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!

836456 kobo aura h20 ebook readeA Waterproof eReader

Published in Misc by mfereday on Oct 16, 2014
No doubt you are familiar with “Singing in the Rain” whether in its original Gene Kelly version of the Morecambe & Wise comedy routine. Now it could be said that we have “Reading in the Rain” with a new product from Kobo.

836239 Homedics Circulation DevicEasing Aches and Pains

Published in Misc by mfereday on Oct 9, 2014
A visit to a location known as The Ice Tank introduced me to a product designs to reduce aches and pains.

836149 Smart Phone ProjectoTwo from Prezzybox

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Oct 5, 2014
First a Smart Phone projector for £15.95, does that sound too good to be true then read on to find out the facts. Second something that requires no assembly a red Chilli Pepper that is a four port USB hub, simple but still useful.

835967 kingston hyperX USB drive technologFlash Fury

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 30, 2014
Our data is often personal and we like to keep it with us when out and about. This next product offers to help in this respect.

835963 Buffalo LinkStation 210 Personal NAStoring and Accessing Data

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 23, 2014
As our personal store of data grows so does our need to access it from various locations. This next product offers a solution.

835828 MIPOW Power Cube 7800 Portable ChargeDual Recharging

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 20, 2014
While this next product allows you to recharge two mobile devices simultaneously, it is not particularly quick at providing this service.
Where voice quality is important, a headset has a key role to play with vendors such as Jabra and Logitech producing headsets with noise cancelling microphones which are much more effective in meeting user needs.

Mobile Phone Monopod and Leef Acess

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Sep 7, 2014
Two useful things, the first for when the selfie needs to be more than at arm’s length as well as when you need not to be at that place. The second a small item to do just a single job that otherwise would involve several steps to complete.

835515 boompod maxpod portable chargeA Double Battery Charger

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 6, 2014
If you have not had the battery of a mobile device die on you then you must be incredibly lucky. But do not tempt fate and check out this battery charger.

Shutter Ball and 32GB OTG

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 31, 2014
First a small round ball with a rubber strap to allow it to be attached to a bag or belt, the result you can take photos remotely on more than one device. Second a tiny 32GB microDuo OTG flash drive for transfer of data and this is USB.

835134 Devolo dLAN 650 Triple Plus Starter KiTriple Powerline

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 26, 2014
If a wireless network does not work for you then this next Devolo product might provide a solution.

835497 freeloader ISIS solar panel battery chargeFreeloader iSIS

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 24, 2014
A mobile charging device, not just a standard device but one that should be able to charge your devices – it can do several at once – for no additional cost after you have purchased the Freeloader. This feat is accomplished by using solar power.

834968 g technology g drive thunderbolExtra Storage Space

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 19, 2014
While perhaps not “as cheap as chips” as one television presenter is inclined to mention when discussing the value of an item, the cost of additional storage for either Windows or Apple computers is becoming increasingly affordable as the amount of storage capacity on offer increases.

834800 samsung R3500 Gear Fit Smart WatcAn Early Christmas Wish List

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 9, 2014
With temperatures rising during July, many companies are keen to show off their Christmas wares.

834708 ubuntForay Into Linux

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 27, 2014
Apart from the Simplicity Linux I looked at nearly two years ago I have only used Linux run from a CD-ROM. So with a Windows XP notebook now redundant – it has too little memory etc to upgrade - time to install Linux and try to master it.

834504 nuvi359Garmin’s useful voice commands

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on Jul 21, 2014
The Garmin nüvi 3597LMT is a top of the range satnav providing European coverage. It has a high resolution 5inch display and incorporates a wide range of features aimed at improving navigation and enhancing its usability.

Moonpig Gift Box

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 21, 2014
As regular readers know I rarely go beyond two items in a single review. Here I break my own rule by covering three. First the Touch Speaker, a close sibling of this earned a 5x5 award earlier this year. Also covered here are Zip Earphones and iPlunger.

Two Ways of Mobile Charging

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 20, 2014
First what could be called a standard device a solid battery that transfers stored power to the device. Second something that looks like a larger standard battery and in effect it is as it uses three ‘AAA’ batteries to do the charging.

834281 Olympus LS 14 4GB Linear PCM Recorder DictaphonA Hand-held Audio Recorder

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 15, 2014
With its menu of cameras and recorders, a recent Olympus event introduced me to the company’s range of hand-held audio recorders.

834197 Metropol iPad Mini CasFilofax Goes Digital

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 8, 2014
While there are numerous covers for our various mobile devices, one company takes this add-on feature a stage further with extra accessories.

825408 pcworld smart zonSmart Tech Zones

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 26, 2014
As a leading force in the field of electrical appliances and digital devices, Currys and PC World plans to offer customers a look into the future.