Archive for the ‘Personal Computing’ Category

StarTech USB-C To Dual DisplayPort MST Hub

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

I’ve been using the StarTech USB-C to Dual DisplayPort MST Hub since I received it, and I loathe to admit it’s slipped through my coverage cracks because it’s run flawlessly, hooked up to my OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock, running two 27″ monitors for months now. It’s nice to report back on a piece of tech […]

StarTech USB-C Travel AV Adapter Reviewed

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

As laptops get thinner we see more and more ports left by the wayside in the quest for lighter and smaller. Video out ports have been some of the hardest hit, but they’ve always been replaced with something better. Some of the first to go were DVI and VGA, caving in to mini DisplayPort and […]

Latitude 5285 2-in-1 Tablet Review

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

I was sceptical of Windows tablets until I spent some time tinkering with the Microsoft Surface. It’s clear there’s a place for these compact productivity machines, a gap that the iPad has left unfilled but is slowly beginning to catch up with. Microsoft’s Surface is a great device, but it’s not the only game in […]

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 […]

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Monday, June 26th, 2017

I’ve left this review in limbo for over a month, unsure about whether it truly does the Skull Canyon NUC the justice it deserves. The platform is excellent, but can be so many things it’s difficult to give it the depth and breadth of testing I’d like during a short loan period. That said, it […]

Dell S2418H – 24″ HDMI/VGA “InfinityEdge” Monitor Review

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

With so many 4k, retina and ultra-high-resolution displays on the market, it’s easy to forget that there’s still a healthy demand for the humble 24″, 1080p monitor, which sits upon what I consider to be the intersection of price and quality and lends itself well to building multi-display setups on a budget. Prices for 24″ […]

ZOTAC ZBOX PI221 Review

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

When it comes to small-form-factor computers, the Raspberry Pi is far from the only game in town. The concept of a “stick” computer, a whole desktop packed into a case smaller than your mobile phone, has been around for a while now. They tend to find their niche in retail displays, but these tiny machines […]

Plugable USB Type-C DisplayLink Triple Display Dock

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

My quest for docking nirvana has lead me to Plugable, specifically their USB Type-C Triple Display Dock with DisplayLink. Plugable are an approachable team of engineers who, in their own words, focus on better products, better information and better support. My interactions with them seem to confirm this. I’ve been watching and interacting with them […]

Travelling with Tech: Knomo Harpsden Backpack Review

Friday, June 9th, 2017

I’ve been a backseat fan of Knomo ever since I tested their Saxby and Bungo messenger bags. I love their combination of clean, business-like exterior finish with sometimes playful, vibrant colours inside. That’s why I practically fell over myself to say “yes” to trying one of their newer backpacks. I was keen both to see […]

StarTech Mini DisplayPort to Dual DisplayPort MST Hub

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Finally, dual 2560×1440 displays on my Razer Blade, without resorting to forcing the HDMI connection into a resolution it really doesn’t want to support. In the process of testing the OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock – review currently in progress – I noticed that it sported a mini DisplayPort 1.2 connector in lieu of multiple different […]