Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    WiGig delivers super-fast 1Gbit home network speeds, we test the forthcoming tech

    By 11 September 2013

    There's something inherently boring about wireless technology. Even people in wireless technology tell us this. But - sound the klaxon, just to wake you up - it's really important stuff and a lot of us would struggle to live without it. At this year's...

  • Online

    Hands-on: Power Ethernet All in One Ethernet enabled Powerline socket review

    By 1 August 2012

    If you live in a house made of brick, chances are the Wi-Fi router you have doesn't get to all the corners of your castle. If that's the case you've probably already thought about installing Powerline plugs, using your existing electricity cable to extend...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit review

    By 8 March 2011

    We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Revo AXiS review

    By 2 December 2010

    It looks like a simple bedside clock radio, but underneath the AXiS’ soft black plastic shell are more features than you’ve a right to expect in a gadget aimed at bedside tables. Inside are tuners for FM and digital radio - both DAB and DAB+ - with...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips Streamium MCi900 review

    By 18 November 2010

    The Philips Streamium MCi900 offers a huge range of features packed into a component style hi-fi system that promises to be “obsessed with sound”. Underlining the whole premise is a system that will ask you to part with £1000 of your hard earned...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Devolo dLAN 200 AVsmart+ review

    By 28 October 2010

    Powerline networking (or running your broadband internet through your mains power supply) is becoming increasingly common, and Devolo is one of the bigger makers on the market with such products. And here, the dLAN 200 AVsmart + Starter Kit, at around...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Devolo dLAN 200 AVpass kit review

    By 28 May 2010

    Devolo’s dLAN 200 AVpass broadband adapter kit can connect your Freesat box to your broadband router via the mains electricity sockets in your home. But does it work? For those unfamiliar with Powerline networking (for that’s what running the internet...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Lacie LaCinema Mini HD media streamer review

    By 1 February 2010

    Many companies are cottoning on to the fact that the increasing range of set top boxes that might typically sit under an HDTV puts portability at a premium, something that is reflected quite nicely by Lacie’s new addition to its LaCinema range - the...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Conceptronic Grab'N'GO Full HD Media Player review

    By 22 January 2010

    With its black, heavy-set, brushed aluminium body and stylish M-shaped stand, the Conceptronic Full HD Media Player is one of the more aesthetically pleasing streamers on the market and would coordinate nicely with a modern home cinema setup. Power and...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Sonos S5 ZonePlayer speaker system review

    By 16 November 2009

    We'll cut to the chase, the Sonos music system is one of the best music systems we've experienced here at Pocket-lint, not just because it sounds good, but because it is so damn easy to setup and use. The trouble is, for most, it's an expensive system...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Sonos Bundle 250 with Sonos Controller CR200 review

    By 14 October 2009

    We make no qualms about Sonos here at Pocket-lint. We think it's an excellent system that allows you to listen to your music from a single source in multiple locations around the house. It's expensive, yes, but then the experience is such a nice one that...

  • Home Cinema 3 out of 5

    Dane-Elec SO G-Stream media streamer review

    By 4 September 2009

    While media streamers are certainly becoming more versatile at the top-end, with support for DRM-encoded content, web access and a wealth of media-management features, there’s clearly still a market for a basic, no-frills device such as the Dane-Elec...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Monitor Audio AirStream 10 radio review

    By 10 August 2009

    You might not associate Monitor Audio with radios, as they are best known for their speakers. The tagline of "design for sound" sets high expectations for the audio device. Calling it a radio is perhaps unfair, as in truth it is so much more, fulfilling...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    LaCie LaCinema Black MAX media streamer review

    By 31 July 2009

    LaCie hasn’t been quite as influential as rivals such as NetGear, Archos and D-Link in the media streamer market, so it may come as a surprise to hear that it has quite a wide range of devices in its collection. The most recent addition comes in the...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    SlingMedia SlingCatcher digital multimedia receiver review

    By 15 July 2009

    Chances are if you are reading this, you've got a Slingbox that allows you to stream your TV from your home anywhere around the home or the world as long as you've got an internet connection. SlingCatcher allows you to stream your Slingbox to another...