Archive for Ian Morris

  • What is Tizen and what will it mean for my phone?
    Phones

    What is Tizen and what will it mean for my phone?

    By 2 June 2014

    Tizen as an OS has been around for a few years but hadn't, until recently, resulted in any tangible consumer products. That's slowly changing with the Samsung NX300M and NX30 cameras, the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch and the first commercially-available...

  • Sol Republic Relays review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sol Republic Relays review

    By 25 April 2014

    We loved the Sol Republic Calvin Harris tuned over-the-ear headphones that we reviewed last year. In fact we loved them so much that we nominated them for an award. What made those headphones so special was that they were a perfect package of sound quality,...

  • Dali Kubik Free review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Dali Kubik Free review

    By 3 April 2014

    Buying good speakers has never been cheap, if you want quality then you have to stump up a bit of cash. That said, we've never considered paying nearly £1,000 for a pair of Bluetooth speakers before. On the surface, that sounds ridiculous because you...

  • Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review
    Gadgets

    Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review

    By 1 April 2014

    Baby monitors are one of those things that have changed things for the better. These days, you can listen out for murmurs and requests and make sure your little ones stay asleep. And that's exactly the one thing all parents want: sleep. D-Link is best...

  • Jawbone Up24 review
    Sports Fitness 4.5 out of 5

    Jawbone Up24 review

    By 31 March 2014

    We've reviewed the Jawbone Up in its previous guises, so you may already be familiar with this fitness tracker and sleep monitor. The latest iteration is the Jawbone Up24, an updated product that works in greater detail than its predecessors. Up24 works...

  • Asus Xonar Essence STU review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Asus Xonar Essence STU review

    By 28 March 2014

    After quite some years of CD, music seems to have taken something of a backwards step, at least in terms of quality. If you bought a lot of CDs, you've probably heard how good they sound, and MP3 may be a bit of a disappointment as a result. Of course,...

  • Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat review

    By 24 March 2014

    The Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat is something that offers some real advantages to people who already have a satellite dish. The idea of the product is simple: you feed it between one and four satellite inputs, which it bundles up into a package that allows...

  • Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review
    Cars

    Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review

    By 20 March 2014

    You would think more car events would happen in the Isle of Man. For a start, out of the towns and villages, the speed limit is derestricted. That doesn't mean 60mph, it means there is no limit. The Isle of Man loves motor vehicles though, and the craziness...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV
    Televisions

    Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

    By 13 March 2014

    There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first...

  • Happy Birthday! Pocket-lint is 11 today
    Homepage

    Happy Birthday! Pocket-lint is 11 today

    By 19 February 2014

    It feels like only yesterday that we were enjoying the big one-zero, but a year on and the world has changed again. As is always the case with technology, it has done so quickly and with some amazing products. Smartwatches are trying to get onto our wrists,...

  • Nikon D3300 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Nikon D3300 review

    By 19 February 2014

    These days choosing a camera around £500 is tricky. You can pick a DSLR like the Nikon D3300, or you could go for a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, or even a top-spec compact instead. That makes the selection process even harder than ever before....

  • LG G Flex review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    LG G Flex review

    By 12 February 2014

    LG is the company of bendy screens, epitomised by the LG G Flex smartphone. While Samsung is pursuing the same goal, it is not quite at the same level. Honestly have very mixed feelings about the whole flexible screen thing. In TVs we're quite sure curved...

  • Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better
    Gaming

    Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better

    By 11 February 2014

    Valve is rolling forward in a way we haven't seen for a while. As gamers are predicting a Half-life 3, the firm has been working on other projects. There are three significant areas here. The first is the Steam box, a PC that's intended for one task:...

  • Hands-on video: LG G Flex
    Phones

    Hands-on video: LG G Flex

    By 6 February 2014

    We got our review sample of the all-new G Flex, and wanted to throw it in a video as soon as possible, because it’s an exciting handset. So here, for your enjoyment, is our first look at the G Flex. What are we thinking so far. Well, first, the battery...

  • Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)

    By 31 January 2014

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is the second time we've reviewed the Motorola Moto X. This is not something we're going to make a habit of, but in this case we think there's a real need to look at the device as it launches in the UK. Not because...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)

    By 27 January 2014

    Samsung is doing a good job for many of its devices. The Note 3 is one of our favourite phones, and the Note 2 10.1 was a tablet that we expected not to like, but ended up adoring. A new year must bring a new Note, and that is the updated Galaxy Note...

  • Pure Jongo S3 review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pure Jongo S3 review

    By 20 January 2014

    When the Pure Jongo S3 arrived in the office we didn't quite get the point at first. A battery powered Bluetooth speaker is always handy, but we'd seen enough to know that if we're going to get on with them, they need to have a unique selling point. Where...

  • Motorola: Moto X is not competing with the Nexus 5
    Phones

    Motorola: Moto X is not competing with the Nexus 5

    By 17 January 2014

    "How is the Moto X different to the cheaper Nexus 5?" is the question that we found ourselves asking as soon as we heard Motorola's flagship phone was coming to the UK. It was, therefore, something we put to Motorola's James Soames our our interview with...

  • Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review

    By 16 January 2014

    Gaming headsets, at first glance, might seem like the sort of thing that aren't of interest to most people unless you're a hardcore gamer. But we've been using the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 for a while now, and we have to say, we think there's a lot...

  • GoPro wins Science and Technology Emmy award for its contribution to film and TV production
    Cameras

    GoPro wins Science and Technology Emmy award for its contribution to film and TV production

    By 14 January 2014

    There is little doubt that the GoPro has changed the market in camcorders. Gone are those days when you needed to keep a camera dry and away from shocks. We now live in a world where everyone records everything they do, and some of that stuff is exceptionally...

  • Naim UnitiQute 2 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Naim UnitiQute 2 review

    By 14 January 2014

    Stuff that costs over a grand is always a hard sell in hi-fi. There are some good reasons for that, and some bad ones. Simply put though, the quality of standard equipment has fallen so far that you can now get some really nice sounding audio gear for...

  • Video: Corsair RGB programmable keyboard to launch this year, has Cherry MX colour LEDs
    Gaming

    Video: Corsair RGB programmable keyboard to launch this year, has Cherry MX colour LEDs

    By 7 January 2014

    As odd as it might sound, we do get stupidly excited about a nice keyboard, and they don't come much nicer than Corsair's Vengeance series of gaming keyboards. We've reviewed the K70, and it remains one of the nicest keyboards of all time, and we're still...

  • Canon announces Legria mini X, HF R56 and R506 camcorders
    Cameras

    Canon announces Legria mini X, HF R56 and R506 camcorders

    By 6 January 2014

    While CES rumbles on, it's business as usual for the Canon camcorder department, which has announced three new models today, the Legria mini X, Legria HF R56 and Legria HF R506. Ask any product manager about this sort of device, and they might well look...

  • Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi
    Audio

    Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi

    By 6 January 2014

    We love Blue Microphones, they are top-notch quality, with quirky designs that give brilliant sound performance for a sensible price. So we're pretty pleased to hear about the company's new "Mo-Fi" concept, which appears to be an attempt to bring hi-fi...

  • DJI Phantom 2 Vision review
    Gadgets 5 out of 5

    DJI Phantom 2 Vision review

    By 31 December 2013

    Drones are a hot issue at the moment. Products such as the DJI Phantom 2 are not only amazing, they change the recreational market because similar devices typically costs thousands of pounds. Not so with the DJI - the price tag is closer within reach...