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Ollie from the makers of SpheroOllie from the makers of Sphero rated 7 out of 10

Feb 1, 2015 in Entertainment
Orbotix labs latest creation Ollie arrived with me a little late for Christmas but anyone with money to spare should still consider Ollie as he can do things that Sphero and Sphero 2 could not, sometimes he even has a mind of his own.

A Return to Dire GroveBig Fish Games Mystery Case FIles Dire Grove Sacred Grove rated 7 out of 10

When the local inhabitants come into conflict with nature, who do they send for but you. Can you help restore peace and harmony to Dire Grove?

TDK Wireless 360 and Trek

Jan 30, 2015 in Wireless Review : TDK Wireless 360 & TDK Trek
It’s been a while since I have looked at speakers from TDK. Here a small unit called Trek and then a larger unit designed to give 360degree sound. Both give good sound and the decision on which to buy could be made on size alone.

review 839456 TP Link TL WA860RE 300Mbps Universal Plug in Wi Fi Range ExtendeBoosting Your Wi-Fi SignalIP-Link 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender with AC Passthrough rated 8 out of 10

Like skimming stones on water, Wi-Fi Range Extender technology can expand the reach of your local Wi-Fi network.

review 839122 art of assassins creeAssassin’s Creed CompanionsTitan Books The Art of Assassin's Creed Unit Assassin's Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment Emplyee Handbook rated 6 out of 10

Providing a break from actual game playing, the next two offerings contain a pictorial reference to a time when death was but an assassin’s blade away.

review 839507 Roberts Blutune200 DAB digital radiRoberts Blutune 200Roberts Blutune 200 rated 7 out of 10

Jan 28, 2015 in Wireless
This is a DAB, FM, CD, SD, USB and Bluetooth sound system. There are many other systems that can do some of the things mentioned, but very few can record to SD or USB this system gives you the option to record to both.

review 839123 iStorage IS FL DA 256 8 8GB datAshur 256 Bit USB Flash DrivPIN-Secured Flash DriveiStorage DatAshur rated 7 out of 10

Jan 27, 2015 in Misc Review : iStorage DatAshur
While a convenient method for storing and transferring data between computers situated in different locations, a USB flash drive could be at risk from issues of security. Small and compact with various storage capacities, USB flash drives could easily be misplaced or attract the unwanted attention of those looking to gain unauthorised access to your data. One method to avoid the possibility of unauthorised access would be to use some form of encryption. Developed by iStorage, the datAshur Personal USB flash drive has its own approach to delivering data encryption.

review 839133 Epson EH TW9200W projectoEpson EH-TW9200 3LCD ProjectorEpson EH-TW9200 3LCD Projector rated 8 out of 10

Jan 26, 2015 in Entertainment
For around £500 you can pick up a very decent entry-level projector built around Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processor (DLP), an ingenious electromechanical device that turns electrical signals into pictures. I've reviewed several such machines here over the past year or so, ranging up to the £3,000 mark. But if you're shopping around in that area it's definitely worth considering the very different approach pioneered and promoted by Epson. This uses three separate electrical signal to light converters operating simultaneously, one for each of the primary colours. At the entry level end of the market Epson's 3LCD technology requires compromises. But if you're prepared to shell out a couple of grand or so, Epson's near top-of-the-range EH-TW9200 3LCD projector should be a serious candidate.

review 839069 Damson Vulcan Universal Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakeDamson Vulcan and Pioneer Free me

Jan 26, 2015 in Entertainment
First a unit from Damson who I have reviewed items for in the past, this is a 4.1 speaker system in a single unit. Second a unit from Pioneer described as a Wireless (Bluetooth) Speaker System but again a unit in a single small case.

review 839066 nero 2015 platinuNero 2015 PlatinumNero 2015 Platinum rated 8 out of 10

Jan 25, 2015 in Software
I first came across a crippled version of Nero tied to a CD-Writer. I have used various versions ever since and I still do to write CD’s, I know how it works and it has one very useful function that other writing software does not have.

review 839103 TP Link PA411KIT AV500 500 Mbps Powerline AdapteTP-Link’s powerline WiFi kit TP-Link%92s powerline WiFi kit  rated 8 out of 10

Jan 24, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The TP-LINK AV500 Passthrough Powerline WiFi Kit provides three Ethernet ports as well as a local WiFi hotspot access at some point remote from one’s router via the mains wiring. This enables one to extend connectivity and minimise wireless dead-spots across the house or office while the up to 500Mbps data rate will support multiple fast data streams.

review 839120 avanquest toy maker deadly quesCapture the ToymakerAvanquest GSP Deadly Puzzles> Toymaker rated 6 out of 10

Police work often involves following a set routine and this next game certainly lives up to this theory.

review 839070 Samsung UE40ES7000 40  inch LCD 1080 pixels 800 Hz 3D TSamsung Series 7 40 inch TV Samsung Series 7 40 inch TV  rated 8 out of 10

Jan 23, 2015 in Entertainment
Reviewing a quality TV is always a pleasure it means my elderly 32inch offering can have a rest. This 40inch offering is just about the perfect size for my lounge and while exploring its secrets from my sofa I am still technically working.

review 839121 HP Officejet Pro 8620 e All in One PrinteAn Office All-in-OneHP EBuyer com Officepro 8642 rated 8 out of 10

Available from Ebuyer.com listed at £169.98 is the Officejet Pro 8620. This product is a HP All-in-One device offering print, scan, copy and fax capabilities along with an ADF (Automatic Document Feed) facility and a Duplex print module powered by a 600MHz processor with 128MB of memory. When linking the Officejet Pro to a computer system, you have a choice of wired, wireless or USB connectivity.

review 838993 art of alien isolatioAlien Isolation ReadingTitan Books The Art of Alien Isolation rated 6 out of 10

Who could have imagined that Ridley Scott’s 1979 film, with its never-to-be-forgotten scene of a ravenous alien emerging from John Hurt’s stomach, would be the instigator for a massive industry of follow up films, games and other creative offerings. Not me for one.

review 839068 Creative Sound Blaster E1 USB Sound CarSound Blaster E1 and E3

If you are of mature years – old – like me then you think of Sound Blaster for sound cards and speakers but of course they do a lot more. Here I am looking at two headphone amplifiers and the second one is also a DAC as well.

May the Phorce Be With YouPhorce Phorce Freedom rated 6 out of 10

Jan 20, 2015 in Misc Review : Phorce Phorce Freedom
Arriving from the Netherlands is a means of transporting and powering devices when on your travels.

review 839065 oregon scientific bar218hg weather statioOregon Weather@Home BAR218HD Oregon Weather Station rated 8 out of 10

Jan 19, 2015 in Health and Beauty Review : Oregon Weather Station
Having looked at various Weather Stations over the years this was an item to cast my eyes over. Various units have been powered by battery and even solar power. This unit is powered by three ‘AA’ batteries the forth supplied battery powers the outside unit.

review 839102 Philips 231P4UPES 23 inch IPS LED P Line DisplaPhilips Notebook Docking DisplayPhilips Notebook Docking Display rated 8 out of 10

Jan 18, 2015 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The Philips 231P4 Notebook Docking Display is an ideal complement to users who wants to use their laptops back at base as well as on the move. With its inbuilt docking station, it is only the work of a few moments to make a single USB connection and then be up and running with this 23inch monitor.

review 839067 Amplicomms Powertel M8000 Mobile PhonPhones from Amplicomm

Both of the phones I am looking at here are designed for those with a hearing impairment, before you think this is not you, just think does anyone complain your TV is up too loud, do you often have to ask people to repeat what they are saying?
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