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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 Edifier S3000 Pro bookshelf speakers
Edifier’s new flagship S3000 Pro Active 2.0 Wireless Monitor bookshelf speakers are a high-end choice for people who love their music.
Hands-on review: Playing music with Sphero’s Specdrums
Sphero has released this year a new device calling it the ‘Specdrums’. Sphero as a company wanted to branch outside of making Star Wars droids and this gadget is what the company came up with.
Hands-on review: The Fitbit Versa Lite
At first glance, the Versa and the Versa Lite look exactly the same. For someone who is not a Versa user, the two can be easily mistaken.
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: Fitbit Inspire HR - A beginner's gateway into fitness trackers
For a beginner in the world of fitness trackers, the Fitbit inspire HR is a great place to start.
Hands on review: D-Link D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router
Whilst I was expecting a very mainstream consumer user product, compromising all the nerdy bits for an easy-to-use experience, that’s not the case at all. Yes, the D-Fend router is very easy to use, allowing anybody to set-up a secure network.
Hands-on review: The Apple iPad Pro, five months on
Apple claimed that the new iPad Pro is faster than 92% of portable PCs on the market. I was surprised when I found that to be true.
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 Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro is not a replacement for the Mate 20 Pro, it’s more of a complementary device that takes into consideration six months of R&D.
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: Huawei Watch GT
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Watch GT. It’s converted me from being anti-smartwatch to someone who’s genuinely considering buying one.
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Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.
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: Samsung’s outstanding Galaxy S10
A decade on, they continue to set the standard, along with Apple, for the ultimate smartphone.
Hands-on review: Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security cameras
Swann’s range of Wi-Fi Series security cameras provide solutions for both indoor and, more interestingly, outdoor video surveillance.
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.