JCB archive

  • JCB limited edition Motorola Defy+ digs in
    Phones

    JCB limited edition Motorola Defy+ digs in

    By 17 January 2012

    We first got wind of the Motorola Defy+ JCB limited edition handset back in November, but now the soon-to-be Google owned company has firmed up the official UK launch details. The Motorola Defy+ JCB Edition is available now, for £259.99. Its makers call...

  • Peter Jones talks BlackBerry, iPad and pitching apps
    Phones

    Peter Jones talks BlackBerry, iPad and pitching apps

    By 5 November 2010

    Being a Dragon is a tough life. Sitting on the first floor of an abandoned warehouse in a leather armchair with a pile money on your desk while you figure out what to invest in is one thing, but you need to keep an eye on the companies you already have...

  • JCB phones that float
    Phones

    JCB phones that float

    By 3 November 2010

    Fresh from success in 2008, Peter Jones and JCB have brought forth four JCB toughphones for outdoor workers and leisure pursuitists to not be able to break. Starting at £100 and topping out at £250, these military grade handsets can withstand drops...

  • Peter Jones digs JCB as four more toughphones arrive
    Phones

    Peter Jones digs JCB as four more toughphones arrive

    By 3 November 2010

    Peter Jones stood loud and proud in London last night to introduce not one but four JCB toughphones to the world. Among the bunch held aloft by the technology-focused entrepreneur were the world’s first floating handset and two touch-screen models rock...

  • JCB batteries: The tough alternative to Duracell?
    Gadgets

    JCB batteries: The tough alternative to Duracell?

    By 8 July 2010

    A battery is a battery isn't it? Not according to JCB who is just about to launch a range of JCB batteries in September. The batteries, which Lee Crocker, PR man from the distributor Inspired Gifts and Toys, says is "on par with Duracell", will be available...

  • JCB Toughphone mobile launches
    Phones

    JCB Toughphone mobile launches

    By 14 December 2007

    JCB aren't content to just launch their new own-branded JCB "Toughphone" with spec list claims alone - they are putting it through its paces at the JCB Arena with the attempt to set the world record for the planet's most indestructible mobile. The Toughphone...

  • JCB Dieselmax car beats diesel speed record
    Cars

    JCB Dieselmax car beats diesel speed record

    By 22 August 2006

    Officials have confirmed that the British JCB Dieselmax team has broken the land speed record for diesel powered vehicles, averaging a speed of 328.767 miles per hour. The news comes just days after the team announced that it had punched through the 300mph...

  • Dieselmax hits magic 300mph mark
    Cars

    Dieselmax hits magic 300mph mark

    By 19 August 2006

    As predicted on Pocket-lint last week, the JCB Dieselmax team punched through the magic 300mph barrier today, putting the diesel-powered land-speed world record in their sights. While the 308mph reached today does represent the fastest speed ever recorded...

  • JCB dieselmax team breaks 200mph barrier
    Cars

    JCB dieselmax team breaks 200mph barrier

    By 2 August 2006

    The eventual target may be 300mph, but the JCB Dieselmax team has broken the 200mph barrier as it prepares to break the World Diesel Land Speed Record. The current record stands at 235mph, and that target is now within sight. The target speed of 300mph...

  • JCB Ultrasonic Distance Meter review
    Gadgets 3 out of 5

    JCB Ultrasonic Distance Meter review

    By 22 December 2004

    If you’ve ever had an estate agent measure up your house you’ve probably seen that natty little box they wield, zapping the walls in an attempt to get a grip on the dimensions of your rooms. Eliminating the need for tape measures, this is JCB’s...

  • JCB Cordless Screwdriver Set review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    JCB Cordless Screwdriver Set review

    By 24 November 2004

    In the great scheme of DIY purchases the cordless screwdriver often comes straight after the power drill. It makes many of those common DIY tasks around the house much more speedy and a lot less effort. With a huge range of devices on the market it's...

  • JCB Household DIY Kit - EXCLUSIVE review
    Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    JCB Household DIY Kit - EXCLUSIVE review

    By 3 November 2004

    JCB have made huge strides in the DIY arena in recent years. Trading on their reputation as manufacturers of heavy plant they’ve produced a wide range of power tools aimed at the amateur DIYer. With their reputation at stake they haven’t let themselves...