834967 avanquest enigmatis mists ravenwooThe Mist of Ravenwood

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Aug 16, 2014
Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood is the sequel to Enigmatis: The Ghost of Maple Creek, a game that I seemed to have missed for some reason.

834801 avanquest mystery placeA Collection of Mystery Places

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Aug 12, 2014
Like the previous Avanquest 4 Play Collection I reviewed recently, this next collection brings together four titles under the banner of Mystery Places.
The central problem with projectors has always been the lamp. Power hungry and hot, a typical projector lamp will need a busy fan to keep it cool, further adding to the power consumption, and bringing distracting noise to the party. And lamps can be costly to replace – typically between £150 and £250. Low powered and cool running, LED illumination promises to put a stop to all that. And here's the Optoma ML1500 to show how it's done.

835106 roku 3500eu video streaminRoku Streaming Stick

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Aug 8, 2014
For those who have Wi-Fi but do not have a TV that accepts Wi-Fi input then assuming your TV has a spare HDMI port then this offering from Roku could be the answer. It is somewhat easier to install than the recent Chromecast was.
Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call is the sequel to Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart which was reviewed earlier on this site. Do not worry if you have not played the first title as, although your character is the same in both games, The Siren’s Call is a self-contained offering.

834714 Olympus LS 14 4GB Linear PCM RecordeOlympus LS-14

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Aug 6, 2014
Olympus is a name big in cameras and voice recorders. So here a slight deviation of the latter into music recording and indeed the microphones needed to impart full range audio recording required for such a complex task.

834531 game olympus griddlerAn Addictive Puzzle

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 30, 2014
The next game is one of those that is easy to play but can be extremely addictive.

834712 Samsung UE48HU7500 4k 3D Smart LED TSamsung 48inch Curved LED TV

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Jul 30, 2014
While I have seen TV’s with curved screens, in fact I seem to remember one vendor claiming it had the first one in the UK. Now around a year later I get one to review. This 48inch offering from Samsung has a great deal to offer.

834530 Samsung HW H550 A Samsung Soundbar

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 29, 2014
When is a speaker not a speaker? The answer could well be when the particular audio output device is called a soundbar.

834759 BenQ W1500 DLP 3D ProjectoBenQ W1500 Projector

Published in Entertainment by bidmead on Jul 28, 2014
If you're looking for a projector (and why wouldn't you be - good ones are abundant and cheap these days, and deliver much more screen real estate for your money than TV sets), you don't necessarily have to seek out the top the range get yourself and your family into the home cinema game. True, what I'd call fully-fledged "home cinema" is costly to set up. But if you have a blank wall and an existing hi-fi system there are bargains out there just waiting round the whole thing off for you.

834415 parrot drone ar 2 flyinThe MiniDrones Are Coming

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 24, 2014
They are small, they are fast and they perform tricks. Welcome to the MiniDrones.

834413 iBox Max aptX Bluetooth 30W HiFi Speaker with NFA Tank Shaped Speaker

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 22, 2014
Speakers tend to come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Take for example the speaker currently providing the delivery of my music entertainment as I type this review.

834414 gspgames gamons metro tourVisiting Cities

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 16, 2014
This next game is aimed at those who enjoy puzzle type game play.

834403 Roku 3500R Streaming SticThe Roku 3500X Streaming Stick

Published in Entertainment by bidmead on Jul 15, 2014
Smart TV sets these days are Internet-connected, offer a bewildering variety of programme channels you've never heard of, and can also connect to your LAN to play your music tracks, show your holiday photos and run your home movies. But what if you're perfectly happy with your old, non-smart TV, but fancy getting your hands on these features? Here comes the Roku Streaming Stick to the rescue. For around £50 it promises to upgrade the IQ of your dumb TV and bring it into l

834434 Acoustiphase MC 1 bluetooth speakeMini Canon

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Jul 14, 2014
Not a weapon of war but a rather good small Bluetooth speaker that can vastly improve the sound of audio coming from your iOS or Android device. It is small enough to fit easily in a pocket or bag but it gives a very big sound.

834280 Humax HDR 1000S 1TB Freesat Freetime Receive2TB Storage for Freesat

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 12, 2014
From the one-channel television on offer that some may remember, we now have subscription free offerings with over 200 channels for our entertainment.

834278 Quest For InfamStep Back in Time

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 9, 2014
The Last Door is a point-and-click adventure game developed by The Game Kitchen, a small indie team based in Seville, Spain, and published by Phoenix Online Publishing where “Every game has a story”.
These are marketed as the loudest wireless headphones. This is a bold statement but while I cannot confirm or deny it, they are loud and not only that they have a very good range from the base station, and, for good measure they are comfortable.

834194 avanquest Building the Great Wall of ChinThe Great Wall of China

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 1, 2014
There are some jobs that never seem to come to an end. No sooner think the task is finished when new problems appear. Take, for instance, the task of painting the Forth Bridge. By the time the painters reach the end of the bridge than the other end is in need of a fresh coat of paint and so the process starts again. You could say that this particular task could be a job for life. Another example of this type of never-ending task would be the maintenance of the Great Wall of China which is t
Sennheiser make quality headphones, in fact in my recent visit to a high end audio establishment they were the only brand they stocked and sold that I recognised that was on sale in more normal high street outlets as well as online.

834219 nigel price come rain or shinNigel Price Jazz Guitar

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on June 29, 2014
Another of my rare forays into my passion – Jazz – before some think of various less pristine pastimes. I have known Nigel for many years and watched his undoubted talent grow and indeed I did feature some of his work in an earlier article.