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...]
The LG XBOOM Go PL5 sits in the middle of the new range of speakers from LG. It’s a substantial step up both in size and sound from the PL2 I looked at previously, but still compact and a fair bit smaller than the … [Read More...]
The Aftershokz Openmove is the latest offering from the bone conduction headphone specialist. Bone conduction headphones leave your ears open, delivering sound through your cheekbones, so you can still hear what’s … [Read More...]
The Tribit Stormbox Micro is a true mini portable Bluetooth speaker with the footprint of a drink’s coaster. It’s waterproof, supports stereo pairing and has a handy rubber strap that provides flexible mounting … [Read More...]
The budget Ender 3 from Creality costs as little as £150 or $150, making it one of the cheapest 3D printers available. But it can produce prints that look like they’ve come off a printer at least four times its … [Read More...]
LG’s TONE Free FN4 and FN6 earbuds look very similar to Apple’s AirPods Pros, have an ambient sound mode, automatic ear detection and wireless charging. Their sound is tuned by Meridian and they can be configured … [Read More...]
The LG XBOOM Go PL2 is the smallest and least expensive offering in LG’s latest trio of speakers. I’ll be looking at its larger PL5 and PL7 siblings separately.
All three speakers share the same design and they … [Read More...]
The RavPower 80W AC portable charger isn’t your standard USB power pack. As well as the usual USB charging ports, it also has a standard plug socket. This AC outlet is designed for charging your laptop, but so long … [Read More...]
The HP Pavilion 15 is a 15.6” laptop with a full HD IPS touch screen, 512GB fast SSD, Ryzen 5-3500U processor and 8GB of RAM. There are other models in the range, but this one offers a good balance between … [Read More...]
The Soundcore Liberty Air 2’s are an upgrade to last year’s version with a more premium feel; promising a longer 28 hours of battery life, improved phone call quality, aptX support, easier pairing and wireless … [Read More...]
[I've just published a more general guide to using any GoPro as webcam, which might be a useful accompaniment to this article: Use any GoPro as a webcam | GoPro webcam mode vs cheap capture card vs wireless | Free … [Read More...]
The Apeman A100 or Trawo action camera is an affordable well featured action camera recently upgraded to support 4K 50 fps resolution. It has electronic image stabilization, WiFi control and comes with a generous … [Read More...]
Your phone most likely has a camera far more capable than even an expensive webcam. With the help of an app you can turn your phone into a webcam that you can use with Zoom or any other app for that matter; and even … [Read More...]
The Soundcore Liberty 2 Pros from Anker are true wireless earbuds with probably the best sound I’ve heard from earbuds under $150 or £150.
Their accompanying app has a feature to test your hearing for a … [Read More...]
The Tribit QuietPlus noise cancelling headphones are a third of the cost of similarly spec'd headphones from big brands like Bose and Sony. They have a compact foldable design, up to 30 hours of battery life and … [Read More...]
The Amazfit GTS and Huawei GT are similarly priced smart watches costing around £100 or under $150. They both share a comprehensive list of features including AMOLED screens, built in heart rate monitoring and multi … [Read More...]
I’ve reviewed a couple of sets of earbuds from SoundPeats and been quite impressed. Their new TrueAir earbuds look remarkably similar to Apple’s AirPods, but they aren’t an exact clone like some more dubious brands … [Read More...]
The W-King D8 Bluetooth speaker has a massive 50W of output, up to 24 hours of battery life, can charge your gadgets with its built-in 8000mAh battery, and has an IPX5 water resistance rating. It can even be stereo … [Read More...]
Adding a keyboard to your tablet can transform it from a device that’s great for consuming content to a genuinely useful extremely lightweight and portable laptop replacement for content creation, which comes on … [Read More...]
The Lenovo C340 Chromebook is a 2 in 1 laptop with a 11.6” IPS 1366 x 768 touch screen display, up to 10 hours of battery life, a good selection of ports and with a stylish design incorporating a metal finished lid. … [Read More...]
The Tronsmart Element T2 Plus is a compact portable speaker with an IPX7 waterproof rating, up to 24 hours of battery life, independent lossless playback via a MicroSD slot and supports wireless stereo pairing with … [Read More...]
TicWatch offer a range of smart watches using Google’s Wear OS - basically Android for smart watches. But they all work with both Android and Apple smartphones.
The TicWatch Pro 4G is the priciest model in the … [Read More...]
Bone conduction headphones sit on your cheek bones just in front of your ears, sending vibrations and therefore sound straight to your inner ear. The main idea being that your ears are completely open to still hear … [Read More...]
The LG PK5 sits in the middle of the XBOOM Go trio both in size and price. I’ve reviewed both the compact PK3 and the bigger PK7 just recently. But I was interested to see whether this might be the Goldilocks of the … [Read More...]
The Amazfit GTS smart watch has a high resolution AMOLED always-on display, heart rate and sleep monitoring, and built in GPS tracking with 12 activity types. All contained in a thin 50m waterproof aluminium body … [Read More...]
The Hero 8 Black is the latest offering from GoPro. It’s a fairly modest upgrade over last year’s Hero 7 with improved image stabilisation, convenient video presets and a new frameless mounting system.
But in … [Read More...]
Apple’s new AirPods Pro cost almost ten times the price of many budget true wireless earbuds I’ve reviewed recently. Can they get even close to justifying this massive price differential?
Apple’s new AirPods Pro … [Read More...]
LG’s PK3 XBOOM Go is the smallest of the XBOOM Go trio; the largest PK7 I reviewed just recently. For all three speakers, LG has partnered with Meridian - an British audio specialist manufacturer to try and deliver … [Read More...]
The 135W Extreme Charge Station from ZeroLemon, a fairly established charger brand, promises to charge up to 6 power hungry devices simultaneously, including a high end USB-C laptop like a 15” MacBook Pro. It is … [Read More...]
Stryd is a tiny footpod with an array of sensors that you attach to the laces of one of your running shoes. These sensors process almost every aspect of your foot’s motion and send various measurements to your … [Read More...]
The Tronsmart Element Force is a well featured 40W compact ruggedised and waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker. It has three EQ modes including one for enhanced bass, a wireless stereo mode for pairing to another … [Read More...]
The Umidigi A5 Pro costs less than £100 or $100 but has an ultra-wide triple camera system, a 6.3” edge-to-edge full HD screen, an 8-core processor, Android 9.0 and a claimed two days of battery life.
It almost … [Read More...]
The Tribit MaxSound Plus is a compact portable Bluetooth speaker, with an IPX7 waterproof rating and 20 hours of battery life. It has a dedicated button to boost bass, something small speakers like this struggle … [Read More...]
The Tronsmart Spunky Pro wireless earbuds appear to have almost every feature you could ask for. Wireless and USB-C charging, touch controls, IPX5 sweat resistance, and the latest Bluetooth 5.0. All for a budget … [Read More...]
The Earfun Waves are a budget set of over-ear wireless headphones costing less than £35 or $50, supporting the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard and with an impressive 40 hours of claimed battery life.
If you don’t … [Read More...]
The LG PK7W XBOOM Go Bluetooth speaker is a fair bit larger than your typical portable speaker, but has 40W of output with aptX and aptX HD support, up to 22 hours of battery life, an IPX5 weather resistance rating … [Read More...]
The Ikea Symfonisk table lamp has a WiFi speaker built in that fully integrates into the multi-room Sonos wireless HiFi system, Airplay 2 for direct WiFi streaming from Apple devices, and it’s a lamp.
It costs … [Read More...]
[Update 13th January 2020 - see the end of the article for further screen protectors I've tested]
I use my Apple Pencil mainly for writing notes on my iPad, but despite several attempts, I find writing on the … [Read More...]
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