Author: James

Devolo dLAN 550 WiFi Starter Kit Review

I have previously reviewed the top of the range Devolo dLAN 1200+ WiFi AC powerline adapter, and we loved it. Today I have the more affordable dLAN 550 WiFi starter kit, which as you can imagine offers the same functionality the 1200 but at a reduced speed of up to 500 Mbps via Powerline and 300 Mbps via Wi-Fi. I am a huge fan of powerline adapters in general, WiFi may be the most convenient solution, but it is unreliable and speeds degrade fast based on distance and obstacles in the way of the transmission. I personally try and...

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Azoi Kito+ Bio-sensing Health Monitor Review

Smart fitness trackers are all the rage right now, and they have been booming for a couple of years now, so it is no surprise that companies are trying to branch out into other areas of smart fitness and health related gadgets. Smart scales are already well established, and Withings already has a smart blood pressure monitor, so what next? Well Azoi Inc has one option for us and that’s the Kito+ bio-sensing health tracking iPhone case. I am not sure if that’s the official product description, but it is as close as I can guess. For the most...

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Nintendo NX will launch in March 2017

The Nintendo NX will officially launch in March 2017 alongside a new Zelda game. This was confirmed earlier via a tweet from Nintendo saying: The next generation of #Nintendo is coming March 2017! #NXpic.twitter.com/u4KFIRJedw — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016 Right now very little is known about the Nintendo NX, but it is expected to use an AMD SoC that is more powerful than the SoC used in the PS4. It has also been announced that the next Zelda game has been pushed back to 2017 and will now release on both the Nintendo NX and Wii U simultaneously....

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NAB Show Las Vegas Review

If you missed last week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, here at Visual Impact we have put together a summary of our favourite new product announcements from the show. ARRI, the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world, announced some exciting news in the form of major new features for their ALEXA SXT Camera. This includes 2K/4K Anamorphic modes, Open Gate 3.4K ProRes and ARRIRAW 3.2K recording. Canon didn’t show up empty handed either. Their new, compact multi-purpose ME200S-SH camera – featuring a super 35 full HD CMOS sensor – bears a striking resemblance to the Canon  ME20F-SH...

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Acer Switch Alpha 12 Announced: 12-inch Liquid cooled, silent ultra slim portable

Acer held a product launch event in New York last night, announcing quite a lot of new products for the year, some more exciting than others. The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is certainly one of the more exciting announcements, it’s the first hybrid laptop to run Intel’s sixth generation Core processor without a fan, which is quite an achievement. It manages this by using a liquid cooling system that uses heat of the coolant as it expands into gas to keep the entire system moving. Weighing in at just 1250 grams in laptop mode or 900g in tablet mode,...

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