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The Infamous Mr D 18th September 2008, 09:11 Quote
Always a joy to see Mr Butler having the time of his life.
theevilelephant 18th September 2008, 09:16 Quote
A good read, I was't sure you could pull off a 1 page review of a SATA cable but you did it!:)
Da_Rude_Baboon 18th September 2008, 09:59 Quote
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The second drawback of the Intelliplug is that it isn’t a case of one size fits all and if you want to use the same system for your TV and consoles then you’ll need a TV Intelliplug. We had a brief fiddle with one of these and it’s essentially the same thing except that one plug is devoted solely to a Sky or Freeview digibox and it comes with an IR sensor that you can program to respond with your remote control.

A word of warning. I had one of these and it would randomly turn everything off which becomes highly annoying. I could play my PS3 for hours with out issue but if i tried to watch a film on the PS3 the intelliplug would switch everything off anywhere from 5-20 minutes into the film. It would occasionally go into some sort of spasm and switch itself off every few minutes as well and need to be recalibrated, Intelliplug technical support could not fix the issue so it was returned to the shop. So now i save myself £30 by having everything plugged into a surge protector and just switch it off at the wall when i'm not using it.

Oh an as an 'AV' device it does not use discreet on/off commands so its very hard to use with a programmeable remote control. Its promising tech but its not mature enough yet.
Baz 18th September 2008, 10:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by The Infamous Mr D
Always a joy to see Mr Butler having the time of his life.

For me, everyday is the best day ever - that just how awesome working at bit is!
Krikkit 18th September 2008, 10:11 Quote
Hurrah! Another outburst of madness from Joe! :p

The SATA dock is available from another company (who may have been ripped off, I seem to remember these guys were the first ones to do it in that style), except they do one with a USB hub in it too! :D
Bindibadgi 18th September 2008, 10:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
For me, everyday is the best day ever - that just how awesome working at bit is!

Oh god you make me feel ill



[USRF]Obiwan 18th September 2008, 10:42 Quote
First: the intelliplug is allready invented but it is larger, has over voltage protection and a switch to turn of everything at once with one vinger! And they come in different sizes:

http://www1.nl2.conrad.com/m/6000_6999/6200/6210/6214/621400_RB_00_FB.EPS.jpg
http://www1.nl2.conrad.com/m/6000_6999/6200/6210/6214/621451_RB_00_FB.EPS.jpg

And for the ultimate power distrubition block, you can check this one out You can control the individual sockets with the software running on your pc via USB and it can be managed by network.

Second: The HD docking station box art is misleading, i espected a Harddisk with a transparent sidewindow :(

third: Loved the 'Butler' pics, I was like ROFL.
Firehed 18th September 2008, 10:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
For me, everyday is the best day ever - that just how awesome working at bit is!

Oh god you make me feel ill



He makes me feel like I need a new job.

Oh, wait, no. That's the lack of income giving me that feeling...

Anyways, definitely review more SATA cables. I want pictures of Richard getting attacked by rubber bands next time.
Mentai 18th September 2008, 11:17 Quote
/r/ more pics of bit-tech staff having the time of their life
Mankz 18th September 2008, 11:26 Quote
Gotta love that photo...
Hamish 18th September 2008, 11:35 Quote
the mousemat is coarse not course ;)

also those hard drive docks are great if you want to archive/backup lots of data
i use one at home to archive off all my 'stuff' (:p) to a bunch of disks i have sitting in a drawer and use one at work for backups
Baz 18th September 2008, 12:01 Quote
but seriously, joe, you will pay for putting that pic up!
DXR_13KE 18th September 2008, 13:05 Quote
harry with a uv reactive sata cables?

http://imageshack.us


could work...

edit: sorry, i had to do it....
Mankz 18th September 2008, 13:21 Quote
Nice Chop.
Darkedge 18th September 2008, 15:00 Quote
Actually had one of those nova mats and the responsiveness is the best i've ever felt from a mat with laser or optical. Only problem was the lack of a wrist rest.

i think they are a bit marmite - if you love em - you'll LOVE them. if not a bit meh.
Ending Credits 18th September 2008, 16:33 Quote
£10 is a lot for a 2GB card. Mine was half that.
Cupboard 18th September 2008, 16:50 Quote
The lan-bag: B4L = Bag "4" Lan?

edit: Poor Harry!

edit2: (I really should have read the whole article before commenting!)
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and no easy to remove access point that reveals a soft chewy centre.
This refers to what?
Tim S 18th September 2008, 17:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ending Credits
£10 is a lot for a 2GB card. Mine was half that.

I agree - it's available for about £6, but once you factor in delivery, it's more than £10. :)
Arkanrais 18th September 2008, 18:40 Quote
that SATA drive caddy has me concerned. in my typical fashion of piling crap on my desks (and everywhere else in my room), that drive would be sure to get hit sooner or later with it sticking up strait in the air like that (especially when a specific mate of mine decides to show up somewhat drunk and rant about conspiracy theories at 2am). I'd like to see a 2x 5.25" bay that has 3 hot swappable sata drive slots in it. now that would be useful (but then it wouldn't be in an 'on our desk' feature though. dammit).
Darkraven 18th September 2008, 18:57 Quote
IT's a sata cable, what did you expect? Hmmm....sad, Joe writing this article or me reading it?

I was at a Christmas party and opened a small gift from the wife of my boss and inside was a common rock, you know - the kind you pick up off the ground. A small note taped to it that said, " sex stone". Ok, she caught me off guard and I just looked at her with that dazed, confused look. Her reply was, " it's a f***ing rock, what did you expect?" Just a memory trigger or did Joe maybe came from the same twisted school of humor? LOL
Sparrowhawk 18th September 2008, 18:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Firehed
He makes me feel like I need a new job.

Oh, wait, no. That's the lack of income giving me that feeling...

Anyways, definitely review more SATA cables. I want pictures of Richard getting attacked by rubber bands next time.

Seconded. We need some random "Life At The Offices" pictures. Perhaps in it's own forum thread.
Tim S 18th September 2008, 19:26 Quote
we need a staff bog IMO :)
Mr T 18th September 2008, 19:40 Quote
E'on sent me one of those intelliplug things for free. Seems to work fine on the rents pc :)
Hamish 18th September 2008, 20:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
we need a staff bog IMO :)

do it!
Firehed 18th September 2008, 21:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
we need a staff bog IMO :)

Um, have I lost something in translation? I thought bog was UK slang for toilet. Surely you don't run next door for that.
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