review 865507 Humax FVP 4000T Set top BoHumax Freeview Play FVP-4000THumax Freeview Play FVP-4000T rated 8 out of 10

Nov 30, 2015 in Homes and Gardens
The latest PVR from Humax now comes with catch up TV for the times you forgot to set your PVR. It also has the ability to allow up to three channels to be recorded simultaneously. Read on for more details of this coffee themed recorder.

review 865505 apple ipad mini Vodafone iPad Mini 3Vodafone iPad Mini 3 rated 8 out of 10

Nov 29, 2015 in PDA's
As Apple in the UK tend to be very tight with review items until now my only foray into their world is via an ancient iPod that is too old to be updated to anything like recent firmware. So this courtesy of Vodafone is my first use of an iPad the Mini 3.

review 865385 Netgear PLP1200 100UKS 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter HomepluNetgear’s Gigabit PowerlineNetgear PLP1200-100 Powerline Homeplug rated 8 out of 10

The Netgear Powerline PLP1200 is the latest and fastest kit to provide network connectivity via the household wiring.

review 865300 Canary All in One Home Security DevicCanary Style ProtectionCanary rated 6 out of 10

Nov 28, 2015 in Homes and Gardens Review : Canary
Aldous Huxley may have foreseen the Big Brother scenario but he does seem to have ignored the possibility of Little Brother. I am referring to the current trend of installing security devices within our homes to provide notifications of any unauthorised activity when you are away for any reason. One such device is Canary No this is not the yellow caged bird found in some households although both the company and its flagship product is named after the bird used by miners to warn them of the presence of deadly gases found underground

review 865319 Philips 227E6EDSD LCD Monito22inch Panel from Philips 227E6EDSDPhilips 227E6EDSD 22inch LCD Panel rated 8 out of 10

This is described as a wide format panel from Philips, however to my old eyes it looks the same proportions as most panels, it displays 1920x1080 when you plug in a VGA lead, yes the display is sharp and clear so what is its secret.

review 865299 brother DCP 9015CDW printeColour Laser All-in-OneBrother Colour DCP-9015CDN rated 7 out of 10

Continuing my look at various Brother devices, it is the turn of a colour laser All-in-One model.

review 865301 big fish games Dracula Love Kills   gamA Blood-sucking HeroWaterlily Development Game STudio Big Fish Games Draculla: Love Kiills rated 7 out of 10

Who would have thought it! Dracula teams up with Van Helsing to thwart an attack on humanity in this next title.

review 865529 EnVivo Bluetooth SoundstagEnVivo Bluetooth SoundstageEnVivo Bluetooth Soundstage rated 9 out of 10

Nov 25, 2015 in Entertainment
One problem with a sound bar is that to get a good improvement on the ‘naff’ sound coming from your TV is that you really need both the soundbar and a sub-woofer, probably expensive and for a lot of people it needs more space, here a different solution a Soundstage.

review 865493 aldi workzone titanium drilAldi’s premium DIY drill and impact driver kitAldi%92s Workszone Titanium+ rated 9 out of 10

The Workzone Titanium+ drill & driver kit forms part of Aldi’s premium range of tools and accessories. It consists of the two most useful battery-powered power tools -- a hammer drill and an impact driver -- packed into a robust storage case so that everything is together when you want to use it.

review 865298 Vodafone Smart Prime 6 android smartphonSmart Speed 6 HandsetVodafone Smart Speed 6 rated 6 out of 10

Nov 24, 2015 in Phones Review : Vodafone Smart Speed 6
Joining the Vodafone series of handsets is a 4G budget offering.

review 865314 pentax k3 II DSLRicoh K-3 IIRicoh K-3 II DSLR rated 8 out of 10

Nov 23, 2015 in Cameras Review : Ricoh K-3 II DSLR
Without doubt this is a semi-professional unit and it takes images of very high quality. What is perhaps a little more surprising is that in my own bumbling way I enjoyed using it and I certainly enjoyed the results that it gave me.

review 865496 Filofax Pennybridge Case for iPad MinFilofax Pennybridge iPad CaseFilofax Pennybridge iPad Mini Case rated 8 out of 10

Nov 22, 2015 in Misc Review : Filofax Pennybridge iPad Mini Case
Any device with an unprotected screen – whatever it is made of – needs covering or it will at the very least get scratched or worse it will get damaged beyond repair even if kept in a bag, other items rubbing against it like keys can damage it.

review 865187 Huawei Honor 7 4G UK Dual SIM Free SmartphonFor the Brave SmartphoneHuawei Honor 7 rated 8 out of 10

Nov 21, 2015 in Phones Review : Huawei Honor 7
A trip down London’s Brick Lane introduced me to a new smartphone from Huawei’s Honor range.

review 865386 Verbatim StorenGo 500 GB USB 3 hard disVerbatim Store’n’Go portable driveVerbatim Store%92n%92Go external HDD rated 8 out of 10

The Store’n’Go super speed USB 3.0 500GB portable hard drive is one of a new series from Verbatim that provide a convenient way to back up the files on one’s laptop.

review 865317 HP Officejet 3830 A4 All in One PrinteHP OfficeJet 3830HP OfficeJet 3830 rated 8 out of 10

Nov 20, 2015 in Printers/Scanners
This is a multi-function device which means it not only prints, scans and copies but for those who still use or need it the unit also has fax. It is quite small and light and runs with two cartridges, it is black but here that’s OK as this is an office product.

review 865185 PHILIPS 227E6EDSD E line LED monitoA SoftBlue MonitorPhilips E-line 227E6E SoftBlue rated 8 out of 10

If available space on your desktop is at a premium then this next monitor might be able to squeeze into a small gap.

review 865188 kaiser baas selfie polAn Australian PoleKaiser Bass Selfie Pole rated 6 out of 10

Nov 18, 2015 in Misc Review : Kaiser Bass Selfie Pole
While I have heard them referred to as vanity sticks, especially in the hands of certain individuals, manufacturers and many users prefer the term Selfie for this type of device which allows users to grab a self portrait of themselves in various locations. The latest product of this type to arrive for testing is the Selfie Pole from Kaiser Baas.

review 865318 Gigabyte P34W V3 CF1 14 Inch Gaming LaptoP34W V3 GigabyteP34W V3 Gigabyte rated 8 out of 10

Nov 18, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This latest offering from Gigabyte will have gamers interested, as most will know the Gigabyte brand is built on fast motherboards and everything else builds on that, a lot of Desktops have Gigabyte motherboards but they brand notebooks themselves.

review 865186 brother MFC L2700DN mono laser printeA Monochrome Laser All-in-OneBrother MFC-L2700DN rated 8 out of 10

Nov 17, 2015 in Printers/Scanners Review : Brother MFC-L2700DN
As part of the latest refresh of its Business Printer line up, Brother has released the MFC-L2700DN model. This All-in-One device combines a mono laser printer with copy, scan and Fax capabilities. The letters “DN”, forming part of the product’s model number, indicate that Duplex printing and Network connectivity are part of this unit’s feature set.

review 865315 TabletTV UK Portable TuneTV for your TabletTabletTV UK Portable Tuner rated 7 out of 10

Nov 16, 2015 in Entertainment Review : TabletTV UK Portable Tuner
I received this unit four months ago only to find nothing I had was compatible. I consulted the list and eventually I got something that worked with it; ironically this was the first iPad to pass over my desk, me being a confirmed Android person.
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