Reviews

Review: Xiaomi 20W Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless charging is definitely convenient, but it’s often a lot slower than plugging in a cable. This charging pad from Xiaomi supports fast charging of Qi compatible devices up to a super-speedy 20W. Qi is a widely supported standard for wireless charging, but different devices can accept different charging rates. For instance, Xiaomi’s latest flagships can handle the full 20W output...[Read More]

Review: Simgot EM2 IEM Earphones

Simgot EM2 come nicely packaged with a fancy leather carry case and a selection of different sized penetrating or balanced ear-tips. The earpieces have a low resonance polycarbonate shell that has been contoured to fit the ear, and these even come in a choice of 5 different colours (green, clear, pink, purple or semi-transparent black). The 4-core braided silver-plated cable loops over the ear and...[Read More]

Review: Snakehive Vintage Leather Wallet Case for P30 Pro

While Huawei’s P30 Pro has a premium design, all that slippery, fingerprint-prone glass is begging to have a case slapped onto it. However this new handset has somewhat limited case options available as many manufacturers don’t seem to have caught on to the fact that Huawei now outsell Apple. Snakehive is one company that are on-the-ball, covering a healthy selection of phone models in...[Read More]

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]

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]

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]

Monitoring and Tracking Apps – Reviews and Guides

Is the Internet a safe place for our kids? As we live in this fast-paced world of cutting-edge technologies, the entire Internet becomes easily accessible at our fingertips. And at the little fingertips of our children as well. This presents us with a moral dilemma; to monitor our children’s devices or to respect their privacy. Do these two choices necessitate e a conflicting matter, anyway? Can’t...[Read More]

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]

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]

Review: Mbuynow 16GB Bluetooth MP3 Player

While most people listen to music on a smartphone these days, a dedicated MP3 player still has a lot to offer. This model from Mbuynow gives up to 60 hours of high quality music playback on a single charge and can even be connected wirelessly to your Bluetooth speaker or headphones. The MP3 player comes in a cardboard box along with an instruction leaflet, Micro USB charging / data cable, silicone...[Read More]