Samsung NX Mini CameraSamsung NX Mini Camera rated 8 out of 10

Nov 23, 2014 in Cameras
Certainly a small unit, it has a changeable lens but is not in my mind a DSLR unit. In fact my first thoughts on taking it out of the box would not have made pleasant reading but after sorting the problems, I grew to like – verging on - love it.

Doro PhoneEasy 624Doro PhoneEasy624 rated 6 out of 10

Nov 22, 2014 in Phones Review : Doro PhoneEasy624
Not everybody wants or needs a smartphone with all its “bells and whistles”. There are many users, especially those often referred to as “silver surfers”, who are more than happy to find their mobile communication needs adequately covered by a feature phone such as the latest addition to Doro’s growing 3G feature handset portfolio. This new addition to the Doro catalogue is the PhoneEasy 624 model.

Kobo Aura H20Kobo Aura H20 rated 8 out of 10

Nov 21, 2014 in Entertainment
For those looking for a book reader then the Aura H20 from Kobo could well be something to consider. The bright white background makes it seem just like what one used to take off the bookshelf to read, the main advantage is that text size can suit your eyesight.

review 837099 Denon Ceol Carino Bluetooth Computer Audio SysteMulti-featured Speaker SystemDenon Carino CEOL rated 8 out of 10

Nov 20, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Denon Carino CEOL
The popular Ivy Restaurant was the location where I first cast eyes on the subject of this next review.

review 837104 Orbotix Ollie for Android and iOWatch Out! Ollie’s About.Orbotix Ollie rated 8 out of 10

Nov 19, 2014 in Misc Review : Orbotix Ollie
And who, you may ask is Ollie? And what is he about?

review 837335 Samsung S24D390HL PLS 2Samsung Flat Panel S24D390HLSamsung Flat Panel S24D390HL rated 8 out of 10

Nov 19, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
While most think of Samsung for mobile phones and their more of less consistent war with Apple they also do a whole raft of other excellent products including Smart TV’s so flat panels for computers will be no surprise is another of their group of expertise.

review 837098 Brother HL L2365DW A4 Mono Laser PrinteA Brother Monochrome Laser PrinterBrother HL-L2365DW rated 8 out of 10

Nov 18, 2014 in Printers/Scanners Review : Brother HL-L2365DW
While colour can add impact, it is not always required by some documents. This next printer gives you speed and good quality for your monochrome documents.

review 837333 Humax HDR 1800T 320GB Freeview Receiver with HHumax 320GB PVRHumax 320GB PVR rated 7 out of 10

Nov 17, 2014 in Entertainment
This unit arrived shortly after the Humax YouView unit, at the same time as a brilliant Humax Sound Bar (review to follow). Things did not start out well but after a couple of conversations things improved and I now trust it.

review 837338 lipstick phone rechargeBlush and Kissable from Retouch

Nov 16, 2014 in Misc Review : Retouch Kissable & Retouch Blush
Being a mere man the secrets of a girls handbag normally remain just that. Here however are two products that it is likely a man will want to use, in most cases they will not be the lipstick or compact packaging they come disguised as.

review 836974 corel draw x7 home and studenCorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7Corel CorelDRAW Home and Student SUite X7 rated 9 out of 10

Although better known for its various graphics titles, some created in-house and other bought in, Corel does have another claim to fame. The company was responsible for helping kick-start the take up of the early optical drives as software quickly outgrew the available capacity of the floppy disks previously used for conveying commercial software, As a special promotion, Corel bundled a free CD drive with its CorelDRAW product. This was how I obtained my first CD drive.

review 837332 Acer Iconia B1 android tableAcer Iconia One 7 TabletAcer Iconia One 7 Tablet rated 7 out of 10

Nov 14, 2014 in PDA's
This is a 7inch Android Tablet, from the same range as the A1 I reviewed in June. This looks and feels quite different and I have not really worked out why the only thing I noticed – remember I am a man – is this this was black and the A1 was cream.

review 837096 ZyXEL WRE2205 N300 Wireless Range ExtendeExtending Wi-FiZyxel Wireless N300 Range Extender WRE2205 rated 8 out of 10

Like big red buses that tend to turn up in pairs, no sooner do I complete my review of a wireless extender product than a similar product turns up.

A Golden WakeWadjey Eye A Golden Wake rated 6 out of 10

Nov 12, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Wadjey Eye A Golden Wake
A trip back in time, both in the style of game play and the period setting, takes you off to America for this next title.

review 837331 BUFFALO TeraStation 5200 SAN storagTera Station 5200Tera Station 5200 rated 8 out of 10

Nov 12, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
For those who are serious about security it is not a case of extra cameras you need somewhere special to keep the evidence and here it is a box that can record everything from up to sixteen different cameras and keep it all securely.

review 837239 Netgear WN3000RP 200UKS 300Mbps Universal Wi Fi Range ExtendeNetgear WN3000RP WiFi extenderNetgear WN3000RP WiFi extender rated 8 out of 10

Nov 11, 2014 in Wireless
WiFi's become an almost indispensable adjunct to our computing and home entertainment, but it has its quirks. It passes easily through interior stud walls - unless they happen to be foil-insulated - but can grind to a halt when confronted with brick. UK regulations limit transmission power, and hence the range, and dead spots are not uncommon in traditionally-constructed British homes. Sod's law dictates that these will exactly coincide with the location of your Net-connected set-top box, or your favorite place for using your laptop or tablet. It's a problem that happily has a neat solution. But until the Netgear WN3000RP arrived on my desk I had no idea how simple it could be to set up a Wi-Fi extender.

review 836973 motorola moto g second generation smart phonSecond Generation Moto GMotorola MotoG Second Generation rated 9 out of 10

Nov 11, 2014 in Phones Review : Motorola MotoG Second Generation
Ever since the original launch, my smartphone of choice has been the Motorola Moto G device which combines good performance with a reasonable price point. Motorola has recently upgrading this excellent handset with the new second generation version which is available in single or dual SIM flavours with a choice of either 8GB or 16GB. Also included with this second generation of the product is a micro SD card slot enabling the user to increase storage by a further 32GB.

review 836984 Big Turtle Shell speakeHyper Tec Wireless BoomboxHyper Tec Wireless Boombox rated 8 out of 10

Nov 10, 2014 in Entertainment
This is a wireless (Bluetooth) Boombox that is able to get reasonably wet and has an uncanny look like a sculptured shape with its fourteen upward facing edges which are there to project the sound, twelve of them have a speaker grill finish.

Linksys family room Gigabit switchLinksys family room Gigabit switch rated 8 out of 10

Nov 9, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The Linksys WRT 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch model SE4008 provides an easy means of adding additional Ethernet-connected devices to one’s home network. It is simple to install and has been styled so that it will not look out of place in a family room.

review 837334 Vax Air Cordless Upright Vacuum CleanerVAX PortableVAX Portable rated 7 out of 10

Nov 9, 2014 in Homes and Gardens
This is the second portable – untethered – unit I have looked at this autumn; my home is looking rather clean by my standards anyway. This unit that is not heavy comes in a very large and heavy box as it comes with not one but two batteries and a charger, these are the weighty bits.

Dual Pairing HeadsetPlantronics BackBeat Pro rated 9 out of 10

Nov 8, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Plantronics BackBeat Pro
Everybody enjoys their private moments and the next product allows you these moments when listening to your favourite music.
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