Video: NETGEAR GS108E-300UKS 8 Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch Review

Every time I have added a smart home component to my house they have come with another bridge that requires connecting to my network. Philips Hue Bridge, Sonos Bridge, Hive Home the list goes on and they all want to be plugged into my router which is rapidly running out…

Smart Home for the rest of us – Part 3: Hive Smart Heating

In the last part of my smart home series (see part 1 and part 2) I looked at control lights and smart plugs with Amazon Alexa and in this this post I am going to look at smart heating. Unlike controlling lighting which was relatively simple to setup, controlling heating…

Video: Testing an OLALA 64GB USB 3.0 Lighting/USB Drive

In this video I take a look at an OLALA iDisk USB drive. The cleaver thing about this drive is that it has a lighting connector so you can connect it to an iPhone or iPad and a USB connector that you can connect to a PC of Mac. The…

Video: Acer Switch Alpha 12 Review

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is two in one convertible very much in the style of a Surface Pro 4 but with a difference and that is mainly the price. At first glance the Alpha 12 looks very much like a Surface Pro 4 but it actually has some nice…

Quick Review: Askborg ChargeCube 5200mAh USB charger, Lighting Cable and Car Charger

Askborg are a new smartphone accessor maker and they send me a few items to check out. Askborg ChargeCube 5200mAh USB charger A portable charger is a very handy gadget to carry around with you to save you hunting for sockets to plug in your phone charger. Askborg’s little charger…

Video: Keplar Immersion Universal VR Goggles for iOS and Android

While HoloLens and other dedicated high end virtual and mixed reality headsets are currently expensive you can get in to VR using smartphones. For less than £20 you can get a headset and turn an iPhone or Android phone into a virtual reality headset. You can do it really cheaply…

Video: Setting up and review of Netgear’s Orbi Tri-Band Mesh WiFi System

Orbi is Netgear’s Tri-Band Mesh home Wifi networking system. It certainly is no normal WiFi access point or router, it is actually a pair of devices one you use as a router/access point and the other one as an extender creating a mesh network for your home or office. The…

Looking back at my tech highlights of 2016

It’s that time of year for look back at the last 12 months so I thought I would look back at some of the tech I have used and reviewed this year and some of the changes I have made during the year. 2016 has seen in my option Windows…

Video: iClever Boost Sound BTS08 Bluetooth Speaker Review

In this video I take a look at the iClever Boost Sound BTS08 Bluetooth Speaker. The speaker is portable thanks to its 4000mAh battery which enables around 14 hours of playback between charges. It has two 10W speaker, 3.5mm input and comes with micro USB cable for charging and 3.5mm…

TDL Christmas Gift Guide – Part 3 Windows Laptops

The final part of my Christmas gift round up is six great Windows laptops. As I said in part 2 where I looked at Windows tablets some devices like the Surface Pro 4 could go into either section so I decided to put the Surface Pro 4 into this part….

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