Paradar 8.5dBi & 4.5dBi Helium Antenna Review – High gain 868Mhz antenna to maximise HNT earnings

With the Helium Hotspots finally be shipped, many people will want to maximise the amount of HNT they can mine via their hotspot. I have previously used the MikroTik LoRa 6.5dBi as my main antenna, and now Nebra has started shipping their 5.8dbi and 3dbi glass fiber LoRa antennas. However, the 8dbi model is out … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus vs 888 Chipsets Compared – Has much changed?

Yesterday, for the first day of the Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm announced their new Snapdragon 888+ chipset. Much like the launch of the Snapdragon 865+, not much has changed, it looks like the improvements are even more incremental than last year. 5% CPU frequency improvement The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is effectively just a speed … Read more

Cleer Audio Ally Plus II Earbuds Launched for £129.95 – Active noise cancelling, 11 hours playtime and wireless charging

Cleer Audio are on a roll with their product launches recently. I have already reviewed the Cleer Enduro ANC and Cleer Goal TWS Sports this year. This time around is they have announced the Ally Plus II , building on the well revied first generation from last year. The new Ally Plus II offer improved … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 5G Open Resource Architecture Announced – Allowing device makers to customize key 5G mobile device features to address different market segments

As we enter MWC 2021 day 2, MediaTek has announced a new Open Resource Architecture which gives device makers more control over the hardware features of the chipset they use. How much brands will tailor things and what benefits that has for the end-users remains to be seen. However, it is an interesting idea that … Read more

Infinix Concept Phone 2021 unveiled with 160W charging, giving a full charge in 10mins – MWC 2021

Infinix are not normally a brand I associate with being pioneers of technology, but at the start of MWC 2021, they have announced a new concept phone with the fastest charge speeds on the market. 160W wired charging and 50W wireless The new Infinix Concept Phone 2021 is capable of 160W wired charging and 50W … Read more

Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p V2 Review – An affordable webcam for Zoom calls

Recently we have seen Creative roll out new hardware versions for several of their popular devices, with the main change being the integration of their new SmartComms Kit. The Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p is one of those products. The new V2 model is almost the same as the previous generation, the design changes a … Read more

The best e-learning websites so you don’t have to attend in-person classes

Over the past year, many students have been angry at education establishments for the way they have been treated during the COVID pandemic.  Many university students have had to pay out for both their full tuition fees and accommodation even though they have barely attended any in-person lectures. In a recent survey, nearly half of … Read more

Edifier GM5 Gaming Earbuds Announced for £70 – With aptX Adaptive for low latency audio using Qualcomm QCC3046 SoC

Edifier have announced their latest TWS earbuds. These are a little bit different than the normal general use designs I have covered a lot recently. The Edifier GM5 are geared towards the gamers market. The main thing that makes them a gaming earphone is the use of the Qualcomm QCC3046 chipset which allows the earbuds … Read more

LG C1 OLED (2021) 4K TV review – Is this the best OLED for 2021? [55″ OLED55C15LA]

Page 2 of the review covers pricing, alternative options and the overall opinion and rating. Nearly three years ago, I bought my first OLED TV, the 65″ Sony AF8. I had wanted an OLED since the early generations, but they were painfully expensive, and I was poor. So it was a massive investment, and I … Read more

SoundPEATS T2 Earbuds Review – Active noise cancelling TWS earbuds that are superb value for money

Another day another TWS earbud review. In my recent review of the EarFun Free 2, they stood out for implementing the new popular Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC, which offers aptX and Bluetooth 5.2, plus they integrated wireless charging. The SoundPEATS T2, which are similarly priced, have active noise cancellation as their main feature. Specification Bluetooth Chip: … Read more

Kingston KC600 2.5″ 1TB SATA SSD Review – An excellent affordable SATA SSD with hardware AES encryption

The Kingston KC600 has been out for a couple of years now. It offers affordable, fast storage with the added benefit of hardware AES encryption which allows you to enable BitLocker on your PC with little consequence on overall performance. SATA SSDs are starting to feel a little dated now that NVMe drives have become … Read more

Bosch FreshUp Initial Review – A portable plasma cleaner to remove smells from your clothes

Back in March, Bosch launched an Indigogo campaign for an innovative new consumer device that can freshen up clothes by removing unpleasant odours using plasma technology. The Indigogo was limited to just 500 users and somehow completely flew under my radar. It is a bit of an unusual pivot for the brand, which I typically … Read more

EarFun Free 2 Review – Good AptX TWS earbuds with strong bass emphasis

I reviewed multiple EarFun earbuds last year, all of which offered good performance for the money. Now they are back, with upgraded tech. Like many TWS earbuds this year, they employ the new affordable Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC which allows brands to offer aptX and Bluetooth 5.2 on the cheap. Specification Build-in Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC with … Read more

Nubia Redmagic 6R Review – A great affordable Snapdragon 888 gaming phone & good alternative vs Black Shark 4 or Realme GT

RedMagic launched their new gaming focussed 6-series phones back in March. This month they added to this range with the 6R, which arrives at a lower price with a few cutbacks from the other models. One of the stands out features of this phone is the 400Hz built-in should trigger buttons allowing you to map … Read more

SwitchBot Smart Humidifier Review – An affordable smart humidifier with IFTTT and voice integration

Following on from yesterdays SwitchBot Bot review, I have also been using their smart humidifier. This is not currently discounted on Amazon UK for Prime Day, but it is is available directly from SwitchBot for just £24.60 vs £45 on Amazon. Features: Set the desired humidification efficiency from 1-100% 3.5L/0.9Gal tank, it can work up … Read more

Campfire Audio Satsuma & Honeydew Earphones Announced – One with balanced audio, another with enhanced bass for £199 & £249

As the market becomes saturated with commoditized headphone offerings that often put convenience-oriented features ahead of sound quality, Campfire Audio encourages music lovers to experience their music as it was meant to be heard: in full-bodied, no-compromise high fidelity audio. The company’s new wired IEMs — which feature unique, hand-crafted designs in two sonically tailored variations, … Read more

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