Archive for Davey Winder

  • Prestigio Data Safe II portable hard drive review
    3 out of 5

    Prestigio Data Safe II portable hard drive review

    By 21 March 2008

    Standing out is hard enough in the often predictable and increasingly overcrowded world of PC peripherals, and when you focus upon the particular genre that is the portable hard drive the task becomes even more Herculean. But that has not stopped Prestigio...

  • Toshiba Dynadock laptop docking station review
    4 out of 5

    Toshiba Dynadock laptop docking station review

    By 4 March 2008

    If you have moved to the light-side, as in dumped your desktop in favour of a portable machine, then you will probably already be missing the ability to use all those essential peripherals without having to worry about plugging things in and out, or the...

  • Thecus N299 NAS drive review
    4 out of 5

    Thecus N299 NAS drive review

    By 29 February 2008

    Data has exploded in this digital home era, from music to video to games and just general computer stuff – we have ever increasingly large amounts of data and ever decreasing space upon which to store it. The 100GB or so of hard drive storage on your...

  • Zalman FPSGUN review
    2.5 out of 5

    Zalman FPSGUN review

    By 29 February 2008

    Gaming input peripherals have a habit of looking like they have been designed by a teenager after one too many alcopops, and the Zalman FG100 is no exception. Although given the soubriquet of FPSGUN, we would venture that it looks more like the amputated...

  • Trust Ultra Small Bluetooth 2 USB Adapter review
    4.5 out of 5

    Trust Ultra Small Bluetooth 2 USB Adapter review

    By 28 February 2008

    There is one compelling reason to opt for the Trust Ultra Small device if you need to add Bluetooth 2 capability to your computer, and it’s a small reason at that, literally: size. All wrapped up in a unit which is pretty much the size of a USB connector...

  • D-link DSM-510 media streamer review
    4 out of 5

    D-link DSM-510 media streamer review

    By 27 February 2008

    Accompanying D-link's revised collection of media streamers is the compact and portable DSM-510, an Intel Viiv oriented media streamer designed to offer access to digital content through a wireless or wired network, local USB storage or Viiv's online...

  • Epson Picturemate PM290 printer review
    4.5 out of 5

    Epson Picturemate PM290 printer review

    By 6 February 2008

    Don’t mistake an Epson Picturemate for a photo printing workhorse, that would be to miss the point. This is hardware for the casual digital photographer, not the professional or even the prosumer for that matter. If you fall into the category of someone...

  • Gear4 BlackBox Mini speakers review
    3.5 out of 5

    Gear4 BlackBox Mini speakers review

    By 1 February 2008

    GEAR4 has, in essence, attempted to make a Mini-Me version of its stunning looking Bluetooth BlackBox stereo speaker system. In that regard we have to say it has succeeded in pretty much every department from the bling look of the minimalist piano black...

  • Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 keyboard and mouse review
    2.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 keyboard and mouse review

    By 29 January 2008

    The Microsoft Entertainment Desktop 8000 costs twice as much as the previous 7000 version, but what does the extra 1000 give you? We get typing to find out. Well, there’s the keyboard itself which has been slightly tweaked to make it rechargeable via...

  • Buffalo WZR2-G300N Nfiniti Router  review
    4.5 out of 5

    Buffalo WZR2-G300N Nfiniti Router review

    By 22 January 2008

    Wireless broadband routers are coming thick and fast, and differentiating between one model and another is becoming increasingly harder as far as the average buyer is concerned. After all, if it gets the data from the Internet to your computer and back...

  • AirBox CM3 mobile broadband router review
    2.5 out of 5

    AirBox CM3 mobile broadband router review

    By 3 January 2008

    Some ideas sound really cool on paper, and with the right headline can make your jaw drop for a second or two at least. So it is with the AirBox CM3 mobile router which promises to bring broadband into your car even at 100 miles per hour. Wow, you might...

  • iRadioPop USB Internet Radio Player and Recorder review
    3.5 out of 5

    iRadioPop USB Internet Radio Player and Recorder review

    By 1 January 2008

    You can easily use your web browser to visit any of the thousands of radio stations that broadcast across the Internet, streaming live audio directly to your PC or laptop. So why would you want to shell out any money for a device that does the same? The...

  • SuperTooth Visor Voice review
    4 out of 5

    SuperTooth Visor Voice review

    By 14 December 2007

    It is rather hard these days to come up with anything approaching a unique selling point as far as hands-free Bluetooth headsets are concerned. Indeed, I am filled with dread when yet another device is sent my way for review as I honestly fear that I’ll...

  • Wolfking Timber Wolf Keyboard review
    3.5 out of 5

    Wolfking Timber Wolf Keyboard review

    By 12 December 2007

    Awooga, awooga, gaming keyboard alert. Which usually means look out for a weird and whacky design meant to make your gaming life easier coupled to a very silly name. The Wolf King Timber Wolf certainly does not disappoint on either front. Apparently the...

  • Yego USB thumb drive and hub review
    4 out of 5

    Yego USB thumb drive and hub review

    By 10 December 2007

    It isn’t the smallest (69 x 43.5 x 14.8mm) nor lightest (19.5g) USB thumb drive we have ever seen, nor is it the most secure, the biggest capacity or even the best looking. But it does provide something that we have not seen for a darn long time as...

  • Belkin N1 Vision wireless router review
    3.5 out of 5

    Belkin N1 Vision wireless router review

    By 23 November 2007

    The Belkin N1 Vision has a lot going for it: the performance boost of being a "second draft 802.11n" device for starters with the truly impressive wireless range that brings, then there is the four Gigabit Ethernet ports and the no disc required true...

  • BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth headset review
    4 out of 5

    BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth headset review

    By 12 November 2007

    You probably haven’t heard of BlueAnt, unless you happen to be Australian that is. Down under it can boast of being the biggest supplier of Bluetooth peripherals in the country. It has chosen an interesting product to attempt to break into the UK market,...

  • Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 TV Tuner review
    3 out of 5

    Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 TV Tuner review

    By 8 November 2007

    Being gadget freaks we have all bought into the HD-ready TV revolution but how many of us are actually watching HD television broadcasts? Well I am, because I was foolish enough to "invest" in a Sky HD box and pay an additional £10 per month for, to...

  • iHome iH8 iPod speaker alarm clock review
    3.5 out of 5

    iHome iH8 iPod speaker alarm clock review

    By 2 November 2007

    The clock radio is a familiar site in the bedrooms of old people all over the country. The under-60s, however, probably do not have one nestling next to a teasmaid and a large print library book. The iH8 hopes to change all that by bringing clock radio...

  • Cyqnett Groove Transporter FM transmitter review
    3 out of 5

    Cyqnett Groove Transporter FM transmitter review

    By 19 October 2007

    If you have read our review of the Unison i-X5 iPod speakers then you will already know that we have been blown away by the sound quality that Cygnett are capable of producing. The question is whether that same audio experience can be replicated in portable...

  • Evesham ebox HD media centre PC review
    4.5 out of 5

    Evesham ebox HD media centre PC review

    By 11 October 2007

    We have always liked the ebox series of media centre PCs from Evesham because they perform as good as they look and don’t cost the earth. Even the fact that Evesham Technology went into administration a couple of months back does not dampen our enthusiasm....

  • TwinMOS B1 USB memory drive review
    3.5 out of 5

    TwinMOS B1 USB memory drive review

    By 9 October 2007

    Just how small can a USB 2.0 storage device get? That is not a question we spend too much time asking ourselves here at Pocket-lint Towers. After all, as long as it is big enough capacity-wise to hold all our data and small enough physically not to cause...

  • Terratec Cinergy Piranha TV Tuner review
    4 out of 5

    Terratec Cinergy Piranha TV Tuner review

    By 26 September 2007

    The Cinergy Piranha is the smallest USB digital TV and radio receiver on the market as far as we are aware, and oh boy is it small. At 80 x 30 x 15mm it is barely bigger than your thumb, unless you happen to be a gorilla that is. Of course, that is just...

  • OneClick IntelliPanel Energy saving power extension review
    4.5 out of 5

    OneClick IntelliPanel Energy saving power extension review

    By 13 September 2007

    Computing is not what it used to be, thank goodness. Only an old bloke called Albert hankers after the days when a personal computer required a room the size of my house and then took 4 years to say "hello world" after all. PCs have shrunk in both size...

  • Corsair Flash Padlock USB memory drive review
    3 out of 5

    Corsair Flash Padlock USB memory drive review

    By 31 August 2007

    I cannot recall ever seeing a larger USB memory drive than the Corsair Padlock, and I’m not referring to the meagre 2GB capacity either. Nope, this is quite the most humungously huge device around. To think of it as a thumb drive you would have to have...