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review 841493 Amazon Fire TV SticAmazon Fire TV StickAmazon Fire TV Stick rated 9 out of 10

May 28, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
Recently my late evening television viewing habits have changed. The reason for this has been the arrival of the Amazon Fire TV Stick product. This piece of kit consists of the Fire TV Stick device, USB lead and power adapter, remote control with AAA batteries and a HDMI extender cable.

review 841494 gamehouse Magicville Art of Magic The Rescue of FogmereGameHouse Magicville: TheArt of Magic rated 6 out of 10

It is brother against brother in a Match-3 adventure game with a magic element.

review 841544 VAX W85 PP T Dual Power Pro Carpet WasheVAX Carpet Cleaner W85-PP-TVAX Carpet Cleaner W85-PP-T rated 8 out of 10

May 27, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
Think of it as a vacuum cleaner that washes and dries and you are on the right track. If you have empty rooms its brilliant as you work in straight lines, it washes and dries as at goes along so clear everything away for those new looking carpets.

review 841426 Huawei P8 android smart phonA New SmartphoneHuawei P8 rated 9 out of 10

May 26, 2015 in Phones Review : Huawei P8
Typed the characters “P8” into your favourite search engine and you are likely to get hits that refer to aircrafts, pistols and even electrical engineering software. You should also get links to a new smartphone from Huawei. This is the company’s latest addition to its P series of handsets, namely the P8 which was presented to the world at large at London’s Old Billingsgate event centre.

review 841545 Bass Connect Bluetooth SpeakeBass ConnectBass Connect rated 8 out of 10

May 25, 2015 in Entertainment
Previous items I have reviewed from Thumbs Up have taken the sound from the SmartPhones speaker and given you a better result. This unit uses the same idea common to most in that the signal is sent via Bluetooth to give an excellent sound.

review 841542 Veho VEP 005 ZS2 360 Water Resistant Sports EarphoneVeho EarbudsVeho Earbuds rated 8 out of 10

May 24, 2015 in Entertainment
A name that I reviewed several items for some years ago, now perhaps more famous for it being on the shirts of Southampton Football Club in the Premier League. So what have these earbuds to make them stand out from the crowd?

review 841561 ZAGG Pocket Keyboard for Tablets and phoneZagg’s Pocket KeyboardZagg%92s Pocket Keyboard rated 8 out of 10

May 23, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The Zagg Pocket Keyboard connects via Bluetooth and offers a quick and convenient method of typing notes or even larger amounts of text onto one’s iOS or Android tablet.

review 841492 cyberlink powerdvd 15 video editing softwarPowerDVD 15CyberLink PowerDVD 15 rated 9 out of 10

May 23, 2015 in Software Review : CyberLink PowerDVD 15
Ever since it was founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp has built up a reputation as a world leading consumer multimedia software company. A recent release from the company is its PowerDVD product which is now at version 15.

review 841543 Misfit Beddit Sleep MonitoBeddit Sleep MonitorBeddit Sleep Monitor rated 9 out of 10

May 22, 2015 in Health and Beauty
When bleary eyed I viewed the first night sleep statistics on my Android phone I almost let out a cheer as at last a sleep monitor gives a real figure so you no longer feel you are going crazy with what other devices claim for sleep periods.

review 841425 Piper NV Night Vision HD Security CamerAdding Piper FunctionalityIControl Piper nv rated 7 out of 10

May 21, 2015 in Homes and Gardens Review : IControl Piper nv
It does not seem all that long ago that I was first introduced to the Piper product. Actually it was around two months ago that I came across this home security device which streams live images to your smartphone and sends out warnings regarding events that are taking place within the area it is protecting. Now the next version of the product, originally created by Russell Ure in 2012 and powered by IControl Networks, is available. This latest version goes by the name of Piper nv. I will leave you to work out what “nv” stands. I was 100% wrong with my guess of new or next version.

review 841424 gamehouse Frankenstein Master of DeatFrankenstein Master of DeathGameHouse Frankenstein: Master of Death rated 6 out of 10

While Frankenstein is often regarded as the villain, this is not the case in this Hidden Object Adventure game.

review 841547 Amazon Fire TV SticfireTV Stick from AmazonfireTV Stick from Amazon rated 8 out of 10

May 20, 2015 in Entertainment
This is very like the Roku Stick, somewhat like Chromecast, but as it is far cheaper than either it would be better, however it also has a lot more features and has another huge plus it is from Amazon so how can it be anything but a big hit.

review 841423 Leitz Icon Smart Label PrinteA Printer for LabelsLeitz Icon rated 6 out of 10

May 19, 2015 in Printers/Scanners Review : Leitz Icon
Rather than a range of print facilities, this next product concentrates its functionality on the production of labels.

review 841311 Philips C271P4QPJEW 27 inch Clinical DisplaPhilips Panel Brilliance 272P4Philips Panel Brilliance 272P4 rated 8 out of 10

May 18, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Sold as a Clinical D Image panel it is capable of 2560x1440 display. The ‘clinical’ bit of the last sentence means the display needs to be ultra-sharp and clear as when a surgeon is looking at say an X-Ray image he/she needs clarity.

review 841540 FUGOO Sport Bluetooth ActivFugoo SportFugoo Sport rated 8 out of 10

May 17, 2015 in Entertainment
A Bluetooth speaker with good battery life excellent sound and it can not only get wet like in the bathroom but get involved with you while for instance riding a bike or perhaps even more extreme tasks beyond my current imagination.

review 841301 Withings Home   Wi Fi Security Camera with Air Quality SensorRemote Home ViewingWithings Home rated 6 out of 10

May 16, 2015 in Wireless Review : Withings Home
While not the same as “eyes in the back of your head”, this next product can provide feedback as to what is happening in your home when you are out and about.

review 841309 pentax ks1 digital SLR camerPentax K-S1 DSLR CameraPentax K-S1 DSLR Camera rated 8 out of 10

May 15, 2015 in Cameras
This is quite a small and lightweight offering from Pentax. However this does not mean that the images its takes are anything but excellent in both JPG and RAW. The only unusual thing to me is that both the body and lens are white.

review 841300 Huawei TalkBand BTalkBand B2Huawei TalkBand B2 rated 7 out of 10

May 14, 2015 in Health and Beauty Review : Huawei TalkBand B2
A visit to a riverside iconic London event centre introduced me to a stylish activity tracker that doubles as a hands-free earpiece.

review 841298 avanquest weird park the final shoWeird Park – The Final ShowAvanquest GSP Weird Park: The Final Show rated 8 out of 10

The saga of Weird Park began with the game of Broken Time before moving on to the second episode entitled Scary Tales. Now the curtain is about to fall with the third and final chapter of this Hidden Object Adventure series. This game is appropriately entitled Weird Park: The Final Show. As it is entirely self-contained, missing out on the first two chapters should not impinge on your enjoyment of this title.

review 841307 Withings Activite Pop Smart WatcWithings Activité PopWithings Activit%E9 Pop rated 8 out of 10

May 13, 2015 in Health and Beauty
This is the latest in a range of health and fitness items. It has one distinct difference in that it looks like a standard smart analogue watch. It is quite thin, is worn on the wrist, and, to anyone else looks exactly like a wrist watch.
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