Review: Snugg Surface Pro 3 Case

I picked this up after getting my Surface Pro 3 and I’m glad that I did. The case looks and feels great and offers enough room to fit the Surface with all of its accessories attached (keyboard and Surface Pen)

At first I was concerned that the case wouldn’t fit right considering it was advertised as having room for the Surface and its keyboard. However its a great fit, not overly large like some other cases I tired. This was made for the Surface, not just a generic case that fits everything ‘around’ that size.

There’s a second pouch on the back of the case for slotting papers or other slim devices in and on the front there’s a business/credit card sized slot.

The case is basic, but looks great and feels fantastic.

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Review: Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

So, this is one of those essential accessories that Microsoft Surface users will want with their shiny tablet/laptop hybrid. It’s advertised as being a must have, something that transforms your tablet from just being a tablet, into a fantastic portable laptop. The question is how well does it do that?

I’m in two minds about this keyboard. On the one hand, it is a must have, there’s no denying this, but it’s not a great keyboard and it’s definitely not good value for money. The form factor and design is spot on, and the ease in which it attaches and detaches from the Surface makes switching between tablet and laptop an absolute breeze.

The keyboard is thin and flimsy though, it flexes far too much which can make lengthy typing a pain. The key spacing is also a little odd, with there being no real gaps between keys which will lead to a fair few duplicate key presses.

I love the fact that you can either lay the keyboard flat, or, by using the magnet it can clip against the Surface’s lower screen so that it sits at a slight angle. This makes typing easier, but unfortunately the dreaded flexing kicks in.

It was also a nicer design choice to allow users to decide if they want to clip the Surface pen to the keyboard or not. In the box you’ll find a pen loop which has a peel off stick tab. You can then decide if, and where you want to attach the loop and store your pen. This is good if you don’t want to use the Surface pen as it means you won’t have a random loop attached to your keyboard. However the loop has dropped off a few times now.

One thing that is very hit and miss is the trackpad. Now you could forgive Microsoft, considering this is attached to a touchscreen device, but a good trackpad makes all the difference. Unfortunately this isn’t a good trackpad. It’s ok, but it seems intermittent. Sensitivity seems all over the place, responsiveness isn’t spot on, and within a few days the finish around the trackpad had started to wear down.

Speaking of finish, I love the cyan! I also really like the feel of the keyboard, but the material does get dirty and worn down very quickly. I’m not convinced that this will last very long which is very disappointing.

So is the keyboard worth it? Well, yes and no. If you have a Surface Pro 3 then you will probably find yourself benefiting from this accessory. Just be aware, it’s not good value for money and it’s not really very good, with far too many flaws. Fingers crossed Microsoft will bring us a better keyboard dock style accessory later down the line. For now, this is what we are left with.

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Review: iPad Air 2 Case ESR Illustrators Series

Although the design of this case isn’t my style, I’ve got to admit it looks nice and my wife loves it. The pictures are subtle and well designed, and the colours are great. The overall quality is exceptionally high end and functionality wise you can’t go wrong. The case is also nice and compact, without being too thick or adding too much weight.

The case itself will lock and unlock your iPad when closing and opening it which comes in very handy. It’s also a perfect fit for my iPad Air 2, clipping nicely into place and holding the device tightly in place.

One thing that I like most about this case is the ability to rotate the iPad so you can either stand it up landscape or portrait. After using the apple magnetic case this is definitely welcome, especially when typing documents.

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Review: DBPOWER HD 720p Wireless Endoscope 8.5mm 2 Megapixels

Now here’s something I never thought I’d own. When I received this item to begin my review I couldn’t really think what to do with it, but after putting my mind to it I came up with all sorts. The first thing was to locate my stylus that I lost down the side of my leather arm chair. I’d been hopelessly searching for the stylus for a while, but I wasn’t really sure where it had gone. Now armed with my new toy I was able to locate the missing stylus and finally retrieve it! Score one for my new endoscope.

Upon opening the box up you’re greeted by something that looks like it’s jumped straight out of Half Life. The orange and black design looks pretty good and the plastic finish actually feels nice and is easy to hold. In the box you’ll find the unit itself, software for use on a PC, a carrying case, and clips to hold your mobile device in place. Please note there are no batteries included which can be a pain if you don’t have any around the house, so make sure you grab some when you order this, you will need 4x AA.

Putting the unit together is easy and I was surprised that the holster to fasten a mobile device to the unit could house even my Nexus 6, which is a massive 6 inch screen. So any of you out there who have moved over to large screened phones won’t have to worry about size being an issue!

Once it is all up and running you will need to visit the App Store or Play Store, depending on whether you use Android or iOS. Download the WiFi Endoscope App and you’re away and ready to play. The app is easy and simple to use and gives you the option of recording video and taking photos, saving these to the mobile device which can come in handy later. This is not just a view, but lets you save the video for later use!

Quality wise, the images look good and with the added torch function on the endoscope you don’t really have to worry about low light. The camera is also waterproof (although the units body is not) which comes in handy if you’re exploring drains etc.

So is this worth while? Depends if you need it I guess. I personally didn’t think I would, but once I got my hands on the device I found plenty of uses for it. If you are after something like this, then you can;t go wrong here. The quality is great and the ease of use is fantastic. Worth checking out!

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Review: YESSBON Universal Soft-Touch 13/13.3-Inch Laptop Case

The case I used was the black and grey Macbook pro 13 inch case. It feels good and looks premium, so you can’t go too far wrong with the design. There are two sets of popper buttons on either side of the case, allowing you to close it with two levels of tightness. This is handy if you fill the case up with your Macbook and other gadgets (which it has plenty of slots for)

The most pleasing part about this case was this it offered plenty of room for my Macbook, but also other compartments for additional gadgets such as my tablet and mobile phone. As mentioned above, the two levels of tightness when closing the case helps to prevent this from feeling cramped and allows for additional protection for all of your portable devices.

My only criticism of the case is that it feels just a tiny bit too large for the Macbook as there is just a little room for it to slide around while in the case. It’s not a deal breaker and won’t take away from the protection, but it does mean the case takes up more room in your bag which is a shame.

Apart from that one criticism this is a pretty good case, especially when you consider the low end price. For the cost, you get a great deal of style and quality and can’t go too far wrong. Definitely worth picking up, especially if you’re the kind of person who carries multiple gadgets on the go!

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Review: Swees® New Version 25600mAh

I’ve reviewed my fair share of portable battery’s but this has to be the big daddy of them all! Now don’t get me wrong, it isn’t as portable as some devices out there, in fact it’s on the large size, but it packs a lot of juice.

The device will offer plenty of charges for one of your gadgets, or even multiple gadgets. I charge mine throughout the day, then over night charge my phone, tablet, and smart watch. This is the perfect companion for those with multiple gadgets that need charging on the go.

The battery lives by my bed as I have no plugs there. This is exceptionally handy for charging my devices by my bed which I haven’t been able to do before.

On the go the battery packs enough juice to ensure that I won’t run out of power on any of my portable gadgets. Other battery packs will give me a couple of charges, but this beast gives me an awful lot more!

It looks and feels fantastic. It’s relatively slim despite the battery capacity, smooth and compact.The battery pack does tend to get a little hot when charging all of my gadgets, but that’s understandable.

If you’ve got a bit of spare space while traveling around and power consumption is an issue for you then this is the power pack you’re looking for!

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Aukey Portable Battery Review

This is a product that is not only extremely handy to own, but it also looks fantastic! The first thing that struck me after receiving my package was how nicely this device is presented. The packaging and box is like something you’d expect from Apple, sleek and well put together. You get to open it all up, slowly getting to the product itself.

It comes with a nice little case that is a good fit for the device itself, which also has a small pouch on the front to store the very flexible USB cable that comes included.

The device charges from Micro USB, so it’s universal with no need to carry around a spare charger for your device. Oddly with other portable chargers I’ve used in the past they have had chargers such as Mini USB or their own, which becomes a bit of a hindrance. This device however does not suffer from that issue.

The device has a standard USB port for charging your devices and charges your gadgets very quickly. I used it with my iPad Air and my android devices. For my phones I was able to get 3-4 charges and my iPad got a single charge. There was no slow down in charging which is fantastic and this comes in very handy for on the go charging,

The charger is sleek, its rubberised finish almost perfect as it doesn’t slide everywhere and also allows for you to put your phone on top without it sliding off. That might sound like an odd plus point but the charger is almost the perfect size to rest my phone on, so it was nice knowing that if I accidentally knocked my phone it would go sliding away.

The cable that is included is a nice touch as it is very flexible. It’s not like the ones you get included with your gadgets which makes storage easy but also using your device while it is on charge is exceptionally easy.

The small LED lights display how much juice is left in your charger, helping to prevent you getting caught unaware, avoiding times when you might run completely out. This is extremely handy.

Compared to other similar products this is the best I’ve used. It’s functional but absolutely premium. It looks and feels great and the additional case and USB cable really complete the package. For those who are running out of juice on the go, this is an absolute must have!