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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]
Gadgets March 5, 2015 posted by

Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]

There’s no question that 3D is a bit of a joke nowadays. The problem is the industry thought we’d love it enough to pay lots of money for the TVs, the movie tickets and all the other bits and pieces. But we didn’t. Our bad. But now there’s a new genre of fun budget 3D products which might just bring it back to life, and we’ve got our grubby mits on one example to test out.


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Immerse Virtual Reality Headset – turn your smartphone into a 3D wonderland of fun for just $45 ]Review]
Reviews March 3, 2015 posted by

Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]

Remember how a couple of years ago everyone said the laptop was dead? Wow, how wrong were they? Turns out tablets really aren’t as good at general computing as people thought, right? We thought it would be fun to compare two of the latest greatest generation of ultra-portable PC notebook computers, and see what you get for your money. Hint: a heck of a lot.


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Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]
Gadgets February 24, 2015 posted by

THL 2015 – cool new budget 4G Android phone comes with fingerprint security and lots of Octa Power [Review]

There’s a brand new budget Android smartphone coming along at the beginning of next month, and it’s pretty fancy. Not only does it have full 4G/LTE built in, as well as dual SIM, dual Standby, but it’s one of the first of its type to feature fingerprint security as standard, which is something usually reserved for much more expensive handsets. And did we mention the price?


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THL 2015 – cool new budget 4G Android phone comes with fingerprint security and lots of Octa Power [Review]
Gadgets February 20, 2015 posted by

Honor 6 – the best budget Android phone we’ve tested so far [Review] [Editors Choice]

The smartphone market is heading for a huge shock, as the traditional brands find themselves under increasing pressure from some very slick Chinese products which are making their way westwards. The big names like HTC and Samsung are already suffering from slower sales and declining profits, and this trend is going to continue, as lower priced Chinese manufacturers pulverize the established brands on price and features. This new superphone from Honor is a classic example of what we mean.


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Honor 6 – the best budget Android phone we’ve tested so far [Review] [Editors Choice]