Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Apple iPod touch (2012) fifth generation review

    By 18 October 2012

    The iPod touch has always been an interesting device. Branded as an Apple music player, it's rich feature set, sitting alongside the wide functionality of the iPhone, has always attracted those who either couldn't afford, or didn't want, an iPhone in...

  • Phones

    APP OF THE DAY: Battle Nations review (iOS)

    By 17 October 2012

    If you were ever witness to the joys of Advance Wars on the GameBoy Advance, then Battle Nations is going to feel like a blast from the past. Combining turn-based warfare with upgradable vehicles and an addictive gameplay style that makes for great pick...

  • Apps

    BBC iPlayer Radio app pictures and hands-on

    By 8 October 2012

    BBC has just launched its new iPlayer Radio desktop site, with the accompanying app set to arrive in the Apple App store by tomorrow morning. The app is an entirely separate experience to the iPlayer video counterpart and is built from the ground up to...

  • Online

    Apple iPod touch pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2012

    Apple has updated the iPod touch, bringing with it a larger, more impressive Retina display. Now measuring 4-inches, the 1136 x 640 display is sharp and vibrant and with a new wider aspect, better suited to movies on the move.  The iPod touch (5th generation)...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio DS7700 review

    By 15 August 2011

    We've seen plenty of iPod speakers at Pocket-lint towers from affordable products like the Memorex PurePlay through to high-end speakers like the B&W Zeppelin Air, but we're gradually starting to see more iPad docks emerging as well. Designed specifically...

  • Audio

    Griffin Threadless covers add class to your iDevice

    By 4 May 2011

    Griffin has teamed up with Threadless to bring you a range of funky limited edition iPhone and iPod touch covers. Threadless is a company which takes an open source approach to t-shirt design. Threadless takes design submissions from its online community,...

  • Audio

    Blue Microphones Mikey hands on

    By 4 February 2011

    The scene is set: you have a huge wad of tunes on your Apple iPod and love every one of them, you are inspired and start thinking that you could be just as creative in the music department as any Justin Bieber or Girls Aloud. So what do you do? The first...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Apple iPod shuffle 4G review

    By 1 October 2010

    Apple's iPod Shuffle received another makeover when Apple launched its new iPod line up in September, but were they right to go back to one of the previous designs or has the re-inclusion of buttons spoilt it? While the iPod touch is the flagship and...

  • Audio 0 out of 5

    First Look: Apple iPod touch 4G review

    By 1 September 2010

    We knew it was coming and it didn't take a genius to figure out what was in store for the fourth generation of the Apple iPod touch. Having seen the changes to the iPhone 4, it was only natural to assume that the iPod touch would be getting the pick of...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro review

    By 25 August 2010

    There is something about an iPod dock these days that suggests that it can no longer be just about the speaker. There has to be some design element added in order to make it stand out from the crowd, whether that be a different shape or an innovative...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips SHN6000 headphones review

    By 19 August 2010

    Philips have stepped into the world of noise cancellation with the SHN6000 headphones, a set designed specifically for your iPod. But will they blissfully cut out the world around you so you can enjoy your tunes in peace? Or are too many compromises made...

  • 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 3.5 out of 5

    Intempo Perform iPod dock review

    By 12 May 2010

    Innovations in the world of iPod/iPhone docks are many, but this month sees the arrival of a whole new category - the motorised dock. Panasonic’s SC-HC30 houses an iPod and automatically closes a door, but beating it to the punch is Intempo’s Perform,...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pioneer XW-NAS5 iPod dock review

    By 25 March 2010

    iPod/iPhone systems are proving to be one of the fastest-selling products in consumer electronics, but most are little more than docks attached to a rudimentary speaker. Not so Pioneer’s multi-coloured XW-NAS5, which - as its rather ambitious price...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Sharp DK-AP8P iPod dock review

    By 5 February 2010

    Sharp isn't the first company you'd think of when it comes to iPod docks. Fortunately, with the DK-AP8P, they haven't just stuck their name on a set of tinny speakers, they've done a little lateral thinking and come up with something a little different....