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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

5.0 out of 5 stars Great keyboard, poor software., 14 Jan. 2014
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Perfect keyboard. Plenty of tactile feedback when typing to satisfy people who enjoy that sort of thing. Very pleasant sound. However, do yourself a favour and don't install the software that comes with it.

It causes horrible key dependencies on your system, even to the point that your keyboard will 'lock' your input, preventing anything reaching your system until your computer catches up. This usually happens when loading games, processing media, et cetera.


Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
Offered by Simply 4 U
Price: £62.89

67 of 73 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great, but horrible battery cradle., 14 Jan. 2014
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Hey guys,

First and foremost? This phone is -perfect- for an entry level smartphone. People that are on a budget or those that just want a simple platform with WiFi that'll integrate with your home should look here first. The Lumia 520 is one of the absolute best phones I've owned, coming from someone that loves minimalism. The Windows Phone 8 experience is flawless - menus are smooth, responsive, and accurate. The same can be said for the touch phone experience. Accurate to the point.

The Windows Phone marketplace is quickly flooding with new applications that will end up being cross-platform between Windows 8.1 on your desktop, and Windows 8 Phone if you're looking for integration. Everything is done OTA (Over The Air), and you never have to plug in your phone to a computer if you don't need to sync data. Even then, there's Microsoft's Skydrive.

Now, the single negative. The battery cradle doesn't hold the battery firmly. Knocks, or even nudges can be enough to dislodge the battery from the pins, and shut off the phone. You can fix this issue in one of two ways.

1. The way I preferred - Slot some paper in the bottom of the cradle , then slide the battery in afterwards. This should lock the battery in snugly, then you simply just pull up the paper tab to remove the battery if required. Since then, I haven't had issues with the phone shutting off.

2. Bend the battery pins slightly. Highly discouraged, since this may void your warranty, and I'm not responsible for any damage caused to your phone. See #1 for the safer option.

It loses two stars for the battery issue, because let's be honest - it's a physical issue with the phone that should've been corrected in Q&A, but not everything gets through.

Hope this helps.
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