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Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base
5.0 stars

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base

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With movie and TV streaming services on the rise, more of us are turning to the living room or bedroom to binge on the latest content. While TV picture quality constantly improves in the latest tellies, it's rare that audio direct from such screens is... >>

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

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When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take on the best of them

Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take on the best of them

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It's fair to say that Huawei has had its ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market. Most recently it was the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark - especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9, which is also made by the company... >>

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Fan favourite or a bit of a stinker?

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A lot has happened in the three-and-a-half years since the release of the last major South Park videogame, the controversial Stick of Truth. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist... >>

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III initial review: Finally, a compact with APS-C sensor and optical zoom

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III initial review: Finally, a compact with APS-C sensor and optical zoom

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With budget compacts killed off by the ever-advancing phone camera, dedicated cameras play a very different role these days. And as everyone wants to lug around a massive lump, mirrorless and DSLR cameras simply won't suit all photographers all of the... >>

LG SJ9 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos in a compact package
4.0 stars

LG SJ9 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos in a compact package

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The hot word in home entertainment at the moment is Dolby Atmos. Once the preserve of high-end cinemas, this enhanced version of surround sound has been making its way into homes, first in AV receivers, and now in soundbars too.There is a caveat of course:... >>

Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd
3.5 stars

Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd

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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two areas of huge potential, especially as all major manufacturers and platform developers are involved, whether it be for mobile or desktop.For Google, Project Tango was the first major push towards... >>

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
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SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again

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As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... >>

New Amazon Kindle Oasis preview: (What's the story) reading glory?

New Amazon Kindle Oasis preview: (What's the story) reading glory?

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The Kindle Oasis was designed to be Amazon's ultimate reading device. Lightweight, high quality and wonderfully slim, its 2016 launch surprised many, not only by its radical design, but in the ambition that Amazon was exhibiting. Would anyone really pay... >>

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment

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The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... >>

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made
5.0 stars

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made

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If there's one brand that's synonymous with action cameras, it's GoPro. The company has completely dominated the market, with arguably its most important year-to-date being 2017.That's because in late 2016 it entered the drones market with the GoPro Karma,... >>

LG V30 preview: A flagship that's not just for creatives

LG V30 preview: A flagship that's not just for creatives

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LG has officially launched the LG V30, the third iteration of its V series with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
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HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given us mobile-based devices, such as Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard, but such devices are essentially... >>

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
4.0 stars

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View

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We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... >>

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear
3.5 stars

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear

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Microsoft's flagship driving franchise, Forza Motorsport, has always had to perform a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, it's a big-budget production that boasts some of the most desirable cars ever made and most of the world's top tracks, so it's... >>

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker

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We all know that a better sound system has the potential to enhance a movie, TV show or sporting event we're watching yet, according to Sky, most of its customers are still relying on the speakers included in their television.And as the average TV... >>

Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever
4.0 stars

Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever

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Being connected - it's all the rage. Of all the slogans used by Nikon for its cameras, "Always share your moments" seems most apt with the Nikon D5600.The D5600 is the sixth iteration of the well-established Nikon D5000 series - a DSLR camera range with... >>

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
4.0 stars

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive

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Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... >>

Google Pixel 2 preview: It's not the size of the dog in the fight…

Google Pixel 2 preview: It's not the size of the dog in the fight…

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Cast your eyes over the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and it's easy to pick out the better phone, right? Sure, one has a luxe 18:9 display with a cracking Quad HD+ resolution, and so on… But when it comes to Google's new phones, it's not the size... >>

Sonos One preview: The smart speaker we've been waiting for

Sonos One preview: The smart speaker we've been waiting for

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The Sonos One is the speaker Sonos owners have been waiting for. Well, the Sonos owners who have wanted voice control for their multi-room systems anyway.The new speaker is described by the company as "the smart speaker for music lovers" and this certainly... >>

Google Home Mini preview: The macaron-shaped sweet taste of Google Assistant

Google Home Mini preview: The macaron-shaped sweet taste of Google Assistant

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It wasn't so long ago we were raving about the capabilities of Google Home, the company's first home assistant speaker product, which uses Google Assistant to answer your queries and control your smart products. Now, chasing Amazon and its Echo Dot -... >>

Google Pixelbook preview: Is a £1,000 Chromebook worth it?

Google Pixelbook preview: Is a £1,000 Chromebook worth it?

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It's not the first time we've seen Google bust out a £1,000 Chromebook - back in 2013 the company went all-out with the massively mediocre Google Chromebook Pixel.But the Chromebook landscape has changed a whole lot since then, which makes a more compelling... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL preview: The return of the Android king

Google Pixel 2 XL preview: The return of the Android king

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The 2016 Google Pixel was a foray into being "made by Google". Whether you deemed them a hit or miss, the Pixel and Pixel XL certainly struck a chord with Android fans.The Pixel 2 XL is Google's second coming. This new iteration picks up on the biggest... >>

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
4.5 stars

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room

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The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... >>

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights

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After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... >>

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears
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Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears

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Bowers & Wilkins always takes its time over things. It is never one to rush out a speaker or pair of headphones simply because a new technology has popped up. It would rather do something well or not at all.That has been evidenced in almost all of its... >>

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
4.0 stars

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality

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We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... >>

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future
4.5 stars

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future

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Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship LCD set actually makes OLED look cheap. In fact, at £4,479 the 65-inch Q9F is the most expensive 65-inch... >>

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness
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EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness

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Space and virtual reality is a heady and exciting mix. After all, who hasn't dreamt about flying through space blasting laser-cannons? Which is exactly what EVE Valkyrie brings to (virtual) life - from the comfort of your living room sofa.EVE Valkyrie... >>

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do
3.5 stars

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do

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Say hello to the Huawei MateBook E, the Chinese manufacturer's second-round attempt at a 2-in-1 device. It builds on the original 12-inch device by offering enhanced innards and a dramatically improved adjustable stand as part of its new keyboard cover.However,... >>

Amazon Fire TV (2017) preview: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and Alexa control changes everything

Amazon Fire TV (2017) preview: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and Alexa control changes everything

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Amazon's Fire TV devices have been massively successful over the years - in some cases even more so than Echo and Kindle. So it comes as no surprise that Amazon has a pretty big stake in this hardware division.And it's not only in the position to sell... >>

JBL Flip 4 review: The versatile portable Bluetooth speaker
4.0 stars

JBL Flip 4 review: The versatile portable Bluetooth speaker

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The market is full of Bluetooth speakers, that's no secret. As with any saturated market various manufacturers clamber over one another to try and get the best combination of features into the most attractive possible package. See current price on Amazon... >>

Bose SoundLink Revolve review: Classy, round, room-filling sound
4.5 stars

Bose SoundLink Revolve review: Classy, round, room-filling sound

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The Bluetooth speaker market has changed a lot in the years since the likes of the Jawbone Jambox kickstarted a new movement in loud, room-filling, portable speakers. Now more traditional audio companies are dominating, by pushing the design and audio... >>

Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace
4.5 stars

Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace

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We're fortunate enough to test all manner of headphones at Pocket-lint, branching across a wide variety of feature sets and price points. What's particularly striking about the Urbanista Seattle Wireless is the subtle yet elegant design - achieved at... >>

Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop
4.0 stars

Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop

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Asus was the original pioneer of modern hybrid computers. Give us half a chance and we'll start reminiscing about the old Transformer tablets, a bit like your grandad talking about "the good old days". Times they were a-different back in 2011.More recently... >>

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty
4.5 stars

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty

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Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub! From the creators of Job Simulator comes Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. If you're fans of the series like we are, then you can imagine the sort of shenanigans Rick and Morty in VR presents. And we're happy to report the hilarity... >>

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?
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Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?

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It's no secret that the tablet market is in slowdown, particularly for any tablets that aren't iPads or Amazon Fire. But that doesn't mean consumer electronic companies are all quitting. Lenovo is one manufacturer that has recently revamped its tablet... >>

Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile
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Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile

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With so many sound technologies now available in headphones, lots of over-ear models cram in all the bells and whistles features - which typically sees the price skyrocket.Not so the Focal Listen. These over-ear cans are wired only, meaning no fancy Bluetooth... >>

B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it
4.5 stars

B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it

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B&O BeoPlay headphones are all about comfortable wear, luxury materials, considered style and, well, everything that its Danish parent company, Bang & Olufsen, represents.That said, we've actually found the range of BeoPlay H-series headphones to have... >>

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights
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Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights

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What do you look for in a Bluetooth speaker? Is it sophistication in design? Is it smart voice control? Or it brutal bass and a lighting rig that puts that tricked-out Ford Escort XR3i to shame?If it's the last, then the Sony XB40 won't have escaped your... >>

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming
4.5 stars

Arizona Sunshine review: Zombie shooter is at the pinnacle of VR gaming

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Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift set in the baking heat of Arizona state.Like many other zombie game narratives before... >>

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady

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For 2017 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the forthcoming iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than... >>

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor
5.0 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor

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How do you define fast?For some it's a case of bald figures. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio does 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph. So, that's the "head" box ticked.For others it's defined in less tangible terms. Driving the Alfa... >>

Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: A doorbell for the connected generation
4.0 stars

Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: A doorbell for the connected generation

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Ring is the trend-setter and market leader in smart, connected video doorbells. Not only do such devices provide the ability to communicate with delivery drivers when you're not at home, they're relatively affordable motion-sensing security cameras. The... >>

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player

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Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... >>

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch, albeit with plenty of caveats

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The Apple Watch is now in its third year, so is it third time's a charm, or just more of the same?We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped smartwatch to find out whether now is the time to... >>