Barney B.

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WD TV Live Media Player by Western Digital
WD TV Live Media Player by Western Digital
Got this because some of its features were lacking in the Apple TV I'd bought.
iPlayer works really well on the WD TV Live - far better than I'd hoped.
It never drops a frame, even on my moderately fast broadband connection.
The USB read ability is very useful, too. So far, it's played all of my video formats,
flawlessly, and my MP3s. The unit was a little slow to operate, when first received.
But the recent firmware update has made snappier and more stable. iPlayer,
in particular, works faster and without unexpected functions being triggered.
I use the unit in the kitchen where no Freeview or radio signal has been
reliably received. The little… Read more
WD Elements 1TB Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0/2.0 - &hellip by Western Digital
I use this with a Mac mini as external temporary backup. It is
USB powered, and I have been able to tuck it in a crevice of
the map table which serves as my desk. USB 3 works well,
and the unit seems reliable, so far. It cost a fraction of my
first 1 GB disk, bought almost 15 years ago, and seems
amazing value, to me. Fast enough for backing up huge
multi-layer Photoshop files prior to archiving. Would love
a wireless version. Unit arrived very well wrapped and
very quickly.
York Ultimate Folding Mat York Fitness
So much better than my ancient exercise mat. I can keep this
in the dressing-room, where I also have my weights bench,
and fold it away in the wardrobe for neatness. I use it with
my stomach exerciser and for back strengthening exercises.
Cheap and very useful. Arrived quickly, but a bit dented due
to flimsy packing. No real damage, though, so didn't
bother to ask for a replacement.