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LIFX Beam Review: Actual Smart Lights

LIFX beam review
For years, I've liked the potential of smart lights. Like, they should be awesome but using your phone to turn on and off a light is a bit crap. You've got to be smart about how you use your smart light. Honestly, this review gets easier to understand as we go. I've been testing out the LIFX...

OnePlus 5 Review: OnePlus 5 Equals Mobile Happiness

Having lived with the new OnePlus 5 for a month now, I feel I'm ready to give it a proper no holds barred review. Like many others, for years I've been a slave to two mobile devices; one for work, one for personal use. Working in the telecoms industry for the last 19 years and the nature of the...

Enod Audio Wireless Earbuds Review: Incredible Sound and Value

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You'd think that being close to technology and playing with gadgets all the time would lead to it all becoming a little stagnant. Yet I'm still taken aback by how fast technology moves on a regular basis. Last year, just after testing the Sony WH-1000MX2, and being mighty impressed by them, I bought the Sony WF-1000X. Great sound quality, but...

Huawei FreeBuds 3i Review: €99 For Excellence

I was a driven anti-AirPod guy. I was against everything they stood for. The death of the headphone jack, the commercial monster that is Apple and the style of them. Everything irked me. Then, I realised it was time to say goodbye to the headphone jack. Apple actually builds some pretty great products. And the design of...

Smart Helmet Review: Livall BH51M Neo Packed With Features

livall BH51 NEO review
It's a bit of a cliche but cycling is going through a bit of a golden age in Ireland right now. People are flooding to bikes to avoid public transport. It's nothing but great news and I've been keeping my eye on some tech for cyclists. In the coming weeks, I'll be checking out a few bits...

HP Spectre x360 13 Review: The Realistic Windows Alternative to MacBook

hp spectre x360 13 review
When I was younger, I used to turn my nose up at Apple devices. Overpriced and oversimplified software sitting on underused hardware. I still feel that way about iPhone, but I have a MacBook Pro and an iPad. They're probably two of my favourite gadgets. They work so well. Which left me a little worried when HP sent over...

Go Outside And Play: Six Things To See In Ireland

go outside and play carl mullan
Over the past few years, I’ve spent a handful of weekends touring Ireland. It’s really not enough because every single time I do take the time, I say “it’s the most amazing country to explore”. Do I though? Do I f…. That’s why RTÉ’s new mini docuseries really peaked my interest. I’ve watched Go Outside and Play on RTÉ...

Google Home in Ireland: Review and Complete Buyers Guide

google home launch ireland
It's taken a shocking amount of time, but Google has finally launched their smart assistant range in Ireland. Earlier this year, Amazon began officially supporting their range of Echo smart assistants too. With Google's announcement today that the Google Home and Home Mini are now on sale in Ireland, the stage is set for Google and Amazon to go...

Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II: Noise-Cancelling Headphones Review

Over the past twelve months, I've come to appreciate a good pair of headphones. It started with the jaw-dropping Sony WH-1000MX2's that I reviewed earlier this year. That made me realise that not all headphones are created equal. Which got me thinking. Aren't Bose supposed to be the market leader in noise-cancelling headphones? I got myself the Bose Quiet...

Marshall Uxbridge Smart Speaker Review: Guitars And Google Home

marshall uxbridge smart speaker
It feels like you can buy anything and everything with a Google Assistant built into it now. Looking around my sitting room, I have a Google Assistant-powered soundbar, a Google Home in the kitchen and Google Nest Wifi which has an assistant in the bedroom too. In such a small space adding another smart speaker meant it...