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 2015Design
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.
GAME, that high-street game retailer that struggled through 2012 and is just about limping along today, is set to go down the hardware route, selling tablets from various manufacturers.
The game seller has of course done this sort of thing before, when it began stocking the Google Nexus 7 last year, but this time around the list of available hardware is a little longer than just one entry. The tablets that will soon be available are:DGM T-704S (£59.99) DGM T-909 (£89.99) ARNOVA 10D G3 (£99.99) ACER Iconia B1-A71 (£99.99) ARCHOS GamePad (£129.99) DGM T-1006 (£149.99) ASUS Google Nexus 7 32GB (£199.99) Apple iPad Mini 16GB (£269) Apple iPad 4 16GB (£399)
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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 [...]