Reviews

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
Tablets 5 out of 5

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

By 12 hours ago

The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the... >>

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone
Phones 4 out of 5

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone

By 18 hours ago

It's that time of year again, the time when Apple updates its software, giving iPhone and iPad users on new and old devices a breath of life, saving them from the heartache of not being able to afford the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (they are lovely and... >>

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel

By 21 October 2014

The Motorola Moto X has been reformed for its second generation model, with a brand new handset for 2014. It carries the Moto X name, and offers the same customisation options that the original offered. Originally launching off the back of the "made in... >>

Bowers & Wilkins T7 review: The Bluetooth speaker worth waiting for
Audio 5 out of 5

Bowers & Wilkins T7 review: The Bluetooth speaker worth waiting for

By 21 October 2014

Bowers & Wilkins must have grown tired of questions about when it would enter the Bluetooth speaker market. After all, it was one of the pioneers of premium iPod and iPhone docks with its Zeppelin range. It even embraced Airplay as a wireless music transmission... >>

Pioneer SE-MX9 review
Audio 4 out of 5

Pioneer SE-MX9 review

By 20 October 2014

We're long-time users of headphones that promise "club sound", having adopted the Sennheiser HD25 through its two generations, so when the Pioneer SE-MX9 headphones - promising "superior club sound" at home or on the go - arrived through the door for... >>

F1 2014 review
Gaming 3.5 out of 5

F1 2014 review

By 17 October 2014

Making Formula One games is a famously thankless task - mainly due to the fact that world's most-watched sport is a licensing minefield. Because all the track banners, minor sponsors' logos on cars and the like have to be true-to-life, it's simply impossible... >>

Amazon Fire HD 7 review
Tablets 4 out of 5

Amazon Fire HD 7 review

By 17 October 2014

Timing is everything and in the case of the Fire HD 7 tablet, Amazon has been dealt a particularly unlucky slice of it. Had the Fire HD arrived in our hands before we had a chance to play with the Tesco Hudl 2, we'd be impressed by the refresh to Amazon's... >>

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)
Tablets

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

By 17 October 2014

The iPad mini 3 saw itself updated at Apple's special event. But where the iPad Air 2 got plenty of investigation, the "new" iPad mini 3 was skirted over rather quickly. It got itself one screen, with blink-and-you'll-miss-it coverage, before the attention... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review
Phones 5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

By 17 October 2014

Big phones, phablets, or whatever term you want to call them - the big-screen category is here to stay. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 represents not only the most crucial big-screen device from the Korean company for a couple of years but, sub-genres brushed... >>

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp
Laptops

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

By 16 October 2014

Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image. The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer to a powerhouse for professionals, signals Apple's intent to deliver a "Retina display" on all... >>