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James Smythe - Chief Editor of Mighty Gadget

I am James, a UK-based tech enthusiast and the creative mind behind Mighty Gadget which I've proudly run since 2007. Passionate about all things technology, my expertise spans from computers and networking, to mobile, wearables, and smart home devices.

As a fitness fanatic who loves running and cycling, I also have a keen interest in fitness-related technology, and I take every opportunity to cover this niche on my blog. My diverse interests allow me to bring a unique perspective to tech blogging, merging lifestyle, fitness, and the latest tech trends.

In my academic pursuits, I earned a BSc in Information Systems Design from UCLAN, before advancing my learning with a Master's Degree in Computing. This advanced study also included Cisco CCNA accreditation, further demonstrating my commitment to understanding and staying ahead of the technology curve.

I'm proud to share that Vuelio has consistently ranked Mighty Gadget as one of the top technology blogs in the UK. With my dedication to technology and drive to share my insights, I aim to continue providing my readers with engaging and informative content.

I work directly with the companies he reviews products for or their chosen PR agency.

James has a long relationship working with Acer, Anker, Aqara, EcoFlow, Huawei, Honor, Kingston, Mediatek, Netgear, Reolink, Samsung, TP-Link, and Zyxel.

You can find out more about my work and the history of Mighty Gadget on the about page.

For Social Media, you can find me on:

Twitter/X - Instagram - Facebook - LinkedIn - Strava


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