CES 2022: Netgear Nighthawk RAXE300 vs RAXE500 Wi-Fi 6E Router – A new semi-affordable Wi-Fi 6E router with 2.5Gbps Ethernet

While Wi-Fi 6 may offer significant speed improvements on the current 5Ghz band, the performance is often held back due to congested Wi-Fi networks and pesky radar, creating the need for DFS (Dynamic frequency selection) channels. Wi-Fi 6E is the next-gen Wi-Fi we have really been waiting for. This expands the Wi-Fi network into the … Read more

CES 2022: Pocketalk launches App & Subtitles adopting a cloud-based app translation service vs hardware

Pocketalk is one of the top makers of handheld translation devices that have become popular in recent years. I was impressed with the Pocketalk S Voice Translator which provided accurate and quick translation with 2-years of free data for translation using the built-in eSIM. They are now expanding their product range into cloud-based app translation … Read more

CES 2022: Acer announce new Chromebook Spin 513 with MediaTek Kompanio 1380, plus Chromebook 315 & Chromebook 314

CES officially starts on the 5th, with many exciting announcements coming the day before. Acer is one of the companies getting some announcements out extra early. Today they have announced three new updated Chromebooks. Highlights: The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) boosts productivity on-the-go with a sleek, convertible design, 13.5-inch VertiView display with a 3:2 … Read more

Acer Predator Helios 500 Review – A gaming beast with a price to match – 2021 model with i9-11980HK, RTX 3080, 120Hz 4K

The Predator Helios 500 is the current flagship gaming laptop from Acer. This 4kg beast costs more than double that of any other Acer laptop currently listed on Currys. Specification Processor: Intel Core i9-11980HK – 8-core 3.30 GHz base 5.0 GHz boost Memory: 32 GB DDR4 SDRAM Storage: Up to 2 TB PCIe SSD Graphics: NVIDIA … Read more

Mecool KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box Review – A good alternative to the Nvidia Shield for local 4K streaming

I have been a fan of the Amazon Fire TV sticks and Nvidia Shield for years now. But they are not perfect, I hate having to use WiFi (or 100M Ethernet) on the Fire Stick, the tubular Nvidia Shield is no use for large local 4K files, and the Pro is very expensive. Cheap Chinese … Read more

Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 Review – The fastest powerline WiFi system on the market

The Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 is the latest system from the powerline specialists. I have previously reviewed the Devolo Magic 2 Mesh and found it an excellent option for anyone with problems extending their WiFi using normal mesh WiFi systems. The new Devolo Magic 2 WiFi 6 and the more expensive Devolo Magic 2 … Read more

SIVGA Robin (SVO21) Headphones Review

Following on from my SIVGA Phoenix review, I have also been checking out the more affordable SIVGA Robin which also goes by the name of SVO21. These are a bit more of a mainstream-friendly pair of cans, being closed back with a bass-forward V shape and cost less than £150. Specification Form: Closed-back headphones Drivers: … Read more

Realme GT 2 Pro uses a 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor as featured on OPPO Find X3 Pro and Realme GT Explorer Master

As much as I love Realme, they have been a bit lacklustre in the camera department. Many of the phones produce decent quality shots in good light, but they tend to not be quite as good as competing brands. There is, of course, a balance between cost/features/performance. The original Realme GT was a superb phone … Read more

Garmin Epix Gen 2 is a Fenix 7 with an AMOLED display

Rumours are hotting up about the latest generation of Garmin watches, including the much anticipated Garmin Fenix 7 series, the Garmin Venu 2 Plus and the Epix Gen 2. These watches are expected to launch imminently, most likely during CES 2022. The original Garmin Epix was launched back in 2015, being the first Garmin watch … Read more

Zwift smart bike trainer will be in two parts: Zwift Wheel & Zwift Ride – An upgradeable design with features like Tacx Neo potentially for £1700

With all the events of the past two years, many people have taken up indoor cycling, and this is frequently using a smart platform such as Zwift or Peloton. Zwift earns the bulk of its money via subscriptions, but a logical way to significantly improve profits is to expand into hardware, offering an all in … Read more

Best AV Receivers for 4K 120Hz gaming on PS5 & Xbox Series X using HDMI 2.1 for 2022

UPDATE: Denon and Marantz AVRs made after May 2021 are HDMI 2.1 bug-free UPDATE 2: The Onkyo TX-NR6100, which launched later in 2021, appear to be the first receiver to launch with no HDMI bugs. While I can’t personally guarantee this, there are numerous reports online confirming it works with the PS5, PC and Xbox … Read more

Xiaomi 12 Pro sets the standard for 2022 flagship phones with triple 50MP cameras & 120W charging – When is the UK launch?

Yesterday, Xiaomi announced their latest flagship phones, ditching the Mi naming scheme in favour of numbers only. Three phones were announced, the standard Xiaomi 12, then the 12 Pro and 12x. We already knew quite a lot of details about the Xiaomi 12, including its new smaller form factor, but it is the new Pro … Read more

The Benefits Of Having IoT At Home

It doesn’t matter what line of work you are in or what your interests are, you’ve definitely heard of the phrase Internet of Things or the IoT. If you haven’t, you don’t have to search for IoT Wikipedia on Google in order to learn what it is, we’ll explain it right now. The IoT is … Read more

Tacx Neo Bike Smart Trainer Review – Better than a dedicated indoor bike + trainer

The Tacx Neo Bike has been reviewed by plenty of other sites that are more experienced and knowledgeable in this field than me. But I bought it, I like it, so I am going to review it. This is very much a luxury expense, there are much cheaper options on the market, and I know … Read more

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