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Lindy USB to RS232 25-Pin Serial Adapter

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Lindy USB to RS232 25-Pin Serial Adapter
Dispatched in 2 to 4 working days
Price
305

Solid - no problems so far

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The need for RS-232 connectivity is declining steadily, but for some legacy equipment and professional/industrial devices, you still need it. Almost all laptops have dropped RS-232 ports in favour of USB now, so when you need one of these adapter cables for use in a portable/laptop application, chances are good that you need it bad!
I bought this one specifically to let my laptop talk to an old alarm control panel which has an RS-485 port and requires a 25-pin RS232-to-RS-485 converter in addition to a USB-to-RS232 converter. Since most USB-to-RS-232 converters come with a DB-9 connector, I needed a 9-to-25-pin adapter as well, which made the whole cable arrangement very clunky to use.
I'd previously had problems with a GoldX GXMU-1200 USB-to-RS232 converter (which had a DB-9 serial connector) and would often cause my Windows 7 laptop to Blue Screen in the middle of a comms session - very annoying. This Lindy converter was one of the few I could find with a DB-25 connector, so made the cable chain that little bit smoother as well. I've also found it to be completely reliable in use, even though it seems to use the same Prolific PL2303 converter chip as the GXMU-1200, and hence a very similar driver. Unlike the GXMU-1200, it's been rock solid in use.
Apart from that, the unit is of good quality and has a nice flexible cable that's easy to use. Not too exciting, but one of those cool and rare Things That Just Work.
Buy with confidence!

BigBen 3DS XL Color Edition For Nintendo XL (NDS)

(4 user ratings)

BigBen 3DS XL Color Edition For Nintendo XL (NDS)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
270

Great Value!

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Very nice kit, the screen protectors fit fairly well. Everything fits neatly into the carry bag, keeping it all together. Overall good value for money.

Philips SHL3300BK DJ Headphones - Black

(2 user ratings)

Philips SHL3300BK DJ Headphones - Black
Out of Stock
Price
456

Excellent for price point

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Amazing headphones for the cost, definitely beats everything near it, and competes with those above. Strong bass for those that care. Only down side is the shape of the earpads, I suggest purchasing the razer ear cushions also available on Raru, to get a nice over the ear feel, as the on ear default can hurt after extended use.

Speedlink Prime Z-Dw Gaming Mouse - Red

(3 user ratings)

Speedlink Prime Z-Dw Gaming Mouse - Red
Dispatched in 2 to 5 working days
Price
311

Very nice

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I was looking for a comfy, bulky mouse and that's exactly what I got. That Plus plenty fun features have made me a very satisfied customer

Zalman Performa V-Shape Dual Heatsink Design CPU Cooler

Zalman  Performa V-Shape Dual Heatsink Design CPU Cooler
Out of Stock
Price
861

Good performer

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This is a very good cooler when used on certain intel and amd cpu's. Only issue that one might encounter is that you will not be able to use 4 sticks of ram as the fan blocks the one dim slot. Nice quiet fan although it a bit noisy when you turn up the rpm's.

Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU Cooler

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Cooler Master Hyper D92 CPU Cooler
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
621

Perfect for midi tower case

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Well designed product for mild overclocking (CPU dependable). Supports all current CPU sockets. This cooler is perfect for midi towers and you will not have the ram clearance issue when using 4 ram dim as with other large air-coolers. It displays well in case and looks like a premium product. When you crank up the fans it a tad bit noisy. You can install heatsink both ways (blowing air to rear / or up) on an intel mobo but not on an am chipset. The thermal paste you get with the product isn't premium grade so I would suggest also purchase a tube of premium thermal paste to ensure you keep your temps down when o/c. Fans clip on via a plastic fitting and extremely easy. Very good product

Corsair MM300 Gaming Mouse Mat - Extended Edition

(5 user ratings)

Corsair MM300 Gaming Mouse Mat - Extended Edition
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
593

Large good value

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Good premium product. I would buy this without hesitation if you not too fussy about surface types as this is cloth with absolutely no friction and optimized for high dpi mice. Sides are stitched. Make sure that if you have a pull-out keyboard/mouse type desk, that it will fit cos it's big

Corsair XMS2 with heatsink, 2GB DDR2-800, CL5, 1.8v - 240pin Memory

(1 user rating)

Corsair XMS2 with heatsink, 2GB DDR2-800, CL5, 1.8v - 240pin Memory
Dispatched in 1 to 3 working days
Price
519

Durable RAM Modules

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It is worth mentioning that I have been using the CORSAIR RAM modules from the day I can remember and must say that I haven't had any problems with any of my RAM modules.

Keep up the good products, and especially their quality.

WD - My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - Metallic Silver (Anniversary Edition)

(1 user rating)

WD - My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive - Metallic Silver (Anniversary Edition)
Out of Stock
Price
1,025

My Passport Ultra is easily the most stylish thing in my handbag

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This beautiful little hard-drive caters for all my needs - from the 1TB storage capacity to the elegant design, it's light -weight and easy to use. The exterior has a wonderful colour and finish, and doesn't nick or scratch as one might expect with a finish like this.
I would definitely buy another when the time comes.

Redragon Garuda Wired Gaming Headset (PC)

(4 user ratings)

Redragon Garuda Wired Gaming Headset (PC)
Dispatched in 2 to 5 working days
Price
152

A bit dissapointing

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Sound wasnt that good, but does the job for the price

Microsoft Xbox One 500GB Console + Gears of War 4

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Microsoft Xbox One 500GB Console + Gears of War 4
Not available
Price
5,846
RRP
R 5,999

Very happy

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I loved my XBox 360 and waited a long time to upgrade to the XBox One. So glad I waited because I got one with a free game for an exceptionally low price on Black Friday sale at Raru. Delivery was quick and the XBox One is living up to all my expectations and then some. Very happy with the purchase and Raru service.

ASUS DSL-N14U ADSL Modem - 4 Port Router

(6 user ratings)

ASUS DSL-N14U ADSL Modem - 4 Port Router
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
713
RRP
R 799
(-11%)

Outstanding value for the price.

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Considering the features packed into this router, it's surprising value, and it looks good too. The range could have been slightly better compared to my previous router but the added features more than make up for it.

Redragon Lagopasmutus Wired Gaming Headset (PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4)

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Redragon Lagopasmutus Wired Gaming Headset (PC, Mac, Xbox One and PS4)
Dispatched in 2 to 5 working days
Price
392

Genuinely Surprised...

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Well... My previous R159.90 headset broke and seeing as money is tight this month I decided to try my luck with Redragon. I was speaking to the guys at the shop and was telling them at how i was amazed that Redragon was blowing up fast and he said the following, "Yeah, Redragon is pretty much an OEM manufacturer so you're getting quality products for a cheap price." I then decided to go for the Lagopasmutus as it just wasnt in my budget to go for the one that was one up with 7.1 surround sound, and let me tell you this. They're absolutely phenomenal! At only R399.00 I definitely got my money's worth, The vibrations are breathtaking, the sound quality is crisp, the mic works like a charm, and above all, the easy to use buttons make changing sound, mic sensitivity, and whether or not it breathes (lighting) a walk in the park. I have definitely did not get what i paid for, i got so much more.

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console + 90 Days PSN Card (PS4 Pro)

(2 user ratings)

Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console + 90 Days PSN Card (PS4 Pro)
Out of Stock
Price
6,999

Great for us Console Peasents

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hours of fun, great exclusive content.

Sony PlayStation VITA Wi-Fi - Crystal Black (PS VITA)

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Sony PlayStation VITA Wi-Fi - Crystal Black (PS VITA)
Out of Stock
Price
2,999

The PS Vita is easily the most advanced portable gaming device to date

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The only consideration that really matters for a game system is its capacity to play games, and in that regard the PlayStation Vita is a resounding success. It offers the most power, the widest variety of input methods, and the most convenient method of getting new games, of any handheld system in history.

The games are beautiful, and the system offers tons of flexibility in terms of how developers want them to be played, including the dual analog controls the PSP desperately needed. And the screen alone is a pretty convincing argument in favor of purchase. The fact that every Vita release will be available through the store is a more significant step into the future than any piece of tech included in the system.

As always, this incredible Sony hardware is held back by Sony, either out of an effort to subvert pirates or just because of poor execution. The single PSN account limitation stings. The memory cards are outrageously priced, a complaint that carries far more water given that they're mandatory; managing data is functional, but can be tedious thanks to the proprietary interface.

That's not to say the hardware itself is unimpeachable. The cameras are low-quality and oddly placed. The battery life is predictably lacking. I can't exactly list the rear touch pad as a fault, as it's just another one of many input methods, but it smacks of gimmickry. It isn't needed in a system with a gimmick as strong as "unbelievably beautiful games."
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