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  • Best Bluetooth keyboards
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    Best Bluetooth keyboards

    By 11 December 2012

    For anything other than tweets and status updates on Facebook, a Bluetooth keyboard can take the on-the-go typing experience that little bit further.  Able to work with almost any brand or model of smartphone or tablet, and appearing in myriad styles,...

  • Sending a different kind of Christmas card
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    Sending a different kind of Christmas card

    By 7 December 2012

    Christmas isn’t Christmas without some sort of card. Doing the usual Post Office run, for many, marks the start of the festive season proper. The conventional Christmas card can be a touch outdated, but with a bit of digging Pocket-lint has come up...

  • Best iPad mini cellular deals
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    Best iPad mini cellular deals

    By 6 December 2012

    The cellular iPad mini goes on sale today, including the 4G version. For those after a tiny tablet with a mobile internet connection, the choice is vast. Pocket-lint has put together a list of what each network has on offer, to make your choice easier...

  • The Facebook site governance vote email explained
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    The Facebook site governance vote email explained

    By 5 December 2012

    Those who use Facebook might have noticed a very official-sounding email turning up in their inbox. Entitled “Our Global Site Governance Vote” and fairly difficult to understand, it is a lot less complex than it seems. Rather than your wasting your...

  • The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer
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    The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer

    By 5 December 2012

    Mo Farah’s jaw-dropping 10,000 metre gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics was backed by some of the most cutting-edge technology in sport. It took quite a set of trainers to catapult him over the finish line in gold medal time. His weapon of choice...

  • Best laptops available today
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    Best laptops available today

    By 3 December 2012

    The laptop can be the most-used gadget in a person’s tech repertoire. This article is being written on one. There is never a dull moment with a decent laptop. But we aren’t interested in decent, we want the greatest. This article is all about the...

  • Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories

    By 30 November 2012

    Motoring fans tend to get a touch left out at Christmas. Chances are, only the luckiest of the lucky will find a shiny new car outside their house on Christmas morning. For the rest, Pocket-lint has come up with a few ideas to bring a smile to the face...

  • Customisable Christmas: Laptop accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Laptop accessories

    By 28 November 2012

    A laptop already makes for pretty unbeatable gift to find in your Christmas stocking, but with Pocket-lint’s customisable Christmas we think you can go one better by coming up with something truly unique. Even if the gift's recipient is already sorted...

  • Best mobile phones available today
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    Best mobile phones available today

    By 28 November 2012

    The smartphone market moves quicker than Tom Cruise on the front of a Eurostar. Keeping up with things isn’t easy, so we thought it would be handy to come up with a list of the best mobile phones available today. It should help you make up your mind...

  • Customisable Christmas: Mobile phone accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Mobile phone accessories

    By 27 November 2012

    Every tech-lover will have something smartphone related on their wish lists this Christmas. A new phone is certainly an exciting thing to find in your stocking, but why not make it even more special? Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint is all about...

  • Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories

    By 26 November 2012

    Fitness fans might have a shiny new set of trainers waiting for them under the Christmas tree. Who knows, swimming trunks, socks or even a bike could be order of the day, it all depends what they have asked Santa for. Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint...

  • Best headphones available today
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    Best headphones available today

    By 26 November 2012

    There is a set of headphones for just about every occasion. Be it running a marathon, sitting at home listening to your stereo or even taking a swim, there are headphones for every need. At Pocket-lint, we want to make sure you buy the best, so we're...

  • Customisable Christmas: Personalised headphones
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    Customisable Christmas: Personalised headphones

    By 23 November 2012

    Looking for a Christmas present? Stop right there! Of course you are. This year, dispense with the last-minute, aimless cruising of Liberty’s beauty halls until some assistant shoves the right nicely bottled cream under your nose. Instead, grab a gift...

  • Best tablets available today
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    Best tablets available today

    By 23 November 2012

    Christmas, Pesach, Eide, Diwali, the first Sunday before Pentecost; every time of year is a good time of year to buy a tablet PC. So, which one do you buy? It’s very easy to get caught up in the idea of what is the best tablet, but you really need to...

  • Customisable Christmas: Tablet accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Tablet accessories

    By 22 November 2012

    The tablet is going to be top of many a Christmas list this year. An iPad mini or Nexus 7 is exciting, but why not throw in a few specially made accessories for your loved ones' presents? This being Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint, we have just...

  • Best compact system cameras available today
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    Best compact system cameras available today

    By 21 November 2012

    The compact system camera, a relatively new thing in the digital camera world, has now reached a maturity all of its own. There is a wide variety of CSCs to choose from, some good, some bad. Pocket-lint is only interested in the good ones. So here they...

  • Product of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Product of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 21 November 2012

    This is the big one, the award that everyone wants to win. Product of the Year might be a gadget that walks off as a winner in another category, or it could be an outstanding device not recognised in the other areas. Whichever it is, the Product of the...

  • Customisable Christmas: Kitchen gadgets
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    Customisable Christmas: Kitchen gadgets

    By 21 November 2012

    Kitchen gadgets have been around for a long time: clever bottle openers, funky knife blocks and colourful place mats all make great stocking fillers. But why not take a leaf out of Pocket-lint’s Customisable Christmas book and get a specially made kitchen...

  • Best compact cameras available today
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    Best compact cameras available today

    By 20 November 2012

    Compact cameras are multiplying like Mogwai in water. Look away, turn back and suddenly there's hundreds you've never clapped eyes on before. So, what do you do in the face of this ever-encroaching apertured army? It's not a trick question. You've already...

  • Customisable Christmas: Digital camera accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Digital camera accessories

    By 20 November 2012

    Christmas Day for a camera fan - aside from the fact that Santa rarely surprises you with that Leica M9 you have always dreamt of - isn’t particularly exciting. Memory cards are order of the day, with the possibility of a few packs of printer paper...

  • Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 20 November 2012

    The year’s most innovative products have not necessarily been the headline-grabbing devices. They probably haven’t had as much money poured into their marketing campaigns as the latest and greatest smartphones because they’re trying to break some...

  • Best DSLR cameras available today
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    Best DSLR cameras available today

    By 19 November 2012

    Whether it's for a Christmas present, a birthday present or time to treat yourself, you're going to need to know where to spend your hard-earned cash when shopping for the best DSLR cameras around. Now, we recognise at Pocket-lint that there's no one...

  • Customisable Christmas: Gifts for gamers
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    Customisable Christmas: Gifts for gamers

    By 19 November 2012

    Buying a gift for a gamer is not as easy as it might sound. They already have a games console and they'll have pre-ordered that AAA game title long before the tree has been bought or the turkey ordered. If you want to be canny this year, it's time for...

  • Best Mobile Phone 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best Mobile Phone 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2012

    Arguably the most important and heavily contested category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is the title of Best Mobile Phone and 2012's dog fight between the usual suspects is no different. As ever though, it's your vote that counts, so don't forget...

  • Best Tablet 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best Tablet 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 16 November 2012

    The 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just around the corner and it’s time to get voting. What? You haven’t voted yet? What kind of slacker are you? Yes, that’s right, the kind of slacker who’d rather sit and decide which was the best tablet of...