Huawei P20 review – the P20 Pro’s baby brother is all grown up

IF YOU’RE NOT A CAMERA BUFF, then you probably don’t want to be forking £800 for the triple-lensed Huawei P20 Pro. Thankfully, the standard P20 model, which doesn’t let MI6 spy on you in 40MP resolution, is ‘just’ £600.

For that price, you’ll be getting an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor running at a maximum of 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Unfortunately, the storage is not expandable by way of microUSB. The battery stands at a sizeable 3400mAh.

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Asus ZenFone 5 review – the bang for your buck beast of Beitou

THOUGH YOU DON’T SEE many people walking with an Asus phone, you may be surprised by the quality of its mid-range ZenFone 5 flagship.

Coming in at just £349.99 on the Asus website (though you can find it much cheaper elsewhere), the ZenFone 5 features an octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB or 6GB RAM, 64GB storage and a whopping 3300mAh battery. The storage is expandable via a microSD card up to 512GB which fits into the SIM 2 slot in the dual-SIM tray.

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The LG Watch Sport – Actually functional or just a classy paperweight?

I’ve wanted a smartwatch for a very long time now, and though I was initially set upon having an Apple Watch, my move to Android convinced me otherwise. I spent a reasonable amount of time diving through the vast ocean of available Android Wear watches, having decided that no, I did not want a hybrid smartwatch such as the Nokia Steel or something from the Fossil Q range. Continue reading The LG Watch Sport – Actually functional or just a classy paperweight?

Crystal Clear Cancellation – The Tsumbay TS-BH07 Bluetooth Earbuds

I’m used to using wired earbuds, but my old pair of Apple’s own that came with my iPhone 5S have begun to become one-sided and crackly, which is not what you want when you’re an avid consumer of media like myself. I began to search for wireless earbuds as I’m conscious that my next smartphone may not have the 3.5mm headphone jack I have become so dependent on. Continue reading Crystal Clear Cancellation – The Tsumbay TS-BH07 Bluetooth Earbuds

Ultra Power Saver and more… Tips for the Google Pixel and other Android Phones

I’ve been using the Google Pixel for a few months now, and while I do love it, it requires a couple of tweaks to make it perfect. I’ve learned a couple of tips and tricks that I want to share with you. Bear in mind these tips are written specifically for the Pixel but most will work with other Android phones too (I’m sorry Apple and Windows Phone users, but I don’t have any tips for you as of yet). Continue reading Ultra Power Saver and more… Tips for the Google Pixel and other Android Phones

Streaming Made Easy – Google’s Chromecast

The Chromecast. A simple concept, but one that is wildly useful and goes along nicely with the rise in online streaming services. The idea is that you can use the Chromecast to stream content from a mobile device to your TV. Pretty standard stuff, right? However, the Chromecast isn’t as plain as it might seem… Continue reading Streaming Made Easy – Google’s Chromecast

Silent but Deadly… Corsair’s Strafe RGB MX Silent

Having used the SteelSeries Apex RAW as my keyboard for many years, I decided that I wasn’t a fan of the amount of noise it made. Sure, it was a chiclet keyboard, but it was still way too loud for my tastes and I wanted to try using a mechanical keyboard for the first time. After doing some hunting around, I came across the Corsair Strafe RGB keyboard with Cherry MX Silent switches. Obviously, I had to try it out, so I went to a local electronics store and was immediately impressed by the build quality of the keyboard. After pressing a few keys on the display model I asked about buying one. They weren’t in stock. Continue reading Silent but Deadly… Corsair’s Strafe RGB MX Silent

Is the Google Home just an unwanted guest?

I’ve been playing around with the Google Home for a little while now, getting to know its capabilities and downfalls. Having been a massive Google user for a long time, I just knew I had to try one of these new smart speakers out.

This is Google’s first smart speaker device and was the second well-known smart speaker on the market, following Amazon’s Alexa. Of course, Apple is now entering the market with the new HomePod, meaning die-hard Apple fans will be turning away from the Android-favouring Google Home. Continue reading Is the Google Home just an unwanted guest?

Is the Blue Yeti really the best USB Microphone out there?

The Blue Yeti is said to be one of the best USB microphones money can buy. Aside from its quality, one of the Yeti’s advantages over the typical XLR microphones is its ‘plug-and-play’ feature – you don’t need to mess around with anything else, you can just plug the USB into your PC and start recording amazing sound instantly. Continue reading Is the Blue Yeti really the best USB Microphone out there?

Is the Mad Catz R.A.T. TE too cheap?

While it might not be the most expensive or flashy mouse on the market, Mad Catz’s R.A.T. Tournament Edition is definitely not something you’ll want to skip over in the hardware store. Continue reading Is the Mad Catz R.A.T. TE too cheap?