Sennheiser PXC 480 Review

Last year, I fell in love with the Sennheiser HD650 with the Apogee groove amplifier. It broke my heart when I had to hand them back, but I have never forgotten them and I pine for them often. They forever changed the way I look at quality headphones. *sniff* Now though, there is a new potential love interest in the form of the Sennheiser PXC 480 – a £259.99, noise cancelling, folding, closed back set of cans that are designed for portability without compromising on sound quality. Plus, they have…

Elyxr air wireless earbuds review

There has long been a quest for truly wireless headphones, but finally, the technology exists to create a set of diminutive ear buds with a battery and Bluetooth circuitry small enough to not only be functional, but actually practical. Over the last week or two, I have been putting the Elyxr Air wireless Bluetooth headphones through their paces. There is obviously going to be comparisons drawn between these and the much-publicised Airpods, and whilst they are certainly similar in concept, the execution is much different. I personally prefer the noise…

EasyAcc 13000mAh Power Bank Review

I love practical gadgets, things that can not only really make life easier, but actually get you out of a bind when the poop hits the fan. The way modern life is for most of us, your mobile device is never far away, often, never out of your hand. Manufacturers have spent billions investing in battery tech to provide enough power to enable your device to withstand heavy or prolonged use, but there are times when it’s just not enough.There are many portable power packs available as a solution to…

Aukey Quick charge 2.0 double USB car charger review

Many years ago, Ronseal created an advertising campaign that not only made a name for themselves, the slogan has long since made its way into popular culture and is now used in everyday speech. It does what it says on the tin. It tells you what it is and what it does. Beautifully simple, obvious and effective.This same approach would apply to the Aukey Quick charge 2.0 double USB car charger. It’s a double USB charger for your car that charges your device quickly. What more is there to say?…

XM-L2 Led flashlight from Uniquefire Review

You’d be amazed at the technology that goes into modern flashlights. I’m not talking about the cheap and cheerful/nasty ones you can pick up for £1 at the checkout at Tesco or a petrol station, I mean “proper” flashlights. Precision machined reflectors shape the beam pattern and balance the throw and spill. Cutting edge LEDs generate insane amounts of light. Clever electronics regulate the output to ensure a constant and steady output for as long as possible before dimming, squeezing the maximum out of the batteries. And that’s not to…

Gear4 Buckingham case for iPad review

I have been rather impressed with Gear4 products. I have been lucky enough to check out a few of their iPhone cases and have always found that they manage a nice balance between being very rugged, but not massively overbuilt. So when I got the opportunity to get my hands on the new Gear4 Buckingham iPad case for my Air 2, expectations were high. The Buckingham features the same DSO “smart material” that Gear4 uses in their phone cases and purports to meet military standards at keeping your tech safe…

Wraps Core headphones review

The nice folks at Wraps recently sent us some if their funky headphones to check out. The range starts out around the £15 mark for the bright and colourful entry level models, right up to the model I’ve been playing with, the £50 “Core” version. This differs from its cheaper stablemates due to its braided faux leather cable and improved speakers which are made from titanium no less. Right out of the box, they are a good-looking set of headphones. I’m not a fan of bling, so the nicely subdued…

Strike Alpha Cradle for iPhone 7 Review

Back in 2015, the nice folks in the Australian company Strike sent us one of their Strike Alpha Cradles (DIY version) to take a look at. They have sent us another one, this time designed and sized for the iPhone 7. I must confess to being at something of a loss when it comes to this device. There is just so much about it that just doesn’t make sense to me. Sometimes you get a swanky new gadget to review and you don’t immediately see the utility or value of…

Griffin iTrip Clip Bluetooth Adaptor Review

Not long ago, those evil people at Apple stole our headphone sockets and forced us to use their proprietary headphones or one of their adaptors. There was fighting in the streets, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! Or at least so the media would have you believe. As it turned out, most people just got on with it and the fact that Apple provided both a set of headphones and an adaptor in the box meant it really wasn’t much of an issue after all. Now, to…

32nd iPhone Case Shoot Out

Phone cases have become a massive industry in recent times and with good reason. They are a physical insurance policy for your expensive handset. Some folks are brave/foolhardy enough to risk carrying a naked phone while others take the opposite approach and encase theirs in super over-engineered Iron Man like exosuits. For those left floating somewhere in the middle, there is a mind-boggling variety of options to choose from. 32ndshop.com specialise in very affordable phone cases, covers and holders and accessories. They recently sent us a sample of their wares.…