Most people will have heard of Ring for their video doorbells. However they also do other products and here is a Security System with an associated item a Glass Break Sensor. In my area there are dozens of homes that have Ring door bells and these do have a small security aspect in that every time movement is detected even if the bell is not pushed you get an alert to your phone.
So here I am looking at the Ring Alarm package plus the Glass Break Sensor which works with the Ring Alarm. The Base Station is 17x17x3.5cm and can connect via Ethernet or USB and this brings together all the parts of the system. Next is the Key Pad which can be wall mounted or sit near a main entrance door, it is 11x10.5x2cm, it can run on battery or from USB. What else you get depends on the model you purchase, lower down the box I got sent are seven items.
Changing bottles into bags is not magic but it could help the planet.
As soon as you unpack your luggage after a holiday, the opportunity arises to take another trip.
Put your skills to the test as you search for a missing doctor.
Over the years I have had the chance to try several vacuum cleaners and carpet washers both big and small from VAX. The more recent carpet washers are great in that they make the decisions, move forward and wash and move backwards to dry. These however have one drawback space, by that I mean you need to empty the room and in today’s cluttered world that is not easy and that is where the Spot Washer comes in.
The VAX Spot Wash Duo is 40cm tall, 17cm wide and 32cm deep, the fitted hose is 1.5metres long. The cleaning solution goes into an area in the centre of the unit under the carrying handle, at the front is the clean water tank and at the back the dirty water tank. On one side is where you insert the end of the hose to run a cleaning cycle on the hose and beside this is a wrap area for the hard wired power lead. There are four heads to attach to the end of the hose.
With live actors, making an appearance, you have to call on a psychic to help solve this next case.
It all began back in 1973 when an resident of the Bitterford Shadow Lake Penitentiary decided to idle away some of his sentence by digging up the floor of his cell. He unearthed a mysterious artefact. It was this event that led to your current assignment to investigate the evil that followed and is documented in the Mystery Case Files of Shadow Lake. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this Hidden Object Adventure Game.
When your twin brother calls for help, you have little choice but to respond and do all you can to help.
By stepping back for a few years in time, I came across a copy of Small Town Terrors - Pilgrim's Hook in Collector's Edition format. Described as a dark and mysterious Hidden Object Adventure Game, this title casts you in the role of Vera Hargrove. You set out on this adventure in response to a call for help from your twin brother, Arthur, who still resides on the island of Pilgrim's Hook where you both grew up.
Bring peace and harmony to two cultures over the use of magic.
Edge of Reality - Call of the Hills is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Friendly Fox (presumably no relation of the creature serenading residents and attacking rubbish bag in the vicinity of where I live). The game is based on the threat that ancient magic can cause when left unchecked. My review of the game is of the Collector's Edition of the software which comes with a number of bonus items.
Up till now all the camera gimbals I have looked at were designed for SmartPhones either for direct use or in one case to control a second phone remotely in the gimbal. Here a much larger and more robust offering that can be used with DSLR offerings and most likely by semiprofessionals looking to produce output for others to see and use.
The whole unit arrived in a padded carrying case and weighted a not insubstantial 1.6 kilos. While it can still handle a SmartPhone this is really designed for far weightier items such as DSLR cameras. The full title of the product is ‘ZHIYUN Crane M2S Combo [Official] 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizer, Gimbal Stabilizer for Mirrorless Camera, Gopro, Smartphone with Cell Phone Clamp, Bag.’ A not insubstantial title but when you break it down it is an accurate description.
By switching from investigator to judge, you have to decide how your subject characters should be punished.
According to Grandma, innocent interest in knick-knacks and curiosities can become a passion. That passion can then become an obsession and with a good push the obsession can become criminal. This is the premise behind Grandma's game of Whispered Secrets - Morbid Obsession. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this Hidden Object Adventure Game.
Often miscast as the villains of the piece, can you decide whether wolves are the guilty or innocent party in this next game.
Shadow Wolf - Curse of the Full Moon is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by ERS Games Studio. Unlike many other Collector's Edition titles I have seen, this particular Shadow Wolf offering neither lists its bonus elements in the main title screen nor grant you access to these features until the main game has been completed. You can, however, make some adjustments to the game playing environment and create profiles to record the progress of those playing the game.
e-Funsoft has made use of several different storylines as the basis for its Match 3 game play titles. These storylines have featured an Academy of Magic, Biblical tales and the work of a couple of detectives in Victorian times.
The latest Match 3 title to emerge from e-Funsoft introduces the player to Helga who is a Viking Warrior. Over 70 levels of Match 3 action, Helga sets out to seek the evil man who brought about the demise of her parents. As a side issue she also looks to reclaim her homeland from invading forces.
A while ago I told you about a new small portable projector from Acer whose internal battery had enough power to show a couple of videos back to back. Here I get to try a full size offering from Optoma one of the leaders in projector technology. This is a unit that connect from a whole range of units and that includes your Wi-Fi. It is equally at home in less than HD, HD or 4K.
Over the years I have attended hundreds of presentations and so often when I arrive the presenter is struggling to get his notebook to connect to the hotels projector and often even connected the resolutions do not match so the presentation looks strange. Apart from the mains lead the back of the unit has twelve different connectors so whatever you are trying to connect should be covered providing you have the leads required. The projector is 30x30x10cm and weighs 2.5kilos.
Some, with a memory that can stretch as far back as mine, may well remember a software product designed to burn content onto CDs. This was an early incarnation of a product from Nero.
Since that initial offering, the Nero software has expanded its range of capabilities into a fully fledged suite that can manage, play, create, edit, convert, backup and rescue your multimedia needs as it rips and burns the desired material. The latest version of this multimedia suite is Nero Platinum 2022 which promises over 200 solutions.
Deserted following an earthquake, Black Isle returns to the news headlines as a reporter disappears.
Confirmed information has emerged from Black Isle recently. This area of land was abandoned following a savage earthquake several years back. Since then nothing apart from an occasional rumour. However matters are about to change as you are cast in the role of a Mystery Club detective in the Elephant Games title of Black Isle. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this Hidden Object Adventure Game.
With the aid of a clairvoyant, newspaper reporter and a police detective can you unmask the murderer of several women?
Having recently told you about a Samsung Chromebook that comes with the latest version of Wimdows here is their Chromebook offering that was released at the same time. So here you get a Chromebook that can also allow you to get mobile data to keep you in contact while out of the office and as it has its own SIM so no nicking mobile data from your phone.
The measures 32.5x22x1.5cm and it weighs 1431grams. The viewable screen is 17x31cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 14 inches and the display is 1366x768. There is .5cm clear either side of the screen 1.5cm above it and 2cm below it. In the centre of the area above the screen is a 720p web cam. The 75 key keyboard has full size alpha and numeric keys. There is 2cm clear on the sides and 2.5cm clear behind it.
Are you packed and ready for your next vacation. This time your holiday has been arranged by European Quest for your enjoyment and knowledge of other cultures.
Published by Lazy Boy Games, European Quest belongs to the Hidden Object genre of titles. By creating profiles, different people can play this game at their own speed as they visit various locations and complete mini game puzzles. Settings for the volume levels used for music, ambience and sound effects can be applied with an option for full screen viewing turned on to encompass the scenery.
What is the connection between the cloak-wearing "invisibles" and a bus load of missing students?
As part of the Mystery Trackers series, Elephant Games have produced Raincliff. This is a Hidden Object Adventure game based on the town of Raincliff that was abandoned by its citizens some ten years ago. Random travellers, passing through the town, described it as haunted and felt unknown powers were roaming its streets. This then is the location in which you must investigate in order to discover what had happened to a bus that went missing carrying university students.
When looking for clues as to why certain instances happen you need to communicate with the departed.
"Developed by e-Funsoft games, Paranormal Stories is a title that brings together elements of Hidden Object game play with a touch of psychic and paranormal capabilities. By creating profiles, you can allow different people to play the game at their own speed and have their progress recorded. Adjustments can be made to the volume levels used by background music and sound effects plus you can opt to view the game in full screen mode.
Having recently told you about a large outdoor camera that can be Wi-Fi or Ethernet here one that is a lot smaller but it still offers the choice of Wi-Fi or Ethernet but of course it weighs a lot less and has another very useful feature it’s a lot cheaper but still offers the same resolution of 2K.
The camera measures 5.5x5.5x7cm and its fixed mount can move it 7cm further out from whatever it is mounted on. Its hard wired lead can go through a wall or window frame up to 35cm from the camera. The mount allows a good area of coverage. At night you can set either monochrome or as an added help as deterrent full colour with the aid of the built in spotlight. You get a near instant notification of any movement being detected on your Smartphone.
Can you find all the cards that could bring riches beyond your wildest dreams or would you have a batter chance of winning the lottery.
Developed by ERS Game Studio, Haunted Legends – The Queen of Spades is a Hidden Object Adventure offering. Available in Collector’s Edition format, this game involves the issues that can arise when an individual decides to sell their soul to the devil in exchange for a deck of cards with magical powers.
This is a powerful Notebook from Acer that is very fast and while not a featherweight at 1.41 kilos it is very solid so should stand the odd knock or three. It still has the ability to be used in an office environment as it has Ethernet and a full sized HDMI port. So what else does this latest offering have to temp the user to dig into their wallet.
The Acer TravelMate P4 measures 32.5x22.8x1.3cm and weighs 1.41kilos. The left side has DC input, Ethernet, HDMI, two USB3 ports and USB ‘C’ which can be used to charge to save carrying a power brick on your travels. The front is clear. The right side has on/off button, two LEDs, micro SD, 3.5mm audio out and a further USB ‘C’. The back is also clear as the screen goes back to 180 degrees. The base has a long 28x.
Keeping it in the family is the basis for the work of the detectives in this next title.
Siblings can often have similar tendencies or interests. This applies especially when the siblings are twins. Domini Games has taken the possibility of this close relationship and build the world of Twin Mind. I have been looking at the second title in the Twin Mind series for this next review.
Are you satisfied with your body? If not then you might like to adopt the route taken by a character in this next game.
Haunted Hotel – Charles Dexter Ward is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Specialbit Studio. I have been looking at the Collector’s Edition version of this title. Along with the main game, which spreads its story line over three days of activity, this product comes with a number of bonus items. This additional content consists of extra game play with a bonus chapter, concept art, sound track and the making of the title.
This is quite a chunky unit, however for what it packs inside its body it is certainly worth considering either for a home office of for a small company. It has two separate input trays underneath as well as a sit up input at the back at the top. However you want to use it is catered for as you have Ethernet, Wi-Fi and USB.
The Canon Maxify GX7050 is a multi-function machine meaning that it can Print, Scan, Copy and Fax. Unlike other such machines that have Fax abilities it does not make a fuss when you want to switch it off. The Canon Maxify GX7050 measures 39x38.5x29.5cm (WDH) and power Ethernet and USB are on the back left of it.
A trip to the Opera House can cause problems when you are mistaken for a former pupil.
It is advisable to avoid arguments when near the presence of a magic book.
Now up to the fourth title in the Amanda's Magic Book series is True Love. There is no prize for guessing this Match 3 game is from that hot bed of game playing offerings known as e-Funsoft. With this title e-Funsoft has followed its normal practice of enclosing its familiar Match 3 game play within a story line featuring Amanda and her friend Prince Charlie (no relation to any current or previous royalty).
With 30 rooms to explore, this next title sets you the task of restoring objects as you search for a strange machine.
While most game companies tend to refer to games as belonging to the Hidden object Adventure genre, Mumbo Jumbo prefers to use the Seek and Find Adventure classification. One example of this is the rather lengthy entitled Mortimer Beckett and The Secrets of Spooky Manor offering. Even with the change of genre, this game offers the same range of initial features affecting the gaming environment.
For a gamer one of the most important factors is a fast refresh rate, it is literally the difference between gaming life and death. Here not only do you get fast refresh but also the things that will matter later on in life to keep your eyes healthy, no flicker and low blue light among other things. So what else does this 27inch flat panel have to offer?
The Philips Momentum 5200 27inc monitor measures 61x35.5x1.5cm. The stand is a sort of corral ‘C’ shape with the open part at the front it is 32x21cm and this can raise the panel by between 6 and 20cm above your desk. It panel can also rotate 90 degrees to be portrait. There is good tilt both back and forward, there is also as much side to side as you want as it rotates on the stand.