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Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy A5 review: Marvellous exterior, mid-range interior

By 13 March 2015

In this job we are constantly jostling between different phones. Often they're the latest and greatest handsets, so when a mid-range model such as the Samsung Galaxy A5 comes along we tend to cross our fingers and hope there will be something standout... >>

The Vamp review: Raising old speakers from the dead
Audio 4 out of 5

The Vamp review: Raising old speakers from the dead

By 12 March 2015

Got an old speaker knocking around? The Vamp can easily turn it into a Bluetooth speaker to receive wireless audio from phone, laptop or other Bluetooth devices. The audio equivalent of a vampire bat - “re-vamp” is the official name inspiration, but... >>

Dyson V6 Absolute: The mother of all cordless vacuum cleaners (hands-on)
Gadgets

Dyson V6 Absolute: The mother of all cordless vacuum cleaners (hands-on)

By 12 March 2015

Dyson has reinvigorated its cordless vacuum cleaner range with two new models this month, one designed for more aggressive home spillages with a nylon cleaning head - the V6 Fluffy - and one that is the top of the line, that suits any floor you happen... >>

X-mini Clear Bluetooth speaker review: Sound that pops
Audio 4 out of 5

X-mini Clear Bluetooth speaker review: Sound that pops

By 10 March 2015

When it comes to Bluetooth speakers there's real variety available, making that choice all the more difficult. There's waterproof, waterbottle-shaped, portable, high-end, affordable, big brand and no name. As a company X-mini is best known for an innovative... >>

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch
Gadgets

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

By 9 March 2015

Apple Watch is here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details of the new smartwatch from Apple: how it will work, how much it will cost, what the battery is going to be... >>

New Apple MacBook (12-inch): Stunning, super thin and oh so bling (hands-on)
Laptops

New Apple MacBook (12-inch): Stunning, super thin and oh so bling (hands-on)

By 9 March 2015

Apple has announced a new MacBook Laptop that is even thinner and smaller than the MacBook Air, but more powerful than the iPad. The new 12-inch MacBook ditches all the traditional ports in order to slim down to a super-thin 13.1mm in thickness. To get... >>

Audi A6 Avant (2015) first drive: Home from stately home
Cars

Audi A6 Avant (2015) first drive: Home from stately home

By 9 March 2015

The Audi A6 Avant, or estate for those not conversant with Audi parlance, has seen a minor revision for 2015. It remains one of the obvious models of estate envy on the road, offering plenty of space and comfort over and above the popular A4 Avant. ... >>

Motorola Moto E (2015) review: The budget phone to beat
Phones 4.5 out of 5

Motorola Moto E (2015) review: The budget phone to beat

By 9 March 2015

The original Motorola Moto E is an awesome budget smartphone, but largely because, at £89, it's so cheap. Its follow-up, the second-generation 2015 model, makes a few nips and tucks to the original's design principles, adds a slightly bigger screen and... >>

Acer Liquid Jade Z hands-on: Slim, slender and textured
Phones

Acer Liquid Jade Z hands-on: Slim, slender and textured

By 6 March 2015

Acer announced a flurry of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the successor to the mid-range Liquid Jade smartphone. The Liquid Jade took the position of the company's best looking smartphone when it arrived and the Liquid Jade... >>

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on)
Tablets

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on)

By 6 March 2015

Jolla is a Finnish company that launched a smartphone running on an open-source software called Sailfish back in November 2013 and it has since introduced a tablet running on the same OS, which we saw at Mobile World Congress.  The Jolla Tablet is a... >>