Beddit Sleep MonitorBeddit Sleep Monitor rated 9 out of 10

May 22, 2015 in Health and Beauty
When bleary eyed I viewed the first night sleep statistics on my Android phone I almost let out a cheer as at last a sleep monitor gives a real figure so you no longer feel you are going crazy with what other devices claim for sleep periods.

Adding Piper FunctionalityIControl Piper nv rated 7 out of 10

May 21, 2015 in Homes and Gardens Review : IControl Piper nv
It does not seem all that long ago that I was first introduced to the Piper product. Actually it was around two months ago that I came across this home security device which streams live images to your smartphone and sends out warnings regarding events that are taking place within the area it is protecting. Now the next version of the product, originally created by Russell Ure in 2012 and powered by IControl Networks, is available. This latest version goes by the name of Piper nv. I will leave you to work out what “nv” stands. I was 100% wrong with my guess of new or next version.

Frankenstein Master of DeathGameHouse Frankenstein: Master of Death rated 6 out of 10

While Frankenstein is often regarded as the villain, this is not the case in this Hidden Object Adventure game.

review 841547 Amazon Fire TV SticfireTV Stick from AmazonfireTV Stick from Amazon rated 8 out of 10

May 20, 2015 in Entertainment
This is very like the Roku Stick, somewhat like Chromecast, but as it is far cheaper than either it would be better, however it also has a lot more features and has another huge plus it is from Amazon so how can it be anything but a big hit.

review 841423 Leitz Icon Smart Label PrinteA Printer for LabelsLeitz Icon rated 6 out of 10

May 19, 2015 in Printers/Scanners Review : Leitz Icon
Rather than a range of print facilities, this next product concentrates its functionality on the production of labels.

review 841311 Philips C271P4QPJEW 27 inch Clinical DisplaPhilips Panel Brilliance 272P4Philips Panel Brilliance 272P4 rated 8 out of 10

May 18, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Sold as a Clinical D Image panel it is capable of 2560x1440 display. The ‘clinical’ bit of the last sentence means the display needs to be ultra-sharp and clear as when a surgeon is looking at say an X-Ray image he/she needs clarity.

review 841540 FUGOO Sport Bluetooth ActivFugoo SportFugoo Sport rated 8 out of 10

May 17, 2015 in Entertainment
A Bluetooth speaker with good battery life excellent sound and it can not only get wet like in the bathroom but get involved with you while for instance riding a bike or perhaps even more extreme tasks beyond my current imagination.

review 841301 Withings Home   Wi Fi Security Camera with Air Quality SensorRemote Home ViewingWithings Home rated 6 out of 10

May 16, 2015 in Wireless Review : Withings Home
While not the same as “eyes in the back of your head”, this next product can provide feedback as to what is happening in your home when you are out and about.

review 841309 pentax ks1 digital SLR camerPentax K-S1 DSLR CameraPentax K-S1 DSLR Camera rated 8 out of 10

May 15, 2015 in Cameras
This is quite a small and lightweight offering from Pentax. However this does not mean that the images its takes are anything but excellent in both JPG and RAW. The only unusual thing to me is that both the body and lens are white.

review 841300 Huawei TalkBand BTalkBand B2Huawei TalkBand B2 rated 7 out of 10

May 14, 2015 in Health and Beauty Review : Huawei TalkBand B2
A visit to a riverside iconic London event centre introduced me to a stylish activity tracker that doubles as a hands-free earpiece.

review 841298 avanquest weird park the final shoWeird Park – The Final ShowAvanquest GSP Weird Park: The Final Show rated 8 out of 10

The saga of Weird Park began with the game of Broken Time before moving on to the second episode entitled Scary Tales. Now the curtain is about to fall with the third and final chapter of this Hidden Object Adventure series. This game is appropriately entitled Weird Park: The Final Show. As it is entirely self-contained, missing out on the first two chapters should not impinge on your enjoyment of this title.

review 841307 Withings Activite Pop Smart WatcWithings Activité PopWithings Activit%E9 Pop rated 8 out of 10

May 13, 2015 in Health and Beauty
This is the latest in a range of health and fitness items. It has one distinct difference in that it looks like a standard smart analogue watch. It is quite thin, is worn on the wrist, and, to anyone else looks exactly like a wrist watch.

review 841359 PowerPlus Steam 2000w VPW2Vax pressure and steam washerVax pressure and steam washer rated 8 out of 10

May 12, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
The Vax PowerPlus Steam VPW2S is a versatile cleaning tool for around the garden and patio. Use the pressure washer to blast away all dirt and grime from outdoor surfaces and then hygienically steam clean critical areas.

review 841299 BT Mini Wi Fi 500 Home Hotspot Power Adapter KiBT Goes PowerlineBT Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 rated 7 out of 10

May 12, 2015 in Wireless Review : BT Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500
The Mini Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 Kit, now there’s a name to get your tongue around, is a product that comes with the claim of allowing the user to “get the best Wi-Fi any where in your home”.

review 841308 HP MFP M277dw LaserJet Pro Color PrinteHP Colour Laser M277dwHP Colour Laser M277dw rated 8 out of 10

May 11, 2015 in Printers/Scanners
While ink jet printers are still dominant in the colour market lasers can now offer much more and with less of a premium, printing speeds are better and perhaps most important the quality of the printed output is now excellent.

review 841310 Sennheiser RS185 Uncompressed Sound Wireless HeadphoneWireless Headphones RS-185Sennheiser RS-185 rated 8 out of 10

May 10, 2015 in Entertainment Review : Sennheiser RS-185
These quality wireless headphones from Sennheiser can take input from RCA jacks or Optical. The latter means that if your TV has optical out those of us with less than 20:20 hearing can now hear that murmured dialogue so favoured in US movies.

review 841219 Braven BRV Bank 6000mAh Smart Ultra Rugged Backup BatterBraven BRV-BANKBraven BRV-BANK rated 6 out of 10

May 9, 2015 in Wireless
Manufacturers are now adding different features to their battery-charging products. A recent example of this trend is seen with t new Braven offering.

review 841305 canon powershot g7x compact digital camerCanon PowerShot G7XCanon PowerShot G7X rated 8 out of 10

May 8, 2015 in Cameras
Having recently looked at two DSLR units from Canon it is now time to try something smaller and lighter but the technology is still rife in this latest offering in the Canon PowerShot range, so what wonders does the G7X offer.

review 841218 avg tune up utilities 201AVG PC TuneUp 2015 AVG TuneUp Utilities rated 8 out of 10

May 7, 2015 in Software Review : AVG TuneUp Utilities
It is good bye and hello to a software application that has formed a regular part of my computer system for a number of years now.

review 841217 avanquest nightmares from the deeDefeating Davy JonesAvanquest GSP Nightmares from the Deep Davy Jones rated 8 out of 10

Completing the saga of the Nightmares from the Deep series is the final chapter entitled Davy Jones. Available in Collector’s Edition format, this Hidden Object Adventure game can be purchased from Avanquest’s GSP game catalogue.
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