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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: iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Smartphone Car Mount

-+*Since getting my big-ass phone (update: I’ll never go back to a smaller screen) I needed something suitable to hold it in my car. My affliction with always trying to get the best tool for the job means I have to research these things to the nth degree, but I’m glad I did as there’s a […]

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Review: Xclaim Wireless AP – Enterprise Class 801.11ac Wi-Fi For Your Home?

-+*The Automated Home Wi-Fi network is critical. If there’s even a blip in service the family seem to go into melt down. More and more devices are hanging off our wireless LAN, laptops, smartphones, tablets, IP CCTV Cameras, Energy Monitors, Weather Stations the list goes on, so it needs to be fast, far-reaching and reliable. […]

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Apple Watch Review: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly After a Wearable Weekend

-+*The wait is over and the Apple Watch is here, at least for those that pre-ordered. So should you put an Apple on your arm? Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly after my first weekend with the device. Back in 2010, when Apple last released a new product category, I bought an expensive 64GB […]

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Gear: The Essential Travel Tech We Never Leave Home Without

-+*We’re just back from a trip to New York and it’s a great chance to document and share all the kit that we bring with us when travelling. We often do with less than this, and sometimes getting away from the tech is one of the reasons for a holiday in the first place, but this was a 4-up […]

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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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