Two from thumbs UP

First an item for those who remember – or maybe like me – those who still have a collection of cassette tapes and a use you maybe put one to. Second a Coffee Mug with attitude that will certainly be a talking point around the office.

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Apr 17, 2014 in Software Review : Reallusion Crazy Talk Animator 2
It was nearly three years ago that I first encountered CrazyTalk Animator at the BETT Computer Show and wrote my review of the product. While many titles tend to be updated on an annual basis, it is not until now that Reallusion, the product’s developer, has released a version 2 of this particular title.

review 782390 Questerium Sinister Trinity Collectors EditioQuesterium Sinister TrinityAlawar Urse Games Questerium Sinister Trinity Collector's Edition rated 8 out of 10

A meteor, strange experiments, missing children and a collection of flowers all feature in a title developed by Urse Games.

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Apr 16, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
I have looked at several different Kindles, the HDX7 breaks new ground in that apart from it being an excellent book reader – the thing Kindle started as – it is now almost a full Android tablet so the screen is in colour at 1920x1080.

review 779043 Kanex AirBlue Portable Bluetooth Music ReceiveKanex AirBlue Bluetooth Audio DongleKanex AirBlue Bluetooth Audio Dongle rated 8 out of 10

Apr 15, 2014 in Entertainment
Today's implementations of Bluetooth are a great way to set up wire-free audio connections. But although Bluetooth has become a standard among handheld devices few home hi-fi systems are equipped to receive it. This is where the Kanex AirBlue comes in.

review 777115 Nakamichi NBS 10 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo SpeakeBall Shaped SpeakersNatamichi NBS 10 Bluetooth Stereo Speakers rated 5 out of 10

I seem to have an affinity with speakers that have unusual shapes. This is not another example but this time from a company I had not heard of before.

review 784432 Eye Fi Mobi Wireless SDHC Card for Digital CameraEye-Fi from camera to mobileEye-Fi from camera to mobile rated 7 out of 10

Apr 14, 2014 in Misc
Despite smartphone and tablets now having cameras with more and more megapixels, the results cannot match those of a good quality “bridge” camera and certainly not the performance of a digital SLR both of which have a range of advanced features including optical zoom. Eye-Fi Mobi, provides the best of both worlds as it enables one to use Wi-Fi to transfer camera images directly to one’s smartphone or tablet.

review 780786 magix samplitude music studio 201Magix Software

These are both mature products and for not a great deal of money give you lots of control over your data. Both packages work with music and give the best output available from the data input. They are Samplitude Music Studio and Music Maker both from Magix and both 2014 versions.

review 780781 JML Halowave Halogen OveCook by HalogenCook by Halogen rated 8 out of 10

Apr 13, 2014 in Homes and Gardens
With first living spaces getting smaller one solution is to cut the kitchen. With people of working age and no children eating out for time saving or pleasure is often more important than preparing a meal from scratch so oven.

review 775142 motorola moto x android smart phonMotorola Moto X SmartphoneMotorola Moto X rated 9 out of 10

Apr 12, 2014 in Phones Review : Motorola Moto X
Motorola, Google and Lenovo sounds as if it could be a pop group of the sixties while Moto X might well be the name by which a high profile political figure, of the same period, might be known. However the technology associated with these names is most certainly of the current era.

review 780785 Edifier Prisma BT Edifer Prisma BTEdifer Prisma BT rated 7 out of 10

Apr 11, 2014 in Entertainment
A pair of speakers and a rather nice sub woofer that might even pass the ‘other half’s’ scrutiny as it is in fact shiny white and therefore is more likely to go with whatever the lounge police think is acceptable whereas black probably will not.

review 777112 AOC e2451FH 24 inch Widescreen LED MonitoA Style Line MonitorAOC e2451Fh 24-inch LCD rated 8 out of 10

Apr 10, 2014 in Laptops/PCs/Apple Review : AOC e2451Fh 24-inch LCD
Last year I attended a press event and requested to review a couple of monitors from one company. The first one to arrive is the subject of this review.

review 777114 Dark Parables Jack and the Sky Kingdom Collectors EditioWhat Jack Did NextBig Fish Games Dark Parables: Jack and the Sky Kingdom rated 8 out of 10

This is one of those occasions when a game arrives for review just after seeing a film based on the same subject matter that was the prequel to the game.

review 780784 HP Officejet 4630 e All in One printeHP OfficeJet 4630eHP OfficeJet 4630e rated 8 out of 10

Apr 9, 2014 in Printers/Scanners
This is an All In One unit, that means it can Print, Scan Copy and Fax. It is very compact and you can print by normal use from a PC or by sending items across the Network or even across the world by using your special email.

review 775141 Lantronix xps1002cp 01 s xprintserver cloud print editioA Wide Ranging Print SolutionLantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print rated 6 out of 10

While many printers now offer a remote print solution through their own dedicated app, this next product offers a wide ranging solution for multiple printers.

review 781661 Kanex Getting Gigabit from USBGetting Gigabit from USB rated 8 out of 10

Apr 7, 2014 in Misc
The Kanex DualRole Gigabit + 3-Port Hub, which is compatible with those Macs and PCs that have a USB 3.0 port, will be of interest to users of machines lacking an Ethernet port. When plugged into a USB 3.0 port it provides that missing Gigabit connection as well as extra USB 3.0 ports.

review 780780 Moto X 16GB Sim Free SmartphonMotorola Moto XMotorola Moto X rated 8 out of 10

Apr 7, 2014 in Phones
After their ground breaking Moto G handset recently reviewed what could Motorola produce next. It’s called the Moto X and it looks very inviting, you can get it to answer your questions and the curve in its back suits your hands shape.

iPhone Camera and Case

Two items that may suit those with a recent iPhone (it also works with a 5th Generation iPod Touch) a clip on camera to give both zoom and macro. Second a slip case that cleans your screen every time you place it in the case.

review 775143 reallusion face filter FaceFilter Pro 3.0Reallusion FaceFilter Pro 3 0 rated 8 out of 10

Apr 5, 2014 in Software Review : Reallusion FaceFilter Pro 3 0
Arriving looking like a drowned rat, due to one of the heavy downpours that occurred recently, I was introduced to this next makeover product. Unfortunately it only worked on digital images and not bedraggled reviewers.

review 780777 Canon PIXMA MX395 All In One Colour PrinteCanon Pixma MX390Canon Pixma MX390 rated 8 out of 10

Apr 4, 2014 in Cameras
This is a small inkjet all in one unit. That means not only can it print, but it can also scan, copy and for those who still need it fax. It also has the ability to print from memory stick and even to scan to memory stick if the PC is not available.
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