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Logitech showcases the best parts of being a tech junkie
Freshly caffeinated and after the most delicious custard and apple doughnut ever, I ventured to the Logitech Showcase, ready to be inspired. I wasn’t disappointed.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno Z in gorgeous Aurora Purple
The Reno Z has capacity that will have some of its pricier competitors turning green with envy.
Forget the lag - we go hands-on with the ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 router
Setup is a breeze, and performance will have you grinning like the Cheshire Cat. ROG fans will appreciate the complimentary styling matching their other ROG kit.
Hands-on review: The LIFX Tile's amazing colour combinations
I can creep quietly into bed after a late night on my computer, without disturbing my significant other. No more bashed big toes for me!
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom - no fumbling around for the right lens
I still get excited every time the selfie camera pops up and pops back in. It takes me back to the days when digital watches were first introduced, and we’d gather around the lucky rich kid who brought his or hers along to school.
Hands-on review: The 6th Gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
I have often marvelled at Lenovo’s ability to pack in a lot of features, making them hard to overlook if you’re constantly on the go, and in need of your office at your fingertips.
Hands-on review: The Harman Kardon Allure Portable Speaker
The Allure Portable is a powerful portable sound system which connects to your Bluetooth devices with a minimum of fuss. The sound quality is great, and the Alexa voice interface has provided me with endless entertainment.
Hands-on review: LIFX A60+ LED Smart Light brightens the day
he colour changes have got me grooving like it’s the 1970s all over again, man!
Hands-on review: Edifier S880DB Active Speakers are little with big sound
The Edifier’s bass and treble tones are unexpectedly sharp and distinct, and once I’d adjusted the balance to suit my seating arrangement, the true stereo quality was a joy to listen to.
Hands-on review: The illuminating TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulbs
ve been feeling somewhat in the dark with developments in the growth of the ‘smart home’, so it was a great opportunity to find out how things work.
Hands-on review: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software
I came across a wee gem of advice when researching the world of data recovery. As soon as you get that sinking feeling and realise you’ve lost a file, stop using your computer.
Hands-on review: Visme transforms you into a graphical presentation guru
In my teaching days I studied and taught the principles of design. I’m no expert, by any means, and experience has told me that just about every principle you learn is made to be bent or even broken.
Hands-on review: The Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Since I began reviewing in earnest, Corsair’s products have stood out on several fronts. I admire great engineering, and I admire it even more when I can see the thinking that has gone into a product.
Hands-on review: The beauty of Adobe Premiere Rush
A good photographer will tell you that you need to follow the four main principles; lighting, lighting, lighting and lighting.
Hands-on review: The ruggedly tough CAT S61 smartphone
The driveway beckoned me, so I dropped the phone several times. Back in the study, close examination has failed to reveal a single scratch.
Hands-on review: ASUS Mini PC PB60G
With their versatility, and the option to deploy higher or differently specified models as required, they provide enough uniformity and enough variance to solve a lot of logistical headaches.
Hands-on review: The sleek The ASUS ProArt Series PA27AC monitor
If quality, accuracy, resolution, multiple connections and ease of use are factors, look no further.
Hands-on review: The Dyson Pure Hot and Cool Air Purifier
For several months the Dyson Pure Cool has faithfully kept our bedroom free of allergens and the PM2.5 and PM10.0 particles that can make my life a seasonal tale of woe and misery.
Hands-on review: The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds
For those of us who demand high quality performance and durability, this model will have you drooling with delight. I'll see you down at the phone shop.
Hands-on review: D-Link DCS-2802KT Wire-Free Camera Kit
Burglaries are seemingly a fact of life. For the most part they are committed by faceless people who invade your space and go unnoticed. D-Link make it possible for you to interact with these folks on a deep, meaningful and personal level.
Hands-on review: The Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
As I began taking selfies you won’t be surprised to read how I was immediately drawn to “Handsome” mode. Improving on perfection is a tough ask but Huawei have risen to the challenge.
Hands-on review: The HP Spectre X 360 convertible
This latest Spectre iteration is bound to attract the attention of an assortment of users.
Hands-on review: Epson ET-4700 EcoTank Workforce Printer
It will keep any small office with modest printing requirements very happy.
Hands-on review: The Ekster Wallet protects your cards against RFID attacks
For some time now, I’ve been protecting my credit cards with tinfoil. The tinfoil hat does attract a lot of comments, but thanks to Ekster, those days are now happily behind me.