Author: James

Dream Machines DM1 Pro S Review

I have covered a few gaming mice now, Logitech, in particular, has allowed me to review some fantastic mice. However today I have a mouse from a relatively unknown brand called Dream Machines. Dream Machines is a relatively new gaming hardware company based in Poland. They produce a range of bespoke gaming laptops similar to the ones created by the likes of Scan and PC Specialist. They also have a variety of affordable gaming mice. The DM1 Pro S which I have been sent to review is their top of the line model while costing a reasonable 64-Euros with...

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Bitcoin drops below $12k as cryptocurrencies suffer from a South Korean ban.

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been facing some problematic weeks recently. In particular, South Korea’s Justice Minister revealed that the country is preparing a ban on cryptocurrencies amid fears that they are used to avoid taxes and for illegal activities. Though these plans have not been finalised the announcement has caused a massive ripple in the crypto economy with the global market cap for all currencies down from $830 billion to around $570 billion, a decrease of over 30%. Bitcoin has fared marginally better with a drop of around 20% compared to yesterday. It is just weeks after Bitcoin...

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Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth Speakers Review

Following on from my review of the Edifier R1010BT Powered Bluetooth Speakers, I have also been testing the Edifier E25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth Speakers. Priced at £149.99 the Luna Eclipse speakers deviate from the traditional design of the previous Edifier review; these have a much more modern design consisting of a sort of alien looking oval/moon shape. The contemporary casing is made from a glossy metal, though I am unsure of the exact construction. This material gives these speakers a much weightier construction. However, they are noticeably smaller than the R1010BT, though not massively so. They are quite a...

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Amazon Fire TV 4K (2017) Review

Following my review of the GooBang Doo ABOX A1 Plus, I wasn’t entirely happy with the performance for my particular needs. It is a decent device for the money, I am just a bit fussy about things, I wasn’t overly keen on the user interface, the remote didn’t work very well in Netflix, and I would get artefacts playing network files in Kodi. There is also the issue with 4K DRM from streaming services, which isn’t a huge issue for me, but something I would like for future proofing. So, going back to researching options and using the excellent...

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Veiu Smart Video Doorbell Review

The smart home and home security market have boomed over the past year or two, but one security upgrade that hasn’t seen a vast number of products released are home doorbells. In the UK, the only real option is Ring, and all the other choices seem to be low-cost Chinese imports (not that these are necessarily bad). Veiu is one of the new brands trying to break into the market, they successfully got 1,353 backers to pledge $265,421 last year, and they are now selling their product globally. The normal RRP is £268.94, but there is currently an introductory...

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