Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger review

    By 19 November 2009

    With wireless charging being the current crazy, its no surprise to see GEAR4 putting forward a solution for the iPhone. The unit consists for two elements, the first is the inductive charging pad, on which you'll have to place you iPhone. The second element...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Messless charging station review

    By 11 November 2009

    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...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    BlueLounge Refresh charging station review

    By 30 October 2009

    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...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Wildcharge wireless charger review

    By 29 October 2009

    The Wildcharge comes in the form of a slim black pad with silver conductive strips running along its surface and can either be picked up by itself or bundled with an optional adaptor depending on which device you’re primarily looking to use with it....

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Eton FR140 Microlink radio review

    By 8 July 2009

    So you decided that camping was the best option for this year's holiday. You're sitting in a field, in your tent, in the rain. Sound familiar? Perhaps the Eton FR140 can give you a bit of a lift. Compact, measuring 130 x 60 x 44, and weighing about 200g,...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Black and Decker BDPC100A power inverter review

    By 23 March 2009

    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...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Kensington Ultra Thin Notebook Power Adapter review

    By 5 February 2009

    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....

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    PC Line 90W Universal Laptop Power Adapter review

    By 30 January 2009

    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...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Solargorilla solar charger review

    By 12 December 2008

    Most portable solar chargers look like toys compared to this, the first mainstream charger capable of powering a laptop. While we like solar gadget chargers such as the Solio Magnesium, the Solargorilla really is in a different league. For starters, it...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Solio Magnesium Edition rechargeable solar power pack review

    By 8 October 2008

    We first looked at the Solio Magnesium with the slight suspicion, because on paper, it appears to be too good to be true. When we looked at the Solio Classic, we found this to be the case – it promised a lot, but didn’t deliver it in the timescale...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Belkin Power and Go travel adapter review

    By 17 July 2008

    Notebook performance may being improving all the time but portability is often marred by battery life. If you travel a good deal, you'll be looking for multi-purpose charger that can be used in a number of locations. Consisting of a main powerbrick, which...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    GEAR4 World Tour charger review

    By 17 April 2008

    MP3 player capacities are on the increase and as a result we're listening to them for longer than ever before, which makes having a charger with you at all times an essential purchase. Designed with the Apple iPod in mind, you'll find the GEAR4 WorldTour...

  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Power Extras USB Car Charger And Adapter review

    By 20 February 2008

    With more gadgets in the car, powering them is starting to become an issue. One device however believes it has the answer, but does it? We get charging to find out. The Power Extras USB Car Charger And Adapter is exactly what it sounds like it is. A dongle...