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New 3DS XL Hard Pouch (New Nintendo 3DS XL/New 3DS/3DS/3DS XL)
New 3DS XL Hard Pouch (New Nintendo 3DS XL/New 3DS/3DS/3DS XL)
Price: £13.18

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice solid case, 7 Mar. 2015
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Nice solid case, holds the 3DS nice and tightly with cushioned edges for protection and to stop it rubbing on the zip.There's an elastic strap inside for holding the 3ds in place. I also have the Hori Duraflex Protector on mine and it still fits this case nicely (see pic). Has a pocket for 6 games.
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New 3DS XL Duraflexi TPU Protector Clear (New Nintendo 3DS XL)
New 3DS XL Duraflexi TPU Protector Clear (New Nintendo 3DS XL)
Offered by Warby 4 Games & Gifts
Price: £17.50

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice, 22 Feb. 2015
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Very nice two-part case that covers both removable panels on the New 3DS - this is its main purpose as it does not cover the hinge at all. It's clear so you can still see the cover design. It fits perfectly and has cut outs where necessary. It stays in place fairly well, although it is quite flexible material so will pull off easily if you're not careful. The thing I like most is that it makes the 3DS much more comfortable to hold and gives much more grip.

I have had several iPhone cases made of the same TPU material and while it's ideal case material, it does discolour to a yellow/ brown after a while. This has happened to all of my iPhone cases, hopefully this will not do the same but we'll have to wait and see.

Attached pictures show how it looks on a Majoras Mask edition.
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EasyAcc 12000mAh Portable 4 x USB External battery pack Charger Power Bank For iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS, iPod; iPad Mini, iPad 4 3 2; Android Tablets:Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Note 8.0 10.1; Nexus 7,10; Acer B1; Android Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Ace,Note 2; HTC One, One X; LG Optimus 4X HD, I7; Nokia Lumia 920 900, Google Nexus 4, Blackberry Z10, Sony Xperia Z; MP3, GPS, Camera, Game Player [4 USB Output: 5V 0.5A ~ 2.1A; Color: White]
EasyAcc 12000mAh Portable 4 x USB External battery pack Charger Power Bank For iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS, iPod; iPad Mini, iPad 4 3 2; Android Tablets:Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Note 8.0 10.1; Nexus 7,10; Acer B1; Android Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Ace,Note 2; HTC One, One X; LG Optimus 4X HD, I7; Nokia Lumia 920 900, Google Nexus 4, Blackberry Z10, Sony Xperia Z; MP3, GPS, Camera, Game Player [4 USB Output: 5V 0.5A ~ 2.1A; Color: White]
Offered by EasyAcc.U Store

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Playstation Vita, 3 Jun. 2014
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Edit 2015: Looks like the seller has completely changed the product being offered here, so this review probably no longer applies to the device above.

I previously owned a 5000mAh battery pack which served me well for a few years, but with higher power demands and more devices these days, I decided to upgrade. I went for the 12000mAh version which seemed to be powerful enough but not overly large to carry, although it is big and relatively heavy - it's about twice as thick as an iPhone 4, and inch longer and twice as heavy. The 4 outputs are an interesting feature, each having a different rating from 0.5A to 2.1A, which means you have better compatibility for devices that require a certain rating.

Probably the best thing I discovered about this is that it can charge a PS Vita while playing, something that few battery packs can apparently do and is incredibly useful for times when you want to play on the move without being able to charge. Using the 1.3A socket will make the Vita think it is connected to the wall charger. I make a lot of long haul flights and it's brilliant not having to worry about battery life - this will allow you play constantly for probably 12 hours or more; in fact it's so good I haven't been able to run the battery flat. It will charge Ipods and Ipads of course and you will get a good few charges out of it. It comes will cables and adapters for all kinds of connections, along with a bag to keep them in. I would have liked a bag to keep the battery pack in as well.

One down side is the time required to charge it, having such a large capacity means it takes a long time - even charging overnight isn't usually long enough. I invested in the dedicated 2A USB charger and even with this it takes a good day or so of charging. Not a major problem once you know how long it needs and can plan ahead.

Very, very good battery and absolutely brilliant if you have a Vita.

Borderlands 2 (Playstation Vita)
Borderlands 2 (Playstation Vita)
Price: £19.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Brilliant, 3 Jun. 2014
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I've played through the game already on my PC, including almost all the DLC but I decided to pick this up anyway as it would give me a chance to run through it again with a different character while on my commute to and from work. I was a little disappointed when I read some negative reviews, however, when I finally played the game I was surprised how good it was. It's the full game, miniaturised - yes the framerate is quite low (I am happy to make an allowance for this - it still looks great) and arguably there are slightly fewer enemies around, but it looks and plays the same. Some reviews have highlighted the controls as an issue - honestly, they're not. The rear touchpad is used for melee on the right side and run toggle on the left, you soon get used to using these. The front screen is used for your special ability (left side) and throwing grenades (right side) - I would recommend switching this one with the circle button (crouch) as it's easy to touch the screen by accident and blow yourself up. Crouch makes much more sense here since it isn't used very often and has no serious consequences if you hit it accidently. The game is much more playable for me if I use a grip on the Vita - I would strongly recommend one (that goes for any FPS on the Vita, or any game where you need to use both sticks simultaneously), it will really help with the control system.

This is a killer game for the Vita and the kind of game I've been wanting to play since I bought it; a shrunk down full-featured version of a home console game, and as if that wasn't enough, it's also a brilliant price and comes with most of the DLC (including Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack 1 and a couple of the mission packs). Hopefully this will sell well and prompt developers like Bethesda to bring Elder Scrolls/ Fallout to the Vita.

Buy it!

Tucano Elements Second Skin Sleeve for iPad Mini - Black
Tucano Elements Second Skin Sleeve for iPad Mini - Black
Price: £14.96

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sleeve I've Been Waiting For, 3 May 2013
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I originally bought one of these due to a lack of other options and found the quality lacking, despite being cheap. I saw this and decided it looked a better proposition, and I was not disappointed.

The quality is excellent - the neoprene feels thick and is nicely stitched. Best of all is that it has been designed with enough space for the iPad to have a case fitted. I believe most people using a sleeve like this will be using some kind of case on the device as well, so it makes sense to make it large enough to accommodate this. I use an Apple smart cover and a cheap TPU cover on the back and this sleeve is large enough to fit my iPad without any stretching. There is a flap at the top inside the sleeve to hook over the device and prevent it from moving around or interfering with the zips which is a nice touch. Highly recommended.

iPad Mini Neoprene Case / Sleeve / Pouch / Skin By Shocksock - Black
iPad Mini Neoprene Case / Sleeve / Pouch / Skin By Shocksock - Black
Offered by ClickJunkie
Price: £5.01

2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but Lacking Quality, 8 Feb. 2013
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I must admit I was a little disappointed, the sleeve is cheap but it does look cheap. The neoprene doesn't feel the same quality as some sleeves I've had for laptops. One major problem is that the stitching is poor quality and has led to the Velcro fastener coming away after only a few weeks of use.

I use mine with an Apple Smart Cover and it does fit but is a very tight squeeze and far from ideal. If you plan on using this when carrying the Ipad around I would chose something else instead, as this will not stand up to regular use.

I will probably throw this away and replace it with something of higher quality.

Everybody's Golf (PS Vita)
Everybody's Golf (PS Vita)
Offered by rockaway-records
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steep Learning Curve, 14 Nov. 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This game works so well on the Vita, I picked it up for a bargain price and at this price there really is no reason why every Vita owner shouldn't have a copy. It has cutesy graphics, but the underlying game is seriously deep and requires a huge amount of dedication to really succeed at it.

The basic game consists of progressing through challenges of varying rank, increasing in difficulty as you go. Most of these involve 9 holes on one of 6 course, both in and out 9s and also mirror versions where the course is flipped left-to-right. The courses are full of character and range from lush green mountain landscapes to links courses by the sea, with some outrageous designs with greens on islands and so on. There are characters you can pick to play as, each having different strengths and weaknesses, and more can be unlocked as you go along. You play rounds against 19 other AI players and if you win, you'll receive a star to unlock more challenges, and some points which can be spent in the shop. Characters can be ranked up, which unlocks extra abilities, such as special shots.

The shop contains ball and club upgrades as well as character unlocks - and costumes for the characters (this is a Japanese game after all) which can be customised with different colours etc. If you fullfil certain criteria on each challenge (get a birdie on a particular hole, land within 3ft of the pin etc) you'll unlock a crown, and when you collect enough of these you will unlock VS challenges where to go head to head in a match play against one of the characters - beating them will mean you can buy them in the shop and play as them. Some of these challenges seem almost impossible at first but as you get better you start to realise they are achievable, albeit very difficult.

Once you complete all of those, you can go to stroke play, where you can pick a course and character and just try to get the best score. There's also the online side, which to be honest I have not used much as I tend to play on the move, but there is a daily tournament you can participate in - this you play by yourself and your score is added to a leaderboard of other players.

I've had a great time with this game and have played it obsessively for months, even going as far as achieving all the crowns - so you may wonder why I rated it 4 stars. The main problem is that it is, at times, incredibly difficult to the point of infuriation. The courses have been designed with an almost sadistic attention to detail - bunkers are ideally placed to pick up your slightly mis-timed drives and you will often find a downward lip designed to ensure your ball rolls in any time it is within a 200 sqft area. Controlling your shots uses the typical golf system of power and impact, timed on a moving bar (you can select from 5 different styles) - this can be very difficult to get right, and using the 1 Wood requires near-perfect timing to get anything other than a wildly inaccurate drive, meaning most of the time on the tricker courses, it is far better to switch to the 3 Wood every time. The courses and shot requirements are so punishingly difficult that one poor shot can have a cascade effect on a hole and ruin your entire round. There is water everywhere, out of bounds areas, obstacles and so on which are all out to cause your -5 lead to become a +3 in just one single hole (yes it happens).

Putting is very difficult and can require a PhD in motion physics to sink putts on the harder courses - tees are placed on the crest of hills, so if you miss your ball rolls right off the other side (probably into a bunker, maybe water - or even off a cliff if you're really unlucky). Miss again and it rolls down the side you were just on....At times I wonder if the developers were just trying their hardest to annoy, chuckling to themselves as they put a bunker on one side and water on the other side of a 10 foot wide fairway, with a gradual slope. It really does make the game a grind at times and I have literally spent a whole week playing the same hole over and over again in order to unlock a crown. One challenge involes getting a birdie on the last hole of an 18 hole round - miss that last putt and your whole 30 min game is a waste of time. One annoyance that becomes evident when going for the crowns is that restarting a round takes far too long - you have to go back to the main screen, choose character, club, ball etc and then put up with the loading screen again. I guess the developers don't expect people to quit so easily but when you spoil your crown challenge with your very first shot there's no point continuing!

The game has no mercy and will punish any mistakes very harshly at the higher ranks.

The rather sparse game manual makes mention of special shots which can be achieved by putting spin on shots (holding the D-Pad while powering up a shot) and getting a perfect impact - if you also manage to hit the pin you get a special animation where the ball will putt automatically. These are talked about matter-of-factly as if they can be achieved every round when in actual fact they're so difficult, I've only ever managed to get one in many hours of play. This gives the impression that the game is aimed more at the experience Everybody's Golf player and not a casual gamer.

So, I have to take a mark off for the sheer infuriating and throw-your-Vita-against-the-wall frustration that the game can bring, but it is still an amazingly great game - and at this price, an essential purchase.

Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition - Record from your Xbox, Wii or PS3 in High Definition -Upload your game session online
Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition - Record from your Xbox, Wii or PS3 in High Definition -Upload your game session online

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well, 3 Jan. 2012
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This seems to be the de facto standard on the market for recording video gaming in HD, which was the reason I decided to get one. I went for the gaming edition as the cost was only slightly more than the standard version and it comes with a component cable with plugs for the PS3/ Xbox 360. If you already have component cables for your consoles(s) then there will be no real benefit to buying this version other than the alternate colour scheme of all black/ green light. Inside the box in addition to the device itself is the aforementioned cable, a heavy duty component cable for input to your TV, the power adapter, user guide and a CD containing the capture software and drivers. It's very small so should sit comfortably wherever you decide to put it.

It's very simple to get started, just connect the component cable from your console to the input on the PVR, then attach the heavy cable from the PVR to your TV, and hook the USB from the PVR to your PC. Installing the drivers is just a case of plugging in the USB cable and then running the CD, then you can install the capture software, Arcsoft Showbiz. This is what you run on your PC to save the video down into a file you can edit and is very simple to use, although I would recommend getting some additional software to edit and encode your videos later (I'm using AVS Video Editor which is pretty easy to use and supports the M2TS files that the PVR can output). On Windows 7 64bit everything installed without any issues. Power is required on the device even when not recording if you want to use the console while the PVR is hooked up - just something to bear in mind as it pretty much means it will require a permanent power socket. Another thing to note is that the USB cable is quite short, probably 0.5m, so if you're not using a laptop you will need to take this into consideration. I use one so I can just move it closer when recording and unplug afterwards. The laptop is a fairly new Core i5, but actually capturing footage doesn't seem to require much power so I'm pretty sure more modest specs will be fine, although processing your edited videos will definitely benefit from a higher spec, especially on the CPU.

When you're ready to start capturing you just click the button in Arcsoft and the green light on top of the PVR will light to tell you it is running, and you will see the audio/ video on your PC, albeit with a 1 second delay - importantly though, there's no delay from the pass-through to your TV so your gaming will be unaffected. Picture quality is excellent and obviously you can tweak this with bitrates etc if filesize is an issue. I record directly to an external USB drive without issue which allows me to move the recordings around easily as the files can get pretty big, I'm seeing files around 750mb per 10 minutes or so of footage at a fairly high bitrate.

Can't fault it.

Targus CUCT02BEU Corporate Traveller Laptop Computer Backpack fits 15.6 inch laptops, Black
Targus CUCT02BEU Corporate Traveller Laptop Computer Backpack fits 15.6 inch laptops, Black
Offered by RLO UK
Price: £60.67

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Safe Laptop Travelling, 11 Nov. 2011
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Update: Feb 2014 - It looks like there is a new version of this bag, so please note that the description below may no longer be accurate - my bag is still going strong and looks as new after over 2 years.

I picked one of these up for a 3 week trip with my laptop including several flights and it performed just as I wanted. It's made of very tough thick-weave nylon and while it won't win any fashion prizes it actually looks quite stylish in an understated way. The straps are nice and thick and feel comfortable to wear, it has a phone holder on the shoulder (although I prefer to use my pocket), a bottle holder on each side and a waist strap that can be removed completely. It also has the ability to slip over the extendable handle of a trolley case, though I found the handle was too short on my medium-sized case - this will work better on a small trolley case with a long handle. The zips feel heavy duty and are lockable on the main sections.

At the back you have the laptop compartment, which contains some air-filled plastic tubes held in place with velcro to hold the laptop in place - these can be adjusted to the correct size. I was carrying a 13" Sony Vaio laptop inside a Targus Slim-Line Case MacBook 13.3-inch - Black for extra protection and it was a perfect fit. There's also a velcro strap at the top to hold the machine in the bag.

Next along is another quite large compartment designed for accessories. A nice touch is the removable rectangular bag inside which is a good size for a power adapter and cabling, and fits squarely in the bottom of the bag. There are several low dividers (quite unobstructive so not really a problem if you have no use for them) for documents etc and a small net compartment on the front wall for smaller accessories. It also has a key clip at the top of this section which I now consider invaluable. This whole compartment can be significantly increased/ decreased in size with an external zip around the bottom.

Finally, the smaller front compartment has a couple of pouches and is divided in half with a section for cds/ dvds (which I could do without to be honest), which is useful for small items - I found this was a good place to hold our passports. Externally there's also another small zip compartment, and a non-zipped slip compartment. I managed to fit a surprising amount of things in the bag and did also use it as a overnight bag for myself and my wife - minus the laptop - without issue.

All in all a great bag and I doubt you could find anything better for the job at this price.

Official Xbox 360 Wired Gamepad - Black (Xbox 360)
Official Xbox 360 Wired Gamepad - Black (Xbox 360)
Price: £24.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Gamepad, 27 April 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Everyone has their own tastes on what controllers they favour, for me the Xbox 360 pad is one of the best. The triggers are near-perfect, the sticks are well placed and it is just the right size for my large hands.

I have wireless pads for my 360 but I bought this to go with my laptop so I can play games that don't suit the keyboard/ mouse combo. I'm running Windows 7 and it was a simply plug and play - just connect via USB and the driver installs automatically and that's it, Windows recognises it as an Xbox 360 pad. All buttons and sticks are mapped automatically, and in the Games for Windows Live app it will show a little Xbox pad icon, nice to have it integrated like that. In GTAIV for example, all the buttons map automatically to the same buttons the Xbox 360 version uses.

The colour has been updated to match the latest generation Xbox, namely in that it is all black instead of the black/ grey it used to be (even the cable is now black), but the d-pad is just like the older pads, rather than the new adjustable version.

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