Tag: gadget

The Tamagotchi returns!

Every once in a while there seems to be a game, gadget or accessory that captures the imagination with kids and becomes a “fad”. Fidget spinners, remember them? Well, many, many years prior to those there was something called a Tamagotchi. It was basically a small digital pet …

Gaming with Android and Windows, Mobile? PGS has an update.

Yes people, I’m learning the Daily Mail-style of click-bait again, in the vein hope that we’ll have enough advertising revenue to pay for the servers this month (sadly, ad-blocking is killing our revenue). OK, long story short. Imagine you want to create a Portable Gaming System. Something running …

Zecti Robot Tripod mini – Review

I don’t know about you but I love taking photos with my phone. Today we have phone cameras that are really rather excellent. They’re right up there with the compact cameras that we used to carry around a few years ago. There is, however, still the long-standing issue of …

The evolution of bunny rabbit ears

During my twelve years of using smartphones, I’ve never felt the need to use a case. I’ve instead kept my phone in good condition by ensuring that it gets a pocket to itself alongside nothing else such as keys to scratch it. I also ensure that I handle …

A remote controller actuator. What could be greater?

So, I’m pretty geeky guy with the home automation gadgets. I started off with a Nest thermostat, which a lot of even my non-geeky friends are getting into. It’s a simple and clever way to save cash on your heating bills. Put simply, it knows when you’re not …

Another flying Selfie Shooter – AirSelfie

Just the other week we had the SELFLY. It was a flying camera which, when it wasn’t in the air, formed a case around your phone. Now, we’ve got a competitor in the form of the AirSelfie. It looks to be a smaller and ultra-portable. The people behind …

So, you’re going abroad and want to stay in touch huh?

It’s the season to be jolly, but not everyone gets to be at home with their family. If you’re in a different country, whether it be because of work, holiday or you just don’t like your family very much, you’ll probably be huddled around a WiFi access point …

Want to look like you’ve just stepped off the USS Enterprise?

On Sunday I mentioned a particular YouTube channel that I like to follow (in addition to our rather fantastic channel, which you absolutely must follow too). It’s from a guy called Mat, who is known on YouTube as Techmoan. He also has a website, called Techmoan.com, and you …

Seek announce a new cheap version of their thermal camera

In August last year we took a look at the Seek Thermal camera. It basically slots onto the bottom of your phone and, in real time, shows you what’s hot and what’s not. Now you can get an affordable model in the shape of the Seek CompactPRO. It’s …

Talk to the animals with a KYON Pet Tracker

Watching your pet from work or anywhere else is pretty simple. Just get a camera or perhaps use a spare smartphone to act as an IP camera. It’s a good way to have a quick look at your dog or cat from afar, but… wouldn’t it be good …

Five reasons to buy a Chromecast (or another one)

Unbelievably, I’ve had my Chromecast for a couple of years now. Despite my TV and a set-top box having the ability to show stuff from my phone, I still default to the Chromecast. It sits wedged into a random HDMI port on the back of my TV and …

Here is your new pen Mr Bond

James, while you are in the field you must keep your smartphone charged otherwise we will never catch the bad guys. Queue music! Well not quite, Beuler sent me this nifty little pen to test recently. It’s a pen, stylus and charger! Yes charger! Just when you need …

Garmin Dash Cam 35 Review

The purpose of dash cams is varied. Some would say that they’re an essential tool for reporting exactly what happened in those moments before a crash. Others would tell you that they’re a great tool for showing terrible driving on YouTube. Personally, from what I’ve seen on YouTube, …

ZUS – A car charger with a cool addition. Reviewed.

The people at nonda got in touch with us and wanted to send us a car charger. We said yes. Then, because it was a car charger, it kinda went into our review queue and I didn’t really look at the great additional feature this thing has. Nonda …

Become the Breakfast Master!

No, I don’t care that this has nothing to do with smartphones. I’ve not had lunch and this looks like something I need in my life right now. You could call it a toaster with an egg poaching / boiling gadget on the side. I’d call it a …

Smiling with Triby

We have covered the wonderful kitchen connected speaker Triby before, when it went on sale in September 2015. Now Triby has been updated to handle emoticons! Not a huge revelation but it brings the Triby in-line with every other device that you would expect the Internet of Things …

Have a miniature rave with this LED Cube Speaker

I was never a fan of the Rubik’s Cube as a kid. I think I probably took it out of the box, moved all the squares around and then instantly lost my rag with it. A few weeks later you could’ve probably found it on the floor, with …

A backpack that gives you a gentle rub

Sooooo….. apparently this is a thing. I’ll be honest, if you’re wearing this in a public place people will, quite rightly, point at you. You will look bonkers and, even if you somehow manage to put a coat over it, you’re still going to look like a right …

MWC – LG G5 and all the toys – Hands on

The concept of this is really rather interesting, and it was pretty freeing to be able to take the LG G5 apart. That slide-out battery, which we initially saw yesterday, slides out from the G5 and then actually detaches from the bottom part too. Let’s get to the …