Building up a network can be made easier by using existing facilities in the home in conjunction with Homeplug technology.
With the wrist watch seeming to go the way of the pocket watch nearly a century ago – most people now seem to check the time on their phone – a new offering needs something different about it to raise more than a glance.
STM has introduced a vertical laptop shoulder bag in which the computer is stowed vertically rather than the normal horizontal. This turns out to be a remarkably comfortable way to carry a machine together with its basic accessories, possibly an iPad, and some paperwork and so many people may consider it a viable alternative to the conventional ones.
This is a small 32 key keyboard that connects via USB to your PC. The software is what makes this small keyboard something that really stand out it is Sibelius First a slightly cut down version of the full product that costs several hundred pounds.
While out-and-about listening to your favourite music, your enjoyment can be reduced by outside noise elements. Noise cancelling headsets offer to reduce this problem.
Touch is the current hot topic when features are mentioned. Now Microsoft’s latest mouse joins the party.
The iGo Memphis is a solidly made over-ear stylish stereo headset with built-in microphone for those who don’t like in-ear headphones. With its nicely padded -- but not too large -- ear cushions and headband it will provide a convenient companion for smartphone users who want something better than the headset normally provided with their phone.
On a recent trip to Reading I was allowed entry to a research establishment working at ensuring unwanted hair is not a problem.
Needing to charge various devices when on the road can cause problems. The latest IDAPT product offers to help and includes an in-car option.
While regular readers will not be surprised that the latter does something else almost everything from Brando does, they might be more surprised that the former is far more than a standard mouse but you will need to have Windows 7.
While laptops come with a built-in microphone, this is really only suitable for minor tasks. For professional recording tasks, you need a microphone built to professional standards.
A trip to a Central London hotel, which used to be a multi-storey car park, introduced me to a new product from Hitachi and gave me the opportunity to see the ET movie.
The arrival of a new product from Edifier always gets my imagination going as I wonder what geometrical shape will have been used for the speakers that make up the new system.
It has been a while since I last looked at an Oregon Scientific product. Now I have the opportunity to try a solar weather station.
Although I have looked at one or two similar products in the past, this is my first opportunity to check out a Powerline product from Belkin.
If disaster strikes are you fully prepared. Freecom offers a product that could help rescue data from an old hard drive.
Christmas might seem many months away to most of us but Sony has already come up with a list of gadget gift ideas that could feature prominently on your Christmas wish list. The following examples from this collection feature products from the Sony Network, Essentials, Digital Imaging and Home ranges.
Everybody should be responsible for the protection of their data where ever it is stored. This next product could help in this respect when data is stored on an external hard drive.
No obvious link but two very useful items, the latter can go on your keyring without damage risk. The first could possibly have saved my life at the start of the year, well certainly my sight according to an A&E doctor.
Usually data-on-the-move makes use of the various USB sticks currently available. Now Verbatim is offering this kind of portability with an SSD device.
Not the first version of this, but the first I have seen. Earlier versions had only 1GB of memory, now they come in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB versions. There are also other improvements to this interesting unit that is not just a pen.