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Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK
Black Friday UK 2018: How to get the best best Black Friday deals in the UK By Rik Henderson

Black Friday has become a worldwide phenomenon. Coupled with Cyber Monday, Black Friday offers incredible deals from multiple retailers online and in-store. The main action happens on just one day, but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the build-up... Read more

May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day
May the 4th be with you: Best gadgets and toys to celebrate Star Wars day By Elyse Betters

Happy holiday, Star Wars fans!May the 4th is here again - a day in which fans of the space opera celebrate the franchise's film series, books, and culture. This is a global holiday, so chances are you will hear someone say "May the Force/fourth be with... Read more

The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you
The best portable power banks 2018: Top power packs to take with you By Britta O'Boyle

Battery packs should be superflous but, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they haven't quite nailed.Some will last most of the day, others might get you through most of the evening too, but that's... Read more

The best BBQ tech for summer 2018
The best BBQ tech for summer 2018 By Dan Grabham

Summer is finally upon us (well, nearly) and with it comes the primal desire to make fire and cook meat. But the barbeque itself doesn't have to be such an old traditional grill, there's plenty of new tech to make cooking outdoors even better.The art... Read more

Pocket-lint Best of CES 2018 Awards: The 15 top gadgets, TVs, laptops and more
Pocket-lint Best of CES 2018 Awards: The 15 top gadgets, TVs, laptops and more By Rik Henderson

CES is the world's largest consumer electronics trade show and each January we travel to Las Vegas to see thousands of new gadgets, gizmos and home entertainment products that will be appearing on the high street over the coming year.But of those, what... Read more

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?
Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis? By Chris Hall

The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... Read more

Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more
Best US Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals: TVs, Consoles, Laptops and more By Elyse Betters

Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers... Read more

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed
The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 winners revealed By Rik Henderson

Another year draws to a close but not before we celebrate the finest games, gadgets and other tech treats of the last 12 months in the annual EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. It's time to reveal the winners.You have been voting in your droves, along with... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?
Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen eight generations go by. The most recently announced is the new Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All four Kindles... Read more

Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer
Best Raspberry Pi cases: Protect your tiny supercomputer By Max Langridge

The Raspberry Pi is a marvel of modern computing. The English made device packs some seriously impressive specs onto a board and even gives you change from £40. But where costs have been saved is in protection.If you don't have a case on your Raspberry... Read more

Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy
Best cable management solutions: Keep your desk, TV and mobile cables tidy By Cam Bunton

If you're anything like every other human being on earth, you'll likely have (or at some point, had) a giant monster of a messy cables somewhere. Whether it's on the floor near your TV stand, behind your PC, near your bedside table or just in your backpack.... Read more

Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place
Best Buy's Black Friday in July: All the best deals in one place By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Amazon, Best Buy is holding its own summer sale.Amazon recently held a Prime Day event, which, to put it mildly, was a huge success and had everyone wondering if Amazon had managed to topple Black Friday, a massive shopping sale extravaganza... Read more

Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom
Mother's Day 2017 (US): 14 best tech gifts for mom By Elyse Betters

You only have a couple more days to pick out a gift for mom.Mother's Day is 14 May in the US this year, which is Sunday, but it's not too late to figure out and buy the perfect gift for her. To help you quickly find something she'll absolutely love, we've... Read more

Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats
Best Amazon UK Easter deals: Tablets, tech and home improvement treats By Chris Hall

Easter is approaching and Amazon is going to be running daily deals right through from 4-17 April 2017.There will be a whole range of things to buy across Amazon's different stores, from shoes to home improvements, but we're interested in the best Amazon... Read more

Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more
Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Captain America and more By Rik Henderson

It's that magical time of the year and the Christmas lights are a-flashing, so you can be forgiven for feeling like you're missing out, stood there in normal non-flashing clothes.But hey, you could always get with the spirit of things and show your wacky... Read more

Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more
Best Pokemon gadgets and gifts for Pokemon Go fans: Pokemon Go Plus, sneakers, watches and more By Elyse Betters

The world has suddenly gone crazy for all things Pokemon.Millions of Pokemon Go players from across the world are not only doing their very best to catch 'em all, they're also showcasing their love for the Pokemon franchise and its Japanese animated characters... Read more

Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor
Best of CES Asia 2016: The weird and the wonderful from the Shanghai show floor By Mike Lowe

CES Asia opened it doors for the second time in Shanghai this May. And the Chinese version of the world's largest tech show, CES, which is based in Las Vegas, didn't hold back on the weird and the wonderful.Condensing a show as wide-ranging as CES Asia... Read more

Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy
Best juicers to buy in 2016: Make being healthy easy By Luke Edwards

The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar... Read more

Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016
Best tech of the London Bike Show 2016 By Luke Edwards

The London Bike Show, also home to adventure and triathlon, is back for 2016 to show off all the latest gadget innovations for the active types.Apart from a whole host of carbon, lycra and carbs the show is also home to gadgets that help make adventuring... Read more

Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now
Best Super Bowl gadgets: Future tech the NFL uses now By Luke Edwards

The NFL is one of the most advanced field sports in the world when it comes to technology. So the biggest event of the year for the sport, the Super Bowl, is the pinnacle of field based gadgetry.A lot of the technologies you've probably got on you right... Read more

Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas
Best 8 gadgets for entertaining the kids this Christmas By Britta O'Boyle

This year has seen some amazing gadgets and devices make their way through the Pocket-lint offices, from the new Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV with 4K capability to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPad mini 4.Whether you are looking for the... Read more

Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go
Best 10 gadgets for entertainment on the go By Britta O'Boyle

There are some amazing devices out there for keeping you entertained when you're out and about. Whether you want to work on the go, catch up on your favourite TV show or play a game on your commute every morning, you've come to the right place.We've... Read more

Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas
Best 8 gadgets for entertainment at home this Christmas By Britta O'Boyle

Whether you are looking for the best 4K TV on the market, the best speakers to get the party started, or the best devices to make sure you are setup for streaming Christmas movies, you've come to a great place. These are the best home entertainment... Read more

Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player
Best tennis gadgets and tech to make you a better player By Luke Edwards

After watching Wimbledon, countless Brits will be taking to their local courts for at least a week before getting bored again. After seeing the professionals, then realising one's own ability, it can be a bit deflating. But with this kit you could be... Read more

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites
The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites By Luke Edwards

Cabling the world to spread internet access is an expensive and time consuming process, especially when taking to the skies for wireless coverage is far easier. That's why Google, Facebook and now Elon Musk's SpaceX are all heading towards the stars to... Read more

Best Lego movie and gaming projects: Back To The Future, Star Wars, Monkey Island, and more
Best Lego movie and gaming projects: Back To The Future, Star Wars, Monkey Island, and more By Luke Edwards

Lego makes all things better, so great films and games that get a Lego make-over are only ever going to be excellent. That's why Lego crowd-voting site Cuusoo - which can lead to official Lego creations - has some very popular movie themed projects gaining... Read more

Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O: Which eBook reader should you choose?
Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O: Which eBook reader should you choose? By Rik Henderson

Regardless of the saturation of tablet devices and models available at all prices, eBook readers have remained extremely popular as the device many would rather read digital books on. They don't reflect as badly as tablets, so are good in the sun, and... Read more

9 best wine gadgets: Electric openers, smart thermometers, geek decanters and more
9 best wine gadgets: Electric openers, smart thermometers, geek decanters and more By Luke Edwards

Wine is still around, and going strong, after being invented way back in 6000BC so it's only fair we treat it with respect. And by that we mean using the best gadgetry to get the ultimate wine drinking experience.From drinking wine at the right temperature... Read more

Best gifts for dad: Power tools, drones, grooming gear and more
Best gifts for dad: Power tools, drones, grooming gear and more By Luke Edwards

They can be the toughest people to shop for, or the easiest – it's just about knowing what dads like. Gadgets are usually a good bet with power tools, flying toys, micro chargers and more all near guaranteed to keep the old man happy be it his birthday,... Read more

Best gadgets for Christmas 2014
Best gadgets for Christmas 2014 By Britta O'Boyle

It might seem a little early for santa chat given its only October, but John Lewis has now opened its Christmas shop meaning just one thing – the festive season is coming whether you like it or not.Yes, you still have a couple of months but if you're... Read more

Best golf gadgets: The watches, GPS and pinfinders that will make you a better golfer
Best golf gadgets: The watches, GPS and pinfinders that will make you a better golfer By Luke Edwards

The Ryder Cup is underway and everyone is inevitably going to be dusting off their clubs to get out on the green stuff soon. But with packed courses adding pressure to play well, those out of practice may require a little assistance.We've found the best... Read more

Samsung Gear S vs LG G Watch R vs Motorola Moto 360
Samsung Gear S vs LG G Watch R vs Motorola Moto 360 By Luke Edwards

Three new smartwatches have been announced. While none of them are available yet there's enough detail to begin comparing these three big names.The Mototola Moto 360 was the first to be announced way back when Android Wear was new on the scene. Now the... Read more

Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen
Best tech to secure your bike and prevent it being stolen By Luke Edwards

Bike theft is a bigger problem than ever, with more bikes on the roads as riders try to go green. While it might save money on travel it is costing people too much in thefts. Fear not technology, as ever, is here to save the day.We've collected up the... Read more

Best gadget gifts for under £50
Best gadget gifts for under £50 By Luke Edwards

Whether you’re looking to buy a gift or you've just found a £50 note in the street and want to turn it into tech, we’ve compiled a list of the best gadgets out there a single note can buy.From mobiles and tablets to sports kit and toys we surprised... Read more

Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes
Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes By Mike Lowe

Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel are the latest running shoes announced on July 16 by Nike. Pocket-lint got to handle both pairs of shoes to see how they felt on the foot and underfoot, at the company's headquarters and development centre in... Read more

Best wet weather running gear
Best wet weather running gear By Jamie Carter

The days are getting shorter and the rains getting heavier. As winter sets in, motivating yourself to go out and get fit becomes increasingly difficult. No one enjoys a soaking wet run through a muddy marsh, unless you are a dog, in which case, how are... Read more

Best folding bikes
Best folding bikes By Jamie Carter

The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the folding bike also does a grand job in homes with narrow hallways or inaccessible garages. Some of them... Read more

Best portable party gear for the summer
Best portable party gear for the summer By Jamie Carter

The sun's out, friends are over and you have a BBQ grilling up some burgers. Whats more could you want from this perfect summer scene? Gadgets thats what - lots and lots of gadgets.Whether its a quick fry-up with friends, a picnic with pals or a full-blown... Read more

Best umbrellas for April, May, June...any showers whatsoever
Best umbrellas for April, May, June...any showers whatsoever By Jamie Carter

A favourite of commuters, trekkers and Rihanna alike, the humble umbrella always causes a storm at this time of year. Do you need one? Isn't a storm shell more practical? We’ll pass over the fact that most get left in a taxi/pub/bus and stick our neck... Read more

Best bikes for the sunny weather
Best bikes for the sunny weather By Hunter Skipworth

Queen once famously said “I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.” Every morning this song plays on loop in our heads as we stare out of the window looking at what appears to be one of the earliest summers we have ever had. As irritating as this... Read more

Best cycling to work gear and gadgets
Best cycling to work gear and gadgets By Jamie Carter

The sun is out, the clouds packed off on holiday for a few days and suddenly the UK is transformed from polar ice cap to that lush green and pleasant land that we all remember from last year. Long may it last.One of the best ways to enjoy the weather... Read more

The best binoculars that money can buy
The best binoculars that money can buy By Jamie Carter

Whether you want to survey the landscape, study animals from a safari 4X4 or just get a closer look at the birds in your garden, good binoculars can help you zero in on the action even better than a super-zoom camera.All binoculars are sold with two figures... Read more

Best cold weather gear
Best cold weather gear By Jamie Carter

Unless you're kitted out for a Siberian winter, you could be in for a shock; a cold snap from northern Russia is forecast. No better excuse, then, to get kitted-out for winter, and there's no better way of getting kitted-out for winter than in true tech... Read more

The best looking home and kitchen devices in the world. Ever.
The best looking home and kitchen devices in the world. Ever. By Hunter Skipworth

No one likes doing the dishes, nor do they particularly enjoy hoovering or making the bed but it's got to be done. Most will be content with the usual greys and whites of domestic technology but we like to do things differently. It's Style Week over at châteaux Pocket-lint... Read more

Best wet weather gear
Best wet weather gear By Jamie Carter

The clocks have gone back, darkness has fallen, it's getting cold and it's starting to rain. What you'll have probably found is that you're getting a bit wetter than you were a few months ago. You've also probably found that those winter items you've... Read more

Best quick-drying travel gear
Best quick-drying travel gear By Jamie Carter

Upgrade to quick-drying travel gear and you can wave goodbye to those seven pairs of bulky boxers, giant fleeces and endless pointless outfits you normally cart around the globe. Go armed with a couple of useful -albeit slightly domesticated - accessories... Read more

Best celebrity gadgets
Best celebrity gadgets By Libby Plummer

Celebrities have been endorsing products for years, including everything from Ronald Reagan appearing in Chesterfield cigarette ads (during his acting years, not his presidential terms), through to Kate Moss flogging mascara.But simply appearing in the... Read more

Best smart shoes for summer travels
Best smart shoes for summer travels By Jamie Carter

From footgloves, invisible sandals and amphibious footwear that make your toes curl (literally), to all-purpose trail shoes, weightless travel shoes for backpackers and fold-up leather loafers; we’re completely soled on the latest generation of footwear.... Read more

Best daypacks for taking your gadgets walkabout
Best daypacks for taking your gadgets walkabout By Jamie Carter

Whether it’s for the daily commute, a weekend away or for travelling light, the daypack is one of life’s little essentials for getting your gadgets from A to B. Capacity is crucial. Here we’ve included models from 20-35 litres which should give... Read more

Best Glastonbury Festival gear 2011
Best Glastonbury Festival gear 2011 By Jamie Carter

It's not long now until Glastonbury kicks off and with it a summer full of festivals. You've bought your tickets, you've cadged yourself a lift but what you could always do with is that little bit of extra kit to keep you comfortable in your three days... Read more