Reviews

Tech Review: Cygnett FreePlay Wireless Earphones: Puzzle bobble

June 26, 2018

One thing a pair of earphones should do the first time you put them in your ears is make a good impression. Before you even turn them on, they should sit comfortably in the ears with minimal wobble and, ideally, not make you feel like Lobot from Star Wars (though I’ve reviewed my share that […]

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Tech Review: Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast integrate with Alexa to become the perfect home and outdoor speaker

June 25, 2018

From Ultimate Ears previous releases of the Boom 2 and Megaboom, the company has just released the satisfying modern upgrades of the Blast and it’s seriously larger friend, the Megablast. The well-known strong and robust build of UE speakers have been improved with the incorporation of Amazon’s Alexa to not only accompany you in the […]

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Tech Review: Can a Compact Camera Handle Like a D-SLR? We Test Canon’s Powershot G1 X Mark III

June 22, 2018

Boasting “DSLR Performance in a compact body”, Canon’s Powershot G1X Mark III claims to be a “compact without compromise” – and it does a pretty good job of living up to those claims.

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Tech Review: JBL Link 300: Big, loud and likeable

June 21, 2018

The JBL Link 300 is the high end and rather portly older sibling in JBL’s range of Google Assistant enabled speakers. But unlike most elder siblings, it carries itself with all the brashness of the youngest child. It noisy, full of personality and is, on the whole, a very likeable sort.

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Tech Review: Edifier G4 Gaming Headphones: Boom, boom, boom

June 6, 2018

Gaming headsets have reached an interesting tipping point. For years many of them weren’t worth the price of the box they came in. They sported ugly, heavy designs, poor quality materials and sound quality to match. But over the last five years manufacturers have — to my shock — begun to shift their focus towards […]

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Tech Review: Edifier e25HD Luna HD TV Speakers: Ugly betty

June 6, 2018

I’ve said before that, when reviewing home audio equipment, the exterior design of any given product is not terribly important to me as long as they device in question sounds great. Friends, the Edifier Luna HD e25HD TV speakers have really put that personal philosophy to the test. As great as they sound, and they do […]

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Games Review: AK Racing Overture Gaming Chair: Fun on the bun

June 4, 2018

I have a long history of dissatisfaction with desk chairs. I break them very easily, and its never because I mistreated them. I use them as a day-to-day work prop this is apparently too much to ask because within six-to-nine months, they’re sagging and bent in ways that suggest my 95kg frame is much heavier […]

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Tech Review: No Frills Photography with Canon’s EOS 1500D

May 18, 2018

Canon’s new entry-level D-SLR offering is the very definition of “no frills”, keeping very simple functionality while still offering the intuitive handling you’d expect from Canon’s years of refining their camera bodies.... Continue Reading

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headphones: Long, loud life

May 17, 2018

Gaming headphones have come such a long way in the last couple of years, particularly those of the wireless variety. Gone are the days of terrible sound and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it battery lives. Now, if you aren’t providing premium quality sound, no-one wants a bar of you. HyperX has always seemed to be a gaming peripheral maker […]

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Tech Review: Kindle Oasis (2018): I think I might’ve read this one before

May 11, 2018

To say that Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is one of the nicest e-readers I’ve ever used would be to undersell it. Amazon are so good at building these devices by now that there’s almost no room in the market for anyone else. But, for good or ill, it’s also quite clear that Amazon have taken their […]

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