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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... >>

Leyio personal sharing device
4.5 stars

Leyio personal sharing device

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You may not be familiar with the company Leyio, but you may be familiar with their products as for many years they’ve been in the personal satellite navigation business making products for HP, palm and even those ViaMichelin devices. In their latest... >>

FINIS SwiMP3v2 waterproof MP3 player
4.5 stars

FINIS SwiMP3v2 waterproof MP3 player

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Swimming is a great sport, but up and down, up and down the length of the pool can be dull. No music, no sounds of the world, just the rush of water passing your ears and the occasional announcement over the Tannoy. The Finis SwimMP3 (yes awful name we... >>

Samsung S1 Mini 1.8-inch hard drive
3.5 stars

Samsung S1 Mini 1.8-inch hard drive

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Hard drives just get smaller and smaller don't they? First they jumped from the desk, then they became portable, and now if you are willing to reduce the storage capacity, they can even fit on to your key ring. Hoping to find a market somewhere between... >>

RichardSolo 1800 external phone battery
3.5 stars

RichardSolo 1800 external phone battery

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One of the unfortunate consequences of our increasing use of sophisticated mobile devices is the decline in battery life. It's a problem that affects all mobile devices – if you suddenly have a flurry of calls, or need to use the data intensively whilst... >>

Creative Zen MX MP3 player
4.0 stars

Creative Zen MX MP3 player

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The Creative Zen MX is the newest media player from a company that has been rather quiet in recent times, and observant audiophiles will already be pointing out its similarity to the regular Zen. Perhaps rather sensibly, Creative seems to have focused... >>

Amazon Kindle DX ebook
3.5 stars

Amazon Kindle DX ebook

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According to Amazon, Kindle users buy 2.6 times as many books as other customers - and even purchase the same number of printed books that they did before. So why did one attendee of Book Expo America last month confess to wanting to punch an owner of... >>

Mini Coyote GPS safety camera alert system
3.0 stars

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... >>

TomTom XL Live IQ Routes Europe satnav
4.5 stars

TomTom XL Live IQ Routes Europe satnav

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Last year we saw the excellent HD Traffic system incorporated into TomTom's high-end devices, but with the XL Live, we now see the same offering at a much more affordable price. It's a move that makes sense, because the Go models can be a little over-the-top... >>

e-pens Mobile Notes
4.0 stars

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,... >>

Chumby
4.0 stars

Chumby

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Best described as a large hacky-sack with a screen on the front, the Chumby is part of a new wave of connected internet buddies. We don't even know what to call it. Sporting a 3.5-inch screen on the front, it doesn't try to be serious like the Joggler... >>

O2 Joggler
3.0 stars

O2 Joggler

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We don't really know what the Joggler from O2 is: it looks like a photo frame, behaves like an internet portal, and is part of a growing trend of connected internet buddies. The O2 Joggler, based on Open Peak's OpenFrame, sports a 7-inch touchscreen.... >>

Sony X-Series Walkman MP3 player - First Look

Sony X-Series Walkman MP3 player - First Look

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Ah, the battle of good and evil; one competing brand against another is always a good sign when it comes to gadgets because it normally works out in the favour of us, the consumers. But can the Walkman X-Series really be any better than the iPod touch?... >>

PowerPlus Piranha wind-up electric shaver
2.5 stars

PowerPlus Piranha wind-up electric shaver

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Hand crankable bike lights, torches, radios and phone chargers are one thing, but a wind-up electric shaver? We have, quite literally, put our neck on the line to see if the Piranha from PowerPlus can really cut it. With two flexible rotary heads, a pop-up... >>

Panasonic ES8249 Pro-Curve shaver
4.0 stars

Panasonic ES8249 Pro-Curve shaver

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When we think high-tech shavers we generally imagine a Braun or Philips, but can Panasonic’s top of the range wet and dry, the ES8249, cut it with the big boys? From a design point of view the ES8249 ticks many of the right boxes; it’s silver and... >>

Getac PS535F GP PDA
3.5 stars

Getac PS535F GP PDA

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Getac don't like to do things by halves, producing a range of devices for those who work in tough environments. The PS535F is a rugged PDA aimed at those who need a handheld device that can withstand the worst the environment can throw at it. Unlike the... >>

Ultra Motors A2B Metro electric bike
4.0 stars

Ultra Motors A2B Metro electric bike

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Ultra Motors have been considerate with the design of the A2B and rather than just slapping a hub motor and battery into an existing regular bike frame, they've made something altogether more appealing. With a chunky aluminium frame and the sort of front... >>

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition - PS3
4.5 stars

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller Premiere Edition - PS3

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The world of gaming peripherals has taken a quite wild turn in the last decade. Previously it was all about quite dodgy third-party controllers that seemed to be cobbled together by a blind meerkat. Now, it’s all about expensive, yet inherently solid... >>

TomTom One IQ Routes satnav
4.5 stars

TomTom One IQ Routes satnav

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You know as well as I do that there are some routes you take in the morning and others at night when you want to get through the traffic in your car, however does your satnav? The TomTom One IQ Routes reckons it does. We see if it's right. The TomTom... >>

Motorola TLKR T7 walkie-talkies
4.0 stars

Motorola TLKR T7 walkie-talkies

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Motorola have long been the name in walkie-talkies, or two-way radios as they should perhaps be called. The TLKR T7 are aimed at those who want to stay in contact in harsh environments, with the box suitably adorned with skiers, snowboarders and the like.... >>

Sony Walkman NWZ-W202 MP3 player
4.5 stars

Sony Walkman NWZ-W202 MP3 player

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Describing an MP3 player as "wearable" isn't something of an increasing trend. Sure, the iPod shuffle leads the charge of clip-sporting players and there are plenty you can hang around your neck or strap to your arm, but the W202 from Sony does away with... >>

Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder
4.0 stars

Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder

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With so many ways to record stuff and so many ways to watch it, making sure the file you're about to watch or record is in the right format can be a nightmare. That is until the Turbo.264 HD encoder was launched, say its makers Elgato. Open the box and... >>

BeBook ebook
3.0 stars

BeBook ebook

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You like reading. Everything else in your life has gone digital, so why not the books you read? But has BeBook got what it takes to challenge the Sony Reader here in the UK or the Amazon Kindle in the US? We get reading to find out. Where the BeBook hopes... >>

Black and Decker BDPC100A power inverter
3.5 stars

Black and Decker BDPC100A power inverter

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We've all been there, sitting in traffic on the M4 whilst the bored kids moan that their Nintendo DS has a flat battery or the portable DVD player is out of juice. Side-stepping the need for a mass of bespoke 12V supplies at extortionate cost, power inverters... >>

Samsung YP-P3 MP3 player
4.0 stars

Samsung YP-P3 MP3 player

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Samsung are pushing hard to win over users of their MP3 players and the last year has thrown up some interesting offerings. The P3, or YP-P3 to use the full title, is the latest in this line, but now bringing full touchscreen controls into the game. We... >>

Apple iPod shuffle (3rd gen)
3.5 stars

Apple iPod shuffle (3rd gen)

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Apple has always strived to be The Ultimate in Adjectives, be it the smallest, slickest, largest, and who could forget with the latest touch, funnest. With each previous model of the iPod shuffle, they produced the smallest MP3 player, only to have the... >>

Philips GoGear Spark SA2940 MP3 player
4.0 stars

Philips GoGear Spark SA2940 MP3 player

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Philips seem to have taken note of some of the criticisms levelled at the previous range of diddy GoGear players. We now find the range refreshed and given a name: Spark. But will these new players light up your music collection? Staying in the same form... >>

HDX 1000 media streamer
4.0 stars

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"... >>

Elgato EyeTV Diversity dual-tuner DVB-T stick
4.0 stars

Elgato EyeTV Diversity dual-tuner DVB-T stick

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You've got your computer in your office, but fancy watching more than just the iPlayer or a live feed of the BBC channels. In steps the Elgato EyeTV Diversity Dual-Tuner DVB-T Stick hoping to turn your humble Mac into a fully-fledged personal video recorder.... >>

Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe TV tuner
3.0 stars

Elgato EyeTV DTT Deluxe TV tuner

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Work, work, work, that's probably all you do on your MacBook. Well Elgato want you to have some downtime with a tiny TV tuner that you can plug into a spare USB socket, allowing you to kick off your shoes and relax. But does it work? We get watching to... >>

Kensington Ultra Thin Notebook Power Adapter
4.0 stars

Kensington Ultra Thin Notebook Power Adapter

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With laptops not always coming with a power pack that will last the lifetime of the computer, there is plenty of space for after-market replacements. Kensington have long been involved with notebook accessories and have an extensive line-up of power packs.... >>

Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 Skype phone
3.5 stars

Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 Skype phone

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We love Skype. There, it’s been said. With that in mind, we were pleased to see the slicky-named Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 arrive in the office. If you remember, this is the device that was launched and then retracted back in September 2008. The Eee Asus... >>

Philips ID555 telephone
4.0 stars

Philips ID555 telephone

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Landline phones are still very much part of the domestic scene, refusing to roll over and let the mobile dominate. So can the ID555, winner of an iF Product Design Award in 2008, impress? The ID555 follows the fairly standard cordless phone practise of... >>

PC Line 90W Universal Laptop Power Adapter
3.0 stars

PC Line 90W Universal Laptop Power Adapter

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Sometimes power packs just die. In fact it seems to be fairly common that your shiny new notebook will arrive with a power pack that has been sourced rather cheaply. Should the worst happen, you probably only have a few hours of life in your PC before... >>

Philips SCE2110 Emergency Phone Charger
3.5 stars

Philips SCE2110 Emergency Phone Charger

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If you’ve ever been caught in that situation when you run out of battery on your mobile phone, you’ll know how irritating and inconvenient it can be. You might be on the train back from a busy meeting and need to tell the wife that you are late, or... >>

SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC - 16GB
4.0 stars

SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDHC - 16GB

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You've never got enough storage have you? Well SanDisk is hoping to change this for mobile phone users keen to take movies or music on the go, with a new 16GB microSDHC card. But is it enough? We get storing to find out. Ok, we admit the premise of reading... >>

Balanzza Ergo digital luggage scale
3.5 stars

Balanzza Ergo digital luggage scale

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There is nothing worse than getting to the airport to find that your bag is overweight and you've got to shed some pounds to make the cut. One gadget hopes to stop the problem of you showing the world your knickers by allowing you to easily weigh your... >>

Griffin iTrip AutoPilot iPod car kit
3.0 stars

Griffin iTrip AutoPilot iPod car kit

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There was a time when getting an FM transmitter for your iPod was something of a challenge. Now you have more choices than you could possibly want. Can the iTrip AutoPilot from Griffin impress? The iTrip AutoPilot is a single cable solution, running from... >>

Philips 8FFCME digital photo frame
3.5 stars

Philips 8FFCME digital photo frame

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Digital photo frames have enjoyed the move from showpiece to household name, finding a strong following among those with digital cameras. With so many currently available, can this frame from Philips impress? Out of the box it looks and feels like a quality... >>

Samsung P3 MP3 player - First Look

Samsung P3 MP3 player - First Look

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Samsung's latest touchscreen offers the usual array of music, images and video on the go, but should you opt for this model over the competition? We managed to get some hands-on time with the new MP3 player from Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show... >>