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Canon IXUS 170Canon IXUS 170 rated 8 out of 10

Aug 3, 2015 in Cameras
The IXUS range are the nearest thing to a ‘point and shoot’ camera from Canon who are best known for their high end DSLR cameras used by the majority of professional photographers. This is small – fits easily in a pocket – and is very easy to use.

GPO WestwoodGPO Westwood rated 8 out of 10

Aug 2, 2015 in Entertainment
A speaker and an amplifier in what looks like a very retro case. The modern touch is that apart from having two wired inputs it can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker. So what may initially look like a 40s or 50s radio is not that at all.

DatAshur rugged secure USB flash driveDatAshur rugged secure USB flash drive rated 8 out of 10

Aug 1, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
With capacities from 30 to 240GB the datAshur SSD USB 3.0 flash drives provide the security-conscious data-hungry user with a satisfactory means of storing and transporting files. These drives are robust pocketable units that offer military grade protection from unauthorised access.

Power Tube 3000MiPOW Power Tube 3000 rated 8 out of 10

Aug 1, 2015 in Misc Review : MiPOW Power Tube 3000
A visit to a Bluetooth event held recently in London introduced me to a rechargeable battery product designed specifically for Apple devices.

Viewsonic 4K PanelViewsonic 4K Panel rated 7 out of 10

Jul 31, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This panel will give almost all users a little bit more automatically and assuming you have a suitable graphics card/chip a great deal more. Out of the box using an HDMI cable I got 2048x1152 and once things are adjusted 3840x2160 is available.

review 842623 sandberg StreamBoard UK wireless keyboarProviding Remote ControlSandberg StreamBoard rated 6 out of 10

Jul 30, 2015 in Wireless Review : Sandberg StreamBoard
Thos innovative people at Sandberg have come up with a product that I have a tendency to mistakenly refer to as Steamboat which, obviously, it isn’t.

review 842620 Thumbs Up Immerse Virtual Reality Headse3-D ViewingthumbsUp! Immerse rated 5 out of 10

Jul 29, 2015 in Misc Review : thumbsUp! Immerse
Having worn glasses for over half my adult life, I found that I needed to remove this aid to my vision when reviewing this next product.

Upgrading to Windows 10Upgrading to Windows 10 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 29, 2015 in Software
A few days before the 29th July I was send a USB with a ‘late build’ of Windows 10. As with all major alterations I approached this with more than a little trepidation, below is the story of what happened on Monday 27th July 2015.

review 842434 Arlo Smart Home   2 HD Security CamerA Home Security Camera KitNETGEAR Arlo rated 8 out of 10

Jul 28, 2015 in Homes and Gardens Review : NETGEAR Arlo
A visit to a central London hotel introduced me to a new product that promised to keep a watch on my home when I was away.

review 846402 Canon PIXMA MX535 All in One Wi Fi PrinteCanon Pixma MX535Canon Pixma MX535 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 27, 2015 in Printers/Scanners
A four in one unit as it has fax as well as printing, scanning and copying ability. This is quite a sleek unit but as its black it is unlikely to pass the lounge police so having Wi-Fi as well as USB could be a benefit as it could sit behind the sofa.

review 846407 Wallet NinjSmart Clock & Wallet Ninja

Jul 26, 2015 in Misc
Two items that each have several uses. First a Smart Clock that can be used to sync a smartphone and also double up as an alarm. Second something that fits in your wallet and that has so many tools that all have their separate uses.

review 842435 Brother DCP J4120DW A3 printer scanneA4 & A3 Inkjet PrintingBrother DCP-J4120DW rated 8 out of 10

Jul 25, 2015 in Printers/Scanners Review : Brother DCP-J4120DW
As part of its new range of inkjet printer models, Brother has released the DCP-J4120DW. This particular model is an All-in-One device that includes A3 print capability and automatic 2-sided printing along with its basic print, scan and copy functionality.

review 846401 nokia lumia 930 windows smart phonVodafone Nokia 930Vodafone Nokia 930 rated 8 out of 10

Jul 24, 2015 in Phones
While ‘i’ devices battle it out for supremacy with Android there is another player in the field and that is Microsoft with Nokia to mention but one. This the a rather nice Windows phone here sent courtesy of Vodafone in the UK.

review 842436 Edifier M1380 Home Audio SpeakeEdifier M1380Edifier M1380 rated 6 out of 10

Jul 23, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
Making a change from the numerous Bluetooth speakers that have come my way recently is an offering from Edifier that can be purchased as part of your weekly Tesco shopping expedition.

review 842619 avanquest atlantic quest solitairAn Underwater Golf GameAvanquest GSP Atlantic Quest Solitaire rated 6 out of 10

Get your snorkel and flippers ready as you set out to help Clowny and Sharky find out who has illegally parked a ship on the seabed.

review 846400 Garmin Nuvi 68LMT 6 Inch GPS NavigatoGarmin nuvi 68 lnGarmin nuvi 68 ln rated 8 out of 10

Jul 22, 2015 in Wireless Review : Garmin nuvi 68 ln
Over the years satellite navigation has improved greatly, you can now find satellites when indoors, the information you get is really up to date and best of all even mobile speed and traffic light camera information is included.

review 842437 Microsoft Lumia 640 5 Inch SIM Free SmartphonMicrosoft Lumia 640Vodafone Microsoft Lumia 640 rated 7 out of 10

Jul 21, 2015 in Phones Review : Vodafone Microsoft Lumia 640
While Android and iOS are the dominant force with regards to smartphones, they are not the only choice. Windows Phone 8.1, with a promised upgrade to Windows Phone 10, is a viable alternative.

review 846399 Arlo Smart Home   2 HD Security CamerNetgear ArloNetgear Arlo rated 8 out of 10

Jul 20, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
There are a lot of different brands of security cameras about, some very high end, others aimed at the home user. They all have one thing in common wires. Here a truly wireless solution that means not only no drilling through doors but also the ability to move them about at will.

review 842420 Thumbs Up Immerse Virtual Reality HeadseImmerse VR HeadsetImmerse VR Headset rated 6 out of 10

Jul 19, 2015 in Entertainment
While I have seen several of these demonstrated most bore a higher price and while I did ask to see one it never materialised, so when this was offered to me I took the change to test it with a couple of recent mobile phones and appropriate content.

review 842265 iStorage IS DP3 256 500F diskAshur PRO FIPDouble Data ProtectionStrage disAshur Pro rated 7 out of 10

Jul 18, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple Review : Strage disAshur Pro
Extra measures are a sensible precaution when storing your data on a portable hard drive. One company which offers to help in this respect is iStorage.
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