Category: Gadgets & Tech

Start your DJ career with a DJ Mini Mixer

In my head I’m a talented DJ like Fatboy Slim. Sometimes I try the djay 2 app on my phone and the results are, well.. mixed. Now, however, you can get the app running on two phones and use this Mini Mixer to switch between the two devices. …

Sitting down? Why? Work standing up!

I sit in an office for the best part of the day. Let’s face it, being parked on your posterior isn’t healthy. However, if you drive a computer all day you can choose to stand up instead. So, you just need to buy an entire new desk right? …

Remote control homes. Getting more clever by the day.

Long-time readers may be familiar with our love of home heating control systems. Back in 2014 we looked at the Nest thermostat, however since then we’ve seen competitors entering the marketplace and more people getting in on the programmable thermostat fun. It doesn’t matter too much about how …

I hope your password is better than 123456

If you stop and think about your online presence, just think how many different sites and apps you log into on a daily basis – each needing a unique username and password. Let’s be honest, most of us use a username that’s also our email address, so for …

The TicWatch S2 and now the AI-powered TicPods. Dive in!

You may have heard of Mobvoi and their TicWatch S2. It’s powered by Wear OS and has a 1.39″ AMOLED 400 x 400 display. Inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 CPU and comes with 4GB of storage with 512MB of RAM. Plus, it looks bloody …

IKEA releases Sonos-integrated furniture

You know Sonos? Right? Yeah. They’re the go-to people if you want some serious sound in your home. Now IKEA have release Sonos speakers which are integrated with their furniture. Called “SYMFONISK”, it includes a table lamp with sound and light in one place, plus a book-shelf speaker …

More scarily good robots

Every now and again I take a look at the rather brilliant robots that are created by the teams at Boston Dynamics. This time they have some interesting industrial robots that counterbalance using a weight between their two wheeled legs. This is just a test of the automated …

Skoda testing deliveries direct to your boot

OK, this one sounds a little weird, but let’s have a look anyway. Getting deliveries can always be a bit of a hit-and-miss affair, especially if you’re at work or on the toilet. Despite you waiting around, you’ll probably find that the delivery driver turns up just when …

A fun way to get your kids brushing properly.

Kids love sweets, so ensuring that they’re brushing their teeth regularly is key. You can’t always monitor this, so PlayBrush is a great way to create a solid dental cleaning routine. Instead of making brushing teeth a chore, the 2 minutes task can now be made fun thanks …

Why aren’t more Swiss watchmakers embracing smartwatches?

On a daily basis you’ll find that, like many people, I’m wearing a fitness band. It doubles as a watch / notification device and the battery lasts for quite some time. You’ll no doubt be familiar with devices like this – they’ll keep track of your step count, …

Mixcder E9 active noise cancelling headphones

We have covered Mixcder’s excellent headphones before, especially for their noise cancelling features. Today, they have launched the E9 headphones in their range. The next generation headphones feature the latest advancement in ANC technology. The Mixcder E9 headphones are available now for £59.99/$69.99 from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Mixcder has increased …

Kitvision Observer DashCam – Review

This review has been a long time in the making. I have never really been one for using a dashcam, however when the opportunity to review one came up I figured I would give it a shot. Here we have the Kitvision Observer 1080p Dashcam with GPS and Wifi. …

OnePlus 6T – Review

  Review device specs Price: £529 Mirror Black 8GB RAM 128 GB Storage Snapdragon 845 chipset 16 and 20-megapixel dual cameras Android 9 pie running oxygen OS 9.0.11 December 2018 security patch Good Points: Lightening fast Great battery life Oxygen OS close to stock Android Gorgeous screen Specs …

Oaxis Timepiece – The Review

Back in November, we told you about the Oaxis Timepiece Kickstarter campaign, well, I was sent the black edition to have a play with! The package gave the impression of quality and the unboxing commenced with earnest, inside the thin box I could see the watch peaking through a …

Epic Air Elite

Possible the most EPIC title I have ever written for a review – get it? ok – moving swiftly on. As someone who runs and goes to the gym, I end up wearing a lot of sweaty headphones and earbuds for Coolsmartphone, so introducing the Epic Air Elite …

Audeara’s A-01 full-fidelity headphone raising awareness

With the issue of hearing loss & deafness taking centre stage on the 3rd March with World Hearing Day, the Auderara’s A-01 headphones will be reduced to £199 in time for the World Hearing Day. Audeara is the world’s first headphone offering an in-built hearing test to protect users’ …

Now even vaping has an app

Back when I used to hit the nightclubs, the smell of smoke was just part of the scene. There was rarely a smoking area, and there weren’t any laws which stopped you smoking inside. Enter a bar or a pub and it would be just the same. Smoke …

Manchester becomes the UK’s first 5G-connected airport

If you’re heading to Manchester Airport soon, check out the new Vodafone 5G trial area. You can test the new lightning speeds by grabbing a film or TV box set using the 5G technology. Further locations are coming soon, but if you’re at the airport you can now …

Curve adds purchase protection. Free £5 still available.

I’m a big fan of my Curve card. It looks like any other contactless card, but it operates in a super-cool way. First, you download the app. Then, you choose a card. The standard one is completely free but you can go for their new metal card to …

PS4 financial figures impacted by smartphone gamers

It’s fair to say that my son loves his Playstation 4. Fortnite has been the main reason for this, and the fact that he can have a chat with his mates after school adds to the social element of it. However, he’s also a big fan of our …

Track your hound and monitor fitness with Mishiko

A lot of us wear fitness bands now. My colleagues think I’ve got some sort of bladder problem because I’m up and down all day thanks to my fitness band telling me to get up and move around every now and then. Now though, you can get a …

The Micro Drone 4.0 – Now fully funded

Carrying a drone around is a bit of a faff, however – if its small then you can slip it in your pocket and it makes it a much easier proposition. The guys behind Micro Drone have now had Micro Drone V4.0 fully funded on Indiegogo but wait… …

1TB Storage chips produced by Samsung

Samsung have announced that they’ll be offering the world’s first 1TB eUFS (embedded Universal Flash Storage) solution for phone manufacturers, with mass production already underway. This means that phones will soon be able to have one terabyte of storage with a single flash memory chip. That means no …

Here’s a Kickstarter campaign that will totally fail

Well, I say it’ll fail, but I laughed when Donald Trump ran for President. So, perhaps I could be wrong. At the moment though, it’s looking like this particular idea isn’t getting a huge amount of cash. As I type, only 10 people have pledged and there’s nearly …

RevoNext introduces its RX6-Sport

The catchy title sounds like a sports car but in fact, RevoNext has launched the RX6-Sport dual driver in-ear earphones and detachable Bluetooth cable which are perfect for any fitness or sports lover. The inner-ear hook stops the earbuds falling out on those very sweaty runs with noise cancellation to …

Cycling glasses with a HUD. Meet Raptor.

Over the last few years I’ve become one of those Lycra-clad cyclists. It all started because I was basically getting out of breath running up the stairs and suddenly I figured, “Wait, that can’t be good”. A few weeks later I’d got myself a cheap mountain bike and …

Another electric scooter incoming

Last year we took a look at the Zap i300. It’s an all-electric scooter from a British company and prices start at £5,250. The cheapest version has a 5kg battery which charges fast and should see you go for 35 miles. Now another company, Etergo, has secured a …

LG Announce a new rolled-up TV

Your TV takes up a sizeable portion of your room. Sure, you can stick the thing on your wall, but it’s still going to be stuck up there and you can’t really do much about hiding it. Now, however, LG have created a solution.. a rolled-up TV. In …

We’re going to review a mind-controlled drone!

Welcome again to 2019 then, and this year we’re going to hopefully be starting things off with a review of this, a mind-controlled drone. Yes, a drone that you can control with your mind! The device, by the looks of it, is a fairly normal-looking drone, however the …

Galaxy Note 9 – Review

Specs: Review Price: £899 6.4-inch Super AMOLED HDR display Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 12-megapixel variable aperture main camera, 12-megapixel secondary 2x zoom camera 6GB/8GB RAM 128GB/512GB storage 4000 mAh battery Android 8.1 S Pen w/ Bluetooth Good Points: Absolutely gorgeous screen Fantastic battery life Build quality Loads of features …

Anker Soundcore Life 2 Headphones – Review

I am quite fortunate to have a couple of pairs of Bluetooth headphones in my collection and use them in different scenarios. However recently I have been finding that one of the sets that I have are uncomfortable when I am wearing them for long periods of time. …

Your phone is filthy, Let PhoneSoap clean it – Review

We all use our phones as fundamental tools in our day to day lives, and most of us will clean them from time to time. However, cleaning the visible dirt is only half the battle as there is also the microbial “dirt” that is always present on our phones. …

EZVIZ introduce ezWireless CCTV kit and analogue ‘Everyday’ and ‘Crispr’ wired CCTV kits

We covered EZVIZ the other day in relation to their new security camera, but they have also launched ezWireless CCTV kit and analogue ‘Everyday’ and ‘Crispr’ wired CCTV kits. The EzWireless CCTV kit is available from Very and Rymans from £399.99 whilst the analogue kits are available from Rymans and Toolstation from £198.98. All of the kits are weatherproof (IP66), …

Santa flies in, powered by Vodafone

Yes, Santa is about to unload his sack down your chimney. However, there’s also a smaller Vodafone Santa flying around, and he’s powered by 4G! This is the Santa Drone, and he’s flown via a 4G link. This means that the drone can fly much further than ever …

When drones do good

Think of drones and you’ll usually think of someone flying one too close to an airport or crashing into your garden after somehow flying out of the local park. Now though, you’re also likely to see them being put to better use in more useful tasks. Our local …

Reviewing a whole bunch of Anker chargers

I am on the constant search for power in the form of transferring electrons from one device to another. This has now got the point where I am actually running my car on electrons (that is for another day!). I am also now following a new mantra for my …