Tag: sound

HTC U11 – Photo special

HTC have dropped out of the limelight of late. Vodafone don’t seem to be ranging any of their handsets and Three are all out of stock of the HTC 10. Whilst playing with their U Play and U Ultra it occured to me that both handsets had pretty …

KitSound Immerse Active Noise Cancelling Earphones – Review

Last time I went to the airport, I was properly obsessed with some big over-ear headphones which had noise cancelling technology built in. I put them on, pressed the switch on the side and – instantly – the noise of the airport vanished. It’s all down to something …

Dr Meter Sound Level Meter – Review

Welcome people. Welcome to yet another very random review. Years ago I started reviewing smartphones and now, now I’m getting LED lights and all sorts of other random gadgets. Today we’ve got a sound level meter and, well, it does just what you’d expect it to really. On …

How to make your family car sound like a V8

You may remember my indestructible Audi A4. She’s an old girl now and has been on the road for a decade. I bought a Bluetooth OBD gadget to plug into it just so that I could find out what all those error lights on the dashboard are. Yes, …

Facebook to play videos with sound ON as you scroll

We don’t tend to have too many disagreements with our ad suppliers, but one thing we really don’t like is adverts that autoplay sound. Sure, we have to display adverts to pay for the increasingly large servers, but ones that start shouting some Daz washing powder at you …

Edifier MP700 RAVE Bluetooth Active Speaker – Review

The first thing you notice about this particular Bluetooth speaker is the price. It’s £229 on Amazon. That, I have to say, is a massive price-tag for a Bluetooth speaker. It weighs in at 1.6 kg and measures 29.4 x 6.7 x 17 cm. At 1.6Kg it isn’t …

Kitsound Immerse Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – A Review

So here I am in my 40’s and up until this review had never tried Noise Cancelling Headphones. So as a regular user  of Kitsound equipment I jumped at the opportunity to review the new Kitsound Immerse Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones for my friends at Coolsmartphone.com. Kitsound kit tends …

iClever BoostSound BTS07 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Remember our BTS08 review from the other day? Well, this is the smaller brother. It’s definitely easier to carry around and is a lot lighter. Likewise, it’s thinner at both ends and I found it pretty easy to fit into a coat pocket. This one, unlike the BTS08, …

iClever BoostSound BTS08 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Available from Amazon US for $49.99, this definitely isn’t one of those speakers you pop into your coat pocket. Measuring in ay 25.15 x 11.18 x 13.21 cm it’s definitely got some “meat” to it, and I mean that in a good way. Up top, four touch-control keys …

aLLreLi F5 Bluetooth Headphones – Review

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s been a reoccurring theme whenever we review Bluetooth headphones. There’s definitely two types of headphones that I’ve found over the years. The first type will last for ages and they’re usually in-ear, but the sound quality just isn’t that brilliant. …

Clarkson, Hammond and May guide you on your way

After watching two weeks of “The Grand Tour”, I’ve realised that both me and my son are calling it “New Top Gear”. It’s totally blown away any BBC attempt at the show, with the crazy antics turned up to 11 and the 4K footage beautifully filmed, it’s proving …

Mpow Thor Foldable Bluetooth Headphones – Review

If you’re after some “proper” over-ear headphones with noise cancelling tech, these could be on your shopping list. First though, perhaps the biggest plus point for me is the price – just £18.89 on Amazon as I type, which is really rather good. The headphones have the usual …

So, you want to listen to music AND charge your iPhone 7?

I pointed it out after the announcement but, if I’m being honest, it’s not going to be a massive deal-breaker for most iPhone owners. See, I can understand to some degree because Apple give you just a single USB-C port in the MacBook Pro. It looks neat, it …

1byone Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Review

When you’re young and full of beans you really enjoy writing about tech. Mobile phones, gadgets, gizmos – it lights your fire. Then, after several years of looking a Bluetooth speakers, you start to wane a little. You get sent dozens and dozens of the things. Some are …

Move over HTC, Ford want to be quietly brilliant.

Modern cars tend to have a lot of sound proofing, especially if you’re driving one of those diesel cars. It’s to reduce engine noise, but despite how nice your tyres might be, there’s still road noise to deal with. Ford have been thinking of new ways to sort …

That Samsung whistle. GONE!

We’ve all been there. Whether it be a packed train, a busy office, a corridor, bus-stop or supermarket. The infamous Samsung “whistle” notification goes off, then someone imitates it with their very own mouth-powered version. It’s been the “sign of the Samsung” for years now, but now early …

Editorial – HTC are back.

In recent months there’s been a keen media interest in two mobile launches,the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Handsets like the Xperia Z, the Ascend P2 or the Nexus 4 are also in the running but all eyes seem to be focused on the HTC One …

MWC – HTC in Barcelona. A full workout with the One

Last week we were in London for the launch of this, the HTC One. The launch event was pretty crowded and, although we got a video demo and some pictures, I asked the guys at the HTC stand to give us a full run-through of every new feature …

RHA MA150 Earphones Review

The recently launched RHA MA150 earphones recently dropped through my letterbox in an unassuming brown box made from recycled cardboard.  Flimsy as anything the box did not give out a sign of quality and did not bode well for the contents. RHA’s MA150 earphones are the Glaswegian company’s latest …