Seagate USB 2.0 80GB Portable Hard Drive

Pros
Takes its power from USB socket so doesnt require an external power supply
USB 2.0 interface maximises the performance of the drive
Drive is 5400 RPM, rather than the slower 4200 RPM used on some other devices
This 80GB drive has an 8MB cache (as opposed to 2MB) to optimise performance
Quiet operation
Shock absorbent enclosure
Range of capacities from 40GB to 160GB
Units contain high quality, reliable Seagate drives
Compatible with both PC and Apple Mac

Cons
The higher capacity drives are more desirable
The 40GB model and one of the 80GB models have only 2MB cache
5400 RPM drives are not as fast as one of the 100GB drives which has a 7200 RPM drive

Cost: c £90 inc. VAT

Star Rating: 8.5 Stars First class portable external hard drives

Pure PocketDAB 1500 DAB/FM Portable Radio

Pros
Portable and lightweight (123g)
Supports both DAB and RDS FM
Includes quality Sennheiser MX 300 in-ear headphones
2000 mAh ChargePak battery pack (included as standard) gives up to 24 hours of use per charge
Comes complete with mains adaptor
Nice bright screen
20 Preset memories (10 for DAB and 10 for FM stations)
Text Scan feature allows pausing and other control of scrolling DAB text
Good price

Cons
No option to take standard batteries
Build quality is somewhat average

List Price: £89.99 inc. VAT

Star Rating: 8 Stars A stylish anodised aluminium finished portable DAB with good battery life

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