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Timenoten Backpack Review

The Timenoten backpack is a slim, hard case backpack that’s designed for the city. With successful funding in both Japan and South Korea, the backpack is now aiming to enter the Western markets with their Kickstarter.

I’ve been using the eBags Slim Professional for over two years now – I love it’s slim form factor, so it will be interesting to see how the much cheaper, a smaller, Timenoten compares to it.

Meld – The Best Diff Tool for Windows

If you do a lot of programming, writing, or anything that you need to compare versions of different files, you’ll know how important a diff tool is. I’ve been using Meld to compare large directories for websites I’ve been developing, and have been very impressed with the performance and ease of use the app offers.

Meld allows you to see edits, additions, and deletions to individual files, as well as seeing what complete files have been added, changed, or deleted. This makes it incredibly easy to keep track of changes, and can come in handy for group projects.

MusicBee – A Great Music Manager for Local Music Files

I’ve been listening to a lot more music recently. On iOS, I use Marvis to play my music. On my desktop, I’ve been using Musicbee. I’m a long time user of this program, and briefly covered it on this site in 2015. However, I want to write a better, more detailed review on it, and some of it’s great features that I’ve been using.

BM-800 Microphone Review

I recently was in the market for a new microphone, and the BM-800 caught my eye – for under £40 (at time of writing), the microphone looked very appealing – it was cheaply priced, however had sparkling reviews and looked very good.

If you are looking for an inexpensive microphone, the BM-800 is a great choice. As it is a condenser microphone, it captures more detail and low volumes than your typical dynamic microphone. For the average person, the BM-800 is a great choice, however if you are looking for something that is crystal clear, you may want to save up more.

BunnyCDN Review

If you own a website, you’ll know important speed is. That’s where BunnyCDN comes in – it allows you to serve assets and images from an ultrafast server, from 36 locations around the world. This allows you to save server load, and also dramatically speed up page render times.

Typically, content delivery networks (CDNs) are expensive. However, BunnyCDN only requires a minimum of $10 a year, and has two tiers – $10/TB, with more serving locations, and $5/TB, with slightly less serving locations. This means that BunnyCDN is not only very fast, but also very affordable.

Simkl Review

As a person who watches quite a bit of TV, tracking the shows I am watching and airing shows is pretty important to me. I’ve been using Trakt to track my shows after the past year, however was intrigued when I was contacted by Simkl to review their alternative to Trakt.

Specifically, Simkl offers a separate Anime section – the TV genre I watch the most. Whilst Trakt does offer an anime filter in search, Simkl allows you to quickly and easily discover new content to watch – as well as TV shows and movies.

Ainope 10,000 mAh Power Bank Review

Often portable batteries are large in size – it’s cheaper, and easier, to fit a battery into a larger container. However, with the Ainope 10,000 mAh battery, you’ll get a small and compact battery with enough capacity to charge your phone around three times fully.

With USB C and micro USB input, and dual USB output, the Ainope 10,000 mAh has plenty of power to quickly charge your devices up.

SpotyPal Bluetooth Tracker Review

SpotyPal is a bluetooth tracker that attaches to your keys, wallet, and many other things, allowing you to keep track of them, and ring them when you want to find them via the app. SpotyPal boasts a few features that its competitors do not have – not-to-forget lists, SOS alert, and an alarm all make the SpotyPal a more compelling purchase.

Automate Scrobbling to Trakt with Trakt Scrobbler

If you use Trakt, you’ll likely know about scrobbling – where your media player checks you into what you are watching automatically, so it gets marked as finished automatically. Not only does this let you automatically show in the ‘now watching’ section of the show and show your progress on your profile, but it lets you keep Trakt up to date without having to go on the site.

Don’t know what Trakt is? Check out my in-depth review on it.

I use VLC to watch my videos – the official plugin doesn’t work, so I went around looking around for an alternative. I found Trakt Scrobbler – a small Github repository with less than 20 stars. However, I was blown away by how great it is – allowing me to easily scrobble from VLC. It also supports various other players, such as MPV, MPC, and MPC-HE.

Using Trakt Scrobbler with VLC allows shows to easily and automatically scrobbled.

NordVPN Review

NordVPN is one of the more well known options for VPNs. Well-known for it’s high speeds, high amounts of features, and a no-log policy, NordVPN is a great option for those who want a privacy focused, yet fast VPN. At time of writing, NordVPN has 5494 servers, based in 60 countries – allowing you to connect close by you, increasing speed, and using servers with less load.

In this review, we’ll be taking a look at performance, privacy features, and various other features such as specialist servers such as P2P and double VPN.