Reolink RLC-511WA Review – A 5MP wireless security camera with spotlight & person/vehicle detection

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

GameSir VX AimBox Review – An affordable way to enable keyboard & mouse control for the PS5 & Xbox Series X/S

I have covered a wide range of the GameSir peripherals now, highlights include the GameSir G4 Pro, the X2 Type-C gaming controller and the GameSir VX2 AimSwitch. Today I have the VX AimBox, which is an alternative solution to the AimSwitch. With a price of just $49.99 it is a much more affordable solution. However, … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Review – An affordable alternative to a surround sound compatible USB DAC

The original Creative Sound Blaster Z was launched around 8 years ago, and it is so good that Creative have effectively re-released it with a couple of minor tweaks. With a launch price of £89.99, is this still a good buy compared to the more popular option of an external DAC? Sound Card vs External … Read more

Aten UC3238 USB-C 4K HDMI Cable Mini-Review – A quality 2.7m USB-C to HDMI cable

With the high bandwidth available to USB-C, many modern devices can use the USB-C port to output video. This has seen many portable laptops ditch HDMI ports, instead relying on USB-C for everything, including power. The Aten UC3238 is a 2.7 USB-C to HDMI cable which offers support up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60 … Read more

NPE Runn Review – This Zwift friendly sensor to make your treadmill smart is equal parts amazing and frustrating

I bought the NPE Runn back in April 2020, like many people, I needed something to make my lockdown workouts a little more bearable. However, like a lot of products that I buy myself and don’t work perfectly, I have put off reviewing it, until now. What is NPE Runn If you are not aware … Read more

Ebac 3850e Dehumidifier Review – A impressive compressor dehumidifier with low running costs thanks to smart functions to automatically control humidity levels

I became a bit obsessed with air quality last year, I have found improving indoor air quality has reduced a lot of my issues with breathing. One factor in this is humidity levels. Too high and you promote the growth of mould, too low, and it can dry out your sinuses and cause other issues. … Read more

D-Link DUB-E250 USB-C to 2.5G Ethernet Adapter Review – An affordable & reliable 2.5GbE USB adaptor

With 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E offering over gigabit transfer speeds, the ageing gigabit wired networks need modernizing. 10 gigabit Ethernet has been around for years, but its adoption within the consumer market has been glacially slow. This has then meant that prices have remained exceptionally high. For the past year or so, we have started … Read more

Lypertek Soundfree S20 Review – Superb TWS eubuds for under £70 but the TEVI are not much more

Lypertek made waves last year with their TEVI earphones, which have been bizarrely renamed to PurePlay Z3 on many sites, excluding the Lypertek website. They are now back with a new, more affordable option, the Soundfree S20. These are based on the TEVI, but tweak a few features to get the price down low. At … Read more

Aftershokz Openmove Review – Affordable bone conduction open fit headphones perfect for running & cycling

Aftershokz has produced bone conduction earphones for around a decade now, with no other big brand offering them competition. This style of earphones is predominantly focussed on outdoor fitness providing increased situational awareness that in-ear options will never be able to offer. Bone conducting headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in all road races under … Read more

Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Long Range Review – Was the U6-LR worth wait & poor customer service?

I previously reviewed the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite, which was my first experience using Unifi properly within my home. I was delighted with its performance for the price, and my compulsive spending got the better of me, so I ordered the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Long Range as soon as I hit publish on the Lite … Read more

Edifier R2000DB Review – Active bookshelf speakers for superior PC audio

I have reviewed a few Edifier speakers now, and they offer a wide range of options for people looking for affordable options. I previously reviewed the excellent Edifier R1850DB, the R2000DB are a step up in the product range, offering a superior specification in a similar but physically larger design. While the Edifier R2000DB may … Read more

Wahoo Tickr & Tickr X Heart Rate Monitor Review – Useless, save your money. Heart rate locks & dropouts. Would be good if they actually worked

Featured image not me, unfortunately. The Wahoo Tickr & Tickr X came out in May last year and looked to be the best HRM options on the market, more affordable than Garmin and with superior Bluetooth options. As usual, Dcrainmaker had an in-depth review almost as soon as the product was available for pre-order. Both … Read more

Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G Review – One of the best sub £30pcm contract phones but a ridiculously high SIM-free price

Announced back in June, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro 5G has only recently been made available in the UK. This adopts a similar approach to the Google Pixel 5, providing users with an almost flagship phone experience at a reduced cost by using a mid-range chipset. Oppo has done this for a while, so technically … Read more

Jelly Comb Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse Review – A versatile Bluetooth keyboard ideal for travelling

With the prospect of travel being allowed again in the next few months, I have been looking for portable working solutions. The Jelly Comb multi-device Bluetooth keyboard has been recommended a lot recently, several people on social media I follow have mentioned it, so figured I should give it a go. Features Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review – A productivity monster but with flaws that shouldn’t exist on an £1150 phone

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series launched last week and is traditionally the best selling flagship Android device of the year. It is also one that has come under criticism for its poor battery life in markets that use the Exynos chipset. This year promises to be different, with a new, improved chipset design. The range … Read more