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Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise By Britta O'Boyle

Updated With the competition closing in, can the Apple iPhone 11 continue the success of the iPhone for the masses? Here's our review.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out By Stuart Miles

Updated Apple certainly seems to have maxed out the specs, and we suspect, that there is plenty more to discover once we start diving deeper into the... Read more

Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future
Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future By Mike Lowe

The first waterfall display to market, this 6.89-inch panel has dual curved edges and no physical volume buttons as a result. Is this the future?... Read more

Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses?
3.0 stars Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses? By Maggie Tillman

It's Facebook's Messenger-centric video call device, complete with Amazon Alexa compatibility, but is it trustworthy and even worth buying?... Read more

Land Rover Defender: A closer look at the redesigned icon
Land Rover Defender: A closer look at the redesigned icon By Chris Hall

The Land Rover, which evolved into the Defender, is one of the most iconic and beloved British cars on and off the road. Here's the new version... Read more

Apple iPhone XS Max review:  It's all about the display
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS Max review: It's all about the display By Cam Bunton

Updated With the Android market heating up, has the XS Max lost its appeal or is it still a worth purchase?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful By Stuart Miles

Updated As with all 'S' iPhone model upgrades, the iPhone XS is about bringing new processing power to a phone that already looks really good.... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice By Stuart Miles

Updated Does the iPhone 8 have what it takes to be your next smartphone - or should you opt for one of the X models?... Read more

Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses
4.5 stars Apple iPhone XR review: An iPhone to reach the masses By Stuart Miles

Updated The XR has the latest buttonless iPhone design, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Still a powerful alternative
4.0 stars Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Still a powerful alternative By Stuart Miles

Updated The iPhone 8 Plus is as powerful as the iPhone X with a familiar design finished with glass both front and rear.... Read more

TCL Plex initial review: Company's first own-brand phone makes a splash
TCL Plex initial review: Company's first own-brand phone makes a splash By Cam Bunton

TCL has at long last launched its first own-brand phone, and it offers a lot for the money... Read more

VW ID.3: Exploring VW's new electric car
VW ID.3: Exploring VW's new electric car By Chris Hall

VW took to the stage at the IAA Frankfurt motor show to unveil what is the most important car in recent history... Read more

Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2019) review: Stepping up its tech game
4.0 stars Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2019) review: Stepping up its tech game By Mike Lowe

The 2019 facelift adds some additional range to this electric car, along with revamped tech for added appeal. Is it the EV to choose?... Read more

AKG Y500 Wireless on-ear headphones review: Wireless wonder
4.0 stars AKG Y500 Wireless on-ear headphones review: Wireless wonder By Mike Lowe

As lightweight on-ear headphones go, this AKG pair offers Bluetooth wireless, epic battery life, good sound and comfort - all for a fair price point.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro initial review: I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine
Apple iPhone 11 Pro initial review: I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine By Stuart Miles

We've been trying out the new device at the Apple event in Cupertino, ahead of the release of the new phone later in September.... Read more

Apple iPad 10.2-inch initial review: Tried and trusted goes bigger
Apple iPad 10.2-inch initial review: Tried and trusted goes bigger By Stuart Miles

We preview the iPad 10.2-inch ahead of it going on sale... Read more

Apple Watch Series 5 initial review: Telling the time just got easier
Apple Watch Series 5 initial review: Telling the time just got easier By Stuart Miles

Apple has refreshed its Apple Watch bringing new features like an always on screen and a digital compass but is that enough to make you want to upgrade or dip in for the first time.... Read more

Gears 5 review: Switching up to a new gear
4.5 stars Gears 5 review: Switching up to a new gear By Rik Henderson

A new protagonist, open-world sections and a heart rarely found in a Gears game, could this be the best yet?... Read more

Borderlands 3 initial review: Our thoughts after more than five hours of play
Borderlands 3 initial review: Our thoughts after more than five hours of play By Rik Henderson

Borderlands is back, hurrah! And, we got to play the first four to five hours of the game to bring you our first impressions.... Read more

Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice
5.0 stars Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice By Britta O'Boyle

The Max looks like the original Nest Hub, but with larger 10-inch display, built-in Nest camera, better sound and more. Is it a smart home winner?... Read more

Mini Countryman Cooper S E review: A greener Mini
4.0 stars Mini Countryman Cooper S E review: A greener Mini By Chris Hall

Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road in plug-in (PHEV) form. It drives just like a Mini should, meaning it's exciting with low-emissions bonus.... Read more

Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ
Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ By Cam Bunton

Huawei's folding Mate X was first announced in Barcelona at MWC 2019, but we've managed to get some real hands-on time with it since then.... Read more

Philips 984 OLED+ HDR TV initial review: Taking TV audio to another level
Philips 984 OLED+ HDR TV initial review: Taking TV audio to another level By Dan Grabham

We might be seeing OLED TVs finally hitting the big time in 2020 as prices fall, but many sets are still out of reach for everyday consumers. The OLED+... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G initial review: A glorious 5G handset for the masses
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G initial review: A glorious 5G handset for the masses By Britta O'Boyle

We've spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and what a lovely device it is. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 initial review: Design and feature upgrades
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 initial review: Design and feature upgrades By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 builds on its six-month old successor with a upgrades to features and the design. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact
JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact By Britta O'Boyle

Here are our first impressions of the JBL Link Portable, which not only offers built-in Google Assistant but plenty of connectivity options too.... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless review: Noise-cancelling in a stylish package
4.0 stars Sennheiser Momentum Wireless review: Noise-cancelling in a stylish package By Cam Bunton

Sennheiser has launched a new pair of wireless ANC over-ear headphones. Read our review to find out where they succeed and where they don't.... Read more

Motorola Moto One Zoom initial review: Quad cameras for the top-end One
Motorola Moto One Zoom initial review: Quad cameras for the top-end One By Mike Lowe

Moto's first quad camera phone, the Zoom joins the One series with a different take: its illuminating logo and purple finish show just that.... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C640 initial review: All about 4G connectivity
Lenovo Yoga C640 initial review: All about 4G connectivity By Mike Lowe

With 4G LTE connectivity, Yoga 360-degree hinge, and strong specs, the C640 is an always-connected on-the-go laptop with heaps of appeal.... Read more

Sony Xperia 5 initial review: Good things come in small packages
Sony Xperia 5 initial review: Good things come in small packages By Britta O'Boyle

In true Sony fashion, the company announced its second flagship smartphone of the year in the Xperia 5. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

JVC Fire TV Edition 4K TV initial review: Amazon finds another way to get into your home
JVC Fire TV Edition 4K TV initial review: Amazon finds another way to get into your home By Dan Grabham

Although we couldn't see the full potential of this TV, it's clear it's going to be a big seller in the UK.... Read more

JBL Pulse 4 portable speaker initial review: Light me up, turn me up
JBL Pulse 4 portable speaker initial review: Light me up, turn me up By Britta O'Boyle

The JBL Pulse 4 combines music and light and its redesign makes it by far the best Pulse yet. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen initial review: Doubling down on two screens
LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen initial review: Doubling down on two screens By Dan Grabham

LG has revealed its latest attempt at a dual-screen phone during IFA 2019, the rather tongue-twisty G8X ThinQ Dual Screen. In reality, of course, it’s... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C940 14-inch initial review: A multimedia powerhouse
Lenovo Yoga C940 14-inch initial review: A multimedia powerhouse By Mike Lowe

With updated Intel processors and smaller bezel, the C940 is, thanks to its Dolby Atmos hinge design, a versatile laptop and multimedia powerhouse.... Read more

Lenovo Smart Display 7 initial review: Smaller, smarter Google Assistant hub
Lenovo Smart Display 7 initial review: Smaller, smarter Google Assistant hub By Mike Lowe

Anewer, smaller, version of the 8in/10in Smart Display, complete with Google Assistant, a privacy shutter camera, and ambient light auto-adjustment.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Folding masterpiece or fundamentally flawed?
Samsung Galaxy Fold initial review: Folding masterpiece or fundamentally flawed? By Cam Bunton

Updated Samsung has finally let us touch the foldable Galaxy and more recently, the fixed foldable Galaxy. Here's our updated hands on preview.... Read more

Nokia 6.2 initial review: Back with a bokeh bang
Nokia 6.2 initial review: Back with a bokeh bang By Chris Hall

The Nokia 6.2 swings in and replaces one of our favourite Nokia phones, updating the Nokia 6, which has dragged its heels a little in the design department... Read more

Nokia 7.2 initial review: Putting Zeiss into the mid-range
Sonos One SL speaker initial review: An updated Play:1 with great design and privacy
Sonos One SL speaker initial review: An updated Play:1 with great design and privacy By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos One SL is - in a nutshell - a Sonos One but without the microphones. Replacing the now rather dated Play:1, the Sonos One SL is for those that... Read more

Sonos Move initial review: The portable Bluetooth smart speaker we've been waiting for
Sonos Move initial review: The portable Bluetooth smart speaker we've been waiting for By Britta O'Boyle

Here are our first impressions of the portable, Bluetooth Sonos smart speaker - the Sonos Move.... Read more

Puma smartwatch initial review: Sporty, retro design meets WearOS
Puma smartwatch initial review: Sporty, retro design meets WearOS By Britta O'Boyle

Fossil offers numerous brands under its smartwatch umbrella from Michael Kors to Diesel and the latest to join the portfolio is Puma.The Puma smartwatch... Read more

Fire TV Cube (second generation) initial review: Taking Fire TV a step further
Fire TV Cube (second generation) initial review: Taking Fire TV a step further By Dan Grabham

The new Fire TV Cube isn't a huge leap over the old version, but it's great that it'll be moving beyond US shores.... Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 review: Stellar smartphone stabilisation
4.5 stars DJI Osmo Mobile 3 review: Stellar smartphone stabilisation By Cam Bunton

The third-gen mobile phone gimbal brings back the trigger control, introduces a folding design, and more, for the best optically stabilised footage.... Read more

Asus ROG Phone 2 initial review: Gaming prowess
Asus ROG Phone 2 initial review: Gaming prowess By Cam Bunton

Asus may have originally unveiled its second generation gaming phone a little while ago, but it chose a press event at IFA 2019 in Berlin to bring it to... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 300 initial review: Gaming laptop minus the mega price
Acer Predator Triton 300 initial review: Gaming laptop minus the mega price By Mike Lowe

You might not think 'gaming laptop' and 'entry-level' go hand in hand, but the Triton 300 is designed to be far more affordable than most.... Read more

Acer Swift 5 (2019) initial review: Now with discrete graphics
Acer Swift 5 (2019) initial review: Now with discrete graphics By Mike Lowe

Slim, light, with a new design to make for more comfortable typing. Now the Swift 5 also introduces discrete graphics up to Nvidia GeForce MX250 too.... Read more

Control review: Gloriously bonkers paranormal action
4.0 stars Control review: Gloriously bonkers paranormal action By Steve Boxer

This isn't your average third-person shooter. Instead it's the most gloriously bonkers paranormal action imaginable.... Read more

Huawei Band 3 Pro review: Fully-featured fitness tracker on a budget
4.0 stars Huawei Band 3 Pro review: Fully-featured fitness tracker on a budget By Cam Bunton

This fitness tracker doesn't cost much, but it does promise a lot, including advanced GPS and heart-rate data.... Read more

Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat got smarter
4.0 stars Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat got smarter By Mike Lowe

With plenty of competition in smart heating systems - from the likes of Hive, Tado and Honeywell - how does the Nest 3.0 Learning Thermostat stack up?... Read more

Polar Vantage M review: Keeping you on track
4.0 stars Polar Vantage M review: Keeping you on track By Chris Hall

The second-tier of Polar's flagship fitness tracker, the Vantage M slots in below the V, losing some features as a result. Is it still a good tracker?... Read more

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