Archive for September, 2008

Piel Frama HTC Touch Pro/MDA Vario IV Case

Monday, September 29th, 2008

It turns out that the Piel Frama HTC Touch Pro case has been lurking in the new office since Friday. Having opened it up this morning and tried the HTC Touch Pro fit I can say that I am not only suitably impressed, but can heartily recommend this case over the positively awful one that […]

SENA iPhone 3g Cases

Monday, September 29th, 2008

No less than 5 separate SENA iPhone 3g cases arrived on the desks of Gadgetoid this morning. Rest assured we’ll have the low-down on all of them and how they compare to those from Piel Frama, Krusell, iSkin and more. First impressions again are good, we’ve had no utter lemons yet. The SENA cases offer […]

Roberts solarDAB

Friday, September 26th, 2008

After receiving three DAB radios from Roberts to give the Gadgetoid once over I never expected the smallest and most humble of the three to be the most impressive. But it was. The Roberts solarDAB is both a remarkably simple and seemingly obvious product but it doesn’t seem to have an equal.

Expansys Friday Special Offer – ASUS EEE PC Surf

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

This Friday only between 11am and 4pm GMT Expansys will be knocking a princely sum off the Black and White ASUS EEE PC Surf models. The White ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf will drop by a massive £38 to only £117.99. The sexier and more popular Black ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf will drop by […]

Toying With The Neverlate Alarm Clock

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I’ve had the Neverlate Executive Alarm Clock sitting around for a while now pending a review. Now that I’ve had time to tinker with it and discover that all the features I could think of that I wanted bar one are available, my suspicions that it would be a surprisingly good piece of kit have […]

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody – Wii

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Review by Stirky! Harvest Moon: Magical Melody, Released in March 2008, is a construction and Management simulation game for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS suitable and enjoyable for ages 3 and up. Developed by Marvelous Interactive and published by Rising Star Games (No More Heroes, Super Swing Golf), There was no question that the […]

Solwise HomePlug And SlingLink Put To The Test

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I have been working on a review of the SlingLink for a while and it struck me that it would be best to have a similar HomePlug device for comparison and interoperability testing. I managed to obtain a Solwise HomePlug PL-85PE with which to do just this. What follows are my findings. HomePlug is a […] Combats Claims Of Vaporware

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The guys over at have received a lot of flak for their bold move to delay the application in favour of packing in features and doing some serious re-structuring of their synthesis engine in order to support them. Apparently they’ve received complaints by email that their application is a scam and/or vaporware and have […]

Charge And Store Your AA Batteries – Concept

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

I don’t know if anything like this exists, but I’ve always wanted something to keep my rechargeable batteries in check so that they’re always handy and charged batteries don’t get mixed with discharged ones. If we can’t develop better battery technology, why not focus a little effort on making it more convenient to keep multiple […]

Nokia N96 At £575.99

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Expansys have announced the availability of the Nokia N96 for pre-order at a staggering £575.99 a price that makes me simultaneously curse and sing the praises of subsidized phones on contract. The N96 is an estimated 8 days away and boasts (still) a 5mp camera with a dual LED flash, a hearty 16GB of storage, […]