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wikson electronics - HDMI to SCART Composite AV Converter Adapter for Apple TV2 PS3 SKY Blu Ray DVD, Now TV box, laptop , tablet , Netflix,Roku,Chromecast,Freeview box
wikson electronics - HDMI to SCART Composite AV Converter Adapter for Apple TV2 PS3 SKY Blu Ray DVD, Now TV box, laptop , tablet , Netflix,Roku,Chromecast,Freeview box
Offered by Wikson
Price: £172.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well. Good picture, 31 Jan. 2015
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Works well.Used it with the You-view box that BT provide with TV starter pack which,does not have SCART or composite (white yellow red) ouput (which, in spite of many older tvs ( mine is 7 years old) not having HDMI input, BT did not, and still do not, make clear in their marketing and sales of the product, and after their refusing to supply me with a box which did have a SCART, or to propose a solution other than to upgrade to a more expensive package). Picture is good. Haven't tried it out on the older TV yet but on a new TV the sound seems significantly lower than when the tv is used without it. No real problem as sound could be increased enough.
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TP-LINK TL-PA451KIT AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit
TP-LINK TL-PA451KIT AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit
Price: £31.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Worked well, 31 Jan. 2015
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Works well. Remember to plug in directly to wall socket rather than extension. Thus if you only have only a single socket and want to have extension off it as well you need this version with the mains socket incorprated.


Neet® Optical Microfibre SCREEN / LENS Cleaning Cloth - 30cm x 30cm - Suitable for Plasma, LCD, TFT, Camera Lens, iPhone, iPad, Auto etc.
Neet® Optical Microfibre SCREEN / LENS Cleaning Cloth - 30cm x 30cm - Suitable for Plasma, LCD, TFT, Camera Lens, iPhone, iPad, Auto etc.
Offered by Neet Cables
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Nexus 10, 5 Sept. 2013
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Removes finger marks on Nexus 10 screen very well.
There is very little more one can say about this product.


Invero® Slim Fit Leather Tablet Case Cover with Stand Feature for 10-Inch Google Nexus 10 GT-P8110 Includes Screen Protector & Stylish Stylus Pen (Black)
Invero® Slim Fit Leather Tablet Case Cover with Stand Feature for 10-Inch Google Nexus 10 GT-P8110 Includes Screen Protector & Stylish Stylus Pen (Black)
Offered by Invero

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Nexus 10, 5 Sept. 2013
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Nexus 10 fits well in this case . Fold-over flap on long side holds Nexus 10 firmly in place. All ports accessible. Useful rubber ended stylus with clip which avoids finger prints on machine and gives more accurate control. (also a screen protector which I am not sure is necessary or desirable to use). Excellent value.


BobjGear Android Tablet Adapter Set - 2-Pack - Micro USB OTG Right Angle and Micro HDMI to Full-Sized HDMI
BobjGear Android Tablet Adapter Set - 2-Pack - Micro USB OTG Right Angle and Micro HDMI to Full-Sized HDMI
Offered by BobjGear EU
Price: £8.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Nexus 10, 5 Sept. 2013
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USB connected well with Nexus 10 and flash card. File transfer fine. HDMI connected well with TV and displayed well.


Samsung Google Nexus 10 Wifi (BLACK 32GB WIFI)
Samsung Google Nexus 10 Wifi (BLACK 32GB WIFI)

32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Experience of first weeks use, 5 Sept. 2013
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Box opening - Contents: Nexus 10, micro USB charging cable, two pin charging unit, UK 3 pin plug adapter (attached to outside of box), brief guide

Charging - to full 100% in a few hours with Nexus 10 off. Gained charge with Nexus 10 being used. Turned blue tooth off in settings menu as read somewhere this might speed up the charging or lessen drain on battery.

Connecting to internet - Settings; Selected modem, obtained continuous 'authentication' message without connecting. This was overcome by long holding the modem name, choosing 'modify' in the drop down and entering the modem password (for the BT modem it was the 'wireless key' on the modem.)

Transferring file from existing cloud storage to Nexus 10 - Installed existing cloud app (BT Cloud). Downloaded a file from the cloud to the 'download' folder on Nexus 10 by selecting the folder, long holding on the file and selecting 'download' in the drop down. The file was then moved to a desired folder using cut (scissor icon) and pasting in the desired folder (clipboard icon).

Editing a file - Installed Kingsoft Office app from Google Play and successfully edited the above transferred file (Excel) with it.

Transferring file from PC to Nexus 10 - Installed Nexus Media Importer from Google Play. Obtained BobjGear Android Tablet Adapter Set containing a micro-USB-OTG cable/connector and a micro-HDMI cable/connector. Transferred video file from PC to flash drive. Connected flash drive to Nexus 10 with micro USB cable. Connection achieved with three flash drives tried. Appeared to need at least 30% charge on Nexus 10 to work with a SanDisk Cruzer 16GB flash drive. (ie not much of a problem). Selected video file in Nexus Media Importer, tapped on copy icon at top right and transferred file to the folder indicated (movie folder)
(connection to a WD Passport 320GB hard drive was not achieved, apparently due to not providing sufficient power, contrary to some indications on the internet - eg a swishing sound was obtained from the hard drive rather than the normal continuous sound when powered by a PC. A helpful representative from EasyAcc asked whether I was sure that the Nexus 10 could not power the device as the Nexus 7 apparently can. If not the EasyAcc external battery 12000mAh with Y cable should do the job) .

Video presentation - The video displayed at 100% occupied only a fraction of the screen as it had been created by Roxio Creator 2012 Video Wave with 4:3 aspect ratio. Maximum resolution offered with this aspect ratio appears to be 720x576. Recreated video with 16:9 aspect ratio with resolution 1920x 1080. This produced good sized, high quality video on the Nexus 10 displayed with MX Player Pro (non ad version) installed from Google Play.

Uploading file from Nexus 10 to Google Drive cloud - Installed Google Drive from Google Play (with 15GB free storage) . Selected Google Drive and add files (plus sign) icon. Selected upload from drop-down, Selected OI File Manager to complete the action. After waiting for download to finish, selected Google Drive and tapped on circular arrow (synch) icon to show the uploaded file. Tapped on uploadsed file to open (Kingsoft Office displayed uploaded Excel and pdf files on the Google Drive cloud.)

Synchronisation operation - Having sought to avoid automatic updating of my Google Drive cloud, I investigated what synchronisation was taking place by adding files to either cloud or Nexus 10 and seeing what happened in the other when manually synching . It seemed that when I added a file to the cloud the Nexus 10 was initially updated. When the file was deleted from the Nexus 10 the cloud did not subsequently put it back. There seemed to be no other interplay between the two. Anyway I was content that I could control the cloud storage process without the machine taking over.

Bookmarking - Tapping the star icon to the right of the web address allowed saving of the bookmark which could be seen by selecting bookmark from the options icon (three vertical dots). Holding on the bookmark allowed adding it to the home screen.

Connecting to TV - successfully Using the abovementioned micro-HDMI cable . Our TV doesn't have HDMI input so used a HDMI to DVI-I In (PC) cable. Sound not obtained on TV but played on the Nexus 10.

Other apps: BT sport - worked well, Ancestry - Displayed family tree and allows editing of individual's data. However I would not edit on a tablet because of limitations in scope of the app and complexity of some edits. Flickr - deleted app as only seemed to work in portrait, used website instead.

Battery duration - goes several hours and so a lot of the day with continuous use. With occasional use could go for days.

Operation - Smooth and slick with sensitive/responsive touch screen. Hardly any lack of first (light) tap response. Only issues were concerning above familiarisation with the workings of apps etc as above. No experience of spurious reboots as in some reports on the web. I cleared the cache by tapping on 'settings', selecting 'storage' and 'cache data'. This did not give any significant problem with subsequent operation.

Sound - fairly good and can be set loud

Screen quality - excellent. Some reports on web referred to it being duller than I-pad. This might in fact mean less saturated.
My photos are displayed well . I shrink from oversaturation.

Screen cleanliness - finger marks easily cleaned with optical fibre cleaning cloth (Neet through Amazon)

Case - Nexus 10 fits well in Invero Slim Fit Tablet Case Cover with Stand obtained through Amazon. Fold-over flap on long side which holds Nexus 10 firmly in place. All ports accessible. Useful rubber ended stylus with clip which avoids finger prints on machine and gives more accurate control. (also a screen protector which I am not sure is necessary or desirable to use). Excellent value.
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OP/TECH D Series Offset Soft Pouch for Camera - Black
OP/TECH D Series Offset Soft Pouch for Camera - Black
Price: £17.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Use with Konika -Minolta A2 Camera, 30 April 2013
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I bought this product to mimimize the space occupied by my Konica-Minolta A2 Dimage camera in my rucksack.
It fits around the camera like a glove and offers the needed protection at a low weight I don't have the dexterity of the person from Op/Tech who provides a good video demonstation of the product on the web- but I guess I will improve with practice.
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Kenko KE-MCP2DXC DGX 2.0x Pro300 Canon AF Converter - Black
Kenko KE-MCP2DXC DGX 2.0x Pro300 Canon AF Converter - Black
Price: £157.29

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Use with Canon cameras and with a Kenko 1.4X converter, 30 April 2013
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I have used this Kenko 2X teleconverter stacked with a Kenko 1.4X teleplus MC4 teleconverrter to achieve 2.8X magnification with a Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di macro lens. I experienced no vignetting with this combination on Canon 5D MkIII or Canon 50D.

My Canon 5D MkIII, with Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens and this Kenko 2X teleconverter, autofocuses about half the time at f/11 sometimes stuttering (ie depending on the subject and light level) (not sure there was much change with the Canon 5D MkIII 1.2.1 firmware update) .No significant vignetting with this combination.

(My Canon 5D MkIII autofocuses with the above mentioned Kenko 1.4X teleconverter in all AF Area Selection Modes (with or without the Canon 5D MkIII 1.2.1 firmware update - I am not sure that the update made any difference and consequently whether the update affects the camera performance, as this observation suggests it does not, or just unblocks Canon's former block on their own 1.4X teleconverter from working at f/8 - on the Canon 5D MkIII and just at the centre focussing point.). There is significant vignetting on my Canon 5D MkIII with the above 1.4X teleconverter, which I purchased to use with a Canon 50D on which there is no significant vignetting. Since I crop most of the time, this is only an aesthetic issue. My Canon 50D autofocused only at an outer focusing point with the Kenko 1.4X teleconverter but it was not too inconvenient to use it this way)


Size 8 Northwest Territory Men's Reliance Leather Walking Hiking Boots
Size 8 Northwest Territory Men's Reliance Leather Walking Hiking Boots

4.0 out of 5 stars NW Territory shoes, 2 Sept. 2012
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Very good value.Chose Amazon because of price and inability to find high St retailer.
Fine in most circumstances. Not waterproof in long wet grass but doubt if anything at that price or even greater would be.


KRUSELL MULTIDAPT ACTIVE CASE FOR W810i
KRUSELL MULTIDAPT ACTIVE CASE FOR W810i

5.0 out of 5 stars Mobile phone case, 31 July 2012
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This is an improvement over the Sony-Ericson W810i case I had before in that it has a zip rather than a single popper for keeping it closed. It also has a flap- to cover the camera lens.


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