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!

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.

870688 aldo national geographic telescopALDI National Geographic Telescope

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 23 Nov 2016
This is described as a telescope for both sun and moon observation. However as most will know you should NEVER look directly at the sun so this telescope tracks things via your SmartPhone attached to the side of the telescope.

870537 gyration 3300 air mouse voicA Multifunction Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on 15 Nov 2016
A computer mouse is just a computer mouse that has been designed to slide around a mouse mat as it controls the movement of your desktop cursor or so you might expect. But the reality can be somewhat different. A computer mouse can come in a variety of sizes, colours schemes, connectivity options and enhanced functionality. Standing apart from many brands of rodents is the Air Mouse® Voice device developed by Gyration, part of the SMK-Li

870095 Mathmos Neo Lava LamMathmos Neo Lava Lamp

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 13 Nov 2016
Lava Lamps were all the rage about two generations ago, this is a very similar thing in that there is a coloured liquid in the container and towards the base what looks like a layer of sparkly stuff which slowly turns into small craters and then it starts to rise.

870088 Waterproof Case Mpow Universal Durable Underwater Dry BaCherry Mouse & Waterproof Bag

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 6 Nov 2016
The first a rodent for those of us who still have a desktop system or those who just cannot get on with a trackpad on a notebook, the second something that arrived without notice a Waterproof Bag for your mobile phone from MPOW.

869857 Penclic Mini Wireless KeyboarPenclic Keyboard and Penclic Mouse

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 30 Oct 2016
However much desk space you have it seems never to enough, if you have a tower or mini tower you can probably move it under the desk, a lot of panels have a USB hub but that still leaves the problem of the keyboard and the mouse.

Ever Tried Bin Dipping?

Published in Misc by mfereday on 29 Oct 2016
Recycling unwanted goods can be big business for some people.

869905 Image result for Razor E300 Electric ScooteHalfords Christmas

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 2 Oct 2016
Unusually Halfords decided to hold their Christmas event not in July as everyone else does but at the end of September. While it was predominately bicycles, there was a range of items for motorists and a smattering of technology items.

869456 mu duo ush adaptoMu Duo & Wraps

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 12 Sep 2016
First a three pin plug that folds into something very small and has two 2.1A outputs on its back. Second a set of earbuds but far from being standard the excess cable wraps around the wrist available in a variety of colours and three different styles.

869532 Philips Disney Finding Nemo bedside lamA Light Projector

Published in Misc by mfereday on 10 Sep 2016
Providing comfort prior to sleep and a light show for entertainment is the next product.

869448 besiter eclipse The Eclipse 3

Published in Misc by mfereday on 1 Sep 2016
When it comes to keeping mobile devices, the choice of options is wide and includes the subject of this review.

869298 tile bluetooth trackeTracking Down Property

Published in Misc by mfereday on 23 Aug 2016
Now where are my car keys? I am sure I left them in a certain place but they are nowhere to be seen!

869301 mu duo ush adaptoA Folding Plug

Published in Misc by mfereday on 18 Aug 2016
Standard power plugs can tend to be a little on the bulky side which made Min-Kyo Choi stop and think.

869139 Garmin DriveAssist 50 Satellite NavigatioGarmin Driving Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on 4 Aug 2016
When taking a drive you can call on assistance from Garmin with products such as its Drive Assist 50 product.

869137 Skullcandy WTAP Grind On Ear Wireless HeadseA Bluetooth Headset

Published in Misc by mfereday on 30 Jul 2016
Offering to provide untethered access to your favourite music is a headset from SkullCandy.

869074 Sandberg Excellence PowerBank 300PowerBank 3000

Published in Misc by mfereday on 28 Jul 2016
Adding to the range of portable battery chargers currently available is this product from Sandberg

869077 NETGEAR XS708T 100NES ProSAFE Gigabit Ethernet SwitcA Business Router

Published in Misc by mfereday on 26 Jul 2016
Adding to its range of Smart Managed Switches, NETGEAR has released this next product.

869003 Buffalo 520 2 Bay 2 TB Network Attached StoragDual Buffalo NAS

Published in Misc by mfereday on 21 Jul 2016
One way to increase storage capacity and access functionality is to add a NAS to your computer system.

868922 Toshiba Canvio Basics USB Portable Disk Space

Published in Misc by mfereday on 16 Jul 2016
Adding to its range of storage devices, Toshiba has produced the Canvio Premium portable hard drives.

868921 Sennheiser SP 20 ML High End Speaker PhonSennheiser Speakerphone

Published in Misc by mfereday on 14 Jul 2016
For a change this next product from Sennheiser is not a set of headphones.

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.