Kulwinder Singh Rai

Kulwinder Singh Rai is a contributor to Saga Exceptional. Kulwinder has been a journalist, editor and public relations consultant for more than 30 years, specialising in technology, home entertainment and cars. During those decades he’s tested, benchmarked and written about hundreds of products for both media and manufacturers, sifting out the wheat from the chaff.

At the tail end of the last century he was there for the birth of home cinema, the arrival and transformation of the first PDAs into smartphones, as well as the invention of the digital camera. Over the years, he’s written for the likes of The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard, as well as countless technology and motoring media.

When he’s not scribbling about tech or testing the latest gear, Kulwinder can usually be found immersed in the latest sci-fi blockbuster, inevitably being played far too loudly via his Dolby Atmos home cinema system, or out for a relaxing walk with his ever-faithful companion, Barney the Poochon.

    Articles by Kulwinder Singh Rai

    A video call taking place on a Meta Portal Plus smart display, which is sat on a kitchen counter
    Smart display

    What can a Meta Portal do?

    Its smart displays may be discontinued, but Meta’s Portal range is still one of the most impressive ways of conducting videos calls with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp contacts.

    Amazon Echo Show 8 on a coffee table, showing the weather
    Smart display

    What can an Amazon Echo Show do?

    The Amazon Echo Show smart displays are up there with the best of them when it comes to smart home living.

    A Google Nest hub sat on a sideboard in hallway to illustrate what is a smart display
    Smart display

    What is a smart display and why do you need one in your life?

    Finding cost-effective ways of controlling smart home tech is fast becoming a priority. Smart displays do exactly that, as well as bringing entertainment to secondary rooms.

    Ring Video Doorbell 4 and Arlo Video Doorbell on walls outside homes
    Smart Home

    Arlo vs Ring video doorbells: which one is right for you?

    Video doorbells from Arlo and Ring give you reassurance by showing you what’s going on outside your front door, even when you’re not there