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Blue Microphones Nessie review
5.0 stars

Blue Microphones Nessie review

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Finding a good microphone can be a lot more tricky than you think, and a lot more important than you might assume. Here at Pocket-lint we use microphones for video, Skype calls and podcasting.So the Nessie has been a welcome addition to our tech arsenal,... >>

Sage Dual Boiler: Hands-on the Heston Blumenthal coffee machine

Sage Dual Boiler: Hands-on the Heston Blumenthal coffee machine

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While Heston Blumethal's Sage Tea Maker shows all the hallmarks of the chef's extravagance, the Sage Dual Boiler coffee machine is a slightly different story. Eagle-eyed coffee fans might recognise this as a Breville model, as it's branded as such in... >>

Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry

Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry

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Gadgets don't have to be complicated to work or be useful. Take the TYLT Y-Charge. It's a dual USB Car Charger with Lightning Cable for example that lets you charge two devices from your cigarette lighter in your car.The Tylt is available in a number... >>

Astell&Kern AK120 portable Hi-Fi system: Hands-on with the £1,100 iRiver music player

Astell&Kern AK120 portable Hi-Fi system: Hands-on with the £1,100 iRiver music player

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Not a name particularly known outside of the serious Hi-Fi and audiophile industries, Astell&Kern is about to start to make inroads into the UK with its incredibly high-end digital music player, the AK120.You will have heard of the parent company, Korean... >>

Arcam rBlink review
5.0 stars

Arcam rBlink review

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There was a time when sending audio via Bluetooth was something audiophiles would just not do. Indeed, perhaps many of them still wouldn't, but you can tell the tide is turning when Arcam - the company well known for its multimedia prowess - jumps on... >>

Cubify Cube 3D printer (second-gen) review
4.0 stars

Cubify Cube 3D printer (second-gen) review

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3D printing is the talk of the town at the moment. Stories are flooding the press about how people are making everything from replacement Lego bricks to full working guns to wearable clothing and prototypes for the latest gadgets.But it's not just restricted... >>

Tenth Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pictures and hands-on

Tenth Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pictures and hands-on

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Having released the first Sonic Screwdriver universal remote based on Matt Smith's device, the The Wand Company found it was getting plenty of requests for a replica device for David Tennant's Sonic Screwdriver.We got our hands on the new model Sonic... >>

Sony HMZ-T3W head-mounted display hands-on: wearable tech takes a turn towards madness

Sony HMZ-T3W head-mounted display hands-on: wearable tech takes a turn towards madness

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Space is at a premium in Japan, so we can see where the inspiration for the Sony HMZ-T3W head-mounted display came from. It's a headset that beams two 720p HD screens straight to your eyes as if staring at a 750-inch screen 20-metres away.It's also bonkers... >>

Beard vision: Philips Grooming Guide app gives us computer-generated facial hair (and a bit of a laugh)

Beard vision: Philips Grooming Guide app gives us computer-generated facial hair (and a bit of a laugh)

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Being the ultra-trendy Shoreditch-ites that we are (not), we're more than aware of the explosion of facial hair that's hit London. But it's not only here in the UK. Coiffed 'taches, Brazilian goatees - is that even a thing? - and full-on Santa beards... >>

Sony Reader PRS-T3 pictures and hands on

Sony Reader PRS-T3 pictures and hands on

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Aside from the headline-grabbing launches at IFA 2013, Sony also announced a new Reader model, the PRS-T3.Sony describes the Reader as "slim, light and a pleasure to hold" and we have to say, we agree wholeheartedly. The curved metal back and rounded... >>

Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Pro knows more than its predecessor and we've seen how

Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Pro knows more than its predecessor and we've seen how

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The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, announced at last year's IFA, is back with an upgraded Pro model. But it's not just a new name, there are also extra sensors making this ready for pros and beginners alike.The Pro looks very similar to its predecessors... >>

Philips M1X-DJ sound system, we go in the mix with the Armin Van Buuren all-in-one

Philips M1X-DJ sound system, we go in the mix with the Armin Van Buuren all-in-one

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DJ gear is a big deal. There was a point when turntables were outselling guitars. But in the digital age it's all changed. Rarely do vinyl records grace the platters and digital apps are taking over.Seeing its potential market, Philips has teamed up with... >>

CSR: World's thinnest keyboard, fingers and hands-on

CSR: World's thinnest keyboard, fingers and hands-on

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The version of CSR's keyboard we got to try is a prototype which should appear in iPad cases within a year. But despite it being very new the responsiveness was stunning. It feels a bit like typing on paper although the plastic texture gives a natural... >>

Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider
4.0 stars

Vacion CineTrack Pro camera slider

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Look around online and watch some video, it won't take long for you to notice that production values don't rely on hand-held gear. And that's where the Vacion CineTrack Pro comes in: it's a camera "slider" for smaller scale gear - such as phone cameras,... >>

Sony Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M pictures and hands on

Sony Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M pictures and hands on

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You've probably heard by now that the Sony Xperia Z1 has been announced with its 20-megapixel camera and a host of upgrades. Well, announced alongside it was the Smart Imaging Stand.It didn't get as much of a red-carpet announcement as the Xperia Z1 did,... >>

Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

Hands-on: Griffin Survivor & Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 case review

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In our experience, two things tend to govern the lifespan of a gadget: how careful the owner is, and; whether or not you have small children in the house. While Griffin technology can't dictate either of those things, the company's Survivor + Catalyst... >>

Logitech Keyboard Folio mini for iPad mini review
4.0 stars

Logitech Keyboard Folio mini for iPad mini review

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The iPad mini is great - we know that already - but when it comes to typing it's not so fantastic. Logitech believes it has the answer with the Keyboard Folio mini for iPad mini, a keyboard-meets-case design that turns your Apple mini tablet into more... >>

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad review
3.5 stars

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad review

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When it comes to typing using the iPad there are a number of cases that promise to help you type faster while offering on-the-go protection at the same time. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is one such device, combining an iPad case and a water-resistant... >>

Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut

Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut

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The Premier League 2013/14 will be unlike any other before it. And that's not down to just this year's transfers: the season will kick off with fully operational Hawk-Eye goal line technology - recently re-dubbed "goal decision technology" - and we got... >>

Moto X accessories pictures and hands-on

Moto X accessories pictures and hands-on

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The Moto X is customisable in terms of colour options, but Motorola has also unveiled a range of accessories with their own set of colours that can either match or mismatch your Moto X.First up is a wireless SOL Republic Bluetooth speaker called the Deck.... >>

Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on

Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on

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The Nike Free Flyknits have just been unveiled, and Pocket-lint has had a preview look at the "second skin" running shoes.The luminescent green/yellow trainers sampled- there are plenty of other colours available, see our gallery below - are bright and... >>

Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on

Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on

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Ahead of the official unveil of Nike's latest running kit, Pocket-lint got our hands on the forthcoming Nike Free Hyperfeel running shoes.The Hyperfeel - which are available in hyper-bright men's and women's colour schemes, as you can see from our hands-on... >>

Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

Waterproof your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S

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Accidents are inevitable, and when an accident befalls a mobile phone, there's a good chance it will involve water. For the most part, modern phones handle a bit of damp quite well; there's never much trauma if you're out in the rain for a bit. But when... >>

Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case review
3.0 stars

Belkin FastFit Keyboard Case review

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Unsurprisingly, iPad mini keyboards are quickly becoming a popular accessory as more users start to use their iPad mini as a workhorse as well as plaything.First was Logitech, and now Belkin has joined the fray with the launch of the FastFit Keyboard... >>

Nokia Lumia 1020 accessories: hands-on with charging shell, grip and mount

Nokia Lumia 1020 accessories: hands-on with charging shell, grip and mount

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 has officially unveiled with a set of fun accessories that boost battery life and add grip and stabilisation.The first accessory is a wireless charging case that allows for QI wireless charging. And, yes, it works just like the wireless... >>

Sage Tea Maker (by Heston Blumenthal) review
4.5 stars

Sage Tea Maker (by Heston Blumenthal) review

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How important is a good cup of tea to you? Are you one of those people who boils a kettle, dumps in a teabag, squeezes it a few times with your teaspoon before slashing in some milk and maybe adding some sugar? Or are you a bit more refined than that?The... >>

Smith Optics I/O Recon Goggle with Android pictures and hands-on

Smith Optics I/O Recon Goggle with Android pictures and hands-on

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When Pocket-lint attends the annual Amazon Christmas in July event we always get a chance to play with something that we've not seen before. That could be something that won't even be out until Christmas, or it could be something that Amazon is only just... >>

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

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The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner might not be as exciting as the new British Airways Airbus A380, but there is a stronger chance it's an aircraft in which you're likely to travel.It will fly from Heathrow to Toronto from 1 September and to... >>

British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out

British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out

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The moment you see the Airbus A380 you instantly wonder how on earth such a machine can fly through the sky with the speed that it does. It's huge. It's massive. It's gigantic.The first airline in the UK to take delivery of the new double-decker aircraft... >>

Under Armour Speedform pictures and eyes-on: The running shoe designed like a bra

Under Armour Speedform pictures and eyes-on: The running shoe designed like a bra

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Under Armour is a sportswear brand commonly associated with clothing that fits snugly around your contours, for performance sake. Tight, elasticated, long sleeve roll-necks, sports vests, running apparel, that sort of thing. So when the American company... >>

iCarte 5 for iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on: turn your iPhone into a contactless payment device

iCarte 5 for iPhone 5 pictures and hands-on: turn your iPhone into a contactless payment device

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While EE was announcing that it has signed a deal for contactless payments in the UK with Mastercard, Pocket-lint was in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, learning how Visa and O2's system works in what the finance company calls, its hero state. As... >>

TomTom Go 500
4.5 stars

TomTom Go 500

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With a totally new user interface and a re-thinking of exactly how it delivers connected services, the latest TomTom personal navigation devices feel like something of a rebirth.With all smartphones offering navigation in some form, many have been predicting... >>

Corsair Voyager Air review
4.5 stars

Corsair Voyager Air review

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Portable hard drives have become something of an essential for anyone with a lot of data. If you're a bit old, like us, then you'll remember the days when moving lots of data was an utter pain. From an Iomega Zip drive with 100mb of storage, to early... >>

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review
5.0 stars

Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review

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Batteries, possibly one of the most boring items we could write about. But by the end of this review, we're pretty sure you'll not only be thanking us for it, but you'll also have changed your mind about how you power your gadgets.The batteries we're... >>

Belkin Ultimate iPad Keyboard case pictures and hands-on

Belkin Ultimate iPad Keyboard case pictures and hands-on

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Belkin's Ultimate Keyboard case for iPad is about as good as it gets when it comes to tablet typing. The whole case is put together just like an Apple product, complete with brushed aluminium and top of the line build quality.The result is a Bluetooth... >>

Adidas Nitrocharge football boots with miCoach pictures and hands-on

Adidas Nitrocharge football boots with miCoach pictures and hands-on

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Adidas has launched the Nitrocharge - a brand new football boot complete with capacity for miCoach interactive personal coaching technology.The new boots tout themselves as energy-retention boots, designed with that pacey mid-fielder in mind. What Adidas... >>

Adidas adiZero F50: 99-gram football boots to launch 2015

Adidas adiZero F50: 99-gram football boots to launch 2015

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Football boots are about to get a whole lot lighter. Adidas has unveiled a prototype adiZero F50 99g boot which - as the name suggests - weighs in at a mere 99 grams, almost 50 per cent lighter than the current top-spec F50 adiZero Prime. Cripes.Pocket-lint... >>

Hands-on: Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One review

Hands-on: Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One review

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If you're looking to extend the life of your smartphone, there aren't too many options. You can turn off all the features and basically not use it, or you can find an external battery source. Mophie is well known for its iPhone power cases and now you... >>

Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

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Nike's Free range of trainers has kept muscular free-running combat trouser types backflipping off monuments for a good while now. The latest, the Free 5.0, promise to be more flexible and supportive than ever before, all the while looking good and incorporating... >>

Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

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Kobo has one of the most complete ecosystems when it comes to reading. With the bookstore, apps and a choice of both E Ink readers and LCD tablets, there are plenty of ways to get reading with Kobo.The Kobo Aura HD is billed as something of an exclusive... >>

TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on

TomTom Go (2013) pictures and hands-on

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With its new set of satnav devices, TomTom has launched the latest range of Go models - the 400, 500 and 600 in their respective 4.3, 5 and 6-inch screen sizes - with its most advanced navigation system yet. But is it enough to see off the uprise in... >>

A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

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The idea of a hybrid bike might seem slightly silly to the devout two-wheelers. For the most part, they take all the effort out of cycling, some replacing the need to pedal altogether. Why ride a bike then? Why not just purchase a scooter?The main reason... >>