Over the years, the screen has marched from across the living room, today stopping just short of the eyeballs. Yes, virtual reality is finally available in the home, via the method of strapping your smartphone to your face. You look a bit silly, but is what you see any good? This is the Samsung Gear VR.
In a digital world, keys are just as important for security as they are in a physical world. The GateKeeper 2.0 is a wireless key that can keep your computer automatically locked when you're away from it and keep you from losing those physical keys too! Full review inside.
One upgrade you should always take when it comes to audio, is those included headphones. I don't care if they came with a top of the range iPhone, they're poor. Everyone should do that for a big leap in sound quality. What? You want to take another step and upgrade again? Well, then you'll want to consider a headphone amp. This time the portable Q1 from Fiio.
As 3DTV fades into memory another old technology comes back for another go. Virtual Reality, or VR, is an exciting concept, but has the technology improved enough over previous attempts. More to the point, do enough people want it?
It's pretty easy to only buy one pair of headphones ever, or slip into filling ever more niche use cases as you balance the best sound and portability for your needs. Bluetooth has long promised to cut the cables, but until now, the compromise has been too great. Sennheiser shows how it's done with the MM 400-X mobile headphone.
As part of the blogger community, it's great fun to share an interest over Twitter with your readers and the wider audience. Trouble is, you can't be there to hit the Tweet button at the right moment every single day. That's where an app like Buffer can help. Schedule your Tweets with a minimum of fuss!
There's a world of choice out there, whether you're making a Christmas wish list or a Christmas gift list. That doesn't actually make it any easier though, so to help with either list, I've picked out five highlights from my gadget blogging year that I think would make great gifts. Happy Christmas all!