Category Archives: Technology

Hands-on Review: Crucial BX500 SSD

Top memory wizards, Micron, in a bid to convert the last remaining PC users over to solid-state drive technology have released their Crucial BX500 SSD.

We’ve all been that guy, listening to a work colleague rattling on about just how fast Windows loads in their swanky new SSD-equipped PC. I remember first checking out the eye-watering price of a 128GB SSD- barely enough space to hold a Windows install.

Times have moved on and stuffing your operating system on a super-fast SSD is now the norm. Well, for most of us. Continue reading Hands-on Review: Crucial BX500 SSD

Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming and Intel Core i7 8700K review

Another year and another generation of Intel CPUs. For this 8th generation, codenamed Coffee Lake, Intel have opted to keep the LGA1151 socket of its predecessors. But unlike the 7th gen Kaby Lake you’ll not going to be able to slot it straight into your old Z270 motherboard.

I’m going to be looking at an Intel Core i7 8700K and an ASUS Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming motherboard. Continue reading Asus Republic of Gamers STRIX Z370F Gaming and Intel Core i7 8700K review

Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K

Is upgrading to Intel’s 8th generation of CPUs a worthwhile investment? I take a look at the Intel Core i7-8700K. Continue reading Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K

Hands on review: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 RAM

Micron’s Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 is designed to offer top quality memory for gaming at a reasonable cost. I put a set of 32GB modules through its paces. Continue reading Hands on review: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-3000 RAM

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2600 review

I’ve been quite happy using Crucial’s Ballistix memory, but when it comes to showing off your PC rig, illumination is where it’s at.

As standard, Geforce GPUs glow green, Asus’ awesome ROG motherboards also come equipped to offer an in-case RGB light show. Even the lowly CPU cooler emits a comforting glow to let you know it’s hard at work keeping things chilled. Continue reading Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2600 review

Freewell upgrades the DJI Mavic Air with new accessories

Action camera specialists Freewell Gear have extended their range to include accessories for the small but perfectly formed DJI Mavic Air drone.

Freewell are no strangers to helping photographers and videographers get the best from their cameras. Freewell’s filters and accessories for GoPro, Sony, Yuneec and DJI cameras have enabled users to capture amazing outdoor photos and video footage. Continue reading Freewell upgrades the DJI Mavic Air with new accessories

Sony Xperia XA2 review

Sony’s Xperia mobile phones are classy devices and the Xperia XA2 is no exception. It’s not the best Xperia, and it is a bit chunky compared to its Samsung brethren, but it’s feature packed and feels, well, nice in the hand. Continue reading Sony Xperia XA2 review

Epson Workforce ET-16500 review

The Workforce ET-16500 A3 multi-function printer adds Epson’s EcoTank cartridge-free printing as an option for the small business/home office.

A3 printing is essential for most businesses. With the ET-16500 able to cope with printing and scanning up to A3+ sized paper, it’s unlikely that you’ll need a larger format printer for normal day-to-day operations. Continue reading Epson Workforce ET-16500 review