Lypertek Soundfree S20 Review – Superb TWS earbuds for under £70 but the TEVI are not much more

Lypertek made waves last year with their TEVI earphones, which have been bizarrely renamed to PurePlay Z3 on many sites, excluding the Lypertek website. They are now back with a new, more affordable option, the Soundfree S20. These are based on the TEVI, but tweak a few features to get the price down low. At … Read more

Realme GT 5G with Snapdragon 888, 12GB RAM, 160Hz OLED display, and 125W charging to be launched on 4th March

We have only had two flagship phone launches this year, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series and the Xiaomi Mi 11. Realme will now be joining them with the Realme GT, formerly the Realme Race Pro, on 4th March. Their recent press release isn’t 100% clear what is and what is not being launched. They are … Read more

Huawei Mate X2 Announced – What should be a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 killer is still hobbled by a lack of Google and unknown global availability

Huawei and Samsung announced their first flagship foldables around the same time. Both companies adopted a different approach, with Samsung using an inward-facing display and Huawei an outwards. Most people preferred the Huawei design, thanks to the large more usable display that would then provide a massive outer display. But this design also raised concerns … Read more

Buyers Guide – Affordable Desktop Amps for Passive Speakers – Ditch the active speakers for superior sound and upgradability

Like most people, I have always used active speakers with my computer; they are generally affordable and simple to use. Plug them in, and away you go. Active speakers come in various shapes, sizes and at a wide range of budgets. I have covered several excellent options from Edifier recently. I bought the Acoustic Energy … Read more

SecureDrive KP Portable Hardware Encrypted Storage Review

I have previously reviewed the SecureDrive BT SSD and the BT USB Flash Drive. Today I will be looking at the SecureDrive KP. This is more of a traditional hardware encrypted drive, coming in a 2.-5-inch portable drive format with a built-in keypad for encryption. The hard disk sizes go from 500GB to 5TB; then … Read more

Final A3000 Earphones Review – Superb Hi-Fi earphones with an impressive soundstage & comfortable fit

My first experience with Final Audio was the VR3000 Gaming Earphones which offered impressive performance with a sound profile that helps improve your gaming somewhat. The A3000 is the latest release, more musically focussed this time and currently available to buy from HiFiHeadphones for a touch under £100. There is then the slightly more expensive … Read more

Aftershokz Openmove Review – Affordable bone conduction open fit headphones perfect for running & cycling

Aftershokz has produced bone conduction earphones for around a decade now, with no other big brand offering them competition. This style of earphones is predominantly focussed on outdoor fitness providing increased situational awareness that in-ear options will never be able to offer. Bone conducting headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in all road races under … Read more

Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Long Range Review – Was the U6-LR worth wait & poor customer service?

I previously reviewed the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Lite, which was my first experience using Unifi properly within my home. I was delighted with its performance for the price, and my compulsive spending got the better of me, so I ordered the Ubiquiti UniFi 6 Long Range as soon as I hit publish on the Lite … Read more

Garmin Enduro vs Fenix 6 – A £700 base model Fenix 6 but with an incredible battery life of 65 days for the smartwatch & 80 hours GPS

Garmin hasn’t had a big launch recently, hopefully we will get the Fenix 7 at some point later in the year. In the meantime, they have launched the Garmin Enduro. The is an appealing but somewhat niche watch. The main issue it has is the high price tag of £699.99 putting it £170 high than … Read more

Skullcandy Hesh ANC & Hesh EVO launched – ANC headphones for just £120

Active noise-cancelling headphones don’t have to cost a fortune.  Skullcandy has been a popular, affordable brand for many years with a  wide range of fashion and sports focussed audio gear. Today they are announcing two new headphones, upgrading their popular Hesh line-up. The highlight is the Skullcandy Hesh ANC which comes in at £119.99, around … Read more

Carl Pei’s Nothing Technologies acquires Essential smartphone brand

Former OnePlus director Carl Pei is a talented hype machine, as soon as his departure from OnePlus was rumoured, people were immediately speculating what his next project might be. This led to a big social media reveal, which turned out to be Nothing. Gushing fans love the company name, giving them plenty of opportunities for … Read more

Edifier R2000DB Review – Active bookshelf speakers for superior PC audio

I have reviewed a few Edifier speakers now, and they offer a wide range of options for people looking for affordable options. I previously reviewed the excellent Edifier R1850DB, the R2000DB are a step up in the product range, offering a superior specification in a similar but physically larger design. While the Edifier R2000DB may … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Specifications Compared – Is it worth waiting for the Mi 11 Ultra?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is arguably the best flagship phone from Samsung in years. With the newly designed Exynos 2100 chipset, Samsung finally has something that can compete with Qualcomm. Admittedly, the chipset does have quite a few issues, but it is a much closer race than in previous years, and the Qualcomm is … Read more

How to flash ROM on a Xiaomi Mi 11 – Pretty easy, would do again

At the start of the year, I bought and reviewed the Xiaomi Mi 11. This was a Chinese import, bought from Giztop, so the OS had quite a few issues with random Chinese sections. Overall, the phone was quite usable though, using a launcher such as Nova or Microsoft you can make everything as normal … Read more

Wahoo Tickr & Tickr X Heart Rate Monitor Review – Useless, save your money. Heart rate locks & dropouts. Would be good if they actually worked

Featured image not me, unfortunately. The Wahoo Tickr & Tickr X came out in May last year and looked to be the best HRM options on the market, more affordable than Garmin and with superior Bluetooth options. As usual, Dcrainmaker had an in-depth review almost as soon as the product was available for pre-order. Both … Read more

Huawei Valentines Deals – Nothing says I love you like a Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (now £230)

Forget getting you Valentines a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates. An expensive tech present is a way to your love’s heart (or at least mine). Like most consumer tech companies, Huawei has some valentines deals on, while these may not be your usual Valentines gives it is still a good time to … Read more

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