Author: James

PUMP Audio Earphones Review

Another new company and another pair of in-ear headphones to review. Today I  have the PUMP audio earphones which has some quite cocky marketing claiming they are the best earphones in the world. So are is this claim true? Let’s find out. From the press literature I received the earphones are: “Designed for premium audio playback, you’ll hear outstanding deep bass and crisp, clean highs as only heard before on serious high end sound systems. International DJ’s and Music producers are praising the incredible sound quality.” For a pair of £100 earphones they come packaged quite basically, with just...

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Acer Iconia Tab 8 Android Tablet Review – A1-840FHD

Following my trip to Edinburgh with the #acerliveblog2014 event I have had some time to play with their Iconia Tab 8. The model supplied to us is the newer full HD model with a 8″ WUXGA 1920 x1200 screen that runs Android. The full specification includes: CPU – Quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 SoC running at 1.33 GHz Storage – 16 GB RAM – 2048 MB RAM Connections – 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo audio connection, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 32 GB, Sensors: Gyroscope, Acceleration sensor, GPS. Camera – Main camera 4 MP (2560 x...

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Rock Jaw Alfa Genus In-Ear headphone Review

Another relatively new company to the earphone market, Rock Jaw have developed a unique pair of earphones that stand out from the standard sub £50 crowd we are used to reviewing. Most earphones today tend to be quite bass heavy, often trying to replicate the success of Beats Audio. While there is nothing wrong with this it does limit the appeal of a lot of earphones, and this is where Rock Jaw hope to capitalise on the market. The Alfa Genus earphones come with 3x Interchangeable tuning filters allowing you to change the focus from reference, to neutral, to...

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Acer Liquid Leap Fitness Tracker Review

Before I arrived at the #acerliveblog2014 even I was not aware of Acers plans to enter the fitness tracking market, so it came as quite a surprise when they lent me a Liquid Leap for the weekend. Priced at £79.99 it is exactly the same price as the Fitbit Flex however Acer have added several features that make it stand out compared to the Flex. The Leap comes with a 0.9″ 128 x 32 OLED display that is touch enabled and can display various smart notifications including text messages, calendar appointments and phone calls. This therefore makes it more...

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Acer Switch 10 Convertible Laptop Review

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending an Acer live blogging event where I was able to try out several new devices of theirs to carry out some challenges set by Acer. Unfortunately due to some WiFi issues there was not that much live blogging done on my behalf, but I still managed to get a pretty good impression of what their new products are like. First up is the Acer Switch 10. This is a low cost Windows 8.1 2-in-1 hybrid device with a 10.1″ IPS LCD (1366 x 768) display with multi touch support. It...

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