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HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer
HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One Printer

1.0 out of 5 stars HP C309g INK PROBLEMS - AVOID, 1 Oct 2013
This product is not good at printing. I have spent hours fixing this blessed thing, and after just 3 years it's now a paperweight. I expect better from HP Printers, and it's the last i am buying. replacing with a Canon.

I think it can still scan, but it can't print and it can't copy anything.


Akasa AK-CBUB09-15BK USB 3.0 Internal Adapter Cable
Akasa AK-CBUB09-15BK USB 3.0 Internal Adapter Cable
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars needed this for the Zalman E11 plus case, which lacks this straight thru cables to the top USB3 connectors, 17 May 2013
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well built, slots straight in to place. Needs a re-boot, but works a treat. Not sure why the Zalman E11 doesn't include this, especially as it boasts the USB3 connectors, but maybe not all mobos have the same USB3 sockets


Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-DS3H Motherboard
Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-DS3H Motherboard

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gigabyte SKT-1155 DS3H mobo, 17 May 2013
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It was a very easy system build with this Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77 DS3H. together with intel i5 3570K, my son loves it. Win7, hitachi deskstar disk, CX430 power, 7750HD sapphire graphics and Asus DVD, plus zalman e11 plus case.


Hitachi Deskstar/ UltraStar 3.5"1tb 32mb Sata 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
Hitachi Deskstar/ UltraStar 3.5"1tb 32mb Sata 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive

3.0 out of 5 stars wish I'd bought a faster system disk, 17 May 2013
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Feels a bit slow on a new high end win7 system. on the plus side, it's reliable, well built and hasn't let me down


Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
Price: £33.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I've built several PCs with this CX430, 17 May 2013
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Even with a powerful graphics card, this has plenty of power for a PC build. With all the +12V on one rail, it is very stable. The cables and connectors are of high quality and it is very well built.

Was tempted by the higher wattage CX500, but don't need it.

A good power supply is the best investment you can make, because cheaper ones end up FRYING the MoBo - I've experienced this twice now.

Rig: Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-DS3H Motherboard, 1 Hitachi HD, Intel i5 3570K processor, 1 Asus DVD drive, 1 sapphire HD7750 Graphics Card


TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter Starter Kit- Twin Pack
TP-Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter Starter Kit- Twin Pack
Price: £24.98

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5.0 out of 5 stars TP-Link PA411KIT, 17 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Bought this to attach a second o2 wireless router in a outdoor building so i can listen to iPlayer Radio at the bottom of the garden. This product worked straight out of the box - i just inserted the Ethernet cables before powering on, and it worked immediately.

The 2 included Ethernet cables are 1 metre long so do check if you need something slightly longer...

power consumption on each powerplug is rated at 0.15W which i'm very happy with.


Sunoptic OR10B Blue Reading Glasses - Strength +1.00 Incl. Case
Sunoptic OR10B Blue Reading Glasses - Strength +1.00 Incl. Case
Price: £4.85

4.0 out of 5 stars More delicate and smaller than the OR51C model, 14 Jan 2013
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I like these specs. The lenses are smaller, and the frames slightly thinner than the OR51C model. Good for around the house, although for travelling purposes I would take the OR51C model, as the latter feels more robust.


Braun Oral-B Professional Care 2000 Two-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush
Braun Oral-B Professional Care 2000 Two-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush
Offered by O.P Healthcare
Price: £39.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great toothbrush, but why won't it travel to the USA?, 11 Jan 2013
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Great brush, but I travel from time to time, and occasionally to the USA, where their voltage is 110V. This brush will not charge properly as the charger requires European voltages (~230V). I have never quite understood why Braun restrict this! Their razor products all work with multiple voltages, and they can work both in the US and Europe (incl.UK).

Why not their toothbrushes?


Pure Legato 2 Luxury DAB Micro System [Electronics]
Pure Legato 2 Luxury DAB Micro System [Electronics]

1.0 out of 5 stars PURE LEGATO II a fairly limited device, 3 Nov 2012
OK, as a DAB radio, it works.

The SD card reader supports only cards up to 2GB, so no SDHC cards with greater capacity can be used.

It writes MP2 files to the SD card, so every file I want to export to other players (e.g. Windows Media Player) has to be converted on a PC.

The SD card reader will not read MP3 files from other sources.

The CD player will play only CD_audio format. It claims to be able to support MP3 files, but I cannot get it to read any files that I burn onto a CD in MP3 format. It claims there are no MP3 ID3v2 tags. Well there are. I checked them. Lousy inflexible software in this product. This was an expensive item and I would expect better s/w upgrades to extend the life of this product. I would not trust this company PURE ever again with my hard earned money.


Pioneer DVR-219LBK 24x Internal SATA DVD Re-Writer - Black
Pioneer DVR-219LBK 24x Internal SATA DVD Re-Writer - Black

4.0 out of 5 stars need to check that DMA is enabled, 22 Oct 2012
I have had this item for six months and never used it very much. But hey this weekend I wanted to backup some photos for posterity.

DVD burning appeared to be very slow indeed. IMGburn shows this thing trying to write at 1x speed, no matter what speed i select. The solution as it turned out is the DMA setting of the device. For some reason the DMA setting had reverted to PIO, which for reasons I don't completely understand puts the brakes on this thing.

Once I had reset the DMA, and you can do this easily within IMGBurn on the tools menu, then this thing works fine. I have read that this is an OEM device, built for Pioneer, but hey everything is made by someone else these days, even the blessed iPhone, for example.

I use XP with an AMD Llano A6 processor, 8GB of good DDR3 memory of which over 4GB sits idle.

Overall, I am happy with the DVD writer, it burns my memorex (MBI01RG40) and verbatim (MCC03RG20) DVD-Rs nicely.


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