Reviews

Microsoft Surface Pro review | TechRadar

Unlike Apple’s efforts with the iPad Pro, the Microsoft Surface Pro has always done things a bit differently. Instead of asking what a computer is, it asks ‘how can we make the computer better?’ Because it’s a Microsoft product, the Surface Pro obviously does this through Windows 10, arguably the best operating system the company has ever made. Right out ...

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Google Wifi review | TechRadar

Devices like the Netgear Orbi and Eero have shown that the age of routers and range extenders is over. The future is in tri-band or Wi-Fi mesh systems. And, as a surprise to no one, the smart-home obsessed Google has gone all-in with its eponymous Google Wifi However, it turns out that Google just might have made the best Wi-Fi ...

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Morro CacheDrive G80 review | TechRadar

The NAS box sector is a very dynamic one today, with lots of companies delivering innovative solutions for every tier of home or business user.  Morro DATA is a business promising a wholly different approach to NAS. The company started by Paul Tien, the man who created ReadyNAS and then subsequently sold that business to Netgear.    Morro Data has ...

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Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier review

The Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier is the Rolls-Royce of soundbars. It features 17 speakers set in an 11.2.4-channel or 15.2-channel configuration that can put out well over 110 dB of sound and support for Dolby Atmos right out of the box.  Put simply, if there’s an audiophile in your life who still doesn’t believe that soundbars can sound just as ...

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Bose SoundSport Free True Wireless Earbuds review

True wireless headphones have come a long way in terms of build quality, reliability, and battery life – especially considering this category was all but nonexistent two to three years ago. Today’s offering of truly wireless headphones have gotten so good that we can finally recommend them for a majority of people who value the convenience and compact size that these ...

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LG SK10Y hands on review

The LG SK10Y is the soundbar that would be king. With Dolby Atmos support, High-Res Audio certification and Chromecast compatibility, it’s not shy when it comes to features, and a new partnership with British hi-fi specialist Meridian Audio does much to boost its sonic credentials. Having driven the luxury TV agenda with OLED, LG now wants to do a take ...

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ASUS TUF FX504 hands on review

PC and peripheral maker Asus has a tradition of selecting the most durable electronic components and combining them with sturdier casings in its The Ultimate Force (TUF) motherboard range. And now, the Taiwanese giant has decided to bring that resilient TUF moniker to a new range of ‘long-lasting’ laptops. Asus is claiming that the TUF FX504 will be sturdier, more ...

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Fitbit Versa review | TechRadar

Fitbit’s latest wearable device, the Versa, is positioned by the San Francisco-based health tech firm as a smartwatch, with a completely new, lighter design, more personalization options, and with a battery life of over four days. It’s not so long ago that Fitbit released its flagship wearable, the Fitbit Ionic, and the quick turnaround on this new device is probably ...

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WD Black NVMe SSD review

For better or worse, Samsung has been the undisputed leader in the solid-state drive world with the fastest NVMe drives. While many have tried to dethrone the South Korean electronics firm’s undisputed lead, just as many have failed to deliver the same level of speed. Leave it to the hard drive titan, Western Digital, to come up with a solid-state ...

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Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 review

The MediaPad M5 8.4 is a metal-bodied iPad Mini alternative, offering Android users premium design, sound quality, power and battery life.  If you’re wondering how big this tablet is, the clue’s in the name, with the M5 8.4 sporting an 8.4-inch portrait screen, although with identical internals and screen resolution to its bigger brother, the M5 10.8, this is definitely ...

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Spotify review | TechRadar

There are many music streaming services to choose from. But the first that comes to mind is Spotify.  It didn’t just get there early, Spotify is the most popular music service around despite competition from Apple and Google. Sure, it doesn’t dominate as Google does in search enngine land, but it’s not all that far off in some circles.  In ...

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Elgato Eve Button review | TechRadar

The smart home is advancing at a steady pace, with our lights, plugs, thermostats, and more all becoming connected. But if you’re still a fan of the feeling of pressing a button to make a device turn on, the experience can ironically leave you feeling quite disconnected to the control of your home.  If you are still a little old ...

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