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Another world, another problem, with flowers having a major role to play.
Developed by Domini Games, Maze of Realities - Flower of Discord is a Hidden Object Adventure game that is the focus of my next review.  I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of the this title.  Along with the main game, this product comes with a number of bonus items to enhance the appeal of the title.
Sometimes a contract with an evil spirit will require the payment of a true heart.
Connected Hearts - Fortune Play is a Hidden Object Adventure title developed by Domini Games.  I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this product which comes with a number of bonus items to add appeal to the main game.  These bonus items are accessible from a pictorial representation of a theatre stage.  Areas of the stage are set aside for a bonus chapter, concept art, wallpaper, music, achievements, puppetry, video, mini games, puppets and Hidden Object scenes.
Tired of being cast in a single role, then this next title gives you a split personality as you become three different investigative agents.
Gather all Sleuths, whether of the amateur or professional variety, and join forces to tackle Elephant Games latest Detective United - Deadly Debt title.  This is a Hidden Object Adventure game that is available in Collector's Edition format.  Along with the main investigative game, this version of the product comes with a number of bonus items to stretch your gaming capability.
896032 Zhiyun Molus X100 Pro 100W LED Video Ligh

Zhiyun Lights Molus X100 Pro

While good quality modern SmartPhones can take excellent videos and images they do need some help first a good quality Gimbal as however steady your hand may be a Gimbal makes all movements smooth. Second lights unless you are outside on a bright sunny day you need help and here Zhiyun has a range of offerings light enough for a single person to setup and still be able to take the images.
This offering called X100 Pro not only has the light itself but all the extras you are likely to need for a range of differing uses. The X100 itself weighs only 385g. You can of course just purchase the light but some of the ‘extras’ are things most people will need like a Diffuser. The actual light is 14.5x9.5x3cm, the light itself is circular at 8.5cm. It comes in a padded zip up container 25x22x12.5cm which also contains a charger and a battery, leads and a diffuser.
With 500 images to select from, this next title gives you plenty of jigsaw solving practice.
I note that those jigsaw fanatics at 8 Floor Games have been busy yet again.  Their latest output is entitled 1001 Black Raven Jigsaw.  As with their previous offerings, you can disregard the 1001 part of the product's title but can still look forward to plenty of jigsaw action as you will be presented with 500 images with which to practice your jigsaw solving skills.
Sometimes an "old wives' tale" can have a grain of truth in it as Friendly Fox reveals in this next gaming title.
There is an old legend which states that a mischievous fellow, known as a leprechaun, has a pot of gold which is kept hidden from human eyes.  While many attempts have been made to relieve the leprechaun of its wealth, this can only be achieved on the eve of the Summer Solstice.  But be aware that the leprechaun can call upon help from other mysterious creatures to protect what is his if you try to steal this pot of gold.
With this next game you can travel the world while sitting in front of your computer screen.
Developed by Seven Sails, Travel Along 2 is a Hidden Object game.  As the "2" part of its title should indicates, this is a follow-up to the original offering.  It follows the same pattern as presented in the original title with regards to the type of content and how the game allows you to set up options for individual players. Profiles can be set up so that different people can test their Hidden Object and other playing skills with their progress being recorded.
896050 TP Link Tapo Smart Iot Hu

TAPO Smart Items

This is a range of small items that all do their jobs linked though a single Smart Hub. Apart from The Smart Hub I was sent three items a Motion Sensor, Temperature & Humidity Sensor and a Contact Sensor. You can then link extra such units so various door and windows are all covered so no chance of leaving with an open window. While the App is useful so is a in house sound and here both are available as the Smart Hub has a sound output.
Like so many things today you download an App to your phone and then you always know the conditions of the various items. Once downloaded select the model of your Smart Hub with Chime – it wants the part number in this case Tapo H100 found on the front of the box, setup an account and log in after this you just need to select any devices you have to connect to it. The Smart Hub is 7x4.5x3.
When plants take on the shape of people, you know there is trouble afoot and you will be called into action.
A Friendly Fox will take you on an excursion to the Redwood National Park.  This educational trip comes in the form of Edge of Reality - Lost Secrets of the Forest.  I have been checking out the Collector's Edition of this Hidden Object Adventure game.  As usual with titles bearing the CE designation, this game comes with a number of bonus items to add extra appeal to its participants.
896033 JLab Go Work Pop Wireless Headsets with Microphon

Work and Play Tool : Go Work Pop JLab

Recently I was informed of a headset aimed at those who require a device that is suitable for both work and play.
Following on from the general acceptance of the Work From Home concept and its WFH logo, we now could be about to be asked to accept a concept that combines work and play within the home environment - something I have been doing for a good few years.  To this end JLab, a leading personal technology company and number one true wireless brand in the US, has announced the arrival of its Go Work Pop headset.
Offering a wide spread of choice, this next game is a mine of information regarding a part of America.
As I take my first look at this next title, the cars, parked in the street outside my home, bear a thin layer of frost to mark the recent drop in temperature.  It does seem appropriate that the product facing me for review is entitled Vacation Paradise - Florida.  Lets hope it will help warm me up somewhat as my ageing fingers play their tune on my computer.
896029 HP 960 4K Streaming Webca

HP 4K Webcam

Some screens come without a webcam but there are times when one is required and indeed these may require better resolution so a 4K webcam has its place, this offering from HP is quite chunky and because of the higher resolution it needs to be connected via USB3.
This iHP 960 4K streaming webcam measures 11cm deep, 5cm wide with support and 6cm from base of folded support to top of camera. The only other items in the box are a 1.5metre USB ‘C’ to USB lead and a getting started sheet. Let’s start with the instructions they are one of those multi language sheets that say very little and expect the six illustrations to say everything.
One way of making your product stand out from the herd would be to add a decoration.
In a dim and distant past, situated in the time of magic, there were two kingdoms represented by a Dragon and a Phoenix. This is one version of their story.
At first I though an apostrophe was missing from this product's title but then I decided the eyes were of a type rather than a belonging.
Mystical Riddles - Behind Doll Eyes is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Domini Games.  I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of the title which features a number of bonus items to supplement the main game.
This is a ground coffee machine that has the huge advantage of a built in timer so that your first cup of coffee can be ready to drink either when you wake up or arrive at your work first thing in the morning all you need to do is prime the machine with water and your favourite ground coffee before you leave the night before or before you go to bed. Even if you forget I found around six minutes was enough to be getting that high from the coffee smell.
The measures 35cm tall, 24cm wide and 21cm deep. This works in a slightly different way in that all the water in the talk is turned into coffee so working out the amount of ground coffee to inset in the top is important as otherwise the coffee you get with not be to your taste.
896026 Murena One Android Mobile Phon

Problem Solved : Murena One /e/OS

A problem shared can be a problem solved as happened with this product.
Recently I reviewed the Murena One smartphone.  This review is accessible at .  While I was reasonably happy with most aspects of the smartphone with its additional layer of privacy protection, I did encountered a particularly annoying problem regarding the delivery of email messages to the phone.
There is a twist to the tale of a Fairy Tale heroine as revealed in this next game.
Taking on the role of a stepmother, especially in the realm of Fairy Tale Land, may not be everybody's cup of tea.  But in this case the role does come with a castle for residence, the title of Queen and a step-daughter named Snow White.  So how could you resist the opportunity when it comes offered in Elephant Games' Cursed Fables - White as Snow title. The Collector's Edition version of this Hidden Object Adventure game comes with a number of bonus items to supplement the main game.
A new entry to the Match 3 genre offers a choice of mini game puzzle action.
It makes a pleasant change to come across a Match 3 puzzle game that does not come with a back story to justify its existence.  Often the back story will have little reference to the Match 3 action around which the game is based and could be regarded as an excuse to re-release previous game play technology.  Rather than opt for a back story, this next Match 3 title, developed by Itera Labs, has replaced it with several mini game puzzles.
895991 MAXIFY GX3050 3 in one refillable ink tank Wi Fi printe

Canon Maxify GX3050

This is the latest ink tank unit that can print, scan and copy. Early versions required very careful filling of ink tanks, now this is easy and there is no chance of spilling even a drop of ink. The unit itself is smaller and best of all no difficult questions to try an answer as you link it into your network.
The  measures 40x40x19cm; add another 13cm to the depth when you pull out the tray to receive printed sheets. I would say that that installation time from removing the various bits of tape to having downloaded the software inserted the contents of four bottles of ink and printed a test sheet at around 35 minutes. Everything is easy from the small 2.5cm square screen on the unit, and indeed from your PC.
Yet more Match 3 action with a new lead character from e-Funsoft.
Dipping into its seemingly inexhaustible supply of characters, e-Funsoft introduces Jake Everest to fans of Match 3 game play.  Jake has the appearance of a typical comic book character cast in the role of an archaeologist specialising in the retrieval of ancient items that some how have ended up for sale on the black market.  Jake's introduction to the gaming fraternity comes in the form of e-Funsoft's Match 3 title Wakanga the Unseen Civilization.
Follow-up titles can take you in many different directions as this next game goes to show.
Thanks to the work and skill of various story tellers, we know of several fairy tale heroes and heroine in their moment of glory.  But have you considered what life had in store for them after their initial fifteen minutes of fame?  With this next title, 4 Friends Games has taken a look at what might have happened once life settled down after Goldilocks invaded the personal space of a family of bears.
While Star Trek had enough problems with its transporter, image the problems a commercial version of the device could bring.
Teleportation does not always deliver the service you might expect.  Sometimes, rather than transport you to the requested destination, you could end up in circumstances that were not as you expected.  For instance, a family of three were looking forward to a relaxing holiday in pleasant surroundings when they ended up on a deserted island.  This was bad enough but then matters took a turn for the worst.
896005 HONOR Magic 5 Lit

Honor Magic5 Lite

This is the latest offering to cross my desk; it is a SmartPhone that takes the screen right to the edge of the display. Like most recent quality SmartPhones it is all about the cameras and here they are amazingly good. The rest of the phone is also rather nice.
The Honor Magic5 Lite measures 15.7x7.5x.7cm and it weighs 177 grams. The viewable screen is 15.5x7.2cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 6.67 inches. The screen resolution is 2400x1080. As supplied to me there is 6GB of RAM + 5GB Turbo, 128 GB of storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor. For those who need it the USB ‘C’ connection also supports an OTG (on the go) storage device. This phone came with Android 12 and Magic UI 6.1.
Digging into the Academy's past, e-Funsoft relates a story that has a familiar ring (no pun intended) to it.
Following a gap of some six months, e-Funsoft has returned to its Academy of Magic series with this next offering in a tale of Match 3 action.  As with the previous offering in this series, "The new Beginning" being a prequel in the Academy's time line, this latest episode entitled "Ring of Darkness" returns you to the early days of the Academy's history as a new school term begins. Enrolling into this new batch of students can be achieved by creating profiles for individual players.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will relate the new of a pair of headphones that could enhance your listening experience.
A recent announcement from Sony informed me that the company has two new headphone models that could well appeal.  These headphones are the and models.  The two models give the purchaser the choice of over-ear or on-ear wireless connectivity when wearing the headphones. Designed for over-ear use, the WH-CH720N is a wireless headphone product.

Name Your Price : Retro phones

If you do not use a device then maybe somebody will pay you to let them use it.
You may recall hearing that an old mobile smartphone fetch a rather substantial amount of money when it was put up for auction recently.  The phone in question was an original Apple smartphone, released in 2007, that had never been used.  In fact it was safely ensconced in the original packaging.  This was the 8GB phone with its 2mp camera, original bearing a £500 price tag, was sold at the auction for £52,617 which, even at today's prices, was a rather large mark-up.
896001 Pure StreamR Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speake

Pure StreamR Revisited

Few devices get reviewed more than once, one exception was another Pure offering called ‘The Bug’ and that was one of their first offerings and it is still in daily use. So when a friend asked me to see if I could get her Pure StreamR working I sort of remember reviewing it shortly before Lockdown so I said yes.
She had got it cheaply somewhere and all she had was the unit so firstly I downloaded the Instructions and then found a lead to charge it, while it looks like a USB ‘C’ it’s not so that took a while of sorting out from a range of slightly older offerings. This is basically a battery unit and you should only need to recharge it after around 15 hours of use. Next I left it charging overnight and when I looked in the morning a saw a green light on top of the near square unit.
When is an Android smartphone not an Android smartphone? Could it ne when it has been deGooglised?
Usually when a smartphone arrives for review purposes, it is accompanied with details regarding the physical components making up the device.  However in this case the relevant information was not included.  The reason for this was that this review was to focus on the software installed on the smartphone.  However I do feel that the hardware does deserve a brief mention before concentrating on the software element. The smartphone in question is the Murena One.  Featuring a 6.
Can you assist Juliette when she tries to restore the balance between the Azure and Crimson Worlds?
Daydream Mosaics 2 - Juliette's Tale is the forerunner of Daydream Mosaics 3 - Shards of Hope which I reviewed recently.  Based on Nanogram game play, this Suricate Software title introduces the player to Juliette who will require your assistance in restoring the balance between the magical Azure and Crimson  Worlds that have been disrupted by a mysterious event known as Riving.
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