Reviews

Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family
Cars

Mini 5-door first drive: Cartoon-style fun for the whole family

By 64 minutes ago

Up until now, beyond the price differential, one key reason to overlook buying a Mini - beyond its cartoonish design - was the lack of rear doors. And with sales in this market splitting roughly 65/35 in favour of 5-door models, it's clear Mini thinks... >>

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner review: The final piece in the entertainment jigsaw
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner review: The final piece in the entertainment jigsaw

By 4 hours ago

If you want or need further confirmation that Microsoft has a different path for its current console than Sony's route with the PS4 to date, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is it. By effectively turning the Xbox One console into a Freeview HD set-top-box,... >>

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)
Phones

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)

By 4 hours ago

Alcatel OneTouch has added a new flagship handset to its Idol range in the Alpha. Yes it's similarly named to another recent release, yes it also has a premium build with metal edge. But no, it's not the same. We got to spend time using the Alpha, trying... >>

iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place
Tablets 3.5 out of 5

iPad mini 3 review: A tablet that struggles to find its place

By 7 hours ago

When the iPad mini with Retina display launched alongside the iPad Air in 2013 the biggest choice you had to worry about was whether or not you wanted a 7.9-inch or a 9.7-inch screen. The message from Apple was clear: you get the same power either way.... >>

Bayonetta 2 review: Raucous and racy, the best game you'll never play
Gaming 4.5 out of 5

Bayonetta 2 review: Raucous and racy, the best game you'll never play

By 10 hours ago

Anyone who bemoans the alleged lack of strong lead female characters in games hasn't come across Bayonetta. Frankly, she makes Lara Croft look like a prissy little wuss. Bayonetta is a witch, for starters, has guns built into her high heels, can transmogrify... >>

Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows
Cameras 4.5 out of 5

Panasonic Lumix LX100 review: High-end highs and lows

By 23 hours ago

When we first saw the Panasonic Lumix LX100 we were impressed that the company had finally squeezed a large-size Micro Four Thirds sensor into a compact camera. It’s the exact thing photo enthusiasts have been calling on for years now; a nod to high-end... >>

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
Tablets 5 out of 5

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

By 22 October 2014

The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages. One year on and it's the turn of the... >>

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone
Phones 4 out of 5

Apple iOS 8.1 review: New powers for your old iPhone

By 21 October 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... >>

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Motorola Moto X (2014) review: An uncluttered Android marvel

By 21 October 2014

The Motorola Moto X has been reformed for its second generation model, with a brand new handset for 2014. It carries the Moto X name, and offers the same customisation options that the original offered. Originally launching off the back of the "made... >>

Bowers & Wilkins T7 review: The Bluetooth speaker worth waiting for
Audio 5 out of 5

Bowers & Wilkins T7 review: The Bluetooth speaker worth waiting for

By 21 October 2014

Bowers & Wilkins must have grown tired of questions about when it would enter the Bluetooth speaker market. After all, it was one of the pioneers of premium iPod and iPhone docks with its Zeppelin range. It even embraced Airplay as a wireless music transmission... >>