Author: James

Oblumi tapp Smart Infrared digital thermometer Review

Back when I was a child, all I got was my mum testing my temperature with her hand, thankfully that tradition seems to be dying out. Infrared thermometers seem to be the most common and accurate way of testing someone’s temperature. This is especially true for children. Pretty much everything is getting a smart version nowadays, so it makes sense that the thermometer becomes one too. This is exactly what the Oblumi tap is. A small accessory for your smartphone that measures your child’s (and adults) temperatures. You may think that seems like a pointless smartphone implementation, but it...

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Win a TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker

To help spread some Christmas cheer, and hopefully get a few new readers along the way I have decided to do a few competitions on the run up to Christmas. I get a lot of samples sent, some duplicates, and these have built up over the year. So I will be giving away all of these, plus buying in a few more as part of my promotion. Hopefully, some kind companies will also donate some prizes too. Today I have the TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable Bluetooth Speaker which I reviewed back in July. Win a TP-Link Groovi Ripple Portable...

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Startech Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter Review

USB3.1 and Thunderbolt are only just becoming mainstream, but they offer a huge amount of benefits over legacy connections. The Thunderbolt controller offers 40 Gbit/s (5 GB/s) of bandwidth, providing enough bandwidth to drive multiple devices including dual 4K monitors. The adapter we have today does just that; you can drive two 4K monitors at 30Hz from any Windows based computer with Thunderbolt 3. This has a huge benefit to laptop users allowing you to switch from a small monitor to a multi 4K monitor setup with ease. The need for these types of adaptors will no doubt boom...

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Netgear Nighthawk X4 EX7300 WiFi Range Extender Review

I have covered quite a lot of WiFi products on this blog, and there is a good reason for it. Our lives seem to be reliant on a good internet connection. WiFi can be one of the biggest causes of frustration in my household, I have quite a large old house with very thick walls, so good reception throughout the house is hard to get. WiFi extenders aim to solve some of these issues, you put the device somewhere in the middle of a good WiFi signal and a bad WiFi signal, and it will boost the signal for...

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Win a TP-Link HS110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring

With Christmas coming upon us quickly, TP-Link has kindly sent us a Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring to give away to one of our lucky readers. I reviewed this back in September, and I loved it. It offered a low-cost entry point into home automation; it is extremely easy to set up, and the energy monitoring provides great insight too. I have personally bought 2 of them myself! Priced at £34.99 they would make a great little Christmas present for any geek in your family or circle of friends, or if you enter below, you have a chance...

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