Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Genius 'Ring Presenter' is a computer mouse that you wear on your finger

    By 10 January 2013

    It's all happening in Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show. Big 4K screens, big smartphones and, er, a teeny wearable computer mouse that slips over the finger? Yup, that'll be the Genius Ring Presenter then. What may at first sound rather bonkers does...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Genius G-Pen F350 tablet review

    By 11 September 2009

    Tablets are one of those things that unless you're really serious about your Photoshop work, you've probably never considered one. Prices have become very reasonable now, to the extent that even those with a casual interest will consider handing over...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Genius NB Stand 200 notebook cooling stand review

    By 31 March 2009

    People go to great lengths to cool their computers, leading to some magnificent designs in desktop ranges to keep things cool and working efficiently. There is less you can do for a laptop, with laptop stands being the mainstay of the offering. The Genius...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Genius G-Pen F610 tablet review

    By 30 January 2008

    If you use art packages, whether for drawing freehand or simply for editing photographs, using a pen is often a lot easier than a mouse. The Genius G-Pen F610 is a standard entry-level device that has a slim and neat design. It’s comparable to the Bamboo,...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Genius iTempo 800 iPod speakers review

    By 17 January 2008

    External speakers for your MP3 player have been a growth market in recent months, with almost as many sets being launched as there are players on the market. The Genius iTempo 800 speakers offer 20 Watts of power, which is more than enough to blast your...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    Genius HP-02 Live Headphones review

    By 17 December 2007

    If you commute or simply work in a loud environment then it pay to invest in a pair of in-ear headphones as the silicone buds cut out the extraneous noise. Until now we've found such headphones quite expensive but at less than £10, this in-ear set from...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Genius Ergomedia 500 controller review

    By 12 April 2007

    OK, confession time: I am not the greatest fan of PC gaming on the planet. The fact that I have just splashed the cash for a PlayStation 3 tends to suggest I prefer my game playing fix on a dedicated console. I have had to plug in a USB keyboard to my...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Genius ColorPage BR600 Card Scanner review

    By 30 March 2007

    You might not think that a business card scanner is for you, after all they are usually rather bulky, rather expensive and unless you are a business person travelling around and shaking hands with suits then you won’t have anything to scan in the first...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    G-Note 5000 digital note taker review

    By 22 March 2007

    The concept is nothing new, it is that of the digital pen and paper: take notes on the paper pad and everything you write or draw is also immediately copied onto the built-in 32MB of Flash memory as a digital image that can be transferred to your PC later...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Genius SP-i200U USB Speakers review

    By 15 March 2007

    There are two big truths that need to be stated right at the start of this review so we all know where we stand: Truth 1. Listening to music through the speakers built in to your laptop is only slightly preferable to massaging your ears with a cheese...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Genius G-Shot P433 review

    By 26 April 2004

    We are always somewhat dubious about digital cameras coming from traditionally non-specialist camera manufacturers. I suppose it's a bit like buying dog food from the butcher's shop. Instinctively something doesn't feel right about it. Needless to say...