American Sound Bar

Jul 16, 2019 in Homes and Gardens Review : Visio Exertis
Vizio dips its toe into the UK marketplace with the launch of one of its sound bar systems.

review 884851 amazon fire 7 tablet with AlexFire 7 16GB with AlexaFire 7 16GB with Alexa rated 9 out of 10

Jul 15, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Recently my review of an 8th Generation Kindle was published and it was something I had not seen for a number of versions. Here another such items a Fire Tablet which I see – over the years - I had tried three previous versions, now it comes with Alexa built in so it is possible to talk to your Tablet. So what exactly has been happening with the Fire Tablet recently?

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Jul 13, 2019 in Entertainment Review : Numbskill Quarter Arcade
Having carried out some spring cleaning, you may be able to say "Yes" to the next question.

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Jul 11, 2019 in Homes and Gardens Review : Gtech Hylite
With its full page adverts in National Daily Newspapers and television adverts, Gtech is known for pushing the boundaries associated with various product offerings.

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Jul 10, 2019 in Homes and Gardens
This is one supplier who kept their promise to send samples of their items for me to review from my visit to the annual Housewares show in London. So here a microwave rice steamer and a larger than normal storage box with or without inset basket.

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Jul 9, 2019 in Software Review : AVG TuneUp Utilities 2019
As another year passes, I take a look at the latest version of an old friend

review 884654 yubico yubikey YubiKey 5 & 5CYubiKey 5 & 5C rated 8 out of 10

Jul 8, 2019 in Misc
Some files and documents are important or perhaps even more valuable than that, if you run a business they could mean getting a contract – or not – if the information they contain fell into the hands of your competitors, so knowing who sees what is vital. This tool from Yubico means only those in possession of the USB key do see the encrypted data, no need for special passwords just the USB key.

Salter knife sharpener Salter knife sharpener  rated 7 out of 10

Jul 7, 2019 in Homes and Gardens
The Salter electric knife sharpener is easy to use and provides an effective way of putting a good edge on one’s straight-edge kitchen knives.

review 884693 Animal Drop SafarAnimal PhotographyAnewiki Animal Drop Safari rated 9 out of 10

Jul 6, 2019 in Entertainment Review : Anewiki Animal Drop Safari
Developed by Anewiki & RetroStyle, Animal Drop Safari is a game that belongs to the Match 3 genre.

review 884694 popwallet pluPopWallet+PopSockets PopWallet+ rated 6 out of 10

Jul 4, 2019 in Phones Review : PopSockets PopWallet+
PopSockets add to its range of smartphone accessories.

review 884689 Ring Stick Up Cam Battery HD Security CamerRing Stick Up Cam Battery Ring Stick Up Cam Battery  rated 9 out of 10

Jul 3, 2019 in Wireless
This camera can work indoors or outdoors, possible advantages of the ‘battery’ version over the ‘wired’ version is that you do not need to drill a hole through an external wall; another is that if placed on a shelf it is quickly relocatable.

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Jul 2, 2019 in Misc Review : ZeroWater
With the subject of pollution being a hot topic, perhaps it is time to consider water purification.

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Jul 1, 2019 in Mobile Tech
I must be getting old as I remember the very first Kindle. These days so many people are reading them on the bus or train, what you rarely see is a real book being read. The kindle of course has a huge advantage over a book be it hardback or paperback in that they weigh even less and for good measure you do not have to turn over the corner of a page it knows where you got to.

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June 30, 2019 in Health and Beauty
Worcester Bosch has launched a new range of domestic wall-hung boilers, the Greenstar 8000 Lifestyle range to replace the 14 year old CDi Classic series

review 884572 Labyrinths of the World The Devil's ToweThe Devil's TowerBig Fish Games Labyrinths of the World - The Devil's Tower rated 7 out of 10

Developed by Big Fish Games, Labyrinths of the World – The Devil’s Tower pits the player against a vengeful god on a mission of destruction in this Hidden Object Adventure game.

review 884584 Acer Nitro N50 600 Gaming PAcer Nitro N50-600DAcer Nitro N50-600D rated 9 out of 10

June 28, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This is a small but extremely powerful tower system. Acer does a number of different versions under the same name and model number both with and without an SSD drive, it also has various Intel and AMD processors so do think about all this prior to selecting where to purchase it from as certain models like this one are only available from two outlets.

Holiday Makers' Safety

June 27, 2019 in Misc
With apologies to the Scarlet Pimpernel and Baroness Orczy, "They seem to be here, They seem to be there, There seem to be everywhere, Those damned and annoying devilish scammers."

review 884730 Raspberry Pi 4 quad core Ultra HD display compute4th Generation Raspberry Pi supports 4K4th Generation Raspberry Pi supports 4K rated 9 out of 10

June 26, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Raspberry Pi has launched its 4th generation model which is significantly faster and more capable than any of the existing products.

review 884571 Roccat Kain RGB Gaming MousNews from ROCCAT

June 25, 2019 in Misc Review : ROCCAT Kain series
Information has just reached me regarding a brand new series of mice from ROCCAT.

review 884585 cookwarKOCHblume Cook line

June 24, 2019 in Homes and Gardens
A visit to annual Exclusively Housewares show had me given four assorted silicon kitchen tools to scrape and whisk with - at least that’s what I assume I was given them for – they come in a range of colours and one thing they all had in common is their ability not to melt at temperatures up to 300 degrees Celsius and for those like me of the older generation that close to 700 degrees Fahrenheit.

review 884559 Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Android Smart PhonMi8 Lite mid-range smartphoneMi8 Lite mid-range smartphone rated 8 out of 10

June 23, 2019 in Phones
The Mi8 Lite is a mid-range smartphone in the portfolio of Xiaomi Corporation, a fast growing Chinese company that, despite becoming China’s largest smartphone company in 2014. is hardly known in this country.

review 884486 nextbase 322GW dashcam car camerWatching Your BackNextbase 322GW rated 8 out of 10

June 22, 2019 in Misc Review : Nextbase 322GW
As the world's leading manufacturer 0f Dash Cam devices. Nextbase has added to its current list of product offerings with its Series 2 range.

review 884487 Lost Grimoires 3 The Forgotten WelRescuing the KingdomWorld-Loom GAMES Lost Grimoires 3 - The Forgotten Well rated 8 out of 10

Faced by a powerful curse, you will need to use your alchemy skills to win the battle.

review 884414 KitSound Boom Cube Portable Wireless Bluetooth SpeakeKitSound BoomcubeKitSound Boomcube rated 8 out of 10

June 19, 2019 in Entertainment
This is an alternative to in/on ear offerings ideal when ‘small’ is required, great for personal listening. The battery should last up to six hours so ideal for studying as a clue to when to take a break, two hours to recharge it and also your own personal battery.

Are You Listening?

June 18, 2019 in Misc
A catch phrase of a comedian of a previous century was "Are you listening Mother?" In modern times, everybody seems to be listening.

review 884403 hive outdoor security camerHive View OutdoorHive View Outdoor rated 9 out of 10

June 17, 2019 in Homes and Gardens
I do not watch much live TV on commercial channels but two adverts stick in the mind, the first one for a remote doorbell and the second where a lady has a range of garden ornaments and once one was stolen she installed one of these Hive cameras and now tells the thief – when he returns – to get out of her garden.

review 884454 Philips LCD monitor SmoothTouch 222B9T LCD monitoPhilips 222B9T touch-screen monitorPhilips 222B9T touch-screen monitor rated 8 out of 10

June 16, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The Philips 222B9T 21.5 inch 1920 x1080 touch screen monitor with its 16:9 aspect ratio has been built to the IP54 environmental standard for dust and water protection so it can be used in more arduous situations for point-of-sale (PoS), information kiosks or workshop applications rather than just in the office.

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"The Enthralling Realm - The Witch and the Elven Princess","e-FunSift"

review 884404 Kaspersky Total Security 201Are You a Fan?

June 13, 2019 in Misc Review : Scams Ga e of Thrones
“Game of Thrones” may have concluded but its influence could still cost you money.

review 884163 Philips Brilliance LCD monitor with USB C Dock 329P9Phillips 4K and USB ‘C’ PanelPhillips 4K and USB %E2%80%98C%E2%80%99 Panel rated 9 out of 10

June 12, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This panel could answer all your viewing requirements. It’s big enough to watch a film comfortably and its range of connections work for a PC or a Notebook/Tablet and even your phone as it even has a USB ‘C’ connection. I used it in HD and a range of other screen sizes up to 4K and it can work in both landscape and portrait modes.
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