Category: Home Tech

Reviews of home gadgets

  • Inateck 4 port hub

    Inateck USB 3.0 4 Port Hub Review

    The Inateck 4 port hub has help solve a problem I’ve had since building a new PC: Only one USB 3 port.  Having recently come into possession of some USB 3 devices it became clear a single port was going to restrict the speed advantage the new standard offers. If like me you’ve not only got USB…

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  • VAX S2 Steam Mop

    Vax S2 Hard Floor Master Upright Steam Mop

    So who else is tired of using a traditional mop and bucket?  Me too, which is why I thought I’d give the Vax S2 Steam Stick a try. Reading up on steam mops they sound a little too good to be true, but the appeal of ditching a traditional a mop and bucket to clean the…

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  • LG TV

    LG 42LA690V Smart TV Review

    I recently decided to upgrade from my old LG TV which was starting to make some funny buzzing sounds and wasn’t a smart TV.  My previous TV was 37” LG TV, the replacement is the LG 42LA690V, a 42” smart TV.  I was worried about the size difference, but in fact because my old TV had…

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  • enclosure

    Inateck 2.5 HD Enclosure Review

    The Inateck HD Enclosure is a great little gadget, perfect for making use of any spare 2.5 SATA drives (the type found in laptops) you might have. As with other Inateck products you get a nicely designed bit of kit, it’s plastic with rounded corners and small enough to easily carry around. Bundled with the…

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  • Sata Dock 2

    Inateck SATA Docking Station Review

    The Inateck SATA dock has been tested on a a Windows 7 PC. If like me you’ve upgraded your PC over the years and been left with a few hard drives knocking about then this is a brilliant little peripheral. Having upgraded my PC last year I not only had a spare SATA drive, I…

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    Portal 2 Bookends

    Portal and Portal 2 have some great merchandise and these Portal 2 bookends are such an obvious idea  it’s surprising they didn’t come out when Portal was originally released. As you can see from the image, the idea is a simple one.  The Portal bookends are constructed from metal and feel very solid.  Pop one…

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  • Kol Battleship

    Sins of a Solar Empire Collectors Edition Review

    As a self confessed huge fan of the Sins of a Solar Empire games I was both surprised and excited when a collectors editions was released.  But after waiting for so many months for it to arrive, would it live up to my expectations? Ordered many months ago, the collectors edition was initially due to…

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  • Sonic screwdriver

    Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control Review

    After pre-ordering the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control finally arrived today! First impressions are good, it comes well packaged and Firebox also included some sweets, yum. The Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control was designed and built by The Wand Company, who have had a previous hit with a Harry Potter themed remote.…

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