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Prestigio Data Safe II portable hard drive
3.0 stars

Prestigio Data Safe II portable hard drive

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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
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Toshiba Dynadock laptop docking station

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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
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Thecus N299 NAS drive

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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
2.5 stars

Zalman FPSGUN

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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
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Trust Ultra Small Bluetooth 2 USB Adapter

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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
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D-link DSM-510 media streamer

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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
4.5 stars

Epson Picturemate PM290 printer

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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
3.5 stars

Gear4 BlackBox Mini speakers

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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
2.5 stars

Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 keyboard and mouse

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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
4.5 stars

Buffalo WZR2-G300N Nfiniti Router

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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
2.5 stars

AirBox CM3 mobile broadband router

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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
3.5 stars

iRadioPop USB Internet Radio Player and Recorder

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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
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SuperTooth Visor Voice

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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
3.5 stars

Wolfking Timber Wolf Keyboard

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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
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Yego USB thumb drive and hub

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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
3.5 stars

Belkin N1 Vision wireless router

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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
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BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth headset

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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
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Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-HD-S2 TV Tuner

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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
3.5 stars

iHome iH8 iPod speaker alarm clock

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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
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Cyqnett Groove Transporter FM transmitter

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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
4.5 stars

Evesham ebox HD media centre PC

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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
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TwinMOS B1 USB memory drive

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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
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Terratec Cinergy Piranha TV Tuner

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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
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OneClick IntelliPanel Energy saving power extension

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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
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Corsair Flash Padlock USB memory drive

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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... >>

Cygnett Unison i-X5 iPod speakers
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Cygnett Unison i-X5 iPod speakers

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Cygnet is an Australian manufacturer of iPod accessories, the usual array of FM transmitters, cases and a couple of alarm clock docks. So you might forgive me for not expecting great things of the Unison i-X5 kit that arrived on our doorstep promising... >>

TwinMOS BooM1 iPod speaker - EXCLUSIVE
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TwinMOS BooM1 iPod speaker - EXCLUSIVE

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iPod speaker docks are not exactly short on the ground, covering pretty much every possible requirement from tinny pocket sized rubbish to valve driven audiophile tamers. Finding an angle to break into such a saturated market is not easy but TwinMOS,... >>

Asus MyPal A696 GPS receiver
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Asus MyPal A696 GPS receiver

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To get geek just for a minute, the Intel XScale 416MHz processor packing 256MB of Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM memory, a 240 x 320 display with effective anti-glare touch screen and displaying 65,000 colours, Bluetooth 2 and 802.11b+g Wi-Fi, and Windows Mobile... >>

Wacom Bamboo pen tablet
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Wacom Bamboo pen tablet

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For most people, most of the time, using anything other than a combination of a keyboard and mouse is mostly useless. Alternative input devices come and go, but the killer combo firmly remain. Can the Wacom Bamboo change that? Not on its own, no. However,... >>

D-Link MediaLounge DSM-520 wireless media streamer
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D-Link MediaLounge DSM-520 wireless media streamer

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The DSM-520 is entering a pretty crowded sector of the entertainment technology marketplace, namely that of putting high definition video content on to your television in your living room, bedroom or wherever else you might want that HD to be. Increasingly,... >>

Yoggie Pico Pro security drive
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Yoggie Pico Pro security drive

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The Yoggie Pico Pro is a USB thumb drive with no space for you to store stuff on. But don't panic, it does come with 15 security applications pre-installed, and it does throw in a Linux OS, and it does pack a 520MHz PXA270 Intel processor on board, and... >>

SanDisk Cruzer Professional USB drive
4.5 stars

SanDisk Cruzer Professional USB drive

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SanDisk actually sent us two new USB thumb drives in the well established Cruzer range to review, the other one being the Enterprise which is less Star Trek and more The Apprentice. By which we mean it is aimed squarely at the large corporations which... >>

Fritz!box 7140 wireless router
3.5 stars

Fritz!box 7140 wireless router

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The quirky, and we have to say slightly politically incorrect considering it's a German product, named Fritz!Box takes a scattergun approach to the market. Aiming in equal measure at home users and business, home workers and offices, it not too surprisingly... >>

Klix photo recovery software - PC
4.5 stars

Klix photo recovery software - PC

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JoeSoft was founded with the simple aim of producing affordable products that the "Average Joe" could use, something that it has succeeded on both counts with when it comes to Klix. Or at least it has now that the company has had a rethink and reduced... >>

Stealth MXP secure USB thumb drive
3.5 stars

Stealth MXP secure USB thumb drive

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Regular readers will know that I suffer from ITS-OCD, IT Security Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I have to encrypt my data three times before I leave the building and insist on changing my pass-phrase every hour. OK, so it’s not really that bad, but... >>

Chuzzle - mobile phone game
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Chuzzle - mobile phone game

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PopCap Games is probably best known for its sublime puzzler, Bejeweled. Hugely successful, with more than 5 million sold since 2001, Bejeweled was recently inducted into the Computer Gaming World Hall of Fame, the first puzzle game to be honoured like... >>

ZyXEL NBG-415N wireless router
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ZyXEL NBG-415N wireless router

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Another day, another wireless router. At least that’s the way it seems, so what can the snappily named ZyXEL NBG-415N do to stand out from the crowd? Well you might be forgiven for thinking that it is the speed that stands out, considering the packaging... >>

JBL On Stage Micro iPod speaker
4.5 stars

JBL On Stage Micro iPod speaker

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I have been a fan of the JBL OnStage iPod speaker dock for some time now, having stumbled across one when it first launched and I didn’t want to spend a small fortune on a large Bose speaker, which pretty much had the iPod market to itself. JBL did... >>

Evesham TV-930 portable LCD television
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Evesham TV-930 portable LCD television

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This small, 240 x 172 x 33mm with a visible display area of 199 x 119mm, 16:9 ratio LCD television weighs in at less than 1kg making it truly portable unlike most portable tellies. Although we will come back to the question of real world portability in... >>

Terratec Cinergy HT Express
3.5 stars

Terratec Cinergy HT Express

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The small and light Cinergy HT Express from Terratec is the first hybrid TV tuner supporting the ExpressCard standard. Hybrid because it receives both terrestrial DVB-T digital (Freeview in other words) and standard analogue television plus DVB-T and... >>

Jumbo Universal Remote
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Jumbo Universal Remote

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There are plenty of universal remote control devices on the market, and the main difference between them tends to be split between how many different devices they can control and how much you want to spend on them. But now you can add a third dimension... >>

Netgear SPH200D Skype Phone
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Netgear SPH200D Skype Phone

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Do not make the mistake of thinking about the SPH200D in terms of being a normal cordless telephone with the addition of Skype functionality as a bonus. You would have to be mad to cough up nearly £100 for such a thing. However, turn the assumption on... >>

Noxon iRadio
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Noxon iRadio

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The Noxon iRadio is the latest in this streaming internet radio device family, and the styling will quite simply polarise opinion. We were split down the middle, I and my son loved the retro styling cues, my wife and daughter hated it. So we tried the... >>

Laptop Desk Aluminium
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Laptop Desk Aluminium

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Serious road warriors will know all too well about the serious problem created by serious heat in a very serious area of the trouser department by their laptop computers. One company that came up with a serious solution many years ago was the US based... >>

Genius Ergomedia 500 controller
3.5 stars

Genius Ergomedia 500 controller

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OK, confession time: I am not the greatest fan of PC gaming on the planet. The fact that I have just splashed the cash for a PlayStation 3 tends to suggest I prefer my game playing fix on a dedicated console. I have had to plug in a USB keyboard to my... >>

ReCharge4 Portable Power Supply
4.5 stars

ReCharge4 Portable Power Supply

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Hands up everyone who has an iPod or another MP3 player, a mobile phone, digital camera and maybe a portable games console such as the PSP or Nintendo DS. OK, now keep your hands up if you carry two or three of these around with you pretty much all the... >>

Genius ColorPage BR600 Card Scanner
3.5 stars

Genius ColorPage BR600 Card Scanner

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You might not think that a business card scanner is for you, after all they are usually rather bulky, rather expensive and unless you are a business person travelling around and shaking hands with suits then you won’t have anything to scan in the first... >>

MicroMemo voice recorder for iPod
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MicroMemo voice recorder for iPod

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Because I am a journalist I get to do journalist things like travel to interesting places, I am writing this review in a hotel room in Rome for example, and meet interesting people. Unfortunately, I often have to record what those interesting people are... >>

G-Note 5000 digital note taker
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G-Note 5000 digital note taker

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The concept is nothing new, it is that of the digital pen and paper: take notes on the paper pad and everything you write or draw is also immediately copied onto the built-in 32MB of Flash memory as a digital image that can be transferred to your PC later... >>

Genius SP-i200U USB Speakers
3.5 stars

Genius SP-i200U USB Speakers

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There are two big truths that need to be stated right at the start of this review so we all know where we stand: Truth 1. Listening to music through the speakers built in to your laptop is only slightly preferable to massaging your ears with a cheese... >>