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!

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.

866373 Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for SmartphoneJoby & iKlips

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 14 Feb 2016
Both items in their own way hold things, the first could be a camera or phone and then you could wrap it round something. The second holds data and allows you to transfer it either to anything with a lightning connector on one end and a standard USB on the other.

866496 penclic k2 mini computer keyboarA Mini Keyboard

Published in Misc by mfereday on 13 Feb 2016
Adding to its range of computer desktop accessories, Penclic has released its K2 keyboard model.

866576 trackr bluetooth tracker devicA Multiple Remote Controller

Published in Misc by mfereday on 9 Feb 2016
How many remote controllers do you possess? In my case the number is well into double figures although only four are used on a regular basis.
If it sounds too good to be true I thought so to, so I tried it and I can confirm they are offering a range of services and the lowest level of data 200MB a month is FREE and you get both 200 minutes and 200 texts with it as well.

866327 Penclic Bluetooth MousA New Type of Mouse

Published in Misc by mfereday on 28 Jan 2016
While I have never felt comfortable using a track pad, much preferring a traditional mouse, I took up the challenge of checking out a new type of mouse pointing device.

866305 oreilly windows 10 the missing manuaWindows 10's missing manual

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on 23 Jan 2016
As Windows 10 is, in effect, a new operating system all users are on a steep learning curve. "Windows 10: the missing manual" from O'Reilly will be of major assistance to new PC users as well as to those who have upgraded from a previous version.

866145 tactus OmniWallet for iPhone Protection for Phone and Data

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 17 Jan 2016
First a real case for a phone not just the back but the screen as well and it also space for your credit and store cards. Second a well-made memory stick - it metal all round – and the company are sure enough to offer a five year warranty.

866168 Braun Series 3 3080 Mens Electric Foil ShaveWet & Dry Shaver

Published in Misc by mfereday on 16 Jan 2016
Even in my lifetime, the shaving implement has changed beyond all recognition. My grandfather used a cut-throat, my father a safety razor and I used a battery powered electric shaver.

866025 Cygnett SuperCharger UFO 5 Port USB Hub ChargeCygnett 5 Port Mains USB Hub

Published in Misc by paul_smart on 3 Jan 2016
Looking like what early impressions of an alien space ship might be like; a circular disc with thin sides and thicker in the middle this hub from Cygnett does but a single thing it charges your USB devices using mains power and offering five outlets around the disc.

865951 Buffalo 520 2 Bay 2 TB Network Attached StoragTwo-Bay NAS Box

Published in Misc by mfereday on 29 Dec 2015
Adding to its range of NAS boxes, Buffalo has released the LinkStation™ 520D. This is a two-bay unit that is available fully populated with a choice of 2, 4, 6 or 8TB of capacity and a choice of RAID settings. My review unit is the 2TB model.

866110 Transcend 16GB Drive Pro 220 Car Video RecordeTranscend's Drive Pro 220 dashcam

Published in Misc by adrianmorant on 28 Dec 2015
In view of the spate of deliberate car collisions perpetrated by insurance fraudsters upon unlucky and unsuspecting motorists a forward facing video recorder in one's car is a very useful defensive tool. As well as meeting this need, the Transcend Drive Pro 220 car video recorder (aka dashcam) also incorporates a number of other useful features.

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.