865313 Google Chromecast Chromecast 2

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Nov 9, 2015
When I saw the first version of Chromecast it was around the same time as a similar product from Roku, to my mind the latter was a better product at a near similar price. So what will the second version have to offer to change my mind?

865063 Sennheiser M2IEi Momentum In Ear HeadphoneEarbuds from Sennheiser

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Nov 8, 2015
I think of Sennheiser as a maker of quality headphones but at a reasonable price, to give an example one top of the range audio store stocks Sennheiser as their lower priced range. Here is something new for me anyway earbuds from Sennheiser.

864967 Oppo PM 3 Classic Planar Magnetic HeadphoneOPPO PM-3 Headphones

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Nov 5, 2015
Combining stylish appearance with quality audio, this next headphone product offers support for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.

864964 avanquest retro rpg bundlSome Retro Gaming

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Nov 4, 2015
Computer gaming has come a long way since those early days when blocky monochrome pixels, simplistic sound effects and a storyline that could put a great deal of pressure on the player’s imagination. Nowadays, with photo-realistic graphics, smooth fast animated action, Dolby surround sound and an all-engulfing storyline set in an atmospheric environment, the game provides us with a virtual world to inhabit. This next title comes somewhere in between these two extremes.

864853 avanquest grim legends song of the dark swaSong of the Dark Swan

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Oct 28, 2015
Swans with nettle vests and a speechless Queen accused of black magic feature in this Hidden Object Adventure game.

865056 thumbs up Infinity SpeakeInfinity from Thumbs Up

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Oct 28, 2015
This is an interesting item. The light effects around the forward facing mirror give an indication of volume level and things like drums tend to activate them more. Apart from that you have a reasonable pair of speakers giving a good sound, welcome to Infinity.

864735 Jam Trance Mini LED Bluetooth Wireless SpeakeA Light Show Speaker

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Oct 23, 2015
Like many others, I’m sure, I tend to carry out various activities while listening to music being played in the background. However this next speaker unit, which is currently delivering my favourite music, has been trying to distract my attention from other tasks with a display of lights.

864737 avanquest game psycPsychic Detective Work

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Oct 21, 2015
Television continues to provide fertile ground for games’ developers looking for inspiration. This is one such occasion.

864841 GOOGLE Chromecast AudiGoogle Chromecast Audio

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Oct 16, 2015
Chromecast has been around for a while, there is a new version just out which I shall tell you about another time. This however is a totally new product that allows you to ‘cast’ your music to speakers anywhere without draining your devices battery.

864595 game agatha cristie dead mans follWorking with Poirot and Marple

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Oct 14, 2015
Bringing together two classic murder mysteries in a single offering, Avanquest has published, as part of its GSP catalogue, an Agatha Christie double pack. The two games are of the Hidden Object genre and feature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple as the leading characters. Hercule Poirot is the detective in charge of solving the mystery of Dead Man’s Folly while Miss Marple steps in to take charge in the 4:50 from Paddi

864544 avanquest 7roses gamDefeating Eternal Darkness

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Oct 7, 2015
With its different types of Hidden Object game play, this next title sets you the task of defeating Eternal Darkness.

864410 avanquest theatre absurTheatre of the Absurd

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Sep 30, 2015
In this game your on-screen persona makes a mistake that releases an evil demon. Will you be able to correct this mistake and recapture the demon?

864558 Roberts Radio Revival Mini DAB Digital RadiRoberts Revival Mini

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Sep 28, 2015
A new DAB and FM offering from Roberts that looks more like something from many decades ago. It is however packed with modern technology, so instead of having to continually move around to get a good signal and sound it’s just there.
The price of this group of in ear headphones seems to vary according to their colour. With Midnight being nearly 50% more expensive than curry, here I am listening to a mid-range unit called Fire at least I think I am as the box has no part number.

864390 avanquest 7 hills of rome mahonTouring Ancient Rome

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Sep 23, 2015
Ancient Rome is a popular location for game developers. In this case the location shares the stage with the Mahjong board game.

864124 avanquest the legend of mystery high cultureEgyptian High Culture

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Sep 16, 2015
Taking the old favourite of Match-3 game play and placing it within an ancient Egyptian environment with a touch of high culture is a Legend of Mystery or so the title says.

863994 avanquest Infected The Twin VaccinA Human Infection

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Sep 9, 2015
With a title that might discourage you from installing the product, Infected: The Twin Vaccine is described on the packaging as a “spine-tingling Hidden-Object thriller”. Developed by GoGii and available from Avanquest’s GSP game catalogue in Collector’s Edition format, this game sets you the task of searching the town of Oxford for a missing girl who holds the key to preventing a global epidemic.

863927 avanquest game the drama queen murdeThe Murder of a Drama Queen

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Sep 2, 2015
Eastville Chronicles: The Drama Queen Murder describes itself as a “whodunit Hidden Object game full of love, passion and intrigue”. Developed by Queen Media and published by TAG, this game is now available as part of the Avanquest GSP catalogue.

Music from Qobuz

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Sep 2, 2015
There are numerous streaming services available; few however allow you to stream in high quality. Qobuz even have a service that lets you download and keep the music that however is not that cheap. Here is a service that works providing they have the music you want.

863801 avanquest Jurassic Realm gamMatch-3 Dinosaur Action

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Aug 26, 2015
Placed on a remote island, your task is to locate various dinosaurs buried beneath the scenery. Are you up to the task?

863779 SiliconDust HDHomeRun CONNECT 2 Tuner Streaming Media Player HDHR4 2DHD HomeRun Connect

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Aug 21, 2015
A small box that allows you to beam your TV signal anywhere across your Network, it can work with Windows, MAC, Android or even Linux. So once connected you should be able to view your TV signal aerial or cable anywhere in your home.

863122 avanquest roay settlement 145Make the King Happy

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Aug 19, 2015
This next title transports you back to the year 1450 as you enter the world of Royal Settlement created by the German based team of Magnussoft.

863777 Noble BTS bluetooth headphone adaptoNoble Audio BTS

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Aug 16, 2015
Do you like using headphones or earbuds but do not like being tethered to the source of your music? The answer then may be at hand with this small object from Noble Audio that is about half the length of a ball point pen that you plug your buds into.

Stone Clearance

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Aug 12, 2015
Step back in time to a bygone era as you help a clumsy sorcerer’s apprentice regain scrolls he had lost.

846403 LIBRATONE Zipp Wireless SpeakeLibratone Zipp

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Aug 5, 2015
A 360degree speaker that comes with a woollen cover so for those who need everything to match you can purchase another coloured cover, in fact there is a voucher in the box to get one free when you register your product.

846405 GPO Westwood 25 watt Speaker with SubwoofeGPO Westwood

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Aug 2, 2015
A speaker and an amplifier in what looks like a very retro case. The modern touch is that apart from having two wired inputs it can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker. So what may initially look like a 40s or 50s radio is not that at all.

842619 avanquest atlantic quest solitairAn Underwater Golf Game

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Jul 22, 2015
Get your snorkel and flippers ready as you set out to help Clowny and Sharky find out who has illegally parked a ship on the seabed.

842420 Thumbs Up Immerse Virtual Reality HeadseImmerse VR Headset

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Jul 19, 2015
While I have seen several of these demonstrated most bore a higher price and while I did ask to see one it never materialised, so when this was offered to me I took the change to test it with a couple of recent mobile phones and appropriate content.

842424 NuForce Primo 8 headphoneNu force Primo 8

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Jul 17, 2015
These earbuds are Quad-Driver earphones with phase-coherent crossover design is what it says on a very large box for a pair of earbuds. When you open the box the array of extras that come with the buds is the reason for the box being so large.
A set of earbuds with a twist – literally – that enable you to increase or decrease the bass heard at a twist of the earbud housing, so could this be a first adjusting the sound frequency level while a song plays and going only to your ears.