Archive for Ian Hughes

Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

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In our experience, two things tend to govern the lifespan of a gadget: how careful the owner is, and; whether or not you have small children in the house. While Griffin technology can't dictate either of those things, the company's Survivor + Catalyst... >>

Valentine's Day special: Best online dating websites

Valentine's Day special: Best online dating websites

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If you’ve woken up this morning knowing full well that you needn’t stick around for the postman to arrive, take heart - you’re not alone. Well, you are, but you’re not, if you get our meaning. In this connected world, meeting new people is only... >>

Strauss T6 Water Dispenser
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Strauss T6 Water Dispenser

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Us Brits do like a cuppa. It's said that our empire was built on tea - arguably not the drinking of it, before the historians among you start to get in touch - and thankfully, that's about the only thing that's left over from our colonial days; the love... >>

Pinnacle PCTV To GO
4.5 stars

Pinnacle PCTV To GO

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The ability to watch the telly via your PC is hardly a new idea - TV cards, Slingbox, etc. But this new model from Pinnacle ups the ante with its sheer simplicity. The unit plugs into your satellite or Freeview box and then into your router and a few... >>

Kodak ASF Photoshop Plugins
3.5 stars

Kodak ASF Photoshop Plugins

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Kodak are a name to be trusted - always have been and hopefully always will be. Having fully embraced the digital revolution some years ago, the boys at Eastman have since acquired ASF - a specialist in digital photographic correction applications. These... >>

Nokia E65 mobile phone
3.5 stars

Nokia E65 mobile phone

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In the Pocket-lint 2006 Awards, mobile phone of the year went to the Sony Ericsson k800i, and we can't help feeling that Nokia might have taken this a bit personally. In the next few months they're set to release a raft of new phones aimed at all corners... >>

WEBSITES OF THE DAY  - Christmas special

WEBSITES OF THE DAY - Christmas special

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Here are a few suggestions for once you’ve got rid of granny, picked up all the wrapping paper and finally eaten that last wretched mince pie. The traditional Christmas: good times spent with nearest and dearest, fine food and perhaps a little too much... >>

memeo iExtend for iPod
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memeo iExtend for iPod

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iPod. They might as well just call it iCon. The ubiquitous little white (and of course, now black, pink, green and blue) box has taken such a hold on the world that newspapers and trade magazines call each new rival product “iPod-killer”. So far,... >>

diino.com online storage service
4.0 stars

diino.com online storage service

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It seems that it wasn’t long ago that I stood marvelling at a graphic designer friend of mine as he produced from his (painfully trendy) shoulder bag a portable hard drive. It was the size of a two telephone directories and judging by the relief on... >>

Norton Systemworks 2006
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Norton Systemworks 2006

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In a poll at the end of last year it was revealed that the most hated animated character of recent times was Crazy Frog. Now I’m not one to rock any boats, but there’s one that springs to mind that infuriates me even more. It’s that pesky little... >>

Norton Internet Security 2006
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Norton Internet Security 2006

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A quick definition for you. Muppet: either one of many of a collection of loveable puppets created by Jim Henson and loved by millions of people across the globe or anybody who connects a computer to the Internet without adequate protection. You get my... >>

Plantronic 590A Bluetooth headset and headphones
3.0 stars

Plantronic 590A Bluetooth headset and headphones

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Since the dawn of time three questions have preoccupied mankind: 1) Is there a God? 2) Are we alone in the Universe? 3) How do I wear headphones without getting tangled up in the cord? OK, so that last one has only been around since the late-70s when... >>

Sennheiser MX-500 headphones
4.0 stars

Sennheiser MX-500 headphones

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Sennheiser: the very word screams quality. Since 1945, this German company have produced some of the finest audio equipment available. Until the early-1990s, in the UK at least, they were only widely known of in audiophile circles, but these days you... >>

Sonos Digital Sound System
4.5 stars

Sonos Digital Sound System

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This is probably the last you’ll hear from me. You see, I’m changing my name and skedaddling. Making a break for it, skipping the country, doing a Lord Lucan, call it what you will. And all I’m taking with me is a suitcase big enough for the Sonos... >>

Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera
3.0 stars

Pentax ist*DL DSL digital camera

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So you’ve probably owned a digital camera for a couple of years and when you bought it, 2 or 3 megapixels were something to be proud of. But these days, mobile phones are fast encroaching on the camera market and you might be thinking of upgrading.... >>

FloorPlan 3D v10 Standard - PC
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FloorPlan 3D v10 Standard - PC

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You know you’re getting old when: a) you don’t watch Top of the Pops anymore because you ”prefer music with proper words and music”; b) you only ever agree to meet friends in pubs that have somewhere to sit down; c) you find it impossible to walk... >>

Monitor Audio i-Deck iPod speakers
3.5 stars

Monitor Audio i-Deck iPod speakers

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At the risk of sounding like Denis Norden; if you’re one of those people who likes to have all the latest stuff; to have your dinner party guests cooing and clucking over all the lovely toys on display in your house, then the Monitor Audio i-deck is... >>

Pentax SVI digital camera
4.0 stars

Pentax SVI digital camera

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I feel dirty: like I need a shower. You see, I’ve been unfaithful. Worse than that, I’ve enjoyed myself too. Let me explain: I’m a Canon man. Every camera I’ve ever owned has been a Canon (apart from a brief and misguided dalliance with a sexy... >>

T-Mobile SDA mobile phone
2.5 stars

T-Mobile SDA mobile phone

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The SDA from T-Mobile is one of three smartphones on the network, all running on the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system. The music version (with dedicated MP3 buttons) and the MDA (a mini version) are the other two models. Before you start getting... >>

Nokia 6680 mobile phone
4.5 stars

Nokia 6680 mobile phone

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The much awaited 6680 promises to bring 3G well and truly into the mainstream for Nokia, but can the new multitasking phone offer you multitasking options. We look and find out. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Nokia 6680 for quite some... >>

Southwing Neo 507 and the Neovoice USB
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Southwing Neo 507 and the Neovoice USB

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Southwing is a newcomer to the Bluetooth headset market in the UK. But can the unheard of brand make it in an over saturated market. We started making some calls. Southwing hail from Barcelona and is aiming to mix it with the big boys and of the two models... >>

Nokia 7710
4.0 stars

Nokia 7710

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The 7710 has been around for some time now. One minute the phone is available, the next it’s awaiting the next phase. Some 2 years after it was originally shown off, Nokia has finally got product to market. So was it worth the wait? “Whoa, big fella!”... >>

D-Link DCS-5300g
3.5 stars

D-Link DCS-5300g

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With wireless networks becoming increasingly common in the modern home, it’s not surprising that manufacturers are exploiting the situation with an array of toys and gizmos to plug in. D-Link has seen this gap in the market and produced the DCS-5300g... >>

LG U8150 3G PHONE
3.5 stars

LG U8150 3G PHONE

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As Orange enters the world of 3G voice calling, we look at one launch model, the LG U8150. Will the LG handset live up to previous models or will an Orange 3G interface ruin the experience? The phone is solid and well built. However it does lack Bluetooth,... >>