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!

Brando Zip and Bendable LED Torch

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Mar 16, 2014
Its not often a single word describes a product here is does as its a ZIP with USB on one end and splits for Micro USB and Lightning on the other. The second item is a magnetized three LED Torch capable of being twisted to almost any angle.

762671 kindle paperwhite digital ebook readeKindle Paperwhite

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 15, 2014
The original Amazon Kindle eBook Reader was quickly followed by the Kindle Touch model. This version, in turn, gave way to the current Kindle offering named the Paperwhite.

765730 the travel photographeTwo Coffee Table Books

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Mar 9, 2014
An expression you do not hear often today, but the quality photography within them makes them such items, however they also contain the means for you to improve your image capturing and with practice your photos can be almost as good.

759127 ViewSonic VP2772 27 inch IPS WQHD Professional DisplaViewSonic VP2772

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 4, 2014
With its logo of three colourful finches, ViewSonics latest monitor to arrive for consideration has high specifications and a price to match

764673 Freecom 56275 Tough Drive 256 GB ExternaFreecom ToughDrive SSD

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on Mar 3, 2014
The Freecom ToughDrive SSD is a portable 256GB USB3.0 drive that, being all solid state, will not be vulnerable to the knocks that could well damage a conventional hard drive. Consequently, despite its price, it should meet the needs of road warriors who want a physically small, large capacity, lightweight and robust portable storage device.

759124 graid thunderbolt external harddisShed Loads of Storage

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 27, 2014
What would you do with an extra 8 terabytes of available storage? In my case I opted to use this storage space for a full system backup plus my collection of digital music and videos for starters.

759122 Sandberg USB Mini Blu Ray BurnePortable Blu-Ray Burner

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 25, 2014
While desktop and lap systems usually feature an optical drive with burning capabilities, the supported format tends to be of the DVD variety. This next product includes Blu-Ray support.
The first a smaller version of the USB dongle I reviewed last year, this one less likely to protrude excessively. Second a large capacity USB stick that has lack of overall size as the connection to the port is interior rather than exterior. The last is a simple thing for a simple job.

760891 OCTA Monkey Tail Kit   Innovative Stand for iPadTablet Tail and Parrot Flower Power

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Feb 16, 2014
The Tablet Tail is also called a Monkey Kit useful to hold your Android or IOS device in a viewable position. Parrot Flower Power is a device to stick in the soil near your plant and it will notify wirelessly when it needs watering or is too hot or cold.

Deezer and MobiData

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Feb 9, 2014
First Deezer a free streaming service most will have heard of but it can for a fee offer far more and its rather good. Second a SIM for those who just require Mobile Data or for those with dual SIM units at a very good price.

756506 Apple Philips Disney Friends= of Hue StoryLighDisney Storytime and Philips Hue

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Feb 5, 2014
A while ago I told you about Philips Hue lights which change to any colour and intensity you want using an IOS App. Now a link up with Disney and various story books linked to a Philips Hue Mickey Mouse light that works in a similar way.

753105 philips sonicare airfloss toothbrusA Flossing Experience

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 1, 2014
Having looked at various Philips toothbrush products in the past, it was time to check out a process that some dentists consider to be even more important with regards to the health of your gums and teeth.

749274 Garmin 2598LMTD sat naNavigation Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 21, 2014
Not having to worry about navigation issues can help reduce the stress of driving which is why a SatNav device can be a useful aid for the motorist.

Pigs & Tap

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jan 19, 2014
If anyone can guess what these two items are from the title you are clever. The first came from the Gadget Show in November and the second is another USB item but not from Hong Kong where a lot of these items come from - but the UK.

743863 STK Micro USB Power BanPower in the Pocket

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 7, 2014
While mobile devices are extremely useful, and some people seem to be incapable of existing without them, they can run out of power at the most inconvenient moments.

747732 AXION AERO GMT VAxion Pilots Watch

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Dec 30, 2013
This is a rather unusual watch in so much as the person who markets it in the UK is a serving pilot. So what better recommendation could there be, a pilots watch promoted by a pilot. It looks good and of course keeps perfect time.
While the PC is still more popular than Android or IOS devices we still need a keyboard and within reason the smaller the better. The second item is something for those using almost any modern Android device or Smartphone.

742324 sphero mobile phone game systeSphero V 2

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Dec 22, 2013
It looks like a plastic ball, it runs via solid battery a charging station is supplied. It works on IOS or Android devices via Apps free from either the Apple or Android store and not only will it work on the floor but also in water.

737590 STM Impulse Backpack for 15 inch LaptoLaptop or Camera Bag

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Dec 8, 2013
First an offering from one of the largest names in Laptop or Notebook bags STM, second an offering from probably the most used peripheral manufacturer but this time a name associated with quality DSLR cameras.

733999 iKlear Apple Polish Kit for Apple DeviceA Klear View

Published in Misc by mfereday on Dec 7, 2013
A recent visit to a trade show introduced me to a company that was involved in the development of various products that might stop me moaning about the condition of some hardware items.

731284 Orbotix Sphero 2.0 App Controlled Robotic BalA Robotic Ball

Published in Misc by mfereday on Dec 3, 2013
At the moment I am in the doghouse well not literally but my cat no longer considers me his best mate and is doing his best to ignore me. The reason for this unfortunate state of affairs is the arrival of the Sphero 2 from Orbotix. I have been testing this device much to the cats disgust and annoyance as he can not understand what it is or why it does the things it does.