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872127 Polk BOOM Bit Clip On Bluetooth SpeakeA Wearable Speaker

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Feb 23, 2017
It is time for a “bit” of music with this next product from Polk Boom.

871963 Edifier MP280 Bluetooth Active SpeakeAll-Round Bluetooth

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Feb 16, 2017
It is cylindrical, comes in a choice of colours and provides a Bluetooth experience in the round and it has been developed by Edifier.

871965 Polk Swimmer DUSwimmer Duo

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Feb 14, 2017
Back in the day products came with comprehensive documentation but today it is different.

871994 LIDL Security CamerLIDL Security Camera

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Feb 6, 2017
IP surveillance cameras can be expensive so when LIDL brings one out at under £60 it is certainly worth taking a look. This camera can be connected by Ethernet or Wi-FI and everything you need – apart from a drill and screwdriver – are in the box.

871854 NETGEAR R7800 100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC260AC2600 Smart WiFi Router

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Jan 31, 2017
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S is an AC2600 Smart WiFi router. I have been looking at the latest R7800 model of this particular device. It offers the user quad-stream X4S architecture for use with advanced gaming and streaming features on your LAN.

871738 Tabcat Pack Cat TrackeTab Cat Track your Cat

Published in Wireless by paul_smart on Jan 29, 2017
Dogs give you loyalty, cats stay with you if they want to, and while you say you own a cat it might be more accurate to say you have a cat that spends time with you, as unless he/she never leaves the home you never know what else it does and where, that is until now.

871317 skullcandy barricade speaker bluetootSkullcandy Barricade XL

Published in Wireless by mfereday on Jan 5, 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 Dec 21, 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 Dec 8, 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 Nov 27, 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 Nov 22, 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 Nov 22, 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 Nov 9, 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 Oct 27, 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 Oct 25, 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 Oct 11, 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 Sep 27, 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 Sep 22, 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 Sep 13, 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 Sep 8, 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 Sep 3, 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 Aug 30, 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 Aug 27, 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 Aug 25, 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 Aug 24, 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 Aug 24, 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 Aug 17, 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 Aug 13, 2016
A trip to the BT Tower in Central London was the occasion to attend the launch of a new Wi-Fi product.