review 880338 Thumbs Up Original Stormtrooper Mini Bluetooth SpeakeStormtrooper KitThumbs Up Original Stormtrooper Mini Bluetooth Speaker rated 8 out of 10

Join the Empire with your camera snapping key-ring.

review 880343 parallels toolboParallels Toolbox for WindowsParallels Toolbox for Windows rated 7 out of 10

24 Sep 2018 in Software
While most will use Parallels on their MAC to give you a virtual Windows Box there are advantages for running a different version of Parallels software on your Windows machine and it can even do things in Windows that cannot otherwise be done natively.

review 880346 Alcatel 5086Y 2BALGB7 series 5 android phonMid-range Alcatel 5Mid-range Alcatel 5 rated 8 out of 10

23 Sep 2018 in Phones
The Alcatel 5 is a mid-range smartphone with a 5.7 inch 18:9 display that has a reasonable range of features and ticks most of the boxes and so will be an attractive proposition for those on a budget.

review 880265 game Mystery LosA Pet SubjectIntersol Mystery Loss rated 8 out of 10

22 Sep 2018 in Entertainment Review : Intersol Mystery Loss
As a nation of pet lovers, this next game features a case of bird-napping.

review 880253 VARIDESK Pro Plus 36 Height Adjustable Standing DesVariDesk ProPlus 36VariDesk ProPlus 36 rated 8 out of 10

21 Sep 2018 in Health and Beauty
While whatever space you have on your desk will always diminish to the point that things have to be placed elsewhere is a rule, there is a possible solution in the shape of the VariDesk which in effect allows your desk to grow.

review 880264 magix movie edit pro 2018 prMAGIX Music MakingMAGIX Movie Edit Ori Olus rated 8 out of 10

20 Sep 2018 in Software Review : MAGIX Movie Edit Ori Olus
When taking to the movie director’s chair, MAGIX can provide the tools.

review 880252 oneplus 6 bullet wireless headphoneOne Plus 6 Wireless ‘Bullets’One Plus 6 Wireless %E2%80%98Bullets%E2%80%99 rated 9 out of 10

19 Sep 2018 in Entertainment
Earlier this year One Plus launched their new phone at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Park and they also showed these unique – as far as I know – wireless earbuds that when placed back to back stop the playback from your device. This is certainly a novel idea and that I why I requested to try a pair.

review 880263 Pinnacle Studio 22 video softwarPinnacle Studio 22Corel Pinnacle Studio 22 rated 8 out of 10

18 Sep 2018 in Software Review : Corel Pinnacle Studio 22
As part of its family of graphics products, Corel has just released the latest version of its Pinnacle Studio 22 software. Versions of this software are available in Ultimate, Plus and Standard editions.

review 880251 Philips AC3259 Connected Air PurifiePhilips Air Purifier AC3259Philips Air Purifier AC3259 rated 8 out of 10

17 Sep 2018 in Health and Beauty
While the main purpose of this is to improve the air quality for those who unable to cope with less than perfect quality, I found quite by chance another feature of the product that might improve the chance of success with a partner.

review 880266 HoMedics MyChill Plus 2 Personal Space CooleHomedics MyChill Personal Space CoolerHomedics MyChill Personal Space Cooler rated 6 out of 10

16 Sep 2018 in Homes and Gardens
The Homedics MyChill Personal Space Cooler operates on the evaporative cooling principle and can sit on the corner of one’s desk to provide a localised stream of cooled air.

review 880193 Fantasy Mosaics 28   Treasure MaPenguins Hunt TreasureMatch Gems Fantasy Nosaics 28 rated 6 out of 10

Did you know that penguins like garden furniture? Me neither till I played this next game.

review 880250 LCD Monitor AOC C24G1 2AOC C24G1 Curved LCD monitorAOC C24G1 24 rated 8 out of 10

14 Sep 2018 in Laptops/PCs/Apple Review : AOC C24G1 24
This is a 24inch curved gaming monitor from AOC as the title might tell you. While I have other curved monitors including the first TV that was widely available in the UK they have all been substantially larger than the 24inches of this offering.

review 880194 parallels toolbox mac and pToolbox CollectionParallels Too;box for Windows rated 7 out of 10

13 Sep 2018 in Software Review : Parallels Too;box for Windows
Making tasks easier is the role undertaken by Parallels collection of tools.

review 880184 Olympus PEN E PL9 16 MP Compact System CamerOlympus Pen 9Olympus PEN E-PL9 rated 9 out of 10

12 Sep 2018 in Cameras Review : Olympus PEN E-PL9
This is an enthusiasts camera, quality in a small package, but still able to give excellent ‘auto’ images and if you know better then the various special scene and manual mode allow you to get that extra special image to say great.

review 880192 PaintShop Pro 2019 ULTIMATAn Ultimate SuiteAn Ultimate Suite rated 8 out of 10

11 Sep 2018 in Software
From its humble beginnings, this next product is growing into a graphics suite.

review 880182 HP ENVY 13 ad015na 1HP Envy LaptopHP Envy Laptop rated 10 out of 10

10 Sep 2018 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
It’s taken a while, 18 months in fact from change of agency to the first arrival of an HP notebook. Its thin its light and it has connectivity so what is not to like about this 13inch offering called very appropriately by the name of ENVY.

review 880179 Salter 60 Minute Mechanical Kitchen TimeSalter 60 Minute Mechanical TimerSalter 60 Minute Mechanical Timer rated 7 out of 10

9 Sep 2018 in Homes and Gardens
In a way a throwback to the past a mechanical timer which works solely by counting down from a set figure to zero and then ringing a bell to warn you, a simple process that should still enable you to extract things from the over without them burning.

review 880145 Goat Risin Goat A Rite from the StarFrom Boy to LegendRisin' Goat A Rite from the Stars rated 6 out of 10

Step into the Makoan world and embark on a rite of passage to become a legend.

review 880181 Clip On Professional 22x Mobile Phone Zoom LenBrando 22x Lens for SmartPhonesBrando 22x Lens for SmartPhones rated 7 out of 10

7 Sep 2018 in Phones
While modern SmartPhones can take excellent images and videos one thing that a decent DSLR camera often has is a good optical zoom, here is a kit that can give your SmartPhone the ability to get great zoom for your images.

review 880071 Edifier Powered Soundbar S50DEdifier SoundbarEdifier S50DB rated 7 out of 10

6 Sep 2018 in Homes and Gardens Review : Edifier S50DB
With a choice of five input streams, this next product belongs to Edifier’s family of speakers.

review 880180 diabetic socks Socks for Diabetics and Air Travel

5 Sep 2018 in Health and Beauty
Being a diabetic I have to look after my feet, most socks tend to dig into my legs so socks with special tops are on my agenda. Here also socks for the airline traveller who – especially on long hall – need to be aware of deep vein thrombosis.

review 880146 magix photostory delux 201Creating Photo StoriesMAGIX Photostory Deluxe 2019 rated 9 out of 10

4 Sep 2018 in Software Review : MAGIX Photostory Deluxe 2019
Putting your digital photos to work can be achieved with this next product from MAGIX

review 880092 Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless Bluetooth EarbudJabra Cordless Earbuds Elite Active 65tJabra Cordless Earbuds Elite Active 65t rated 9 out of 10

3 Sep 2018 in Entertainment
Most wireless earbuds still have a cord of some sort even if it’s just enough to link the two buds behind your neck. Here nothing more than the buds that fit in your ear. So the total weight is just an amazingly small 13 grams the pair. So as they say on the box ‘no strings attached’.

review 880190 HTC U12 life android smart phonHTC announces new super-budget phoneHTC U12 Life rated 9 out of 10

2 Sep 2018 in Phones Review : HTC U12 Life
HTC has just announced, at a “media pre-briefing” its latest super-budget phone. Scheduled to be available late September / early October this 6 inch 18:9 FHD+ (1080 x 2160) phone will have a retail price of £299 which places it firmly on the middle ground between the premium products and the real budget phones.

review 880073 Game Summer AdventurVacation TimeSummer Advebture rated 5 out of 10

1 Sep 2018 in Entertainment Review : Summer Advebture
Pack your bags with plenty of sun screen as you join a family on holiday.

review 880093 Acer Holo360 4K 360 Degree CamerAcer Holo 360 degree cameraAcer Holo 360 degree camera rated 8 out of 10

31 Aug 2018 in Cameras
This camera is much the size of a mobile phone and like a great many mobile phones it runs on Android. While it has internal storage it can also accommodate a micro SD card and indeed initially slightly more puzzling it can also take a SIM card, this is however solely so you can send data that you capture while still out and about to various sites.

review 880144 braun activscan 9 BUA7200 blood pressure monitoBlood Pressure DeviceBruan ActivScan 9 BUA7200 rated 9 out of 10

Offering to provide self-help with blood pressure monitoring is a device from Braun.

review 880091 Fujifilm X Pro2 digital professional camerFujiFilm X Pro-2FujiFilm X Pro-2 rated 8 out of 10

29 Aug 2018 in Cameras
I see a good number of professional photographers at a range of events and while a lot of them have Canon offerings there are also Olympus and Fuji cameras. Here I get to try a recent mirrorless compact system camera that is very much in their professional range which really pushes my knowledge – or do I mean lack of knowledge – in this category of products.

review 880070 corel photomirage picture animation softwarNew from CorelCorel PhotoMirage rated 6 out of 10

28 Aug 2018 in Software Review : Corel PhotoMirage
Adding to its extensive portfolio of graphics products, Corel has introduced the world to its PhotoMirage offering

review 880066 BenQ GW2780 27 Inch FHD 1080p Eye Care LED MonitoBenQ GW2780BenQ GW2780 rated 8 out of 10

27 Aug 2018 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
As you might get from the title this is a 27inch panel. Like most recent offerings it manages to take a minimal amount of desk space and also to supply an excellent image while at the same time looking after your eyes with flicker free 1920x1080 resolution.
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