Misc

A place for all those other gadgets you want to review - you know, the ones that just don't fit in any of the other topics, but that you want to tell the world about anyway!

875145 STM Kings Backpack for 15 Inch Laptop China BluA Bag called King

Published in Misc by mfereday on 26 Aug 2017
Taking your equipment on the road requires a suitable receptacle to provide protection and easy access.

875043 3Doodler Create 3D Printing Pe3Doodler Create

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 14 Aug 2017
This is modestly called ‘The World’s First 3D Printing Pen’ but as far as I know it is. It is certainly the first 3D printing pen I have seen or used. Given the price of 3D printers a pen that can extrude onto a flat surface in 3D it is well unique.

875037 Philips Series 5000 Beard and Stubble Trimmer BT520A Beard Trimmer

Published in Misc by mfereday on 12 Aug 2017
While I must admit that as I get older, I tend not to shave every day but this confession did not stop me from checking out this next product.
StarTech were a name new to me but as I know their PR company through the good things of a totally different item I said I would look at the product offered, initially I failed as the item offered had limited availability of the cards to use in it. Then I was offered this offering which if you have USB C on your mobile device is very useful.

874983 nkd AQUA filter water bottlPersonal Water Cleaner

Published in Misc by mfereday on 5 Aug 2017
A recent visit to a central London location introduced me to nkd Life a British company specialising in the design and development of cutting edge water purification and filter technologies.

874986 mishi ionslim portable battery chargeSlim and Simple

Published in Misc by mfereday on 1 Aug 2017
Mobile device battery chargers continue to be a popular accessory. This next product is from Moshi.

874866 alba mono dab radiOn Special Offer

Published in Misc by mfereday on 27 Jul 2017
A few year ago, perhaps thinking about it, more like a couple of decades ago, DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) was expected by many to be the next “big thing” in the area of radio broadcasting.

874868 Philips Disney Frozen Children's Projector Torch and Night LighBedtime Viewing

Published in Misc by mfereday on 26 Jul 2017
If your child likes Disney characters, and who doesn’t, then this next product might appeal.

874756 Kingston IronKey D300 USB Encrypted Flash DrivKingston Technology

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 24 Jul 2017
Who has heard of EU GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation), you may say with Brexit this does not apply to the UK, rightly or wrongly they do as they came into force in 2016 and complete implementation comes into force in 2018. This replaces a 1995 (yes the date is correct) directive.

874785 Goji 2500mAh Power Bank Portable ChargePortable Power Bank

Published in Misc by mfereday on 22 Jul 2017
Small and lightweight, this next product provides a battery back up facility for your mobile device.

874754 Filofax eniTAB 360 Degree Tablet StanFilofax Tablet Stand

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 21 Jul 2017
Tablets are great when you are out and about but when you put it down on a table or desk you start to want to view it at a different angle, one solution is to find something to prop it against but this is not always a viable option so try this offering from Filofax.

874788 Fresh n Rebel Caps HeadphonTethered Headphones

Published in Misc by mfereday on 18 Jul 2017
With some headphones costing hundreds of pounds, this next set of headphones is more of a bargain product.

874652 Venturer Mercy 7L android tablet computeA Tablet named Mercury

Published in Misc by mfereday on 15 Jul 2017
Named after a planet, Venturer’s tablet comes with a sub-£50 price.

874653 iStorage diskAshur Pro2 SSD 128GB storagDiskAshur PRO2

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Jul 2017
Offering to keep your data secure from unauthorised access is a portable hard drive from iStorage,

874529 Sandberg 640 04 Eliminator MousBattle Hardened Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on 8 Jul 2017
The latest device to arrive from Sandberg is ready to accompany you into various battle scenarios.

874373 Ring 88RG000FC01 Wi Fi Enabled Video DoorbelRing Video DoorBell

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 26 June 2017
This is quite a small unit that can alert you to people coming towards your door as well as those who actually ring its bell. You do not need to walk to the door to see who is calling you get an almost instant video reply via your Wi-Fi to your phone or Windows 10 PC.

874371 Penclic Mini Wireless KeyboarPenClic Keyboard and Trackpad

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 23 June 2017
While I have reviewed several nice small Penclic keyboards including the most recent the KB3 that only failed to get a ‘Highly Commended’ because of the price. Here I will be looking at the Mini Keyboard C2 and a first for me an external Trackpad the NiceTouch T2.

874332 Bosch IXO Cordless ScrewdriveA Cordless Screwdriver

Published in Misc by mfereday on 17 June 2017
As part of its range of IXO power tools, Bosch has released its 3.6V Lithium-ion cordless screwdriver product.

874334 penclic kb3 bluetooth keyboard windows maMini Multi-Platform Keyboard

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 June 2017
When workspace is at a premium, this next product could prove to be useful as a space saver

873733 Kingston DataTraveler 64 GB Micro DuKingston 64GB MicroDuo 3C

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 29 May 2017
Almost all SmartPhones and other devices that accept a Micro SD Card will now support up to 64GB. Some will support 128GB or even more but 64GB is now a safe size to purchase and that can hold a lot of video or a mountain of music.

873785 istorage datashur PIN Protected Data

Published in Misc by mfereday on 27 May 2017
Offering to keep your data secure is a hardware device from iStorage.

873837 lidl Silvercrest USB Socket AdapteUSB Socket Adapter from LIDL

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 21 May 2017
Finding useful small items that will appeal to anyone with a phone or other electrical device at home – even for those who do not own a computer – is difficult, finding something that will get used all the time at only £3.99 is almost unique.

873670 Omron Evolv Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure MonitoChecking Blood Pressure

Published in Misc by mfereday on 18 May 2017
Regular Blood Pressure readings can help provide warnings of possible health issues.

873262 MIO MiVue Drive Satellite Navigation and Dash Cam 55 LMiVue Drive 55 LM

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 15 May 2017
The Sat Nav makes sure you get to where you want to go and the camera means that the idiots who make you run into the back of them do not end up costing you your hard earned no claims bonus. Putting the two together should mean your peace of mind.

873505 radial laptop baAustralian Device Protection

Published in Misc by mfereday on 11 May 2017
No doubt you will have noticed, and perhaps come to regard as a fact of life, that many devices, classified as portable, tend to arrive without any form of covering for protection during transit. Laptops, tablets and smartphones are devices that immediately spring to mind in this respect. Naturally manufacturers will only be too happy to produce accessories that retailers can sell you to protect your new expensive purchase when you embark on your travels.

873221 darth vader bluetooth speakeStar Wars Gifts

Published in Misc by mfereday on 4 May 2017
As the Star Wars steamroller continues to carry on its merry way, this space saga brings a variety of gifts.

873110 RiutBag R25 backbacRiut Backpack R25

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 3 May 2017
If you travel ‘light’ then the last thing you want is to wait ages at the baggage collection carousel for your one bag. The solution is a bag that is just within the legal size for carry-on luggage and that is the RiutBag R25 a substantial backpack.

873122 BT_logAn Impressive Start

Published in Misc by mfereday on 25 Apr 2017
Excuse me while I ignore the incoming phone call. It is probably one of the many call calls from various companies wanting to divest me of money.

McAfee Annual Labs Day 2017

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 21 Apr 2017
This event took place in London just before Easter 2017 and for the second year I was invited to be among the two dozen European journalists there. Of course the big Malware threat ‘Ransomware’ was high on the list of topics discussed however as always you left with many new concerns.

872981 Prezziebox Soothing Sounds MachinHelp to Relax

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Apr 2017
We live in a society where sounds can cause stress but they can also help us relax.