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!

865714 Adlens Interface Crystal Unisex Variable Focus glasseAdlens Adjustable Lens Glasses

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 28 Dec 2015
At a recent press event showing new products one item got me excited – although there were other interesting items – that item were these brand new adjustable lens glasses that enable each eye to be suited and for good measure they cut out 80% of harmful blue light.

865711 Integral Led Night Light Led SensoSeeing Differently

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 27 Dec 2015
First what is an advanced night light which could work at both ends of the spectrum for the young or the old. Second a word that only recently found its way into the dictionary yes it’s a ‘Selfie’ stick this one even has Bluetooth.

865866 miposauControllable Dinosaur

Published in Misc by mfereday on 16 Dec 2015
Described as the “Future of Prehistoric”, the MiPosaur Robot has been developed by WowWee. As the “prehistoric” reference might provide a clue, the MiPosaur is a mechanical dinosaur designed in the style of a miniature T-Rex with its default stance being that of a begging position. This powered and controllable dinosaur is aimed as being suitable for those aged eight years and older.

865709 Leef iAccess IOS Micro SD Card ReadeLightweight Storage and Transfer

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 14 Dec 2015
First an OTG device designed for the newest type C USB 3.1 ports. Second a more conventional micro SD card but for ‘i’ devices to once again facilitate transfer of data between the PC or MAC to the portable device and back again.

865707 Canary All in One Home Security Device   toCanary Security

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 11 Dec 2015
When I think of Canary I think of a bird known for its singing and in a way no doubt this is how the name of this product was arrived at. It is a security alarm product that sees the intruder and then no matter what he/she does they are on camera.

865519 amazon kindle paperwhite 201Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2015

Published in Misc by mfereday on 10 Dec 2015
While not the only brand on the market, when it comes to referring to an ebook reader many people tend to think of a Kindle device – a bit like calling a vacuum cleaner a Hoover.

865517 buffalo ministation safMiniStation Safe

Published in Misc by mfereday on 8 Dec 2015
Carrying a safe in your pocket might not seem possible but it can happen with a product from Buffalo.

865496 Filofax Pennybridge Case for iPad MinFilofax Pennybridge iPad Case

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 22 Nov 2015
Any device with an unprotected screen – whatever it is made of – needs covering or it will at the very least get scratched or worse it will get damaged beyond repair even if kept in a bag, other items rubbing against it like keys can damage it.

865188 kaiser baas selfie polAn Australian Pole

Published in Misc by mfereday on 18 Nov 2015
While I have heard them referred to as vanity sticks, especially in the hands of certain individuals, manufacturers and many users prefer the term Selfie for this type of device which allows users to grab a self portrait of themselves in various locations. The latest product of this type to arrive for testing is the Selfie Pole from Kaiser Baas.
Providing the dual functionality of battery charging and storage capacity is a small device for use with Apple devices.

864736 netgear powerline plp120Powerline 1200

Published in Misc by mfereday on 22 Oct 2015
Along with its various WiFi routers, NETGEAR also manufactures products that provide a cable route for creating a LAN.

864596 Garmin nuvi 65LM Sat NaGarmin Navigation Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Oct 2015
Used correctly, a SatNav device can provide navigational instructions and other related information regarding selected routes.

864569 Filofax Metropol Case for iPad AiFilofax iPad Air case

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on 6 Oct 2015
The Filofax Metropol iPad Air case is a well-made zipped case in black faux leather. It has been designed to accommodate both the iPad and an A5 sized notepad and should suit the person on the move.

864557 MIPOW 9000 mAh Portable Charging Power CubMIPOW Power Cube 9000

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 4 Oct 2015
While most items to charge your mobile devices on the go are small this offering from MIPOW is not. While most items to charge your mobile devices on the go are light this offering from MIPOW is not. So the question is if it’s not small and not light then what does it have in its favour?

864411 Sandberg 440 92 Master Charger PRMultiple Device Charging

Published in Misc by mfereday on 29 Sep 2015
While queuing is an established practice, it is not one that is well received when we need to wait in order to charge a mobile device when there is just a single power source available. Sandberg believes it has a solution to this problem.

864122 PNY Tseries T2600 External Rechargeable BatterSummertime PNY

Published in Misc by mfereday on 19 Sep 2015
Standing for Paris New York, PNY is a company that designs and manufactures products to make some aspects of modern living easier.

864047 Booq Boa Shift Backpack for LaptoBooq Boa Shift Backpack

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 30 Aug 2015
This item would be for those who go out and about a lot. As soon as a say ‘high quality’ it also means ‘high price’ but the two can go together to produce an excellent well-made product so if you walk a lot then you are made for this item.

863799 tom tom start 60 GPS navigatoNavigational Assistance

Published in Misc by mfereday on 25 Aug 2015
When thinking about devices for providing navigational aids and other kinds of driving assistance, such as SatNav units, one name that immediately springs to mind is that of TomTom. This is a company that concentrates its expertise on the particular area of SatNav and has developed various ranges of products including the Start brand. One such offering is the TomTom Start 60 product, supplied by QVC for the purpose of this review.

864045 Compact Lenses Folding Reading Glasses JeReading Glasses from Compact Lenses

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 23 Aug 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 22 Aug 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 20 Aug 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 17 Aug 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 15 Aug 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 1 Aug 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 29 Jul 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 26 Jul 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 11 Jul 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 9 Jul 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 8 Jul 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.