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Asus RT-N56U - 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Router. 802.11n, Hardware NAT, 5 Internal Antennas, Fast Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless HD content streaming, 3 Year Warranty
Asus RT-N56U - 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Router. 802.11n, Hardware NAT, 5 Internal Antennas, Fast Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless HD content streaming, 3 Year Warranty
Price: £69.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unstable 5Ghz connection, 8 Oct 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I bought this router to move most of my wireless devices over to 5Ghz as 2.4Ghz is starting to get a bit overcrowded where I live. The Asus appealed as it is a dual band wireless router and I have one legacy wireless device that only works on 2.4Ghz.

The router is small and stylish and set up is easy. However that is where the good points end. No matter what I tried, I just couldn't get my iPad 3 to connect to the router on the 5Ghz band. It would see the router but wouldn't connect even without any security set up. My iPhone 5 would see it but would take anywhere between 30 seconds and 5 minutes to connect and would drop connections pretty frequently. Even my iMac struggled to connect from three feet away and when it did it was only connecting at 75Mbps on the 5Ghz band. I know these all work fine on 5Ghz, as they will all connect to Virginmedia's Superhub (though the less said about the Superhub's wireless the better!).

The 2.4Ghz connection works OK but was pretty slow. It connected at 150Mbps but that was still only half the router it replaced (an ageing D-link DIR-655). The signal strength on 2.4Ghz wasn't too good either at about 8 dBm less than the D-link. So all in all it doesn't work too well at 2.4Ghz and doesn't work at all at 5Ghz.

I may have just been unlucky and have a defective unit, so I've given the Asus the benefit of the doubt and two stars. However based on my experience I just can't recommend it. It is now on it's way back to Amazon for a refund.


Dexim Visible Green AC Charger
Dexim Visible Green AC Charger
Price: £28.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 3 Feb 2012
Well I have one but after less than a day the lead has stopped glowing, which is pretty much the entire point of this charger. While I may have been just unlucky to get a faulty one, it does make me wonder what the quality is like, especially as the USB lead doesn't fit properly in the charger. Time for a refund and back to the standard Apple charger.


Rockport Men's Maccullum Shoe
Rockport Men's Maccullum Shoe
Price: £90.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 27 Nov 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Amazon sent the shoes out quickly but on inspection they were already starting to fall apart without even being worn. Probably the worst built shoes I've seen in a long time so off they'll go back to Amazon.


Veho VCC-A003-PHM Professional Handlebar for Muvi Camcorder
Veho VCC-A003-PHM Professional Handlebar for Muvi Camcorder
Offered by Refresh Cartridges
Price: £13.89

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, 23 April 2010
This handlebar mount comes with two sized inserts. I've no idea what bikes they looked at but the wide setting is too lose around standard sized road bike handlebars and the big mount too tight. In fact trying to fit the bigger mount broke the bracket at the hinges showing it is made of very poor quality plastic (I wasn't using much force at all). All in all a complete waste of money.
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Intelex Cozy Plush Microwaveable Warmer - Sheep
Intelex Cozy Plush Microwaveable Warmer - Sheep
Price: £8.11

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great on cold nights, 16 Jan 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a great winter warmer and may help with aches and pains too. Just pop in the microwave for a minute or two and you'll have a couple of hours of heat. So much nicer than a hot water bottle, though as the sheep is so cute small children may think it is a cruel to put him/her in the microwave! As usual Amazon's delivery was fast and I was surprised to find they are actually made in England for a change rather than the other side of the world (which does make a difference if you care about your carbon footprint).


XMI X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speaker for iPhone/iPad/iPod/MP3 Player/Laptop - Black
XMI X-Mini II 2nd Generation Capsule Speaker for iPhone/iPad/iPod/MP3 Player/Laptop - Black
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great travel speaker, 1 Oct 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I've been looking for a decent travel speaker for my iPod for some time. The ones I've tried have either sounded terrible, been heavy, cost a lot or some combination of all three. Given the reviews for the X-mini II, I thought it was worth buying one on the off chance it was as good as people say. I wasn't disappointed. The X-mini II is cheap, sounds good (and not just for the price), is light weight and rechargeable. Sure the sound quality isn't top notch with mid tones being slightly weak and complex music sounding muddled. However it is more than acceptable given the price and even more so given the other features.

If you want the best speakers for your iPod or iPhone get the B&W Zeppelin. If you want something small, portable, sounds good and works away from the mains get one of these. In fact get two - I'm so impressed I've ordered another one.


PURE Siesta, DAB/FM Clock Radio - Black
PURE Siesta, DAB/FM Clock Radio - Black
Price: £59.95

19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OK while it works, 26 Sep 2008
My 2nd Pure Siesta in 8 months has just died with the same problem as the last one, the tuner will no longer pick up a radio station in both FM and DAB mode. This isn't particularly useful if you use the radio as an alarm as the alarm comes on and you get no sound to wake you!

When it works it is OK sound wise but no more and the DAB tuner sensitivity is only average too (my Roberts DAB radio pulls in more). Also if you are a snooze button user it is very easy to hit another button instead of the snooze, as they all feel the same, which disables the snooze feature completely. All in all probably the worst consumer electronics purchase I've ever made. I'm now off to look at getting a Roberts clock radio.
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Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 Retail
Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 Retail
Offered by Beta Macs
Price: £82.00

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USA vs UK prices, 23 Oct 2007
Yes the UK price is more expensive, but this is nothing new. For example if you compare the recommended US price of Adobe Photoshop CS3 extended, which is $999 - converted to UK with VAT that works out as £572.60 (assumed 2.05 US$/£). The UK recommended price is £886.99, or 55% more. Or for Windows Vista Ultimate at $399.95 converts to £229.24. The UK recommended price is £369.99, or 61% more. These actually make the Apple loading of 15% (based on recommended prices) look good value!
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Apple iPod 10GB for PC - 2nd Generation [M8740B/A]
Apple iPod 10GB for PC - 2nd Generation [M8740B/A]

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great MP3 player, 23 Nov 2002
The Apple iPod is simply the best portable hard disk based MP3 player currently available. Creative have recently launched the Zen but the iPod is only about two thirds the weight of the Zen which makes a big difference.
Yes it's expensive and does mark easily but at the end of the day you cannot beat having 100+ albums to choose from when you're out and about. The only thing that lets the Windows version down is the slightly clunky Musicmatch Jukebox software, though you do get used to it. I've had the Windows version of the iPod since it launched in August and haven't regretted buying it one bit.


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