Reolink RLC-511WA Review – A 5MP wireless security camera with spotlight & person/vehicle detection

Having reviewed a lot of the Reolink cameras, I have now got to the point where I am reviewing upgraded models from the existing range. I previously reviewed the Reolink RLC-511W in September, it was an impressive camera, and at around £80, it was a bargain. The 4X optical zoom it offered was quite unique; … Read more

GameSir VX AimBox Review – An affordable way to enable keyboard & mouse control for the PS5 & Xbox Series X/S

I have covered a wide range of the GameSir peripherals now, highlights include the GameSir G4 Pro, the X2 Type-C gaming controller and the GameSir VX2 AimSwitch. Today I have the VX AimBox, which is an alternative solution to the AimSwitch. With a price of just $49.99 it is a much more affordable solution. However, … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Review – An affordable alternative to a surround sound compatible USB DAC

The original Creative Sound Blaster Z was launched around 8 years ago, and it is so good that Creative have effectively re-released it with a couple of minor tweaks. With a launch price of £89.99, is this still a good buy compared to the more popular option of an external DAC? Sound Card vs External … Read more

Aten UC3238 USB-C 4K HDMI Cable Mini-Review – A quality 2.7m USB-C to HDMI cable

With the high bandwidth available to USB-C, many modern devices can use the USB-C port to output video. This has seen many portable laptops ditch HDMI ports, instead relying on USB-C for everything, including power. The Aten UC3238 is a 2.7 USB-C to HDMI cable which offers support up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60 … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 775/775G vs Snapdragon 765G Specifications Compared

Announced around 15 months ago, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is starting to show its age. The Arm Cortex A76 cores are now two generations behind the Cortex A78 and X1 found on the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Then the lower-priced Snapdragon 750G offers superior performance in many benchmarks thanks to its use of the … Read more

Realme GT launched in China – Is the Realme GT Pro held back for the global launch? Or maybe, so they don’t steal the thunder from the Find X3 Pro with its 125W charging? [Formerly Realme Race Pro]

Normally in the world of phones launches, a brand will hype up a product with small reveals, while various sites, YouTubers and social media users leak specs they somehow acquire. By the time of launch, we often know everything about a phone. At the end of January, Realme sent out a press release confirming Q1 … Read more

OnePlus 9 vs Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Compared – What to expect when the OnePlus 9 launches on the 8th of March

It has been a little quiet in the world of mobile launches recently, but March looks set to change that. The Realme GT 5G should launch today, and we already have the basic specification confirmed by Realme. Disappointingly this appears to be a Chinese launch event only, rather than global, but it should land on … Read more

AVM FRITZ!OS 7.25 now available for FRITZ!Box 7590 with other routers later. Introduces WFH priority features, new parental controls and better WiFI

AVM have release a major FRITZ!OS update with over 70 new features and improvements. The new FRITZ!OS is available now for FRITZ!Box 7590. The update will be rolled out gradually for all other current FRITZ! products. While FRITZ!Box routers may not be as popular as the likes of Netgear and TP-Link in the UK, I … Read more

Tuya online IoT expo (TIE) 2021 – Find out more about one of the biggest IoT cloud platforms on the market

Tuya is one of the biggest players in the smart home game, last year, they held a massively successful IoT event called AIE. It is a bit like MWC or IFA, but for smart home devices and it will showcase all the latest technology currently available and upcoming for the Tuya platform. Tuya provides solutions … Read more

Realme 8 Pro uses the Samsung 108MP ISOCELL HM2, a slightly lower specced sensor vs HM1 used on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra or HMX on the Xiaomi Mi 11

We already knew the up and coming photography focussed flagship Realme 8 Pro would feature a 108MP camera sensor. This inevitably had to be a Samsung sensor, however, they have a growing number of these sensors, and Realme has officially announced that the Realme 8 Pro will use the Samsung 108MP HM2. Currently, Samsung now … Read more

Huawei AppGallery has 83% increase in app distribution and a 33% growth in monthly active users – How much growth in the UK, though?

Huawei regularly makes announcements that seem to defy predictions of their demise following regulations being imposed on them by the US. In the latest press announcement, Huawei state some impressive numbers. There has been an 83% increase in app distribution and a 33% growth in monthly active users marks a year of rapid growth for … Read more

Best USB-C Power Delivery Chargers 2021 – For laptops and Phones

I am a big fan of power delivery via USB-C. It makes life so much easier not having to wonder where a specific plug is and being able to charge all your devices universally. I particularily love the higher powered ones that can charge your laptop as well as other USB devices. If you then … Read more

Strava support might soon come to Huawei Watch GT2 devices & finally be a good Garmin alternative

While I generally love the Huawei watches, they have a major flaw. For watches that are so focussed on health and fitness (the app is even called Huawei Health) there is a serious issue with the lack of integration with major fitness apps. Specifically, Strava. When I moan about it to other tech bloggers, I … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 vs Doorbell Pro vs Doorbell 3 Plus Compared – Ring’s new wired smart doorbell is their best yet

The smart video doorbell market has been getting increasingly competitive in the past year. Ring may dominate the market, but we have seen impressive launches from Arlo and Eufy that are just as good if not better than some of the Ring products (depending on your requirements). Ring has not been resting on their laurels, … Read more

D-Link DUB-E250 USB-C to 2.5G Ethernet Adapter Review – An affordable & reliable 2.5GbE USB adaptor

With 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6E offering over gigabit transfer speeds, the ageing gigabit wired networks need modernizing. 10 gigabit Ethernet has been around for years, but its adoption within the consumer market has been glacially slow. This has then meant that prices have remained exceptionally high. For the past year or so, we have started … Read more

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