Quick Look – Samsung Odyssey Headset

Samsung’s Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset has some impressive specifications and is pitched at the premium end of the VR market. But… is it any good? The last few months have been kind to VR hardware. With Microsoft’s partners launching a slew of headsets (check out reviews of the Acer…

Windows Mixed Reality versus Oculus Rift

After spending a little more time than I probably should have playing with… er… reviewing Virtual Reality offerings from Microsoft (in the form of the Acer headset) and Oculus, it is time to lay out the pros and cons of these deeply unfashionable items of headwear and consider where best…

Damson S-Series Dolby Atmos Speakers – Ears On

                    Getting that cinema sound feeling at home usually involves a rat’s nest of cables, multiple boxes, badly drilled holes in several walls and an unhappy partner. Damson seeks to bring Dolby Atmos sound to the masses without needing either a…

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 Review

Chromebooks fit into that category of devices whose time has almost come. Taking aside some of the more excessive outliers (I’m looking at you, Google Pixel) a Chromebook is a very inexpensive way of getting hold of a laptop on which one can do some everyday office tasks. Coming in…

Review – Amazon Echo 2017

I first reviewed the Amazon Echo when it arrived in the UK in 2016 and was impressed. My spouse was less so. Have a year of app updates and some new hardware helped or hindered Alexa’s advance into the home? The 2017 Amazon Echo is shorter and squatter than it’s…

Review – Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose’s already impressive QC35 headphones get friendly with Google. But is the addition of an Assistant worthy of an upgrade? Introduction The first rule of Bose headphone ownership is do not let a five-year-old child near them. The second rule of Bose headphone ownership is DO NOT LET A FIVE-YEAR-OLD…

Taking a look at the Oculus Rift, the granddaddy of PC-based VR

While the Microsoft world is all a-buzz with excitement about the increasingly inaccurately named ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, those who have perhaps been burned a little too often by Microsoft’s habit of cancelling consumer hardware beloved by the community might want to take a look at the 2-year-old granddaddy of PC-based…

Blink XT Home Security Camera

Coming off the back of a very successful 2014 Kickstarter campaign, the Blink range comprises of a set of affordable home security cameras that can be used indoors and now outdoors with the UK launch of the Blink XT camera. The Cameras The existing Blink indoor camera is a 720p…

Quick Look – Cello Platinum 43” Smart TV

Cello is very much the last man standing of British television manufacturers, assembling components in its North of England factory to supply screens around the world at a very keen price, backed by UK-based telephone customer support. With the Platinum range, Cello is making a determined push upmarket with high…

Amazon Announcement – Alexa Marches On

It seems that Amazon are considerably better at keeping secrets than Google or Apple, and home automation fans disappointed by a lack of shipping product from Microsoft got an Echo-shaped treat this week instead during Amazon’s Seattle presentation. Echo Perhaps least surprising was the announcement of a replacement for the…

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