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24
Aug
2014

Samsung HW-F350 40” Soundbar Review – TV Speakers Needn’t Be Rubbish

Samsung HW-F350 40” Soundbar with 3D Sound Plus
It wasn’t that long ago I was enjoying my immensely powerful 7.1 surround system. Well I could, I lived in a detached house with plenty of room. Now though, I currently live in an apartment which I love, however sharing a block with 5 other people means I have to consider the neighbours and there simply isn’t the room to accommodate 7 speakers and a meaty subwoofer.

So, for the last few months I have been enduring the lacklustre sound of TV speakers. As televisions become thinner and thinner, speakers have less room available and the sound quality inevitably suffers. Soundbars have become an option for those who are looking for a speaker system that takes little room, yet still offers superior sound compared to those tiny built-in speakers found on most HDTVs.

13
Jul
2014

Western Lines of Scotland Review – Train Sim World Magazine

Train Sim World Magazine
My review covering the Western Lines of Scotland route for the Train Simulator series has appeared in the very first edition of a new digital magazine – Train Sim World.

UK Routes for rail simulation titles focus on a variety of location highlights – be it industrial areas filled with warehouses and bustling with work activities, towns & cities full of traffic and recognisable landmarks or the lush surroundings of vast countryside. The ‘Western Lines of Scotland’ includes more of a gentle setting, as you travel through the pleasant green landscapes with only the tweeting of bird song for company and the infrequent train passing by in the other direction.
Train Sim World Magazine – Edition 1

26
Apr
2014

Official HTC One M8 Dot View Case Hands On – Mobile Fun

HTC One M8 Dot View Case
Recently for Mobile Fun, I created a ‘Hands On’ video of the official HTC One M8 Dot View Case. It certainly is quite different from the other thousands of cases available, presenting information in a very unique manner that actually works really well.

4
Apr
2014

Hands On with the Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch – Mobile Fun

Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch
As a very happy Pebble Smartwatch owner, I find it fascinating how the market has suddenly exploded with a vast range of fitness bands and powerful smartwatches featuring colour displays and a range of useful apps. Just around the corner, Samsung are set to release a few more of their own to add to the selection available and today I had a look at the Samsung Gear 2 Neo Smartwatch in this ‘hands on’ video for Mobile Fun.

29
Mar
2014

Game & Gadget Podcast #4 – Xbox One and PS4 Impressions 4 Months On

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In the latest Game & Gadget Podcast we discuss the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles 4 months after the launches, covering the interface, games and features of the two.

Joining me are Ken Barnes – Editor at PureXbox.com and Marty Greenwell – writer, editor and podcast host at ConsoleMonster.com.