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Homni Dot/Reston Part 2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 12, 2018
Having given you outline details of what Homni can do and how it links via Bluetooth to Dot/Reston the items that track your sleep quality here I delve deeper which for those like me who sleep badly may give vital helpful information.
With all the talk of single use plastic either being phased out or carrying a substantial premium either to the manufacturer or possibly the user an unbreakable reusable water bottle is something that could well get more publicity like the one I was sent here from Ion8.

880433 Philips HF3420 03 Intense Blue Energy SAD LighPhilips EnergyUp Light

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 5, 2018
While we have had a wonderful summer this year in the amount of sunlight this is like to cause a greater problem this autumn and winter for those who suffer from problems caused by lack of sunlight or bright light, these is of course a solution.

880341 Terraillon Homni Smart LamHomni and Dot/Reston

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 26, 2018
For those like me who find sleeping difficult – even in normal conditions – these two devices can possibly help, Dot or Reston registers your movements and give other statistics while Homni tells you about the room environment and can help with the aid or red light take you to sleep and, in the morning, via white light and alarm to wake you up again, quite a partnership.

880253 VARIDESK Pro Plus 36 Height Adjustable Standing DesVariDesk ProPlus 36

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Sep 21, 2018
While whatever space you have on your desk will always diminish to the point that things have to be placed elsewhere is a rule, there is a possible solution in the shape of the VariDesk which in effect allows your desk to grow.
While the main purpose of this is to improve the air quality for those who unable to cope with less than perfect quality, I found quite by chance another feature of the product that might improve the chance of success with a partner.
Being a diabetic I have to look after my feet, most socks tend to dig into my legs so socks with special tops are on my agenda. Here also socks for the airline traveller who – especially on long hall – need to be aware of deep vein thrombosis.

880144 braun activscan 9 BUA7200 blood pressure monitoBlood Pressure Device

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Aug 30, 2018
Offering to provide self-help with blood pressure monitoring is a device from Braun.
Bluetooth Smart Analyser Pro Model 9192 is one of the Salter MiBody range of body analyser scales. As well as the basic function of measuring one’s weight, it will be useful for those monitoring BMI and other parameters as part of the physical health regime for a group of people.

878825 nokia sleep B2 trackeNokia Sleep B2

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on June 1, 2018
Not the first sleep aid I have reviewed but this is the easiest to setup and install. As with all these products there is an App easy and quick to download from either the iOS or Android store, then connect once a day to get all the sleep details uploaded.

878690 Philips OneBlade Hybrid Trimmer & ShavePhilips OneBlade

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 18, 2018
This is an electric shaver and beard trimmer that has everything in ‘one blade’ it is usable wet or dry. The recent trend for a lot of shavers it to go multiple blades, what the first misses the second will get etc. Here is a slim and light unit.

878628 Mens Non Elastic Loose Top Diabetic Cotton Blend Ribbed SockAmazon Diabetic Socks

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on May 7, 2018
I have a Prime account and this enables me to get quicker delivery and also avoid delivery charges on most items under £20 even when the items are from some of the Amazon affiliates, the socks in this review are a case in point.

878519 WiZ Colours WiFi connected smart LED Candle B22 bulWIZ LED Lights

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Apr 30, 2018
So many of these latest crop of bulbs have screw fittings and even if you have a suitable fitment they tend to be too fat to screw in, so when I was offered a pair of Bayonet fitting units that can be used either with a SmartPhone App or a remote control I said yes please.

878089 Nokia Thermo Smart ThermometeNokia Temperature

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Mar 15, 2018
When confined to a hospital bed, nurses (bless them) still insist on sticking a thermometer under your tongue. But there us a better way,

877811 VAVA Quiet Portable 700ML DehumidifieTiny VAVA Dehumidifier

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Mar 11, 2018
Having recently told you about a larger unit from Dimplex here is something a lot smaller and intended to work in smaller spaces such as maybe a damp cupboard or wardrobe rather than a larger room the main reason is the small water tank capacity.
I have an older property and one side of my building especially prone to damp in fact I have had a Dehumidifier in use in one room for 35 years. However recently things have got worse and a second more transportable unit allows it to be moved about between the other two affected rooms the bathroom and kitchen and it can even be used to help dry clothes.

877583 video doVideoDoc Service

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Feb 8, 2018
At any time of the year it is difficult to get a doctor’s appointment and so many decide to descend upon A&E. If you have done this then you know you will have a long wait and possibly feel there surely must be a better option available.

877374 Nokia Steel HR Heart Rate & Activity WatcSteel HR from Nokia

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 22, 2018
Many will think of this as the same as that offered by Withings the company taken over by Nokia last year, there are some changes but these are mostly on the cosmetic side such as different straps being options with the unit and wider availability of the 40mm option.

877373 holland and barretHolland & Barrett

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Jan 21, 2018
Most people hold their new items and Xmas Showcase in July, not sadly Holland & Barrett, they chose the start of the cold weather -preamble version- when to be fair some of their products on view would help the numerous coughs, colds and sniffles in the less than warm environment.

877100 Blink XT Indoor Outdoor Home Security CamerBlink XT Outdoor Camera

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 29, 2017
It’s over a year since I told you about the indoor version and here at last is the promised outdoor version, it seems CE compliance takes longer than everyone thought. So here the camera that can work between -25c and +45c and it has no wired connection.

876930 Philips HU4811 2000 Series Air HumidifiePhilips Humidifier

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 13, 2017
A lot of homes need a Dehumidifier as there is too much moisture in the air or even the walls of a property but almost as nasty is having a too dry atmosphere especially if you have frail people, by trying to keep a home warm you could also make it too dry.
A cutthroat shave from a barber is a treat that will probably take a long time especially with a hot towel treatment. Now this kit gives you chance to do it for yourself at home - certainly not something to try after a night out.

876926 Nokia Thermo Smart Temporal ThermometeNokia Thermo

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 6, 2017
Still quite a new idea, I have reviewed one such item previously a thermometer that you move across your forehead, it then gives a near instant reading. It can be used by the whole family as when the reading is taken you scroll through all the names and highlight yours; the reading is then transferred to your SmartPhone via Wi-Fi.

876925 RiutBag X25 backpacRiut Backpack

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Dec 3, 2017
While never small this Backpack can quickly become cavernous so not only most Notebooks and all the extra bits that come it as well as a spare shirt pants and socks to facilitate an overnight stay can all be accommodated in this Backpack from Riut.

876742 Nokia BPM Compact Wireless Blood Pressure MonitoNokia BPM+

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Nov 15, 2017
The words ‘mobile’ and ‘blood pressure’ in the same statement seemed strange to me so I asked to see this device from what is now Nokia but they are perhaps better known as Withings who have been making these sort of health devices for years.
Having looked at a water purifying bottle, and a Charcoal stick water bottle earlier this year I was a little sceptical about what this one could offer but the fruit infusion side got my attention and I asked to see what it had to offer.

876295 Eau Good Filtered Water BottlCharcoal Water Bottle

Published in Health and Beauty by paul_smart on Oct 21, 2017
Something I have heard of previously but until now I have never tried a water bottle filled with tap water and then left for various periods with a stick of charcoal in it. Recently I reviewed a water bottle with a filter to remove impurities for use when no clean water is around, this item is intended to improve the taste of pure tap water.
Philips are a trusted name in electronics, the panel division is based Europe, I have reviewed a number of items for the home medical and health division, here something from another division home grooming which they do for both men and women.

876211 nokia body smart weight scaleA Multifunction Body

Published in Health and Beauty by mfereday on Oct 17, 2017
While better known as the developer of mobile phones, Nokia is also active in the area of Health equipment. One such product is the Nokia Body. Not to be confused with an Australian supermodel, the Nokia Body is a weighing machine. It has Body Mass Index features plus rain and weather forecasting capabilities along with its weighing capability.
A while ago I was sent some Nespresso compatible pods from a London company named Volcano my Nespresso machine failed to work – no fault of the pods – so now with another machine I can test these as well as pods from Aldi and Dualit.