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.

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]

8.7

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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]

7

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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]

7.5

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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]

8.6

Great

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]

7.9

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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]

8.7

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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

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

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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

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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]