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Amazon Fire TV Cube Review: Alexa, hide the remote

PROS Alexa makes a capable media navigator Setup is straightforward Still get many of Alexa’s other Skills Competitively priced CONS Not a fully-fledged Echo IR

Pure Siesta Home Review

Pros  Big, bold sound  Diverse features  Very clear, big display Cons  Bass not as deep as some wireless speakers  USB charge sockets are weak Key

Sonos Beam vs Sonos Playbar: What’s the difference?

Sonos announced a new smart speaker, the Sonos Beam. The new device is half the price of existing Playbar, it’s previously offering for boosting your TV’s sound. What

Sonos Beam first look: The smart soundbar to rule them all?

Key Features Review Price: £399/$399 HDMI ARC Amazon Alexa support Google Assistant support (soon) Apple Airplay 2 support (soon) Sonos Beam smart soundbar – what

20 Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: The best speakers tested and reviewed

In this review we take a look at the best Bluetooth speakers of 2018 for any budget that deliver really good sound performance, durability and

Moobox Wireless IP Camera + Moobox Hub Review

We get hands-on with the wire-free Moobox Security Cam and the Moobox Hub to find out whether a small startup can compete against the likes

Just don’t buy that smart speaker

Alexa isn’t eavesdropping on your every conversation, secretly sharing them with whoever it likes, but even if it was there’s an easy way to avoid

Nissan Altima Edition ONE reservations launch June 15

Nissan is gearing up for the launch of the all-new Nissan Altima sedan. To celebrate the all-new vehicle, Nissan is offering a special launch version

Tribit XSound Go review: Portable sound but a little thin on bass

Overall the sound is nicely balanced, and the bass is decent. If you like big, punchy bass you will probably need a bigger speaker. NAILED

JLab Rewind Wireless Retro review: Calling all ’80s kids

POSITIVES 12-hour battery life Virtual assistant access Lightweight Fun, throwback design NEGATIVES Excessive sound leakage Inoperable app No volume controls Obstructed charging port BOTTOM LINE

Aukey GH-S5 RGB Gaming Headset Review

I’ve been testing the Aukey GH-S5 Virtual 7.1-Channel RGB Gaming Headset quite extensively over the last week, and for a budget headset, I must admit…

Ring Floodlight Cam vs Maximus Camera Floodlight Comparison

Ring’s Floodlight Cam and the Maximus Camera Floodlight are two of TechHive’s top picks for outdoor smart home surveillance. They’re both great choices, but there

Google I/O 2018 Preview: Everything you need to know

Google I/O 2018: Keynote news, rumours, dates and all you need to know Google is set to take to the stage at its annual I/O

Rowkin Surge Charge review: Great sound with a few issues

The Rowkin Surge Charge have a very good bass response and an overall great sound. NAILED IT Great sound Great bass Adjustable fit Calls sound

Joyroom P1 Ultrathin Earhook Bluetooth Earphone REVIEW

PROS Very cost-effective Lightweight and comfortable Secure when wearing CONS Generic packaging isn’t very protective Low-quality audio, especially on phone calls Instructions incomplete A creatively

AirPort alternatives: Our top 4 Mesh WiFi systems

Apple may be killing its AirPort router family, but there are some great mesh networking replacements that promise just as much convenience but even more speed.

LG WK7 ThinQ speaker hand-on review: LG’s speaker has the smarts

With smart speakers taking many of the tech headlines in 2017, it’s no surprise to find that LG wants a slice of this pie in 2018. Say hello to

Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and Home Assistant Pack review: A middling tablet is a poor Alexa speaker

It’s safe to say that Android tablets will never be a thing. It’s safer to say the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus and the Home

2019 Toyota Avalon: 5 things you should know

Toyota is betting big on the 2019 Avalon, debuting controversial new styling, lashings of cabin tech, a frugal hybrid, and safety features you might otherwise

Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier review: Ingenious design, lacklustre performance

Pros Intelligent design IoT enabled with app support Doubles as a fan with good airflow Easily replaceable filter Cons Slow air purification and odour removal Body

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

Pros  Excellent video quality  Powerful face-recognition  High-quality cloud service with Nest Aware Cons  May need professional installation  Scheduling doesn’t work with location detection Key Features

Havit M22 review: Rugged, outdoor Bluetooth speaker with dual 10W drivers

The Havit M22 Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker offers pretty decent bang for your buck as long as your device has an equalizer to ramp up the

Best Bluetooth speakers under $100

What can you do with $100? You can get some great Bluetooth speakers Bluetooth speakers under $100 are hard to shop for. Most people don’t mind

Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better

The beauty about Google allowing its voice-controlled Assistant to be added to third-party speakers and headphones is great for multiple reasons: it widens the market

JBL Link 300 review: A smart value

POSITIVES FLAC and WAV support Far-field voice recognition Google Assistant integration Great value Good sound NEGATIVES No aptX support Must be plugged in BOTTOM LINE

Motorola Focus 68 Review

Pros  Low cost  Decent mobile app Cons  Sound-detection triggers constantly  Poor website  Image quality is so-so Key Features Built-in microphone and speaker 720p sensor 110-degree

Bose On-Ear Wireless review : Materials make these light in the bag, while the price makes them heavy on the wallet

POSITIVES Comfortable Battery life Portable Great virtual assistant access Connect two devices simultaneously NEGATIVES Poor noise isolation Dubious durability Unstable Bose Connect app BOTTOM LINE

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo showdown

With the launch of the Apple HomePod, and pending the launch of a Bixby speaker, if there will ever be one, the major pieces on

Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: The 15 you should consider

Offering a quick and easy way to stream music from your phone or tablet, Bluetooth speakers are an essential purchase for any music fan who’s

nCube Home Review

Pros  Unifies control of multiple devices into one app  Smart automation via ‘Cubes’ routines Cons  Manufacturer-provided apps are generally better  Slightly buggy interface at times