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vMall offering gifts as it turns one

vMall offering gifts as it turns one

vMall, Honor’s officially licensed online store, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Enabling customers to get products right off the manufacturer’s production line and benefit from fantastic promotions, vMall is the go-to destination for online shoppers who want to get the latest flagship device, the new Honor 8 (£369.99). To add to this, the online store […]

By August 25, 2016 Read More →
Honor 8 arrives in all it’s beauty

Honor 8 arrives in all it’s beauty

Today we saw the launch of the latest in the line of Honor phones. Each year improving over the last with more style and value packed in. This year we see greatly improved looks, commendable specs and some of an new approach to make the Honor stand out in it’s price range.   Honor’s newest flagship […]

By August 24, 2016 Read More →
Kodak enters the next frontier with the SP360 4K 360° Action Cam

Kodak enters the next frontier with the SP360 4K 360° Action Cam

The Kodak Pixpro 360 4K Camera is the world’s first and most complete 4K recording device to capture stunning 360° immersive videos and still images without the need for multiple cameras. Natively compatible with Facebook and YouTube 360 video products, the Kodak Pixpro 360 4K captures 360-degree field of view in multiple directions via its […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →
INSOMNIA58: experience a new generation of gaming

INSOMNIA58: experience a new generation of gaming

The UK’s biggest gaming festival is just around the corner, showcasing some of the latest games and gaming equipment as well as exciting live panels and evening activities. This year, AOC not only supports the festival as a partner, but also invites you to take a look at the new premium gaming monitor series AGON, […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →

Reviews

Archos 50 Power Review

Archos 50 Power Review

Archos are forever trying to find a sweet spot between bargain budget and quality products, Often having to take a step back on one particular feature in order to bring the whole price of the unit down to a more acceptable level.  It is difficult to say whether they have a hit more often than […]

By August 21, 2016 Read More →
Logitech G610 Orion Red Review

Logitech G610 Orion Red Review

When reviewing a gaming keyboard it is incredibly difficult to actually benchmark a keyboard in some way to say whether or not you have a good or bad keyboard from a score that is accrued through various tests. A keyboard very much boils down to whether or not you like it, can communicate with the […]

By August 11, 2016 Read More →
Alba 10inch 16GB Wi-Fi tablet review

Alba 10inch 16GB Wi-Fi tablet review

With summer in full swing we have been graced with only a few long hot sun filled days, so entertaining your kids on their school holidays can be quite a challenge. With the new Argos catalogue being released on the 16th July expect a wide new range of technology and toys to make their summer […]

By August 5, 2016 Read More →
ADATA i-Memory Flash Drive Review

ADATA i-Memory Flash Drive Review

Even the most stalwart iPhone user will concede that one of the major limitations of the device is the lack of expandable memory. This isn’t much of an issue if you splashed out on the 128gb model, but those with the 16gb version will know the pain of having to upload and delete holiday photos to make room […]

By July 28, 2016 Read More →

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Smart home tech is the future

SAS-CLALARM10_3Online electronics and tech retailer, reichelt.co.uk, has seen sales of smart home products boom by 21 per cent, highlighting that the trend shows no sign of slowing down – and is set to continue revolutionising our homes.

The security category has been a key driving factor with a noticeable surge around the summer holiday period, with alarm devices up by 11 per cent, signifying people are taking additional steps to protect their homes whilst on holiday.

Sales show no sign of slowing down, with reichelt.co.uk predicting a 25% rise as we head into 2017.

From decor-friendly gadgets and wireless power controls, right through to sophisticated security systems, advances in technology continue to make it easier to make homes smarter and safer, and it seems consumers are seeing the value.

Some of the most popular and innovative products have been:

  • Konig Smart Home Security Set – A reliable security system enabling you to manage your home security devices and appliances from anywhere in the world, via an app
  • Olympia Glass Break Detector – With buzzer plate technology, this wireless module instantly detects glass breakage
  • m-e Smoke Detector – A wireless smoke detector with an integrated heat sensor
  • Eurotronic Energy-Saving Controller – With Z-Wave technology, this intelligent energy-saving controller helps to manage heating within the home and monitor energy output
  • Konig Wireless Surveillance System – Supplied with a 4-channel recorder and an integrated 7” colour monitor, this surveillance system allows home observation without the hassle of all the cables to set it up

Product Manager of Home & Security, and Tools of reichelt.co.uk, Holger Engelbrecht, says, “As an innovative retailer in the tech and electronics space, we’ve long been aware of consumers’ desire to discover products that make their homes smarter and safer, and day-to-day household tasks simpler. We’re seeing more exciting smart home products available than ever before, and this is reflected in the range we have available. From wireless video intercom systems through to infrared motion detectors – reichelt.co.uk boasts a large and exciting range of home tech.”

As well as its smart home range, reichelt.co.uk offers a wider variety of tools, components, tech accessories and more – offering many items up to 20% cheaper than elsewhere in the UK.

| August 23, 2016 | Read More →

Oblumi Tapp Unboxing

oblumi-logoOblumi have sent over a little thermometer to simple click into the 3.5mm headphone jack of your phone and instantly start taking temperatures.

This is an example of something so simple done right and done well. In the execution, Oblumi have added some tremendously useful features such as a suite to store and share data for your family or perhaps people in your care.

Priced competitively the Oblumi Tapp is a great addition for any parent or carer to keep a record of a loved one.

For more information, check out Oblumi’s website.

| August 18, 2016 | Read More →

AOC presents two new premium 4K UHD displays

U3277PWQU_front_liquid_designAOC, one of the global top brands in the display market, is adding two new premium 4K UHD displays to its award-winning 77 Series. With 3840 x 2160 pixels, the 27″ (68.6 cm) AOC U2777PQU and the 31.5″ (81.2 cm) AOC U3277PWQU boast an ultra-sharp resolution that is four times higher than Full HD, producing highly detailed images. Thanks to the displays’ high pixel density, users can look forward to more workspace on their desktop, allowing for greater productivity. In addition to its excellent image quality, comprehensive ergonomic features and AOC Flicker-Free technology make the stylish monitor ideal for all users seeking precise and detailed images as well as a comfortable monitor set-up for better health and wellbeing.

Detailed, precise and vivid images
The AOC U2777PQU (27″) and AOC U3277PWQU (31.5″), respectively equipped with a high-quality IPS and AMVA panel, both feature 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and come in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The monitors produce vivid images with more than 1 billion colours (Real 8-bit+FRC) and 100 % of the sRGB colour gamut. The AOC U3277PWQU’s AMVA panel offers an even wider colour gamut of 95 % NTSC, for even better results. In addition, their high resolution provides more workspace on the desktop. As a consequence, graphic designers or photographers can for example experience four times the detail of a digital image without needing to zoom in or out, making professional image editing more enjoyable and precise. Similarly, users working with data-intensive or multiple applications profit from the large screen real-estate, which is further emphasised by the AOC U2777PQU’s nearly borderless panel. Wide viewing angles allow for good colour uniformity from almost every angle. Both displays are thus also well suited for office settings in which monitors will be looked at from multiple perspectives. Each model nevertheless also comes with a 60 Hz refresh rate and a short response time, making them equally appealing for gaming enthusiasts who will benefit from crisp 4K visuals.

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Comfortable and productive working experience
The AOC U2777PQU and AOC U3277PWQU are equipped with multiple ergonomic features that provide users with a comfortable working experience. Each display comprises height adjustment, swivel, pivot and tilt options that make it possible to adapt the screen to suit each individual’s seating preferences, for improved comfort especially during longer periods of working. AOC Flicker-Free technology regulates the monitor’s brightness to reduce flickering of the screen and relieve eye discomfort and fatigue. Both displays feature a broad scope of inputs, allowing users to connect them to a variety of devices. Apart from DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, DVI and VGA, each model features  USB 3.0 connectors, which allows for fast data transfer  and charging of mobile devices. For more productivity, the AOC U3277PWQU is also equipped with a PiP (Picture-in-Picture) and a PbP (Picture-by-Picture) function, allowing users to display content from two different sources at the same time through an inset window or a split screen. The 4K UHD resolution makes images from both sources come out in high detail, making multitasking easier than ever before.

The AOC U2777PQU and AOC U3277PWQU will be available in September 2016. The MSRP are £519 and £559. As with all of its displays, AOC offers a 3-year warranty with on-site exchange service.

| August 17, 2016 | Read More →

ADAM elements presents premium flash drives, cables, adapters

ADAM elements_ROMA_GRAY128_02At IFA 2016 in Berlin from 2 to 7 September, ADAM elements will showcase its latest premium dual-connector flash drives, cables and adapters for iPhone, iPad and USB-C devices. The GoHealthy line of smart eHealth products will also be present at the ADAM elements stand in the iZone (hall 12, booth 140). In addition, the manufacturer will join the UX Design Awards at booth 118 in hall 9 with its nominated product iKlips DUO, a premium dual-connector flash drive. One day before the official opening of the fair, selected journalists can already get an exclusive look at the ADAM elements IFA lineup in the south entrance area of the fair grounds.ADAM elements_iKlips DUO_03

Award-winning dual-connector flash drives
In 2015, dual-connector flash drive iKlips won the Red Dot Design Award. The new iKlips DUO will now be competing at the UX Design Awards at IFA 2016 (hall 9, booth 118). iKlips DUO is simply plugged into the iPhone’s, iPad’s or iPod’s Lightning port, which instantly expands the device’s storage capacity with up to 256 GB of additional memory. It can then be removed and shared with other iOS devices. Even better, the flash drive boasts a USB-A connector on its other end, which also allows for data sharing with PCs or Macs, all without using the internet, cloud storage or iTunes. iKlips DUO comes in a redesigned premium aluminium body with connector caps that cannot get lost. Premium flash drive ROMA with USB-C and USB-A connectors will be at IFA as well: an ideal companion for the latest MacBook and other USB-C compatible devices.ADAM elements_BP1

 

Health management with GoHealthy
Another highlight at the IFA booth will be the GoHealthy line of health management products, which all work together seamlessly with the free GoHealthy smartphone app. The app allows users to track health trends, set goals, create alarms, share data with family members, and even send medical alerts. At IFA 2016, three GoHealthy products will be presented: the Body Fat Analyzer (BF1), the Blood Pressure Monitor (BP1) and the Infrared Ear & Forehead Thermometer (EF1).

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Premium adapters and cables
The CASA and PeAk lines by ADAM elements offer robust and exquisitely designed cables to users of MacBooks, iPhones and USB-C devices. The USB-A-to-USB-C adapter CASA F13, for example, allows users to connect a mouse, keyboard, printer or any other standard USB-A peripheral with the latest MacBook or other computers with USB-C connectors. The CASA HDMI and VGA adapters, on the other hand, are perfect for connecting the MacBook and other USB-C devices to computer monitors, TVs or projectors. Users of iPhones, iPads and iPods can look forward to the PeAk 120B, a braided and Apple MFi certified Lightning sync & charging cable for iOS devices, which comes in an appealing design, available in different colours such as rose gold, gold and red.
Will you be attending IFA 2016? Are you interested in a personal interview appointment with the ADAM elements team at the booth? Please let us know by responding to this e-mail.

| August 16, 2016 | Read More →

Sennheiser demonstrates audio excellence at the London 2016 CanJam

c898089a_CJL15_Announcement_Web_01a2016 London CanJam will see audio specialist Sennheiser and digital audio recording specialist Apogee demonstrating their new bundle that brings together Sennheiser’s HD 650 open, dynamic hi-fi stereo headphones with the Apogee Groove – a high-performance USB DAC and headphone amp. This combination lets Mac and PC users enjoy the full dynamic range and ultra-low distortion levels of one of the classics of Sennheiser’s audiophile headphone world powered by the legendary sound quality of Apogee.

Groove features Apogee’s Quad Sum DAC design which utilises four digital-to-analog converters per channel to achieve the highest dynamic range and lowest distortion (THD+N) of any device in its class. Crafted with handpicked components for incredibly narrow tolerances, special acoustic materials and exceptional engineering, the HD 650 delivers reference-class fidelity and a balanced sound with crisp bass, excellent mid frequency response and a gentle, pleasantly natural treble.

Designed to deliver every sonic detail from streaming music services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Google Play Music as well as exceptional playback quality for high-res files like WAV, AIFF and FLAC, Groove teams with Sennheiser for the ultimate listening experience wherever you are.

Sennheiser has an Instagram and Twitter competition running throughout the event. For a chance to win HD 650 & Groove, CanJammers need to just visit the stand snap a photo of themselves with a pair of Sennheiser headphones #Sennheiser #CanJamLondon2016

CanJam takes place at The Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. Sennheiser will be demonstrating the latest range of audiophile and consumer products.

 

| August 13, 2016 | Read More →

Lava Brightsounds 2 Bluetooth Speaker Unboxing

vlcsnap-00025A very simple idea done right. The Lava Brightsounds 2 Bluetooth speaker is a mixture of three things, a Bluetooth speaker, a LED lantern and a power bank. Design to give you around 36 hours of playback and take a little rain the Brightsound 2 is a 5 watt single stereo speaker that should make any camping trip or festival more enjoyable.

Functions: Bluetooth, Speaker, Power Bank, Night Light
Radio Frequencies: N/A
Antenna: N/A
Speakers:Single Stereo Speaker (5 W Total output power)
Bluetooth: Yes
3.5mm Aux-in: Yes
USB charging port Yes

Operational voltage: DC 5V
Power consumption: 1 W
Batteries:Lithium -ion Battery
Weight:0.624 Kg
Warranty: 1 Year

| August 12, 2016 | Read More →

Tech Addicts UK Podcast – 10th August 2016 – Linking the Nexus rumours

Podcast logoGareth Myles, Gavin Fabiani-Laymond and Jay Garrett

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What have you been playing with?

Gareth:

Jay:

Reviewed:

Currently messing with AOC Q2781PQ 1440p monitor and Musaic MP5 and MP10 streamers as well as the Acoustic Energy Aego Sound3ar.

Gavin:

     In the Gavin’s Gadgets Lab

  • Samsung Gear Fit 2
  • Samsung Gear IconX – totally wireless in ear headphones, with built in fitness tracker (heart rate, distance, calories, time duration, no wires between the in ears)
  • B & O H5 in ear wireless headphones
  • Pioneer SE MHR5 headphones
  • Sony Xperia X Performance
  • Choetech Type C Adapter

Reviewed

 

Discussion: HOW “LIKE NEW” IS A SECOND HAND PHONE?

Discussion: The Nexus rumours and facts

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Twitter: @garethmyles ; @gavinfabiani ; @samjpullen ; @GadgetyNewsCom ; @JayGarrett

Web: http://gavinsgadgets.com ; http://GadgetyNews.com
Google Plus: +garethmyles ; +gavinfabiani-laymond  ; +samjpullen ; +JayGarrett

 

| August 10, 2016 | Read More →

Benq EW2775 Monitor Unboxing

vlcsnap-00024The BenQ EW2750ZLhas dual-stage bezels with a very thin panel border including a brushed effect.There is a mysterious button with metallic-looking blue logo towards the bottom right.

One of the more interesting approaches here is the panel uses 27” AU Optronics AMVA (Advanced Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment) technology, sporting a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. This allows true 8-bit colour without dithering. The BenQ has a 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angle alongside a 3000:1 static contrast ratio.

This the monitor can cut out potentially harmful blue light without upsetting the overall colour temperature or balance of the image.

The mysterious button activates or deactivates the ‘Brightness Intelligence Technology’ (B.I. Tech.) combining ambient light sensing capabilities with a smart dynamic contrast algorithm. Allowing the monitor to adjust its own brightness according to the content being displayed on the screen whilst also taking into account ambient lighting conditions.

| August 10, 2016 | Read More →

Sennheiser HD 650 and Groove unboxing

vlcsnap-00022Sennheiser and Apogee have joined forces. For those looking for the purest audio quality the combination of these brands should excite. What Sennheiser and Apogee have come up is an attractive bundle that’s nothing less than the best of both worlds.

The HD 650 studio headphones feature an open construction for a broad, authentic stereo sound that really brings your range and feeling to your music. Added is the Apogee Groove to the bundle a USB DAC (digital-to-analogue-converter) with AD/DA converters – no fewer than 4 per channel – ensure audio conversion that’s accurate to the bit.

 

| August 9, 2016 | Read More →