Netgear Orbi WiFi6 AX6000 Review – Is a mesh Wi-Fi 6 system worth £700? (RBK852)

Netgear Orbi RBK852

With most flagship phones and new laptops using Wi-Fi 6, there is a growing demand for routers and mesh systems that can serve them. As seen on my router reviews, Wi-Fi 6 comes with a high early adopter tax, so then when you double up and get a mesh system, you end with the crazy-expensive … Read more

XIAOMI REDMI K30I 5G IS IDENTICAL VS REDMI K30 5G BUT WITH A DOWNGRADED CAMERA BUT NO REAL SAVING ON PRICE

Redmi has officially launched the Redmi K30i 5G in China without much fanfare. This is likely because there is not much to say or get excited about. The phone is essentially identical to the Redmi K30 5G which was announced in December 2019 with one minor spec change. The main camera has been swapped from … Read more

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 1020 still on schedule with TSMC

Huawei’s woes seem to be never-ending at the moment, and this probably won’t ease up while President Trump remains in power. It was recently confirmed that the current trade ban against Huawei would be extended for at least one more year. However, things have escalated a bit further than that with the US blocking Huawei’s ability … Read more

AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X – New CPUs with integrated GPU will offer high-end CPU performance without the need of a discrete GPU

Several leaks have been coming out regarding the next generation of AMD’s Ryzen 4000 ‘Renoir’ APUs, which is the line-up of CPUs with an integrated GPU on the chip. While Intel has offered this functionality as default on many of their CPUs, AMD has traditional only used it on their affordable G-series chips. The current … Read more

AMD X570 vs B550 vs B450 Chipset Comparison – Is PCIe 4.0 worth the additional cost?

The latest AMD Ryzen 3000 series has been out for a while now. However, the latest generation chipset available has only been the premium X570. Finally, this is set to change with the launch of the affordable gaming orientated B550 motherboards. The X570 chipset launched with a massive price increase compared to the previous generation, … Read more

What is the best portable air conditioning unit in the UK? Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide 2020

Weather-wise we have had an amazing Spring, shame about everything else. Hopefully, as the lockdown eases the weather will continue to be amazing through summer which will may make the current situation marginally easier. However, with warm weather comes warm nights and uncomfortable sleeping, and there is nothing worse than a bad nights sleep. For … Read more

Garmin Quatix 6X Solar announced for a bargain £999.99 – New Garmin Fenix 6 solar models soon?

The niche-orientated watches from Garmin get seriously expensive, and the marine-focused GPS Quatix is no exception. Today Garmin has made the Quatix 6X the second device in the Garmin range to feature solar charging which was first introduced on the of Garmin’s fēnix 6X Pro Solar. The Quatix 6X is essentially the same watch but … Read more

£530 Intel Core i9 10900K vs £410 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Benchmarks & Pricing – What is the best CPU for gaming and general use

The eagerly anticipated Intel Core i9-10900K has finally had its review embargoes lifted, and retailers are listing it online to buy.  Since the launch of the AMD Ryzen chipsets, the arguments about which CPU is best has become increasingly heated. Typically, Intel has retained the top overall performance for gaming but often at a higher … Read more

MIUI 12 Announced with New App Drawer – What phones will get it and when? Mi 9, Mi 9T/Redmi K20 first then Mi 10, POCO F1 & F2 plus others to follow

Yesterday Xiaomi officially announced MIUI 12 with a wide range of updates including some privacy focussed improvements. With Android 10 being the current version of Android this update will be based on this, but I would assume it will later be integrated with Android 11. App Drawers Many of the Chinese based manufacturers have a … Read more

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress Review – 365-day trial and lifetime warranty -Nectar Sleep UK

This review was originally posted on 26th January 2019 but has now been updated on the 20th of May 2020 to reflect over a years worth of use On my never-ending quest to improve my sleep quality, I have been reviewing several mattresses recently. Last month I had the Simba which I found to be … Read more

Huawei P40 Lite is one of the most affordable 5G phones to launch in the UK at just £379.99 (but still no Google)

This year we have seen many flagship phones increase in price considerably with the cost associated with the 5G modems. While it looks like mid-range 5G chips are going to be in high demand compared to their flagship counterparts, we are yet to see a phone launch in the UK using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, … Read more

Honor Router 3 vs Huawei WiFi AX3 – The same dual-core Wi-Fi 6+ hardware – Cheapest Wi-Fi 6 routers

Yesterday, in China, Honor revealed their first Wi-Fi 6+ router at an incredible price of just 219 Yuan (£25/$31). I think this would make it the cheaper Wi-Fi 6 router on the market, albeit in China. In the UK the cheapest option I can find is the ASUS RT-AX56U at £135.49 on Amazon or the … Read more

Redmi 10X with Mediatek Dimensity 820 chip scores over 415,000 on AnTuTu – 43% higher vs Helio G90T

Earlier today Mediatek announced their new Dimensity 820, unlike their recent list of disappointing releases this new chipset is a massive boost over the Dimensity 800 with a 30% increase in the CPU frequencies and a 25% increase in the GPU core count. We already knew that Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi were going to be the … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 820 goes official with a significant boost to CPU frequencies vs Dimensity 800

As expected, today MediaTek announced the Dimensity 820. The previous leaks have been confirmed; this new chipset offers a significant CPU boost taking the four Arm Coretex A76 cores up to 2.6Ghz. This represents a 30% boost in frequencies which eclipses the improvements Qualcomm made to their SD765G when they revamped it as the SD768G. … Read more

Branx Fitness Foldable Elite Runner Treadmill Review – Keeping me sane & socially distant during lockdown – Best Treadmill Under £1000

Back in March when it became blatantly obvious a lockdown was approaching even though the government refused to issue the order, I committed to stop going to the gym and start working out from home. I already have a Tacx Flux S Smart turbo trainer, but the prospect of using my bike every day of … Read more