Archive for the ‘Home Entertainment’ Category

Majority K2 2.1 Stereo Soundbar Reviewed

Friday, January 29th, 2021

I picked up the Majority K2 soundbar from Amazon because they ticked the right boxes, presented the product well and were incredibly keenly priced. But, is it actually good? I was buying it as a gift, but I was also intrigued by the modern cheap soundbar market. Since I tested the Denon surround sound bar […]

BenQ GS2 Portable Projector Review

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

I can sum up my experience with the BenQ GS2 in one word: frustrating. But I don’t think these frustrations mean you should pass it up entirely. Hear me out. The trouble with the GS2 is that it melds some really nice projector hardware, with the tragic garbage that is Android TV… 6.0. BenQ don’t […]

Dell S718QL 4K HDR Short-Throw Projector Reviewed

Monday, July 1st, 2019

I had the pleasure to test the Dell S718QL and while it’s something I could never seriously hope to own as part of a home cinema setup, it very quickly sold me on the benefits of short-throw projection versus the classic back-of-the-room-over-the-shoulder approach. Now I’ll be the first to admit I’m no expert in projectors. […]

Azulle Lynk Multi-Function Remote/Keyboard/Microphone Reviewed

Friday, March 8th, 2019

A mini media PC needs a mini media remote, and fortunately Azulle not only sell their own – absurdly multi-functional – remote, but were happy to send one my way. I have some experience with small keyboards and IR remotes from working with the Raspberry Pi. For something like the Pi they’re extremely useful to […]

LG 38UC99-W UltraWide Curved Display Review

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

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 in the consumer television market where, frankly, they’re just another non-feature to shift an endless […]

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 […]

Adin S7B7 Portable Vibration Speaker

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

When you hear the words “Vibration Speaker”, I wouldn’t be surprised if you recoil in horror. Mobile vibration speakers are typically associated with distorted, poor quality sound rife with unwanted buzzing. And there’s good reason for this; when you’re relying on the surface you’re sitting the speaker on, or attaching it onto, to produce your […]

Auna Mini19B Wireless Speakers Reviewed

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Perhaps it’s some mystifying force attached to my love of music, or simply just fortune, or misfortune, but I tend to end up reviewing an awful lot of speakers. I wouldn’t be so bitter about this if I weren’t buried in them and quietly sobbing to myself about my broken and dilapidated (although still awesome […]

Microlab H21 Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Bookshelf speakers are an oft overlooked home-entertainment addition, perhaps because bookshelves are a dying breed, or are always crammed with the latest videogame releases. But the bookshelf form-factor is a great, multi-purpose alternative to an MP3 player dock and makes for a tidy, attractive desktop speaker solution, too, if you prefer to deliver your audio […]

Otone Audio Stilo 2.1 Pro Desktop Speakers

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Following on from my review of the great little Otone Aporto portable speakers I wanted to review something a little beefier and aimed at desktop use. Otone were happy to oblige and for the past few weeks I have been almost exclusively using their 2.1 top-of-the-line Stilo 2.1 Pro for audio listening, gaming and more. […]