FS.com 10GBASE-T SFP+ Transceiver Module Review – Convert SFP+ to 10 Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet

Following on from my review of the FS S3150-8T2FP POE switch, I have also been trying out their 10GBASE-T SFP+ transceivers, which allow you to convert the 10 Gb SFP+ ports to 10Gb RJ-45. These transceiver modules are relatively expensive, at £50, compared to a standard 10Gb SFP+ modules, which will set you back around … Read more

Polar Verity Sense Review – Not much change vs OH1 but still the best optical heart rate monitor

I reviewed the Polar OH1 optical heart rate monitor back in 2018 and have continued to use it until this year when the Polar Sense Verity was launched. Every other HRM I have tried has died or just not been very accurate. Not much has changed since the older model, existing users shouldn’t feel too … Read more

Huawei P50 Pro Specifications Revealed: How does it compare vs the Huawei P40 Pro?

The Huawei P50 Pro is expected to launch today in China. Typically launched in late March, Huawei has been struggling with component supplies due to the ongoing issues with the US and trading restrictions. While we normally have a global launch, the phone will be limited to China for now. It is also expected that … Read more

Realme to launch MagDart on 3rd August – An Apple MagSafe competitor to be used on the Realme Flash

Realme will launch their new MagDart charging solution on 3rd August, making them the first brand to introduce magnetic charging to Android phones. The name is shamelessly similar to Magsafe, while it was inevitable that magnetic charging would come to Android (a bit like wireless charging eventually came to Apple), it would have been preferable … Read more

FS.com S3150-8T2FP 8-Port Gigabit POE Fanless Switch Review (130W + 2 x 1Gb SFP)

FS, formerly Fiber Store, has quickly grown expanding into producing their own networking hardware including switches, access points and even video conferencing solutions. The range of switches is particularily impressive with options starting out at £115 for an 8-port POE switch. It is the higher end stuff that is perhaps more noteworthy, the S5860-24XB-U is … Read more

Aqara Smart Home Launches Official Amazon Store – 10% discount code with new Aqara Camera Hub G2H available for £58.49

Aqara has been a popular smart home system for many users looking for an affordable solution for a while now. In the early days, this meant buyers were importing products from various grey import sites such as AliExpress. In recent years the brand has expanded into the European market, with a large range of official … Read more

ZTE Axon 30 Announced: With under-display selfie, 120Hz AMOLED & SD870 coming to the UK soon.

ZTE is quickly becoming one of the brands you should be on the lookout for in the UK. I was particularly impressed with the Red Magic 6R, which is a gaming sub-brand, and the latest announcement has piqued my interest more. The ZTE Axon 30 has been announced for the Chinese market but they plan … Read more

Nothing ear (1) ANC true wireless earbuds launched for £99 – Could these be the flagship killer of earbuds?

After months of hype with incremental releases of information, the Nothing ear (1) has finally launched. While I think the hype around an earbud launch has been a little excessive, they do sound quite impressive, let’s just hope they can live up to this hype. Features: A unique transparent charging case The earbud stem and … Read more

Nokia XR20 vs Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro – £400 rugged phones but with budget specs

It feels like Nokia has given up trying to compete in the mid-range and flagship market. Their most advanced phone recently is the Nokia 8.3 5G launched back in November with the Snapdragon 765G. Instead, they have released lots of low-end phones and nostalgic feature phones. The latest is the Nokia XR20, which is an … Read more

MediaTek Kompanio 1300T Announced – Tablet focussed chipset with a similar specification vs Dimensity 1200 to feature on Honor V7 Pro

Mediatek has announced its latest chipset. However, this time, it is not for mobile phones but specifically designed for tablets. The chipset is clearly based around the latest flagship Dimensity 1200 design, using high-performance Arm Cortex A78 CPU cores and a nine-core Mali G77 GPU. How different it is to the smartphone counterpart remains unknown. … Read more

Powr labs Chest & Optical Armband Hear Rate Monitor Review – Good alternative options vs Wahoo, Polar & Garmin

Anyone half-serious about fitness will know that the optical heart rate monitoring on watches is prone to serious inaccuracies. It is not so much that the sensor is inaccurate, just the wrist is an awful place to monitor your heart rate. I have reviewed several heart rate monitors now and bought many more. I have … Read more

Xiaomi Poco F3 GT vs Poco X3 GT vs OnePlus Nord 2 Specifications Compared

Earlier this week, OnePlus announced the Nord 2 globally, and it is one of the first phones to feature the Mediatek Dimensity 1200, it is also the first phone to use a custom version of that chipset. The following day Xiaomi / Poco announced the Poco F3 GT in India, and they are expected to … Read more

OnePlus Nord 2 vs Nord CE 5G vs OnePlus 9 Specifications Compared – Is this the best alternative to a flagship phone?

Yesterday OnePlus announced their latest Nord 2. I am not a huge OnePlus fanboy but based on its specification and price, I think it could be one of the best options on the market right now. Priced at £399, available on Amazon, this is the first phone to feature one of the custom MediaTek Dimensity … Read more

Inventor Magic 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review – An effective air conditioning unit even with the hassle of UK uPVC windows

This year I finally caved and bought a portable air conditioner. Ideally, I’d like a multi-split air conditioner, but that requires someone it install it, and ideally when I finally get my loft converted. For many people, a portable air con is the only realistic solution for proper air conditioning. Inventor may not be the … Read more

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