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Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power on the go

Best battery packs for smartphones: Portable power on the go

By Britta O'Boyle

There is nothing worse than running out of power on your phone. Well, there is, but when it happens it feels like the worst thing in the world.Unfortunately, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they... Read more

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

37 best PS4 games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

Over the years, the PlayStation 4 has matured into a fine games console and no mistake. The system software tweaks have added all manner of extra features, including support for external hard drives and high dynamic range (HDR) visuals.And then, of course,... Read more

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

7 best workout headphones you can buy today

By Cam Bunton

When looking for earphones dedicated for sports, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best earphones for casual listening. You could argue that properties like being comfortable, secure fitting and water resistant are more... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?

Amazon Music Unlimited or Spotify: Which is best for you?

By Max Langridge

Amazon Music Unlimited is now a year old Music Unlimited and while it wasn't the first time Amazon has offered a music streaming service - there's Prime Music - it's a much more substantial offering, with an estimated 16 million active users.Spotify... Read more

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

Best Beats headphones: Which Beats are right for you?

By Max Langridge

Beats headphones have gone through various iterations over the years and following the company's acquisition by Apple, they are more popular than ever. Their signature bass-focused sound has remained a constant throughout the series' development, too,... Read more

21 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own

21 best Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own

By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success story for a company previously rocked by the poor sales of the Wii U.It's easy to see why. It's an amazing games console for starters, able to be played on a big screen at home when docked and out and about... Read more

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

Norad Tracks Santa vs Google Santa Tracker: Which tracks Father Christmas best?

By Elyse Betters

Christmas Eve is this weekend, and that means the big man is almost here to deliver presents. There are two really good options for the young and old to keep abreast of the movements of Father Christmas online.One is from NORAD and Microsoft combined,... Read more

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or Kindle Oasis?

By Chris Hall

The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.Not only is the Kindle power efficient, meaning it will... Read more

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

By Rik Henderson

With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft poised to release the Xbox One X, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice - especially on the build up to Christmas. The PS4 Pro is even winking... Read more

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit has been kicking around for years, sitting at the top of its activity tracking class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too have heard of it. The problem you... Read more

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

Which Apple Watch and strap is right for you? Series 1, Series 3, Nike+, Hermès or Watch Edition?

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the fourth generation of its smartwatch in the Apple Watch Series 3 in September 2017, three years after the original was announced.The new model replaces the now discontinued Series 2, which was announced in September 2016, the... Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around

By Adrian Willings

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... Read more

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

Best GoPro: Which GoPro should you choose?

By Cam Bunton

When it comes to action cameras, GoPro isn't the only company to turn to in this day and age. However, it could be argued that it's still the best all-round experience for both professional video makers and the average consumer. GoPro offers an array... Read more

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro

Which Apple iPad is best for you? iPad mini vs iPad Air vs iPad vs iPad Pro

By Britta O'Boyle

There may not be as much choice as smartphones when it comes to tablets, but there are still a number of decisions to be made if you're in the market for one.If you are reading this feature it is likely you have already decided on the platform, disregarding... Read more

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

By Britta O'Boyle

Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you have opted for Sonos.Unlike some of the newer additions to the... Read more

Google Pixelbook vs Microsoft Surface Laptop: What's the difference?

Google Pixelbook vs Microsoft Surface Laptop: What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

If you're a student who wants an easy-to-use, high-end hybrid laptop, you have two main options: Pixelbook and Surface Laptop.The Pixelbook is essentially a glorified Chromebook, a cloud-based laptop geared toward the education market. However, Chromebook... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A8, a new mid-range device that adopts some of the S8's skills.If the A8 name sounds familiar, that's because there was a phone launched in 2015 of the same name. Well rest assured, this is a whole lot more exciting than... Read more

Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today

Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today

By Adrian Willings

Gaming mice are the high-end devices of the mouse world. They are designed to be more accurate, offer a more comfortable experience and are built to last - as gamers are likely to spend more time with their mouse than anyone else.Top-of-the-range gaming... Read more

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around

By Adrian Willings

Keyboards are a personal preference, gaming keyboards equally so. A good quality gaming keyboard can make all the difference when you're in the heat of battle. The best mechanical keyboards not only offer extra key travel, but a choice of tactile response... Read more

Best DNA testing kits: From ancestry to genetics, these are the ones to buy

Best DNA testing kits: From ancestry to genetics, these are the ones to buy

By Elyse Betters

Most everyone wants to know where they come from or whether their susceptible to diseases linked to their family's health history. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to this sort of information, usually because their ancestry isn't well documented.... Read more

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?

RingCentral vs Grasshopper vs Vonage: What's the difference?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

RingCentral isn't the only cloud-based phone system available for small businesses.There's also Grasshopper and Vonage, for instance. But how do they compare or differ? Is one better than the other? Which is more feature-rich? Is one more affordable the... Read more

Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared

Best Garmin watch: Fenix, Forerunner and Vivo compared

By Chris Hall

Garmin has a lot of fitness trackers and sports devices in its portfolio. It offers not only a range of options within each family, but it offers a wide range of sport-specific devices too.Choosing a Garmin can be confusing, but you're in the right place... Read more

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?

Google Home vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home Max: Which Google Home speaker should you buy?

By Max Langridge

After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home Mini and the Home Max. The first two - Google Home and Google Home Mini - have had prices slashed for Black Friday to compete... Read more

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Microsoft has finally unleashed the Xbox One X and it is dubbed the "most powerful" games machine yet.You can read our full, in-depth review here: Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential. But, how does it rate alongside the cheaper, existing... Read more

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

Amazon Fire 7 vs Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: Which Fire tablet should you buy?

By Chris Hall

Amazon's Fire tablets continue to offer a popular alternative to the iPad, and with the choices of Android tablets reducing over the past few years, the Fire family has offered affordable tablets that do just about everything you need. But with three... Read more

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Unless you've had your head buried in AV sand the past couple of years, you'll know that the world has gone crazy for 4K. Pretty much every TV you can buy now is 4K Ultra HD. There are 4K Blu-ray players and discs. Netflix and Amazon stream in 4K. Even... Read more

Which Apple MacBook is best for you? MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?

Which Apple MacBook is best for you? MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro?

By Britta O'Boyle

Decided you want an Apple laptop, but you're not sure which one is the right one for you? You've come to the right place. With six MacBook models available before you even consider configuration options, it's not an easy decision, or a simple one.This... Read more

Best turntables to help you join the vinyl revival

Best turntables to help you join the vinyl revival

By Max Langridge

You'd be hard pushed to have avoided what some people are calling "the vinyl revival". You'll no doubt have noticed a greater presence of vinyl records in your local music shop, whether it be a chain or an independent.There's a good reason too, vinyl... Read more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

Best of the LA Auto Show 2017 in pictures: BMW, Mercedes, Mazda and more

By Joe Simpson

In recent years the big American car shows – Detroit and LA – have been overshadowed by January's CES, which has become a significant car show and the place to be for leading car-related tech and futuristic stuff.Nonetheless, with Southern California... Read more

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

Best indoor smart home cameras: See inside your home anytime

By Britta O'Boyle

A smart home consists of all sorts of exciting gadgets from app-controlled lighting and heating to robotic vacuum cleaners, but there is one gadget that is likely to be picked first for the smart home cool team - the camera.Smart home cameras will not... Read more

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime

Best outdoor smart home cameras: See outside your home anytime

By Britta O'Boyle

There are plenty of smart home security cameras available to help you keep an eye on the inside of your home from wherever you may be, but there are also now a number of options for keeping check on the outside too.In the past, security systems for around... Read more

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Streaming Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

Roku Express vs Roku Express+ vs Roku Streaming Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick+ vs Roku Ultra: What's the difference?

By Adrian Willings

Roku has a simple offering of just two players in the UK, but in the US it's an entirely different story. There are five devices to choose from, from the entry-level Roku Express and Roku Express+ to the 4K HDR-compatible Streaming Stick+ and Roku Ultra.All... Read more

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained

Which Roku media streamer is best for you? All the options explained

By Max Langridge

There are plenty of media streamers around but few offer as extensive range of apps and channels as Roku.The company has been manufacturing online streaming boxes for several years, including a couple of Now TV boxes as Sky owns a share in the firm,... Read more

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals: Console and game deals

Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK deals: Console and game deals

By Rik Henderson

When the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, it sold out everywhere and has since been so popular that few deals or offers have been available for the console or its games.That's been very much the story with sales periods too - Switch has... Read more

Best Xbox One Black Friday UK deals: Great bundles for Xbox One X

Best Xbox One Black Friday UK deals: Great bundles for Xbox One X

By Rik Henderson

It's an exciting time for Microsoft and, specifically, the Xbox team. Not only is Christmas hurtling towards us, and therefore an ideal opportunity to entice more gamers with cheap Xbox One S deals, the Xbox One X only recently launched - the machine... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK PlayStation 4 deals: Amazing PS4 Pro deals

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK PlayStation 4 deals: Amazing PS4 Pro deals

By Rik Henderson

With Christmas coming, you might be thinking of finally giving in to temptation and buying yourself or loved one a PlayStation 4. And although the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are almost over, there are still some deals to be had.There are a... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact, mirrorless and action camera bargains

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 UK camera deals: DSLR, compact, mirrorless and action camera bargains

By Mike Lowe

Black Friday may have passed us, but now it's all about Cyber Monday to snap - geddit? - up camera deals at a cut of the usual price.So whether you're looking for a compact, mirrorless or DSLR camera, we'll be updating this page to bring together the... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK laptop deals: Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more

By Adrian Willings

Black Friday is over now we're into Cyber Monday. As with previous years, there are loads of savings on laptops, netbooks and notebooks to be had – so plenty of opportunity to grab a bargain in time for Christmas or as a treat for yourself.If you're... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK phone deals: Apple iPhone 8, Samsung S8 and Pixel 2 sales

By Chris Hall

There's no doubt that the smartphone is king. It's probably the device that you use the most, covet the most and pay the most for, on a regular basis. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 already getting underway for many phone retailers already,... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Polar, Samsung and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Polar, Samsung and more

By Chris Hall

Black Friday has turned into the biggest shopping day of the year with loads of deals running through to Cyber Monday so you can save yourself a packet in the run-up to Christmas.With fitness trackers and sports watches being top of the list for many... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK games deals: Forza, Uncharted, Mario and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK games deals: Forza, Uncharted, Mario and more

By Mike Lowe

The Black Friday sales are continuing and Cyber Monday is underway, which means there are lots of games and console bundle bargains to be had for PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.If you're after a console bundle, follow the links below. If it's individual... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK headphones and speaker deals: Bose, Beats, Sony bargains

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK headphones and speaker deals: Bose, Beats, Sony bargains

By Cam Bunton

Black Friday week has officially kicked off across all the popular online and high street retailers, meaning you can snag a plethora of your favourite gadgets for much less than they'd normally cost. Music fans aren't ignored this year, with plenty available... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

By Britta O'Boyle

With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK TV deals: 4K, HDR, OLED TVs and more

By Max Langridge

Black Friday has been and gone and emptied our wallets in the process. But now we're onto Cyber Monday, which means more deals on TVs are there for the taking.Whether you're looking to get yourself a new TV for Christmas, or if you're more interested... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK smart home deals: Huge Ring, Nest, Hive and Google Home discounts

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK smart home deals: Huge Ring, Nest, Hive and Google Home discounts

By Chris Hall

Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for less than it would cost you the rest of the year.The deals started early in 2017, with some major discounts on devices... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday smartwatch deals: Apple, Samsung, Fossil and other smartwatches at great prices

By Adrian Willings

With Black Friday now turning into Cyber Monday the deals keep on coming and there are plenty of smartwatch bargains to be had.With a range of smartwatches being produced by various manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Pebble and more, there are plenty... Read more

Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice

Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice

By Pocket-lint Promotion

When it comes to great TV picture quality, it all starts at the beginning.If a TV doesn't immediately recognise the type and quality of the source images it's receiving and deal with any inherent flaws they might contain right away, any subsequent attempts... Read more

Amazon.com Black Friday 2017: Best deals and tips on how to get them

Amazon.com Black Friday 2017: Best deals and tips on how to get them

By Elyse Betters

Amazon is doing all it can to get you to visit Amazon.com.Every year, starting the week before Thanksgiving Day and stretching until Cyber Monday, it rolls out all the stops to keep you locked on Amazon and spending all your hard-earned cash. It's a 10-day... Read more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

Best Black Friday US games deals: Wolfenstein II for $24.99, WWE 2K18 and more

By Rik Henderson

You can get Black Friday bargains across the board today and through the weekend, especially if you're a US gamer.As well as discounts on consoles, you can find some amazing deals on the games themselves. Amazon.com, for example, has plenty of great games... Read more