Archive for Paul Lester

  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 - PC
    4 out of 5

    Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 - PC

    By 3 December 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    SAD iStudio3 - PC

    By 1 December 2008

    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
    3 out of 5

    Gear4 CarDock FM "Follow Me" transmitter

    By 17 October 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Jaybird JB-200 Bluetooth headphones

    By 3 October 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Ad-Aware 2008 Pro - PC

    By 9 September 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    DViCO TViX 6500a media streamer

    By 25 August 2008

    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
    2.5 out of 5

    MiShake portable media player

    By 11 August 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Intempo Rebel music sampling system

    By 4 August 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 – PC software

    By 31 July 2008

    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
    3 out of 5

    Alpine eX-10 iPod controller with Bluetooth

    By 7 July 2008

    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
    3 out of 5

    Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-USB2

    By 17 June 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Binatone T430 GPS receiver

    By 29 May 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Freecom Network MediaPlayer 450

    By 28 May 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    Sony NZW-A826 Walkman MP3 player

    By 27 May 2008

    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
    4 out of 5

    HANNspree Verona XM display

    By 1 May 2008

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Logitech Squeezebox Duet

    By 26 March 2008

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Illuminaire PLX318

    By 11 February 2008

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    Philips 47PFL9632D LCD television

    By 28 December 2007

    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
    4.5 out of 5

    LG HT762TZ Champagne Flute home cinema system

    By 19 December 2007

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    LG LF4275 LCD television

    By 13 December 2007

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Philips HTS8100 speakers

    By 3 December 2007

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Logic3 TX101 SoundStage speaker

    By 28 November 2007

    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
    3.5 out of 5

    Philips WACS7000 media streamer

    By 23 November 2007

    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
    4 out of 5

    LG HT902TB speaker DVD system

    By 26 October 2007

    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
    3 out of 5

    Evesham SoundStage X2

    By 19 October 2007

    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...