Archive for Mike Lowe

  • Hands on: Nikon D810 review, Nikon's best DSLR?

    Hands on: Nikon D810 review, Nikon's best DSLR?

    By 18 July 2014

    Nikon's ultra-high resolution camera just turned things up a notch. Or maybe a just degree. The Nikon D810 is the replacement for both the earlier D800, sporting a brand new 36.3-megapixel full-frame sensor and host of other feature tweaks. Pocket-lint...

  • Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review
    4 out of 5

    Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review

    By 16 July 2014

    The electric era is upon us. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the first hybrid car the company has put onto its production line, combining an electronic motor with established 1.4L TFSI petrol hybrid to deliver that Audi Sportback experience but with a...

  • Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

    By 14 July 2014

    Samsung makes plenty of quality electronics products and we've been taken by many of its smartphones and cameras over the years. Now it's condensed much of that expertise into one phone-camera (or should that camera-phone?): the Galaxy K Zoom. Although...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

    By 12 July 2014

    It's been a raucous week of cars, phones and more. We've given the BMW i8 hybrid supercar its first drive in Scotland, and have also been checking out the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron over in Vienna - more on the latter next week. But it's phones that have...

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Video Tuner brings on-device editing and sharing, coincides with Lumia 930 launch

    Windows Phone 8.1 Video Tuner brings on-device editing and sharing, coincides with Lumia 930 launch

    By 9 July 2014

    Windows Phone 8.1 continues to grow, as the operating system now offers the free-to-download Video Tuner app for on-device video editing. Although the announcement coincides with the release of the Lumia 930 in some territories - and ahead of the phone's...

  • Asus MeMo Pad 7 review
    4 out of 5

    Asus MeMo Pad 7 review

    By 8 July 2014

    There's been a surge in affordable phones and tablets of late, devices with fair feature sets in spite of their asking prices. The Asus MeMo Pad 7 is one such device; a 7-inch tablet that gives the likes of the Tesco Hudl a run for its money and is knocking...

  • OnePlus One review
    5 out of 5

    OnePlus One review

    By 7 July 2014

    At times the mobile market seems like a stalemate between the big players. Every year we see Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG battle it out to make the best, most popular phone of the year - it's like clockwork. But now the OnePlus One is here to shake things...

  • A week in reviews: 30 June - 4 July

    A week in reviews: 30 June - 4 July

    By 5 July 2014

    It's the week of Wimbledon, and we've been watching luminescent tennis balls fly across the curve of our TV screen. Because this week it's the turn of Samsung's curved H8000 TV to get the review treatment. Does curved make sense or should all eyes be...

  • Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    Best compact system cameras 2014: The best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available to buy today

    By 4 July 2014

    You're looking to buy a compact system camera (CSC) but don't know what to go for? Perhaps the term alone confounds: we've seen plenty of names being thrown around of late, from simple "mirrorless" through to terms such as "digital single lens mirrorless...

  • Best TVs 2014: The best televisions available to buy today

    Best TVs 2014: The best televisions available to buy today

    By 4 July 2014

    Looking for a new TV but don't know what to buy? Then you've come to the right place. In 2014 there are all sorts of big events that warrant a big screen experience, from the FIFA World Cup to Le Tour making this the perfect time to get yourself a new...

  • Sony Alpha A6000 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A6000 review

    By 2 July 2014

    The Sony A6000 is, in some respects, the older NEX-6 reincarnate. Which puts it in good stead: as far as interchangeable lens cameras go, the NEX-6 was one of our favourite small scale models with a built-in electronic viewfinder, so the Alpha A6000 arrives...

  • Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

    Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

    By 1 July 2014

    If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2014 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online. Compact cameras are plentiful. With...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

    By 28 June 2014

    Summer solstice has seen the peak of daytime hours come and go and we've been most of those hours to bring you the latest tech reviews. In addition to the latest Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera announced this week, we've seen plenty of other top kit...

  • Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

    Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

    By 27 June 2014

    One month ago to the day Castrol put out the latest promo for its latest motor oil. Oil, that's boring no? Not when there's budget and a bit of imagination. The proof is in viewership as the Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Blackout video has already racked...

  • Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

    Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

    By 27 June 2014

    It's not every day that you get to interview the big cheese of Microsoft's Xbox Redmond Game Studios. But in-between playing all the latest and greatest games at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles that's exactly what we did. These gigs usually go as so:...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review
    5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review

    By 27 June 2014

    If you want a pocketable high-end compact camera that offers it all, it looks as though Sony may have finally cracked it with the Cyber-shot RX100 III. This third-generation model delivers a large 1-inch sensor size, but rewrites the earlier RX100 rulebook...

  • Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

    Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

    By 26 June 2014

    Despite its prickly-sounding name, the Citroen C4 Cactus is anything but. We first saw the Cactus as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and things have moved along fast. The road-worthy C4 2014 model, shown here, has bypassed the HybridAir...

  • Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

    Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

    By 26 June 2014

    It's one thing taking a look at the new Ford Fiesta ST3. It's another thing entirely to lob it round the Goodwood Hillclimb circuit at this year's Festival of Speed. Which is exactly what we did, and what a thrill this 1.6-litre turbo-charged beast is...

  • Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

    Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

    By 26 June 2014

    It's not the first time we've seen the Jaguar C-X17 concept 4x4 Sport SUV, but it is the first time we've seen it appear in a red coat of paint and one step closer to its 2016 anticipated release date. Measuring 4.72m long and at 1.96m wide the crossover...

  • Nikon D810 unveiled: New 36-megapixel DSLR employs top-of-line D4S features

    Nikon D810 unveiled: New 36-megapixel DSLR employs top-of-line D4S features

    By 26 June 2014

    The Nikon D800 was one of the only ground-breaking DSLR cameras to hit the market in recent years. Its successor, the Nikon D810, which was unveiled today, might not be such a landmark model but it amplifies what was already great and tweaks it to be...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 June

    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 June

    By 21 June 2014

    This week we've been having some fun with the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern as part of London Technology Week where we've seen everything from smart Adidas footballs to curved Samsung tellies, through to Google Glass and a few hundred pints of Meantime beer....

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

    By 20 June 2014

    Bigger isn't always better, but if you want a premium superzoom camera then physical size is an inevitable part of the package. In the case of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 it also means a jumbo feature set, including a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent zoom...

  • Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

    Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

    By 19 June 2014

    Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up. Over the past weeks we've been bringing...

  • EE Kestrel review
    4.5 out of 5

    EE Kestrel review

    By 18 June 2014

    As much as we love premium smartphones, we're less keen on their inevitable price tags and resulting empty wallet situation. But right now there's a battle going on among the sub-£150 smartphone market - and it's really hotting up. The EE Kestrel enters...

  • Adding bling to the best smartphone: LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

    Adding bling to the best smartphone: LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

    By 17 June 2014

    We've already seen the LG G3 at its launch event in the UK and were impressed with the Quad HD display. But ever the fickle types its white finish washed over us. For some added bling to your smartphone zing here's a look at the LG G3 in gold. Shimmering,...