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 [...]
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
With the many technological marvels of the modern world, it’s easy to turn into a lump on the sofa. I personally eschew such foolishness, instead preferring to become a lump in an overpriced gamer chair.
To save myself, I’m also turning to technology — in this case, a smart scale that’ll allow me to see exactly how corpulent I’ve become, and hopefully persuade me to make a change for the better. The smart scale is the Koogeek S1, and it’s the subject of our review today.Specs & FeaturesBody tracking (8 precision measurements)Weight, body fat, BMI, body water BMR, bone mass, visceral fat, lean massManage multiple users [...]
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 [...]
Recently Dutch company Xtorm got in touch to offer some mobile power accessories for us to review. We accepted, and they sent out the subject of today’s review: the XB202 Power Bank Discovery 17,000.
This power bank has an impressive 17,000mAh capacity and supports USB-C charging up to 5V / 3A, as well as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 standard. It has three charging ports in all, including two full-size USB and USB-C, and comes with both a USB-C cable and a Micro USB cable, the latter of which attaches magnetically to the power bank.
Let’s put it to the test!SpecificationsCapacity 17,000mAhType Lithium IonInput 5V / 3A USB-COutput 2x [...]
When I was a kid, there was nothing I wanted more than an alarm clock radio. I eventually got one years later, finding one of those old flip clocks at a yard sale while I was at university. It eventually broke when I took it apart to see how it worked, and I’ve been without one ever since… until today!
This alarm clock radio from Aukey is much more advanced, with Bluetooth streaming, 40 FM radio presets, USB charging and a classic red-on-black LCD display. It retails for £34 or $50, and we’ve got one in to review today. Let’s get started!FeaturesAll-in-one clock radio and Bluetooth speaker Alarm gradually ascends in volume Snooze [...]