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Scrubs: Season 1-9 (The Ultimate Collector's Edition) [DVD]
Scrubs: Season 1-9 (The Ultimate Collector's Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Zach Braff
Price: £49.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only the one complaint., 14 Jan. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The DVDs are all excellent, offering high quality sound and picture.

My one gripe is the aspect ratio - 4:3 screens just don't seem to exist any more. Perhaps that's why these are able to be sold so cheap. Either way, if you don't mind the black bits at the edge of your screen, then no problems at all!


Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card
Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card
Offered by Vebox Direct Computing
Price: £26.21

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't do what I bought it for, but through no fault of its own, 14 Jan. 2012
I bought this sound card because I have a constant, quiet, audible 'screeching' from my motherboard, and had hoped that buying a sound card would fix the problem. It hasn't, so anyone viewing this product to fix a similar solution - I'm afraid you're stuck with it until you get a new motherboard!

On to the product itself:

It fits very easily into the PCI slot, so no problems there. The drivers install easily enough, so no complaints.

I had to do a bit of fiddling to hear anything from the sound card at first, but that's to be expected with something like this. Once all was up and running, besides the aforementioned screeching (no fault of the sound card's), the sound was excellent and certainly delivered a volume and quality boost on my built-in sound.

For the price, I really cannot fault it.
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Now That's What I Call Classical
Now That's What I Call Classical

17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please spend your money elsewhere, 11 Dec. 2011
This is a terrible collection of music. Somehow, they have managed to butcher 'Palladio' into something that I cannot listen to.

There are a few redeeming tracks - the Prague Orchestra's rendition of 'My Heart Will Go On' is surprisingly good, and rather breathtaking - I would suggest you download this as an individual MP3.

The rest of it is either a poor quality live recording, with audience applauses scattered through the track, or timeless classics played in ways which render them near unrecognizable and certainly cacophonous.

Do not give these clowns any of your money.


AOC 2436VWA 24 inch Wide Screen TFT Monitor with Stereo Speakers - Black (DVI, 1920x1080, 60000, 5ms)
AOC 2436VWA 24 inch Wide Screen TFT Monitor with Stereo Speakers - Black (DVI, 1920x1080, 60000, 5ms)

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Functional - no frills, 3 Aug. 2011
Before I begin, a health warning:

This product does not come with a UK 3-pin mains connector. It comes with the European 2-pin connector. If purchasing this, you will need to purchase an adaptor as well.

I bought this because it was the cheapest 24in monitor on Amazon at the time of purchase. As such, I did not expect anything fancy, and this monitor is a little rough around the edges in certain places.

THE NEGATIVES:

When you first plug this into your machine, you will be required to manually adjust the position of your screen, using the monitor's less-than-intuitive menu (when I say adjust, I mean stretching and positioning so that the edges of your desktop are not hidden).

The volume control was initially difficult to find (you have to press the down arrow to bring up a specialised menu, then hit 'select', then adjust the volume).

The colours and the focus also need to be fine-tuned if you want to avoid straining your eyes.

THE POSITIVES:

Once you get the thing set up, it is a perfectly good monitor, and can deliver a very clear image.

The VESA mount is as standard, and the monitor is quite light, given its size, so mounting it on a desk arm is quite easy to do.

The sound is clear, if quiet. But then, if you wanted loud, you'd have bought separate speakers.

It actually looks quite stylish - the stand provided is sturdy, aesthetically pleasing and has a high-friction surface on the top and bottom.

It can act as a USB hub - it has several USB ports scattered around the place - more convenient than reaching around the back of your computer every time.

Supports VGA, DVI-D and USB connectivity to your computer (USB connectivity might be particularly useful to those wishing to connect laptops to it).

OVERALL:

The product gets four stars because it is what I expected for the price. I am confident with technology and was able to optimise this monitor for my use without too much difficulty. However, if you are looking for something that just *works* straight out of the box, then perhaps you might be better off shopping around for something a little more expensive.
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Kensington Duo Gel Wave Mouse Wristrest  Black/Blue
Kensington Duo Gel Wave Mouse Wristrest Black/Blue
Price: £7.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the extra expense, 3 Aug. 2011
I am currently using this mouse-mat with the Logitech G9x Laser Mouse.

Having read the reviews for the mouse itself, I was told that fabric mouse mats caused excessive friction, so I decided to go for something a little different.
This mouse mat has a delightfully smooth surface, and the mouse virtually glides around it.

The gel rest is also very well thought-out. I was worried that my wrist might stick to it, but that has not been an issue. The groove down the middle, as well as being stylish, actually does help to keep one's wrist reasonably cool.

And it looks pretty good, too.

So although you are paying a little more than you might for you bog-standard mouse mat, I would say you get what you pay for.


Roccat Apuri Active USB-Hub with Mouse Bungee
Roccat Apuri Active USB-Hub with Mouse Bungee
Price: £22.99

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful, 3 Aug. 2011
The Roccat Apuri is one of those things you never knew you needed, but once you have it you wondered how you got by without.

Only now do I realise just how aggravating it is when you have to battle against the pull of the mouse cord (as I do at work). This basically enables you to have a wireless mouse with the advantages of a wired mouse.

At the rear, there are two plugs, one connects it to your PC via USB and the other connects it to your mains electricity. It is perfectly reasonable to use 'low-powered' USB devices from the hub without needing to plug your Apuri into the mains. However, more power-hungry devices will not function unless the additional power source is provided.

And, aside from all this, it looks pretty nifty too. It is a lot smaller than I had imagined - you can easily sit the thing on the palm of your hand.

The only thing preventing me from giving this five stars is the grip on the base of the feet. Unless you apply blu-tack, this thing will slide around. In my opinion, they should have had suction cups to hold it in place.
But like I said, blu-tack solves this problem instantly.


LUPO Anti Static Wrist Strap ESD Grounding Wrist Strap Band - Prevents Build up of Static Electricity
LUPO Anti Static Wrist Strap ESD Grounding Wrist Strap Band - Prevents Build up of Static Electricity
Offered by LUPO STORE
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Shock-free, 22 July 2011
Item was as described, and provides more than adequate reach away from the point at which you have earthed yourself.


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP OEI (PC) (This OEM software is intended for system builders only)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP OEI (PC) (This OEM software is intended for system builders only)
Offered by Aqua Reefer
Price: £88.00

59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Functions, 11 July 2011
No frills, no nonsense. This CD comes with a 'genuine copy of Windows' sticker for the PC you have built, and is a fully-functional copy of Windows 7 SP1.


Komputerbay 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 DIMM (240 pin) 1333Mhz PC3-10600 / PC3-10666 9-9-9-25 1.5v
Komputerbay 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 DIMM (240 pin) 1333Mhz PC3-10600 / PC3-10666 9-9-9-25 1.5v
Offered by KOMPBAY
Price: £45.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works, 11 July 2011
Item was as described and my computer is running very quickly, as one would expect with this much RAM.

I have no complaints.


Zalman CNPS9900A Blue LED Heatsink and Fan
Zalman CNPS9900A Blue LED Heatsink and Fan
Price: £32.34

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, 11 July 2011
This heat sink is truly a work of art.

Although much larger than regular heat sinks, it will fit into any standard ATX-sized PC case. Once fitted in place, it can completely transform your PC.

Firstly (and this is the main reason why I bought it) it is as close to silent as it is possible for a fan-based heat sink to get. The fan turns relatively slowly, minimising vibration, but it still delivery phenomenal cooling performance. When not using my PC for anything too intensive, I can usually put my hand over the air outflow and the air coming out will feel cooler than the ambient temperature. The gumpf in the box mentions something about 'Blue LED Technology' or something like that. Whatever it is, it works.

Because the fan is oriented side-on, as opposed to traditionally straddling the CPU, it also improves airflow throughout the whole tower. As my PC case has a front and rear vent, this basically means that the whole thing has a constant cool air supply whistling through.

Additionally, the thermal paste supplied with the heat sink is absolutely top-grade - easy to spread and fiendishly efficient.

I highly recommend this and all other Zalman products.
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