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JETech® M0770 2.4Ghz Wireless Mobile Optical Mouse with 6 Buttons, 3 DPI Levels, USB Wireless Receiver - 0770
JETech® M0770 2.4Ghz Wireless Mobile Optical Mouse with 6 Buttons, 3 DPI Levels, USB Wireless Receiver - 0770
Offered by JEDirect UK
Price: £6.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Good mouse., 17 Feb. 2015
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Works well, not over-sensitive. Wheel is smooth and quiet; clicks only in the vertical. Mimimalist and tiny user guide. Design similar to the Daffodil. Battery saving circuit is effective.


Logitech V470 Wireless Bluetooth Laser Laptop Mouse (Blue)
Logitech V470 Wireless Bluetooth Laser Laptop Mouse (Blue)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Logitech V470, 20 Jan. 2011
I bought mine from Dell 18 months ago and would not recommend this model as the buttons work somewhat eratically or sometimes not at all. I returned the original as faulty but the replacement is also problematical in the same way. I find that the pressure required to produce a click suddenly changes for no apparent reason and it becomes difficult to produce a click at all. This suggests to me a poor mechanical design. This is a pity as most other aspects of the design are good including its comfortable shape in the hand.


Roberts Stream 83i Stereo DAB/FM/WiFi Internet Radio with 3 Way Speaker System
Roberts Stream 83i Stereo DAB/FM/WiFi Internet Radio with 3 Way Speaker System
Offered by Hughes Direct
Price: £99.99

94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Roberts 83i Internet Radio, 23 Nov. 2010
Based on 1 year's experience of the Roberts Stream 83i; 5 yrs of other internet radios; 40 yrs hi-fi.

AUDIO PERFORMANCE
- Best audio quality of any current (2010) mid-priced internet radio.
- Likes being placed close to a wall or sound baffle.
- Has a software-based 'equalizer', i.e tone control, to set your sound preference, an essential requirement if you are getting on a bit (over 40), as one's hearing changes with age. Typically, the older you get the less high frequencies you can hear; the equalizer can compensate for this loss very well. ['Software-based' means there is no physical knob to turn].
- Produces a satisfying degree of well-controlled bass sound from such a small enclosure, especially satisfying if you like jazz. [And if you like jazz, an internet radio is essential, there are so many marvellous jazz stations available].
- High frequency clarity is excellent
- Note: The high audio quality derives importantly from its employing the FRONTIER SILICON chip. Until recently most internet radios employed the RECIVA chip. The sound quality produced by the Reciva chip is very poor, drastically cutting off high frequencies. If sound quality is important to you - don't buy a radio using the Reciva chip.

NETWORK PERFORMANCE
- Quick enough in connecting to your wireless network (though not as quick as the remarkably speedy Clarus Magic Box)
- Good network 'reception'. You should not have problems unless there is a competing network from a neighbour on the same channel; in this case, change your network channel.

LIMITATIONS
- As others have observed, the lack of control over 'podcast' material is very annoying. You cannot pause a podcast that is playing, you can only stop it. If you stop and then re-start later it does not remember where you were in the material, it simply starts again from the beginning. How ridiculous is that in this day and age? Where was Roberts's Chief Design Engineer when this was decided? On the golf course?
- To have only 5 presets for a universe of 11000+ stations is perverse

SOME GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON INTERNET RADIO
- The technology is way behind the scope of the medium.
- A conceptual breakthrough is required to make the internet radio an easy and sensible way to navigate the vast number of available stations
- Current design thinking seems not to understand how ordinary users might wish to explore this rich new medium
- If they did, there would be, to give one example, a facility to set up your tastes in different 'schema', then at any point you could either pull in a 'random' station within a particular schema, or 'skip' through stations in that schema until you got something satisfying for you at that particular time
- A simple example of a schema you might have pre-defined for yourself on the radio's website: Stations satisfying: (a) language: English (b) their time of day: evening (c) continent: any (d) genre: easy listening
- The possibilities are endless
- We need Google to take it up!

FINALLY, A PLUG
- ABC Radio National (based in Melbourne, Australia) is the best speech-based radio station broadcasting in English in the world
- Their internet stream can be reliably received in the UK throughout the day
- It is a real radio station broadcasting in the real world to real people
- Its presenters are highly intelligent, yet sensible and likeable, and good communicators. Thankfully, they yet lack the narcissism and deranged speech patterns that have become the hallmark of the legions of phonies at the BBC
- It is for all concerned and intelligent listeners with broad interests
- The fact that the bulk of its output is additionally available as podcasts makes it a rich resource
- It is the next best thing to moving to what increasingly seems to me must be a very cultured city.
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