Tado V3+ Starter Kit & Wireless Temperature Sensor Launched – More accurate room temperature readings and control

I am a big fan of smart home heating, I reviewed the original Tado when it was launched, and I have been using Genius Hub in my home the past few years. Tado, or tado° if we want to use their Sunday name, has consistently upgraded both their hardware and software features consistently making them … Read more

Philips Hue Play gradient gives TV’s & console gamers some addressable RGB + new Hue bulbs

Philips Hue continues to expand its product portfolio of lighting products with several new products. Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip Philips Hue has had light strips for a while now, but previous the colour options were solid similar to how an individual bulb works. The new Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip offers individually addressable LEDs … Read more

Realme X7 Pro vs Redmi K30 Ultra – Another MediaTek Dimensity 1000 plus based phone, but will we see it in the UK or EU?

Realme will announce their new X7 series on the 1st of September in China, so far this will likely include a standard X7 and a Pro model, it is also speculated that there will be an Ultra mode. With the data approaching quickly more details of the new phones are gradually leaking out. Realme X7 … Read more

Realme X7 & Realme X7 Pro with 120Hz AMOLED & 5G to arrive on September 1 – Will this be the first Mediatek Dimensity 800U phone?

Realme today revealed the launch date of its upcoming smartphones. The Realme X7 and  Realme X7 Pro will launch in China on 1st of September at 2PM local time which works out at 7AM in the UK I think. Realme X7 confirmed specifications Realme have revealed a couple of specs including 5G support and a … Read more

Huawei & Honor phones likely to launch at IFA 2020 including Honor Hunter V700 & Huawei Mate 40 Lite E

With IFA coming up we will likely start to see a lot more leaks for new devices. The latest is from @RODENT950, who only states that these are upcoming devices from Huawei and Honor in Europe soon. I am not sure what events Huawei has planned for IFA yet, but Honor has an event planned … Read more

TP-Link gets in on the Wi-Fi 6 action with affordable AX50 router, RE505X repeater and TX3000E PCIe adaptor

All the networking companies were jumping on board the Wi-Fi 6 / 802.11ax bandwagon at IFA. With the iPhone 11 featuring the new networking standard, we may start to see it going mainstream over the next 12 months. At the moment things are pricey, the perfect example being the new Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Tri-band … Read more

Garmin Legacy Hero Series Launched at IFA- Marvel-themed Vívoactive 4 & 4S

As part of the IFA announcements, Garmin launched a new superhero-themed watches. The two watches are functionaliy identical to the Vívoactive 4 & 4S with the First Avenger watch being the 45mm Vívoactive 4 and Captain Marvel being based on the 40mm 4S. The watches will cost you an additional $50 in the US to … Read more

Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 Tri-band Mesh System (RBK852) announced & it comes with some serious early adoptor tax

Netgear Orbi RBK852

I love Netgear, I love Mesh Wi-Fi, and I love Wi-Fi 6. So I have been quite excited about the new RBK852 WiFi 6 Tri-band Mesh System from Netgear, however, you should expect some sticker shock. If you thought WiFi 6 routers were expensive then the RBK852 is going to make your toes curl. Early … Read more

Acer @ IFA – Laptop upgrades including the Predator Triton 500 with 300hz display and new Predator Thronos Air

Today Acer was one of the first companies to hold a press event for IFA. They announced lots of new products, so many it is hard to cover them all in individual posts while away at the event! The below is an overview of the new launches. Highlights of the launch include the new Swift … Read more

Fitbit Versa 2 vs Misfit Vapor X vs Garmin Vivoactive 4 – Which will be the best fitness smartwatch at IFA 2019?

It looks like the wearables hall will be buzzing with activity at IFA this year based the rumours and leaks that have been revealed recently. The Misfit Vapor X is the only confirmed watch, and they are owned by the Fossil Group so it should be at the show this year. Most companies will be … Read more

Philips Kitchen Solutions at IFA 2018 – An app-enabled blender and perfect coffee

I have reviewed some smart kitchen appliances in the past including a kettle and coffee machine, but the smart home trend seems to have been slow to spread into the kitchen. At IFA 2018 this changed somewhat and there were many connected devices including fridges, ovens and washing machines. Philips also has two exciting gadgets … Read more

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