Archive for November, 2022

Kioxia Exceria Plus 1Tb microSD Review

Friday, November 25th, 2022

The Kioxia Exceria Plus microSD card is a UHS-I SD card intended for digital photography/videography or use in Android platforms that’s equally well suited for use in the Steam Deck. The 1Tb version reviewed here still seems to be unobtainium, with one listing on Amazon.co.uk for an eye-watering £366 and no sign of it on […]

Kobotix Real Racer FPV, RC Car Review

Friday, November 25th, 2022

The Real Racer from Kobotix is a fast, precise and compact remote control car that handles beautifully and is a joy to zip around your living room. It doesn’t stop there, though; on top is a small camera which provides a live video feed – via WiFi no less – to your smartphone. But wait, […]

Lunistice Review

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

Lunistice perfectly captures what I remember playing PSX games feeling like. Yet it’s not wholly stuck in that nostalgic past. It fuses the charming low-poly style of the 32bit era with a vibrant, visually cohesive set of environments, responsive modern controls and hits a solid 60FPS even at 4K on a docked Steam Deck. It’s […]

JSAUX OmniCase Pro Review

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

You might be familiar with JSAUX for their dizzying range of SteamDeck accessories, but these are far from their only strength. Enter the OmniCase Pro which, despite its name, is actually a USB Type-C dock. But, wait, it’s also a case; and it’s filled with goodies. OmniCase Pro is a fairly typical USB Type-C travel […]

TP-Link Tapo Smart “no neutral” Light Switch Reviewed

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

My 1950s house is imbued with the kind of character that only results from renovations performed on a shoestring budget. Our living room has two switches. It has two lights. One switch operates each light. They are not connected in any way. The switches are on opposite sides of the room. The room is quite […]

Majority Bowfell Plus Mini Soundbar & Subwoofer Review

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

The Bowfell Plus is a compact soundbar/subwoofer pair with a keen price and a solid complement of features. It’s an excellent companion to a low-cost projector, a tidy way to turn your mobile phone into a jukebox and will even play a collection of songs from USB for low-effort, instant musical accompaniment for your daily […]

Anker 737 Power Bank / PowerCore 24K Review

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Anker’s 737 power bank is an expensive, exuberant, energy edifice combining scarily fast output and input into a fast-charging fast charger that leaves you wanting for very little… save, perhaps, a lighter battery technology. And fewer caveats around the USB ports and what they can do. Never gonna happen ? pic.twitter.com/jf2OMuadut — Phil Howard (@Gadgetoid) […]

ScanWatch 42mm Black Review

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

I feel like I’m preaching to the choir when I write about ScanWatch; I’m so often met with “I have one and it’s excellent.” But that doesn’t mean it should go unsaid. The ScanWatch is excellent. Hard to photograph! pic.twitter.com/7xRsK4Cy1M — Phil Howard (@Gadgetoid) October 23, 2022 I reviewed the 38mm version back in March, […]

Hitstream Rhythm-based Fitness on the Meta Quest 2 Review

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Hitstream might first appear a frenetic mess of uncoordinated flailing, but this rhythm fitness game has a way of puppeting your body into a sort of robotic dance. A painful, energetic, robotic dance. But a dance, nonetheless. With little frame of reference in the world of VR – to which I am largely fresh faced […]

Wemax Dice Portable 1080p Projector Review

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

The Wemax Dice is almost everything I wanted the Wemax Go Advance to be. The chunky, cube-shaped Dice brings all the picture wrangling 4-point multi dimensional keystoning smarts I loved from the Go Advanced, swaps out FengOS for a proper Android TV install and adds great speakers and a 1 / 4” thread mount. This […]