Tag Archive: Review


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A second opinion

In a post-Galaxy S8 world, the Note 8 is safe, predictable and arguably overpriced. But it’s still one of the very best Android phones you can buy right now.

Until recently, the last Galaxy Note I could actually buy in the UK was a model released almost three years ago. 2015’s Note 5 never reached European shores, and the Note 7 was canned just before the official Euro release could begin. It’s been a rough couple of  [Read More…]

Kodak Photo Printer Dock PD-450 (Review)

If you think ‘photos’ or ‘film’, you’ll most likely think Kodak. An original pioneer in the photography marketplace and imaging industry, Kodak has a long history of providing great film, photo prints, and imaging hardware. With a public pedigree such as this, comes high expectations in product quality and usability for any of Kodak’s offerings. […]

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: Solid, opinionated and lovably flawed

We’ve seen it all before, yet our interest is still piqued.

The quick take

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 once again offers lustworthy design and hardware quality that focuses on style rather than ergonomics and screen-to-body ratios, and it absolutely works. With top-tier specs, the Android 8.0 software absolutely screams — and despite having a small battery, longevity is excellent. But for a $ 699 phone, the XZ1’s 1080p screen is just average, and its camera still doesn’t match  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: All grown up

The first-generation Mi Mix was awe-inspiring, and with its successor, Xiaomi is looking to retain that ‘wow’ factor while making the device accessible to a wider audience.

Xiaomi made the rest of the smartphone industry stand up and take notice with the Mi Mix. The phone’s all-screen front with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio and ceramic construction made it stand out, but with Xiaomi opting to sell the device primarily in China, most consumers had to resort to  [Read More…]

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Wireless Headphones review

The Smile Jamaica Wireless Headphones are a $ 60 pair of Bluetooth-connected earphones and one of the latest models out of The House of Marley. A wireless take on an existing pair of in-ear headphones, they have the increasingly popular design which lets wearers drape them around the neck when not in use. We were sent […]

BLUBOO S1 review video showcases excellent design

The BLUBOO S1 has been on the market for some time but may not be a device you’ve necessarily heard of. A new video dives down into the S1 showcasing an impressive design. The 170g device features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 full-body display and measures just 144 x 75.9 x 8.7mm in size. The […]

Rider: Get ready for some flipping, hard-to-control action (Review)

The Google Play Store has games for any kind of gamer. Do you like lenghty games with a lot of content and a big storyline? There’s a huge amount of Final Fantasy games you can try, for example. Are you into car racing? RPGs? Tower defense? Shooters? There’s a vast list of games at your […]

Piggy Wiggy is just another physics puzzler (review)

There have been a lot of physics-type mobile games that have gone on to huge success in the market. From Angry Birds, to Cut The Rope, to Chalk Ball…these are houlehold names these days. The best-known ones provide a unique twist, mechanic, or other feature that the masses gravitated to, and millions of downloads later […]

Nest Thermostat E review: The perfect downgrade

The Nest Thermostat E is one of the best entry-level thermostats you can buy, and it can save you real money.

The biggest compliment I can give to the $ 169 Nest Thermostat E is that no one noticed it.

I’ve had a third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat in my entrance way for years, conspicuously placed so that everyone who walks into my living room inadvertently wakes up its bright LCD screen as they saunter past. The round  [Read More…]

KeySmart Pro review: Tile tracking on a great key organizer is invaluable

If you lose your keys — or if you even think you might lose your keys — then this is a no-brainer.

I can’t say that I’ve ever really lost my keys. I tend to put them in the same place every time I return home. And I keep them in the same spot in my bag when I travel.

Keys, they say, are pretty important.

Having written that, I now fully expect to lose my keys in  [Read More…]