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!

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.

877092 Blink XT Add On CamerBlink Home Protection

Published in Misc by mfereday on 16 Dec 2017
With the tag line of Blink and you are home, this next product guards your home.

877091 Nano iDSD Black Label Ultra Portable DAC and Heaphone AmBoosting Audio Output

Published in Misc by mfereday on 14 Dec 2017
Music on the move has become an increasingly popular past-time as we adopt a mobile life style. Unfortunately the audio output of many mobile devices used to store and deliver the audio entertainment is often relegated into second and sometimes an even lower rating position when it comes to improvements being made to the new version of devices. Stepping in to help in the respect of improving audio output is the nano iDSD Black Label DAC/headphone amp from iFi

876924 brando screwdriver seBrando Screwdriver Set

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Dec 2017
Do not think of this as something to get oil stained in the garage or that languishes in the shed. This is more like a piece of jewellery it even comes in a box that might otherwise contain a necklace or perhaps a bracelet read on to find the contents.
If you need to move data around then on a Ethernet or Wi-Fi network should be easy, if however the files are in different places this is harder, so maybe a large capacity USB stick can help, or possibly to move from a mobile device to a PC then an OTG device can help, both are covered with the below.

876733 GoBag Vacuum Compressible Carry on BackpacVacuum Packed Luggage

Published in Misc by mfereday on 16 Nov 2017
How good are you at packing your luggage before a trip? This product might help.

876524 lumie bedbuLumie Bedbug

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 12 Nov 2017
Not a small creature that lives in bedding but a bedside light that has no less than twenty two levels of brightness from a dull red up to a bright white. Designed primarily for young children I must admit that it has been a hit with me.

876301 Mywalit Leather Magic WalleMagic Wallet My Walit

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Nov 2017
I am sure we all know how to make money disappear, the trick is to make it reappear again and while I saw this trick demonstrated when visiting one of the ‘Xmas In July’ events. The wallet it is meant to work with arrived but so far I have failed to make money disappear or reappear.

876519 ICY BOX IB PBa5000   power bank   Li po5000mAh PowerBank and more

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 3 Nov 2017
This small black box is a PowerBank to recharge all your USB devices, however it is also a digital clock and a temperature display, and for good measure an alarm clock and it is even stated to have a calendar so this is a true multi-functional device.