Category Archives: Technology

Hands-on review: D-Link DSL-5300 Cobra AC 5300 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Modem Router

If I was reviewing this modem/router on looks alone it would get 11/10. The Cobra is, without a doubt the sexiest router I’ve ever seen.

With eight antennas, a funky triangular design, it’s unlike any bit of networking kit I’ve seen before. As I got it out of its (rather premium) packaging the device looked like an upturned robotic spider (similar to those replicators on Stargate: SG1). Continue reading Hands-on review: D-Link DSL-5300 Cobra AC 5300 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Modem Router

Hands-on review: Brother MFC-L2750DW

So, the conversation starts, “Do you want to review a printer?”. I respond, “OK”. A week goes by and a courier turns up. In my head I’m always thinking home/office inkjet.

Of late though, I’ve been receiving some rather interesting devices.

Brother’s MFC-L2750DW looks like your usual multi-function printer, offering print, copy, scan and fax. But it’s a mono laser multi-function printer. Continue reading Hands-on review: Brother MFC-L2750DW

Sony’s 3D Creator for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 brings 3D scanning to the masses

It takes a lot for me to get excited about a mobile phone, but Sony Mobile managed to do exactly that at a demonstration of their new 3D scanning technology. With the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo, starting with the Xperia XZ Premium and the new Xperia XZ1 in New Zealand, Sony has launched its 3D Creator software enabling, users use their phones to easily capture faces and objects in 3D. Continue reading Sony’s 3D Creator for the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1 brings 3D scanning to the masses

D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router review

As home networks are put under pressure from multiple wi-fi connected devices D-Link’s DIR-882 EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router makes sure everyone in the family has a fair goContinue reading D-Link DIR-882 EXO AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router review

Hands on review: HP Envy Photo 7120

The HP Envy Photo 7120 is a wi-fi enabled, compact, multi-function printer. It’s mainly aimed at home user for printing photos and the odd document. Continue reading Hands on review: HP Envy Photo 7120

Hands-on review: Epson SureColor P5070

When I was asked if I wanted to review Espon’s new SureColor P5070 printer, I looked at the photo embedded in the email and thought, “why not”. I didn’t realise at the time that the piece of paper sticking out of the printer in the photo wasn’t A4… it was, in-fact, A2. Continue reading Hands-on review: Epson SureColor P5070

Small, but perfectly formed: the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Whilst keen to take a look, I wasn’t entirely sure where a Bluetooth speaker would fit into my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite partial to streaming Spotify to my Samsung M7 or to my Yamaha home theatre system.

I was surprised, however, just how useful (and super cool), the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker was. Continue reading Small, but perfectly formed: the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Astro A20 Wireless Headset incoming

Over the weekend, at PAX Prime in Seattle, Astro Gaming revealed their new Astro A20 Wireless Headset.  PAX-goers got a sneak peak of the new headset, the companion to Astro’s A10 Gaming Headset. Continue reading Astro A20 Wireless Headset incoming