It’s not hard to guess that Blue Microphones made their name from their superb professional and consumer microphones — including the podcaster’s and streamer’s favourite Yeti, which we reviewed earlier this year. However, the American company also makes a line of audiophile-grade headphones, including the subject of today’s review: the £700 Blue Ella.
These headphones come with planar magnetic drivers for unparalleled sound, and exist at a mid-range price point that promises better audio and build quality than entry-level planar headphones, without the price rising to stratospheric levels. We’ve got them in to review, so let’s see how [...]
Laptops these days can be something of a disappointment for power users — as they’ve gotten thinner and lighter, manufacturers have removed ports like USB and ethernet in order to save space. Thankfully, it’s not too difficult to add some of these ports in if you need them.
Today, we’re looking at one way to do just that, with the Qicent USB 3.0 Hub with Ethernet. This cheap £12 hub adds three USB 3.0 ports and one gigabit ethernet port, letting you connect up your laptop to fast wired networks and plug in all of your favourite peripherals too. We’ve put it to the test, so read on to see how this Qicent hub fared!Specs & Features3x USB [...]
Adonit has long been one of the best makers of mobile styluses, and so we’re excited to try their new Dash 3 model. The Dash 3 is designed for use with phones and tablets running iOS or Android, and boasts a precise PixelPoint tip, a premium metal build and long battery life. Here’s the review!Features & specificationsAnodised aluminium barrel with stainless steel details 1.9mm PixelPoint tip 8.5mm barrel diameter 141mm long 12 grams Compatible with iOS and Android 14 hours of battery life, recharges in 45 minutes Available in black, silver and bronzeDesign
The Dash 3 is a gorgeous-looking stylus, one of the nicest I’ve ever used in [...]
Today we’re looking at a rather quick Micro SD card from Toshiba, the Exceria Pro M501. The M501 is a UHS-II card with maximum read and write speeds of around 250 MB/s, making them suitable for high-speed photography and 4K video recording. The card comes in 16, 32 and 64GB versions; we’re looking at the 64GB model. Let’s get started!Features & Specifications16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB capacity Max read speed: 270 MB/s, Max. write speed: 250MB/s Specialised for 4K and Full HD recording Perfect for sports cameras Designed for extreme shooting conditions Includes SD UHS-II card adapterDesign
The Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 has a gold stripe to [...]
Dilemma: you like laptop keyboards, but people keep harping on about how great mechanical keyboards are. Solution: Havit’s HV-KB390L keyboard. It uses special low profile switches, low profile keys and a low-profile chassis to make for an incredibly compact keyboard in all three dimensions. Is this the ultimate low profile mechanical keyboard? Let’s find out!Specifications & FeaturesThinnest 87-key mechanical keyboard Kailh PG1350 low profile Blue switch Detachable Micro USB cable Customisable ice blue LED backlight N-Key Rollover 35.4 x 12.75 x 2.25 cm 0.52 kgDesign
The Havit low profile keyboard is actually quite remarkable in its design. The [...]
The EZCast 4K dongle is designed to make it easy to get content from your phone, tablet or computer onto the biggest screen in your room, whether that’s a TV, monitor or projector. It supports three popular standards — Miracast, AirPlay and DNLA — and is also available in app form for all major platforms. The EZCast 4K costs £48, making it some £20 cheaper than the similarly 4K-capable Chromecast Ultra. Let’s put it to the test!Specs & [...]