Archive for Libby Plummer

  • Polaroid - how instant snaps came back

    Polaroid - how instant snaps came back

    By 3 August 2011

    In musical terms, kooky popstrel Lady Gaga, singer-songwriter and actor Sting and rock duo The Kills haven't got much in common, but one thing that they all share is a passion for Polaroid. In fact, Gaga is such a big fan of the cult instant-photo brand...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Bold 9780

    BlackBerry Bold 9900 vs BlackBerry Bold 9780

    By 3 August 2011

    RIM has unveiled five new Blackberry 7 handsets - the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, the BlackBerry Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860. All models will pack a QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen controls and the long-rumoured NFC connectivity. First confirmed at the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Banksy-Locations review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Banksy-Locations review (iPhone)

    By 2 August 2011

    We've reviewed all sorts of apps here on Pocket-lint, ranging from social networking and photography to games and even an app that will point you in the direction of the nearest condom machine. Sometimes we like to get a bit arty and having previously...

  • Pure Contour
    4 out of 5

    Pure Contour

    By 1 August 2011

    Internet radios are gradually increasing in popularity thanks to the gargantuan selection of global radio stations that they offer access to and the Pure Contour goes one better by throwing a retractable iPod dock into the mix. Boasting the official...

  • Roberts Radio Vintage hands-on

    Roberts Radio Vintage hands-on

    By 28 July 2011

    The Roberts Radio Vintage is the latest DAB from the British brand, following on from its hugely popular Revival radio and being launched as part of Roberts' 80th anniversary celebrations. Sporting similar retro styling to the distinctive Revival model,...

  • RHA MA-350
    4 out of 5

    RHA MA-350

    By 28 July 2011

    We recently reviewed the SA-500 headphones from RHA - a division of the Reid and Health Group - a British audio company based in Glasgow, with the can's performance impressing us, so we were very interested to see how the brand's MA-350 noise isolating...

  • Polaroid X720E waterproof camcorder hands-on

    Polaroid X720E waterproof camcorder hands-on

    By 27 July 2011

    The Polaroid X720E is the brand's first waterproof camcorder and we managed to get up close and personal for some hands-on time with the new product.  The compact gadget is waterproof up to 3m so it should survive unscathed if you're planning to use...

  • Polaroid X800E waterproof camera hands-on

    Polaroid X800E waterproof camera hands-on

    By 27 July 2011

    Polaroid has dipped its toes into the waterproof camera market in the UK for the first time with the introduction of the X800E compact and we were invited along to see it in action. This lightweight 8MP snapper is waterproof up to 3m, so that you don't...

  • Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer hands-on

    Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer hands-on

    By 27 July 2011

    First unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas back in January 2011, the Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer is the first product from the Lady Gaga Grey Label range to hit the shops. We first caught a glimpse of the printer in Vegas when the singer...

  • Polaroid Z340 camera hands-on

    Polaroid Z340 camera hands-on

    By 27 July 2011

    The new Polaroid Z340 has been designed to combine digital photography with instant printing in one handy product, and we were invited along for a sneak preview.  The 14MP camera sports classic Polaroid styling, with the rather large chassis sporting...

  • Samsung Tocco Icon
    3 out of 5

    Samsung Tocco Icon

    By 27 July 2011

    The Samsung Tocco Icon GT-S5260 is an updated version of the brand's popular Tocco Lite and looks fairly similar, although it does throw a few extras into the mix - with the key update being the step up from a resistive touchscreen to a capacitive display....

  • APP OF THE DAY: F-SIM Space Shuttle review (iPhone/iPad)

    APP OF THE DAY: F-SIM Space Shuttle review (iPhone/iPad)

    By 26 July 2011

    The Atlantis orbiter recently completed its final mission, bringing the space shuttle programme to a close after 30 years. On board the shuttle were two space-certified iPhone 4s, running the experimental SpaceLab app. Also available to us Earth-based...

  • Best compact travel cameras

    Best compact travel cameras

    By 26 July 2011

    We're now well into the holiday season and if you're lucky then you'll be off to sunnier climes for a much-needed vacation. This is the perfect to time to invest in a new snapper to capture all your holiday memories, but with so many options available,...

  • Han Solo in carbonite ice tray

    Han Solo in carbonite ice tray

    By 25 July 2011

    Calling an ice tray a gadget might be pushing things somewhat, but we didn't think you'd want to miss out on this one as it enables you to craft your very own Han Solo frozen in carbonite.  For Star Wars fans who feel that their lives aren't quite complete,...

  • Swarovski crystal-encrusted Samsung cameras on show

    Swarovski crystal-encrusted Samsung cameras on show

    By 21 July 2011

    Samsung has added some bling to its camera range with Swarovski crystal-encrusted versions of the NX11 and the ST30, but don't get too excited, as these little beauties aren't for sale. The one-off pimped up cameras were on show at camera retailer Jessops'...

  • Jessops debuts tablet for in-store printing

    Jessops debuts tablet for in-store printing

    By 21 July 2011

    Jessops is set to introduce an exclusive tablet that will sit alongside its in-store kiosks in order to make printing your snaps even easier. Produced by software company Lucidiom - which provides the software for Jessops' printing kiosks - the tablet...

  • RHA SA-500
    4 out of 5

    RHA SA-500

    By 15 July 2011

    The selection of headphones on offer has never been bigger and there are plenty of options to choose from, ranging from high-end cans such as the Bose AE2 to quality earbuds like the Monster Diddybeats, to affordable headphones like the SA-500 from RHA....

  • APP OF THE DAY: CoPilot Premium review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: CoPilot Premium review (iPhone)

    By 13 July 2011

    The previous version of CoPilot's satnav app has proved so popular that it's been given a full makeover, despite the previous app only being updated a few months ago. Following a successful launch on the Android Market, the new CoPilot Premium UK &...

  • Sony PS4: specs and features wishlist

    Sony PS4: specs and features wishlist

    By 13 July 2011

    Web rumours suggest that the PS4 will go into production by the end of 2011 and that it will launch in 2012. However, with announcements made at the 2011 E3 show in LA limited to the PS Vita, it seems unlikely that the PS4 will be here this year or...

  • Best touchscreen compact cameras

    Best touchscreen compact cameras

    By 12 July 2011

    The holiday season is here and if you're off somewhere exotic, then this is the perfect time to make sure that you've got a camera that's up to the task. Compacts are ideal for taking away with you as they weigh less in your luggage than a hefty SLR...

  • Stop your phone from getting hacked

    Stop your phone from getting hacked

    By 11 July 2011

    The phone hacking scandal at The News of the World made global headlines when it was revealed that the newspaper had been using private investigators to hack into the voicemails of not only celebrities, but also murder victims and the families of people...

  • Space shuttle: the ultimate gadget - 30 years of service

    Space shuttle: the ultimate gadget - 30 years of service

    By 8 July 2011

    Despite lifting off 135 times, making an appearance in a Bond film, and even its immortalisation in Lego, the famous space shuttle is taking early retirement. On 8 July 2011, the Atlantis orbiter will embark on the very last space shuttle mission bringing...

  • Samsung HMX-Q10
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung HMX-Q10

    By 8 July 2011

    The Samsung HMX-Q10 made headlines when it was unveiled at CES back in January 2011, largely thanks to its flexible design that makes it easy for left-handed moviemakers to use. Samsung's SwitchGrip means that the camcorder is ambidextrous so it can either...

  • APP OF THE DAY: PhotoToaster review (iPhone/iPad)

    APP OF THE DAY: PhotoToaster review (iPhone/iPad)

    By 7 July 2011

    There are lots of photography apps around including the phenomenally popular Hipstamatic, as well as a few other gems like Shakeit and Colour Splash. We've even rounded up some of the best iPhone photography apps and the best Android photography apps...

  • Harry Potter gadget goodies for the kids

    Harry Potter gadget goodies for the kids

    By 5 July 2011

    It seems hard to believe that Harry Potter has been battling arch-enemy Voldemort in cinemas for 10 years now, but 15 July 2011 will see the eighth and final film unleashed. With just days to go before the big finale, no doubt young Potter fans (and possibly...


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