Mi A1: 3 months and 2 Oreo updates later...

Jan 28, 2018


Since October last year, Xiaomi has regularly updated the Mi A1, resolving bugs, adding some, and also bringing Oreo to this Android counterpart of the Mi 5X.
Did it become a better smartphone?


Jan 5, 2018

The YEPO 737A is an affordable ultrabook with outstanding qualities that I did not think possible for 180€!











Dec 16, 2017


Shortly after publishing my review of the Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus, I noticed that Google+ appeared as "not compatible with my device" on the Play Store.

Well, good news: a 29MB system update was released via OTA on 12/12/17, and it does resolve this problem.

There might be more fixes included but I didn't notice any obvious change.

After almost 3 weeks of regular use, the Lenovo TB8703F has confirmed to be a great value and this update just made it better.






Dec 11, 2017

For a lazy and casual blogger like me, it's been a busy year with many interesting new gadgets to try.

Here's a short list of the best ones, most of which I still use daily.












Dec 7, 2017


A good Bluetooth speaker will let you share music with friends. The best will also be easy to carry, offer useful features like waterproofing or long Bluetooth ranges, and sound better than others. To find our top picks, we consulted audio experts, looked across audiophile sites and consumer reviews, and then we tested 10 highly regarded speakers for portability, durability, and sound...





Nov 28, 2017

The Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus (TB-8703F) is an 8" tablet powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor (as used in the Xiaomi Mi A1/5X).

It is one of the few tablets with reasonably recent specification in that format.





Nov 15, 2017


It's already that time of the year, and in a few days we'll realize in panic that some people have been omitted in our End of Year shopping list.


Here's some last minute ideas that could get you sorted.




Nov 6, 2017

Author: Jeffrey Ulrich (Chinavasion.com)

Are you looking for an innovative Android phone? Smartphones have lacked creative design for a long time. The bezels are considered as a useless and ugly strip that taints the appearance of your phone. 2017 is the year of bezel-less phones as more manufacturers are getting on this bandwagon. As it was stated that smartphones were lacking innovation, famous brands made some changes. The most innovative design was a bezel-less phone. In this article, we have a closer look at the trend of bezel-less phones.
Have a look at the how the idea was brought to the market.

Oct 19, 2017

The E5 portable bluetooth speaker from lightinthebox.com is an IPX4 waterproof stereo BT 4.2 speaker with speakerphone function for €33.73 





Oct 15, 2017


Meet the MI A1: The MIUI-less MI 5X!
I would have been a Xiaomi owner for a long time if it wasn't for the MIUI interface.
Finally, Xiaomi offers a pure Stock Android experience out of the box.



Oct 7, 2017


Following my review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime, I had more  opportunities to record videos in noisier locations (concerts, award ceremony,...) and a nasty MIUI known bug surfaced, whereas sound recorded is ruined by the integrated noise cancelling microphone.



Oct 1, 2017

The Doogee BL7000 is not just a BL5000 with a bigger battery.

With its distinctive metal frame and back leather-style design, its 13MP selfie camera, and huge battery, it clearly wants to play in the heavyweight category...





Sep 29, 2017

Xiaomi has just released the Redmi Note 5A priced below 140€.

We've seen earlier what Bluboo or Doogee could offer in that price range.

Can a major Chinese brand shake that low cost segment?

Sep 4, 2017

The Bluboo S1 is one of the most affordable thin-bezel smartphone  equipped with a Octa Core MTK6757 processor and a dual camera.





Aug 15, 2017

Gone are the days when your TV viewing experience was as simple as getting a high end TV and home theatre system. With modern smartphones, you have a variety of tools within easy reach to enhance the experience. Applications can aid you in all manner of scenarios, whether it is making quality recommendations for the next TV show to binge or helping you set up your sound system to deliver on its maximum potential.

Jul 26, 2017

The LEMFO LES 1 is one of the most complete Android Smart Watch available in its price range, with plenty of memory and a beautiful design.









Jul 20, 2017

Within hours of receiving my first Android smart watch, I managed to loose its charger cable.
To add to the back luck, the replacement I ordered turned out to have a different pin out.
The information below should help to both avoid making the same mistake and otherwise turn the mistake into a compatible charger.


Jul 15, 2017

The Domino DM368 now has a Plus version, doubling the available memory to keep up with its rivals...




Jun 12, 2017


I thought I'd share this simple solution I found to improve the audio quality of my Wanscam HW0046.

This solution may potentially apply to other IP cameras suffering from similar audio interference.




Jun 8, 2017


Asus routers are excellent but choosing a model can be tricky due to all the variants available.

If you don't want to invest in the ultimate beast, you can still get some great value for money in budget-friendly models like the RT-AC1200 and RT-AC1200GU once you know where and what to look for...