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New Amazon Kindle Oasis review: (What's the story) reading glory?
4.5 stars New Amazon Kindle Oasis review: (What's the story) reading glory? By Chris Hall

The Kindle Oasis was designed to be Amazon's ultimate reading device. Lightweight, high quality and wonderfully slim, its 2016 launch surprised many, not only by its radical design, but in the ambition that Amazon was exhibiting. Would anyone really pay... Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation
5.0 stars DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation By Stuart Miles

We all use our smartphones to record video, that's a given. But even with high-end smartphones having built-in stabilisation, video captured on the move can still come out shaky.Which is where the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal system comes in, promising to... Read more

How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa
How to get started with Amazon Echo and Alexa By Adrian Willings

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Lifeprint photo and video printer initial review: AR prints let you create your own Harry Potter-like photos
Lifeprint photo and video printer initial review: AR prints let you create your own Harry Potter-like photos By Stuart Miles

Moving portraits were once only possible in the realms of fiction - most notably in the Harry Potter movies and books. However, thanks to augmented reality, we can bring still images to life these days. Just point your phone at a set target image and... Read more

Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again
Tile Sport preview: Waterproof protection for never losing your keys again By Rik Henderson

Tile Bluetooth tracking devices have been around a while now but few have caught the attention as much as the Tile Sport.Not only does it offer the same tracking abilities as the rest of the Tile family, it has extended range and waterproofing. It is... Read more

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears
Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears By Mike Lowe

The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol Republic Amps Air, to name but a few.Samsung also wants a piece of the wire-free pie, with its original... Read more

Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11
Astell & Kern XB10 review: Cranking it up to 11 By Max Langridge

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)... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price
4.0 stars Amazon Kindle Oasis review: First class reader, first class price By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle has been fairly predictable over the past few years, walking a path from button-laden ebook reader at its 2007 launch, all the way through to the ultra-refined and ultra-simple Paperwhite and Voyage generation.The Kindle exists for one... Read more

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best
5.0 stars Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2015) review: Simply the best By Britta O'Boyle

aThe third-generation Kindle Paperwhite was released in June 2015 so while it's not the newest or most advanced Kindle around, that's not to say it isn't the best.Succeeded by the significantly more expensive and square Kindle Oasis, the latest Paperwhite... Read more

Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January
Wilson X Connected American Football preview: Touching down in the UK 1 January By Rik Henderson

Sports brand Wilson is bringing its Connected American Football to the UK as of 1 January 2017 and we've had a play.The company announced the smart ball in the US at the start of the current NFL season and it is now ready to expand its roll out to select... Read more

TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup
3.5 stars TomTom Via 62 review: Gets you there, but not without a hiccup By Chris Hall

Of all TomTom's satnav offerings, the Via appears to make the most sense. It offers Traffic, meaning it's a full head and shoulders above the entry-level Start model, but it's slimmer and much more affordable than the Go models.Available in two sizes:... Read more

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more
Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station: One-stop global charger for MacBook, iPad, iPhone and more By Rik Henderson

When we visited E3 in Los Angeles recently we probably had the most amount of gadgets in our bag than we'd ever taken to a trip before.These included a new MacBook, an iPhone, iPad, USB camera battery charger for our Canon 5D Mk III, Nintendo 3DS and... Read more

Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety
3.5 stars Gibson Trainer Ti100 review: Specced for safety By Luke Edwards

Gibson has come a long way beyond just its guitar-making origins. Now with high-quality audio subsidiaries like Onkyo under its belt it's using the brand name to offer a wider range of products - Trainer being a range of audio offerings that are being... Read more

Technics SL-1200GAE turntable in pictures: Classic design, stunning quality
Technics SL-1200GAE turntable in pictures: Classic design, stunning quality By Mike Lowe

We're long-time fans of the Technics SL-1200 (and 1210) turntable series. So when Panasonic announced that production of a 7th generation model in 2016 was about to commence we got rather excited.At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, we got a first hand sampling... Read more

MyZone tracks fitness effort to make health inspiring again
MyZone tracks fitness effort to make health inspiring again By Luke Edwards

Professional athletes and laypeople have used heart rate zone training for years. It works. That's why MyZone has been built around that zone training system to help anyone become better than they thought possible.MyZone tracks fitness effort, rather... Read more

BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again
BeeLine bike compass: Cycling made fun again By Luke Edwards

Since the advent of sat nav, even on bikes, getting anywhere efficiently is no longer an issue. The problem is we've lost our ability to enjoy the journey, and remember it. This is where the BeeLine bike compass spins up to change everything.At it's simplest... Read more

Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go
Asus Dashcam hands-on: Recording your journey on the go By Stuart Miles

Dashcams are pretty much standard in Russia, but the dashboard camera is slowly making its way to the UK too, and one of the companies that is letting you record your journeys on the road, is Asus.We took the company's latest dashcam offering out for... Read more

Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad
Logi Blok hands-on: A new name for Logitech and new, space-age protection for your iPad By Rik Henderson

Logitech has, after 34 years, taken the "tech" out of its name for the more fun consumer products it has planned in future.Logi, as they will be branded, represents a new, colourful and fun outlook for the Swiss accessory firm and the first product to... Read more

TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected
4.5 stars TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected By Chris Hall

TomTom has updated its navigation devices, ushering in new features and some changes to the user interface to make life simpler for drivers trying to get from A to B.For a number of years, people have been saying that the dedicated personal navigation... Read more

Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden
Play FarmVille for real with your very own iPad controlled garden By Cat Thomas

Amidst the flurry of SmartHome devices and solutions on display at this year’s Computex in Taipei, one really stood out for us here at Pocket-lint. The OPCOM Farm Cube allows those with no suitable outdoor space to run a mini farm that can operate remotely... Read more

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone
PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone By Stuart Miles

Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back.Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... Read more

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves
Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves By Stuart Miles

Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype.Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... Read more

Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook review: Upstanding support
Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook review: Upstanding support By Mike Lowe

A MacBook is an almost perfectly designed product, right? So why would it need an attachment to raise its position? According to Twelve South, the accessory company that designs for Apple products, the BaseLift is here to make for a better typing experience.We've... Read more

Hub by Premier Inn: What it’s like to spend a night in the app-controlled, high-tech hotel room of the future
Hub by Premier Inn: What it’s like to spend a night in the app-controlled, high-tech hotel room of the future By Luke Edwards

Premier Inn has expanded its hotel offerings with a new super high-tech hotel called Hub by Premier Inn, the first of which is based in London's Covent Garden.The idea is to use app-based controls and new technology to make your stay more comfortable. From... Read more

Leef iBridge is the iPhone and iPad gadget you shouldn't leave home without
Leef iBridge is the iPhone and iPad gadget you shouldn't leave home without By Rik Henderson

The amount of storage space on a mobile device often sounds extensive when you first buy it, but if you're like us you'll soon fill it - especially if you are a habitual photo or video taker. And that's usually okay for Android phone or tablet owners... Read more

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test
2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test By Stuart Miles

We’re only 6 minutes in to our training session and already we want to stop. We can’t take it any more, but we plough on for another 3 minutes, before resting for a further three. And then the pain starts again.Why? We’ve agreed to test Under Armour’s... Read more

Ladies, this Knomo Elektronista Digital Clutch is a bag you will want in your life
Ladies, this Knomo Elektronista Digital Clutch is a bag you will want in your life By Britta O'Boyle

Knomo launched the Elektronista Digital Clutch Bag just before Christmas 2014 as a bag that brought the worlds of fashion and technology together. It was designed with Danish blogger and broadcaster Christiane Vejlo and its purpose was to allow women... Read more

The Pop Stick: A selfie stick you can snap to your wrist (hands-on)
The Pop Stick: A selfie stick you can snap to your wrist (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

If you're old enough to remember the release of wristbands you could snap to your wrist you're probably not young enough to be a selfie addict. Combining the two, by creating a selfie stick that can be worn on your wrist, may cross-generations in its... Read more

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft has announced a universal keyboard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it isn't just any keyboard - this one folds in half. The Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard will work with iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Windows devices and... Read more

Zepp Golf motion tracker updated: The sports wearable that genuinely improves your swing
Zepp Golf motion tracker updated: The sports wearable that genuinely improves your swing By Rik Henderson

Motion tracking for sports and specifically golf is not exactly new, but the best device we've used in recent times was the GolfSense, which strapped to the back of a golf glove and sent data via Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPad or Android device.We loved... Read more

Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review: Going for gold
Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review: Going for gold By Stuart Miles

Paper by FiftyThree is a beautiful app that allows you to draw to your heart's content on the iPad with little interference. And recently, the developer announced a tie-in with Adobe to make Paper compatible with the Creative Cloud.However, that's not... Read more

David Lloyd's Immersive Fitness studio is like a spin class through Tron
David Lloyd's Immersive Fitness studio is like a spin class through Tron By Chris Hall

"Are you with me!?!" shouts the instructor. We give a rasping cheer, grabbing a breather before we hit the next run of hills, riding through a landscape peppered with psychedelic geometric mountains.The road is like glass, reflecting the alternate reality... Read more

First run: Hoka One One Huaka running shoes review: More cushioning than your sofa
First run: Hoka One One Huaka running shoes review: More cushioning than your sofa By Stuart Miles

Hoka who? Yep, we know what you are thinking, you've never heard of Hoka One One, but the bonkers colour scheme and the huge cushioned heel of the Huaka running shoes has drawn you in. That's exactly why we said yes to going out running in them too. But... Read more

Octa TabletTail MonkeyTail is an iPad stand with a lot of potential, if you got a place for it (hands-on)
Octa TabletTail MonkeyTail is an iPad stand with a lot of potential, if you got a place for it (hands-on) By Elyse Betters

Although there are several iPad stands on the market, one in particular caught our attention: Octa's TabletTail, the MonkeyTail version. It tucks into different areas, winds up, and lifts your tablet to eye-level so you can go hands-free.Octa has developed... Read more

Virgin Atlantic's trans-Atlantic Wi-Fi tested, but is it up to speed?
Virgin Atlantic's trans-Atlantic Wi-Fi tested, but is it up to speed? By Rik Henderson

A couple of months ago, Virgin Atlantic launched its first trans-Atlantic Wi-Fi service on its brand spanking new 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the first in the fleet which travels the London Heathrow to Boston route. It was kicked off with a bang too, hosting... Read more

Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip
4.5 stars Amazon Kindle Voyage review: A first-class trip By Rik Henderson

With tablet devices available in all shapes and prices these days it's amazing that eBook readers are still holding their own. But not only do Amazon's Kindle devices persistently perform well, the company regularly refreshes its range to keep things... Read more

Upp hydrogen fuel cell phone charger now available in Apple Stores, we go hands-on
Upp hydrogen fuel cell phone charger now available in Apple Stores, we go hands-on By Rik Henderson

The Upp portable USB charger is now on sale across the UK in Apple Stores and it provides something a bit different for those who require a lot more charge than a mere phone top-up.It is a hydrogen fuel cell charger that can provide up to a "week's worth... Read more

Learning to pour the perfect beer, we go hands-on with Krups' The Sub Heineken edition
Learning to pour the perfect beer, we go hands-on with Krups' The Sub Heineken edition By Rik Henderson

There are a few things we've always wished for in our ideal home; a swimming pool, arcade machine that can play all Namco and Midway games of the 80s and 90s, and our own beer pump. All of these are possible, of course, but only one comes in a size that'll... Read more

Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves
Microsoft headset could change the way blind people get about cities, we test it ourselves By Stuart Miles

We've just been blindfolded, given a white stick and told to navigate our way through the crowded maze of stands and demo pods at Microsoft's Future Decoded event in London. As you can imagine, this prospect is a daunting one, but is something that millions... Read more

Pioneer SE-MX9 review
4.0 stars Pioneer SE-MX9 review By Mike Lowe

We're long-time users of headphones that promise "club sound", having adopted the Sennheiser HD25 through its two generations, so when the Pioneer SE-MX9 headphones - promising "superior club sound" at home or on the go - arrived through the door for... Read more

Amazon Kindle Voyage redefines the premium eBook reader experience, we go hands-on
Amazon Kindle Voyage redefines the premium eBook reader experience, we go hands-on By Rik Henderson

Amazon's refresh of its Kindle eBook readers this year seems like a massive leap forward for a technology that has surely been hit hard by the rise in tablets, not least the brand's own Fire devices. The Amazon Kindle Voyage is leading the way and if... Read more

Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot
Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot By Mike Lowe

In our job we meet a lot of different people throughout the industry. But at the Intel Developers Forum 2014 we “met” a robot for the first time: Jimmy, the customisable, programmable and 3D-printed creation from Intel and Trossen Robotics.And the... Read more

Kobo Aura H2O eBook reader survives our water test, perfect for the bath
Kobo Aura H2O eBook reader survives our water test, perfect for the bath By Rik Henderson

Kobo announced its latest eBook reader, the Aura H2O with IP67 waterproofing, prior to the IFA consumer electronics trade show, but Pocket-lint caught up with the rising rival to Kindle and Nook on its stand to have a proper look at the device.In many... Read more

Watch out Google, Sony's coming at'cha with its Smart EyeGlass AR specs (hands-on)
Watch out Google, Sony's coming at'cha with its Smart EyeGlass AR specs (hands-on) By Rik Henderson

Although they have previously been teased in prototype form, Sony now seems to be much further ahead with its own rival Google Glass style augmented reality spectacles, and it was ready to demonstrate its Smart EyeGlass device at the IFA consumer electronics... Read more

Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman loves high-res music, is a bit of a handful (hands-on)
Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman loves high-res music, is a bit of a handful (hands-on) By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has made a big play with sound on a number of its latest devices launched at IFA 2014 including the Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet, but it didn't stop with just smartphones and tablets.The company also... Read more

Sony NWZ-A15 Walkman is a super-cute portable high-res music player (hands-on)
Sony NWZ-A15 Walkman is a super-cute portable high-res music player (hands-on) By Britta O'Boyle

Sony has announced a couple of new Walkmans to its portfolio, including one that it claims is the world's smallest and lightest portable player.The NWZ-A15 Walkman has come along way in terms of design since the first Walkman was introduced all those... Read more

First run: Vivobarefoot Trail Freak running shoes
First run: Vivobarefoot Trail Freak running shoes By Stuart Miles

The hype surrounding barefoot running seems, for the most part, to have been and gone. But people are still enjoying the sport, and companies are still releasing shoes for those who are interested.The latest company is Vivobarefoot with its Trail Freak... Read more

Leef Bridge 3.0 hands-on: store or transfer files from mobile and computer
Leef Bridge 3.0 hands-on: store or transfer files from mobile and computer By Luke Edwards

Moving files is something most people do everyday. With cloud-based storage like Dropbox or Google Drive this has become easier than ever. But uploading then downloading again between across devices, at the mercy of Wi-Fi speeds, is something that leaves... Read more

Nook GlowLight review
4.0 stars Nook GlowLight review By Rik Henderson

It's been almost two years since Barnes & Nobile released its last Nook eBook reader in the UK, but is ready to take a second crack at carving a niche for itself in a market dominated by Amazon.The Nook GlowLight is essentially an update to the Nook Simple... Read more

Taking Honda's Uni-cub for a ride: Is it more than just a bar stool with wheels?
Taking Honda's Uni-cub for a ride: Is it more than just a bar stool with wheels? By Stuart Miles

It's a bar stool with wheels. That's the first thing that came into our heads when we saw the Honda Uni-cub, the future of mobility according to Honda; well certainly around museums, offices, or shopping centres.Of course it is much more than that, as... Read more

Amazon says the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer will fly off shelves this Christmas, here's why
Amazon says the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer will fly off shelves this Christmas, here's why By Rik Henderson

Although the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer has been available for a couple of months, Amazon is predicting it will be a huge success for Christmas.During the retailer's annual Christmas in July event in London, a company spokesman told Pocket-lint... Read more