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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: TUF Gaming H7 Wireless headset
For those of us who wear glasses, it can be very hard to find a comfortable headset.
Hands-on review: DJI Osmo Pocket
Famed for providing amazing drone photography equipment, DJI have adapted their gimbal and camera technology for mobile phone users.
Game review: Blood & Truth (PlayStation VR)
SIE London Studio releases VR action-movie inspired cockney crime caper, Blood & Truth for PlayStation VR. FutureFive’s Darren Price takes a butcher’s.
Hands-on review: House of Marley's Exodus headphones
House of Marley have always been conscious of the environment, and their new Exodus headphones are the perfect choice for eco-friendly music lovers.
Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook Air
The 2018 MacBook Air looks completely different from its predecessor. They managed to capture the essence of what made the Air special, and then they took all of that and made it more compact.
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: iPhone XS Max is a luxury phone
The XS Max’s RRP puts it squarely in the premium market and is definitely one of the priciest you can get.
Hands-on review: Is the Apple Watch 4 worth the price?
Apple’s flagship wearable device, the Apple Watch, is generally touted as the gold standard for what wearables should be able to achieve today.
Hands-on review: Playing the long game with the iPhone XR
The red XR is a rare case of having a phone that’s ‘too pretty to be covered’ - and it’s not hard to see why.
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 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.