Delving into the PastKranx Artifacts of the Past - Ancient Mysteries rated 5 out of 10

Can you help solve mysteries steeped in the past?

Long Playing Time Headphones

Oct 29, 2020 in Misc Review : Marshall Major IV
Time for some news about a set of headphones that promises extended play time.

review 890315 ACER Aspire 5 A514 5Acer Aspire A514-52Acer Aspire A514-52 rated 8 out of 10

Oct 28, 2020 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Acer seem reluctant to bring in new names, as I have reviewed an Aspire 5 in the past, only the bit after the ‘5’ varies here however there is doubt that this a different unit as the previous one weighed over 2kilos and this one only clocks in a tad over 1.5 kilos so what else is new on this small and light laptop?

New Releases from Xiaomi

Oct 27, 2020 in Phones Review : Xiaomi Mi 10T Xiaomi Watch
An online launch event introduced a new Xiaomi family of smartphones plus a wrist adornment.

review 890277 iris drawing compasDesk Items in BRASS

Oct 26, 2020 in Misc
Do you know someone who has everything and is therefore a nightmare to get presents for? I may have a solution especially if they work at a desk, a range of three basic items but made in high quality brass any of which would be a huge talking point. I am told that only two of the three are currently available and the third is a pre-production sample.

It's A Fey WorldBoomzap Otherworld - Shades of Fall rated 7 out of 10

Available in a choice of Standard or Collector's Edition format, Otherworld - Shades of Fall is a hidden Object game.

review 890267 HONOR MagicBook PrHonor MagicBook ProHonor MagicBook Pro rated 7 out of 10

Oct 23, 2020 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
I am used to review samples coming with a US keyboard where only a few keys are differently placed but this arrived with a German keyboard and when you use a UK keyboard overlay on it a number of keys move the most obvious is that the Y and Z are transposed but harder to fathom is where other keys have gone the most vital on initial setup of this Notebook is the ‘@’ key as try entering an email address without it, once booted you can investigate further.

Sleep Will Come

Oct 22, 2020 in Misc Review : Kokoon Nightbuds
While Lockdown has altered our normal pattern of living, this next product might help deliver a restful night of sleep.

review 890346 huawei P90 Android 10 Smart PhonNews from Huawei

Oct 20, 2020 in Phones Review : Huawei Huawei P smart 2021
Huawei does seem to prefer targeting the younger market with its new products such as this latest offering.

review 890185 D Link DCS 8627LH Full HD Outdoor Wi Fi CamerD-Link Outdoor CameraD-Link Outdoor Camera rated 9 out of 10

Oct 19, 2020 in Homes and Gardens
Most recent ‘outdoorcameras that have crossed my desk have been battery offerings that would require you to climb up to change the battery or recharge it. They of course require only fitting, this offering from D-Link is wired so it needs to go through either a wall window or door frame to get power and to deliver its signal to you.

review 890317 The Enthralling Realms The Fairys QuesThe Fairy's Queste-Funsoft The Enthralling Realms - The Fairy's Quest rated 6 out of 10

Polish your Match-3 skills as you help an inquisitive fairy rescue a loyal friend.

review 890318 Wacom Intuos M Bluetooth Pen TableDrawing Tablets

Oct 15, 2020 in Misc Review : Wacom One Intuos
Adding to your drawing skills are a couple of new offerings to the Wacom product catalogue.

review 890234 infinix Zero 8 Android Smart PhonInfinix Zero 8Infinix Zero 8 rated 8 out of 10

Oct 14, 2020 in Phones
This is a new phone brand – to me anyway – it comes from Nigeria and seems to be a good build quality with components to match. My initial observations note that the rear mounted cameras seem to extend by more than a normal amount from the rest of the case.

Are You Working Comfortably?

Could you hang on for a moment while I take a restful break from working on my reviews and reports?

review 890172 Honor Watch EHonor Watch ESHonor Watch ES rated 9 out of 10

Oct 12, 2020 in Mobile Tech
Although this does not have ‘Smart’ in its name it is far more than just a watch it is taking your pulse counting your steps and is the first watch I have used that tells you your blood oxygen saturation and of course it also tells you the time.

review 890260 Spirit of the Ancient ForesHelping SarahShaman Games Spirit of the ancient Forest rated 4 out of 10

Searching through discarded junk is not my favourite type of Hidden Object game play but you might enjoy it.

Are You a Millionaire Spender?

Oct 8, 2020 in Misc Review : OnePoll O2
While the pandemic may not have increased your expenditure, have you figured out how much have you spent?

review 890127 acronis true image 202Acronis 2021Acronis 2021 rated 8 out of 10

Oct 7, 2020 in Software
This is a piece of software that I have used for many years, sometimes it’s a single file that I need to get back but twice now it’s been that Windows refuses to bootup and I have been happy to say in one case it was only a few hours work to get up and back to a few days previous, the other occasion took longer as I needed a new hard drive but in both cases it saved me.

review 890261 ViewSonic VP3481 34 Inch WQHD Curved MonitoViewSonic Monitors

I must admit to have heard little of ViewSonic recently, that is until the company showcased some of its home/office products.

review 890067 Trouva Pocket Pruner MultitooA present, as yes ‘Christmas is Coming’Trouva Pocket Pruner Multitool rated 8 out of 10

Normally I get a lot of ideas from ‘Christmas In July’ events, of course with the Pandemic there were none but one clever PR company sent links in a very large PDF file with some of the items available to review during what is normally a quiet month August and here is the first of those offerings a pair of pocket pruners that are also a multi-tool.

review 890192 FishdoFour into One

Looking back into my game playing past was certainly a thought provoking experience.

review 890191 Trust Eaze Bluetooth HeadphoneWireless HeadphonesTrust Eaze Bluetooth Headphones rated 8 out of 10

Oct 1, 2020 in Wireless Review : Trust Eaze Bluetooth Headphones
When travelling on a very long journey these headphones could let you listen to your favourite music from start to finish.

review 890048 HUAWEI MatePad 10.4 Inch 2K FullView TableHuawei Mate Pad 10.4Huawei Mate Pad 10 4 rated 8 out of 10

Sep 30, 2020 in Laptops/PCs/Apple Review : Huawei Mate Pad 10 4
A substantial Tablet in that the screen is over ten inches, it runs Android 10, however as you probably know Trump had a falling out with Huawei and because of that certain features cannot be included, probably the biggest miss is the Google Store for Apps.

News from TCL

TCL, one of the world's best-selling consumer electronics brands and leading technology companies, made a number of announcements regarding new and forthcoming products at the IFA 2020 extravaganza. I have selected three of these announcements for this report.

review 890057 Brooks Mens Levitate 4 Running ShoBrooks TrainersBrooks Trainers rated 8 out of 10

Sep 28, 2020 in Health and Beauty
It’s been a while since a pair of shoes or trainers has passed over my desk. Here an offering from Brooks that will support the complete foot. When I first took them from the box I thought that they looked a little small but a comparison with what was currently on my feet disproved that.

review 890134 Magicville  Art of MagiSaving Fogmere ArchipelagoBig Fish Games Magicville - Art of Magic rated 6 out of 10

Dipping my hand into the goodie bag of past games brought forth Magicville - Art of Magic. The result of my blind search is described as a Match 3 Adventure game with more than a touch of magic.

review 890135 YubiKey 5CPortable Data ProtectionYubico YubiKey 5Ci rated 7 out of 10

Sep 24, 2020 in Misc Review : Yubico YubiKey 5Ci
Since I last took a look at a Yubico product, the company has made some changes to its line-up including this next offering

review 890105 Apple iPhone 11 Pro MaThe iPhone 11 Pro MaxThe iPhone 11 Pro Max rated 6 out of 10

Sep 23, 2020 in Phones
I rarely get a chance to see an Apple device as they do not seem interested in UK journalists. So it is nice when a telecoms company offer one for review. It looks very smart and while it uses much the same system to turn on you are met with a wall of permissions just to get to the Home screen.

review 890133 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 2Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 24Corel Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 24 rated 8 out of 10

For those wanting to don their video director's hat, Corel offers this next product.

review 890016 Creative SXFI TRIO Triple driver In ear USB C HeadphoneCreative SXFI TrioCreative SXFI Trio rated 8 out of 10

Sep 21, 2020 in Entertainment
These earbuds are one of the best buds I have used, ideal for gamers, movie buffs or music fans. Certainly all three examples are improved by these buds they make the standard for those who prefer their enjoyment to be in ear. This is not just another set of earbuds.
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