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[HiFi Stereo Speaker] Inateck Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker with Built-In Mic and a 3.5mm Aux Port for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air, Mini, iPods, other Mobile Phones, Tablets, PC, Laptops, Ultrabook, MP3 Players, Up to 10 Hours of Play Time
[HiFi Stereo Speaker] Inateck Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker with Built-In Mic and a 3.5mm Aux Port for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air, Mini, iPods, other Mobile Phones, Tablets, PC, Laptops, Ultrabook, MP3 Players, Up to 10 Hours of Play Time
Offered by Inateck
Price: £129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sound for the size., 19 Dec 2014
Length:: 8:03 Mins

I have occasional travel with my work and so I am a big fan of portable music speakers. They are easy to pack and usually offer far better sound than the standard hotel options or the anaemic sound you get from a phone speaker.

I've reviewed a few different products from Inateck but this is the first speaker I have tried. It's a little bigger than some of the other portable speakers I have tried but not by much and I think that gives this particular model an advantage; it's still very portable but manages a more powerful sound than I was expecting.
In the box is the speaker, a micro USB cable, a 3.5mm audio cable, carry bag and a user guide.

The BTSP-10 feels sturdy and well built with unusual hexagon styling across most of the unit. It measures in 16.5 x 7 x 5 cm and 372g. On top is a Bluetooth/action button beside volume up and down buttons. On the right end, there is an auxiliary input socket, an on/off switch and a micro USB socket for charging. It features a 1,500mAh rechargeable battery that is good for up to 10 hours of Bluetooth playback depending mostly on playback volume or double this using the auxiliary cable connection.
An issue with small portable speakers is that they don't offer any real stereo separation as such and this afflicts the BTSP-10 to some degree too although it is still better in this regard than the majority of portable speakers I have tried.

Audio performance for such a relatively small speaker is actually quite strong, this is where the slightly larger dimensions come into play. Output power is rated at 3 watts which is perfectly adequate for a small portable speaker; it gets loud enough for most environments while remaining composed at all times but in use it genuinely sounds louder. The housing contains two 1.5" drivers as well as a bass radiator. While this won't have you shaking the floor boards, the bass comes along with a surprising punch and sounds meatier than any of the other portable speakers around this size that I have tried. The whole cabinet comes alive as you crank up the volume giving further confirmation of the bass being delivered. Naturally though, this will for the most part be paired with compressed digital music over a Bluetooth connection, but it really is a very capable performer indeed. If you are looking for some kind of true HiFi experience, no speaker unit this size is going to deliver it but the inclusion of APT-X support helps provide a range and clarity that you just wouldn't expect from such compact proportions. Vocals are well defined and crystal clear and the bottom end has a nice presence with a solid thump and genuine warmth while lacking any boominess or sounding flat. Treble again comes across well, the top end is every present but never sounds harsh or tinny.
As this unit also features speaker phone support, the action button on top can be used to accept and end calls. Due to the clarity of vocals, calls come through very clear and the included microphone seems to pick up voices very well.

The BTSP-10 is a distinctive speaker and comes well packaged. There are cheaper options out there and there are more portable speakers too but this is probably one of the best all-round packages for size and importantly, audio quality I have tried. It seems a little on the pricy side compared to some alternatives but you get what you pay for and this speaker from Inateck delivers a great audio punch and should be considered by anyone looking for a quality sound from a portable package.


Inateck 13.3 Inch Macbook Pro Retina Macbook Air Ultrabook Netbook Bag Envelope Case Cover Sleeve Carrying Protector Case Bag with Card Slot, Compatible with 13 Inch Apple Macbook Pro Retina/Macbook Air, Most 11-Inch Ultrabook Netbook [Size: 13.3-Inch, Color: Grey]
Inateck 13.3 Inch Macbook Pro Retina Macbook Air Ultrabook Netbook Bag Envelope Case Cover Sleeve Carrying Protector Case Bag with Card Slot, Compatible with 13 Inch Apple Macbook Pro Retina/Macbook Air, Most 11-Inch Ultrabook Netbook [Size: 13.3-Inch, Color: Grey]
Offered by Inateck
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish notebook sleeve, just avoid any liquids., 5 Dec 2014
Length:: 3:19 Mins

The Envelope sleeve from Inateck is a curious case for slim line laptops including the Macbook Pro and Air range. The 13.3" model I have here is a perfect fit for the retina Macbook Pro 13. It's constructed from a thick, padded felt material with a soft inner lining for the computer compartment. It also features a further large, slim pocket on the front and two further small pockets on the rear. Craftsmanship is high with an excellent feel to the sleeve and immaculate finishing throughout. You do need to think of this, purely as a sleeve for your computer though as the additional pockets really don't add much in the way of value for me, especially the rear two which are suitable only for tiny items or very thin items like CDs or paper. You could at a push store a small tablet in the front pocket but that would mean relying on this sleeve for protection for two high value items. Because of the soft nature of the inner material used, I wouldn't feel comfortable storing small, solid items in these pockets for fear of potential damage to the computer itself.
Also included is a matching mini case for holding a power supply; at least it fits the power supply for the Macbook very well indeed. I say matching though but it could certainly be improved - it is secured close by a thin brown elastic which is in contrast to the wide, black band used on the main sleeve. At the very least, these should be the same colour.
The sleeve is a very stylish place to store a Macbook or similar but I personally would never consider this as a single solution for protection. While the padded felt is great to avoid scratches and minor bumps, the absorbent nature of felt means you would want to avoid all potential liquid hazards. I think this lends this sleeve ideal for use at home or as secondary protection when stored inside a laptop bag.


TaoTronics TT-FT02 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Music Control, Hands-Free Calling, and USB Charging 5V/1A Output
TaoTronics TT-FT02 Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Music Control, Hands-Free Calling, and USB Charging 5V/1A Output
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great performing flexible Bluetooth FM Transmitter, 27 Nov 2014
Length:: 1:48 Mins

FM Transmitters have been around for a long time but the majority were a unit that plugged into the bottom of your phone meaning they were never universal and switching phone brand would render the transmitter of no use to you. The FM Transmitter from Taotronics is different in that it connects to your phone over Bluetooth. As long as your phone supports Bluetooth audio then you can use it with this.
In the box is the FM Transmitter, a flexible power stem and a user guide. The reason the power stem and transmitter are two separate components is because the transmitter contains a rechargeable battery that is good for 2.5 hours of use. Of course the transmitter attaches quickly and easily to the power stem thanks to a strong magnetic coupling allowing easy positioning of the transmitter as well as power/charging duties.
The power connector is a standard car charger with a flexible stem and LED to indicate power and also features a USB socket at the top which will let you power your phone when in use.
When you have your phone connected to the transmitter over Bluetooth, you can then select an FM frequency to broadcast the phone's music over. Simply tune your car radio into this FM frequency and you can now listen to your music in the car.
The transmitter features dials for volume and FM tuning which is shown on the built in display. There are also buttons for skipping forwards and back as well as an action button on top. This button allows you to play or pause music but also lets you answer an incoming phone call. The transmitter has a microphone just below the display that lets you go hands free with your calls. The transmitter also has two status LEDs so you can confirm when connected over Bluetooth or powered on.
In operation I found the FM Transmitter easy to use and audio quality was good; music sounded clear with no obvious interference.
An FM transmitter isn't for everyone, some car stereos already include USB or Bluetooth support for music but if your car stereo supports neither and you want to play music from your phone or other Bluetooth device, this FM transmitter is a great option.


Inateck® 2.4GHZ Red Laser Wireless Presenter Powerpoint Presentation Remote Control Clicker Presenter Pen, Cordless Powerpoint Slide Changer for Presentations - Remote Control Range: 20m, Battery Powered, Black
Inateck® 2.4GHZ Red Laser Wireless Presenter Powerpoint Presentation Remote Control Clicker Presenter Pen, Cordless Powerpoint Slide Changer for Presentations - Remote Control Range: 20m, Battery Powered, Black
Offered by Inateck
Price: £25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, great performing, presentation remote., 27 Nov 2014
Length:: 4:19 Mins

The Wireless Presenter from Inateck is a simple product designed to do one job well and right off the bat I can tell you that it does. If you want to be mobile while going through a presentation then this could be for you.
Included in the box is the presenter itself and the user guide. The presenter has a small candy bar design with the main navigation buttons on top taking care of stepping forwards or backwards through your slideshow. Sandwiched between these two buttons is one to activate the laser pointer. Holding this down shines a piercing red dot where you point the presenter which is a great feature for highlighting items on the presentation or for teasing your pet cat when the slideshow is over.
On the left side is the power switch and on the right are tab and enter buttons for navigating and activating links. The device is powered by a single AAA battery which should last well provided you use the laser function sparingly.
The presenter connects to your computer via the supplied tiny USB wireless dongle and this is tucked away safely inside the presenter when not in use. The presenter acts as a wireless keyboard to the computer so no additional drivers or software are required.
I tested this on both a MacBook using Keynote and a Windows 7 laptop running PowerPoint. Performance in all tests was flawless with the presenter never skipping a beat and slides advancing instantly at the tap of a button. I also tested out the web version of Keynote in iCloud on the Windows laptop and the presenter worked exactly as expected. One thing to point out is that link navigation and activation is not supported with Keynote, both in the standalone app as well as the iCloud version but this is a limitation of the application and how keys are mapped and this is mentioned in the user guide. PowerPoint does not have this limitation but otherwise, functionality remained the same between the applications.
As I said at the start of the review, this does one job and does it well and comes highly recommended for those looking for a remote control that offers the tactile feedback that a mobile remote app cannot offer. The laser pointer rounds out the package and adds value to what is a solid performer.


Inateck® Compact Mini USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Adapter Wireless Dongle Adapter, Intelligent Sleep and Wake-Up, Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1, Support EDR & A2DP Stereo - [Broadcom Chipset, Black]
Inateck® Compact Mini USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Adapter Wireless Dongle Adapter, Intelligent Sleep and Wake-Up, Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1, Support EDR & A2DP Stereo - [Broadcom Chipset, Black]
Offered by Inateck
Price: £15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A simple, discreet Bluetooth 4.0 dongle., 21 Nov 2014
Not too much to say. It is recognised instantly with Windows 7 and can be used with or without the supplied driver disc. The dongle itself is small and discreet with a blue LED indicating it is powered. It is a Bluetooth 4 device using a Widcomm chipset and offers the usual Bluetooth features including the following:

File transfer
Hands free audio
Keyboard and mouse support
Stereo Audio
Receive music from another device
Dial up networking
Synchronise personal data Contact,calendar etc.
Use your Phone as webcam for a computer

I can't see any reference to APTX audio support and don't have any suitable devices to test if it is supported hence why I have dropped a star but otherwise a solid performer.


TaoTronics Touch Control 3-Level Dimmable LED Desk Lamp (6W, Adjustable Arm) - Black
TaoTronics Touch Control 3-Level Dimmable LED Desk Lamp (6W, Adjustable Arm) - Black
Offered by Sunvalleytek-UK
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classy, flexible lighting solution for desks., 17 Nov 2014
Length:: 2:59 Mins

The LED dimmable desk lamp is another great LED desk lamp from TaoTronics even though it is technically a step down from the previous model I reviewed. Included in the excellent packaging are the lamp itself, a base section, power supply, cleaning cloth and user guide.
The first LED lamp I reviewed was an all plastic affair that had a mixture of LED types to provide a variety of lighting moods. I was surprised that this lower end model actually features an aluminium arm that adds both strength and a slightly higher premium feel. The lamp comes fully assembled alongside the power supply, user guide and cleaning cloth. This lamp stands 40cm tall with the lamp section extending 25cm when flipped out. The base is a good weight with dimensions of 18cm by 12cm - the power supply is then attached to the rear of this base and you are good to go. The cable is around 1.5m long so a good length for a desk lamp.
The lamp folds in two sections, just above the base so you can angle it forward and at the top of the lamp arm so you can flip the lamp out to illuminate a larger area. The lamp doesn't swivel but you can simply turn base so this is a feature that isn't required. The lamp head itself does not articulate which is a shame but not surprising since it is quite large to house the 31 LEDs. Unlike the higher specification model, this lamp only features white LEDs and therefore can't replicate the 'mood' lighting of that model but it does have enough lighting control to remain both practical and flexible. Control is achieved by a capacitive touch panel with three buttons; a night light, a power on/off/brightness button and a 60 minute sleep timer. While there is no tactile feedback, these buttons are sensitive and work very well. There are no lighting modes as such, the power button works in a cycle and a first tap turns on the low light level. Tapping this again gives a medium brightness level while a further tap turns on the brightest level. A another tap of this button turns the lamp off. This is a nice level of flexibility and the night time button is a nice addition that effectively turns on a single LED at the lowest setting giving a dim glow that works well as a night light
The 60 minute sleep timer is a great addition, very handy for those using this as a lamp for reading at night although the one issue with this is there is no visual indicator that the timer has been enabled so you should be deliberate in your actions to ensure you have touched the button and this can be cancelled at any time by tapping it again.
Using LEDS, this lamp consumes a total of up to 6W offering good cost savings alongside a practical amount of lighting. There was no sign of any distracting buzzing during my testing, regardless of the mode or brightness selected and lighting remained steady at all times with no flickering.
There doesn't seem much you can consider when reviewing a desk lamp but I was surprised how flexible this is and it is now a classy addition to my office desk. This is a simple and effective lamp and the only minor criticism I have is the omission of a sleep timer indicator. If you have issues in finding just the right kind of lighting for your desk or just appreciate a level of flexibility then this lamp comes highly recommended.


Brainwavz S0 In-Ear Earphones
Brainwavz S0 In-Ear Earphones
Offered by MP4 Nation
Price: £39.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Brainwavz, 17 Nov 2014
Length:: 3:42 Mins

Founded in 2006, the aim of Brainwavz is to produce affordable products ranging from entry level earphones up to professional ear and headphones. I've previously reviewed the S1 & S5 models which are a step or two above this model with regards to pricing and specification but I'm still impressed with what Brainwavz deliver. The packaging exudes an air of confidence and is something I am more accustomed to seeing with more expensive models. Included with the earphones are a rigid carry case, a cable clip, 2 pairs each of small, medium & large silicon tips, 1 pair of bi-flange tips, 1 pair of tri-flange tips and a pair of Comply foam tips along with a cable tidy when in the case. This is the kind of package that you would be expecting with a much more expensive purchase and I'm frankly amazed that this model still includes so much.
The earphones themselves are of the in ear monitor (IEM) variety and designed to be worn with the audio cables over and down the back of the ears instead of hanging straight down. This has the benefit of offering more support to keep the earphones in place as well as cutting down on cable phonics. The housings are fashioned from aluminium giving them good strength as well as remaining very light and these are actually a light smaller than the higher end models. The tip canal is angled to sit better in the ear and this helps make the S1 a very comfortable IEM once in place. These are connected to your audio source of choice by a flat cable. This type of cable has no impact on audio performance but does make the cable easier to manage - they are much less likely to get tangled. Some people prefer round cables over flat cables but personally I am fine with either. I'm pleasantly surprised that the connections and strain reliefs are smaller than the higher end models, they felt very durable but a little over sized for me, and the S0's seem to get the perfect balance.

So how do they sound? Well the first thing to note is that these have dynamic drivers which means they are likely to sound a little different after some use and is why 'burning in' for a good 10 hours or more is usually recommended. New out of the box though, first impressions are favourable.
They have a smooth, strong bass without taking over the listening experience but remaining well controlled. Highs are present and sound good but not as pronounced as the higher end models but things in the middle of the range already sound good out of the box and I don't anticipate much can improve in this area. This is all academic though as my experience tells me that running these overnight with my iPod on shuffle will help to burn these in and give closer to the final sound that we would expect of the earphones.
After this over night run, the changes were noticeable even though things sounded good beforehand. The bass remains strong with these earphones giving a nice smooth bottom end and real presence to the lower notes. Thankfully it doesn't over reach into the booming sub woofer style type of bass than will ruin the rest of the sound range. I'm also pleased with the texture of the bass which is accompanied with a nice kick and punch. The middle of the audio range is well represented and hold their own against the strong bass on offer, things tend to sound smooth yet remain very engaging. Depending on the track, vocals can really stand out but not as much when accompanied by a busy backing score. The vocals still sound very good on complex tracks, it's more a case of the kick of the bass stands out ever so slightly. For the record, these carry an official frequency range of 18hz - 18khz and a impedance of 16 ohms.
A lot of it comes down to the quality of the track but these earphones are capable of some well defined treble without quite reaching the heights of the S1 or S5 models but a noticeable step up over the lower Delta model. There are more detailed earphones out there in a higher price range but again, Brainwavz deliver an earphone that nothing else in the price range that can match for audio range and quality in my experience. After some experience with other Brainwavz models, I wasn't surprised how good the S0s can be. The better the quality of the track, the more smaller details pop out but the caveat is that lower bit rate tracks can sometimes get shown up for the lesser quality that they are but thankfully the S0s are very forgiving in this regard and even 128kb tracks can provide an enjoyable listen.
After using the S0s for around a week, I can see them easily being a single pair of do it all earphones for pretty much all types of music. At times they can sound very good indeed, orchestral tracks really shine with good instrument separation and bass and strings really coming to life. Faster tracks such as Editors 'Bones' are handled well too with everything keeping pace as expected. Listening to Damien Rice's 'The Blower's Daughter' is a very compelling experience with the stripped back production sounding glorious. Joseph Arthur's busy acoustic tracks sound great and offer an insight into how well the separation of instruments is handled. The intro to the track 'Death' by White Lies is a feast for the ears as the bass drum, guitar and cymbals combine to great effect. These IEMs would also be a great choice for movie soundtracks and gaming too which just add to their flexibility.
As mentioned earlier, these are comfortable to wear but the selection of tips on offer contribute to this and also help isolate you from outside sounds. Not everything is blocked out but the vast majority is to make listening to quieter passages easy going and these are on a par with anything else I have tested.
I actually prefer to be able to hear louder external noises when wearing earphones for safety reasons so would consider these ideal for normal day to day use.
For the money, you are getting a great earphone with the S0. Brainwavz have put together a great package from the audio and build quality to the supplied case and selection of ear tips. I would love to see a pair of these designed with an in-line remote/microphone for mobile phone use but otherwise have no negatives of note. As much as I consider these very good all round earphones indeed, and confirms Brainwavz as a company capable of producing excellent value for money in the earphone market.


[USB 3.0 | SATA 6Gbps | Offline Clone] Inateck Dual Two Bays USB 3.0 Hard Drives Docking Station with Offline Clone Function for 2.5 Inch & 3.5 Inch HDD SSD SATA (SATA I/ II/ III) Support UASP/2 x 4TB/6TB, Including USB 3.0 Cable and External Power Supply 12V 3A, Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / 7/8 | Mac OS X 10.4 | Linux
[USB 3.0 | SATA 6Gbps | Offline Clone] Inateck Dual Two Bays USB 3.0 Hard Drives Docking Station with Offline Clone Function for 2.5 Inch & 3.5 Inch HDD SSD SATA (SATA I/ II/ III) Support UASP/2 x 4TB/6TB, Including USB 3.0 Cable and External Power Supply 12V 3A, Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / 7/8 | Mac OS X 10.4 | Linux
Offered by Inateck
Price: £59.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great option for those who regularly work with SATA drives., 3 Nov 2014
Length:: 2:20 Mins

The Inateck Dual Two Bays USB 3.0 Hard Drives Docking Station is a USB docking solution that can support two SATA drives at the same time as well as an offline disk cloning feature that allows you to copy entire drives without the need to connect to a computer.
Included in the package is the docking station, a USB 3.0 cable, a power adapter and a user manual.
On the back of the docking station are connections for the included USB and power adapter cables as well as a power button. On the top, there are the two open drive bays, a clone button and LED indicators for power, installed drives and clone progress. The drive bays are exposed for easy hot swapping of drives with each bay door having a gap for a 2.5" drive but swinging down to allow installation of larger 3.5" drives. Both hard disk and SSD drives are supported and the station supports both USB 3.0 and UASP protocols for maximum data throughput. The packaging also includes a clear protective cover for the unit which is handy for protecting the exposed bays when not in use.
When connected to a computer via USB, any drives installed in the station show up to the host Operating Station
much in the same way that any external USB drive would. This lets you manually manage the connected drives and while this is in essence no different from a normal USB hard drive enclosure, the fact that it can hold two drives at once of any size combination makes it a much more convenient solution.
The real bonus feature of this docking station is the offline clone functionality and the simplicity it affords. In this mode, you don't need to be connected to a computer to control proceedings, hence the offline tag. If you want to copy an entire disk to another, it is as simple as plugging in both your source and target drives and hitting the clone button twice. The station then takes care of the process leaving you and your computer free to do other things. The only understandable caveat to this feature is the need for the target drive to be the same capacity or larger than the source drive regardless of the volume of data it contains.

So who is the two bay docking station for? In reality this is going to be overkill for the average user but of great utility to system builders and IT technicians as well as the tech hobbyist who is happy working with computer components or fixing the computers of friends and family. If you are the kind of person who regularly works with hard drives, backing up computers, restoring or upgrading drives, this dual drive system is a no brainer and just works.
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[4*USB 3.0 with 5V/2A Charge Port] Inateck HB5001 5-Port USB 3.0 Hub (4-Port USB 3.0 + One 5V 2A Charging Port) for Samsung Tablet Computers, Apple iPad and Smartphone, With 5V 4A Power Adapter & 3.3ft USB 3.0 Cable
[4*USB 3.0 with 5V/2A Charge Port] Inateck HB5001 5-Port USB 3.0 Hub (4-Port USB 3.0 + One 5V 2A Charging Port) for Samsung Tablet Computers, Apple iPad and Smartphone, With 5V 4A Power Adapter & 3.3ft USB 3.0 Cable
Offered by Inateck
Price: £49.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small and well specified, USB 3.0 hub., 3 Nov 2014
Length:: 2:38 Mins

The 5-Port USB 3.0 Hub from Inateck offers a simple 4 port USB 3.0 hub as well as an additional 2A USB fast charging port.
Included in the package is a USB 3.0 4-Port, USB 3.0 Cable and a 5V/4A Power Adapter.
The USB hub itself is small and light due to its plastic construction, with a nice clean design. There is a power button on the top that allows you to power on the charging port on the right side of the hub for any devices that require a higher USB power output for charging such as a retina iPad. This port does not support data transfer however so you cannot both sync and charge at the same time, you would need to use one of the front facing USB 3.0 ports for that at the expense of charging time. The four ports on the front are all true USB 3.0 ports but remember that the hub is attached to a single USB 3.0 port on your computer so if all ports are in use at the same time, you may not see full USB 3.0 speeds with a given device as the host connection may be saturated. Above each of these front facing ports is an LED to indicate a connection.
On the rear of the unit are the sockets for the supplied USB 3.0 and power adapter cables. Because the power adapter provides 4A of power, that should provide enough power for all five USB ports to be in use at the same time.
The only issue I had read about this product related to the use of an external USB DVD drive but when I tested this for myself with a third party drive, I found it worked flawlessly.

If you are looking for a small and discreet, powered USB hub, this unit from Inateck ticks all the boxes. The four USB 3.0 hubs are front facing for easy access with enough room to allow multiple devices to be connected at the same time. The side facing charging port is a real bonus when you have those power hungry mobile devices that are looking for a quicker charge and all things considered, this USB hub comes highly recommended.


[USB 3.0 & Optimized For SSD, Tool-Free] Inateck® USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD Enclosure Case with USB 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA-I/-II/-III, SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free, Automatic Sleep Mode, Compatible With Windows XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS, Support UASP
[USB 3.0 & Optimized For SSD, Tool-Free] Inateck® USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD Enclosure Case with USB 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA-I/-II/-III, SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free, Automatic Sleep Mode, Compatible With Windows XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS, Support UASP
Offered by Inateck
Price: £29.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick performing, easy to use enclosure., 3 Nov 2014
Length:: 2:13 Mins

The Inateck USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk caddy is an enclosure designed for ease of use with working with 2.5" SATA drives with its clever design for tool less operation.

Included in the package is the disk enclosure, a USB 3.0 cable, a user manual a sticking cushioned pad. Construction is of plastic which initially is a disappointment but in truth, with a drive inside the unit feels solid and I didn't encounter any issues with the construction during my testing.
Using this caddy is simplicity itself, Just flick the lock switch, pull out the end cover which swings out of the way and then insert your drive. The case fits a 9.5mm tall drive perfectly with no looseness or rattling at all. The included cushioned pad can be applied to a 7mm tall drive prior to installation to ensure a similarly snug fit for these thinner drives. With the drive in place, you just swing the end door back into place and push in and finally flick the lock switch back into place. To swap out a drive, you simply reverse these instructions and the whole exercise only takes a couple of seconds. Next to the locking switch is the LED indicating both power and activity. Adjacent to this is the USB 3.0 cable socket.
This enclosure is powered by a chipset that offers true USB 3.0 connectivity meaning that greater performance of your drive should be realised - mechanical drives such as the one I tested with will unlikely show the true benefit but SSD drives should show a big improvement over less well specified drive enclosures.
UASP support is also included to make the most of a USB 3.0 and SSD combination and this feature is supported by recent versions of Mac, Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
Automatic power saving features are also at play and the enclosed drive will enter sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity.

USB external disk enclosures are usually fairly simple in what they offer but this product from Inateck offers both great performance as well as easy operation for the user, especially if you need to switch out drives fairly regularly. If you are looking for an inexpensive and flexible USB caddy for a 2.5" SATA drive then it's hard not to recommend this.


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