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!

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.

872765 Penclic Mini keyboard Bluetooth KBPenclic Mini Keyboard KB3

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 9 Apr 2017
How big is yours – relax you have not suddenly gone to a different type of website – I am talking about your keyboard, 46x17x3cm would not fall into the category of large, here however I am looking at one that can be described only as small.

872455 LeapFrog Read with MViolet Returns

Published in Misc by mfereday on 18 Mar 2017
It is story time as Violet makes a return to the Leapfrog range of learning tools for young children.

872456 sitpacA Portable Seat

Published in Misc by mfereday on 16 Mar 2017
With the same name as the company which designed and manufactured it, the SITPACK is a collapsible and portable seat.

EM Client 7

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 6 Mar 2017
It was nearly four years ago that I discovered EM Client 6 unlike most software programs that seem to upgrade annually it is close to four years ago that this Outlook Express replacement came into my life and it is still in use as my email collecting tool this has just become EM Client 7.

872170 Edifier S1000DB Audiophile Active Bookshelf SpeakerBookshelf Speakers

Published in Misc by mfereday on 28 Feb 2017
Seeing the courier struggle up to my front door was enough to give my back a panic attack at the thought of this next review.

872125 LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea PartA Musical Tea Time

Published in Misc by mfereday on 22 Feb 2017
While coffee is fast overtaking as the nation’s favourite hot beverage, let us not forget the old favourite and style of tea drinking.

871855 picturekeeper connect phone backuPicture Keeper Connect

Published in Misc by mfereday on 7 Feb 2017
Flash drives can have multiple uses including providing a cross-platform backup service.

871735 Evo Tactical Extreme Edition CasiPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 5 Feb 2017
While lots of companies have a vast range of phones that they produce cases for the vast majority of cases produced by Tech21 are for the iPhone. Here I am looking at a detachable wallet case for the iPhone 7 and a brand new case for the iPhone 7 Plus.

871891 car canCar Cane Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on 2 Feb 2017
Rather than ask for assistance when getting out of a car, you could help yourself with the subject of this review.

871376 SecureTrek Laptop Overnight Roller SuitcasKensington Stab Proof Case

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 25 Jan 2017
This is a 17inch pull along case, it has four different zips that all join at one padlock point so unless someone steals the case the contents should be safe as unlike other such cases it is sold with the ‘stab proof’ banner so just add a tracker inside the case and unless it is totally destroyed you can locate it once stolen.

871379 LeapFrog Scouts Goodnight LighScout’s Goodnight Light

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 22 Jan 2017
Leap Frog a big name in toys for babies and young children bring out a nightlight that can help to remove the fear of the dark for youngsters. I reviewed a similar night light product a few months ago from Philips so what has this to offer.

871501 pny action chargeThe Action Charger

Published in Misc by mfereday on 17 Jan 2017
Offering to put power in your pocket is a device from PNY that can be used with smartphones, tablets and action camcorders.

871316 PNY 5200 mAh PowerPack Alu Digital Charcoal External RechargeablPortable PowerPack

Published in Misc by mfereday on 3 Jan 2017
Adding to its range of PowerPacks, PNY has introduced its AD5200 model.

871224 serif affinity designer workbooAffinity Designer Workbook

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 1 Jan 2017
I love manuals, and of course with most software been sold as downloads the best you get today is a PDF file which also needs to be downloaded. Serif software have been around for 29 years and they have recently produced Affinity Designer firstly for MAC and now for the PC, this is their workbook a heavy hard backed tome.

871204 PNY Magnet Car Vent Mount for SmartphoneIn-Car Phone Holder

Published in Misc by mfereday on 31 Dec 2016
With in-car phone use being upgraded regarding penalty points, this next product could be worth a purchase.

871203 iStorage datAshur Personal 2 USB 3 Flash DrivPIN Protected Flash Drive

Published in Misc by mfereday on 29 Dec 2016
While flash drives are useful for transporting data, they do run the risk of being lost or stolen. So the data they contain should be protected.

871003 360glasses Virtual Reality GlasseVirtual Reality Glasses

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 28 Dec 2016
When I asked to review this I assumed that it would arrive assembled, wrong. They state use by children 14 and above, OK. You need patience to assemble and above all follow the illustrations that form the vast proportion of the instructions.

871201 devolo Home Control StarteSecurity Components

Published in Misc by mfereday on 27 Dec 2016
Offering a variety of tools to protect your home is Devolo’s Home Security system.

871045 devolo Home Control StarteHome Control System

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Dec 2016
Do you control your home? Or does it control you? Devolo believes it can put you in the driving seat.

870978 Leef iBridge 3 Mobile Memory for iOS 16 GB BlacGifts for iPhone 7 Users

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Dec 2016
Often finding suitable small gifts for members of the opposite sex is not easy, I mean friends but not those especially close to you. However if they use an iPhone I might have some suggestions that are also affordable options for Christmas gifts.

870721 netgear dm200 adsl routeVDSL / ADSL Modem

Published in Misc by mfereday on 24 Nov 2016
Offering to add VDSL / ADSL Internet connectivity to your router-based LAN set up is a NETGEAR modem.