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While refreshing your thirst, you could also check your word spotting ability.
What do you do during your coffee break time other than enjoy your favourite beverage?  In my case, the answer would be to indulge myself by devouring a two-finger KitKat bar.  However you might prefer a more intellectual activity, such as the subject matter of this next review, to accompany your morning refreshment.  If so then you might be interested in this next game.
Another entry in the field of nanogram game play comes as you assist a painter to restore his damaged work.
DIGIMight would like to introduce you to Antonio.  He is an aspiring painter who, as the lead character in this next game entitled Art Passion, was planning to show his paintings in a forthcoming exhibition.  Unfortunately disaster had struck and his paintings had been badly damaged.  There is just enough time for Antonio, with your help, to repair the damage so that his work could go on show at the exhibition.
Music is meant to be enjoyed and listened to. This next product wants to help in this respect.
The appropriately named Skullcandy has added to its array of audio listening devices with the release of its product.  The headphones are of the over-the-ear type of product that incorporates flat-folding and collapsible features for easy portability.  Supplied with leads for USB power charging and an audio AUX put lead, the kit comes packed in a rigid travel case.
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AEGIS NVX 500GB

This is an SSD drive that is encrypted so unless you enter the correct password it remains unreadable by any software. It is connected to a PC or other such device by either a USB ‘C’ or USB cable.
In the box are the 500GB drive, a USB ‘C’ cable, a USB cable. Also the all-important Getting Started Guide and a padded zip up case so you can take the drive with you. The face of the drive has three LEDs, numerals 1 to 0 and two other buttons red and green. Read the Getting Started sheet as there are combinations that will not be accepted. First you need to set an admin passcode, once this is set other subsidiary passcodes can be set if others are to use the drive.
Domini Games has been busy of late with yet another title involving a trapped spirit.
Forming part of the extensive catalogue of Domini Games' titles, City Legends - Trapped in Mirror Collector's Edition is a Hidden Object Adventure offering.  In this game you are cast in the role of a successful author who had been handed a new publishing contract on the condition that your next book is finished quickly.
Fancy a life of healthy outdoor activities. This next title shows what could be involved.
The long-running Park Ranger series of titles has now been expanded with the latest offering from Casual Art.  Retaining the series’ Hidden Object action format, Casual Art has included a number of bonus items to develop Vacation Manager – Park Ranger 14 Collector’s Edition.  Not only do you have to search for miscellaneous collections of items within an outdoor environment but need to tackle numerous types of mini games and puzzles.
Are you ready to create magical spells to turn aggressive creatures into their normal friendly state?
Imagine, if you will, a place constructed between the plants on the ground and the birds in the air.  This is Lorelai, a city, where the residents are paired with magical animal familiars.  This once happy place has been struck by a strange disease that is turning the previous friendly familiars into viscous creatures.
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Honor Magic5 Pro

This is the latest offering from Honor the Magic5 Pro. Like almost all recent mobile phones the emphasis is on the cameras and what they can do both in photo and video mode. Not so long ago a units cameras were hidden away in one corner of the back, now they are spread out, here they are in a large circle taking the top 6cm of the phones back.
The dimensions of the Honor Magic5 Pro are 16cm tall, 7.5cm wide and 1.2cm thick at the cameras. The unit weighs 207 grams. The diagonal imperial measurement of the screen is 6.8inches. Boot up is a very respectable 21 seconds while shutdown is only 3 seconds. By default it wants to use gestures but it’s easy enough to change to the older back/home/show all. The right side has volume up/down and on/off buttons.
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Mirror of Death

By promising to bring back the dearly departed, the Lord of the Manor gains obedience and other rewards.
Eventide 2 – Sorcerer’s Mirror is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  Developed by the House of Fables at Artifex Mundi, this follow up title brings together elements of Slavic Mythology, magic mirrors and inhabitants of a village that have fallen under the evil designs of a local lord who has become  a committed disciple of Black Magic and all that it involves.
Why do a father and son disappear from a hotel that quickly ages? It is your task to discover the answer.
As one of the world’s leading Paranormal Investigating Detective, you, cast in the role of Jane Morrison, are one of the first to be called upon when unexplained incidents occur.  In this case you are set the task of investigating the episode that has become know as Mysteries of the Past – Shadow of the Daemon. This begins with a report concerning the disappearance of a father and his son from a hotel establishment.
If you are stuck for ideas then this next announcement might help with some suggestions for the 18th of June.
Nudge! Nudge! Wink! Wink! we are getting near that day when Fathers take central stage with Father's Day being the 18th of June.  Sony has asked me to mention some of its products which might be considered suitable as a gift for a father, especially one who is into gadgets and the like. Listed in price order, these products are as follows:- The , priced at £49.00, can provide up to 50 hours of listening pleasure from a single battery charge.
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Fathers Day Items!

This is a brief look at a couple of items that you might find suitable for Father’s Day gifts. In case it’s slipped your mind it’s not that far away on the 18th June. Both these games are for older children or adults. The two games are Master Dater and Joking Hazard.
Both games are from a company called Cyanide & Happiness. Players vie for attention and also try to create perfect or horrible dates using a range of specific – and perhaps very unusual – interests. You need to match cards using the three packs of cards ‘Head’, ‘Body’ and ‘Interests’. The ‘Head’ and ‘Body’ cards are slightly larger than the more prolific ‘Interest’ cards.
Adding to its Maze of Realities titles, Domini Games has released Reflection of Light offering.
Reflection of Light is a Hidden Object Adventure game is available as a Collector’s Edition title bundled with a number of bonus items with the main game.  While some of the bonus items grant immediate access, others such as mini games, Hidden Object scenes and videos, require you to have encountered them during main game play before accessing them in replay mode.  In the case of the bonus chapter, the main game will need to be completed before it becomes available.
Skullcandy enhances the private listening experience.
News has just reached me regarding the forthcoming additional of a new member to the Skullcandy Crusher family franchise.  This is the .  This product comes with the promise of being designed to deliver a personalised customisable experience to suit all manner of listener.  A number of new and enhanced features have been built into this latest addition to the Crusher family.
While hardly likely to win an award for stylist appearance, this DAB radio could make a useful present.
Back in what is sometimes referred to as the "Good old Days", radio broadcasts and its entertainment content was limited to a few channels - long gone are those occasions when you might need to sneak into the front room in order to listen to your favourite radio program such as Journey into Space on the radio.  Now we have DAB radio following the BBC's discovery of multiplexing which allowed the transmission of several radio stations packaged together.
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Canon i-SensysMF655Cdw

This is the latest A4 multi-function device to land in my hall. It is not that light and I think it has the most strips of orange tape of any unit I have reviewed. This is a colour laser unit and by default it prints double sided, unlike most units I have reviewed previously it lines things up correctly on the second side.
So after around twenty minutes of strong language I am ready to place it in its review position, I plug in the mains lead and then spend a couple of minutes looking for the on/off button which I eventually find under the large display. Around five minutes answers all the questions at the unit so then with CD in hand move to the PC.
Pets can be good at hiding thus making you search for them as revealed by this next title.
My Lovely Pets Collection’s Edition is a Hidden Object game.  Developed by AVI Games, this title takes you on a trip to numerous locations where you are invited to find a variety of items concealed within the targeted scene.  As the product’s CE designation implies, the title comes with a number of bonus items that include extra levels and puzzles plus wallpaper, a music player and access to a pet shop.
As if you had nothing better to do, your holiday could be spent looking for the right word.
I must confess to never expecting this next game format to be the main focus of a particular title.  To me this type of game was little more than a mini game puzzle used as a  distraction to accompany a more major game genre.  But obviously Manicware, this game's developer, thought otherwise.  The result is Word Search Vacation on which this review is based.
Rather than plunder ships, this band of pirates cooperate in the building of an amusement part.
Published by Denda Games, Match Three Pirates 2 is a game where its “2” designation indicates it is a follow-up offering.  The original title, which I seem to have missed out on, was entitled Heir to Davy Jones and dealt with the adventures of a young boy called Bobby who needed to be rescued by his mother.  If circumstances permit then I will try to review this original offering sometime in the future.
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GoWorkPop Wireless On Ear Headset

This is a new company to the UK, I recently reviewed one of their keyboards as well as a very advanced mouse. Here I am looking at a small set of on ear headphones that can also be used as a headset, they are unlike most others in that they are very light at only 99grams. Another of its advanced capabilities is that it can be linked to two devices at the same time. It also has a very long play time between charges.
Fully contracted there is 17cm from the base of the earpieces to the centre of the lightly padded headband, there is also 2.5cm of expansion on each side available. The boom microphone rotates from the top down 135 degrees in each direction to suit both left and right sided use. The ear pieces are 6cm round and sit comfortably on all but the smallest ears.
Take a trip to Ireland and solve a multitude of puzzles.
Developed by Tiny Little Lion, Puzzle Vacation - Ireland, as its title should clearly indicate, is a puzzle game which takes Ireland as its source of inspiration.  While the puzzle aspect offers  two distinct types of puzzle, with an array of settings, the Ireland contribution is more widespread and is made up of 135 picturesque scenes. Before delving into various views of Ireland, the game allows the player to make certain adjustments to the gaming environment.
If you are a compulsive traveller and fan of Hidden Object game play then Lazy Turtle Games hope you will try out its latest Amazing Vacation offering.
Those accepting this invitation of an Amazing Vacation will journey to San Francisco where they can check out 15 different locations as they test their Hidden Object searching skills.  With options to create profiles to record the progress of different players plus adjustments to the volume levels for music and sound effects while viewing the game in full screen mode, this game has three levels of difficulty.
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A Watching Watch : NickWatch Watchinu

Technology can help keep an eye on your child through the use of technology.
The NickWatch, as its title might indicate, is a watch which doubles as a time piece, monitoring device and source of entertainment.  This product has been developed by the Israeli start-up company named, not surprisingly, Watchinu (try saying it).  Designed under a licence agreement with the popular children's brand of Nickelodeon, Watchinu feels the product should be suitable for the younger members of society aged between six and nine years.
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POCO M5 Smart Mobile

This is the latest Smart Phone from a new company to me. POCO is the gaming arm of Xiaomi who I have reviewed phones from in the past. The M5 can switch refresh rates Video 30Hz or 60Hz, Gaming 60Hz or 90Hz and Scrolling at 30-60-90 Hz. Overall the cost of this POCO offing is not very much at all.
The POCO M5 smart phone measures 163x77x10mm in its supplied case that protects the back and sides, it weighs 222grams. Going around the outside has the volume rocker and the on/off button on the right side. The base has speaker and microphone with the USB 'C' charge point in between, this can also be an OTG device. The left side has SIM entry point. The top has 3.5mm socket for headphones or earphones and a further microphone.
Put on your detective hat and search for an elf with a potion to replace human blood when Vampires are hungry.
It is time to return to the Domini Games' developed Magic City.  In this instance the case for you to solve, in your role as a detective, is that entitled Secret Desire.  For those unfamiliar with Magic City, I should explain that this particular location is a place where normal humans and those with additional mystical abilities can exist side-by-side within the same environment.
If does help when searching for stolen treasure, if you can also catch the thief.
Detective Agency - Gray Tie is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by AVI Games.  My review is based on the Collector's Edition of the game which includes a number of bonus items.  Some of the bonus items, such as Achievements, Wallpaper and a Music Player can be accessed immediately.  However for replaying mini game puzzles and tackling bonus game levels, you will need to complete them first in the main game.
If you fancy a trip to a travelling circus then this next title could suit your needs but only is you can resist temptation.
Gloomy Tales - Horror Show is a Hidden Object Adventure title.  This game revolves around a travelling circus that puts on a Halloween Festival to attract customers to its display of monsters.  There could, however, be an ulterior motive behind the promised performance. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this Domini Games developed product.  Packaged along with the main game are a number of bonus items.
A hotel is like a world in miniature. It can hold many secrets but perhaps not ones as dangerous as the Final Journal.
When the local hotel bears the name "Final Journey", you can hardly expect it to be the ideal place to spend a restful break.  In fact this place of residence is the chosen location for a battle between groups of monsters to see who will take over control of the human world.  This is the premise behind Haunted Hotel: Eclipse, an Hidden Object Adventure game from the development team known as Elephant Games.
Most of us take a keyboard or a mouse for grantage they are just there and we use them. Often they are Wi-Fi sometimes they are corded and just occasionally Bluetooth. These from JLAB are all three. The mouse has an added plus in that you get a three month trial of TIDAL probably the best widely available streaming service.
This is not a small mouse, it is 12cm from back to front, between 5 and 8cm wide and 4cm tall. Apart from the normal two buttons and scroll wheel there are sic other programmable ones. Not finished yet as the left side has a thumb rest and indeed a OLED display showing the amount of battery remaining and indeed which mode you are in. The base has an on/off button and a mode change button with the infra red between them.
How do you continue a saga after the central character dies? Perhaps you involve Gods and Monsters.
The latest Match 3 offering to emerge from e-Funsoft continues the on-going saga of Helga the Viking Warrior or perhaps brings it to an end.  Let me explain this apparent contradiction.  In this third episode, entitled Asgardian War, our battle-hardened heroine is once again faced by over-whelming odds and, sad-to-say, Helga finally admits defeat.  Her forces leave the battlefield as Helga lays dead on the ground. But wait, this is not the end for Helga.
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