An Edifier Mobile SpeakerEdifier MP211 rated 6 out of 10

Apr 21, 2015 in Entertainment Review : Edifier MP211
Over the last twenty years or so, since its inception in 1996, Edifier has built up a reputation for producing speaker systems whose appearance tended to set them apart from the pack while delivering reasonable audio quality. As well as these various innovative designs combining satellite speakers and a subwoofer, the company has also developed a number of portable speakers including this latest offering, the MP211, which is the subject matter of this next review.

Epson A3+ Printer SC-P600Epson A3+ Printer SC-P600 rated 8 out of 10

Apr 20, 2015 in Printers/Scanners
I saw this unit at the BETT (Education Show) at the end of January and the quality of its output was the reason I requested it. I knew it would be big and expected the normal review place in my cramped office not to be enough, I was wrong.

Viewsonic’s videoconferencing monitorViewsonic%92s videoconferencing monitor rated 8 out of 10

Apr 19, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Viewsonic’s full HD webcam LED monitor VG2437Smc has built in microphone, webcam and speakers. This obviates the need for separate camera and speakers and so provides a professional approach to videoconferencing in the office or even in the home.

Thumbs up TouchMini BoomboxThumbs up TouchMini Boombox rated 9 out of 10

Apr 19, 2015 in Entertainment
Designed like some other units to give you more volume from your mobile phone. This also allows you to plug in an MP3 player or other such device to receive the Thumbs Up treatment to increase the volume level via its speaker.

Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3 Vodafone rated 8 out of 10

Apr 18, 2015 in Phones Review : Sony Xperia Z3 Vodafone
The Sony Xperia Z3 is a waterproof smartphone. This particular model is available in a choice of white, green, copper or black with my review sample being of the latter colour. I have to thank Vodafone for kindly provided the unit that is the basis of this review.

Hanns G Mini PCHanns G Mini PC rated 7 out of 10

Apr 17, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Small is perhaps an inadequate word in this case. I have reviewed mini PC’s before but never something smaller than even a small mobile phone and this PC runs Windows 8.1 so can something that slips into a pocket deliver?

review 840882 Sandberg 12000 mAh PowerBanPowerBank 12000Sandberg PowerBank12000 rated 6 out of 10

Apr 16, 2015 in Misc Review : Sandberg PowerBank12000
Adding to its range of PowerBank devices, Sandberg has released a model that keeps you informed as to its current available power level.

review 840884 avanquest near wood collectors editioExploring NearwoodAvanquest GSP Nearwood rated 8 out of 10

Apr 15, 2015 in Entertainment Review : Avanquest GSP Nearwood
A magical kingdom with talkative strange creatures is the setting for this next Hidden Object Adventure game.

review 840793 AOC Q2778VQE 27 WIDE TN LED MONITOAOC 27inch flat panel q2778vqeAOC 27inch flat panel q2778vqe rated 9 out of 10

Apr 15, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This is a very nice 27inch flat panel designed to show 2560x1440 resolution using Display Port, it also has Digital, D-Sub and HDMI connections that will show at 1920x1080, but assuming your graphics chip has HDMI 1.4a this unit has a big plus.

review 840883 mydlink Home Wi Fi Motion SensoWatching for MovementD-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor mydlink Home rated 6 out of 10

As part of its mydlink Home family of products, D-Link has developed a Wi-Fi Motion Sensor. This product has been designed to alert the user to any motion that is detected in the home when they are absent for any reason. When such instances occur they will be notified through standard Push technology.

review 840960 Freecom ToughDrive MinFreecom’s tough SSDs for travellersFreecom Mini Tough Drive rated 8 out of 10

The Freecom Mini Tough Drive SSD meets the need for a portable drive that has adequate capacity for most normal needs and is robust enough to withstand any hard knocks of everyday use by those who spend an amount of their time on the move.

review 840795 Alcatel Pop D5 SmartphonAlcatel OneTouch Pop D5Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5 rated 8 out of 10

Apr 13, 2015 in Phones
This is a value phone that looks like it should cost more. It has bright easy to read screen apart from when you are in strong sunlight and then those who hanker for a mirror should be accommodated by the ultra-reflective screen.

review 840797 Rollei Actioncam 400 with Underwater CasRollei Actioncam 400Rollei Actioncam 400 rated 7 out of 10

Apr 12, 2015 in Cameras
A tiny camera in a large box but it is not all packaging as it has numerous ways of connecting it to your body so whatever you do and wherever you go the Actioncam 400 can come to and as there is a wrist (watch type) connection you do not even need to touch the camera to activate it.

review 840788 D Link DCS 935L mydlink Home Monitor HD-Link at Home Security ViewingD-Link mydlink Home Monitor HD rated 6 out of 10

Apr 11, 2015 in Cameras Review : D-Link mydlink Home Monitor HD
Of late I do seem to have been on some sort of security based agenda. First it was the Piper which, true to its name, could emit an almost ear-shattering warning. Next in line came the Swann Pan & Tilt camera which offers a range of remote adjustment features but initially seemed reluctant to download a firmware upgrade. Now it is the turn of D-Link’s HD Wi-Fi camera which forms part of the mydlink Home initiative.

review 840796 Samsung ME711K microwave oveSamsung Microwave ME711KSamsung Microwave ME711K rated 9 out of 10

Apr 10, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
A quality microwave that is available from AO.COM at an amazing price. This is not the latest and greatest that seems to be able to everything but the washing up. However it is a very competent offering at a price only normally found with the entry level models.

review 840787 zyxel NAS540 NAS storage 4 baUnpopulated NASZyXEL NAS540 4-Bay NAS rated 6 out of 10

Apr 9, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple Review : ZyXEL NAS540 4-Bay NAS
NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices come in populated or unpopulated format. In the case of the former, the NAS manufacturer gets to select the make and type of drive to be used by the product. With an unpopulated NAS, the purchaser can use drives which are already in their possession or buy new units from their favourite drive manufacturer. The ZyXEL NAS box, which is the subject of this next review, is a new 4-Bay Personal Cloud Storage product that falls into the unpopulated category.

review 840786 gspgames quest for the sorceresQuest of the SorceressAvanquest GS Quest of the SOrceress rated 7 out of 10

Time to do battle as you take on the challenge of Match-3 fighting game play that pits you against computer controlled opponents.

review 840791 Acer VN7 591G 15 touchscreen notebook computeAcer Aspire V NitroAcer Aspire V Nitro rated 8 out of 10

Apr 8, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This nice looking notebook is also powerful and has an Full HD 1080P screen although it is only 15.6inches. The surprising thing is that it looks the right size even though the majority of 15.6inch offering give a much lower resolution.

review 840785 SWANN SWADS 446CAM UK ADS 446 SwannCloud Security CamerSwann Video MonitoringSwann Pan & Tilt Camera rated 8 out of 10

Apr 7, 2015 in Cameras Review : Swann Pan & Tilt Camera
“When the cat is away, so the mice will play” goes the old saying. Although in some instances it might be more appropriate for a slight change so “when you are away, so the cat (or maybe a dog) will play”.

review 840794 Toshiba THNV64DAIBLK 64GB TransMemory USB Toshiba USB3 TransMemory StickToshiba USB3 TransMemory Stick rated 8 out of 10

Apr 6, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Those of us that have seen the size and weight of a hard disc fall while its capacity has increased have seen the capacity of memory sticks increase in the same way. An 8GB memory stick is almost entry level and larger ones have more capacity than a lot of older even quite recent hard drives.
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