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!

868830 iStorage IS FL DA3 256 8 datAshur Pro encrypted USB 3 Flash DrivdatAshur Pro

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 11 Jul 2016
Perhaps one of the most unsecure methods of transporting data around – apart from a paper copy - is a memory stick so file encryption can help here however another method that allows internal file encryption and also encryption on the device before you can even see the files.

868750 NETGEAR RN21200 100NES ReadyNAS 21CLOUD Ready NAS

Published in Misc by mfereday on 5 Jul 2016
The question that needs to be answered first is whether this next review concerns hardware or software. In fact, as will quickly become clear, the review starts off by covering the hardware before moving on to the software element of this NETGEAR offering.

868652 Vitae London WalmaVitae London Watch

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Jul 2016
You don’t see an Analogue watch for ages and like buses three come at almost the same time. This however is a rather nice looking conventional watch that has a stainless steel back and the strap is made of a material that looks like rose gold, very smart.

868637 Leef Bridge 32GB Micro and Full Size USB Connectoleef iBridge and Reichelt

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 3 Jul 2016
First mobile memory made for ‘i’ devices, now available in sizes up to 256GB. Second a website based in Germany that claims – according to the press release sent to me – to sell products up to 20% cheaper than other websites

868751 VQ Retro Mini DAB Digital RadiRetro Style DAB

Published in Misc by mfereday on 2 Jul 2016
A few years ago DAB radio was promoted as being the next big thing. That has yet to happen although new DAB products continue to appear.

868654 TP LINK TL PB5200 Portable USB Power External BatterPower Bank 5200

Published in Misc by mfereday on 23 June 2016
I honestly meant to phone you to explain that I would be late but my phone battery was dead.

868495 Toshiba X300 8TB hard drivToshiba Storage

Published in Misc by mfereday on 18 June 2016
As one of the new iconic meeting places in London, the Shard was the location for a recent Toshiba briefing.

868476 Wistiki 3760077120281 GPS Tracking Device by Starck VoilVoila by Philippe Stark

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 10 June 2016
I am sure we have all misplaced our keys, I know the last time I did it cost £160 for a replacement lock and yes you’ve guessed it they were then located. Here something that may help in the more mundane task of finding them around the home or maybe even further away.

868601 Buffalo LS510D0301 EU LinkStation 51LinkStation LS510

Published in Misc by mfereday on 9 June 2016
As our personal storage needs increase, we need to look for a solution to offer easily accessible storage capacity. A NAS box could be the answer.

868494 shark proof LCD screen protectoBubble-free Protection

Published in Misc by mfereday on 4 June 2016
I’m for ever blowing bubbles could be the theme song when I am applying a screen protector.

868222 Nextbase 312GW Full 1080p HD In Car Dash CaEvidence of Accidents

Published in Misc by mfereday on 21 May 2016
According to recent research, 29 of the UK’s major insurers will now accept evidence from in-car cameras as part of an insurance claim. Some insurers, such as Swiftcover, even offer a discount on motor insurance premiums if you are using a recognised in-car dash camera.

868105 Logitech G610 Orion Brown Backlit Mechanical Gaming KeyboarLogitech G610 Orion Red

Published in Misc by mfereday on 12 May 2016
Whether playing to win or just for enjoyment, you need the appropriate tools in order to succeed in the competitive gaming arena.

868043 bullguarBullGuard Research

Published in Misc by mfereday on 10 May 2016
While many users have an anti-virus contract in place, they sometimes fail to protect their data in other ways.

867762 anywhere siAnywhere SIM

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 1 May 2016
I am sure we all know either first or second hand ‘hello, hello, hello then a range of expletives’ whichever phone company you use they all have ‘not spots’ so the Anywhere SIM allows you to make you call across three different major providers.

867834 amazon kindle oasiBuying from America

Published in Misc by mfereday on 23 Apr 2016
Offering to be your personal private shopper, your Big Apple Buddy claims to get the tech items you want.

867634 Lowepro DroneGuard BP 450 Backpack for Quadcopter DronDroneGuard BP 450AW

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 17 Apr 2016
Admittedly the box it came in was for two of them but even the plastic bag that this single backpack was packed was large, my first job was to put it on my kitchen scales, empty it weighs 2.81kilos. Next let’s see what items it can hold.

867366 lowepro streetline bp250 backpacLowepro StreetLine BP 250

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Apr 2016
I do not get to see many quality backpacks and here is the second this year. This one is perhaps a little more normal than the recently reviewed item that for me would be the sort of item that might be used by the James Bond character.

867636 EMTEC T500 32GB iCobra USB/Lightning

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 3 Apr 2016
This is a slightly oversized 32GB USB stick large enough to be useful even for the largest videos. This however can also connect to those iOS devices so a good way to transfer files between the two operating systems without much hassle.

867367 Tech21 Evo Check Cover Case for Microsoft Lumia 95Case and or Shield from tech21

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 30 Mar 2016
While everyone talks about phone cases in most occasions these leave the screen vulnerable to damage, so you need protection for both the back and the front of your SmartPhone. I have recently looked at the Nokia ‘Microsoft’ Lumia 950 and here some protection for it.

867361 Numinous 1401 SMART City BackpacSmart City Pack 1401

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 27 Mar 2016
Certainly not what you would use for hiking or hill climbing this is a smart – part leather – unit that you might use to go for your office meeting or round and about in a city environment and not when crossing a muddy field scenario.

867412 varidesk pro plus 3Adjustable Height Working

Published in Misc by mfereday on 22 Mar 2016
Sitting in front of a computer, as I do, for many hours each day is, according to my doctor, not a particularly healthy way to carry on. I could point out that the doctor giving this advice always seems to be seated in front of a computer during my visits so is hardly following this given advice regarding health living. But of course this could be one of those situations that are based on “Do what I say, not what I do!”

867363 joby GripTight Bike Mount PRTwo Joby Items

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 20 Mar 2016
Joby are the name to think of for flexible grips. You wind it round any item to leave whatever you want held securely by a tripod screw but not all recent objects such as SmartPhones and even bicycles have tripod screws so they have designed mounts.

867023 mobile phone use   Digital Communicating

Published in Misc by mfereday on 17 Mar 2016
Growing up my friends were people I met on a regular basis but nowadays many people have friends they have never met.

867003 team vieweTeam Viewer 11

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 13 Mar 2016
The 11 should give a good clue to this not being a new product. Team Viewer has been around for a long time and is a method for someone with knowledge to help those with less knowledge to solve a problem remotely easily and quickly.

866966 mattel viewmaster virtual reality fronVirtual Environments

Published in Misc by mfereday on 10 Mar 2016
In my personal dim and distant past I can just about remember using a device called a stereoscope. To my young eyes it was a thing of wonder as it converted a pair of slightly different 2D photos into a 3D scene with depth. Now with digital images and computerised devices the younger generation look for something extra.

867025 kingston datatraveller 2000 USB flash storagKingston DataTraveler 2000

Published in Misc by mfereday on 8 Mar 2016
While Flash drives are extremely useful when transport data between systems, they can be lost. As a result this type of device does require layers of protection.

866968 ergotron workfit t DIY work bencTo Sit Or Stand

Published in Misc by mfereday on 1 Mar 2016
How much time do you spend sat in front of your computer? It does not matter whether you are playing games or carrying out more productive tasks. I suspect that in many cases your answer could well consist of a number of hours. I know that my answer would definitely be a number of hours.

866801 trackr bluetooth tracker devicTrackR.bravo

Published in Misc by mfereday on 27 Feb 2016
Inanimate objects, such as keys, smartphones and other small personal devices, are not meant to have a life of their own. These items are supposed to remain where you last placed them. But, as can often happen, the location where you are certain you left them is not the same as the position where the particular item is to be found when you need it to complete an important task. If, like me, you have encountered such as situation then you might be interested in this next product. Even more so

866799 Sandberg Thunderstorm Keyboard UA Decorated Keyboard

Published in Misc by mfereday on 25 Feb 2016
If you want to brighten up the appearance of your keyboard when gaming, then this next offering might appeal.

866725 noke smart padlocBig Heavy Padlock by Noke

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 21 Feb 2016
This is a padlock with no keyhole or number combination. According to instructions there are four ways to open it, but in case you forget the pattern you select then when you register you answer three different memorable questions for another way.