Category: Gift Guides & Shopping

Anker Summer Deals: eufyCam 2 for £297, Doorbell £160, RoboVac 30C £170 & new boundary control RoboVac G30 Edge for £270

Over the next two weeks, Anker has some fantastic summer deals on. They start on Monday the 6th of July through to Sunday the 12th for the first wave of options, then 13th through to the 19th for the second lot. eufy Security Wireless Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered) with 2K HD – £159.99 eufy Security Wireless Video Doorbell (Battery-Powered) with 2K HD, No Monthly Fee, On-Device AI for Human Detection, 2-Way Audio, Simple Self-Installation 2.5x the Clarity: The built-in Sony 2K sensor and professional-grade lens allow you to view activity in picture-perfect resolution. See visitors in sharp detail as they...

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Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide 2020

With Father’s Day coming up on the 21st of June many us maybe looking at treating our Farther after months of not being able to see them in person. While things maybe slowly getting back to normal, we have all become more reliant on technology to communicate or stay fit and healthy. So if you are looking for some gift ideas then Honor, Lenovo and Motorola have some great tech perfect to treat your Dad and many of these come with discounts on the run up to the 21st. Phones Honor 9X Pro With gaming massively on the rise...

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What is the best portable air conditioning unit in the UK? Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guide 2020

Weather-wise we have had an amazing Spring, shame about everything else. Hopefully, as the lockdown eases the weather will continue to be amazing through summer which will may make the current situation marginally easier. However, with warm weather comes warm nights and uncomfortable sleeping, and there is nothing worse than a bad nights sleep. For me it has a significant impact on my mental health, not what I need right now. Personally I use a fan to help with sleep, if you buy one with a large number of speed settings you can normally get it running silently and...

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Honor May Bank Holiday Offers at Argos – Honor 20 for £280 – Honor 9X for £200 – All with Google Play Services

If you are looking for a new affordable phone in the next couple of weeks, then Honor has some great deals on at Argos starting from the 1st of May through to the 11th. All these phones come with Google Play Services, unlike some of the brand new models from Honor and Huawei. While all the phones are great value for money, the actual offer is not always great for them. The 8S and 7S are consistently that price via Amazon and the Honor 20 Lite was recently £149 via Amazon. The Honor 20 is probably the standout deal,...

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The Tech Behind The Bean To Cup Coffee Machine

Coffee machines come in all shapes and sizes and, if you are a coffee lover, you want the best cup of coffee every time. However, making the perfect cup from whole beans takes a lot of time. Enter the bean to cup coffee machine. This type of coffee maker allows you to make high-quality coffee from beans, with minimal inconvenience. Most importantly, it can do it fast. In a way, the bean to cup coffee machine is the high-end equivalent of a pod coffee machine. What Are Bean To Cup Coffee Machines? The best bean to cup coffee machines...

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The best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2020

Original post – January 2019 April 2020 Update highlights: Updated review and price dataBT improved in rating & increased in priceTP-Link has jumped in reviews- likely merged pagesLinksys reduced the number of reviews and increased rating – either changed pages or removed bad reviewsNetgear – a big drop in the number of reviews – looks like they have separated products across different Amazon pages. Price has gone upUbiquiti Amplifi – a huge jump in number of reviews – looks like US and UK review data has been merged Huawei Q2 is replaced with the now cheaper Q2 ProIn general,...

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The Best Cooling Fans on Amazon – Low noise fans ideal for sleeping and working at home

With us all at home, likely for another couple more months at least, and the weather hotting up, demand for fans will likely be hotting up (sorry). If you just want a fan to cool you down during the day either in a hot office or while working from home, you can choose almost any large pedestal, floor or tower fan. Normally, the bigger, the better. However, when it comes to sleeping things are different, most people don’t appreciate the drone of a fan all night, and the sound profile of a fan can make a big difference too....

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3 Smart Gadgets and Traditional Gifts for Parents

Your parents have got mobile phones, can use Skype and taking calls via Whatsapp has been a recently acquired skill, but when it comes to the broader world of technology, it will likely be you that introduces more gadgets into their home. These gifts will make their lives not only more fun but add value to the quality of their lives. Amazon Echo Amazon’s answer to Apple’s Siri, Echo is a smart speaker that responds to voice commands using Alexa, its virtual assistant. Alexa will stream music, answer questions about the weather or research the internet to answer your...

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Affordable Laptops & Desktop Buying Guide for Working at Home During the Covid Pandemic

With many people facing the prospect of working from home in the coming weeks, a lot of us will be trying to put together a home office. Larger companies will no doubt provide the hardware, but small business owners will be facing some unwanted and very much unneeded costs at this time. Peripherals I will preface my laptop and desktop recommendations by recommending buying a keyboard and mouse. Assuming you can find a desk to set up a working environment, a keyboard and mouse will make working from a laptop considerably easier. Almost any will do, such as the...

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WD Purple vs Seagate SkyHawk Network Video Recorder Surveillance Hard Drive Comparison? And are Surveillance Drives Needed?

Over the past few months, I have upgraded my home surveillance, moving from cameras that recording motion only to microSD cards, to cheap Ezviz NVR and finally a BlueIris NVR with Sentry AI human detection. I have done everything as cheap as possible, and that includes re-using old desktop hard-drives. I had one of them fail on my in the Ezviz NVR, but the second one is still going strong, however with three cameras including a 4K Annke I need something larger than 1.5TB. So I have been looking into surveillance drives and wondering if they are worth it...

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The best treadmills for Zwift running in the UK prices from £799

Most runners I know loathe the treadmill, I quite like it and I feel it helps reduce my reoccurring issues with shin splints as I can control the pace and incline better than outdoors. However, when it comes to long runs, going beyond an hour becomes a mental struggle. Zwift has helped a lot for indoor cycling, and it is clearly a popular way of training for others. So I have been considering if this will help with treadmill running. I run on the treadmill at the gym, there are several solutions that will work with Zwift, all of...

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The best network video recorders (NVR) for CCTV home surveillance cameras including 4K, ONVIF, POE

I am a big fan of outdoor IP home surveillance cameras; I personally think they are one of the best deterrents for thieves and criminal behaviour on your property, and in the event of something happening, you have some video footage to show the police or insurance companies. Many of the wire-free surveillance cameras I have reviewed use cloud recording or record to microSD, but if you want the best solution recording to a network video recorder is by far the best option. Some Wi-Fi cameras can do this, both Ezviz and Reolink have options for it, but you...

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