Parenthood is amazing, but also a time of worry. This new Dad thought he was pretty cool until the time came to put the boy to bed on his own for the first time. Fortunately, tech was there to ease the nerves.
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!
If you thought you'd seen every bluetooth speaker design. Think again. If you thought you'd heard the biggest sounding small bluetooth speaker. Hear again! The Damson Cisor is a small speaker with a BIG sound, because it has a few tricks up its sleeve.
The iPad Pro is the best tablet Apple make and arguably the best tablet out there. Apple are confident that it's basically now a 'computer' and it is therefore ready to do battle in the office as well as on the sofa. I spent a few weeks with one to see how it held up in an IT Department.
With fitness bands and health monitoring apps on smartwatches all the rage - surely we must need another gadget to tell us that all this activity is paying off? Smart scales can feed your app with weight, muscle, fat and hydration data - if you want to know the truth read on.
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.
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.
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!
Upgrading the free router supplier by your internet provider might not be an obviously good buy, but if your family are all drinking heavily from the internet well or your looking for simple ways to backup, protect and share between all the family gadgets, then this Netgear Nighthawk D7000 makes a very reasonable case for itself.
The original Chromecast made your TV smart and brought apps and sharing from your smartphone and tablet. With the new generation, ChromeCast Audio attempts to do the same for your audio. Is this cheap wireless adaptor any good?
Treating yourself to a gadget generally costs money and has environmental consequences. Happily, there is one that could not only save you money over time, but also help reduce your energy usage. Dependent on Gadgets checks out Loop home energy monitor.
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?
Holidays are great fun for us, but hard on our gadgets. Sun, rain, sand - being bounced around in a suitcase. Drop your bag and the holiday could get much more expensive if something breaks. Every holiday should have music though, so consider the ExPower Water Resistant Bluetooth speaker for travel friendly beats.
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?