Update since Burglary

, posted: 29-Jul-2013 01:03

A bit has happened over the last month or so since my last post.
We were burgled in May and had some gadgets stolen which as you can imagine wasnt pleasant. Luckily our insurance company have been very good and has helped us out to our satisfaction. To be honest Tower have been very good.

The old Macbook 13 inch aluminium  was taken along with a Panasonic Lumix still camera, 40 Gb Panasonic Vid camera, Asus TF 201 Android tablet.
Partner had some heirloom jewelry taken as well that was really irreplaceable

We were given vouchers for JBHIfi for the cameras and Tablet was replaced by a company called Connect. Replaced with a Asus TF600 Vivo Windows RT tablet.
Due to the age of the Macbook-over 5 years they paid out in cash for that. I went with a HP AIO cheap desktop which does the job. Not a gamiong person so should do the job for me.

We have since upgraded our security by installing a wireless security system by Exodus Security. This was round about $700 mark and appears to be good value. Its easily moveable in case we move, we get sms, phone calls when/if we are broken into again. Good remotes and RFID tag to easily deactivate as required. There is an android app to help manage this as well.

We were impressed with Towers service. JBHIFi was also excellent in sorting out what we wanted. They were also flexible.

On another front I quite like the look of the Nokia Lumia 1020 Phone and its 41 Mp camera. Fairly good reports. After using the Windows RT tablet im getting used to the OS and UI.
Im not overly convinced on using Windows 8 as yet after using Android for some time especially in the phone format.  No idea as yet on cost. From Clove in the Uk
The S3 is performing well with the 7000 Mah Zero lemon extended battery.

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Chris Hattan
New Zealand

I am a Psychiatric Nurse Manager in a Mental Health Unit in Hamilton NZ.
I have always been interested in Electronic wizardry and products.

At home we have a  wireless network, desktop,  Into Digital Photography 
JVC GZ-HD40a HD capable Video cam, 120 gb HDD. Panasonic Lumix FZ 47 Still camera

In relation to this I like Digital Video editing. My other main interest is Geocaching and use a Garmin Colorado 300.
My username on geocaching.com is funnily enough the same as the one Im using here-ie Psychrn
Samsung Galaxy Note,Asus Transformer Prime TF 300. Asus TF 600 Windows Vivo Tab RT
Other stuff:
ADSL  Orcon naked 
Uniden UBCT8 Radio Scanner
Sony 2001D Shortwave receiver
GME TX3400 PRS TranceiverUniden UHO75 5 W PRS Portable Tranceiver
HP AIO 20 Inch Windows 8 desktop
Acer M3201 Desktop
  • Processor: AMD Phenom 9550 (Quad) 2.2GHz, 2MB L2 + 2MB L3 Cache
  • RAM: 4GB (2 x 2GB 800MHz)
  • HDD: 500GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
  • Optical: DVD SuperMulti SATA
  • Graphics: Integrated ATi Radeon HD3450 (256MB Discrete) layered on the AMD RS780 with 256MB shared
  • Card Reader: Multi-Card Reader
  • TV Tuner: Single MCE Digital TV Tuner + remote
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

Canon MP 600 Printer + Canon MG 5350 Wireless Printer

Sony DVD recorder with 250 Gb HDD

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