Yale Linus Smart Lock Review– Is this better than the Yale Conexis L1 or Nuki?

Announced back at CES 2020, the Yale Linus Smart Lock has only recently been made available. This adopts a different approach to the Conexis L1 smart lock, and it addresses the concerns many users had with that. The lock retains its old-fashioned cylinder allowing you to optionally use you key when leaving or entering your … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Review – A beautiful & massive display with incredible performance but those thermal concerns are valid

Announced on the 28th of December, the Xiaomi Mi 11 beat the Samsung Galaxy S21 to be the first phone featuring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The launch was limited to China, and there has been no word on the Pro model yet. Eager to try out Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset, I opted to … Read more

Twelve South StayGo USB-C Hub Review – Expensive but excellent & reliable USC-C hub to use as a desktop docking station

With most of us working from home, many of us have been looking for ways to improve our productivity and comfort while at home. I am fortunate enough to work from home in a dedicated office with a desktop, but most of the people I know seem to be working off laptops. As good as … Read more

Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: Testing thermals and battery drain of the Snapdragon 888 vs SD865 and Kirin 980

This was part of the Xiaomi Mi 11 review I am finalising, but it ended up being so long it warranted its own post. My tests here are not the most thorough in the world, but they still highlight some issues that have been raised by others regarding the phone, and potentially the SD888 chipset. … Read more

Realme X9 Pro vs Realme Race Pro Specifications Comparison – Both OLED, Dimensity 1200 & 108MP camera on X9, Snapdragon 888 & 64MP lens on Race Pro

Following the announcement of the MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Realme were quick to tease a new phone based on the chipset, which was later confirmed to be the Realme X9 Pro. Perhaps to get ahead of unofficial leaks, Realme have sent out the exact specification of their two new flagship devices, the X9 Pro, and then … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Specifications Compared– Will Qualcomm’s new affordable flagship compete with MediaTek?

I have already looked at how the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 improve on the previous generation Dimensity 1000+, and how they compare with the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100. However, the new Dimensity chipsets may be more comparable to the just-announced Snapdragon 870. In terms of overall performance, it seems unlikely the MediaTek Dimensity … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 & Samsung Exynos 2100 Specification Comapered – Flagship chipsets to challenge the ever-increasing cost of Qualcomm phones

Today, Mediatek took the wraps off its latest two flagship chipsets for 2021. I have already covered how they improved on the Dimensity 1000+, but how do they compare with the Qualcomm and Samsung chipsets you find on the likes of the Galaxy S21 and Xiaomi Mi 11. MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 vs Qualcomm … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 vs Dimensity 1000+ – What has been improved on the latest flagship chipset from MediaTek

Today, MediaTek has announced two brand new chipsets targeting high-end devices, the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100. While these chipsets offer improvement from the previous generation, the main thing I am hoping for is that they are more widely adopted in the global market, providing an affordable alternative to flagship phones based on Qualcomm and … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 vs 865 Plus vs SD888 Specifications Compared – Qualcomm increases a single SD865+ CPU core by 3.2%, passes it off as a new chipset

Today, Qualcomm took the wraps of their latest chipset which sits somewhere in a no man’s of being last years tech and flagship spec.   The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 snapdragon follows a similar trend we have seen from both Qualcomm and MediaTek in the past couple of years. Take an old chipset, tweak it by … Read more

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire Free Review – A superb Ring Video Doorbell alternative

The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free was announced at the start of this year and will be made available across the usual online channels from the 2nd of February. While the security camera market is saturated, there are not many good battery-powered video doorbells, so the new Arlo Essential is a welcome addition to the … Read more

Great news for Android users

Android and iOS needs no introduction. They are the two most commonly used operating systems for mobile phones and tablets. While the choice between smartphones and tablets you want to buy isn’t limited to just the operating system, it’s an important factor that everyone should consider. Both parties have advantages and disadvantages. In this article … Read more

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