I have never been the kind of person to put up lots of photos around my home. In the early days of digital photos frames, the technology looked cheap and cringeworthy, so I never paid much attention to it since. However, I was impressed with the premium-priced Netgear Meural Canvas II at IFA and was … Read more
You have heard of True Wireless earphones; almost every brand offers a pair. Now it is time for true wireless speakers; as the name suggests, the speakers are not physically wired up to each other but connect via Bluetooth for their stereo connection. Unlike the TWS earphone counterpart, there are still some wires; you have … Read more
The new Nacon Pro Compact controller is an officially licensed Xbox controller that is compatible with Xbox Series X|S consoles and Windows PCs. Featuring a 3M cable, this should offer enough reach for most console setups and avoids you having to worry about batteries. The 3.5mm headphone jack is then also Dolby Atmos surround sound … Read more
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
Following on from my Reolink RLC-511WA review, I have been using the RLC-811A, which is the 4K POE model. It follows the same pattern as the previous model; this has a 5X optical zoom lens (not PTZ) with a built-in spotlight which will enable night-time colour video. It also includes the AI object detection we … Read more
This month, Yale expanded its home surveillance product range with some new cameras. One of the big advantages of the Yale cameras is that there is no monthly fee, unlike Ring and Arlo. You have options to record to microSD or the Yale Smart Home CCTV system. However, it is worth noting the Yale CCTV … Read more
I first experienced Cleer Audio products with the superb Cleer Flow II. Their latest launch is the Cleer Goal which are sports focussed TWS earphone. Unlike most IP rated earphones that are marketed towards sports, these have a specific design to improve situational awareness outdoors. That design is essentially what you have on the normal … Read more
The MooSoo K17U is an affordable ultra-lightweight cordless vacuum with a telescopic shaft. Priced at around £120, it half the price as big brand names like Shark or the Halo Capsule I previously reviewed but is it any good?
The excellent Realme 6 Pro was launched in March 2020, with the Realme 7 Pro landing in October and now the 8 Pro, so we are looking at a 6-month launch cycle. This inevitably means not much changes with each release.
The main difference going from the Realme 6 Pro to 7 Pro was that it ditched the IPS display in favour of an AMOLED which was quite unique at the time with most affordable phones using IPS.
The Realme 8 Pro then also only has one significant improvement. The primary sensor has been switched from the already good 64MP Sony IMX682 sensor to the brand new Samsung 108MP HM2 sensor.
This new 108MP camera isn't quite the same as you see on £750+ flagship phones from the likes of Xiaomi and Samsung, but it is not far off. The main difference is that the sensor is a touch smaller at 1/1.52″ vs 1/1.33″, reducing the pixel size to 0.7 μm from 0.8 μm.
Disappointingly, there hasn't been an improvement from the Snapdragon 720G, which itself wasn't much different from the Snapdragon 730G, which proceeded it, so the chipset is effectively 2 years old now.
In defence of Realme, Qualcomm has left its 7-series platform to go a little stale. The only realistic upgrade would have been the 5G Snapdragon 750G.
Home surveillance tech is getting scarily advanced, Ezviz is one of the companies at the forefront of this technology. I am a huge fan of both colour night vision and AI object detection. Now, these have been combined with a PTZ camera to offer AI automatic tracking of anyone that enters your property. This model … Read more
Sit-stand desks have been all the rage for a few years now, and I have previously covered some of the tabletop adaptors. In recent years the range of full-electric sit-stand desks has increased considerably, and prices are surprisingly reasonable. Flexispot has always been one of the big players in the game, and they recently sent … Read more
The Keymander 2 Mobile is a similar idea to the various Gamsir peripherals I have reviewed recently. It offers a way to add keyboard and mouse control to your Apple iOS-based devices. You may wonder why this is needed seeing as they have some compatibility built-in, but the Keymander expands the range of compatible games … Read more
Launched at the end of January, the EPOS GTW 270 wireless earbuds are the first in-ear option from the gaming orientated audio brand.
What differentiates these from regular TWS earbuds is that they feature the aptX LL codec reducing the latency from 170 – 270 ms found on typical SBC Bluetooth connections down to 40 ms.
aptX LL is about the best low latency option there is at the moment. LLAC/LHDC LL is the main alternative. It is based on the high definition wireless audio technology from LHDC, but designed for low latency and features an auto-detect gaming mode. Savitech claims LLAC has end-to-end latency of around 30ms.
Streaming devices great flexibility and freedom if you want to keep up with the recent TV shows and movies for binge-watching through international streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and more! In parallel, advanced research on technological developments opens new avenues of entertainment for the international communities where anyone … Read more
As predicted, the OVH fire that occurred on Tuesday is having some terrible consequences for many businesses. The fire completely destroyed an entire SBG1 datacentre then a further four rooms in the SBG1 data centre. The fire then took out connectivity across SBG1 through to SBG4. Unfortunately, any business or individual that has had a … Read more
Having reviewed a lot of the Reolink cameras, I have now got to the point where I am reviewing upgraded models from the existing range. I previously reviewed the Reolink RLC-511W in September, it was an impressive camera, and at around £80, it was a bargain. The 4X optical zoom it offered was quite unique; … Read more