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Google Nest Wifi Pro Review: Simple But Effective Mesh System

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Google Nest Wifi Pro Review: Simple But Effective Mesh System

Google has offered a mesh network system for a while now, having started with Google Wifi and then progressing to the more feature-packed Nest Wifi solution after its acquisiiton of the smart home brand.

The one thing that ties them together though is simplicity – both are easy to install and use, especially in comparison with some others on the market.

The standard Nest Wifi mesh system, for example, is a particularly simple option for those who want stable Wi-Fi around their home but little of the fuss. Peer products can often be more customisable and even perform a tad better, but few are as user-friendly. Now Google has gone one better, with its fastest, most simple to set up system yet – the Nest Wifi Pro. But, as it’s also its priciest, does it bring enough to the table to justify the extra spend?

In all honesty, the Nest Wifi Pro does lack a couple of features that would elevate it to a must-buy – built-in Google Assistant support being the most obvious ommission. But, in our experience it does the basics well. It provides more stable internet connectivity and faster data speeds, with fewer points needed to create a robust mesh coverage.

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There are other solutions from different brands on the market, many around the same price, and some of them offer even speedier access still, but few are as simple to set up and use. Hardcore tech heads won’t be so impressed by the options on offer in the Google Home app, but many others who just want to unbox a device and have it up and running within 20-30 minutes will be more than happy.

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Add to this the fact that we’ve not had an issue with any device we’ve connected to the system, and that its Matter certification should make future smart home compatibilty even more seamless and invisible, we think you can’t go far wrong with the Nest Wifi Pro.

Compatibility and setup

  • Installation through Google Home app
  • Matter, Thread, Bluetooth Low Energy support
  • WPA3 encryption
  • Not compatible with existing Google Wifi / Nest Wifi mesh systems

One thing we’ll get out of the way from the off is that the Nest Wifi Pro system is not compatible with Google’s other mesh options. Although you can run a hybrid set up of standard Google and Nest Wifi points, Nest Wifi Pro points will only create a mesh network with one another. So you have to take that into account when deciding to invest in an upgrade.

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That came as somewhat a shock to us, in fact, as we have run a five point system for a while, made up of a Nest Wifi router and four legacy Google Wifi units dotted around the home. This was necessary to ensure a stable, blanket wireless connection upstairs, downstairs and in a garden office.

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This Right Deal Here Is The Samsung Galaxy A14

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This Right Deal Here Is The Samsung Galaxy A14

Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy A14 has appeared in leaked press shots and it looks pretty good for a budget handset, too.

The phone, which is expected to come with a large 6.8-inch Full HD+ display, has been shared by leaker Evan Blass. He says that these images are the real deal and will be used by Samsung for press purposes, rather than the unofficial renders that had been shared before now.

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These images show the front, back, and side of the phone including a trio of cameras around the back alongside an LED flash. The main camera is expected to be a 50-megapixel shooter, with a 13-megapixel camera handling selfie duties around the front.

On the inside, we’ve been told to look forward to an as-yet-unknown Exynos chip and a 5,000mAh battery.

The phone itself is expected to be “quite aggressively priced” while Blass also expects that carriers will offer “numerous ways to take it home for free”.

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As for when Samsung is expected to finally take the wraps off the Galaxy A14, we still don’t have any concrete information. However, the report by Blass appears to suggest that it isn’t too far out, saying that Samsung will announce it after “people have already done their holiday shopping” as part of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday festivities.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Trust Trezo Comfort Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set

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Everything You Need To Know About The Trust Trezo Comfort Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set

Whether you’re an office worker, casual PC user, gamer, or programmer working long hours, a good keyboard can enhance your experience during any activity.

Wireless solutions offer flexibility and range and can declutter the desk to boost your concentration and productivity.

But is the Trezo Comfort Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set the best wireless solution for your workstation or personal system setup? It distinguishes itself in four core categories, which says a lot about its potential and wow factor. Here are its main benefits.

Sustainable

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Environmentally conscious laptop and PC users had few options when it came to peripherals. That is until the Trezo Comfort Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Set entered the scene. Built from 85% recycled materials and shipped in sustainable packaging, this keyboard and mouse combo earns a respectable 4-star Clevergreen rating.

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This eco-friendly alternative to traditional peripherals sets the stage for high-end performance and flexibility, all the while minimizing carbon footprint.

But don’t let the sustainable design fool you. The recycled PCR ABS plastic is durable and moulded to create a tough and spill-resistant keyboard and a versatile mouse.

Quiet

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Aside from its sustainable design, the Trezo Comfort Keyboard and Mouse combo sets itself apart with impressive quietness. 

Few keyboards are truly silent, and the ones that are will rarely have additional standout features. But Trezo Comfort’s silent keys enable users to work in any environment and at any hour without disrupting their surroundings. It’s a reliable solution for home offices, virtual meetings, podcast studios, video editing, and other activities that require unobtrusiveness.

The mouse buttons’ soft action makes the entire set much more enjoyable and drives it forward as a remarkably silent keyboard and mouse combination for everyday use.

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Durable

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Wireless keyboards can be loaded with features. But sometimes, the bells and whistles can’t compensate for substandard core features. This is where the Trezo Comfort gets it right.

The keyboard and mouse have superior resource management and can use the battery quite efficiently. With a pair of good Duracell batteries, the keyboard can have enough power for up to 48 months. The mouse has a shorter battery life but still puts out a respectable 12 months of uptime on a charge. The set uses three AA batteries in total, with Duracell batteries included in the package for convenience.

The low power drain, considering the extra keyboard functions, is even more impressive.

The Trezo Comfort Keyboard comes with a full range of media keys and office keys. It gives users more control over their systems and apps from the keyboard and can streamline various commands. In addition, supporting a range of 10 meters on a wireless connection is no joke.

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While the devices use little power in standby mode, users can switch off the mouse and keyboard when not in use to conserve even more energy and maximize battery life.

Ergonomic

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What else can a keyboard and mouse set offer besides good battery life, range, and silent keys? People who spend most of their time glued to the screen are at risk of serious wrist, finger, and elbow strain.

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Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Review: Luxury Listening

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Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Review: Luxury Listening

When B&W launched the new Px7 S2 noise-cancelling headphones back in June, it teased that there would be something even better coming later in the year – its flagship headphones, and most advanced headphones yet, the Px8.

Now, the Px8s are here – and they’re predictably gorgeous. But do they make the £220 uplift in price from the also-awesome Px7 S2 make sense? Read on for our full review.

Design

  • 189mm x 63mm x 233mm
  • 320g
  • Leather and aluminium design
  • Black and tan colour options

Flagships headphones need a flagship design, and the Px8 don’t disappoint. Anyone who remembers B&W’s P9 Signature headphones from 2016 will recognise a similarly luxurious build here. 

For a start, the headphones sit on a sturdy cast-aluminium arm structure with a matching aluminium logo plate on the earcups. There’s tactile raised lettering for the Bowers & Wilkins logo and a bright diamond-cut edge that all helps give these headphones that premium look and feel you’d expect from B&W.

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That’s only bolstered further by a soft Nappa leather finish across the earcups, headband and memory foam cushions, which is lovely to the touch and feels much more luxurious than the more rugged Saffiano leather of the P9s. Don’t let their plushness worry you though – we have been using them as our main pair of over ears for a few months now and they still look as good as when they came out of the box. There’s durability here too.

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In terms of core design, the Px8 are not unlike the design of the Px7 S2, but it’s just a level up in materials and craftmanship. We love the way they look, but vegans will need to look elsewhere for their premium cans. Leather is the only material the Px8s are available in.

On the right earcup there are the majority of the physical controls, consisting of a Bluetooth pairing switch, volume up and down controls and a ridged multi-function button for music and call control with a varying number of presses. On the left earcup there is a single Quick Action button – this is set as standard to move through the noise cancellation modes, but you can change it to trigger your voice assistant if you prefer. All buttons are easy to access and have reassuring clickability.

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There is no 3.5mm jack input here, but there is USB-C with a USB-C to 3.5mm cable included for wired listening (though they will still need to be charged) as well as a standard charging cable – all stashed in carrying case.

With the Px8s you get a choice of black or tan leather colourways, the latter having cream accents on the cushioning. Speaking of which, the comfort and fit is up a notch here too. It’s subtle but definitely noticeable when A/B testing against the Px7 S2 – and they’re a comfortable pair of headphones.

This is helped by the fact that B&W has managed to keep the weight down despite the more premium materials. Weighing in at just 320g, that’s only 17g heavier than the Px7 S2. Not bad at all.

Features and battery life

  • Noise cancellation
  • Bluetooth 5.0, aptX Adaptive support
  • Up to 30 hours battery life
  • Fast charging

The B&W Px8 are noise cancelling headphones, and use the same Bowers & Wilkins-optimised noise cancelling technology as the Px7 S2. Six high-performance mics work together to deliver the best results, with two measuring the output from each drive unit inside the earcup, two reacting to the ambient noise in the outside world and another two helping to provide voice clarity for calls while suppressing noise.

As with Px7 S2, the performance of the system has been improved from B&W’s original Px7 by moving the two external microphones closer together, adjusting the angling of each microphone to improve voice capture and changing the position of the second mic to reduce wind noise interference.

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