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A Colour LaserBrother HL-L8250CDN rated 8 out of 10

Jul 24, 2014 in Printers/Scanners Review : Brother HL-L8250CDN
No sooner do I complete a review of a Brother monochrome laser printer when another Brother product is delivered to my front door.

Retro DAB+ RadioRetro DAB+ Radio rated 8 out of 10

Jul 23, 2014 in Wireless
It is described as Retro with a leather over the top grab handle to allow movement. This offering from View Quest is up to date in that it has Dab, FM, iPod and Auxiliary Input. The sound is also up to date in that it is Stereo.

A Tank Shaped Speakeri-box Max rated 6 out of 10

Jul 22, 2014 in Entertainment Review : i-box Max
Speakers tend to come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Take for example the speaker currently providing the delivery of my music entertainment as I type this review.

review 834504 nuvi359Garmin’s useful voice commandsGarmin%92s useful voice commands rated 9 out of 10

Jul 21, 2014 in Misc
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

Jul 21, 2014 in Misc
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

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.

Doro’s First SmartphoneDoro Liberto 810 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 19, 2014 in Phones Review : Doro Liberto 810
Making a change from the usual offerings from Doro, this next handset has a name change to reflect its additional functionality.

Canon DSLR EOS100DCanon DSLR EOS100D rated 8 out of 10

Jul 18, 2014 in Cameras
It is a rare treat for me to get a DSLR unit in for review. This is one of the few occasions I can persuade Canons PR to send me one rather than their choice which is usually a pocket unit. These are still good units but for a different market.

review 834279 brother hl1110 mono laser printeBasic Monochrome LaserBrother HL-1110 rated 7 out of 10

Jul 17, 2014 in Printers/Scanners Review : Brother HL-1110
While multifunction capabilities and various bells & whistle features have their obvious appeal when considering a new printer purchase, the needs of some users can be satisfied with basis printing operations in monochrome. In such instances, the Brother HL-1110 monochrome laser printer is a possible candidate.

review 834414 gspgames gamons metro tourVisiting CitiesAvanquest GSP Metro Tours rated 4 out of 10

Jul 16, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Avanquest GSP Metro Tours
This next game is aimed at those who enjoy puzzle type game play.

review 834436 BenQ BL2411PT 24 inch Widescreen LCD MonitoBen Q Panel BL2411PTBen Q Panel BL2411PT rated 8 out of 10

Jul 16, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This is a panel with that little bit extra. Instead of it being the now norm 1920x1080 this is 1920x1200 and that little extra means that bit more depth, great for viewing more of anything be it a spreadsheet a word processing document or a web page.

review 834281 Olympus LS 14 4GB Linear PCM Recorder DictaphonA Hand-held Audio RecorderOlympus Audio recorder LS-14 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 15, 2014 in Misc Review : Olympus Audio recorder LS-14
With its menu of cameras and recorders, a recent Olympus event introduced me to the company’s range of hand-held audio recorders.

review 834403 Roku 3500R Streaming SticThe Roku 3500X Streaming StickThe Roku 3500X Streaming Stick rated 7 out of 10

Jul 15, 2014 in Entertainment
Smart TV sets these days are Internet-connected, offer a bewildering variety of programme channels you've never heard of, and can also connect to your LAN to play your music tracks, show your holiday photos and run your home movies. But what if you're perfectly happy with your old, non-smart TV, but fancy getting your hands on these features? Here comes the Roku Streaming Stick to the rescue. For around £50 it promises to upgrade the IQ of your dumb TV and bring it into line with the latest fashion. But how good a job does it actually make of this?

A Crucial questionA Crucial question rated 9 out of 10

Jul 14, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Within reason, the more RAM you have, the faster your PC will run. A RAM upgrade in an existing machine could well be a viable alternative to buying a new machine that, most likely, will come supplied with Windows 8 installed. The Crucial website offers the information and guidance to make this a realistic option.

review 834434 Acoustiphase MC 1 bluetooth speakeMini CanonAcoustiphase MC-1 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 14, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Acoustiphase MC-1
Not a weapon of war but a rather good small Bluetooth speaker that can vastly improve the sound of audio coming from your iOS or Android device. It is small enough to fit easily in a pocket or bag but it gives a very big sound.

review 834440 smart weave shirtSmartWeave ShirtSmartWeave Shirt rated 8 out of 10

Jul 13, 2014 in Health and Beauty
We all sweat, some – like me – sweat a lot, partly due to the weather and partly in my case due to my larger size but also because of various medical problems that I have, so a shirt that promises to not show sweat patches was a must to try.

review 834280 Humax HDR 1000S 1TB Freesat Freetime Receive2TB Storage for FreesatHumax Freesat HDR-1000S rated 8 out of 10

Jul 12, 2014 in Entertainment Review : Humax Freesat HDR-1000S
From the one-channel television on offer that some may remember, we now have subscription free offerings with over 200 channels for our entertainment.

review 834433 Acer C720P 11.6 inch Touchscreen ChromebooAcer Touch ChromebookAcer Touch Chromebook rated 8 out of 10

Jul 11, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Having recently told you about an Acer Chromebook this has more or less exactly the same specifications but it also has Touch. While touch on a Windows 8 PC gives far more and Touch on an Android or iOS Phone is normal touch on a Chromebook is new.

review 834198 artrage A Digital Art PackageAmbient Design Artrage 4 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 10, 2014 in Software Review : Ambient Design Artrage 4
I was first introduced to the product known as ArtRage back in 2007. Our next meeting was not until three years later with the appearance of ArtRage Studio Pro. Now a further four years have gone by and it is the turn of ArtRage 4 to renew our acquaintance. My memory being what it is and considering the four year gap, my look at this version of ArtRage 4 will be more like a first contact meeting rather than one of catching up with an old friend.

review 834278 Quest For InfamStep Back in TimePhoenix Online Publishing The Last Door rated 5 out of 10

The Last Door is a point-and-click adventure game developed by The Game Kitchen, a small indie team based in Seville, Spain, and published by Phoenix Online Publishing where “Every game has a story”.
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