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Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird
4.0 stars Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird By Cam Bunton

The world of over-ear headphones can be an interesting place. There are so many different variations in design, materials and styling that each recognisable brand seems to have its own look. You have the trendy plastic seamless Beats, bulky comfort of... Read more

OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference?
OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20/P20 Pro: What's the difference? By Cam Bunton

OnePlus and Huawei are arguably the two most recognisable smartphone brands to come out of China and make a success in Western markets over the last few years.Huawei launched its flagship phones for 2018 in the P20 and P20 Pro in April, while OnePlus... Read more

OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful
5.0 stars OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful By Cam Bunton

Four years ago, few could have predicted that OnePlus would be where it is now. At its beginning, it created a powerful phone for tech fans with low budgets. Since then it has evolved. It still builds powerful flagship contenders, but with a lot more... Read more

The best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks: Master your OxygenOS flagship
The best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks: Master your OxygenOS flagship By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 6 has just been launched, and despite being slightly more pricey than its predecessor, it's still a huge amount of phone for £469.It's so much cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S9+, iPhone 8 Plus and Huawei P20 Pro, and offers a very compelling... Read more

OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know
OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know By Cam Bunton

After what seems like months of leaks and rumours - many of them coming from OnePlus itself - the OnePlus 6 is finally official. The ambitious smartphone maker has unveiled its latest flagship, and it's a gorgeous, powerful machine.  OnePlus 6 initial... Read more

OnePlus 6 is official, powerful new flagship covered in glass
OnePlus 6 is official, powerful new flagship covered in glass By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has officially taken the wraps of its next all-powerful flagship, the OnePlus 6. Including the X and T models, this is the company's seventh handset, and launches four years after the very first OnePlus One was announced.  OnePlus 6 specs, release... Read more

Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista
4.0 stars Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista By Cam Bunton

Smartwatches are in an interesting place at the moment. We've seen Google's wrist-worn operating system change name from Android Wear to Wear OS in a bid not to put off iPhone users from adopting it. And over a fairly long period of time we've also seen... Read more

Android P beta: How to activate and use the gesture navigation
Android P beta: How to activate and use the gesture navigation By Cam Bunton

Right after its opening I/O 2018 keynote, Google launched the first public beta of Android P. For the first time, it opened up the beta software to users with devices other than Nexus and/or Pixel phones. If you haven't signed up to the beta program yet,... Read more

The best drones 2018: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget
The best drones 2018: Top rated quadcopters to buy, whatever your budget By Cam Bunton

From military drones bombing targets to amateur camera drones pestering celebrities, crashing into National Parks, or shipping drugs into prisons – drones are everywhere. But they're not all bad. Companies like Amazon and Dominos are already testing... Read more

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?
When is Android Oreo coming to my phone? By Cam Bunton

Google releases a new version of Android each year. In 2017, it was Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like 2016's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android O... Read more

The best wireless chargers 2018 for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and more
The best wireless chargers 2018 for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and more By Cam Bunton

If you've got a phone with Qi-compatible wireless charging, then we've collected all the best wireless chargers together for you. Like most other wireless charging phones, the Galaxy S9 and latest iPhone models use the standard Qi charging technology. ... Read more

OnePlus 6 launch event to take place in London on 16 May
OnePlus 6 launch event to take place in London on 16 May By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has officially announced that it will be unveiling its next all-powerful flagship at an event in London on 16 May. The ambitious phone manufacturer will reveal all in what it claims is its biggest community event so far. The event will kick off... Read more

7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the gym
7 best running headphones 2018: Top fitness headphones for running or the gym By Cam Bunton

When looking for the best running headphones or for the gym, priorities are slightly different to when you're searching out the best headphones for casual listening.Headphones for exercise need to be comfortable and secure fitting as well as being sweat... Read more

The best GoPro 2018: Which GoPro should you buy today?
The best GoPro 2018: Which GoPro should you buy today? By Cam Bunton

When it comes to the best action camera, GoPro is pretty much the only company to in this day and age. It's still the best all-round experience for both professional video makers and the average consumer. GoPro offers an array of accessories, from small... Read more

Samsung Gear Sport review: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package
4.0 stars Samsung Gear Sport review: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package By Cam Bunton

Samsung is in an interesting place with wearables. It's been making them for years and, since switching to making exclusively Tizen-based watches and wrist-worn bands, is making some of the best smartwatches around. The Gear S3 from earlier in 2017 was... Read more

Apple's hot new iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red edition is here
Apple's hot new iPhone 8 Plus (Product) Red edition is here By Cam Bunton

It's been years since Apple first took to the stage with U2's Bono to announce the first (Product) Red iPod. Since then, Apple has launched numerous bright red products - mostly accessories - with the aim of raising money to go towards HIV/Aids charities.... Read more

Huawei P20 review: Every inch the flagship alternative
4.5 stars Huawei P20 review: Every inch the flagship alternative By Cam Bunton

Fewer companies have grown in size or popularity as quickly as Huawei over the past few years. But, perhaps more important than that, is how quickly the company has learned to refine and improve its phones from both a hardware and software perspective.... Read more

Brainwavz B400 review: Affordable earphones with premium sound
4.5 stars Brainwavz B400 review: Affordable earphones with premium sound By Cam Bunton

Brainwavz may not be a brand you're all that familiar with, but if you're looking for a pair of affordable earphones that offer you the best sound possible for the money, it's a savvy choice indeed (as we found out with our first pair, the B200, last... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: If small is your all
4.0 stars Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact review: If small is your all By Cam Bunton

The Sony smartphone approach over the past few years has been rather non-committal. There have been plenty of Xperia devices launched, sure, but each has changed so little between generations - and often within just six months of each other - pushing... Read more

Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet
4.5 stars Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet By Cam Bunton

The Apple iPad (2017) model has now been replaced by the Apple iPad (2018) version which brings Apple Pencil support and a faster A10 Fusion chip to the story. Read our thoughts on the newer 2018 model and how it compares to other iPads in the range.... Read more

Marshall Mid ANC review: Classic rock style meets modern noise-cancelling tech
4.0 stars Marshall Mid ANC review: Classic rock style meets modern noise-cancelling tech By Cam Bunton

When Marshall-branded headphones first started appearing on the market, sceptics would undoubtedly see it as an crude effort to milk the Marshall brand's strength. Surely a pair of headphones could never be as brilliant as the amplifiers used by the world's... Read more

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review: A good show, just not quite 'pro'
4.0 stars Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review: A good show, just not quite 'pro' By Cam Bunton

Huawei is gaining ground in the smartphone market, and as we've discovered with the 8.4-inch MediaPad M5, it's focused on ensuring its tablet offerings remain competitive too. The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today While that smaller... Read more

Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better
4.5 stars Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better By Cam Bunton

The beauty about Google allowing its voice-controlled Assistant to be added to third-party speakers and headphones is great for multiple reasons: it widens the market with more than just one choice; meaning you'll be able to get the sound and design you're... Read more

How to access Android easter eggs: Oreo, Nougat and more
How to access Android easter eggs: Oreo, Nougat and more By Cam Bunton

Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. For the past two years, there's been a hidden Flappy Bird-style game which you access by heading in to Settings > About Phone then tapping multiple times... Read more

Galaxy S9 camera comparison and test: Performance, samples and everything you need to know
Galaxy S9 camera comparison and test: Performance, samples and everything you need to know By Cam Bunton

Samsung made a big deal about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ camera system even before the phones were announced: "The Camera, Reimagined" was a bold tagline for something built into the back of a smartphone. It is the pedestal upon which Samsung has set its... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: A refined evolution
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S9 review: A refined evolution By Cam Bunton

The Galaxy S9 is now on sale. For the last few years only one big name Android phone maker has made a success of offering a non-compromise flagship phone and charging a premium for it: Samsung. The Galaxy brand has developed over the years to become... Read more

Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) review: Genuine iPad Mini competition
4.0 stars Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) review: Genuine iPad Mini competition By Cam Bunton

The tablet industry has been in a lull for the past couple of years. Apart from Amazon with the really affordable Fire tablets, or Apple with the iPad series, there's been very little in the way of movement - particularly those based on Google's Android... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji explained: What are they and how do you use them?
Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji explained: What are they and how do you use them? By Cam Bunton

As well as launching two new flagship smartphones for 2018 in the shape of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung also revealed a new way to express your emotions and share with your friends. It’s called AR Emoji, and yes, it is a bit like Animoji that debuted... Read more

DJI Mavic Air review: Portable drone packs a powerful punch
4.0 stars DJI Mavic Air review: Portable drone packs a powerful punch By Cam Bunton

After releasing the Mavic Pro - a drone for consumers wanting something easy to carry around, with a boatload of features to boot - it was hard to see where DJI would go next. The answer is the even smaller and seemingly just as capable Mavic Air. The... Read more

OnePlus 5T review: A true flagship in every way
5.0 stars OnePlus 5T review: A true flagship in every way By Cam Bunton

Over the past four years, OnePlus has gained some serious momentum in the smartphone world. For better or worse, it's a company that draws the attention of technology enthusiasts.The biggest reason for this is that, since the beginning, it's sought to... Read more

LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship
5.0 stars LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship By Cam Bunton

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 in 2016 - largely down to its modular... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review: Superb noise-cancelling headphones with added smarts
4.5 stars Bose QuietComfort 35 II review: Superb noise-cancelling headphones with added smarts By Cam Bunton

How do you improve upon a pair of noise-cancelling headphones regarded as the market leader? That's the challenge Bose faced with the QuietComfort 35 Mark II. The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones Best Google Assistant... Read more

Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone
Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone By Cam Bunton

It was back in 2015, at that year's Mobile World Congress that Alcatel started to catch the eye. In the Idol 3, it created a device that promised close-to flagship performance and specifications at a fraction of the cost. In the following years it failed... Read more

Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package
Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package By Cam Bunton

Long aspect ratio screens in smartphones has quickly become the norm, despite being a trend that's barely 12 months old in the mainstream market. The challenge then is to offer up this trendy long screen in a way that's not like anyone else. Enter: the... Read more

Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile
5.0 stars Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile By Cam Bunton

In the wire-free market there tends to be something of a compromise required to get the type of performance or design that you want. If you want great sounding audio and stylish looks, you have to sacrifice battery life and get the Sony WF-1000X. If you... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum Free review: Stunning sound, less than stellar design
4.0 stars Sennheiser Momentum Free review: Stunning sound, less than stellar design By Cam Bunton

Towards the beginning of 2017, Sennheiser launched an impressive pair of neckband earphones: the Momentum In-Ear Wireless. These super-comfortable in-ears offer superb sound and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. Clearly, one for inclusion in... Read more

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it? Plus how to enable for Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more
What is two factor authentication and why should you use it? Plus how to enable for Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV.If you ever wondered what the heck it even... Read more

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match
3.5 stars Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match By Cam Bunton

Huawei is a company that's increasingly hard to ignore when looking for a new smartphone. Regardless of what your budget is, the company has something available that's usually competitive, whether it's through its own-brand devices, or through its more... Read more

12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today: top Alexa accessories
12 best Amazon Alexa compatible devices you can buy today: top Alexa accessories By Cam Bunton

There's no denying it, the smarthome is a brewing market coming to life, thanks in the most part to the companies seeking to unify all your smart connected products, letting you control them from a single hub. Best Amazon Alexa tips and tricks None caught... Read more

Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw...
4.0 stars Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw... By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years we've seen Chinese smartphone manufacturers grow from strength to strength. Perhaps the biggest success story has been Huawei, along with its related Honor subsidiary brand. But while that Chinese giant has been making a name for... Read more

Best in-ear headphones: 12 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones
Best in-ear headphones: 12 great wired, wireless and wire-free earphones By Cam Bunton

Most smartphones will come bundled with a pair of free in-ear headphones, but more often than not they're not exactly high-quality. For occasional music listeners they're fine, but if you want to get the most out of your tunes then an upgrade is in order.When... Read more

Google Pixel Visual Core brings Pixel 2 camera performance to Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat
Google Pixel Visual Core brings Pixel 2 camera performance to Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat By Cam Bunton

Google has announced that it is bringing its impressive Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL camera performance to third party apps.By switching on the Pixel Visual Core co-processor, third party apps installed on the new Pixel devices will be able to take advantage... Read more

Smarter Coffee Machine 2.0 review: Smart home gets caffeinated
4.0 stars Smarter Coffee Machine 2.0 review: Smart home gets caffeinated By Cam Bunton

By now, we're sure you've realised that anything that almost can be made smart and therefore internet-connected has been. That includes coffee machines. Yup, the Smarter Coffee Machine 2.0 is, as the name suggests, the second-generation coffee machine... Read more

Diesel On Full Guard review: Big on style, short on features
3.5 stars Diesel On Full Guard review: Big on style, short on features By Cam Bunton

Android Wear - which is Google's wearable operating system - has something of a complicated history, but after nearly four years in existence the platform is starting to move in the right direction. Which is good news for the future of wearable tech.Rather... Read more

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
4.5 stars Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can By Cam Bunton

In 2016, for the first time, Made by Google phones hit store shelves with a fresh look and new name to replace the aging Nexus. While Nexus represented pure Android for the nerds, Pixel was about making something truly great for everyone. And it was.... Read more

Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones
4.5 stars Sony WI-1000X review: Jaw-droppingly accomplished neckband earphones By Cam Bunton

Love them or hate them, it looks like neckband earphones are here to stay. Sony has launched a couple of pairs already, but it hadn't released a truly high-end pair.Then came the WI-1000MX. On paper, these neckband-design earphones promise a lot, but... Read more

DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Spark: Worth the upgrade?
DJI Mavic Air vs DJI Spark: Worth the upgrade? By Cam Bunton

With DJI having launched the massively popular and very portable Mavic Pro in the second half of 2016 and the palm-sized smaller Spark last year, it was hard to see where the Chinese drone king was going next. DJI Spark review: The tiny drone that makes... Read more

Lifebeam Vi review: Smart coaching in a great sports headphone
4.0 stars Lifebeam Vi review: Smart coaching in a great sports headphone By Cam Bunton

Not everyone can afford a personal coach to get them progressing in training. Likewise, most people soon get bored by the pre-recorded, not context-aware tips given by the usual training apps, like the Couth to 5K apps, for example.What if there was something... Read more

GoPro Fusion review: The 360-degree camera you've been waiting for
4.0 stars GoPro Fusion review: The 360-degree camera you've been waiting for By Cam Bunton

GoPro has finally launched the Fusion action camera. Like the Hero and Session, it's designed to be strapped to virtually any part of you of your kit - your bike, shoes, car or any number of other objects via accessory mounts. The Fusion is just as much... Read more

Best headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more
Best headphones of CES 2018: B&O Play, Audio-Technica, JBL, Sony and more By Cam Bunton

If there's one thing you can be sure of at CES in Las Vegas each year, it's brand new headphones from all your favourite audio companies. 2018 is no different, and a plethora of new in-ear and on-ear headphones have landed.  CES 2018: TVs, smart displays,... Read more