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Dell U3011 Ultrasharp 30 inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with Premier Color
Dell U3011 Ultrasharp 30 inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with Premier Color

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Monitor, 15 Oct 2012
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Originally I was about to purchase an Apple 27" thunderbolt display - which is a very very good monitor.

The reason I eventually went for the Dell was the extra size and connections such as component,1xVGA, 2xDVI,2xHDMI,Display port and USB. Another thing important to think about with a monitor this size is the height which is easily adjustable on the very solid stand, you can also tilt and turn the monitor which for some working environments might be important.

The monitor looks really professional and build quality is excellent (although probably does not look as good from the back as the apple displays). Current its connected to a mac mini and mac book pro.

I have run both white, grey and colour tests and the monitor is even across the whole screen.

The touch buttons on the side are really nice and make the monitor feel a quality product. Plus the setup and menu's are obvious and easy to use.

The monitor has a native resolution of 2560x1600 - however if you are using the standard Apple mini display port to DVI adaptor or HDMI port DVI adaptor you will only get 1920x1080. If you want to drive this display from a mini display port (or thunderbolt) then get a mini display port to display port cable and it will work a perfectly.

You can also choose a mini display port to dual DVI adaptor but these cost around 70 (the cable is much cheaper).

Obviously if you have a standard PC with graphic card with Dual DVI no issues - just connect the cable (supplied) and you are away.

Overall if you are a computer professional such as graphic/web developer or like myself a software developer then this is a real investment. If you are into gaming then you are going to love resolution and size.


Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch with Premium Heart Rate Monitor
Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS Watch with Premium Heart Rate Monitor
Price: 250.45

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for Triathletes, runners, swimmers and cyclists., 21 Sep 2012
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The first thing is make sure your device is up to date - several firmware updates have fixed some minor issues recently - including miss calculating laps in the pool.

I got this watch because I found counting laps in the pool a real pain - also I wanted something I could use for open water swimming as well.

The good points - is that this watch is pretty good, the GPS for running and cycling is good enough - not perfect but more than adequate for most users.

The GPS for open water swimming is not bad but if you have a low stroke on your watch arm you can lose GPS signal quite a bit - to be fair this is expected - my advise is to put the watch on the opposite side to your natural breathing side as your lead arm is probably out of the water longer.

The HRM is excellent - comfortable and works without any issues. (does not work in swim mode).

It also has a multi-sport mode that I use for Triathlon training so you can recording your swimming, T1, cycling, T2 and run times.

The only issue - is that for some reason the watch sometime needs a power off for the lap swimming counter to work - not really an issue but just need to remember to power off and on again sometimes before swimming.


The Triathlete's Training Bible
The Triathlete's Training Bible
by Joe Friel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.57

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Guide To Triathlon Preparation and Training., 21 Sep 2012
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Essential reading for those training or preparing for Triathlons - lots of useful information about every aspect of training.

Allows you to create training plans and comprehensive schedule to help you get the best out of your time.


2XU Men's Endurance Trisuit -
2XU Men's Endurance Trisuit -
Offered by Swim-Bike-Run

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product, 31 May 2012
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Ok this suite is well made, it is extremely comfortable and fits me pretty well perfect but I did chose the size larger. However it fits like a second skin and the zip is not on the skin so no rubbing - unlike other suites.

Used it a couple of times and it really works well.


Hitachi HD G-Safe 2TB/2Hot Swap/2xFW/eSata/USB
Hitachi HD G-Safe 2TB/2Hot Swap/2xFW/eSata/USB

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars G-Safe, 12 Aug 2011
The G-Safe drive is a zero configuration Raid 0 (mirrored) drive housing including the two 2Tb drives. The drive is preformed for use for a Mac but it will work on any PC.

I've had this drive for about a month now.

The good:

1. Simple to setup and comes with all cables required.
2. High build quality.
3. Built-in power supply.
4. Very fast (on FW800)

But:

1. Slightly noisy due to fan - not excessive.
2. Expensive replacements drives (although the actual drives are standard hitachi the mounts are not sold individually so you need to purchase another drive directly from G-Technology).

Overall I am really pleased with both the quality and the performance of this drive - perfect for photographers where you need the extra safety of a mirrored drive. I have other G-Technology drives all of which have been very reliable.

Remember that although mirrored drive protects you from a drive failure - you must still backup all your valuable data.

I would certainly recommend this drive.
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