Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pure Jongo S3 review

    By 20 January 2014

    When the Pure Jongo S3 arrived in the office we didn't quite get the point at first. A battery powered Bluetooth speaker is always handy, but we'd seen enough to know that if we're going to get on with them, they need to have a unique selling point. Where...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Dali Epicon 2 bookshelf speakers review

    By 8 February 2013

    We wouldn't want to be the person at Dali in charge of re-calling review stock. It must yield a fair number of snarling "Fine, take them then" calls and a decent number of "Prise them out of my cold, dead hands" type emails. From a review perspective,...

  • Audio 5 out of 5

    Linn Kiko review

    By 17 January 2013

    What does a modern hi-fi look like in this day and age? Does it have a CD player? An FM radio? Or is it really just an amplifier, some speakers and the ability to hoover up music from your home network and play it with superb quality? Linn seems to think...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Band of the Day review (iOS)

    By 1 November 2012

    Today, App of the Day on Pocket-lint goes under a different name. Today it’s Band of the Day. Why? Well, because that’s the name of the app that we’re reviewing. Welcome one and all, to Band of the Day. Band of the Day Platform iOS Price Free Where...

  • Audio 5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio X1 headphones review

    By 4 October 2012

    The biggest sellers in headphones now are earphones, and those Beats-style on-ear jobbies. It makes sense, because most listening happens when you're on the road, and you need something compact and that gives you a bit of isolation from the noise of the...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Beats Pro by Dr. Dre review

    By 3 August 2012

    If London's 2012 Olympic Games are anything to go by, then there's no chance to forget about Dre. The hip-hop Doc's range of headphones have not only infiltrated a generation, they've made their way to high-profile athletes' ears too. Although, such fun...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Accutone Pisces headphones review

    By 2 August 2012

    If you've watched the Olympics, then you might have noticed during swimming events the athletes often appear wearing big headphones. It seems to us, more often than not, these are Beats Audio cans. It seems like Dre's headphones are certainly managing...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.2 (YP-GI1) review

    By 25 June 2012

    Remember MP3 players? Those were the things that were popular at the start of the decade, before mobile phones all got dozens of gigabytes of storage and apps and games and lots of things to keep you occupied when you are bored. Well, Samsung thinks that...

  • Apps

    Spotify for iPad pictures and hands-on

    By 2 May 2012

    Spotify for iPad is now live in the app store. We have had a good play with the app, uncovered its secrets and figured it best we share them with you.  Those desperate for an iPad-centric version of the application will not be disappointed. From our...

  • Apps

    Spotify for Android 4 pictures and hands-on

    By 19 April 2012

    Spotify on Android was always a slightly unpleasant experience compared to the delights of its iOS-based application cousin. Laggy and untidy, the app looked decent enough but didn't function the way many had hoped. Thankfully, this has been fixed with...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: djay (iPad)

    By 16 December 2011

    djay (the little d is maker Algoriddim's choice, not ours) has landed a pretty big prize, being awarded iPad App of The Year by Apple. So, despite us retiring from the decks back in 2001 following the pain of DJ Luck and MC Neat's disappearance from the...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Ministry of Sound MOS006 review

    By 6 December 2011

    There are few names that have been as enduring in dance music as Ministry of Sound. It's a label, club and its reach extends all over the world. It has dabbled in hardware before, but it was re-branded Alba gear, so you can imagine how that worked out....

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Gigbeat review (Android)

    By 17 November 2011

    Every now and then an app comes along that really makes a difference and today’s App of the Day on Pocket-lint is one of those apps. The bad news for lots of you out there is that it’s only on Android. The good news for those of you that can get it...