**GIVEAWAY** PowerDVD ’13 Ultra (@CyberLink)

Here is the video for my latest giveaway.  Up for grabs this time is a copy of PowerDVD 13 Ultra, courtesy of CyberLink.

All steps needed to enter the giveaway can be found in the description below the video.  To see the description, just click on the video and go to its YouTube page.

Thanks for taking the time to look, it is appreciated.

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TeckNet MT-095 FM Transmitter – Unboxing (@TeckNetOnline)

Here is my unboxing video for the TeckNet MT-095 FM Transmitter.

Please like & favourite the video, comment if you like and subscribe to my channel for the upcoming review of this product.

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**Giveaway Winner Post** Let’s Fish! Hooked On T-Shirt’s and PS Vita Game Code (@LetsFishGame)

Hey guys!

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway.  I would also like to welcome all of my newest followers.

Now for the reason you are really here – the lucky winner of the ‘Let’s Fish! Hooked On’ t-shirt.  (Big thanks to @LetsFishGame for supplying the shirts AND game code for this giveaway!)

Using a random generator, I took the first three names that were picked for the t-shirts, and the fourth name for the PS Vita game code.

The lucky t-shirt winners are.. @SingingTurnip, @liamtrenthouse, and @Tori_Heart!

The lucky winner of a copy of Let’s Fish! Hooked On for the PS Vita is.. @blueamcat!

If you could please DM me on Twitter so I can give you my email address for you to provide your details, etc, your prizes will be sorted ASAP.

Congratulations to each of you and again, a massive thank you to everyone who took part, both by sharing the competition details and by entering!

Don’t forget, you can pick up a copy of Let’s Fish! Hooked On on PS+ at a 50% discounted price until the end of June.

Stay tuned – the next giveaway will be coming up over the next few days!

**If I do not hear from you within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

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TeckNet MT-252 iPad Smart Folio Case & Stand – Review (@TeckNetOnline)

Today I am going to be reviewing the iPad Smart Folio Case & Stand for the iPad 2, 3 & 4, from TeckNet.

The case arrived in the same packaging as the previously reviewed TeckNet iPad Folio Case, a see through packaging that allows you to see the case, and also a cardboard sleeve that includes all of the required information.

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After taking the case out of the packaging, I was instantly impressed with the look and feel of the case. The feel of the case is solid, but it has a texture that makes it light and soft to touch, and is very nice to hold. Upon opening the case, your are greeted with the cradle type holder to slot the iPad into, as well as a soft inner lining. This inner on the case will ensure that no damage comes to your tablet whilst it is enclosed in the case, with the flap closed.

Also provided is a screen protector for your iPad, to add that little bit of extra security and peace of mind whilst transporting your tablet around. You also have a pen, which doubles up as a stylus. You can use it as an ordinary biro, yet on the opposite end, you have the soft end to use with your iPad as a stylus – very handy!

On the cradle type holder for your tablet, you have all of the usual gaps and holes left so that you can access all of its features without having to remove it from the case. This includes the volume buttons, rear facing camera, speaker and charging cable port, as well as the headphone jack port and power/sleep button.

When it comes to fitting your iPad to this case, it couldn’t be easier. Just line up one side of the tablet – insert the side with the volume buttons as it works out easier – and slot the rest in. Just make sure that all of the corners are inserted correctly and flush with the case and you are good to go.

All of the holes and gaps that enable access to all of the buttons and the camera are all in the correct places and line up very well with the iPad. There is no overhang from any area, and the iPad itself fits very snugly into the case.

The closing flap on this case has a magnetic sleep/wake feature, that puts your iPad into sleep mode when you close the flap and wakes it back up when opened. This is a very handy features and means you have to use the actual sleep button on the iPad less than usual. The included pen also sticks to the magnet through the outside of the case, so you will never misplace it again!

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For the price you pay for this case on Amazon UK, you are getting a bargain. With the protection it gives to your iPad, as well as the extra features and included pen (can’t forget the pen), as well as the large selection of colours, there is definitely something to suit everyone.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 inch Book Case – Review (@DICOTA_Official)

With so many tablet cases out there, the choice of which one to go with can be a bit hard. I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Inch Book Case from Dicota to review today to see if it is up to the job.

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When the case first arrived, the packaging was nice to look at. It came in a transparent plastic sleeve type box and was sat in a plastic tray so that you can see from all directions what you are getting.

The case itself is a nice grey colour and feels very nice to hold.  You have a small Dicota logo on the bottom right hand corner of the front of the case.  When you open it up, you are greeted with a very soft lining which adds to the protection of the case. Also, because the lining is so soft, there is no chance of any scratches getting on to your tablet whilst inside the case. Weighing in at a light 0.2kg, the case will not add any extra weight or bulk to your tablet.

You will find openings for all the usual controls and ports, as well as both the front, and rear facing cameras. The case has a magnetic closure, with the magnet actually adding enough force to keep the lid closed properly whilst also being able to withstand any accidental pressure that may cause other lids to open accidentally.

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The lid can be folded into a triangle shape so that you are able to use it as a stand, as well as just a case. You can use it in both typing mode and viewing mode just by adding an extra fold to the lid.

I do not have a Galaxy Tab 2 so am unable to judge the fit, but quality wise there is nothing that would let the case down. From the folding lid to the magnetic closure, the case looks as if it will do what a case should – protect your pad whilst adding extra functionality to it.

Check out the Dicota website for more details and specs and you can purchase the case from Amazon UK if you would like.

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iPhone 4/4S Full Body Protection Skin & Aurora Skin – Review (@ClearCoat)

The Clear-Coat phone skins introduce a whole new way of protecting your phone from scratches and scuffs. Today I have the Aurora, as well as the Full Body Protection skins to review.

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The packaging that the skin sets come in is actually very pleasant to look at. A nice, black box with the Clear-Coat logo on the front. It also tells you which product is inside, as well as “100% Clear Custom Engineered Protection”. All of the above has been printed in a raised effect too, so it is not just a plain box. Oh the back of the box it tells you what is in the box, as well as some specifications for the product.

Once you get inside the box, you are greeted with a plastic sleeve that holds the contents:

Custom Cut Clear-Coat – for front, back and sides
Application Solution
Professional Squeegee
Installation Instructions
**In the Aurora package you have both the Aurora screen protector as well as a Clear-Coat screen Protector, just in case you do not like the Aurora on the front of your phone.

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I will admit that when I first saw the bottle of Application Solution, I was kinda nervous about what I actually had to do with it. The instructions soon cleared this up for me, but didn’t make me feel any easier.  In all honesty though, there was no need for any worrying on my part.

The installation process is the same for both the Aurora and the Clear skins. Click the image below for full size instructions.

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Once you have done all of the above, the end results are amazing. After applying both skins to separate phones, I have no air bubbles left and because of the thinness of the skin (.0006″ thick), there is no intrusiveness to the phone – this was the case for both skins.  The Aurora skin, however, adds something extra.  When you look at the phone from different angles and in different lighting settings, the skins projects different colours.  This not only keeps things fresh, but is also a good conversation starter.

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A few days after applying, I had to remove the Aurora skin from the front of my phone and replace it with the Clear-Coat protector. I found that the Aurora screen protector was interfering with my eyes and also colours whilst playing games, etc. The eye interference is probably something that does not affect everyone, but I felt I should mention it, just in case.

Overall, both sets of skins were very simple to apply, even with having to use the solution. They both also do their job very well and aside from the slight issue with myself and the Aurora screen protector, everything else is still applied and working as it should be.

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Clear Coat skins are available for a wide range of devices and also available as a ‘Real Feel’ skin, as well as the Aurora and Clear-Coat. All devices, products and prices can be found on the Clear-Coat website.

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**Giveaway** Let’s Fish ‘Hooked On’ T-Shirt & Game (@LetsFishGame)

Hey guys.

I have yet another giveaway for you, courtesy of the fine folk over at @LetsFishGame!

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To celebrate the release of Let’s Fish! Hooked On on PlayStation Plus, you can pick the game up complete with a 50% discount!

That’s not all though!  The kind folk over at @LetsFishGame have given me three of their t-shirts AND a downloadable copy of the game to giveaway to you!  All you have to do is follow the steps below.

For this giveaway you have to be following both myself @TootieTazzy and @LetsFishGame on Twitter (I will be checking 🙂 ).  Just click the red names and it will take you to the correct Twitter profiles.  Once you are following us both, just tweet the following message:

I’m following @TootieTazzy & @LetsFishGame and want to win a Hooked On t-shirt or a copy of the game! #TTLFGPSPlus http://wp.me/p1s6Lk-c4

This giveaway will stay open until Wednesday, June 12th at around 7pm and the winners will be announced either that evening or Thursday afternoon.

Good luck everyone!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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CastleStorm – XBLA – Review (@zen_studios)

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Upon hearing the name “CastleStorm” I was definitely wondering what this game could be about. Once it had downloaded, I fired the game up and was instantly hooked. Coming to you from the awesome minds that are Zen Studios (Pinball FX 2 geniuses), I was really looking forward to getting to grips with CastleStorm.

The basic goal of the game is to go toe to toe with the enemies and try to take down their hordes of Vikings and wolves that are determined to breach your walls and destroy your castle. For you to win, you have to either hold off waves of enemies, destroy the enemy castle, or capture the flag and return it to your base.

There are several ways for you to attack the enemy and defend your castle. First up, you have your mighty ballista. This is the main point of attack, for me anyway, and it brings a variety of attacks – from arrows to exploding apples. You even have the choice to use sheep, which never provides a dull result. Now whilst the ballista can be the easiest choice of weapon, it is not always the easiest to aim. Next up, there are the troops. You have a large selection of troops to despatch, from soldiers to knights, to the comedic looking donkey riding troops. You can have the choice of which selection of troops you want to use during battle by spawning as your food and money supply increases. Personally, I find that the archers have the most affect but I like to send out a few of each to cover all angles.

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Next, we have the Hero (Sir Gareth). You can choose when and where you would like to use him. Simply press Y on the controller to use him and then choose a point on the map to spawn him. I find that he is very useful when you are waiting for troops to get to where they should be and also for when there is a large group of enemy troops approaching. You can choose between using his bow and arrow, or stick to the easier to use melee attacks. The Hero does take a little bit of time to ‘recharge’ so use him wisely. Finally, there is the option to use Magic, for both attacking and defending. You have a healing spell to give your troops a little more oomph if needed, as well as a magic missile that targets enemy troops. Again, choose the spell you would like to use and select the place of impact for casting.

With all of the above, you need a way of being able to view the enemy castle easily and quickly. The camera zooming and movement controls can take a bit of getting used to as there is a lot of button pressing, especially when you are having to spawn troops, fire your ballista, cast spells, and summon your Hero. It can take a bit of getting used to, you just need to use it a few times.

You have the choice of playing through a single player campaign, co-op with a friend, or go head to head in online multiplayer. The intended outcome is always the same no matter which mode you play – defend the castle and defeat the enemy. Whilst playing the single player campaign you have the usual campaign missions to complete, as well as side missions where you have to survive waves of enemies – each wave more difficult than the previous.

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There is a handy castle editor too, which enables you to chop and change the layout. This could be a good strategy point as you can move rooms to either the back or front of the castle, depending on their importance. Since the front of the castle gets attacked first, the important rooms can be located at the back to make them harder to get to. As you play through the game you also unlock extra rooms that have extra bonuses, etc, so the castle editor does become important. Editing your castle is not mandatory, so you can skip this if you wish.

As you play through, you will find that you unlock more and more items and with the coins that you earn after each battle, you can upgrade everything from your troops to your weapons to your spells.  You can even upgrade your recruitment office so that you are able to expand your maximum troop number.

Looks wise, the game is very nice to look at. With its cartoon style graphics and wide choice of characters, everything fits together quite nicely. You can tell from both the realistic visuals and the way the game works that a lot of time and effort went into making and developing it.

To wrap things up, CastleStorm is a game full of fun and battles, and will easily provide hours of fun. It will keep you thinking about how to plan your next assault and is definitely worth the 800 MSP that it is available for on Xbox LIVE.

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TeckNet MT-198 iPad Folio Case – Review (@TeckNetOnline)

The kind folk over at TeckNet sent me over an iPad case for review. The case in question is the Wine Red TeckNet MT-198 Folio Case for iPad 2, 3 & 4.

When the case arrived, it came in a nice see-through packaging so that you can see what you are getting. The cardboard sleeve that the case is sat in gives you any information that you may need, including what device the case is for, as well as what it does.

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After removing the case from the packaging, I was surprised at how nice the case was to hold. It is made with high-quality synthetic leather and the stitching, etc, looks to be very well done. When you open up the case, the material that is used inside is nice and soft and will add extra protection to your iPad, without damaging or scratching it all.

The iPad itself slides very easily into the case and is held securely in place. You have openings in all places you need there to be. You have a space for the 3.5mm jack, the power button and microphone along the top of the case. Along the bottom, you have spaces for the charger cable and speakers. The spaces for the speakers are both on the bottom as well as one on the bottom right hand corner on the back of the case. On the back of the case you have an opening for the rear facing camera, and lastly, down the side you have the opening for the volume buttons.

When you open the case up, you also have an opening for the front facing camera, as well as the home button. All openings and spaces are in the correct places and there is no section of the case that covers over any of the buttons or cameras in any way.

On the rear of the case, you have a slight cutout added on to the back so that you can secure the case and iPad when you would like to use it as a stand. You fold the case around and slot the end into the extra piece on the back so that it is held in place without any risk of it falling over whilst in use. This comes in handy when on a video call or while watching a video.

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The case has a built-in magnetic sleep function. When you close the case up, it turns off the light and puts the tablet into sleep mode. When you open the case back up, it brings the iPad out of sleep mode and turns it back on for you. This feature works really well and is very handy to have.

You also get a screen protector for your iPad, and a matching pen with this case that slots nicely into the loop on the side of the case.  The rubber tip on the pen has a capacitive sensor which allows you to use it just like you would use your finger, for tapping, drawing and writing. Believe it or not, this is actually very handy. There have been plenty of times that I have been caught out without a pen, so now I have one to hand when I need one, and you can also use it for the jobs that your finger just can’t do as well as a stylus.

Overall, this case is very well made and does the job it is there to do. If you are looking for a case to protect one of your most prized possessions without breaking the bank, then this is the case for you.

Available on the main TeckNet website and also on Amazon UK.

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