Peter Leonard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (58 of 65)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 247,381 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 65
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good monitor for the cash, saved me a grand!, 28 Dec 2012
My wife has a tired little white MacBook which she uses primarily for her web based work. She wanted to upgrade to an iMac, mostly due to the screen size and quality. Since the new iMac came out I was not impressed with the way they are constructed (the display is glued into place so you can't really fix or upgrade anything), so I convinced her that it would be better to get a mac mini and a good quality monitor. At least that way if the display failed you didn't need to send everything away for repair.

So, the first piece of the puzzle was getting a good quality monitor that would stand up to comparisons to iMac screen quality. The Dell Ultrasharp arrived quickly with free… Read more
Netgear GS105 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch by NetGear
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Piece of Kit, 28 Dec 2012
Bought this to replace a Netgear Fast Ethernet Switch that had been in service for 12 years. Unfortunately the power adaptor for that one was thrown out accidentally (although it was all still working perfectly) so I used the opportunity to upgrade to a gigabit switch.

The construction is the same as the old switch, and is reassuringly solid and old school. A friend here saw the old switch and said "They don't make them like that any more", but it turns out that in fact they do.

Apart from the construction, there isn't a lot to say about the switch. It worked out of the box and was set up and doing its thing in under a minute. And based on my past experience with… Read more
6 x Clear LCD Screen Protectors for Nokia 808 Pure&hellip by Membrane
The quality is okay, and 6 screen protectors for this price is quite reasonable, however for me they are unusable. The problem is that they are about 6 mm too narrow, and as a result the sides of the screen are not protected. This also means that the edge of the screen protector is visible while using the phone, and when using the phone, I find that my fingers are constantly finding a sharp edge where the screen protector ends. (Particularly when swiping through screens.)

The length of the protector is almost perfect, but I wasn't able to get the last few millimetres to stick at the top and bottom. Unfortunately the result was not as good as the screen protector I removed to… Read more