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Misc

A place for all those other gadgets you want to review - you know, the ones that just don't fit in any of the other topics, but that you want to tell the world about anyway!

Booq Boa Shift Backpack

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 30, 2015
This item would be for those who go out and about a lot. As soon as a say ‘high quality’ it also means ‘high price’ but the two can go together to produce an excellent well-made product so if you walk a lot then you are made for this item.

863799 tom tom start 60 GPS navigatoNavigational Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 25, 2015
When thinking about devices for providing navigational aids and other kinds of driving assistance, such as SatNav units, one name that immediately springs to mind is that of TomTom. This is a company that concentrates its expertise on the particular area of SatNav and has developed various ranges of products including the Start brand. One such offering is the TomTom Start 60 product, supplied by QVC for the purpose of this review.

864045 Compact Lenses Folding Reading Glasses JeReading Glasses from Compact Lenses

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 23, 2015
Even if you have good vision for things like driving and TV as you get older you are likely to need glasses for reading. While some can go to a pound shop and find something that works for you perhaps size is something to temp you.

863105 Withings Activite Pop Smart WatcWithings Activité

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 22, 2015
Currently Withings has two different products offering a combination of an analogue time keeping device and health tracking features. These products are the Withings Activité and the Activité Pop. Having reviewed the Activité Pop (see http://www.gadgetspeak.com/gadget/article.rhtm/752/841117/Withings_Ativite_Pop.html), it is now the turn of the top-of-the-range Activité model.

863132 LINDY BTS 360 Bluetooth Speaker with NFA Lindy Speaker

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 20, 2015
Bluetooth Speakers continue to be a popular item with regards to new products. This latest offering arrives from Lindy.

Knowhow Tips and More

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 17, 2015
A range of companies have ‘Xmas In July’ events to show what they consider will be their big sellers or must have items for the Christmas selling period, one of those is the Dixons Store Group who have a help scheme called Knowhow.

847483 braun series 9 shaveA Clean Shave

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 15, 2015
Like many young boys I could not wait to begin shaving. However when the time arrived it did not take too long for this looked forward to activity to become a chore. Then technology, in the form of electric shavers, came to the rescue.
Two different products both designed to solve a problem. The first to give you power when your battery says no more and the second to let you increase the length of your arm or indeed to take a photo from somewhere remotely.

842621 MIPOW Portable Charging Power Tube Lightning ConnectoPower Tube 3000

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 1, 2015
A visit to a Bluetooth event held recently in London introduced me to a rechargeable battery product designed specifically for Apple devices.

842620 Thumbs Up Immerse Virtual Reality Headse3-D Viewing

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 29, 2015
Having worn glasses for over half my adult life, I found that I needed to remove this aid to my vision when reviewing this next product.

846407 Wallet NinjSmart Clock & Wallet Ninja

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 26, 2015
Two items that each have several uses. First a Smart Clock that can be used to sync a smartphone and also double up as an alarm. Second something that fits in your wallet and that has so many tools that all have their separate uses.

842262 3rings alarm sockeAn Electrical Watch Dog

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 11, 2015
Have you considered how boiling a kettle can help keep a watchful eye on the elderly? 3 rings have.

842190 kobo glow ebook readeKobo Glo HD

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 9, 2015
As the main competitor to the Amazon Kindle range of eBook readers, Kobo has released it Kobo Glo HD product. Arriving with the claim of being “the highest quality eReader at the best possible price”, the Kobo Glo HD is, presumably, the company’s direct challenger to the Amazon Kindle Voyage, a device I have yet to check out.

842193 ibeani tablet cushioA Tablet Pillow

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 8, 2015
While designed to accompany one of the many recent technological devices, this next product could bring back memories of your youth as it did with me.

842033 ARCHOS VR Glass Video Eyewear for SmartphonArchos VR Glasses

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 27, 2015
While most wearable technological devices are meant for every day use, this next product is not the type you would wear when out and about.

841987 iN CAR CAM 402 G ProfessionaIn-Car Camera

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 20, 2015
While your driving skills might be up to scratch with regards to your own safety and that of other road users, the same might not be true of some others. Accidents can, and do, happen. Sometimes it is hard to establish just where the blame belongs. This next product has been developed to help in such instances.
The first a 32GB stick ‘for iPhone, iPad and computers’ is how this double ended memory stick is described. The second the largest capacity ‘Portable Power Charger’ I have currently seen at 11000mAh with both 1amp and 2.1 outputs.

841807 Pioneer SE MX9 S Superior Club Sound Headband Headphones   golSuperior Club Sound

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 11, 2015
Making a change from the numerous wireless headsets now appearing from various manufacturers, Pioneer has released a tethered model.

841804 rollie selfie sticA Selfie Tool

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 6, 2015
I once worked as a beach photographer snapping holiday makers in the hope they would purchase these items as a memento. Maybe I could be considered an early form of this next product.

841548 LED mini lamTrinity Xtras Items

Published in Misc by paul_smart on May 31, 2015
First a portable – very portable – rechargeable reading light and from a company that does reading lights, this is tiny. Second a candle made of wax that has a light but no flame and as there is no flame then importantly no danger of fire.

841116 Braven 805 Portable Wireless SpeakeBraven 805 Bluetooth Speaker

Published in Misc by mfereday on Apr 28, 2015
Bluetooth speakers continue to be a popular item. The latest such device to reach me includes speakerphone and battery charging functionality.