Posted on Jul 29 2010 - 10:52am by Rob
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There is a plethora of laptops around at the moment. This ASUS X5AE-SX002V is a mid range laptop, it has mid range specification, mid range looks but has an entry level price. That is just one of its’ selling points, we have had a look to see if it is worth the £399 it currently costs. Design Asus have delighted us in the past with such bizarre computers as the bamboo laptop and the scented laptops. Fortunately (for people who want a “normal” laptop)  the Asus X5AE-SX002V plays a straight bat on the design front and gives...

Are you looking for a new printer? Would you like one which is compact, user friendly, versatile and on offer? Well HP have been making compact all in one printers for years all with a similar look and feel. I had one of the first models (HP 1215) when I was at university and it still works to this day, we have reviewed the latest HP Deskjet F4580 Multi  function printer to see what has changed and if it is as good as the origional. Design With dimensions of 162 x 291 x 438 mm (H x D x W), the HP DeskJet F4580 Multifunction Inkjet Printer...

The fact that you are even reading this tells me that you are pretty serious about your gaming. So, you fancy a chair which will let you feel the action, do you? Well, you can either hire an unkempt local youth to spin your armchair around or have a look at the X-Dream Gyroxus X-Box Gaming Chair. Design No worries about your Grandad nabbing it for a quick nap. This is more rugged and durable than comfy and sleep inducing. The manufactures say that the X-Dream Gyroxus will fold up and store anywhere. The chair does fold but we would suggest...

Sometimes a few guests come round unexpectedly and you have to give them either a cold red wine or a warm white one because there is no time to either warm or cool the bottle. Now that can oftern ruin the evening before it has even began, thankfully we have found a gadget that may help solve this problem. The NSessity wine bottle warmer and cooler. Design As wine bottle cooler/warmers go the NScessity Single Wine Bottle Cooler/Warmer is quite robust; a sturdy black base type of thing which looks as though it could take a few knocks and...

3D is one of those technologies that seems to have been taken to the hearts of consumers pretty much straight away. The release of major blockbuster movies in 3D and the proceeding release of 3D TVs and 3D games for the PC, as well as the imminent release of 3D console gaming and even portable glasses free 3D gaming from the Nintendo 3DS have helped to really push the emerging technology to the forefront of just about everybody’s minds. The same is true of manufacturers too, and while Panasonic may not have released that many 3D...

It might look like something from a Robocop film (well, a more modern Robocop film with better quality effects anyway) but it is in fact a 3D creation from award winning designer Jamie Martin. In case you haven’t heard of him, Jamie Martin is the man behind the design of the Cobra Venom Concept Car and was one of four eventual winners to design the next London Bus (it’s not a bendy one, so it’s all good). This latest concept is a law enforcement aid that could be used to replace police vehicles and even their drivers. Filled...

Anybody that truly loves their morning cup of coffee has probably endured the varied ways in which travel mugs just don’t work. Whether it’s a second rate non-spill lid that spews coffee forth at every given opportunity or the insulated layer that ensures your coffee remains too hot to drink until several days later, the average travel mug is usually consigned to being denizens of the back of the cupboard or the storage box in the shed. The Brugo travel coffee mug aims to redress the balance and provide coffee lovers (or tea...

Posted on Jul 27 2010 - 2:46pm by Rob
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The Samsung R530 is one of the latest laptops to feature virbant colours and an affordable price tag. In the past we would have said you get what you pay for but laptops are now bucking the trend, we have taken a look at the Samsung R530-JB02UK to see what you will get for your hard earned cash. Design The Samsung R530-JB02UK has a stunning red shell that looks modern and stylish. As with many laptops it has a gloss finish which is fine for most people but probably not the best choice if you or your loved ones have grubby fingers. That...

The BBC is just about everywhere you go and while there has been some controversy in the past regarding whether or not viewers should be charged to watch iPlayer content on the Internet the trust has decided that they will offer similar content via smartphone apps. This means that soon you’ll be able to watch catch up TV, read headlines, and view sports highlights directly from the BBC on your mobile phone or other mobile device. When it comes to paying money in order to develop new channels and new methods of showing media, the...

The iPad did a lot of things for a lot of people, including lining Steve Jobs’ pockets with a bit more cash and while competitors were quite thin on the groun for a while there has been slew of tablet PCs released that aim to dethrone the king of what is essentially a giant and more powerful smartphone. The ideal tablet PC for your needs will depend on a numbe of factors including whether you’re one of “those people” that can’t bring themselves to buy Apple and how much budget you can stretch to. The iPad...