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Red Dead Redemption 2 review: The game of a lifetime?
5.0 stars Red Dead Redemption 2 review: The game of a lifetime? By Rik Henderson

We’re throwing our two pennies worth into the large brimmed hat and giving you our perspective on one of the best games of the last 12 months.... Read more

Fujifilm X-T30 initial review: The retro king is back and better than ever
Fujifilm X-T30 initial review: The retro king is back and better than ever By Mike Lowe

Small, light, and with great image quality: the X-T30 mirrorless camera adds a joystick control and enhances autofocus over its X-T20 predecessor.... Read more

Canon EOS RP initial review: Full-frame mirrorless gets affordable
Canon EOS RP initial review: Full-frame mirrorless gets affordable By Mike Lowe

Following the R launch in 2018, the RP targets would-be DSLR buyers as a more entry-level full-frame mirrorless option. But does it make sense to buy?... Read more

Metro Exodus review: All aboard the superb single-player shooter
4.0 stars Metro Exodus review: All aboard the superb single-player shooter By Steve Boxer

The third instalment in the single-player shooter series, Exodus adds great weapons customisation without losing its thought-provoking appeal.... Read more

Sony Wena Pro initial review: The smart watch we've been waiting for
Sony Wena Pro initial review: The smart watch we've been waiting for By Chris Hall

A smart band for your traditional watch, we got our hands on Sony's new Wena... Read more

Now TV Smart Box 4K review: Ultra HD and Sky channels in a neat, friendly package
3.5 stars Now TV Smart Box 4K review: Ultra HD and Sky channels in a neat, friendly package By Rik Henderson

The Now TV Smart Box with 4K & Voice Search is the flagship device from the Sky owned company and, as the title suggests, brings Ultra HD to the party... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 8 review: Big bang for your buck
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi 8 review: Big bang for your buck By Chris Hall

This Chinese phone brand's flagship offers affordable power - but there are compromises. Here's whether this Xiaomi should be on your shopping list.... Read more

Volkswagen Up GTi review: Old school fun
4.5 stars Volkswagen Up GTi review: Old school fun By Mike Lowe

The Up GTI - Volkswagen's youngest, newest and smallest member of the GTi family proves that being tiny and not having much power can have advantages... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 Power initial review: Battery power supremo
Motorola Moto G7 Power initial review: Battery power supremo By Chris Hall

It's all about battery life with a massive 5000mAh battery in the Moto G7 Power... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 Play initial review: Affordable Android
Motorola Moto G7 Play initial review: Affordable Android By Britta O'Boyle

The baby of the G7 family, the Play is the most affordable of the bunch... Read more

Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming
4.5 stars Roku Streaming Stick+ review: First-class streaming By Chris Hall

Streaming represents the biggest shift in how we consume content in recent years. Where it might have once been seen as a last resort - somewhere you'd... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 initial review: Is the standard model the one to buy?
Motorola Moto G7 initial review: Is the standard model the one to buy? By Britta O'Boyle

The Moto G has long been one of our favourite budget smartphones, but with the G7 Plus model only £30 more does the standard G7 still have a place?... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 Plus initial review: Can the king of budget retain its crown?
Motorola Moto G7 Plus initial review: Can the king of budget retain its crown? By Britta O'Boyle

Our first impressions of the Moto G7 Plus, which sits at the top of the four Moto G7 models launching in 2019. Does it retain its budget phone crown?... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS review: Long-laster is no app master
3.0 stars Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS review: Long-laster is no app master By Andrew Williams

Based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 architecture, this Yoga lasts for an age. But it has app limitations compared to a full Windows 10 laptop.... Read more

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition review: Twice the fun or double the trouble?
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition review: Twice the fun or double the trouble? By Mike Lowe

With a large second screen, this phone avoids the need for a front-facing camera. The result is a near bezel-free design. Does dual screen make sense?... Read more

Acer Predator Helios 500 review: Not a looker, but capable of beautiful things
3.5 stars Acer Predator Helios 500 review: Not a looker, but capable of beautiful things By Adrian Willings

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is big and it's not necessarily beautiful, but it is almost certainly proof that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.... Read more

Panasonic Lumix S1 initial review: A full-frame feast for the senses
Panasonic Lumix S1 initial review: A full-frame feast for the senses By Mike Lowe

Panasonic's first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the S1 and S1R, are imminent. We used the S1 ahead of its 18 March launch and here's how it handles.... Read more

Surface Headphones review: Is Microsoft's first bash at over-ear cans any good?
4.0 stars Surface Headphones review: Is Microsoft's first bash at over-ear cans any good? By Mike Lowe

Intuitive rotational dial controls are the pièce de résistance here, while good sound quality and noise-cancelling show Microsoft has big potential.... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR5BT review: All-round great earphones
4.0 stars Audio-Technica ATH-DSR5BT review: All-round great earphones By Cam Bunton

The ATH-DSR5BT review is AT's flagship pair of in-ears, but do they deliver on their pricey position?... Read more

Oppo Find X review: Smartphones just got interesting again
4.0 stars Oppo Find X review: Smartphones just got interesting again By Cam Bunton

Oppo has entered the UK and EU with a bang in the Find X, but can this pricey (£799) flagship succeed in a market where no one has heard of the brand?... Read more

Oppo RX17 Pro review: The future of fast-charging
4.0 stars Oppo RX17 Pro review: The future of fast-charging By Cam Bunton

The fastest-charging phone in the industry, but is that enough for Oppo's UK/EU opening sales splash? We review the OnePlus 6T's cousin.... Read more

Philips 7304 initial review: Is it really The One?
Philips 7304 initial review: Is it really The One? By Chris Hall

When Philips announced its new TV models for 2019, it highlighted one of its mid-range TVs and lifted it above its flagship LED and OLED models... Read more

Resident Evil 2 review: An object lesson in how to remake a seminal game
5.0 stars Resident Evil 2 review: An object lesson in how to remake a seminal game By Steve Boxer

The 2019 remake of the 1998 classic horror game isn't just a quick re-rub, it's a total reimagination that's an exceptional horror title.... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived By Mike Lowe

The third-gen Mi Mix brings a slider phone design to reveal its front cameras. But is the best way to battle the notch?... Read more

Philips OLED 804/854 initial review: Adding skills to OLED thrills
Philips OLED 804/854 initial review: Adding skills to OLED thrills By Chris Hall

Philips made quite the impression with the OLED 803 (and sound-boosted 903) in 2018, but if you were thinking about buying one of those excellent televisions,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Triple rear cameras at an affordable price
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Triple rear cameras at an affordable price By Mike Brown

The middle-positioned mid-ranger from Samsung comes with a triple rear camera and glass front/rear design - without an eye-watering price tag.... Read more

Philips 8804 initial review: Superb sound comes to LCD
Philips 8804 initial review: Superb sound comes to LCD By Chris Hall

Philips and Bowers & Wilkins teamed up in 2018 to address one of TV's biggest problems: sound quality. The result was the excellent Philips OLED+ 903,... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 14 review: A trackpad that's a touchscreen, how does that work?
4.0 stars Asus ZenBook Pro 14 review: A trackpad that's a touchscreen, how does that work? By Andrew Williams

With a touchscreen trackpad, does this laptop's two-for-one screen tech break new ground? Or is it the gaming credentials that really sell it?... Read more

Nest Hello review: At last, a video doorbell to take on Ring
4.0 stars Nest Hello review: At last, a video doorbell to take on Ring By Britta O'Boyle

Hello is Nest's video doorbell and the first to offer facial recognition. It's expensive to buy and run, but it's got the best feature set going.... Read more

Far Cry New Dawn initial review: Finally, a post apocalyptic shooter that isn't grimy
Far Cry New Dawn initial review: Finally, a post apocalyptic shooter that isn't grimy By Rik Henderson

We got to play three hours of the Far Cry 5 sequel. Find out our initial impressions here.... Read more

Sonos One review: Superb sound with the added bonus of Amazon Alexa
5.0 stars Sonos One review: Superb sound with the added bonus of Amazon Alexa By Britta O'Boyle

Alexa is capable of plenty, but what it can't do is tell you what the Sonos One is like. We can though. "Hey Pocket-lint, should I buy the Sonos One?"... Read more

Honor View 20 review: A hole new idea
4.0 stars Honor View 20 review: A hole new idea By Mike Lowe

The first phone outside of China to ditch the notch in favour of an in-screen front-facing 'hole-punch camera'. Is the V20 innovative or simply mad?... Read more

Airbubbl review: A breath of fresh air for your car
4.0 stars Airbubbl review: A breath of fresh air for your car By Chris Hall

Air quality is a concern for many people so adding an air purifier to your car effectively reduces some of the poor air to which you could be exposed.... Read more

Libratone Zipp 2 review: A sensational-sounding smart speaker
4.5 stars Libratone Zipp 2 review: A sensational-sounding smart speaker By Mike Lowe

This 3rd gen speaker adds Alexa voice-control, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect to a solid design and audio base. It is the best wireless home speaker?... Read more

Hive Hub 360 review: Not quite a complete revolution
3.5 stars Hive Hub 360 review: Not quite a complete revolution By Chris Hall

Replacing the regular Hive Hub, the Hub 360 adds functions such as audio detection. But is it worth the £20 upgrade?... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?
4.5 stars Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40? By Rik Henderson

An HDMI dongle that brings all the Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and BBC iPlayer wonder to your telly. Plus there's a new Alexa voice-control remote.... Read more

Palm phone review: Tiny, portable and pointless?
3.0 stars Palm phone review: Tiny, portable and pointless? By Cam Bunton

The latest Palm phone is really, really small. But what's the reason for it and why might you buy one?... Read more

LG Signature OLED TV R: The TV that rolls up into a box
LG Signature OLED TV R: The TV that rolls up into a box By Dan Grabham

LG previewed a rollable TV prototype this time last year and now it's revealed a production version that will go on sale during 2019. Called the LG Signature... Read more

LG Signature Z9 8K OLED initial review: Is this the best-looking 8K set yet?
LG Signature Z9 8K OLED initial review: Is this the best-looking 8K set yet? By Dan Grabham

As well as the roll up (roll up) LG Signature OLED TV R, LG has also debuted the Z9 8K OLED TV here at CES 2019. It’ll launch later this year. There... Read more

Asus ZenBook 14 initial review: A 14-inch screen in the body of a 13-inch laptop
Asus ZenBook 14 initial review: A 14-inch screen in the body of a 13-inch laptop By Stuart Miles

The Asus ZenBook 14 offers a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch laptop. We caught up with the new model at CES to see if you should get excited... Read more

Ring Door View Cam initial review: A connected doorbell perfect for apartment renters
Ring Door View Cam initial review: A connected doorbell perfect for apartment renters By Stuart Miles

The Ring Door View Cam promises a drill-free install, but is the connected doorbell any good?... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT initial review: Marvellous noise-cancelling cans
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT initial review: Marvellous noise-cancelling cans By Mike Lowe

With three levels of noise-cancelling, the top-spec A-T over-ears for 2019 deliver Hi-Res Audio quality over wires or via Bluetooth aptX.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Home initial review: Still shrouded in mystery
Samsung Galaxy Home initial review: Still shrouded in mystery By Dan Grabham

There's still much we don't know about Samsung Galaxy Home and its price point will probably dictate whether it's a credible smart option.... Read more

Razer Turret initial review: Xbox gets killer keyboard and mouse
Razer Turret initial review: Xbox gets killer keyboard and mouse By Mike Lowe

Ever wanted to play Xbox with keyboard and mouse? Razer has an all-in-one solution that works with Microsoft's console and PC. Here's the lowdown.... Read more

Oculus Quest initial review: Cable and PC-free VR gaming
Oculus Quest initial review: Cable and PC-free VR gaming By Dan Grabham

The Quest is an exciting move by Oculus and we can't wait until it launches. There'll be plenty of game support, too.... Read more

Sony AG9 OLED initial review: Picture perfection?
Sony AG9 OLED initial review: Picture perfection? By Mike Lowe

The Master Series is Sony's top-end 4K OLED TV (available in 77, 65 and 55-inch sizes), enhancing performance over 2018's AF8 with a new processor.... Read more

HTC Vive Pro Eye initial review: The future of VR is controller-free
HTC Vive Pro Eye initial review: The future of VR is controller-free By Dan Grabham

While HTC's upcoming Vive Cosmos and Oculus’ Quest are more eye-catching launches for those looking to invest in VR soon, HTC has launched some other... Read more

Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV initial review: Sensational soundstage
Panasonic GZ2000 OLED TV initial review: Sensational soundstage By Mike Lowe

The first TV to feature HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR formats, this top-end 2019 Panasonic OLED TV also has upfiring Atmos speakers - another first.... Read more

Lenovo Smart Tab P10 initial review: Tablet and Amazon Alexa hub rolled into one
Lenovo Smart Tab P10 initial review: Tablet and Amazon Alexa hub rolled into one By Mike Lowe

With the tablet market shrinking, the P10 offers a solution: docked it's like an Amazon Echo show; undocked and it's a 10-inch tablet. Clever stuff.... Read more

Lenovo Yoga S940 initial review: Widescreen wonder
Lenovo Yoga S940 initial review: Widescreen wonder By Mike Lowe

This Windows 10 machine offers a wide-screen design with minute bezel in a MacBook Air-beating design form. Could it be 2019's hottest laptop?... Read more

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