Reviews

Cogito Pop review
Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

Cogito Pop review

By 2 September 2014

Cogito is looking to shake-up the smartwatch market with its newly announced Cogito Pop - an affordable, fun and fashionable watch that also offers basic notification from your top apps via four icons on the watch face. Smartwatches are all the rage at... >>

Devolo dLAN 500 review: Starter Pack extends home Wi-Fi network with ease
Smarthome 4 out of 5

Devolo dLAN 500 review: Starter Pack extends home Wi-Fi network with ease

By 26 August 2014

Having recently moved house, we came across a problem: the Wi-Fi signal from our otherwise impressive Virgin Media Superhub 2 wouldn't reach the back bedroom. No internet in bed - that's a serious modern day dilemma. But the solution to boost our Wi-Fi... >>

Motorola Moto 360 review
Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

Motorola Moto 360 review

By 19 September 2014

When Android Wear - Google's operating system for wearables - was announced, three devices lined up for scrutiny: the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and the Moto 360. Of the three, the Moto 360 was heralded as the best of the bunch, the apple of Android... >>

Nokia Lumia 530 review
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Nokia Lumia 530 review

By 19 September 2014

The Nokia Lumia 530 is the latest Windows Phone device tasked with blazing a path into your pocket without costing a bomb. Its goal, quite simply, is to bring the advantages of modern devices to more people.  It replaces the earlier Lumia 520, a model... >>

Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)
Cameras

Pentax K-S1: Built-in LED light displays distract from some interesting tech (hands-on)

By 18 September 2014

Pentax isn't one for the norm. In addition to its multi-colour DSLR cameras, the company was also showing off its latest K-S1 DSLR at Photokina - a camera that has coloured light indicator lamps said to guide operations. We thought the fade-in, fade-out... >>

Sony Alpha A7S review
Cameras 4 out of 5

Sony Alpha A7S review

By 12 September 2014

In 2013 the Sony Alpha A7 convinced our team and a panel of tech-savvy judges that it was system camera of the year. Not because it had the most lenses available, was the fastest, nor because there weren't other great new cameras coming out, but because... >>

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS superzoom review: Massive zoom is great, but not always super
Cameras

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS superzoom review: Massive zoom is great, but not always super

By 17 September 2014

There was a time when superzooms were content with focal lengths maxing out in the triple figure department. No so the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, an all-in-one complete with a 65x zoom lens (21-1365mm equivalent) that encompasses a versatile range. Wide-angle,... >>

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G7 X review: A solid first stab at the 1-inch sensor market
Cameras

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G7 X review: A solid first stab at the 1-inch sensor market

By 17 September 2014

Canon has traditionally been the champion of compact cameras, but in the last few years things have changed significantly, thanks to Sony, Fujifilm and others deservedly making waves in the market. The PowerShot G7 X, which debuts the company’s use... >>

Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)
Cameras

Olympus OM-D E-M1 silver adds updated firmware in addition to spangly exterior (hands-on)

By 17 September 2014

Olympus held off from releasing any major products at Photokina 2014, but did unveil the OM-D E-M1 in a rather lovely silver finish. The E-M1 is exactly what it sounds like: a silver-colour version of the original black model, but one that also delivers... >>

Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhone
Phones 4 out of 5

Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhone

By 17 September 2014

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... >>