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Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device?
3.5 stars Facebook Portal review: A convenient calling device? By Adrian Willings

An interesting smart display if you make Messenger and WhatsApp calls. But with Facebook's history of security question marks, will anyone buy Portal?... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn
Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn By Dan Grabham

Updated Surface Pro X is a superb design that breathes new life into traditional Surface devices.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too By Dan Grabham

Updated The Surface Laptop 3 15 is a proper MacBook Pro rival and a top addition to the Surface family.... Read more

Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Plenty to shout about
4.5 stars Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Plenty to shout about By Dan Grabham

This isn't a flagship phone - but like the Reno 2, it'll get you most of the way there. And for the 10 or 20 percent it lacks, you're paying a high... Read more

Kia XCeed SUV review: Destined to SucCeed?
4.0 stars Kia XCeed SUV review: Destined to SucCeed? By Chris Hall

The crossover SUV adaptation of Kia's Ceed hatchback brings heaps of tech, ride height and comfort all for a sensible price point.... Read more

Google Pixel 4 initial review: Shooting for the stars
Google Pixel 4 initial review: Shooting for the stars By Chris Hall

Google's latest and a greatest smartphone brings with it a range of new technologies... Read more

Google Pixel 4 XL initial review: Look mum, no hands
Google Pixel 4 XL initial review: Look mum, no hands By Chris Hall

Google's annual phone refresh isn't as mature as the likes of Apple and Samsung - or even Huawei - who dominate the smartphone market. But now in its... Read more

Oppo Reno 2 review: A successful sequel?
4.0 stars Oppo Reno 2 review: A successful sequel? By Cam Bunton

The sequel to the mid-level Oppo phone brings quad camera, strong battery life & a large screen. Does it make more sense than its OnePlus competitor?... Read more

Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time
Luigi's Mansion 3 initial review: Spooky time By Stuart Miles

Luigi's lead role comes to the Switch for the first time, bringing fun on the big screen or when on-the-go. Is it a spooky must-have for your Switch?... Read more

Google Nest Mini review: Mini update, max impact
4.5 stars Google Nest Mini review: Mini update, max impact By Chris Hall

With a new name - it's Nest rather than Home - this 'mini' entry point to the smart home speaker maximises the sound quality compared to before.... Read more

Realme X2 Pro initial review: Super powerful, super affordable
Realme X2 Pro initial review: Super powerful, super affordable By Mike Lowe

With quad cameras, in-screen fingerprint, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, how can this phone cost just £/€399-499? It's a super price.... Read more

Beats Solo Pro initial review: Popular headphones get premium
Beats Solo Pro initial review: Popular headphones get premium By Cam Bunton

Beats has revamped its most popular pair of headphones, adding a premium touch and advanced features like audio transparency & active noise-cancelling... Read more

Amazon Echo (3rd generation) review: Can't touch this
5.0 stars Amazon Echo (3rd generation) review: Can't touch this By Chris Hall

If music is the most important thing for you, then it's hard to ignore the boosted performance of the third-gen Amazon Echo smart speaker.... Read more

Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: Alexa, what's the time?
5.0 stars Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: Alexa, what's the time? By Chris Hall

The new Echo Dot with Clock is a neat idea that's ideal for the bedroom as an alternative to a traditional alarm clock.... Read more

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure initial review: Exercise has never been so fun
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure initial review: Exercise has never been so fun By Stuart Miles

Nintendo wants to get you off the sofa and exercising - again... Read more

Huawei Watch GT 2 review: Simplistic smartwatch, super fitness watch
4.0 stars Huawei Watch GT 2 review: Simplistic smartwatch, super fitness watch By Cam Bunton

The second-generation model adds an always-on display (sort of) and new design, available in 42mm or 46mm size options. Stylish and great for fitness.... Read more

Sony A6600 review: A sublime little mirrorless camera
4.5 stars Sony A6600 review: A sublime little mirrorless camera By Cam Bunton

The most powerful A6000 series mirrorless camera to date. If you're after a compact, premium camera with all the bells and whistles, is this the one?... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G90 (G95) review: Unlimited 4K video recording ace
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix G90 (G95) review: Unlimited 4K video recording ace By Mike Lowe

The G80's update has a higher resolution sensor, better video capture, more buttons and other goodies. Is it the sub-£1k mirrorless camera to buy?... Read more

OnePlus 7T Pro review: Fantastic but unnecessary?
4.5 stars OnePlus 7T Pro review: Fantastic but unnecessary? By Cam Bunton

A fantastic all-round flagship phone, but given the presence of the 'standard' 7T, does the Pro model really need to exist? What more does it offer?... Read more

Nikon Z50 initial review: Diversifying the Z mount for enthusiasts
Nikon Z50 initial review: Diversifying the Z mount for enthusiasts By Mike Lowe

The mirrorless version of the Nikon D7500, the Z50 - which uses Z mount lenses with a DX crop sensor (not full-frame) - is mirrorless for enthusiasts.... Read more

Nintendo Switch Lite review: Practically perfect in every way
5.0 stars Nintendo Switch Lite review: Practically perfect in every way By Rik Henderson

A cheaper, more portable Nintendo Switch was always on the cards. Now that it's here, is it worth considering over the fully featured sibling?... Read more

Tile review: Pro, Mate, Slim and Sticker compared and reviewed
4.5 stars Tile review: Pro, Mate, Slim and Sticker compared and reviewed By Chris Hall

Easy to use and with a great app, it's simple to connect a Tile and keep track of your stuff. Finding something misplaced at home is easy, but... Read more

Amazon Kindle Kids Edition initial review: Acceptable screen time
Amazon Kindle Kids Edition initial review: Acceptable screen time By Dan Grabham

Amazon Fire Kids Tablets are great - they're not too expensive, they come with loads of content and they have a two-year guarantee that even covers accidental... Read more

Fitbit Versa 2 review: Alexa, what's the new Fitbit smartwatch like?
4.0 stars Fitbit Versa 2 review: Alexa, what's the new Fitbit smartwatch like? By Britta O'Boyle

With built-in Alexa voice control and an Always On display for the second-gen watch, is it the affordable and ideal smartwatch meets fitness tracker?... Read more

Fujifilm X-T3 review: Setting the standard for mirrorless
4.5 stars Fujifilm X-T3 review: Setting the standard for mirrorless By Mike Lowe

Updated Fujifilm's enthusiast mirrorless camera; the third-gen model brings faster focus, touch control, greater speed and 4K60 video capture. It's superb.... Read more

Canon EOS R review: A new era for full-frame mirrorless
4.0 stars Canon EOS R review: A new era for full-frame mirrorless By Mike Lowe

Updated Canon's full-frame mirrorless camera comes with a new lens mount and a stack of features. Does it represent the future, or spell imminent failure?... Read more

Alienware m15 R2 review: Eye-catching design comes with eye-tracking tech
4.5 stars Alienware m15 R2 review: Eye-catching design comes with eye-tracking tech By Adrian Willings

A striking gaming laptop both outwardly and in terms of spec. It's certainly a head-turner, but is it all style over substance? We put it to the test.... Read more

Canon EOS 250D review (Rebel SL3): Back to basics
4.0 stars Canon EOS 250D review (Rebel SL3): Back to basics By Mat Gallagher

Canon's entry-level DSLR is ideal for beginners or progressing photographers, with decent Full HD capture (there's 4K too) and a selfie-capable screen... Read more

Hive View review: Great looks, great performance
4.0 stars Hive View review: Great looks, great performance By Chris Hall

The Hive View is certainly the best looking indoor camera you can buy, but only offers 24-hours to download the video it captures... Read more

Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless
4.5 stars Google Chromecast Ultra review: 4K casting is perfect... yet pointless By Chris Hall

Chromecast Ultra is an easy and predictable upgrade and a device that makes complete sense supporting the latest formats for video streaming... Read more

HTC Vive Cosmos review: A future-proof Rift S alternative?
3.5 stars HTC Vive Cosmos review: A future-proof Rift S alternative? By Adrian Willings

Updated The late 2019 Vive launch brings you the latest and greatest in virtual reality (VR). Does it outsmart the Rift S and is it the headset to own?... Read more

Michael Kors Access MKGO review: A smartwatch for the active Kors fan
4.0 stars Michael Kors Access MKGO review: A smartwatch for the active Kors fan By Britta O'Boyle

If you're looking for a sporty but fashionable smartwatch, is the Michael Kors Access MKGO smartwatch the one you should buy?... Read more

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review: The best phone for under £400
4.5 stars Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro review: The best phone for under £400 By Mike Lowe

With a Qualcomm 855 processor, in-screen fingerprint scanner and triple camera setup, it's hard to believe this phone is just £399.... Read more

Philips OLED+ 984 4K TV review: Taking TV audio to another level
5.0 stars Philips OLED+ 984 4K TV review: Taking TV audio to another level By Steve May

A premium TV at a premium price, but what you experience is an incredible fusion of superb picture and class-leading sound.... Read more

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro review: Sublime sports watch, great smartwatch
5.0 stars Garmin Fenix 6 Pro review: Sublime sports watch, great smartwatch By Chris Hall

The Garmin Fenix is an outstanding sports device with the intelligence to compete with any smartwatch too... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro review: It's all about those cameras By Stuart Miles

Does the addition of an ultra-wide lens and improved screen make the Pro model the iPhone to buy in 2019? Here's why it's our top choice of the three.... Read more

GoPro Hero 8 Black review: Taking video capture to a new level
4.5 stars GoPro Hero 8 Black review: Taking video capture to a new level By Cam Bunton

The 2019 GoPro action camera offers more powerful processing, even more stable footage, built-in mounting arms, and a range of professional mods too.... Read more

Sennheiser Ambeo review: Single-box sonic nirvana
4.5 stars Sennheiser Ambeo review: Single-box sonic nirvana By Steve Withers

This huge single-box soundbar solution sounds like the best in the business, but without true rear channels or a sub is it worth the asking price?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e review: Great for streaming and gaming
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e review: Great for streaming and gaming By Andrew Williams

Akin to Samsung's top-end S6 tablet but minus the stylus support. Given the features and price, it's likely to be the perfect Android tablet for many.... Read more

Ring Floodlight Cam review: The best protection for your home?
4.5 stars Ring Floodlight Cam review: The best protection for your home? By Max Langridge

Can the Ring Floodlight Cam do enough to offer all the protection your home needs? Here's our review.... Read more

Apple iPad Air (2019) review: The best balance of features and price?
4.5 stars Apple iPad Air (2019) review: The best balance of features and price? By Cam Bunton

The 2019 model is very similar to the previous generation Pro, but now with Pencil support. Does it make more sense than buying an iPad Pro?... Read more

Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review: One sensational home speaker
5.0 stars Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation review: One sensational home speaker By Mike Lowe

The second-gen hard-wired home speaker brings updated control wheel, new drivers and an included control. And a larger price. Is it worth it?... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual By Stuart Miles

Apple's new MacBook Pro gets a refresh, but is it enough?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: Slim, sporty, lightweight
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review: Slim, sporty, lightweight By Britta O'Boyle

The original Active has been succeeded by the Galaxy Watch Active 2, but is the older model still worth considering? Here's our review.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 review: The best Android tablet of 2019
4.0 stars Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 review: The best Android tablet of 2019 By Andrew Williams

If you want best-of-best that Android can offer then look no further. However, the Tab S6 is rather expensive, so the cheaper S5e might do the job.... Read more

Vaio A12 review: Outsmarted from the off
3.0 stars Vaio A12 review: Outsmarted from the off By Andrew Williams

The Vaio A12 is a true 2-in-1, which is rare these days. It's got loads of ports and is comfortable to type on. But its spec and features confound.... Read more

LG Z9 8K OLED TV review: Mind-blowing picture quality
5.0 stars LG Z9 8K OLED TV review: Mind-blowing picture quality By Steve Withers

The largest and most resolute OLED telly that LG makes happens to be an incredible viewing experience. And a pricey one, at £30k for the 88in screen!... Read more

LG SL9YG review: The soundbar gets smart
4.0 stars LG SL9YG review: The soundbar gets smart By Steve Withers

This soundbar and subwoofer combo is a fair price, but there aren't as many channels as the competition can offer - is it still worth buying?... Read more

Borderlands 3 review: Bigger, badder and bloody... funny
4.5 stars Borderlands 3 review: Bigger, badder and bloody... funny By Rik Henderson

Borderlands 3 is a funny and frenetic FPS that more than impresses even without a PVP mode. It also does so without purchasable loot boxes. Hurrah!... Read more

Netatmo Presence review: Right off the ugly tree and straight into our hearts
4.0 stars Netatmo Presence review: Right off the ugly tree and straight into our hearts By Dan Sung

Think of a leading smart home device and most will mention the connected thermostat. For us, however, the smart home security camera has become just as... Read more

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