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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub £204.27 del @ Amazon

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Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices Formatted for Windows computers out of the box Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac Read More
Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices Formatted for Windows computers out of the box Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac
OllieSt Avatar4d, 18h agoFound 4 days, 18 hours ago3 Comments
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does this work underwater?
Had the 3TB and 4TB.... all makes.........most have had problems
Always found the 2TB to be the best, cheapish, quick, and for keeping data safe...will only use these for now

No longer trust these HUGE drives of any make...... ;)
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(B Grade) Lenovo H5005 Desktop PC £149.99 +£6.95 Del @ Medion Shop £156.94

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Just saw this b grade Lenovo , ideal for my kids to do their homework on. Very basic and a older processor but not bad for the price. Intel Pentium J2850 processor Windows 8 500GB HDD 4GB RAM M… Read More
Just saw this b grade Lenovo , ideal for my kids to do their homework on. Very basic and a older processor but not bad for the price. Intel Pentium J2850 processor Windows 8 500GB HDD 4GB RAM M…
sbillic Avatar4d, 19h agoFound 4 days, 19 hours ago5 Comments
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J2850 is that J for Junk?
oooh that is a poor processor
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+J2850+%40+2.41GHz

1817 cpu benchmark...that's a core2duo? weaker than i3 and much weaker than i5.

I'd probably get a refurb i5 from ebay (I got a refurb xeon workstation for £160 last year which has around 5000 cpu passmark) but I guess this has a decent upgrade path.
Seems a strange thing for Medion to be selling. Are they owned by Lenovo now?
Is it B grade because of Windows 8? :D
I don't think this is a deal we used to sell these new for not much more couple years ago and even then they felt slow, better of buying a 2nd hand i3 or i5 for that amount of money.
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB £84.99 (Click&Collect) or £88.94 delivered @ Argos eBay Shop

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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB only £84.99 at eBay Agros Shop. Limited stock only. It still selling at Argos website for £124.99. Read More
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive 4TB only £84.99 at eBay Agros Shop. Limited stock only. It still selling at Argos website for £124.99.
minnie77 Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago6 Comments
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A few more appeared this morning.
Annoyingly, Click&Collect is not selectable for these - you have to pay £3.95 carriage for each item.
Something strange is happening today, Argos seems add the stock one by one. There were 3 stocks added, but they seem add it one by one hourly. Oos again.
Not as super as the £57 ones from amazon, but ok price
just notice they have 1x 8TB for £159.99.
All gone - but thanks.
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Zoostorm Evolve AMD A10 16GB 2TB Desktop PC - £499.00 @ Argos

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16gb, 2 TB AND an AMD 7860k processor.. and all for 500 notes! Comes with keyboard and mouse too! Read More
16gb, 2 TB AND an AMD 7860k processor.. and all for 500 notes! Comes with keyboard and mouse too!
rob252 Avatar1w, 3d agoFound 1 week, 3 days ago5 Comments
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ritchiedrama
For £400 you can build a PC twice as good.
Can you buy a course of hair loss treatment for 400 quid?

Not sure it'd be bad investment though cause i take steroids. It'd just be a waste.
Like it
*SAVAGE* lol!
ritchiedrama
For £400 you can build a PC twice as good.
Can you buy a course of hair loss treatment for 400 quid?
For £400 you can build a PC twice as good.
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Red5 Desktop Arcade Machine was £24.99 now £7.19 @ Argos

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Relive all the 18 bit games you have missed with this brilliant Mini Arcade Machine. With 240 games built in, this retro icon comes with an 8 way control stick, 2 buttons and a 2.5 colour screen with Read More
Relive all the 18 bit games you have missed with this brilliant Mini Arcade Machine. With 240 games built in, this retro icon comes with an 8 way control stick, 2 buttons and a 2.5 colour screen with
gazz33 Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago116 Comments
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Wow jumps from £7.19 to £19.99 in 2 days, now they have stock! Give it a miss till price drops again!

Yes, funny that!
None in sock anywhere near me, suddenly price increased and in stock all around oO
kotr
chevychase
Can't go wrong for 7 quid
It's 20 quid

picked mine up today for £7 , they adjusted price because i reserved it but i guess if you didn't reserve it when the deal was live then it's £20?
Got it. Booked on-line @ £7.18 confirmation email sent to me. Went in store and it was back up to £19.99. Was prepared with confirmation email on phone (thanks for the heads up). Till jockey was happy, just called the manageress over who overrode the till protocols and no worries.

Oh, and cheers HUKD, our house can warp gravity even more as I relocate more of the worlds mass into it.
Wow jumps from £7.19 to £19.99 in 2 days, now they have stock! Give it a miss till price drops again!
Plenty in stock now that it's back up in price. Strange that........ Not.
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Wireless Mouse,[New Version]Pictek 2.4G Programmable Wireless Laptop Mouse Computer Mice PC Mouse with Nano Receiver 5 Buttons 4800 DPI 6 Adjustment Levels Auto Sleeping For Laptop Sold by YongTop and Fulfilled by Amazon £8.99 Prime £12.98

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just wanted to post this mouse that i purchased about a week ago from amazon.this mouse feels great in the hand works on all surfaces and has 2 buttons on the side to go back and forward with the page… Read More
just wanted to post this mouse that i purchased about a week ago from amazon.this mouse feels great in the hand works on all surfaces and has 2 buttons on the side to go back and forward with the page…
ihatebingo Avatar2w, 2d agoFound 2 weeks, 2 days ago12 Comments
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Yep if you're looking for a cheap wireless mouse might as well go for the old one - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BDBOFZU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

nic0
happydeals
I have the previous version of the mouse and it is great.
Previous version still available for £6.99 on amazon
happydeals
I have the previous version of the mouse and it is great.
Previous version still available for £6.99 on amazon
I have the previous version of the mouse and it is great.
Still waiting to meet someone who can position their hand to 200 millionths of an inch...
I have this and can't recommend it. The sleep is way too aggressive. I can easily move the mouse a few CM without it waking up. This leads to many infuriating situations where I want to move a few pixels to press a button, and it doesn't.

Sent it back, had a replacement, same issue. If you need any sort of precision, stay away. I'm keeping it in my bag of spares for when I'm fixing other PC's now.

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Dell Outlet Upto 30% Off Coupons Laptop Desktop Alienware XPS Inspiron Latitude

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Instructions:Look out for the new models to grab some great discounts with full warranty on Laptops & Desktops. http://www.dell.com/learn/uk/en/ukdfh1/campaigns/shop-outlet-deals HOME COUPONS 5% off the XPS 15 95601 XPS159560 10% off the Alienware 15 R31 189SelectedAW15R3 15% off the Inspi
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Dell Up to £510 off today on select gaming laptops and desktops

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Up to £510 off on select gaming laptops and desktops. These deals end 6 April New Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming £999.00 Alienware Aurora £949.00 New Alienware 13 £1,199.00 New Alienware 15… Read More
Up to £510 off on select gaming laptops and desktops. These deals end 6 April New Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming £999.00 Alienware Aurora £949.00 New Alienware 13 £1,199.00 New Alienware 15…
poison3k Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago33 Comments
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Shakeyyy
Stay away from the inspiron 15 7000, they put an awful TN panel on a brilliantly specc'd laptop. Numpties
I take it you're saying that because it's a 15" screen rather then anything else :)

No, they did actually put an awful cheap screen in to keep the costs down, most of the reviews i have read on the inspirons all say the screen is horrible.
Shakeyyy
Stay away from the inspiron 15 7000, they put an awful TN panel on a brilliantly specc'd laptop. Numpties

I take it you're saying that because it's a 15" screen rather then anything else :)
Are the heat issues only on the Skylake vs Kabylake processors?

Anyone want to weigh in on whether the N00AW15R325 (http://www.dell.com/uk/p/alienware-15-laptop/pd?b=&c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&oc=n00aw15r325&model_id=alienware-15-laptop&awc=7671_1491493513_b4a55f02fc2263e6abfb35839c8169b9&CID=289229&LID=5548088&DGC=AF&DGSeg=DHS&ACD=2397230241616840) is a good deal for £1779 (a discount of £300 apparently)?

Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Overclocking up to 4.4GHz )
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz TN+WVA Anti-Glare 400-nits NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled
256GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)


Edited By: DJJ1 on Apr 06, 2017 16:50
supercasual
oops my bet, please ignore the above comment I did not click link, my most humble apolgies bbleo211180
Please remember this is HUKD, you are not supposed to be apologetic - instead you should defend yourself into a corner using irrational arguments and unrelated analogies
Thanks

(Apologies - don't even know what your original post was! ) :{
Ok it doesn't work on mobile but does on comp as OP has said. The main offers which are stated are the previous generation which have been known to have over heating issues which the latest ones have been solved apparently. I guess you could get one which is fine, bit of a hit and miss kind of thing.
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NETGEAR GS316-100UKS 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch £49.99 @ Amazon

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Yes you could by a 2nd hand one but this switch looks small ish, passive cooling and low power usage, camelcamelcamel shows it goes to this price for a short period every month and this is the cheapes… Read More
Yes you could by a 2nd hand one but this switch looks small ish, passive cooling and low power usage, camelcamelcamel shows it goes to this price for a short period every month and this is the cheapes…
Johnny_5 Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago11 Comments
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Mentos
Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I don't need to connect power to it) small switches like this?


Look up PoE extenders, they extend the max line length (~100m) and take power from the PoE switch.

Then look at multi port models... though they aren't as common. The former (single port) cost around £25 (£18 from China).
Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I don't need to connect power to it) small switches like this?

Edited By: Mentos on Apr 14, 2017 09:15
You need to add more than 8 ports? Because there are vastly cheaper 8 port unmanaged (or even managed) switches. A Netgear 8-port gigabit unmanaged switch is £15. Even a managed is only £34. (Both on Amazon.)
the__cat
Nexy
the__cat

I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log :)
MrHot
This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.
How many people will be buying this for home use? And if it's for a business, they either should know better or have someone who knows better (and will likely tell them not to buy this switch). There are few instances when this is an appropriate tool for the job.
It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports hanging off your router, etc, but not for much else.

That's all I wanted it for.
Nexy
the__cat

I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log :)
MrHot
This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.
How many people will be buying this for home use? And if it's for a business, they either should know better or have someone who knows better (and will likely tell them not to buy this switch). There are few instances when this is an appropriate tool for the job.

It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports hanging off your router, etc, but not for much else.
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3TB External USB3 Canvio Desktop for £79.97 at Ebuyer

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3TB External USB3 Canvio Desktop for £79.97 at Ebuyer Looks £10.00 cheaper than any other 3TB USB3 external desktop in the market...... Read More
3TB External USB3 Canvio Desktop for £79.97 at Ebuyer Looks £10.00 cheaper than any other 3TB USB3 external desktop in the market......
njwilson Avatar3w, 6d agoFound 3 weeks, 6 days ago1 Comment
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Hot. Need one of these. 1.5% topcashback too.
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WD 8TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive (cheapest 8TB disk) £214.99 @ Maplin instore

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If you don't mind 'having all your eggs in one basket' ;) , this is, I think the cheapest per GByte drive. If you put your postcode in the search here, you may find one reasonably near you. http://w… Read More
If you don't mind 'having all your eggs in one basket' ;) , this is, I think the cheapest per GByte drive. If you put your postcode in the search here, you may find one reasonably near you. http://w…
jasee Avatar4w, 19h agoFound 4 weeks, 19 hours ago30 Comments
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OrribleHarry
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David_e
Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around currently then prices aren't falling. Might be a Brexit thing. Pretty sure my last HUKD hard drive purchase was less per Gb and that must be more than a year ago.
This is cheaper per Gb :http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-3tb-book-for-mac-external-hard-drive-71-14-tesco-alloa-2646548
There are probably two factors
- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)
- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.html
I bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in
Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....
And yet the pound tanked in fear of it happening... wonder what will happen to it tomorrow, or in two years time...

Are you one of these people that believes money will vanish post Brexit? Do you also believe that the rich should always be rich and the poor should always be poor?
OrribleHarry
Shard
OrribleHarry
Shard
OrribleHarry
Shard
David_e
Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around currently then prices aren't falling. Might be a Brexit thing. Pretty sure my last HUKD hard drive purchase was less per Gb and that must be more than a year ago.
This is cheaper per Gb :http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-3tb-book-for-mac-external-hard-drive-71-14-tesco-alloa-2646548
There are probably two factors
- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)
- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.html
I bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in
Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....
Article 50 is tomorrow. The financial markets are faith based, hence UK households losing $1.5tn in 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-uk-finances-pound-value-stocks-2016-credit-suisse-a7431366.html
I never had $1.5tn so that's simply not true :p.
But one thing I do know is I'm better off this year than last...
I didn't lose money therefore no one did, got it
Ah! so you didn't loose money either, see I told you it was press propaganda.

No, no money loosed
Shard
OrribleHarry
Shard
OrribleHarry
Shard
David_e
Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around currently then prices aren't falling. Might be a Brexit thing. Pretty sure my last HUKD hard drive purchase was less per Gb and that must be more than a year ago.
This is cheaper per Gb :http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-3tb-book-for-mac-external-hard-drive-71-14-tesco-alloa-2646548
There are probably two factors
- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)
- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.html
I bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in
Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....
Article 50 is tomorrow. The financial markets are faith based, hence UK households losing $1.5tn in 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-uk-finances-pound-value-stocks-2016-credit-suisse-a7431366.html
I never had $1.5tn so that's simply not true :p.
But one thing I do know is I'm better off this year than last...
I didn't lose money therefore no one did, got it

Ah! so you didn't loose money either, see I told you it was press propaganda.
OrribleHarry
Shard
OrribleHarry
Shard
David_e
Not voted on price but if this is the cheapest per Gb price around currently then prices aren't falling. Might be a Brexit thing. Pretty sure my last HUKD hard drive purchase was less per Gb and that must be more than a year ago.
This is cheaper per Gb :http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-3tb-book-for-mac-external-hard-drive-71-14-tesco-alloa-2646548
There are probably two factors
- Brexit and hence the hammering of the pound (unless you read the Daily Express in which case it's doing fine)
- This: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.html
I bought most of my electronics at the end of last year ready for when the Brexit effect kicked in, even though the pound got trashed there's a lead time on most goods of 6 months or so, hence inflation only now starting to kick in
Political propaganda is all "Brexit" is, the actual Brexit hasn't happened yet....
Article 50 is tomorrow. The financial markets are faith based, hence UK households losing $1.5tn in 2016. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/brexit-latest-uk-finances-pound-value-stocks-2016-credit-suisse-a7431366.html
I never had $1.5tn so that's simply not true :p.
But one thing I do know is I'm better off this year than last...

I didn't lose money therefore no one did, got it
Stock nearest to the Maplin Store in Liverpool Street, London EC2M 7LA

1 IN STOCK Cheltenham, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2ND - 89.3 Miles
1 IN STOCK Scunthorpe, Holyrood Drive, Scunthorpe, DN15 8NN - 146.7 Miles
1 IN STOCK Leeds (Junction 1 Retail Park), Ring Road Beeston, Leeds, LS11 0BD - 167.4 Miles

Convenient!
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Ciclop Desktop Laser 3D Scanner - COLORMIX £88.18 at Gearbest

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Ciclop Laser 3D Scanner is an open source desktop 3D scanner. The scanning accuracy is related to the environment, light, adjust, scanned object shape and many other factors. And the post-processing i… Read More
Ciclop Laser 3D Scanner is an open source desktop 3D scanner. The scanning accuracy is related to the environment, light, adjust, scanned object shape and many other factors. And the post-processing i…
will695 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago6 Comments
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the Internet has ruined your mind. ......
Make it three - definitely looked like a butt plug!
Super low res by the look of it. You'd get the equivalent making a mesh from photographs. Hows the Kinect 3d scanning coming along these days?
nougat
phil36
from the small icon on the HUKD menu I thought that scanner was working with a very different kind of ornament than the one pictured.
Looks like a cool piece of equipment though I doubt I would ever have a use for it
I thought it was a butt plug!
I am not alone! I didn't want to say in case it had people up in arms over a hamfisted comment
phil36
from the small icon on the HUKD menu I thought that scanner was working with a very different kind of ornament than the one pictured.
Looks like a cool piece of equipment though I doubt I would ever have a use for it
I thought it was a butt plug!
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Anet A6 3D Desktop Printer Kit - UK PLUG BLACK £209.55

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The Anet A6 3D desktop printer is a 3D printer with acrylic frame and single extruder. It features with 220 x 220 x 250mm build volume, 0.4mm nozzle diameter. To maintain the garage-built feel and the… Read More
The Anet A6 3D desktop printer is a 3D printer with acrylic frame and single extruder. It features with 220 x 220 x 250mm build volume, 0.4mm nozzle diameter. To maintain the garage-built feel and the…
will695 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago11 Comments
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I've still no idea what the real cost of this thing is! Perhaps some passing mod would care to investigate and publish the correct price including the import VAT levy and the Fedex (or whoever) admin charge for settling the import bill.

Or, does the £50 difference between the 'EU plug' and 'UK plug' include the vat?

Until then, it's not likely that many will be inclined to vote this 'deal' up.
will695
it's free postage
It is now - and price is £152 - before it was £209 including postage - may find this difficult to resist!
pete_l
richard_ha
Why so cold?
Possible because 3D printers are like woks. You think it seems like a good idea, but once you've tried it a couple of times it turns out to be no use for anything practical and gets put in a cupboard until it is eventually thrown out.
Or it could be because this is only a kit, so the chances of successfully building it, aligning it or even receiving all the correct parts, are very, very, low.

If you want something that you can plug and play then go spend 2000, this is a good printer if you can follow instructions. And all you need is imagination and a bit of will power and you can print anything. All i got mine for was quad parts but now i've seem to be printing useful things everyday. If you're not good a designing or don't have a "tinkering" brain then i would say no don't get one. But they are a lot of fun.
ukhotdeals1
It's the postage which is always the killer on these - the price is heading in the right direction, but I'm still holding off - not voted either way, but the current -79 is a bit harsh, I'd like someone to show me one cheaper
It's free postage
richard_ha
Why so cold?
Possible because 3D printers are like woks. You think it seems like a good idea, but once you've tried it a couple of times it turns out to be no use for anything practical and gets put in a cupboard until it is eventually thrown out.
Or it could be because this is only a kit, so the chances of successfully building it, aligning it or even receiving all the correct parts, are very, very, low.
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Anet A8 Desktop 3D Printer Prusa i3 DIY Kit - EU PLUG BLACK - £132 @ GearBest (Now £130.50 using code)

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use code GBA8HF at basket (must be logged in) Model: A8 Engraving Area: 220 x 220 x 240mm Frame material: Acrylic plate Platform board: Aluminum Base Nozzle quantity: Single Nozzle diamet… Read More
use code GBA8HF at basket (must be logged in) Model: A8 Engraving Area: 220 x 220 x 240mm Frame material: Acrylic plate Platform board: Aluminum Base Nozzle quantity: Single Nozzle diamet…
will695 Avatar1m, 3d agoFound 1 month, 3 days ago58 Comments
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looks really tempting - I take on board that this is really a "starter" kit which probably needs a lot of work to get it working correctly - the phrase "you gets what you pays for" springs to mind

3d printing is one of those things I've often thought about, but in the absence of any specific projects in mind, it's something I'm going to leave 'on hold' for the moment, and possibly wait anther year or so until the apparent shortcomings are ironed out - eventually the major manufacturers will move in and provide something of a comparative price with half decent support - still voted hot.

GB Isn't perfect by any means, but any issues I've had have been sorted out reasonably quickly and amicably, they wouldn't be my first point of call for any technical support though - they try hard, very occasionally not quite hard enough, but always get there in the end.

Voted hot
The printer arrived 2 days ago no customs surcharges.
Sent from UK ;)
Treeman17
Voucher.Boy
I've also bought 4 CCTV cameras from Gearbest, but I ordered each one separately, just in case there was a customs charge. I know there is a £ limit under which there is no charge, and as Gearbest ship free, there was no disadvantage to ordering separately.
Were the cameras any good?

Yes, excellent. I bought these -
http://www.gearbest.com/ip-cameras/pp_593433.html
Easy to setup and work well with BlueIris software. I would recommend.
Voucher.Boy
I've also bought 4 CCTV cameras from Gearbest, but I ordered each one separately, just in case there was a customs charge. I know there is a £ limit under which there is no charge, and as Gearbest ship free, there was no disadvantage to ordering separately.
Were the cameras any good?
Hey guys I use 3DS max and Maya a lot in my workflow, what file structures are we working with here? Will I be able to convert my files into an appropriate format or am I batting for the wrong team here? Just that I'm wanting to get into 3D printing some of my game design models
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Tronxy Desktop 3D Printer £140.26 gearbest

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Tronxy Desktop LCD Display 3D Printer Description: This 3D printer has 150 x 150mm x 150mm build volume, 0.4mm nozzle diameter. It is made from aluminum. Main Features: ● Supports SD card off-… Read More
Tronxy Desktop LCD Display 3D Printer Description: This 3D printer has 150 x 150mm x 150mm build volume, 0.4mm nozzle diameter. It is made from aluminum. Main Features: ● Supports SD card off-…
will695 Avatar1m, 3d agoFound 1 month, 3 days ago9 Comments
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This one is now £110 if you select the EU plug. Still £140 if you select UK plug.
sallyforth
Can you print a 3D printer with it?
lol, yes but you'd have to get the other hardware (electronics, thread rod, acrylic/metal/printed frame) but apart from that yes you can print a 3d printer.
I've ordered loads from Gearbest and never had any Customs charge. Plus it's free postage to the UK
will695
thekanester
Here's the page to check for yourselves:https://www.gov.uk/goods-sent-from-abroad/tax-and-duty
20% tax
arguable 2.5% on duty (for items inconveniently over £135 - but I'm sure GB mark is cheaper than £140)
Carrier fees (around £8 for Royal Fee, possibly more for other carriers).
Many will slip through the net, of course as GB often mark items at stupidly low prices.
For about the same price (actually £15 cheaper due to a flash sale), this printer tends to get very good reviews and much larger print volume 22x22x24cm^3 vs 15x15x15.
If you're looking to get into 3D printing for something around this price, but are scared of the possible extra costs and lack of UK support then you might want to consider this.
It has similar spec, with the addition of having to buy proprietary filament spools, which I believe, can be circumvented with some effort.
not if you select the UK plug it's 140 if you select that

U don't know about you. But I have more UK power cables than I can possibly ever use. I'd prefer I'd they supplied none and took a quid off it.
Can you print a 3D printer with it?
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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Storage / Hard Drive 4TB £84.99 instore @ Argos Craigavon

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argos told me they no stock anywhere. so this really should be expired now
Not available within the Store (Rayleigh) that I tried unfortunately

Edited By: baz84 on Mar 23, 2017 18:15: .
Yeah - I found a tear-down for the device. 100% a single drive.

Still a stonking deal (given current market rates).
theQube
Do we know if this is a single 3.5" drive or two 2.5" drives in RAID 0? (In stock locally... very interested, but need RAID 1 in my system and can't stretch to £170 for two.)
Seems like a single drive (which makes sense at this price)... still very tempted.

Definitely one 3.5"
Sorry theqube really not sure about that. I tried googling to see if could help but didn't see anything.
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Not a bad price I suppose, 8gb for less than 190, doom free too about the same price as a few weeks ago
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Dont recommend flubit. Just got sent an used cpu. Overclockers are great.go the 4gb version delivered yesterday and it ia perfect. Be careful with this model as I had from awd it and it was faulty.


I know what you mean, them and Fireworks Direct messed me about for a couple of MONTHS when my Logitech Z506s died after a couple of hours of use so I'll find it hard to trust then again :|
£199.99 now so expired
most of the review FPS I have seen have the AMD 480 ahead of the 1060
Not super hot, but pretty hot.

If you wait until early April, the RX500 series re-spin will be out with rumours of it being more efficient and slight higher clocks.

With recent driver improvements they're on par with a 1060 6Gb, uses more power mind.
Dont recommend flubit. Just got sent an used cpu. Overclockers are great.go the 4gb version delivered yesterday and it ia perfect. Be careful with this model as I had from awd it and it was faulty.
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Dell stuff is AWFUL! Sold my dad a right load of rubbish.... Old stock sold at new prices....
These "deals" look terrible tbh. The 15 5000s aren't any cheaper than on their own website. They had a 10% deal on over the weekend.
Dell prices are crazy now, using BREXIT as an excuse to ramp prices in the UK IMPO.
is this a joke?
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub - £194.99 @ Amazon

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How to get it £194.88. I ti s shown £209.99 on Amazon page
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How to get it £194.88. I ti s shown £209.99 on Amazon page
Stu.C

The read speed is good for the Seagate Archive drives, but the write speeds really slow down after the first few minutes, which is attributed to the fact this is a shingled drive. It is great for dropping music and movies, etc, onto and then only reading, but I also do daily and weekly backups from my desktop to my server (running WIndows Home Server), so I also want a drive with good write speeds... if the Archive drive and Ironwolf are similar prices, I see no good reason for anyone to pick the Archive drive.

Ah fair enough, I use an SSD as a staging area for larger files like system images or uncompressed rips etc., my system automatically moves files to the HDD after being copied to the SSD, so write speed isn't an issue for me.
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Stu.C
I'm not saying SMR disks are all bad... I have a one of these Seagate Archive drives in my microserver, but I use it as an archive drive (i.e. as intended). However, I would never use one of these in my main desktop, because I think performance is poor compared to other drives.
However, based on current pricing, I would spend the extra money to get a Seagate Ironwolf if I was buying another 8TB today for my microserver.
I agree, I don't use anything less than an SSD for my desktop - but you specifically recommended a drive for NAS usage, and it's pointless unless you have 10Gbps connection at home, even then, I struggle to believe anyone has content that needs a faster read speed than 1Gbps (at home).
These drives are no more or less reliable as storage disks than a WD Red


The read speed is good for the Seagate Archive drives, but the write speeds really slow down after the first few minutes, which is attributed to the fact this is a shingled drive. It is great for dropping music and movies, etc, onto and then only reading, but I also do daily and weekly backups from my desktop to my server (running WIndows Home Server), so I also want a drive with good write speeds... if the Archive drive and Ironwolf are similar prices, I see no good reason for anyone to pick the Archive drive.
Stu.C
I'm not saying SMR disks are all bad... I have a one of these Seagate Archive drives in my microserver, but I use it as an archive drive (i.e. as intended). However, I would never use one of these in my main desktop, because I think performance is poor compared to other drives.
However, based on current pricing, I would spend the extra money to get a Seagate Ironwolf if I was buying another 8TB today for my microserver.

I agree, I don't use anything less than an SSD for my desktop - but you specifically recommended a drive for NAS usage, and it's pointless unless you have 10Gbps connection at home, even then, I struggle to believe anyone has content that needs a faster read speed than 1Gbps (at home).

These drives are no more or less reliable as storage disks than a WD Red
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Sztrokia USB Charger 40W 5-Port High Speed Desktop Charging Station USB Phone Charger £7.99 (Prime) / £11.98 (non Prime) @ Sold by SztrokiaDirect and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Think I'll pass, a total bull plop RRP and you have to like some of the reviews:

Ok but it sparks and makes a noise when phone is plugged in but has stopped charging.

Worked for about 20 mins then broke do not buy this product

never even got warm, refunded without any problems
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Lightning Deal: Seagate Expansion 2 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive £65.69 @ Amazon

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Seagate = cold
Madstacks83
What would be better for Storing and playing PC games from? this one or the slimline 2.5" deal, as far as i can see this one is 7200RPM and that one is 5400RPM, but this ones mains and bigger, Not fussed about size but performance. anything else I should know?


if you want a faster portable drive then the Seagate xbox 2.5" drive is just a 2tb portable drive but it's 7200rpm, it's also green
Madstacks83
What would be better for Storing and playing PC games from? this one or the slimline 2.5" deal, as far as i can see this one is 7200RPM and that one is 5400RPM, but this ones mains and bigger, Not fussed about size but performance. anything else I should know?

Gave a more detailed answer in the other thread but the short answer is this one, the desktop drive. That said I think this is a poor price for a desktop drive so I'd shop around as you could probably get cheaper or a 3 or 4TB for not that much more.

Voting this one cold as it's dear for a desktop 2TB drive IMHO. I know storage prices are lousy lately but a lightening deal should be something special, which this is not....
What would be better for Storing and playing PC games from? this one or the slimline 2.5" deal, as far as i can see this one is 7200RPM and that one is 5400RPM, but this ones mains and bigger, Not fussed about size but performance. anything else I should know?

Edited By: Madstacks83 on Mar 18, 2017 20:09
this is surely crazy - just checked and i posted a deal for a 2TB WD external drive for a tenner less..... over 5 years ago!
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Universal Multi-Port USB Charging Station Dock Desktop Charging Stand Organizer £12.99 (Prime / £16.98 non Prime) Sold by marsboyGlobal and Fulfilled by Amazon

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i bought this at a higher price good piece if kit but now down to £12.99. looking forward to charging my new motorola z just purchased today! between that and the Boots 50% i've spent over £500 today
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Now £16.99. Needs more clicks to expire.
The only heat you can associate with this type of cheapo product is your house going up in flames. No thanks.
Dickster1
Lots of those reviews seem to have been written using very similar poor English

Amazon is awash with fake reviews these days, in fact I'd say their reviews are pretty worthless now.

Edited By: simonbrown on Mar 18, 2017 14:37
would this support quick charge?
kevinyork
Dickster1
Nevare88
Good find. Has some good ratings too. heat! :)
Lots of those reviews seem to have been written using very similar poor English
I agree. Strange wording on many reviews, almost too good to be true? This thing would look a mess unless you bought very short cables for your devices.
They do a bundle of 0.2M cables to complement it.


Edited By: Gordinho on Mar 18, 2017 09:00
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Zoostorm Origin Desktop PC -AMD A4 6300 Processor, 4GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, DVD/RW, Windows 10 Home - £168.63 @ amazon warehouse

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i got a refurb dell t7500 (t5500 is smaller and should have got) for 160 from ebay. xeon e5630 processor which has passmark 4500 ish and 12 gb of ram. potential to upgrade to faster xeon and had massive psu for twin graphics in future. so lots of refurb bargains on ebay but this has amazon backing... wonder what max cpu upgrade is?
2220 passmark. so a weaker i3. can get refurb i3 on ebay for 110 to 120 and maybe i5 for this price. but here you have amazon guarantee. eould check psu but cpu bottlenecked by anything over a gtx 750ti anyhow? this plusb750ti for say 75 quid will do you 1080p gaming on low settings or maybe 720p 60fps maxed out.
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Refurbished Desktop PC - ACER Aspire XC-780, Intel Quad-Core i5-6400 2.7GHz - 3.3GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB Hard-Drive, with Windows 10 £329.97 at acerdirect

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lol @ your 'positive' review
i'm not convinced, can pick up the i5-6400 used for around 100-120, don't think the rest of that is going to be worth 200-220, I know you'd have to build yourself but would put the parts inside to shame.

Not voted, just don't think people should be swayed by pre-built

The 3 month warranty is also a joke

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Long generic - pass (after 12 hours lol)
My Seagate folder is 26/10/16 01.53 - all the other file dates are the same.

I'll try the longer test tomorrow.

Edited By: Dave_dave69 on Mar 13, 2017 23:41
Newbold
That's all very interesting, and it may well explain the high number of failure reported on Amazon. Why can't these companies do their own testing instead of expecting buyers to do it for them? That's why we lost the UK motor industry.

I think it would too time consuming, the long generic test takes hours and there would only
be a small percentage of bad drives found (in comparison to total output), it's probably cheaper to pay out for returns/replacements than employ people to test the drives with software.

Given the increase of bad reviews and the two drives I've received, I would say it's most likely a bad batch.
Yesterday I took a screen shot of the Seagate folder (first drive I received) for the date and time, the date is 19/12/2016 and the time is: 04:24 The replacement drive has the same date: 19/12/2016 and the time is: 04:25, a difference of one minute. Unlike the other visible files (same date and time because they are used by all expansion drives) the Seagate folder has it's own unique file written to the drive, it's a xml file containing the drive serial number for use in registration, the date and time being so close means the drives are from the same batch/run.

Screenshot:
http://i.imgur.com/Nei4ixw.jpg

Dave_dave69
Strange - did you try just a simple Windows disk check?

I didn't, if it wasn't new I would have been checking it with everything. I've already wrapped up the replacement drive otherwise I would check it now.

Dave_dave69
@ TickingTock
Just an update to my post at #22. I realised that after the first failure I had moved the drive to USB 2 whereas it was originally connected to USB3.

I have now changed it back to USB3 (a different port than the first one) and it has passed the test again - although when I plugged it in Windows took an age to find it and show it in "my PC".
My DOM is also 11/2016 and the firmware version is 9401

I would be a little concerned with it failing once and Windows not showing it as fast as normal. Have you run the long generic test?

I forgot to add both the drives I received failed during the first percent of the "Inner Scan" stage of the short generic test.
@ TickingTock

Just an update to my post at #22. I realised that after the first failure I had moved the drive to USB 2 whereas it was originally connected to USB3.

I have now changed it back to USB3 (a different port than the first one) and it has passed the test again - although when I plugged it in Windows took an age to find it and show it in "my PC".

My DOM is also 11/2016 and the firmware version is 9401
TickingTock
Dave_dave69
That's strange a similar thing happened to me today. However I closed down, connected it to a different USB port and then ran the Short Generic test again and this time it passed all phases.
I then noticed that Seatools had discovered my disk twice - once as NA8FB and also NA8FB3TQ - so I did the test on that as well and it again passed. I also did a Windows scan disk and no errors.
I ran the test a few times and it still failed. I always run tests with both Seatools and Data Lifeguard (Western Digital) regardless of the hard drive manufacture, out of curiosity I ran the short test with Data Lifeguard and surprisingly it passed.
Today I received the replacement drive and it also failed :( lol, I think there must be a problem with the current batch of 4TB drives, both boxes have a date of manufacture of 12/2016. Just last month I ordered two 5TB drives both of which passed all tests (date of manufacture 11/2016). Rather than risk any more 4TB drives I'll wait until the 5TB drives drop in price and buy a couple.

Strange - did you try just a simple Windows disk check?
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Mine arrived today and I have to say I'm mightily impressed. The build quality easily matches others I have from well-known manufacturers. The packaging is very good. Works as expected. No problems at all.
It is the design and build quality of the electronics that count and most importantly whether it genuinely complies with uk electrical safety regulations, so that there is no risk of electrocution, and unfortunately you can only really tell that if you take one apart. Packaging and the quality of the plastic case is not an indication of what is inside.
I agree, but if it had arrived in flimsy packaging with poor build quality, then I would be more concerned than I am. Unfortunately, without taking apart ANY of these chargers, there is no way of knowing what's inside (how many have YOU taken apart?) so we have to make a judgement based on the information we DO have. All of the negative comments seem to be based around the price, perhaps if they put an additional £10 on the price, it would give people more confidence in the product. I'm not defending this because I have any affinity to these, but just saying it as I find. The reviews on Amazon are all (but one) positive too.
I'm sure your charger will be fine, but so many of these no-name chargers prove to be extremely dangerous that it's become rather like Russian roulette buying anything other than a brand that's known to produce ONLY safe chargers - and that's by no means easy.
This video opened my eyes, and I'm now very careful indeed about buying unbranded imports. It's not just the risk of fire or explosion - it's more to do with the risk of a lethal 230v shock:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hdn0MuCK_0
I have a multi meter tester but only ever used for continuity testing, I'm not sure how to test for shorting, any idea's? And no I'm not going to put my finger into the USB oO
melted
I've opened up quite a few quality power supplies to replace electrolytics. I've also opened up a couple of plug in psus that were supplied with cheap Chinese products although not gone as far as unwinding transformers etc, before throwing them away, but the mains wires from the pins on the chinese ones were just attached by solder on both (I believe they're required to be mechanically attached) and poorly soldered at that so I'd be concerned that a fault could cause them to melt free and allow them to make contact with the low voltage components. Unfortunately, I don't own a mains insulation tester or an oscilloscope to do any non destructive tests.

Oh, OK, fair play to you then. As we all know, some Chinese stuff is cool, some is sh*t, and price doesn't always come into it. So, just err on the side of caution guys...
Voucher.Boy
melted
Voucher.Boy
Mine arrived today and I have to say I'm mightily impressed. The build quality easily matches others I have from well-known manufacturers. The packaging is very good. Works as expected. No problems at all.
It is the design and build quality of the electronics that count and most importantly whether it genuinely complies with uk electrical safety regulations, so that there is no risk of electrocution, and unfortunately you can only really tell that if you take one apart. Packaging and the quality of the plastic case is not an indication of what is inside.
I agree, but if it had arrived in flimsy packaging with poor build quality, then I would be more concerned than I am. Unfortunately, without taking apart ANY of these chargers, there is no way of knowing what's inside (how many have YOU taken apart?) so we have to make a judgement based on the information we DO have. All of the negative comments seem to be based around the price, perhaps if they put an additional £10 on the price, it would give people more confidence in the product. I'm not defending this because I have any affinity to these, but just saying it as I find. The reviews on Amazon are all (but one) positive too.


It's the retailer even more than the price that makes me wary. Amazon traders, ebay traders, market stalls and small corner shops are not places I'd buy mains devices from unless I'm certain that they are a genuine product by a known brand that will conform to uk safety regulations.

Chinese manufacturers selling dodgy electrical goods know that good packaging and a quality looking case sell their products so that what they are more likely to spend money on.

I've opened up quite a few quality power supplies to replace electrolytics. I've also opened up a couple of plug in psus that were supplied with cheap Chinese products although not gone as far as unwinding transformers etc, before throwing them away, but the mains wires from the pins on the chinese ones were just attached by solder on both (I believe they're required to be mechanically attached) and poorly soldered at that so I'd be concerned that a fault could cause them to melt free and allow them to make contact with the low voltage components. Unfortunately, I don't own a mains insulation tester or an oscilloscope to do any non destructive tests.

Edited By: melted on Mar 13, 2017 13:03
Voucher.Boy
melted
Voucher.Boy
Mine arrived today and I have to say I'm mightily impressed. The build quality easily matches others I have from well-known manufacturers. The packaging is very good. Works as expected. No problems at all.
It is the design and build quality of the electronics that count and most importantly whether it genuinely complies with uk electrical safety regulations, so that there is no risk of electrocution, and unfortunately you can only really tell that if you take one apart. Packaging and the quality of the plastic case is not an indication of what is inside.
I agree, but if it had arrived in flimsy packaging with poor build quality, then I would be more concerned than I am. Unfortunately, without taking apart ANY of these chargers, there is no way of knowing what's inside (how many have YOU taken apart?) so we have to make a judgement based on the information we DO have. All of the negative comments seem to be based around the price, perhaps if they put an additional £10 on the price, it would give people more confidence in the product. I'm not defending this because I have any affinity to these, but just saying it as I find. The reviews on Amazon are all (but one) positive too.
I'm sure your charger will be fine, but so many of these no-name chargers prove to be extremely dangerous that it's become rather like Russian roulette buying anything other than a brand that's known to produce ONLY safe chargers - and that's by no means easy.

This video opened my eyes, and I'm now very careful indeed about buying unbranded imports. It's not just the risk of fire or explosion - it's more to do with the risk of a lethal 230v shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hdn0MuCK_0
Voucher.Boy
melted
Voucher.Boy
Mine arrived today and I have to say I'm mightily impressed. The build quality easily matches others I have from well-known manufacturers. The packaging is very good. Works as expected. No problems at all.
It is the design and build quality of the electronics that count and most importantly whether it genuinely complies with uk electrical safety regulations, so that there is no risk of electrocution, and unfortunately you can only really tell that if you take one apart. Packaging and the quality of the plastic case is not an indication of what is inside.
I agree, but if it had arrived in flimsy packaging with poor build quality, then I would be more concerned than I am. Unfortunately, without taking apart ANY of these chargers, there is no way of knowing what's inside (how many have YOU taken apart?) so we have to make a judgement based on the information we DO have. All of the negative comments seem to be based around the price, perhaps if they put an additional £10 on the price, it would give people more confidence in the product. I'm not defending this because I have any affinity to these, but just saying it as I find.
I've been using mine since receiving early last week and cannot fault it seems to be doing what it's supposed to do, so far I've had three devices charging at once no problems! So far so good! But i definitely would never leave it switched on charging or any other charger regardless of pedergree while away from home!
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I see what you mean when now, I read your original comment to be just a non-cloud disk enclosure rather than a Synology. My mistake.
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£100 for 3tb Red WD Hard Dive so your paying for £47 for Enclosure ..Diskless Enclosure is £72 saving of around £25 ..seen better saving out there
Absolutely clueless.
Clueless ??
Synology-DS115j Diskless
3TB Red WD Nas Drive
Total For Diskless Synology-DS115j PLUS 3tb WD Red Hard drive £175.32
Saving On this Deal £27.48
And yes i have my own NAS which i stream all my movies and music with plex
You should be looking for a Nas with a minimum of a Dual-core CPU if you want to Stream 1080p with out issues.
The DiskStation DS115j uses a Marvell Armada 370 system-on-chip, running at 800MHz, which places it at the lower end of Synology's NAS range..
256mb DDR3 that you can not upgrade.
No USB 3.0
Synology DS216j Is Better With Dual Core Ram


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Price went up.
robert260574
£100 for 3tb Red WD Hard Dive so your paying for £47 for Enclosure ..Diskless Enclosure is £72 saving of around £25 ..seen better saving out there

Absolutely clueless.
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How is this not a good deal? Show me better and I'll be buying it!
It is a good deal but the dim people on here think it's just an hdd and nas enclosure. They don't realise it's actually a fully fledged network & cloud server.
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Following up from the MX100 256gb in store Staples deal. Newer MX300 model with a few more gb's for £74.95 delivered. Form Factor 2.5-inch internal SSD Total Capacity 275GB Warranty Limited 3-ye…
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Does this come with an adapter to fit it into a desktop?


No, adapter is not included
Does this come with an adapter to fit it into a desktop?
has been £60 on Amazon, been rising to £88
275gb? That's a weird capacity
The 750gb was around £125 pre Christmas sales, currently around £190 though, for reference.

Edited By: pacifika on Mar 02, 2017 08:21: Clarify offer
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HP 600 G1 Desktop computer intel i3 4130 4th Generation USB3.0 with Windows 7 Pro £191.99 @ Gigarefurb

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Price reduced again. Promo runs until 31 March.
Price has increased :(
Easy enough put a SSD and a decent graphics card in this?
I keep looking around wondering what to buy :) I'm on an old Mac ATM and it's showing its age.

The G4560 has had good reviews with a RX480 and then there's plenty of better i5s going cheap like this one :P
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Listed as 2.9 Ghz but had a look and it looks like its a 3.2?
Edit* After a bit of digging i think its running the i5-3470s which is 2.9 Ghz.

Yeah, Im tempted, currently running an i5-650 which is working fine, but this seems like a cheap upgrade.
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Buy this, Lumsing Car Charger 48W / 9.6A 4-PortUSB Car Adapter Travel USB Charger, for £8.99 + Get A Lumsing 6 port desktop charger free (worth £11.99), Both Delivered For Free @ Bifrost UK (Seller) and Fulfilled by Amazon

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As above, no need for Prime Customer. Just use the Promotion tab, "add both to basket". This 48W / 9.6A USB Car Charger will charge your favorite mobile devices including iPads, iPhones, iPods, HT… Read More
As above, no need for Prime Customer. Just use the Promotion tab, "add both to basket". This 48W / 9.6A USB Car Charger will charge your favorite mobile devices including iPads, iPhones, iPods, HT…
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Received this yesterday, haven’t tried the car one, but the home one works OK with no buzzing. Thanks OP
Ordered. Thanks op.
A USB tester is a worthwhile investment for a couple of quid. I thought all cables were the same until I got one. Sorted out the slow cables for me. Btw generally the longer the slower. Who knew! Not me

Edited By: bfreesun on Mar 01, 2017 08:45: Correction
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my in car charger stopped working within 10 seconds. i got the desktop charger too, it pretty compact and mine isn't making a buzzing sound, but my ipad air struggled to charge of it and took a long time - but it might be my poundland cable.
I need to do returns on the in car charger with amazon

I'm sure it's the cable - cheap cables (including the micro USB ones) have thin gauge wires with higher internal resistance and less ability to carry high currents. I had this problem myself and noticed the plug at the iPad end heating up. 2A charging current is actually quite a lot for a thin lead.
really didn't need these... bought anyway. Thanks op..!
A couple more options to consider, the same spec 4-port car charger, but with one QC2.0 port included and the same free mains charger for a quid more at £9.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01A7YA7Q0/

Or alternatively, a five port 40W mains charger with 1 port QC2.0 and the two port car charger previously mentioned for £10.99: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AHTH80S/

Unfortunately I can't see a promo with both a car and mains QC2.0 option together.
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7dayshop 25 Watts (5V/5A) 5-Port Desktop Multi Port USB Charger - White/Black incl del @ the sevenday shop £7.29

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Regarding the Amazon charger, Lumsing is owned by ATC Science & Techology PLC, located in 12604 Canterbury Dr Plainfield IL, 60585 United States.

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The important thing with these chargers is that they produce a well smoothed output, some devices will not charge at all or will not charge fully if it's not quite noise free. I've noticed that even with well know chargers, the voltage can rise to 5.2volts. Theoretically, I don't think, the current shouldn't matter, the device should accept the maximum it allows, though obviously a massive amount over may damage it. The number of components inside and their values is important. None of this is apparent of course! So you really have to go by the revues.
There is a handy device which you can connect your phone etc through which will give the voltage current and the current supplied over time, but it doesn't measure smoothness!
On the face of it, the Amazon one has a much greater output of 8 amps.
These chargers are under £10, but the things you are charging might be worth hundreds of pounds!
YMMV
id be wary of any multi port usb charger at a value price point questioning their safety and quality control.


. Op deal's a good one, but thanks for posting the amazon link - just ordered, with free USB charger cables
this not better for a few pence more ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lumsing-Desktop-Charger-Smartphones-Tablets/dp/B01ID9X90W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488100054&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=desktop+charger&psc=1

plus you get free gift on amazon at moment


Edited By: ramiuk1 on Feb 26, 2017 09:10