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Plugable USB Type-C DisplayLink Triple Display Dock

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

My quest for docking nirvana has lead me to Plugable, specifically their USB Type-C Triple Display Dock with DisplayLink. Plugable are an approachable team of engineers who, in their own words, focus on better products, better information and better support. My interactions with them seem to confirm this. I’ve been watching and interacting with them […]

Travelling with Tech: Knomo Harpsden Backpack Review

Friday, June 9th, 2017

I’ve been a backseat fan of Knomo ever since I tested their Saxby and Bungo messenger bags. I love their combination of clean, business-like exterior finish with sometimes playful, vibrant colours inside. That’s why I practically fell over myself to say “yes” to trying one of their newer backpacks. I was keen both to see […]

OWC USB-C Dock

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

The desktop is dead, but the need to work at a desk, with a proper chair, good posture, a mouse, keyboard and plenty of screen real-estate most definitely isn’t. While traditional business-laptop docks have often required ugly, proprietary ports with screw-in blanking plates or giant letterbox-like flaps on the bottom of your laptop, USB-C heralds […]

StarTech USB-C Multi-card Reader

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

My quest for the perfect USB-C multi-card reader continues, and this time I’m looking at the exhaustively named USB 3.0 Flash Memory Multi-Card Reader and Writer with USB-C -SD, microSD, CompactFlash. I’m not kidding, this is actually written word for word on the box. Fortunately they’ve nicknamed it FCREADU3C for short so I don’t have […]

The Intel NUC: One Year As A Workstation

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I had a typical man-flu start to 2016. After coming back from Christmas break I was hit with an almighty cold or virus or something. It happens. When I recovered I was greeted by one of those things that reminds me why I love where I work; an Intel NUC had been deposited upon my […]

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Video Review

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I took a look at the SteelSeries Siberia 350 headphones some 7 months ago. It seems almost unbelievable that so much time has passed since then, and I’m genuinely a little surprised. I was previously avoiding drawing too much attention to the video because my skin was in a terrible state at the time I […]

StarTech Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter Review

Monday, January 16th, 2017

As I go deeper and deeper down the USB-C and ThunderBolt 3 rabbit-hole, I’m finding the opportunity to test gradually more elaborate products. With quite a few Thunderbolt 3 docks (by far my most anticipated of all the new shinies) on ice temporarily due to Thunderbolt’s “macOS certification” shenanigans, I figured I’d try a Dual […]

Ted Baker iPhone SE Flip Case Review

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Way back in 2014 I reviewed the Barbour Quilted Flip case from Proporta. Using it with my iPhone 5s. I have loved this case literally to death over the last couple of years, using it day in and day out. Recently I pried out the plastic insert and superglued in a replacement metal one, but […]

Archon Touch Fitness Wristband Reviewed

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Hi! I’m back. Gently trying to ramp up the game of let-me-play-with-shiny-tech-stuff-plz into a background hobby I can fit around my other activities. I’ve been techessorizing. Accessorteching? Tech-Accessorising? I don’t know. Anyway, I’ve been sporting the Archon Touch Fitness Wristband. I saw it in a release email and thought to myself “That looks good in […]

Pure Orla Kiely Evoke Mio DAB Radio Review

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

While I still don’t fully appreciate radio, with the likes of Spotify providing most of my daily audio entertainment, I’ve always appreciated having one around. It helps to fill in the silence when I’m not quite in the mood for trawling through my curated playlists. I’m very much a fan of Classic FM for this […]