Reviews

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: A Bold move
Phones

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: A Bold move

By 17 December 2014

BlackBerry today officially pulled the covers off the BlackBerry Classic, a device looking to recapture the glory days of BlackBerry's past. It harks back to the very popular BlackBerry Bold with BlackBerry claiming that the Classic is a "upgrade" to... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
Phones 4 out of 5

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

By 17 December 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone. With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features. We've... >>

Sony SmartBand Talk review: Jack of all trades, master of none
Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

Sony SmartBand Talk review: Jack of all trades, master of none

By 17 December 2014

Sony isn't a new player in the world of wearables, it was one of the first companies to kick a ball in the field of smartwatches with its aptly named but ultimately underwhelming SmartWatch back in 2012. The Sony SmartBand Talk, codename SWR30, is a pared-down... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The edge of excellence
Phones 4 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The edge of excellence

By 16 December 2014

When we first saw the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge we thought of it as a design showcase; a "look at what we can do" smartphone with greater precedence given to its show-off factor than to usability. Why else have a modified Galaxy Note 4 with a single curved... >>

Nintendo Wii U review: The underdog rises
Gaming 4 out of 5

Nintendo Wii U review: The underdog rises

By 12 December 2014

The Nintendo Wii U has been called a lot of things since its launch at the tail-end of 2012. Most of them far from positive. But two years on, and in the wake of the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches, Nintendo's underdog is on the up; it's a console... >>

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker review: Toadally awesome
Gaming 4 out of 5

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker review: Toadally awesome

By 12 December 2014

It's tricky to characterise the story the Nintendo Wii U as anything but a sad one, at least if you're a Nintendo fan. There's nothing wrong with the console per se, but it has taken an age for the Japanese company to provide it with a credible library... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
Phones 4 out of 5

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

By 12 December 2014

There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being. Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Renault Twingo review: Dynamique TCe 90 hits the streets
Cars 3.5 out of 5

Renault Twingo review: Dynamique TCe 90 hits the streets

By 11 December 2014

Going against the grain is unusual in the automotive world. Standardisation, lowering the risk factor of product failure and making things easy to mass produce is the name of the game. Which is why unusual or new types of car are so rare. When the Renault... >>

Plantronics Backbeat Pro review: Belting Bluetooth headphones
Audio 4.5 out of 5

Plantronics Backbeat Pro review: Belting Bluetooth headphones

By 11 December 2014

Plantronics has come a long way from making mobile phone headsets for city slickers. It's latest over-ear creation is the BackBeat Pro, wireless Bluetooth headphones crammed with great features including active noise cancellation. But does a company best... >>

Wow, just wow! PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unboxing and hands-on
Gaming

Wow, just wow! PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unboxing and hands-on

By 10 December 2014

It might have been sold out in the US, but the limited PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition went on sale for the first time in the UK today and we managed to get our hands on one to lovingly stroke and caress as we removed it from its box. We had to... >>


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