Powr labs Chest & Optical Armband Hear Rate Monitor Review – Good alternative options vs Wahoo, Polar & Garmin

Anyone half-serious about fitness will know that the optical heart rate monitoring on watches is prone to serious inaccuracies. It is not so much that the sensor is inaccurate, just the wrist is an awful place to monitor your heart rate. I have reviewed several heart rate monitors now and bought many more. I have … Read more

Inventor Magic 12000BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review – An effective air conditioning unit even with the hassle of UK uPVC windows

This year I finally caved and bought a portable air conditioner. Ideally, I’d like a multi-split air conditioner, but that requires someone it install it, and ideally when I finally get my loft converted. For many people, a portable air con is the only realistic solution for proper air conditioning. Inventor may not be the … Read more

Huwder A2002 150W PD Charger Review – A bargain power delivery charger with up to 100W on a single USB-C port

Huwder is not a company I have heard of before, and they don’t have any presence on Amazon UK. I was a little bit sceptical of their attractively priced and very high spec USB chargers when they approached me for a review. I was, therefore, left pleasantly surprised when this turned out to be a … Read more

Edifier G2000 2.0 Computer Speakers Review – Decent compact, affordable 2.0 computer speakers aimed at gamers

I have never been a fan of headphones for long days in the office or gaming, I just find them a bit uncomfortable after a few hours.  I always use speakers when possible, but computer speakers can be physically large and often expensive. The Edifier G2000 is neither of those; these small 2.0 active speakers … Read more

Realme Watch 2 Review – Not much has changed, still a decent entry-level fitness tracker

Page 2 covers health tracking, price and alternative options and my overall opinion. Last month, as part of the Realme GT launch, the company announced its new affordable fitness trackers, the Realme Watch 2 and Watch 2 Pro. The Watch 2 is almost the same as the previous generation, they have improved the battery and … Read more

Cleer Audio Ally Plus II Review – Excellent all-round earbuds with ANC & aptX Adaptive

The Cleer Ally Plus II was announced last week, and I have been using them since. These build upon the success of the Cleer Ally Plus, upgrading the Qualcomm QCC5121 to the QCC5141, which brings with it Bluetooth 5.2, aptX Adaptive and improved ANC performance. Specification Qualcomm QCC5141 SoC with Bluetooth 5.2 & aptX Adaptive Superior sound … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster X4 Review – An excellent external soundcard but not much different than the X3

Page 2 covers the Smartcomms kit, price and alternative options plus the overall rating Launched last month, the Creative Sound Blaster X4 is a tweaked version of the popular X3 DAC, which integrates the new Smartcomms Kit that has featured on several of the recent Creative products. Sound Blaster X4 vs X3 Specification Sound Blaster … Read more

Reolink RLC-510WA Review – An affordable 5MP Wi-Fi security camera with person/vehicle detection

The Reolink RLC-510WA was announced back in March. Similar to most of the recent Reolink launches, the main feature upgrade here is the new smart object detection for people and vehicles, allowing you to minimise notifications and make it easier to find recorded events. The RLC-410W would be the likely camera this replaces, so you … Read more

Ugreen HiTune X5 True Wireless Earbuds Review – Another good aptX earbud thanks to Qualcomm QCC3040

My third affordable TWS earbud review in the past week. The Ugreen HiTune X5 earbuds have not officially been launched yet, but they will be available in July from Amazon and other retailers. The Ugreen press release only states that these are powered by a Qualcomm SoC. I would expect this to be the Qualcomm … Read more

Yeedi Vac Station Initial Review – An affordable robot vacuum with visual smart mapping & auto-emptying

In a few days time the Yeedi Vac Station wil be available to buy with an RRP of $499 but a $100 early-bird coupon available for anyone that subscribes to their newsletter. I was quite excited about trying out this robotic vacuum and had planned to do a full review of it. Unfortunately, the review … Read more

Paradar 8.5dBi & 4.5dBi Helium Antenna Review – High gain 868Mhz antenna to maximise HNT earnings

With the Helium Hotspots finally be shipped, many people will want to maximise the amount of HNT they can mine via their hotspot. I have previously used the MikroTik LoRa 6.5dBi as my main antenna, and now Nebra has started shipping their 5.8dbi and 3dbi glass fiber LoRa antennas. However, the 8dbi model is out … 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

Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p V2 Review – An affordable webcam for Zoom calls

Recently we have seen Creative roll out new hardware versions for several of their popular devices, with the main change being the integration of their new SmartComms Kit. The Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p is one of those products. The new V2 model is almost the same as the previous generation, the design changes a … Read more

LG C1 OLED (2021) 4K TV review – Is this the best OLED for 2021? [55″ OLED55C15LA]

Page 2 of the review covers pricing, alternative options and the overall opinion and rating. Nearly three years ago, I bought my first OLED TV, the 65″ Sony AF8. I had wanted an OLED since the early generations, but they were painfully expensive, and I was poor. So it was a massive investment, and I … Read more

SoundPEATS T2 Earbuds Review – Active noise cancelling TWS earbuds that are superb value for money

Another day another TWS earbud review. In my recent review of the EarFun Free 2, they stood out for implementing the new popular Qualcomm QCC3040 SoC, which offers aptX and Bluetooth 5.2, plus they integrated wireless charging. The SoundPEATS T2, which are similarly priced, have active noise cancellation as their main feature. Specification Bluetooth Chip: … Read more