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!

864045 Compact Lenses Folding Reading Glasses JeReading Glasses from Compact Lenses

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 23, 2015
Even if you have good vision for things like driving and TV as you get older you are likely to need glasses for reading. While some can go to a pound shop and find something that works for you perhaps size is something to temp you.

863105 Withings Activite Pop Smart WatcWithings Activit

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 22, 2015
Currently Withings has two different products offering a combination of an analogue time keeping device and health tracking features. These products are the Withings Activité and the Activité Pop. Having reviewed the Activité Pop (see http://www.gadgetspeak.com/gadget/article.rhtm/752/841117/Withings_Ativite_Pop.html), it is now the turn of the top-of-the-range Activité model.

863132 LINDY BTS 360 Bluetooth Speaker with NFA Lindy Speaker

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 20, 2015
Bluetooth Speakers continue to be a popular item with regards to new products. This latest offering arrives from Lindy.

Knowhow Tips and More

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Aug 17, 2015
A range of companies have ‘Xmas In July’ events to show what they consider will be their big sellers or must have items for the Christmas selling period, one of those is the Dixons Store Group who have a help scheme called Knowhow.

847483 braun series 9 shaveA Clean Shave

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 15, 2015
Like many young boys I could not wait to begin shaving. However when the time arrived it did not take too long for this looked forward to activity to become a chore. Then technology, in the form of electric shavers, came to the rescue.
Two different products both designed to solve a problem. The first to give you power when your battery says no more and the second to let you increase the length of your arm or indeed to take a photo from somewhere remotely.

842621 MIPOW Portable Charging Power Tube Lightning ConnectoPower Tube 3000

Published in Misc by mfereday on Aug 1, 2015
A visit to a Bluetooth event held recently in London introduced me to a rechargeable battery product designed specifically for Apple devices.

842620 Thumbs Up Immerse Virtual Reality Headse3-D Viewing

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 29, 2015
Having worn glasses for over half my adult life, I found that I needed to remove this aid to my vision when reviewing this next product.

846407 Wallet NinjSmart Clock & Wallet Ninja

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Jul 26, 2015
Two items that each have several uses. First a Smart Clock that can be used to sync a smartphone and also double up as an alarm. Second something that fits in your wallet and that has so many tools that all have their separate uses.

842262 3rings alarm sockeAn Electrical Watch Dog

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 11, 2015
Have you considered how boiling a kettle can help keep a watchful eye on the elderly? 3 rings have.

842190 kobo glow ebook readeKobo Glo HD

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 9, 2015
As the main competitor to the Amazon Kindle range of eBook readers, Kobo has released it Kobo Glo HD product. Arriving with the claim of being “the highest quality eReader at the best possible price”, the Kobo Glo HD is, presumably, the company’s direct challenger to the Amazon Kindle Voyage, a device I have yet to check out.

842193 ibeani tablet cushioA Tablet Pillow

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jul 8, 2015
While designed to accompany one of the many recent technological devices, this next product could bring back memories of your youth as it did with me.

842033 ARCHOS VR Glass Video Eyewear for SmartphonArchos VR Glasses

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 27, 2015
While most wearable technological devices are meant for every day use, this next product is not the type you would wear when out and about.

841987 iN CAR CAM 402 G ProfessionaIn-Car Camera

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 20, 2015
While your driving skills might be up to scratch with regards to your own safety and that of other road users, the same might not be true of some others. Accidents can, and do, happen. Sometimes it is hard to establish just where the blame belongs. This next product has been developed to help in such instances.
The first a 32GB stick ‘for iPhone, iPad and computers’ is how this double ended memory stick is described. The second the largest capacity ‘Portable Power Charger’ I have currently seen at 11000mAh with both 1amp and 2.1 outputs.

841807 Pioneer SE MX9 S Superior Club Sound Headband Headphones   golSuperior Club Sound

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 11, 2015
Making a change from the numerous wireless headsets now appearing from various manufacturers, Pioneer has released a tethered model.

841804 rollie selfie sticA Selfie Tool

Published in Misc by mfereday on June 6, 2015
I once worked as a beach photographer snapping holiday makers in the hope they would purchase these items as a memento. Maybe I could be considered an early form of this next product.

841548 LED mini lamTrinity Xtras Items

Published in Misc by paul_smart on May 31, 2015
First a portable – very portable – rechargeable reading light and from a company that does reading lights, this is tiny. Second a candle made of wax that has a light but no flame and as there is no flame then importantly no danger of fire.

841116 Braven 805 Portable Wireless SpeakeBraven 805 Bluetooth Speaker

Published in Misc by mfereday on Apr 28, 2015
Bluetooth speakers continue to be a popular item. The latest such device to reach me includes speakerphone and battery charging functionality.

840882 Sandberg 12000 mAh PowerBanPowerBank 12000

Published in Misc by mfereday on Apr 16, 2015
Adding to its range of PowerBank devices, Sandberg has released a model that keeps you informed as to its current available power level.

840723 enerplex packA Solar Charging Rucksack

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 26, 2015
Although some power walking might be helpful, it is not really necessary with this next product which can still work when just strolling.

840341 bass connect speakeA Small Bluetooth Speaker

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 19, 2015
The next product under review allows you to increase the volume level of your mobile device’s music collection.
The ConferenceCam Connect from Logitech is aimed at providing an affordable videoconferencing solution that bridges the gap between the basic Skype on a PC and the larger and more expensive videoconferencing suites and is a portable all-in-one solution that is suitable for meetings of up to 6 or so people.

840194 USB Power Tap ChargeSingle Purpose Items

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Mar 15, 2015
Have you ever arrived at the airport and started your holiday with a huge excess baggage charge, if so check out the Balanzza mini S sold by Lakeland. The second single purpose item is a USB Power Tap this is distributed by Thumbs Up.

840243 the internet of thingAn Internet of Things Tutorial

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 12, 2015
While printed documentation seems to be a thin of the past with today's hardware and software, there are still numerous books relating to computers including this McGraw Hill Education title.

840108 Enerplex Jumpr Stack 3200 mAh Portable Charger External BatterJumpr Stack 3

Published in Misc by mfereday on Mar 5, 2015
EnerPlex is a company that specialises in the manufacture of rugged solar charging and portable power products for those requiring a convenient power source when on the move. One solution developed by EnerPlex is the Jumpr product for directly charging smartphones, digital cameras and the like. I have been checking out the Jumpr Stack 3 member of the product line-up.

Free Android Business Suite

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Mar 1, 2015
It is rare that I review something that is ‘Free’ in its early days I reviewed Skype when it was more or less the first of its kind. So why am I reviewing a free Android Business Suite, for one reason only, it claims 100% Microsoft Office compatibility.

839910 Wacom Intuos Pen Graphics TableDrawing with Wacom

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 26, 2015
Whenever the subject of graphics tablets comes up, the first name that springs to my mind is that of Wacom, the company behind products such as the Pen & Touch offering which is the focus of this next review.

839844 TP LINK TL PB10400 10400 mAh Portable Power Bank External Battery ChargeTwo Multi Use Devices

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Feb 22, 2015
First a device from TP-Link that can charge two items at once and just for good measure is also a torch. Second a device called a Stylus Pen which amazingly has no less than six abilities, yes the size of a pen but with six different uses.

839868 Crosskase Eighty 6 laptop baMultiway laptop bag from Crosskase

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on Feb 21, 2015
The Crosskase Eighty 6 laptop bag is suitable for laptops of up to 17.3 inches and should meet the needs of the busy commuter who can use it as a backpack, a messenger bag or a tote bag.