The new D-Link DIR X1860 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless router has been sitting silently in my 'tech cupboard' for a few weeks now, seamlessly serving all of the home-schooling requirements of my two boys, the incessant Zoom calls of my 'WFH' wife, and all of my internet-based work requirements, which as a full-time social media manager, means online full-time. Does the angular, slightly sinister looking X1860 deliver the proverbial goods?
What’s in a name?
Names like Xerox and Google – unknown words in the English language before I was born– now so familiar that they’ve become verbs, like to google or to make a xerox.
Will PhoneSoap ever hit the mainstream when it comes to sanitising and sterilising your gadgets?
Perhaps. But anyway, it’s a good name, indicating what the product is all about: cleaning your phone.
So, why is that needed? An occasional quick wipe on the side of your pants should be all that is needed, right?
Let’s talk dirty, if I may...
Skullcandy and Tile joined forces to launched three true wireless earbuds recently. Jo reviewed the Indy Evo here and they rapidly became her daily drivers. With thanks to Skullcandy we get to look at the Push Ultra and put them through their paces.
Some people love their phones “naked” – without any protection. No case, no screen protectors.
Not me. I like to have a solid grip on my phone, particularly when it comes to the biggest phone I’ve owned, the Samsung Note 20 Ultra.
It’s an investment worth protecting even though the glass slabs are made with the Victus edition of Gorilla glass.
So today we’ll do a cover-up of sorts: one with Samsung’s Official Clear View Cover Case, followed by the Spigen Slim Armor CS with some extra protection from Olixar’s Screen and Camera Protectors.
We wrote earlier about the new Smart Security Cameras from D-Link here.
Recently D-Link announced two more cameras that have been equipped with the latest tech, including edge-based person detection with AI technology.
One of these, the DCS-8630LH also has an integrated spotlight to bring colour and better visibility to night time vision.
We thank D-Link for providing us with the opportunity to test this spotlight camera out.
A fortnight ago, EPOS had their APAC launch of their enterprise audio products, all of which are compatible with all major Unified Communications (UC) platforms. The team was kind enough to send me an EPOS Sennheiser Adapt 360. The headsets were sent to be used in conjunction with the press conference, but of course I jumped the gun and started using them right away.
Last year we gave the 82V Victa 45cm chainsaw our Highly Recommended accolade.
We’ve just completed a series of tests on the new equivalent 45cm chainsaw from EGO and we’ll show you what this powerful tool is capable of and the design features that are innovative and a must have on a chainsaw of this calibre.
We’ll have a short video at the end that summarises our tests and findings.
Message from the editor: Here at DRN we have pride ourselves on being independent and unbiased in our work since day one. The passing of the baton from Martin to myself does not change our approach. As our readers would have noticed, this year we have been bringing more editors onboard, more viewpoints, more diversity. And on that last note, we have on our team the grey, the black, the brunette, the ginger and now we have the blonde to complete our colour gamut. Joanna is our latest recruit to the team. I will let Jo introduce herself with her review of the Skullcandy Evo.
Still on the look out for a Father's Day gift? Or perhaps a present for a sporty person in your life? Let's take a jog, ride, or in my case, chasing kids on scooters and skateboards with the Jaybird Vista. Yep I am sweating it out behind the munchkins. DRN would like to thank Jaybird for supplying the review unit.
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