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  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

    By 22 March 2014

    Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure...

  • Harman Kardon Sabre SB35 review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Harman Kardon Sabre SB35 review

    By 21 March 2014

    If you don't own a Harman Kardon device you may be surprised that you've probably already heard the company's speakers before. Why? Because its responsible for most of the nation's cinema sound systems. And with the HK Sabre it plans to bring that quality...

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 February

    By 1 March 2014

    In a week that has been all about the phones - courtesy of our coverage from MWC 2014 - and so we've taken the opportunity to focus the reviews section on different areas of tech this week. Granted it's hard to ignore the heavyweights, such as the unveiling...

  • Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar review

    By 28 February 2014

    Soundbars are one thing, but TV speaker bases are the latest trend in affordable home cinema sound. The Maxell MXSP-SB3000 Soundbar is a giant under-the-telly base with integrated subwoofers and speakers to boost that TV sound. But it goes a step further...

  • Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year
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    Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

    By 31 December 2013

    It's been a rollercoaster ride through the world of tech in 2013. The promise of wearable tech seems to have all but worn off - pun intended - and we're at the advent of Ultra HD 4K content and devices becoming mainstream. Or supposedly. The chatter of...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

    By 8 November 2013

    Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify. This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it...

  • Pioneer's new SBX-N700 speaker bar and Bluetooth player gets the hands-on treatment
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    Pioneer's new SBX-N700 speaker bar and Bluetooth player gets the hands-on treatment

    By 9 September 2013

    At first glance Pioneer's new SBX-700N speaker bar looks like any other. Well those indented valves at either end are attractive and there's a lot going on with the front panel, but other than that it's standard - right? Wrong. This sound bar is a Bluetooth...

  • Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base: Beef up your TV's audio with this under-unit all-in-one sub and soundbar
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    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base: Beef up your TV's audio with this under-unit all-in-one sub and soundbar

    By 26 August 2013

    The Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base is an all-in-one sub meets soundbar unit designed to sit underneath the television. Even small and medium-sized screens can now deliver bigger audio without the need for a standalone, space-eating subwoofer. Following...

  • Onkyo soundbars to solve TV speaker woes: LS-B40, LS-B50, LS-T10 provide affordable options
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    Onkyo soundbars to solve TV speaker woes: LS-B40, LS-B50, LS-T10 provide affordable options

    By 20 August 2013

    Onkyo has announced the launch of three new soundbars to save the living room from the poor-quality speakers built-in to your TV. However, rather than pushing you down the route of setting up an AV receiver with lots of speakers, Onkyo is suggesting that...

  • Orbitsound M9 wireless soundbar pictures and hands-on
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    Orbitsound M9 wireless soundbar pictures and hands-on

    By 21 February 2013

    Ahead of its official unveiling, Pocket-lint got some hands-on time - and, indeed, ear time - with the latest Orbitsound M9 soundbar speaker and subwoofer system. The M9 is the wireless update to the T9 model which, when we reviewed it in 2012, we thought...

  • Orbitsound M12 wireless soundbar and subwoofer system review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Orbitsound M12 wireless soundbar and subwoofer system review

    By 21 February 2013

    Ahead of its official unveiling Pocket-lint's had the latest Orbitsound M19 Bluetooth soundbar set up for a week. It's lived on our desk where it's pumped out choons day i,n day out, as well as taking up residence under the telly to churn out pepped-up...

  • Philips Fidelio Soundbar offers detachable speakers for proper 5.1 surround sound
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    Philips Fidelio Soundbar offers detachable speakers for proper 5.1 surround sound

    By 7 January 2013

    Philips has launched the Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, which uniquely offers detachable speakers so you can convert it from virtual surround to 5.1 surround sound. This is also the first soundbar that Philips has launched under its Fidelio premium...

  • Bowers & Wilkins upgrades its soundbar, calls it Panorama 2
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    Bowers & Wilkins upgrades its soundbar, calls it Panorama 2

    By 4 October 2012

    The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama soundbar has been around for nigh-on three years now, so it's just about time for a refresh, don't you think? And, low and behold - that's exactly what the speaker company has gone and done. The Bowers & Wilkins Panorama...

  • Sony HT-CT60 and HT-CT260 Soundbars help you break free
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    Sony HT-CT60 and HT-CT260 Soundbars help you break free

    By 16 July 2012

    Sony has announced two new soundbar speakers for those who want cinema-like sound in their living room without the need to pack it with speakers. The two new speakers will be available in September, Sony has confirmed to Pocket-lint, and be called the...

  • Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar is so thin you'll hardly notice it, until you turn it on
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    Yamaha YAS-101 soundbar is so thin you'll hardly notice it, until you turn it on

    By 27 June 2012

    Yamaha’s R&D team has constructed a soundbar in the shape of the YAS-101 that will not only enhance your home cinema experience, but will also add a touch of aesthetic elegance. The Yamaha YAS-101 is impressively thin and light so it can be stored easily...

  • Orbitsound T9 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Orbitsound T9 review

    By 15 June 2012

    The Orbitsound T9 is a versatile soundbar setup with a passive sub and iPod dock that's all rolled into one (well, two, pieces). Unlike many larger soundbars, however, the T9 is just shy of a meagre 30cm in length. Is it as mighty in output as it is mini...

  • Orbitsound T9 soundbar and mini speaker dock brings a big bang to the small screen
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    Orbitsound T9 soundbar and mini speaker dock brings a big bang to the small screen

    By 14 June 2012

    Let’s face it, the sound on smaller TVs or laptops can be somewhat lacklustre, no matter how much you crank the volume. The Orbitsound T9, with its 6.5-inch long-throw subwoofer, aims to increase the number of decibels on offer, despite measuring a...

  • Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel
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    Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

    By 17 October 2011

    It's not every day that you open the door to your toilet to watch it automatically opening its door for you, but then it's not every day you find yourself staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. Being a journalist can be a pretty good gig from time...

  • Bose Lifestyle 135 / CineMate 1 SR pictures and hands-on
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    Bose Lifestyle 135 / CineMate 1 SR pictures and hands-on

    By 26 September 2011

    When it comes to soundbars, Bose has been biding its time, mulling over what its rivals have produced and looking for the right technology to enter a rapidly growing sector of the home cinema and audio market. However, if it wasn't for tech specifically...

  • Bose Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR soundbar systems launched
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    Bose Lifestyle 135 and CineMate 1 SR soundbar systems launched

    By 26 September 2011

    Bose has taken its first steps into the soundbar arena with the double launch of the Bose Lifestyle 135 and the Bose CineMate 1 SR systems. The Lifestyle 135 is a complete system, with a console that can handle up to four HDMI inputs, an FM/AM radio tuner...

  • Orbitsound T12v3 review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Orbitsound T12v3 review

    By 23 August 2011

    Not to be confused with the upcoming T14 soundbar with separate iPod dock and wireless subwoofer, which Orbitsound debuted at CES in January 2010, the Orbitsound T12v3 is the third version of the maker's T12 model. Boasting the same spatial sound technology...

  • Orbitsound launches T12v3 soundbar
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    Orbitsound launches T12v3 soundbar

    By 23 August 2011

    The Orbitsound T12v3 soundbar is the third version of the the British audio specialist's popular iPod-friendly T12 TV speaker and features new drivers along with improved bass response. We were invited along for a sneak preview, as well as being given...

  • Samsung home cinema range for 2011 includes world's slimmest Blu-ray
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    Samsung home cinema range for 2011 includes world's slimmest Blu-ray

    By 6 January 2011

    Samsung has announced its TV, Blu-ray and Home Theatre ranges for 2011 at CES 2011 in Las Vegas; and it looks to be a real treat for any hardcore Home Cinema fans as included in the lineup is the world’s slimmest 3D Blu-ray disc player and some pretty...

  • Orbitsound releases audio-tech trio
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    Orbitsound releases audio-tech trio

    By 7 June 2010

    Orbitsound has just announced the release of a range of audio products, which consists of an iPod dock/radio, a soundbar and a palm-sized portable speaker. The British company uses its spatial stereo technology (unveiled at CES 2008) in all three products...