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 [...]
Speedlink impressed us with their mechanical Ultor keyboard, so how does their Ludicium budget rubber dome fare in comparison? This keyboard has a full-size layout, ten extra media and shortcut keys and an interesting red-accented colour scheme. We’ll put it to the test in our full review.Features & DesignFull-size keyboard including arrow keys and number pad Ten additional hotkeys for direct access to multimedia functions Height adjustable for maximum ergonomic comfort Ready to use straight out of the box thanks to driverless installation Reliable technology
I feel Speedlink were really drudging the bottom of the barrel when it came to this feature list. 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 [...]