Today we’re looking at three video adapters from ICZI. We received these together, tested them together, and now we’re writing a review together. How sweet. Let’s get started!1. DisplayPort to HDMI adapter What does it do?Converts a DisplayPort input into an HDMI input Useful for desktops or laptops with DP but no (free) HDMI 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz, 1920 x 1080 @ 120Hz Only works one-way (DP to HDMI) 30 day free returns, one year warrantyDoes it work?
Yup, we connected it to our desktop’s DisplayPort on a GTX 1080 and connected a monitor via HDMI. No configuration was required beyond switching to the HDMI input on our monitor.
The iClever BoostCube is pretty well named. It’s a vaguely cuboid mains adapter that will charge your smartphone or tablet with speed. We’ve been sent a sample from iClever, so let’s put it to the test!Design
The BoostCube has two 2.4A USB ports on one side, and a mains plug on the other side. The ports provide 48W in total. 2.4A is sufficient to charge almost all smartphones and tablets at full speed, although experts may note that fast charging technologies such as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or OnePlus’ DashCharge can offer better performance.
For our review unit, this is a UK plug; US and EU versions also exist. (And the US [...]
The BenQ W1210ST is a £900 projector designed for gamers, boasting features that minimise input lag and boost contrast. This is also a short throw projector, meaning it can produce a sizeable image at a distance of only one or two metres. We’ve got a unit in to review (and a couple of PS4 games) courtesy of BenQ themselves, so let’s get cracking!FeaturesLow Input Lag for Smoother Gaming Unique Game Mode / Game Bright Mode 10Wx2 Speakers Powered by BenQ CinemaMaster Audio Enhancer Superior Short Throw Projection (100” @ 1.5 meter) Native 1080p Full-HD Image Quality Spectacular Color Delivered by Optimized 6x RGBRGB Color Wheel for video [...]
The Speedlink Capo is a £20 (or cheaper!) USB microphone that can be used with the included desk stand or as a handheld unit. As this is XSReviews, our primary use case will be for PC gaming. Let’s get started!http://xsreviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Recording-11.m4a Features & SpecificationsDesktop and handheld mic for PC USB connector Integrated sound chip Lightweight and ergonomic On/off switch for quick muting Secure and adjustable stand with stable base Easy plug-and-play installation Weighs 75 grams 2 metre cableDesign
The Speedlink Capo USB has a simple design, with a small but traditionally arranged hand-held microphone, held in an [...]
ICZI sent us a Micro USB cable, so let’s put it to the test!FeaturesMaterial: Nylon braided Compatibility: Quick Charge 3.0 Length: 1.8m (6 feet) Colour: Bright GoldDesign
The ICZI Micro USB cable has an attractive braided design; our sample came in a fetching bright gold colourway. The cable terminates in aluminium connectors at both ends, which should provide decent long-term survivability.
The cable is 6 feet or 1.8m long, and is delivered with a velcro tie to keep things neat and tidy.Testing
We used the ICZI Micro USB cable for charging our Galaxy S7 Edge and transferring photos onto a laptop. We faced no issues [...]
Laptops these days don’t come with many USB ports — and if your laptop has a USB-C port or two, then you may find yourself with no full-size USB-A ports at all. (Cough, MacBook, cough.) That’s where this USB-C to USB-A hub from ICZI comes in — it turns one USB-C port into seven USB 3.0 ports. That should be more than enough ports for even the most dedicated peripheral owner, right? We’ve been sent a sample from ICZI, so let’s put this USB-C hub to the test!Features & SpecificationsInput: 7x USB 3.0 ports, 1x mains adapter Output: 1x USB Type-C port Dimensions: 116 x 42 x 14.5 mm (4.56 x 1.65 x 0.57 inches) Weight: 59 grams Contents: [...]