Review: AUKEY Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime

Review:

This speaker is awesome, delivering great sound. The build quality is top class, and some of the best I’ve used in this price bracket. it feels rugged and looks great at the same time. Everything about this little speaker feels premium.

You can connect via bluetooth, or you can plug your device in directly using a 3.5mm jack. The speaker also has a tripod screw on the bottom so you can place this easily in different locations.

It packs in around 30 hours of play time which is great, and also surprising considering its size. it’s not the smallest speaker ever, but it doesn’t look big enough to pack in that much juice.

Along the top of the device you’ve got all your vital buttons to allow you to control the speaker without constantly reaching for your phone.

Audio quality is very good. It’s not going to replace your in home speakers, but as a portable audio device this speaker packs more than enough power in. Music sounds great, and calls also sounded very good.

All in all, a very good speaker that is well worth the price.

Please note, I was sent this product in exchange for an unbiased review.

Manufacture Description:

  • Dual 5W drivers produce deep lows, textured mids, and clear highs to enjoy at home or outdoor
  • Latest Bluetooth 4.1 Instantly connects your phone or tablet and automatically reconnects to the last device used among 33ft wireless range
  • Up to 30-hour playtime and talk time, stream your music wirelessly with A2DP Bluetooth or plugged in via AUX input with included 3.5mm audio cable
  • Easily manage audio playback and calls with volume controls, and built-in microphone. Choose your sound signature with the Mode switch. Built-in 1/4″-20 standard tripod screw mount for outdoor use
  • Package Contents: AUKEY SK-M12 Bluetooth 4.1 Speaker, Micro-USB Cable, 3.5mm Audio Cable, User Manual, 24 Month Warranty

Check it out here: Amazon UK

Review: AUKEY Condenser Microphone Studio Microphone

Review:

Getting everything you need to either start recording Podcasts, or do something like online gaming videos, can sometimes be quite daunting. There’s often a lot of different things you’ll need to get to make sure your audio sounds great, and with this little starter kit fro. Aukey, you get everything you’ll need.

The kit is surprisingly good quality, with everything delivering where it needs to. The audio captured from the microphone was great, and everything is pretty easy to set up. I’ve tested a lot of microphones that cost the same amount as this entire kit that deliver similar audio quality, so I was pretty surprised at the performance here.

Granted, you’re not going to get pro level from this kit, but for the price you won’t find better. This really is a top bit of kit, well made, and delivers where it needs to.

Definitely worth checking this out!

Manufactures Description:

  • Professional condenser microphone: offers perfect voice clarity and high sensitivity, good fidelity, rich and full-bodied sound, but not muddy, meets the high demands of voice recording, suitable for various types of computers
  • Cardioid design: minimizes noise beside and behind, provide better isolation, not only for professional vocal studio, but used in a noisy recording environment, can be used for the individual K song, network anchors or other non-professional occasions
  • High density gilded Pop Filter: effectively banish the dreaded hissing and lisping sounds during recording
  • Metal shock mount: strong and sturdy, made by hard metal materia with elastic process design, make the structure more stable; the ball-type anti-wind foam cap can protect microphone against wind interference and singers’ spit
  • Package contents: Condenser Microphone, Adjustable Suspension Scissor Arm Stand, Table Mounting Clamp

Check it out here: Amazon Link

Review: APIE Portable Bluetooth Speakers Outdoor Wireless Speakers

Manufacture Description

  • 2000mAH capacity, up to 6~8 hours play time. Great mini USB charging port, which can be charged by power bank anywhere in emergency
  • Enjoy crisp, clear audio with impressive volume powered by 5W driver. Hear the soaring highs and deep lows of all your favorite tracks, excellent listening enjoyment
  • speaker size is 7.91*4.4*2.36 inches and weight is only 19.75 ounces, you can carry it with you easily at anytime and anywhere, especially when you out for bike riding, beach, camping or indoor for shower.
  • Adopt IP65 rated dustproof and waterproof technology design, with seamless surface treatment; it will be a water resistant, dustproof speaker, perfect for outdoor party, camping, poolside, shower, beach etc.
  • APIE Bluetooth waterproof speaker, micro usb charging cable, 3.5mm aux-in audio cable and user manual

Review

This rugged speaker offers fantastic looks, and great sound quality. Unlike it’s smaller siblings, this thing is a little less portable if you aren’t carrying a bag around, but it does offer better audio quality making it the perfect companion for activities such as camping.

Connecting to this is exceptionally easy. Power it on, search for it via bluetooth, and you’re ready to start playing your music. The connection offers good range and remained consistent throughout my usage. The speaker also has an AUX input next to the MicroUSB charger which is a bonus. Both of these connections are hidden under a rubber seal to protect them from damage.

The speakers are loud, and the great news is that music and voice don’t distort at higher volumes. They are lacking in bass but considering the size and how rugged they are, they perform very well, and are surprisingly good at handling voice calls.

You also don’t need to worry about having your phone to hand if you want to handle calls or music, there are plenty of buttons on the top of the device to allow for this. You’ve got volume and track controls, play, pause, stop, and call answer and rejection. Basically everything you need.

One of the biggest wins is that this charges using a microUSB cable! Finally, no need to carry multiple cables and something that people will appreciate if they are camping and away from a regular power source.

Review: APIE Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers Portable Wireless Speakers

Manufacture Description

  • 2000mAH capacity, up to 6-8 hours play time. Great mini USB charging port, which can be charged by power bank anywhere in emergency
  • Enjoy crisp, clear audio with impressive volume powered by 5W driver. Hear the soaring highs and deep lows of all your favorite tracks, excellent listening enjoyment
  • speaker size is 4.8*4.4*2.36 inches and weight is only 13.75 ounces, you can carry it with you easily at anytime and anywhere, especially when you out for bike riding, beach, camping or indoor for shower.
  • Adopt IP65 rated dustproof and waterproof technology design, with seamless surface treatment; it will be a water resistant, dustproof speaker, perfect for outdoor party, camping, poolside, shower, beach etc.
  • APIE Bluetooth waterproof speaker, micro usb charging cable, 3.5mm aux-in audio cable and user manual

Review

This is an awesome little speaker. Great quality audio, but also very rugged. It’s a bit of a beast, but then what can you expect from something like this? Straight away to look at it looks great. A big chunky beast that reminds me of a G-Shock watch.

The fact that it’s water resistant makes it a great partner for those who want music or calls on the go in situations where it’s going to get duty, muddy, or just wet. The hard plastic is really easy to wipe clean, and because of its water resistance you don’t need to worry about it getting damaged.

I found that the bluetooth connection was very reliable, handling calls and audio without interruption.

The device itself has most controls you could need built in, so you can control your music and calls without having to take your phone out. It also has a screw on the bottom so you can mount this on a tripod which is a nice little feature.

Despite its size and ruggedness this thing also delivers fantastic sound quality. The audio was great and it handled a fantastic range, including delivering great bass.

All in all this is a superb speaker.

Review: SEGURO® Mini M8S KODI 16.0 Amlogic S905 Quad Core 2G/8G Android 5.1 Kitkat TV BOX

Manufacture Description

  • Google Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, the newest generation of multimedia player. Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI 16.0, hundreds of free streaming add-ons available
  • Cut your monthly TV subscription and enjoy FREE Movies, shows and live entertainment from all over the world including sports. No restrictions! Forget the limitations and necessary payments by using Apple TV or ROKU! Android on your TV. Install your favorite apps from the Google Play Store. Thousands of apps are compatible with the Mini M8S Smart TV BOX, just like your phone or tablet.
  • The CPU is THE NEWEST Quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz, up to 2.0 GHZ, is way ahead in image processing and computing. Its high machine configuration and 2G RAM,8G eMMC Flash 8GB gives you ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability. Awesome home theater and gaming experiences.
  • Hundreds of free streaming add-ons available for KODI 16.0 online, SAVE your money for paying cable, satellite or whatsoever. Preinstalled Kodi(XBMC). Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI, it allows you to download numerous add-ons, like Youtube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and you also can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly. Install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology.
  • Built for Entertainment, Home Theater, Business Meeting, Office Work, etc,to share with friends, Your movies, TV Shows, Mofusic all at your fingertips. Online forums, tutorials, and videos are plenty. You want a TV media player to do exactly what you need and something less will just ruin the whole experience

Review

Well this is probably the smallest Android TV box I’ve used to date. It’s slim and compact, and looks good. It has two full sized USB ports, one on the side, and one on the back, along with ethernet, HDMI, optical out.

Included with the package was a standard IR remote, but also a wireless keyboard remote. The keyboard remote is very nice. It fits in my hands nicely, and the qwerty keyboard comes in very handy when entering passwords etc. Combine the fact that it has a mouse trackpad built in, then things become so much easier for navigating. The keyboard also has a dongle included so you can use it with other devices, not just the TV box. My only issue with the keyboard is that it uses Mini USB for charging which is a real shame considering that Micro seems to be the standard.

The TV box itself is very easy to navigate. Like most boxes now it comes with a much more intuitive, TV OS, and no longer resembles a phone OS blown up onto your TV. This makes navigating menus much easier, but it also leads to a much better experience in applications. Things like Kodi and Netflix ran amazingly well, and the power behind this box is really impressive.

Picture quality was fantastic and looked great on my TV. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the image quality, and audio and video always stayed in sync.

I’d highly recommend this TV box. It is a great alternative to more expensive models available on the market.

Review: Amazing LED Space Grey Bluetooth Speaker by Findyouled

Manufacture Description

  • 【Awesome】Findyouled Bluetooth speaker with HD HIFI sound quality. Engineered with 3D dynamic sound technology, hundred times of tests to find suitable material for cone diaphragm. Standard sub-woofer structured with 2 passive radiators in uni-body and LED colourful flashing lights follow the music.
  • 【Convenient】Wireless and compact, automatically connect to the last-connected device, so you can listen to the voice of the world anytime and anywhere.
  • 【Fast recharge】With (2 x 3W) Built-in large-capacity Lithium Rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of non-stop music at 80% volume. Recharge in just 5 hours using the original DC 5V external power / data line interface (1M 3.28Ft long).
  • 【Functional】Streaming music via Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, FM Radio,φ3.5 audio input interface (0.5M 1.64ft long),TF card or USB flash drive. Compatible with all AUX device no matter has Bluetooth technology or not. Outstanding connection range of up to 10M 32.8Ft.
  • 【Life span】Over 20,000 hours life which keep on going with the included rechargeable battery. If any problem, feel free to contact us, our customer service and tech support will always here for you.

Review

This is a really impressive little speaker. It comes extremely well packaged in a lovely little box and the first thing that struck me after I unboxed it was how nice it looked. The whole thing is finished off in a nice metal design with hard edges and smart looking features all around it. Despite the premium finish, it doesn’t feel too heavy.

Starting the device up is extremely simple. I powered it on and immediately it went into bluetooth pairing mode. I searched for it using my iPhone and it connected quickly and I was able to play music in less than a minute of unboxing it. Next to the power button you’ll also find an AUX jack, so you can plug in devices that don’t support bluetooth.

The sound quality is really good. The device can get very loud and doesn’t distort at higher volumes. Although the bass is’t mind blowing, it is much better than I would expect from a speaker at this price point, delivering a really high quality sound.

Another feature of this speaker is the LED’s. At first I thought I was doing something wrong, expecting the front to light up, but it seems to be on the reverse panel where the light show takes place. This is pretty fun and the lights are bright and the colours strong.

All in all this is a really impressive speaker, and at this price point it’s an absolute bargain!

Review: SEGURO® Mini M8S

Manufacture Description

  • Google Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, the newest generation of multimedia player. Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI 16.0, hundreds of free streaming add-ons available
  • Cut your monthly TV subscription and enjoy FREE Movies, shows and live entertainment from all over the world including sports. No restrictions! Forget the limitations and necessary payments by using Apple TV or ROKU! Android on your TV. Install your favorite apps from the Google Play Store. Thousands of apps are compatible with the Mini M8S Smart TV BOX, just like your phone or tablet.
  • The CPU is THE NEWEST Quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz, up to 2.0 GHZ, is way ahead in image processing and computing. Its high machine configuration and 2G RAM,8G eMMC Flash 8GB gives you ultra-fast running speed and professional image processing ability. Awesome home theater and gaming experiences.
  • Hundreds of free streaming add-ons available for KODI 16.0 online, SAVE your money for paying cable, satellite or whatsoever. Preinstalled Kodi(XBMC). Preconfigured with the latest XBMC/KODI, it allows you to download numerous add-ons, like Youtube, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and you also can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly. Install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology.
  • Built for Entertainment, Home Theater, Business Meeting, Office Work, etc,to share with friends, Your movies, TV Shows, Mofusic all at your fingertips. Online forums, tutorials, and videos are plenty. You want a TV media player to do exactly what you need and something less will just ruin the whole experience

Review
Well this is probably the smallest Android TV box I’ve used to date. It’s slim and compact, and looks good. It has two full sized USB ports, one on the side, and one on the back, along with ethernet, HDMI, optical out.

Included with the package was a standard IR remote, but also a wireless keyboard remote. The keyboard remote is very nice. It fits in my hands nicely, and the qwerty keyboard comes in very handy when entering passwords etc. Combine the fact that it has a mouse trackpad built in, then things become so much easier for navigating. The keyboard also has a dongle included so you can use it with other devices, not just the TV box. My only issue with the keyboard is that it uses Mini USB for charging which is a real shame considering that Micro seems to be the standard.

The TV box itself is very easy to navigate. Like most boxes now it comes with a much more intuitive, TV OS, and no longer resembles a phone OS blown up onto your TV. This makes navigating menus much easier, but it also leads to a much better experience in applications. Things like Kodi and Netflix ran amazingly well, and the power behind this box is really impressive.

Picture quality was fantastic and looked great on my TV. I couldn’t find anything wrong with the image quality, and audio and video always stayed in sync.

I’d highly recommend this TV box. It is a great alternative to more expensive models available on the market.

Review: GranVela® Conch In-ear Headphones High Resolution Dual Co-Axial Drivers Earbuds with Microphone

Manufacture Description

  • Ergonomic Design: The Conch Uses Super-soft Anti-Bacteria Silicone Gel Ear tips Provides Very Comfortable Wearing. No falling-off Fitting-In-Ear Shape,ideal for Running , Gym and Outdoors.
  • Co-Axial Drivers: Hi Resolution Sound comes from Dual Co-Axial Moving Coil Drivers. Balanced Bass and Dynamic Treble Are Suitable For All Your Musics.
  • Protecting Better: Half-inside-Ear Design Transmits More Comfortable Sound Pressure to Your Ears and Protects Your Ears Better.
  • Full Compatible Volume Control: In-line Volume Control Is Compatible with IOS, Android OS and Windows.
  • Packed with 3 Different Size Silicon Ear Tips and a Nice Earphones Bag.

Review

These headphones are pretty unique in their look, with a slightly see-through design and larger bud than what I’m used to. At first glance I wasn’t too sure how comfortable they would be, but after popping them into my ears I was surprised by how well they fit. The design really helps to make them stay put unlike other earbuds that you just ram into your ears. The larger part at the back, closest to the headphones, presses nicely against my ear, helping it to keep it in place.

The fact that they fit so well really makes them sound even better. The sound quality is already good, but with them staying put snuggly in my ear means this is emphasized even more.

On the small control panel you’ve also got a microphone which works really well. I tested a few calls on these and the persons voice came out loud and clear and they could hear me perfectly fine even when I was outside. They work very well for call handling as well as music.

Included in the box is a nice pouch with a magnetic clasp that holds it closed. At first, it can be a little tight, but if you press down on each end then it will just pop open. It seems well made and will help to keep the headphones from getting tangled up with anything else in your bag.

The headphones themselves look really nice. They are smooth white with a small disc in the middle with a bird logo. Near the bud the plastic is see-through which is pretty nice.

These headphones are much better than I expected. Top class sound for both music and voice and they are so incredibly comfortable!

Review: Svinz Ultra Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers

Review

Wow, this is one beast of a portable speaker. It’s extremely rugged and feels very well made. I was surprised by how well the charging port and aux were covered up, with the flap feeling very solid and staying in place. The entire thing feels like it could survive a beating, so it’s pretty much the perfect companion for those who enjoy the outdoors.

You’ve got all the buttons on the speaker that you’ll need to control your music and also handle calls. The device charges using a MicroUSB cable which is a nice feature as it means you won’t have to worry as much if the included cable is lost or broken considering most people have a few of these cables kicking about.

At first I thought the strap was going to be a leather type material, but after opening up the speaker and handling it I found out it was a strong rubber. This is pretty handy as it makes keeping it clean easy and it also feels as durable as the speaker.

Sound quality is fantastic considering the size of the speaker. It was loud and didn’t distort at louder volumes, giving a great audio range. My bluetooth connection remained consistent and didn’t drop out even when I left the room.

Definitely a worthwhile companion if you’re going camping or hiking anytime soon, or if you just want a small speaker for the shower.

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Manufacture Description

Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
Ultra-optimized version of Bluetooth that consumes less energy and delivers crystal clear sound. Pairs with most Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Strong Inner Bass Design
Outfitted with 3W driver and passive bass radiator provide strong and high-quality audio reproduction. With clear treble in an unparalleled pitch range.

Doubles As a Shower Speaker
Listen to your favourite tunes while showering and still be able to control all the functions without having to step out of the shower.

Fashion Rock Solid Design 
Comfortable feeling with soft rubber covering. Durable aluminum speaker mesh lasts long. The well-structured rock solid design can prevent considerable damage and ensure non-stop music playing.

Experience Your Tunes In High Definition
Features a large speaker cavity for excellent sound, this tiny but powerful speaker can fill any room with rich audio and clear and crisp music.

Worry-Free Warranty
At SVINZ, we believe in our products. That’s why we back them all with an 12-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.

What You Get
1 x Svinz SBT007 Bluetooth Speaker
1 x USB Power Cable
1 x 3.5mm Audio Cable
1 x Lanyard
1 x User Guide

Review: GoTron Latest Bluetooth V3.0 5W Stereo Speaker

Review

A great little speaker. It looks great, with a rubberised surround that makes it easy to grip when wet, and the plastic aqua frame looks great. It has all the buttons you need to control your music which means you won’t ever be reaching for your phone which is always a bonus. The suction cup on the back of this is very strong, and the speaker remained solidly fastened wherever I stuck it. Also, the fact that it uses MicroUSB for charging is great as it means you’ve probably got spare charging cables scattered about.

The sound quality is really good, especially when you consider the size of the speaker. Once I hooked it up inside the cubicle of my shower I was pretty blown away by the volume and quality it could output. It’s definitely something that you could just carry around the house and stick onto a surface while cleaning etc.

The device is very portable. It’s lightweight and also comes with a clip so you can fasten it to a belt or bag making it ideal for camping. Charge time I got around 4 hours which is pretty good.

All in all this is a pretty good speaker which serves a fair few purposes. Definitely worth checking out.

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Manufacture Description

Specification:
Bluetooth 3.0
Playback time: 4-6 hours
Charging time: 3 hours
Battery: 3.7V/500 MAH
Connection range: up to 30 feet
Frequency Response: 120Hz-22 KHz

1. Great for Outdoors and Shower
The silicone cases and interface design ensure Shockproof, Dustproof Waterproof, level up to IP65, can be used under harsh environment (such as, outdoor and shower)

2. Enjoy Crystal Clear Sound
Support A2DP and it’s 5W speaker, so give you much better quality stereo experience (Just as the picture show that most of the popular Waterproof speaker just have 3W speaker)
3. Free Your Hands
No matter enjoy bathroom or outdoors time, the double built-in MIC and hands-free function can let you enjoy wonderful music without the hassle of long cable and set free your hand from answering a call

4. Impressive & Friendly Design
-Detachable suction and Aluminum alloy metal hook offer you convenience to hang and attach it to anywhere you want.
-After 15 minutes without any operation since you powered on, the product will shut down automatically.

5. For Every Place, For Every Devices.
-You can use this item at home, office, car, outdoors etc.
-It supports any Bluetooth-enabled devices such as iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy/Note/tablet, HTC and so on), PDA, tablet PC, iPad, Mac Air, MP3 players, PCs, laptops, etc.

What is included:
1xMini Speaker
1x Camping Snap Hook
1x USB charge cable 50cm
1x Suction cup
1x User Manual

 

Review: GoTron Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Shower Speaker

Review

This is a nice little compact speaker that also packs a good bit of sound. It’s nothing mind blowing, but it’s perfect if you’re the kind of person who enjoys a bit of music or radio in the shower. It also handles calls, so if you’re always on the phone you won’t need to worry about water damaging your phone! Pretty handy, although the noise of the shower could be a little off putting to the person on the other end of the line.

Design wise this is a nice speaker. It’s pretty minimal, small, and feels durable enough that if it fell it wouldn’t just smash. On the top you have all the controls you need to switch tracks, change volume, or handle calls. The charger isn’t microUSB which is a bit of a shame as it means if the included charger is lost or broken then you’ll be a little stuck. I also found that the suction cup on the back wasn’t the most reliable and the speaker would often slide down the shower.

For the price you can’t go wrong. It’s a nice bit of kit and does as advertised. A worthwhile purchase if you just want something that you can listen to when in the shower.

Manufacture Description

Sing Like Never Before
For those that like to sing a cappella in the shower, now you can invite the whole band. The Bluetooth Shower Speaker is a wireless speaker with superior audio playback. Easy pairing means it’s simple to connect to a wide range of Bluetooth audio devices. With a water resistant casing and extra strong suction cap, this speaker can be enjoyed in the shower, bathtub, beach, or boat.

No More Call Waiting
For those that double their phone as a music player, the speaker won’t stop you from answering calls. Rather than drown out a ringing phone, you will be greeted with an incoming call announcement. If you’re relaxing in the bath or had a dip in the pool and are too wet to answer, the built in microphone allows you to chat without getting your phone wet.

Water Resistant
While commonly used in wet areas, you will find that the silica suction cap can stick to almost any flat surface – wet or dry. As a water resistant speaker with an IPx4 rating, it is protected from small amounts of splashing water. Try it next time you’re in the shower or take it with you on your next fishing trip.

Connect and Enjoy
No wires, cables, installations, or a bulky unit, the Bluetooth Shower Speaker is small, wireless, and ready to go. Hit the pairing button and instantly connect to a wide range of Bluetooth enabled devices like smartphones, tablets, MP3’s and MP4’s. Wireless music is just a tap away.

Package Listing
1 x SEGURO Bluetooth Shower Speaker
1 x USB to DC Charging Cable
1 x User Guide

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Review: Fifine Bluetooth Speaker A9

I’m not really sure what I was expecting from this speaker, but at this price point I was not expecting this! Normally around this price you get something small, that distorts at louder volumes and doesn’t have much range, so imagine my surprise when I unboxed this beasty!

The design is pretty plain, but it feels premium and well built. There’s a good bit of weight behind it and everything about it just felt good. Powering on and pairing is an absolute breeze and I was connected within seconds of hitting that power switch.

As soon as I started playing music I was pretty blown away by the quality. Although it is a little lacking in bass the louder you go, the range was fantastic, even at full volume. It easily fills a decent sized room and it doesn’t distort at louder volumes. Compared to anything else I’ve been sent, even higher priced speakers, this is the king! The sound quality is just awesome.

The ports on the back are all welcome ones. We have a memory card slot, aux in, and USB. Basically this covers every form of connection you could require. On the front there is a microphone button that allows you to handle calls through the speaker, and on top we have the usual play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and volume up and down.

The speaker is shown with the little leather strap handle. For those who aren’t a fan you can easily remove this by unscrewing the bolts on the side. It’s really easy to do and allows for that little bit of customisation.

Seriously, for this price the speaker is just superb. I’d definitely recommend this as you won’t find better unless you slash a fair bit more cash!

Review: VicTsing Quad Core Android Smart TV Box

So here’s an interesting device. With the smart TV market heating up, there are more and more devices finding their way into consumers hands. Of course we’ve all heard of the big brands like the Amazon Fire TV, and the Apple TV, so what room does that leave for other, smaller, brands?

Well, apparently there is room! I personally use an Amazon TV box and I love it, so when I booted this device up I had some pretty high expectations. The first thing that struck me was the custom launcher installed on the device, something that I didn’t expect to find. I thought it would just ship with plain old Android, making it difficult to use as a TV box, but the custom launcher makes using this with a remote an absolute breeze.

The box comes pre-loaded with media streaming apps such as Netflix and there are plenty more available from the Google Play store (a bit of advice, when I first logged into the Play Store it didn’t work, however once I updated it, it worked perfectly).

Content looked great when streamed from Netflix, with sound and picture quality rivaling the big names, and having access to the Google Play Store gives users a huge range of content. Basically, if you can get something on your phone then you’ll find it on this device.

There are some issues with this device, but they are to be expected at such a low price. First thing, and it’s not a huge gripe, but the box itself is incredibly light, to the point that if you knock a cable it will go flying. The remote it comes packaged with needs clear line of sight, we really are talking direct line with no obstacles. I thought the remote had stopped working, but it was just not pointed direct at the box.

To be honest this is worth checking out. Granted, the user interface isn’t quite as nice as the big name TV boxes out there, but for the price you can’t go wrong. If all you’re after is streaming TV and Movies to your big screen then this is worth giving a go. The cons are relatively minimal, and there really are plenty of great points!

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