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Inspect-a-Gadget

We look at the latest technology gadgets and consumer tech toys and what they can offer to business IT.

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  • Huawei MateBook 14 review: ultraportable powerhouse

    Adrian Bridgwater 23 Nov 2020
  • All laptops are pretty much the same today, right?  Open the packaging and you get your basic clamshell unit, a power cable and adapter, a little warranty leaflet that you leave in the back of the ...

  • EPOS | Sennheiser gaming headsets: GSP 370 & GSP 670

    Adrian Bridgwater 17 Nov 2020
  • Let’s go back to basics and step back in time. When you’ve had a pair of (now considered ‘retro’) Sennheiser headphones in your teens (example shown here) the experience tends to leave you with a ...

  • Microsoft Xbox Series X & S review

    Adrian Bridgwater 11 Nov 2020
  • The Inspect-a-Gadget team elves are a confirmed bunch of gamers.  Having started gaming life with TV Pong games back in the late 1970s and then graduating to the Atari 2600 in the 1980s, we’ve also ...

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

    Adrian Bridgwater 06 Nov 2020
  • A new Huawei smartphone is always a bit of an occasion - and it’s usually an occasion that comes with the top brass from HQ flying into town to book out London’s ExCeL centre with an accompanying ...

  • HONOR Watch GS Pro rugged smartwatch 

    Adrian Bridgwater 29 Oct 2020
  • Are you a so-called ‘urban adventurer’ at heart? That’s what Huawei sub-brand company Honor wants you to be with its latest smartwatch.  Actually, you could be an office-based user (oh okay, it’s ...

  • Down the encryption tunnel with NordVPN 

    Adrian Bridgwater 19 Oct 2020
  • The lion’s share of the product analysis carried out by Inspect-a-Gadget is typically hardware-based. They’re things, devices, tools, machines and extensions i.e. the focus here is gadgets - that’s ...

  • SSD hard disk series: OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual with 3-port Hub 

    Adrian Bridgwater 08 Oct 2020
  • The more complex and high-end a product, the more complex, convoluted and potentially cumbersome the install and usage experience. That would be the general summation of many of the devices we’ve ...

  • SSD hard disk series: Western Digital ArmorLock 

    Adrian Bridgwater 07 Oct 2020
  • We’re conscientious souls here in the Inspect-A-Gadget lab i.e. we like to back-up.  With a couple of aging PCs that have been put through their paces (and ejected from a couple of airport scanner ...

  • Supersize me: The Infinix Zero 8 6.85-inch smartphone

    Adrian Bridgwater 02 Oct 2020
  • The trouble with smartphones - apart from the fact that some people drop them and break the screen, lose them in taxi cabs or generally misplace them throughout day-to-day life - is that they’re ...

  • Jabra Speak 750: the 'sound' of the new normal

    Adrian Bridgwater 30 Sep 2020
  • Here inside the (socially distanced) Inspect-a-Gadget test lab, we know Jabra for its high-usability form factor earphones and earbuds. But now, in 2020, we are indeed socially distanced, so Jabra ...

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