Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones

    Hands-on: CAT Active Urban cover for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5 review

    By 22 April 2014

    There is no shortage of cases looking to protect your smartphone from damage and CAT are bringing their own flavour to things with the Active Urban case. The Active Urban case is available for a variety of popular phones and tablets and we have dressed...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Barbour and Julia Dodsworth cases for iPad and iPhone review

    By 21 April 2014

    Proporta has introduced a new collection of Apple iPad and iPhone cases in collaboration with Barbour and Julia Dodsworth and we got our hands on some. Julia Dodsworth is best known as a canal boat artist and the cases and parts of Barbour's Spring/Summer...

  • Apps

    Bubbli iOS app lets you create and share a spherical photo bubble with sound

    By 1 April 2014

    Bubbli is a photo app with panoramic-like shooting features. It has debuted at time when the market is already brimming with stiff competition from the likes of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. But Pocket-lint has decided to give Bubbli a whirl...

  • Phones 5 out of 5

    Apple iPhone 5S review

    By 11 March 2014

    The iPhone 5S is Apple's latest flagship smartphone, one that tweaks and enhances the iPhone 5. With almost all of 2013's smartphone models revealed - except for the Nexus 5 - this is where Apple sets out its stall for the next year. The "S" models from...

  • Apps

    Hands-on: Paper by Facebook (iPhone) review‏

    By 3 February 2014

    Paper, Facebook's a new iPhone app, has been released in the US. Carrying the same name as the well-known app from FiftyThree, Paper is supposed to combine two experiences into one: social networking and news consumption. Whether it succeeds like Facebook...

  • Phones

    Hands-on: Lego Builder Case for iPhone 5S review

    By 11 December 2013

    Smartphone cases are serious business. They are there to protect your phone from drops and scrapes, to keep your most precious gadget safe through the toils of daily abuse. But serious doesn't have to be boring and nothing says that better than the Lego...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review

    By 25 November 2013

    We all know that a lot of people use their iPhone for shooting video. The Apple smartphone's camera is one of the best on the market and when you add in the slow-mo feature on the iPhone 5S it's hard to beat from a smartphone. The trouble with all smartphones,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Twelve South HiRise stand for iPhone 5 & iPad mini review

    By 2 October 2013

    Charging your iPhone at your desk should be an easy experience. Not that it's hard to connect the device to a charger by any means, but when you're working, you should be able to access information as it pours in. You don't necessarily want to take your...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Apple iPhone 5C review

    By 18 September 2013

    The C in iPhone 5C stands for colourful, and that's the experience Apple wants you to have with its plastic-backed reimagination of the earlier iPhone 5. We've had the iPhone 5C in our pocket since the Apple launch event in Berlin. Has our experience...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Apple iOS 7 review

    By 18 September 2013

    Apple's new operating system, iOS 7, is finally here. Designed by Apple senior VP of design, Jony Ive, it promises a brave new world for Apple users. It's one that ditches the so called "skeuomorphism" - where a design object represents itself by a real-world...

  • Phones

    iPhone 5S pictures and fingers-on

    By 10 September 2013

    Apple's flagship phone is now the iPhone 5S, an upgrade of sorts to the current iPhone 5 and, if you are an early adopter and into your iPhones, the one that you'll want now. But is it really that easy? We took a look at the new model at the European...

  • Phones

    iPhone 5C pictures and hands-on

    By 10 September 2013

    Apple's iPhone 5C is official and we've grabbed one to have a quick play with, just to see how colourful it really is.  The new phone which will replace the iPhone 5, features many of the same insides, but replaces the metal back and glass back with...

  • Tablets

    Inkee case for iPad hands-on: Print your own iPad case designs

    By 9 September 2013

    The Inkee case for iPad is pretty special as far as cases go. No matter how hard you look for the perfect case, sometimes it's easier just to do it yourself. With the Inkee case, you can design and print it from the comfort of your own home, providing...

  • Phones

    Olloclip 2x telephoto lens with polarising filter, we test out the Apple iPhone add-on

    By 6 September 2013

    The Olloclip three-in-one detachable iPhone lens is a gadget we've used and love. Now the company is pushing out its 2x telephoto lens to effectively double an iPhone's focal length and wave goodbye to horrid digital zoom. That means those further away...

  • Phones

    Lifeproof life jacket for iPhone 5 case: Big, orange, and it floats too

    By 19 July 2013

    iPhones don't float. If you've ever dropped one in water you don't need us to tell you that. We suspect someone at Lifeproof experienced their iPhone sinking to the bottom of the pool and wondered how they could stop that from happening again. So they...