No need for a digital camera if you have a posh Samsung smartphone. It can already do everything, right? Wrong! The Gear 360 is the best reason to dust off the Gear VR headset and enjoy photos and videos you've made in full 360 degrees!
Wearable tech has advanced a lot in the past few years, especially when it comes to monitoring your health and fitness. Smartwatches and wristbands are doing a fine job of generally monitoring your activity, but accuracy is not their strong point. If you're a bit more serious about your exercise, but still want the convenience and motivation of capturing your fitness data into an app, then check this out.
Your smartphone is powerful enough for some serious gaming action, but for anything more complex than Angry Birds, that touchscreen is a bit of a pain. Fortunately there are gamepads like the Moga Pro that can give you console like control over your mission. But is it any good?
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.
Sharing photos is a big part of the fun of smartphone ownership - but what if your best shot is on a camera? New cameras may have WIFI wireless transfer, but it's often fiddly and slow. This USB-on-the-go SD-card reader may be the solution to getting those great shots to your phone, fast!
The hardware market for satnav is shrinking, so TomTom is turning to apps, where it has to unseat the likes of Google. No small task, so Dependent on Gadgets has taken to the road to see if a subscription based satnav can compete with a free one.
Laptop trackpads have come a long way, but they're still a compromise to far when it comes to gaming and working with photos and video. For that you need a mouse, but something that travels as well as it works. So how does Microsoft's folding mouse stack up?
Whilst a stylus is cumbersome for operating a device, its still great for annotation and scribble. The iPad doesn't have official support for styli, but with apps like Penultimate and styli from Adonit you can write away to your heart's content. Question is, which app is best?
Gadgets are great, but mobile ones need a regular supply of juice to keep them working away from the wall socket all day - how many sockets in your house have a USB charger sitting permanently in place? Click through to see a potential solution.
Decent stickers can add some individuality to your favourite shiny gadget. They can also spruce up and refresh an aging one, giving it one last taste of cool, before the credit card takes another hit. Dependent on Gadgets sticks to to TenStickers to see how they hold up.
A spot of heavy smartphone usage can see its battery dipping by lunchtime. You could carry a heavy powerbank around, remembering to keep that charged up, or you could 'borrow' a spot of phone juice from a friend, with this clever little invention currently seeking funding on Indiegogo from Waferlabs.
USB sticks were a great way to carry data around. Then we all bought iPhones and iPads that don't talk to them. With mobile devices limited on board memory, it would be great to be able to connect a USB stick and, if you have an Android gadget, you might be in luck.
Micro projectors are a great way of getting a big screen out of your mobile devices. A typical business device will set you back over £400, but on Ebay you can get them for as little as £35! Dependent on Gadgets set out to find if they really can match the big brands for so little money.
Virtual reality has been teasing us for years. Whilst we wait for Oculus Rift and other dedicated headsets to arrive, there is a cheap way any smartphone user can experience virtual rollercoasters right now, courtesy of Google. This reviewer eschews the seasickness tablets and jumps into Google Cardboard's other worlds.
As the national electricity grid struggles, the xtorm offers massive power capacity that you can carry round in your bag. Able to add up to 50 hours extra usage to your smartphone, this power bank will also charge an iPad or other large tablet with it's second higher power output. DependentonGadgets goes off-grid to see how it copes.
The internet is great - but it's not everywhere. The MobileLite will stream all your movies, music and photos to your device. It will convert a wired internet connection to wireless and recharge your phone. All for £35. But is it any good at any of it?
Wireless headphones are convenient and getting more affordable. But what if you already have a great pair of headphones and buying a new set just for wireless seems too much? Well the Sony SBH20's have a trick up their sleeve. Full review!
Having a smartphone can really come into its own when on holiday. Watch entertainment on the way, use navigation to get by and read reviews of local attractions. Trouble is, will the battery get you through the whole day without access to a mains socket?
The iPad is a premium device. There are plenty of keyboards on the market that try to hide into covers and cases, but what if you want that premium MacBook feel from your trusty tablet too? Brydge+ keyboards sit proudly at the top end of the market, but do they bridge that gap?
Apple may reel at an accessory that makes an ipad a little more like a laptop, but anyone who wants to do some serious writing should consider a keyboard folio. Question is, do Zagg make the best in a crowded market?
You can spend over £100 on a Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad, or you can spend £15. Dependent on Gadgets takes a journey downmarket to see if sparing the wallet some pain leads to RSI for the fingers.