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D-Link ShareCenter 2 Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure
D-Link ShareCenter 2 Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure
Price: 54.19

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Average product, very expensive and no support from D-Link, 2 May 2013
At first glance a nice product for the money, I have two of them and only paid 55 each on ebuyer uk. But I also have a word of caution.

I had a software related fault and needed to contact the manufacturer (D-Link).

I would warn you that D-Link support is only available through a 0871 premium rate number that will cost you a fortune while you are sat on hold. Their support is in Sweden even though they have UK offices. For what it will cost you to call them, you may as well bin the item and buy another. That's the gamble with anything you buy from D-Link ; you have to hope it works because their support is non-UK and very expensive. I was given an email address for them but a month later and still no response.

As far as the unit itself goes, the documentation is poor, and if you own more than one you cannot rename them. So they are all called "volume_1" which is very confusing. They are noisy and I would put this down to poor component choice for the fan.

I have seen these at well over 70 each and at that price I'd have to say look at other manufacturers products, the DLink are a gamble because you will have to know what you are doing if you want to use these to their full capability, and the manufacturer is reluctant to offer any support other than at 27 per minute phone calls that have you on hold for at least half an hour before you speak to someone. At that cost you can see why you'd bin the product rather than get it to work.

Overall, they are cheap for a reason. Poor documentation and useless help pages on their website, average build quality, and one of the industry's worst customer support service. If you have any problems you'll have to search the web for the answer and hope for the best because once DLink has your money you are on your own.

Since writing this review it has crashed with a brand new hard drive in it. Unable to select manual rebuild of RAID and auto rebuild is not initiating. Cannot find any help from the poorly written manual, or get any response from DLink. I would therefore have to re-rate this as absolute zero quality for the product and absolute zero for Dlink. AVOID BUYING DLINK - once they have your money you can forget it.
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Aquarius AT1500 Ultimate FM Transmitter and Car Charger with 3.5mm Cable for iPhone 3G, iPod and iPod Touch
Aquarius AT1500 Ultimate FM Transmitter and Car Charger with 3.5mm Cable for iPhone 3G, iPod and iPod Touch

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 14 April 2013
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Continuous buzzing and very poor performance. Its cheap and nasty. Avoid it, spend around 50 on the models from Belkin, much better made and they actually work. You get what you pay for...


De'Longhi DES14 Compact Dehumidifier - 14 Litre
De'Longhi DES14 Compact Dehumidifier - 14 Litre
Price: 139.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work as described - badly designed - AVOID, 14 April 2013
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If you're looking for something like this product with a high 14 litres per day extraction rate, you're highly likely to want to use the continuous drain facility because of the tank size. However, the continuous drain facility is so badly designed that it only works if you remove the rear two castors and tilt the unit backwards! VERY VERY BAD DESIGN! Come on DeLonghi! Such an expensive product that requires a bit of bodging on the customers part to get it to work? Not acceptable. Would advise against buying DeLonghi until they rectify this VERY POOR DESIGN FAULT. Also extraction rate is NOT 14l/day or anywhere near that. Previous cheap unbranded extracted double what gets emptied from this one. FALSELY ADVERTISED CLAIMS ALL THE WAY with this unit. One to AVOID.


Apple Mac mini (Dual-Core i5,2.5GHz,4GB,500GB,Radeon,HD 6630M)
Apple Mac mini (Dual-Core i5,2.5GHz,4GB,500GB,Radeon,HD 6630M)
Offered by Montearenas
Price: 723.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Why buy a Windows PC when you can have a MAC?, 8 April 2013
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Moved from years of Windows use to a Mac, and glad I did. Stable, reliable, as they say "IT JUST WORKS". Stylish, well made, easy to use.

With this product you can use you existing keyboard, mouse, and monitor or buy new. If you've used Windows previously there is a small learning curve, for example to close windows applications you'd click the X in the top right; on a Mac its the top left. After a bit you get used to it. And there's different names, eg explorer is called 'finder'. But after playing around you can soon find how you do what you did in Windows. A quick google search often helps. I haven't found any apps that I used to use on Windows that there isn't a Mac equivalent for.

Had this for a year now, best product I've ever bought computer-wise


Belkin Fast Fit Sports Armband for iPhone 4
Belkin Fast Fit Sports Armband for iPhone 4

3.0 out of 5 stars One of the better ones but not premium quality, 8 April 2013
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Unlike the cheap ebay ones this does perform quite well and doesn't start to fall to bits after a few dozen outings, and the separate cord holder is a good little touch. Doesn't always pick up the key presses through the plastic though, and does fail occasionally as it fits so snugly that in some apps the slight offset of the covering does hide a tiny part of the screen that stops it responding to swipes etc. (Adidas miCoach for example locks out to save battery and its hard to get back in). The lock on the strap is well designed and I don't regret the purchase but it could be a little better. For the money though I'm happy


Level 3 NVQ/SVQ Plumbing Candidate Handbook (Plumbing NVQ 2010 Level 3)
Level 3 NVQ/SVQ Plumbing Candidate Handbook (Plumbing NVQ 2010 Level 3)
by JTL Training JTL
Edition: Paperback
Price: 30.60

2.0 out of 5 stars Dont make this the only book you buy, 8 April 2013
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The book has many errors and doesn't quite cut it for level three. You will need others besides this to be successful as it is limited in content quality.


B-Tech BT77 - Ultragrip ProTM Side Clamping Loudspeaker Wall Mounts with Tilt and Swivel - Finished in Black
B-Tech BT77 - Ultragrip ProTM Side Clamping Loudspeaker Wall Mounts with Tilt and Swivel - Finished in Black
Price: 29.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality, 8 April 2013
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Didn't really want to spend 30 on speaker brackets but those at half the price did look pretty crap. These are very solid and look like they can hold a fair hefty speaker. Very easy to mount, and enclosed covers hide all fixings. Pay the extra and get these, cheap ones really aren't worth considering.


iiyama X2377HDS ProLite 23 inch Full HD LCD Monitor with LED Backlight (1920 x1080, 1000:1, 5ms, 250cd/m2)
iiyama X2377HDS ProLite 23 inch Full HD LCD Monitor with LED Backlight (1920 x1080, 1000:1, 5ms, 250cd/m2)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High quality image as ever from Iiyama, 8 April 2013
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Solid vibrant image, no problems with it at all so far. Have had a Iiyama CRT monitor years ago which was excellent and was reason I bought this, because of previous experience.

It does have in-built speaker but it isn't high powered so you might want to consider that if you are connecting sometyhing requiring reasonable volume. I have an apple TV plugged into it via HDMI. If its quiet around then its OK for bedroom nightime use, but I have added extra speakers because I wanted more daytime volume. If it's just to hear computer sounds and confirmations etc then it would probably be OK. And that is the only thing that I can see would put you off choosing this model.

Has plenty of input connection choices and can be easily wall mounted using VESA compatible mount, or use the included stand.


Projection Clock * Animated time with LED projection * White
Projection Clock * Animated time with LED projection * White
Offered by Liberty Trading
Price: 38.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced for what it is., 8 April 2013
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Not substantially built, does what it says but at 19.99 I'd think it a touch expensive, at 43+ it's simply not worth the money and because of this and this only it is a regretted purchase.


LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket. Fully Adjustable and suitable for 15" 17" 19" 20" 22" 23" LCD TVs
LCD TV Wall Mount Bracket. Fully Adjustable and suitable for 15" 17" 19" 20" 22" 23" LCD TVs
Offered by Cable Mountain
Price: 13.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Very well made, good price, 19 Mar 2013
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Does the job, sturdy construction, easy to fit. Came with a selection of screws for tv fitting, wall screws and plugs, allen key and mini spirit level. Took minutes to install, folds flat against a wall or out in many directions with tilting too. Feels solid. Can't really fault it at the price.


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