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TP-LINK TL-WPA4220 AV500 Powerline 300M Wi-Fi Extender/Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot with Two Ethernet Ports (Easy Configuration, Wi-Fi Clone for Smartphone/Tablets/Laptop)
TP-LINK TL-WPA4220 AV500 Powerline 300M Wi-Fi Extender/Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot with Two Ethernet Ports (Easy Configuration, Wi-Fi Clone for Smartphone/Tablets/Laptop)
Price: £32.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite perfect but probably the best., 3 Feb. 2015
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Due to very dense brickwork I have one of these so I can get a signal in the other half of the house . TPLink has IMO the best software for these mains ethernet adapters with a utility that allows you to see which units are connected, what speed they are running and even reset them from the PC, this is handy because I have cronky old wiring and they occasionally freeze up. You do have to enter the password for each device to allow this so make a note of these before you plug them in the other end of the house. The passwords are only maintained on your PC so if you want to do it from anothe rdevice then you have to enter them all over again or be clever and work out where they are stored on the PC. The utility crashes every time it closes but does no harm so it's just an irritation. The unit is easy to pair with other units just by pushing a button at each end and the link is then encrypted but as far as I can tell if you set them up like that you can't reset them from the utility so I follow the instructions to remove them from any network and then just plug them in with the default network name set and they all seem to pick each other up, this also allows me to mix them with othe manufacturer's adapters.

The wifi is not noticeably faster than the AV200 mpbs TPLink version I had before, but then Wireless N only goes up to 300 mbps anyway. The utility shows it running at about 175 even though one end is on an extension. The two wired connections are useful for TV and media box where you do notice a faster speed. There's a separate utility specific to this device to find it on the network and an on-board website so you can set the IP address , Wifi encryption channel etc. from your browser. I use a different name (SSID) from the main router's network because I like to know which one I am connected to, especially because windows is too stupid to connect to the best signal.

A good tip is to make sure that the signal channel band on this and your main router are as far apart as possible e.g. set your router channel to 1 and this unit to 11 or 13 if you can, otherwise the signals interfere and you get lesser performance. If you are really keen get a copy of inSSIDer home and check that you are not clashing with a neighbour's wifi as well


Kenley High Capacity Battery for iRobot Roomba Vaccum Cleaner 500/ 510/ 520/ 530/ 555/ 560, 14.4 V 4.5 Ah
Kenley High Capacity Battery for iRobot Roomba Vaccum Cleaner 500/ 510/ 520/ 530/ 555/ 560, 14.4 V 4.5 Ah
Offered by Smart Parts UK, Digital Lifestyle Retailer
Price: £34.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Came ready charged so I just popped it in the ..., 3 Feb. 2015
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Came ready charged so I just popped it in the machine and off it went, has worked flawlessly ever since.


Cardetto's Original Recipe Snack, 5.5 oz., 7/BX
Cardetto's Original Recipe Snack, 5.5 oz., 7/BX
Offered by BIC WAREHOUSE
Price: £37.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Like nearly all US snacks they are free of trans-fats ..., 3 Feb. 2015
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These used to be available from my local House of Fraser, which is how I got hooked but now can only be imported, even so called American food companies don't seem to get them. . If you haven't tried them they are delicious and gently savoury. Like nearly all US snacks they are free of trans-fats which is more than can be said of some UK or French snacks. Ideal with cocktails or as pre-dinner nibbles The supplying company were very good about dealing with some in-transit damage


Plantronics ML18 Bluetooth headset
Plantronics ML18 Bluetooth headset
Offered by FoneM8store
Price: £22.95

5.0 out of 5 stars since it replaces an ML20 I lost I already have the charger so I'm as pleased with it as I am with the ML20, 10 Jan. 2015
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This is the same headset as the ML20 but without the silver trimmed edge and the charger, since it replaces an ML20 I lost I already have the charger so I'm as pleased with it as I am with the ML20, comfortable, good sound quality and has worked with all my phones.


Linx Origami Case with Keyboard for 10 inch Tablet - Black
Linx Origami Case with Keyboard for 10 inch Tablet - Black
Offered by elevenfirst
Price: £26.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Few gripes: Some usabiity tips in this review, 10 Jan. 2015
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I disagree with the reviewers who rated this keyboard badly, I'm very pleased with it. The magnetic dock catch holds the tablet in firmly and everything works well. The keyboard doesn't need a huge amount of pressure and I hardly ever miss a key, but then I am a failry heavy typer. There are all the keys you could need including some that bring up charms The touchpad works well, if you want to right click or scroll use two fingers, it works for horizontal and vertical scrolling. There are no mouse buttons but the tapping works well because you have to give it a good wack to work, it's hard to click accidentally but sometimes it doesn't click when you want it to. Drag is a bit more hit and miss, a tap followed immediately by movement but you sure have to be quick. The drag locks on and tapping agan stops dragging. It would help if the instructions told you this.The origami stand has to be folded in a certain way and then it locks magnetically, I'm using it to type this review in bed and it didn't take long at all.
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Three Tales from the Laundry Files: A Tor.Com Original
Three Tales from the Laundry Files: A Tor.Com Original
Price: £2.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 8 Nov. 2014
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Bob Howard once again manages to be the pretty fairly unappreciated form-filling hero who saves us all from having our brains feasted on by Lovecraft's menagerie. Horror and humour in a quick-fix dose, perfect for junkies like me.


Seagate 1TB 2.5 inch Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive
Seagate 1TB 2.5 inch Laptop Solid State Hybrid Drive
Offered by elevenfirst
Price: £66.95

5.0 out of 5 stars This is the second one of these I've had, ..., 8 Nov. 2014
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This is the second one of these I've had, Both give 118MB/s on the bigger block transfers, they are quiet and the first one has been running reliably for 6 months with some heavy use running multiple VMs from that disk


GMYLE® Express Card Expresscard 54 slot to USB 3.0 x 2 Port Adapter up to 5Gbps Compatible USB 1.1 / 2.0 Windows XP/Vista/7
GMYLE® Express Card Expresscard 54 slot to USB 3.0 x 2 Port Adapter up to 5Gbps Compatible USB 1.1 / 2.0 Windows XP/Vista/7
Offered by Clever Gadgets
Price: £13.98

1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work, 8 Nov. 2014
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Very tight to insert and caused the machine to hang and the USB device attached sound to be continuous. It started working when I pushed it to eject as if it was in too far. It might be the Dell 6520 laptop but with another card I had the opposite problem, that one was too short, I've given up on PC Express cards now.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Slightly too short, 8 Nov. 2014
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On my Dell 6520 laptop the card wouldn't connect unless I held it in with my finger, it might be the laptop but I tried another card and the opposite was true, I've given up on having a USB 3 port now as express cards seem too flakey.


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 Does the business, 28 Oct. 2014
Had to read the instructions to work out how to open it and it has an on-off switch so you might think it's not working. It's plastic so it might not stand up to hard knocks but the insides are pretty much damage proof, It was simple to plop a Seagate 2.5 500Gb hybrid disk in and cleverly keeps it wedged whilst still making it easily removable. It worked with all my machines and on a USB 3 connection Benchmark32 showed around 108MB/s at the bigger block sizes which is the same speed as the Seagate 650 C: drive in my i7 Dell laptop.


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