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FIELD TECH - Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook
3.5 stars FIELD TECH - Panasonic CF-18 Toughbook By Charlie Brewer

Welcome to this, the first, of Pocket-lint's new "Field Tech" Column. Every month we will be looking at technology specifically designed to carry on working Read more

Scandyna the dock iPod speaker system
4.5 stars Scandyna the dock iPod speaker system By Charlie Brewer

It seems that trying to borrow an iPod these day is no easier that it was when these coveted devices were few and far between. You'd think by now I'd have Read more

Oregon Scientific Music Sphere
3.5 stars Oregon Scientific Music Sphere By Charlie Brewer

American technology manufacturer, Oregon Scientific, have opted to enter the music technology market with their newly created StyleFi brand. The launch Read more

Orange Nokia 9300 Communicator SmartPhone
3.5 stars Orange Nokia 9300 Communicator SmartPhone By Charlie Brewer

The Nokia 9300, the latest in Nokia's 'communicator' business phone range offers familiar features in a considerably smaller package. Sadly Orange only Read more

Oregon Scientific STARK Music Medium Clock
3.5 stars Oregon Scientific STARK Music Medium Clock By Charlie Brewer

Available in four formats, two sizes and the three colours there is certainly plenty of choice in the Philippe Stark designed range of clock-radio weather Read more

Jessica Ogden TomTom handbag
4.0 stars Jessica Ogden TomTom handbag By Charlie Brewer

Renowned clothing and accessory designer Jessica Odgen has teamed up with GPS navigation supremos TomTom to make a designer shoulder bag for a piece of Read more

Wanadoo LiveBox network box
3.0 stars Wanadoo LiveBox network box By Charlie Brewer

Wanadoo is hoping that by sprucing up its internet router, more customers will be tempted to use the service, but is it a case of style over substance? Read more

Lexmark P4350 All-in-One Photo Printer
4.0 stars Lexmark P4350 All-in-One Photo Printer By Charlie Brewer

Coming in for a well-deserved silver medal, behind Lexmark’s new top of the range P6350, the 4350 all-in-one photo printer, scanner and copier takes Read more

ONeill H2 series CommEnt Jacket
4.0 stars ONeill H2 series CommEnt Jacket By Charlie Brewer

Adding to the H2 smart clothing range, the CommEnts jacket offers a tantalising combination of style, function and technology. Like the rucksacks in the Read more

Sony Ericsson W800i mobile phone
4.0 stars Sony Ericsson W800i mobile phone By Charlie Brewer

In a recent review we pointed out Sony Ericsson’s expertise in creating one phone core and then placing numerous bodies around it, well just as the K750i Read more

ONeill H2 series CommEnt Solar Backpack (Limited Edition)
4.0 stars ONeill H2 series CommEnt Solar Backpack (Limited Edition) By Charlie Brewer

Sports equipment supplier O'Neill seem to believe that what every snow boarder needs is the ability to securely attach a board to their backs, ascend a Read more

Orange SPV M500 Smartphone
3.5 stars Orange SPV M500 Smartphone By Charlie Brewer

Once you place the Orange SPV M500 and T-Mobile's MDA compact next to each other you might be surprised to see how similar the two devices are. This may Read more

ACECAD DigiMemo A501 Digital notepad
3.5 stars ACECAD DigiMemo A501 Digital notepad By Charlie Brewer

It's been given loads of different names, but my favourite one is ‘Gerard's syndrome', named after a chap I used to work with. This office-bound aliment Read more

BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system
3.5 stars BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system By Charlie Brewer

Like some remote theological concept, sometimes the more you search for an explanation for something, the harder it becomes to find. Understanding why Read more

Pakuma Choroka K1 Laptop Bag
3.5 stars Pakuma Choroka K1 Laptop Bag By Charlie Brewer

Created by the same family as the Casetec brand, Pakuma strives to move away from more traditional designs and offer an entirely new, rugged, and carefully Read more

Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile Phone
4.5 stars Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile Phone By Charlie Brewer

It seems that Sony Ericsson have been hard at work on their latest batch of handsets announcing no less than seven new models at the recent UK press event. Read more

Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera
4.0 stars Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera By Charlie Brewer

The model 50 is the 14th camera to be launched in Pentax’s Optio digital range and with prices going down, and features going up, it offers a glimpse Read more

NHJ VTV-201 Wristwatch Colour  TV
3.5 stars NHJ VTV-201 Wristwatch Colour TV By Charlie Brewer

Nothing says gadget quite like a wrist-watch that does more than tell the time, and nothing wastes time like watching TV, therefore a watch that is a TV Read more

Fujitsu fi-5110EOX2  ScanSnap Scanner
3.5 stars Fujitsu fi-5110EOX2 ScanSnap Scanner By Charlie Brewer

Looking rather like Fujitsu have gutted a batch of bubblejet printers, ScanSnap brings new technology to a familiar package, and although the model number Read more

O2 X4 3G
3.5 stars O2 X4 3G By Charlie Brewer

Picking up the baton of O2's ‘X’ range of products, the X4 is the first to offer 3G but will it offer enough features and is the usability any good? Read more

Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera
4.5 stars Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera By Charlie Brewer

With the Coolpix S1, Nikon finally adds the missing link from its compact digital camera range, a truly compact digital camera. Once again Nikon has proved Read more

Oregon Scientific Easy Thermo Projecting Clock
4.0 stars Oregon Scientific Easy Thermo Projecting Clock By Charlie Brewer

Time is important. Look around your house and you'll have lots of timepieces, whether it's the one on your wall, on your video recorder, wrist, phone, Read more

Navman R300 sport.tool
3.5 stars Navman R300 sport.tool By Charlie Brewer

For runners, stats are everything, how fast am I going? How far have I run? How long is there left? Are questions we all ask ourselves as we pound that Read more

Gizmondo handheld console
2.0 stars Gizmondo handheld console By Charlie Brewer

I want to be nice, no really, I do, and I want to like the Gizmondo, because it's brave for an independent company to try and launch a mobile games device Read more

Fujitsu DynaMO 1300U2 Photo disk drive
4.0 stars Fujitsu DynaMO 1300U2 Photo disk drive By Charlie Brewer

In the arms race of storage Vs. resolution and ever higher bit rates, it still all comes down to just one thing, disk space. Even with the best camera Read more

O2 Xda IIi pda
3.5 stars O2 Xda IIi pda By Charlie Brewer

The latest, of the O2 ‘UberPDA's' the new XDA IIi, certainly looks impressive when you see its vital statistics laid out on paper. Launched just after Read more

Nikon F6
4.5 stars Nikon F6 By Charlie Brewer

With Digital SLR becoming such a force to be reckoned with in the professional and consumer markets is there still a need for a high end 35mm model from Read more

Oregon Scientific Easy Weather Station Advanced
4.0 stars Oregon Scientific Easy Weather Station Advanced By Charlie Brewer

During the long winter months, the wise should be willing to go that little bit further in pursuit of knowing what the day is about to throw at them, so Read more

Packard Bell EasyNote H5 315 laptop
3.5 stars Packard Bell EasyNote H5 315 laptop By Charlie Brewer

Without the statistics in front of you the ‘EasyNote' H3 315 looks pretty much like a hundred other laptops on the market. Silver on the outside, logo Read more

Pentax Optio WP
4.5 stars Pentax Optio WP By Charlie Brewer

The new WP's pretty and compact design makes it a camera designed to live in a handbag, engineered to operated underwater and contains enough digital wizardry Read more

01 Binary watch
3.0 stars 01 Binary watch By Charlie Brewer

There's something vaguely postmodern surrounding the idea of creating a watch that not ideally suited for telling the time. The 01 Binary watch is not Read more

iTech MobileWIZZ and PHOTO mobile WIZZ
4.0 stars iTech MobileWIZZ and PHOTO mobile WIZZ By Charlie Brewer

The WIZZ devices, from iTECH, are designed to enable backup of data from your mobile phone. The Mobile WIZZ handles phonebook entries and the PHOTO MobileWIZZ Read more

iTech XFM DAB radio
4.0 stars iTech XFM DAB radio By Charlie Brewer

Over the last few years Apple computers have had their fortunes not just reprieved but completely reversed, becoming the creators of the must-have items Read more

Contax U4R
2.0 stars Contax U4R By Charlie Brewer

It's me, well it must be, Contax don't make rubbishy cameras, they're up on the same photographic Mount Olympus as Leica. When the shutter falls on a Contax Read more

O2 3G data card
4.0 stars O2 3G data card By Charlie Brewer

This isn't the first 3G data card to be launched by a major UK network and undoubtedly not the last. ‘The C@rd' as O2 marketeers have dubbed it on its Read more

Nikon Coolpix 4800 Digital camera
4.0 stars Nikon Coolpix 4800 Digital camera By Charlie Brewer

The 4800 may be aimed at the more amateur end of the market but it includes some new and interesting features. Benefiting from a year's worth of development, Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook review
4.5 stars Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook review By Charlie Brewer

Impressive audio has never been one of the selling points of laptops. Small speakers, needing to conserve energy rather than belt out virtuoso, ear-splitting Read more

JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC
4.5 stars JVC MP-XV841 Mobile Mini note PC By Charlie Brewer

After slogging down the high street, laden with presents for the angry masses, it’s nice to know that JVC are thinking of ever more impressive ways to Read more

Nokia 6670
3.5 stars Nokia 6670 By Charlie Brewer

Based on the popular 7610, the 6670 tries to offer the same features but merely in a different packaging, but is it enough to woo the public once again? Read more

Nikon Coolpix 8800
4.0 stars Nikon Coolpix 8800 By Charlie Brewer

Nikon seems determined to cover all their bases with innovations and models different enough to keep both consumer and professional interested. Their last Read more

ITECH Virtual keyboard
4.0 stars ITECH Virtual keyboard By Charlie Brewer

Created by Israeli ex-military engineers, the ingenious I.TECH virtual keyboard is the perfect space saving device for mobile business. The compact, rechargeable, Read more

Rio Forge 256Mb MP3 player
3.5 stars Rio Forge 256Mb MP3 player By Charlie Brewer

Available in three different memory capacities, the new Rio Forge sports MP3 player will keep your brain entertained while your body grinds away exercising. Read more

Voq Professional Phone
3.0 stars Voq Professional Phone By Charlie Brewer

Have you ever heard of a Voq? No? Well, what about the expression ‘professional Phone'? Really, not that either. Well you must have heard of the Canadian Read more

Olympus Mju-mini
4.0 stars Olympus Mju-mini By Charlie Brewer

Never wishing to be seen to stand idly by while the competition innovates, Olympus is always looking for ways to develop its record-breaking Mju cameras. Read more

Knomo Laptop bags
4.0 stars Knomo Laptop bags By Charlie Brewer

When impressions really matter, and your wardrobe is more coordinated than the spoilers of a F1 racing car, then you are going to want something as special Read more

Danger Hiptop2
4.5 stars Danger Hiptop2 By Charlie Brewer

It's often been remarked that my dad makes the ‘Luddites' look like technology's early adopters. So imagine my surprise when I discovered him playing Read more

Exspect EX710 Laptop bag
4.5 stars Exspect EX710 Laptop bag By Charlie Brewer

Having chosen your laptop that suits you, the next most important consideration is keeping the thing safe when you're on the move. Go into any bag section Read more

Sony Ericsson P910i smartphone
4.0 stars Sony Ericsson P910i smartphone By Charlie Brewer

‘Vive la Change', as the French don't often say. But with the 910i I have been left wondering what real change? Having got my grubby little paws on the Read more

Tanita BC-532 InnerScan body composition monitor
4.0 stars Tanita BC-532 InnerScan body composition monitor By Charlie Brewer

The new ‘InnerScan' system, from leading medical instrument manufacturer Tanita, is designed to perform a quick, accurate, analysis of your bodies composition Read more

Claro Holographic TV and Media System
4.0 stars Claro Holographic TV and Media System By Charlie Brewer

The story goes, having completed the setup of the Claro Holographic Television, the team from Wow Factor were summoned back hours later to relocate their Read more

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