Creative T60 2.0 Speakers launched with SmartComms for £70 – Ideal for a work from home set-up with better connectivity & features vs Gigaworks T40 Series II

It looks like Creative plans to upgrade most of its audio products with access to the new Creative App and its SmartComms kit. The latest is the Creative T60 speakers, which are more advanced than the existing T40 and T20 series by using USB-C connectivity rather than a 3.5mm aux in (though they still have that). … Read more

Huawei Watch 3 gets turn by turn navigation with Petal Maps

The Huawei Watch 3 is one of the best smartwatches currently available today. The hardware is exceptional, and the battery life outperforms all current Wear OS watches. However, using Harmony OS and no access to Google, the range of apps for it has been limited, which was my main criticism during my review. Huawei has … Read more

ASUS / Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders vs ROG Phone 5 Compared – Pay more to get less

Yesterday, ASUS threw a bit of a curveball phone release in collaboration with Qualcomm with the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. That is its actual name. A quick glance at the design and specs, and you would just assume this is a Qualcomm reference device not intended for end-users, but it seems that it will actually … Read more

Shibaswap Goes Live – How to buy BONE token and provide liquidity for greater cryptocurrency returns

The Shiba Inu coin could have been the swan song in the recent cryptocurrency cycle with many amateur investors burnt after buying in too late. Interest in crypto has certainly died down, but it represents a good time to buy for anyone looking to get into crypto. ShibaSwap is a decentralised cryptocurrency exchange that specifically … Read more

2021 Nintendo Switch (OLED model) vs 2017 Nintendo Switch – What’s different other than the larger 7-inch OLED display?

The Nintendo Switch has been a huge hit, launched back in 2017 it is still selling like hotcakes. As of March 2021, the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite have sold more than 84 million units worldwide. There have been lots of rumours in the past few months about a new and improved Nintendo Switch … Read more

Nothing ear (1) earbuds confirmed to have active noise cancelling and cost £99 GBP

I have not posted much about Carl Pei’s new company Nothing, yet, because most of the news has been uninteresting. The marketing strategy has been to trickle minor bits of none newsworthy information. We knew that Nothing would release some earbuds, they told us the name ear (1), and more recently, they confirmed the launch … Read more

Netgear WAX630 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Access Point Announced for £289.99

Yesterday, Netgear announced a new top of the range Wi-Fi 6 access point, choosing to go down a different path than competing brands, which could be quite useful for many users. While it is common for many cloud-managed access points to offer mesh Wi-Fi, the are not many, if any, that have a tri-band radio. … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus vs 888 Chipsets Compared – Has much changed?

Yesterday, for the first day of the Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm announced their new Snapdragon 888+ chipset. Much like the launch of the Snapdragon 865+, not much has changed, it looks like the improvements are even more incremental than last year. 5% CPU frequency improvement The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is effectively just a speed … Read more

Cleer Audio Ally Plus II Earbuds Launched for £129.95 – Active noise cancelling, 11 hours playtime and wireless charging

Cleer Audio are on a roll with their product launches recently. I have already reviewed the Cleer Enduro ANC and Cleer Goal TWS Sports this year. This time around is they have announced the Ally Plus II , building on the well revied first generation from last year. The new Ally Plus II offer improved … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 5G Open Resource Architecture Announced – Allowing device makers to customize key 5G mobile device features to address different market segments

As we enter MWC 2021 day 2, MediaTek has announced a new Open Resource Architecture which gives device makers more control over the hardware features of the chipset they use. How much brands will tailor things and what benefits that has for the end-users remains to be seen. However, it is an interesting idea that … Read more

Infinix Concept Phone 2021 unveiled with 160W charging, giving a full charge in 10mins – MWC 2021

Infinix are not normally a brand I associate with being pioneers of technology, but at the start of MWC 2021, they have announced a new concept phone with the fastest charge speeds on the market. 160W wired charging and 50W wireless The new Infinix Concept Phone 2021 is capable of 160W wired charging and 50W … Read more

Edifier GM5 Gaming Earbuds Announced for £70 – With aptX Adaptive for low latency audio using Qualcomm QCC3046 SoC

Edifier have announced their latest TWS earbuds. These are a little bit different than the normal general use designs I have covered a lot recently. The Edifier GM5 are geared towards the gamers market. The main thing that makes them a gaming earphone is the use of the Qualcomm QCC3046 chipset which allows the earbuds … Read more

Campfire Audio Satsuma & Honeydew Earphones Announced – One with balanced audio, another with enhanced bass for £199 & £249

As the market becomes saturated with commoditized headphone offerings that often put convenience-oriented features ahead of sound quality, Campfire Audio encourages music lovers to experience their music as it was meant to be heard: in full-bodied, no-compromise high fidelity audio. The company’s new wired IEMs — which feature unique, hand-crafted designs in two sonically tailored variations, … Read more

PictoScanner portable scanner turns negatives and slides into digital images using any smartphone

Now available in the UK and Ireland, PictoScanner is a portable scanner that turns negatives and slides into digital images using any smartphone. Created by a Danish professional photographer, PictoScanner provides an easy way to bring old photos back to life. Purposefully low-tech, it is a carboard, AA battery-powered backlight that uses a smartphone camera and simple … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster X4 Announced – Similar hardware vs X3 but now with SmartComms Kit and only a fiver more (£135 vs £130 RRP)

Yesterday, Creative announced their latest DAC, the Creative Sound Blaster X4, The X4 is the upgraded successor to the well-received Sound Blaster X3, but looking at the product pages and press release, not that much has changed. Creative Sound Blaster X4 vs Sound Blaster X3 The new X4 has 114 dB audio clarity and 24-bit/192 … Read more