Slim and Wide

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 22, 2014
Bearing the message that its contents was made up of the “World’s Slimmest Soundbar”, the subject of this next review arrived in a box that measured 390 x 220 x 1280mm (H x W x L) which did make me wonder about the soundbar that I has just agreed to review. Those measurements and the World’s Slimmest claim did not seem to match.

The Trouble with Hochwald

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 21, 2014
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is a Hidden Object Adventure game from the development team of Artifex Mundi. This game is available in Collector’s Edition format from Avanquest’s GSP label.

796918 Humax DTR T1010 1TB YouView Set Top BoHumax YouView DTR-T1010

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on May 19, 2014
For various reasons I was not able to pursue YouView when it first launched. Here then is my first look at a technology that those with unlimited broadband download allowances can use to catch up with TV programs they missed when they were broadcast.

793941 Shadows of the Vatican Legends of AtlantiShadows of the Vatican Act One

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 14, 2014
Described as a third-party point-and-click adventure game, Shadows on the Vatican has been adapted from the David Yallop book “In God’s Name”. This book, which is featured in the game, was inspired by recent events in Italian history.

793939 The Dreamatorium of Dr MagnuDreamatorium of Dr. Magnus

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 7, 2014
In the Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus game, you are cast in the role of Sarah Green, a young detective about to embark on her first solo case. She is given the task of solving the mysterious disappearance of a local doctor. This is Dr. Magnus, of the game’s title, who has been acting strangely following the tragic death of his wife and daughter in a car accident.
First an apology these arrived sometime ago and a friend said great could he borrow them for a couple of days as he was compiling a quiz. I forgot and he forgot and it is months later when I got them back so this is a very late review.
For those times when mains powered speakers or even large headphones are not acceptable then maybe a thumb sized speaker that enhances sound through what it rests on or maybe a set of decent earbuds may answer your needs.

789808 gspgames shadow vatican atlantiEscape from Atlantis

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 30, 2014
Atlantis has long been a popular source of inspiration for those creating different types of entertainment including computer-based games. One such offering is Legends of Atlantis Exodus. Developed by Boonty Nexway Games, this title, belonging to the Time Management genre, is now available from Avanquest’s GSP catalogue of titles.

790665 Netgear PTV3000 Push2TV Wireless Display AdapteNetgear PTV3000

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Apr 28, 2014
This is a simple box to do a simple job. However probably through no fault of the box it has been a VERY FRUSTRATING and time consuming review which involved three separate phone calls with Netgear’s technical support, one lasting well over an hour.

787902 avanquest castlA Castle Game

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 23, 2014
Taking its lead from a popular television series, this next game challenges you to discover who is responsible for murders based on classic novels.

790638 drumond park gross magiDrumond 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.