I've had this desk a while, it is good for that price, but the reviews are fairly mixed when it comes to quality control. It is a faff to change the height if you've got monitors on it, doable though, that said, haven't used it as a standing desk in the two years I've had it!
Really tempted but reviews aren't very promising :)
I like it, hot!
Doesn't look too bad
31/05/2022Expires on 31/05/2022Posted 26th MayPosted 26th May
My wife pays for Prime and I use Prime gaming on my account as she shares it with me so it's kinda free for me.... Thanks for the heads up OP!
Even though the launcher will not work on steam deck, I heard that if you download any game from the launcher on windows, you can transfer it via USB to the steam deck. Add it as a non steam game and select proton layer and the game should launch.
With Escape from Monkey Island that means the entire series has now been given as the monthly deals. Well, until the new one Return to Monkey Island comes out supposedly later this year. Here's hoping they keep including other classic Lucasarts point and click titles in future months
£7.99 per month isn't free... (or worth amazon prime in general)
If only Prime Gaming worked on Steam Deck!
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Because that's the only conclusion I can come to. The emotion, the satire, the ups and downs, the love, the pain, the joy, the comedy....if people can sit through it all and not feel something....well I just feel bad for them :(
No problem, glad I could help.
When they are cheap.its a good investment as their bitrate will improve over time
Thanks for posting, OP! (y)
I do not recommend Prime for 4K shot on film, the bit-rates are low and will often struggle with grain. Jojo was shot digital but does have an artificial grain structure, I doubt you'd encounter the same issues as Donnie Darko but would strongly recommend iTunes if that's an option.
Amazon Prime: More Services and Discounts
Amazon Prime is a subscription-based retail service provided by Amazon. It includes Amazon Video and Amazon Music, as well as gaming and grocery delivery services, and is a great place to look for any products at a discount.
Endless Shopping and Fast Delivery
Amazon was founded back in 1994 by entrepreneur Jeff Bezos. It quickly became one of the world's biggest and most popular online retailers. Started out selling only books, the company extended its offers to music, movies – and everything from baby nappies to clothes, groceries and electronics. With Amazon, having anything you need delivered to your door is just one click away.
Amazon Prime was launched in 2005. Initially, it only featured faster deliveries, providing its customers with 2-Day free shipping services. The Prime service further improved in 2012 when it started including Amazon Video, the company's online TV and movie streaming service. Prime Video provides hundreds of popular TV shows and movies to its paid Prime subscribers.
In 2014, Prime Music was added and became competitive with iTunes and Google Music. Moreover, Amazon Prime Day debuted in 2015 as the company's 20th birthday, which now became one of its biggest online retail events, releasing numerous deals and offers for its Prime subscribers. Video game streaming service Twitch became part of the Prime service in 2016 and the monthly subscription became available for the first time later that year.
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How Does Amazon Prime Work?
Amazon Prime is Amazon's premium subscription service that provides its subscribers access to a range of exclusive products and services that other Amazon customers can't enjoy. After you sign up for Amazon Prime, you just log in as usual to access any additional services, either it is streaming a movie or adding new songs to your playlist.
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Free same-day deliveries on thousands of items Amazon offers.
Ad free music playlists with access to millions of tracks and curated playlists by leading DJs.
Exclusive TV and movie content on Amazon Video.
Unlimited photo storage.
Prime members are also given early access to “Lightning Deals” 30 minutes before they are available to the rest of the Amazon customers.
These are just the major benefits Prime subscribers get. As a member you also have the chance to shop for bargains on Amazon Prime Day, which usually takes place in July and is equivalent to Black Friday for the company. We'll get back to this a bit later.
Amazon Prime covers almost all of Amazon's product areas and additionally there are several services that make it stand out. These include:
Music — When you sign up to become an Amazon Prime member, you'll gain instant access to over 2 million songs with no ads. Amazon Music has various music stations and playlists with curated songs for every mood. All of its audio content can easily be streamed using the Amazon Echo smart home device or simply asking Alexa to play a certain song yoy want. There are two music packages to pick from: the standard one, which includes the features described above, and Music Unlimited. Music Unlimited offers over 40 million tracks and is ideal for music enthusiasts. However, it comes with a price; Unlimited subscribers have to pay a small add-on fee every month on top of the regular Amazon Prime subscription fee. Our advice is that you play around with Amazon Prime and see if it meets your musical needs. If not, you can easily upgrade to Unlimited and you will often find Amazon Prime deals on HotUKDeals.
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Benefits of the Amazon Prime Membership
Ways to Get Amazon Prime
Now that you are convinced after learning about all the avilable services of Amazon Prime, how do you actually sign up and what are some of the options you have? There are actually quite a few purchasing options, so make sure you pick the right one for you and search for deals so you get it for less.
Amazon Prime Video — This gives you access to all of Amazon's TV shows and movies with just £5.99 per month. There's no limit to how much you can watch and you can stream on your TV or tablet. However, this option is only for TV shows and movies, so the rest of the Prime benefits are not included in this package.
Monthly Prime Subscription — With a monthly fee of £7.99, subscribers get access to not only movies and TV shows but also over 2 million music tracks, curated playlists, e-books, printed books and magazine deals as well as unlimited photo storage. It also includes one-day shipping on items like books and groceries and 30 minute early access to Lightning Deals.
Annual Prime Subscription — This package includes all of the benefits described above. If you are looking to be a long-term Amazon Prime member, this is more economical. Priced at £79 per year, an annual subscription works out much cheaper than paying on a monthly basis. However, if you just want to experience Amazon Prime for a few movies or for Prime Day, a short-term monthly package could be just right for you. Before making a decision, browse around, check out Lighting Deals and compare what's on Netflix or Google Play. If you still think Amazon Prime is the best one, getting the annual package makes sense.
30-Day Free Trials — This is something that all prospective Amazon Prime subscribers need to remember; Amazon lets people try its services before the purchase. The company is confident that when users once experience its services, they will pay to subscribe. The trial offers the full Prime access without any subscription fee. It's something that every Prime fan should sign up for before making the decision. After all, even though you decide to sign up for Prime membership, you get a free month of Amazon Prime. However, beware; if you don't cancel your free trial before the 30 days is up, Amazon will automatically sign you up for the annual subscription package, so remember to cancel your trial if you want options other than the annual Prime subscription.
What is Amazon Prime Day All About?
Amazon Prime Day is the most important day for Amazon. Amazon consolidated multiple sales days, such as January Sales bonanza, summer sale, autumn clearout and Black Friday extravaganza into one day of frantic bargain hunting. Usually taking place in mid-July, Prime Day has become a big day for entertainment fans thanks to its endless collection of music, TV, film and tech deals. If you need to upgrade your Kindle or Echo, Prime Day is a perfect time to do so. If you need a Fire Stick or are thinking about buying a Prime membership, waiting for Prime Day might be worth it.
Here are 5 quick tips on how to make the most of Prime Day:
It might be worth it to sign up for Amazon Prime before Prime Day. Prime subscribers get sneak previews a day in advance and can bid on all the Lightning Deals whereas regular Amazon customers can take advantage of deals on the day of.
A few days before Prime Day is also a good time to start a Prime subscription. Amazon dramatically cuts the subscription fee to attract bargain hunters. So, watch out for these deals.
Plan ahead. Ideally, you should have a pretty good picture of the recent tech and entertainment products and make a list of specific products you want and search for their deals. That way, you can find the deals that you would actually buy rather than wasting time going through all the available options that you don't even need to look at.
Taking advantage of the Amazon app is also a great idea. The app lets you set up Prime Day alerts so you won't miss a deal.
When you actually make a purchase, be aware that you can get extra rewards by accepting a 5-10 day shipping option if you don't need the item right away. To avoid delayed deliveries due to the massive demand and sales on Prime Day, Amazon offers credits to customers that choose to get their orders a bit later.
Amazon Prime Now is a new service that provides the same-day delivery service for almost all the items from video games to groceries. It does sound like too good to be true having something delivered to you within a couple of hours with just one click, but is it actually worth your money?
Yes and no. You can get your order delivered within as little as two hours with Amazon Prime Now but these deliveries are available only in certain parts of the UK. The range of products that Prime Now carries is also limited.
There are also some extra costs that come with Prime Now. Minimum delivery charges apply and the prices of items are slightly higher than the regular Amazon platform. So it might not be a service that you'll want to use every week.
On the other hand, there's no doubt that the convenience of online order and mega-express deliveries is extremely appealing if you are willing to pay a little bit extra. You might also encounter some occations like Christmas or wedding anniversaries where a prompt delivery service can be a lifesaver.
Ways to Save Money When Shopping With Amazon Prime
Lightning Deals is just one part of Amazon Prime's offer; there are some other ways to save when shopping at Amazon. Here are some ideas that you should be aware of:
Amazon Student — If you are a current UK student, you're in luck. Amazon Prime offers a free 6-month subscription package exclusively for students and it includes free deliveries and free music, TV and movie streaming.
Amazon Family — Families can also save by shopping with Amazon Prime. Amazon Family is a special service for families, which provides free Prime movie and TV streaming and discounts on groceries and household essentials like nappies. It also gives families access to Fire for Kids, a special child-friendly set of TV content that is compatible with Amazon Fire.
Amazon Discount Codes — Amazon Prime discount codes are regularly released. The offers range from £10 off Amazon Prime Now and discounts for Echo devices to free deliveries. Regulaly check the HotUKDeals' Amazon Prime listings and don't miss a deal.
How to Save More with Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is one of the world's biggest online shopping and entertainment platforms. Today, more and more movie, TV show and music enthusiasts across the UK are signing up for Amazon Prime in order to freely access their favourite content, as well as other deals and convenience it provides. Then, how do you find the Amazon Prime package that serves your needs within your budget?
The first thing to remember is that even though Amazon constantly offers savings on Prime subscriptions, you can find better deals during certain times of the year. Late June and early July are the best times to search for discounted subscriptions. As Prime Day approaches, Amazon is very keen on getting as many people to be its Prime members as possible and they drop some big cuts on subscriptions.
If you cannot wait until then, make sure you explore all the options—rather it be a student discount or a family discount— and regularly check back with HotUKDeals, where all the available Prime discounts are listed in one place.
Additionally, HotUKDeals is also a great place to visit for Lightning Deals and general offers on Prime; we help you make the most of your Amazon Prime membership.
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If you love movies, TV shows, music, tech gadgets, printed books, audio books and games, Amazon Prime is an essential for you. However, its annual or monthly subscription fees might not be affordable for everyone. Amazon Prime discounts listed on HotUKDeals help get the items you want and stream the content you love for less.
Its wouldn't to access the pure stream content at 30mbps you need a minimum of 43mbps. They have pure stream 80mbps but you need a minimum of 115mbps to unlock it.
Agree my 4k disks hugely superior to any 4k streaming content
Was just about to buy this and it turns out I already own it (lol)
Physical media is better then streaming, but different streaming services use different bitrates, its been proven that apple will give the most bitrate for 4k movies which tops out at about 40mbps(varies per film), amazon if I remember was around the 20mbps, thats why I will only buy films on itunes. You obviously aint getting that 100mbps that discs offer but its good enough. https://www.macrumors.com/2019/11/04/apple-tv-highest-4k-streaming-quality/
Sounds like you would need to factor in any potential extra cost to get the required internet speed IIRC we have Shell superfast fibre which gives us 30 Mbps so was interested to know if it could cope with Sony streaming
That’s good to hear, thank you. I’ve got a king size one, it seems the other sizes are in stock etc, just not the king (on Amazon anyway.. they have it on wayfair but for 120… I only paid 85 so happy to wait)
I have the smartbase single, it's incredible for the price, so easy to put together and solid as a rock. I also bought the low profile Joseph double and it's also excellent, it is very low but crazy good for the price (and in general tbf). The only thing I would not do is use the tape they give you to place your mattress on, it will damage your mattress if you ever want to take it off or flip it.
Apparently this one doesn’t squeak… if it does, it’ll be going back.
Absolutely agree - best film I have seen all year! However, readers may want to substitute the genre "psychological thriller" for "supernatural/horror thriller" ;) Mainly as it sounds and starts as an innocent looking coming of age drama.
Decent movie , but I saw the " twist " coming miles away
Heat for the deal but was very disappointed by the film. Trashy by Edgar’s standards.
Amazing film, great soundtrack and a bargain at this price!!
Great start to the film but failed to go anywhere with it, shame as it had potential.
Yeah there’s some more info here - https://www.pushsquare.com/guides/new-ps-plus-memberships-all-three-tiers-explained Pretty good launch titles to be fair. I can see some more first party additions (might see Horizon FW at some stage in the future). (y)
Argos have stock to collect. I refreshed 10 times before my local store showed up as available
Wish I had got up earlier. Where?
Is there a list of games coming to the mid-tier and up? I have only seen the tiers explained without any real details.