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Gamexpert Wii Racing Wheel - GS-1125 (Wii)
Gamexpert Wii Racing Wheel - GS-1125 (Wii)
Offered by konsolenkost
Price: £6.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good wii steering, 5 Feb. 2013
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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Purchased this from electro-world seller. This is not original nintendo product. The steering looks almost identical to the original. At the rear, it also has the enlarge B button. It is plastic. Overall it is quite well made, there are a few areas where the plastic moulding isn't quite perfect, but doesn't cause any discomfort during game play. For a fraction of the original price, this is a bargain.


Edimax EW-7811UN 150Mbps Wireless Nano USB Adapter
Edimax EW-7811UN 150Mbps Wireless Nano USB Adapter
Offered by HometownTV UK
Price: £7.43

5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot believe how small this is...and it works on the raspberry pi!, 5 Feb. 2013
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Bought this to give my Raspberry Pi wireless internet access. As advertised, this dongle works on the raspberry pi without any extra configuration. Just plug it in and enter your wifi password. The raspberry pi (model b with 512mb ram) can power this dongle directly from its usb port. You do not need to connect this dongle to a external powered hub. There is a built-in blue LED light which blinks when there is activity.


Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Hub with 15W Power Adapter for UK Mains (Terminus Technology FE2.1 Chipset. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux support. Full USB 1.1 backwards and USB 3.0 forwards compatibility)
Plugable USB 2.0 7-Port High Speed Hub with 15W Power Adapter for UK Mains (Terminus Technology FE2.1 Chipset. Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux support. Full USB 1.1 backwards and USB 3.0 forwards compatibility)
Offered by Plugable Technologies
Price: £19.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly on the Raspberry Pi, 5 Feb. 2013
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Bought this for the Raspberry Pi (model B). Connected keyboard, mouse, sdcard reader (x3), usb drive & wireless dongle. The raspberry pi recognized all 7 items. Great!
This hub comes with a power adapter micro and micro-usb-2-usb cable. It is not very big, width and length almost similar to the raspberry pi. On the top, there are 8 LED lights. One red LED to indicate that it is being powered. And another 7 LED for each of the usb slot. On the sides, you can spot the 5 usb slots. The other 2 usb slot are hidden under the top cover, just slide the cover to access these slots. The hub is very well built and doesn't feel cheap.


3M (10 feet) Premium Micro HDMI (Type D) to HDMI (Type A) High Speed Full HD 1080p, hdmi micro to hdmi 3M cable 1.4v, micro hdmi to hdmi cable for e book reader, Microsoft Surface tablet, Cameras, mobile phone, Tablets device with Micro HDMI Port, GOLD Plated
3M (10 feet) Premium Micro HDMI (Type D) to HDMI (Type A) High Speed Full HD 1080p, hdmi micro to hdmi 3M cable 1.4v, micro hdmi to hdmi cable for e book reader, Microsoft Surface tablet, Cameras, mobile phone, Tablets device with Micro HDMI Port, GOLD Plated
Offered by PJP ELECTRONICS
Price: £3.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Good cable, 6 Nov. 2012
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Bought this from PJP Electronics. The cable works with my Toshiba AT300 tablet and Sony EX503 HDTV. Cable came with plastic covers for both end of the connectors, keeps the dust out when not in use.


Toshiba AT300 16GB 10.1-inch Tablet (nVIDIA Tegra T30SL 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, Card Reader, Android 4.0)
Toshiba AT300 16GB 10.1-inch Tablet (nVIDIA Tegra T30SL 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, Card Reader, Android 4.0)
Offered by Luzern

55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good tablet but let down by iffy build quality, 5 Oct. 2012
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First impression. This is nicely designed tablet. There is nothing "flashy" about it. It's simplicity of a full glass front and an uniform textured aluminum back, does give this tablet a rather attractive and premium look and feel. It's weight of just under 590g, makes this one of the lighter 10" quad-core tablet out there in the market (if not the lightest). Despite some competitor product being just several tens of gram heavier, I do find this tablet to more comfortable to hold than others. The casing is well made, no creaking sound or flexing of the casing. All the corners are very smooth and no sharp edges (except for one, which I will come to later).

To the left side, you have the power button, the orientation lock switch, and the volume rocker. The volume rocker is very tactile, it has a positive click to it each time you press it. And it is fitted very well, no wobble. The power button is not as good. It feel slightly "spongy". Sometimes, when I pressed it, I've to check the screen to find out if it has registered the press. As for the orientation lock switch, well it is also very well fitted, and you can customize this switch to other functions, eg mute sound or lock hardware buttons, nice :). On the right side, you'll find the headphone jack, micro hdmi, micro usb and sdcard. There are two cameras; one in front, smack in the middle on top of the screen and another behind, on the top-left corner of the tablet. The front camera is low-res, but it will prove to be useful and sufficient if you are planning to use the tablet video call, eg skype. On the rear, you have a 5mp camera. Is it any good? Hell no. It is rubbish. Even my £100 pay-as-u-go smartphone takes better picture than this tablet. The focus is bad and the color is washed out, I've nothing positive to say about the picture quality. The only upside here is, I absolutely didn't buy this tablet for its photo taking prowess (or the lack of it in this case). On the top edge, you will find the built-in mic, which again will be useful for video call. And finally, on the bottom, you will find two speakers (left and right) and in the middle is a ridiculously huge (I do mean huge) proprietary slot for charging the tablet.

One of the main attraction of this tablet is connectivity. Toshiba have literally stuff every conceivable wired and wireless standards on this tablet. On the wired side, you have; micro usb (OTG), micro hdmi & full sdcard slot. And on the wireless front, you get the WIFI, bluetooth & gps. No built-in 3G modem though, since I intend to use this tablet at home, this is not a problem. I've tried connecting, keyboard, mouse, usb flash, external drive (exFAT format) and digital camera to the micro usb, and they all work perfectly. As for the full sdcard, I am using a lowly class 4, 32GB sd-card, FAT32 format and this tablet have no problem reading or writing to the sdcard (even with 3rd party file manager). I found the WIFI signal to be very good and strong. The GPS works very well to, even getting a lock when I am sitting indoor, fairly near a window. But I see little use for the GPS, am I really going to put this 10" tablet into my car and drive around? Definitely not!

And now, the screen. Got to be honest, it is not great. There are better screen out there, eg samsung tab2 10.1, asus tf300 and even the ipad2 beats this one. The color reproduction is actually very good (probably b'cos toshiba makes TVs), but the contrast and the brightness is lacking compared to other equally priced competitors. Also the viewing angle is lacking compared to other. I am not saying it is a terrible screen. On its own, looking at the screen it is a perfectly pleasant experience. Just when you put it side-by-side with other tablets, you quickly realized that Toshiba have definitely cut-cost here. On the upside, the screen is gorilla glass and it give you that added "security".

How about the sound? I am happy to report that it is good. Some says that it sounded a little soft. But I didn't think so. I mean, of course, if you are in a busy retail center or in a train you might find it pretty hard to hear it, but at home, the loudness is pretty acceptable. I almost never turn the volume above the mid point. Also worth mentioning, that toshiba have included some of their own software that allows your to tweak the sound. It is under the "audio enhancement" menu. I found the enhancement help a lot with the loudness and give the sound a bit more clarity.

As for the software, the tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich (ICS). I personally thinks that Android is a fantastic platform. No saying that Android is the best mobile OS, and it not perfect either, but the flexibility and the openness of the OS appeals to me. So if you don't want or don't like Android, go buy some other device. The OS runs very smoothly on this tablet, the transition in and out of apps are very quick. This tablet doesn't miss a beat. There are rumor out on the web that Toshiba will be rolling out the Jelly Bean upgrade in the future, but since ICS runs so well, I don't think I will be too bother if Jelly Bean comes or not.

The apps installed on this tablet are pretty much standard stuff. I use this tablet mainly for browsing, watching videos and some casual gaming. The stock browser is excellent. Loading of web pages are very fast (this is a relative concept of course), the zooming in and out is smooth (not that you need to do much with a 10" screen) and embedded videos (flash and html5) all play perfectly. As for video, I've thrown a few formats at it, and the stock player cope very well with divx, xvid, mkv & mp4 (mixture of SD and HD resolution). But stock player fail to play flv, not a real problem because most 3rd party video player would do it. Gaming, well this is where this tablet shines. I've tested some of the more cpu/gpu intensive games from tegra zone, and this table eat games for lunch. The effect were fantastic and the games runs silky smooth. I've got about 20 games installed so far, and all of them runs beautifully.

Toshiba has thrown in a few bloatware, some of them good and useful (eg, the file manager is not bad and the office suite is good too), and there are others that are not so good (eg, toshiba places). There is also the audio enhancer (which I mentioned earlier) and there is also a video enhancement feature. I've enabled this once and it simply crashed the video I was watching a reboot the tablet. So avoid the video enhancement feature.

There are a few things that I do not like about this tablet. One is the proprietary charging connector and slot. Why can't we just use the standard usb for charging? I know other tablet manufacturer (eg asus, samsung) does it as well, doesn't mean I have to like it. Another issue is the sdcard slot. To insert a sdcard, you will have to remove a plastic cover. Once the cover is removed and the sdcard inserted in its place, you now have a big gap along the right side of the tablet. And the corners/edges on this gap is fairly sharp. So, if you are gripping the side of this tablet, you find the edges digging into your hand, very very uncomfortable. I find myself consciously, avoiding the sd card gap when holding the tablet. This is just a sign of bad design by Toshiba.

Now, the bits that are not so good. The built quality is a bit of a let down. I like to point out that I am now on my second AT300 tablet (returned the first one). On the 1st At300, on the top edge left side, I found that the screen is "lifting/separating" away from the casing. Then if I run my finger along the edges of the screen, I can feel some bits are lower or higher than the rest. It is as if, the screen have not been secured evenly/properly onto casing. And also, as many have mentioned, there are backlight bleed all around the edges of the screen. So, is my second AT300 any better? Unfortunately NOT! Bits of the screen is still lifting off the casing, though less severe, and the backlight bleed is still there. I know, I know, at under £300, this is not a "premium" product, but bits of the screen sticking out of the casing, that's just a sign of very very bad manufacturing and no quality control! Shame on you, Toshiba.

So, despite the bad build quality and the minor problems, why am I still holding on to this tablet? Because right now, in the UK, for under £300, I feel this tablet have the best combination of features versus drawbacks. The nearest contender is the galaxy tab2 10.1 (£300), but this one uses a out-of-date dual core TI OMAP chip. The next one up is the old ipad2 (£330), and this one has no ports at all, useless! Next is the acer a510 (£330), which I've to admit is pretty tempting, but down to personal experience with acer laptops, I've sworn never to buy acer ever again (too bad for me?). And finally we have the asus tf300, this one tick all the right boxes, but the package and pricing of this product represents everything that is wrong with how the UK consumers are being rip-off when it comes to consumer electronic products (compared to the ppl in the USA). I mean you can go to US today, walk into Best Buy and get a basic model of tf300 (16GB, no keyboard) for a mere £260 (yes pounds, not dollar). And what do we get in the UK? We get a bloated, pre-packaged, asus tf300 32GB + keyboard dock for £399! That's £140 more for the extra things that I do not even want or need.

Rant over. And that's it. Thanks for reading :)
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aLLreli Micro USB OTG Cable [LIFETIME WARRANTY] for Google Nexus 7 2 II / 10 / 9 / 5 / 6 | Motorola Moto G Xoom | Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 / 3 | Note 8.0 / 10.1 2014 Edition Tab 3 / pro 12.2 / 8.4 / Tab S 8.4 / 10.5 / 13.3 | HTC One M8 | Nokia Lumia 2520 | Tesco HUDL 7" plus | Toshiba encore | Acer Iconia | Asus Memo Pad HD | Lenove Thinkpad 8 IdeaTab | LG G3 Pad | Sony Xperia Z2 / Z1 / Ultra | Dell Venue Pro Android Smart Phone Tablet Male to female Host On The Go Adapter
aLLreli Micro USB OTG Cable [LIFETIME WARRANTY] for Google Nexus 7 2 II / 10 / 9 / 5 / 6 | Motorola Moto G Xoom | Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 / 3 | Note 8.0 / 10.1 2014 Edition Tab 3 / pro 12.2 / 8.4 / Tab S 8.4 / 10.5 / 13.3 | HTC One M8 | Nokia Lumia 2520 | Tesco HUDL 7" plus | Toshiba encore | Acer Iconia | Asus Memo Pad HD | Lenove Thinkpad 8 IdeaTab | LG G3 Pad | Sony Xperia Z2 / Z1 / Ultra | Dell Venue Pro Android Smart Phone Tablet Male to female Host On The Go Adapter
Offered by ForPower(aLLreli TM)
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars cheap and good, 1 Oct. 2012
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Purchased this from Forpower. This cable works perfectly on the toshiba at300 tablet. So far I have tried connecting a keyboard, mouse, usb flash storage and usb hub (powered by the tablet), they all work correctly.


Samsung 000008862 Car Charger for Galaxy S2 i9100
Samsung 000008862 Car Charger for Galaxy S2 i9100
Offered by Olympus International Ltd
Price: £6.95

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where others have failed, this has succeeded., 22 Sept. 2012
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If you are looking for a car charger and if you read some of the reviews in amazon, you will find all sort of conflicting statements about how one car charger is great for some and perhaps not so great for others. And all the can be valid reviews (not just competitor slagging off each other). The problem is finding a charger that works on your device.

My criteria is simple. It must charge my android phone and it must charge it sufficiently fast such that I can operate the satnav at the same time. For an android phone, the output voltage (5V) and the supplied current (0.75-1.5A) is only part of the story. The android device must identify the charger as an AC charger an not a USB charger. If the android phone identify the charger as an USB charger, it will only draw a very low current (regardless of the current rating of the charger itself), and this low current is NOT sufficient to charge the phone and have the satnav on at the same time.

So, this is where this samsung charger comes in. I do not have a samsung phone. Instead I've a budget huawei ascend g300 android phone and a nokia n8. And for both of these devices, this charger works like a dream. Plug the charger in to my android phone and the phone identify the charger as an AC charger. And I can happily use the Google Navigation and charge the phone at the same time.

As for the charger's external construction, there isn't much to say. It is plastic, very well made, no sharp edges or loose fittings. The cable itself is sufficiently long, and at the other end is a mico usb adapter. There is a green LED light on the top of the charger. When you plug the charger into the cigarette lighter slot, the LED light will not come on. When you also connect your phone, then the LED will light up, indicating that the charger is now active. It is good that the charger is not unnecessarily active when no phone is connected to it. Also, there is the word SAMSUNG embossed onto the charger itself, but from that itself, I can't really tell if it actual samsung original product or just a well made copy.
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Wii Remote Controller Motion Plus 2 in 1 with Nunchuk bundle, New design TECHNOPRO® (White)
Wii Remote Controller Motion Plus 2 in 1 with Nunchuk bundle, New design TECHNOPRO® (White)

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well..but sounds abit wrong, 18 Sept. 2012
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1st thing to point out, this is NOT original WII controller. It is a compatible/oem product and it cost about 1/2 the price of original WII controller.

There is two part to this product. One is the WII remote (the rectangular controller with the directional pad) and the other the Nunchuck (the one with the analog stick). The WII remote itself have the WII Motion Plus built-in, so if you are playing games like Red Steel 2 and WII Sport Resort, you do not need to attach the extra motion plus adapter. But unlike the original WII remote, the silicon cover and the strap for the will remote is not included.

Overall the product is well made. There is no sharp edges and it feel very much little the original remote. Even the weight is pretty much the same, which is great. The buttons on the wii remote looks slightly different compared to original remote, but they are equally responsive and doesn't cause any issue during game play. The nunchuk, well, it work perfectly and there isn't really much more to day about it. All the buttons are responsive (a tad stiffer than the original) and I have not detected any "stickiness".

The only two thing that are not quite right; the sound from the remote sounds a bit tinny/muffled and distorted at times. Turn down to volume of this remote to the lowest setting and the sound improves. And the battery indication seem to be abit off as well. I can put in fresh batteries and it would quickly reduced to 3 bar( out of 4) and then 2 bar in about 30 minutes of play. But then it just stays at 2 bar for a very long time. If I ignore the misleading battery indicator, this remote last just as long as the original remote.

Basically, this product represents great value for money with very little downside. Lost 1* because of the slightly inferior speaker on the wii remote. Apart from that, it is perfect!


Double-wall Straight Sided Cafetiere, 3 Cup
Double-wall Straight Sided Cafetiere, 3 Cup
Offered by Nextday Catering Equipment Supplies
Price: £14.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Better than glass cafetiere, 3 Aug. 2012
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Had enough of replacing for your glass cafetiere? Me too. Here is a good idea, get a stainless steel cafetiere instead. This one says 3 cup, but think it meant "3 expresso cup", because it is good for 1 mug. The quality of the product is good, the edges and corners are nice and smooth, no sharp edges or anything like that. It is doubled-wall, so the exterior do not get too hot. Not much else to say about a cafetiere, good product.


The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)
The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)
Offered by FUN-N-MORE
Price: £28.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure fun, 3 Aug. 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Imagine, a hoard of zombies rushing towards you and you blasting them to bits with your shotgun, what's not to like! This must be the best light gun game I've ever played.

In this wii version you get the basic "story mode", "director cut" and a few of mini games. The story mode contains 7 chapters; each chapter have you blasting zombies away in different locations, from a hospital all the way to a prison facility. And as you progress, you earn cash to buy and upgrade weapons. Completing the story mode is pretty easy because you have infinitely "lives". Each time you die, you can just continue from there, and the only penalty is that you lose 1/2 of your current score.

Once you have completed the "story mode", you will unlock the "director cut". In the "director cut" you play the same 7 chapters again, but this time each chapter is longer (exploring areas that weren't in the story mode) and more zombies! And ti make thing more interesting, the cash and weapons that you accumulated in story mode aren't carried over to the director cut. And you no longer have infinite "lives", you get 3 lives on each chapter.

I find the director cut mode to be alot better compared to the story mode. So I would recommend that you don't spent too much time on the story mode, just complete it quickly (forget about getting high score or upgrading weapon, all you need is the magnum and the basic shotgun to do the job here). Once you unlock the director cut, you can get serious on high score and upgrading weapons and have lots of fun :)

Anything bad about the game? Well, it has been said before, the frame rate can sometimes be rather erratic and that's all. Oh, definitely NOT for under 18s, the gore and violence in one thing, but the level of profanity is outrageous.

Best enjoyed with a light gun or wii zapper.


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