Technology Reviews Belated Christmas Special: What I Got for Christmas 2021

What’s up TR Fans and welcome back for another blog here on Technology Reviews! First of all, a Happy New Year to all of you, and today, I’m going to do a run down on what all I got for Christmas, with a couple of spoilers on a couple of things I’ll be doing throughout the year.

Starting off on the technology side, the one bit of technology I got was a neck massager by Anklan, which I will probably get around to reviewing some point in February. I wanted this to help with a wee bit of the muscle strain I’ve been feeling in my neck recently, but I’ll give you more info on it when I get that particular review out later in the year.

As well as that, I also got tickets to go and see ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’ at the Grand Opera House in March, and tickets to go and see ‘Chicago’ in June. If you’d like to see a review of them, make sure to check out my new site,, around that time because I’ll aim to have both up, as well as a lot more.

I also got a book on Documentary Making, which I hope will help me in sharing a wee bit of news with you at some point this year, as well as a book on writing jokes for Comedy Filmmaking, for a few projects I’m also hoping to get working on this year. I also got a couple of colouring books, as I sometimes use colouring as a form of relaxation when getting ready for bed, a Disney Vilians calendar (you have to love a bad guy), and a Disney quiz book.

But everything else I got was chocolate related, a few more pyjamas, fashion items, earrings and clothes (although some of them will have to wait until it warms up). The only last things I got were Cider and Champagne (don’t judge me, disability isn’t a crime that outlaws drinking), but there’s nothing else to talk about.

So I hope you enjoyed this blog, and I will be back here with another blog next week on what — by then — I will have been given for my birthday.

Technology Reviews Christmas Special: What I Got For Christmas 2020

What’s up TR Fans and welcome back for the Christmas Special here on Technology Reviews for this year, and my last upload of 2020. This is where I explain everything I got for Christmas to all of you, and give a hint about the types of things I’ll be covering next year.

So most of the stuff I got this year are clothes related, with bed socks, a dog Christmas jumper, and pyjamas being the gist of it. As far as tech goes, I got the Latchbox by One Switch _ which I reviewed during the Summer and if you haven’t seen yet you can view at Experiments with Adaptive Gaming: How Much Easier Do Latchboxes Make it to Play Racing Games (Xbox)?, so I can play more games and finally try to get into more shooter based and assassin type games. I also got the Xbox Adaptive Gaming Kit, which is a kit actually made by Logitech and includes all the switches you need to make co-pilot gaming – where you play with two controllers as one character – easy.

I was also sent a Kindle Edition of the new Twilight book, which I am loving, as well as receiving a couple of paperback books, and a Historian’s notebook (at least I have somewhere now to write all my thoughts on Georgians, not like I need any more excuses to fantasise about historical men).

So now that I’ve told you all what I got for Christmas, here’s the plan for what all I’ll be covering next year. Although I do plan to review the Logitech Adaptive Gaming Kit at some point, it won’t be in the next while because I’m going to be attending some events as a part of work, and I also want to get back to writing my book, which I’ve been missing for a wee while. I’ll be uploading a review of my Blue Snowball microphone at some point, as well as a few other headphone/headset reviews, and I might include some more Tech Talk content, as well as other game reviews. I also plan at some point to do content about the most accessible Xbox games – as well as maybe the most inaccessible – but that won’t be until at least later on in the year.

But anyway, that’s all for now, and I will see you in the next blog, whenever that will be. So all that’s left to say now is I hope you all have a great New Year – hopefully it’s better than this one has been – and this is Phoebs Lyle with Technology Reviews out!

Technology Reviews Christmas Unboxing 2019

Hi guys and welcome back to Technology Reviews. I’d like to start this blog by wishing all of you a merry Christmas and happy new year, and hope you’ve all had as good a time with your families as I’ve had with mine. But in this, I am going to unbox most of the stuff I got for Christmas, which there will be reviews of in the next few weeks. But if you like what you’re seeing here, don’t forget to like, comment, and share with your family and friends, and if you haven’t done already, follow this blog.


Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is a wireless gaming headset for Xbox, and can also connect to compatible Windows computers from Windows 10+. Officially licensed for Xbox One, it is the first headset to connect directly to the console, and delivers powerfully immersive Windows Sonic Surround Sound, increased comfort and more. You can connect your Stealth 600 gaming headset directly to your Xbox One without using a cable, in the same way your wireless controller connects to the console. Xbox Wireless automatically configures the headset’s connection, so just turn on the headset and start playing.


The Seagate Hard Drive lets you save many of the games you got through an Xbox Live Gold membership or Game Pass to the hard drive, which plugs directly into your console. This is something I found I needed more so in the last few months as with the more games I got, I had to delete other ones when I ran out of space.

Xbox Elite Series 2

The Xbox Elite Controller is one of the newest controllers released by Xbox _ being released on November 4th 2019 _ and has now brought round a whole new type of Elite controllers. Like it’s earlier editions, the Elite Controller Series 2 is also customisable, and has interchangeable d-pads, interchangeable thumbsticks, paddles and a thumbstick adjustment tool. I promised I wasn’t going to go in to a review-styled voice, but I think it’s worth mentioning that I think the design is brilliant because _ as I said in my review of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the d-pad on the Adaptive Controller is hard for me to press _ so if the circular d-pad turns out to be unaccessible, then I can change it to the other one. But also _ although I haven’t gamed with it yet _ I have tried using the buttons and sticks, and the sticks especially are A LOT nicer than the ones on the proper Xbox controller.


This adjustable stand is specifically designed for the Echo Dot 3rd Generation, lets music get rid of the limitation of place and makes your living room or bedroom full of wonderful music.

It fits perfectly all new Echo Dot 3rd generations, frees up counter space and eliminates long cable trouble, the hook clips are designed to lock your Echo Dot securely while not blocking any sound or even the blue light ring, and makes it easy to move around your home.


Amazon’s most popular smart speaker, the new Amazon Echo Dot is the newest Echo Dot in that range of smart Alexa speakers, and is now available in 3 different fabric designs. It also has an improved and louder speaker.

You can now voice control your music, and stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn, BBC Radio and more! You can also listen to Audiobooks from Audible and play Podcasts.

Compared to the 1st and 2nd Echo Dots, the speaker on the 3rd gen is a lot better, and you can pair it with other Echo devices for shared audio across different rooms.

You can ask Alexa to do everything, from asking her to play music, answer questions, read the news, tell you the whether, setting alarms, and more. Alexa also lets you connect with others, call almost anyone hands free, including UK mobile and residential numbers (UK only), send announcements to other Echo devices in your home, and use the Alexa app and call on Skype. With dozens of skills, she is only getting smarter, and she can also control your smart home accessories.

I got a lot of other presents other than the 4 in this blog, including an Oral B electric toothbrush, a smart plug, a kindle, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniels calendar, a super drive, a cook book, 2 video games, theatre tickets, art pens and my favourite of all of them _ a smart backpack! But like I said at the start, all of my technology presents will be getting reviewed in the next few weeks, so again, I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas, and have a nice new year!