review 839066 nero 2015 platinuNero 2015 PlatinumNero 2015 Platinum rated 8 out of 10

Jan 25, 2015 in Software
I first came across a crippled version of Nero tied to a CD-Writer. I have used various versions ever since and I still do to write CD’s, I know how it works and it has one very useful function that other writing software does not have.

review 839103 TP Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline AdapteTP-Link’s powerline WiFi kit TP-Link%92s powerline WiFi kit  rated 8 out of 10

Jan 24, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The TP-LINK AV500 Passthrough Powerline WiFi Kit provides three Ethernet ports as well as a local WiFi hotspot access at some point remote from one’s router via the mains wiring. This enables one to extend connectivity and minimise wireless dead-spots across the house or office while the up to 500Mbps data rate will support multiple fast data streams.

review 839120 avanquest toy maker deadly quesCapture the ToymakerAvanquest GSP Deadly Puzzles> Toymaker rated 6 out of 10

Police work often involves following a set routine and this next game certainly lives up to this theory.

review 839070 Samsung UE40ES7000 40  inch LCD 1080 pixels 800 Hz 3D TSamsung Series 7 40 inch TV Samsung Series 7 40 inch TV  rated 8 out of 10

Jan 23, 2015 in Entertainment
Reviewing a quality TV is always a pleasure it means my elderly 32inch offering can have a rest. This 40inch offering is just about the perfect size for my lounge and while exploring its secrets from my sofa I am still technically working.

review 839121 HP Officejet Pro 8620 e All in One PrinteAn Office All-in-OneHP EBuyer com Officepro 8642 rated 8 out of 10

Available from listed at £169.98 is the Officejet Pro 8620. This product is a HP All-in-One device offering print, scan, copy and fax capabilities along with an ADF (Automatic Document Feed) facility and a Duplex print module powered by a 600MHz processor with 128MB of memory. When linking the Officejet Pro to a computer system, you have a choice of wired, wireless or USB connectivity.

review 838993 art of alien isolatioAlien Isolation ReadingTitan Books The Art of Alien Isolation rated 6 out of 10

Who could have imagined that Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, with its never-to-be-forgotten scene of a ravenous alien emerging from John Hurt’s stomach, would be the instigator for a massive industry of follow up films, games and other creative offerings. Not me for one.

review 839068 Creative Sound Blaster E1 USB Sound CarSound Blaster E1 and E3

If you are of mature years – old – like me then you think of Sound Blaster for sound cards and speakers but of course they do a lot more. Here I am looking at two headphone amplifiers and the second one is also a DAC as well.

May the Phorce Be With YouPhorce Phorce Freedom rated 6 out of 10

Jan 20, 2015 in Misc Review : Phorce Phorce Freedom
Arriving from the Netherlands is a means of transporting and powering devices when on your travels.

review 839065 oregon scientific bar218hg weather statioOregon Weather@Home BAR218HD Oregon Weather Station rated 8 out of 10

Jan 19, 2015 in Health and Beauty Review : Oregon Weather Station
Having looked at various Weather Stations over the years this was an item to cast my eyes over. Various units have been powered by battery and even solar power. This unit is powered by three ‘AA’ batteries the forth supplied battery powers the outside unit.

review 839102 Philips 231P4UPES 23 inch IPS LED P Line DisplaPhilips Notebook Docking DisplayPhilips Notebook Docking Display rated 8 out of 10

Jan 18, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The Philips 231P4 Notebook Docking Display is an ideal complement to users who wants to use their laptops back at base as well as on the move. With its inbuilt docking station, it is only the work of a few moments to make a single USB connection and then be up and running with this 23inch monitor.

review 839067 Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Mobile PhonPhones from Amplicomm

Both of the phones I am looking at here are designed for those with a hearing impairment, before you think this is not you, just think does anyone complain your TV is up too loud, do you often have to ask people to repeat what they are saying?

review 838991 sandberg Shower Bluetooth SpeakeAudio To Bathe BySandberg Shower Bluetooth Speaker rated 6 out of 10

Instead of music while you work (more relevant to older readers), this next product lets you have music while you shower or have a bath.

review 839099 Gizmo TurboCharger 1000 Emergency ChargeProporta Gizmo 1000 Turbocharger and SafeKeep WalletProporta Gizmo 1000 Turbocharger and SafeKeep Wallet rated 8 out of 10

Jan 16, 2015 in Misc
The most frequent complaint with smartphones is the duration of the battery. If you're lucky enough to have a phone with a removable battery, the answer is to carry a spare. But the trend for today's phones seems to be towards inaccessible batteries embedded in an enclosed shell. Brighton-based tech accessory specialist Proporta has come up with a solution. Most of us carry wallets for our cards and cash, so why not design a wallet that includes an emergency phone charger?

review 839064 Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health FryeRussell Hobbs PurifryRussell Hobbs Purifry rated 8 out of 10

Jan 16, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
A lot of homes these days do not have a proper kitchen so a small oven type device can have its place. This small unit can fry – without fat – grill roast and more. The nearest thing I have previously reviewed is the Philips Airfryer.

review 838956 pny wireless media sd card readeA Personal Wi-Fi NetworkPNY Wireless Media Reader rated 8 out of 10

Jan 15, 2015 in Wireless Review : PNY Wireless Media Reader
It is relatively straightforward to stream and share your media content over various devices when you have access to your home wireless network but away from this environment matters may not be so cut and dried.

review 838955 dark parableA Tale of Mermaids and a Purple TideBig Fish Games Dark Parables The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide rated 7 out of 10

Adding to the Dark Parables series of games is an offering with mermaids and a tide that destroys everything in its path,

review 839063 Braun WF2S Blue WaterFlex Wet and Dry shaveBraun WaterFlexBraun WaterFlex rated 6 out of 10

Jan 14, 2015 in Health and Beauty
This neat electric shaver can be used as a dry shaver or as a wet shaver. For that top up before a night out when leaving the office its ideal. It also works exactly like a wet shaver when required, just lather up and shave in the normal way.

review 838954 BT8500 Advanced Call Blocker Cordless Home PhonUnwanted Call BlockingBT BT8500 Call Guardian rated 8 out of 10

Jan 13, 2015 in Phones Review : BT BT8500 Call Guardian
Working from home, I regularly find myself having to put up with unwanted calls from companies wanting to provide a so-called service I do not want or have asked for. Maybe this next product could help.

review 839062 Plantronics RIG Stereo Headset and MixePlantronics RIG Surround HeadphonesPlantronics RIG Surround Headphones rated 8 out of 10

Jan 12, 2015 in Entertainment
These are powerful headphones designed predominately for gamers as they are 7.1 channels, so you should be able to hear the slightest noise from far away and for a gamer this is possibly the difference between life and err death.

review 838815 Jam Rewind Bluetooth Wireless SpeakeJAM Rewind and Lindy BPS-360 Speakers

Jan 11, 2015 in Entertainment
Here I am looking at two different portable speaker systems. The first a retro design called Jam Rewind. The second from a company that has a broad field of products Lindy, this like the Jam Rewind is both Bluetooth and Auxiliary input.
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