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G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 CL9.0 Dual Channel Kit
G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 CL9.0 Dual Channel Kit

5.0 out of 5 stars Dependable, 4 Nov 2013
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This combo was the cheapest I could find for putting into an MSI FM2-A55M-E33 AMD board. The board colour was the usual green and not black as depicted in the image if thats important to anybody. They clipped into the mounting points and the motherboard reccognised them without problems. Coupled with an AMD A4 5300 CPU including onboard graphics its working well. The "Dual Channel" is an important feature so the memory pair work at their best on the particular board I chose. Not all boards have this feature so read up before choosing these units, otherwise a single 4GB memory might be better, cheaper and allow future expansion.

MSI FM2-A55M-E33 AMD FM2 Micro ATX Motherboard
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 AMD FM2 Micro ATX Motherboard
Offered by Tick UK
Price: 42.04

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful!, 4 Nov 2013
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Its basic, lacks advanced options, is pretty stripped down in terms of connections, but has HDMI and is more than enough for an honest home PC to plug into the TV! It actually has quite a neat settup in bios thats easy to follow by any enthusiast attempting to do a DIY build.The back panel is pretty empty but thats not necessarily a bad thing as many older style connections that I'll never use have been omitted. I bought the basic G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1333 Dual Channel Kit memory and A series A4 5300 CPU with onboard graphics card, both of which perform fine. Adding a Western Digital 500GB 2.5" hard drive and putting it into the cheapest case with a 350 Watt power supply and I'm very happy, especially as all in, it cost a tadd les than 200 quid! As an internet / smart TV, it works well.

Seiko Men's SNE107P2 Black Rubber Quartz Watch with Black Dial
Seiko Men's SNE107P2 Black Rubber Quartz Watch with Black Dial

5.0 out of 5 stars Great 200m water resistant solar watch!, 6 Mar 2013
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After 15 years of owning an automatic Seiko Diver's( first generation 7002)and also Citizen Eco Drive models, this seemed the perfect fusion of the both Worlds. I'll accordingly be comparing both models for anyone in the same frame of mind.
Basically the seiko automatic won't last a day in the draw without stopping but I really liked its chunky build. Fisrt off the one thing that surprised me was how far up the glass is on this watch compared to my old model. My previous seiko had the glass sunk down and protected to some degree by the rotating bezel. On the new SNE107 the glass pertrudes a tiny bit above the minute incremations of the bezel. Talking of the bezel, some images show the minute part in black which infact is just a reflection, its all shiney stainless steel and clicks round very reasuringly. Its a bit lighter to wear too, and the Z20 PVC strap seems softer than previously ( and which I personally prefer over the more expensive metal link option). The black face is a little shiny as though it has been pollished radially giving a vinyl record appearance. It takes a bit of getting used to compared to a matt finish but isn't too detracting. The hands seem to be very similar to my old model with the second hand having a nice luminous circle on its back end. The luminous hour circles are a bit blobby, doming up a bit and are shiny. The Day Date is very clear and changes very smoothly and the hour adjuster screws in to prevent water ingressing. If it lasts as long as my trusty Citizen Eco Drive watches it should give plenty of years of service without the need to open up an change batteries or timer tuning and risk reducing its water resistance.
Summing up then, feels a bit thinner, finer, definately cheaper, than my old automatic Scuba, but at 98 quid, it's a heck of a lot of watch for the money. I can easily reccomend it to anyone in the market for a scuba style design that is simple, eligant and durable.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Economical alternative, 27 Feb 2012
I bought a Samsung 10.1 tablet online only to later realise it had no USB or micro SD slot. I found this option on offer conciderably cheaper than the authentic Samsung USB and SD connectors. Build quality seems fine, nothing mind blowing but is realtively sturdy. It functions perfectly well with no fuss. Although the connection point on the samsung 10.1 is at the bottom of the device, you can rotate the tablet upside down to allow the connector to stick up and out of the way and the display rotates accordingly. When the adapter is connected you can upload, download or read off whatever is connected to it. It was possible to watch a movie reading off a normal SD card without any need to transfer the file onto the Tablet's own onboard memory. Well worth getting for the money.

SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB USB Memory  - Frustration Free Packaging
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB USB Memory - Frustration Free Packaging
Price: 5.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain although construction is a bit questionable, 2 Feb 2011
The unit is indeed small and light, helped by the all plastic construction including the plug for USB port (and reason for 4 and not 5 stars as I await with bated breath to see if it breaks or fractures under continual use). Actually I have to admit it certainly feels better made than the EMTEC coloured transparent flash stick that literally fell apart on me!
Wright speed and MAC/PC compatability have performed without any complications, even moving 14 GB in one go.
For the price it does seem to be a bargain and 2 weeks into using the device every other day I can't really flaw it.

Veho VCC-004-ATOM Muvi Atom Super Micro DV Camcorder - Black
Veho VCC-004-ATOM Muvi Atom Super Micro DV Camcorder - Black
Offered by total digital stores
Price: 39.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely tiny, 2 July 2010
4 rather than 5 stars becuase its really good, but not perfect......
Baught the Atom primerily for mounting on my mountain bike. First impression was that this recorder lives up to being miniscule, about the size of the upper part of your thumb! Build quaility, well, the switches for on/off and voice record are a little loose to be honest but apart from that the metal casing, LED indicators and mounting accessories are very well made.
This model also boasts the ability to take photographs unlike the larger older Muvi. Still image quality is a bit iffy, not even up to the standards of today's mobile phones, but for the size I suppose one cannot complain.
Video recording is pretty much straight forward: switch on,press record once to start, press again to stop, or select voice ativited. So far I've got about 20-30 minutes of straight recording before it has stopped. Not sure if thats because of the battery (stated to last "up to" an hour)or limitations of the supplied 2GB memory card, or both. I found that it seems to stop, back up and then record again by itself. Only thing is the second recording only lasts seconds. I'm upgrading to a 4 GB card (it should accept up to 8 GB) and have ordered a mini USB solar charger to see if I can record longer. Sound is surprisingly good from what I was expecting. Agian not earth shatteringly brilliant but clean enough and not jerky or skippy. Wind noise on the bike is an issue, I'll probably end up putting a woolly thimble hat on it to cut the effect down!
Overall, and for its intended use, Its a great little gadget, so small that it should actally be protected by other parts of the bike, and weight wise, negligable. The pack includes a helmet mount, magnetic mount, several other straps that I have yet to descover what to do with, a clip and CD with editing software. Hooking up to the PC, and switched on, its read as a USB storage device, and will also record whilst connected and charging.

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds: JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds: JEFF WAYNE'S MUSICAL VERSION OF
Offered by Media Vortex
Price: 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Must have Classic, 26 Feb 2010
An all time classic, narrated by the charismatic voice of Richard Burton and a host of other 1970's pop stars that make it a compelling listen. OK, so there are times when the 80s style synth gets a bit carried away but my kids were gripped by the story, a rare thing these days! I actually first heard it 28 years ago, around at a friends house, but have only just got around to buying myself a copy. It sounds as good today as it did nearly 3 decades ago.
The double CD pack contains a booklet with a brief synopsis of each of the people who took part in its production, quite a nice touch.

Pentax K100D Digital SLR Camera (18 - 55mm Lens Kit)
Pentax K100D Digital SLR Camera (18 - 55mm Lens Kit)

47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great bargain of an SLR, 2 July 2007
I bought the camera thanks to the plummet in price!

I thought about buying nearly a year ago, but at double the price I thought twice and decided to go a bit further and purchased the K10D.

I use my K10D a great deal and wanted a back-up camera for use at work and wanted a unit that was a little lighter to carry around.

As photographic tool, they are quite different. The K10D has an abundance of controls available on the outside, the K100d is more restricted. Build quality, viewfinder, and even shutter-sound are quite distinct and show a difference in price.

As regards the end result though, I have to say I am delighted!!!

If you can use RAW it is a bonus!

The 6MP sensor is probably a better option for most users than 10 MP in the K10D, it works better at higher ISO ratings and so gives more options to use higher speeds.

The SR is a marked difference to the competition of a similar price mark meaning you have stabalisation with ALL lenses.

It works just fine with the entire range of Pentax lenses, and even meters better with "M" and "K" series lenses than its bigger brother.

I have no problem reccomending this camera.

Check out the Nikon D40, which is quieter, maybe nicer to look at, even easier to use, but it lacks the SR, has limited lens compatability and the viewfinder is slightly smaller.

Samsung 50-200mm Lens For Samsung GX Series
Samsung 50-200mm Lens For Samsung GX Series

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pentax DA lense in Samsung guise, 19 Jan 2007
Bought it on a huge price difference to the pentax equivalent, absoletlety thrilled with it!

If you have been looking for the pentax DA 50-200 (digital SLRs only) and wondered if the samsung is similar, I can confirm this lense performs the same way as its pentax counter part.

Asthetically the exterior of the lens has a more simplified rubber grip design (pretty much like my old contax zeis lenses,less in your face). Colours and graphics are in blues rather than greens but thats your lot, build quality and performance are, from what I can deduce, indistinguishable.

Not sure if it was due to being sold as a bundle, but my DA 18-55 came with just a plug-on back cap, the samsung bought seperately, has a propper back cap.

If you don't mind the samsung label and look, and if you can find it for less money than the pentax, its a no brainer.

The 50-200 range is an excellent compliment to the standard 18-55 lens, both acclaimed to be great value for money.

small light and versitile! I'm very happy!

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