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Sky Q Review: An Installation Story & Real World Impressions

Right from its launch we reckoned the new Sky Q system sounded like just what we needed at the Automated Home so we placed our order the first day it became available. It’s been 10 days since it was installed, so is this the 21st Century TV experience we were hoping for or is it all a bit of a […]

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New Sky Q 4K Ready DVR Brings Wireless Multiroom Plus Tablet Take Away

No smart home is complete without a DVR but the way we watch TV has changed so much over the last decade that some aspects of our consumption still feel mired in the past. Sky’s Director of New Products, Andrew Olson (previously COO at Comcast), joined Sky as Director of Product Planning and Design in 2012 with the responsibility of creating a […]

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Sonos Sounds Like a Good Idea – Then You Use Their Customer Service

Way back in 2005 I reviewed a new-comer to the home audio market and I loved it. But what happens when you have to use Sonos customer service? A couple of weeks ago one of those original units finally gave up the ghost so I got in touch with Sonos on Twitter to see if […]

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Review: Inateck BH1000 – Value Bluetooth Headphones for an Active Lifestyle

Earlier this year I confessed my headphone fetish as I moved to wireless Bluetooth. There’s no underestimating the freedom from wires that Bluetooth brings so we were delighted to receive a new set to try out from Inateck The BH1000’s come in their own little zip-up pouch and there are two sizes of silicon earbuds included in […]

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New In-Wall Bluetooth Amp Frees Music from Mobile Devices

Keene have launched an updated version of their neat in-wall Bluetooth amplifier. The unit fits into a standard UK two gang wall box and provides 20W RMS per channel. It’s an easy way to add music to a kitchen, bedroom, study, bathroom, workshop, or anywhere else around your home. To use the amp you connect your mobile device […]

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Will Services Like Apple Music Ultimately Fail because of Greedy Artists?

Will music subscription services eventually lose their appeal because of greedy artists? Yes I’m looking at you Adele. Adele decided to maximise the profits from the launch of her third album and boost her net worth (currently north of £50m) by banning it from all discrete streaming services (it is available mixed randomly with other songs on some streaming radio […]

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Wirelessly Link TV or Computer to your HiFI with Marmitek Audio Anywhere 685

Flat screen TV’s are great, but more often than not they sound terrible. Now the Marmitek Audio Anywhere 685 allows you to wirelessly link your TV to your HiFI or Home Cinema system, making all your fav TV shows and movies sound great, as well as all those digital radio stations on your telly. The transmitter connects to […]

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Giveaway: Inateck Bluetooth BTSP-10 Plus – Small Speaker, Big Sound

To celebrate the launch of the BTSP-10 Plus Bluetooth speaker, inateck have sent us one to give away. This Bluetooth speaker is small enough to pack in any bag (16.5 cms x 5 cms x 6 cms) but big enough to fill a room with sound. Incorporating a beefy 2100 mAh built-in rechargeable battery, the BTSP-10 will run until the sun comes […]

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Review: Jabra Revo Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Wow, headphones, where do I start. I seem to have some weird fixation with them and I own quite a few pairs. I have my cheap in-ears that I use for on lawn-mower podcast listening, my insomnia curing SleepPhones and some huge old proprietary wireless Sonys for late night spouse-friendly TV listening duties. Up until a few months ago […]

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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth Receiver

Inateck sent us one of these little Bluetooth receivers to check out and it could just be the gadget you’re looking for to breath new life into your old HiFi or have your headphones in less of a tangle. The Inateck BR1001 is a tiny 4cm square Bluetooth 3.0 receiver. It ships with a nice short 10cm Micro USB charging […]

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