I’m in the mood for lighting

Customisable lighting helps set the mood, and enhance the experience of almost any occasion. Metropol’s Gadget Guru Ian Knott explores some very clever options. Whether it’s a romantic night in, an action movie night, sporting occasion, video game session, or just some ambient room lighting; being able to change colours and brightness is very handy. […]

The quietest keyboard around

Worried that his workmates were getting sick of his awesome, but very noisy clicky gaming keyboard, Metropol gadget guru Ian Knott tries out the new, and virtually silent, Logitech MX Keys S keyboard and mouse combo. It should be said, that I genuinely love the Logitech G413 SE Mechanical Gaming keyboard, and have used it […]

Unravelling Threads

With so many social media platforms to choose from, it can be hard to tell which (if any), you should be investing any time into either personally or professionally. Metropol’s tech guru Ian Knott takes a look at ‘Threads’ – Meta’s answer to Twitter. As the band Weezer once sang, “If you want to destroy […]

A sound investment

Having separate headphones for different occasions can be expensive. Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott finds that one new headset may have solved the problem. When it comes to investing in a good pair of over-ear headphones, it pays to think about where and when you plan to use them the most. For online work meetings? […]

Pane relief

After more than 10 years, a clever piece of technology inspired Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott to finally clean his windows. For those tired of struggling with hard-to-reach windows, or those like me who are simply too lazy to clean them, the Ecovacs Winbot W1 Pro is nothing less than a game-changer. The robot window […]

Sweet nostalgia in a clamshell

Sometimes revisiting where you’ve been is a refreshing way to move forward. Technology is no different, and Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott goes back to the future with one such gadget. THE GOOD: • Affordable • Satisfying clamshell flip design • Large buttons • FM radio, headphones included• Bluetooth and MP3s • Long battery life […]