Category Archives: Tech Reviews

Anker SoundCore Boost Bluetooth speaker review: This little box delivers more thump that you'd think

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We get lots of pitches from Bluetooth speaker manufacturers, and not all of the products that come through the door turn out to be shining beacons of audio fidelity. Anker’s SoundCore Boost proved a pleasant surprise, especially in terms of the low-end frequency response it delivers for its modest price tag.  Design and features The SoundCore […]

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HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

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HP HP didn’t invent the convertible mobile workstation — that honor goes to Lenovo, which unveiled its no-longer-available ThinkPad P40 Yoga in 2015. But HP did make some of our favorite hybrids. And it’s now brought some of that design sensibility to its updated 15-inch ZBooks, the Studio G5 and new Studio x360, breaking out […]

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Pix-Star FotoConnect XD review

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Digital photo frames aren’t the sexiest bit of tech (though we suppose that depends on your photos), which might explain why few of the big electronics brands produce them. Instead, you’re likely to find yourself having to buy from a brand you’ve never heard of – like Pix-Star. This small French company exclusively makes its […]

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Avantree TC418 Bluetooth transmitter review: Play your legacy audio gear through any Bluetooth speaker

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Streaming to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones from a phone, mobile device or Bluetooth-enabled TV can be super convenient. But some of us have a cornucopia of legacy audio gear that we’d like to stream from as well. No one wants to toss a beloved turntable, stereo receiver, CD player, AM/FM radio, or the like […]

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review – CNET

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The $349/£329 Nest Cam IQ Outdoor (roughly AU$450, converted) is a weatherproof home security camera with strong performance, but its high price will scare a lot of people away.  You can view a live video feed from your phone or computer and receive alerts when there’s motion or a loud sound. In addition to its […]

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini review – CNET

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Smart homes might center around smart speakers, lights and interesting gadgets, but smart plugs are the unsung heroes, quietly turning everyday devices into the smartest versions of themselves. The $30 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini by TP-Link does just that with a simple setup, great scheduling options and Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility. The […]

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Nortek Security and Control's 2Gig Stove and Grill Guard Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

The $50 stove and grill guard is an add-on feature to 2Gig security systems and is compatible with Honeywell Vista control panels.  Nortek Security and Control Nortek Security and Control company has released a sensor that ties cooking safety into your overall home security system. The company’s 2Gig Stove and Grill Guard monitors when you […]

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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs iPhone 8

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Sony has unveiled its 2018 challenger, the XZ2. So should you buy one, or upgrade to the iPhone 8 instead? We answer this and other big questions. Price Sony’s Xperia XZ2 costs £699 and is available to order now, with those who act fast able to pick up a free PS4, PlayStation VR or Sony WF-1000X headphones. […]

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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ1

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Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Sony Xperia XZ1 Unveiled at MWC 2018, the Xperia XZ2 succeeds the Xperia XZ1 as Sony’s flagship Android phone. It’s on sale now at Carphone Warehouse at £699 or $799 in the US.. That’s £100 more expensive than the Xperia XZ1 was at launch (£599/$699), which you can now pick up from Amazon UK […]

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LIFX Beam review

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LIFX’s Beam kit is a little different from its previous smart lights. Beam isn’t designed to light a room like a traditional bulb – it’s mainly for aesthetics. And if you want your home to look like a nightclub or a spaceship, this rather pricey kit will do the job well. Unlike the LIFX Z […]

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