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JEANTECH - USB DESK AQUARIUM - £4.99 @ PCWorld (was £9.99)

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Features : Jeantech Model Number: UA100 | USB Desk Aquarium | IIIuminating Desk Aquarium | Compact and Neat Design | USB Powered | Easy to Use | Simply Plug and Play
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#1
Thank you, just ordered one for my missus.
[mod]#2
Cute, thanks edi :)

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/images/736559_01_huge.jpg
#3
For those who have seen and like these, fair play - its cheap. However, (just my opinion) these are poor quality, look nothing like real fish, and will just be locked/thrown away to retrieve desktop space after a week or so - which to me is a fiver wasted.
#4
are there just the two fish in the tank then? 'Aquarium' made me think there would be loads of things going on - sharks, dolphins, octopuss... Why, it's no more than a glorified goldfish bowl!!
[mod]#5
poor quality, look nothing like real fish


I dont think are actually meant to fool anyone into thinking they are real fish ... :giggle:
#6
millarcat
I dont think are actually meant to fool anyone into thinking they are real fish ... :giggle:


WHAT!!! not real fish?! how dare they! :viking:
[mod]#7
At least there's no stringy fish poop to clean! ;-)
#8
i like it. good prezzie for the boss
#9
My advice is wait, these will be reduced more yet.
#10
It comes with a pack of dehydrated goldfish, surely?
#11
spladam
My advice is wait, these will be reduced more yet.


lol how much cheaper can they get? it's only 5 quid :)
#12
firey-dragon6666
lol how much cheaper can they get? it's only 5 quid :)

47 or 97p ...
#13
Anyone know if you have to fill the tank with water to make the fish float, or are they motor controlled, like on wires or something?

If water, is it well sealed?

Don't like the idea of potentially knocking the tank over and the wet fish dripping and splashing around on my motherboard!!!!

-E_S-
#14
EdinSimon
Anyone know if you have to fill the tank with water to make the fish float, or are they motor controlled, like on wires or something?

If water, is it well sealed?

Don't like the idea of potentially knocking the tank over and the wet fish dripping and splashing around on my motherboard!!!!

-E_S-


Don't worry even the water is fake. It's just some cheap clear runny fluid made to look like water.
#15
Bargain Hunter
Don't worry even the water is fake. It's just some cheap clear runny fluid made to look like water.


Clear runny fluid next to a computer is still not a good idea! Lol

Also, what is delivery charge on this???

Quidco can be used for delivery (6%) or pick up at store (3%)
#16
kelly_o_fanatic
Clear runny fluid next to a computer is still not a good idea! Lol



But at least if it's not water, it won't matter if the keyboard isn't waterproof.
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Bargain Hunter
But at least if it's not water, it won't matter if the keyboard isn't waterproof.


:giggle: True, it doesnt have to be waterproof...Just clear runny liquid proof!
#18
Bargain Hunter
Don't worry even the water is fake. It's just some cheap clear runny fluid made to look like water.


:? Fake water you say, new fangled technology, can't keep up with it - I remember the days when we had real water that flowed freely out of things called hosepipes. (ask your dads)
#19
two fish in a tank...

one says to the other...

do you know how to drive this thing ?

old ones are the best eh....
#20
Well these work fine with normal water i can tell you that :) only downside is theres a motor pumping air in to make the fish swim and after being on continously for 600-700 hours it stopped working. Probably needed a rest!
#21
So let's get this straight - this tank for plastic fish has an air pump, but the National Geographic tank (http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42372&highlight=aquarium) for real fish does not. :o Hmmmmmmm...

Funny old world.
#22
I'm collecting mine in-store tomorrow.

I am so glad to find something to fill the gap left by the lovely USB Christmas tree I bought through a HUKD tip :-D

Thanks edi - I love tacky things :giggle:
#23
Just collected mine. I had a very funny conversation with shop assistant:
K (me): Hi, can I have my fish bowl please?
SA: A fish bowl?
K: Yes, a USB one.
SA: A USB fish bowl?
K: Yes, I ordered it on the web.
SA: You ordered what?
K: A fish bowl.
SA: A fish bowl?
K: Yes.
SA: Are you sure we are selling fish bowls?
K: Absolutely
SA: What kind of bowl is that?
K: A USB one.
SA: A USB fish bowl?
K: Yes.
SA: Hold on.

SA: Oh, sorry sir, yes, we've got the USB thing for you.
K: A fish bowl, right?
SA: Yes, a USB fish bowl.

I am sure that when I left the store she told to her coworkers something about crazy foreigners buying fish bowls with USB attached to it. :) Or maybe not, who knows.

Anyway, here is a mini-review of the thingy :)

The build quality is best described by a series of four-lettered words and no, the "good" is not the right one. It comes without any liquid, so, according to user manual, you need to fill it with water, preferrably distilled one. Then add to it a couple of washing liquid drops.
There are two switches on top: motor and light. Each got two positions: USB and Battery. On the rear, there is battery compartment that takes 2 AA batteries (not included) but you don't have to use it.
So, put water and plastic fishes in it, connect to USB in your PC (it comes with USB A to A cable), both switches to USB and off you go. It is quite nice to watch it in action although motor is noisy.
The top cover isn't tight, so if you are going to transport this thing (say, from home to place of work) then empty water first as otherwise you are going to be wet.


That's pretty much it. Oh, and it doesn't need any drivers :) it is just pulling power off USB, not the data.
#24
That convo sounds as bad as my aunty, she called a computer store (selling everything under the sun to do with computers) to ask about ordering a USB christmas tree for her son, someone answered the phone and the first thing she said was "Is there where I get the christmas trees???" they must have thought she was mad!
#25
sburley
So let's get this straight - this tank for plastic fish has an air pump, but the National Geographic tank (http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42372&highlight=aquarium) for real fish does not. :o Hmmmmmmm...

Funny old world.


Buy both and swap the fish round:thumbsup:
#26
I disagree, the USB fishtank does need drivers. If you get a hardware error you need to contact jeantech for updated ones. Also, make sure you have the latest software for the fish called Fish 2.0 because Fish 1.0 has been known to have stability issues. I highly recommend a joustick/controlpad for extra control.
#27
Error: Your fish have died due to a Windows driver conflict.
#28
parkroadwest
two fish in a tank...

one says to the other...

do you know how to drive this thing ?

old ones are the best eh....


There's a time and a plaice for dodgy fish puns :giggle:

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