review 864556 acronis true image 2016 backup softwarAcronis 2016Acronis 2016 rated 9 out of 10

Oct 7, 2015 in Software
Everyone needs backups, no ifs no buts no maybes, backups are essential. If you have gone through life without needing one so far you are lucky, very lucky. In fact maybe you would like to go halves on a lottery ticket, but one day you will need a backup.

review 864569 Filofax Metropol Case for iPad AiFilofax iPad Air caseFilofax iPad Air case rated 7 out of 10

Oct 6, 2015 in Misc
The Filofax Metropol iPad Air case is a well-made zipped case in black faux leather. It has been designed to accommodate both the iPad and an A5 sized notepad and should suit the person on the move.

review 864542 Vodafone Smart ultra Vodafone Smart Ultra 6Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 rated 8 out of 10

Oct 6, 2015 in Phones
No sooner do I finish checking out the Vodafone Smart Prime 6 handset than the company releases the follow up product. This is the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 smartphone which is available as a pay-as-you-go basis priced at £125 or on a monthly Vodafone contrast priced at £17.

review 864559 Acer Chromebox CXI Desktop PAcer Chromebox CXIAcer Chromebox CXI rated 8 out of 10

Oct 5, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
I have reviewed several Chromebooks before, they are small laptops running the Chrome operating system. This however was the first Chromebox I have reviewed it is a full featured PC all you need to add is a panel via HDMI or DisplayPort.

review 864557 MIPOW 9000 mAh Portable Charging Power CubMIPOW Power Cube 9000MIPOW Power Cube 9000 rated 6 out of 10

Oct 4, 2015 in Misc
While most items to charge your mobile devices on the go are small this offering from MIPOW is not. While most items to charge your mobile devices on the go are light this offering from MIPOW is not. So the question is if it’s not small and not light then what does it have in its favour?

review 864413 jam rewind bluetooth speakeRewind SpeakerHoMedics Jam Rewind rated 6 out of 10

Oct 3, 2015 in Wireless Review : HoMedics Jam Rewind
The Rewind is a small portable Bluetooth speaker. This product forms part of the Jam family of offerings that are distributed by HoMedics.

review 864560 paintshop pro x8 ultimatCorel PaintShop Pro X8 UltimateCorel PaintShop Pro X8 Ultimate rated 8 out of 10

Oct 2, 2015 in Software
In a previous life this was one of the first really useful products. Corel came out with their excellent CorelDRAW product and made the purchase of PaintShop Pro an early capture and now this is a very mature product at version 18 (X8).

review 864412 netgear nighthawk ac1900 adsl routeA Faster NighthawkNETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 rated 8 out of 10

Oct 1, 2015 in Wireless Review : NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900
Offering to help reduce the bottleneck that can occur for those who are involved with streaming videos and on-line gaming activities is a modem router from NETGEAR.

review 864410 avanquest theatre absurTheatre of the AbsurdAvanquest GSP Theatre of the Absurd rated 6 out of 10

In this game your on-screen persona makes a mistake that releases an evil demon. Will you be able to correct this mistake and recapture the demon?

review 864561 panda global protection 201Panda Global Protection 2016Panda Global Protection 2016 rated 8 out of 10

Sep 30, 2015 in Software
The days of this being just an Anti-Virus product are long gone. In fact the only products that seem to have only Anti-Virus are the free ones and even then when you update them you have to be careful to click the correct box or you get the whole package and then you will start paying.

review 864411 Sandberg 440 92 Master Charger PRMultiple Device ChargingSandberg USB Master Charger Pro rated 8 out of 10

Sep 29, 2015 in Misc Review : Sandberg USB Master Charger Pro
While queuing is an established practice, it is not one that is well received when we need to wait in order to charge a mobile device when there is just a single power source available. Sandberg believes it has a solution to this problem.

review 864491 Heston Blumenthal Digital 5 in 1 ThermometeSalter/Blumenthal versatile kitchen thermometerSalter/Blumenthal versatile kitchen thermometer rated 8 out of 10

Sep 28, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
Nobody wants their Sunday joint burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. The Heston Blumenthal 5-in-1 digital thermometer from Salter is a useful tool in preventing that and similar problems in the kitchen. But that is not all it can do…

review 864558 Roberts Radio Revival Mini DAB Digital RadiRoberts Revival MiniRoberts Revival Mini rated 8 out of 10

Sep 28, 2015 in Entertainment
A new DAB and FM offering from Roberts that looks more like something from many decades ago. It is however packed with modern technology, so instead of having to continually move around to get a good signal and sound it’s just there.

review 864553 House of Marley Smile Jamaica In Ear HeadphoneHouse of Marley Smile Jamaica in ear headphonesHouse of Marley Smile Jamaica in ear headphones rated 8 out of 10

Sep 27, 2015 in Entertainment
The price of this group of in ear headphones seems to vary according to their colour. With Midnight being nearly 50% more expensive than curry, here I am listening to a mid-range unit called Fire at least I think I am as the box has no part number.

review 864392 Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film CamerA Polaroid Style CameraFujifilm Instax Mini 8 rated 6 out of 10

Sep 26, 2015 in Cameras Review : Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
This next product from Fujifilm adopts an almost retro style of photography.

review 864280 Vodafone Smart ultra Vodafone Smart ultra 6Vodafone Smart ultra 6 rated 8 out of 10

Sep 25, 2015 in Phones
This phone is only available from Vodafone and as such needs a Vodafone SIM. It is part of the ‘Smart 6’ series of phones. Android Lollipop 5.02 is the operating system and while some of the installed Apps are Vodafone’s it is still an Android Phone.

review 864391 Brother DS 920DW Wireless Duplex Mobile Color Page ScanneA Portable ScannerBrother DS-920DW rated 8 out of 10

Sep 24, 2015 in Printers/Scanners Review : Brother DS-920DW
While standalone flatbed and All-in-One devices can cope with many scanning tasks, sometimes you need a more specialised piece of equipment to handle this aspect of your document management needs.

review 864390 avanquest 7 hills of rome mahonTouring Ancient RomeAvanquest GSP 7 Hills of Romw rated 6 out of 10

Ancient Rome is a popular location for game developers. In this case the location shares the stage with the Mahjong board game.

review 864551 hp officejet 7510 all in onHP OfficeJet 7510HP OfficeJet 7510 rated 9 out of 10

Sep 23, 2015 in Printers/Scanners
This is a multi-function unit which means, print, copy, scan and for those who still want/need it fax. However this unit has something extra the ability to print up to A3 and while it is a good deal wider than most A4 units it is not that much deeper or taller.

review 864389 Smanos W020 home security systeHome ProtectionSmanosWO20 Home Protection rated 8 out of 10

Developed by Smanos (a combination of Chuango Security Technology Corporation, Chuango Europe B.V. and Smanos Holdings), the WiFi Alarm System forms part of the company’s Smart Home System line up. This particular product has been designed to provide protection against unauthorised entry to your home via doors and windows.
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