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Philips Hue PLAY Light Bar – Just a Backlight for Your TV or More?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 Read more: Philips Hue PLAY Light Bar – Just a Backlight for Your TV or More?

Disclaimer: Yes, we bought into the Hue ecosystem, meaning that just like Lego we want to have all the bits and pieces that Philips/Signify/Hue bring to the market.

In every colour. In every shape.

Today we look at the PLAY component. 16 million colours in a svelte, black unit that can sit unobtrusively behind your television or game monitor, casting a soothing backlight or vivid auroras of light that match what’s on your screen or sync with your music.

The new bias lighting disco ball...

Wireless Ear Buds Review: Jabra Elite Active 45e – e for Economy or Excellent?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Audio

 Read more: Wireless Ear Buds Review: Jabra Elite Active 45e – e for Economy or Excellent?

[Editor’s Note: this is the second review in a series of wireless ear bud articles, written by Adam Bullock]

“..Goodbye cruel world, I'm leaving you today, there’s nothing you can do to make me stay, goodbye...”
There’s no need to escape the world any longer..

Testing out the Jabra Elite Active 45e wireless buds, I trialled a little Pink Floyd for sound quality (opening line is from 'dark side of the moon', for those not born before the invention of electricity..), a nod in the direction of my first encounter with high- fidelity music through a (then) quality sound system; a mahogany-veneer Marantz stereo system with speakers big enough to hide inside.

Logitech PowerPlay system with G903 mouse - A skeptic's journey

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Accessories

Read more: Logitech PowerPlay system with G903 mouse - A skeptic's journeyFrom pink Pebble to gaming, Logitech recently announced their updated G903 wireless gaming mouse with the HERO 16k sensor.

Here at DigitalReviews we thought it would be a good time to look at the state of play with the current G903 with the PMW3366 12k sensor in eager anticipation.

The folks over at Logitech were generous enough to send along a Powerplay Wireless Charging System with it.

Calming Blanket - The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Calming Blanket - The Grasshopper Lies HeavyAbout a month ago I wrote a review on Glow Dreaming, a device that is designed to be sleeping aid for children.

My oldest boy Master L has always taken a while to fall asleep for one reason or another, and I have really been wanting to try a weighted blanket to see if it will help.

The folks over at Calming Blankets kindly tossed a discount code my way.

How did it work for my son?

 

Drobo 8D – A Mini Review for a Maxi Direct Storage Solution

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: Drobo 8D – A Mini Review for a Maxi Direct Storage Solution

Sometimes simplicity is THE secret sauce for a storage solution.

Regular readers of this site will have seen our previous Drobo reviews – both network and direct attached storage models which we rated very highly for their user friendliness and apparent simplicity. I say “apparent” as the magic to make the Drobos so user friendly is anything but simple.

So today we have a short review of a DAS unit with a gigantic storage capacity: the Drobo 8D.
Eight bays that you can fill up with the highest capacity hard drives you can afford.
Let’s have a look at some of the features.

Logitech M350 Pebble - A Pink Digital Diamond

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Accessories

Read more: Logitech M350 Pebble - A Pink Digital DiamondIt is a running joke between my partner and I, when I randomly send photos of packets of Burger Rings and Cheezels popping the "big" question.

So when the opportunity came along to review the Logitech Pebble M350, I figured I can do it with a rose pink "diamond". Props to my editor Martin who was in on it too.

With thanks to Logitech for their continued support, we get to test drive this "Minimalist. Modern. Silent." wireless mouse.

Skullcandy INDY Earbuds – Affordable Wireless Audio

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Audio

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[Editor's Note: This review is written by Adam Bullock]

 

When I received the email offer to review these buds, I was quite literally entangled in wires from my daily headphones, trying to take a call, listen to a podcast and read my emails..

The opportunity seemed fortuitous and timely.

Voltaire Smart Grinder - Quest to waking up to freshly ground coffee

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Voltaire Smart Grinder - Quest to waking up to freshly ground coffeeThe Voltaire Smart Grinder was a Kickstarter project by Get It Right with a lofty project statement. "Making fresh coffee is as much an art as it is a science. And truly awesome coffee starts with two things: fresh beans and a great grinder. We've taken these two critical elements - fresh beans and consistent grind - and combined them into one amazing machine: Voltaire."

The Voltaire Grinder can be paired with an airtight container (for storage of grounded coffee). Both the grinder and container can become "smart" with the addition of a sensing platform that is design to keep track of how fresh the coffee beans are, and how much there is left in the hopper or past their prime and re-order on your behalf.

So, how did we go?

 

Glow Dreaming - Sleep tight little ones

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Glow Dreaming - Sleep tight little onesWe have all heard horror stories about babies and children that won't fall asleep, or waking every hour, needed to be held, hugged, breastfed, walked around, rocked in order to etch out a little more zzz. I certainly know how it feels night after night after night, resettling my boys every hour or two, trying to get them to stay asleep and allow me to put them down so I can snatch a few precious minutes myself before my day starts.

Glow Dreaming claims to help children struggling with separation anxiety, self-settling, night terrors, teething, transitioning, delayed sleep, dream feeding, multiple wakes, days sleeps and co sleeping.

Well, I have children at different stages of life, so I took the plunge and bought one.

And of course I just had to share my experience with our DigitalReview readers.

 

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