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Drumond Park Magic

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Apr 20, 2014
While this is a box of magic it is not ‘innocent’ stuff but often lives up to the box title of ‘Gross Magic’. The box states 8+ but perhaps its best for those of even more mature minds as we don’t want to give children any ideas.

782390 Questerium Sinister Trinity Collectors EditioQuesterium Sinister Trinity

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 16, 2014
A meteor, strange experiments, missing children and a collection of flowers all feature in a title developed by Urse Games.
Today's implementations of Bluetooth are a great way to set up wire-free audio connections. But although Bluetooth has become a standard among handheld devices few home hi-fi systems are equipped to receive it. This is where the Kanex AirBlue comes in.

777115 Nakamichi NBS 10 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo SpeakeBall Shaped Speakers

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 15, 2014
I seem to have an affinity with speakers that have unusual shapes. This is not another example but this time from a company I had not heard of before.

780785 Edifier Prisma BT Edifer Prisma BT

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Apr 11, 2014
A pair of speakers and a rather nice sub woofer that might even pass the ‘other half’s’ scrutiny as it is in fact shiny white and therefore is more likely to go with whatever the lounge police think is acceptable whereas black probably will not.

777114 Dark Parables Jack and the Sky Kingdom Collectors EditioWhat Jack Did Next

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 9, 2014
This is one of those occasions when a game arrives for review just after seeing a film based on the same subject matter that was the prequel to the game.

775139 kindle fire hdx 7inch entertainment tableKindle Fire HDX

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 3, 2014
Although it did not arrive via remote control delivery, this next Amazon product quickly made itself at home.

775137 avanquest jewel keepers easter islanJewel Keepers: Easter Island

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 2, 2014
Even before I had the opportunity to get into this next game, I had received an email announcing a price drop for this Match 3 offering.

774350 Pioneer SBX N500 TV Speaker Bar System with Network and BluetootPioneer Sound Bar SBX-N500

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Apr 2, 2014
TV sound – even on an expensive unit is not great – so a sound bar can improve the quality and clarity of the volume. My own bugbear is movies where they tend to speak in a whisper and even turning up the TV volume cannot always help.

772940 Kingston DataTraveler Locker GPortable Protected Data

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 1, 2014
A tube strike, while making it difficult to get t0 my destination, did not hinder my attendance at an event to promote the release of a USB 3.0 flash device.

774349 Geemarc CL7400 Amplified Wireless Digital TV HeadseWireless Headphones

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Mar 30, 2014
The word ‘Wireless’ is often misunderstood to mean Bluetooth and sometimes people think Bluetooth means ‘Wireless’ so just to help things here I have a set of Bluetooth called Wireless Conspiracy and a set of Wireless from Geemarc.

772938 jewels of the east india companA Tale of Indian Jewels

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 26, 2014
Set in southern Indian, this next game challenges you to complete Match-3 grids to make progress in a treasure hunt.

774343 boomboTouch Speaker Boombox

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Mar 23, 2014
This is nothing to do with NFC as the word ‘Touch’ might cause you to think. It is a mobile speaker that allows you to place any Smartphone or ‘i’ device on top of it and the internal speaker output is greatly increased and I mean ‘greatly’.

766690 Edifier LUNA Eclipse E25 Bluetooth ActivLuna Eclipse Speakers

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 20, 2014
One of these days Edifier is going to produce a speaker system with a more traditional design concept for one of its speaker unit. But this is definitely not one of those days with the arrival of this next Edifier speaker system.

766691 Focus Hidden Wonders of the Depths IA Match 3 Bonanza

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 19, 2014
It is time to venture underwater as you embark on a Match 3 extravaganza with a choice of two difficulty levels.
The Achilles heel of home projectors in the past has always been the lamp - short-lived, expensive to replace and generating heat that typically needs a noisy fan to disperse. For the past five years or so a solution has been waiting in the wings. LED as an illumination source is much cooler and longer-lasting. But for any other than small unambitious projectors it's been too dim. Or far too expensive. Until now.

762672 Plantronics RIG Stereo Headset and MixeRigged To Go

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 18, 2014
There are headsets and there are headsets. This is also the RIG system.
This is a speaker with a handle that can be mains or battery powered. Apart from Bluetooth, NFC and the ability to have a hands free conversation with it from a Smartphone it also has a 3.5mm socket so an MP3 player can be connected.

761308 croftReturn of the Duke

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 12, 2014
To avoid any confusion for older readers, I should point out that the subtitle of this next game, “Return of the Duke” does not refer or have anything to do with Marion Mitchell Morrison (aka John Wayne) who was the star in numerous action films.

762669 Grim Tales   The WisheA Grim Tale or Two

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 8, 2014
Magic, stone statues, innovative mini games and spoken dialogue are mixed together with a dash of evil intent in this next two-game pack.

761307 Amaranthine Voyage Living Mountain Collectors EditioThe Living Mountain

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Mar 5, 2014
Amaranthine Voyage: The Living Mountain is the follow-up title to the first Amaranthine game which dealt with The Tree of Life. Do not worry if, like me, you missed the first offering as the Living Mountain is entirely self-contained and requires no previous knowledge of the first game. However your role will remain the same as you take on the mantle of Professor Burns who has now returned to the classroom while still trying to convince the populace at large that the tales of The Tree of L