E5 Portable Bluetooth Sound System (+ hidden feature)

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...







May 3, 2017

The Beelink GT1 has evolved into a Ultimate version which adds more storage and memory to an already very successful Android TV Box.





May 2, 2017


The TV Boxes based on the Amlogic S912 processor are becoming increasingly popular and so does its hardware acceleration issue affecting Kodi where the playback looks too dark and the brightness level cannot be adjusted.

Luckily there is a quite simple workaround.

Apr 21, 2017

Author: Logan Strain
Once upon time, only athletes cared about their heart and metabolic rate during workouts. They had to go to scientists with a laboratory full of special equipment to see how well their body performed during strenuous exercise.But thanks to modern wearables like Fitbits, anyone can get the athlete treatment. Information like heart rate, calorie burn, steps taken, and hours slept per night can be collected through your device and displayed in a smartphone app.
That all sounds nice in theory. But can a device the size of a watch actually replace all the fancy medical equipment that athletes use? And if your fitness tracker isn’t perfectly accurate, how close does it get?

Apr 6, 2017

I reviewed the Xiaomi Mi Square aka XiaoFang recently and I regretted that this excellent IP Camera would only work with its dedicated app.

Well... this has changed thanks to some talented hackers...





Apr 5, 2017

The MX3 Air mouse is a inexpensive 3-in-one (~10€) 2.4Ghz remote, keyboard and wireless mouse.

Its weakest point is the documentation and many users ignore that a calibration procedure exists to cure SDPS (Self-Drifting Pointer Syndrome)!



Solution to disabled Bluetooth Call Audio



If you're on Android 7.0 Nougat and your car hand-free mode stopped working, just check this out...




Apr 2, 2017

It seems like an eternity since Google took the strange decision to discontinue Latitude in 2013.





Mar 28, 2017


Many privacy threats come in the form of "services" claiming to make your life easier. There are actually so many potential data collectors on Windows 10 that it would take a dedicated app to control them all.
Well, a solution came up just to do that.

Mar 26, 2017


The Homedia HM631GB (aka Wansview NCM631W) from Light in the Box is an IP Camera with interesting features that deserve a closer look.





Mar 9, 2017



The "FuriBee Q6 WiFi 4K Ultra HD Action Sport Camera" is a low-cost action camera with a good software and decent performance.





Mar 6, 2017

The latest upgrade from Synology to DSM 6.1 will disable the Plex server.

This is how to resolve it.


Jan 16, 2017


Following my recent uninspiring experience of Digoo BB-M2 and Veskys cameras, I had hopes that the new Wanscam HW0036 would be better, since it's part of the very good HW series.


Jan 9, 2017

The MI Square Smart IP Camera (aka XiaoFang) was announced in November 2016 and is now shipping. Now I can see for myself what it's really made of.


Jan 1, 2017

The Veskys "P2P WiFi IP Camera 1.0MP 720P" and Digoo BB-M2 are new PTZ IP cameras that recently appeared in the shops.
I decided to order both of them to see if they are really the same.