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OBi110-UK Voice Service Bridge & Telephone Adaptor - No PC Required
OBi110-UK Voice Service Bridge & Telephone Adaptor - No PC Required
Offered by Obihai Technology UK
Price: 60.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great with Asterisk, 14 Jun 2014
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I tried to integrate my home phone line and my Asterisk server with the Cisco/Linksys SPA3102 but, like many others, couldn't resolve the echo problems - as it turns out that unit has a built in lag of 30ms but, for some strange reason, only tries to cancel echo of up to 8ms. Hey ho. So I bought the OBi110 as a replacement... and it performs fabulously!

While I would imagine that set up is quite difficult if you've never done it before (although there are some very good instructions on the OBi forums), the configuration process is a breeze in comparison to the SPA3102. I had this up and running in under 10 minutes from unboxing,

Great value for money :)


dodocool Universal Grid-it Organization System / Electronics Accessory Organizer System / Travel Organiser / Hard Driver Case / Cable organiser / Grid-All organizer for iPhone, iPod , Digital cameras, hard drives, headphones, batteries,Gadget Electronics
dodocool Universal Grid-it Organization System / Electronics Accessory Organizer System / Travel Organiser / Hard Driver Case / Cable organiser / Grid-All organizer for iPhone, iPod , Digital cameras, hard drives, headphones, batteries,Gadget Electronics

5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase, 2 April 2014
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Well made and does exactly what it says. A cheaper option than the main competitor.

Happy enough with it to order 2 more (one as a gift)


SanDisk SDSDQU-064G-FFP Ultra 64 GB Class 10 Micro SD Card with SD Adapter - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
SanDisk SDSDQU-064G-FFP Ultra 64 GB Class 10 Micro SD Card with SD Adapter - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
Price: 26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fine with my Galaxy Note 8, 2 April 2014
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Works absolutely fine with my Galaxy Note 8. The only thing was that I had to reformat it from exfat to fat32.


ClimaxDigital DTV395 USB 2.0 DUAL DVB-T TV Tuner/Receiver/Recorder Adapter/Dongle/Stick Freeview with Aerial, Remote Control for PC and Laptop (supports XP / Vista 32bit/64bit/Windows 7 32bit/64bit)
ClimaxDigital DTV395 USB 2.0 DUAL DVB-T TV Tuner/Receiver/Recorder Adapter/Dongle/Stick Freeview with Aerial, Remote Control for PC and Laptop (supports XP / Vista 32bit/64bit/Windows 7 32bit/64bit)
Offered by ClimaxDigital UK (VAT NO: GB948688449)
Price: 29.99

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good & Plays Nicely With Linux, 12 May 2012
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I was a bit wary about buying this since it seemed to be too cheap, but eventually decided to go ahead on the grounds that I could always return it. No need! It far outperforms the Hauppage USB DVB-T tuner it has replaced. (As yet) there has been no pixelation, except for occassionally when changing the channel (it lasts for <1 second). MCE immediately recognized it as a dual tuner card and set everything up very quickly - and there seems to be no performance issues with recording one channel while watching another. Dispatch was very prompt - the unit arrived 48 hours after ordering with the free p&p option. Highly recommended. If it received DVB-T2 HD stations as well, this would be incredible.

Edit: Technical Specs

Under the hood this stick is made by ITE Technologies (Integrated Technology Express Inc.) and has a USB ID of: 048d:9006.
I don't think this runs under Linux yet but, apparently, a native driver is slated for inclusion in kernel 3.3

Edit: Linux Installation

I've now had the chance to play with this on MythBuntu 12.04 with kernel 3.2 - and it works!! :)

1) Install the LinuxTV V4L-DVB drivers.
2) Download the driver file dvb-usb-it9135.zip from ITE at ite.com.tw
3) Extract dvb-usb-it9135.fw using unzip
4) Extract the 2 drivers using:

dd if=dvb-usb-it9135.fw ibs=1 skip=64 count=8128 of=dvb-usb-it9135-01.fw
dd if=dvb-usb-it9135.fw ibs=1 skip=12866 count=5817 of=dvb-usb-it9135-02.fw

5) chmod +x dvb-usb-it9135-01.fw dvb-usb-it9135-02.fw
6) Sudo copy both files into /lib/firmware
7) Reboot

That's it!

LinuxTV seems to think the *-02.fw firmware is used. The stick I received definitely uses the *-01.fw firmware. There's no issue with popping both drivers into /lib/firmware though - doing this saves having to work out which chipset your stick has.

Update 24/08/12

I've had this stick running continuously on my HTPC for nearly four months now with absolutely no issues... so far, so good!

The Linux drivers for it are definitely included in Kernel 3.3+, although the firmware still needs to be obtained and extracted into /lib/firmware (as above).
Using my Mythbuntu set up (LTS 12.04, MythTV 0.25+fixes, kernel 3.5 rc9, Intel i3 processor and a 7200rpm HDD) the HTPC has no problem using this dongle to record up to 4 separate channels simultaneously (although, obviously, no more than two multiplexes can be received). All in all I'm still very happy with this purchase :)
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Hama 0.5m AluLine 3.5 mm Jack Plug - 3.5 mm Jack Plug Stereo Connecting Cable
Hama 0.5m AluLine 3.5 mm Jack Plug - 3.5 mm Jack Plug Stereo Connecting Cable
Price: 7.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice cable, 3 May 2012
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This is a very well made cable which arrived promptly. The connectors seem to be of a high quality and the metal sheath around the length of the cable provides useful protection from damage. This is more expensive than other available cables, but its obvious quality more than justifies the cost.


TP-Link TL-WA901ND Advanced 300Mbps Wireless N Access Point
TP-Link TL-WA901ND Advanced 300Mbps Wireless N Access Point
Price: 36.20

3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK but..., 30 April 2012
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I bought this to replace TP Link TL-WA830RE 300Mbps Wireless N Range Extender as my main WAP. Bizarrely even though it has 3 aerials, compared to the WA830RE's two, it doesn't have quite the same range or signal strength (identical settings on both APs and located in exactly the same position). So it works, but isn't the improvement I'd hoped for. As for other people's comments about set-up difficulty, I really don't think it's any more complicated than any other router. I had this up and running in <5 minutes from unboxing.


Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PRO1000 Network Card CT PCIex Bulk
Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PRO1000 Network Card CT PCIex Bulk
Price: 21.66

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plays nicely with Linux, 24 April 2012
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This works exactly as required. I popped it into my Linux (Debian) server and it was recognized straight away. No configuring or anything. It has performed flawlessly in the last 6 weeks. This is relatively expensive, but worth it for reliability and network speeds (I get around 92 MB/s PC to PC when routed through my TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Switch in 1U Rack-Mountable Steel Case using iSCSI storage)


TP-Link TL-ER5120 Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Cable Router
TP-Link TL-ER5120 Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Cable Router
Price: 137.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 April 2012
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I've had this router running continuously for 2 months now and it exceeds my expectations. The firewall, DMZ and user controls are far more complex than I need, but yet it is still extremely easy to configure and manage. The latency when connected to TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Switch in 1U Rack-Mountable Steel Case is minimal, with a LAN ping time in the order of 0.14ms. The unit is very well constructed and doesn't even get warm to the touch. For the price, it is an extremely impressive piece of kit that should meet all the requirements of any SMB.


TP-Link TL-SG1008 8-Port Rackmountable Gigabit Switch
TP-Link TL-SG1008 8-Port Rackmountable Gigabit Switch
Price: 28.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 24 April 2012
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I've had this switch running continuously for 2 months now (connected to TP Link TL-ER5120 Gigabit Load Balance Broadband Router ) and it's performed every bit as well as I could have wished. It really is just plug in a go. It doesn't seem to mind about mis-matched cables and I'm achieving PC to PC transfer speeds of around 92MB/s. The unit is very well constructed in a metal case and doesn't seem to become even slightly warm to the touch, despite the built in transformer. For the price it is a fabulous piece of kit :)


HTC One X TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - Solid Black PART OF THE QUBITS ACCESSORIES RANGE
HTC One X TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - Solid Black PART OF THE QUBITS ACCESSORIES RANGE
Offered by ClickJunkie
Price: 5.05

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, terrible dispatch, 24 April 2012
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I've only given this product three stars, not because there's anything wrong with it (it's fine) but because it took the seller 5 days to dispatch it - and that's just not cool. Shame really. I'm just relieved that my HTC One X hasn't been scratched in the last week.

Edit: 02/05/12

Following the comment attached to this post, I've upgraded the rating to 4 stars since the product itself is OK (although the case is a little on the firm side which can make operating the phone buttons awkward - otherwise it would have been 5 stars).
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