Archive for the ‘Home Entertainment’ Category

Startech USB to HDMI and DVI Adaptors Reviewed

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

USB to video adaptors have been on my to-do list for a while, and I’ve finally got ’round to getting my hands on a couple. They are the Startech USB2DVIE2 and the Startech USB2HDMI. Let me come right out and say that the latter is better. The USB2HDMI adaptor may require two USB ports, but […]

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 USB Speakers Reviewed

Friday, October 7th, 2011

The moniker “USB Speakers” might not inspire confidence in a product, but the name B&W should, and for good reason too. They’re no stranger to top notch sound, so when they bring compact speakers aimed at delivering that quality in a 2.0 desktop form factor you can rest assured that they wont under-perform. The Bowers […]

iLuv Vibe Plus Dual Alarm Clock Review

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I’ve been getting up at ludicrous tines in the morning lately, working long days, coming home to the chaos of a kitchen fitting and finally hitting the hay far later than is healthy. I tell you this so that you fully appreciate just how effective and persistent an alarm clock has to be to raise […]

GenevaSound S iPod And iPhone Dock Reviewed

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It’s been a long time since I took a look at an iPod or iPhone dock, in fact it’s been a while since I looked at much other than iPad and iPhone cases. However, I’m back in full force with a look at the GenevaSound S. £300 of punchy sound packaged into a pedestal mounted […]

Samsung SP-M225 Projector Review

Friday, August 13th, 2010

First things first, it’s vital to point out that the Samsung SP-M225 is marketed as an office projector, intended primarily for business use. What this means to anyone looking to employ the SP-M225 in the living room, as I did for this review, is that rather than a nice letterbox projection common to cinema, you […]

Sony SRS DB500 2.1 Speakers Review

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

As much as they try to pretend otherwise with their Hi-Fi audio appearance the Sony SRS DB500 are PC speakers through and through or, at a pinch, a ridiculously over the top outlet for the tunes on your portable audio player. They’re great for gaming, but you will do them a better justice pumping out […]

Samsung XL2370 23″ LED Monitor Review

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Not content with looking at simply one LED monitor, I sourced a competing product from Samsung and managed to obtain the 23″ XL2370 which also runs at 1920×1080. I’ll come right up and say that the Samsung XL2370 is the inferior product in many respects, and it’s evident that either the Samsung brand has given […]

LG W2486L 24″ LED Monitor Reviewed

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Face it, LCD monitors have been boring for years and the phrases “high contrast” and “2ms” just aren’t enough to wake me from plain ignoring them. However, recently someone out there in gadget world woke up and decided it was time to start implementing thin LCD display technologies into desktop monitors where, although space may […]

Samsing SP-P410M Portable LED Projector Review

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

In an attempt to make the most difficult to remember product codes in existence, Samsung have produced the SP-P410M, the successor to the P400 which ups the ante by including photo, music and video playback capabilities in the projector itself. Simply plug in a USB memory stick, external hard disk, phone in mass storage mode, […]

The hottest xmas gadgets at Expansys

Friday, December 18th, 2009

There aren’t many shopping days left until Christmas is upon us, and if you’re struggling to choose something for the gadget love in your life, Expansys has come to your rescue with their Roger Butterworth, CEO at eXpansys said: “Christmas can sometimes feel overwhelming. To simplify the shopping experience, eXpansys is offering a helping hand […]