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Useful Gadget of the Week: Inateck 3 Port USB 3 Hub with Gigabit Ethernet

-+*The Inatech HBU3VL3-4 is a little (110 x 32 x 20mm) 3 port USB 3.0 hub that incorporates an RJ45 socket for Gigabit Ethernet. Aimed squarely at the ultrabook user the short 30cm cable is a welcomed way to keep on-dek clutter to a minimum, although you’ll probably need a USB extension lead to use with […]

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Review: Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard

-+*A recent PC built for a special project (more on that coming soon) brought with it a requirement for a convenient all-in-one wireless keyboard and mouse. The Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard was just what we were looking for and its compact size (approximately 36 cms x 14 cms) still manages to incorporate a decent sized touchpad. […]

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Review: Honeywell evohome Wireless Smart Home Heating Controls

-+*We took a look at the new Honeywell evohome when it was announced last Autumn, but there’s no substitute for living with a system to see what it’s really like.  So when Honeywell asked us if we’d like to replace our HomeTronic system with the new evohome we jumped at the chance. To recap, this […]

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Review: Lilin LR7424 1080p HD IP CCTV Camera

-+*We’re all becoming used to seeing great HD images on our TVs these days, so more than ever before, home CCTV can be pretty jarring to look at. With this in mind we started to investigate the HD IP camera world.  It’s a new name to us, but the Lilin LR7424 Day & Night 1080P HD […]

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Watch This: Wireless Philips Hue Tap Smart Switch

-+*The guys from TWiT recently reviewed the Philips Hue Lux bulbs along with the interesting ‘Tap’ smart switch. The Tap works without batteries by harnessing the kinetic energy in pushing the switch and it controls your Hue lights wirelessly. The wireless system uses the Zigbee Green Power protocol (IEEE 802.15.4) and has a quoted range of […]

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A Weekend with the iPhone 6 Plus – Here’s the Skinny

-+*Apple’s recent gremlins streaming the iPhone 6 launch returned when they went on sale. The Apple store suffered badly and was unusable for hours after it was supposed to go live.  I don’t know enough about these things to tell whether it’s just impossible to have a site stay up with millions of people hitting it or whether […]

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Review: IP Control of Your IR Gear with Global Caché iTach IP2IR

-+*Expensive dedicated universal remotes are increasingly going the way of the dodo in all but the most bespoke of smart homes. The proliferation of touchscreen smartphones and tablets coupled to the growing number of devices that can be controlled by IP means they are becoming less relevant.  But IR control is still a requirement in most […]

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Review: RAVPower RP-PB14 Xtreme – The Last Portable Battery You’ll Ever Need?

-+*I’m starting to think I might have a problem. My interest in external batteries may be turning into a fetish, but these energy stores are important to our digital lifestyles. The latest electron pump to whet my appetite is the RAVPower RP-PB14 Xtreme. Xtreme is a clue to this units performance, this is one meaty power pack. Weighing in […]

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Review: Brydge+ with Speakers iPad Keyboard

-+*The Brydge iPad keyboard and case started off life as a Kickstarter campaign.  Raising almost $800K on a target of just $90K it was a spectacular success. A couple of years have passed and the company is now under new ownership, with new retail distribution and pricing. The Brydge iPad case is made from aerospace grade anodised aluminium. It’s […]

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Review: Inateck BTSP-20 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

-+*A few weeks back we covered these little Bluetooth Suction Speakers for your bathroom as our useful gadget of the week. Shortly afterwards, the guys from Inateck contacted us to see if we’d take a look at their brand new BTSP-20 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and it arrived just a few days later. In the box you’ll find the […]

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