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Canon Pixma MX340 all-in-one printer
3.0 stars Canon Pixma MX340 all-in-one printer By Chris Brennan

The Canon MX340 is a multi-function device for the budget conscious buyer. It's available for about £90 online, but that doesn't mean they've skimped Read more

Kodak ESP Office 6150 all-in-one printer
2.5 stars Kodak ESP Office 6150 all-in-one printer By Chris Brennan

Kodak has been making multi-function devices for a few years now and though its entry into the market was met with some fanfare they've yet to set the Read more

Canon Pixma MX870 all-in-one printer
4.5 stars Canon Pixma MX870 all-in-one printer By Chris Brennan

Canon has a long heritage of producing excellent multi-function devices and it hopes to continue this success with the Pixma MX870. This new all-in-one Read more

Samsung ST550 compact camera
4.5 stars Samsung ST550 compact camera By Chris Brennan

The Samsung ST550 is a compact camera with a difference. Instead of one LCD screen it has two. In addition to the 3.5-inch screen on the rear, it has a Read more

Samsung ST1000 digital camera
4.5 stars Samsung ST1000 digital camera By Chris Brennan

The Samsung ST1000 has a wealth of features many of which are similar to many other digital cameras available today. It does, however, have a few tricks Read more

Pure Siesta Flow DAB radio
3.0 stars Pure Siesta Flow DAB radio By Chris Brennan

The Siesta Flow is a bedside radio alarm clock with DAB digital radio, internet radio and wireless connectivity built-in, it even has FM too. At around Read more

Pure Elan II DAB radio
4.5 stars Pure Elan II DAB radio By Chris Brennan

The Elan II is a portable DAB and FM radio from Pure. On the surface the Elan II is a basic beast with a simplistic design. The silver and black finish Read more

Dell 1320C printer review
4.0 stars Dell 1320C printer review By Chris Brennan

The Dell 1320C is a personal colour laser printer with USB and networking connections. It's just £204, which is impressive given the decent specification. Read more

Canon Pixma MX330 printer
3.0 stars Canon Pixma MX330 printer By Chris Brennan

The Canon Pixma MX330 is a inkjet all-in-one printer that’s designed for the small home office and business. There’s no separate ink tanks on this Read more

Canon Pixma MX320 printer
3.0 stars Canon Pixma MX320 printer By Chris Brennan

The Canon MX320 is a multi-function printer, copier, scanner and fax with an impressively low price point. At just £75 it packs in a lot of features for Read more

Canon Pixma MP540 all-in-one printer
4.5 stars Canon Pixma MP540 all-in-one printer By Chris Brennan

The Canon MP540 offers a lot for the money. It’s an all-in-one device, which has the usual print, copy and scan functionality. In addition there are Read more

Canon Pixma MP630 all-in-one printer
4.5 stars Canon Pixma MP630 all-in-one printer By Chris Brennan

The MP630 sits towards the top end of Canon's Pixma range of all-in-one devices. It's got an impressive feature set though at £170 that's to be expected. Read more

Epson Stylus SX415 printer
3.0 stars Epson Stylus SX415 printer By Chris Brennan

The SX415 is an all-in-one printer, scanner and copier from Epson. For about £100 you get a printer with a print resolution of 5760 x 1440dpi, using Epson’s Read more

Sennheiser Style CX 550 II headphones
4.0 stars Sennheiser Style CX 550 II headphones By Chris Brennan

The Sennheiser CX 550 II is a high-performance earphone with noise isolating capability. They’re designed for the listener who wants a little more quality Read more

Sennheiser PXC 350 headphones
4.5 stars Sennheiser PXC 350 headphones By Chris Brennan

Jargon is an inevitable by-product when describing a technology, but manufacturers of audio equipment really seem to excel at making things sound complicated. Read more

Canon Pixma MP620 printer
4.5 stars Canon Pixma MP620 printer By Chris Brennan

Not a great deal has changed with multi-function devices since the first scanner was bolted to the top of an inkjet printer. Essentially you still get Read more

Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 camcorder
2.5 stars Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1 camcorder By Chris Brennan

The TH1 is aimed at those on a budget who still want to benefit from HD recording. It’s 720p rather than Full HD, but that’s still more than adequate Read more

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder
4.5 stars Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1 camcorder By Chris Brennan

Sanyo has been steadily building a reputation for excellent quality video cameras recently and the new Xacti FH1 looks like continuing that trend. The Read more

Canon IXUS 990 IS digital camera
4.0 stars Canon IXUS 990 IS digital camera By Chris Brennan

The latest high-end compact from Canon is the IXUS 990 IS. It’s aimed squarely at those users who demand a high megapixel count, good zoom capability Read more

MacFreelance - Mac
4.0 stars MacFreelance - Mac By Chris Brennan

If you’re running a small business then you’ll be aware of your legal obligation to keep records of all your invoicing. You can use Excel and Word Read more

Canon Canoscan LiDE 700F scanner
4.5 stars Canon Canoscan LiDE 700F scanner By Chris Brennan

Standalone scanners have dropped in popularity since the all-conquering multi-function device came along, but there’s still a market for scanners. The Read more

MacTuneUp - Mac
3.5 stars MacTuneUp - Mac By Chris Brennan

Running a Mac is meant to be a problem-free, simple, process that requires little input from the user. As always however, the reality and the marketing Read more

Pure Avanti Flow DAB radio
3.5 stars Pure Avanti Flow DAB radio By Chris Brennan

The Pure Digital Avanti Flow is more than just an iPod speaker dock and at £270 though it has to be. The Avanti flow combines DAB digital radio, media Read more