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.

7.9

Good

Review: HiFiMAN RE-400 Waterline In-Ear Monitor Earphones

HiFiMAN RE-400 Waterline are $29 in-ear monitor earphones that deliver audio performance way beyond what could be expected from their budget price-tag. They come nicely packaged with a handy zipped carry case and a wide selection of ear-tips – single and double flanged, in sizes that ensure a great fit and a decent seal suitable for just about anyone’s ear-canal. The earpieces are very...[Read More]

8.7

Great

Review: Zorloo Ztella Integrated USB-DAC Cable

Zorloo Ztella is a tiny USB-DAC with a high-end audio capability, supporting PCM up to 384K and DSD up to 5.6Mhz. We checked out the MQA version which includes a MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) renderer. Packaged in one of those resealable plastic bags, the Ztella looks almost identical to one of those USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapters that comes along with many Android phones these days. Howev...[Read More]

8.3

Great

Review: RiutBag X35 Secure 35L Convertible Backpack

The RiutBag X35 backpack can be unfolded from a handy 10 litre everyday capacity to a spacious 35 litres that’s suitable for use as your carry-on bag. For extra security it also has a special backwards design that hides all openings when worn. RuitBag get points for presentation (not to mention helping the environment) as the X35 comes inside it’s own reusable black fabric drawstring b...[Read More]

7.1

Good

Review: IceTek 10″ LED Ring Light with Tripod Stands

Content creators now use LED ring lights to add a professional touch to their photos and videos. Known for lighting the subject evenly, you’ve probably noticed the attractive light ring reflection in the eyes of many YouTubers. Today we’re taking a look at an inexpensive 10″ model from IceTek that comes with both full-sized and table-top tripod stands. Inside the box you get the ...[Read More]

7.8

Good

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Smartphone Review: Huawei P40

Huawei released their P40 series of smartphones In April which includes P40 Lite, P40 Lite 5G, P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ variants. We were kindly loaned the mid-range P40 for review and we’ve been putting it through its paces to give you the complete rundown of what life’s like using this handset. Quick Specs Display: 6.1″ 1080 x 2340p OLED 60fps CPU: Kirin 990 5G GPU: 16-Core Mali-G76...[Read More]

6.8

Fair

7.8
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Review: RiutBag Sling Secure Cross-Body Bag

Worn over one shoulder (like a bandolier), RiutBag Sling is a secure zipped pouch that provides easy access to your valuables while you travel. First appearances would suggest that the long, slim shape of the pocket on the Sling wouldn’t hold a lot. However the light material is quite stretchy allowing it to conform to the shape of the contents and actually hold quite a few items – max...[Read More]

9.4

Amazing

5.5
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Review: Jabra Elite 75t True Wireless Earbuds

When we reviewed Jabra’s Elite 85h over-ear headphones last year we were mightily impressed, and so were keen to check out their Elite 75t true wireless earphones to see how they stack up. This model has an IP55 sweat/rain/splash-proof rating, but Jabra also sell a slightly more expensive IP57 version called Elite Active 75t that’s basically the same thing apart from being able to hand...[Read More]

[Editorial] The Huawei Without Google Experience

Undoubtedly the current trade ban that the United States placed on Huawei (and by extension, their subsidiary company Honor) has had the biggest impact on their global smartphone business. Including industry leading technology in their handsets may no longer be enough to excel in a western market that relies heavily on Google apps and services that they aren’t permitted to include. Huawei ha...[Read More]

8.7

Great

Review: Vanguard VEO 2S AM-234TR Monopod

The portability and quick set-up advantages of a monopod can be ideal for those situations when you’re unable to carry or assemble a full tripod. The Vanguard VEO range offers something for every budget, and today we’re taking a look at their mid-range VEO 2S AM-234TR – a lightweight aluminium monopod with three fold-out feet. Out of the box and in its folded state, this monopod ...[Read More]

8.8

Great

8.2
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Review: Anker PowerConf Bluetooth Speakerphone

Anker PowerConf is a new Bluetooth speakerphone that’s ideal for your home office. It offers smart voice enhancement, 360° pickup (using no less than 6 microphones), direct USB-C connection to your computer and a large internal battery for up to 24 hours of wireless talk time. Along with a USB Type C cable and instruction booklet, the PowerConf also comes with it’s own zipped carry cas...[Read More]

8.2

Great

Review: Urbanista Athens True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Swedish audio specialists Urbanista continue their city based naming convention with Athens – a pair of true wireless in-ear earphones designed to give full freedom of movement while playing sports. Athens are the round style of in-ear earbuds, covered in a black silicone material that keeps out water and dust. With their IP67 rating they can cope with more than a little sweat, even handling...[Read More]

8.5

Great

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Review: Vanguard VESTA TT1 Mini Table Tripod

VESTA TT1 is a miniature table-top tripod from Vanguard that’ll provide excellent support for your camera or smartphone without weighing you down. Available in the choice of four different colours, we were impressed with the build quality of the TT1 as soon as it was removed from the packaging. The reassuringly solid aluminium build gives the impression that this little tripod will last a li...[Read More]