Archive for Charlie Brewer

  • FIELD TECH - Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    FIELD TECH - Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook review

    By 2 May 2006

    Welcome to this, the first, of Pocket-lint's new "Field Tech" Column. Every month we will be looking at technology specifically designed to carry on working even in the harshest of conditions, and we've decided to start with the world's toughest Tablet...

  • Scandyna the dock iPod speaker system review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Scandyna the dock iPod speaker system review

    By 6 April 2006

    It seems that trying to borrow an iPod these day is no easier that it was when these coveted devices were few and far between. You'd think by now I'd have dug deep, bought early and be pining for an upgrade of the device blessed with reviving Apple's...

  • Oregon Scientific Music Sphere review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Oregon Scientific Music Sphere review

    By 26 October 2005

    American technology manufacturer, Oregon Scientific, have opted to enter the music technology market with their newly created StyleFi brand. The launch consists of four products, a music centre, two takes on a wireless speaker solution and a portable...

  • Lexmark P450 - FIRST LOOK review
    Cameras 0 out of 5

    Lexmark P450 - FIRST LOOK review

    By 24 October 2005

    A damp evening in London was brightened up by the presentation of the new Lexmark P450, accompanied by a talk from music photographer Benjamin Johnson. Compact in size, the P450 bares a similarity in design to its larger siblings in the Lexmark ‘P'...

  • Orange Nokia 9300 Communicator SmartPhone review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Orange Nokia 9300 Communicator SmartPhone review

    By 20 October 2005

    The Nokia 9300, the latest in Nokia's 'communicator' business phone range offers familiar features in a considerably smaller package. Sadly Orange only make it available to their Blackberry business users, while Vodafone offer the more open version. The...

  • Sony Ericsson W900 - FIRST LOOK review
    Phones 0 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson W900 - FIRST LOOK review

    By 19 October 2005

    The canapés might have been scoffed, but the UK launch of the latest offerings from Sony Ericsson more than made up for it. Riding high on the success of the W800i ‘Walkman' phone Sony Ericsson's latest launch combines not only the Walkman brand, but...

  • Oregon Scientific STARK Music Medium Clock review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Oregon Scientific STARK Music Medium Clock review

    By 19 October 2005

    Available in four formats, two sizes and the three colours there is certainly plenty of choice in the Philippe Stark designed range of clock-radio weather stations created in collaboration with American technology brand Oregon Scientific. The Medium Music...

  • Jessica Ogden TomTom handbag review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Jessica Ogden TomTom handbag review

    By 18 October 2005

    Renowned clothing and accessory designer Jessica Odgen has teamed up with GPS navigation supremos TomTom to make a designer shoulder bag for a piece of technology that's not an iPod! Paris based Ogden has been a leading couture designer for the last decade...

  • Wanadoo LiveBox network box review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Wanadoo LiveBox network box review

    By 27 September 2005

    Wanadoo is hoping that by sprucing up its internet router, more customers will be tempted to use the service, but is it a case of style over substance? Pocket-lint gets connected to find out. The ‘all-in-one’ solution from French ISP Wanadoo is an...

  • Lexmark P4350 All-in-One Photo Printer review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Lexmark P4350 All-in-One Photo Printer review

    By 13 September 2005

    Coming in for a well-deserved silver medal, behind Lexmark’s new top of the range P6350, the 4350 all-in-one photo printer, scanner and copier takes some beating when it comes to the price-functionality ratio. Launched in June 2005, the P4350 offers...

  • ONeill H2 series CommEnt Jacket review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    ONeill H2 series CommEnt Jacket review

    By 26 August 2005

    Adding to the H2 smart clothing range, the CommEnts jacket offers a tantalising combination of style, function and technology. Like the rucksacks in the CommEnts range, the core of the jackets operating system is the H2 control hub, operated by the left-arm...

  • Sony Ericsson W800i mobile phone review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson W800i mobile phone review

    By 25 August 2005

    In a recent review we pointed out Sony Ericsson’s expertise in creating one phone core and then placing numerous bodies around it, well just as the K750i and the D750i are effectively the same handset with the minor cosmetic alteration to the shutter...

  • ONeill H2 series CommEnt Solar Backpack (Limited Edition) review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    ONeill H2 series CommEnt Solar Backpack (Limited Edition) review

    By 18 August 2005

    Sports equipment supplier O'Neill seem to believe that what every snow boarder needs is the ability to securely attach a board to their backs, ascend a mountain and then hurtle back down the same mountain at break-neck speeds, jumping moguls and zig-zagging...

  • Orange SPV M500 Smartphone review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Orange SPV M500 Smartphone review

    By 11 August 2005

    Once you place the Orange SPV M500 and T-Mobile's MDA compact next to each other you might be surprised to see how similar the two devices are. This may be a little less surprising though when you discover that the same company in Taiwan makes both products,...

  • ACECAD DigiMemo A501 Digital notepad review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    ACECAD DigiMemo A501 Digital notepad review

    By 9 August 2005

    It's been given loads of different names, but my favourite one is ‘Gerard's syndrome', named after a chap I used to work with. This office-bound aliment is the pest of many an overworked office-type, who spends so much time in meetings, feverishly scribbling...

  • BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system review

    By 21 July 2005

    Like some remote theological concept, sometimes the more you search for an explanation for something, the harder it becomes to find. Understanding why American audio R and D guru's BOSE have chosen Ted Rogers' famous catch phrase, 3.2.1, for their latest...

  • Pakuma Choroka K1 Laptop Bag review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Pakuma Choroka K1 Laptop Bag review

    By 20 July 2005

    Created by the same family as the Casetec brand, Pakuma strives to move away from more traditional designs and offer an entirely new, rugged, and carefully conceived laptop carrying solutions. The bags' concepts come from Christian Drew who, while living...

  • Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile Phone review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile Phone review

    By 7 July 2005

    It seems that Sony Ericsson have been hard at work on their latest batch of handsets announcing no less than seven new models at the recent UK press event. Always the chameleon, Sony Ericsson seem to have perfected the art of squeezing the same technology...

  • Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera review

    By 4 July 2005

    The model 50 is the 14th camera to be launched in Pentax’s Optio digital range and with prices going down, and features going up, it offers a glimpse of the tough competition other manufactures will face in the second half of 2005 and the Christmas...

  • NHJ VTV-201 Wristwatch Colour  TV review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    NHJ VTV-201 Wristwatch Colour TV review

    By 14 June 2005

    Nothing says gadget quite like a wrist-watch that does more than tell the time, and nothing wastes time like watching TV, therefore a watch that is a TV is somewhat of a paradox. Newly arrived in the UK, Japanese consumer technology company NHJ is treating...

  • Fujitsu fi-5110EOX2  ScanSnap Scanner review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Fujitsu fi-5110EOX2 ScanSnap Scanner review

    By 8 June 2005

    Looking rather like Fujitsu have gutted a batch of bubblejet printers, ScanSnap brings new technology to a familiar package, and although the model number is longer than that of a Star Wars robot, this is the third iteration of this device. This latest...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    O2 X4 3G review

    By 26 May 2005

    Picking up the baton of O2's ‘X’ range of products, the X4 is the first to offer 3G but will it offer enough features and is the usability any good? We test the dog and bone to find out. Of the four 3G handsets currently supplied by O2, three are...

  • Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera review

    By 9 May 2005

    With the Coolpix S1, Nikon finally adds the missing link from its compact digital camera range, a truly compact digital camera. Once again Nikon has proved being last to market, can be an advantageous, learning from competitors' expensive mistakes. The...

  • Oregon Scientific Easy Thermo Projecting Clock review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Oregon Scientific Easy Thermo Projecting Clock review

    By 4 May 2005

    Time is important. Look around your house and you'll have lots of timepieces, whether it's the one on your wall, on your video recorder, wrist, phone, PDA… It's a pretty safe bet they are all telling different times, even if only within minutes. In...

  • Navman R300 sport.tool review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Navman R300 sport.tool review

    By 27 April 2005

    For runners, stats are everything, how fast am I going? How far have I run? How long is there left? Are questions we all ask ourselves as we pound that pavement or country path. While Garmin offer the Forerunner, a beast of a unit, Navman has opted for...