Genius Hub review

Around since 2012, Genius offers smart heating control that learns when you use each room of your house. Available only in the UK, it allows you to automatically and remotely control each radiator, and build on this. And it lets you do so from any web-connected device. Then you can either set your desired temperature … Read more

Haier HTF-456DM6 Cube fridge freezer review

The Cube series comes in two width options: 83cm and 90cm. We tested the 83cm model, which Haier thinks is the model most likely to fit into a UK kitchen. There are two height options: 180cm (which we tested) and 190cm. The 180cm model’s dimensions and design really work if you’re a household of varying … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 review

Ring’s range of doorbells covers just about every budget now, with the least expensive model – the Wired – costing just £49.99/US$59.99. The Pro 2 is the most expensive at £219/$249.99 and has quite a few extra features including 3D motion detection, head-to-toe and HDR video, colour night vision and more. Yet, for some people, … Read more

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 (2021) review

Alienware gaming laptops are huge and expensive, right? That may have been the case a few years ago, but that’s certainly not true anymore. Take the new Alienware m15 R5, the latest model for 2021, which costs just £1,499 or $1,599. That makes it one of the most affordable laptops that Alienware has ever produced, … Read more

OnePlus Nord 2 review

The OnePlus Nord 2 has a lot to live up to. Last year’s debut Nord was my favourite mid-range phone of 2020, a near-flawless blend of design and performance that genuinely made it difficult to justify spending more – even on OnePlus’s own flagships. With a more competitive mid-range market this year – driven by … Read more

Asus ROG Strix G15 (2021) review

It’s no secret that Asus has an extensive range of gaming laptops – and that they’re usually pretty good. The firm’s latest 2021 release is the Asus ROG Strix G15 G513, and it combines Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics with a top-tier AMD Ryzen processor. You’d think that such hardware would be pricey, but that’s … Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 4 review

Ring’s Video Doorbell 4 might look like every smart doorbell that came before it, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new. The introduction of upgraded pre-roll technology previously exclusive to the ‘Plus’ range means the latest doorbell can capture four seconds of video from before motion has been detected – a rarity for a battery-powered … Read more

Samsung RB7300T fridge freezer review

There’s a reason why most of us always use the same laundry programme on our washing machines, regardless of what we are actually putting in the drum. We just want stuff to be simple. Perhaps you don’t need a water dispenser tank that needs refilling every day, or an automatic ice box that requires you … Read more

Asus ZenFone 8 review

The Asus ZenFone 8 was released alongside the ZenFone 8 Flip and went on sale globally just a few months ago. This handset boasts flagship features, but is a fraction of the price of phones from leading manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple – and it’s smaller too. But does the lower cost mean that … Read more