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.

Review: Targus CityLite Security Backpack for Laptops

We need expensive gadgets with us on our travels, but this always comes with an additional risk of theft. Targus CityLite helps you carry all your gear in comfort, while incorporating some additional security measures compared to your everyday laptop backpack. It’s made from 300D polyester which is water-resistant and seems high quality. As backpacks go, the CityLite looks good but somewhat ...[Read More]

7.2

Good

Review: EasyAcc 6000mAh Power Bank With Integrated Lightning Cable

EasyAcc PB6000CBL is an ultra-slim 6000mAh power bank with a built-in non-removable Lightning cable that’s been MFi certified for charging Apple devices. Measuring around 5″ x 3″ and being only about a quarter of an inch thick makes this external battery extremely portable – it’ll slip easily into your bag or pocket and won’t weigh you down. The stand-out featur...[Read More]

7

Good

Review: Ember Mug² – Temperature Controlled Beverages

Ember Mug² lets you enjoy your favourite hot drink at a constant temperature that you can control from a smartphone app. While Ember’s range includes 14 oz and travel versions, we’ve been enjoying our cuppa from the 10oz (295ml) size. This model comes in a choice of black, white or special edition copper colours. Inside the box you get the mug, saucer, power adapter and a getting start...[Read More]

8.5

Great

9.3
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Review: Samsonite Magnum Spinner 4-Wheel Medium Suitcase

The name Samsonite needs no introduction as they’ve been a top name in high quality luggage for many years now. Today we take a look at their Magnum Spinner zip-less suitcase which has a tough polypropylene shell and 4 spinning wheels. Available in the choice of 3 sizes including 38L and 104L versions, we evaluated the medium-sized 80 litre capacity. The first thing that stood out to us was ...[Read More]

9.3

Amazing

4.2
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Review: Anker Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini DLP Projector

Mini projector technology has been steadily advancing and now provides a viable alternative to a big-screen TV. Today we’re taking a look at Anker’s upgrade to the ultra-portable Nebula Capsule. The can-shaped Nebula Capsule II now runs a stock version of the full-blown Android TV operating system and adds some killer features such as 200 ANSI Lumen brightness, auto-focus and auto-keys...[Read More]

7.6

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Review: Moshi 4K HDR Premium Video Cables

To get the best results from your high resolution monitor or 4K HDR television you’ll want to avoid poor quality video cables. California based accessory company Moshi now have a selection of top quality cables available that ensure you’ll get the best possible experience from your video equipment. We tested their 2M HDMI to HDMI, 2M USB-C to HDMI, 1.5M USB-C to DisplayPort and 1M USB-...[Read More]

9.1

Amazing

10
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Review: Anker Soundcore Life P2 Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

Soundcore Life P2 are Anker’s latest entry in the budget true wireless earbud arena and we’ve been putting them through their paces to see how they stack up. The two individual Life P2 earpieces come inside a matte black plastic clam-shell charging case along with a USB Type-C charging cable and 5 pairs of silicone ear-tips covering the full range of XS, S, M, L and XL sizes. At around...[Read More]

Review: Digoo DG-YS44 Sonic Toothbrush

DG-YS44 is a rechargeable electric toothbrush, but not the usual rotating head variety. Instead it vibrates the bristles at up to 550 times per second, potentially removing twice as much plaque. The device is completely waterproof and seems sturdy and well made. It comes with an instruction leaflet, charging stand and a couple of push-on brush heads. As recommended in the instructions we first put...[Read More]

7.2

Good

7.5
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Smartphone Review: Honor 9X

With the glimmering pearl X effect catching the light on it’s curved glass back to the large end-to-end display that’s unblemished by any sign of a selfie camera, the Honor 9X is an impressive looking phone – especially considering its £249.99 price tag. We put it through it’s paces to see if this budget handset is more than just a pretty face. Quick Specs Display: 6.59″ 10...[Read More]

9.1

Amazing

Review: RHA T20 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Glasgow based RHA have been consistently impressing the world’s most discerning audiophiles with the outstanding sound quality delivered by their headphones. Their wired T20 in-ear earphones would have to be one of the most popular, so we were excited to be able to check out T20 Wireless – a new version that adds the convenience of Bluetooth. When you open the box, the packaging has th...[Read More]

8.8

Great

8.2
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Smartphone Review: OnePlus 7T

OnePlus found success targeting phones to Android enthusiasts who appreciate the performance you get from high-end hardware specs combined with frequently updated, unbloated software for a reasonable price. The OnePlus 7T is their latest handset to follow this winning formula, delivering top performance for only £549 / $599. Quick Specs Display: 6.55″ 1080 x 2400p 90Hz AMOLED CPU: Snapdragon...[Read More]

Review: Roku Premiere 2019 Streaming TV Player

Roku have recently updated their streaming player line-up for the UK. Today we’re checking out the latest Roku Premiere – a simple and inexpensive way to stream HD, 4K Ultra HD or even 4K HDR content to your TV. While Roku’s Streaming Stick+ offers similar functionality by plugging directly into the TV’s HDMI port, the Premiere is a small box designed to be stuck under your...[Read More]