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Denon Heos HS2 review: A true Sonos competitor
5.0 stars Denon Heos HS2 review: A true Sonos competitor By Chris Haslam

We had no problems recommending the original Denon Heos multi-room speaker range, but a couple of minor gripes stopped it from true five-star performance. Read more

Denon Heos review: Multiroom made easy
4.5 stars Denon Heos review: Multiroom made easy By Chris Haslam

Denon has been toying with networked streaming devices for a while – the Airplay-touting Ceol family being the pick of the bunch – but with the Heos Read more

Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine
4.0 stars Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine By Chris Haslam

Italian coffee giants Lavazza have thrown their hat in the coffee pod ring to compete with the likes of Tassimo and the current champions Nespresso, but Read more

Casa Bugatti Vera Kettle
2.5 stars Casa Bugatti Vera Kettle By Chris Haslam

The appliance brand has absolutely nothing to do with super cars, but is the Casa Bugatti kettle the Veyron of the kitchen or just another overpriced worktop Read more

Krups Citrus Expert ZX 7000 juicer
4.5 stars Krups Citrus Expert ZX 7000 juicer By Chris Haslam

Can this top of the line citrus juicer help Pocket-lint squeeze its way to five-a-day, or will it be another waste of worktop? First up, the ZX7000 is Read more

Timex WS4 adventure watch
4.0 stars Timex WS4 adventure watch By Chris Haslam

Whether you’re scaling K2 or just negotiating Knightsbridge can Timex’s "wrist-top adventure instrument" keep you safely on track? We strapped ourselves Read more

Dyson DC31 handheld vacuum
4.5 stars Dyson DC31 handheld vacuum By Chris Haslam

James Dyson doesn’t do things by half, but does the promise of a vacuum cleaner powered with the fastest motor on earth make doing the housework any Read more

Bosch Tassimo TAS8520GB coffee machine
3.0 stars Bosch Tassimo TAS8520GB coffee machine By Chris Haslam

Bosch and Tassimo promise freshly brewed hot drinks - from Twinings green tea and Milka hot chocolate to Starbucks filter and Kenco cappuccinos - but can Read more

Cuisinart Ice Cream Duo ice cream maker
3.0 stars Cuisinart Ice Cream Duo ice cream maker By Chris Haslam

Brits are being knocked out of SW19 by the hour and by our reckoning that makes it summertime. What better way to celebrate the arrival of intermittent Read more

Bosch Rotak 34LI lawnmower
4.0 stars Bosch Rotak 34LI lawnmower By Chris Haslam

Can a pumped up laptop battery really tackle the lawn? We’ve put Bosch’s cordless rotary mower to the test to see if it’ll serve up centre court Read more

Bosch TDS2556GB Sensixx B25L steam iron
3.5 stars Bosch TDS2556GB Sensixx B25L steam iron By Chris Haslam

It’s time consuming, tedious and at the bottom of Pocket-lint’s list of fun things to do, but can the latest high pressure steam generator from Bosch Read more

Tefal Actifry electric fryer
4.0 stars Tefal Actifry electric fryer By Chris Haslam

Wedges, French fries, chunky or crinkle cut we love our unhealthy potato dishes, so the promise of a kitchen gadget that’d churn out proper deep-fried Read more

Siemens EQ.7 bean-to-cup coffee machine
4.0 stars Siemens EQ.7 bean-to-cup coffee machine By Chris Haslam

It’ll cost you more than a return trip to a coffee plantation in Columbia, but can the all-singing Star Trek inspiring Siemens deliver a truly memorable Read more

Kingsford O-Grill 3000 portable BBQ
4.0 stars Kingsford O-Grill 3000 portable BBQ By Chris Haslam

The Q from Weber has been mauling all-comers in the portable grilling stakes (or should that be steaks?) for years now, but can this fashionable young Read more

PowerPlus Piranha wind-up electric shaver
2.5 stars PowerPlus Piranha wind-up electric shaver By Chris Haslam

Hand crankable bike lights, torches, radios and phone chargers are one thing, but a wind-up electric shaver? We have, quite literally, put our neck on Read more

Panasonic ES8249 Pro-Curve shaver
4.0 stars Panasonic ES8249 Pro-Curve shaver By Chris Haslam

When we think high-tech shavers we generally imagine a Braun or Philips, but can Panasonic’s top of the range wet and dry, the ES8249, cut it with the Read more

Giles and Posner Stonebake Pizza Grill
3.5 stars Giles and Posner Stonebake Pizza Grill By Chris Haslam

We’ll take any excuse to scoff pizza - but would the Stonebake Grill’s promise of authentic pizza in just a few minutes live up to our expectations, Read more

Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine
3.5 stars Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine By Chris Haslam

The fully automatic Magimix M190 CitiZ & Milk Nespresso machine promises delicious mess-free espresso, but does the addition of a unique milk heater and Read more

Brewzer 10 pint home brewing system
3.5 stars Brewzer 10 pint home brewing system By Chris Haslam

With the price of a pint soaring over £3 and our credit well and truly crunched can this dinky home brew kit really produce cheap drinkable booze in just Read more

Jura ENA5 coffee machine
3.0 stars Jura ENA5 coffee machine By Chris Haslam

It’s the slimmest bean-to-cup machine on the planet and promises unbeatable coffee at the touch of a button, but can the Jura ENA5 justify its price Read more