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871317 skullcandy barricade speaker bluetootSkullcandy Barricade XL

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 5 Jan 2017
I usually tend to think of headphones when the topic of Skullcandy and its product line-up is broached but this is not the only type of audio product produced by the company. Rather than purely personal listening devices, such as the Crusher headphones, Skullcandy also manufactures speakers for a wider audio output distribution. One such product is the Barricade XL which is the subject of this next review.

871000 netgear orbi wifi networOrbi from Netgear

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 21 Dec 2016
If I said Master Socket few would know I was referring to how your Ethernet connection should be connected, if you have problems with slow speed or lots of time your line drops it’s the first thing the phone engineer will talk about.
This is a small Bluetooth speaker from a company with a good reputation for sound quality. However they also have another less desirable reputation – for me anyway - that of their boxes having to be destroyed to get the contents out of them.

870799 netgear orbi wifi networTri-band Networking

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 8 Dec 2016
NETGEAR has recently released a combination of router and satellite to help boost network traffic but you need to provide the modem.

870091 Lexon LA101R6 Rechargeable Tykho Booster Bluetooth SpeakeLexon Tykho Booster

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 27 Nov 2016
This is a Bluetooth Speaker sold by a company from the Isle of White. To confuse everyone the company making the product is Lexon who as far as I know is French, so what has this turquoise blue unit got to offer listening wise.

870284 NETGEAR EX7300 100UKS Nighthawk AC2200 wifi extendeNetgear Nighthawk X4 extender

Published in Wireless by adrianmorant on 22 Nov 2016
Netgear’s Nighthawk X4 dual band AC2200 extender can be used to deliver high throughput as either a WiFi range extender or as an access point to deliver WiFi to a remote area when it is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable.

870720 Amazon Echo Dot 2nd GeneratioTalking to Alexa

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 22 Nov 2016
While the various in-car navigation devices that I have checked out tend to give you a choice of voices, whether of the male or female gender, the current trinity of Siri, Cortana and Alexa from Apple, Microsoft and Amazon do not offer the user such a choice. All three of these disembodied voices are of the female variety as they provide the requested information.

870089 NETGEAR EX7300 100UKS Nighthawk AC2200 wifi extendeNetgear Nighthawk X4

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 9 Nov 2016
There are lots of advantages for Wi-Fi perhaps the most compelling for most will be the lack of trailing wires, so how do you get Wi-Fi to work when you are close or perhaps even just beyond the normal coverage given by your router.
In past years I have reviewed a number of Doro phones for both house and their specialist mobile phones for those with sight and hearing problems. Here it’s the former category with the accent on connecting other units to the base station.

870325 The Assure the stylish wristband personal alert systeActicheck Assure

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 27 Oct 2016
Keeping track of vulnerable and elderly family members is the aim of this next product from Acticheck.

870326 devolo powerline 550plus powerline starter kidLAN 550+ WiFi Starter Kit

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 25 Oct 2016
This next product adds WiFi functionality to a Powerline solution.

869863 GOJI BT Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling HeadphoneNoise-Cancelling Headphones

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 11 Oct 2016
While Currys / PC Word sell products from various manufacturers, the company also offers some of its own products such as this set of headphones.

869733 Google Chromecast 201Streaming Content

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 27 Sep 2016
Sometimes it is worth taking a second look at a product that failed to impress the first time.

869672 NETGEAR EX7300 100UKS Nighthawk AC2200 Mbps X4 Dual Band Wi Fi Range ExtendeIncreasing WiFi Range

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 22 Sep 2016
If you need to extend the range of the WiFi signal used by your network then there is a choice of products including the NETGEAR Nighthawk™ X4.

869589 GOOGLE Chromecast AudiChromecast Audio

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 13 Sep 2016
Streaming audio to speakers that do not support Bluetooth can be carried out using this next product.

869531 Prussian Blue Tykho Booster Bluetooth Speake25th Birthday Present

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 8 Sep 2016
Adding to the extensive range of Bluetooth speakers currently available is a product from the French designer brand Lexon.

869450 House of Marley Chant Mini Bluetooth SpeakeListening to a Drum

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 3 Sep 2016
A drum has long been used as a means of communication even before the development of Bluetooth.

869447 sengled pusle light bulSound and Vision

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 30 Aug 2016
Are you in the mood for adjustable lighting and background music? If so then let me introduce you to Sengled and the company’s Pulse product.

869352 Jam Transit Bluetooth Headphone with MicrophonJam Transit Lite

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 27 Aug 2016
Having looked at a number of Jam Speakers in the past, it was time to try out a headset from the company.

869353 UE ROLL 2 Ultraportable Bluetooth SpeakeA Patterned Speaker

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 25 Aug 2016
Combining art with modern technology is a speaker from Ultimate Ears.

869350 Game Age of Heroes The BeginninA Call for Heroes

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 24 Aug 2016
Your world is under threat from an evil force and it is up to you to defeat this force by completing Match-3 grids.

869364 Devolo dLAN Powerline 550 Wi Fi Starter KiDevolo dLan 550 WiFi

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 24 Aug 2016
The main purpose of Wi-Fi extenders is to allow you to access your Wi-Fi signal in places that it does not comfortably reach. This kit does that but it can also give you an extra Ethernet port ideal for those devices that do not have Wi-Fi.

869219 Tile Gen 2 Phone FindeThe Tile App Finds Things

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 17 Aug 2016
I put a pair of glasses down around five months ago, they are still hiding from me, if they had this little item attached to them that could not have happened. In fact you can attach the Tile to anything that has a way for you to attach.

869255 bt smarthub 201BT Smart Hub

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 13 Aug 2016
A trip to the BT Tower in Central London was the occasion to attend the launch of a new Wi-Fi product.

869254 NETGEAR EX3800 100UKS AC750 Mbps 11AC Dual BanExtending Wi-Fi Range

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 11 Aug 2016
Adding to its portfolio of Wi-Fi extenders, NERGEAR has released a new model.

869212 Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT Satellite Navigation DASH CAGarmin Drive Assist 50

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 8 Aug 2016
Having recently told you about a rather good Road Cam from another manufacturer I was offered the chance to review this top of the range unit that is both a Sat Nav and Road Cam in the one package, so is the extra expense worth it?

869059 bt smarthub 201BT Smart Hub

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on 22 Jul 2016
A recent visit to the iconic BT Tower in London saw BT launce their latest Smart Hub which is said to be faster than the competition such as Sky and Talk Talk and easier to setup and use, it also has a more stable form factor than most others.
When out an about people often stop for a coffee, nowadays which coffee chain they stop at may depend of which of the two wireless charging devices that chain supports. Yes sadly there are two standards I am sure most remember the VHS and Betamax battle.

868843 DEVOLO 9791 RANGE EXTENDER WIFI AC1200 REPEATEBoosting Wi-Fi Signals

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 7 Jul 2016
Does your home love Wi-Fi? If not then maybe a Repeater would help.

868748 bitdefender total security 201Overall Network Protection

Published in Wireless by mfereday on 25 June 2016
I have always regarded Bitdefender as a software company with its undoubted expertise in the area of security and antivirus – that is until now.