Author Archives: Nigel

Full Name: Nigel Powell Website:
Info: Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don't we all?
Gadgets January 28, 2016 posted by Nigel

R2D2 Humidifier – the force, or something equally hilarious and trendy, comes to your bedroom

OK, here’s a question. How many ways can you slice and dice a stupid fictional robot character and make a zillion dollars in licensing fees? Answer. We don’t know, because we haven’t tried marketing a toilet scraper yet. Yes that’s right, here we go with yet another R2D2 themed object. We’ve had wireless keyboards, car chargers, bubble machines, desk vacs, web cams, smokers, remote controls and security safes. Why not an R2D2 Humidifier? We hear you ask. Wearily.

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R2D2 Humidifier – the force, or something equally hilarious and trendy, comes to your bedroom
Free Software January 28, 2016 posted by Nigel

WPS Office – the best darn Android office suite around [Freeware]

It’s a fact that the more powerful these darn smartphones become, the more tempting it is to use them for more adventurous stuff. Like… oh you know, navigating around. But more seriously, the power of modern phones is also just perfect for doing real office type work, but they’ve been held back until now by sub-standard software. No longer. Welcome WPS Office.

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WPS Office – the best darn Android office suite around [Freeware]
Reviews January 18, 2016 posted by Nigel

Shinecon VR Glasses – turn your iPhone, Android or Windows phone into a 3D viewer and game console [Review]

It looks like VR is still trying to break through, especially now that the Oculus Rift is starting to emerge into the daylight for real. Almost. The idea of these budget products is to insert your smartphone, and use any specially created app or game to enjoy ‘immersive’, virtual reality views by turning your head and such. The question is, are they improving at all? The answer is a qualified yes.

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Shinecon VR Glasses – turn your iPhone, Android or Windows phone into a 3D viewer and game console [Review]
Reviews January 8, 2016 posted by Nigel

Advanced Car Camera – elegant car DVR offers good performance [Review]

Car DVRs are growing ever more popular, which says something about our driving or the state of our traffic laws. But in either case, it’s definitely worthwhile having some sort of evidence if you ever suffer from a traffic related event. The new generation of car cameras offer this peace of mind, and the really good bit is they don’t cost the earth. Nor do they falter when it comes to bad lighting conditions.

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Advanced Car Camera – elegant car DVR offers good performance [Review]
Reviews December 21, 2015 posted by Nigel

Huawei Mate S – A Gorgeous, Powerful And Rather Clever Android Phone [Review]

There’s clearly a new generation of Android smartphones hitting the shelves right now. They combine top class specifications, with super stylish design wrapped up in a price which is significantly lower than the market leader brands. Sony and Huawei seem to be leading the charge (absent HTC), and we’ve just got our hands on the latest Huawei handset to put through its paces. And it’s good.

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Huawei Mate S – A Gorgeous, Powerful And Rather Clever Android Phone [Review]
Reviews November 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Parrot Bebop 2 HD Drone – 25 minutes flight time, 40 mph wind proof, 1080P HD Cam. Nice! [First Looks]

The new Parrot Bebop 2 HD Drone (quadcopter) is the latest in the range of ultra steady flying cameras from the French manufacturer. The product is a completely new build from the ground up, which means they’ve managed to incorporate some neat updated features, including 25 minutes flying time, while keeping the weight of the whole craft to just 500g. Pretty cool.

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Parrot Bebop 2 HD Drone – 25 minutes flight time, 40 mph wind proof, 1080P HD Cam. Nice! [First Looks]
Gadgets November 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Slashpipe – power up your six-pack with some water

We’re a little surprised that someone hasn’t come up with this idea before, but now it’s here – courtesy of the clever Germans. The Slashpipe (English translation) is a water filled tube which you use as an exercise accessory. The idea is the liquid is constantly fighting the body in terms of balance and equilibrium, which therefore delivers a more potent workout. When you think about all that stuff sloshing around as you wave your arms, it’s easy to see…

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Slashpipe – power up your six-pack with some water
cool tech November 27, 2015 posted by Nigel

Anywhere SIM – cool new SIM card automatically switches to the best network signal in your location

The new SIM card from Anywhere SIM is an concept which deserves to catch on. The basic idea is to have one SIM card which can automatically switch to any of a number of service providers, depending on their signal in your location. Presto, suddenly you’re always getting the maximum signal where you are. No more crouching next to the back window to get three bars.

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Anywhere SIM – cool new SIM card automatically switches to the best network signal in your location
Awesome November 26, 2015 posted by Nigel

Nexus 6P Smartphone – The Top 10 Features On This Great New Google Phone [Review – Editors Choice]

It’s pretty clear that we’re reaching some sort of plateau in terms of smartphone development. In fact for the past two years you could say that new models – even from the A list brands – have been more an evolution than revolution. Nice to say then, that the new Google Nexus 6P phone, the flagship Android phone of the moment, is definitely a pleasant surprise in a lot of ways.

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Nexus 6P Smartphone – The Top 10 Features On This Great New Google Phone [Review – Editors Choice]
Awesome November 24, 2015 posted by Nigel

Ultimate Smartwatch Chart – the complete buyer’s guide for (almost) every smartwatch (70+) on the market

Got an urge to go smartwatch shopping? Feel a little confused by all the specs and features? Then fear not, intrepid buyer, we have a chart which will make things clear and cool, and maybe even save you a ton of money as well. This Ultimate Smartwatch Chart lists over 70 models of smartwatch, along with their main features, functions and compatibility. Very cool stuff indeed!

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Ultimate Smartwatch Chart – the complete buyer’s guide for (almost) every smartwatch (70+) on the market