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!

704518 Withings Pulse Wireless Activity and Heart Rate TrackeSTM Tracer Deluxe & Withings Pulse

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 16, 2013
A company I think of for notebook bags have produced a three in one device, a pen, a stylus and screwdriver. Second another multi use item this time aimed at keeping you fit and apart from counting steps it also takes your pulse among other features.

699264 lexar  jumpdrive p10 memory sticJumpDrive P10 Flash Stick

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 8, 2013
As data files become larger we need larger capacity portable devices to store the items we need to take with us between locations.

697323 Lexar Jumpdrive S73 USB 3 Flash Drive Memory SticLexar JumpDrive

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 27, 2013
Taking advantage of the latest USB technology, Lexar has released a range of flash drive devices with the promise of speedy operations.

697214 Quirky Cordies Cable Management SysteConverge & Cordies

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 22, 2013
The first is a device that ‘other half’s’ will love as the cables are kept out of sight. The second is something most people need a device to keep those cords untwisted. The link they both work in the home or office environment.

697213 Kingston Technology MLW221 Mobilelite Wireless ReadeMobile Charging and more

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 21, 2013
The first item will charge devices that are gasping for power it will also via a Free app allow you to transfer and play items via Wi-Fi. The second item the PocketCell Duo does exactly what it says but will allow simultaneous charging of two devices.

eBook Reader or Tablet?

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 9, 2013
Tablets have been able to offer users the ability to act as an eBook Reader for quite a while now. You just need to download the appropriate free app and your tablet can transform itself into a Kindle, Kobo or Nook in the blink of an eye. Now, with the arrival of products such as the Nook HD+, we are beginning to see a turn of the tide as devices, whose primary function is that of an eBook Reader, appear with tablet-like capabilities to enhance their appeal to the discerning user fraternity.

Dualit Hand Mixer & Makers Notebook

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 7, 2013
At first glance two items with little in common. However all those original recipes mixed with the hand mixer need to be written down somewhere and of course it’s not only recipes but also designs and patterns that it can hold for posterity.

694260 Garmin 2598LMTD sat naDriving Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 4, 2013
With the functionality now available from various devices such as smartphones and tablets, the manufacturers of SatNav products face an increasing challenge to persuade would-be purchasers to loosen their purse strings. Why should customers spend their hard-earned disposal income on a new SatNav product when they already possess the tools that are capable of providing basic navigational information through the use of GPS and mapping apps? Garmin’s solution to this conundrum is to

Breffo ‘Grips’

Published in Misc by paul_smart on June 30, 2013
Three different items from Breffo, two that grip, first a Smartphone and second a Tablet. The third device allows your camera to get a hold in places where it normally could not, round a pole on top of something with no flat edge etc.

Magnetic Mobo

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 29, 2013
Simple ideas are often the best especially when the solution can be applied to different problems.

692522 panasonic QE QL201 battery chargePortable Battery Power

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 27, 2013
When was the last time you discovered your mobile device was power deficient when you needed it in an emergency?

691580 gigabye fly stereo headseThe Gigabyte Fly

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 22, 2013
Without wanting to sound sexist, Gigabyte’s decision to use attractive female presenters for its latest product tour certainly appealed to yours truly

691477 mophie powerstation duo juicepacPowerstation’s Power On The Move

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on June 2, 2013
As smartphones, tablets and other devices, upon which we are now totally reliant, get more powerful and have faster processors and more memory they impose a heavier battery demand. Mophie's Juice Pack Powerstation Duo external battery pack has enough capacity to provide a useful safety belt that can be used to increase the time before one needs to use a mains charger.

690058 D Link USB 3 four port hub DUB 134USB 3.0 Hub

Published in Misc by mfereday on May 23, 2013
Backward compatible with previous versions of the technology, the latest incarnation of USB offers various enhancements that might appeal.

691157 Garmin 2598LMTD sat naGarmin's New Generation Satnav

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on May 19, 2013
Over the years satnavs have got more user-friendly and more sophisticated. Garmin’s 2598LMTD is a vast improvement over products available even just one or two years ago. It comes with maps covering 45 European countries and free lifetime map updates so will meet the needs of the traveller both today and into the future. Consequently, as well as the first-time buyer, many existing users could well consider that it is s worthwhile upgrade.

689560 kobo glo ebook readeAn eBook Reader

Published in Misc by mfereday on May 16, 2013
With its stores within a store, Kobo is certainly making an impression within its designated field of eBook readers.

Powerline with Pass-Through

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on Apr 21, 2013
Powerline communications is a convenient technology where data is transmitted around the house or office over the mains wiring. It provides an alternative to wireless or long Ethernet cables. Tp-Link’s TL-PA551 adapters are HomePlug AV compliant, are plug-and-play, and are claimed to have a range of up to 300 metres, and provide speeds of up to 500Mbps and so should meet the majority of needs.

687815 jbl fliThe JBL Flip

Published in Misc by mfereday on Apr 20, 2013
Bluetooth has been around now for a good number of years but it is only recently that this technology has become the preferred option for transferring data between various devices.

688385 hitachi g technology g drivStorage Capacity Aplenty

Published in Misc by mfereday on Apr 11, 2013
Older readers, and perhaps those of a younger age, can, no doubt, remember their first computing experiences especially with regards to the storage capacity of the media used to hold programs and a data files. Personally I can remember using floppy disks (they bent if you waved them about) that had a pre-formatted capacity of 180K – a disk could hold the operating system, word processor and numerous documents. Later my first hard disk raised the storage level to a then massive 20

688349 STM Vertical Laptop BaTwo STM Bags

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Apr 10, 2013
Its not often I get to review products made in Australia. In fact to my immediate knowledge I have reviewed only one product previously and that was an excellent software package. Here I am looking at two bags for your notebook.

688347 Juice Pack Powerstation MinExternal Power Packs

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Apr 7, 2013
You are out and about and nowhere near a 13amp plug so what do you do to charge your flagging battery in your portable device. Of course there are solar devices – but can you guarantee the sun – here two portable battery packs.