Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets

    Lacie Sphere: The beautiful, spherical, silvered, hand-crafted hard drive

    By 7 January 2014

    Need to store data, have $500 to spare, want a hard drive that you'll actually want to show off? Good then you'll be needing the Lacie Sphere by Christofle. For $500 (£305) you'll be able to get this "objet d'art" to sit on your desk looking pretty while storing...

  • Home Cinema

    Sony Personal Content Station (PCS) LLS-201 pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2013

    Personal storage is often back-breakingly boring, but Sony's managed to hot-up the solution with one-touch NFC connectivity from its 1TB wireless server. Okay, so it's not totally hotted-up as the "Personal Content Station LLS-201" - which we'll refer...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Seagate Backup Plus USB 3 portable hard drive review

    By 27 June 2012

    Cloud this, cloud that, if it’s not in the cloud these days, well, that’s bad news isn’t it? Of course, local storage can’t really be in the cloud, and we’re a while off replacing all our hard drives with a direct line to a server on the internet....

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Western Digital MyBook Live Duo review

    By 7 March 2012

    Firms like Western Digital are always telling us not to wait until a drive fails to invest in some backup solutions. And people like us are always ignoring them, assuming that it will never happen to us. Well, it did happen to us, and it was only once...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Kingston Wi-Drive review

    By 31 January 2012

    When it comes to the iPhone, iPad and iPod, storage is expensive. These devices all have fixed amounts of storage, and no way for consumers to upgrade them with simple memory cards. And that can mean that people end up with less storage than they need,...

  • Gadgets

    Victorinox 1TB SSD Swiss Army knife pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2012

    Pocket-lint has got its hands on the most expensive pocket-knife in town over in Vegas at CES - the $3,000 Victorinox 1TB SSD Swiss Army knife Taking the phrase "cutting edge technology" quite literally, the Swiss based company has picked up our award...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    LaCie Little Big Disk - Thunderbolt Series review

    By 28 December 2011

    With all new Apple laptops comes a new port - Thunderbolt. It promises to deliver super-fast transfer speeds to Thunderbolt drives or devices, so getting a file from A to B isn't something that takes you longer than getting across town on a Friday night...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Hitachi LifeStudio Desk Plus review

    By 17 August 2011

    Backing up your data is boring. We know. But it's a necessary part of our digital lives. So is there anyway of making it any more exciting? Hitachi hopes so and, as such, has released the LifeStudio Desk Plus - a portable hard disk drive with extras....

  • Online

    APP OF THE DAY: Ubuntu One Files review (Android)

    By 29 June 2011

    A few weeks back on Pocket-lint we lined up some of the biggest players in the cloud storage field against one another to see which service was the best. (It was a nice piece and well worth a read when you've got an afternoon to kill). Nonetheless, there...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    LaCie Rugged Safe review

    By 14 July 2010

    Lacie continues its range of “ruggedised” portable storage/media access devices with the new Rugged Safe, a similarly styled device with one immediately redeeming feature - the presence of a biometric authentication module. Or, to you and me, a fingerprint...

  • Online 2 out of 5

    Imation Pro WX wireless USB hard drive review

    By 27 November 2009

    The Imation Pro WX is a wireless USB drive hard that allows you to backup your data to a 1.5TB drive wirelessly and therefore leave your desk a little less cluttered. Big and noisy, the drive has a 25 foot range and connects to your laptop as a one-to-one...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Dropbox review

    By 16 November 2009

    For the geeky, sharing files with the world or other devices is all done via the FTP that you've got for your website or blog. It involves a stack of complicated codes, faffing around with FTP software and generally an interest in computers and the way...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    HP SimpleSave 320GB hard drive review

    By 26 October 2009

    We've said it a thousand times, but we'll say it again: backing up your hard drive is boring, it is dull, and chances are you don't or can't be bothered to do it. Luckily for us there are dozens of companies that make a living out of making sure your...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Buffalo MiniStation Metro hard drive review

    By 23 October 2009

    The Buffalo MiniStation Metro is a 500GB portable hard drive that hopes to offer a little bit of pazzam into the usual hard drive proceedings with a glossy case and a in-built USB cable that folds out of sight. But does it perform? We plugged it in to...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    ioSafe Solo rugged hard drive review

    By 17 September 2009

    Most of the hard drives we get here at Pocket-lint are portable, occasionally tough, but mostly made of plastic. That's fine if you're dashing about the city and need a light, portable back-up solution on the go that's ready for a bit of rough and tumble,...