with the unit I received, anyway) did not seem to be for the item I received.

There is no seperate USB connector socket. - USB connectivity is through an adapted jack that plugs into the headphone socket, and the headphones are certainly nothing you would want to be seen wearing. That said, the unit is quite solid and has a decent weight to it. The clip on the reverse side is also quite substantial and the internal Li-ion battery is a nice addition, and far more environmentally friendly than many of the alternatives that use AA or AAA batteries (rechargeable or not!).

I did not actually get to use the unit I purchased because I needed it for something specific and it was not going to work for me having the USB input and earphones using the same input, so I cannot comment on the playback or audio quality of the item.


Kiss From a Rose
Kiss From a Rose
Offered by Mattpuss
Price: £10.76

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Track-Listing:, 30 Jun 2007
This review is from: Kiss From a Rose (Audio CD)
Amazon allows a seller to modify + add to everything on these listings... except modifying the track list (or adding information when someone has given an entry a truly useless track list or no track listing whatsoever).

So, in the interests of anyone listing here actually managing to sell what they have listed here, the track list is as follows:

01: Kiss From A Rose

02: Kiss From A Rose (Atraxion Future Radio Edit)

03: Kiss From A Rose (Sasha & BT's Atraxion Future Mix)


What Would You Do If [CD 2]
What Would You Do If [CD 2]
Offered by 5records
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Track-Listing:, 30 Jun 2007
Amazon allows a seller to modify + add to everything on these listings... except modifying the track list (or adding information when someone has given an entry a truly useless track list or no track listing whatsoever).

So, in the interests of anyone listing here actually managing to sell what they have listed here, the track list is as follows:

01: What Would You Do If...? Chelsea Mix)

02: What Would You Do If...? (Soulspin Mix)

03: What Would You Do If...? (Enlightened Vocal Mix)

04: Is There Someone Out There? (Rokstone R&B Mix)

05: What Would You Do If...? (Video, Lyrics, & Code Red Secrets)
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Let's Push It [CD 1] [Single]
Let's Push It [CD 1] [Single]
Offered by Graham Moore CD's
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing, 29 Jun 2007
Amazon allows a seller to modify + add to everything on these listings... except modifying the track list (or adding information when someone has given an entry a truly useless track list or no track listing whatsoever).

So, in the interest of anyone listing here actually managing to sell what they have listed here, the track list is as follows:

01: Let's Push It (17" Radio Edit)

02: Let's Push It (Evolution Club Mix)

03: Let's Push It (MK Club Mix)

04: Let's Push It (Boot & Mac Vocoder Mix)

05: Let's Push It (Evolution Dub Mix)

06: Let's Push It (MK Dub Mix)
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