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Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus aims to make the transfer from VHS tapes to DVDs easy. Indeed, it contains all the kit you need, in a single inexpensive package – including a bridge cable, some blank DVDs, and instructions on downloading Roxio’s own software for PC or Mac. Using this, you can even enhance the footage you transfer and add extra items, like menus, to your DVD. On paper, it looks like one of the best VHS to DVD converters , but in reality it suffers from issues with the software you are required to download. And while it sounds obvious, you should also make sure that your home computer has a DVD writing drive, or this will not work. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus has options for both composite and S-Video inputs. This device connects to any available USB 2.0 port on your laptop or…

The Sony DVP-SR510H DVD player is an affordable way to get your DVDs and CDs spinning with a simple to user interface in an attractive sleek unit. As such this made it onto our best DVD players list. This does upscale to 1080p making it a great way to watch your older DVDs on your newer big TV without the worry about losing image quality. If you need a DVD player that will play your DVD-R, DVD+R, CD and plenty of other formats too, then this could be the model for you. It’s up to date and so covers most formats allowing you to view them over HDMI in all their upscaled glory. And since this is Sony, which specializes in image processing, the upscaler is actually smart enough to make this a noticeable improvement.  So is this the DVD player for you? Read on to find out everything you…

Therabody (formerly Theragun) has become one of the world’s most desirable wellness brands, thanks in no small part to the success of its ground-breaking range of massage guns. Fitness influencers the globe over wouldn’t be caught without a Theragun lying around in their post-workout gym shot, and now Therabody has given us another percussive massager in the form of the Theragun Mini. Since its release last month, the Mini has rocketed to the top spot in our best handheld massagers guide.  The app-connected Theragun Mini is the baby of the line-up, in terms of size and price, but actually stands apart from the other devices. Therabody’s massage guns, which includes the mighty Theragun Elite and more entry-level Theragun Prime , are primarily designed to target post-workout muscle soreness and relieve tension, and help boost recovery. The Mini does that, but dances to its own beat. In a nutshell, it’s like…

The TP-Link RE650 AC2600 Wi-Fi Range Extender is a plug in unit that makes it super simple to install and use but while still offering lots of power. This is a lot larger than most plug-in extenders, but with that extras size comes a lot of extra range. As such this takes up most of the socket space but with four antennas and lots of range that seems an acceptable sacrifice.  if you’ve got a big house and need to cover a lot of ground, this is one of the best WiFi boosters there is. Somehow TP-Link has managed to make this device look pretty good with a minimal design flanked by some pretty solid looking antennas. With lights to give feedback and an app for smart controls this is a very accessible device, both for beginners and WiFi aficionados alike.  The price is steep but then this is a…

The Traxxas Rustler XL-5 is a remote-controlled card that is built to last and reach speeds of up to 35mph. It’s a two-wheel-drive card and comes from company, Traxxas, who have been creating remote-controlled trucks for over 25 years.  Powered by a seven-cell Ni-MH battery, this car can reach high speeds and isn’t really suitable for young children.  We’ve reviewed lots of remote-controlled cars, to see which ones came out on top, head to the best remote controlled cars .   Traxxas Rustler XL-5 remote controlled car: Features   Four-wheel-drive remote controlled cars tend to better at coping with uneven terrain, however, the Traxxas Rustler XL-5 is a two-wheel-drive car that can still perform well due to its great design.  It has full suspension, which helps to maintain control over uneven or rocky terrain and makes cornering easy. If you happen to wander a little too far off the beaten…

It might not have the same level of notoriety as some of its competitors, but Trend Micro is still an established and respected name when it comes to the best antivirus software . Trend offers a full range of products and services including Trend Micro Antivirus Plus Security, which we’re looking at here. It also competes in the best internet security software space with products like Trend Micro Maximum Security, if you’re looking for a more comprehensive online defense system. But antivirus is the name of the game today, so how does Trend Micro Antivirus Plus Security stack up against the competition? There are some giants in the industry, with Norton 360 and Kaspersky Anti-Virus offering exceptional security at very reasonable prices. These household names have been protecting people’s home computers and laptops from attacks for years and have built up quite the reputation.  So, does Trend Micro Antivirus Plus…

The VTech CS6719 is a very simple to use and super affordable cordless phone that makes it a great option for anyone that values simplicity and ease of use. You don’t get an answerphone or headset jack, so if either of those are deal breaker you might want to check out another handset from out best cordless phones . While this is easy to just plug in and start using, there are customizable features like ringtones, volumes, and a directory you can add numbers to. Caller ID and intercom functionality are also really useful features that are most welcome at this price point. While it doesn’t outperform our top pick, the snappily-named Panasonic KX-TGE433B , it is cheaper and better value. VTech CS6719: Design and build The VTech CS6719 might be affordable and easy to use but the basics are all met here. The handset has a long form with…

WriterDuet is a little different to other screenwriting programs. Instead of being software that you physically download, WriterDuet is a cloud-based service that you can access from any device with a browser and internet connection. It’s designed to work best for those collaborating on a project – the clue is in the name – but it’s fine for solo scriptwriters too. It has many of the features you’d expect from the best screenwriting software , and a few additions that make it stand out. While most charge an upfront fee for a download (usually between $150-250), WriterDuet has a monthly subscription fee, which varies depending on what level of membership you need. There’s even a free option, which gives you limited access to the suite of tools, and a set number of projects and cowriters. The basic package (Plus) gives you unlimited projects and cowriter options, and it works out…

Yale Real Living smart locks have keypad controls and flexible smart home integration options. The model we tested, Yale Assure SL, comes with your choice of radio modules that allow it to connect to a smart home system: HomeKit, ZigBee and Z-Wave. We reviewed the Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave separately, and it’s a great option for those who want a lock only model. The lock has a firm focus on security and convenience but lacks a few features common to other smart locks. This smart lock’s voice-guided setup is very helpful and easy to understand, making it one of the best smart locks you can buy. This is an excellent smart lock in terms of how much it can enhance your home’s security. It has a Grade 2 ANSI/BHMA rating, which offers similar protection to most smart deadbolts on the market. A built-in siren sounds when someone tries…

Zoom specializes in making devices that record high-fidelity audio for music and film, and the Zoom H4n is no exception. It’s one of the best digital voice recorders for a wealth of features, including pre-record and voice activation, so it excels at capturing simple audio during lectures and interviews.  That said, the H4n Pro’s best features are those designed for musicians and amateur film producers. With an XY crossed unidirectional microphone design, recorded sound has excellent stereo depth and doesn’t sacrifice definition. This makes it ideal for capturing live performances, and for field recording use for films. Zoom H4n Pro review: overview While the Zoom H6 is a superb digital audio recorder for creative professionals, it’s also very expensive. The Zoom H4n Pro is a more affordable version of the H6, though it’s still pricey compared to other digital voice recorders. That’s because the H4n Pro is capable of recording…

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