Lavazza Voicy review

The Lavazza Voicy isn’t the first smart coffee machine around – and it certainly won’t be the last – but it is the first I’ve tried that uses the tech in a smart enough way to justify the purchase. The key difference is that while other smart coffee machines off an app, and maybe support … Read more

Gaggia Magenta Plus review

Does coffee at the touch of a button sound like dream come true? Well, that’s what the Gaggia Magenta Plus can offer from the comfort of your own home. Automatic bean-to-cup coffee machines are all the rage and Gaggia’s latest model brings with it a modern design including a colour screen and touch-sensitive buttons. It’s … Read more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S review

What Nokia used to be in India and most parts of Europe in the mid-2000s, Xiaomi has established that level of dominance in India in the last 7 years. Most of that success has been on the bedrock of its Redmi line of affordable smartphones which have often provided impressive and cutting edge hardware specifications … Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review

Microsoft’s Surface range has become the default for Windows 10 PCs, so it’s hard to believe the first Surface Laptop was released as recently as 2017. That original device didn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to thin and light laptops, but ticked a lot of boxes for most people. The Surface Laptop line has … Read more

Nanoleaf Elements review

Smart lighting has become increasingly popular, perhaps even more so considering how much more time we are spending at home these days. Whether you want to brighten up your living room or provide some calm in your home office, Nanoleaf is on hand with a range of different systems. The latest is the Elements series, … Read more

FitTrack Dara Smart Body BMI Scale review

If you want a scale that tells you more than just your weight, then it’s worth investing in a smart scale. It can give you more information on your body fat percentage, as well as other metrics including your bone mass, protein mass, body water and more. The FitTrack Dara Smart Body BMI Scale can … Read more

Acer Nitro 5 (2021) review

The Acer Nitro 5 is the latest addition to the competitive mid-range gaming laptop market, and Acer is always a contender – the firm always builds impressive, effective machines at surprisingly low prices. The latest Nitro is no different on paper. It combines Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, … Read more

Nokia XR20 review

Nokia might just have hit the ‘affordable rugged phone’ sweet spot with the Nokia XR20. It’s a reasonably priced, super-tough phone that isn’t awful to use. That might sound like I’m damning it with faint praise, but I’m really not. Rugged phones are typically very good at the ‘rugged’ bit and not so good at … Read more

Sage FoodCycler review

While most of us have found a way to handle our recycling, with separate bins or bags to take our glass, paper and plastic, food waste is another matter. It’s easy to throw out the vegetable ends and peelings, leftovers and worst of all, the forgotten food from the back of the fridge that never … Read more

Withings Body Cardio review

Withings was one of the first manufacturers of smart scales, and the Body Cardio remains the company’s top-of-the-line scale – and one of the best from any manufacturer right now. A few years ago the company was sold to Nokia, before the Withings founder bought it back again, but the Body Cardio has been around through … Read more