Archive for July, 2018

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Review

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I’ve always associated Plantronics with business-grade headsets, the sort of thing you’d expect to find in a call centre. Apparently they do consumer headphones too, and they aren’t afraid to show off their expertise in features, audio quality and functionality. Plantronics make headsets, headphones and earphones which appear to many to be uniformly ugly, but […]

Updating a Dell XPS 13 9370 to Ubuntu 18.04

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The Ubuntu Dell XPS 9370 is a fantastic portable workhorse, but I’ll extol its virtues in another article. One of its downsides is that it comes with the now fairly dated Ubuntu 16.04, this is because 16.04 is the long term support release that, presumably, gives Dell a stable base to build upon for a […]

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Spellbound by the gunmetal and black aesthetic of the iPhone X, and its superb OLED screen I was finally convinced to upgrade from my iPhone 5s. I couldn’t be happier with the upgrade, save for one key annoyance. You guessed it- the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack. I was somewhat vocal about being in […]

Hard Disk Archaeology With The StarTech USB2SATAIDE

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

For many, many years now I’ve had a small but growing stack of hard drives I just haven’t found the time to archive and throw away. They’d got to the point where I didn’t expect to be able to rescue anything from them, but I figured attempting to do so would make a great article […]