Echogear Outlet Shelf review: A brilliant, if not always practical, shelving idea

should be “For everything there are two purposes.” The company’s Outlet Shelf is a working example. Why should an electrical outlet just supply electricity? Why not wrap a shelf around it to hold the thing you’re supplying electricity to? It’s a genius idea, even if it’s not quite as practical as the company’s photographs make it look. I say […]

Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 review: A waterproof e-reader worthy of your consideration

Amazon Kindle owners have it pretty good. With a massive library of current bestsellers, old favorites, academic publications, comics, and magazines to choose from, there’s little chance of ever coming up short of something to read, especially when you throw Kindle Unlimited and the ability to share purchased books with members of your family into […]

Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather station review: The Cadillac of home weather stations is showing its age

Davis Instruments was putting accurate, near pro-grade weather stations in the hands of consumers for years before the personal weather station became a household gadget. Well, things have changed, and Davis is no longer the only worthy option. If you read my recent My AcuRite review, you know that Davis has strong competition. The Vantage Vue is the consumer-centric station from […]

Nubia Z17 mini Review

Nubia has been busy filling up the budget and mid-range smartphone markets this past couple of months. The last offering that we reviewed was the Z11 mini S (Review), which featured an excellent set of cameras and very good all-round performance. The Z17 mini aims to tick some of the boxes left unchecked by the Z11 mini S. […]

Yu Yureka Black Review

Yu Televentures, a subsidiary of Micromax, made its debut in the Indian smartphone market at the beginning of 2015 and can be credited with kicking off a price war in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment. The first few phones from the online-exclusive brand were the original Yu Yureka, Yu Yuphoria, and Yu Yureka Plus, which showed […]

Kitchen gadgets review: mini chopper – a tool to shred both prejudice and vegetables

The first thing the mini-chopper shreds is my prejudice. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian What? Taylor’s Eye Witness Mini Chopper (£9, cookshopclearance.co.uk). Recoil-started, tri-tiered mini-blades, engaged by drive shaft mounted on a lidded bowl. Shreds veg. Why? Sometimes a bigger chopper just isn’t worth the clean-up. Well? It’s hard to make the case for […]

Halo Wars 2 review – exciting revival of the real-time strategy game

Halo Wars 2 … plenty of shock and awe in its arsenal. Photograph: Microsoft View more sharing options Shares 58 Comments 92 Mike Anderiesz Thursday 16 February 2017 10.07 GMTLast modified on Thursday 16 February 2017 11.47 GMT Few genres have fallen from grace quite as fast as the real-time strategy (RTS). It’s now nearly a decade […]