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Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac
Price: £149.99

5.0 out of 5 stars - It's a good physical size, 23 Aug. 2015
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It's difficult to find much wrong with this drive.
- It's a good physical size, which makes it easy to transport and store.
- It's powered via the USB cable, so there's no need to find an extra power outlet to run it.
- Both USB 2.0 and 3.0 are supported.
- Also comes with 200GB of free space on Microsoft's One Drive (registration needed).

It's also quiet, and transfer speed were good for me too.


byteStor Pro 32GB USB 3.0 High Speed Flash Drive - Black
byteStor Pro 32GB USB 3.0 High Speed Flash Drive - Black
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars the good bits; - The drive was instantly recognised by ..., 17 April 2015
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I'm not overly impressed with this flash drive. First off, the good bits;
- The drive was instantly recognised by my computers.
- I ran the drive through a variety of scanners, and there was no reported Malware, rootkits etc. installed (always a potential risk with flash drives manufactured in China).
- Transfer speeds were acceptable.
- The packaging is, indeed, very easy to open.

However, now onto the bad points;
- *Very* cheap and nasty plastic used. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who might move their drive around a lot. It didn't feel like it was robust enough. In fact on my sample the actual components were rattling around inside the plastic shell.
- The cap was pretty poor, and I suspect many people will lose it.
- It's ugly as sin. This might be a minor point for some, but there are flash drives out there which are much better looking. This one seems to have been designed by - well, it doesn't seem to have been designed by anyone with an eye for aesthetics, and was quite possibly designed by someone without any eyes at all.
- My computers read the device as having 28.8GB free. I know that capacities can vary somewhat, but if I'd paid for a 32GB flash drive I'd be wondering where my missing 3GB was.

Overall, I can't recommend this product. There are flash drives on Amazon that have the same capacity, for a very similar price, but are much better looking, are made from higher quality materials, and feel much more robust than this.


Unauthorised Access: Physical Penetration Testing for IT Security Teams
Unauthorised Access: Physical Penetration Testing for IT Security Teams
by Kevin Mitnick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It's not often that you can say that someone literally ..., 6 April 2015
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It's not often that you can say that someone literally 'wrote the book', but Will Allsopp has done so with 'Unauthorised Access'. This is the starting point for anyone interested in the physical penetration aspects of Information Security, the 'Go To' guide that should be on the bookshelf of any IT Security team. One caveat, which of course applies to all IT books, is that some of the technology mentioned can become outdated. That does not detract from the book overall, as the technology chapters are less important than the physical access ones.

Oddly, Amazon have this listed as being written by Kevin Mitnick. Whilst Kevin certainly provides the 'forward', the book is written by Allsopp - I'm not sure whether this is a genuine error on Amazon's part, or if it's designed to get the book more visibility when people search for IT Security and/or Kevin Mitnick.


Bic Velleda Liquid Ink Dry Wipe Marker - Assorted (Pack of 4)
Bic Velleda Liquid Ink Dry Wipe Marker - Assorted (Pack of 4)
Price: £6.11

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Set of Whiteboard Pens, 6 April 2015
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This is a good set of whiteboard pens. The colours are nice and solid (although the dark blue and purple are a little too similar for my eyes) and the pens feel nice in your hand and write well too. I wrote a few words on one of our whiteboards and left them for a week, and they still wiped off without any fuss. Recommended.


Revell Multicopter Hexatron
Revell Multicopter Hexatron
Price: £99.99

2.0 out of 5 stars The battery life is shockingly poor - I'd have expected at least 30 mins of ..., 28 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Revell Multicopter Hexatron (Toy)
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As many others reviewers have noted, this drone is a bit of an enigma. It's very large but also lightweight, and doesn't perform well in windy conditions. The battery life is shockingly poor - I'd have expected at least 30 mins of flying time from a single charge, rather than the 5-6 mins you actually get (and then it takes another 2 hours to recharge). The product itself doesn't seem to be that well produced - the controller is very 'plasticy' and toy-like, and the main body of the copter itself is made of polystyrene - but Revell are asking for just short of a whopping £100. I haven't crashed it, but I suspect it wouldn't take too much of an impact to fatally damage the frame.

Overall I can't recommend this product - it feels *way* overpriced for six minutes of flying, interspersed with two hours of thumb-twiddling whilst it recharges.


Johnnie Walker Black Label 70 cl with 2 glass Gift pack
Johnnie Walker Black Label 70 cl with 2 glass Gift pack

5.0 out of 5 stars JW Black is good, and the glasses are excellent., 14 Nov. 2014
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If you like Johnnie Walker Black Label, and you're looking for a pair of nice whiskey glasses, then you can't go wrong here. The glasses are square-shaped, nice and weighty, with an embossed 'Striding Man' on the base and Johnnie Walker titling in gold on the side.


OCZ ARC100-25SAT3-120G 120GB ARC 100 Series SATA 3.0 6GB/s 2.5 Inch SSD
OCZ ARC100-25SAT3-120G 120GB ARC 100 Series SATA 3.0 6GB/s 2.5 Inch SSD
Price: £42.13

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent enough budget SSD, 14 Nov. 2014
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This is a decent enough budget SSD, which is ideal if you're wanting to replace your old hard drive with a more modern one. You will want to read up on the internet first, just to be sure you know how to install the drive because this doesn't come with instructions. It's also designed to be a 'straight swap' for an existing drive, so if you're looking to get this to add to your number of drives then you'll also need to source the right cables, screws etc. beforehand.

This is ideal for those who want a cheap upgrade for their computer. It's quite heavy for an SSD - I reckon about twice the weight of the leading SSD's. You also don't get the same level of performance as the leading brands but, having said all that, this is firmly in the market for those who want to upgrade but are not looking for the ultimate in SSD performance.

After installation into your computer, you can either go with a complete fresh install, or use a product like Macrium Reflect to clone your existing drive.


Wind in the Wires
Wind in the Wires
by Duncan Grinnell-Milne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic of WWI Aviation Literature, 27 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Wind in the Wires (Hardcover)
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One of the classics of WWI aviation literature, finally available again thanks to Grub Street. Grinnell-Milne had a way of conveying his experiences in the skies over World War One France that is both informative and entertaining. His experiences with the RFC and RAF are well detailed and always told with a sense of humor when appropriate.

Grinnell-Milne didn't dwell on many aspects of the war itself - there's no questioning of why he was in France, or of the morality of war. His is simply the tale of a man who served his country nearly 100 years ago.

One of the best WWI memoirs available, it's good to see it in print once again.


Vibe FLI Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Microphone - White
Vibe FLI Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Microphone - White
Offered by savvybuys2
Price: £27.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for PC gaming, with a couple of caveats, 3 Oct. 2014
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This is a nice set of headphones. I tend to use headsets for PC gaming rather than music (l tend to play at night when everyone is asleep), and they were very good - better than my current Alienware set. They fit snuggly, and didn't seem to get over heavy during a long session, which is a bonus. the finish is nice too. My only gripes as a gaming headset are 1) it lacks a built-in microphone, and 2) the arms are too wide to fit a NaturalPoint TrackIR 5 device, which limits the usefulness.

I tried just listening to music too, and for this they're good (I'm not hugely into music, though, so if you are I'd take into consideration the other reviews as well).

Overall, a nice product with good build quality. Recommended.


Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad for Android/PC/Mac Black
Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad for Android/PC/Mac Black
Price: £38.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This one feels pretty good compared to other gamepads I've tried - they ..., 2 Aug. 2014
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Disclaimer: I haven't tested this with any Android devices, and I've used it exclusively for the PC.

As a traditional PC gamer, I've often shied away from gamepad-type devices - you just can't beat the keyboard and mouse combination. However, as more and more games for the PC are originally developed for consoles, I can see an increasing need for a gamepad device.

This one feels pretty good compared to other gamepads I've tried - they all feel a bit tacky and plasticy when you're used to a decent mouse and joystick - but there's nothing to really complain about. The weight feels right, too. There's enough options on the pad itself to make it a decent bet for most PC games (FPS etc), although you wouldn't want to try and use it for something like the Total War series.

Overall it's been a worthwhile experience and, whilst I don't think it'll ever replace the more traditional PC input devices, it's certainly a decent piece of kit.


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