review 871379 LeapFrog Scouts Goodnight LighScout’s Goodnight LightScout%E2%80%99s Goodnight Light rated 9 out of 10

22 Jan 2017 in Misc
Leap Frog a big name in toys for babies and young children bring out a nightlight that can help to remove the fear of the dark for youngsters. I reviewed a similar night light product a few months ago from Philips so what has this to offer.

Cold Calling Nuisances

21 Jan 2017 in Phones Review : BT Call Protect
“Your computer is infected with a virus” or “we can claim on your behalf for that accident you know nothing about” are just a couple of nuisance call topics.

review 871377 Doro 8030 8 GB SIM Free SmartphonDoro 8030 SmartPhoneDoro 8030 SmartPhone rated 9 out of 10

20 Jan 2017 in Phones
I think of Doro for home phones and basic mobiles for those with hearing and sight problems. While they have released a SmartPhone previously I never got to see it. This was shown at their Xmas In July event but only arrived with me in November.

review 871502 Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker for iOS AndroiState of Mind FeedbackSpire Stone rated 7 out of 10

19 Jan 2017 in Health and Beauty Review : Spire Stone
Offering to help keep you calm is a product that is shaped and named after a geological sample.

review 871499 Game Crazy RingAnimal RoundupGameHouse Crazy Rings rated 6 out of 10

18 Jan 2017 in Entertainment Review : GameHouse Crazy Rings
As an expert in the control of wild animals, you are called in to round up escapees from various zoos.

review 871372 Panda Internet SecuritPanda Security 2017Panda Security 2017 rated 8 out of 10

18 Jan 2017 in Software
Having told you about McAfee and Kaspersky the latest offering from Panda arrived. Most Notebooks I get to review come with some sort of Anti-Virus or Internet Security trial installed, so when one arrives without such security it’s an ideal testing medium.

review 871501 pny action chargeThe Action ChargerPNY Action Charger rated 6 out of 10

17 Jan 2017 in Misc Review : PNY Action Charger
Offering to put power in your pocket is a device from PNY that can be used with smartphones, tablets and action camcorders.

review 871373 Huawei MateBook 12 Inch 2 in 1 Tablet with KeyboarMateBook 12 from Huawei MateBook 12 from Huawei  rated 8 out of 10

16 Jan 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
While this company seems to have been in the UK since 2012 the first of their products I saw was the excellent P9 Smartphone earlier in 2016, then I get to see their ‘cheaper’ brand the Honor 5C SmartPhone and now this rather smart Windows Notebook/Tablet the MateBook12.

review 871371 gillette rogue one razoGillette Star Wars ‘Rouge One’Gillette Star Wars %E2%80%98Rouge One%E2%80%99 rated 8 out of 10

15 Jan 2017 in Health and Beauty
This is one of three special packs launched by Gillette to coincide with the latest Star Wars film. The razor and gel are branded ‘Mach3 Turbo’ so once through the hype what sort of shave does this unit give or would buying the parts separately be a better buy?

review 871363 Epson Expression Home XP 442 All in One Wi Fi PrinteExpression Home XP-442Epson Expression Home XP-442 rated 8 out of 10

Adding to its range of ink cartridge devices, Epson has released its XP-442 model.

review 871370 Optoma BE Sport3 Wireless Bluetooth In Ear HeadphonOptoma BE Sport3 EarbudsOptoma BE Sport3 Earbuds rated 8 out of 10

13 Jan 2017 in Entertainment
Bluetooth headphones and Earbuds were given a huge sales boost by Apple removing the 3.5mm socket from their latest offering in the autumn and so here an offering from Optoma nu force the BE Sport3 earbuds for those who exercise.

review 871362 BUFFALO TeraStation 3210D 2 Bay 8 TB RAID NABuffalo TeraStationBuffalo TeraStation 3210 rated 8 out of 10

The need for storage capacity continues to grow. To help ease this situation, Buffalo has released a new TeraStation series.

review 871360 Gamehouse Wisbey MysterWho Killed the Sheriff?Mystery Tag Arcali EntertainmentmWisbey Mystery rated 6 out of 10

Fifteen years ago the local sheriff was murdered and now you are asked to locate a missing journalist who was investigating the crime.

review 871226 archos_50saphir large_0Archos 50 SaphirArchos 50 Saphir rated 8 out of 10

11 Jan 2017 in Phones
Over the years I have looked at a good number of phones from the French company Archos. Here I think I have received their first rugged phone. This is still a normal phone in other ways but it is able to stand up the odd drop or three.

review 871361 Buffalo Mini station SSD Lightweight and CompacA Portable SSD Hard DriveBuffalo MiniStation SSD-PMU3 rated 8 out of 10

Carrying your personal data in your pocket requires hardware such as the subject of this next review.

review 871221 teufel move bt headphoneMove BT from TeufelMove BT from Teufel rated 8 out of 10

9 Jan 2017 in Entertainment
Teufel are a German manufacturer and as far as I know nothing to do with British Telecom so the BT name here is just a name given by them to a decent set of Bluetooth earbuds. They are mainly known as quality speaker producers.

review 871228 cyberlink powerdirector 15 ultrCyberLink 2017

8 Jan 2017 in Software
In the autumn after a round of press/trade shows all the software companies rush to get their 2017 versions of software releases and updates on the market. Here I am looking at two such items from CyberLink who like Nero now reside in Germany.

review 871315 philips 276E7QDAB LCD Monitor E LinPhilips 27-inch MonitorPhilips ULTRAcOLOR 276e7qdab rated 8 out of 10

It has been a while since I last took a look at a monitor but that period has come to an end with the Philips UltraColor.

review 871222 Acer Swift 3 S3 471 14 Inch NotebooAcer Swift 3Acer Swift 3 rated 8 out of 10

6 Jan 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This is the first of my reviews for machines launched at the very end of November by Acer in Glasgow, those who saw my launch report will know it was not cold, wet or snowy; I got the very cold bit almost as soon as I got back to the south of England.

review 871317 skullcandy barricade speaker bluetootSkullcandy Barricade XLSkullcandy Barricade XL rated 8 out of 10

5 Jan 2017 in Wireless
I usually tend to think of headphones when the topic of Skullcandy and its product line-up is broached but this is not the only type of audio product produced by the company. Rather than purely personal listening devices, such as the Crusher headphones, Skullcandy also manufactures speakers for a wider audio output distribution. One such product is the Barricade XL which is the subject of this next review.

review 871314 Dark Asylum   Mystery AdventurVisiting an AsylumGameHouse Dark Asylum: Mystery Adventure rated 4 out of 10

With your clear thinking and skill at finding hidden objects you seem to be the perfect candidate to solve the mystery of the Dark Asylum

review 871223 Sony Xperia XZ Sony Xperia XZ Sony Xperia XZ  rated 8 out of 10

4 Jan 2017 in Phones
This phone has no curves and for some that maybe in vogue, but I am no fashion guru. After Apple and Samsung perhaps the best known brand is Sony and this offering is the latest one from them to come across my desk courtesy of Vodafone.

review 871316 PNY 5200 mAh PowerPack Alu Digital Charcoal External RechargeablPortable PowerPackpny ad5200 rated 8 out of 10

3 Jan 2017 in Misc Review : pny ad5200
Adding to its range of PowerPacks, PNY has introduced its AD5200 model.

review 871225 iHealth HS6 Body Analysis Wireless Scali Health Core HS6i Health Core HS6 rated 8 out of 10

2 Jan 2017 in Health and Beauty
Up until the last few years a bathroom scale read out your weight. Now they link to Apps and seem to tell you so much more, this item will even tell you your bone density and before long they will possible even tell you what you had for breakfast.

review 871224 serif affinity designer workbooAffinity Designer Workbook

1 Jan 2017 in Misc
I love manuals, and of course with most software been sold as downloads the best you get today is a PDF file which also needs to be downloaded. Serif software have been around for 29 years and they have recently produced Affinity Designer firstly for MAC and now for the PC, this is their workbook a heavy hard backed tome.

review 871204 PNY Magnet Car Vent Mount for SmartphoneIn-Car Phone HolderPNY Magnet Car Vent Mount rated 6 out of 10

31 Dec 2016 in Misc Review : PNY Magnet Car Vent Mount
With in-car phone use being upgraded regarding penalty points, this next product could be worth a purchase.

review 871227 Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Bit More 2 Slice ToasteSage ‘Bit More’ Toaster Sage %E2%80%98Bit More%E2%80%99 Toaster  rated 9 out of 10

30 Dec 2016 in Homes and Gardens
While some other companies may have a wider choice of models from more companies AO have a big plus in that they offer next day delivery by their own vans, you are rung on the day and yes they deliver when they say they will. Another plus their prices are very keen.

review 871203 iStorage datAshur Personal 2 USB 3 Flash DrivPIN Protected Flash DriveiStorage daAshur Personal 2 rated 9 out of 10

29 Dec 2016 in Misc Review : iStorage daAshur Personal 2
While flash drives are useful for transporting data, they do run the risk of being lost or stolen. So the data they contain should be protected.

review 871202 gamehouse   Evy   Magic SphereShooting Magic SpheresGamehouse Evy - Magic Soheres rated 6 out of 10

An orphan girl finds herself in a magical land that has been taken over by a witch. She needs your help.

review 871003 360glasses Virtual Reality GlasseVirtual Reality GlassesVirtual Reality Glasses rated 7 out of 10

28 Dec 2016 in Misc
When I asked to review this I assumed that it would arrive assembled, wrong. They state use by children 14 and above, OK. You need patience to assemble and above all follow the illustrations that form the vast proportion of the instructions.
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