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Anthony S. Clarke "Asparian" (Austin, TX - Kumamoto, Japan)
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Lexar 32GB Class 10 10MB/s High Speed Micro SDHC Memory Card with Reader
Lexar 32GB Class 10 10MB/s High Speed Micro SDHC Memory Card with Reader

5.0 out of 5 stars Bang on for Class 10., 7 Oct. 2011
Using the USB adapter that comes in the package it clocked 10.9MB/s write and 19.8MB/s for read. Do remember that class ratings are based on 1000 bytes per K rather than 1024 bytes per K for this kind of memory; so by the 'Class' method of calculation this is 11.16MB/s and 20.27MB/s approx. In other words, bang on the right numbers for class 10. I used H2TestW to perform the tests and had it fill the whole device to ensure it was not a fake.

I bought this for my Xoom to store HD video (720p). It performed perfectly, with no stutter or other slow downs I had encountered on class 4 Sandisk.
Very happy. Now can they do a 64GB at a similar price point. :-)


Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB USB 2.0 Ultra-portable External Hard Drive - Black
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500 GB USB 2.0 Ultra-portable External Hard Drive - Black

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Should be zero stars., 25 Aug. 2011
Like all Seagate stuff I have owned this drive is a lemon. Avoid avoid avoid.

I'm not stupid enough to commit all my work to a single backup medium, which is just as well as this drive failed on me after a few days.
It starts with 'stalling', moves onto long 'freezes', and finally with a dead drive.

Don't be a mug - don't buy Seagate.

Negative stars would be a more accurate measure.
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TP-LINK TL-PoE150S PoE Injector Adapter with IEEE 802.3af Compliant - Black
TP-LINK TL-PoE150S PoE Injector Adapter with IEEE 802.3af Compliant - Black
Offered by Comtronics
Price: £17.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 20 Aug. 2011
I have two of these - they lasted a few days and then went 'bang' - literally.
If you don't want your computer equipment to be burned to nothing then avoid avoid avoid.


Cat5e RJ45 Ethernet LAN Network Cable UTP Reel 305M
Cat5e RJ45 Ethernet LAN Network Cable UTP Reel 305M
Offered by MHP Computer Services Ltd ®
Price: £42.39

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh Orange I Do Hate Thee!, 7 July 2011
This cable is fine for punching down into keystones. However, if you need to add a RJ45 connector then forget it. The solid orange wire constantly shed its sheath when being inserted into the RJ45 connector ready for crimping. The result was a consistently bad link.
I've made hundreds of cables using solid and stranded cable - this is first time I found a single wire displaying the same poor sheath bonding over and over again. If you need to create solid patch cables then buy a better brand than this one. If all you are doing is running cables to patch panels and keystones then fine.


Geox Kids J Fighter 2 M Lighted Trainer
Geox Kids J Fighter 2 M Lighted Trainer

2.0 out of 5 stars Kids love em but...., 7 July 2011
These shoes are incredibly popular with my son, but they suffer from the same problem that all Geox lighted trainers do. Namely, the heel wears out in about three weeks exposing the LEDs. The sole thickness is compromised to add the lights. At this price they could have used a thin fibre-optic to bring the light to the heel from an LED deeper in the shoe and then added thickness. Clarkes do a better job with this.
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Drobo FS DRDS2A31 5-Bay NAS Enclosure
Drobo FS DRDS2A31 5-Bay NAS Enclosure

6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nieve and overpriced., 17 May 2011
I'll keep this short and simple.

The unit itself does not command the huge premium attached to it. Certainly, this has been put together for the Apple Mac generation who don't expect or can cope with much. At the price it should have come with 6TB of storage. If you feel like buying into such a high priced solution then buy yourself a complete small form factor PC with a good quality hardware RAID controller (*not* nVidia or AMD or any other on board solution), add some high quality HDDs (4 to 8 X 2TB SATAIII at 7200RPM or above in RAID 5 for security) and install FreeNAS as the operating system.

If all of that is too much for you then look at Buffalo or WD that are cheaper, more featured, apparently more reliable, and actually come with 4TB at a lower price.


Atari Groove Headphone
Atari Groove Headphone

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Retro but not pro..., 14 Mar. 2011
Starting with the good, these headphones are well built with cloth encased cord connecting a substantial jack plug to the left earphone. The headphone design perfectly matches the retro feel they are trying to convey, fully evoking memories of black plastic rubber joysticks and borderline CTS as my wrist and thumbs give up in the middle of space invaders. On the downside, the sound quality is quite poor. The bass has no power (think portable radio) and the treble and mid tones are muddy and unclear. The specs say they are 20-20KHz so you should not expect too much, but many cheaper headphones can and do provide a better experience with the same stated dynamic range. All in all, this is more of a 'designers' piece for decoration in your 70s retro room rather that actual daily usage.


Prem-I-Air Hepa Air Purifier with LCD
Prem-I-Air Hepa Air Purifier with LCD
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: £69.99

42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad build quality, 3 Jan. 2011
The unit I received was badged ECO-AIR rather than Prem-i-air. They are exactly the same unit, built in the same factory by some no-name Chinese 'generics' company. After two weeks it started turning itself on an off randomly. I decided rather than send it back I would take a look at the internals myself - what a horror story. Bad soldering, poor quality components, total rubbish internals. The random switching was caused by the poor soldering job. I rewired the unit and it started working again. Three weeks on the unit starts moving up and down the speeds randomly. This time I re-soldered every connection on the circuit board including the connections to the control chips - it now works properly.
So all in all - some assembly will be required.
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PREM-I-AIR REMOTE CONTROL PLASMA AIR PURIFIER + IONISER WITH 5 STAGE FILTRATION SYSTEM
PREM-I-AIR REMOTE CONTROL PLASMA AIR PURIFIER + IONISER WITH 5 STAGE FILTRATION SYSTEM

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but noisy!, 3 Jan. 2011
This unit performs very well, but OH!, THE NOISE!
On anything other than the very lowest setting the noise would no allow you to sleep in the same room. If you are happy to run it when not using the room then it is a good product, but if you intend to sleep in the room whilst it is on then look elsewhere.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not 12 inch, 3 Jan. 2011
This bag is utterly unsuitable for 12/12.1 inch netbook or notebooks. It works very well for 10 inch and 11/11.1 inch but 12 inch is right out! It's just too small. The quality of the material is excellent but the description is beyond misleading, verging on downright dishonest.
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