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Linx 7 inch Tablet (1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3735G Quad-Core Processor, 1Gb RAM, 32Gb storage, Camera, WLAN, BT, Windows 8.1) Black
Linx 7 inch Tablet (1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3735G Quad-Core Processor, 1Gb RAM, 32Gb storage, Camera, WLAN, BT, Windows 8.1) Black
Offered by Luzern
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Can't be beat for the price, 6 July 2015
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Software: It's an actual computer with proper Windows, not like an iPad with its special tablet OS, so you are not tied to an app store (though you can use the Microsoft one if you wish); you can install regular software of your choice. It comes with an Office 365 subscription, which is worth the price of the tablet on its own. The subscription also gets you 1TB cloud storage in OneDrive if you want it.

It runs older games and modern lower-spec games. With a touchscreen/controller overlay (something like Gestureworks), you get a portable gaming machine! I have successfully played Fallout, Final Fantasy VII, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Hearthstone and more on it. Obviously something like Crysis will run like a powerpoint presentation so don't bother, but less intensive games work fine.

Hardware: Very light and slim profile, good build quality. Speaker nice and loud if necessary or there is a headphone jack. Bluetooth capable for pairing with a mouse and keyboard, or tethering to your phone. The wireless adapter is b/g/n compatible, I found it does not see 5GHz networks (ac standard), so those of you with newer dual-band wireless hubs (Virgin Fibre) will need to use the 2.4GHz network.

Charges using the micro-USB port, and comes with a mains charger, so no need to buy overpriced proprietary chargers or cables; it also comes with a micro-to-regular USB adapter to plug in your USB memory stick. The downside is there is only one USB port, so you can't connect say a USB keyboard and charge it at the same time. Battery life is reasonable for the price and capacity, probably 4-5 hours, turn off Wifi and turn down the brightness to stretch out the juice for longer. It takes a Micro SD card (up to 64GB) if you need more drive space.

Verdict: Absolutely cannot be beaten for the price. As long as you understand what you're getting, you'll love it.

WARNING: The main seller at time of writing, Luzern, are not based in the UK. This means that you most likely will NOT be able to get your new tablet insured by "gadget" insurers (ProtectYourBubble and so on). Check the T&Cs carefully before buying insurance for it.


DURAGADGET Deluxe Pink Keyboard Folio Case for the NEW Linx 7-inch Tablet - Eco-Friendly Faux Leather with Built-In Stand and BONUS Stylus
DURAGADGET Deluxe Pink Keyboard Folio Case for the NEW Linx 7-inch Tablet - Eco-Friendly Faux Leather with Built-In Stand and BONUS Stylus
Offered by GADGETPLUSUK
Price: £21.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't fit Linx 7, 4 July 2015
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Does not fit the Linx 7. It is too large (would fit the 8 OK). The clips on springs hold three sides of the tablet but the fourth edge is not secured at all, so it just slides out. There is a bit of elastic but the Linx 7 is too small to reach it! Don't buy if you have a Linx 7.


Betron DC950 Headphones Earphones, Noise Isolating, Bass Driven, High Definition In Ear Canal, Tangle free, Replaceable Earbuds for or iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Black)
Betron DC950 Headphones Earphones, Noise Isolating, Bass Driven, High Definition In Ear Canal, Tangle free, Replaceable Earbuds for or iPhone, iPod, iPad, MP3 Players, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Nexus, BlackBerry etc (Black)
Offered by Betron Limited ( VAT Registered)
Price: £16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good bang for buck, volume controls a bit odd, 20 Mar. 2015
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Fine for the price and generally happy. Cable does not tangle and (for me) buds fit in ears well - your mileage may vary of course as ears are all different but they do come with different size buds. A little pouch and cable clip are also included. Pretty red colour. Excellent sound, the bass was good and deep straight away, none of that "playing in" period that cheaper headphones sometimes need, with generally good response across the spectrum. Good outside noise exclusion.

If I have one criticism, I got the version with inline controls - work well for the most part but the volume bit isn't linked to the iPhone volume, it doesn't change the player volume, it uses some kind of resistance to change the volume just on the headphones. It's hard to explain but others who own these will know what I mean! This means that you can turn the phone/device volume waaaay up and still have the headphone volume on medium, then accidentally knock the volume button up and suddenly go deaf - or vice versa, have the earbud volume at max and it's still quiet because the phone volume is set too low (I listen to classical music so often change the volume to hear the quiet bits and not be deafened by loud passages). Other than that, the headphones are good and again, for the price I'm very happy.


Bobino Medium Black Cable Wrap/Tidy perfect for adaptors, usb cables, chargers
Bobino Medium Black Cable Wrap/Tidy perfect for adaptors, usb cables, chargers
Offered by Glint
Price: £2.24

4.0 out of 5 stars D'oh, my mistake, I actually wanted one for ..., 11 Mar. 2015
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D'oh, my mistake, I actually wanted one for earbuds - this size (med) is more suitable for larger USB cables. However for that it does work well, can't complain. It's quite rigid, more than I expected from the picture.


Karabar Lightweight Garment Carrier Suit Bag - 3 Years Warranty! (Black/Sky Blue)
Karabar Lightweight Garment Carrier Suit Bag - 3 Years Warranty! (Black/Sky Blue)
Offered by Karabars UK
Price: £27.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap n cheerful, 6 Mar. 2015
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Wide enough to take my concert dress and the spare outfit and some jeans, with huge pockets and various pouches to hold shoes, makeup bag, hairbrush and other musician essentials. Internal straps keep your clothes flat instead of bunching up. Great to have all my kit in one bag I can sling over a shoulder instead of dragging many smaller bags and long dry-cleaning covers around!

When unfolded/hanging up the bag is about the length of a pair of trousers, so longer dresses will hang out of the bottom, and my full-length gown has to be folded over to fit in the bag when closed/zipped up; this isn't a problem for me as the fabric isn't prone to creasing but just something to bear in mind. I don't leave the dress stored in this thing in the wardrobe but it's absolutely fine for concert days or short trips where I have to travel for a gig - wouldn't trust it in a plane hold but fine for coach/car/train/cruise (it's too big to go as plane hand luggage).

You get what you pay for, it's not a premium quality item - when it first arrived it had that "plastic smell"! - but so far it's held up. The zips and handle fastenings are metal not plastic. The inner lining of mine is light grey, not black like in the picture, by the way, no big deal though. I wouldn't pay the RRP of £80 for it but for £13 I'm happy..!
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Master Class Steak Knives, Set of 2, Stainless Steel
Master Class Steak Knives, Set of 2, Stainless Steel
Offered by Houseworks Online
Price: £4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good and sturdy, 23 Feb. 2015
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It keeps bugging me to review my purchases, so... they're knives. Good and sturdy, easy to clean, do what they say on the tin. A quick note about delivery, Amazon will still send it by courier even if you pick the free option, due to the age-restriction on selling knives I suppose, so someone will have to be in when the delivery comes.


Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
Price: £29.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little gadget, 9 Feb. 2015
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Nice little gadget! We've been using it for a couple of months now with no problems with the device itself. The device fits neatly in a port behind the telly and was very easy to set up. Any device like this is of course highly dependent on its third-party software capabilities, we found that (for e.g.) there is no Cast addon for Firefox, so we have to use a different browser if Casting videos on websites, but Chrome obviously Casts very well and most mobile apps that have the Cast capability work well. This of course depends on the speed of your Casting device, a 5th-generation (or above) iPhone can Cast with no lag at all, but our 7-year old laptop sadly is just too slow and Casting from that (whether from a browser or other app) just gives jittery, laggy video with out-of-sync audio. Moral of the story is - nothing wrong with the Chromecast itself, nice little gadget, great for catching up on your YouTube Watch Later list while doing the ironing, but if your only device you will cast from is an old laptop there isn't much point buying it. Works great from newer machines and newer mobile devices though.
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Catit Style Hooded Cat Pan/ Litter Tray/ Litter Box, 57 x 46 x 39 cm, Pink
Catit Style Hooded Cat Pan/ Litter Tray/ Litter Box, 57 x 46 x 39 cm, Pink
Price: £15.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good size, big enough for the cat to stand ..., 9 Feb. 2015
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Good size, big enough for the cat to stand upright and turn around. The foldback top makes access for scooping easy and the door fits well, allowing cats access while keeping the smells inside. Good quality build.


JETech® APPLE CERTIFIED USB Sync and Charging Lightning Cable for iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini - 3.2 Feet (1 Meter) (8-Pin, Black)
JETech® APPLE CERTIFIED USB Sync and Charging Lightning Cable for iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini - 3.2 Feet (1 Meter) (8-Pin, Black)
Offered by JEDirect UK
Price: £6.95


booti boot shaper COLOR - mix for 4 pairs of boots
booti boot shaper COLOR - mix for 4 pairs of boots
Offered by DayDesign
Price: £12.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 28 Jan. 2015
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These are so simple to use and like others I wondered why I didn't buy any of these years ago! Won't stretch or distort boots, just keeps them in shape, whether standing by the front door, on a rack in the cupboard or even when you store them away in their boxes - no more crumpled newspaper stuffed into the boots to shed everywhere and leave inkstains. Also great for when you're cleaning and polishing your boots.


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