Gadgetoid

gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]

-adjective

1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Archive for June, 2017

LG 38UC99-W UltraWide Curved Display Review

The concept of curved displays is not new. They made their debut in Cinema way back in the 1950s where they were touted as countering problems with distortion at the extreme edges of wide cinema video formats. They’ve since arrived…

Magic Rock Brewing: Dark Arts Surreal Stout

Dark Arts. One of my firm favourites at the local Sheffield drinkeries. Brewed not far away in Huddersfield it’s another answer to the “give me something dark” I declare whenever offered a drink. I should be more careful, since I…

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

I’ve left this review in limbo for over a month, unsure about whether it truly does the Skull Canyon NUC the justice it deserves. The platform is excellent, but can be so many things it’s difficult to give it the…

Dell S2418H – 24″ HDMI/VGA “InfinityEdge” Monitor Review

With so many 4k, retina and ultra-high-resolution displays on the market, it’s easy to forget that there’s still a healthy demand for the humble 24″, 1080p monitor, which sits upon what I consider to be the intersection of price and…

ZOTAC ZBOX PI221 Review

When it comes to small-form-factor computers, the Raspberry Pi is far from the only game in town. The concept of a “stick” computer, a whole desktop packed into a case smaller than your mobile phone, has been around for a…

Plugable USB Type-C DisplayLink Triple Display Dock

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.…

Travelling with Tech: Knomo Harpsden Backpack Review

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…