Wednesday, 5 May 2021

REVIEW: Oakcastle IR100 Internet Radio/WLAN Radio with Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, USB, uPnP

 The IR100 is an Internet Radio released on the Majority sub-brand, Oakcastle. But how does this stack up with its bigger siblings? Watch and find out!


Sunday, 28 March 2021

Lockdown Quickfix: Can I Make My Own Smart Furniture?

In what could be (hopefully) the last in my "things to do in lockdown" series, I investigate whether the latest craze in "Smart Furniture" can be replicated by utilising a cheap 20 year old cabinet I bought from IKEA.


 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

REVIEW: Roberts RS1 Wireless Multi-Room Adaptor with Internet, Music Player and Spotify Connect

The Roberts RS1 is a strange little thing in its unassuming white, plastic case... But couple it to any set of powered speakers or amplifier and you have an Internet Radio which will stream stations and podcasts from around the world. Will you find a place for it in your audio life?

 


Monday, 11 January 2021

DELL XPS 9560 - The Perfect Linux Laptop? (4 Years On...)

 In 2018, I uploaded the final episode in my four part series on running Linux on the Dell XPS 9560 laptop. Now that we're in 2020, it's almost four years since I bought it, I thought I'd do an update so you can see what the pros and cons have been during this time...


 

Friday, 8 January 2021

The New Generation of Rechargeable Consumer Batteries

Consumers like you and I have had access to rechargeable batteries for around 30 years. First with Nickel Cadmium and then Nickel Metal Hydride, but do we have a new generation of rechargeable batteries coming to shop near you? This video investigates how rechargeable Lithium-Ion AA and AAA batteries could be coming to a store near you soon!

 


Sunday, 22 November 2020

Full Review and Unboxing of the Le Mega IR1 Portable Internet Radio

Internet Radios are increasing in popularity as a way of streaming Radio stations from around the world to your Living Room. I take a look at one of the affordable options available, which is also a portable... The Le Mega IR1 Smart Radio.

Functional Review and Sound Demo;


Unboxing;


 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

The UK's First Internet Magazine - Review of Issue 1 of .net from December 1994

 .net Magazine was the first, monthly, news-stand publication in the UK relating to everything to do with the Internet. It was founded in December 1994 and was published in by Future plc. After I heard that the last issue was published in June 2020 (although I incorrectly state July 2020 in the video) I decided to provide a fitting epitaph. This video is my review of Issue Number 1.