review 883770 Thumbs Up Llama PowerbanLlama Provided PowerThumbsUp Phone Power Pack rated 6 out of 10

Apr 23, 2019 in Misc Review : ThumbsUp Phone Power Pack
Instead of providing food and transport assistance, this llama has a charging facility.

review 883785 Toshiba Canvio Premium 400Toshiba 4TB USB DriveToshiba 4TB USB Drive rated 8 out of 10

Apr 22, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
External hard drives used to be large and also require external power now not only are they powered by the USB lead they are also very capacious and often far larger than the hard disc of the PC that they are often connected to.

review 883602 polaroid mint pocket instant printeA Pocket PrinterPolaroid Mint Printer rated 7 out of 10

Apr 20, 2019 in Printers/Scanners Review : Polaroid Mint Printer
With its Zink technology, this next printer is small enough to fit in a pocket.

review 883817 cygnett 10K Wireless QI Portable Power BanCygnett Wireless ChargeUp Swift 10KCygnett Wireless ChargeUp Swift 10K rated 9 out of 10

Apr 19, 2019 in Misc
Cygnett are an Australian company – now with a base in the UK - and they have been around for a number of years, they tend to concentrate on things that allow other devices to work more efficiently and this device is one of those to let you charge your phone more quickly, while some phone companies produce their own devices to do this, those tend to be device specific.

review 883601 nextbase 412GW dashcam car camerAccident ProtectionNextBase Dashcam 412GW rated 8 out of 10

Apr 18, 2019 in Cameras Review : NextBase Dashcam 412GW
When assigning blame after a traffic accident, an independent witness could prove useful

review 883600 unicorm bluetooth phone speakeUnicorn SpeakerThumbsUp Unicorn Speaker rated 3 out of 10

Apr 16, 2019 in Misc Review : ThumbsUp Unicorn Speaker
Out of the neck of a unicorn music was meant to flow, or so it was claimed.

review 883594 AOC G2868PQU LCS 4K Ultra HD LEAOC 4K G2868PQUAOC 4K G2868PQU rated 9 out of 10

Apr 15, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Having the ability to display four screens at once is possible for all users of this panel and while technically you could do the same manually with a 1920x1080 display I am not sure how long most people’s eyes would last and indeed how much you could see with it. Here however once used to the AOC software moving things is a breeze.

review 883527 WD My Passport SSD Portable StoragMy Passport Goes WirelessWD My Passport SSD rated 8 out of 10

Apr 13, 2019 in Wireless Review : WD My Passport SSD
Whether Brexit goes through or not, a passport will be required.

review 883591 samsung galaxy note SSamsung Note 9Samsung Note 9 rated 8 out of 10

Apr 12, 2019 in Phones
Samsung is one of the largest brands and certainly one of the companies that bring new things to the market. Here a slim sleek and powerful offering that will do everything you want and never look out of place even in a boardroom.

review 883525 Epson EcoTank ET 2711 printeAn Ecotank PrinterEpson EET-2711 rated 7 out of 10

Apr 11, 2019 in Printers/Scanners Review : Epson EET-2711
How often do you need to change the cartridges in your inkjet printer? Imagine doing it just once a year or even less frequency.

review 883523 Polaroid Mint Instant Print Digital CamerCapture and PrintPolaroid Mint 2-in-1 rated 6 out of 10

Apr 9, 2019 in Cameras Review : Polaroid Mint 2-in-1
Smile please you are about to be printed could mean Polaroid is out and about.

review 883475 Melitta SOLO Perfect Milk Bean to Cup Coffee MachineMelitta CaffeO Coffee MachineMelitta CaffeO Coffee Machine rated 8 out of 10

Apr 8, 2019 in Homes and Gardens
Being able to make a coffee shop coffee at home or in the office needs a machine that can grind beans and dispense the coffee and if a Latte is your choice then a device that can froth with steam from fresh milk this offering from Melitta does both.

review 883364 game Paranormal StorieFuture Crime Solvinge-FunSoft Games Paranormal Stories rated 5 out of 10

Transported from the past, your on-screen detective, with paranormal skills, has crimes to solve.

review 883363 SanDisk Ultra 64GB USB Dual Drive USB 3 drivTransferring DataSan Disk Ultra Flash Drive rated 6 out of 10

Apr 4, 2019 in Misc Review : San Disk Ultra Flash Drive
It is small, lightweight and capable of moving files you do not want to loose.

review 883240 dell latitude 5424 rugged laptoDell Rugged Latitude 5424Dell Rugged Latitude 5424 rated 8 out of 10

Apr 3, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Last year Dell showed their new rugged range in London and as spring dawns one of their offerings arrives for me to give it the once over. Of course it will be in my office and the around surroundings and not as the early sample was in far flung places with very inhospitable conditions when things like battery life were truly life challenging.

review 883362 thumbsup Unicorn Wireless ChargeUnicorn Power ChargingThumbsUp Wireless charging rated 4 out of 10

Apr 2, 2019 in Wireless Review : ThumbsUp Wireless charging
Mixing a mythical past with modern technology.

review 883238 OPPO RX17 Pro Dual SIM 128GB SIM Free SmartphonOPPO RX17 Mobile PhoneOPPO RX17 Mobile Phone rated 8 out of 10

Apr 1, 2019 in Phones
Another new phone company to the UK, freak UK weather and a taxi drivers protest caused gridlock in the part of London where the launch was due to take place so my first contact was when their latest offering the RX17 Pro arrived on my desk. So all I know is what I discovered during my testing as well as what is shown on the OPPO website.

Healthy Choices

Mar 30, 2019 in Misc Review : Laptops Direct
How healthy are you? And what are your plans to improve matters?

review 883239 SPEEDLINK Gravity Carbon 2.1 Speaker System Gravity Carbon2 1 Speaker System Gravity Carbon rated 8 out of 10

Music plays a big part in my life and while earbuds may help pass the time on a journey a decent set of headphones or as here a 2.1 speaker system in the home gives a far more rounded sound and may even take you to the performance as laid down by the musicians. My favourite Genre is Jazz and then small groups and a live performance.

review 883198 huawei mate X foldable phonAward Winning Performance

Mar 28, 2019 in Phones Review : Huawei MCW Awards
With awards aplenty on offer, Huawei led the way at accepting the applause.

review 883200 DxO Photolab 2 boDxO PhotoLabDxO PhotoLab rated 7 out of 10

Mar 26, 2019 in Software
There has to be a first time for everything and this was that kind of occasion for me when looking at this next product.

review 883093 GPO Brooklyn Portable 1980s Retro Style Music SysteGPO Brooklyn Ghetto BlasterGPO Brooklyn Ghetto Blaster rated 8 out of 10

Mar 25, 2019 in Entertainment
If like me you are old enough to remember the original Ghetto Blaster it was large and you needed strong shoulders to walk it around, it did not have that many features apart from being very loud. This unit is very different.

review 883199 game League of MermaidPearl Collecting MermaidsLeague of Mermaids Legacy Games Alder Games rated 7 out of 10

Put away your fishing rod as this sea-based offering involves mermaids and pearls.

review 883091 deezer logDeezer Desktop and Deezer Radio

Mar 22, 2019 in Entertainment
Deezer is one of the most popular streaming services, however often people want to stream music when they are not at home on their Wi-Fi, and even if mobile data is available – it certainly is not on most tube lines – it is an extra cost. One solution is to save music when you stream on your Wi-Fi and then replay it when out and about, and with Deezer this is an option.

review 883079 Edifier M1390BT 2.1 Multimedia Speaker SysteEdifier M1390BTEdifier M1389BT rated 6 out of 10

Mar 21, 2019 in Printers/Scanners Review : Edifier M1389BT
Adding to its extensive range of audio products, Edifier has released its M1390BT model.

Subscription Vs Ownership

Mar 20, 2019 in Software
Some years ago Microsoft vastly reduced offering the chance to own certain software notably their flagship Office product in favour of a subscription model where you continue to pay every year/month to continue using the product.

review 883078 space invaders arcade 1uStep Back in Time

Mar 19, 2019 in Entertainment Review : Aecade1up Cabinets
You may have heard of the golden age of gaming. Now you can experience it for yourself or pay a return visit.

review 882977 Jam Zero Chill Pairable Bluetooth SpeakeJam Zero Chill SpeakerJam Zero Chill Speaker rated 8 out of 10

Mar 18, 2019 in Entertainment
A cylindrical speaker with speakers on the side and top, it should withstand some water as getting in to charge it or insert a 3.5mm lead (if not using Bluetooth) is far from easy, to say the base is a tight fit is quite an understatement.

review 883046 Philips 273V7QJAB 27 Inch IPS Full HD MonitoPhilips 273V7Q no-frills 27 inch monitorPhilips 273V7Q no-frills 27 inch monitor rated 8 out of 10

Mar 17, 2019 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
The Philips 27 inch monitor 273V7Q is a no frills basic 1920 x 1080 unit offering reasonable performance and so will meet the needs of many users who want to keep their eyes on their budget.

review 882968 Lost Lands Mistakes of the Past Collectors EditioBack to Lost LandsLost Lands: Mistakes of the Past FIVE-BN rated 8 out of 10

This next title comes from that hot bed of creative gaming talent known as FIVE-BN Games.
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