The Etekcity Wireless Remote Outlets are functional wireless outlets. I’ve got two of these activating lights around my house and one on my home theater power bar so I don’t have to reach behind the TV every time to turn it on and off. They’ve saved me a lot of effort in that regard and completely cater to my laziness. Set up was super easy too: just plug them in and they worked.
The XP-Pen Star G960S is a competent choice for a budget graphics tablet. With a natural feel, well handled pressure curve and plenty of customization, it offers the sensation of drawing pen on paper as a digital input device.
This isn’t the first mini PC I have reviewed, but it is definitely more powerful than the others. I am always surprised how good mini PCs are getting at their budget price. I feel like this video was a learning exercise too in terms of filming screens, using OBS (I don’t stream) and that sort of thing. There is a lot I would change were I to do it again, but I need to be done with it so I can move onto other better things.
The Minix Neo storage is an all-metal USB-C hub with a useful extra feature: a built in SSD for file storage. The hub has either a 120 or 240 GB storage capacity, two USB-3 ports, a USB-C PD port and an HDMI out port. It is fast, functional and feels well made.
It’s hard to appreciate just how small this tiny 2-in-1 is; and that’s what makes it one of the coolest devices we have reviewed to date. This niche laptop will not be for everyone as it does have some flaws, but those who are interested in this type of device will not be disappointed if they buy it knowing its limitations. Relatively snappy performance, full Windows 10 and a folding pen/touch design are its highlights!
As far a basic Android TV Box goes, the Scishion AI One gets the basics down and has better specs than some of the competition, but a couple limitations hold it back from being an easy to recommend device.
The 8bitdo Zero is a tiny gamepad meant to replace on-screen buttons for phone games, that also works well for emulation. The build quality is pretty solid and the shoulder buttons have a nice click. Just keep in mind that this thing is TINY! It might not be the best device for someone with bigger hands. Also, it is missing some buttons compared to an Xbox controller, so don’t expect to play AAA titles on the go with it.
Since Lenovo is likely going to update this model for 2018, there are some solid bargains on this laptop if you don’t mind 7th gen hardware. It’s quite a capable device for work on the go, plus the flip screen and decent sounding speakers are great for media consumption. It doesn’t get too hot nor too loud while doing heavy tasks. There are some caveats that come with the price though: the potential screen issues and limited ports. Apart from that, this laptop seems to be great for day to day use, light gaming and media consumption.
I’ve been using this as my go to controller for playing games on my PC. The controls are responsive and the overall design is comfortable. However the clear plastic is quite slippery and can be hard to hold in tense situations.
Once the novelty of having a full windows pc in a stick wears off, you’re left with an overall slow but serviceable pc. It’s more or less what I’d expect from hardware at this price point so I can’t exactly fault it. The thing does run Netflix and Youtube at 1080p fine after all, and that’s primarily what I bought it for. In my case I didn’t want to have my giant gaming PC with its noisy fans running whenever I just wanted to stream some TV so I decided to buy something cheap to smarten up my dumb projector.