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

BlueStacks 5 Review – Performance upgrades vs BlueStacks 4 ensure BlueStacks remains the best Android emulator

Back in 2019, I reviewed BlueStacks 4, the popular Android emulator that is geared towards allowing people to play Android games on the desktop. BlueStacks 5 is now available via Beta and will be launching in the next few months. It brings with it many improvements over v4, which should improve the overall performance considerably … Read more

Flexispot Cycle Desk Bike V9 Pro Review – A more active alternative to your sit-stand desk & superior to under desk ellipticals

I have previously reviewed the excellent Flexispot electric E5 standing desk, and 3 years ago, the Cubii Under Desk Smart Elliptical. Since reviewing the Cubii, the trend for under bikes and ellipticals have grown exponentially with dozens of options on the market, while Cubii appears to have discontinued their app-connected models. Flexispot has then taken … Read more

Cleer Enduro ANC Review – Affordable ANC headphones with superior sound vs Soundcore Life Q35, but ANC could be better

The latest Cleer Enduro ANC headphones bridge the gap between the affordable none ANC Cleer Enduro 100 and the more premium Cleer Flow II. All three headphones use the patented 40mm Ironless Driver technology, which helps Cleer headphones offer superior sound quality to many competitors. This then makes the main difference between them the active … Read more

Polar OH1 Heart Rate Sensor Review – Upper Arm Heart Rate Monitor – Now with Ant+

Originally posted May 2018 – Updated on 02/05/2019 The Polar OH1 has now had a new firmware rolled out enabling Ant+. It was a great device to start with and now, after a year of using it, I think it is probably the best heart rate tracker on the market.  Polar have recently overhauled their … Read more

Netgear Orbi Pro WiFi 6 Tri-Band AX6000 WiFi System Review – Cloud Managed WiFi 6 for your Business [SXK80]

I previously reviewed the flagship consumer-orientated Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 RBK852 back in May. It is one of the most advanced and fastest mesh WiFi systems on the market, with a price to match. In September, Netgear announced the Pro model, which takes all the next-generation WiFi technology from the consumer device and gives it … Read more

Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Review – Perfect for content creators but with a significant price premium vs gaming laptops

With the growing market of content creators, Acer realised they could expand their existing range of gaming PCs and desktops, into a more professional orientated line-up. The specification I have been sent will not be available in the UK. There is either the ConceptD 3 Ezel Pro with a  4GB Quadro T1000 for £1999 or … Read more

Azulle Byte4 Fanless Mini PC Review – A versatile POE equipped mini PC ideal for Kodi / Plex / pfSense or as a download server

The Byte4 Mini Desktop PC is a highly versatile and affordable fanless mini PC with dual ethernet ports (optional POE) and plenty of ports making this an appealing, affordable PC for many uses. Specification and Features Processor: Intel Celeron J4125 4 core, 4 threads  2.00 GHz base 2.7Ghz burst with Intel UHD Graphics 600 OS: … Read more

The Pinter Homebrew Beer Review – An excellent Christmas gift and introduction into home brewing but with caveats

The Pinter, developed by The Greater Good Fresh Brewing Co, is an attractive, user-friendly way to entice people into home brewing. They make some big claims about cost efficiency, and for people wanting to homebrew without putting any effort in, it is undoubtedly a good choice. The refills are a little too expensive for my … Read more

Netgear GS305E Review – 5-port smart managed gigabit switch ideal for expanding mesh system ports & improve bandwidth available for console & PC gaming

As much as I love cloud-managed networking, it is a bit over the top for many users. While a lot of our devices use wireless, the best performance will be via Ethernet; this is particularly useful for streaming content, gaming or work from home situations where desktops and phones may not have Wi-Fi. With a … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Review – The best Wi-Fi 6 router for the PS5, Xbox Series X & competitive gaming

If you have ever used a Netgear Router or mesh system, you will likely be familiar with their interface, both Orbi and Nighthawk use a very similar design and feature set. A couple of years ago, Netgear launched a new Nighthawk Pro router which uses something completely different, DumaOS. This has been built by UK … Read more

Earfun Free Pro ANC Wireless Earbuds Review – Another superb cheap TWS earbud but don’t buy them for the active noise cancelling + 20% discount code

EarFun have released a lot of earphones this year; they have all been good to excellent; all of them offering excellent value for money. The Earfun Free Pro is the latest entry to their product line-up, they are a touch cheaper than the Earfun Air Pro I reviewed back in October, and they adopt a … Read more

Razer Blade Stealth 13″ Review – A 13″ 1.5kg portable powerhouse capable of playing Cyberpunk 2077 [Intel i7-1065G7 & Nvidia GTX 1650Ti]

The Razer Blade Stealth 13″ wasn’t traditionally a gaming laptop, going back to the 2018 model it featured the Nvidia GeForce MX150, while capable of some gaming it would struggle with any AAA games. However, last year Razer introduced the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 giving it much more gaming chops. The 2020 models then upgraded … Read more