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Additional Module for Netatmo Weather Station
Additional Module for Netatmo Weather Station
Price: 57.05

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars netatmo plus additional sensors, 6 Aug 2013
I bought the Netatmo a few months ago and apart from a couple of hiccups with the outdoor sensor losing contact with the main sensor it's worked fine. The sensors are a bit slow to respond too temperature changes so a rapid change in temperature will be missed but otherwise very good.
I've bought three additional sensors so I can see how the rest of the house is cooking when it's hot or freezing when it's cold.
Would be nice to be able to have an additional outdoor sensor as well but I'm getting too greedy.

Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station - Wireless
Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station - Wireless
Offered by The UK Weather Store
Price: 635.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good piece of Kit, 25 April 2013
I've had one of these for eight years. The anemometer is the original and still going strong. Replacing this would be a pain as it's on the roof and I don't like heights.
The sensors are fairly accurate bar the rain gauge which is easy to correct although you'll never get it totally correct due to the tipping bucket design.
Overall the unit is expensive due to Davis pricing methods which they should really look at.
Failures well I've replaced all the caps in all the three units I have. A design flaw. However it only costs a few pounds to get the cap and it's just a simple soldering job. Certainly not 180 job.
The ISS board failed and this was due to moisture ingress which happens when you run equipment in rain and wind. This was expensive to replace however the same board is in the VP2 Anemometer / Sensor Transmitter so you buy that instead and swap the boards the iss costs a lot more. I'm not sure Davis has fixed the issue or not. Complaints seem rare.
The temperature and humidity sensor failed two years ago after the yearly cleaning. So six years trouble free.
I've have my connected to a pc running 24hrs a day and since it's idling most of the time hardly uses any power. Pointless having a SD card as you wouldn't be able to update your website live and would still have to swap the card over to get at the data. The downside of the USB connection was that it was a cheap design and the contacts would wear out very quickly and then the lock ups would start on the pc as the connection was lost. I since used a serial connection and a serial to usb adaptor with zero problems. The usb problem may have been fixed since. I haven't used the network version of Weatherlink.
Weatherlink has to be purchased separately which includes the connection to the pc.
The only other annoyance the untis don't warn you soon enough that batteries are going flat. So normally the first thing you notice is the loss of data as soon as the sun goes down if you've had a few cloudy days.
I would recommend the unit to anybody though.

Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse with Cable
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse with Cable

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Logitech Mouse ever ???, 5 Sep 2010
Had a G5 which surrendered after years of use. So I decided to try the G500.

First problem. The two buttons on the left mouse click are too easy to catch reducing the sensitivity during the game or increasing it depending which one you catch. A killer for Ut3 or the like.
The wheel has now surrendered resulting in weapons being swapped in the game. The mouse is only a few months old so can't take gaming like the older mice by Logitech which were tough.

Second problem. It's also easy to catch the centre button when moving the wheel.

Overall a design failure of the greatest proportions so don't buy this mouse unless you've got very small hands.
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U2 360 At The Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] [2010]
U2 360 At The Rose Bowl [Blu-ray] [2010]
Dvd ~ U2
Price: 13.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great sound Quality and Video but..., 17 July 2010
U2 seem to have slowed everything down over all. For some songs it works. Like Unforgettable Fire but for songs like vertigo which needs it's rawness and energy it doesn't work. Everything is technically right but you get the feeling U2 are in the comfort zone and for the first time in a Live recording the energy is missing. It sounds more like Studio recording than a live concert and is probably the worst live release they've ever done.

U2: Rattle And Hum [HD DVD]
U2: Rattle And Hum [HD DVD]
Dvd ~ Phil Joanou

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rattle Rattle Hum, 3 Feb 2008
Picture Quality not much improved from the original and the noise shows very clearly. Audio is much improved though so it's worth buying on this alone.
Anyone want the original none HD DVD ???

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