Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones

    Hands-on: AnyGlove review... Turn any glove into a touchscreen glove

    By 1 March 2013

    Firebox has introduced AnyGlove to the UK, a liquid that, when applied to any pair of gloves regardless of material, turns them into capacitive touchscreen gloves. You will be able to text and control your smartphone or tablet using your own favourite...

  • Online

    MaKey MaKey lets you control games with fruit

    By 17 December 2012

    If you like the idea of Rasberry Pi, but are worried that it all sounds a little bit too complicated this might be the answer. MaKey MaKey is all about letting you create a computer controller, but instead of its being made from traditional materials...

  • Gaming

    iCade 8-bitty Wireless Game Controller for iPhone and iPad pictures and hands-on

    By 5 December 2012

    Firebox has snagged the UK exclusive on iCade's portable iPhone and iPad gaming controller, the 8-bitty, and Pocket-lint has got its hands on one to try out. Considering that it's made by the same team that created the iCade iPad arcade cabinet, released...

  • Online

    SuitSuit Case - Washing Machine pictures and hands-on

    By 17 October 2012

    Travelling abroad is a constant part of being a Pocket-linter. From the numerous global gadget and home entertainment technology trade shows to product launches and remote briefings (remotely placed rather than about universal remote controls), we attend...

  • Online

    Personalised Superhero Action Figures: We become Batman

    By 4 May 2012

    How do you fancy becoming a superhero? Batman for instance? That was the question put to Pocket-lint and of course we couldn't turn down such an offer. Firebox, the UK's favourite online gadget shop, is offering customers the chance to become Batman,...

  • Online

    Firebox Top 10 lists go live, we go hands-on with our favourites

    By 2 November 2011

    With one eye (or rather both greedy eyes) on the lucrative Christmas market, online retailer of all things cool, retro, tech, geek and other such random categories, Firebox, have for the first time announced a number of Top 10s for a number of different...

  • Sports Fitness

    Darkfin gloves hands-on

    By 18 August 2011

    If you look at a platypus they’ve got webbed hands and feet for a reason. It’s so they can swim through the water with more efficiency creating maximum force.  Now look at your hands. Chances are unless you are Platypus Man you’ve not got no webbed...

  • Gaming

    Fling Joystick for iPad hands-on

    By 5 August 2011

    Simple but extremely effective, the Fling Joystick for iPad is similar in concept to the Joystick-it controller we featured on Pocket-lint back in March. However, there's one important difference, rather than resemble an arcade joystick, the Fling capably...

  • Online

    Han Solo in carbonite ice tray

    By 25 July 2011

    Calling an ice tray a gadget might be pushing things somewhat, but we didn't think you'd want to miss out on this one as it enables you to craft your very own Han Solo frozen in carbonite.  For Star Wars fans who feel that their lives aren't quite complete,...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Blackbird Fly review

    By 28 April 2011

    The concept of analogue cameras may sound ridiculously old-fashioned, but there are plenty of them available and many shutter bugs like them for the creative freedom and cool effects that they offer. We've reviewed a few film-based cameras in the past,...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Marshall Major review

    By 4 March 2011

    Nowadays, headphones aren't just a way of listening to your music without annoying people on the bus, they're also a fashion accessory. We've had plenty of cool-looking headphones on the the Pocket-lint test bench including Philips O'Neill The Stretch...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Zeal Optics Transcend GPS review

    By 31 January 2011

    The Zeal Optics Transcend GPS combine Zeal’s experience in optics with Recon Instruments’ direct-to-eye information system to give you a pair of goggles that will feed you real-time information, such as your speed, distance and temperature as you...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Chocolate Fountain review

    By 8 December 2005

    Eating chocolate for a review is a tough job, but we just felt that it had to be done to bring you the verdict on the latest phenomenon that is the Chocolate Fountain. It is a tough job, but someone has to take the hit for the team. Out of the box and...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    uConnect VoIP box - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 5 October 2005

    Pocket-lint was given an exclusive look at a new VoIP box that will allow you to utilise your current phone with your PC to get the most out of the Skype. Due out later this year, the uConnect box from allows you to connect your phone handset...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    NHJ VTV-201 Wristwatch Colour TV review

    By 14 June 2005

    Nothing says gadget quite like a wrist-watch that does more than tell the time, and nothing wastes time like watching TV, therefore a watch that is a TV is somewhat of a paradox. Newly arrived in the UK, Japanese consumer technology company NHJ is treating...