review 872023 Toshiba Canvio Basics 3TB Portable External Hard DrivToshiba Canvio Basics 3TBToshiba Canvio Basics 3TB rated 8 out of 10

26 Feb 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Having told you about the other two units in the latest Canvio range the chance came up to tell you about the Basics offering. This is - Bus Powered - so no need for external power as with earlier external drives so it should plug in and be ready to use.

review 872126 magix rescue your video tapeSave Your Video TapesMagix Rescue Your Video Tapes rated 8 out of 10

25 Feb 2017 in Software Review : Magix Rescue Your Video Tapes
As old classic films have been digitised and transferred to modern media, so you can do the same with your treasured home video tapes.

review 872022 BUFFALO TeraStation 3210D 2 Bay 8 TB RAID NABuffalo TeraStation TS5210 Buffalo TeraStation TS5210  rated 8 out of 10

24 Feb 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
While a number of NAS units tend to require a good amount of knowledge to get them up and running correctly this is not the case with those produced by Buffalo, here I was sent a two bay offering that arrived pre populated with drives.

review 872127 Polk BOOM Bit Clip On Bluetooth SpeakeA Wearable Speakerpolk Boom Bit rated 7 out of 10

23 Feb 2017 in Wireless Review : polk Boom Bit
It is time for a “bit” of music with this next product from Polk Boom.

review 872125 LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea PartA Musical Tea TimeLeapfrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party rated 6 out of 10

22 Feb 2017 in Misc Review : Leapfrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party
While coffee is fast overtaking as the nation’s favourite hot beverage, let us not forget the old favourite and style of tea drinking.

review 872017 ASUS Zenbook UX330UA FB025T laptop notebooASUS ZenBook UX330UAASUS ZenBook UX330UA rated 8 out of 10

22 Feb 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
This notebook is both light and thin, it also has a metal chassis and for good measure it boots quickly. Anyone on the move that needs a PC has probably only one more request that it runs all day without the need to search out mains power, it can do that as well.

Free Anti-Virus SoftwareSophos Sophos Home rated 6 out of 10

21 Feb 2017 in Software Review : Sophos Sophos Home
A recently received email was my introduction to the subject of this next review.

review 872019 Philips Health Watch Connected Activity Sleep Tracker and Heart Rate MonitoPhilips Health WatchPhilips Health Watch rated 8 out of 10

20 Feb 2017 in Health and Beauty
This is one of a new range of ‘health’ devices from Philips. I saw the range at their Christmas In July event and despite my nagging only at the end of December did the first of them arrive. This is their health watch which tracks heart rate, activity, sleep and more.

review 872018 Pioneer Pro DJ HDJ 700 W DJ HeadphonPioneer DJ Headphones HDJ-700Pioneer DJ Headphones HDJ-700 rated 8 out of 10

19 Feb 2017 in Entertainment
If a pair of headphones are designed for a DJ, they must give good all round sound and they must also be comfortable as anyone ‘spinning discs’ for hours on end has enough to worry about with his/her aching feet and possible bladder requests so everything else needs to be comfortable.

review 872124 abby finereader 1FineReader 14ABBYY FineReader 14 rated 9 out of 10

18 Feb 2017 in Software Review : ABBYY FineReader 14
The paperless office is an urban myth as 80% of document-based processes are depended upon paper with employees spending 25% of their time on the labour-intensive and time-consuming process of handling paper documents

review 872020 fix me stick antiviruFixMeStickFixMeStick rated 7 out of 10

17 Feb 2017 in Software
Most viruses are clever and even though you can often delete them they remain in memory and to remove them from there is trickier. So perhaps the best way to remove them is when they are not active and that means outside of Windows.

review 871963 Edifier MP280 Bluetooth Active SpeakeAll-Round BluetoothEdifier MP280 rated 7 out of 10

16 Feb 2017 in Wireless Review : Edifier MP280
It is cylindrical, comes in a choice of colours and provides a Bluetooth experience in the round and it has been developed by Edifier.

review 871964 leapfrog leaping letterLeaping LettersLeapfrog Leaping Letters rated 6 out of 10

15 Feb 2017 in Entertainment Review : Leapfrog Leaping Letters
Described as the exciting Tick Tock, beat the clock challenge, this Leapfrog product is aimed at the 3 – 6 year age group.

review 872016 Monster iSport Compete In Ear Sport HeadphonMonster iSport CompeteMonster iSport Compete rated 8 out of 10

15 Feb 2017 in Entertainment
Sub titled The Athlete’s Headphone this set of earbuds will get noticed for its lime green colour, still I suppose the athlete will be able to move fast enough to keep the attention on them rather than the earbuds that they are using.

review 871965 Polk Swimmer DUSwimmer DuoPolk Boom Swimmer Duo rated 5 out of 10

14 Feb 2017 in Wireless Review : Polk Boom Swimmer Duo
Back in the day products came with comprehensive documentation but today it is different.

review 872015 Kardia Band ECKardia Band for Apple WatchKardia Band for Apple Watch rated 8 out of 10

13 Feb 2017 in Mobile Tech
While the Apple Watch does what it does quite well it could do more for you especially if you have certain medical conditions so here is a band (strap) to attach to your Apple Watch to fill the void left by the basic Apple software.

review 871737 BenQ GL2706PQ 27 Inch Widescreen TN LED Multimedia MonitoBenQ Panel gl12706pqBenQ Panel gl12706pq rated 8 out of 10

12 Feb 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
Apart from being a large panel in dimensions it also looks different as it is not a normal 1920x1080 offering. Just looking at it tells you it must have a larger width, this turns out to be 2560x1440 and of course you see so much more than 1920x1080.

review 871894 dremel 4000 tooDIY Kit PackageDremel Dremel 4000 rated 5 out of 10

11 Feb 2017 in Homes and Gardens Review : Dremel Dremel 4000
I must admit that I passed through my DIY phase several years ago as other matters became more prominent in my life. Maybe, however, this period of getting my hands dirty might have been extended if I had access to a kit such as the subject of this next review.

review 871736 ASUS Chromebook C202SA YS0Asus Chromebook C202SAAsus Chromebook C202SA rated 7 out of 10

10 Feb 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
If all you want from a Notebook is to be able to collect your emails and browse the WWW then something like this should high up your wish list, nowadays it is possible to work off line with Chromebooks so word processing and dare I say it games are possible when not online.

review 871856 wileyfox swift 2A New Swift ModelWileyfox Swift 2 X rated 7 out of 10

9 Feb 2017 in Phones Review : Wileyfox Swift 2 X
Adding to its range of smartphones, Wileyfox has introduced a new member of its Swift 2 family.

review 871893 Crossroad Mysteries   The Broken DeaHint Earning GameN-Tri Studios Crossroad Mysteries: The Broken Deal rated 7 out of 10

The crash of your plane near Blackburn is just the start of your troubles with this next Hidden Object Adventure game.

review 871733 canon G3X compact camerCanon PowerShot G3XCanon PowerShot G3X rated 9 out of 10

8 Feb 2017 in Cameras
Canon do three ranges of cameras the IXUS the smallest, next is the PowerShot and finally their DSLR range. However the area between the last two is somewhat grey, this PowerShot is considerably larger in size than a small DSLR.

review 871855 picturekeeper connect phone backuPicture Keeper ConnectPicture Keeper Connect rated 6 out of 10

7 Feb 2017 in Misc
Flash drives can have multiple uses including providing a cross-platform backup service.

review 871994 LIDL Security CamerLIDL Security CameraLIDL Security Camera rated 8 out of 10

6 Feb 2017 in Wireless
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.

review 871735 Evo Tactical Extreme Edition CasiPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases

5 Feb 2017 in Misc
While lots of companies have a vast range of phones that they produce cases for the vast majority of cases produced by Tech21 are for the iPhone. Here I am looking at a detachable wallet case for the iPhone 7 and a brand new case for the iPhone 7 Plus.

A Personal Mobile Hot SpotCellhire MiFi rated 8 out of 10

4 Feb 2017 in Phones Review : Cellhire MiFi
It’s small, available on a 30-day basis and provides a mobile hot spot service. For more information, read on….

review 871732 Apple iPhone 7 UK Sim Free SmartphoniPhone 7 Plus from VodafoneiPhone 7 Plus from Vodafone rated 8 out of 10

3 Feb 2017 in Phones
Unlike a lot of phones that have a ‘plus’ or extra ‘enhanced’ version where the differences may only be minimal this has a big difference that you do not even need to measure it to see it’s the overall screen size which is a lot larger.

review 871891 car canCar Cane AssistanceHigh Street TV Car Cane rated 8 out of 10

2 Feb 2017 in Misc Review : High Street TV Car Cane
Rather than ask for assistance when getting out of a car, you could help yourself with the subject of this review.

review 871853 Death at Cape Porto A Dana Knightstone NoveA Case of MurderBoomzap Death at Cape Porto rated 5 out of 10

Playing in the guise of a novelist, this next game sets you the challenge of solving a murder that many believed was committed by somebody held in prison.

review 871730 Alcatel Plus 10 Tablet with KeyboarAlcatel Plus 10Alcatel Plus 10 rated 8 out of 10

1 Feb 2017 in Laptops/PCs/Apple
A tablet that comes with a keyboard, when the keyboard is attached then Hotspots become available so while out and about you can get 3G and even 4G coverage. When detached from the keyboard it’s a tablet that can take advantage of Wi-Fi wherever you are.
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