Video: Setting up Hive View, Hive Sensor, Hive Active Light and smart actions

I have been a user of Hive Smart Heating system for over year and love how I can control it via my PC, phone or Amazon Alexa. Hive is not just about smart heating, they have a range of smart home solutions some of which I am looking at in…

Video: FIFINE USB Lapel Microphone Review

If you are recording video, podcasts, Skype calls or voice-overs you need a good microphone solution for your PC. You could use a headset but if you are doing video as well something simpler like a lapel microphone would be a better solution. The £14.99 (on Amazon) lapel microphone from…

Unboxing and first look at the Amazon Echo Spot UK Edition (with video)

This week Amazon released the Amazon Echo Spot in the UK. The new Spot is designed for the desktop or bedroom table with a small screen. The Spot has a 2.5 colour touch screen and a 1.4 inch speaker and looks really stylish. Setup Setting up the Echo Spot is…

Video: Acer Switch 5 review. A better option than a Surface Pro?

Since Microsoft introduced the Surface range we have seen OEMs step up and compete directly with Microsoft’s devices. The Acer Switch 5 is a direct answer to the Surface Pro range with a detachable keyboard, kick stand, pen and convertible form factor. Design There is no doubt that the Switch…

Video: A quick look at the Surface Laptop

I have been a Surface user for many years right back to the first Surface RT. My daily driver is a Surface Pro 4 and when we got a Surface Laptop for my son I decided to borrow it to make a quick video about it. In this video I…

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Video: Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop review

In this video I take a quick look at the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. The review model is an i5 based version which comes in at £799 on Amazon, which is by gaming laptop standards is almost a budget device. Specs The Nitro 5 has an Intel i5-7300HQ processor,…

Doro 8030 Review

Reviewing the Doro 8030 is a little surreal because by all normal measures, it is a terrible example of an Android phone. Running to £120 (SIM-free) on Amazon at the moment, there are plenty of excellent Android devices that come in at a similar price point, all of which leave…

Video: Amazon Echo Show Unboxig, Setup and Review

Just launched in the UK is Amazon’s latest Echo device the Amazon Echo Show. Amazon’s assistant has evolved and now has a 7-inch touch screen, Amazon Alexa is an essential part of my smart home and I was very interested to see how the Echo Show would fit in with…

Which is better the Acer or Lenovo Windows Mixed Reality headset?

When it comes to getting into Windows Mixed Reality there are headsets available from Acer, Lenovo, HP, Dell and Samsung. Aside from the Samsung headset which is US only most of the headset are very similar with a few subtle differences. In this article and video I am going to…

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…

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