Raspberry Pi 3B+: Should you upgrade? // Review

So, I’ve been playing around with a bunch of the new Pi 3B pluses for a week now. Do I think the upgrade is worth it? Find out in this quick review. Continue reading Raspberry Pi 3B+: Should you upgrade? // Review

Rock64: Cheap and rock solid // Review

It’s been a while since the Rock64 was released into the wild for hackers, but 8 months on, how good is this board looking? Let’s find out. Continue reading Rock64: Cheap and rock solid // Review

The EspressoBin: Something completely different? // Review

The EspressoBin is being marketed as a different type of SBC. How different is it and is that difference what you want? Find out in this video. Continue reading The EspressoBin: Something completely different? // Review

UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

In Part 1 of this video I looked at the UDOO-X86 from the electronics Maker perspective.

In Part 2 I’ll be looking at the CPU and graphics performance of the board on Linux as well as RemixOS. Continue reading UDOO-X86 Part 2: Roaring performance // Review

UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review

Another X86 based SBC hits the market. What’s this new board like? How good is it?

In Part 1 of the UDOO-X86 review, I take a look at how this board performs for the electronics Maker. Continue reading UDOO-X86: No RISC slice of the X86 Pi // Review

TinkerBoard: Shedding the “Pi clone” stigma // Review

So, I finally managed to get my hands on the TinkerBoard.

Does it do everything the company claims? Will it make a dent on the Raspberry Pi market share?

Find out in this video collaboration with NovaSpirit Tech. Continue reading TinkerBoard: Shedding the “Pi clone” stigma // Review

The C.H.I.P. Review Update: Power, WiFi, SPI and 3D

This is a review update of the C.H.I.P, taking a look at power consumption, WiFi performance, SPI and 3D acceleration. Continue reading The C.H.I.P. Review Update: Power, WiFi, SPI and 3D

LeMaker HiKey: A very cool 8 core SBC // Review

The LeMaker HiKey seems to be one of the better 8 core SBCs around. Here’s why… Continue reading LeMaker HiKey: A very cool 8 core SBC // Review

Raspberry Pi Zero W: Resonating cavities // Review

The Pi Zero W’s resonant cavity is an interesting design feature. How does this affect WiFi performance? What about current drain? Continue reading Raspberry Pi Zero W: Resonating cavities // Review

Orange Pi PC2: A 64bit gremlin? // Review

So, yet another Orange Pi board called the PC2. It’s sporting the new 64bit quad core Allwinner H5 MCU. Is this really a good idea? Continue reading Orange Pi PC2: A 64bit gremlin? // Review

Omega2: Providing your daily intake of IoT. // Review

In this review I’ll be taking a first look at the Omega2 and Omega2+. I managed to get in tests on GPIO, I2C, SPI, performance and came across issues like the dreaded 2mm pin spacing, solo powering and the micro-Linux O/S problems. Continue reading Omega2: Providing your daily intake of IoT. // Review

NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but… // Review

The NanoPi-M3 has 8 1.4GHz ARM cores. That’s all well and good, but can you actually use this small SBC? Continue reading NanoPi-M3: 8 blazing cores, but… // Review