Roy Smyth

Android evangelist, geeking out on all things Android since my Samsung Galaxy S2 back in 2011. Now rockin' the OnePlus 6.

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Review: EasySMX V18 and T47 Wired Optical Gaming Mice

A decent gaming mouse can mean the difference between victory and pwnage. Today we’re taking a look at a couple of EasySMX’s latest budget offerings. The cheaper option is the £10.55 / $13.99 V18, while you can get the T47 for a little extra at £14.99 / $16.99. You can definitely see the price difference in terms of general presentation and build quality. The V18 comes in a recycled ca...[Read More]

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Review: Elebao RC01V and RC02F TV Box Remotes

While Android TV boxes usually come with a remote, these are usually pretty basic and can make navigation really frustrating. Today we’re taking a look at a couple of wireless USB remotes from Elebao that support voice search and can even duplicate functions from your TV’s IR remote. Both models have a neat black rectangular design that fits well in the hand and remind me of the Amazon...[Read More]

Review: Sennheiser SDW5016 Wireless Headset

For office workers, juggling calls from your desk phone, soft phone (Skype) and mobile can be a hassle. Consumer audio specialists Sennheiser now have a solution aimed at the business market that gives staff a single wireless headset that can switch between phones at the touch of a button. Everything comes together thanks to the desk stand which acts as a DECT base unit and wireless charger for th...[Read More]

Review: EasySMX Cool 2000 Wired Over-Ear Gaming Headset

The Cool 2000 is a large over-the-ear headset that uses 3 wired cables to connect to your gaming PC by plugging two audio jacks into the 3.5mm microphone and audio-out sockets, plus a USB cable to power the lights. It comes packaged in a cardboard box along with instructions and an adapter that combines the audio and mic jacks into a single 3.5mm jack allowing this headset to also be used with you...[Read More]

Review: Poetic Guardian Case For OnePlus 6

OnePlus included a nice selection of cases to accompany the release of the OnePlus 6, but compared to their phone I wouldn’t say their cases represent quite the same bang per buck. Third party case manufacturer Poetic have just launched a number of new cases for the OnePlus 6 and today we take a look at the Guardian. The Guardian is a dual layer case and comes with it’s own tempered gl...[Read More]

Review: Uten Digital Kitchen Scale

If you like to try new recipes or are on a restricted diet then a good kitchen scale is essential. This stainless steel model includes a 5 kg bowl and lets you easily weigh your food with digital accuracy. It comes in a cardboard box along with an instruction leaflet and 2 standard AAA batteries fitted in the compartment within the black plastic base. The scale has a flat round surface with a whit...[Read More]

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Review: Audew Double Cylinder Portable Air Compressor

Powered from the car’s cigarette lighter socket, I find having an air compressor like this new model from Audew really handy to have stored in the boot (trunk) of my car. Not only is it useful for checking and keeping your car’s tyres at the recommended pressure, but if you get a slow puncture then it can pump enough air in to get you to the tyre repair centre without having to change the tyre. I ...[Read More]

Review: iClever IC-BK05 Backlit Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

Anyone trying to use their tablet to get some serious work done will appreciate the benefits of adding a Bluetooth keyboard. The highly portable IC-BK05 stays folded up in it’s drawstring velvet-like carry pouch until needed, and will even let you type in the dark thanks to it’s 3 colour backlit keys. Folded, it’s just over 6″ long – but two sides of the keyboard open...[Read More]

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Review: Donword Genuine Leather Wallets

Today I’ll be taking a look at a couple of genuine leather wallets from Donword – a minimalistic card wallet and their bulkier BiFold wallet. Both wallets come packaged in plastic wrapping and are made from high quality cow leather (available in a wide range of colours). They also boast the ability to block the 13.56 MHz frequency that’s used by most RFID cards. While I don’t hea...[Read More]

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Review: Zounich 1000ml Sports Water Bottle

We’re always told the importance of keeping hydrated, but it’s hard to do carrying about cups of water – a good water bottle is essential. This one from Zounich is available in 400ml, 500ml, 700ml and extra large 1000ml sizes. The main lid screws off giving you a good wide opening when filling up with water. It also has a little perforated plastic filter insert that prevents fruit or tea bag...[Read More]

Review: Vitalitim VT-K01Pro Slimline Wireless Keyboard (UK)

Going wireless with your keyboard means you can locate it far from your system unit and if you need some desk space then you can just leave it out of the way for a while. The VT-K01Pro comes packaged in a long cardboard box. Despite being a full sized keyboard, it’s very slim with a relatively small footprint that makes it look modern and stylish. The shell is made from black plastic, but th...[Read More]

Review: ICZI USB-C To USB 3.0 4-Port Hub

This little hub from ICZI connects to your device’s USB Type C port, allowing you to connect up to 4 full size USB 3.0 accessories. It comes in a resealable plastic packet with a 2 year warranty card and an instruction leaflet. You’re unlikely to need either of these as everything seems well made and using it is pretty much plug-and-play. This hub is covered in a high quality black pla...[Read More]

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