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Belkin N300 Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster (Easy Setup, WPS Function) - Wall Plug Mounted
Belkin N300 Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster (Easy Setup, WPS Function) - Wall Plug Mounted
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: 24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Set up is easy: you find a spot that has a weak ..., 18 Aug 2014
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This range extender is an easy-to-carry unit that solves the problem of weak wi-fi signals. Set up is easy: you find a spot that has a weak signal and plug in the range extender in a power outlet near that spot. You then connect your laptop or other device to the wi-fi network called “Belkin setup”. Once you open your browser, you will be guided through the rest of the installation process in easy steps.

Once the setup was completed, the signal in my week spot immediately became stronger, and in some cases my connection actually felt faster than “normal”. I have been using this without problems for almost three weeks now and I intend to carry it with me when traveling, just in case I’m confronted with weak signals when away from home.


BRITA Fill&Go Water Filter Bottle Incl. 4 Filter Discs - Green
BRITA Fill&Go Water Filter Bottle Incl. 4 Filter Discs - Green
Price: 12.16

2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended for casual users, 27 July 2014
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The BRITA Fill&Go Water Filter Bottle is easy to set up and looks good but ultimately it fails to deliver.

Drinking from it, either with the supplied straw or without, is a slow process. The water is filtered as you drink through a filter disc and consequently the water drips rather than flows. This is particularly frustrating when you're very thirsty and it takes a while for this product to quench your thirst.

This water bottle is also expensive to maintain. It is recommended that you replace the filter disc every week and only four are supplied with the bottle. A pack of eight replacement filter discs has the recommended price of 12 so be prepared to spend a small fortune if you intend to use this bottle regularly.

For occasional users, it would be more cost effective if you bought a regular Brita water filter for your fridge at home and fill a normal water bottle with water from the Brita filter when you're out and about. This way, you can have filtered water both at home and away.


Case Logic DSS101 Luminosity Sling for CSC/DSLR
Case Logic DSS101 Luminosity Sling for CSC/DSLR
Price: 60.04

5.0 out of 5 stars A great home for your camera, 24 May 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is my first "sling" camera bag and I'm glad that I made the switch. Putting it on takes some getting used to but once that obstacle is out of the way, you have a great portable home for your camera and its accessories. It's well designed and well padded, ensuring that your expensive equipment is well protected. Once it's over your shoulder, you can forget about it. It gives you greater freedom of movement than the more conventional camera cases. It is comfortable, doesn't get in the way and it feels light to carry around.


AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Medium with Grey Interior
AmazonBasics DSLR Gadget Messenger Bag Medium with Grey Interior
Price: 16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but great, 17 April 2014
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This camera/gadget bag may be relatively cheap but it feels quality. It is spacious enough for your camera and its accessories, and the removable interior can be adjusted to fit whatever gadgets you have - there's even space for a small tablet such as the iPad mini.

Even if you do not have a DSLR camera, I would still recommend this as a general gadget bag. I use it to carry around accessories for my laptop such as a bulky charger, mouse, memory sticks, various cables, etc. The bag looks very stylish over your shoulder and looks less bulky than most camera bags.

I've had a few people ask where I got this bag from and when they realised it's "just" an Amazon-branded bag, they were amazed. It really does look more expensive than it is though time will tell if it's as durable as it looks.


Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (PC)
Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (PC)
Price: 60.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful video editing, but there are easier editors, 2 April 2014
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Initially, I had reservations about trying this latest version of Pinnacle Studio because of the many bugs that were widely reported. However, with the latest patch available, version 17 seems to have reached a level of stability that makes it a good, solid tool for editing videos.

This is my first experience with Pinnacle Studio - never tried the previous versions. Some long-time users have complained that certain elements of the interface and names of functions have changed, but I found it quite easy to navigate and use the program though perhaps this is because I have had previous experience with other video editing programs (such as Cyberlink PowerDirector and Serif MoviePlus).

To test its ease of use, I created a picture slideshow without reading any instructions or watching tutorials and I did so successfully. Like with most video editing programs, Pinnacle Studio splits the screen in three: the top left split gives you access to your files and assets; the top right split houses the player that allows you to preview your work; and the bottom split contains the timeline.

The latest version promises up to 10x faster video rendering. Again, I cannot say if this is true given that I have not tried previous versions but the rendering speed compares favourably with the two alternative video editors I have mentioned. The Ultimate Version also boasts support for 4K Ultra HD and iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner - but if you don't know what these mean you probably don't need them.

Pinnacle Studio offers unlimited tracks, picture-in-picture, multi-layered effects, over 2000 effects, titles and transitions. You can edit in HD or 3D. It certainly is powerful and if you are prepared to invest some time in mastering its features, a professional looking video is not very difficult to achieve.

That said, if you are a beginner or would like a video that's easier to learn and use, I would recommend Serif Movie Plus.


PaperPro StandOut Stapler - Blue
PaperPro StandOut Stapler - Blue
Price: 11.66

5.0 out of 5 stars A great stapler, 16 Jan 2014
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At first, I thought this would be just like normal staplers but with an unusual and colourful design. But it is impressive where it counts - that is, stapling.

The PaperPro is more robust than it looks. It staples securely and easily. I have been using this for more than two weeks now and I have yet to experience a "failed" staple. It has worked brilliantly each time. I get the sense of a very satisfying "click" every time I use it.

On the superficial level, it looks attractive. It "stands" on your desk which saves space and it could almost pass as a desk decoration rather than something that has practical use. If you didn't already know it was a stapler, you would probably wonder what it was.

A great purchase for any home or office, an item that any desk would be happy to own!


Case Logic AUA311 Slim Case for 11 inch Laptop/iPad
Case Logic AUA311 Slim Case for 11 inch Laptop/iPad
Price: 20.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the job, 23 Dec 2013
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I love my 11-inch laptop. I take it everywhere with me and I wanted a way of doing this with the minimum of fuss. My rucksack was too big for such a tiny laptop and so I did not hesitate to get this case when I got the opportunity.

It's the perfect size for my laptop and there's even a separate compartment for a tablet if you own one too. There's also room for a mobile phone, leads, and other accessories. But do note that if you also want to carry books, paperwork, and other things with you, it's best to stick with your rucksack. This case is made for a specific purpose - to provide a quick and convenient carrier for your small laptop and tablet - and it does this job admirably.

For this purpose, there isn't much to complain about. The case is well padded and it feels and looks durable, giving the reassurance that your gadgets are safe while in its care.


Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate (PC)
Corel PaintShop Pro X6 Ultimate (PC)
Price: 34.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting better as an alternative to Photoshop, 18 Nov 2013
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PaintShop Pro is known as the low-cost alternative to Photoshop. As to be expected, PaintShop Pro does not have all the high-end features that Photoshop has, but it still impresses. This latest version of the Ultimate edition has many powerful effects and editing tools, face recognition, geo-tagging with maps, tutorials, and powerful plug-ins.

The interface is less cluttered than the previous version, with three mode tabs at the top of the screen dividing the program's main functions (Manage, Adjust and Edit).

It has to be said that working with Paintshop Pro is not as smooth or as fast as working with Photoshop, especially when working with hi-res photos. But with a bit of patience and time, you can achieve your desired effects. If you're familiar with Photoshop, you're well on your way, but if not the provided tutorials will teach you the basics.

Those who resent Adobe's strategy of tying customers to a subscription to use their products and not giving them the option to buy outright can do worse than invest in PhotoShop Pro X6. It is very affordabe - and you get to keep it.


Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies
Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies
by Ed Tittel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars HTML and CSS made easy, 7 Nov 2013
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These days, anyone can build a website without any technical knowledge using a variety of easy-to-use tools, including online services such as Wix and drag-and-drop desktop applications such as Serif WebPlus.

But to really appreciate web design, it is useful to learn basic HTML and CSS. Armed with these tools, you can be more in control of your website and enable you to "tweak" your website so that it is exactly as you want it to be.

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies is a very good introduction to these concepts. The book explains clearly and as painlessly as possible how to build a website from scratch using just Notepad or a similar text editor. Like with other Dummies, the book is clearly set out, easy to follow, and packed with illustrations that aid understanding.

Be warned: learning HTML and CSS3 takes time and effort, but it is not as complicated as you might think. With the help of this book, you can grasp the basics without too much of a problem. It is probably the best introduction to website building that I have encountered.


The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook: 100 recipes for fasting days
The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook: 100 recipes for fasting days
by Angela Dowden
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Makes fasting more fun, 19 Oct 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook is a great cookbook. It contains a good variety of recipes, from complete meals to snacks. Those so I have tried so far have all been delicious and it is also satisfying to know that they contribute to a healthier diet. As well as containing various recipes, the book has useful health information and answers frequently asked questions on diet, heart disease, diabetes and so on.

Each recipe is presented in a well structured and easy to follow method. As you would expect from the title, the book also presents the amount of calories per serving, the preparation and cooking times.

One of my favourite parts of this cookbook is the four-week fast day meal planner. It gives suggestions for meals breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overall,I highly recommend this book for people who need a guide on how to fast the right and healthy way. It contains vital and useful information with a variety of tasty and easy recipes.


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