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Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever?
5.0 stars Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever? By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 13 for 2017, which follows a minor refresh in late 2017, is a much bigger deal in the update stakes. It's slimmer and lighter than ever before, getting closer to the skinny factor of its slimmest rivals. Best laptops 2018: All the best ultrabooks... Read more

Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense
4.0 stars Moto G6 Play review: All the battery, none of the expense By Cam Bunton

The Motorola G series has long been the go-to affordable phone to buy. Since being swallowed by Lenovo, however, Motorola's strategy has had to change to challenge with its competition.As a result the Moto G6 Play represents a big change for the series.... Read more

Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays
4.5 stars Kia Stinger GT S review: Korea’s spicy alternative to the German mainstays By Joe Simpson

Say it slowly: K-i-a Sting-er G-T. Nope, it still sounds funny.Excuse us for poking fun at a name, but can you imagine walking into a party and saying to someone: "Yes, I drive a Kia Stinger GT"? It makes you sound like you've just walked off the set... Read more

Cyberpunk 2077 initial review: The most stunning open world RPG we've seen by far
Cyberpunk 2077 initial review: The most stunning open world RPG we've seen by far By Rik Henderson

Wow! Even three days since the show doors opened, we were still undecided on our favourite game of E3 2018. Having seen 50 minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 played in front of us there is no further doubt.Based on the tabletop role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2020,... Read more

Fitbit Versa review: Lacks GPS, but loaded with other features
4.0 stars Fitbit Versa review: Lacks GPS, but loaded with other features By Chris Hall

The second Fitbit smartwatch - following the 2017 launch of the Fitbit Ionic - is a smaller, softer model that comes in at a cheaper price point.It's designed to widen the appeal of Fitbit watches, providing the familiarity of the company's popular lifestyle... Read more

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset?
3.5 stars Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset? By Adrian Willings

Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is Microsoft's route into virtual reality (VR) experiences for Windows, without the need for an ultra-fast and expensive PC setup. There are a variety of third-party headset options, of which the Asus Windows Mixed Reality... Read more

Vivo NEX initial review: The future-thinking smartphone from China
Vivo NEX initial review: The future-thinking smartphone from China By Mike Lowe

Back at Mobile World Congress 2018 we saw a concept phone that Vivo (the Chinese manufacturer that's little known in Europe) was working on. The Apex, as it was called then, seemed like a far-flung concept phone from the future.Yet here we are in Shanghai,... Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

The BMW X-series car revolution began in 1999, with the X5. Since then we've had X6, X4, X3 and X1. But BMW has never made an X2. Until now.So what is it? The X2 shares much of its underpinnings with the X1 SUV. But, shock-horror for a BMW, it's based... Read more

Honor 10 review: The affordable flagship to upset OnePlus?
4.5 stars Honor 10 review: The affordable flagship to upset OnePlus? By Mike Lowe

Honor is an increasing force to be reckoned with when it comes to affordable and stylish smartphones that don't cost the earth. And the Honor 10, its 2018 flagship, is no different.However, unlike the company's top-ranking predecessors - which banked... Read more

Vampyr review: All talk and no bite
3.5 stars Vampyr review: All talk and no bite By Adrian Willings

When we hear the words "vampire" and "RPG" in one sentence, there's something that gets our blood racing. Maybe it's because a decade ago we were happily playing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.Fast-forward to 2018, however, and the throwback kid... Read more

The Solus Project review: A space survival VR adventure that'll sends chills down your spine
4.0 stars The Solus Project review: A space survival VR adventure that'll sends chills down your spine By Adrian Willings

Many of us dream of going to space, blasting off through the atmosphere in a spacecraft destined for other worlds. Though that might not be a possibility for most, even within our lifetime, it doesn't mean we can't daydream of the adventure. With the... Read more

Polk Assist initial review: Google Home with better sound
Polk Assist initial review: Google Home with better sound By Max Langridge

American audio company Polk Audio recently announced the Assist speaker with Google Assistant built in. The idea behind the Assist is to take all the ingenuity of the Google Home speaker, but give it better sound. The Home is a great product with great... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 initial review: QWERTY has never looked so good
BlackBerry Key2 initial review: QWERTY has never looked so good By Cam Bunton

In 2017, BlackBerry Mobile - a brand now under the banner of Alcatel-makers TCL - launched the first Android phone that looked like a traditional BlackBerry. No sliding parts, just a candybar static form with a screen on top and a keyboard beneath.There... Read more

Sonos Beam initial review: Compact in size, but not in sound
Sonos Beam initial review: Compact in size, but not in sound By Stuart Miles

Sonos has announced a new compact soundbar, Sonos Beam, that plans to bring a more cinematic sound to your living room without the large sometimes clumsy size of a bigger soundbar.Pocket-lint was at the San Francisco launch event ahead of the device going... Read more

Motorola Moto Z3 Play initial review: Ain't nuthin' but a Z thang
Motorola Moto Z3 Play initial review: Ain't nuthin' but a Z thang By Mike Lowe

The Moto Z series is a phone like no other: its rear plate is magnetic and detaches so that Moto Mods can be added to give the phone different features and capabilities. From more battery capacity, to a zoom lens camera, pop-out keyboard, gaming controller,... Read more

HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure By Cat Thomas

During its Computex 2018 keynote speech, Microsoft highlighted security as one of the main themes, and the newly-announced HP ProBook x360 440 G1 was shown onstage as a prime example of a safe and secure, yet sexy machine. Pocket-lint was on hand to check... Read more

Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV?
Here's the Audi Q8 in pictures: How good is the new premium SUV? By Mike Lowe

This is the brand new Audi Q8, the German company's top-end premium SUV, as unveiled at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China, on 5 June 2018.It's no mistake that China was the chosen country to debut the new luxury flagship, as its SUV market is booming,... Read more

Asus Precog initial review: Beautiful concept notebook with dual screens
Asus Precog initial review: Beautiful concept notebook with dual screens By Cat Thomas

Asus unveiled its work-in-progress in the Precog project at its Computex 2018 press conference in Taipei. And there were more than a few "oohs" and "aahs" from the audience as head of global marketing, Marcel Campos, held up a petroleum rainbow shimmering,... Read more

Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021
Audi Aicon: A look at the fully autonomous future, arriving 2021 By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. What you're looking at here is the Aicon, and it's what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 initial review: Enter the age of the ScreenPad
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 initial review: Enter the age of the ScreenPad By Cat Thomas

Taiwan's Computex is the show to be at if you want to see the latest and greatest notebooks and Asus hasn't disappointed us with its latest ZenBook.The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 is a device clearly made with creatives in mind and, as we’ve come to expect... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go
Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go By Cat Thomas

Among other announcements at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Asus announced the VivoWatch BP.It is the world’s first wearable, blood pressure-reading smartwatch and Pocket-lint was on hand to give it a whirl.The VivoWatch BP has a medical grade silicon... Read more

Asus ROG Phone initial review: The serious flagship smartphone for PUBG gamers and more
Asus ROG Phone initial review: The serious flagship smartphone for PUBG gamers and more By Cat Thomas

Asus' gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, unveiled its latest gadget to keep you gaming no matter when or where during its Computex 2018 press conference. The ROG mobile phone is designed specifically for gamers and it could even be the most powerful phone... Read more

OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Beats X, be afraid
4.5 stars OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Beats X, be afraid By Cam Bunton

There's something rather familiar about the OnePlus Bullets Wireless design. Take one look at Apple-owned Beats portfolio and you'll immediately see what we mean. Except these OnePlus wireless in-ears cost significantly less than what you'd need to pay... Read more

Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer
5.0 stars Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer By Joe Simpson

After months of teasing we're in Portugal and behind the wheel of Jaguar's great future hope – the i-Pace electric SUV. It's the first of the mainstream premium brands to take the fight to Tesla. Specifically, the Tesla Model X SUV.Hold on a second... Read more

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash
4.0 stars Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash By Chris Pickering

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn't the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn't the most luxurious, but its free-revving naturally aspirated engine and playful handling earnt it kudos with those in the know.Inevitably,... Read more

Nokia 7 Plus review: Shooting for mid-range glory
4.0 stars Nokia 7 Plus review: Shooting for mid-range glory By Chris Hall

Nokia has seen itself resurrected. Leaping from the frying pan into the Windows Phone fire, the resurgence under the tutelage of HMD Global has been impressive.That comeback has been in the affordable end of the market, where Nokia has released a lot... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review: In pole position?
4.0 stars Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review: In pole position? By Mike Lowe

The Huawei partnership with Porsche Design has yielded some interesting results. And the 2018 collaborative smartphone from the two brands carries a rather long and prestigious name - Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, no less - to play on Porsche's prominent... Read more

Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness
4.5 stars Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness By Adrian Willings

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... Read more

Honeywell Lyric C1 review: No frills affordable home security
3.0 stars Honeywell Lyric C1 review: No frills affordable home security By Dan Sung

Shelling out £300 along with a big, fat subscription on smart home security is not everyone's idea of money well spent and, indeed, why should it be? Let's face it: there's a very good chance you'll never actually use the thing to catch a burglar in... Read more

Nokia 5.1 initial review: Another impressive affordable Android
Nokia 5.1 initial review: Another impressive affordable Android By Chris Hall

Nokia's first year under the command of HMD Global seems to have gone rather well. The company has launched a wide selection of phones, hitting all price points, and as we march through 2018, it has started updating 2017's devices with new versions. Hence... Read more

Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever?
4.5 stars Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever? By Joe Simpson

This is the Skoda Karoq, which, as the little brother to the 7-seat Skoda Kodiaq SUV, joins the ranks to replace the Skoda Yeti.There will be a few people who mourn the passing of Skoda's small crossover, because the Yeti was distinctive, compact, space-efficient... Read more

Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser
4.0 stars Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser By Max Langridge

Looking for a large SUV that's comfortable on-road and exceptional when the terrain veers away from the Tarmac? The Jeep Grand Cherokee could well be the one. Best SUVs: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road? The American brand has... Read more

Detroit Become Human review: Taking back control
4.0 stars Detroit Become Human review: Taking back control By Rik Henderson

When is a game not a game? Some might say, when it’s a David Cage game.Although his studio Quantic Dream is known for its adventures, it can be argued that it is more a film studio than game developer. It has a reputation for creating big budget stories... Read more

Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird
4.0 stars Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird By Cam Bunton

The world of over-ear headphones can be an interesting place. There are so many different variations in design, materials and styling that each recognisable brand seems to have its own look. You have the trendy plastic seamless Beats, bulky comfort of... Read more

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 initial review: The first Chrome OS tablet
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 initial review: The first Chrome OS tablet By Mike Lowe

When is a Chromebook not a Chromebook? When it's an Acer Chromebook Tab 10, that's what. The world's first Chrome OS-powered tablet takes its operating system from the Google Chromebook line-up, but lays it out in a hands-on tablet format, complete with... Read more

Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come
Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the Acer Swift 5 in 2017 we were rather impressed with the slender, 14-inch notebook. For 2018 it's coming in a 15-inch format - but without stacking on much additional size or weight. It's one of the most compact 15.6-inch laptops we've... Read more

OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful
5.0 stars OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful By Cam Bunton

Four years ago, few could have predicted that OnePlus would be where it is now. At its beginning, it created a powerful phone for tech fans with low budgets. Since then it has evolved. It still builds powerful flagship contenders, but with a lot more... Read more

HTC U12+ initial review: More than meets the eyes
HTC U12+ initial review: More than meets the eyes By Chris Hall

HTC, having offloaded a hefty portion of its talent to Google's Pixel programme, is back with a fresh offering for 2018, the HTC U12+. Where's the HTC U12 you might ask? There isn't one, it's coming straight out of its corner with a plus size model.This... Read more

LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning
5.0 stars LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning By Steve Withers

It's hard to overstate LG's dominance in 2017, especially when it came to the higher-end of the TV market. OLED, the tech praised for its ultra-rich black levels thanks to individual pixel control, was owned by LG: if you weren't buying an LG OLED, then... Read more

State of Decay 2 review: Zombie nation
4.0 stars State of Decay 2 review: Zombie nation By Steve Boxer

Nobody would argue that the world is lacking in zombie games – especially open-world ones that lack conventional storylines. Miraculously, though, State of Decay 2 manages to achieve a new spin on the well-worn genre. Perhaps the best way to describe... Read more

Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality
4.5 stars Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality By Chris Hall

Mini has refreshed the Hatch, the 3-door model that most closely resembles the British classic, loading the 2018 model with more tech, more premium features and a dab more iconic design compared to the the 2014 version.Bonkers British designFrom the exterior,... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro By Rik Henderson

Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, in the form of Zombies and Blackout - the all-new Battle Royale game mode to take on the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's... Read more

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot
4.0 stars Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot By Max Langridge

Commuters and frequent flyers may demand the very best noise-cancelling headphones with the plushest materials on the planet, but what if you could get great audio performance from a simpler and comfy pair of cans that look effortlessly cool?That's exactly... Read more

The Crew 2 initial review: First 3 hours play with the open-world racer
The Crew 2 initial review: First 3 hours play with the open-world racer By Steve Boxer

Famously, in the music world, bands' second albums are the ones which prove tricky to make. But difficult second album syndrome isn't so much of a factor when the first album isn't all that. In 2014's The Crew – Ubisoft's first stab at an open-world,... Read more

Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV?
4.0 stars Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV? By Alistair Charlton

With all eyes on the difficult birth of the Tesla Model 3 - a mass-market electric car mentioned by some in the same breath as the Ford Model T and Mini - we shouldn't lose sight of Elon Musk's more premium offerings. There's already the Model S - which... Read more