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  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Three WebCube review

    By 27 July 2012

    "You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone," sang Joni Mitchell, and while the things she was singing about where certainly more socially important, when you move house, you find yourself humming her 1970 hit when you discover you're without internet...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 review

    By 25 April 2012

    Vodafone has released a new mobile Wi-Fi dongle for those that like to stay connected on the go, but does it improve the experience over the previous model, and should you bother? Design If the Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R205 looks familiar, that's because...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi review

    By 26 August 2010

    Mobile broadband dongles are great except for two killer faults: they only work with devices that have a full-on USB socket meaning no fun for the range of Wi-Fi enabled devices you've got around your house, and they are normally so large they hog more...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    HP Mini 311 notebook review

    By 24 November 2009

    As netbooks continue to grow in popularity, so do the lines that define them. The HP Mini 311 spec sheet reads more like a traditional notebook rather than something only costs £349 in the UK and $399 in the US. But is it trying to punch above its weight? ...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Virgin Media Mobile Broadband review

    By 21 November 2008

    Virgin Media has jumped onto the mobile broadband bandwagon with the launch of its own Virgin Mobile dongle and service into what's arguably a fairly crowded market. It seems the company hopes to distinguish itself on price, and offers pretty good value...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Toshiba G450 mobile phone review

    By 15 July 2008

    Toshiba are not known for their mobile phones, and at first glance, the G450 appears to demonstrate why. A succinct quote comes to mind: "What are you?", although the reply here isn’t "I’m Batman". The question is still valid so we take a closer look...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Vodafone 7.2 USB "Stick" Modem review

    By 10 January 2008

    Vodafone has expanded its range of high-speed USB Modems with a new "Stick" design that as well as being super small and lightweight, is capable of connection speeds of up to 7.2Mbps. But, it's worth noting that these impressive speeds - up to 22 times...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Modem 7.2 review

    By 21 November 2007

    Attempting to stay one step ahead of the data pack, Vodafone has launched a new HSDPA-enabled USB modem that promises even faster speeds, but will it connect you quickly? We go surfing to find out. The Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB Modem 7.2 is a small...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem review

    By 21 November 2006

    Announced in August, Vodafone has today launched a USB version of its 3G data card to appeal to laptop users who either use an Apple Mac or have opted for an ultrathin or ultraportable laptop that doesn't have a PC Card slot. Called the Vodafone Mobile...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    O2 Xda IIi pda review

    By 24 March 2005

    The latest, of the O2 ‘UberPDA's' the new XDA IIi, certainly looks impressive when you see its vital statistics laid out on paper. Launched just after the heavyweight, ‘IIs', version of the range, the ‘IIi' bears a number of similarities with its...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    O2 3G data card review

    By 6 January 2005

    This isn't the first 3G data card to be launched by a major UK network and undoubtedly not the last. ‘The C@rd' as O2 marketeers have dubbed it on its website offers a lot of the same features as existing products, so what sets the O2 version apart?...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Vodafone 3G/GPRS Mobile Connect Card review

    By 30 April 2004

    A couple of years ago 3G was going to be the be-all-and-end-all to our communication world. However times changed, Wi-Fi was introduced and all of a sudden 3G didn't look so attractive. Of course this was too late for the operators who have spent billions...

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