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  1. BT I-Plate review

    BT I-Plate review

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    The BT I-Plate is an add-on to your standard BT telephone master socket that claims to boost broadband speed by cutting out noise on your line.

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    WD Sharespace 4TB review

    WD Sharespace 4TB review

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    REVIEW: Western Digital's place in the hard disk market isn't really arguable; it's a company that almost never fails to impress, whether it's inside or outside of your PC. The MyBook and WorldBook have built it a solid reputation among external drive aficionados, and the Raptor and Velociraptor internal drives - running at 7200 and 10,000 rpm respectively - are some of the world's fastest.

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    Linksys DMA2200 review

    Linksys DMA2200 review

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    Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems – the supplier of just about everything technical at Jack Bauer’s CTU (and don’t we know it) – has released the first official Media Center extenders in the UK (Xbox 360-excepted) and the DMA2200 is unique in that it also contains an upscaling DVD player.

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    Falcon MVIX MX780HD review

    Falcon MVIX MX780HD review

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    An HD Ready media player, the compact Linux-based MX-780HD can store media locally on a self-installed HDD. This isn’t included, but FAT32/NTFS-formatted drives of up to 1 terabyte in size are supported.

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    Iomega StorCenter Gigabit Ethernet 500GB review

    Iomega StorCenter Gigabit Ethernet 500GB review

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    As its name suggests, this is a fast Gigabit Ethernet NAS drive, based on a single SATA II hard drive in capacity choices ranging from 250GB to 750GB. Iomega do actually make a 1TB version of the drive as well, but this includes two hard disks with RAID options, at about twice the price.

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    Freecom Network Drive Pro 500GB review

    Freecom Network Drive Pro 500GB review

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    The uncommonly quiet-running Freecom Network Drive Pro makes the most of the cooling properties of its stylish aluminium case for reduced fan speed and noise. Features such as soft shut-down after a selected number of hours make the drive even more eco-friendly and easy to live with, and initial setup is simplicity itself.

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    LaCie Ethernet 2Big Network Drive 1TB review

    LaCie Ethernet 2Big Network Drive 1TB review

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    Available in capacities of between 1TB and 2TB, this drive is about twice the price of most rivals, but then it does include two hard drives rather than one.

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    Freecom Storage Gateway LAN 500GB review

    Freecom Storage Gateway LAN 500GB review

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    This Freecom device is a rather unique NAS drive and comes complete with a built-in wireless router, making it a good option if you don't have a wireless router already.

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    Netgear Ready NAS Duo RND2150 review

    Netgear Ready NAS Duo RND2150 review

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    Home Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are at last becoming sleek enough for people to want to use in their home. Netgear has worked wonders with this tidy-looking 500GB device, which can be expanded to 1TB.

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    3 Mobile Broadband review

    3 Mobile Broadband review

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    With the move to smaller sub-notebooks such as the Asus Eee PC, HP Mini-Note and the MSI Wind, there's now a much more realistic demand for internet access on the move

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    Vodafone USB Modem Stick review

    Vodafone USB Modem Stick review

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    The iPhone has proved a point: we love being connected to the internet wherever we are, and whenever the fancy or the need strikes us. And the only way that we can do that reliably is to connect to the mobile phone network

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    HP MediaSmart Home Server review

    HP MediaSmart Home Server review

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    A home server is the logical conclusion to the growing media libraries that we’re starting to amass on our home computers. For those with multiple PCs on a network, having a central point from which to dispense audio and video is sensible; add in simple automated back-up and you’ve got Windows Home Server.

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    Buffalo LinkStation Mini 1TB review

    Buffalo LinkStation Mini 1TB review

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    When Buffalo visited the TechRadar offices to show off this product its representatives confessed that they didn’t quite know who would buy the LinkStation Mini. A squashed down version of the company’s very successful LinkStation Live range, the Mini packs in two 500GB 2.5-inch laptop hard drives in a fanless casing.

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    Apple AirPort Express review

    Apple AirPort Express review

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    With very little fanfare, Apple finally upgraded the last of its WiFi products still to be using 802.11g to the faster and wider-coverage standard, 802.11n.

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    Slinglink Turbo review

    Slinglink Turbo review

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    An ingenious alternative is ‘powerline Ethernet’, which uses your existing mains wiring as the communications medium.

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    Solwise DMP-1120w review

    Solwise DMP-1120w review

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    The DMP-1120w, which bears more than a superficial resemblance to the Mac Mini, jacks into a home network via Ethernet or 54g wi-fi. It will feed your display via composite, RGB Scart or component.

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    Linksys PLK200-UK review

    Linksys PLK200-UK review

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    The appearance of the PLK200-UK system indicates that it is manufactured by a networking company rather than a consumer electronics company such as, say, Apple or Sony.

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    Hawking Hi-Gain 12dBi review

    Hawking Hi-Gain 12dBi review

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    If you live in a built-up area and suffer from a weak wireless signal on your home network, this directional window antenna is worth a look

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    Slingbox Solo review

    Slingbox Solo review

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    The Slingbox Solo enables you to watch your TV wherever a computer with a broadband network connection is available. It can stream video to a computer on your home network, or a remotely located one connected to the ‘net.

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    Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer review

    Netgear EVA700 Digital Entertainer review

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    This Netgear 'digital entertainer' isn't exactly pioneering. It's been three years since we had streaming of audio and pictures over 802.11b and two years since the first video streamers...

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    Freecom Storage Gateway WLAN 250GB review

    Freecom Storage Gateway WLAN 250GB review

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    For such a compact little drive, Freecom's new Storage Gateway packs a mighty punch. The styling and finish are excellent, but the most obvious difference between this drive and its main rivals is the antenna that sticks up from the back

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