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Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap

Acer Leap Ware preview: More a limp than a leap

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When Acer CEO Jason Chen showed off the company's latest wearable, the Leap Ware, at Acer's annual conference, the slender looking wrist-wearable looked as though it had promise.That's often been the case with Acer wearables, however, with the majority... >>

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 review: Action cam Hero, or GoPro-imitating zero?
4.0 stars

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 review: Action cam Hero, or GoPro-imitating zero?

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When you think action camera, you probably think GoPro. But Garmin wants to change that with the Virb Ultra 30, its top-of-the-line 4K action cam.With considerable fitness gadget clout under its belt, Garmin has brought much of this experience to the... >>

Google Wifi review: Whole home internet coverage done right
4.5 stars

Google Wifi review: Whole home internet coverage done right

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Having spent some time over the pond in the US market, Google's smart home networking system has now landed in the UK.It's not the only Wi-Fi-extending product of its kind available (and there are lesser alternatives, like powerline extenders), but it's... >>

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?
4.5 stars

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?

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The Fitbit Alta HR brings heart-rate tracking to its slim and stylish fitness tracker, the Alta. The earlier device was fabulous for basic tracking but it missed out on a couple of features, stopping it achieving excellence.The HR, however, aims to... >>

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

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Sennheiser launched the Ambeo mic in 2016, taking a step into devices that were designed for 3D audio, or audio to support the sort of sound experience you'd expect in VR applications. The Ambeo VR mic does exactly this, capturing sound from all directions... >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price

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It's 2017, the year in which tablets stand atop a precipice: poised in a position of greatness, offering enough power to be considered as potential laptop-replacements; yet dangerously close to falling off the edge for the simple fact that, well, people... >>

Honor 8 Pro review: Flagship that's no money pit
4.5 stars

Honor 8 Pro review: Flagship that's no money pit

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Big phones are a big deal. And the Honor 8 Pro is the company's largest phone to date, with a whopping 5.7-inch screen wrapped into similar-to-iPhone-7-Plus proportions. If you want screen real estate and resolution then this is the Honor for you.However,... >>

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse
4.0 stars

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse

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The Withings Activité Steel HR is the first device from the company since it was taken over by Nokia. It joins the plethora of beautifully designed devices, from the original Swiss-Made Activité to the Activité Steel, but it adds heart-rate tracking... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker
4.0 stars

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker

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If you're a general fitness fan rather than someone with a specialist hobby, deciding which wearable is right for you is tough. What sport do you prioritise? Are your morning runs more important to you than your weekend round of golf, or would you rather... >>

Peugeot 3008 review: A tech-tastic crossover that's sure to Allure
4.0 stars

Peugeot 3008 review: A tech-tastic crossover that's sure to Allure

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The first time you see a new Peugeot 3008 on the road, we guarantee you'll look twice. This is not a car you'd call beautiful. But it does nail that modern SUV crossover thing - a complex piece of automotive sculpture which is decked out with interesting... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this
5.0 stars

Garmin Fenix 5 review: Smart sports watches don't come better than this

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If you're an avid runner or cyclist, there's a good chance that either you or someone you know well is sporting a Garmin watch. Over the past few years, the company's reputation for building the best sports-tracking wearables has grown.With the Fenix... >>

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods
4.0 stars

Motorola Moto Z Play review: Unbeatable battery life bettered by Mods

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Motorola has had something of a turbulent time over the past few years. Having moved from its own leadership to Google and then on to Lenovo, it has struggled to compete with the other big name brands at the flagship end of the smartphone market.With... >>

GoPro Karma drone review: Good things come to those who wait
4.0 stars

GoPro Karma drone review: Good things come to those who wait

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To say that GoPro's first effort at launching a quadcopter was turbulent would be something of an understatement. Initially it seemed an impressive, affordable machine - until DJI announced the smaller, more technologically advanced Mavic Pro.Then, to... >>

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review: The undisputed smartwatch fashion king
4.5 stars

Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 review: The undisputed smartwatch fashion king

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"It's too expensive". "It's unnecessary". "It's too big". "It doesn't have all the features of a watch a quarter of the price".The arguments against the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 are many and varied. What we see, however, is a fashion-forward and... >>

New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air
4.5 stars

New Apple iPad 2017 review: Solid, affordable replacement for the aging Air

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With the tablet market slowing down, and upgrade cycles being so long, Apple could perhaps have been forgiven for focussing mostly on its laptop-challenging Pro series. In fact, it's been almost two and a half years since the regular full-size iPads... >>

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials

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The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA is a hybrid for people who want a Surface Pro 4 but can't face the price.It's smaller, far cheaper and, simply put, not as good. But it is really quite a lot cheaper - around £360 at the time of writing - and still has... >>

Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei's colourful 5.5-inch phone
4.0 stars

Huawei P10 Plus review: Plenty of plusses from Huawei's colourful 5.5-inch phone

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Good things come in small packages. So do better things come in larger ones? That's the sentiment of the Huawei P10 Plus: this 5.5-inch smartphone is the top drawer P-series device from the Chinese maker, expanding not only on size compared to the smaller... >>

Huawei P10 review: Android's iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator?
4.0 stars

Huawei P10 review: Android's iPhone-killer, or flawed imitator?

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It's not often a phone is revealed in a green colour finish. Or "greenery" to give it full credit. Which, as it so happens, is Pantone's colour of the year 2017. It's also Huawei's oh-so-on-trend colour for its brand new P10 smartphone.Yes, ok, so you're... >>

New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles
3.0 stars

New Balance RunIQ review: Runs into some hurdles

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There has been something of an interesting shift in the Android Wear watch market over the past year to 18 months. Traditional companies are seemingly approaching the product category with more hesitation, while fashion companies like Tag Heuer, Guess,... >>

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply
4.0 stars

BT Ultra HD YouView review: 4K entertainment, but in limited supply

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BT was the first television provider in the UK to take a step into the future of entertainment, launching its own Ultra HD 4K service. It started, appropriately, with BT Sport Ultra HD, before expanding into other 4K content from streaming providers,... >>

Sonos PlayBase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime
4.5 stars

Sonos PlayBase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime

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Sonos doesn't launch a new product every month, or even every year, but when it does it's well worth the wait for top notch sound. The company's latest speaker, the PlayBase - which is designed to slide underneath your TV rather than mount onto the... >>

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king
5.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king

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In the world of mirrorless and DSLR cameras a lot of manufacturers are brushing over 4K video capture. Canon? Doesn't want to know. Nikon? Miles behind. Not so Panasonic, whose GH5 is one of the most adept 4K capture devices available today, capable of... >>

Creative iRoar Go review: Wild sound, tame design
4.0 stars

Creative iRoar Go review: Wild sound, tame design

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With what seems like a zillion portable Bluetooth speakers available, it can be tricky to decide which one to buy. Creative might not be the most obvious name that springs to mind, but its Roar series has been a strong contender in the space for years... >>

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this
4.5 stars

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this

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Bose is one of those brand names that invokes a response from most consumers. They'll know first hand, or through others, that the name is synonymous with quality audio - especially those products with top notch noise-cancelling, such as the QuietComfort... >>

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk
4.5 stars

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless review: Immersive quality without the over-ear bulk

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Momentum headphones from Sennheiser are among the most well regarded on-ear and over-ears cans on the market. For 2017, the company has added a whole new take for the range: a neckband-equipped in-ear version. At £169, the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear... >>

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11

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A DAC - that's digital-to-analogue converter for the uninitiated - is found in every electronic device with a speaker. Phones, laptops, wireless speakers - every device that needs to take a digital signal and turn it into an analogue one (i.e. soundwaves)... >>

Ultimate Ears UE Wonderboom review: An explosion of musical joy
5.0 stars

Ultimate Ears UE Wonderboom review: An explosion of musical joy

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UE is back with the Wonderboom, the latest Bluetooth speaker to join the Boom party. And this time it's going small. Like the UE Roll 2, this speaker takes things smaller, making it even easier to port around its fun brand of Bluetooth music, but doing... >>

Citroen C3 (2017) review: Bringing back the oh la la
4.0 stars

Citroen C3 (2017) review: Bringing back the oh la la

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Citroen has been through something of a rough patch. With German cars often being the first choice, the French have been fighting to get back some of the verve and passion that they used to possess. For Citroen, much of the small car amour found itself... >>

Audi RS3 Saloon review: Racecar fun for the road
4.0 stars

Audi RS3 Saloon review: Racecar fun for the road

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Some people say Audi design has become boring; formulaic even. We think it's simply that the German brand has got its design language so on the money that there's nothing left for the moaners to whinge about any more.Besides, if anyone were to say the... >>

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls
4.0 stars

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls

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Role-players have had a great year so far. First, Horizon: Zero Dawn, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now Mass Effect: Andromeda has arrived after many years of eager anticipation. You can say goodbye to spring, that's for sure.The last... >>

LG G6 review: The first truly great flagship phone for 2017
5.0 stars

LG G6 review: The first truly great flagship phone for 2017

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For years, the LG G-series has been the Korean company's smartphone effort to outsmart its biggest local rival, Samsung, and do so at a more wallet-friendly price.But with the less-than-successful launch of the LG G5 last year - largely down to its modular... >>

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?
4.5 stars

Super Mario Run review: Is Mario on your phone worth £10?

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When Nintendo announced that it was to move into the smartphone app arena, Mario was the star we wanted to see the most. We didn't expect Super Mario Run specifically, but the Japanese gaming giant was always going to bring its biggest franchise to mobile... >>

Jeep Cherokee Overland review: Off-road heritage with on-road comfort
3.5 stars

Jeep Cherokee Overland review: Off-road heritage with on-road comfort

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The mid-size SUV market isn't short of options: Germany is represented by the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, Japan has the excellent Nissan Qashqai, Seat has just released the Ateca to fight Spain's corner, and America has the Jeep Cherokee.The Cherokee has been... >>

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?

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There are a few kinds of hybrid laptop: ones with screens that pull off; those with 360-degree hinges; and (now rarer) ones whose screens flip around, almost independent of the base. Dell has had a go at the lot, but it seems to have settled on a style... >>

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise
4.5 stars

Jaybird X3 review: Affordable sports earphones without the compromise

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Having spent a couple of years wowing consumers in the US with its wallet-friendly earphones, Jaybird has finally brought its popular X3 Bluetooth earphones to the UK market.With two previous generations earning praise for their audio quality, stay-in-ability... >>

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again
5.0 stars

Apple iPhone 7 review: Refining the design rather than ripping it up and starting again

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"It is the best iPhone yet", proclaimed Tim Cook on the stage at Apple's Special Event in San Francisco at the beginning of the September last year.He would be right, the iPhone 7 is, but it is not the leap of technological advancement that many of the... >>

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Big changes from the big iPhone

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Apple's latest smartphones are the culmination of many years of design, feature and component refinement. Each element of its devices are built and developed in unison with the rest. The latest version of the almost ubiquitous 5.5-inch smartphone from... >>

Philips 55POS9002 OLED preview: Stunning flagship TV with P5 processing and Ambilight

Philips 55POS9002 OLED preview: Stunning flagship TV with P5 processing and Ambilight

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TP Vision recently unveiled its second Philips-branded OLED TV, the 9002, and from our experience with it so far, it's every bit the rival to sets with similar technology from Sony, Panasonic and, of course, LG.It even adds its own unique feature in... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Still a smartphone champion
5.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Still a smartphone champion

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Samsung has drawn a line between its two flagship handsets for 2016, launching a 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7, partnered with a 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The latter, more visually striking model with curved edges, has taken the lion's share of the... >>

Garmin Vivomove review: As good-looking as activity trackers get
4.0 stars

Garmin Vivomove review: As good-looking as activity trackers get

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Activity trackers don't have to be bland slabs of plastic and rubber that scream "look at me". A number of analogue smartwatches have dropped over the past couple of years, pairing timeless, classic designs with all the steps and run-tracking credentials... >>

Land Rover Discovery (2017) review: The best 7-seat SUV money can buy
5.0 stars

Land Rover Discovery (2017) review: The best 7-seat SUV money can buy

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There are soft-road SUVs. There are fashion SUVs. And then there's the Land Rover Discovery: a through-and-through SUV with all the proper 4x4 off-road bells and whistles you could wish.For many, however, that's not what's going to sell the 2017 incarnation... >>

Lenovo Yoga 910 review: Fancy 4K meets fan-noise dismay
3.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 910 review: Fancy 4K meets fan-noise dismay

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Laptops keep getting thinner, lighter and ever more stylish. Among our favourite convertible Windows-based laptops is the Lenovo Yoga series, which has been tweaking its 360-degree hinge-based formula over the years.In the Lenovo Yoga 910 that means ultra... >>

TomTom Adventurer review: Great for the great outdoors
4.0 stars

TomTom Adventurer review: Great for the great outdoors

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The TomTom Adventurer takes the company's existing sports watch line-up - as familiar in the Runner or Spark - with the added twist of a barometer for additional outdoor activity tracking abilities.TomTom is clearly looking to cement its place in sport... >>

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic
4.0 stars

Ghost Recon Wildlands review: A hugely ambitious open-world epic

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You certainly couldn't accuse Ubisoft of playing things safe with Ghost Recon: Wildlands. By opting to give it what may be the biggest play-area ever seen in a mainstream game, and decreeing that it would be playable co-operatively by up to four people... >>

Fossil Q Marshal review: Gorgeous looks lack technical hook
3.5 stars

Fossil Q Marshal review: Gorgeous looks lack technical hook

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Smartwatches are no longer just the products of tech giants, fashion brands have been getting in on the act too. We've already seen wrist-based gadgets from the likes of Tag Heuer and Nixon, but it's the Fossil group that's that's jumped in deepest with... >>

Renault Scenic (2017) review: The master of reinvention
4.0 stars

Renault Scenic (2017) review: The master of reinvention

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Reinventing any vehicle represents a challenge. Change the name and you'll lose customers, keep the same name and you create certain expectations. And with the Scenic, Renault has one of the most distinctive names in the business - the car that started... >>

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class
5.0 stars

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class

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Windows laptops have a bit of an identity problem. Everyone knows about MacBooks, but a lot of people who ask us for advice don't even know where to start when looking to Windows after seeing the latest MacBook prices.The Dell XPS 15 is that place to... >>

Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?
4.0 stars

Meizu Pro 6 Plus review: A true alternative flagship?

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You often hear the age-old rhetoric that China is taking over the world, and nowhere is that more clear than in the smartphone market. Companies like Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are now in the top five global smartphone vendors. And for good reason: they're... >>