Snapdragon 860 vs 765G vs 732G vs 732G vs Dimensity 800 Benchmarks – The Poco X3 Pro reusing an old flagship chipset yields a huge performance advantage vs mid-range

When the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 was first announced, I expressed some criticism towards Qualcomm; rebranding an existing chipset seems lazy and a marketing gimmick. However, I am not opposed to the reusing of old chipsets, I thought it was a superb idea with the Realme X3 SuperZoom. It is likely Qualcomm saw the value in … Read more

Acer Swift 3x Review – How does the Intel Xe Max GPU perform vs MX250 on Matebook 13

The new Acer Swift 3x is one of the first laptops on the market to launch with the new discrete Iris Xe Max GPU. It is far from a gaming GPU but instead aimed at aimed at improving performance for GPU orientated productivity such as photo and video editing.  The Xe Max GPU will therefore … Read more

OnePlus 9 Pro Photo and Video Samples – Can the OnePlus compete with Samsung and OPPO?

The OnePlus 9 Pro promised big things with its camera. The company worked with Sony to develop the new 48MP Sony IMX789 camera, which is 1/1.43” sensor giving the phone a competitive edge against the recently launched OPPO Find X3 Pro, which uses the 50MP 1/1.56″ Sony IMX 766 for both the main and ultra-wide … Read more

TRENDnet TEG-S350 5-Port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch Review – Helping drive the cost of multi-gig Ethernet down

TRENDnet (Trendnet for the rest of this review) recently launched two affordable unmanaged 2.5G switches, one 5-port and the other 8-port. Being an unmanaged switch, this will be a relatively short review, but I have been quite obsessed with multi-gig Ethernet in recent years and always on the quest for an affordable solution. Price per … Read more

Suunto 7 & 9 now come in a titanium trim. Suunto 5/7/9 all get turn by turn navigation via Komoot

Suunto is prolonging the life of their watches by giving them a bit of a refurb. Both the Suunto 7 and 9 now come with a Titanium option giving them a “new minimalistic design with high-grade five titanium bezels.” The Suunto 7 is by far the best looking WearOS watch in my opinion, so I … Read more

Wi-Fi Calling Lets You Call and Text Without Mobile Signal

Wi-Fi Calling gives you coverage even when you don’t have reception. Ever been on a phone call and had it cut off because there was no cellular service? Or maybe your mobile coverage at home isn’t great because you live outside of the city? Wi-Fi Calling changes that by offering connectivity in those black spots. … Read more

OnePlus 9 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 11 & Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Benchmarks & Performance – Does the Snapdragon 888 still have throttling & battery issues?

When I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi 11 at the start of the year, I had some concerns over sustained performance with high loads and battery life. This issue was then reflected with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and its Exynos 2100 chipset. While both chipsets are incredibly powerful, it seemed like the introduction of the … Read more

Huawei Sound now available for £199.99 – The Huawei X Devialet collab has more connectivity, still no Spotify streaming – What else is different vs Sound X?

I loved the Huawei Sound X, it has an awesome room-filling sound with incredible bass making it the best Bluetooth speaker I have reviewed. However, it was just that, a Bluetooth speaker, and with a £300 price tag at the time of launch, it wasn’t cheap either. You can now buy it for just £179 … Read more

How Do Twitch Streamers Make Money

If you have considered starting a Twitch channel as a side hustle or even potentially a full time job, then you have probably wondered how twitch streamers make money. Before Twitch was as popular as it is today, there were a lot less avenues to make money from streaming. Nowadays there are more ways than … Read more

Safely Smart Home Alarm Review – A DIY smart home security system with extensive options by SafelyTeam

The Safely DIY home alarm system by SafelyTeam is the latest smart home alarm system to enter the market. This is a new company hoping to compete with big players like Ring and SimpliSafe. The Safely alarm system is more advanced than many off the shelf solutions from the likes of Ring and Eufy, offering … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the new camera king with 50MP 1/1.12” Samsung GN2 sensor and an equally massive price tag

Xiaomi has finally released their top of the range flagship phone of the year, and it is a beast. The launch confirms much of what has been leaked already. 50MP 1/1.12” Samsung GN2 Sensor – larger then Huawei Pro Pro camera The new phone has the latest Samsung GN2 50-megapixel primary camera, which was co-developed … Read more

Zyxel NWA210AX WiFi 6 Access Point Review – Is it better than the Ubiquiti Unifi 6 LR?

I have reviewed quite a bit of the Zyxel Nebula ecosystem now, including some of the older WiFI 5 access points and the flagship Zyxel WAX650S WiFi 6 access point, which will set you back over £600. I have had my eye on the Zyxel NWA210AX for a while now, it seems to be the … Read more

Xencelabs Pen Tablet is an affordable graphics tablets for professionals from $279 with UK availability soon

Many of my friends have had to take their artistic trade digital in the past year, and I regularly get asked questions about graphics tablets or what the best iPad for drawing is. So the launch of the new Xencelabs Pen Tablet caught my eye. While there are certainly cheaper options on the market, the … Read more

Goodram 1TB IRDM M.2 NVMe SSD Review – An affordable NVMe drive aimed at gamers

I was first made aware of Goodram when they asked me to review the IRDM 3200Mhz DDR4 SODIMM Laptop Ram. While this may be a lesser-known brand, they have been manufacturing RAM and storage for many years now, being the largest IT companies in Poland. They are popular with PC builders, such as Chillblast and … Read more