Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: British Airways Dreamliner in-flight entertainment system review

    By 14 April 2014

    BA has started to roll out a new in-flight entertainment system on its fleet of planes including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. We jumped on a flight on the newly opened Austin, Texas, route to see what the new entertainment system is like, and whether...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Furby Furblings review

    By 14 April 2014

    Hasbro has expanded its Furby Boom range with a new line of critters, or Furblings, that acts as physical friend if you already own a Furby Boom and we've had one in the office.  The adorable and cute little fur balls are supposedly the offspring of...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review

    By 1 April 2014

    Baby monitors are one of those things that have changed things for the better. These days, you can listen out for murmurs and requests and make sure your little ones stay asleep. And that's exactly the one thing all parents want: sleep. D-Link is best...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Lupo Bluetooth smartphone finder, security tag and controller review

    By 19 March 2014

    Lupo is coming to make sure users never lose an item again. By connecting to a mobile, this Bluetooth controller offers alerts for left items, tracking for lost objects, security to lock computers when out of range, and even a button and accelerometer...

  • Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Google Chromecast review

    By 19 March 2014

    Following its successful US launch last summer, Google has launched Chromecast in the UK. And it's a rather big deal. Chromecast is an HDMI dongle designed to plug into your TV and is a rival to Apple's AirPlay and devices like Apple TV, Roku and other...

  • Home 4 out of 5

    Honeywell Evohome review

    By 13 March 2014

    There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also...

  • Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Pebble Steel review

    By 12 March 2014

    Pebble has followed up the launch of its original smartwatch with the Pebble Steel, a smartwatch for grown-ups which, as the name suggests, is crafted from stainless steel rather than plastic. Its purpose is simple: to pair with your smartphone to offer...

  • Home 4 out of 5

    Hive by British Gas review

    By 10 March 2014

    Of all the services offering to take control of your heating, Hive is probably the system that has the highest profile. That's in no small part due to plenty of marketing and a brand name that's instantly recognisable: British Gas. Hive by British Gas...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review

    By 3 March 2014

    Paper by FiftyThree is a beautiful app that allows you to draw to your heart's content on the iPad with little interference. Now the company behind the app has created a dedicated stylus for its users to get the most out of the experience. We've been...

  • Gadgets

    Creoir Ibis smartwatch jewellery pictures and hands-on

    By 27 February 2014

    Creoir is a Finnish company that makes and designs smartwatches, smartphones and other related gadgets for third-party manufacturers. Its CEO Pekka Väyrynen told Pocket-lint  it's currently working on a sports watch with "a major sports brand", but...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: Samsung Gear 2 review

    By 24 February 2014

    The Galaxy in the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch name is gone, as Samsung's Gear 2 ditches Android for Tizen OS. This means a new fast, simple and now - with a heart rate sensor - more comprehensive menu than before. But is it enough to let this smartwatch...

  • Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Samsung Gear Fit review

    By 24 February 2014

    The Samsung Gear Fit is, as the name suggests, a fitness band that has joined Samsung's growing family of wearable devices. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, we had the chance to get one on our wrist to see what it offers. The first...

  • Tablets

    Fujitsu ultrasonic haptic tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2014

    Fujitsu likes to show off the future of its technology by displaying the cutting edge developments - not due out anytime soon - at Mobile World Congress. We stopped by to see its latest ultrasonic haptic feedback technology that was unveiled today at...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    Qualcomm Toq review

    By 21 February 2014

    Qualcomm has a smartwatch, and it’s called Toq. As in tick tock. It’s a nifty little wearable that serves as a companion device to an Android smartphone, and if you're based in the US you can purchase it right now should you so desire. But there is...

  • Gadgets

    Hands-on: PowerUp 3.0 and 2.0 electric paper airplane conversion kits and more review

    By 19 February 2014

    Technology is everywhere these days. It's even in kids' paper airplanes.  PowerUp is at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair, and it has a Bluetooth propellor kit for paper airplanes. The kit actually converts your origami into smartphone-controlled aircraft. Creator...