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A Bigger Jar of JamHo-Medics HMDX Jam Plus rated 8 out of 10

Aug 23, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Ho-Medics HMDX Jam Plus
This is not a case of “Jam tomorrow” as offered in Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Did Next”. Instead it is, in fact, Jam today as HMDX adds another device to its series of Jam portable speakers. This is the Jam Plus which, as you might suppose from its title, is the slightly larger sibling of the company’s original Jam device that I reviewed last year.

STM Drifter BackpackSTM Drifter Backpack rated 8 out of 10

Aug 22, 2014 in Health and Beauty
This unit is designed to take up to a 15.6inch notebook/laptop. It does however have room for a few extras so could be just about big enough to contain a spare shirt and socks etc so could just about constitute an overnight bag.

review 835131 Hoover UnPlugged UNP300R Turbo Stick Vacuum CleaneCordless HooveringHoover Unplugged UNP300RS rated 7 out of 10

While not everybody’s favourite household task, a vacuum cleaner, especially a cordless one, can help.

review 835132 avanquest hidden files echos of JFHidden Files: Echoes of JFKAvanquest GSP Echoes of JFK rated 5 out of 10

Aug 20, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Avanquest GSP Echoes of JFK
With the various conspiracy theories, the assassination of J F Kennedy is an obvious target (no pun intended) on which the developers of games can base their work. One example of this is Hidden Files Echoes of JFK. Available from Avanquest GSP label, this game sets you the task of investigating more modern day events that are meant to have a connection with the assassination of JFK on the 22nd of November 1963.

review 835110 Samson MediaOne BT3 Active Studio MonitorMediaOne BTMediaOne BT rated 9 out of 10

Aug 20, 2014 in Entertainment
This pair of speakers are described as ‘Monitors’ which for those who do not know is a term used by musicians to have speakers facing themselves so they can hear what they are playing. Here there is a twist in that they can accept Bluetooth input.

review 834968 g technology g drive thunderbolExtra Storage SpaceG-Technology G-Drive rated 7 out of 10

Aug 19, 2014 in Misc Review : G-Technology G-Drive
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.

review 835234 motorola motog 4g android smart phonMoto G goes 4GMoto G goes 4G rated 8 out of 10

Aug 18, 2014 in Phones
Now that Motorola has launched its Moto G 4G, users will be able to choose between the 3G and the new 4G version. It is an upgrade to its existing 3G version -- a powerful Android smartphone which has already attracted a great deal of attention because of its performance and value for money and which has already become the phone of choice to many who have been deterred by the high prices of other smartphones.

review 835109 Salter 1101 WHDR Electronic Y ScalHeston Blumenthal and Salter

Yes the round of Christmas shows has started, I know September has only just begun but various companies show what they think will be on your Christmas wish lists in JULY and here are the first two offerings from one such event held at the Ice Tank in London on what was one of the hottest days of the year and the venue certainly was not even cool.

review 835108 autographer wearable camerCamera from AutographerCamera from Autographer rated 6 out of 10

Aug 17, 2014 in Cameras
Most of us have two hands but often for taking photographs – especially selfies – another would be useful. So here something from Autograph designed for that purpose among others, not another hand but mounts that leaves your hands free.

review 834967 avanquest enigmatis mists ravenwooThe Mist of RavenwoodAvanquest GSP Enigmatis: The Mist of Ravenwood rated 9 out of 10

Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood is the sequel to Enigmatis: The Ghost of Maple Creek, a game that I seemed to have missed for some reason.

review 834971 Alcatel ONETOUCH POP S3 5050Alcatel's 4G starter phone on EEAlcatel's 4G starter phone on EE rated 9 out of 10

Aug 15, 2014 in Phones
The Alcatel One Touch Pop S3, available on the EE network as a pay-as-you-go phone for £79, is one of the cheapest – if not the cheapest – available 4G phones. It is an entry level phone that will meet the needs of a great many people at an acceptable price.

review 835107 tefal gv7550e0 express easy control steam iroTefal Express Easy ControlTefal Express Easy Control rated 8 out of 10

Aug 15, 2014 in Homes and Gardens
Sorry not a coffee machine – ones in the pipeline – but something almost as vital for every home an iron. Certainly nothing like any iron I have used before it looks almost professional as are the claims made for what it does.

review 834966 MobileLite Wireless G2_MLWG2_hr_20_05_2014 17_1Next Generation StreamingKingston MobileLite Wireless G2 rated 10 out of 10

Aug 14, 2014 in Wireless Review : Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2
This time last year I checked out the Kingston MobileLite Wireless product. This device allowed you to stream content wirelessly to various mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. The content being streamed was stored on SD memory cards and USB flash sticks. Since my original review Kingston has been busy developing the next generation of this product which, appropriately enough, is entitled MobileLite Wireless G2.

review 835105 HannsG HT231HPB 23 inch Widescreen Touchscreen LCD MonitoHannsG Touch Panel HT231HannsG Touch Panel HT231 rated 8 out of 10

Aug 13, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
So you have a Windows 8 notebook or PC but you are interested in Touch, Windows 8 was certainly designed for Touch and with the right Panel maybe this HannsG unit and a USB cable you can turn your notebook or PC into a Touch unit.

review 834801 avanquest mystery placeA Collection of Mystery PlacesAvanquest GSP The Secret of Ghost Manor The Secret of the Hildegards Tales from Dragon Mountain The Town with No Name rated 6 out of 10

Like the previous Avanquest 4 Play Collection I reviewed recently, this next collection brings together four titles under the banner of Mystery Places.

review 834802 HP Pavilion x360 11 n000es convertable laptop tableA Laptop TabletHP Pavilion 11 rated 6 out of 10

Aug 12, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple Review : HP Pavilion 11
Is it a laptop? Or is it a tablet? In fact the Pavilion 11 x360 PC is a hybrid as it combines the look, feel and functionality of a laptop with that of a tablet through its screen capability to swivel through 360 degrees, hence the x360 part of the product’s title.

review 835103 Brother HL L8250CDN colour laser printeBrother Colour Laser HL-L250CDNBrother Colour Laser HL-L250CDN rated 8 out of 10

Aug 11, 2014 in Printers/Scanners
The Brother HL-L250CDN Colour Laser is not a small unit, it is however quiet, fast, and surprisingly to me anyway I managed to accommodate it in my office without too much effort. Certainly not a ‘looker’ which might be a problem in the home as its USB or Ethernet.

review 834994 Optoma ML1500 Ultra Slim Portable LED ProjectoOptoma ML1500 Portable ProjectorOptoma ML1500 Portable Projector rated 8 out of 10

Aug 10, 2014 in Entertainment
The central problem with projectors has always been the lamp. Power hungry and hot, a typical projector lamp will need a busy fan to keep it cool, further adding to the power consumption, and bringing distracting noise to the party. And lamps can be costly to replace – typically between £150 and £250. Low powered and cool running, LED illumination promises to put a stop to all that. And here's the Optoma ML1500 to show how it's done.

review 835104 alcatel pop3 android smart phonAlcatel Pop S3 with EEAlcatel Pop S3 with EE rated 7 out of 10

Aug 10, 2014 in Phones
For those who want – and can receive - 4G this item is currently the cheapest PAYG 4G phone on the market. It is a smaller handset that is probably best suited to someone with smaller hands; certainly my large mitts struggled with the onscreen keyboard.

review 834800 samsung R3500 Gear Fit Smart WatcAn Early Christmas Wish List

Aug 9, 2014 in Misc Review : Currys PC World
With temperatures rising during July, many companies are keen to show off their Christmas wares.
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