Category Archives: Tech Reviews

HP 250 G5 review

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Compared to some of the colourful and stylish budget laptops around, the HP 250 G5 is a plain-looking laptop with no fancy design features, and a style that positively wants to be ignored. See also: Best budget laptops Black Friday Deal Alert: HP 250 G5 is reduced by £100 at eBuyer! It’s one of the cheapest […]

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EE Broadband (2017) review: A respectable ISP, with strong performance and some competitive packages

EE Broadband Black Friday deals: EE currently has a special deal for new home broadband customers subscribing by 7 December. All setup fees are waived – saving you £35 on a fibre package – and you’ll also get sent a prepaid gift card containing between £50 and £125 of credit, depending on which broadband package you […]

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Bose SoundSport Free review – CNET

Apple’s AirPods may have dominated the totally wireless headphone market since their release but some compelling alternatives, including the Bose SoundSport Free, have hit the market in recent months.  The Free is essentially the cordless version of Bose’s popular and highly rated SoundSport Wireless earphones, and it’s one of the best totally wireless models out there, though it’s not […]

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PS4 vs PS4 Pro comparison review

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Sony took to the stage back in September 2016 to announce not only the PlayStation 4 Pro, but also the slim PlayStation 4 designed to replace the launch console. But what are the differences between these two consoles? With the slim PS4 and the PS4 Pro available in the UK, we delve in head first and take […]

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Sonos One smart speaker review: Sonos and Alexa, a match made in heaven

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Sonos has multi-room audio down to a science, but it desperately needed a speaker capable of voice recognition if it was to fend off the veritable flood of smart speakers coming to market. The Sonos One is that speaker. Update: Effective November 21, you can ask Alexa to play music on Sonos speakers directly from your […]

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Pixel Buds review: Both the best and worst earphones you’ll ever use

The Google Pixel Buds sorely want to be the Bluetooth headphones of the future. Their integration with Google Assistant brings AI into your head, telling you the weather and reading notifications at the tap of a finger. It’s also there to be the Babelfish that allows the world to talk in one unified language, with […]

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Google Pixel Buds review – CNET

Google’s Pixel Buds, the company’s $159 (£159, AU$229) in-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones, were the surprise hit of the company’s October hardware event that also saw the unveiling of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixelbook. What captivated the gadget press — and the wider media — was the headphones’ advertised ability to deliver “real-time” […]

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C by GE smart LED bulb review: Not the right choice for enthusiasts

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C by GE smart LED bulb review: Not the right choice for enthusiasts Update The C-Life is an inexpensive choice, but its value is undercut by the price of the C-Sleep. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. GE “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); With its new C […]

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TrendNet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter Kit review

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The 500Mbps Powerline kit tested here isn’t the fastest spec available nowadays, as you can buy adapters of 1,000Mbps and up, but for value we think the performance and price make for great value. A couple of years after our original 2015 review we still rate the TrendNet Powerline 500, especially the kit with the added […]

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Motif Mentor review – CNET

So, you dream of being a home barista but haven’t a clue where to begin. The $100 Motif Mentor is one option. It’s a wireless scale that talks to phones and tablets using Bluetooth. It also links to a mobile app that walks you through many manual brewing methods step by step. It’s a compact […]

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