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Can you put your Hidden Object skills to the test by reversing the procedure and replacing rather than finding objects?
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Creative BT-W4

If you find that Bluetooth does not always perform reliably then this little gizmo from Creative may made your Bluetooth stronger and most of all reliable. As I live in a home with solid walls I have long found that Bluetooth soon drops off under the stated distance you should be able to achieve. So can I roam that little further away before dropouts happen?
Your headphones or earbuds must support aptX. This is Smart Bluetooth 5.2 Audio Transmitter with aptX Adaptive. Assuming you are using USB ‘C’ it is just over 2cm long, 1.5cm wide and .5cm thick once inserted in a port. If however it’s USB then the adapter makes its protrusion 4cm. Should you need to extend length for your calls then a 3.5mm socket will have a 2cm protrusion.
Creating a guest list for an event needs care to ensure you do not miss out somebody important.
Uninvited guests can cause a problem.  This is especially true when that guest is a large bear and the occasion is a wedding.  Matters certainly do not improve when the bear, ignoring normal circumstances, decides to carry off the bride.  This is the situation facing you at the start of Artifex Mundi's Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this game which comes with a number of bonus items.
895485 Hidden Mysteries Notre Dame Secrets of Paris Deluxe Editio

Who Stole the Crown?

When the crime scene is a Cathedral, do you gave the gravitas and skill to complete the investigation?
Notre Dame - Secrets of Paris is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  I have been looking at the Deluxe Edition of this particular title.  Unlike the numerous Collector's Edition titles, which tend to come with additional items based on the main story, this Deluxe Edition has been paired with a separate bonus Hidden Object game entitled Lost Secrets Bermuda Triangle. Developed by Gunnar Games, this title is based on a robbery conducted on the premises of the Notre Dame.
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Acer Aspire XC-1660

I still get requests to review Desktop systems and this latest offering from Acer is much smaller than most, in fact not only smaller but also a great deal lighter. In fact I placed it on top of my own normal sized Desktop system and this amplifies the smallness. It also comes with small cordless Keyboard and mouse that take just one USB port to connect both.
It is 29.5cm tall, 9.5cm wide and 32cm deep add another 5cm to the last figure for cables into the back of the unit. The mouse is 10.5x6x3.5cm at most and weighs 81 grams with battery inserted. The keyboard is 41x11x2cm the last figure is at the back; at the front it is hardly 1cm. The keyboard has 112 keys with the numeric and alpha keys being full-size.
Can you pull the right strings to solve the mystery of a missing child?
We have ERS Game Studios to thank for the third episode of the PuppetShow series.  This third episode of the Hidden Object Adventure game is subtitled Lost Town and is available in Collector's Edition format with various bonus items bundled with the main game.  Apart from the built-in Strategy Guide, access to the various bonus items with their extra content, including an additional chapter, wallpaper, screen saver and concept art, require the main game to be completed first.
Game playing can sometimes have a dream-like feel to it especially when the game involves taking part in dreams.
Imagine being placed on an orphanage doorstep shortly after birth, you then spend the next 25 years wondering who you are and why your existence began in such a manner.  But then you receive an invitation to meet your biological mother and, at the same time, take a trip of an underwater dream facility that is normally reserved for the rich and elite.  By accepting the invitation, so begins the GOGII developed game of The Emerald Maiden - Symphony of Dreams.
As fans of the series will appreciate, you do not mess with Catherine when her mind is set. Not even a giant octopus can stop her.
Now up to episode three, the Catherine Ragnor story continues with the Cursed Island.  This e-Funsoft title is a Match 3 game that is spread over five chapters of achieving targets and building upgrades as the genre's favourite female sea captain one again takes centre stage. The usual set-up options are available for Catherine's latest adventure.  Profiles can be created so that different players can tackle the game and have their progress recorded.
895373 Purista%C2%AE Series 300 Fully Automatic Coffee Machin

Bean To Cup from Melitta

While I am sure we all enjoy good Coffee Shop coffee, sad to say even those with far deeper pockets than mine are starting to see where savings can be made. Sadly one of these is the coffee shop, while some instant offering are tolerable what if you could have coffee grounded and brewed in your home of office, you can with this latest offering from Melitta the Purista Series 300 Jubilee Edition.
Perhaps the first step is to find out what coffee you favourite coffee shop uses and where they get it from. There are plenty of online places that roast beans and despatch them the same day. If you have beans then what you do not want is them to be ground and not used immediately as fresh ground is even more important than how long ago – within reason – they were roasted. Now all you need is a machine to grind and prepare your coffee.
Can you rescue a young boy from the clutches of an evil wizard who prefers living in a dark environment?
As the third episode in the series, Drawn - Trail of Shadows takes you on a trip to worlds created by a young boy.  Even at his young age, the boy was a talented artist whose paintings seemed to have the ability to take others into a different world.
Step into three different environments as you tackle a trips dose of Hidden Object game play action.
Bundled together in a single package, entitled Mysteries, Secrets and Shadows, are three Hidden Object Adventure games.  The three titles making up this triple offering are Grim Facade - Sinister Obsession, Secrets of the Dark - Eclipse Mountain and The Theatre of Shadows - As You Wish.
Incidents in childhood can return to affect events when the participants are older.
The Lake House - Children of Silence is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Alawar's Friday's Game.  This review is based on the Collector's Edition of the product which comes with a number of exclusive content to add value to the main game.  This extra content includes bonus chapter, Wallpaper, Concept Art, Character details, Media Gallery, Trivia about the game and a Strategy Guide which is integrated into the main game.
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Honor Earbud 3 Pro

Honor have produced a range of earbuds alongside their larger offerings such as PC’s and Tablets. Here their most recent set of earbuds that are small, fit neatly into the ear and run for extended periods. They are silver in colour and live – when not in your ears – in a small case that is also a charge unit to quadruple the total amount of runtime.
The buds weight only 5.5 gram each and in their case a total of 54 grams. The case is 6x4x2.3cm there is a flip up lid 1.5cm from the top and when you flip it open a tiny pin hole LED comes on green if you have good battery reserve. Linking for the first time is very straightforward with the lid open make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone and the Honor unit should be found click on it and that’s it. Next time you connect it will link automatically.
While challenging, a game can still be entertaining but not in this case.
When I am looking for inspiration regarding starting my next review, the solution is often under the auspices of my mouse and keyboard as I am introduced to the next game on my computer system.  However for a novelist or screenwriter, the inspiration for their next project can be harder to achieve.  In the case of Isabel, desperate to find a great story for her next screenplay, she decided to visit the Quinault RainForest to help refuel her creative energy.
Who can bring back the magician when he disappears on stage and then fails to reappear?
A Panopticon is a circular prison with cells arranged around a central wall from which prisoners could be observed at all time.  Panopticon is also the name of a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Cyber Cradle. By creating profiles, different people can play the game and have their progress recorded.
Usually a father will help their child but, in this next case, the child corrects her father's mistakes made earlier.
Nearwood, available in Collector's Edition format, is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Magicindie Softworks.  Set in a magical world, this game involves the adventure of a young woman, named Jane Lockwood.  She embarks on a voyage to defeat the evil force that was currently affecting the land due to the earlier mistakes made by her father when he was suffering distress caused by the death of his wife.
895367 Smooth Q4 Gimbal Stabilise

Smooth Q4 Combo

This is the latest in a range of Gimbals from Zhiyun. It has the ability to expand its length and even an attachment that enables image background fills so the Smooth Q4 Combo is far more than just a camera Gimbal be it used hand held or with the supplied tripod to enable you to control it remotely from a second SmartPhone.
While its default length is 28cm attaching the tripod to the end of the grip can give you another 13cm of length, when the tripod is opened this is only 3cm. However for serious extra length in the arm the top manually expands by up to another 22cm so you should be able to get clear images or videos over even the tallest people. It comes in a hard zip up padded case; the items in the case are the Gimbal and the tripod.
How are you at mixing potions? This skill could prove useful when saving the Tree of Life.
What do "Black Heart", "Perfect Show" and "Thief of Souls" have in common? The answer is that these three Hidden Object Adventure Games form the Ghostly Mysteries Triple Pack which is the subject matter of this next review.
Despite being developed by different companies, these three titles of this pack offer a similar range of customise options for those seeking to solve the Ghostly Mysteries.  Profiles can be created so that the progress can be recorded of those playing the games.  Adjustments can be made to the volume levels for features such as background music, sound effects and, when appropriate, dialogue delivered by voice actors.
It is time to put on the snowshoes and try to foil the plans of the Snow Queen.
Adding to the Dark Parables series is the Hidden Object Adventure game "Rise of the Snow Queen".  Developed by Blue Tea Games, this title is available in Collector's Edition format.  This enhanced edition includes a number of bonus elements to sit alongside the main game of the legendary Snow Queen. Allowing different people to play the game, profiles can be created to record their progress and permit them to restart from their last position.
This is a large curved flat panel that can easily support three HD screens side by side however for those into gaming you get far more detail. The resolution is right for recent cinema releases and I was able to watch the latest James Bond offering full screen with absolutely no borders - 21:9 aspect ratio - from the comfort of my living room with excellent sound. This is a curved panel and the centre is 4cm in from the edges.
The screen is 81x36.5x2cm; its stand raises it between 8.5 and 23.5cm from your desk. The stand is 27cm square. There is plenty of back tilt and some forward tilt. Older films will have borders up to to 10cm wide either side dependant on their original resolutions. The external connections are in a single line under a shelf on the rear, HDMI, Display Port, USB ‘C’, USB Up, two USB downstream with one being always on.
Can you step into another world and rescue a young girl seemingly whisked away by an evil spirit.
Nightmare Realms, developed by Lestra, offers to take you on a journey that will involve twists and turns plus numerous unexpected happenings that could have you feeling that you had wandered into an Alice-in-Wonderland scenario.  Available in Collector's Edition format, this Hidden Object Adventure Game comes with a number of extra items that include a bonus chapter, Strategy Guide, Wallpaper, Concept Art, Music Tracks and Origami Tutorials.
Obviously Blackbeard had not heard about Catherine's reputation otherwise he would never have decided to attack her village.
Last year e-Funsoft introduced fans of Match 3 action to the female sea captain Catherine Ragnor as she became involved in the Legend of the Flying Dutchman.  Since then Catherine finds herself in conflict with the  notorious Blackbeard.  On returning from her latest voyage, Catherine finds that her home village is under attack by Blackbeard's pirates.
Domestic pets have the ability to pick out those who will provide their nourishment needs as I know only too well.
895216 OPPO Find X5 Pro 5

Oppo Find X5 Pro

Having recently reviewed another Find X5 device that had what I considered a ‘strange’ feature I was more careful when I did the setup and this unit did not have it, however as it also did an update to the ‘Color Overlay’ of the Android operating system this could have been why it now works as I would consider all phones should function.
The Oppo Find X5 Pro measures 15x7.4x1cm the last figure at the camera bump top left of the back, it weighs 219 grams. Going around the outside has the on/off button on the right side; the base has speaker, USB ‘C’ for charging and the SIM entry point. The left side has volume down and up buttons while the top is clear. The back has a slightly raised area top left and instead of it being raised it is sloped up. The viewable screen is 7.
895374 Trust Gaming GXT 980 Redex Rechargeable Wireless Gaming Mous

Wired & Wireless Mouse : Trust REDEX GXT

Aiming to please both the wired and wireless mouse brigades, Trust has developed a mouse to satisfy both groups.
The Trust GXT REDEX product is a computer mouse that offers the user the option of wireless or wired connectivity as part of its feature set.  With its matte black plastic outer shell, this mouse gives the impression that it is ambidextrous and this would be partially true in that it fits comfortably in whichever hand you hold the device.   However the positioning of some of the mouse's controls could cause a problem as I will explain a little later.
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Leather Bifold Wallet from Snakehive

Strangely enough recently I noticed my wallet was showing signs of wear and then quite by chance I was offered the chance to review one from Snakehive. After I said ‘yes please’ another half a dozen emails went between myself and the PR lady with all the different options and colour choices, you can even for a small extra charge have up to three initials embossed on it. They also do a range of phone cases.
When opened thie bifold wallet from snakehive measures 17x10.5cm and when closed it is 10.5x9cm. My choice was Tan & Cognag you can see on their website that this was one of eight colour choices. It is stated to hold up to ten cards as well as the larger compartments for notes and receipts.
Davy Jones, a Demon and an evil Witch combine to test your skills at solving mysteries and overcoming evil.
Dark Mysteries brings together three Hidden Object Adventure games that were originally published by Big Fish Games.  The three titles are The Secrets of Arcelia Island, developed by Hitpoint Studio, Secrets of the Dark - Temple of the Night, developed by Orneon, and Written Legends Nightmare at Sea - Escape the Nightmare, developed by Vast Studio.
Can you assist the Grimm Brother detective agency solve this mystery?
Developed by GOGII, Fairy Tales Mysteries - The Puppet Thief belongs to the Hidden Object Adventure genre.  This tale of missing children and rather angry villagers is available in Collector's Edition version.  Along with the main game, this enhanced version includes a bonus chapter plus wallpaper and concept art sections which you can dip into when the mood takes you when the main game is over.
So many people moan about Windows continual upgrades, with a Chromebook they still occur but in the background. So do you really need Windows, the answer lies in what do you use your PC for, if you use Windows programs then the answer is yes. However if you use it for Browsing, sending and receiving emails writing books or using spreadsheets possibly not as a Chromebook can do all that and now it even supports the Google Play store.
This latest offering from Acer has another plus ‘touch’ so ideal for those not keen on the Touchpad. It is 32x22.5x1.5cm this last measurement is at the back, at the front it is only a tad over 1cm. It weighs only 1284grams. The viewable screen is 31x17.3cm which gives you very close to the imperial measurement of 14inches, the aspect ratio is 16:9. The left side has USB ‘C’ and 3.5mm headset socket. The front is clear; the right side has USB3 and Kensington Lock socket.
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