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!

879435 Rocketbook WavCooking Your Notes

Published in Misc by mfereday on 19 June 2018
When your paper-based notebook is full to the brim with your notes and recollections, what to you do? Have you considered microwaving the notebook?

879322 brando USB memory card readeUSB ‘C’ Smart Reader

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 15 June 2018
This device is small but can allow a lot of things that would otherwise cause problems for those who find themselves with a USB ‘C’ port as their only easy method of getting data from either a phone or one of the growing range of Notebooks and Tablets that only have this method of transfer. I found it also worked on the SmartPhones I tested it on.

879371 Rocketbook Everlast Smart Reusable NotebooIs it Rocket Science?

Published in Misc by mfereday on 14 June 2018
To paraphrase an often used expression “Is that a rocket in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?” In this case the rocket in question is a paper-based notepad/

879369 ubiataForeign Location Viewing

Published in Misc by mfereday on 5 June 2018
I have to admit that I struggled to get to grips with a foreign location based initiative.

878740 Untamed Raptor BlazUNTAMED Raptors

Published in Misc by mfereday on 29 May 2018
You may have heard of the expression “Talk to the hand” but are you as familiar with “Beware the finger!?

878875 squarYes you can pay by card

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 25 May 2018
If you are a small business or even a sole trader then accepting card payments is difficult or more likely near impossible, the card companies often set rather high barriers. However a company called Square in the UK have an offering that works with a £46.80 Card Reader and your mobile phone and you even get your money next day.

Trimming Facial Hair

Published in Misc by mfereday on 24 May 2018
Looking for a present for a male partner then maube this next product will appeal.

878574 leapfrog tads fridge phonicSinging Letters

Published in Misc by mfereday on 1 May 2018
Dipping into a bag of goodies, I came across a product from Leap Frog.

878484 Olympus V409160BE000 LS P4 Hi Res Audio RecordeOlympus LS-P4 Recorder

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 18 Apr 2018
The latest in a range of small pocket recorders not just for voice but also with the quality to handle music with the special crossed microphones that Olympus brought in a few years ago. It comes able to use either Ni-Cad or Alkaline battery.

878343 Bakker Elkhuizen Evoluent4 Wireless MousA Vertical Device

Published in Misc by mfereday on 3 Apr 2018
A mouse is a mousse is a mouse but then not all mice are the same. In this case the mouse belongs to the Handshake family developed by Bakker Elkhuizen.

878284 manythinManything Free

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 25 Mar 2018
If you have a phone of Tablet that you no longer use you could couple it with this App from Manything to let you know what is happening when you are not there, it allows your phone or tablet camera to keep you updated on who eat the last sandwich, left the milk out of the fridge or even wrecked the lounge was it Brutus or just maybe it was innocent little Simon.

878278 WD 3 TB My Cloud Home Personal ClouA Personal Home Cloud

Published in Misc by mfereday on 22 Mar 2018
With its background in hard drives, WD has come up with a personal Cloud solution.
This is a new range of products from Vodafone, in short form they connect your Pet, Bag, Car or Home. Here I am looking at a sample from one of the first three that are all products that go on products that may on occasions go missing.

878091 WD My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Disk DrivA Passport Drive

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Mar 2018
With the appearance of a bathroom wall tile, this next product under review offers 1TB of portable storage space.

878088 Ion8 Water BottlReusable Water Bottle

Published in Misc by mfereday on 10 Mar 2018
Currently a hot topic, drawing attention from various quarters, is that of the damage that can occur from the uncontrolled disposal of goods made from plastic. As this damage will be to the environment, the results will affect us all.

877805 Filofax eniTAB Small 360 Degree Tablet HoldeFilofax Universal Tablet Stand

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 26 Feb 2018
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.

877807 Dimplex Ddf250 Personal Desk HeateDimplex Desk Friend

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 25 Feb 2018
When I inquired about one of their Dehumidifiers it was suggested that Gadgetspeak readers might also be interested in this small personal heater that is ideal for just heating a small space, it also has an added plus but you will need to read on to ascertain what that is.

877797 EDIFIER EDFR2000DB Home Audio SpeakerBookshelf Speakers

Published in Misc by mfereday on 22 Feb 2018
Next under the spotlight is another speaker system from a popular audio supplier.

877794 STM Saga Backpack for LaptoA Travelling Backpack

Published in Misc by mfereday on 20 Feb 2018
Adding to its range of carry cases, STM has released its Saga model.

877589 iKlips II 64GB lightening and USB memory sticiKlips II 64GB

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 18 Feb 2018
Larger memory sticks are always useful if you need to transfer large files such as videos to various destinations, if these devices have the ability to work on what are otherwise conflicting operating systems then so much the better.

877584 PeAk II Trio 120B Grey lightening cablAdam Elements PeAK II Trio 120B

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 11 Feb 2018
This is a USB cable that has three possible connections at the other end. So if the options given match the connections needed by your devices then on your travels you only need to take this single ‘tri’ ended cable with you.

877378 OMNIA TA502 Adapter Dual USB Charging PortAdam Elements Omnia TA502

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Feb 2018
I did not know what the Omnia meant so I asked Google and now I have at least a dozen choices, none seem relevant to this tool I am looking at from Adam Elements, first it’s a plug for the three main regions of the world which then accepts plugs from all over the world and for good measure has a couple of USB outlets built into its body.

877240 Roccat Kone AIMO RGBA Gaming MousA Light Emitting Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Jan 2018
With its German background, this next mouse has been designed for gaming use.

877239 Roccat KHAN Pro Competitive Gaming HeadseKhan Pro Headset

Published in Misc by mfereday on 11 Jan 2018
Time to settle down to a gaming session with a new headset from Roccat.

877237 yubico YubiKey Additional Protection

Published in Misc by mfereday on 9 Jan 2018
Offering to provide key protection for your online activity is a product from Yubico.

877208 cd cleaneCD Head Cleaner

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 7 Jan 2018
If you have ever looked at things on Amazon then you often get ads in the form of an email sometimes at the same price and sometimes at a price that is just too good not to buy, this item was under £3 but then there was delivery but as part of the recent Black Friday round of reductions it became only £2.24 with free delivery.

877168 Adonit Jot Pro Adonit Pro3 Stylus

Published in Misc by mfereday on 2 Jan 2018
Artists tend to use a pen or pencil when creating a picture, so why not use something similar when working on a computer screen.

877102 panasonic evolta AA batteriePanasonic Batteries

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 1 Jan 2018
Most will think that once you have located the correct size of battery the only real choice is do you use Alkaline 1.5v or Rechargeable 1.2v. According to Panasonic while any battery that fits will work getting the best performance is down to the correct type of battery.

877098 brando 3D Moon USB LamBrando 3D Moon USB Lamp

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 25 Dec 2017
Brando used to use the strapline ‘everything USB’ this was rather disproved by an excellent electric screwdriver set recently reviewed that used standard batteries to power it stil looking at their website most thing are still USB orientated.

877169 Blink XT Add On CamerAdded Blink Protection

Published in Misc by mfereday on 23 Dec 2017
Whether inside or outside, Blink will offer to provide home security protection.