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Aukey Action-Cam AC-LC2

Aukey Action-Cam AC-LC2

Ten years ago smart phones were the new hot thing. Five years ago it was tablets. Today it’s a bit more unclear but Action Camera’s have a big chance of taking that hot spot. Starting a review of a action camera…

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Most of what I review gets very little attention from the people I meet on a day to day basis. Everyone seems to have gotten used to a revolving door of bags, phones and gadgets so when my hairdresser saw the phone I had and…

The iPad (2017/Fifth generation)

The iPad (2017/Fifth generation)

I switched from my old iPad to the new iPad a few weeks ago. It was a pleasant upgrade, delivering exactly what I had been expecting. Better sound, better screen, better feel and came with a better (lower) price tag. An iPad isn’t…

Lenovo Tab 3 10.1 Inch Tablet

Lenovo Tab 3 10.1 Inch Tablet

I’ve used Android for many years but despite dalliances with a Nexus 7 and a couple of smaller Fire Tablets I have a confession. The tablets I actually use? If I’m using apps or watching TV I use an iPad and…

Griffin Samsung S7 Survivor Journey Case

Griffin Samsung S7 Survivor Journey Case

Whether or not you put cases on your phone it’s obvious that there’s a wide range of choices on the market from the 99p rubber case to the top of the market and Griffin is pretty high up there. If you…

FreedomPop with the V7 Zyro

FreedomPop with the V7 Zyro

Many years ago when I bought my first Kindle from Amazon it came with an extra hidden feature. The e-reader used the 2g network at the time to create what it called a whispernet. This let you use the built in browser for free…

Archos 55 Diamond Selfie Review

Archos 55 Diamond Selfie Review

Every phone has to have a gimmick these days. Whether it’s a built in Assistant, a huge battery or something less useful then there has to be a selling point. The Archos 55 Diamond Selfie is upfront about it’s selling point…

Xiaomi Mi Max Phone Review

Xiaomi Mi Max Phone Review

Since smartphones were relaunched with the first iPhone the spent years where the accepted wisdom was that they’d get a little larger every model. Samsung launched their hugely popular Note line in 2011 at 5.3 and created the first Phablet – half…

Archos 50 Saphir Rugged Phone Review

Archos 50 Saphir Rugged Phone Review

It’s been over 10 years since I got my first smart phone. It was an HTC Hero and I treated it with the most possible care for the three years I had it. Despite this when it finally retired it had chips in…

Android Fire 8″ 2016 Tablet Review

Android Fire 8″ 2016 Tablet Review

When Amazon released their Fire tablet several years ago it was to universal surprise that they’d go with Android but skin it themselves to not get the advantage of the Google Store. They did this so that they could control the interface and…

Archos 55 Platinum Smartphone Review

Archos 55 Platinum Smartphone Review

Mobile phones seem to be getting significantly cheaper and specs that a year or three ago would have been cutting edge are now on much cheaper devices. There is still often a certain connection between build quality and cost – a more expensive phone will…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

The Samsung Galaxy line and the S7 need little introduction. The phone is Samsung’s 2016 flagship and is arguably the biggest launch from any manufacturer thus far in 2016. It is an upgrade to last years’ S6 and looks like a slightly…

Archos 80b Helium Tablet Review

Archos 80b Helium Tablet Review

My first tablet was Google’s very popular Nexus 7. It was the perfect balance between screen real estate, pocketability and power. It was reasonably powerful and while I couldn’t play many games on it it was perfect for checking my feeds…

LG Google Nexus 5X Review

LG Google Nexus 5X Review

The Nexus line of phones is something special in the Android world. The phone or pair of phones is released annually by Google and a chosen manufacturer as both a reference design and somewhere to release a completely unmessed with version of Android . In 2015…

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Review

Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Review

Quick question can you name the five biggest phone makers in the world? Chances are you can think of Samsung and Apple and you might have got LG and Huawei but did you get Xiaomi? If not have you heard of the Mi line of…

Microsoft Lumia 550 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone Review

Microsoft Lumia 550 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone Review

Last October Microsoft announced their Band 2 Fitness tracker, two high end Lumia phones, the Surfacebook and Surface Pro 4 but you might have been forgiven for missing the announcement of the Lumia 550. This budget phone received around 20 seconds of time and faded…

Dell Venue  Pro 11″ Tablet Review

Dell Venue Pro 11″ Tablet Review

It seems like the best model for working on the go changes every few years. It went from laptop to netbook to ultrabook and seems to be settling around a 10 or 11 inch tablet with an attachable keyboard. I’ve had every sort…

OnePlus 2 Mobile Phone Review

OnePlus 2 Mobile Phone Review

The OnePlus 2 is the second phone manufactured by OnePlus and has recently started shipping to consumers. OnePlus is a company that has courted some controversy in the last year with some of its advertising decisions, but the one thing that most agreed on was…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

Samsung is probably the biggest and best known Android smartphone manufacturer and their Galaxy line has been their flagship for the last 5 or 6 years. Traditionally they have been plastic phones with removable backs and batteries as well as lots of extra bloat software…

Nokia Lumia 635 Cyan Review

Nokia Lumia 635 Cyan Review

When you think of smart phones the chances are that you will first think of Apples iOS or Google’s iOS but there is a third option which is becoming increasingly viable. With the coming of Windows 10 in July and the mobile version…