Roy Smyth

Associate Editor and part of the team of gadget reviewers at DroidHorizon. Also been known to dabble in software development to pay the bills.

7.2

Good

Review: Orico F4U-U3 USB 3.0 4-Port Transparent Hub

Orico’s F4U-U3 4 port hub allows you to add three additional USB 3.0 ports to your PC or laptop. This hub has a strip of four USB 3.0 ports along the top, with a couple of connection ports located at one end. The main Micro USB Type B port connects the hub to your computer using the included cable. The other optional Micro USB port is for those times you need additional power – if you ...[Read More]

9.5

Amazing

Review: Digoo BB-T2 Professional Hair Clipper

Going to the barber is a distant memory to a balding guy like me. These days a quick once-over with a hair trimmer is all I need. If you’re looking to save a few bucks and cut hair at home then the Digoo BB-T2 is a professional quality hair clipper available for around the price of a single haircut. This rechargeable hair trimmer comes in a cardboard box along with a USB charging cable, clea...[Read More]

8.4

Great

Review: VissonTech X88 PRO Android TV Box

The VissonTech X88 PRO is a new Android 9.0 TV Box based around the Rockchip RK3318 processor. Selling for under $50, this box offers decent specs at a budget price… RK3318 SoC – Quad-Core 64bit Cortex-A53 CPU with Penta-Core Mali-450 GPU 16/32/64GB of EMMC storage 2/4GB or SDRAM 2 USB Type A ports – 1 x USB3.0, 1 x USB2.0 Ethernet:10/100M standard RJ-45 2.4G /5G dual-band Wifi 8...[Read More]

8.3

Great

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Review: EarFun UBOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The EarFun UBOOM is a newly launched 24W Bluetooth V5.0 speaker that boasts 360° sound, IPX7 waterproofing and a 16 hour battery life. Pick up a couple of UBOOMs, and you’ll be able to pair them together to deliver true stereo separation. The UBOOM stands at around 6.5″ tall with a cylindrical shape that widens towards the base for added stability. Fabric covers the speaker grill sides...[Read More]

9.8

Amazing

Review: Tribit MAXSound Plus 24W Bluetooth Speaker

The Tribit MAXSound Plus Bluetooth speaker packs a powerful 24W output and up to 20 hours of battery life into a compact, waterproof unit for under $56 / £50. At under a foot long and less than 3″ wide, the MAXSound Plus is highly portable and (at just under 600g) won’t weigh you down. The metal grill and rubberised shell seem tough and well made, while also boasting IPX7 waterproofing...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

Review: Eachine E58 720p WiFi Quadcopter Drone

Along with their huge fun factor, drones allow the capture of aerial footage that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive. For under $60 the Eachine E58 is an attractive little budget quadcopter with integrated 720p camera (a 1080p option is also available). Along with the mini-drone you get an instruction booklet, wireless controller, Micro USB charging cable, 2 spare 3.7V LiPo 500mAh batterie...[Read More]

8

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8.7
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Review: Novoo and Omars USB Type C Hubs

Laptops no longer need a bulky, proprietary docking station thanks to the power of the USB-C port. Today we’re taking a look at a couple of USB-C hubs that will allow you to quickly add USB 3.0, Ethernet and video ports (along with a couple of memory card slots) – all from a compact accessory that takes very little space in your laptop bag. Novoo Portable Handle 8-Port Hub The design o...[Read More]

7.5

Good

8.9
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Review: Xiaomi 20W Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless charging is definitely convenient, but it’s often a lot slower than plugging in a cable. This charging pad from Xiaomi supports fast charging of Qi compatible devices up to a super-speedy 20W. Qi is a widely supported standard for wireless charging, but different devices can accept different charging rates. For instance, Xiaomi’s latest flagships can handle the full 20W output...[Read More]

8.8

Great

Review: Simgot EM2 IEM Earphones

Simgot EM2 come nicely packaged with a fancy leather carry case and a selection of different sized penetrating or balanced ear-tips. The earpieces have a low resonance polycarbonate shell that has been contoured to fit the ear, and these even come in a choice of 5 different colours (green, clear, pink, purple or semi-transparent black). The 4-core braided silver-plated cable loops over the ear and...[Read More]

8.3

Great

8.9
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Review: Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet Case for P30 Pro

While Huawei’s P30 Pro has a premium design, all that slippery, fingerprint-prone glass is begging to have a case slapped onto it. However this new handset has somewhat limited case options available as many manufacturers don’t seem to have caught on to the fact that Huawei now outsell Apple. Snakehive is one company that are on-the-ball, covering a healthy selection of phone models in...[Read More]

8.8

Great

9.4
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Smartphone Review: Huawei P30 Pro

While we were delighted to be able to attend their P30 Series launch event in Paris on March 26th, it’s only been around 5 months since we reviewed Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro and so we did wonder how much “wow factor” Huawei could possibly pull out of their sleeve for their new flagships after such a short period of time. With the Mate 20 Pro’s already impressive camera per...[Read More]

Review: Cygnett ChargeUp Swift Wireless 10K Power Bank

Cygnett’s ChargeUp Swift power bank is the ideal solution to keep your gadgets charged up on the road, incorporating 10,000mAh of the latest lithium polymer battery tech. combined with a Qi wireless charger. No frills packaging opens to reveal the moderately sized external battery along with a small instruction leaflet and Micro USB cable. The device is similar in size to a double-thickness ...[Read More]