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WIRELESS MINI KEYBOARD WITH TOUCHPAD 2.4GHZ FOR MEDIA CENTER PC LAPTOP BLACK NEW
WIRELESS MINI KEYBOARD WITH TOUCHPAD 2.4GHZ FOR MEDIA CENTER PC LAPTOP BLACK NEW

5.0 out of 5 stars A little gem, 14 Feb. 2015
This is tiny, just 5" across, and well moulded to fit easily in both hands. The USB dongle plugs permanently into the PC, and the battery operated keyboard has an on/off switch which means that in practice the batteries last for ages and ages, unlike the one I used before this which was always-on. I can't claim to have used all the functions on offer. I just use the basics: the touch pad to move the pointer; the left-click and right-click mouse buttons which sit on top and are operated by the left and right index fingers; the keyboard. That's it for me, and for the uses I make of it, I can't imagine anything better. Recommended.


Logitech Wireless Speaker Adaptor for Bluetooth Audio Devices
Logitech Wireless Speaker Adaptor for Bluetooth Audio Devices
Offered by davesdealsuk
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent input for an amplifier, 6 Feb. 2015
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Operation is very simple with just one button. I use this to stream music from my phone to my stereo amplifier. The output level is good, and there are both phono and 3.5mm outputs (I think).

Pairing and connecting are a snap. I have this always-on. Recommended.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for travelling, 6 Feb. 2015
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Can be good value, but the shape and looseness of the cover do not appeal to me. Quite compact, but just does not close with a snap and so I tend not to use it.


WD Caviar Green 2TB SATA 6Gbps Power Saving Internal Hard Drive OEM
WD Caviar Green 2TB SATA 6Gbps Power Saving Internal Hard Drive OEM

5.0 out of 5 stars Good eco-friendly secondary drive, 6 Feb. 2015
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Excellent eco drive for secondary storage that only requires a single write or read stream. In other words, as a USB backup drive.

Very quiet and reliable, and good value.


Samsung Memory 64GB Evo MicroSDXC UHS-I Grade 1 Class 10 Memory Card without Adapter
Samsung Memory 64GB Evo MicroSDXC UHS-I Grade 1 Class 10 Memory Card without Adapter
Offered by City_of_memory15
Price: £13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Best of breed, 6 Feb. 2015
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Very good read and write speeds, very reliable, capacious.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Flip Cover in Garnet Red - EFC-1G2NRECSTD
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Flip Cover in Garnet Red - EFC-1G2NRECSTD
Offered by TOTAL ACCESSORIES
Price: £29.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have for the Note 10.1, 6 Feb. 2015
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Great buy at the moment (2015) to keep your Note 10.1 safe and accessible.


Seagate ST2000VM003 Pipeline HD 2 TB 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
Seagate ST2000VM003 Pipeline HD 2 TB 3.5-Inch Hard Drive
Price: £71.44

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best upgrade for Humax HDR, 6 Feb. 2015
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Brilliant compatible upgrade to the regular 500GB variant found in Humax FreeSat HDRs. For the 1000S HDR it's a drop-in replacement, whereas for the FoxSat HDR it's a LINUX partitioning job which is OK if you know what you're doing, NOT OK otherwise. Otherwise, for the FoxSat, stick to the 1TB which is similarly a drop-in replacement.

More or less silent as you would expact, and, hopefully, reliable.

Not the cheapest choice, but the best. No other drive does 5,900rpm. Some do 5,400rpm which is too slow for (i) record one TV channel, (ii) record another, (iii) view a recording, and finally (iv) copy a recording to another drive (FoxSat only). A 7,200rpm drive would do all this, but then it would be noisy and not very eco-friendly. Recommended.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 inch Tablet (Red) - (ARM Cortex A9 1.4GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 4.0)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 inch Tablet (Red) - (ARM Cortex A9 1.4GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 4.0)

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong, KitKat available through Kies, 6 Feb. 2015
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This is still a great product, even now in 2015. I just bought this red one, having bequethed my grey one to my son in a fit of magnanimity a year ago. It has 16GB of main memory which is not great by today's standards, but it has 2GB of RAM and can take a 64GB micro SD card. Now the latter is not of much use with the bundled Android version 4.1.2, which does not allow apps to use the SD card. However, provided you install using Kies from a computer, you can upgrade this most excellent device to 4.4.2, which does allow apps to use the SD card, and also allows multiple "User" logins. It really doesn't get much better. Note that you CAN'T get this upgrade over-the-air, not in the UK at any rate.

Get the matching Samsung flip cover for what passes for bargain prices now in 2015. The quad-core 1.4GHz processor is responsive and great for games such as Angry Birds Go. The pen/stylus is great. Handwriting input is great, surprisingly excellent in fact. My son uses it at the moment to practice and improve his writing for school. I use it for writing my as yet unpublished novel. Writings go into S-Note. Copy to clipboard, then make a Word document out of that, drop the Word document in DropBox and in next to no time it will be on my PC. Note that S-Note from Samsung is well used to the stylus, whereas Word from Microsoft is not, hence the slightly convoluted procedure.

Ten inches is a great size for browsing and for iTunes remoting using Retune. Recommended and still great value.


Selling England By The Pound
Selling England By The Pound
Offered by Founders Factory JPN4UK
Price: £25.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best surround sound, 25 May 2014
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The best surround sound I've ever heard. The menu is straightforward and adequate, but could have been done better. Check out the Duke DVD for a very good menu. This one launches into 2.0 PCM straight away, which is annoying, rather than waiting for a sound format selection. DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 24-bit 96k sampling rate is the way to go! There's no Dolby Digital. The dynamic range, source separation and use of 5.1 for effect is subtle but staggeringly excellent (Battle of Epping Forest). Oh, and by the way, did I mention that the music is just sublime? To my shame I'd never even heard most of this stuff before, but I've hit upon the exact right moment to listen to it. Bass thunders out at unexpected moments (The cinema show). Such a variety of superb guitar and keyboard effects. Thrilling. I don't have an SACD to compare this with. SACD ought to be the same, but based on my experience with Duke, given a choice of formats, Pure Audio DTS has my vote. More please! Foxtrot pretty please?


Duke [Hybrid SACD + DVD]
Duke [Hybrid SACD + DVD]

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aweful SACD, great DVD, 25 May 2014
The SACD 5.1 sounds not right straight away. There is no dynamic range. When the sound is full, as it often is with Genesis, the top sounds brash and distorted. Turning the volume down makes no difference. Quieter passages without vocals sound passable, but even there there is no crispness that would be expected of studio recordings.

Bearing this severe disappointment in mind, the DVD video, which is a lovely track-by-track menu with a choice of sound formats, is a total relief. The DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 24-bit 96k sampling rate is great. Well, as great as can be expected given what is perhaps a less than perfect master. The brashness is banished, the dynamic range is restored, the volume can be turned up. Not the best recording by a long chalk (that honour goes to the Pure Audio Selling England by the pound, at the monent). Use of 5.1 for effect is not generous, but adequate. There's also 2.0, PCM and Dolby Digital to choose from, but I haven't tried these. What's the point, when DTS is terrific?


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