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 [...]
Today we’re taking a look at some USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cables from ICZI. They boast a rugged nylon braided design and are available at a reasonable price — let’s see how they perform.Specs & Features Length 1 metre (3.3 feet) Protection Nylon braided Strengthened stress points Warranty 12 months Supported devices MacBook (2015), MacBook Pro (2016) Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, LG G5, HTC 10 …and many more devices released since 2015 Design
As you’d expect, these cables have a USB-C plug on one end and a USB-A 3.0 plug on the other. Both plugs [...]
This weekend we took to the streets of Dublin to try out the latest gadgets from Acer in the #AcerLiveBlog challenge. First we reviewed their Iconia One 8 tablet, and now we’re looking at the Aspire Switch 10 E convertible in part two. Let’s get right into it!
On Friday I travelled to Edinburgh with a group of technology journalists to get some hands-on time with Acer’s latest gadgets. I’ve written some rapid reviews of the svelte Liquid Jade smartphone, the surprising Switch 10 convertible tablet and the disappointing Liquid Leap smart band. Now, it’s time to look at the final piece of the puzzle – the Android Iconia Tab 8 Android tablet.
The Acer Iconia W700 is a powerful tablet running Windows 8 Pro. Unlike the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT, the W700 includes a laptop-grade Core i5 processor and therefore runs the full desktop version of Windows, allowing compatibility with both legacy Windows x32 and x64 programs and new Modern UI style apps available in the Microsoft app store.
The W700 provided for this review is an engineering sample, so its configuration differs slightly from what will be available at retail and it is running a test version of Windows 8. For this reason, we won’t be examining hardware performance in any great depth. However, we [...]
The tablet market is in a state of rapid change. It became the hot new stuff at the beginning of 2011 with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Apple’s new iPad, but just a year later with the entrance of Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire, the bottom has fallen out of the market.
Manufacturers are now competing for a budget $200 price point as well as that $500+ premium bracket that’s typically been occupied by the iPad. Just as 10″ tablets make up the majority of the $500+ market, 7″ tablets have become the new norm for a $200 machine.
The Acer Iconia A210 is Acer’s attempt to capture a [...]