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!

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.

839812 PNY LM3000 3000mAh Power PacPower in your Pocket

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 12, 2015
Until we get self-charging mobile devices, a popular accessory for smartphone and tablet users will be a lightweight battery charger.

839633 sandberg 4in1 USB AC Charger 4 into 1 Does Go

Published in Misc by mfereday on Feb 10, 2015
This is one of those Big Red Bus moments when no sooner do I finish looking at a product when something covering a familiar area arrives. In this case the subject matter concerns charging multiple devices simultaneously from a single source.

839123 iStorage IS FL DA 256 8 8GB datAshur 256 Bit USB Flash DrivPIN-Secured Flash Drive

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 27, 2015
While a convenient method for storing and transferring data between computers situated in different locations, a USB flash drive could be at risk from issues of security. Small and compact with various storage capacities, USB flash drives could easily be misplaced or attract the unwanted attention of those looking to gain unauthorised access to your data. One method to avoid the possibility of unauthorised access would be to use some form of encryption. Developed by iStorage, th

May the Phorce Be With You

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 20, 2015
Arriving from the Netherlands is a means of transporting and powering devices when on your travels.
The most frequent complaint with smartphones is the duration of the battery. If you're lucky enough to have a phone with a removable battery, the answer is to carry a spare. But the trend for today's phones seems to be towards inaccessible batteries embedded in an enclosed shell. Brighton-based tech accessory specialist Proporta has come up with a solution. Most of us carry wallets for our cards and cash, so why not design a wallet that includes an emergency phone charger

838709 PNY Flash Memory Cards SDXC Elite Performance Class 1MicroSD Storage

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 8, 2015
They say “small is beautiful”, and in the form of a microSD card, it can also contain enough entertainment to keep me happy.

838296 oregon scientific prysma weather statioTime and Temperature

Published in Misc by mfereday on Jan 3, 2015
Unlike the TARDIS, this next product projects time rather than travels through it,

838294 PNY PowerPack Digital 7800 Portable Power ChargeAn Android Charger

Published in Misc by mfereday on Dec 27, 2014
While the battery capacities of mobile devices are increasing, it never seems to be enough even for moderate users.

838313 oregon Radio Controlled Projection ClocOregon Projection Clock Plus

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Dec 22, 2014
A decent sized clock powered by micro USB lead, it has other features that anyone familiar with Oregon Scientific will know, it tells you the temperature both inside and out and just for good measure a display projection feature.

837635 PNY PowerPack DCM2200 Rechargeable Battery Micro lDirect Charging

Published in Misc by mfereday on Dec 18, 2014
Battery power from the pocket is the aim of this next product from PNY.

838308 mug speakeLast Minute Gifts

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Dec 14, 2014
Here I am looking at two items that all arrived rather late from various sources, so in order to get them to your attention in time for Christmas I cover them together in one review. They are a Wireless Speaker in the shape of a mug and a Gentleman’s Shaving Set, neither is expensive.
Have you ever wanted to use one mobile device to charge another? Have you wanted to transfer data by cable from a PC to a mobile device, in fact why not you use the same cable to charge and transfer data. Finally a clock in a Spray Paint can that shows on any surface.

837375 Russell Hobbs 18036 BreadmakeBread from Russell Hobbs

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on Nov 24, 2014
Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread. The Russell Hobbs 18036 Breadmaker offers a straightforward way of making bread in your kitchen as and when you want it.

837104 Orbotix Ollie for Android and iOWatch Out! Ollie’s About.

Published in Misc by mfereday on Nov 19, 2014
And who, you may ask is Ollie? And what is he about?

837338 lipstick phone rechargeBlush and Kissable from Retouch

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Nov 16, 2014
Being a mere man the secrets of a girls handbag normally remain just that. Here however are two products that it is likely a man will want to use, in most cases they will not be the lipstick or compact packaging they come disguised as.
Two items that are both connected with telecommunications, the first a rather patriotic telephone that I can see being popular is places like Notting Hill and the Leef Bridge 3.0 a high speed USB 3 flash drive offering a standard USB connector at one end and micro-USB at the other for Android devices.

836456 kobo aura h20 ebook readeA Waterproof eReader

Published in Misc by mfereday on Oct 16, 2014
No doubt you are familiar with “Singing in the Rain” whether in its original Gene Kelly version of the Morecambe & Wise comedy routine. Now it could be said that we have “Reading in the Rain” with a new product from Kobo.

836239 Homedics Circulation DevicEasing Aches and Pains

Published in Misc by mfereday on Oct 9, 2014
A visit to a location known as The Ice Tank introduced me to a product designs to reduce aches and pains.

836149 Smart Phone ProjectoTwo from Prezzybox

Published in Misc by paul_smart on Oct 5, 2014
First a Smart Phone projector for £15.95, does that sound too good to be true then read on to find out the facts. Second something that requires no assembly a red Chilli Pepper that is a four port USB hub, simple but still useful.

835967 kingston hyperX USB drive technologFlash Fury

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 30, 2014
Our data is often personal and we like to keep it with us when out and about. This next product offers to help in this respect.

835963 Buffalo LinkStation 210 Personal NAStoring and Accessing Data

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 23, 2014
As our personal store of data grows so does our need to access it from various locations. This next product offers a solution.

835828 MIPOW Power Cube 7800 Portable ChargeDual Recharging

Published in Misc by mfereday on Sep 20, 2014
While this next product allows you to recharge two mobile devices simultaneously, it is not particularly quick at providing this service.