review 873786 Lost Island   Eternal StorResettling ElvesFIVE-BN Games Lost Island - Eternal Storm rated 8 out of 10

After withstanding massive storms, the Elven tribe land on a lost island and start to make their new home.

review 873735 Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 QHD IPS Touchscreen LaptoAcer SwitchAcer Switch rated 8 out of 10

24 May 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Having told you about the Swift and the Spin we come to last new model that was launched last November in Glasgow this is the Switch. While I would describe the Spin as a Notebook/Tablet this unit the Switch is a Tablet/Notebook.

review 873671 MAGIX Movie Edit Pro PluMAGIX Video EditingMAGIX Movie Edit Pro rated 7 out of 10

23 May 2017 in Software Review : MAGIX Movie Edit Pro
Even though MAGIX has taken on board the latest version of VEGAS Movie Studio, the company has not neglected its own well-established Movie Edit Pro offering.

review 873732 Wilko Electric Lawn MoweWilko Lawn MowerWilko Lawn Mower rated 8 out of 10

22 May 2017 in Homes and Gardens
If you have a bowling green or a cricket pitch then this is not for you, if you have a couple of acres of grass to mow this is not for you, however if you have an average size lawn that gets hard treatment then this offering from Wilko could fit the bill.

review 873837 lidl Silvercrest USB Socket AdapteUSB Socket Adapter from LIDLUSB Socket Adapter from LIDL rated 9 out of 10

21 May 2017 in Misc
Finding useful small items that will appeal to anyone with a phone or other electrical device at home – even for those who do not own a computer – is difficult, finding something that will get used all the time at only £3.99 is almost unique.

review 873783 Dark Arcana The CarnivaA Missing MotherDark Arcana - The Carnival rated 6 out of 10

20 May 2017 in Entertainment Review : Dark Arcana - The Carnival
Forget the popcorn and fun rides, a visit to the Carnival of this next title is more concerned with a missing mother.

review 873381 Philips Curved LCD monitor with Ultra Wide Color 278E8QJAB monitoPhilips Curved 27inch 278EPhilips Curved 27inch 278E rated 8 out of 10

19 May 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This is defiantly a curved panel which may seem a strange comment but a lot of earlier screens could almost look flat from not that far away, here this 27 inch offering could never be mistaken for a flat panel however far away you are.

review 873670 Omron Evolv Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure MonitoChecking Blood PressureOMRON EVOLV Blood Pressure rated 8 out of 10

18 May 2017 in Misc Review : OMRON EVOLV Blood Pressure
Regular Blood Pressure readings can help provide warnings of possible health issues.

review 873672 Ominous Tales   The Forsaken IslVisit the Forsaken IsleOminoua Talws: The FOrsaken Isle rated 6 out of 10

While checking your heritage, you discover you are related to Lady Annabel and decide to investigate further.

review 873264 Sennheiser PXC 480 Around Ear Noise Cancelling HeadphoneSennheiser PXC 480Sennheiser PXC 480 rated 8 out of 10

17 May 2017 in Entertainment
Sennheiser are a premium brand, this is a wired headset that uses an internal battery to help to reduce external sounds. They collapse so are ideal for those who travel and the battery is stated to last up to 50 hours of use between charges.

review 873502 coreldraw graphic suite 201CorelDRAW Suite 2017 Corel CorelDRAW Suite 2017 rated 9 out of 10

16 May 2017 in Software Review : Corel CorelDRAW Suite 2017
While no longer the market leader in the field of computer graphics software, CorelDRAW still has a lot to offer the digital designer.

review 873262 MIO MiVue Drive Satellite Navigation and Dash Cam 55 LMiVue Drive 55 LMMiVue Drive 55 LM rated 8 out of 10

15 May 2017 in Misc
The Sat Nav makes sure you get to where you want to go and the camera means that the idiots who make you run into the back of them do not end up costing you your hard earned no claims bonus. Putting the two together should mean your peace of mind.

review 873261 Withings Steel HR   Activity Tracking WatcWithings Steel HRWithings Steel HR rated 8 out of 10

14 May 2017 in Mobile Tech
This is an analogue watch but it also is a full featured health and fitness device that works in conjunctions with your Android or iOS device, so it can truly be called the best of both worlds a timepiece and even possibly a life saver.

review 873503 Edifier MP700 RAVE Bluetooth ActivA Retro LookEdifier MP700 rated 7 out of 10

13 May 2017 in Wireless Review : Edifier MP700
As part of Edifier’s extensive range of speaker products, the company’s MP700 model features a retro look.

review 873260 Acer Spin 3 SP315 51 Convertible NotebooACER Spin 3 SP315-51ACER Spin 3 SP315-51 rated 8 out of 10

12 May 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Those of you who read about my trip to Glasgow in November last year would have been waiting for the next part of the Swift/Spin/Switch story the three groups of new notebooks launched there. The Swift arrived swiftly and you can read that part published at the start of January, the Spin has just arrived at the start of March but it does – joy of joys - have Windows Anniversary update (1607) pre-installed.

review 873505 radial laptop baAustralian Device ProtectionSTM Radial Bag rated 8 out of 10

11 May 2017 in Misc Review : STM Radial Bag
No doubt you will have noticed, and perhaps come to regard as a fact of life, that many devices, classified as portable, tend to arrive without any form of covering for protection during transit. Laptops, tablets and smartphones are devices that immediately spring to mind in this respect. Naturally manufacturers will only be too happy to produce accessories that retailers can sell you to protect your new expensive purchase when you embark on your travels.

review 873504 The Seawise Chronicles   Untamed LegacA Rescue MissionSeawise Chronicles - Untamed Legacy rated 6 out of 10

Entering the world of Harmonia, you are set the task of rescuing family members from the forces of evil.

review 873263 iSmartAlarm ISC5 iCamera SPOT HD security caiSmart Home Security System and Spot CameraiSmart Home Security System and Spot Camera rated 9 out of 10

10 May 2017 in Homes and Gardens
Having recently told you about internal and external security cameras that are controlled by Apps here I go one stage further with a complete Security System, they do different configurations the one I was sent does not include a camera but they do internal ones and I was sent a camera to add to the other offerings in the complete Security System.

review 873219 buffalo terrastation es nas storagBuffalo TeraStationBuffalo TeraStation NAS rated 8 out of 10

Adding power and extra storage to your LAN is the task undertaken by the Buffalo TeraStation.

review 873258 Freecom 512 GB mSSD MAXX Mobile Solid State DrivFreecom 512GB External USB mSSD MAXXFreecom 512GB External USB mSSD MAXX rated 8 out of 10

8 May 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
SSD drives always carry a substantial premium over conventional hard drives, however the price of storage is one of the few things that continue to drop, while we are meant to have low inflation few have seen real wage growth for many years.

review 873259 K%C3%A4rcher SC1 Premium Steam CleaneKarcher SC1 Premium + Floor KitKarcher SC1 Premium + Floor Kit rated 8 out of 10

7 May 2017 in Homes and Gardens
Having previously reviewed a Window Vac and lots of Vacuum cleaners, this was left to last of the three products I requested to review at the recent Karcher open day. The reason is it’s a new tool to me and is definitely not for a child to use.

review 873222 timbleweed park gamMulti-Character AdventureThimbleweed Thimbleweed Park rated 7 out of 10

With Kickstarter support, this next title takes you into a community that allows you to body hop between characters.

review 873107 Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 70Lumie WakeUp LightLumie WakeUp Light rated 8 out of 10

5 May 2017 in Health and Beauty
We all feel so much better when we are woken by bright sunlight, of course there are exceptions like if your alarm has failed to go off and you are already late for work and the boss has previously had a go at you for lateness.

review 873221 darth vader bluetooth speakeStar Wars Gifts

4 May 2017 in Misc Review : Fowndry Star Wars
As the Star Wars steamroller continues to carry on its merry way, this space saga brings a variety of gifts.

review 873110 RiutBag R25 backbacRiut Backpack R25Riut Backpack R25 rated 7 out of 10

3 May 2017 in Misc
If you travel ‘light’ then the last thing you want is to wait ages at the baggage collection carousel for your one bag. The solution is a bag that is just within the legal size for carry-on luggage and that is the RiutBag R25 a substantial backpack.

review 873220 Corel Pinnacle Studio UltimatA Free OfferingCorel Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 20 5 rated 8 out of 10

With its range of graphics products, Corel has taken the decision to give away the latest version of one of its titles to those who had purchased the previous version.

review 873105 Huawei P8 Lite Android Smart PhonHuawei P8 Lite PRA-LX1Huawei P8 Lite PRA-LX1 rated 8 out of 10

1 May 2017 in Phones
While Android 7 phones are still in the minority this offering from Huawei has it. Until last year Huawei was a name I had not heard of. A huge launch brought the P9 to the world’s attention and although this was launched much later this is the latest version of the P8.

review 873106 K%C3%A4rcher VC5 Premium Bagless Vacuum CleaneKarcher Floor/Carpet Cleaner VC5Karcher Floor/Carpet Cleaner VC5 rated 8 out of 10

30 Apr 2017 in Homes and Gardens
Most Karcher cleaning items use water – at least in part – to facilitate cleaning. Not this one as it is their entry into the vacuum market. Like a number of recent releases it uses the wand principle with the motor at the top of the wand.

review 873124 Reveries   Soul Collector Platinum EditioReveries: Soul CollectorReveries: Soul Collector rated 8 out of 10

29 Apr 2017 in Entertainment
Reveries: Soul Collector belongs to the popular Hidden Object Adventure game genre

review 873104 Kurio Tab 2 7 Inch Wi Fi Kids TableYounger Kids Kurio Tablet Tab 2Younger Kids Kurio Tablet Tab 2 rated 8 out of 10

28 Apr 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Having recently told you about a Kurio Tablet that although designed for the younger user could equally well be used by an adult that comes with Windows 10. Here a Tablet that comes with a rubber sleeve that could withstand a knock or three.
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