Tech Addicts podcast #27 – Honor 8 Pro, difficult dash cams, disappointing cans

TECH ADADICTS UK PodcastIt certainly is starting to feel a lot like springtime. As well as flowers appearing in the garden a brand new flagship smartphone has landed from Honor.

I am actually using the new Honor 8 Pro as my daily driver, it has impressed me so much.

Naturally, I discuss my initial thoughts with the lovely Gareth. Is the Honor 8 Pro phone enough to win him over too? Tune in and find out.

We also cover the tech we’ve had in to review and offer you gorgeous people some bargains.

Grab a glass of something cold and dive in!


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From our listeners

Hi Gareth,

You might remember I contacted you a while ago about the difficulty we have purchasing power banks from the mainland here in N. Ireland, and you discussed the issue in some depth on the podcast. Just wanted to let you know I came across one product on Amazon which doesn’t have the dreaded red “No delivery for you” warning. Not sure if this is an oversight or if there is some specific reason why this one is not restricted.

Anyway, it’s a Vinsic 12,000mAh Power Bank with built-in Qi Wireless charging, which just happened to be exactly the specs I was looking for. I managed to successfully order one and have been using it for over a week. It allows charging of three devices at once (two wired and one wireless), and seems very well built. So I can recommend this for any folks in our power bank deprived province:

Thanks again for the podcast and product reviews. Keep up the good work!


Hi Guys and dolls,

Was up with apple. They reckon it is a firmware issue specifically the interface between the battery and the power management software. They did a software and firmware reset so I’m just restoring my content now and hoping for the best!

The battery is constantly feeding into to the power management software through the firmware. If the firmware isn’t working properly it causes mini crashes and is constantly resetting itself and sucking away the battery.

The guy I was speaking to was very helpful and he could see that there was a problem (it dropped 3% during the battery diagnostic test). He reckons it was the firmware as I have already wiped and restored the software and the actual battery checked out fine.




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