Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Gear4 Renew SleepClock pictures and hands-on

    By 14 July 2012

    No one likes the amount of time we humans have to sleep. Imagine what you could do with that time if you didn't have your eyes shut and your head on a pillow. But of course, without sleep we'd all be in big trouble, and modern life doesn't make it easy...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    GEAR4 HouseParty AirWave review

    By 8 March 2011

    The idea of an iPhone dock is becoming less and less appealing to owners of the humble Apple gadget. Maybe it’s the thought of being parted from all those lovely apps, but there’s a reason why California’s finest released AirPlay last year. Not...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    GEAR4 AlarmDock Reveal review

    By 25 June 2010

    The humble clock radio isn't dead: it has evolved. The GEAR4 AlarmDock Reveal is a perfect example of just such a thing, doing exactly what it says on the tin. Except the "reveal" part and we can't quite figure out why it is called the Reveal - it doesn't...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    GEAR4 SoundOrb Aurora iPod dock review

    By 31 December 2009

    In the world of iPod speaker docks there are options galore, with just about every company having a crack at helping the tunes in your pocket escape and fill the room. It makes perfect sense too, if you have an iPod, having a docking solution makes perfect...

  • 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...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    GEAR4 ProControl AV iPod dock review

    By 11 December 2008

    There are bags of iPod accessories out there but a dock is arguably one of the most useful, allowing you to plant your iPod in place to synchronise it with iTunes, charge it when not in use and send your tunes to a beefy stereo system. Some, like Gear4’s...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    Gear4 CarDock FM "Follow Me" transmitter review

    By 17 October 2008

    If you’re not willing or able to invest in a more permanent way to listen to an iPod through a car stereo then your best option is to pick up an FM transmitter. Experts are often reluctant to recommend such devices due to problems with interference...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    GEAR4 BassStation speakers review

    By 30 May 2008

    GEAR4 specialises in gadgets and add-ons for your favourite devices, with an increasing number for the iPod. Take the BassStation for instance, GEAR4 is pitching this device as a 2.1 stereo speaker system for the home but with support for seven different...

  • 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...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Gear4 HouseParty Blu speakers review

    By 6 February 2008

    The HouseParty Blu has a stylish but rarher conservative styling. The glossy black finish is tempered by a silver grill across the front and won't look out of place in the living room, or bizarrely, the typical meeting room. Measuring 280 x 140 x 100mm,...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Gear4 BlackBox Mini speakers review

    By 1 February 2008

    GEAR4 has, in essence, attempted to make a Mini-Me version of its stunning looking Bluetooth BlackBox stereo speaker system. In that regard we have to say it has succeeded in pretty much every department from the bling look of the minimalist piano black...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Gear4 BlackBox speakers review

    By 31 January 2008

    If you have all your music on your MP3 player it makes logical sense to invest in a set of active speakers that allow you to access it in your room and allows you to get rid of your current stereo. The Gear4 BlackBox allows you to do exactly that, either...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    GEAR4 StreetParty Size 0 iPod speaker system review

    By 21 September 2007

    iPod speaker docks are great, but they are normally so fat. Taking things to the extreme GEAR4 has launched a Size 0 model claiming to be one of the thinnest on the block. But has performance been scarified for a thin figure? We get listening to find...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Gear4 BluEye Bluetooth iPod accessory review

    By 22 December 2006

    The iPhone is here. Well sort of. In fact you might now not need to get excited about the possible launch of a mobile phone from Apple from now on. Why? Because Gear4 thinks it has the answer. The BluEye is a simply device that connects to the iPod or...

  • Audio 2.5 out of 5

    PodGear Pocket Party for iPod review

    By 6 April 2005

    PodGear, maker of all accessory-type things for the iPod has created yet another supposed must-have. This time it's the PodGear Pocket Party, a small speaker system that attaches to your iPod via the headphone jack and allows you to share the music with...