Richard Sharp

Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

D-Link recently sent me their latest N300 wireless range extender to test, which came just at the right time for some in garden entertainment because beforehand signal was weak. The spiel that accompanied the DAP-1320 explained it was one of the smallest on the market and one of the easiest to set up too, sounds good doesn’t it? And it was…. Setting It Up There’s...

The people behind the classic Myst game are looking for cash to start a new venture. The name of the company is Cyan Worlds and they want to raise $1.1 million, which is £679,000, in order to produce their latest game. They have turned to the crowdfunding website Kickstarter to try to get the money together. Initial response has been good too:   I’m giddy to...

Chicbuds’ are known for creating fashionable accessories for smartphones, which is why I was rather excited to hear about their new Porta Party Bluetooth speaker. Granted the new designer look probably won’t suit men, but women they’ll love them – won’t they? This is where I turned to my wife for her opinion, which surprised me. What you get...

With all the hot weather of late, we were pleased when Dyson agreed to send us their brand new fan to review. The Dyson Hot and Cool is a heater and fan built in one, which carries the same ultra modern styling as other Dyson products. Needless to say it costs a pretty penny too, so we thought it right to compare it to a £24.99 run-of-the-mill fan in terms of design,...

Doesn’t it feel great when you snap your fingers and get what you wanted? The only problem is that unless you are an embarrassingly rich Sheikh or a power-hungry dictator this doesn’t happen too often. Well, now you don’t need to discover vast oilfields or launch a military coup to enjoy this sensation. Sadly, the feeling of controlling things with just a wave of...

The Angry Birds games franchise seems to have been about forever but there is still life in the format yet. The previous game – Angry Birds Star Wars – proved to be hugely successful, which means that we shouldn’t be too surprised to discover that the next instalment is going to be called Angry Birds Star Wars II. Lots of New Characters The developer of this series...

When Jill.e contacted me to review a bag I was initially shocked. You see Jill.e are renowned for creating gadget bags specifically for women, but their latest range is aimed at men and women. Some are even manlier than man bags, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one called Jeremy (okay, just saying that didn’t sound that manly but I stand by my excitement). Using...

A new study just released by British Gas suggests that by 2030 we will have considerably more gadgets in our homes and that some of them will help UK homeowners save millions of pounds off our energy bills. The report was put together with the help of The Future Foundation and it suggests the following: By 2030 we can expect to have 51 gadgets in our home, compared to...

There are some smartphone apps which make you wonder how we lived all those years without having them available. Beer Mapper promises to be one of them. If the drinking of hops and barley based beverages is something you enjoy them this up and coming new app could help you do it in even more style than before. The man behind Beer Mapper is called Kevin Jamieson. He is...

We all need a hobby and if collecting stamps or spotting trains doesn’t sound like your kind of thing then what about building a giant mantis robot with hydraulic legs? Eh? That’s exactly what Matt Denton from Hampshire decided to do with his spare time and it took him four years to design the machine, which was three years more than he had expected to spend on it. Denton...