Archive for Mike Lowe

  • AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

    AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

    By 9 October 2013

    Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist. Enter the AKG K812....

  • Tesco Hudl review
    4 out of 5

    Tesco Hudl review

    By 9 October 2013

    Tesco is already a part of the fabric of life in the UK. We'd wager that everyone reading this has been to a Tesco store in the last couple of weeks, even if "just by accident". And now it's set to be even more part of life with the introduction of Hudl,...

  • Beyond: Two Souls review
    5 out of 5

    Beyond: Two Souls review

    By 8 October 2013

    Beyond: Two Souls isn't your average game. Quantic Dream has crafted an invested, emotive story above all else, then delivered it on a scale reminiscent of a Hollywood movie by embellishing its on-screen characters with a true A-list cast. Ellen Page...

  • Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

    Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

    By 7 October 2013

    The Pentax K-3, unveiled today, sees Pentax up the ante in the APS-C DSLR market, but there's still no sign of a full-frame model. That's a mix of great and not-so-great news, but let's focus on the good stuff. And there's plenty of it. The K-3 introduces...

  • Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

    Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

    By 7 October 2013

    Ahead of the unveiling of the Pentax K-3 we had the chance to test out a pre-production model of this top-spec DSLR. And we like what we've seen from the top-spec camera's features. Despite various rumours Pentax has not pushed into the full-frame DSLR...

  • Samsung NX300M, it's an NX300 system camera with added adjustable 'selfie' screen

    Samsung NX300M, it's an NX300 system camera with added adjustable 'selfie' screen

    By 7 October 2013

    Samsung has lifted the lid on its latest compact system camera: the NX300M. Eagle-eyed readers will think that reads a lot like the existing NX300. It is, after all, the same name with an M plonked on the end. What does it all mean? In short the NX300M...

  • A week in reviews: 30 September - 4 October

    A week in reviews: 30 September - 4 October

    By 5 October 2013

    It's Samsung week and, as promised, we bring you the full verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Have we been impressed with the companion duo, or does the Gear lack, well, the right gear to enable it to excel? We've...

  • Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

    Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

    By 3 October 2013

    There are moments in tech when we're left wondering, "What the heck?" And Vertu's latest Constellation smartphone is definitely one such moment. As much as we try and join up the stars the only pattern we can see is one that spells out "pricey". For the...

  • Damson Jet compact speakers deliver wireless stereo sound via Bluetooth

    Damson Jet compact speakers deliver wireless stereo sound via Bluetooth

    By 3 October 2013

    Damson Audio has unveiled Damson Jet, a twin mini speaker set that can deliver true stereo sound via Bluetooth. Jet is sold as a two-speaker set in the one box, rather than as individual units, to show off its true stereo sound selling point. It's all...

  • Interview: Watch Dogs creative director talks next-gen, the future of gaming, apps and more

    Interview: Watch Dogs creative director talks next-gen, the future of gaming, apps and more

    By 2 October 2013

    Watch Dogs is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year. It's a title that's not only caught the attention of gamers, but also captivated a wider audience with its content: hacking and conspiracy. It's a contemporary subject that's echoed...

  • Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review
    5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review

    By 30 September 2013

    Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September

    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September

    By 28 September 2013

    September is rolling to a close, and we've been walking, running, riding, driving and flying all over the place in the quest for tech perfection. Fitness and non-fitness are covered in equal measure this week. We've been tracking our steps with the Withings...

  • Smart electric bike review
    3.5 out of 5

    Smart electric bike review

    By 25 September 2013

    Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the...

  • Oppo N1 hands-on: Big screen, big size and big ideas, but is it belittled by the competition?

    Oppo N1 hands-on: Big screen, big size and big ideas, but is it belittled by the competition?

    By 23 September 2013

    Oppo might not be a name that you've heard much about in the UK. But as the Chinese brand's strength increases so too do its devices. At a launch event in Beijing, Pocket-lint got the skinny on the latest Oppo flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1. And speaking...

  • Oppo N1 unveiled, enlists rotating camera, 5.9-inch touchscreen, rear touch controls and more

    Oppo N1 unveiled, enlists rotating camera, 5.9-inch touchscreen, rear touch controls and more

    By 23 September 2013

    Chinese brand Oppo has lifted the lid on its latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1, at a dedicated launch event in Beijing. And it's the first smartphone to introduce a rotational unit. In a world full of large-screen smartphones it's all too easy for...

  • Withings Pulse activity tracker review
    4 out of 5

    Withings Pulse activity tracker review

    By 23 September 2013

    Wearable tech and fitness products go hand in hand. When it comes to pedometers to track your walking - the idea being to focus on fitness to some degree - there are many to consider, including the Withings Pulse activity tracker. This small, pocketable...

  • Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

    By 23 September 2013

    Standard bathroom scales are so last decade. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 bring things into the modern. These digital scales can measure not only your weight, but also body fat percentage, heart rate, air quality, temperature and then send it...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 September

    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 September

    By 21 September 2013

    It's Grand Theft Auto V week. It's also Apple week with both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S all reviewed in full, along with the latest iOS 7 operating system for Apple's mobile devices. Plus we've been spending time with the Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone. Talk...

  • Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

    Nikon 1 AW1: Hands-on with the world's first waterproof compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Not content with the norm, Nikon has only gone and announced the Nikon 1 AW1 - the world's first waterproof compact system camera. We would like to say the first waterproof interchangeable lens camera, but there was a film SLR back in the day. But digital,...

  • Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera

    Nikon 1 goes waterproof with AW1, the first submersible compact system camera

    By 19 September 2013

    Here's something you might not have anticipated from Nikon - the camera-maker has introduced the Nikon 1 AW1, a tough and waterproof compact system camera. The first in the world, no less. Submersible down to 15 metres , the new camera will need to don...

  • Grand Theft Auto V review
    5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto V review

    By 16 September 2013

    Grand Theft Auto V has been a long time coming, as fans will be all too aware. The series, often better known as GTA for short, has become synonymous with ambition - developer Rockstar North creates huge worlds filled with memorable characters and epic...

  • A week in reviews: 9 - 13 September

    A week in reviews: 9 - 13 September

    By 14 September 2013

    In a week coloured by Apple announcements and just as the packed-out IFA electronics show in Berlin draws to a close, it's a surprise we've had any time to review, well, anything at all this week. Throw in the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco and...

  • MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

    MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

    By 13 September 2013

    When it comes to paying for goods we're already big fans of touch-to-pay NFC, available on a range of credit and debit cards and a growing number of participating stores. One quick tap - assuming the bill is not more than £20 - and that's it, all paid...

  • Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

    Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

    By 13 September 2013

    Increasing numbers of mini computing solutions - whether all-in-one handheld gaming units such as the Nvidia Shield or mini-PCs such as the Intel NUC - are appearing across the market. And Gigabyte - the Taiwanese company probably better known for the...

  • Just for fun: Fruit Ninja HD played on 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV

    Just for fun: Fruit Ninja HD played on 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV

    By 13 September 2013

    Some things are just too good to pass up. Presented by a Planar 84-inch touchscreen 4K TV wired up to an Intel NUC mini PC on the show floor at the Intel Developers Forum, we were quick to dig into the Windows 8 apps on offer. And what better to play...