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Limitless (Out of the Box Book 1)
Limitless (Out of the Box Book 1)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A whole new level!, 28 Feb. 2015
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Takes the story to a whole new level, looking forward to the further adventures of my current-favourite heroine. Good work, Mr Crane!


Creative Labs 70SB129000002 Sound Blaster X-Fi Go PRO USB Sound Card
Creative Labs 70SB129000002 Sound Blaster X-Fi Go PRO USB Sound Card
Offered by Appods
Price: £48.91

3.0 out of 5 stars Great little soundcard, 17 Feb. 2015
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Great little soundcard, but if you lose your software/drivers disc don't expect to find them on Creative's website. They seem to only list stuff for current products, and support & downloads for "legacy" products are either limited or - in this case - non-existent. All the links on the product page redirect back to their main support page.

Without the software disc, Windows 7 will see it and provide basic drivers, but I'm missing the full features. My own fault for losing the disc admittedly, but this kind of thing happens!

Anyone got a disc for this that they'd be willing to rip and upload somewhere?
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Covert Low Profile PU Leather Wallet Case/Cover/Pouch/Holster with Viewing Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Black
Covert Low Profile PU Leather Wallet Case/Cover/Pouch/Holster with Viewing Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit, possibly a perfect case., 3 Mar. 2014
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Went for this case after some research as it has a stud fastener not a magnet, and so there's no issues with interference on the screen and with the S-Pen. If you've got a Note 3, do not go for magnetic fasteners!

It's good quality, holds the phone snugly, and the faux leather is good enough to almost be the real thing.
Doesn't add a huge amount of bulk to the phone which, given the already-significant size of the Note 3, is to be commended.

Confident that my phone is protected and safe in its new case.


iPazzPort Wireless Mini Keyboard and Multi Touchpad Mouse Combo for Android TV Box / HTPC / Raspberry Pi 3 KP-810-19S (2016 Updated Version)
iPazzPort Wireless Mini Keyboard and Multi Touchpad Mouse Combo for Android TV Box / HTPC / Raspberry Pi 3 KP-810-19S (2016 Updated Version)
Offered by MINI-Remote
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great mini keyboard, 27 May 2013
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Got this for controlling the laptop when it's hooked up to the TV. Range is excellent, quality can't be faulted. Would have preferred a UK layout rather than US but it's not a critical issue. Love the fact it's rechargeable via USB and the battery life is great, helped by an auto-sleep function so no worries about running out of power at critical times.

Bought Anker products before so felt I could trust them and I'm not disappointed. When I'm doing presentations for work it doubles up as a laser pointer and slideshow controller so it's almost two devices for the price of one. Get it.


TP-LINK TL-PA511KIT 500 Mbps Gigabit Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
TP-LINK TL-PA511KIT 500 Mbps Gigabit Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack

5.0 out of 5 stars Full speed across two floors, 20 May 2013
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Went for the higher-capacity 500Mbps ones to do an install at a shared house, where the router is downstairs at the back of the house and wireless was almost non-existent at the front of the house on the first floor.

Paired them up in two adjacent sockets, then put #1 in place next to and connected to the router. Put #2 in upstairs in the room it needed to be in, and hooked up a TP-Link wireless access point (which I'd configured beforehand).

Switched on, all green. I expected the connection lights to be amber or even red indicating a lower-quality signal, but to my surprise both were green. The broadband speed there isn't great at the premises, "up to 4Mbps" of which there's a speedtest reading of 2.66Mbps actual when connected directly to the router with a cable. The speedtest reading upstairs on the new PLA-provided wireless was 2.52Mbps which is almost exactly the same!

Far as I can tell this is across two completely separate circuit ringmains. I don't know if it's across multiple circuitbreakers sorry, I didn't need to check that and I'm not an electrician just an IT engineer, but I hope this review helps.

Went for the 500Mbps rather than the lower-speed/capacity ones as these have a more powerful push-out on the signal. Pair these with a TP-Link TL-WA701ND and you'll hopefully get what you need.

Excellent quality, simple as pie to set up, and from a brand that as an IT engineer I'm happy to place my trust in.


Acer Iconia A210 10.1 inch Tablet - White (Nvidia Tegra T30L 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WiFi, BT, 2x Webcam, Android 4.1)
Acer Iconia A210 10.1 inch Tablet - White (Nvidia Tegra T30L 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WiFi, BT, 2x Webcam, Android 4.1)

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't rate this highly enough - iPad killer!, 14 May 2013
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I needed a tablet for personal and work use, and I've tried some cheaper 7" ones over the last year.

I didn't want to go the iPad route because I'm not an Apple fan when it comes to their lack of expansion, proprietary connectors and excessive price.

Nearly went for the Nexus 7 but again lack of expansion became an issue. Samsung tablets weren't powerful enough. Kindle Fire was too locked-down for my needs.

The build quality is excellent, battery life for medium to heavy usage is better than any laptop or equivalent phone, and with access to Google Play there's no shortage of apps. Response time is fantastic - no lag at all and the touch-screen is better than most new phones I've looked at.

The screen's not as high resolution as *some* tablets but they're all far more expensive, and it's more than good enough for playback of video, handles music well too.

Anything you'd use an iPad for, you can use this for AND MORE. The expansion capabilities are impressive too - it can read from a USB flash drive, and of course there's a microSD slot too.

10.1" screen, bluetooth, GPS AND expandable AND running a very clean and fast 4.1.2 Jellybean.

After trying mine, the missus was so impressed that she has bought one and so's her mum!

Not just the best value 10.1" Android tablet you can get for your money - it's undoubtedly one of the best Android tablets PERIOD.


Cover-Up Acer Iconia A200 / A210 10.1-inch Tablet Version Stand Cover Case - Black
Cover-Up Acer Iconia A200 / A210 10.1-inch Tablet Version Stand Cover Case - Black

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says - it's a stand cover, 14 May 2013
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Bought this based on other reviews and wanted one that secured the tablet all round the edge rather than just clipping into place at the edges.

Good quality, leaves ports easily accessed, looks good. Got the missus a red one for her tablet.


Messiah's Shard (The Cynos Union Book 1)
Messiah's Shard (The Cynos Union Book 1)
Price: £2.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Past meets future via some very big bangs, 8 Feb. 2013
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If you like scifi, and even if you don't because this could well convert you, get this book. Mixing themes ancient and mythic with alien tech more inventive than the best videogames, and a streak of humour darker than the blackest abyss but as clever as Pratchett. Well-rounded and well-written characters with a well-woven plot, with some belly-laughs and emotional gut-punches, all of which flow so well that you'll be hungry for more of their adventures to come, but left comfortably fulfilled by it's end.


God Save the Queen: Book 1 of the Immortal Empire
God Save the Queen: Book 1 of the Immortal Empire
by Kate Locke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect anti-Twilight tale, 9 Jan. 2013
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I'll keep this short: Brilliantly-realised neo-Steampunk world, with fleshed-out and believable characters, vampires that don't sparkle, plot twists and turns that will surprise you, and hopefully leave you wanting more from this world. It's a London you'll recognise, but not the London you know. Her first book has put Kate Locke straight onto my favourite authors list.


Anker Astro2 8400mAh Dual USB Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Pack with Built-In Flashlight for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Nexus 4, HTC One, One 2 (M8), Motorola Droid, MOTO X, G, and most other USB-charged devices (Apple adapters - 30 pin and lightning, not included)
Anker Astro2 8400mAh Dual USB Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Pack with Built-In Flashlight for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Nexus 4, HTC One, One 2 (M8), Motorola Droid, MOTO X, G, and most other USB-charged devices (Apple adapters - 30 pin and lightning, not included)

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, does what it says on the box., 16 Dec. 2012
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As someone well versed with the short battery life of a smartphone, this compact little thing is the perfect solution. It's barely bigger than an iPod, and it will charge my phone and other USB-charged devices too. Comes with adaptors in the box for everything I'd need it for. Fully charged the Astro2 in a few hours using my normal Samsung charger, and so far only used the Astro2 to charge my phone. Three charges in, and it's still got juice left. Bought one for the wife too so she doesn't have to worry about having no power in her phone if she gets stuck anywhere. Solid, reliable, does what it says on the box, and can't fault the manufacturer's 18month warranty either. For the price of a single standard phone battery, this wee box beats them all.


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