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...]
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...]
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