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.

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Review: Hifiman Deva Wired Over-Ear Headphones with Bluemini

Hifiman Deva are planar magnetic open-back headphones with premium sound quality and a detachable Bluetooth module that retail for $299. Inside the box along with these headphones you get both USB-C and 3.5mm audio cables, a 1/4″ (6.35mm) audio adapter, the Bluemini module and an owner’s guide. You don’t get any carry case which we’d like to have seen included at this price point...[Read More]

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Review: Toast Nintendo Switch & Switch Lite Wood Cover

The folks at Toast specialise in adding the natural touch to electronics with their wide variety of genuine leather and wood products. They cover a wide range of big-name gadgets, and today we’re reviewing their skin kit for the Nintendo Switch (or Switch Lite) games console. Why settle for the fake look of vinyl stickers when you can attach laser-cut slices of natural wood to your device? I...[Read More]

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Review: Hifiman HE400i 2020 Wired Over-Ear Headphones

The events of 2020 have likely limited the market for high-end headphones demanding consumers part with $500. Hifiman have responded by releasing a new version of their acclaimed HE400i wired over-ear cans that include a price drop to a much more affordable $169. HE400i 2020 come nicely packaged, positioned in a bed of silk-like fabric that gives the unboxing experience a touch of class. In the bo...[Read More]

8.8

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Review: Toast Genuine Leather Mouse Pads

Toast offer a range of fully customizable mouse pads, laser-cut from genuine water-resistant leather with a suede back that naturally prevents slipping. If you check out the link below to the Toast website, you’ll see they have two different sizes and no less than 10 different colours of leather available. Prices start at $39 for the medium or $49 for the large size. For an extra $10 there&#...[Read More]

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Review: HIFIMAN TWS600 True Wireless Earphones

HIFIMAN TWS600 are TWS earphones that combine an ergonomic design with natural and detailed audio, IPX4 water resistance, 150M Bluetooth 5.0 reception and a total of 38.5 hours of listening time. Along with the earpieces and their charging case, you get an instruction booklet, USB-C charging cable and loads of different ear-tips (including the double and triple flanged variety). These ensure you&#...[Read More]

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Review: Toast Solid Walnut Universal Tablet Stand

American company Toast Inc. have distinctive wood and leather accessories for your gadgets that add a more natural feel than the usual materials like plastics and metals. Today we take a look at their Universal Tablet Stand that’s cut from a solid block of walnut. This stand comes packaged inside a small zip-lock style bag along with instructions and adhesive spacer strips. It has a simple d...[Read More]

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Review: RiutBag Crush Lightweight Foldable Security Backpack

RiutBag Crush folds out from a neat little pocket to give you a 13 litre backpack that’s strong, showerproof, lightweight and secure. Crush comes packaged in a small drawstring bag, folded up in its zipped D-pocket form. Weighing just 240g, this little pouch is small and light enough to slip into the pocket of another bag. This makes it ideal to pack with you when travelling (in case you nee...[Read More]

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Review: Soundpeats TrueShift2 True Wireless Earbuds

Soundpeats TrueShift2 are reasonably priced IPX7 water-resistant TWS earphones featuring a premium sound, ergonomic design, touch-sensitive controls and a massive 100 hours of playtime between charges. Once unboxed, the first thing that stands out is the sheer size of the stadium-shaped charging case. It’s not difficult to see how Soundpeats managed to boast over 100 hours of battery life &#...[Read More]

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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]

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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

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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]

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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]