Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen these days, but these ones can something special: a pair can connect together to give you proper stereo sound. We’ve been sent two to test out; here’s our review of the AOSM68!Features & SpecificationsBluetooth 4.1 up to 20 metres True Wireless Stereo technology IPX5 water resistant and shock-proof Long battery life (8 hours) 2x 6W speakers for crystal-clear audio 158 x 56 x 56mm 354 gramsDesign
The AOSM’s special abilities haven’t affected its outside appearance, which is quite pedestrian. The bulk of the speaker is covered by a thin wire mesh, with the AOSM wordmark on the face of the [...]
Today we’re looking at not a designer monitor, but a monitor for designers: the PD2700Q. It comes with a 27-inch 10-bit IPS panel with a 2560 by 1440 resolution, at a reasonable £330 price point. Let’s put it to the test and see how it performs!Design
The PD2700Q is a simple but stylish monitor wrought from matte black plastic, with moderately sized bezels. The rectangular stand is slightly textured, but the monitor otherwise lacks stylistic adornment. The on-screen display is controlled by buttons on the rear; their position is indicated by small white markings on the bottom-right side of the bezel.
Turning the monitor around, you can see the stand [...]
I’m writing these words from my bed, as my wife looks on disapprovingly at the noisy interruption of our customary pre-sleep reading hour. I’m using the Obins Anne Pro, a wonderful little keyboard. It’s mechanical, it has a compact 60% size layout, and it connects just as happily to a phone or tablet via Bluetooth as it does to a PC with a USB cable. And of course, as this is 2017, it also can light up in all of the colours of the rainbow with programmable per-key RGB backlighting. Let’s take a closer look in our full review.Design & Features
The Anne Pro is a gorgeous and well-formed keyboard, crafted with evident care by its designers. [...]
American Truck Simulator scratches a weird itch for me — you get to slowly build up a trucking empire while enjoying the scenery of the western United States, including my adoptive home state of New Mexico. It’s a great way to pass the time while listening to local radio and just relax.
If you’re more interested in the management side of things than the driving itself, then TransRoad USA might be more your style. The game is a tycoon or management sim, set in a similar truck-centric America rendered in interstates, truck stops and goods-producing industries that desperately need your help. Without the actual driving to focus on, you can instead manage your [...]
Mechanical keyboard fans seem to undergo a metamorphosis. They start with keyboards that are massive, festooned with macro and media keys and sporting a numberpad. Over time, their tastes change, and their keyboards get smaller and smaller. First it’s tenkeyless, where the number pad is dropped, and then it’s on to smaller and rarer form factors: 75%, where the navigation keys are compressed into a column on the right side, and 60%, where these keys (and the F keys at the top) are left out altogether. As you get more interested in these unusual forms, you can abide by some loss in function, using fewer keys to accomplish the same goals.
The consequence of this, at [...]
Today we’re stepping in back in time, as we test the dodocool DA106 MP3 player! How much do you get for £40 in 2017? Let’s find out!Hardware & Features
The dodocool uses a low-power ARM processor to run its simple firmware, which allows you to play songs, record with the built-in microphone or listen to the radio… and that’s it. Here are all of the relevant specifications:Display 2-inch 320 x 240 LCD displayCPU ARM dual-core Cortex M3Storage 8GB internal Micro SD (up to 256GB)Battery 1400mAh Li-Ion rechargeable 2.5 hours charging time 30 hours playback timePorts 3.5mm headphone 3.5mm line-out Micro USBDimensions 97 x [...]