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  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX100 review

    By 23 January 2014

    Sony did something a little radical in 2013, launching the lens-style camera accessories for smartphones. With two models on offer - the QX10 and the QX100 - the idea is to bring quality to your smartphone photos that would be otherwise be impossible...

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    HTC Power Flip Case for HTC One max pictures and hands-on

    By 14 October 2013

    HTC has lined up a run of accessories for the new HTC One max, including the HTC Power Flip Case. As case is a case, right? Wrong. In this case, it includes a 1200mAh battery, which brings you HTC One max up to 4500mAh in total, which sounds like a weekend's...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review

    By 20 September 2013

    Sony's lens-style cameras are going to divide opinion. Some will love the geekiness of being able to strap a lens to your smartphone, others will see it as a waste of money. But we can't help being excited about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, the 10x optical...

  • Cameras

    Sony QX100 lens-style camera: Hands-on with the RX100 II lens for your phone

    By 4 September 2013

    It was no secret that Sony was lining up to launch a couple of exciting smartphone accessories, looking to give you access to better smartphone pictures. The Sony QX100 is the higher-quality of the two lens-style cameras just announced by Sony at IFA...

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    HTC BoomBass hands-on: Bringing bass to BoomSound

    By 3 September 2013

    Whether it's the front-facing speakers of the HTC One, or the tie-in with Beats Audio, HTC always prides itself on producing a good sound on its phones when it comes to listening to music. It's surprising then that we recently found ourselves in a private...

  • Audio

    Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires

    By 23 July 2013

    Boombero is a portable mini speaker which - when we first saw one at a festival during the summer - we were rather impressed with. Even though the iPhone doesn't have NFC (near field communication) like some of its competitors, the Boombero is a halfway-house...

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    Motorola Smart Controller for RAZR pictures and hands-on

    By 20 October 2011

    Motorola like its accessories and we got the chance to play with some of them at the European launch of the new Motorola RAZR on Wednesday. One of the accessories that caught our eye was the new Smart Controller, which is a clever Bluetooth remote for...

  • Phones 2 out of 5

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery review

    By 10 November 2009

    We all know that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS battery sucks, but what can you do about it? Griffin is hoping that its portable solution means you won't have to travel around with the charger wherever you go. But does it work? We got charging to find out....

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Mophie juice pack air iPhone battery case review

    By 5 August 2009

    If you've got an iPhone you'll now that the battery is pretty awful, if you've got an iPhone 3GS then you'll know that it's even worse. So what are you to do? Well you could systematically go through the phone's settings and turn off all the features...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Plantronics Explorer 370 Bluetooth headset review

    By 19 January 2009

    If you want to be permanently connected to the outside world, without having to dive into your pocket for your phone – either because it is impractical or illegal – then a headset is the way to go. Whilst many are too delicate to handle any sort of...

  • Audio 2.5 out of 5

    Celleden STB-2812 Bluetooth speaker review

    By 2 January 2009

    With the number of Bluetooth speakers around, you’d think that it was a massive hardship using either (a) headphones or (b) the handset itself to listen to music and make calls. Celleden want to tempt you with their “Compact Stereo System”, the...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Jabra SP700 Bluetooth speakerphone review

    By 31 December 2008

    Sometimes you just don’t want to be encumbered with a Bluetooth headset hanging out of your ear, especially when driving and listening to your radio. There are ways around this, and the Bluetooth speaker is elbowing its way in, offering increasing features...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Motorola H780 Bluetooth headset review

    By 26 December 2008

    Motorola certainly present you with plenty of options when it comes to Bluetooth headsets. We have been impressed with their range in the past, but can the H780 add anything new to the mix? The H780 looks pretty much like any other Bluetooth headset,...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Motorola H15 Bluetooth headset review

    By 22 December 2008

    Motorola seem to release a new Bluetooth headset every month. Whilst this keeps the designs nice and fresh, you do have to question whether there is any real movement left in the headset market. Are the technologies improving to enhance communication?...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Jabra BT4010 Bluetooth headset review

    By 25 September 2008

    With so many Bluetooth headsets on the market these days, you really have to think out of the box to get noticed. That might mean covering the device in semi-precious metals, adding a solar panel, or, like Jabra, including an LCD display. But does it...

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