Archive for Paul Lester

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... >>