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Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 Review


Last year, I had the pleasure of testing the ‘Soundbook’, a portable Bluetooth/NFC speaker by British manufacturer Bayan Audio. I praised the device for its beautiful and practical aesthetic design, intuitive control, impressive audio delivery and reasonable price tag. One year on, I have been invited to sample Bayan Audio’s latest incarnation, the ‘Soundbook X3’. Can the X3 live up to the hype and expectation earned by last year’s portable speaker? At a more expensive £249.99, is the X3 a practical investment? Read on to find out more. Read the rest of this entry »


In Memoriam: Atari Flashback Mini 7800


Let me take you back in time to the 1980s when the Atari (7800) was released; the console was to be one of the most important of its time as it revolutionised the gaming industry which was in its early stages of development.

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Bayan Audio launches Soundbook GO


Bayan Audio has just launched its latest wireless speaker – the ultra-portable Soundbook Go. The Soundbook Go has been designed to be used on the road and weighs less than 500g. Bayan also hasn’t skimped on the Go’s speakers (3 of them to be exact) outputting 15 watts of stereo audio.

Other features include: 9 hours of continuous use, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC a micro USB to charge the device via a laptop or smartphone as well as a neat smart cover which turns on the device on when opened and off when closed. It also features as a stand for the device!


The Soundbook Go comes in four colours and will be available to buy this week from Amazon, Selfridges and Dixons airport stores priced at £79.99.

Watch out for our review over the next few weeks

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Sennheiser/Adidas PMX 685i Sports Headset Review


The ‘PMX 685i Sports’ headset is the result of a collaborative partnership between the audio giant Sennheiser and the Adidas sports brand. Their objective was to create a headset for the more ‘active’ user, which provides a comfortable and secure fit, sweat and water-resistance and the ability for the user to stay aware of the surrounding environment (e.g. oncoming cars).

So, how does the PMX 685i shape up? We took to the gym to find out!

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Sponsored Article: Mobile Printing On the Rise


2013 saw over 20 million people in the UK using a tablet and research firm eMarketer predicts that by 2017 half the population will own one making tablets a real “mass-market device”. These astounding figures mean that new peripherals will need to be created with tablets and smartphones in mind and one of the things at the top of a lot of peoples lists is the printer. Read the rest of this entry »