Archive for Mike Lowe

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts review
    4 out of 5

    Call of Duty: Ghosts review

    By 29 November 2013

    Call of Duty is the beating heart of the first person shooter genre, and a franchise that’s been in full swing for a whole decade. That’s pretty long in the tooth by any gaming series’ standards, and one that’s brought the latest instalment, Call...

  • Resogun review
    4.5 out of 5

    Resogun review

    By 28 November 2013

    Resogun bursts onto the screen with a score that sounds as though Hans Zimmer has been listening to too much Japanese techno. It’s like the Inception movie soundtrack remixed - but it definitely grabbed our attention. And that’s just the audio. Just...

  • Sony Alpha A7 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A7 review

    By 26 November 2013

    When the Sony Alpha A7 first materialised we were really rather excited. The first compact system camera with a full-frame sensor to surface in the market, it answered a question so many had been waiting for. Big sensor, small size, affordable price....

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November

    A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November

    By 23 November 2013

    This week it's all about the gaming. We've crunched through both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console reviews, alongside a stack of games to get you in the mood for next-gen. But we're far more versatile than that. Never the one-trick pony, we've also...

  • Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images

    Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images

    By 22 November 2013

    The Sony Alpha A7 - the world’s first full-frame compact system camera - is fast approaching its release date, and Pocket-lint has been testing out a near-complete sample in the sun-kissed Caribbean. Is this a camera, complete with its affordable (for...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10: The first sample images

    Sony Cyber-shot RX10: The first sample images

    By 22 November 2013

    When we first saw the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 we weren’t entirely sure that we "got it". This chunky, superzoom-esque camera looks more like a DSLR in terms of scale and design, but houses a 24-200mm f/2.8 maximum aperture alongside the same 1-inch sensor...

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes review
    4 out of 5

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

    By 20 November 2013

    We’re massive fans of Lego, it’s no secret. So when Lego Marvel Super Heroes arrived alongside the PlayStation 4, we had a double bout of excitement. In the run up to Christmas there are major titles dropping left, right and centre to suit all tastes...

  • Knack review
    2.5 out of 5

    Knack review

    By 20 November 2013

    When the PlayStation 4 was first announced we were brimming with excitement. But even at the big unveil in New York earlier this year the announcement of one of the console’s exclusive titles, Knack, a 3D platformer headed up Mark Cerny, the Spyro and...

  • A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    By 16 November 2013

    Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user...

  • Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

    Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

    By 15 November 2013

    It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky performance advisor, Shane Sutton, for a quick-fire interview, but also to combat that biting wind in our...

  • Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
    5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

    By 14 November 2013

    One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Pure Jongo T6 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Pure Jongo T6 review

    By 8 November 2013

    Pure is all about wireless audio, and that’s what the alleged "room-filling" - not literally, just with audio of course - Pure Jongo T6 is all about. In a world where we’re connected to the cloud, where smart devices come with Bluetooth, and where...

  • Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
    4 out of 5

    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

    By 8 November 2013

    Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify. This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it...

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 review
    4 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Book T100 review

    By 6 November 2013

    Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport review
    3.5 out of 5

    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Hands-on: Nikon Df review

    Hands-on: Nikon Df review

    By 5 November 2013

    We knew Nikon had something up its sleeve. Throughout October there had been glimpses in teaser videos showing a Nikon product described as being all about "Pure Photography". The result is the Nikon Df, a full-frame, retro-styled DSLR camera. That’s...

  • Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

    Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

    By 5 November 2013

    It's official - Nikon's "Pure Photography" camera, the Nikon Df, has been unveiled. But it's not what we had initially expected - this is a full-frame DSLR camera through and through, not the rumoured full-frame mirrorless camera that had been doing the...

  • HP Split x2 review
    3.5 out of 5

    HP Split x2 review

    By 4 November 2013

    There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,...

  • A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    A week in reviews: 28 October - 1 November

    By 2 November 2013

    As we roll into November it's clear that gaming season is upon us. And just ahead of the fourth generation of consoles, it looks as though its the season of fourth-in-season releases too: Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV head up proceedings, with...

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 pictures and hands-on

    Asus Transformer Book T100 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 October 2013

    There's something alluring about the Asus Transformer Book T100. And that's its price. At £349 it's an incredibly accessible Windows 8.1 device, it's even knocking on the door of Chromebook territory, but with far more grunt and ability behind it. The...

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

    Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

    By 31 October 2013

    Asus has announced the UK price for the Transformer Book T100, originally unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in August, and it's a bargain at £349. The two-in-one 10-inch tablet-meets-laptop comes loaded with full Windows 8.1 - no mucking around...

  • Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

    Hands-on: Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 29 October 2013

    Well, well, well, if it isn't a mini Olympus OM-D. Only it's not. The Olympus Stylus 1 is like a head-on collision between the compact system camera and the Japanese company's high-end XZ-2 compact camera. With a 28-300mm f/2.8 lens thrown in the mix...

  • Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

    Olympus Stylus 1: Compact camera pools XZ-2 sensor in OM-D clothing with 28-300mm f/2.8 lens

    By 29 October 2013

    Olympus has expanded its compact camera market with the new premium Stylus 1 compact. It's like an XZ-2 in OM-D E-M5 clothing with a 28-300mm f/2.8 zoom thrown into the mix. Many were anticipating a large sensor for this model, but Olympus has stuck with...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...