Amber Plus Review – A NAS and router in one with Docker support but is it good as Synology

[Update] I was provided with some feedback regarding certain parts of the review which I think are worth including. Key points include that the 2.5″ drives are less noisy so can be used in a living environment without bothering people. While most NAS drives have remote access functionality, Amber is focussing on making remote functionality … Read more

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti set to launch on 31st of May – Making gamers even more bitter about GPU shortages

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has been rumoured for a while now. First, it was being launched, then it was cancelled, now it is definitely being launched. It feels like this is going to cause a huge backlash from the gamer community and at this point I don’t think Nvidia really gives a damn. … Read more

Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 now available for £1,599.99 – 14” 1.3kg ultraportable with Intel i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe, 16GB RAM & 1TB SSD

I have been a big fan of the Huawei laptops, both the Intel-based Matebook 13 and AMD based Matebook 14 are superb and offer excellent value for money. The one laptop I haven’t tried is the flagship Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is the first Huawei laptop to get a 2021 refresh and as you … Read more

Netgear WAX214 WiFi6 AX1800 Access Point Review – A bargain WiFi 6 access point that is worth considering over the Unifi 6 Lite

In the past few years, I have regularly praised cloud-managed networking systems such as Netgear Insight, Zyxel Nebula and Ubiquiti Unifi. They offer a simplified, user-friendly way to manage your entire network, or even multiple networks, all from one interface. As much as I love cloud networking, it comes with additional costs; the hardware itself … Read more

Netgear WAX620 WiFi 6 Access Point Launched – 4×4 MIMO with a 2.5Gbps PoE LAN but no 160MHz channel width

As I finalise my review of the budget-friendly WAX214 access point, Netgear has just announced a new model which will sit at the top of their range and offer cloud management via Netgear Insight. The new Netgear WAX620 is being launched for £219.99, making it around £50 more than the excellent WAX610, which is available … Read more

TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 OneMesh Range Extenders announced – Turn your Wi-Fi 6 Archer router into a mesh system – RE605X & RE505X

TP-Link has expanded its range of Wi-Fi 6 devices with two new Wi-Fi 6 extenders that use the TP-Link OneMesh system. What is TP-Link OneMesh? OneMesh allows you to mix and match products within the TP-link range allowing you to expand the system as your requirements change. It is also a good way to use … Read more

The Reasons Your Spectrum Internet Is So Slow

In the typical modern home network, there is nothing more frustrating than slow internet. When movie isn’t loading, a website is just buffering, or you simply cannot get a smooth Zoom call, you will find yourself groaning in frustration. It is a common problem, but not one without solutions. If you are trying to figure … Read more

Helium Hotspot Review – Mine Helium HNT cryptocurrency while expanding the IoT friendly LoRaWAN network

Where to buy a Helium Hotspot? UK, EU and US models Pi Supply in the UK manufacture the Nebra HNT Hotspot, this is pretty much the only option available in the UK and EU, they also sell models for other territories including the US. Due to the popularity, there is a backlog of orders, as … Read more

Sound Blaster GC7 Gaming DAC Released with multi-input USC, 3.5mm, & optical as well as programable buttons

I was impressed with the portable battery-powered Sound BlasterX G6 when I reviewed it last year, so the new Sound Blaster GC7 from Creative sounds quite interesting. The GC7 is the first in its series of premium game streaming USB DAC and AMP, which looks to sit somewhere between the lower-spec G6 or X3 but … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Play! 4 USB-C DAC Review – An affordable portable DAC with added mic features to improve your Zoom calls

Creative announced the Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 back in February, offering some useful improvements from the previous Sound Blaster PLAY! 3. With most of us working from home in the past year, Creative has added several features to the Sound Blaster Play! 4 that will significantly improve the quality of calls, including a clever auto-muting … Read more

TRENDnet TEG-S350 5-Port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch Review – Helping drive the cost of multi-gig Ethernet down

TRENDnet (Trendnet for the rest of this review) recently launched two affordable unmanaged 2.5G switches, one 5-port and the other 8-port. Being an unmanaged switch, this will be a relatively short review, but I have been quite obsessed with multi-gig Ethernet in recent years and always on the quest for an affordable solution. Price per … Read more

Zyxel NWA210AX WiFi 6 Access Point Review – Is it better than the Ubiquiti Unifi 6 LR?

I have reviewed quite a bit of the Zyxel Nebula ecosystem now, including some of the older WiFI 5 access points and the flagship Zyxel WAX650S WiFi 6 access point, which will set you back over £600. I have had my eye on the Zyxel NWA210AX for a while now, it seems to be the … Read more

Xencelabs Pen Tablet is an affordable graphics tablets for professionals from $279 with UK availability soon

Many of my friends have had to take their artistic trade digital in the past year, and I regularly get asked questions about graphics tablets or what the best iPad for drawing is. So the launch of the new Xencelabs Pen Tablet caught my eye. While there are certainly cheaper options on the market, the … Read more

Goodram 1TB IRDM M.2 NVMe SSD Review – An affordable NVMe drive aimed at gamers

I was first made aware of Goodram when they asked me to review the IRDM 3200Mhz DDR4 SODIMM Laptop Ram. While this may be a lesser-known brand, they have been manufacturing RAM and storage for many years now, being the largest IT companies in Poland. They are popular with PC builders, such as Chillblast and … Read more

Connect And Activate Your Own Modem Router To Comcast Xfinity

Many managers, business owners, and regular people, frequently encounter the problem of limited Wi-Fi connectivity and errors. This is because the rapid development of technology and internet use comes with its challenges. On a given network, your computer, and a few other devices are usually able to share capacity with ease, while functioning efficiently. Nevertheless, many businesses often ignore the fact that Wi-Fi connection limits depend on a variety of factors. 

Some of you may realize that if you connect many devices such as laptops, desktops, and phones to one network, you may have a difficult time streaming a video when you are in another part of the house. You may also notice that the video quality may be reduced and the download and upload speeds of every device that is connected are significantly slower. This is because each connected device would only be able to access a lesser internet level because of the volume of devices. 

If you were to install another Xfinity router or a third-party device within your home network you would be able to distribute the network load more efficiently. This is because many more devices will be supported if you add more access points to the network. But this is not without its downsides, because adding more access points to the network will make it a bit more challenging to manage. 

You may also increase your subscription with your internet service provider so that your bandwidth will be available to each connected device simultaneously. This will better allow you to have one or more routers to support multiple devices. For instance, if your internet subscription is downloading at 1 Gbps to your network devices, and you have 50 devices connected at the same time, it means that each device consumes around 20 megabits of data per second. By increasing the bandwidth, you will be able to have a greater quality of internet on all the connected devices.

Many people believe that you need a technician to connect and activate your modem router to Comcast Xfinity, but the truth is that you can do this yourself. The first thing you need to do is download the Xfinity app to set up the Internet and get online. Remember to disconnect the already installed device in your home if this is a replacement. 

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Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Monitor For Laptops Review – Make your laptop dual or triple display

With the prospect of being able to travel again this year I have been contemplating on how to improve my mobile working experience. Whenever I go on holiday or press events, I always set up a small workstation allowing me to get a couple of hours of work done each day (the cost of being self-employed). In recent years this has expanded from just a laptop to include both a proper keyboard and mouse, which massively improves my productivity. However, working from a single monitor is not ideal for me; when writing, I almost always have side by side content so I can research and reference things.

A portable monitor is a perfect solution for this. I recently reviewed the Acer PM1, which was flawed but still good, largely thanks to its great price. However, the Mobile Pixels Trio offers a slightly alternative solution that will be particularily appealing to people that work on the move.

Rather than having a completely sperate monitor, this monitor attaches to the back of your existing laptop, sliding out as and when needed. It gives you a much more convenient set up when working in tight spaces.

The Mobile Pixels Trio name is slightly misleading initially; the monitor you buy is a single monitor, but it is designed to allow two to be attached to your laptop to create that triple monitor setup.

Specification

Mobile Pixels Trio Portable Monitor for Laptops, 12.5'' Full...
  • ★Extend Your Vision by Ultra Wide Screen...
  • ★Plug and Play, One Cable Setup,Backward...
  • ★One Trio Max Display on Multiple...
  • ★Optimized Design for Home Office and Work...
  • Display Size: 12.5″ (Max model is 14″)
  • Resolution:  1920 x 1080
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hertz
  • Power: 4.5W
  • Brightness: 300 nit
  • USB: 2x USB-C (one for power if the source device can't provide it)

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