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Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black
Samsung M3 1TB USB 3.0 Slimline Portable Hard Drive - Black
Price: £43.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good supplier service if it fails within warranty, 29 July 2014
I bought two of these, one to archive a lot of legacy data and the other to use to transfer large chunks data between several PCs. The one that I used for the legacy data has been fine but the one that was in regular use packed up and died completely after only 2 months.

To be fair, the supplier replaced it with an equivalent unit but one with a slightly different form factor that no longer fitted my carry case. I can't complain too much because the replacement supplied was higher capacity than the one I returned!

So, it's a useful neat size and a good looking little drive. If you get a good one I expect it will be fine, but there is always the chance you will get a bad one.

One the positive side, the manufacturers level of service for duff units is very good.


ComSafe Vision Computer UV anti glare Glasses +0.25
ComSafe Vision Computer UV anti glare Glasses +0.25
Offered by Eco PL Ltd
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading glasses, 29 July 2014
I only need a very mild prescription occasionally (after a long day in front of the PC) so it was good to find these at +0.25 dioptres. These are light and comfortable with a simple metal & plastic frame. They do have an anti-glare coating too which is good.

4 stars because they are supplied only with a cloth bag instead of a hard case.


KENSINGTON VALUE OPTICAL MOUSE BLACK
KENSINGTON VALUE OPTICAL MOUSE BLACK
Offered by speedygames
Price: £3.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent full size wired mouse, 29 July 2014
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A proper full sized basic mouse which is comfortable for my average sized hands. Everything works as it should and the mouse is a comfortable shape for extended use. Mice seem to have shrunk of late and I find smaller ones uncomfortable and inconvenient so it was nice to find this full size item. USB connection but PS2 plug also provided. Cheap & excellent.


TeckNet® Bus-Powered USB 3.0 4 Port Compact Hub - Backward Compatible with USB 2.0 / 1.1
TeckNet® Bus-Powered USB 3.0 4 Port Compact Hub - Backward Compatible with USB 2.0 / 1.1
Offered by BlueByte Ltd
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful USB3 hub, 27 July 2014
Bought to use with my desktop PC which has the USB3 ports on the rear. Needed USB3 to speed up the amount of time it takes to back up my files to an external USB3 HDD.

The hub is unobtrusive and good in operation. Quality of the sockets is not the greatest as you occasionally have to wiggle the plugs to get them in. The lead is too short to be of much use only being about 30cm long hence i have to use it with a USB3 extension lead. Would merit 4.5 stars if the lead was a more sensible 1m or even 1.8m.


BullGuard Internet Security 2014 Retail Box - 1 Year - 3 User Licence with 5GB of Online Storage (PC)
BullGuard Internet Security 2014 Retail Box - 1 Year - 3 User Licence with 5GB of Online Storage (PC)
Price: £15.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent PC protection, 27 July 2014
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Less intrusive than Norton or McAfee but seems to provide good protection. Always gets good marks in "Which" tests and I have been using previous versions for about 5 years with no computer issues. Cheaper to buy a new version than renew your license oddly. Hence I tend to buy a new version and re-install annually.


Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500  (Brown Box)
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 (Brown Box)
Price: £11.19

2.0 out of 5 stars Useless if you're left handed, 21 July 2014
Small and not particularly comfortable. About three quarters the size of the previous model MS mouse that I had. But, my main quibble, is that being left handed the scroll wheel on the side of the mouse is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

There isn't really anything to recommend this mouse over HP, Logitech etc so don't pay a premium price.

And if you're left handed, just don't bother at all.


Microsoft OEM Office 2003 Professional Edition - 1 Pack
Microsoft OEM Office 2003 Professional Edition - 1 Pack

5.0 out of 5 stars like me, you hate the Office 2007+ ribbon then ..., 16 July 2014
This is really the definitive version of the old style office interface. If, like me, you hate the Office 2007+ ribbon then go for this. Obviously over 10 years old now but still works extremely well in practice. Less bugs than Office 2000 and stable in operation. Note that it will read new format .docx files with a MS add-in.

Note that Office 2003 will work happily with all current versions of Windows up to Win 7 (not tried it with Win 8 but I believe it does work). Note that it will not happily co-exist with newer versions of office on the same machine as they use some common files. You can get round this but it requires some twiddling.

I use this version on a legacy machine and oddly I have started using it more and more in preference to Office 2010/2013.

Note that there are some flaky discs supplied by some vendors but replacements are usually delivered quickly.


5 x 25mm Pick n Pluck Camera Packaging Foam Inserts + Corrugated Carry Case / Storage Box - 360mm x 265mm
5 x 25mm Pick n Pluck Camera Packaging Foam Inserts + Corrugated Carry Case / Storage Box - 360mm x 265mm

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for storage of models, 14 July 2014
Being used to store some fragile models. The boxes are made from stiff cardboard with a fold-over flap on the front for carrying. Like all card, these will degrade over time and I will replace with a plywood box when time allows. The foam consists of a 10mm thick base pad with 25mm thick top pad. There is a 25mm wide foam edge and the rest consists of 25mm cubes which can be removed as required. The cubes have a peel-off adhesive base so you can stick them back down anywhere on the base sheet. There is also an additional top 10mm thick plain sheet.

The foam provides exactly what I wanted and gives good protection. My only gripe is that the boxes are quite expensive for cardboard. The seller did, however deliver promptly and well packaged so overall a good 4*


Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Extension Cable in Black 1 Metre
Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Type A Male to Female Extension Cable in Black 1 Metre
Offered by Cable Matters
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality USB3 lead, 14 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Worked exactly as intended for a USB3 external disc drive. Also proved sufficient to connect up a USB3 4-port hub (my PC sits behind the monitor and so the USB ports are not easily accessible). Excellent for the price.


Mini 300 Lumen CREE Q5 Zoomable and Focus Adjustable LED Flashlight Torch With Waterproof Design
Mini 300 Lumen CREE Q5 Zoomable and Focus Adjustable LED Flashlight Torch With Waterproof Design
Offered by AutoWQ
Price: £1.73

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact & bright, 14 July 2014
Good for what I wanted. Takes a single AA battery and produces a bright white light. On the down side, does not focus the beam. Gives a single circular pattern which I have not been able to adjust. Note that no documentation whatsoever is provided with this torch. It has no CE mark and no madel numbers etc. At the price I cannot complain.

Please do not look directly into the beam as it is strong enough to cause eye damage.


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