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!

895934 USB fast chargDual USB Powering

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 9, 2023
Combining together different USB ports, Atom Studios has developed a plug which might prove useful.

895930 Sony WF C500 Truly Wireless HeadphoneValentine Day Gifts

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 4, 2023
For those willing to mark the day with a special gift, here are a few suggestions from Sony.

895906 Boulies Elite ergonomic gaming chaiSitting Comfortably

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 24, 2023
Whether at work or at play, a comfortable position can help you perform to your best.

895801 Ugreen Nexode 100W USB C Charging Station Ugreen Nexode 100W USB C Charging StatioPower to Charge

Published in Misc by mfereday on Dec 29, 2022
As out collections of rechargeable devices increase, so does the required ability to charge them.
It looks a lot like a larger Swiss army knife. The difference here is that to access any of the tools you need to push with your thumb to allow any of the tools to be accessed. There is even a clip so wherever you keep it in a pocket or bag it will stay in place until it’s needed.

895706 LG TONE Free UT90 earbudNews for Ears and Wallets

Published in Misc by mfereday on Nov 12, 2022
When looking to enhance your listening experience and save some money, this news might be of interest.

895702 Have I Got News For You The Quiz of 202Have I Got News For You

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Nov 10, 2022
This hard backed book is entitled ‘The Quiz of 2022’, the program is one of the BBC’s most popular ‘Have I Got New For You’. I don’t get to read many books as most of my reading is online and while some might tuck themselves up with their Notebook or Tablet turning the page on a book in your hand is a rather different experience.

895698 Zippo Heatbanktm 6 Electric HandwarmeZippo HeatBank 6

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Nov 7, 2022
This is not one product but two in one. It is a charge device for things like mobile phones when away from a USB port. However it is also something to keep you warm when out and about a small HeatBank that can keep your hands warm.

895697 sound blaster xUSB DAC & Headphone Amplifier

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Nov 2, 2022
In a lot of cases you want more volume than is available, either because something was recorded at a low level or you are in a noisy environment. Often increasing the volume will also increase static and other things you don’t want. The solution can often be as easy as playing through a DAC as this gives you what you want more volume as well as clarity of sound.

895688 secret identitSecret Identity & Top Trumps

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Oct 31, 2022
Here I am looking at two items that could well be solutions for a couple of Christmas ideas. Secret Identity is a game for both older children and adults. The second also ticks two boxes most will know what Top Trumps are, a set of playing cards, but they are always on a theme with great images, here the images are Sports Cars something that will appeal to all the people that cannot afford the real thing.

895653 The Monogamy Couples Board GamFondle and Monogamy

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Oct 17, 2022
Christmas is just around the corner and while it is a time for families and especially younger children. What of those of teenage years approaching adulthood, well games of an adult nature might be of interest that may even lead to a relationship. Here are two such games the first for up to four players but playable with less. The second is a for a couple of consenting adults. So dependant of age you may start with Fondle and move on to Monogamy.

895374 Trust Gaming GXT 980 Redex Rechargeable Wireless Gaming MousWired & Wireless Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 14, 2022
Aiming to please both the wired and wireless mouse brigades, Trust has developed a mouse to satisfy both groups.

895371 Snakehive leather bifold walleLeather Bifold Wallet from Snakehive

Published in Misc by paul_smart on June 13, 2022
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.

From Bottles to Bag

Published in Misc by mfereday on May 30, 2022
Changing bottles into bags is not magic but it could help the planet.

895076 Trust Gaming Mouse GXT 144 RexTrust Gaming Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 31, 2022
Whether at work or play, your computer relies on a mouse to provide the link between the user and its software.

894901 Zhiyun Smooth XS 2 Axis Compact Handheld GimbaZhiyan Smooth XS Gimbal

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jan 17, 2022
While a Gimbal can give you smooth movement when hand held it is possible to get even smoother movement if you use the tripod provided attached to the Gimbal and control the movements of it even from a second phone so the Gimbal on the tripod just needs a firm footing to achieve results even professionals will admire.

894861 Mysoda Woody Sparkling water makeMySoda Woody

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Dec 15, 2021
Soda syphons have been around for well over 100 years; quite by chance I saw an item on them recently with some very early units on show. They were very popular in pubs before and after the Second World War. Then the refillable sort became popular with the top removable to refill with water and a small gas canister to carbonate it.

894784 Pawbby Smart BowPawbby Smart Pet Bowl

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Nov 8, 2021
If your dog is just 10% overweight it can reduce its life expectancy by up to 30%. So feeding it the correct amount can save you money not only in food but also in vet’s bills. This offering from Pawbby is a pets bowl with a scale built in so that you only feed your dog the exact amount. While I have mentioned dogs it could equally well work for a cat.

892268 Trust Gaming GXT 1863 Thaz Mechanical KeyboarTrust Mazz & Ybar

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Oct 18, 2021
Trust are a well-regarded name in mechanical keyboards, however they do other peripherals and here I get to try out not only the Mazz keyboard but also the YBAR mouse. Both of the reviewed items are USB and solidly built.

892165 Marshall Minor III True Wireless HeadphoneNew Marshall Earbuds

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 21, 2021
With the same initial letter, Marshall, Motif and Minor come together as the focal points of a new audio release news.

892015 fyne audio F500SHigh End Speakers

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 7, 2021
And now it is time for yet another instance of the Big Red Bus syndrome as news reaches me of this next product.

892001 tronsmart studio bluetooth speakeAn Aluminium Speaker

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 26, 2021
Tronsmart claim you can give your ears a treat with this product.

891971 Parallels Toolbox for Mac and WindowParallels Toolbox part 2

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 16, 2021
Last week I told you about the first eighteen tools in the latest version of Parallels Toolbox perhaps best of all you can choose if it loads automatically on bootup, so many other tools do not give you that option and startup can often be time to make a cup of coffee and a slice of toast and if all you want to do is check your emails then…

891965 Parallels Toolbox for Mac and WindowParallels Toolbox

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 11, 2021
There are a good number of things that can be done in Windows that are not always that obvious as to how you do them. Sometimes people find a way but often it takes a lot of effort to do it. Here are a package of little things that can make what was hard easy again. Best of all you can download a free seven day trial to see if they are for you.

891952 Trust GXT 863 Mazz Wired Gaming KeyboarKeyboard and Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 10, 2021
While gamers may take the accolade for success, it is often the keyboard and mouse that is the reason for their success.

891857 ZW2 Products 6 CUP PitcheWater - Fit to Drink

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 29, 2021
While there is plenty of publicity and action regarding the food we eat, there seems to be less concerns about the water we intake.

891821 Light foldable backpack Secure RiutBag CrusRiutBag Crush

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 21, 2021
A bag within a bag this backpack is very lightweight and indeed folds up to a small size to fit into its own bag for easy transportation when not in use. It’s made of a lightweight material and when folded in its bag it could even fit into a larger handbag and quickly be unfurled to carry a good amount of stuff before fitting onto your back. They even provide a waterproof drawstring bag to put it in for those times when it has been used and got wet.

Barcelona TCL News

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 1, 2021
TCL took the opportunity of the Mobile World Congress 2021, held in Barcelona, to whet our appetites with various announcements regarding a number of new products.

891582 SwitchBot CurtainIts Curtain Time

Published in Misc by mfereday on May 20, 2021
Do you fancy waking up in the morning with sunlight streaming through your bedroom window as your curtains open automatically?

Online Selling

Published in Misc by mfereday on May 18, 2021
If you no longer wear it then you could put technology to work and sell it.