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Journey Collectors Edition(PS3)
Journey Collectors Edition(PS3)
Offered by Turbotrance
Price: £17.48

3.0 out of 5 stars The graphics and sound are amazing, and game play is simple, 22 Mar. 2015
Journey is indeed probably the nicest game I have played on PS3. The graphics and sound are amazing, and game play is simple.

However, the main drawback is that the game is not that challenging, and therefore game play is very short (probably 2 - 3 hours). I basically finished it in one go, and only had to redo one section (for about 3 minutes). I am not a video game expert.

The other two games (flowers and flow) are nicely done too, but are less interesting. I played with those probably for 20 minutes each...

Overall, it's a shame that Journey is not at least twice longer, otherwise the price is just inflated.


Samsung Memory 32GB Evo MicroSDHC UHS-I Grade 1 Class 10 Memory Card without Adapter
Samsung Memory 32GB Evo MicroSDHC UHS-I Grade 1 Class 10 Memory Card without Adapter
Offered by Drevo-UK
Price: £11.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Mar. 2015
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Working well with my SJ4000 wifi action cam.


DIBAG ® 7 VACUUM COMPRESSED STORAGE SAVING SPACE SAVER BAGS · 2x medium 57x45 cm, 2x Large 85x54 cm, 2x Extra Large 100x67 cm, 1x Travel (without suction) 57x45 cm
DIBAG ® 7 VACUUM COMPRESSED STORAGE SAVING SPACE SAVER BAGS · 2x medium 57x45 cm, 2x Large 85x54 cm, 2x Extra Large 100x67 cm, 1x Travel (without suction) 57x45 cm
Offered by bpro® Dibag® official store
Price: £27.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Looks like quite good quality bags, 22 Mar. 2015
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Looks like quite good quality bags: fairly thick plastic, and no leaks on the ones I have tried.

This 7 pack seems to provide a good choice of various sizes (from very large for duvets) to small for a few shirts.

The only small minus point is that the valve has got a cover that has to be removed/unscrewed before vacuuming the air. Other bags I had in the past had just a valve with holes, that could be open or closed by rotating.


Banksy. You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About it
Banksy. You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About it
by Gary Shove
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.56

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality book, 11 Jan. 2015
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Bought the hard cover version.

Offered a different Banksy book (Wall and piece) as a gift for Christmas, but many of its pictures seemed to be taken from cheap digital cameras (pixelated).

This version ("you are an acceptable...") has very high quality pictures and text, and provides some of the background information/history about Banksy.


Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case with usb 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free HDD Installation, Compatible With Windows 2000/ XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS 9.1/10.8.4
Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case with usb 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5" SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free HDD Installation, Compatible With Windows 2000/ XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS 9.1/10.8.4
Offered by Inateck
Price: £21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A good USB 3.0 enclosure, 11 Jan. 2015
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Purchased the "classical" black plastic model from Inateck.

Although fully made of plastic, seems to work well and reasonably robust.

I like the fact that it's using a full size USB port on the enclosure, a lot more robust that some enclosure with smaller ports, likely to break or bend.

Standard hard drive is secure inside, and can be installed without tools. Good read/write speed performance. Hard drive goes on sleep mode after a few minutes when not used.

Provided in a retail box, with instructions, additional foam/spacer for 7mm drives, and a 1m USB 3.0 cable


Samsung UE48H6400 48 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 400 Hz 3D TV
Samsung UE48H6400 48 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 400 Hz 3D TV

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent TV, 13 Dec. 2014
Bought a UE48H6400 to replace a UE46F6500 that had some clouding and dark corners issues.

The "H" in the model name indicates a 2014 model, while F was for 2013, so this is a newer model and probably a different type of panel. Clearly, the panel is much better on this model, with hardly no clouding and no dark corners.

Pros:
* Very good,uniform picture quality. Very deep black, and impressive HD picture
* Nice looking TV, robust metallic table stand, that can pivot
* Lots of features and settings
* Good 3D picture
* All catch-up TV available through many apps
* Screen mirroring with Samsung android tablet working very well and fairly quick
* Good sound quality, considering how slim the TV is (and lack of space for proper speakers)
* Slim bezel, so the overall footprint is probably not that different from a 42" model from a couple of years ago

Cons:
* Table stand very difficult to screw in, with the screws provided. Likely to strip the screw heads in the process. Seems to be common to many Samsung models
* Table stand could be a bit lower, and takes quite a lot of space in front and behind the TV
* Not sure that the transparent plastic edge around the black bezel is adding much to the TV, and makes it look slightly thicker than it is. Some Samsung models don't have this
* Would prefer to have a single remote with all features, as opposed to two. The second remote is a bit of a gimmick, while the main one is fairly basic and does not have backlight
* Despite an advertised quad-processor, some of the smart screens seem a bit underpowered and are not much faster than on the 2013 models, with dual-processors
* 3D glasses included don't fold and are not rechargeable. A step backward from previous Samsung 3D glasses. Make them difficult to store
* 3D mode button on the remote is gone. Have to go through various menus now to activate 3D manually
* Screen is more reflective than my previous Samsung TV

Overall, very happy with the TV. There are a few minor issues, but it's hard to see what the more expensive Samsung models bring compared to this model, in term of features and picture quality.


Samsung UE46F6500 46 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 400 Hz 3D TV
Samsung UE46F6500 46 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 400 Hz 3D TV

2.0 out of 5 stars Some issues with panel quality, 13 Dec. 2014
Very disappointed when I received this Samsung TV. The panel backlight was far from uniform, meaning clouding and much darker corners. Quite distracting when watching light-background videos, so I had to return it, and bought a UE48H6400 instead (2014 model), much better.

Pros:
* Nice, slim design
* Very slim bezel, meaning it's probably overall the same size as my previous 40" Samsung TV
* Nice smart features,many catch-up TV apps available
* Sound not too bad given how slim the TV is
* Very good 3D quality
* Nice table stand, screen can pivot

Cons:
* Clouding and dark corners
* Table stand difficult to screw in (are those the right screws?). Likely to strip the heads easily. Seems to be common to all Samsung TVs
* Second smart remote a bit awkward to use. I'd rather have a single remote with all features
* No paper manual, but manual integrated to the TV
* Smart screens feeling a bit slow
* Very slow to connect to wifi when starting
* Does not seem to retain some of the picture settings when TV is disconnected from the mains
* Can't remove some of the smart apps


Zotac ZBOX NANO ID18 Special Edition NETTOP, Flash Hard Drive Intel® 1500 MHz 64 GB NM70 HD GPU
Zotac ZBOX NANO ID18 Special Edition NETTOP, Flash Hard Drive Intel® 1500 MHz 64 GB NM70 HD GPU
Offered by Aurora-tech
Price: £166.40

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zbox ID18 "Special Edition" has actually a Celeron 1.8Ghz 1037u, not 1.5Ghz, 4 Nov. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Amazon has got its title wrong (and technical specification details). I submitted a product catalogue correction, but they rejected it!

The model sold and received is actually the "ZOTAC ZBOX ID18 Plus SE (special edition)" (reference ZBOX-ID18-PLUS-E-SE), so has a 1.8 Ghz dual core Celeron 1037u CPU (better than described).
The standard edition/regular Zbox ID18 (barebone, also sold on Amazon marketplace) comes with a slower 1.5Ghz Celeron 1007u.
This is also the Zbox model, not Nano model at all (despite word in product title).

Exact specification from the manufacturer: http://www.zotac.com/uk/products/mini-pcs/zbox/product/zbox/detail/zbox-id18-plus-se.html

Very good nettop/HTPC computer for running XBMC/Openelec, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 64 bits (not included), Netflix HD, YouTube HD etc., or as a very quiet/low power consumption web server or NAS.

Pros:

* Good CPU and Intel HD GPU: may only be an Intel Celeron, but suitable for h264 1080p full HD video playback (10% load on CPU), Flash HD streaming (20% load), basic older games, web browsing etc.
In term of responsiveness in Windows 8.1, boots quicker and feels as responsive as my laptop, powered by a Core i3 3rd Gen CPU, 6GB of RAM, and which also has an SSD as a main drive
* Low energy/wattage used (10-15 watts idle), and therefore very quiet, almost silent (fan settings/thresholds in the BIOS can be adjusted)
* Small size (19 cm x 19 cm x 4cm), around the same size of an Acer Revo 3610/3700 or RL70/RL80. Half the depth of a Zoostorm small factor PC
* 4GB of RAM installed in one slot (second slot still free). 4GB is already plenty for Windows 8.1 (which is more memory efficient than Windows 7)
* 64GB SSD sata drive/storage installed (can be upgraded/replaced, since installed on a normal Sata 2 port) and is very fast
* Plenty of USB ports: 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports
* 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet network port (wired)
* Plenty of ports: eSata port, HDMI and DVI outputs, Digital audio output
* 5 year warranty from manufacturer, if the purchase if registered on their website within 28 days: "The ZOTAC Extended Warranty Programme adds an additional 3-year warranty for a total of 5-years (Europe)"
* Easy to access the internal components, without a screwdriver

Cons:

* Only small drawback is lack of on-board wifi, but with 6 x USB ports in total, one can be used by a cheap Wifi dongle (£5-£8). It could actually be beneficial, as some USB dongles have external antennas, more efficient than built-in antennas in PC cases
* No OS included (but can easily use some free ones, like OpenElec)
* Power cable is European 2-pin type/plug (but easy to find replacement lead for around £2). Letter E in reference "ZBOX-ID18-PLUS-E-SE" stands for EU power plug. Computer is actually sent from Poland by Amazon, using UPS
* Bright red led showing when device is off, and light bleeding inside of device (making it look a bit cheap)

Can't currently find anything else better, with similar CPU and small form factor, for that price (including barebone Zbox ID18, Acer Revo, Zoostorm small factor, Lenevo Q90 or Intel NUC barebone computers). Seems to beat many of those on noise/power used, CPU, number of ports available and of course warranty.

It's surely a big improvement in term of CPU and speed from my previous Atom-based Acer Revo R3610 media PC (couldn't really handle Flash HD, and built-in wifi was using a lot of CPU), although the build quality of the Acer was slightly better.

However, for people looking for a small and quiet office PC (as opposed to a media PC) running Windows, the Zoostorm small factor PC (with the same 1037u CPU and SSD size) seems to be an excellent choice too, and would beat the Zotac on price, as it includes a Windows 8.1 licence, wifi and a DVDRW drive for only £196:
Zoostorm 7270-8004 Ultra Small Form Factor PC (Intel Celeron 1037U 1.8GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1) (select the 64GB SSD version)
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ORIGINAL Bed Band Sheet Holder. Adjustable Sheet Fastener/Holder/Strap/Suspender/Gripper
ORIGINAL Bed Band Sheet Holder. Adjustable Sheet Fastener/Holder/Strap/Suspender/Gripper
Offered by Bed Band Store
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product, 14 Oct. 2014
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Good quality product, strong grip (much better than plastic versions) and tends to stay in place. Keeps the sheets well tight across the bed.


Targus AWE55EU Laptop Cooling Pad 2 fans laptop cooler fits 15"-17"
Targus AWE55EU Laptop Cooling Pad 2 fans laptop cooler fits 15"-17"
Price: £10.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to modify to slow down the fans and make it quieter, 14 Oct. 2014
I have purchased the mini version for my 14" laptop computer.

Well built product, although the two fans are quite noisy out of the box, and there is no speed control available.

I managed to open the case quite easily (a few screws to remove), and then put a 100 ohm variable resistor/potentiometer on the grey cable (positive) leading to each fan, to reduce their voltage and therefore speed. However, a minimum voltage is required for the fans to start, so can't slow down too much, but significantly quieter now, while still providing some cooling.

It would have been better for Targus to use one large slower fan,as opposed to two smaller faster (and therefore noisier) ones.

Also note that the pad is blowing air towards the bottom of the laptop, but some laptops will blow hot air at the bottom, so this could lead to a hotter computer, as the hot air is blown back inside. There is no switch to reverse the fans, and therefore suck air as opposed to blow air.


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