Archive for the ‘Personal Audio’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

Razer Kraken Pro V2

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

The chunky Kraken Pro V2 aren’t the sort of headphones I’d normally consider, but in all-black the subtle branding, solid construction and surprisingly comfortable fit have won me over. I haven’t tried a set of Razer headphones since the Barracuda HP-1 back in 2007- a sturdy and complicated set of 5.1 surround headphones that were […]

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Video Review

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I took a look at the SteelSeries Siberia 350 headphones some 7 months ago. It seems almost unbelievable that so much time has passed since then, and I’m genuinely a little surprised. I was previously avoiding drawing too much attention to the video because my skin was in a terrible state at the time I […]

SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset Review

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

I’ve never quite understood neckband headsets, and they do take some getting used to. The laws of gravity seem to dictate that having the band on top of your head is the most sensible location, but fashion will always try to run against the grain and thus, and for seemingly no other reason I can […]

Samson Meteor Podcast Microphone Review

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve laid my hands upon any shiny audio gear, actually it’s been a while since I’ve done much of anything when it comes to Gadgetoid but I digress. Few things, it would seem, come shinier than the Samson Meteor mic, which looks like a 1950s take on a Portal (the […]

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 […]

SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset Review

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

It’s very rare that a set of cans, or stonkin’ great headphones, will replace my beloved Roland RH300s for any length of time. But the Siberia V2 has done just that. Admittedly, the Rolands are wearing out somewhat from sheer excessive use, so I welcome another set to step in and hold the flame for […]

Clip and Talk Solar Powered Bluetooth Cat Kit

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Solar power seems to be working its way into many simple, common devices. Some of the simplest are the best, with the SolarDAB being a good example. Radio lends itself well to this sort of power, and it seems that car kits do too. The Clip and Talk Solar Powered Bluetooth Car Kit is a […]

SmallTalk Mini Bluetooth Headset Review

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Bluetooth headsets are the one thing I would have thought that no sane individual would want any smaller. It’s not so much that a compact ear piece isn’t more practical, comfortable and convenient. But, rather, that something so small is also far more discrete than I would ever want a bluetooth headset to be. We’ve […]