Archive for December, 2008

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Christmas puts everyone into a spending frenzy, it’s most probably the first time this year that I have actually purchased a game (sans Xbox Live Arcade and World of Warcraft, which don’t count!) I dived down to the stores far too close to Christmas, and stood in a queue of… well… just me (Got to […]

Chillow Cold Pillow Reviewed

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I couldn’t resist taking a look at the Chillow, which I first heard mentioned on the Nobody Likes Onions podcast back in 2007 and then suddenly saw a Google Ad for a few weeks ago. The concept is novel: a self-contained, self-cooling pillow which you can use as a cold compress, or simply to get […]

IXOS XPP158 HDMI Cable For Your PS3

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

If you get a bundled HDMI cable with your PS3 it’s not likely to be anything special. Sure, cheap and cheerful HDMI cables will work but there’s got to be a reason for spending £40 over £2.5, right? The XPP158 from IXOS is built specifically for the Playstation 3, offering not only impeccable build quality […]

PURE One Elite DAB Radio Review

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

The Pure One Elite is a slightly more traditional entrant into our radio review lineup in that it lacks any sort of internet radio capability. If your home doesn’t have a WIFI network then the savings incurred by going with the DAB/FM-only One Elite should surely be welcome. Stylistically the Pure One Elite is clean, […]

Altec Lansing T612 Review

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Amidst the mountain of DAB/WiFi radios we’re covering at the moment, I thought it wise to include a few alternatives. The PURE i10 proved to be an admirable iPod dock, but not so hot for the iPhone 3G. This time I’m looking at a dock that includes room-filling speakers, the very iTouch/iPhone complimentary Altec Lansing […]

Behringer UMA25S Controller Keyboard

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

After a bit of a quiet period on the professional audio front here at Gadgetoid we’re coming back full force with a focus on producing professional sounding podcasts. Nestled within a recent shipment of gear from Behringer, with which to do just that, came the Behringer UMA25S which has nothing much to do with podcasting […]

SteelSeries “Iron Lady” Ikari Laser Mouse

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

If you frequent Gadgetoid you may remember my look at the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse, it’s a killer mouse (not in the “it has fangs and eats people” sense) and is still my day-to-day mouse both at home and work. Never one to give up the chance of doubling up on SteelSeries mouse goodness to […]

Prince of Persia PS3 Reviewed

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

It’s getting awfully close to Christmas, so if you need things brief I’ll go right ahead and say that this is one of the best, if not the best, Prince of Persia titles in recent years. It simply is a must-buy game that puts a refreshing new spin on the series, bringing the protagonist Prince […]

Roberts Robi DAB Radio For Your iPod Or iPhone

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Not long after my attention was drawn to the Roberts Radio Robi by a forum post asking about iPhone compatible DAB tuners a review sample has turned up. I popped open the non-welded clamshell packaging of the Robi, unfurled its lengthy cable, hooked it up to my iPhone, said “no” to the annoying dialogue about […]

Merry Christmas From The Gadgetoid Team

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

It’s been a year of slow but sure growth for us here at Gadgetoid. We’ve been joined by John and, briefly, Ken Bool who have contributed a great deal to our games console coverage. John has single handedly churned out a wealth of Xbox 360 reviews for us and attained a very small fan following. […]