Roy Smyth

Android evangelist, having been geeked out on Android since getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 in 2011. Now rockin' the S7 Edge. Please support my valiant efforts to convert the unenlightened to Googlism.

8.4

Great

Review: Choetech Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver

Bluetooth is great for streaming audio wirelessly, but chances are if you’re reading this review then you’ve got some wired equipment you’d also like to use wirelessly. This triangular shaped adapter from Choetech will work with just about any device with a 3.5mm audio jack, allowing it to support Bluetooth audio. The unit has a plastic shell which seems to be high quality and I’d expect it to be ...[Read More]

7.3

Good

Review: Vivibright GP70UP Android 4.4 Video Projector

Up until fairly recently you’d need to spend hundreds of pounds to get a video projector, but as the technology has advanced the price has been coming down and as a result this projector is available for under £100 (~$128) which I’d consider an incredible price – especially considering it has Android KitKat built in allowing it to play or stream media, and run loads of apps just like a table...[Read More]

Review: J-Bonest Surge Protection Power Strip with USB

I never seem to have enough power sockets, and even when I do they’re usually filled with individual USB chargers to power my various gadgets. That’s where this UK power strip from J-Bonest comes in. Not only does it turn 1 UK mains socket into 4 surge protected sockets, but it also gives you an additional 4 USB charging ports. This trailing socket has a thick cable and heat-resistant plastic shel...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Review: iClever BoostSound BTS05 Bluetooth Speaker

iClever have released a new range of BoostSound Bluetooth speakers just in time for the holidays, and the first we’re taking a look at is the BTS05 which boasts two powerful 10W speakers, a passive subwoofer, IPX5 waterproofing and a 12 hour battery life. The unit itself has a 7.5” oval bar shape and has been coated in a black rubberised TPU material which is grippy and seems fairly rugged. Three ...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Review: Esynic Mini Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad

I’m a big fan of those Android TV boxes that connect to your TV allowing you to run apps and stream all kinds of media. However they usually come with a terrible button remote which makes using them really frustrating. It takes ages to cursor around making selections, and they’re a nightmare when it comes to typing. I’d been using an air mouse which is much better as it lets you point at the scree...[Read More]

8

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Review: EC Technology Bluetooth Sports Headset

After reviewing a pair of Bluetooth earhook earphones from EC Technology around a month ago, now it’s the turn of a second slightly different pair. They have a similar earhook design, include the same accessories and have the same audio performance and battery life – they even cost around the same. As they’re so similar, rather than rehash the previous review, I’ll link to it here and point ...[Read More]

7.4

Good

Review: 1byone Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keypad

Mechanical keyboards use separate switches underneath each key, requiring a certain amount of pressure and giving a relatively loud click when activated. While they are relatively expensive compared to ordinary dome-switch keyboards, some gamers swear by their responsiveness and durability. If you think about it, whenever you’re playing a game you have one hand on your mouse and only actually use ...[Read More]

6.9

Fair

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Review: Leeron IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker then the choice can be overwhelming, but if waterproofing is important to you then this model from Leeron is definitely worth checking out. The IPX7 rating means it can handle being submerged in up to a metre of water for up to 30 minutes which certainly beats a lot of the splashproof speakers we see around this $30 price range. It comes packaged in a card...[Read More]

9.2

Amazing

Review: EC Technology USB Solar Charger

I’ve always liked the idea of solar products but as we don’t get a lot of sun where I live and in the past I’ve been disappointed with their performance. However I thought this solar charger was worth checking out since the technology has been advancing and it has 3 fairly large panels that offer up to 23.5% efficiency and up to a 5V 2A charge from its two USB output ports. The 3 panels are sewn i...[Read More]

8

Great

Review: EC Technology Bluetooth Earhook Sports Headphones

This sports headset from EC Technology comes in a cardboard box along with a micro USB charging cable, instruction leaflet plus small and large replacement ear tips in case the fitted medium size doesn’t suit your ears. The headphones consist of two individual earpieces with flexible ear-hooks, connected with a flat rubberized cable. The ear-hooks were very comfortable and did a good job of keepin...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Review: EC Technology Qi Wireless Charging Pad

This charging pad from EC Technology lets you charge any device that’s compatible with Qi wireless charging. The oblong pad is a decent size suitable for larger phones as it’s just over 6” long and 4” wide. It also contains 3 coils which means it’s a lot less fussy how you position your phone. It has an acrylic glass and aluminium build that gives it a premium feel compared to a lot of the plastic...[Read More]

7.1

Good

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Review: iClever BTH06 Bluetooth Sports Headphones

This black Bluetooth headset comes in a cardboard box along with an instruction leaflet, a short micro USB charging cable and loads of different sized ear-tips and ear-hooks in case you prefer them over the fitted medium sized versions. The headphones themselves have two earpieces fitted with flexible ear-hooks, each with a matte plastic shell. They are connected by a thin rubberized cable that ru...[Read More]

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