A Speaker Called DowndraftBOOMPODS Downdraft rated 7 out of 10

Sep 2, 2014 in Wireless Review : BOOMPODS Downdraft
With a brand name that suggests an explosive device and an appearance that reminds me of a slightly squashed sweet I enjoyed when I was younger, the subject of this next review is a Bluetooth portable speaker unit.

Motorola Moto G LTE (XT1039)Motorola Moto G LTE (XT1039) rated 8 out of 10

Sep 1, 2014 in Phones
Smartphone prices are falling fast, reaching the point where you may be thinking of buying your next one outright and topping up monthly with PAYG. Budget smartphones are the sweetspot, but you'll need to choose carefully if you're not going to end up lumbered with rapidly obsolescent technology. The brand new Moto G LTE at around £150 looks like a pretty good bet.

Gigabyte P34 PhantasasGigabyte P34 Phantasas rated 8 out of 10

Sep 1, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This is the latest small and powerful option from Gigabyte who are best known for their Motherboards. They do however make some rather nice powerful notebooks that may even satisfy the lust for speed of the modern gamer.

Shutter Ball and 32GB OTG

Aug 31, 2014 in Misc
First a small round ball with a rubber strap to allow it to be attached to a bag or belt, the result you can take photos remotely on more than one device. Second a tiny 32GB microDuo OTG flash drive for transfer of data and this is USB.

Roku Streaming StickRoku Streaming STick rated 8 out of 10

Aug 30, 2014 in Wireless Review : Roku Streaming STick
With the amount of available content, either free or subscription based, you might need help to access it. This next product could help.

Samsung M7 SpeakerSamsung M7 Speaker rated 8 out of 10

Aug 29, 2014 in Entertainment
This can work as a single triangular speaker or via a hub form a multi room offering. It can work wired, wireless, Bluetooth or even via an Auxiliary cable. If this is not enough with the right sort of TV you can improve the TV sound with the M7.

review 835358 Canon PIXMA iP2850 Desktop PrinteA Basic Inkjet PrinterCanon PIXMA iP2850 rated 8 out of 10

Aug 28, 2014 in Printers/Scanners Review : Canon PIXMA iP2850
Not everybody needs a printer with various bells and whistles such as Wi-Fi and remote printing capability. The subject of this next review is just such as basic device.

review 835359 focus hidden mystery collectiveRedemption Cemetery Times TwoFocus Multimedia Big Fish Games Redemption Cemetery Grave Testimony Salvation of the Lost rated 9 out of 10

Redemption Cemetery is a series of Hidden Object Adventure games, currently standing at five, published originally by Big Fish Games. Focus Multimedia has taken two of these titles and bundled then together in a single package which is priced at the company’s usual £10.20 level.

review 835500 HoMedics FM TS9 GB Deluxe Shiatsu Foot MassageHomedics Shiatsu Foot MassagerHomedics Shiatsu Foot Massager rated 8 out of 10

Aug 27, 2014 in Health and Beauty
Having done an excessive amount of walking over the recent weeks at the range of Christmas In July events this was lovely. In previous years shoulders and then backs have had Shiatsu attention, this year it is the turn of feet.

review 835134 Devolo dLAN 650 Triple Plus Starter KiTriple PowerlineDevolo dLAN 650 Triple+ rated 8 out of 10

Aug 26, 2014 in Misc Review : Devolo dLAN 650 Triple+
If a wireless network does not work for you then this next Devolo product might provide a solution.

review 835499 archos 50 helium 4G android mobile phonArchos 50 Helium 4GArchos 50 Helium 4G rated 8 out of 10

Aug 25, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Archos are a company that has made Tablets but a quick rack of my brain cannot remember any phones from them in the past. While this is a phone it is of course also a PDA and as it runs Android also a Tablet so a three in one device.

review 835356 dragon naturally speaking 13 speech recognitioDragon gets even betterdragon naturally speaking 13 rated 9 out of 10

Aug 24, 2014 in Software Review : dragon naturally speaking 13
The latest version of Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) speech recognition software, Version 13, is more accurate, easier to train and works with a wider range of applications than previously. Consequently, an even wider range of people should be able to benefit from its use.

review 835497 freeloader ISIS solar panel battery chargeFreeloader iSISFreeloader iSIS rated 7 out of 10

Aug 24, 2014 in Misc
A mobile charging device, not just a standard device but one that should be able to charge your devices – it can do several at once – for no additional cost after you have purchased the Freeloader. This feat is accomplished by using solar power.

review 834969 HMDX HX P230RDA EU Jam Bluetooth Wireless Portable SpeakeA 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.

review 835111 STM Bags Drifter Backpack for 15 inch MacBook and LaptopSTM 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.
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