It is summer and the fateful moment arrives in which to indulge in a little relaxation, perhaps proposing to you a different review than usual, but no less useful for this. In fact, the technological landscape offers so many products for just as many solutions to certain problems, with prices and characteristics that are often too similar to each other, so it becomes really difficult to disentangle yourself in the purchase of a jungle of coupons and various stores. This time we are on the safe side, because we like to win easy, entrusting us to Amazon Italy and in particular to the Aukey company, which we will review 3 gadget tech from the cost less than 20 euro.
AUKEY Basic Notebook Cooling
Xiaomi with its series of notebooks has shown that it can do even in this sector, offering high-performance machines that adapt to all the needs of the end user, at very attractive prices. A defect, however, that was found, despite the company's efforts at hardware level, is excessive overheating in the stress phase, such as during video editing sessions, in which the fans seem to go crazy and feed a tornado. Fortunately, there are economic solutions to the problem, such as the lo cooling stand proposed by Aukey, the CP-R2 model, which thanks to 4 small fans manages to keep intact the performance of our notebook without sacrificing design.
Completely made of plastic the Aukey cooling pad, is proposed with one texture that recalls the noblest carbon fiber material, while a metal grill covers the 4 fans from 110 mm in diameter, which arrive at a speed of 1220 rpm (revolutions per minute) while maintaining a virtually absent level of noise, in fact I am alone 12 the dB emitted during the activity.
The particularity of the stand proposed by Aukey also lies in the fact that below each individual fan a blue LED is hidden that gives a certain general appeal as well as fits best to be exploited during gaming sessions. On the right profile we find a sort of wheel used to start the cooling mechanism and to adjust the intensity of the air flow, Up to a maximum of 13 CFM for single fan as well as the brightness of the LED. We also find two USB ports, one of which will be used to power the cooling stand by connecting it directly to the notebook via the supplied dual USB cable or to an 5V / 1A source while the other can be used for upload another device, or feed a mouse, keyboard or maybe an RGB LED band to give an even more fashionable touch to your desktop workstation.
We can insert above the metal grid of the laptops up to 15,6 inches and thanks to the adjustable support by metal fin we could choose up to 5 different degrees of inclination, and no fear of overturning thanks to the two fixed places on the front of the stand to which you can also accompany a pair of sponges supplied to make the support more stable. In short, one intelligent and economic solution ideal for these hot summer days, without having to give up your gaming sessions or video editing of your gameplay.
AUKEY Smartphone Objectives
You know, summer is perhaps the time of the year when more souvenir photos are taken than ever. Want to capture the beautiful places of our holidays, or for the various selfies made with the VIPs we meet on the street, but a hint of originality does not hurt and so why not try to create some artistic shots taking advantage of the famous 3 smartphone lenses in 1. On the market there are various qualities and prices and to be honest the economic solutions on the market sometimes offer us bottlenecks and nothing more. Instead of Aukey's smartphone lenses, the PL-A1 model
In the package we also find a convenient case where to store lenses when unused, but also a small cloth to clean them and a hook to anchor the custody to a bag or a backpack. The clip where you screw the lenses is made of plastic covered with a soft material on one side, while the parts that come into contact with the display or with the smartphone's camera are made of rubber avoiding to scratch the contact elements.
But let's analyze the lenses, all supplied with a protective cap for the lens and structure made of aluminum alloy. The optical glass is of good quality and sharpness, in fact between the yield of the room of our smartphone and the addition of one of the Aukey lenses, the difference is practically absent. I also appreciated the total absence of distortions, reflexes and / or flare inside the lens.
The first objective that we analyze is that Fish-Eye with 198 ° angle, perhaps one of the most creative that fits selfies, portraits and other situations to which only imagination can put a limit. However, you will have to take into account that every single photo made through this lens will have a circular vignetting.
The second goal is of type Wide-angle, which increases the field of vision of 0,63 sometimes ideal for landscape photos or for situations where an extension of the field is needed, for example to photos of really large groups. In this case there is a slight and imperceptible deformation on the sides, nothing to worry about that cannot be solved in post production.
Finally, my favorite, is the goal Macro with 15x magnification, which allows us to gather details in an ultra-defined way, allowing us to enter into small universes of which we did not even know existed. Also in this case the fantasy is the only limit to the use of this objective. The only attention to put is to always put the subject more or less centered as the lens will create a sort of blur effect. The comfort of these lenses is compatibility with every smartphone and tablet, and why not even the webcam integrated into our notebook.
AUKEY Bluetooth Keyboard
I don't know about you, but it often happened to me to find myself writing a news from my cell phone or in the best circumstances with a tablet, and believe me if I say that we have to go crazy. Surely the use of an external keyboard would have been useful but those that integrate a native Bluetooth system (without keys) are generally either too large to carry or so tiny that it is almost useless to have them. And instead the solution always comes from Aukey who proposes a very compact Bluetooth keyboard and that responds to the model KM-B8-TYIT-B. Dimensions equal to 285,4 x 120,3 x 20 mm and a weight of 309 grams they are the key numbers of this little keyboard that at the design level it is very eye-catching to the solutions proposed by Apple.
In fact we find a csilver oloration with white keys and printed in gray. Completely made of plastic the feeling transmitted is however to deal with a premium product, thanks also to the small details that make the difference like the 4 non-slip rubber pads or the small central step to distribute the force released during the beating activity, over the entire body axis. On the back we find the battery compartment door, to be exact, two AAA type, but also the on / off button and the small button to make the pairing with the device to which to associate the Aukey keyboard.
Small, light and thin, with a simple and essential style, 78 keys of type QWERTY with Italian layout and 3.0 Bluetooth connectivity with range up to 10 meters and extreme portability. The Aukey keyboard is born with the full compatibility with iOS devices like iPhone, iPad or Mac desktop solution, but also systems Windows or tablet and smartphone Android can take advantage of the features offered by the product.
We could control the music and the volume, unlock the screen and adjust its brightness but above all the writing activity is pleasant and not at all tiring, and even though the Bluetooth just in version 3.0 I did not find any delay or latency. A ingenious solution and specially indicated for the Italian market, that if necessary could be useful to give new life to an old tablet. What better to ask?