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New Portable Bluetooth Full QWERTY Wireless Keyboard with Sensitive Mouse Touchpad Supports Scrolling Bar
New Portable Bluetooth Full QWERTY Wireless Keyboard with Sensitive Mouse Touchpad Supports Scrolling Bar
Offered by Mookie UK
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not one to recommend for extended typing, but the trackpad is acceptable., 24 April 2015
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Very lightweight keyboard, that seems to burn through batteries if you leave it powered on. Its OK for what I need it for, but there doesn't seem to be a right-click on the trackpad which is annoying, and the instructions are in badly translated english (although the original Chinese also are equally bad).
Using the keyboard for any length of time is a chore, unless you manage to blu-tack it down - otherwise it bounces around on a table.

Pairing it isn't easy. You need to press the right key combination, which sometimes works, sometimes not. It also drops out of pairing mode quickly.

Look for something else I am afraid, unless you need the integrated trackpad which is a great thing to have.


Wacom Bamboo Stylus Feel For Galaxy Note - White
Wacom Bamboo Stylus Feel For Galaxy Note - White
Price: £23.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice pen., 24 April 2015
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Used on a Asus Vivotab Note 8 with a Wacom digitiser. Works perfectly, feels great. Only downside is that the right-click button tends to get pressed by accident if you don't hold the pen the right way round.


Startech USB to VGA Adapter for PC/MAC
Startech USB to VGA Adapter for PC/MAC
Price: £46.06

4.0 out of 5 stars Plug and Display., 24 April 2015
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I bought this to use on both a OS X 10.10.3 Mac and a Windows 8.1 tablet via an OTG cable (Asus Note 8). You need to install the drivers first (as per instructions) but once you do this, you can connect and everything works perfectly. Screen refresh is acceptable, and it just works.


i-Blason Asus VivoTab Note 8 Case - i-Folio Slim Hard Shell Stand Case Cover [Life Time Warranty] (Black)
i-Blason Asus VivoTab Note 8 Case - i-Folio Slim Hard Shell Stand Case Cover [Life Time Warranty] (Black)
Offered by I-Blason EU
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great case for the tablet., 16 Mar. 2015
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This is a great case, fits perfectly. The cut-outs leave sufficient room to find and press the side buttons without having to resort to fingernails like some cases do. The magnets and folding design add functionality (but the magnets won't switch the screen off or on as this isn't a function of the device). It protects the screen well, and adds little bulk.


Logitech K480 Multi Device Bluetooth Keyboard for PC, Smartphone and Tablet (QWERTY) - White
Logitech K480 Multi Device Bluetooth Keyboard for PC, Smartphone and Tablet (QWERTY) - White
Price: £39.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy keyboard reduces portability for an otherwise excellent tablet accessory., 16 Mar. 2015
OK, first things first, this is a heavy keyboard, and certainly larger than many tablets. Secondly, it doesn't quite accommodate a Surface RT in the 'slot' at the top of the keyboard, so watch out for that if you buy it with that in mind.

Important things now. This is a nice keyboard to type on. Initially the slightly rounded keys felt awkward to use but after a while I am back up to normal typing speeds. Same as with any keyboard really. The weight plays an important part here, in that the keyboard doesn't shift around when you type unlike other bluetooth keyboards. There is no angle/rake adjustment on the keyboard, but it is a comfortable angle anyway for me. Being a large base, it sits comfortably on my lap, and unlike a laptop doesn't heat up!

It is easy to pair with multiple devices. I have it paired with a Windows 8.1 tablet, a Surface RT and an iMac. It works in all of these on the desk at once - just turn the dial and select the device. I haven't needed to install any software to access functions, which worked out of the box.

The tablet groove in the top isn't big enough for a 10" RT, and struggles with my 8" Asus when I leave the case on (case off, it fits perfectly in either orientation). It is a shame this can't be removed as it might be better if Logitech provided a flip up stand instead of this groove. You can just fit 2x 7" tablets in the groove in Portrait mode if you wanted to.

The weight is probably going to annoy me, but is OK for leaving on a desk and for short trips. If I were travelling with this full time I might be tempted to swap for a lighter model such as the 810.


Icy Box IB-288StU3Eb-Wh External Enclosure for 2.5 inch SATA HDD with USB 3.0 and Firewire 800 Host
Icy Box IB-288StU3Eb-Wh External Enclosure for 2.5 inch SATA HDD with USB 3.0 and Firewire 800 Host

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid, excellent connectivity, 13 Aug. 2012
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This is a shiny plastic enclosure, with both USB3 (and backwards compatible with 2) and FW800 connectivity options. Unlike other enclosures I have purchased, fitting the HDD is a long process, involving undo-ing many screws and putting the disk in between two PCB's. The advantage of this is that the disk is VERY secure in the box. Disadvantage - hard to remove if you swap disks frequently.

I use this with a 128GB SSD, and it flies. Very portable.

It even comes with a USB to 5V power pin adapter if you need it, and a mini phillips screwdriver.

I will be getting another.
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DrayTek Vigor 120 - DSL modem - external - Fast Ethernet [PC]
DrayTek Vigor 120 - DSL modem - external - Fast Ethernet [PC]
Offered by PixelHeaven
Price: £56.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works with Airport Extreme., 14 Nov. 2011
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I bought this so I could use my Airport Extreme base station with ADSL without using the supplied (Virgin National) modem/router. Plugged in, entered the username & password on the Airport Extreme PPoE settings page, and was online in minutes. Gave it a few days to re-sync with the exchange, and now see consistent connection speeds of around 5Mb/s (not great, but that is BT's fault for not upgrading the exchange). Very happy with it.


A Galaxy Unknown: (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 1)
A Galaxy Unknown: (A Galaxy Unknown, Book 1)
Price: £2.67

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good "serial" adventure, 22 Feb. 2011
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I won't go over the story of this book, which I bought on a whim on my kindle when I saw the price (1.99 - excellent way to drag new readers into a series!). There may be some spoilers in my review though, so I apologise!

The book reads like a Saturday Morning serial, for those of us old enough to remember them. There are cliffhangers and expositions all the way through the book, which adds to its charm and the pace keeps up enough to get you "turning" to the end and looking for the next one. In may ways it is similar to Cornwells "Sharpe" series, or CS Forester's "Hornblower".

Some of the cliffhangers or tense moments seem to have a bit of a convenient resolution. The escape sequence, or Court Marshall for example, but no matter. The only part I found to be difficult, which lets the book down so much I can only give 3 not 4 stars, is the sequence in the prison leading up to the escape. Jenetta's incarceration and training to become a S&M slave on a pleasure world seemed to me unnecessary and voyeuristic. Much is made of her genetic reprogramming to become "a goddess" - from a slight 5'4" to a towering Amazon so common in all teenage fantasies. Unusual twist on immortality however, which would have been more interesting if she stayed physically inconsequential throughout this time.

Still, despite my unease with the incarceration, the story flowed well, and improves in the second book in the series.


Plantronics .Audio 440 inEar on-the-go Headset
Plantronics .Audio 440 inEar on-the-go Headset
Price: £11.50

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and bad points - great sound let down by annoying cable., 4 Sept. 2009
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This headset has its good and its bad points, but like most things it is all relative and personal opinion!.

First, the bad points. The cable is very long. While this is normally a good thing, there is too much distance between the earphones/mic and the clip/volume controls. Then again, where the cable splits to the plugs is about 8". This means that when sitting down at the laptop (where I imagine most people will use this headset), you have a ridiculous amount of messy cable everywhere getting tangled up. It also makes packing the thing difficult. In the item picture the cable looks more proportioned than it actually is.
More bad... the cable is coated in that rubbery plastic material that while great on something you need to pick up a lot, like a mobile phone, means that there is just too much friction when you wrap the thing up.

OK, enough bad. The microphone is a strange little bubble on the left earphone cable. It looks odd, but is fantastic at picking up sound. It picks up my voice perfectly, and provides a degree of shielding from ambient noise and wind. Second, the earpieces themselves are great. very comfortable, but have these strange rubber loops on them to secure them in the ear. These take some getting used to but are comfortable, if odd to look at.

On the whole, excellent sound quality, both for input and output, just let down by an annoyingly long cable which makes it hard to pack - surely the point of an on the go headset?


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