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Kobo Mini
2.5 stars Kobo Mini By Jamie Carter

This, the smallest e-reader on the market at around 5 inches, is gadget nirvana for book-loving commuters. The secret is in its size, which is carefully Read more

Best Bluetooth keyboards
Best Bluetooth keyboards By Jamie Carter

For anything other than tweets and status updates on Facebook, a Bluetooth keyboard can take the on-the-go typing experience that little bit further. Able Read more

Best wet weather running gear
Best wet weather running gear By Jamie Carter

The days are getting shorter and the rains getting heavier. As winter sets in, motivating yourself to go out and get fit becomes increasingly difficult. Read more

Best folding bikes
Best folding bikes By Jamie Carter

The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the Read more

Kobo Glo
4.0 stars Kobo Glo By Jamie Carter

When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: Read more

Best portable party gear for the summer
Best portable party gear for the summer By Jamie Carter

The sun's out, friends are over and you have a BBQ grilling up some burgers. Whats more could you want from this perfect summer scene? Gadgets thats what Read more

Best portable radios
Best portable radios By Jamie Carter

Fancy some political discourse, Olympic sport commentary, gentle DJ patter or pop-rock clatter on the run? It’s online and on your TV, smartphone and Read more

Panasonic TX-L32E5
4.5 stars Panasonic TX-L32E5 By Jamie Carter

It might not manage three dimensions, but this 32-inch LED edge-lit LCD telly boasts both decent smart TV antics and digital file networking – all wrapped-up Read more

Panasonic TX-L37ET5
4.0 stars Panasonic TX-L37ET5 By Jamie Carter

Firmly in the Smart VIERA LED stable, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Japanese manufacturer's marrying of VIERA Connect, 3D and DLNA home networking Read more

Best cycling to work gear and gadgets
Best cycling to work gear and gadgets By Jamie Carter

The sun is out, the clouds packed off on holiday for a few days and suddenly the UK is transformed from polar ice cap to that lush green and pleasant land Read more

The best binoculars that money can buy
The best binoculars that money can buy By Jamie Carter

Whether you want to survey the landscape, study animals from a safari 4X4 or just get a closer look at the birds in your garden, good binoculars can help Read more

Best compact tripods
Best compact tripods By Jamie Carter

When you need to balance your camera for timer shots, long-exposure images or when you're zoomed in at one hell of a distance, you’re going to need a Read more

7 days living with...voice control
7 days living with...voice control By Jamie Carter

"These aren't the droids you're looking for, move along." No, not that type of voice control – we’re talking artificially intelligent gadgets rather Read more

Hannspree SE40LMNB
3.0 stars Hannspree SE40LMNB By Jamie Carter

Can a telly that lacks Freeview HD, 3D and any semblance of a 'smart' platform really be considered suitable for modern living? That depends on what you're Read more

Best skiing and snowboarding gear
Best skiing and snowboarding gear By Jamie Carter

There's one very big problem with winter sports and that's the winter. Winter is, by its nature, a pretty cold and wet affair and if there's two things Read more

Philips 46PFL9706
4.5 stars Philips 46PFL9706 By Jamie Carter

Is your living room ready for an insect invasion? Hugely expensive and boasting some unique tech, the headline act on this 46-inch 3D LED backlit LCD TV Read more

Panasonic TX-L32E3B
3.0 stars Panasonic TX-L32E3B By Jamie Carter

Don't you sometimes yearn for the simple life? A time when firmware upgrades weren’t a daily chore, when internet-based VOD was just a theory, and when Read more

Best compact Hi-Fi systems
Best compact Hi-Fi systems By Jamie Carter

MP3 players are great but, on a long winter’s night, it’s hard to beat a proper hi-fi. Good hi-fi systems cost money, people. They always have, and Read more

Sony KDL-55EX723
4.5 stars Sony KDL-55EX723 By Jamie Carter

How does Sony do it? This flagship TV in the brand’s EX Series is one of the most impressive we’re ever seen. The way the 55EX723 upscales all sources Read more

Best cold weather gear
Best cold weather gear By Jamie Carter

Unless you're kitted out for a Siberian winter, you could be in for a shock; a cold snap from northern Russia is forecast. No better excuse, then, to get Read more

Best travel watches
Best travel watches By Jamie Carter

You could pick-up a fake Rolex on your travels but that's not going to be much good to you once the mechanism comes loose. In fact, if you're serious about Read more

Samsung BD-D8900M
4.0 stars Samsung BD-D8900M By Jamie Carter

Who cares about Blu-ray? Firmly ensconced in the PlayStation 3, standalone hi-def disc spinners regularly go for under £90 – small enough bean to set Read more

LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on
LG LW980T Cinema 3D pictures and hands-on By Jamie Carter

With such as aggressive stance against the active shutter 3D system, it came as no surprise when LG’s much-touted flagship flat screen TV was fitted Read more

Samsung UE32D5000
4.5 stars Samsung UE32D5000 By Jamie Carter

We’ve really only one niggle about Samsung’s latest value-busting effort. The very latest features are missing from this Series 5 set; 3D, Smart TV Read more

Best quick-drying travel gear
Best quick-drying travel gear By Jamie Carter

Upgrade to quick-drying travel gear and you can wave goodbye to those seven pairs of bulky boxers, giant fleeces and endless pointless outfits you normally Read more

Philips BDP7600
4.5 stars Philips BDP7600 By Jamie Carter

Already discounted online, this do-it-all deck from Philips is thrice a home cinema hero. Its trio of key features are 3D Blu-ray disc playback, built-in Read more

Best smart shoes for summer travels
Best smart shoes for summer travels By Jamie Carter

From footgloves, invisible sandals and amphibious footwear that make your toes curl (literally), to all-purpose trail shoes, weightless travel shoes for Read more

Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30
4.0 stars Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30 By Jamie Carter

As computer hard disks and external HDD balloon in size, are we the only ones who have returned to rip our CD collection in lossless quality?Probably not, Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85
4.5 stars Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85 By Jamie Carter

Remember when the government deemed plasmas TVs the “4x4s of the living room”? Bang & Olufsen’s latest is more a road-train, clocking-in at a mighty Read more

LG Cinema 3D 47LW550T
4.5 stars LG Cinema 3D 47LW550T By Jamie Carter

We thought there was something brewing when Sky chose LG as its “official partner” for 3DTVs last year - after the Korean giant released a single “passive” Read more

Panasonic TX-L37DT30
4.5 stars Panasonic TX-L37DT30 By Jamie Carter

During 2010 Panasonic quickly made a name for itself - and plasma technology in general - with a string of high-end 3DTVs that supplied stunning depth Read more

Toshiba 32HL833B
3.5 stars Toshiba 32HL833B By Jamie Carter

Typical Toshiba. For years this enormous Japanese company has been taunting us with tales of its “Cell” or “Cevo” TV, with its exceptional high-end Read more

Samsung BD-D6900
4.0 stars Samsung BD-D6900 By Jamie Carter

That Samsung’s latest high-def hero has touch-sensitive controls, a brushed metallic top, a gloriously slim 33mm profile and is able to silently slip Read more

Toshiba BDX3200
3.5 stars Toshiba BDX3200 By Jamie Carter

Normally we’d be all excited about 3D playback, but so far the capability to read 3D Blu-ray discs hardly seems to be a high-end add-on feature at all. Read more

Sony KDL-22EX320
4.5 stars Sony KDL-22EX320 By Jamie Carter

Most kitchen or “second room” TVs feature a bog standard LCD screen and, if you're lucky, a Freeview tuner, but the competition is hotting up and Sony Read more

Panasonic DMP-BDT210
4.5 stars Panasonic DMP-BDT210 By Jamie Carter

After the online content hubs of last year, is the next big thing in Blu-ray players iPhone control? It seems a bit harsh on the squillions of Android Read more

Samsung: Explore 3D is only the start for 3D video on demand
Samsung: Explore 3D is only the start for 3D video on demand By Jamie Carter

As Pocket-lint told you earlier this morning, Samsung has become the first TV maker to launch a 3D video on demand service. And now we've had an exclusive Read more

Toshiba BDX1200
3.0 stars Toshiba BDX1200 By Jamie Carter

Just on sale but with a web price already hovering around £100, this effort at Blu-ray from oft-value busting brand Toshiba may deal in 2D discs, but Read more

Best backpacker space savers
Best backpacker space savers By Jamie Carter

There’s nothing cool about carting half your wardrobe across the globe’s tourist hotspots, and it’s easy to end-up a sweaty mess after lugging 20 Read more

Panasonic DMP-BDT110
4.0 stars Panasonic DMP-BDT110 By Jamie Carter

Created to partner screens in the brand’s three separate line-ups of 3D plasmas (VT30, GT30 and ST30) and sole range of 3D LED-backlit LCD TVs (DT30), Read more

Samsung BD-D8500
4.0 stars Samsung BD-D8500 By Jamie Carter

There’s something decidedly low-rent about the word “combi”, but this two-into-one effort from Samsung is most definitely upmarket. Costing a whopping Read more

Panasonic TX-50GT30
4.5 stars Panasonic TX-50GT30 By Jamie Carter

Twelve months ago the ins and outs of 3DTVs were a mystery to us all as a plethora of high-priced LED TVs were thrown our way, but now we know the truth; Read more

Panasonic DMP-BD75
3.0 stars Panasonic DMP-BD75 By Jamie Carter

Always a purveyor of high-end rather than budget Blu-ray decks, it's no surprise that the majority of Panasonic’s 2011 output is 3D-ready. 3D support Read more

Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with
Your old TiVo is dying: Here’s what to replace it with By Jamie Carter

It’s got fans across the globe, but the programme guide feed that powers the older generation of TiVo boxes in the UK will officially cease on 1 June Read more

Philips BDP7500S2
4.0 stars Philips BDP7500S2 By Jamie Carter

Fancy a Blu-ray deck that does it all? Able to spin 3D Blu-ray discs, this classy deck proves technically just as good as models from the likes of Sony, Read more

Sony Bravia KDL-40NX713
4.0 stars Sony Bravia KDL-40NX713 By Jamie Carter

3D ready rather than 3D-equipped, this step-up set from Sony is nicely positioned for anyone after a top draw, future-proof flatscreen - and it comes complete Read more

Sharp LC-32LE210E
3.5 stars Sharp LC-32LE210E By Jamie Carter

Big in microwaves and calculators, few go shopping specifically for a Sharp TV, but they often end-up with one; you’ll find panels from the planet’s Read more

Panasonic's TH-103VX200W 103-inch 3D plasma hands-on
Panasonic's TH-103VX200W 103-inch 3D plasma hands-on By Jamie Carter

Most flatscreen TVs are mass-market commodities, but Pocket-lint got a peek at some very special plasmas from Panasonic at this week’s trade-only ISE Read more

Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum
4.0 stars Philips 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9 Platinum By Jamie Carter

Philips doesn't do things by halves. Designed primarily to rid Blu-ray movie transfers of those pesky black bars top and bottom, this uniquely (for now Read more

Samsung UE32C6000
4.0 stars Samsung UE32C6000 By Jamie Carter

This LED from Samsung falls into the all-new TV category of “affordable high-end”, and is likely to appeal to anyone after the latest and greatest Read more

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