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iRex DR800S ebook reader
4.0 stars

iRex DR800S ebook reader

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On first impressions, the DR800S (on sale from www.libresco.com) does an uncanny impression of a paperback. It’s got an 8-inch screen – that’s only a couple of inches bigger than the 6-inch norm, but it hits the sweetspot; it has almost twice the... >>

MiLi Power Skin iPhone battery case
4.0 stars

MiLi Power Skin iPhone battery case

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There are plenty of battery solutions for the iPhone, trying to answer a problem that we all know is true: how do you get around such an awful battery life? The latest contender, MiLi, believes it has the answer with the MiLi Power Skin that claims to... >>

Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360
4.0 stars

Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for Xbox 360

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You're hardcore, aren't you? You cracked guitar and bass within months of picking up Guitar Hero. You saved up for the full band kit, and now you're blasting through "Won't Get Fooled Again" on drums on Expert. But something doesn't feel right. Your pedal... >>

Powermat wireless Home & Office mat
4.0 stars

Powermat wireless Home & Office mat

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If you're like us, your nightstand or computer area at home or in the office is adorned with gadgets and their chargers. It's a pain plugging everything in, and it's a pain messing around with all those plugs and power sockets.Hearing your pain, is Powermat,... >>

Cowon iAudio E2 MP3 player
3.5 stars

Cowon iAudio E2 MP3 player

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A couple of years ago we saw the beginnings of a brief but significant splurge of screenless MP3 players, most notably highlighted by the iPod shuffle. With a focus on portability and convenience, these are designed to be small and light enough to carry... >>

Cool-er ebook reader
3.0 stars

Cool-er ebook reader

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Ebook readers aren't new - but it's only recently that there has been enough industry support and books available to bother buying them. Just in time for this explosion is the Cool-e-reader or Cool-er, a budget, lightweight ebook reader.What you first... >>

First Look: Spring Design Alex ebook reader

First Look: Spring Design Alex ebook reader

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eBook readers are starting to gather pace, and that means there are now plenty to choose from. Spring Design's Alex ebook reader sprung on to the scene late last year, and has already garnered interest because of its similarities to the Barnes & Noble... >>

First Look: Plastic Logic Que proReader

First Look: Plastic Logic Que proReader

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While most ebook readers will offer you the chance to read a book, the Plastic Logic Que proReader takes a different approach - it's more geared to reading the newspaper, letting you check your email and calendar. But will it work? We got hands-on at... >>

First Look: Razer Onza Xbox 360 controller

First Look: Razer Onza Xbox 360 controller

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The Xbox 360 has been around for some time with gamers fairly happy with the performance of the included controllers. So what makes gaming peripheral maker, Razer, believe it has the answer with the Razer Onza? We got hands-on at CES in Las Vegas to... >>

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes
3.5 stars

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless for iTunes

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Most people who have large collections of music stored on a home computer would benefit from some sort of streaming solution to send their favourites tunes around the home, but many of the excellent solutions on offer from Philips and Logitech, among... >>

TomTom Go 950 satnav
4.0 stars

TomTom Go 950 satnav

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As mobile phones and Google continue to nibble away at the traditional GPS market, can TomTom stop such an advance with the launch of its latest Go series? We grabbed the TomTom Go 950, the top of the range model from the company, jumped in a car and... >>

iRiver Story ebook reader
4.0 stars

iRiver Story ebook reader

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Ebook readers are for travellers, right? Wrong. Take frequent flyers: can anything that has to be switched off during take-off and landing really be considered "great for travellers"? Not really, but if you don't confuse the genre with that bastion of... >>

TomTom Start satnav review
4.0 stars

TomTom Start satnav review

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The TomTom Start nudges its way into the entry-level point of TomTom's range, a position previously enjoyed by the TomTom One. The launch price wasn't too different from the TomTom One's current £129.99, but the Start has since been dropped to an RRP... >>

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook
3.5 stars

Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook

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Sony's Touch Edition Reader, the PRS-600, looks to answer a lot of questions and push ebooks to a wider audience. Adding touch interaction and the ability to highlight and scribble notes on your books means it is likely to appeal to students and researchers.Out... >>

Panasonic ES-RW30 shaver
4.0 stars

Panasonic ES-RW30 shaver

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Now that the end of Movember is upon us, you're going to need to get rid of that moustache. Panasonic has brought out the ES-RW30 Men's Rechargeable Electric Shaver, and we put it to work on our chin to find out whether it's up to the challenge of erasing... >>

Creative Zen X-Fi 2 MP3 player
4.0 stars

Creative Zen X-Fi 2 MP3 player

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It seems strange to think that one-time MP3-player market leader and current "catch-up merchant" Creative has only just arrived with its first touchscreen player, but in an attempt to appeal to the tactile generation it has upgraded its impressive Zen... >>

TomTom Car Kit for iPhone review
3.5 stars

TomTom Car Kit for iPhone review

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We looked at the TomTom iPhone app a while ago and that application has just received an update to bring along a few more functions. But the elephant in the room is how you attach your iPhone to your car to use the application. Of course, the TomTom Car... >>

Navigon 8410 satnav
4.0 stars

Navigon 8410 satnav

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The Navigon 8410 comes in near the top of Navigon's range of satnavs, topped only by the 8450 Live which brings connected features such as live traffic, weather and local Google search to the mix, pitching it against the top of the range TomTom HD device.The... >>

Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook
4.0 stars

Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook

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The ebook reader market seems to be gaining momentum if you take an increasing diversity of devices as an indicator. The idea of an ebook replacing your collection of dusty novels is still in its infancy, but with the PRS-300, the "Pocket Edition", we... >>

Griffin iTrip FM transmitter with iPhone app
3.0 stars

Griffin iTrip FM transmitter with iPhone app

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You've got days of music stored on your iPhone or iPod, the trouble is once you get in your car you're left with hunting around for a CD or even what's on the radio to remove the drone of the road.In steps the iTrip, improved and enhanced from its first... >>

Messless charging station
4.0 stars

Messless charging station

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Gadgets are great, but giving over half the sockets in your house to keep you digital life on track does start to grate. When you have to add the family's gadget's too, it gets a little overwhelming, and a little wirey. There are a burgeoning number of... >>

Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery
2.0 stars

Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery

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We all know that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS battery sucks, but what can you do about it? Griffin is hoping that its portable solution means you won't have to travel around with the charger wherever you go. But does it work? We got charging to find out.The... >>

BlueLounge Refresh charging station
3.5 stars

BlueLounge Refresh charging station

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Charging must be this year's buzzword. We've seen increasing numbers of charging stations, docks and wireless solutions as the accessories manufacturers realise we are all walking around with a number of gadgets that need charging, and have a house full... >>

Griffin Simplifi dock
4.0 stars

Griffin Simplifi dock

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So you've got an iPhone (who hasn't) and you know that it's probably the worst device on the planet for actually lasting longer than a couple of hours without needing a charge.In steps the Griffin Simplifi, an iPhone/iPod docking station that is designed... >>

Microsoft Zune HD MP3 player
4.0 stars

Microsoft Zune HD MP3 player

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While the first Zune was just another MP3 player to many, the same can't be said about the Zune HD, the follow-up player from Microsoft. Could the Windows maker finally have a device that will give a new impetuous to the MP3 player market? We've been... >>

Energizer Energi to Go Xpal XP2000
3.5 stars

Energizer Energi to Go Xpal XP2000

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Gadgets are great aren't they? The problem is, is that the current batch of latest and greatest last about 12 hours before you need to find a power socket. If that sounds familiar then you need to look at alternative power solutions. In steps the Energizer... >>

Suunto t3c Black Arrow heart rate monitor
3.5 stars

Suunto t3c Black Arrow heart rate monitor

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The Suunto t3c Black Arrow edition is a special edition release of its t3c model or heart rate monitor, partnered with the International Triathlon Union. Featuring a standard heart rate monitor when used with the provided chest strap, it takes the fight... >>

Skins ICE compression apparel
4.0 stars

Skins ICE compression apparel

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Research into sports and exercise performance has suggested that compression garments bring a number of benefits to the athlete, with high adoption among professional athletes in many sports. The sight of Paula Radcliffe wearing compression stockings,... >>

Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)
3.5 stars

Apple iPod nano (5th Gen)

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With no Beatles, no camera in the touch and no axing of the classic, the biggest announcement of Apple's 09.09.09 press conference was the 5th generation iPod nano, and even that was nearly overshadowed by the return of Steve Jobs. Very little has changed... >>

Apple iPod touch (3rd Gen)
4.0 stars

Apple iPod touch (3rd Gen)

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It's not an easy task to review something ostensibly identical to another you've looked at before but that's pretty much what we're faced with by the 3rd generation AppleiPod touch. The first thing you'll notice when you break through the wrappings, the... >>

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen
4.5 stars

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

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The digital pen has been around before, a long time before in fact with IOpen and Logitech attempting and failing to gain any momentum in convincing you to go analogue to digital. In the past the "digital pens" have been big, cumbersome and the scanning... >>

AXbo Sleep Phase alarm clock
3.5 stars

AXbo Sleep Phase alarm clock

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Do you often get out of bed startled by your alarm, groggy, with one eye still closed, stubbing your toe on the bed frame and then falling over when you try and brush your teeth before burning yourself on the toaster? AXbo has created an alarm clock that... >>

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 MP3 player
4.0 stars

Sony Walkman NWZ-X1050 MP3 player

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Looking at what the X series Walkman has on offer, it is difficult to not think about the iPod touch: Wi-Fi, web browsing and access to YouTube particularly bring these things to mind. But though of as an iPod touch competitor it sets off at a disadvantage:... >>

Garmin Oregon 550t GPS system
4.5 stars

Garmin Oregon 550t GPS system

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Looking at the Garmin 550t (t standing for topographical maps), you would be forgiven for thinking someone had handed you the previous version. It's so alike, that at first we thought that Garmin had just sent us the wrong unit. Why? Well it comes in... >>

Philips GoGear Opus MP3 player
3.5 stars

Philips GoGear Opus MP3 player

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If Philips are guilty of one thing, it's overlooking a decent product name. That trend seems to be changing, which is a good thing considering the GoGear Opus could also be known as the SA1OP08K. So what we have here is the latest 8GB version of their... >>

Timex WS4 adventure watch
4.0 stars

Timex WS4 adventure watch

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Whether you’re scaling K2 or just negotiating Knightsbridge can Timex’s "wrist-top adventure instrument" keep you safely on track? We strapped ourselves in to find out. The WS4 serves up an altimeter, barometer, compass and thermometer, it's waterproof... >>

Mophie juice pack air iPhone battery case
4.0 stars

Mophie juice pack air iPhone battery case

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If you've got an iPhone you'll now that the battery is pretty awful, if you've got an iPhone 3GS then you'll know that it's even worse. So what are you to do? Well you could systematically go through the phone's settings and turn off all the features... >>