Archive for May, 2021

Twinkly Smart LED Reviewed

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Waaaay back in Christmas 2018 when going to the shops was still cool, I picked up a set of Twinkly’s Gen 1 LEDs in a dangly 25×8 matrix. Ostensibly Christmas lights I had been drawn to them by their WiFi-connected smarts and hoped to do cool things with them using a Raspberry Pi. That never […]

SubbyTech’s Shiny Flexible Glowy Cables

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

On more than one occasion I’d eyed up flexible, magnetic phone charging cables on Amazon wondering everything from whether they’d work at all, to how quickly I’d lose the little interchangeable attachments, to how long the mechanism would last before it inevitably gave up. SubbyTech – a small, friendly, family owned would-be Anker – stepped […]

A Fleeting Visit From The BenQ W2700i

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Life’s been busy. Moving house is tough. Tougher still when there’s lots of work to be done. Things are settling down now, but unfortunately the BenQ W2700i landed on my desk at not-quite-the-best time. After I panned BenQs GS2 for being excellent hardware hamstrung by an abysmal, inexcusably out of date Android OS I was […]