Prestigio Emporio ION 330 nettop review

You may remember that we went to visit Prestigio a while back (you have been paying attention, haven’t you?) and saw some of their range of brand “lifestyle” goods, targeting men aged 30-50. Although some of this range was simply leather USB keys and mice emblazoned with Ferrari logos (I’m under 30 so am blind … Continue reading Prestigio Emporio ION 330 nettop review

Acer Revo 100: Nettop and multimedia functionality

We seem to spend more time in our house connecting up various gadgets and gizmos than actually enjoying them, so anything that makes multimedia playing easier gets an automatic tick in my book. So on paper, at least, the multimedia nettop, the Acer Revo 100, sounds like a good idea. How does it work? Well, … Continue reading Acer Revo 100: Nettop and multimedia functionality

IOGEAR’s HTPC wireless keyboards: A new type of remote control?

As technology and gadgets are becoming progressively smaller, the latest device to get a miniature makeover is a wireless keyboard – or two to be precise – designed to making navigating your HTPC a more luxurious experience. The GKM571R and the GKM581R are elegantly designed, the former so elegant in fact that it can fit … Continue reading IOGEAR’s HTPC wireless keyboards: A new type of remote control?

Preparing for the digital handover: the best of the set-top boxes

It all started off with a trial in the small Welsh communities of Ferryside and Llansteffan. 500 properties switched over to digital television in 2005, way before anyone else did, as part of a Government trial. Next was the Copeland area in the Borders in 2007. And now in 2010, BBC One and Two, ITV, … Continue reading Preparing for the digital handover: the best of the set-top boxes