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Mini Coyote GPS safety camera alert system
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Mini Coyote GPS safety camera alert system

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Five or 6 years ago radar/speed camera detectors used to ply a good trade, though admittedly their target audience mainly consisted of boy racers and those looking to push a flashy new sports car to the limits. Today there’s not as much of a calling... >>

Gyration Air Mouse Go Plus
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Gyration Air Mouse Go Plus

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Gyration has been churning out air mice for some time now, with the Go Plus on test another entry into the range offering access from up to 30 meters away and a wide range of custom configurations through the supplied software. The device hasn’t changed... >>

e-pens Mobile Notes
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e-pens Mobile Notes

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The emergence of electronic forms of communication has all but eliminated the need for handwritten notes, but for one reason or another it is still necessary to resort to old-school scribble to keep a record of important information. More often than not,... >>

Netgear EVA9150 media streamer
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Netgear EVA9150 media streamer

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Despite the digital media boom there are still precious few streamers and jukeboxes around that do a decent job of handling the array of digital content that might populate the modern home. We’ve seen a few commendable efforts so far, but very few manufacturers... >>

Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick HD TV tuner
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Hauppauge WinTV MiniStick HD TV tuner

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The WinTV-MiniStick HD is the latest portable tuner from Hauppauge, promising to offer a range of digital Freeview channels along with any free-to-air HD programming in the area. It’s the smallest we’ve seen to date, being around the same size as... >>

Freecom Mediaplayer II media streamer
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Freecom Mediaplayer II media streamer

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The media streamer market seems to be picking up speed again following a series of recent announcements, and by the looks of things those looking to share media libraries around the home will have no shortage of choice this summer. Freecom fans would... >>

Sennheiser CX 380 Sport II headphones
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Sennheiser CX 380 Sport II headphones

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Sennheiser has got just about every possible application and environment covered when it comes to headphones and has recently expanded its range further with five new additions to its Sport Line. The CX 380 Sport II on test is a new in-ear model and carries... >>

EZY MyXerver MX3600 media server
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EZY MyXerver MX3600 media server

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NAS (network attached storage) devices fit nicely into that grey area between "why bother" and "pretty useful" in today’s digital-media-centric times. The fact that there are so many around indicates clear demand, yet the more dedicated digital media... >>

Norton 360 v3.0 - PC
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Norton 360 v3.0 - PC

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It doesn't seem like a year since Norton did a great job of refining its "family friendly" security suite but version 3 of 360 has arrived, keen to keep its place as the favourite all-in-one tool of choice for the home user. Those looking for a range... >>

CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Deluxe - PC
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CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Deluxe - PC

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If you’re proud of your extensive collection of DVDs and growing army of Blu-ray titles and are partial to enjoying the odd film or three through a PC, something a little more dedicated than Windows Media Player could well be on the cards. PowerDVD... >>

Teufel AC 9050 PH headphones
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Teufel AC 9050 PH headphones

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A decent pair of in-ear bud ‘phones would be our weapon of choice for portable music players and mobile phones, but if you’re enjoying tunes in the home or playing games, you can’t beat a set of over-ear cans. Teufel has just launched a set at this... >>

HDX 1000 media streamer
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HDX 1000 media streamer

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We're still patiently waiting for a media streamer that offers decent access to the wide range of content stored on a typical PC and the wealth of services available online, and while there have been some worthy contenders to date, the "definitive solution"... >>

JAYS s-JAYS headphones
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JAYS s-JAYS headphones

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Just about every set of in-ear ‘bud phones ever released have claimed to offer “superb sound” and “thumping bass” thanks to some fancy new audio technology that would be far too difficult for all but the geekiest of audio-heads to understand.... >>

Kensington LiquidAUX Deluxe iPod car kit
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Kensington LiquidAUX Deluxe iPod car kit

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If you have a car stereo with an auxiliary input and an iPod you may well have hooked your player up in your car in the past by simply running a cable to it and leaving the device sliding around in a storage compartment somewhere. This is far from ideal... >>

Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition - PC
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Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition - PC

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Ad-Aware has been an old favourite of ours for a while, being one of the first free utilities designed to help scan for and remove malware and protect you against incoming threats through its Ad-Watch component. In recent times it has fallen from grace... >>

Datz Music Lounge
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Datz Music Lounge

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If you’re really into your music and would prefer an unlimited download subscription to picking and paying for individual tracks through something like iTunes, enter the Datz Music Lounge, which offers unlimited, DRM-free tunes for a year. The package... >>

SoProtectMe - PC
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SoProtectMe - PC

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Though there are a range of ways to control and restrict access to certain parts of your computer through Windows’ user accounts, these aren’t always that easy to configure and don’t offer a particularly good degree of control. If you’re using... >>

Logic3 i-Station25 iPod dock
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Logic3 i-Station25 iPod dock

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Another day, another iPod dock. Logic3 has turned up with yet another accessory for the world's most famous line of media players and this time the focus is on video playback, thanks to its unique built-in accelerometer. This works alongside the accelerometer... >>

TuneUp Utilities 2009 - PC
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TuneUp Utilities 2009 - PC

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TuneUp Utilities has been farming out optimisation software for the best part of a decade, expanding and improving on the tools available within Windows into what is now a pretty comprehensive suite. The latest version has tweaked the interface and refined... >>

Viewsonic VX2260wm monitor
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Viewsonic VX2260wm monitor

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If you’re after a new display that can handle high-definition video and widescreen gaming through your ridiculously highly-specced computer you’ll be looking for two things - a low response time and high resolution. The Viewsonic VX2260 offers both... >>

DViCO TViX R-3300 media streamer
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DViCO TViX R-3300 media streamer

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DViCO has a bit of a mixed reputation in the media streaming and jukebox market; its products tend to perform very well but often suffer from stability issues and aren’t always the easiest to use. In the TViX R-3300 DViCO presents a mid-range media... >>

Norton AntiVirus 2009 - PC
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Norton AntiVirus 2009 - PC

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There are a ton of very capable security suites around these days and some offer extremely good value for money when you consider additional features such as backup and tune-up tools that are becoming more common. It almost makes you wonder how much longer... >>

GEAR4 ProControl AV iPod dock
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GEAR4 ProControl AV iPod dock

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There are bags of iPod accessories out there but a dock is arguably one of the most useful, allowing you to plant your iPod in place to synchronise it with iTunes, charge it when not in use and send your tunes to a beefy stereo system. Some, like Gear4’s... >>

LaCie LaCinema Rugged media drive
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LaCie LaCinema Rugged media drive

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With the increasing abundance of digital media it comes as no surprise to see more media jukeboxes like Lacie’s LaCinema crop up over the last year or so. As a solution for those who want to view photos, videos or listen to music through a TV they are... >>

Webroot Internet Security Essentials - PC
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Webroot Internet Security Essentials - PC

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More and more security suites are offering added extras to try and pull one over rivals that decide to stick with antivirus and firewall oriented components and Webroot is the latest to throw a bunch of extras into the mix. Accompanying system security... >>

Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 - PC
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Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 - PC

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Trend Internet Security 2009 is a security-only solution from the re-branded PC-Cillin, offering firewall, virus and malware protection as well as anti-spam, parental controls and intrusion and online protection. It’s worth mentioning that for an extra... >>

SAD iStudio3 - PC
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SAD iStudio3 - PC

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As successful as the iPod and subsequent devices like the iPhone and Apple TV have been for the world’s most infamous innovator, it certainly knows how to frustrate by tying users to iTunes and in the case of video, the MP4 format. Getting your favourite... >>

Gear4 CarDock FM "Follow Me" transmitter
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Gear4 CarDock FM "Follow Me" transmitter

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If you’re not willing or able to invest in a more permanent way to listen to an iPod through a car stereo then your best option is to pick up an FM transmitter. Experts are often reluctant to recommend such devices due to problems with interference... >>

Jaybird JB-200 Bluetooth headphones
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Jaybird JB-200 Bluetooth headphones

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We’re a year or so ahead of products that can claim to be the world’s first in-ear Bluetooth headphones now, but not so far that companies can’t make a big deal of being the "world’s smallest". Jaybird is the latest to use this particular brand... >>

Ad-Aware 2008 Pro - PC
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Ad-Aware 2008 Pro - PC

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Ad-Aware has been around for quite some time and due to the appeal of its free protection and scanning tools was the weapon of choice for many in the fight against malware. Over the years many other suites have begun to offer similar built-in protection,... >>

DViCO TViX 6500a media streamer
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DViCO TViX 6500a media streamer

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We’re big fans of media streamers here at Pocket-lint but are still waiting for the "streamer to end all streamers" to turn up so that we can put the whole issue to bed. A range of mainstream companies have tried and failed and while offering quite... >>

MiShake portable media player
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MiShake portable media player

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You could probably count on one hand the number of innovations designed to "revolutionise" a device that works perfectly well anyway that actually end up working. Take an MP3 player for example. Not since Apple and arguably iRiver have we seen a "different"... >>

Intempo Rebel music sampling system
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Intempo Rebel music sampling system

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There are a number of ways to build a collection of digital audio files for playback on a computer or portable device, but grabbing your favourite tunes from a radio station has never been particularly easy. Intempo's Rebel looks to solve this problem... >>

Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 – PC software
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Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 – PC software

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If you're using a computer that's hooked up to the Internet it's essential that you're running some form of security, ideally a suite of tools that combines a range of ways to detect and remove threats. Outpost produces a straightforward solution that's... >>

Alpine eX-10 iPod controller with Bluetooth
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Alpine eX-10 iPod controller with Bluetooth

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Alpine has really jumped on board the iPod and MP3 player bandwagon when it comes to in-car entertainment, and offers a range of head units that’ll allow you to connect your player to make your music collection accessible on the move. The eX-10 is a... >>

Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-USB2
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Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-USB2

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With the recent launch of Freesat and the promise of a range of both standard and high definition channels helping it to gather momentum, we’re going to be keeping an eye out for devices that let you take advantage. One such product is the WinTV Nova-S-USB2... >>

Binatone T430 GPS receiver
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Binatone T430 GPS receiver

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Binatone has produced some tidy little satnavs in the past and while they don’t measure up to rivals like TomTom in terms of features and extras, are pretty adept on the road. Its new T430 arrives with a bit of a twist. In the box you’re supplied... >>

Freecom Network MediaPlayer 450
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Freecom Network MediaPlayer 450

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Freecom’s last foray into the media streaming market garnered mixed reviews from consumers, but we were impressed by the performance and straightforward operation of the MediaPlayer 350, even if it was on a little on the basic side in terms of extras.... >>

Sony NZW-A826 Walkman MP3 player
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Sony NZW-A826 Walkman MP3 player

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Sony likes to adopt a bit of an elitist approach to the MP3 player market, refusing to bother itself with fancy extras like games, voice recorders and FM radios, but focusing instead on audio quality and getting the most from your music. It’s kind of... >>

HANNspree Verona XM display
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HANNspree Verona XM display

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Hannspree are active in both the LCD TV and computer monitor market, and following the trend of the majority of manufacturers in this area has produced its 22in Verona XM in mind of both. It’s a stylish little number finished in a sleek gloss piano... >>

Logitech Squeezebox Duet
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Logitech Squeezebox Duet

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We've seen some pretty capable audio streamers over the last few years, from Sonos’ excellent Digital Music System to Logitech's Wireless DJ and the Squeezebox 3. The Squeezebox Duet is a bit of a combination of the three, offering Sonos-style functionality... >>

Illuminaire PLX318
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Illuminaire PLX318

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We’ve made no secret of the fact that we love the Philips Ambilight technology and the impact it can add to an already impressively large screen. If you’ve got a decent sized HD TV but are devoid of such wonders you might be left thinking it’s something... >>

Philips 47PFL9632D LCD television
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Philips 47PFL9632D LCD television

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Philips has been known for producing some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring screens in the HD business, in large due to the impact of its patented ambilight technology. Last year we reviewed the impressive 42PF, which sports full Ambilight surround... >>

LG HT762TZ Champagne Flute home cinema system
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LG HT762TZ Champagne Flute home cinema system

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LG continues to expand its range of HD-ready home cinema equipment with the attractively styled Champagne Flute 5.1 surround setup. Impressively you'll find a supplied amplifier/DVD player that upscales to 1080p and includes a built in FM radio and support... >>

LG LF4275 LCD television
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LG LF4275 LCD television

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LG tends to stand a step or two behind the front runners when it comes to performance on its range of televisions, but you have to give it points for effort with a new range of LCDs offering full 1080p HD quality. The 42-inch screen on test is the largest... >>

Philips HTS8100 speakers
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Philips HTS8100 speakers

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In an attempt to combine the appeal of a home cinema surround system and upscaling DVD player with sound projection technology Philips has produced the stylish HTS8100. From the rather dramatically shot press images of this product you'd be forgiven for... >>

Logic3 TX101 SoundStage speaker
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Logic3 TX101 SoundStage speaker

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Logic3 has made a name for itself as a producer of iPod accessories and portable speakers, so has branched out somewhat with the release of the Logic3 TX101 SoundStage 5.1, a surround speaker in the same mould as the popular Yamaha YSP. It's 150W of total... >>

Philips WACS7000 media streamer
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Philips WACS7000 media streamer

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If we were to describe a typical piece of multimedia-based hardware from Philips in a sentence, you’d probably laud the consistently impressive build quality and style yet bemoan the often high price and omission of often important extra features. This... >>

LG HT902TB speaker DVD system
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LG HT902TB speaker DVD system

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LG recently addressed the growing market for upscaling surround sound solutions with its HT902TB. This 5.1 arrangement also improves standard definition picture quality up to 1080i with the supplied DVD/amplifier unit and offers a total of 1000W of power.... >>

Evesham SoundStage X2
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Evesham SoundStage X2

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Earlier this year Evesham revealed a rather enigmatic experiment with home cinema audio in the form of the SoundStage X1, a chunky TV stand that housed a range of built-in speakers. After being rather abruptly discontinued, the technology is back in the... >>