Reviews & hands-on

  • Home Cinema

    Amazon Fire TV streaming box and game controller pictures and hands-on

    By 2 April 2014

    Amazon has finally entered the set-top box space with its newly-announced Fire TV. And it can do everything, including stream movies and television shows, displaying photos, and allow users to game - directly from their television sets. The actual Fire...

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) review

    By 18 December 2013

    The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the latest eBook reader to capture the essence of the Kindle in its best form to date. When it comes to eBook readers, the Kindle has captured the imagination of the public. So much so that we're hearing Kindle used...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review

    By 12 November 2013

    The latest update to Amazon's home-grown tablet range brings the HDX. It comes in two sizes - there's an 8.9-inch model and a 7-inch model - and we've been nestling down with the smaller model to review. It's priced to compete with Google's own Nexus...

  • Gadgets

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) hands-on: Brighter, whiter, smarter

    By 4 September 2013

    Amazon has announced a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite, its eBook reader that offers an illuminated display. We were big fans of the original 2012 version, but can Amazon go one better in 2013? Yes, it can. The new Kindle Paperwhite has the same...

  • Sports Fitness

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

    By 9 July 2013

    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...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review

    By 13 March 2013

    The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 swells Amazon's UK tablet offering to three devices, with the 8.9 sitting at the top of the pile, at least, in terms of size. It matches the design of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, and in many cases offers the same specs and functionality,...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Kindle for Android review (Android)

    By 11 March 2013

    There's a lot of talk of ecosystems with modern smartphones and the war raging around where you buy your content and where you consume it. In an ideal world you're free to move your content around and do with it what you want: it is, after all, your content....

  • Tablets

    APP OF THE DAY: Amazon Mobile (Tablet) review (Android)

    By 4 March 2013

    Amazon Mobile is one of the greatest coups of the shopping world. You walk into a high street store, scan what you want to buy, examine the price online compared to the shop you’re physically standing in and press buy, because it’s inevitably cheaper....

  • Gadgets

    Braun Prestige BN10 digital watch pictures and hands-on

    By 6 February 2013

    It's been around for "a few months", Pocket-lint was told, but the Amazon Summer Wish List event was the first time that we've come up close with the Braun Prestige BN10 digital watch for men - and we likey. A lotty. Made from incredibly solid stainless...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Fire HD review

    By 1 November 2012

    The Kindle Fire HD brings to the UK something missing from Amazon's armoury: a tablet. With the Kindle E Ink reader now firmly lodged in the hands, and minds, of many, the most important thing about this particular tablet might not be the operating system...

  • Apps

    Lovefilm for Kindle Fire HD pictures and hands-on

    By 26 October 2012

    With the arrival of the Kindle Fire HD comes Lovefilm streaming its way on to Android. Not for every Android user mind, just those who happen to have picked up Amazon's new tablet.  We've been calling out for a Lovefilm app for Android for ages: the...

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2012) review

    By 12 October 2012

    The biggest issue with the Amazon Kindle and its E-Ink technology is that while it's fantastic for reading on the beach, in broad daylight, or lasting for what seems an eternity on a single charge, try to read it in bed and you'll struggle without some...

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Kindle 6-inch (2012) review

    By 5 October 2012

    No one could really accuse the Kindle of ever having been massively over-priced. For one, there has always been a good range of models, giving users the choice about what they spend and what options they get. But recently, Amazon has made the entry-level...

  • Apps

    Amazon Kindle for Mac adds gesture support, we flick through some books

    By 11 September 2012

    Amazon Kindle for Mac has added gesture controls for Lion and Mountain Lion users, so Pocket-lint fired up the app to see whether it makes a difference. The new app hasn't really changed that much although it is also worth noting that if you've got a...

  • Online

    Amazon's Top Toy Tips for Christmas 2012

    By 10 July 2012

    Amazon has held its annual Christmas in July/Wish List event in London, and it's now a Pocket-lint tradition to pick out best (most relevant) of the toys on show in order to get a sneak peek on what might be the biggest sellers come the end of the year....