Roy Smyth

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

Choetech’s T535-S Dual Wireless Charger Review: Share The Power

So far wireless charging has always been a solitary affair, but thanks to Choetech you can now share your charging pad with a loved one. Their new T535-S pad can recharge two Qi compatible phones at the same time. To get this oblong-shaped charging pad connected to your USB power source you get a USB Type-C cable that connects to a port at the back. The pad has been designed to prevent slippage wi...[Read More]

8.2

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Smartphone Review: Huawei P Smart 2019

Huawei have updated their budget “P Smart” line of handsets with a new dewdrop notch design for 2019. With last year’s capable Mate 20 Lite now reduced to a very reasonable £279 here in the UK, lets see how much has had to be compromised to bring the P Smart 2019 in for an even more pocket-friendly price of £200 (€249). Build and Design Available in black, “Aurora” bl...[Read More]

7.7

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Review: BlitzWolf BW-TC17 USB Type-C To USB-C Cable

With more and more devices and chargers adopting USB Type-C you’ll inevitably want to ditch those USB Type-A cables / adapters and go with a straight USB-C to USB-C connection. BlitzWolf have released such a cable called BW-TC17, with full support for both QC4.0 and PD3.0 fast charging protocols. Opening the no-frills packaging reveals what appears to be a high-quality 3ft cable with black p...[Read More]

Review: “What’s That Smell?” Party Game from WowWee

A good party game can make all the difference to the fun atmosphere. “What’s That Smell?” is a fragrance guessing game for 2-6 players with 48 different smell cards to identify. Inside the box you get 4 packs of 12 mystery whiff cards, 4 “whiff of shame” cards (with zip-lock storage pouches), 6 card holders, a sheet of whiff strips, a book of score cards and instructi...[Read More]

Review: Bqeel Y1 Android 7.1 TV Box

This Y1 TV Box connects to a HDMI socket on your TV and runs Android, just like a phone or tablet. This allows you to run loads of apps and stream (or play local) video from just about any source. Inside the box along with this mini PC you get instructions, a 5V 2A power adapter, HDMI cable and a push-button remote. All ports and connectors seem well made and good quality. There are loads of these...[Read More]

Review: Eiger North Case and 3D Glass Screen Protector for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

I mentioned in my review of the Mate 20 Pro that its all glass design could make it more susceptible to accidental drops and damage (especially the smooth backed variants). In this review we’ll be taking a look at a couple of solutions from Eiger Protection – a dual-layer North Case and their 3D Glass screen protector. Eiger North Case The Eiger North Case has an all-black design with ...[Read More]

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Review: RevoNext QT3 In-Ear Wired Earphones

RevoNext’s QT3 are a pair of wired in-ear headphones that deliver quad driver audio performance at a lower than usual price-point. They come nicely packaged in a small cardboard box with two individual earpieces, a detachable cable with velcro strap, an instruction leaflet and both small and large ear-tips to go with the fitted medium pair. QT3 are available in both black and gray colours an...[Read More]

8.8

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Smartphone Review: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

After having the chance to whet our appetite with last month’s review of the Mate 20 Lite, we were delighted to be able to get our sweaty hands on Huawei’s latest and greatest – the Mate 20 Pro. Build and Design Huawei have gone with a “3D glass” design for the Mate 20 Pro, with the curved edges of its 6.39″ display blending seamlessly into aluminium at the edge...[Read More]

Review: BlitzWolf BW-BS7 Camera / Smartphone Mini Octopus Tripod

While most people enjoy taking a few snaps these days, those who take their photography more seriously often consider it essential to carry a tripod. These are not only useful when you want to be included in a photo, but are great for stable video or long exposure photography like night shots. However carrying a full sized tripod can be awkward and will certainly weigh you down – especially ...[Read More]

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Review: Mbuynow 16GB Bluetooth MP3 Player

While most people listen to music on a smartphone these days, a dedicated MP3 player still has a lot to offer. This model from Mbuynow gives up to 60 hours of high quality music playback on a single charge and can even be connected wirelessly to your Bluetooth speaker or headphones. The MP3 player comes in a cardboard box along with an instruction leaflet, Micro USB charging / data cable, silicone...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 20 Launch Event Round-Up

We attended ExCel London on the 16th to hear Huawei’s new announcements and get a hands-on with their latest products. Along with three new Mate 20 series handsets, we also saw their new smartwatch and fitness band. Keep reading for a summary of everything that was announced… A HIGHER INTELLIGENCE: HUAWEI UNVEILS HUAWEI MATE 20 SERIES LONDON, United Kingdom—October 16, 2018—Huawei Cons...[Read More]

Review: Mbuynow True Wireless Touch-TWS In-Ear Headphones

You’re probably aware of the completely wireless airpods that Apple released a couple of years ago. However while the idea of not having any wires to get snagged or tangled is definitely appealing, their style and especially their price tag will not suit everyone. This Touch-TWS budget headset from Mbuynow aims to do the same job but at a more easily replaceable price (should you happen to lose an...[Read More]