In this multi-part round up of flashlights or torches as we call them here in the UK, I’ll help you find the perfect every day carry or EDC torch. From the smallest micro EDC or keychain torch up to torches that … [Read More...]
The X3 is the latest 360° action camera from Insta360. These cameras capture everything around you in every direction and can provide quite unique third person views. The intention is you’ll use Insta360’s free … [Read More...]
The LG XBOOM 360 Bluetooth speaker has 360° omnidirectional sound, an attractive design and intriguing ambient lighting modes.
I’ll run through all its features and discuss its sound quality. In the accompanying … [Read More...]
The EcoFlow Delta 2 has four 1800W AC outlets, super fast 1200W mains charging, two 100W USB power delivery outputs, and a 1024 Wh long lasting LiFePO4 battery that is expandable up to 3040 Wh. It has a very useful … [Read More...]
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The Creality Sonic Pad is a 7” colour tablet that connects to your 3D printer with a USB cable. It takes over control of your printer and makes it faster and easier to … [Read More...]
The Ortur Laser Master 3 laser cutter and engraver has a 10W diode laser that Ortur claims can engrave at speeds of up to an impressive 20,000 mm/min and cut wood up to 19mm thick. It has WiFi built in and an … [Read More...]
The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Plus is a loud 80W portable speaker, with up to 20 hours of battery life and an IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating.
It could be the perfect speaker for outdoor use like … [Read More...]
The Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner might just persuade you to ditch your corded model. It has up to 60 minute of run time in Eco mode, adaptive suction power based on a piezo sensor that … [Read More...]
LG’s TONE Free T90 wireless earbuds have Dolby Atmos sound with head tracking. And their exercise focused TONE Free Fit TF8 have a silicone fin for a more secure fit and an IP67 waterproof rating, both useful … [Read More...]
The Insta360 Link 4K webcam has a 3 axis gimbal that can intelligently track a subject as they move around the room. It has a larger than average ½” sensor which should improve its low light performance, and it has … [Read More...]
Laser cutters use a focused high powered laser beam to cut or engrave a variety of materials including wood, metal, stone, glass, acrylic, leather, cloth, cardboard and paper.
Over the last few years they … [Read More...]
The Anker PowerHouse 757 portable power station comes from a brand synonymous with portable charging solutions. It has nearly every feature you might want including two 1500W AC outlets, a 1229Wh long lasting … [Read More...]
The Ruko F11 GIM2 drone has a 4K camera with 2-axis gimbal stabilisation and electronic image stabilisation, up to 3km of range, brushless motors, automated flight modes and it comes with a controller, 2 batteries … [Read More...]
The Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro should be the most capable printer I’ve looked at so far. As well as your standard PLA and PETG it can print engineering grade materials like Nylon and Polycarbonate and it comes with … [Read More...]
The Mingda Magician X is a 3D printer specifically targeted at new users. There’s very little assembly and it has automatic bed levelling, a direct drive extruder and a colour touch screen.
I’ll put it through … [Read More...]
The AC200P from Bluetti, or PowerOak in the UK is the most powerful portable power station I’ve tested so far. It has a massive 2000Wh Lithium Iron Phosphate battery and a 2000W AC inverter that can power large … [Read More...]
The Insta360 ONE RS is a modular action camera that lets you quickly swap between a standard wide angle lens and a 360 degree lens. It comes in a compact package with a very capable accompanying smartphone app that … [Read More...]
The Flsun Super Racer is capable of printing up to three times faster than your conventional 3D printer. And it has auto-bed levelling, a 3.5” touch screen and a large print volume.
I’ll find out how easy it is … [Read More...]
The Allpowers 500W power station has a big 606Wh battery but it is one of the lightest and most compact units I’ve tested in this category. And it has a couple of features that make it stand out amongst similar … [Read More...]
The OpenRun Pro sit at the top of the Shokz range of open ear headphones. They have improved sound quality, faster charging and there’s a new app to control them. Just to avoid any confusion Shockz changed their … [Read More...]
[Update 14th September 2022. The latest iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro still use a Lightning port with USB 2 speeds. So everything in this article still applies. Hopefully next year's iPhone will switch to USB-C and … [Read More...]
The Wltoys 124017 radio controlled 4WD car, comes already fitted with a brushless motor and promises speeds of up to an impressive 75kmph or 47mph.
For around $145 or £110 you’re getting a hobby grade … [Read More...]
The EcoFlow River Max might be the most impressive portable power station I’ve looked at so far. It has two 600W AC outlets, 100W USB power delivery and a 576Wh battery that can fast charge to 80% in around an hour … [Read More...]
The Elegoo Mars 2 Pro is a compact 3D resin printer that produces incredibly detailed 3D prints that almost look injection moulded. And despite its impressive build quality it is reasonably priced at around £250 or … [Read More...]
The XY-3 SE is a new 3D filament printer from Tronxy. You can get it as a stand alone 3D printer but more interestingly it's also available as a 3-in-1 printer with an additional laser engraving and dual extruder … [Read More...]
Lenovo’s Legion 5 gaming notebooks start from around £800 or $800 with an entry level spec and come in both 15.6” and 17” versions. The model I’m looking at here in Phantom Blue, has a 8 core AMD Ryzen 5800H CPU, an … [Read More...]
The Vyper is a new 3D printer from Anycubic that promises to be the perfect beginner printer. It requires very basic assembly and has true automatic bed levelling to ensure prints stick to the bed. This is often the … [Read More...]
The Jackery Explorer 500 and the Bluetti AC50S (or PowerOak AC50S in the UK) are two similarly priced portable power stations, with massive 500Wh batteries and AC outlets that you can plug in anything from your … [Read More...]
*[Update 17th August 2021: with the release of the new Vertix 2 which has base maps, Coros promised base maps will also come to the Apex Pro too by the end of 2021: https://youtu.be/kkLVj1e9LoY]
The Coros Apex … [Read More...]
The Canon G650 in the UK, or G620 in the US, is Canon’s first foray into a photo printer with 6 colours including the photo-specific red and grey, that runs of very economical refillable tanks of ink. A 6x4” print … [Read More...]
I’ve looked at using a GoPro as a webcam in a couple of recent videos, but if you have a Insta360 One R or One X2 they can also be used as pretty handy webcams, and with a couple of additional features GoPro’s don’t … [Read More...]
The LG 35WN73A or 35WN75C in the US is a curved 35” ultra-wide quad HD monitor with HDR, a 100Hz refresh rate, Freesync and USB Type-C connectivity that supports both display and power.
Its large screen and 3440 … [Read More...]
The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a 30W portable speaker with enough volume for use outdoors, up to 24 hours of battery life and an IPX7 waterproof rating.
It costs around $90 or £90 - a third of the price … [Read More...]
The Jackery Explorer 240 is a portable charger for all your tech, with a whopping 240Wh battery and an AC outlet that you can plug in anything from your laptop charger to a 42” TV - I even tried running an Xbox … [Read More...]
The Insta360 GO 2 is a 27 gram action camera smaller than my thumb but can still record up to 2.5K and with impressive image stabilisation. It’s waterproof, has a replaceable lens cover and charges in what looks … [Read More...]
Acer’s Nitro 5 is a gaming notebook with an attractive price. The appeal of these laptops is their higher end spec also make them a great option for photo and video editing on the move or just a fast everyday … [Read More...]
The Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pros are an upgrade to last year’s Liberty Air 2s, most notably now with Active Noise Cancellation. They retail at around £130 or $130 which isn’t cheap but is more affordable than many … [Read More...]
LG’s Tone Free FN7s are the latest wireless earbuds in the Tone Free range. I looked at the cheaper FN6s in the summer. The FN7s most notably add Active Noise Cancellation, but also have improved sound, better phone … [Read More...]
GoPros with their compact design and wide angle lenses, have the potential to make handy webcams for Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype. But only the latest models actually have a dedicated webcam mode. Before this … [Read More...]
Anker’s Soundcore Life Q30 are an upgrade to their hugely popular Life Q20. They have multi-mode active noise cancellation, a very welcome transparency mode, up to 60 hours of battery life, NFC pairing, a compact … [Read More...]
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