Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaners and Handheld Vacuums You Can Buy in the UK 2020

I have recently been on a mission to improve the air quality in my home, it started with my review of the Dyson Pure Cool air-purifying fan which significantly improved some breathing issues I had due to chronic congestion.   Vacuums come in all shapes and sizes, in recent years we have seen a shift … Read more

Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 9000 vs Kirin 9000E vs Kirin 990 5G Specification and Benchmarks Compared – What is the difference between the 9000 & 9000E?

This week saw the launch of the delayed Huawei Mate 40 Pro, which introduced the latest flagship chipset from Hisilicon along with a lower specced Kirin 9000E which will be used on the Mate 40. In the UK, we won’t be getting the standard Mate 40, so we don’t need to worry about the Kirin … Read more

HiSilicon Kirin 9000 vs Samsung Exynos 1080 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 benchmarks show an impressive lead over the older Qualcomm

[Original Post: 19 October 2020] Now updated with benchmarks and more accurate information The future of flagship chipsets from Huawei owned HiSilicon remains in doubt due to the extensive restrictions placed upon the company by the US in this protracted political dispute. So the Kirin 9000 could very well be the swan song for Hisilicon, … Read more

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 falls just short vs RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark Benchmarks (slightly)

During the launch of the Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics cards, it was revealed that the Nvidia RTX 3070 would offer a similar level of performance to the £1000+ RTX 2080 Ti, while the RTX 3080 would offer substantially more performance while costs around a 1/3 less than the last generation flagship. As ever, with review … Read more

Yale Linus Smart Lock Now available for £219.98 – Alternative to Danalock and Nuki with ability to unlock with your old key

For more information please check my review of the Yale Linus Smart lock [Originally posted on 10 January 2020] Announced back at CES, when times were simpler, the Yale Linus Smart Door Lock addresses all the concerns people had with the Yale Conexis L1. The new locks offers smart lock functionality while retaining the outdoor … Read more

Huawei FreeBuds Studio vs Sony WH-1000XM4 vs Bose 700 & QuietComfort 35 – Could the Freebuds Pro be the best active noise-cancelling headphones on the market?

As part of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro launch, Huawei took the wraps off their latest audio product, the Huawei FreeBuds Studio. Being over the head headphones keeping the FreeBuds branding seems a little stupid, but I guess the name rolls off the tongue little easier than WH-1000XM4. Huawei has been expanding their product range … Read more

Huawei Mate 40 Pro launched with Kirin 9000 available from 9th of November

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro has finally been launched, similar to recent years, there is a none-Pro variant, but the UK will not be getting this model. During our pre-brief, Huawei didn’t reveal much at all about the phone specification. So some of this content is based on leaks and live reporting, I will update … Read more

AMD RX 6900 XT vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 – Navi 21 XT could have 2.33 GHz boost & 16 GB GDDR6 RAM but limited availability

Some good news and some bad news with the upcoming AMD GPU launch. I will get the bad out of the way first. The flagship RX 6900 XT is expected to be exclusive to AMD at launch and will be available in limited quantities. So if you are looking for RTX 3080 levels of performance … Read more

Acer introduces ConceptD 300 PC with GeForce RTX 3070, ConceptD 7 Notebooks get 10th Gen Intel Core processors

Today, Acer refreshed their ConceptD range of devices during their next@acer global press conference. These are premium devices aimed at the creative market which are designed to be both aesthetically pleasing while having the powerful enough to handle creative work such as rendering and 3D modelling. ConceptD 300 – 18L case with GeForce RTX 3070 … Read more

Acer Swift & Spin Series updates with Intel Core i5-1130G7 & i7-1185G7 CPUs with Iris Xe graphics. Acer Aspire to be one of the first GeForce MX450 based laptops

Continuing the massive list of new products being launched by Acer at their next@acer global press conference. Acer has updated its consumer range of laptops including the Swift, Spin and Aspire series. Iris Xe Max discrete GPUs on Core i5-1130G7 and the Core i7-1185G7 Perhaps the highlight of the new announcement is the inclusion of … Read more

Best Dehumidifier for Condensation Damp, Asthma & Allergies in the UK 2020

With the weather cooling and rain getting progressively worse, many of us will inevitably be suffering from damp within our homes. Types of damp Rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation are the three most common types of damp for residential properties. Condensation is the most common kind of damp and the one that will increase … Read more