Anker Roav Viva – Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger Review – Voice control navigation and music control

If you can’t control it with your voice is it even worth buying? Love it or loathe it, Amazon Alexa is taking over the world. What started off as a fun voice-controlled speaker has expanded to included wall clocks, microwaves and more. So, it may come as no surprise that Anker under their sub-brand Roav … Read more

Baseus Wireless Car Charger Review – Air-vent QI fast wireless charging

I have used plenty of car mounts in the past, most of them have been the sucky-cup style or more recently the ones that require a magnet on the back. I have never really liked the idea of air vent mounts before as they sound like they would come loose. However, Baseus sent me their wireless … Read more

Xiaomi Grey Imports will no longer supper Global ROM

Xiaomi has been hugely popular with bargain hunters in the UK who have imported the phones from offshore companies such as Banggood / Gearbest / Aliexpress and others. These phones were originally developed for the Chinese market and normally come with the MIUI China ROM installed. Sellers then often re-install Google frameworks and apps. Users then … Read more

ZADAK 32GB Consumer DDR4 UDIMM RAM arrives using double height module

Considering the price of DDR4 RAM I don’t think there is a huge demand for 32GB modules but I thought ZADAK’s new 32GB double height UDIMM RAM was interesting enough to post about. Currently when you buy RAM the sticks cap out at 16GB for consumer boards, allowing Ryzen and Socket 1151 boards with 4 slots to achieve 64GB … Read more

Kuaifit K Sport Headphones With In-Ear Personal Trainer Review – True wire-free sports headphones

Kuaifit is a brand I have not heard of before, and they appear to be a relatively new company targeting the sports headphone market. In order to differentiate themselves from all the other affordable sports brands on Amazon, they combine their earphones with an app that provides your training plans and fitness coaching for a … Read more

Samsung Announces New SmartThings Hub, Sensors and Button

With the dominance of Alexa and Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings seems to have fallen on the wayside past couple of years. During Smart Home Week the SmartThings indicated they would be making a new push to promote the product and one of the reasons why it had not been more aggressively pushed was them waiting it out … Read more

Oppo Realme 2 Pro launched Snapdragon 660 with 8GB/128GB for $250/€212 or 4/64 GB for $192/€165

As we posted yesterday, the new Realme 2 Pro was due to launch. It looks like all the leaks and specifications were correct. Realme is the sub-brand of Oppo and functions in the same was as Honor, providing affordable phones away from flagship devices such as the Oppo Find X. Realme 2 Pro comes with a 6.3” … Read more

Win One of Two Licences for F-Secure Total – Anti-Virus, Family Safety and VPN for 5 Devices across PC & Mobile

Following the review of the excellent F-Secure Total, F-Secure has been kind enough to provide me 2 licences to give away to my readers. This is a 5-device licence which would normally cost £99.99 each if you were to buy it directly from F-Secure. As you will find in my review F-Secure is my favourite security suite as … Read more

Anker Soundcore Flare Plus Review – A £110 Waterproof Portable 360° Bluetooth Speaker

I have always been on the fence with portable Bluetooth speakers, the concept is great, but they rarely sound amazing. The one exception was the Ultimate Ears Megablast which sounds awesome but costs £179.99. The Anker Soundcore Flare Plus is the bigger brother to the normal Flare and hopefully should provide that extra power to achieve … Read more

Oppo Realme 2 Pro Launches today with Snapdragon 660 SoC

Huawei has had great success with its affordable sub-brand Honor, and therefore it is no surprise other companies are wanting to try and replicate this. While Oppo is not a big name in the UK, and the sub-brand Realme is all but unheard of, there has been a growing interest in the company. The Oppo Find … Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specification Leaks ramp up: Graphene cooling, nanoSD, 40W Super Charge 2.0, 4,200mAh battery & ultra wide-angle lens

As usual, running up to a major announcement of a flagship smartphone, there is a barrage of leaks and rumours. The pas day has ramped things up considerably following an Israeli publication sharing promotional materials. These things are not 100% confirmed but based on all the other rumours they appear to be quite believable. We already knew … Read more

Best Bike Smart Trainers for Winter 2018 UK – Turbo trainers including direct drive and magnetic

I will be the first to admit I am a fair-weather cyclist, living on the coast up north means the cycling weather is rarely good at the best of time, and once it gets colder and even rainy-er I rarely get out. I don’t mind running in this weather, but I guess that’s because you are not … Read more

The best mattress with long trial periods including pocket spring and latex

[Original post 20-December-2018] [Updated 25-September-2019] Refreshed the content, Nectar would now also be my first choice of memory foam.  We (should) spend a third of our lives in bed so investing in a good mattress will pay dividends for many years to come. With the development of memory foam, there has been a massive boom … Read more

Reolink Argus Pro Review – Wire free CCTV with no subscription and local recording

I previously reviewed the Reolink Argus 2 and found it was a very appealing option for home security. At £120 it is cheaper than many other brands, it is entirely wire free and has no hub, there is also no subscription required, and it stores all its content on a microSD card. I have now … Read more

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