Reviews

Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun
Gaming 4 out of 5

Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun

By 12 hours ago

Let's just get right to it and say that Sunset Overdrive is bonkers - and not always in a good way. It is among the best looking games on the new-generation consoles and pulls off the tricky feat of both borrowing from older games, yet feeling fresh and... >>

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio
Audio 5 out of 5

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio

By 14 hours ago

If you're looking for a pair of over-ear headphones to wear at home, but don't want to break the bank, and aren't interested in bass-boosted unnatural listening, then the Audio-Technica M50x are a definite contender. Whether or not the Japanese manufacturer... >>

Fujifilm X30 review: Bigger and better, but beleaguered
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Fujifilm X30 review: Bigger and better, but beleaguered

By 29 October 2014

It's been a strong year for high-end compact cameras, with well-established manufacturers honing their craft and new additions also appearing. It's made for a bustling market, but one that also makes that purchase decision all the harder. The Fujifilm... >>

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)
Audio

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

By 29 October 2014

Arcam has poured its audio expertise into the Solo Bar, which the Cambridge-based company is claiming to be a soundbar fit for audiophiles.  It's designed not just to bring audio enhancements to your TV, but to do much of the work that an AV receiver... >>

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Samsung WW9000 review: Connected washing machine gives app-control a new spin

By 29 October 2014

A decade ago if someone told you that your washing machine would be connected to the internet so you can control it via your phone you would probably laugh, but by gosh a lot's happened since then. And the Samsung WW9000 is here to show off what's possible.... >>

AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance
Audio 4.5 out of 5

AKG Y50 on-ear headphones review: Budget brilliance

By 29 October 2014

Every manufacturer seems to be after a slice of the headphones market and AKG's approach with the Y50 on-ears is very savvy indeed. When we started testing the AKG Y50 headphones we assumed they were in the £150 price category based on their finish alone.... >>

Honor 6: It's fast and affordable (hands-on)
Phones

Honor 6: It's fast and affordable (hands-on)

By 28 October 2014

Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer, has decided to unleash a new brand under the name Honor. The plan is to cut out shops and sell online only so as to save money, which it can spend on delivering a better handset. The result is the Honor 6, a 300Mbps Cat... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty

By 28 October 2014

Samsung was among the pioneers in creating mini versions of flagship phones. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, representing the handset's third generation, is here to cram more features than ever into the smaller smartphone form. With a 4.5-inch screen... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time
Smarthome 3.5 out of 5

Lavazza A Modo Mio Espria review: One button coffee time

By 28 October 2014

Lavazza makes good coffee, there is no questioning that, but can the coffee company make a decent machine for under £90 that delivers that perfect cup with minimal fuss? Design The Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria is a simple and compact counter-top coffee... >>

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears
Sports Fitness 5 out of 5

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears

By 27 October 2014

Jabra isn't new to the Bluetooth earphones game, but it's a company leading the way. The Jabra Pulse is a fine example: more than just a pair of wireless sports earphones, it's also an advanced personal trainer that tracks your heart rate and blood oxygen... >>