Reviews

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review
Phones 3.5 out of 5

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom review

By 14 July 2014

Samsung makes plenty of quality electronics products and we've been taken by many of its smartphones and cameras over the years. Now it's condensed much of that expertise into one phone-camera (or should that camera-phone?): the Galaxy K Zoom. Although... >>

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air
Tablets

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

By 11 July 2014

Laptops have had backlit keys for a long time allowing you to work in near dark situations like on an aeroplane or at night on the sofa in front of the TV. But with more and more of us turning to tablets to work on the go we've lost the backlit keys so... >>

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future
Cars

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

By 10 July 2014

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic is the look of the new BMW i8, especially in Prototonic blue, that right now it's cameraphone central... >>

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)
Laptops 4 out of 5

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)

By 10 July 2014

Serious laptops don't have to be dull anymore. Just a few years ago, we'd have avoided those designed for business folk like we would a swaying drunk on the train - but the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon proves that Ultrabooks fit for business are now good... >>

Hands-on: Pressy, the almighty physical Android button review
Gadgets

Hands-on: Pressy, the almighty physical Android button review

By 9 July 2014

Although there are a tonne of crowdfunded projects in the world, there aren't many that have earned five times more than expected. Pressy the Almighty Android Button is one such project. It launched on Kickstarter last summer and raised $695,138 from... >>

Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200 review
Audio 5 out of 5

Creative Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200 review

By 9 July 2014

To be just another Bluetooth speaker nowadays often isn't enough, there needs to be something standout. Seeing that, Creative, the company that has been in the speaker game since making sound cards in the 80s, came up with the Sound BlasterAxx Axx 200.... >>

Asus MeMo Pad 7 review
Tablets 4 out of 5

Asus MeMo Pad 7 review

By 8 July 2014

There's been a surge in affordable phones and tablets of late, devices with fair feature sets in spite of their asking prices. The Asus MeMo Pad 7 is one such device; a 7-inch tablet that gives the likes of the Tesco Hudl a run for its money and is knocking... >>

Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review
Phones

Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review

By 7 July 2014

The Nokia Lumia 930 is a new flagship Windows Phone handset. Announced at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference, and available on 17 July in the UK, the Lumia 930 is a global variation of the Lumia Icon, which launched on Verizon in the US recently. There's... >>

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?
Gaming

Just how good is Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 in comparison to DK1?

By 7 July 2014

Oculus VR has started to ship its second generation development kit to 10,000 of the estimated 35,000 that pre-ordered one. The remaining batch with ship in August, it is believed, perhaps slipping into September, such is the demand. Interest in the... >>

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review
Gadgets

Hands-on: Lego Ultra Agents Mission HQ review

By 7 July 2014

Building Lego is fun in itself, but Lego being Lego it wants to offer even more bang for your buck. Its new Ultra Agents range is here - not only to be built but to be interacted with using its app. This free app adds an intense story to what you've built,... >>