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Over the last decade hardware prices have continued to fall while technology continues to drive forward. New devices are arriving regularly that save time and resources, or allow you to present yourself or your product better than the rest.

Review: Pebble Time Steel

pebble time steel gold strapSince a little company from Cupertino launched their own smart watch everyone is comparing any other offering to it, but the Pebble watch was initially one of the first on the market, launching on Kickstarter back in June 2014 and smashing the record for the most funded campaign. Roll forward to February 2015 and Pebble courted controversy by launching the next iteration - the Pebble Time and Time Steel - via the crowd funding site, despite being an established business. It too smashed the funding record, gaining $20m. Now that Time Steels are being delivered (albeit three months late) are they any good and can they compete with the Apple Watch?

Review: Nomad ChargeKey for Apple Lightning

The Nomad Chargekey was one of my first crowd-funded purchase on Indiegogo back in 2013. The campaign was a roaring success, generating $172,000, beating its campaign target of $50,000nomad chargekey review by 345%. So what happened after the campaign finished and the company delivered the goods? And is it any good?

Gecko Smart Tag review

Geckotop1. V362443460 The Gecko tag is one of several crowd-funded campaigns that I've personally funded, receiving 270% over-funding on top of its target of $50,000, but is it more of a gimic and does it even work?

Review: Sony HDR-HC1E High Definition Video Camcorder

2006 will be the year of high definition. Many broadcaster already film in HD, and the (UK) broadcaster launching their HD services in 2006, and Microsoft and Sony are furthering the HD cause with the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 alike. So the natural progression is that people will also want to start filming in HD.

Until now high definition camcorders required the remortgaging of body parts, however Sony has launched the HC1 which comes in at the price of a high end standard DV camcorder - around £1500.

Review: Epson CX5200 printer/copier/scanner

Epson Stylus CX5200 printerIn any small office with a single photocopier there s the inevitable queue, especially when someone wants to copy a dozen reports and you only want a single copy. Many low cost scanner now provide an easy copy facility, but it is only recently that all-in-one scanner/printers have started to match standard inkjet printers in terms of price.