D-Link receives three Red Dot Awards for design on DMS-106XT multi-gig switch, DCS-8635LH outdoor camera, & DCS-8526LH Pan & Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera

D-Link Corporation has revealed that their DMS-106XT Multi Gigabit Unmanaged Switch, DCS-8635LH 2K QHD Pan & Zoom Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera, and DCS-8526LH Full HD Pan & Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera received the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021. 6-port DMS-106XT unmanaged switch with 5x 2.5GbE & 1x 10GbE The DMS-106XT is D-Link’s latest unmanaged switch … Read more

Acer Spin 513 Review – The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c offers superior performance than cheaper MediaTek Chromebooks

The Acer Spin 513 is the first Chromebook to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, which aims to offer increased performance and superior battery life compared to existing Arm based MediaTek Chromebooks while keeping things affordable. Acer Spin 513 CP513-1H Specifications Operating System: Chrome OS Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c 8nm 2x Kryo 468 Gold (Arm … Read more

TCL Fold ‘n Roll concept demoed, providing 6.87”, 8.85”, 10” display sizes with adjustable aspect ratio & a promise of a simple foldable in 2021

TCL have been teasing their foldable concepts for a while now, never delivering. However, their rollable designs have generally been regarded as one of the most innovative uses of flexible displays for mobile. As part of yesterdays announcement, which included the new TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL also demoed a Fold ‘n Roll concept. As … Read more

TCL 20 Pro 5G vs TCL 10 Pro Compared – A big chipset upgrade but a 25% price hike making this as expensive as the Pixel 4a at £499

While TCL technically entered the mobile market in 2019 with the TCL Plex, it was the TCL 10 series that was their first big push into this competitive market. There was huge potential; the TCL 10 5G was genuinely a good alternative to the affordable OnePlus Nord and Realme X50. The more expensive TCL 10 … Read more

Annke C800 Zoom Review: 4K 8MP & 4x optical zoom for business surveillance that is an affordable alternative to Hikvision

The Annke C800 Zoom is a slight departure from my regular POE camera reviews as I would regard it as a more business orientated camera ideal for providing surveillance for SMBs. Annke C800 Zoom Specification & Features Image Sensor:1/2.5″ Sony STARVIS IMX274 Image Sensor              Video Resolution: 8MP (3840 X 2160@12.5/15 fps) Video Compression: H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264 Lens: … Read more

TCL C82 Mini LED & C72 QLED TVs announced with Dolby Vision & HDR 10+ plus HDMI 2.1 with eArc and VRR for 4K @ 120 fps

TCL offer some of the highest spec TVs for the money on the market. They will continue this trend in 2021 with the launch of their new C series TVs. The three new models, C82, C72+ and C72, tick almost every box for the latest display technology. HDMI 2.1 with VRR & Dolby Atmos In … 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

Reolink Argus 3 Pro Review – A great alternative vs Eufy 2C & Arlo Pro 3

The new Argus 3 Pro sits at the top of the range for the wireless cameras from Reolink. Compared to the Argus 3, you now get 2K video, and this is the first wireless camera from the brand to offer person/vehicle detection. Specification Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS Sensor Video Resolution: 2560 x 1440 (4.0 Megapixels) … 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

What Type of Headphones are Best for Running?

No one wants to exercise in silence. Regardless of the type of headphones, you’re using, music is a staple of a good workout routine. A great running playlist can help to keep you motivated for the duration of your run. Picking running headphones can be a little challenging. You need comfortable earbuds, a long-lasting battery … Read more

THX Onyx USB-C DAC/Amplifier launched, offering high-fidelity music, movie and gaming audio when listening over headphones

THX, the renowned audio company originally founded by George Lucas, has traditionally never developed hardware. THX itself is a quality assurance system guaranteeing that the sound produced by something meets its standards. Originally this was for movie theatres ensuring everything was perfectly set up to replicate the sound of movies perfectly. This certification then trickled … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs Video Doorbell 3 Plus Compared – What’s different?

This is a quick short post to highlight the specs of the new Ring Video Doorbell 4 and how it is different to the existing Video Doorbell 3. Key differences This post can be condensed down to 4 lines of differences: Plus model dropped Standard model now includes pre-roll Pre-roll is now colour Video Doorbell … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 4 & Floodlight Cam Wired Pro Announced for £179 & £219 – New colour pre-roll

Ring has been on one with product launches recently; with pressure increasing from competing brands, they will likely want to establish their dominance (in the doorbell market at least). Ring Video Doorbell 4 with colour pre-roll for £179 – No Plus model? I was provided with an embargoed announcement to write this up, which is … Read more

MediaTek & Samsung Introduce World’s First Wi-Fi 6E Enabled 8K TV – Samsung 8K QLED Y21

As usual Samsung are at the forefront of introducing the latest Wi-Fi to their consumer devices. They were one of the only companies to offer WiFi 6 back in 2019 when the Samsung Galaxy S10 launched. This trend has continued, this year the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra features WiFi 6E while other phones such as … Read more