The best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers for 2021

January 2021 Update highlights: Originally, this post focussed on Amazon reviews as a key factor in the decision to recommend systems. However, Amazon, and companies that use it, keep messing around with things, merging products, having multiple products on one page etc. Then reviews themselves are not always reliable. The number of mesh systems has … Read more

Asus Zenfone 7 & 7 Pro Announced with SD865 (+ for the Pro), 64MP+12MP ultrawide+8MP zoom flip lens & 90Hz OLED display.

The Asus Zenfone 6 was one of the most innovative phones of last year while at the same time offering incredible value for money and a superb software experience. Sadly it was never marketed that well in the UK, so didn’t gain the traction it should have. Asus has thankfully stuck with their flip camera … Read more

Asus ZenFone 6 review – One of the best phones you didn’t buy in 2019

Announced back in May, the Asus ZenFone 6 should have been one of the most popular phones of the year with its attractive price point, flip-up camera and monstrous battery life. You can buy it from Amazon from £519.99, but the lack of any network seller or other major UK retailer shows how woefully marketed … Read more

The best VDSL WiFi Routers for 2020

[November 2019 Update] Updated reviews, TP-link has dropped in review rating, while AVM FRITZ!Box 7590 has dropped in price, making this my new recommendation. There are hundreds of routers on the market covering features and pricing to suit everyone. One specific feature set that doesn’t have a lot of options is routers with a VDSL … Read more

ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q 4K 120Hz monitor launches in August for £1099

A couple of years ago multiple companies, including ASUS announced their Big Format Gaming Displays which were completely over the top and amazing. They did launch, some to middling reviews, and you can buy the HP OMEN X Emperium 65 display from Currys for a bargain £3,499.00. This year, a more sensible solution as put … Read more

Asus ROG Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark 2 – The new ROG phone sets a benchmark for ultra-premium gaming phones

The new Asus ROG Phone II has been announced and in true Asus/gamer fashion it is wonderfully over the top. While similar to the affordable but fantastic Black Shark 2, the Asus ROG Phone 2 is also a very different beast. So how do the new phones compare? Pricing Pricing has not been revealed for … Read more

The best Wi-fi 6 (802.11ax) routers available in the UK right now – June 2019

Wi-fi 6 is the biggest thing to happen to wireless networking in years with improvements in features across the board. In theory, it should be able to compete if not best gigabit wired connections with theoretical speeds of 10.53Gbps and reduced latency. I have covered the differences between Wi-fi 6 (802.11ax) vs Wi-Fi ( 802.11ac) … Read more

ASUS X570 Motherboard Line-up for Ryzen 3000 CPUs revealed

With Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors launching relatively soon there are a huge number of new motherboards being prepped for release. Videocardz has managed to aquire the list of new models Asus is preppeing to release on the X570 platform. This list likely won’t be complete but these will be the boards that release at … Read more

AMD 3000-series Ryzen Mobile APU launched with Vega 10 (Ryzen 7 3750H quad core 35w 4Ghz turbo )

Sadly we did not get the announcement for the desktop AMD 3000-series Ryzen chips at CES. However, AMD is launching the first parts of the Ryzen 3000-series of processors, focused around the Ryzen Mobile 2nd Gen family for both the general 15W market as well as the high-performance 35W market. The new range of processors are based … Read more

Razer Phone 2 vs Asus ROG Phone vs Xiaomi Black Shark

Razer was the first company in recent years to build a phone dedicated to gaming (I had a Sony Xperia Play just 7 years ago), but it appears they have sparked a trend. Possibly due to the saturated market of samey looking and specced phones, building gaming phone phones allows them to differentiate themselves from … Read more

G.Skill launches 32GB Double Capacity DDR4 Trident Z RGB DC for Asus Z390 Mini ITX Motherboards

I posted a few days ago about how Zodak had developed a double height double capacity memory DDR4 module. Now G.Skill has officially announced their Double Capacity DDR4 Trident Z RGB DC RAM which will be available on a limited number of ASUS motherboards. Consumer boards have been limited to using 16GB per DIMM since the launch … Read more

Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Details and Pricing – Asus RTX 2080 Ti is £1,339.99

Nvidia has finally announced the hotly anticipated RTX 2000 range, which is the first line of graphics cards to introduce ray tracing which is a technique used to produce photorealistic graphics with true-to-life lighting and shadow formations. It could be the biggest breakthrough in consumer graphics cards for years, but it is dependant on developers implementing this … Read more

ASUS ROG Gaming Phone with speed-binned 2.96Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 802.11ad Demoed

We are seeing lots of new products come out from ASUS this year at Computex 2018. With the most interesting being the new ASUS ROG Phone which has some mighty impressive specs which put the Razer phone to shame. ASUS claimed to have developed the phone using speed-binned Snapdragon 845 SoC making it run at 2.96Ghz compared to the … Read more