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...]
In this video I’ll show two methods to get large video clips or any file off your iPhone 13 Pro, as quickly and conveniently as possible. Both the methods I’ll discuss in this video will work with any iPhone or … [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...]
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...]
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