Shuttle NC01U review: a tiny, extensible barebones PC

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Shuttle are well-known for their compact PCs, whether sold as cases or barebones systems. Today we’re looking at the latter, as we review the NC01U Mini-PC. This tiny half-litre system can fit your own choice of components, including a ULV Intel processor, DDR3L RAM and a solid state drive, so you can equip it to serve in a number of roles: portable workstation, old-school gaming PC or media machine. Continue reading

NZXT Hue+ review: easy RGB PC case lighting

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Around the turn of the millennium, my dream was to own one of the cool gaming desktops I’d seen in PC magazines and online. They had powerful, often overclocked components, massive cases with liquid cooling systems, and a dizzying array of red, blue or green LEDs built into every available space. Fifteen years later, and I’ve finally accomplished that dream, thanks to the NZXT Hue+.

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GCELL Solar Backpack & Solar Keyboard Folio review: From Wales with love

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Here’s something cool: a laptop bag with a solar panel on the front, so you can get free unlimited charging for all your gadgets. It’s called the GCELL Gratzel Solar Backpack 2, and we’re going to take a look at it in today’s review! We’re also taking a look at another GCELL solar product, an iPad Air 2 keyboard cover. Let’s begin! Continue reading

Startech Bluetooth Audio Receiver with NFC review

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Startech.com are a helpful company to know about — they seem to specialise in simple, helpful doodads that help you connect all of the bigger gadgets in your life together. If you ever think “I wonder if there’s a way to connect my X to my Y”, chances are good that someone at Startech already had the same thought and made a product to do just that.

Today’s review is a perfect case in point, as we’re looking at a doodad that answers the question “Can I connect to my wired speaker system / Hi-Fi via Bluetooth?” The answer is yes, and the doodad in question is the Bluetooth Audio Receiver with NFC (or BAR for short).

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iClever USB wall & car chargers: Sleek, intelligent charging for all your USB gadgets

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I am someone who far too regularly finds myself disagreeing with my girlfriend about who gets to use the one charger we own overnight. We both have to make sure we have enough battery to last the day because of course our smart phones are easily our most used pieces of tech.  So when I got the chance to try iClever’s 6 port charger that boasts being able to charge multiple devices simultaneously faster than an average charger I was intrigued to see if it lived up to the hype.

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Intocircuit 15000mAh Power Bank & iClever 6-Port Desktop Charger reviews: Essential mobile chargers

Smartphones and tablets are brilliant, but they’re always limited by one thing: power. No matter how shiny your device is, after a day or two you’ll be reaching for the charger. Today, we’re looking at two gadgets to help you on that point: the Intocircuit 15000mAh Power Bank and the iClever 6-Port Fast USB Desktop Charger. These come courtesy of top Amazon seller Hisgadget.inc. Let’s get started.

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