Mediatek Helio G96 vs Helio G95 & Helio G90T Specifications Compared – A new GPU & other half-decent upgrades

Following on from my previous post, comparing the MediaTek Helio G88 vs Helio G85 & G80, we have the new Helio G96. The MediaTek Helio G88 is a largely forgettable chipset, prolonging the life of the existing G85/G80, but the Helio G96 offers some decent upgrades from its own predecessors. Key Features of MediaTek Helio … Read more

MediaTek Helio G88 vs Helio G85 & G80 Specifications Compared – Not much has changed

Yesterday, MediaTek announced two new 4G chipsets, the Helio G96 and Helio G85, which will be focussed on the affordable end of the market. The Helio G96 is the most interesting of the two, and I will write a separate post for that one. The MediaTek Helio G88 doesn’t warrant a long post dedicated to … Read more

Can Savant Home Automation Make My Home Safer?

In recent years, more and more homeowners have been falling in love with smart home technology. While smart home tech can revolutionize your life at home, it can also become quickly overwhelming when you have countless remotes for all your new devices. This is why companies like Savant Home Automation have engineered advanced home automation … Read more

Huawei MateBook D 15 2021 launches in the UK priced at £749.99 equipped with Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Wi-Fi 6E

Huawei’s latest laptop, the Huawei MateBook D 15, has gone on sale in the UK priced at £749.99. This is the largest laptop Huawei do, sitting in the middle of the Matebook 13 and MateBook X Pro in terms of pricing. There are only a small number of changes vs the MateBook D 15 2020 … Read more

Creative T60 2.0 Speakers launched with SmartComms for £70 – Ideal for a work from home set-up with better connectivity & features vs Gigaworks T40 Series II

It looks like Creative plans to upgrade most of its audio products with access to the new Creative App and its SmartComms kit. The latest is the Creative T60 speakers, which are more advanced than the existing T40 and T20 series by using USB-C connectivity rather than a 3.5mm aux in (though they still have that). … Read more

Best 5.1 Speakers for PC Gaming in 2021 – Slim pickings means a home theatre soundbar or receiver may be better

Page 2 has alternative options including soundbars Following my recent review of the Creative Sound Blaster X4 external soundcard, which has 5.1 output, I thought I would look into the best surround sound speaker options for PC gaming. In recent years, the trend has shifted away from 5.1 surround for PC gaming. Creative is the … Read more

Huawei Watch 3 gets turn by turn navigation with Petal Maps

The Huawei Watch 3 is one of the best smartwatches currently available today. The hardware is exceptional, and the battery life outperforms all current Wear OS watches. However, using Harmony OS and no access to Google, the range of apps for it has been limited, which was my main criticism during my review. Huawei has … 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

Best TVs for PS5 / Xbox Series X console gaming at 4K 120Hz with Variable Refresh Rate, eArc and HDMI 2.1

Page 2 has the Sony TVs capable of 4K 120Hz If you have forked out £450 for a brand new Sony or Xbox console, it is likely you want to experience it in the best way possible. With some games offering 4K resolution at 120fps, if you want a TV that is capable of this, … Read more

Best Powerline Adaptors & Powerline Mesh Wi-Fi systems for 2021 – Use your home wiring as an alternative to Wi-Fi and Cat5a/6 Gigabit Ethernet

Page 2 for Best Powerline Wi-Fi extenders & Mesh Systems Before mesh Wi-Fi was the trend, we had Powerline adaptors and Wi-Fi extenders. I would personally always suggest mesh of a Wi-Fi extender nowadays, but I am still a fan of the Powerline concept. Anyone wanting to establish a high speed and relatively reliable connection … Read more

ASUS / Qualcomm Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders vs ROG Phone 5 Compared – Pay more to get less

Yesterday, ASUS threw a bit of a curveball phone release in collaboration with Qualcomm with the Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. That is its actual name. A quick glance at the design and specs, and you would just assume this is a Qualcomm reference device not intended for end-users, but it seems that it will actually … 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

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