Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review

    By 13 June 2013

    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...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III review

    By 6 December 2012

    Mophie is well-known for making the extra battery packs for the iPhone in to which your phone slides, giving you an extended battery and a sort of semi-protective shell. Mophie used to concentrate on iPhone, because it was the biggest single market, but...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Powermat wireless Home & Office mat review

    By 10 February 2010

    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,...

  • Phones 2 out of 5

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery review

    By 10 November 2009

    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....

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Energizer Energi to Go Xpal XP2000 review

    By 14 October 2009

    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...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Mophie juice pack air iPhone battery case review

    By 5 August 2009

    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...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    RichardSolo 1800 external phone battery review

    By 13 July 2009

    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...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Philips SCE2110 Emergency Phone Charger review

    By 29 January 2009

    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...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Philips SCE7640 Power2Go rechargeable power pack review

    By 18 September 2008

    The problem with portable devices is that you're reliant on a good battery life, or easy access to a charger. This is a power pack for your portable devices that should take most of the strain out of recharging on the move. Philips claims the SCE7640...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Philips SCE4430 Power2Go rechargeable power pack review

    By 25 March 2008

    Ever had to ask the office if anyone has got a phone charger for your make of phone? Or perhaps been travelling and run out of juice on your PSP? Then Philips thinks it has the answer with the Philips rechargeable power pack SCE4430, but has it? We take...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Ansmann Portable Power Pack Notebook review

    By 14 March 2008

    There are times when the average notebook user wishes they had a backup battery. The answer lies in the Ansmann Portable Power Pack as it allows you to charge you system when on the move. The battery pack is slim and can be slipped in to your carry case...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Proporta Mobile Survival Kit Micro review

    By 7 March 2008

    The need to charge gadgets on the move is often seen as something of a luxury, so this mini-charger from Proporta could just give you the extra boost you need. It comes with two ports, the first is a full sized USB port you use for charging the battery...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    UniROSS USB Charger review

    By 21 February 2008

    Everything needs charging these days, but trying to find an available power socket for your battery charger can be tough, so UniROSS has come up with a better idea: use one of your USB sockets. But can its charger fulfil your charging needs? We get charging...

  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Moixa USBCell batteries review

    By 8 May 2007

    Batteries are pretty boring but a necessity of our gadget-filled lives. While most gadgets have gone the way of the built-in rechargeable, some, especially kids toys, are still AA powered. So in steps the USBCell from Moixa, a solution to the problem...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    iGo Everywhere charger review

    By 1 May 2007

    Travelling and being such a gadget fiend can have its problems. If you're like us, going a trip means a battle between clothes and chargers (geeky I know). Unless you opt to charge everything via USB (which presents you with its own set of pros and cons)...