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Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Revisited – Did Time Stand Still?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Revisited – Did Time Stand Still?

Sometimes it is just nice to revisit a golden oldie... But in this case we are talking about a smartwatch that hit the shelves less than a year ago: the Samsung Gear S.

When it came out I was stunned at the supremely curved display and the fact that you can use it with its own Sim card.


There are dozens of reasonably capable smartwatches to choose from but this particular model still holds its price it seems so let’s have a quick look at some of the main features of this watch and where in some aspects where it falls down a bit...

Up Close with the Carson MM-840 eFlex Microscope

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Digital Cameras

Read more: Up Close with the Carson MM-840 eFlex MicroscopeMicroscopes have traditionally been used for scientific discovery and education but with the advent of inexpensive digital USB microscopes, the minutia of every day objects is now visible by everybody.

Read on for our experiences observing the world beneath our noses with Carson's MM-840 eFlex Digital Microscope.

 

Waking Up Wirelessly with the Olixar Qi-Tone -- Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Audio

Read more: Waking Up Wirelessly with the Olixar Qi-Tone -- ReviewedThey may be the bane of our existence but alarm clocks are an important part of our modern lives. With built in Bluetooth and elegant wood styling, the Olixar Qi-Tone aims to make the whole morning experience a little more bearable.

Read on for our review of the Olixar Qi-Tone Bluetooth alarm clock.

ASUSTOR Latest NAS for Home and Office Use: the 4 Bay AS6204T with Remote Control

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

Read more: ASUSTOR Latest NAS for Home and Office Use: the 4 Bay AS6204T with Remote...
While all the NAS reviews that we have done over the years have mainly been about the big boys of network attached storage systems, it is pleasing to see that ASUSTOR as a relative newcomer is pulling out all stops to play in the big league.

Today we are checking out the Intel Braswell equipped 4 Bay AS6204T which, given the excellent specs, would perform well in any SOHO situation. That means great for small office use and perfect for a home office.

REPELLO – Mozzies Be Gone! Checking out a New Electronic Mosquito Repellent

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 Read more: REPELLO – Mozzies Be Gone! Checking out a New Electronic Mosquito Repellent

It’s the season to be outdoors again and sitting around barbecues long after the evening sun has set....
And it’s the time that the Aussie mozzies come out to play as well!
Kill the party and flee indoors? Or find a way to get rid of the uninvited guests?


Today we’re having a quick look at the latest entry of electronic mosquito repellents, the aptly named REPELLO from Pestrol.
Do these devices really work and how do you know?

Hotmix PRO Gastro: Hands-on with the Italian Sous-Chef

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Appliances

 Read more: Hotmix PRO Gastro: Hands-on with the Italian Sous-Chef

We have done a few kitchen appliance reviews over the last couple of years but we are always on the lookout for the ultimate kitchen tool that even a Chef cannot do without.

In fact, when we came across the Hotmix PRO in search for the best all in one machine to grace your countertop, this particular appliance is indeed created specifically for commercial use.

But my question is: would there also be a market for the Hotmix PRO in households where people take their cooking seriously? Yes, I’m looking at the Thermomix crowd...

So let’s look at the Hotmix PRO from these two different angles.

 

What Can We Expect From Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Software

Read more: What Can We Expect From Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

When Apple released its much-vaunted iOS 8 platform, it was considered to be a seminal and ground-breaking moment for the brand. It certainly elevated the typical Apple experience, to the point where the upcoming iOS 9 upgrade is expected to simply refine ease of use and eradicate any technical flaws.


The same principle can be applied to the recent Android upgrades, with the forthcoming 6.0 Marshmallow update tagged as an incremental change that will simply add stability to and improve the security of its predecessor. What exactly can we expect from this upgrade, however, and what will it mean for Android users?

 

Hands On: Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Hands On: Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller
For some trades an industrial labeller is essential. For others it’s a nice to have tool. I am one of those folks that hate to label people but love to label things....


So when 4Cabling sent us the Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller, we were keen to have a look at what can be done with a fully featured labeller.


And yes, I can see that it would be very useful beyond its intended target group.
I’ll show you why.

Ionmax ION450 Premium Home Air Purifier – When You Really Need Some Fresh Air!

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Appliances

Read more: Ionmax ION450 Premium Home Air Purifier – When You Really Need Some Fresh Air!Sometimes it is a blessing that we cannot see all the dust and detritus that is floating in the air around us, particularly in the home. But at other times it would be very useful, even though scary, to actually see what you are breathing.

Sure enough, we have filters in our nose and our lungs are probably doing a lot of the filtering too but wouldn’t it be wise to filter out a lot of the harmful stuff before it enters our bodies?


This is where appliances such as the Ionmax ION450 Air Purifier come in.


You don’t think you need one?
Let’s see.

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