Today I’m taking a look as some true wireless earbuds from Anker that aim to compete with Apple’s Airpods, but at half the price. The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air earphones at around £80 or $80 have many similarities … [Read More...]
The Soundpeats TrueFree+ earbuds, are relatively inexpensive wireless earbuds costing around £30 or $30 (check the link for current pricing). They have TWS or True Wireless Sound, so … [Read More...]
Today I’m taking a look at some LED RGB smart light bulbs from Amazon, that can be controlled via an app or more usefully with you voice together with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and … [Read More...]
Today I’m looking at some inexpensive smart plugs from Amazon, that enable you to use voice commands via Amazon Alexa or Google Home to control whatever’s plugged into them.
So if … [Read More...]
The SanDisk iXpand USB drive is a simple device that lets you transfer files easily between any iPhone or iPad with a Lightning connector and your computer.
It has a standard USB … [Read More...]
The RAVPower FileHub is a clever gadget that has two main uses. It can be used as a wireless hard drive for your smartphone or tablet, or it can backup your camera’s SD cards when … [Read More...]
Limited storage on iPads and iPhones has always made purchasing a device with enough capacity a difficult decision. Apple charges a lot of money to jump up to their larger … [Read More...]
The iPad is great for consuming content. Browsing the web, watching YouTube videos, reading magazines and books. But if you have a more recent iPad that supports the Apple Pencil, it … [Read More...]
In this review, I’m taking a look at a portable Bluetooth speaker from BenQ, a name better known for monitors and projectors. Bluetooth speakers are a two a penny but this one is … [Read More...]
Apple just announced two new iPads: a new iPad Mini starting at £399 or $399 and a new iPad Air starting at £479 or $499.
The new iPad Mini updates the iPad Mini 4 model that is 3 … [Read More...]
Stryd is a wearable running gadget that clips onto the shoe laces of one of your running shoes and measures your running power, as well as a number of other metrics. The data is all … [Read More...]
The BenQ EW3270U monitor has a huge 32" wide gamut, 4K screen. It has HDR support for gaming and streaming with High Dynamic Range, and has some interesting features for reducing eye … [Read More...]
Anker are a popular brand that appear to be sold exclusively through Amazon. They are particularly well known for their power banks, chargers and cables. But they also sell some very … [Read More...]
There are two versions of this new ultrawide monitor from LG, the 29WK500 and the 29WK600 that I'm reviewing here. They are both 29" IPS displays with a resolution of 2560 by 1080 … [Read More...]
The Amazfit Bip smart watch has a built in optical heart rate monitor and GPS receiver, a gorilla glass touch display and up to 45 days of battery life and it costs from only £45 or $65, depending on where you buy … [Read More...]
Google recently announced that even users without their premium Pixel phones could try Google Lens, that lets you learn more about real life objects. It's able to recognise landmarks, … [Read More...]
I've had the latest iPhone from Apple for almost 3 months now, so plenty of time to determine whether its worth its £1000 or $1000 price tag, to me at least.
The iPhone X has a … [Read More...]
Drones from big names like DJI start from around £450, or $450 for the Spark. This is a lot of money for something you may not end up using very much. At the other end of the market … [Read More...]
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X all support fast charging both via a cable and wirelessly, which theoretically makes it possible to bring your empty phone up to 50% charge in as little as 30 … [Read More...]
iPhone (and iPad) storage is expensive. For example, Apple charge £150 to jump from a 64GB iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X, to the next model up with 256GB of storage. Uploading your files to the Cloud, not only keeps them … [Read More...]
The Anker Astro E1 has a 6700mAh capacity, which is enough for at least one complete charge of any of the latest smartphones. It won't be enough to completely charge a tablet, but could … [Read More...]
The GoPro Hero 5 Black action camera sits in the middle of GoPro's line up of its popular cameras and has a retail price of around £400 or $400.
It's waterproof to 10m without any … [Read More...]
The Echo Dot is Amazon's cheapest smart device featuring the Alexa voice assistant. But what exactly is it?
Basically it's a Bluetooth speaker which can respond to voice commands. You … [Read More...]
Sonos has finally enabled voice control across its entire range of wireless speakers using Amazon Alexa. They announced their intention to do this over a year ago, and I wrote an article a couple of months ago with … [Read More...]
If there's one app on my iPhone I can't live without, it's Gboard from Google. Gboard provides a new keyboard for your iPhone or iPad that enables typing via gliding your finger … [Read More...]
Apple's latest iOS 11 operating system for iPhones and iPads arrived this week, in time for its new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. But you can also install the update on on your old … [Read More...]
The Canon TS8050 (TS8020 in the US) is one of a relatively new line of Canon all-in-one (print, scan and copy) printers, with a more compact design. The range consists of the TS5050, … [Read More...]
Apple released its next generation of iPhones last night, skipping a 7s model, announcing an iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and introducing a new flagship iPhone X model to mark 10 years since the launch of the original … [Read More...]
Up until a few days ago, transferring a route created in Strava to your Garmin Edge cycle computer was a painful task. This was disappointing since Strava is very good for creating interesting routes, exploiting its … [Read More...]
**UPDATE 10/10/17: There is now a native Sonos Alexa skill - take a look at my more recent article.**
Sonos announced some time ago a partnership with Amazon to enable Alexa support. This would allow voice … [Read More...]
The Acer Aspire E14 E5-475 laptop is part of Acer's E Series of laptops. Acer describes this range as everyday laptops, and this specific model comes with a 14" HD screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB of fast SSD storage and … [Read More...]
I'm going to describe from start to finish how to create this interactive 360° spherical image (click and drag around the image - use the scroll wheel to zoom):
360° panoramic photography is a unique way of … [Read More...]
(Please take a look at my accompanying video review above)
The Asus VivoBook Pro N552VX is a 15.6” high end general purpose laptop with a tempting spec. There are a few variants, … [Read More...]
I've owned all sorts of digital cameras over the years, my first decent one being the Olympus C2020z back in 1999. I looked through my Lightroom catalogue out of idle curiosity and counted that since then I've owned … [Read More...]
(Please see my video above for a detailed walk through of this repair)
Cleaning out the attic I stumbled across my old Nintendo Game Boy with its 4MHz processor and 8kB of RAM - … [Read More...]
(Please see my video above for a short overview).
First impressions of the Dell Inspiron 24 7000 are good. The design is fairly understated but stylish. Unlike most All-in-Ones, … [Read More...]
Walking into WHSmiths to buy a magazine is so yesterday. Following in the footsteps of services like Spotify for music and Netflix for video, you can now pay a monthly fee to read as many magazines as you … [Read More...]
The headline features relating to the Messages and Maps app didn't hold my interest for very long, but there are a few genuinely useful new features in iOS 10. Here are my top 5:
No more swipe to unlock
Since the … [Read More...]
I've added a short video below so you can see the tablet in action. But please read on for further details and conclusions.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab sits in between … [Read More...]
Please take a look at my detailed video walk through above.
A Chromebook is a basic laptop that runs the Google Chrome operating system (Chrome OS) - effectively … [Read More...]