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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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]

6.8

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Review: Brainwavz Koel Balanced Armature Wired In-Ear Earphones

KOEL IEMs are driven by a single balanced armature with a transparent liquid resin 3D printed body and detachable MMCX cable. Packaging is on point with a cardboard box opening via magnetic flap to reveal a handy hard shell zipped storage case with a stylish black and red design. Inside you find the earphones wrapped with a velcro tie along with a user guide leaflet, cable clip and a selection of ...[Read More]

Choetech’s T535-S Dual Wireless Charger Review: Share The Power

So far wireless charging has always been a solitary affair, but thanks to Choetech you can now share your charging pad with a loved one. Their new T535-S pad can recharge two Qi compatible phones at the same time. To get this oblong-shaped charging pad connected to your USB power source you get a USB Type-C cable that connects to a port at the back. The pad has been designed to prevent slippage wi...[Read More]

8.2

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Smartphone Review: Huawei P Smart 2019

Huawei have updated their budget “P Smart” line of handsets with a new dewdrop notch design for 2019. With last year’s capable Mate 20 Lite now reduced to a very reasonable £279 here in the UK, lets see how much has had to be compromised to bring the P Smart 2019 in for an even more pocket-friendly price of £200 (€249). Build and Design Available in black, “Aurora” bl...[Read More]

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Review: BlitzWolf BW-TC17 USB Type-C To USB-C Cable

With more and more devices and chargers adopting USB Type-C you’ll inevitably want to ditch those USB Type-A cables / adapters and go with a straight USB-C to USB-C connection. BlitzWolf have released such a cable called BW-TC17, with full support for both QC4.0 and PD3.0 fast charging protocols. Opening the no-frills packaging reveals what appears to be a high-quality 3ft cable with black p...[Read More]

Review: “What’s That Smell?” Party Game from WowWee

A good party game can make all the difference to the fun atmosphere. “What’s That Smell?” is a fragrance guessing game for 2-6 players with 48 different smell cards to identify. Inside the box you get 4 packs of 12 mystery whiff cards, 4 “whiff of shame” cards (with zip-lock storage pouches), 6 card holders, a sheet of whiff strips, a book of score cards and instructi...[Read More]

Review: Bqeel Y1 Android 7.1 TV Box

This Y1 TV Box connects to a HDMI socket on your TV and runs Android, just like a phone or tablet. This allows you to run loads of apps and stream (or play local) video from just about any source. Inside the box along with this mini PC you get instructions, a 5V 2A power adapter, HDMI cable and a push-button remote. All ports and connectors seem well made and good quality. There are loads of these...[Read More]

Review: Eiger North Case and 3D Glass Screen Protector for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

I mentioned in my review of the Mate 20 Pro that its all glass design could make it more susceptible to accidental drops and damage (especially the smooth backed variants). In this review we’ll be taking a look at a couple of solutions from Eiger Protection – a dual-layer North Case and their 3D Glass screen protector. Eiger North Case The Eiger North Case has an all-black design with ...[Read More]

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Review: RevoNext QT3 In-Ear Wired Earphones

RevoNext’s QT3 are a pair of wired in-ear headphones that deliver quad driver audio performance at a lower than usual price-point. They come nicely packaged in a small cardboard box with two individual earpieces, a detachable cable with velcro strap, an instruction leaflet and both small and large ear-tips to go with the fitted medium pair. QT3 are available in both black and gray colours an...[Read More]

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Smartphone Review: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

After having the chance to whet our appetite with last month’s review of the Mate 20 Lite, we were delighted to be able to get our sweaty hands on Huawei’s latest and greatest – the Mate 20 Pro. Build and Design Huawei have gone with a “3D glass” design for the Mate 20 Pro, with the curved edges of its 6.39″ display blending seamlessly into aluminium at the edge...[Read More]

Review: BlitzWolf BW-BS7 Camera / Smartphone Mini Octopus Tripod

While most people enjoy taking a few snaps these days, those who take their photography more seriously often consider it essential to carry a tripod. These are not only useful when you want to be included in a photo, but are great for stable video or long exposure photography like night shots. However carrying a full sized tripod can be awkward and will certainly weigh you down – especially ...[Read More]