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Reviewer:
Martand
 
Top 100 Gadgets Reviewer
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  1.  Fantastic

    Posted: 

    I highly recommend this wiresless router to replace your broken or ancient one or to get a wireless internet connection at home for the first time! Some advice follows having successfully installed this :)

    This router is only for cable modems like Virgin and not for DSL broadband like BT etc.

    Pros:

    - Easy set up
    - Works great with Virgin Media Broadband,
    very good range on wireless mode (my PS3 used to get 53% signal strength from my old Cisco Linksys router but this Belkin one gives me 80%)
    - Comes with a free wifi USB dongle to 'wireless-enable' any computer or laptop you may have that doesn't have wifi
    - Biggest pro is the amazing low price! Get one as a spare if anything, because your current wifi router may need replacing at some point (my old one died unexpectedly).

    Cons:

    - Cheap looking in appearance
    - A very short ethernet cable provided so don't expect this router to be far from your modem or PC
    - Even the "easy setup" option can yield issues with connecting. Don't worry, I'll explain the issues here.

    If you are connecting this to your Virgin Media broadband, the first question in setup is "What IP address do you have- 'Static' or 'Dynamic'? The answer is always 'Dynamic'.

    Secondly, when setup says to connect the power to the router, that is when you MUST unplug your cable modem, wait 30 seconds and then reconnect the power to your modem. Setup doesn't tell you this, but this is how to avoid any issues. It resets your modem's IP Address and ensures your router sets up properly. Then, when the power is back on the modem, connect the power to the router and only then should you click 'next'.

    Lastly, during wireless setup, choose "WPA" securtiy. It is the most secure and safest wireless security, far better than 'WEP'. Choose a secure password for yourself and a simpler password for guests to connect their phones/laptops etc. when they are visiting you. Guests will only be able to access the internet with their guest password, while your password will enable you to have full access to the computer and its files, as well as the internet.

    NOTE: If ever you want to log in to the router's settings page to see the settings or change them/change passwords, do this: Open Internet Explorer and in the address bar at the top, type this- h t t p://192.168.2.1/ (REMOVE THE SPACES BETWEEN THE H T T P) and then press enter. This displays all your router settings :)

    Have fun guys. Hope this helps.

    Mart

  2.  Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Posted: 

    Well written, funny and interesting! Very well cast as well. Mila Kunis is so fine!! - sorry, had to say that ;-)

    5 stars.

  3.  ??

    Posted: 

    Starscream?? This looks more like a different colour variant of TRANSFORMERS Movie Deluxe Preview Figure: Protoform OPTIMUS PRIME.

  4.  A guide to Transformers figures for you :-)

    Posted: 

    To be precise, this isn't just Optimus Prime, it's TRANSFORMERS Movie Deluxe Preview Protoform OPTIMUS PRIME Figure. -------------------

    Perhaps I should clear up a bit of the confusion surrounding the various Transformers movie toys. There are several types, or "Class" of each character in shops and online, but which one is right for you?

    (Tip; if you are after the newer shape 2008 Camaro Bumblebee, you can get it in Deluxe class upwards, although it is hard to find).

    I will give you a brief description of the different "classes" of Transformers toys below. Each class has its own price range & features, in order to suit all budgets as well as specific needs, from children to serious collectors.

    1. MOVIE LEGENDS CLASS- Around £3.00-£5.00 each and extremely basic and small. Easy to transform from vehicle to robot and not much detail. Really for kids only. Ages 5 and up.

    2. ACTION FIGURE- This is just a basic action figure and does NOT transform. Price ranges from £6.00-£14.00. Ages 5 and up.

    3. MOVIE DELUXE CLASS- Usually £10.00-£20.00 each and features more detailing. They look more like the characters in the movie which is good and transform well. A very popular class of Transformer toy because of the nice balance of affordability and quality. Ages 5 and up.

    4. MOVIE VOYAGER CLASS- Usually £20.00-£30.00 each depending on the character. Much more detail as you would expect and a bigger size too. Ages 5 and up.

    5. MOVIE LEADER CLASS- This is really a great class of toy for real fans! Approx £40.00 each and up to 30cm tall with sound/voice and lights!! The higher price tag also gives you a new feature called "Automorph", whereby an action sets off a reaction! For example, the leader class Optimus Prime character moves his chest down, pops his head up, his eyes light up and he plays a sound automatically upon reaching the last stage of transformation into a robot, by pressing a switch. Leader class Optimus Prime and Leader class Megatron are currently the only two available in this class (as of 30.08.07) and Optimus Prime is much nicer.

    6. MOVIE ULTIMATE CLASS- £80.00 each and yes I'm crazy for buying one :-) At the time of writing this (30.08.07) there is only Ultimate Bumblebee available and it is more than 14 inches tall, making it the largest Transformer available. He is featured as the new 2008/2009 Chevrolet Camaro in this version. There are so many features to it that you really need to go to Youtube and type in "Ultimate Bumblebee" and see the videos. He talks, plays music, has animated movements in his head, arms and wings, fires missiles automatically, has engine sounds in car mode that change depending on how fast you roll him, has working headlights, activates tail-lights and squealing brake sound when you stop rolling him and loads more............ Overall, this is the best Transformers toy ever!! Not for children as transformation is very complex and it is more of a Transformers enthusiast's collectible.

    I hope this helps ;-)

  5.  A guide to Transformers figures for you :-)

    Posted: 

    To the last reviewer, this is not supposed to be the "original". It clearly states 2007 Scorponok, meaning that this is the NEW batch and is depicted in the movie!! ------------

    Perhaps I should clear up a bit of the confusion surrounding the various Transformers movie toys. There are several types, or "Class" of each character in shops and online, but which one is right for you?

    (Tip; if you are after the newer shape 2008 Camaro Bumblebee, you can get it in Deluxe class upwards, although it is hard to find).

    I will give you a brief description of the different "classes" of Transformers toys below. Each class has its own price range & features, in order to suit all budgets as well as specific needs, from children to serious collectors.

    1. MOVIE LEGENDS CLASS- Around £3.00-£5.00 each and extremely basic and small. Easy to transform from vehicle to robot and not much detail. Really for kids only. Ages 5 and up.

    2. ACTION FIGURE- This is just a basic action figure and does NOT transform. Price ranges from £6.00-£14.00. Ages 5 and up.

    3. MOVIE DELUXE CLASS- Usually £10.00-£20.00 each and features more detailing. They look more like the characters in the movie which is good and transform well. A very popular class of Transformer toy because of the nice balance of affordability and quality. Ages 5 and up.

    4. MOVIE VOYAGER CLASS- Usually £20.00-£30.00 each depending on the character. Much more detail as you would expect and a bigger size too. Ages 5 and up.

    5. MOVIE LEADER CLASS- This is really a great class of toy for real fans! Approx £40.00 each and up to 30cm tall with sound/voice and lights!! The higher price tag also gives you a new feature called "Automorph", whereby an action sets off a reaction! For example, the leader class Optimus Prime character moves his chest down, pops his head up, his eyes light up and he plays a sound automatically upon reaching the last stage of transformation into a robot, by pressing a switch. Leader class Optimus Prime and Leader class Megatron are currently the only two available in this class (as of 30.08.07) and Optimus Prime is much nicer.

    6. MOVIE ULTIMATE CLASS- £80.00 each and yes I'm crazy for buying one :-) At the time of writing this (30.08.07) there is only Ultimate Bumblebee available and it is more than 14 inches tall, making it the largest Transformer available. He is featured as the new 2008/2009 Chevrolet Camaro in this version. There are so many features to it that you really need to go to Youtube and type in "Ultimate Bumblebee" and see the videos. He talks, plays music, has animated movements in his head, arms and wings, fires missiles automatically, has engine sounds in car mode that change depending on how fast you roll him, has working headlights, activates tail-lights and squealing brake sound when you stop rolling him and loads more............ Overall, this is the best Transformers toy ever!! Not for children as transformation is very complex and it is more of a Transformers enthusiast's collectible.

    I hope this helps ;-)

  6.  Fantastic for real fans of the original Optimus Prime!

    Posted: 

    Watch the videos of this on Youtube and you'll see how cool it is ;-) Very collectible model, fully transformable to original Transformers look and a great size too!!

  7.  A guide to Transformers figures for you :-)

    Posted: 

    A guide to Transformers figures for you :-)

    Perhaps I should clear up a bit of the confusion surrounding the various Transformers movie toys. There are several types, or "Class" of each character in shops and online, but which one is right for you?

    (Tip; if you are after the newer shape 2008 Camaro Bumblebee, you can get it in Deluxe class upwards, although it is hard to find).

    I will give you a brief description of the different "classes" of Transformers toys below. Each class has its own price range & features, in order to suit all budgets as well as specific needs, from children to serious collectors.

    1. MOVIE LEGENDS CLASS- Around £3.00-£5.00 each and extremely basic and small. Easy to transform from vehicle to robot and not much detail. Really for kids only. Ages 5 and up.

    2. ACTION FIGURE- This is just a basic action figure and does NOT transform. Price ranges from £6.00-£14.00. Ages 5 and up.

    3. MOVIE DELUXE CLASS- Usually £10.00-£20.00 each and features more detailing. They look more like the characters in the movie which is good and transform well. A very popular class of Transformer toy because of the nice balance of affordability and quality. Ages 5 and up.

    4. MOVIE VOYAGER CLASS- Usually £20.00-£30.00 each depending on the character. Much more detail as you would expect and a bigger size too. Ages 5 and up.

    5. MOVIE LEADER CLASS- This is really a great class of toy for real fans! Approx £40.00 each and up to 30cm tall with sound/voice and lights!! The higher price tag also gives you a new feature called "Automorph", whereby an action sets off a reaction! For example, the leader class Optimus Prime character moves his chest down, pops his head up, his eyes light up and he plays a sound automatically upon reaching the last stage of transformation into a robot, by pressing a switch. Leader class Optimus Prime and Leader class Megatron are currently the only two available in this class (as of 30.08.07) and Optimus Prime is much nicer.

    6. MOVIE ULTIMATE CLASS- £80.00 each and yes I'm crazy for buying one :-) At the time of writing this (30.08.07) there is only Ultimate Bumblebee available and it is more than 14 inches tall, making it the largest Transformer available. He is featured as the new 2008/2009 Chevrolet Camaro in this version. There are so many features to it that you really need to go to Youtube and type in "Ultimate Bumblebee" and see the videos. He talks, plays music, has animated movements in his head, arms and wings, fires missiles automatically, has engine sounds in car mode that change depending on how fast you roll him, has working headlights, activates tail-lights and squealing brake sound when you stop rolling him and loads more............ Overall, this is the best Transformers toy ever!! Not for children as transformation is very complex and it is more of a Transformers enthusiast's collectible.

    I hope this helps ;-)

  8.  Transformers Bumblebee

    Posted: 

    This toy/model features Bumblebee as the older car in the first part of the Transformers movie. However, if like most people, you prefer Bumblebee as the newer car, then this is not the right one. You need to search for it here on Play, it is listed somewhere.....