878482 sphero minSphero Mini

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 23 Apr 2018
Having looked in the past at a couple of other offerings from Sphero I was keen to add this smallest offering from Sphero to the list. It is a small round object that is controlled by an App that you can even learn to code to make it go through routines.

The Seventh Element

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 21 Apr 2018
When I first came across the Spellarium 2 title for a possible review, I thought it was a game based on words and correct spelling. But, not for the first time, I was wrong

878456 VN5 Harrier Drone Quadcopter with HD CamerVN5 Harrier Drone

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 16 Apr 2018
I asked to look at this - solely on price - as most camera carrying Drones are not cheap – I am thinking three figures – but this offering is less than £20. In fact only just over a year ago similar items were well into the middle hundreds.

878466 game house dream walkeBecome a Dream Walker

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 14 Apr 2018
Entering somebody else’s dreams can be a nightmare as your character discovers in this next game.

878454 Braven Ready Pro Wireless Portable Bluetooth SpeakeBraven Ready Pro

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 11 Apr 2018
Braven do a range of speakers that do not object to getting wet, in fact they can even be waterproof. However the most important feature should not be that but the sound quality and here it is rather good from such a small enclosure.

878406 Eventide 3 Legacy of LegendAdventure in the Clouds

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 7 Apr 2018
Visit a strange world in the Clouds as you try to rescue a kidnapped brother.

878285 Philips 328P6VJEB 32 Inch 4K LCD MonitoPhilips 32inch 4K Panel

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 4 Apr 2018
This is a large panel with high resolution that should – for most – be just plug and play, it certainly was for me, my Desktop system normally has a 21inch panel running at 1920x1080, this unit was plugged in and the HDMI lead connected and I was looking at a screen showing 4k resolution that’s 3840x2160 and while icons were smaller all I had done was plugged in and switched on.

878346 Reflections of Life   Dark Architect Collector's EditioWorld Saving Action

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 31 Mar 2018
Grandma, so they say, knows best, so will you take her advice and enter the Fantastic Worlds.

878283 deezer logDeezer 2018

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 30 Mar 2018
There are a number of music streaming Apps out there and while most will perhaps settle on one, I get the chance to try several for an extended period. I first looked at Deezer four years ago and things have progressed since then.

878277 game Winter WonderAfter the Snow

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 24 Mar 2018
Fortunately the downfall of snow that struck recently had cleared by the time I took a look at Winter Wonders.

877996 Mi AMP Magic SpeakeBrando Mi Amp

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 18 Mar 2018
Listening to music on your mobile phone probably means headphones or earbuds, it seems quite popular among the young to share a set of earbuds, not perhaps great hygienically but if you need to share output an external speaker can improve the volume.

878090 The Myth Seekers jThe Legacy Of VulcaExamining Vulcan

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 17 Mar 2018
Are you up to the task of joining the Myth Seekers? Now is your chance to find out.

877994 Cue Robot by Wonder Workshop Bring Coding to LifCUE Robotics Amplified

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 12 Mar 2018
Often the time between product request and its arrival is extended as was the case here so when the box arrived I first thought – before I opened it – that it was a speaker and even when I opened it I was unsure, removal from the box did not require destruction, already a plus point with me.

877810 Kapla Challeng16 Pieces of Pine

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 4 Mar 2018
All the pieces in this game are the same length the same thickness and the same width and you have to make increasingly difficult models using them, no glue no nails no screws just friction to hold them together it is not easy, in fact for some of the models it’s very difficult, or for me anyway close to impossible.

877808 VAVA Bluetooth Sports Earbuds

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 28 Feb 2018
Here a set of Bluetooth earbuds that arrived at the time I was reviewing two recent phones neither of which comes with a 3.5mm sockets so Bluetooth is not a luxury but an essential. These are both small and light and as required for ‘exercise’ stay put once inserted.

877795 Nevertales Legends Platinum EditioLove vs. War

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 21 Feb 2018
Finding love in the middle of a battle is just the start of this next Hidden Object Adventure.

877660 Greed Old Enemies ReturninThe Return of Old Enemies

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 17 Feb 2018
Following up The Mad Scientist, Old Enemies Return in the Greed Series.

877585 nuraphones headphoneNuraphones from Nura

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 14 Feb 2018
Here are a set of headphones with a difference a big difference. Those without hearing problems might perhaps not find the information below useful but for others it might allow both music and speech to be heard a lot better than it otherwise would.

877562 bose soundtouch 2Bose SoundTouch System

Published in Entertainment by petew on 1 Feb 2018
A range of wireless, networked speakers that can talk to each other and to your other network enabled devices to create a multi-room synchronised sound space.

877371 JVC UX D100 Wireless Traditional Hi Fi SysteJVC UX-D100 Hi-Fi System

Published in Entertainment by petew on 18 Jan 2018
I thought it would be good to take a longer term look at a few products, some of which will no longer be on the market but that will give an insight into the quality and concerns of different manufacturers. First up is this JVC mini hifi.

877210 Nano iDSD Portable DAC and Heaphone AmplifieiFi Nano Black Label DAC

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 17 Jan 2018
The quality of music on most people’s phones is probably not great, I do not mean what they choose to listen to but the output quality, the old motto ‘garbage in garbage out’ is probably true here but even if you input better quality such as .WAV then the device itself probably strangles the quality of the output.

877212 Avanca D1 Bluetooth D1 Sports Headset

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 14 Jan 2018
Avanca is not a name that I have previously heard of, this is a Bluetooth and NFC headset, the distance between the two buds is 34cm when the connection is pulled taught, they are designed to go over the ear and round the back of the neck.

877238 Modern Tales   Age of InventioPurloined Inventions

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 10 Jan 2018
Starting in Paris, this next game takes you on a trip to various locations as you seek a missing father

877103 Amplificazione DJ Pioneer speakerPioneer DJ Speaker

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 3 Jan 2018
At the start of 2017 I told you about a pair of pioneer headphones, here what are described as DJ Active Monitors while they are that they are also a rather good pair of speakers for home use so even MP3 sounds can sound excellent.

877171 game Catch The WitcWitch Hunting

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 27 Dec 2017
Fancy over-dosing on Hidden Object game play, then read on.

877099 first dates the gamFirst Dates

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 27 Dec 2017
This board game for adults is based on a TV series, as I have never seen it I can only comment on the game. Strangely it has a 17+ rating that until now I did not know exist, I know of 18+ but that was/is a film classification which used to be – in my youth - ‘X’ or I believe ‘H’.

877095 Cello C32229T2 32  inch televisioCello 32inch Curved TV

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 22 Dec 2017
Recently I visited HMS Belfast and saw the whole range of Cello TV’s including the recently reviewed Battery TV offering, here is something that is a first for me in TV’s a curved screen offering although I have reviewed a couple of computer panels that have curved screens.

877089 Scarlett Mysteries   Cursed ChilScarlett Mysteries

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 13 Dec 2017
While searching for your father, you encounter a cursed child.

876809 Darkarta A Broken Hearts Quest Platinum EditioDefeating Darkarta

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on 22 Nov 2017
With backward and forward movement between centuries your character needs to save her daughter

876786 CELLO Traveller 22 inch rechargeable LED TCello Battery TV

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on 22 Nov 2017
This is a full size (22inch or 32inch available) TV that can run off an internal battery pack, mains power or even off a car cigar lighter socket. Best of all it comes with everything you need even a Philips screwdriver and an external aerial.