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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5+ YR-OLD PRODUCT, January 28, 2011
This review is from: Doctor Who Tardis USB Hub (Electronics)
In researching which TARDIS USB hub to order, I read and so appreciated all the reviews entered by the many TARDIS USB hub users. It was still confusing though because there were so many different manufacturers' offerings. I realized too there was a great chance that people were entering reviews under product numbers that they hadn't necessarily ordered - a TARDIS USB hub looks like a TARDIS USB hub. So, I tracked down the manufacturers of the various products offered to try to make an informed decision. This is my way of thanking all the people who provided such great information for me.

If this one unit is the "old" TARDIS version (i.e., Doctors 9/10 Version) which some people preferred (because it supposedly had lights around the white police sign at the top of the windows and the newer version does not), then according to the distributor it is at least 5 years old. I don't know that the age of the unit will affect the performance, but given that some reviewers have reported performance problems, the age could be a factor. I checked out Amazon's supplier of this unit, J.D. PowerSellers, who sells their products at J.D. PowerSellers distributes the 2 eligible TARDIS hubs available (at the time of review) for PRIME shipping ($29.00 and $35.99) made by Doctor Who, which is a private label made by Wesco. The $29.00 TARDIS model sells for $26.95 + s/h on and J.D.PowerSellers has clearly marked the product's age as being "AT LEAST 60 MONTHS OLD". That's why this received 4 stars instead of the full 5 stars that the fun quotient should otherwise guarantee.

Please be aware when ordering the TARDIS USB hub, if you choose the $29.00 offering on Amazon, it will be one of the 5-yr old products clearly labeled on the website (and Wesco's). Check it out for yourself. The other manufacturers of TARDIS USB hubs are ComputerGear and UndergroundToys. The "new" TARDIS has the round, white St. John's ambulance phone number on the right-hand door - which I didn't realize when I first wrote the review. MEA CULPA! And, yes, I am sufficiently chagrined. Anyway, just be advised about the possibility of ordering older units. I am a devoted Amazon customer and I love their service, quick delivery, prices, etc. However, I do think they should be more upfront about the true age of this product, but they may not have known about it.
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Initial post: May 23, 2011 10:44:18 PM PDT
Bre says:

I'm wondering if it's possible to turn one of these in to an external hard drive and in order to do that it would need to be hollow on top. Do you know if any of these models are hollow on top? Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2011 4:45:38 PM PDT
Bre, None of the models I've received (3 so far, from 2 different vendors) have been hollow on top. They have all been constructed from a plastic mold and do not have any hollow spaces. The bottom has a floor that's attached with screws.

Sorry - this is the information you needed, but it's probably not the answer you were hoping to get. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 9:30:38 PM PDT
Thanks for this info, however, I really want the "classic" version of this item, as I dont like the 11th Doctor's version, just as I dont like the changes they have made to the show with the 11th doctor. . I did order this product just a couple of weeks ago and got the new version, which really annoyed me.
Can you tell me the model #'s on the two versions? There seem to be two out there, but it is not clear from the pics which one is which. I ordered the DR115 thinking it was the older version, since there is a DR21 out there too.
The only one I have found that looks authentic 9/10 Doctors is from the UK and he only ships to UK.
Any leads would be appreciated!

"Trust you Doctor!"

Thanks for any help!
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