Reviews

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Review: Vanguard VEO 2S AM-234TR Monopod

The portability and quick set-up advantages of a monopod can be ideal for those situations when you’re unable to carry or assemble a full tripod. The Vanguard VEO range offers something for every budget, and today we’re taking a look at their mid-range VEO 2S AM-234TR – a lightweight aluminium monopod with three fold-out feet. Out of the box and in its folded state, this monopod ...[Read More]

Review: Urbanista Athens True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Swedish audio specialists Urbanista continue their city based naming convention with Athens – a pair of true wireless in-ear earphones designed to give full freedom of movement while playing sports. Athens are the round style of in-ear earbuds, covered in a black silicone material that keeps out water and dust. With their IP67 rating they can cope with more than a little sweat, even handling...[Read More]

Review: Vanguard VESTA TT1 Mini Table Tripod

VESTA TT1 is a miniature table-top tripod from Vanguard that’ll provide excellent support for your camera or smartphone without weighing you down. Available in the choice of four different colours, we were impressed with the build quality of the TT1 as soon as it was removed from the packaging. The reassuringly solid aluminium build gives the impression that this little tripod will last a li...[Read More]

Review: Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim 65W Wall Charger

PowerPort Atom III Slim is a powerful little wall charger from Anker. It packs a 45W USB-C port along with three USB-A ports in a compact, travel-friendly form factor. Inside, Anker have used Gallium Nitride to reduce the size and improve both efficiency and heat dissipation. This results in a 3.5″ square charger that’s just over half an inch thick and weighing under 150g. The bulkiest...[Read More]