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Linksys by Cisco PLTS200 PowerLine Turbo 4-Port Ethernet Adapter
Linksys by Cisco PLTS200 PowerLine Turbo 4-Port Ethernet Adapter

5.0 out of 5 stars reliable, fast enough, plug and play, 26 Dec. 2011
i was happy user of Linksys product until it stopped working one day. As the previous pair had still valid warranty i bought exactly the same product, exchanged that within few seconds and have been successfully using that still. Previously i had a pair of adapters sold together. Now i had to match that adapter with another Linksys adapter and everything works fine. I have 2 computers and printer connected via that stuff and I feel no impact on the connectivity speed.
the device is very quiet - practically you forget about its existence since plugging al the cables into that.

I read it was not recommended to plug that via power extension units with filters (which is often a case with power supply for computers) but i use such things on both sides of the connections with both of the adapters and no problem at all.

It is possible to set up advance security to make sure your neighborhood is not using your local network one day but i didn't set it up yet. I check from time to time if no strangers are visible in my LAN. So far so good..


My Child NY Buggy - Blue Jet Setter
My Child NY Buggy - Blue Jet Setter

5.0 out of 5 stars very useful especially when traveling, 26 Dec. 2011
the quality of the product was in line with the expectations and the price paid - i was happy with that.
the buggy was extremely practical when traveling - not too much room was needed in the boot. my son (aged 2.5 ) loved that buggy very much before destroying that completely after several months of extremely intensive usage. The buggy traveled with us also to the sand beaches where it got some sand into wheels. I fixed that partially with high pressure compressor but it had never been the same since then.

Nevertheless, i was very happy with the product which fulfilled my expectations and was (quite) durable taking into consideration its extremely extensive usage..


SKLZ Launch Pad All Purpose Golf Practice Mat
SKLZ Launch Pad All Purpose Golf Practice Mat
Price: £27.79

3.0 out of 5 stars quite small, 26 Dec. 2011
i was expecting a bit bigger item although that one is perfectly conforming with its description. the problem is when you hit that quite strongly you have to make few steps to pick it up landing few meters away.. Of course it depends on the surface which is below - for example when you place it on the patio it is quite ok but when you put that on the soft grass it is hard to keep that in the same place for longer..
However, it is still protecting your grass when practicing golf so it does what what expected. I wish that could be a bit bigger...


The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Discovery Book
The LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Discovery Book
by Laurens Valk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ok to begin with, 26 Dec. 2011
this book describes the basics of the equipment you could find in Lego Mindstorm package. I bought two books: that one + Inventor's Guide. My son (12 year old) switched to the second one very quickly leaving the Discovery Book behind. He says that was ok to start with but when you are making more complicated projects you hardly ever have to come back to the foundations described there.


Optimum Boy's Tribal Protective Shoulder Pads Top - Black/Gold, Large
Optimum Boy's Tribal Protective Shoulder Pads Top - Black/Gold, Large
Price: £21.89

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars much smaller than expected, 26 Dec. 2011
the item was ok (the quality, the color, etc. ) but it was much smaller than expected although we took LARGE BOYS option. My son is 12 and is rather not the tallest one. I spent some time going through reviews to find out the match between age/size and available types. I failed to choose the correct one this time. In my opinion that was ok for 10 year boy, maybe 11 if not too tall.
But Amazon refunded without any delay (as always !) so good note for Amazon for shipping the stuff but 1 star for confusing description of the product..


The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide
The Unofficial LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Inventor's Guide
by David J. Perdue
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great inspirations to be found there, 26 Dec. 2011
i bought that book for my 12 year son as a next step in broadening his view on Lego Mindstorm.. actually, i bought two books: Discovery and Inventor's Guide. While the first one is guiding people through the basis of the NXT equipments the Inventor's Guide is focusing on the applications of that knowledge. You can find some very interesting projects there, i.e. printer. The projects described there got me involved sometimes, too. Especially in the area of programming - adding more functionalities, adopting to our ideas..

Very nice book, lots of joy with following the projects there and broadening the view on possible applications..


Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 (3 Users, PC)
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 (3 Users, PC)
Offered by Barcleys
Price: £209.00

5.0 out of 5 stars quick reliable delivery as always., 26 Dec. 2011
the package was delivered very quickly to Belgium without any additional cost (thank you, Amazon). Office works fine as it was supposed to work. I was previously working with MS Windows 2010 so that was no surprise to me way i could get with that.
I seems to be stable even on a quite old laptop (HP Compaq nx9005), features are sufficient for home use - reading/witting documents, keeping the home expenses under control with Excel... everything works fine and i am happy with a product.


Komputerbay 1GB (512MBx 2) 200 Pin 266MHz PC2100 DDR SODIMM Memory Module
Komputerbay 1GB (512MBx 2) 200 Pin 266MHz PC2100 DDR SODIMM Memory Module
Price: £29.13

5.0 out of 5 stars as good as it should be, 25 Nov. 2010
not much realy to say about it - it was supposed to work in my old laptop - HP Compaq nx9005 and did fine. The maximum you can put there is 2 x 512 MB which seems to be ok for the machine with Windowx XP on it.
I'm very happy with the delviery - on time.
i can honestly recommend.


LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot
LEGO 8547: Mindstorms NXT 2.0: Robot

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun and learning experience, 15 Nov. 2010
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
that was supposed to be a birthday gift for 11 year old boy. First few minutes (less than 20) were spent on esembling the blocks to create the first toy. Then the real fun started - programing it. The package contains the software on CD with nice interface to program it. There you could find a lot of links to quite useful sites with additional information on nxt. Also, there are some step-by-step instructions concerning the building phase and also the programing one. The book included in the package is rather poor but the software compensates that and contains everything we have needed so far.
The first night was spent with my son on running the standard programs already included there and starting to understand the particular options, parameters, etc.. The real fun was when the immediate effect of the changes in the program was observed in the action ! That kept us busy until late.
The batteries are not included. You need to organise 6 AA batteries but recharchable ones work perfectly there.. It's been some time already operating on the same pack (3 weeks for sure with extensive presentations during the first week).

To whom it may be recommended ? I think to someone who is dreaming of becoming a first class programmer but has never started doing that yet. This toy shows immediate results of sever seconds codding and kids don't get borred with that. After few days 11 year old boy (without previous programing experience) was able to modify the programs and build his own ones from scratches. This toy also changed/improved the understanding of the way some other technical machinery operates in real world; so the educational value is confirmed !

The only complain I've got was related to the status of the package we received - it came half opened and we worried if everything inside was complete. Luckly - it was.


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