Author: James

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones Review – Bluetooth Earphones with Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)

I have reviewed quite a few wireless earphones this year, and most of them have been in the budget end of the market. This week I have been reviewing the new Bose SoundSport Pulse earphones which cost a hefty £169.00 making them one of the most expensive wireless earphones on the market. These are not just your typical sports headphones, though, apart from the Bose name and quality, the SoundSport Pulse include a heart rate monitor, using a small sensor on the left earbud. Bose claim the accuracy of this sensor is comparable to a chest strap, which should...

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Askborg ChargeCube 20800mAh Powerbank External Battery Mini-Review

I get a lot of powerbanks to review, and they are generally all do exactly what they advertise, so I like to keep these reviews as short as possible. Recently I was sent the Askborg ChargeCube 20800mAH powerbank external battery. This is the largest powerbank that I have been sent before, and its physical dimensions represent this. It is certainly not pocket-friendly, or light. But, you wouldn’t buy a battery pack like this to be pocket-friendly, it’s more for heavy use on trips that you carry around in a bag. Perfect for a blogger on their phone and tablet...

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Netgear Arlo Q Review – Indoor Wireless IP CCTV

Netgear Arlo Q Review – Indoor Wireless IP CCTV Netgear released their range of completely wireless weatherproof IP CCTV cameras called the Arlo a couple of years ago. They have been widely praised by critics and users alike, they are easy to set up while providing good results. Netgear is hoping to replicate this success with the Arlo Q. This is an indoor IP CCTV that connects to WiFI but is powered by MicroUSB. They key features of the Arlo Q include: 1080p HD video recording at 30fps 2-way audio Night vision Motion and audio detection AC powered 24/7...

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aXbo SleepPhase Alarm Clock Review

I suffered from insomnia for many years, and one of the reasons for me adopting a new healthy lifestyle a few years ago was to try and fix this. I don’t sleep too bad now, but I am always interested in things that might aid my sleep. Today we have the aXbo Sleep Phase Alarm Clock. Axbo is Austrian company I have not heard of before, but they have been selling the Sleep Phase alarm clock for several years now, well before the boom of fitness trackers. In recent years sleep phase tracking has become more mainstream with apps...

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How to Rip DVD to MP4 with WinX DVD Ripper Platinum

As part of my home renovations I have hard wired the house, and set up a new server. I am now in the process of consolidating all my media into digital format that can be accessed anywhere in the house. I have hundreds of old DVDs which are taking up room, so one of the jobs is to rip them all to my server. I recently was given a trial key for WinX DVD Ripper Platinum so it seemed like a good time to start this laborious project. I wanted to convert my DVDs into MP4 which will allow...

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