The Magic Keyboard is legendary amongst Apple fans — it’s light, stylish and even provides a decent typing experience, courtesy of some MacBook-style scissor switches. Today, I’m looking at a prospective replacement for the Magic Keyboard, a new mechanical keyboard from the experts at Drevo called the Joyeuse.
This keyboard uses Cherry ML-style low profile mechanical switches, allowing it to maintain incredibly thin dimensions while still including plenty of tactile feedback and a bunch of LEDs too. Let’s put it to the test, and find out if it’s time to retire the Magic Keyboard!Design
The Magic Keyboard vibes start immediately [...]
We have another quick review today: a jack-of-all-trades USB-C hub. Designed for the MacBook, Chromebook Pixel and other USB-C devices, this hub allows you to turn a single port into eight: you can connect three USB 3.0 devices, connect a monitor or projector via HDMI, connect to wired networks via ethernet, plug in Micro SD or SD cards and even charge your device using USB-C Power Delivery at the same time. It’s a pretty sweet list of features, but how does it actually work?Specs & FeaturesUSB-C Power Delivery pass-through for MacBook, Chromebook & other devices 3x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, gigabit ethernet, Micro SD card slot, SD card slot HDMI supports 4K [...]
Today we’re looking at the flagship of Aukey’s mechanical keyboard range, the KM-G4. It comes with a full layout of mechanical switches and fancy RGB backlighting. We’re looking at the model with Brown Cherry MX style switches, although these particular switches were made by Outemu. Let’s see what you get for your £56 or $65.Design
The G4 has a military or industrial-inspired design, with the keys floating atop a thin plate of green-ish aluminium with visible screw holes throughout.
The keycaps are backlit ABS, a standard budget choice, with laser-etched legends that allow the LEDs below to shine through. The legends are in the [...]
Aukey’s CP-T03 tripod is portable, flexible and cheap at £14. Its miniature stature makes it seem ideal for use with GoPros or smartphones, but its construction might allow for use with mirrorless or DSLR cameras as well. We’ve got a sample in to review, and here’s what we think!FeaturesFlexible and stable structure Supports phones, cameras, etc. 360-degree rotatable ball & foam-coated legs Quick lock & release button and fast installation plate Fits up to 5.7-inch phones, cameras up to DSLRs and GoPros Also fits other devices with 1/4-inch screw mount Package contains tripod, phone mount, GoPro mount, two 1/4″ mountsDesign
The Philips 272P7VPTKEB is a catchily-named monitor designed for creative types. The monitor is built around a 4K IPS panel with 10-bit colour, which should translate into a sharp and colour-accurate picture ideal for image editing, animation, CAD/CAM, colour grading and other professional pursuits. The 27-inch panel is expansive without taking up too much desk space, while the inclusion of a webcam and USB ports should make this a convenient part of any office. Here’s our review.Design
This Philips monitor comes with a modern design, comprising of that 4K panel surrounded by a relatively thin black bezel.
Press on the top of the monitor, and a small [...]
Today we’re looking at one of the fastest monitors on the market: the 240Hz ViewSonic XG2530. Using the same panel as the BenQ Zowie XL2540, can ViewSonic prove that their implementation is the one to choose for buttery-smooth gaming? Let’s find out!Design
The ViewSonic XG2530 is a stylish monitor with that traditional ‘gamer’ look: black chassis, red trim. It’s a sensible arrangement that melds well with many other gaming peripherals, but I do wish we’d see a little more variety in the marketplace!
The ergonomic stand allows for good levels of adjustability, including height adjustment and rotation, while the [...]