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Reviews May 27, 2015 posted by

InLit LED Smart Bulb – and you thought a color changing light bulb was cool! [Review]

You can’t turn a corner nowadays without running into some new gadget or other which you can control with your phone. Whatever happened to the good old days of an on/off switch? Bah! Anyhoo, here’s a new take on the whole subject of mood generation… a smartphone controlled LED lamp which goes way beyond just changing colors.


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InLit LED Smart Bulb – and you thought a color changing light bulb was cool! [Review]
Reviews May 19, 2015 posted by

FLIR FX – the first multi-purpose action, car and home security camera [Review]

Cameras are a big deal nowadays. We’ve got phone cams, cameras for security, dashcams for the car, action cams for the sporty types, spy cams… and the list goes on. Everyone needs a camera. Now an interesting new product from a major player in the camera arena has hit the shelves and it’s really offering something quite innovative.


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FLIR FX – the first multi-purpose action, car and home security camera [Review]
Reviews May 13, 2015 posted by

Xenta 13W Solar Briefcase – will it power your life with happiness? [Review]

There are a lot of solar products out there nowadays, many of which can’t do the job they’re supposed to do. Or they work so slowly that you might as well be trying to charge your device with a hairdryer. On low setting. But there are some companies trying to provide solar chargers which are apparently meaty enough to work, so we thought we’d test one to see if it’s worth your time and money.


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Xenta 13W Solar Briefcase – will it power your life with happiness? [Review]
Reviews May 8, 2015 posted by

Viewsonic PLED-W600 LED Projector – ultralight 600 lumens projector really shines

Projection equipment has long been a mainstay of the business world, if only for those interminable meetings full of Powerpoint slides. But they’ve also made big inroads into the living rooms of those who enjoy their entertainment at a super large size. Traditionally these projectors have been large, heavy and rather clunky, but no more. The new generation of LED projectors really takes things to a different level.


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Viewsonic PLED-W600 LED Projector – ultralight 600 lumens projector really shines
Reviews May 5, 2015 posted by

3Doodler 2.0 – cool new 3D printer pen is sleeker, more flexible and more fun [Review]

When the first 3D printer pen was announced it caused a real stir, and rightly so. The idea of creating 3D plastic artwork using a pen like instrument was an amazing concept. And even though the original tools were rather clumsy, they gained an enthusiastic following from fans across the world. Now we’ve hit Version 2.0, and while it’s more an evolution than revolution, the results are still as much fun.


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3Doodler 2.0 – cool new 3D printer pen is sleeker, more flexible and more fun [Review]
Reviews April 30, 2015 posted by

Tronsmart Air Mouse & Keyboard – the perfect addition to your TV box or other entertainment device [Review]

If you’ve ever struggled to control an Android TV box, smart TV or computer from your couch, you’ll know just how frustrating it can be to get anything done. The default option is to click and select, which takes ages, and even if you’ve got an air mouse it can be very slow entering in web addresses or anything longer. But now there’s a new tool to make things easier.


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Tronsmart Air Mouse & Keyboard – the perfect addition to your TV box or other entertainment device [Review]
Reviews April 28, 2015 posted by

iLuv Smart Shaker Alarm – silent vibration wakes you up, not your cat [Review]

The big problem with waking up in the morning is the sound. All that bleeping and chirping and clanging. Why should everyone in the neighborhood be woken up just because you’ve got to start the day at 5am? Now there’s a way to wake yourself up silently with just a vibration. We check it out.


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iLuv Smart Shaker Alarm – silent vibration wakes you up, not your cat [Review]
Reviews April 25, 2015 posted by

CamCaddy 2 – charge your camcorder or DSLR battery from any USB battery block, solar charger or laptop [Review]

There’s nothing worse than finding yourself stranded with a dead camcorder or digital camera battery when you’re on your vacation or travels and trying to capture the moment. Sure you can trudge back to the hotel and use the standard mains battery charger than comes with your camera, but it’s a real hassle. But now there’s another option which lets you charge up the battery from any handy USB source – laptop, battery block, solar charger etc.


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CamCaddy 2 – charge your camcorder or DSLR battery from any USB battery block, solar charger or laptop [Review]
Fun & Games April 21, 2015 posted by

PowerUp 3.0 – smartphone controlled paper airplane gets a pilot upgrade [Review]

You can stick a bit of tech just about anywhere you can imagine. Kitchen? Check. Bathroom? Check. Car? Double check. The list goes on. But for sheer innovative thinking, it takes some gumption to come up with the idea of combining a smartphone with a paper airplane. But the makers of PowerUp don’t think it’s a big deal.


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PowerUp 3.0 – smartphone controlled paper airplane gets a pilot upgrade [Review]
Reviews April 16, 2015 posted by

Archos Weather Station – keep track of your environment with your smartphone and some wireless sensors [Review]

There’s no question that cool tech advances in sensors have given us some amazing products. Health and fitness monitors are everywhere, and there’s also a growing segment for sensors which can track our environment, and help us stay aware of what’s happening in our local surroundings. The new Archos Weather Station is the latest product to enter this arena, and it’s not a bad system at all, as we found out in our tests.


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Archos Weather Station – keep track of your environment with your smartphone and some wireless sensors [Review]
Mobile Tech April 13, 2015 posted by

Honor Holly – budget Android smartphone comes with some pedigree style [Review]

Judging different budget smartphones can get to be a tricky proposition if all you do is look at the specifications. Ticking the boxes rarely gives you a true answer as to value, so it’s important to try and judge a whole package rather than just a set of numbers. The new Honor Holly budget phone is a case in point.


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Honor Holly – budget Android smartphone comes with some pedigree style [Review]
Mobile Tech April 2, 2015 posted by

Hannspree SN 50 Smartphone – nice looking budget Android does a nice dual SIM job [Review]

Well here we are at that time of year again, when men are men and budget phones are… well cheaper than ever. One of the interesting things about the current boom in Android smartphones is the fact that everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon, even brands you wouldn’t expect. For instance Hannspree, the Taiwanese company best known for televisions and other consumer products.


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Hannspree SN 50 Smartphone – nice looking budget Android does a nice dual SIM job [Review]
Gadgets March 31, 2015 posted by

DELL XPS13 2015 – On The Road With This New Ultra Portable Computer, Good & Bad

We’re happy to report that Windows laptops aren’t dead. Despite a sustained and long term assault by tablet computers, netbooks, Chromebooks and even smartphones, the fact is there are some things you can only do with a full blown laptop computer. We’ve recently took one of the most interesting of the new breed out on a short 5 day road test, to see just how well the genre is doing in its fightback. The answer is, very well indeed.


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DELL XPS13 2015 – On The Road With This New Ultra Portable Computer, Good & Bad
Gadgets March 17, 2015 posted by

Zidoo X9 Android TV Box – super cool TV media box delivers HD PVR recording too [Review]

The world is awash with these very cool Android TV boxes, and they just keep coming. Clearly there’s a big demand, probably because they offer a great way to deliver Internet based content to your living room television, as well as a way to ‘cut the cord’ and stop paying expensive cable or satellite television charges. The latest of these is actually a very interesting box, since it’s the first we’ve seen that offers high resolution video recording as part…


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Zidoo X9 Android TV Box – super cool TV media box delivers HD PVR recording too [Review]
Gadgets March 9, 2015 posted by

SISWOO Monster R8 – this beast of a phone blows most other budget Androids out of the water [Review]

We have a feeling that 2015 will come to be recognized as the start of the era of the Chinese budget phone, which means it’s also likely to be the beginning of a surge in online handset buying. What this means for the main street phone retailers is anyone’s guess, but the signs are that things are going to get pretty precarious, pretty quickly.


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SISWOO Monster R8 – this beast of a phone blows most other budget Androids out of the water [Review]