Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti vs RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080 Ti Specifications Revealed – New launch date

I originally wrote this post at the start of January after the Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti was teased at CES. The launch was then revealed as being the 27th of January, but this data came and went with no sign of the card. Then rumours suggested a February launch. Again, this came and went with … Read more

Twinkly Dots Smart LED String Announced at CES

I have been quite impressed with the Twinkly product range so far. They have expanded away from their excellent Christmas tree string lights into a more mainstream product range such as LED strips and the Twinkly Flex. As CES 2022, the company has now launched another product suitable for all year use but still works … Read more

512 Audio expands product range with USB microphones and USB audio interface

Audio and podcasting may not be my forte, but I was very impressed with the 512 Audio Skylight XLR microphone. The brand is quickly padding out its product range with three new devices at CES 2020. There are two USB powered microphones that offer a lower price and more user-friendly and affordable interface than XLR. … Read more

Netgear MS108EUP POE 2.5GbE Silent 60W/230W Switch Announced Costs £400+

I wrote about the Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 yesterday but completely overlooked this interesting little switch. With WiFi 6 becoming increasingly mainstream and  WiFi 6E gaining traction, the demand for multi-gig Ethernet is increasing. Using a 160Mhz wide channel, it is reasonably easy to saturate a gigabit connection, and WiFi 6E make this much easier to … Read more

Asus GT-AXE16000 is an insane quad-band Wi-Fi 6E router with 2x 10Gbps & one 2.5Gbps Ethernet

At CES 2022, Netgear launched its latest RAXE300 Wi-Fi 6E router, which is a more affordable version of last years RAXE500. Asus, on the other hand, have gone the other way, launching what has to be the highest specced consumer-focussed router on the market. The new Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE16000 is a quad-band Wi-Fi 6E … Read more

Acer Predator Triton 500 SE Gaming Laptop Announced with Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti & Core i9-12900H + New Helios 300 (PH315-55)

The original Acer Predator Triton 500 SE was launched back in May 2021, and options going up to the 11th gen Intel Core i9-11950H and RTX 3080. During CES 2022, Acer has announced a refresh of this excellent laptop with an even more powerful specification. The new Acer Predator Triton 500 SE (PT516-52s) packs up … Read more

Withings Body Scan smart scales add handles for ECG & segmented body composition vs Body Cardio

I have long been a fan of the Withings smart scales. Being able to track my weight over months and years significantly helped with my weight loss and then subsequent bulk/cut cycles. I started off with the Body+, which offers a good balance of data and affordability, which is best suited for most users in … Read more

CES 2022: Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 vs RAXE500 Wi-Fi 6E Router – A new semi-affordable Wi-Fi 6E router with 2.5Gbps Ethernet

While Wi-Fi 6 may offer significant speed improvements on the current 5Ghz band, the performance is often held back due to congested Wi-Fi networks and pesky radar, creating the need for DFS (Dynamic frequency selection) channels. Wi-Fi 6E is the next-gen Wi-Fi we have really been waiting for. This expands the Wi-Fi network into the … Read more

CES 2022: Pocketalk launches App & Subtitles adopting a cloud-based app translation service vs hardware

Pocketalk is one of the top makers of handheld translation devices that have become popular in recent years. I was impressed with the Pocketalk S Voice Translator which provided accurate and quick translation with 2-years of free data for translation using the built-in eSIM. They are now expanding their product range into cloud-based app translation … Read more

CES 2022: Acer announce new Chromebook Spin 513 with MediaTek Kompanio 1380, plus Chromebook 315 & Chromebook 314

CES officially starts on the 5th, with many exciting announcements coming the day before. Acer is one of the companies getting some announcements out extra early. Today they have announced three new updated Chromebooks. Highlights: The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) boosts productivity on-the-go with a sleek, convertible design, 13.5-inch VertiView display with a 3:2 … Read more

TP-Link Deco X76 Plus vs X96 vs Linksys AXE8400 Mesh WiFi 6E Systems: Three new high-end mesh systems offering a 6GHz backhaul channel

We have already seen Asus and Netgear launch WiFi 6E routers, offering reliable ultra-fast connections using 160Mhz on the 6Ghz frequency. TP-Link & Linksys are taking a different approach with their first WiFi 6E devices, and just straight in with a mesh system. TP-Link have the Deco X76 Plus and the X96 Plus while Linksys … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs Samsung Exynos 2100 Compared: Specifications & Benchmarks. Will the Exynos Galaxy S21 be as good as the Qualcomm variant in the US?

Yesterday at CES 2021, Samsung formally announced its flagship mobile chipset for the year, the Exynos 2100. In previous years, Samsung has developed its own performance CPU microarchitecture for these chipsets, but that division has now been closed down, and Samsung are using Arm’s Cortex cores such as the new X1. The decision to ditch … Read more

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches – New low-priced alternatives with little compromise. Ideal for Strava

During CES 2021, Amazfit announced their latest smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e, offering a similar aesthetic and feature set to the existing Amazfit GTR 2 & GT 2 but at a lower price point. I reviewed the Amazfit GTS 2 back in December and found it to be a superb option for … Read more

TCL @ CES : TCL 20 5G with Snapdragon 690, NXTPAPER tablet with paper-like display and more

TCL do a lot more than TV’s, in 2020, they expanded their mobile line up with the TCL 10 series, which were favourably received by publications. I found that the TCL 10 Pro offered one of the best screens on the market at its price point. The TCL 10 5G offered genuine competition against more … Read more

Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & GeForce GTX 1650 Announced for £699 [A715-42G] – ASPIRE 5 with Ryzen 7 5700U for £749.99

Today, at CES 2021, Acer has announced the Acer Aspire 7 and Acer Aspire 5 which will be some of the first laptops to launch with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. More are due to be launched later tonight. Acer Aspire 7 with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U & Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU Acer … Read more

Acer Nitro 5 upgraded with AMD Ryzen 9 5900 HX CPU + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 options with QHD 165 Hz or FHD 360 Hz displays – Coy about RTX 3080 price

Following the Nvidia and AMD announcements, AMD has also announced their latest gaming laptops to feature the new hardware. The catch with this press release is that AMD has stated the top options that are available for the laptops but then provided the prices for the bottom options. Obviously, not wanting to give us sticker … Read more

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