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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

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

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

The first phone to ditch the notch in favour of an isolated front-facing camera in the screen. Is the Honor V20 innovative or downright mad?... 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

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

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

Lenovo Smart Clock initial review: Google-ising the bedside alarm clock
Lenovo Smart Clock initial review: Google-ising the bedside alarm clock By Mike Lowe

A bedside alarm clock with Google Assistant voice integration, this Lenovo just made the alarm clock part of a smarter home setup.... Read more

LG Gram 14 2-in-1 initial review: Taking LG's laptops to the next level
LG Gram 14 2-in-1 initial review: Taking LG's laptops to the next level By Dan Grabham

Now that the LG Gram series of laptops is available in the UK we feel we can get legitimately excited about this, a 2-in-1 version of the 14-inch LG Gram... Read more

Asus ZenBook S13 laptop initial review: The super thin bezel that will turn heads
Asus ZenBook S13 laptop initial review: The super thin bezel that will turn heads By Stuart Miles

The Asus ZenBook S13 is the company's latest ultra-portable laptop, but this time sports a super thin bezel, compact design and enough power to work on... Read more

Huawei MateBook 13 initial review: Pro X lite feels
Huawei MateBook 13 initial review: Pro X lite feels By Stuart Miles

We check out the new Huawei MateBook 13, the company's latest laptop for those on a tighter budget... Read more

Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster?
4.0 stars Apple AirPods review: Wire-free future or design disaster? By Stuart Miles

With no headphone socket on Apple iPhone you've either got to go Lightning connector or Bluetooth wireless. Apple is hoping you'll opt for the latter... Read more

Acer Swift 7 (2019) initial review: The fanless ultraportable now with dual-core Core i7
Acer Swift 7 (2019) initial review: The fanless ultraportable now with dual-core Core i7 By Dan Grabham

We’ve been here before with Acer and the touchscreen-toting, Windows 10-running Swift 7, which was originally announced over two years ago.Super thin... Read more

Audi A6 Avant review: Tech tour de force
4.0 stars Audi A6 Avant review: Tech tour de force By Chris Hall

Estates can be seen as unfashionable, but combining technology, great looks and acres of space, this Avant is every bit the rival of more popular SUVs... Read more

Audi e-tron review: Audi goes all-electric and it's e-mazing
4.5 stars Audi e-tron review: Audi goes all-electric and it's e-mazing By Mike Lowe

Audi's first all-electric car offers a 399km range, fast-charging, a great in-car tech suite and classic yet modern design. Is it a the future?... Read more

JBL Everest Elite 150NC review: Noise-cancelling earphones pack a punch
4.0 stars JBL Everest Elite 150NC review: Noise-cancelling earphones pack a punch By Cam Bunton

WIth ANC, huge 12mm drivers and a comfortable fit, are these the in-ears to beat?... Read more

BMW X5 review: Big, bold Beemer
4.0 stars BMW X5 review: Big, bold Beemer By Chris Hall

The BMW X5 is often credited with forging a new path, offering a large four-wheel drive car that drove more like its saloons, with less wallow, noise and... Read more

Black Shark review: High-end gaming performance without the cost
4.0 stars Black Shark review: High-end gaming performance without the cost By Cam Bunton

Find out if this dedicated gaming smartphone out-shines Razer and Asus. It's certainly a bargain in terms of price.... Read more

Sony ZF9 4K TV review: Legendary wide viewing angle is let down by black levels
3.5 stars Sony ZF9 4K TV review: Legendary wide viewing angle is let down by black levels By John Archer

The first LCD TV to offer groundbreaking wide viewing angles. Its picture quality suffers black level issues, though, so it's not an all-out success.... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: Superbly-priced 4K HDR streamer
4.5 stars Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K review: Superbly-priced 4K HDR streamer By Dan Grabham

The value of the Fire Stick 4K can’t be questioned, but you do need to be a fully paid-up member of Amazon's ecosystem for it to be worthwhile.... Read more

Ikea Trådfri review: Affordable smart lights and plugs
4.5 stars Ikea Trådfri review: Affordable smart lights and plugs By Britta O'Boyle

Ikea has made smart lighting and smart plugs truly accessible to the everyday consumer with Tradfri. It's a great system that we couldn't recommend... Read more

Roborock S5 robot vacuum cleaner review: Smart, stylish and surprisingly capable
5.0 stars Roborock S5 robot vacuum cleaner review: Smart, stylish and surprisingly capable By Adrian Willings

Looking for a robotic vacuum cleaner that won't break the bank? The Xiaomi-invested Roborock S5, with intelligent mapping, delivers great results.... Read more

DJI Osmo Pocket review: Sensational stabilisation in the palm of your hand
4.5 stars DJI Osmo Pocket review: Sensational stabilisation in the palm of your hand By Cam Bunton

Looking for a palm-sized stabilised camera? This pocket-friendly gimbal and camera combination from DJI is without compare for both video and stills.... Read more

Huawei Watch GT review: Battery brilliance comes with some compromise
4.0 stars Huawei Watch GT review: Battery brilliance comes with some compromise By Cam Bunton

Huawei has departed from using Google's Wear OS, instead opting for its own, but has the Chinese company succeeded with its long-lasting Watch GT?... Read more

Apple Mac Mini (2018) review: A worthy upgrade?
4.0 stars Apple Mac Mini (2018) review: A worthy upgrade? By Chris Hall

The 2018 small-format PC from Apple is a lot pricier than before, but its specification has been turned up considerably to make it worth the money.... Read more

Arlo Security Light review: Illuminating, in a connected way
4.0 stars Arlo Security Light review: Illuminating, in a connected way By Chris Hall

A great addition to the Arlo smart system. Although this light works on its own, it's really the connected experience that sells it.... Read more

Razer Blade review: An understated laptop with plenty of gaming grit
4.0 stars Razer Blade review: An understated laptop with plenty of gaming grit By Adrian Willings

The new Razer Blade is a powerful, compact and high-spec laptop force to be reckoned with. But how does it fair under normal use?... Read more

Just Cause 4 review: The master of mindless destruction
4.0 stars Just Cause 4 review: The master of mindless destruction By Adrian Willings

Sandbox fun with repetitive missions full of mass destruction like no other. It's mindless rather than high-brow - but sometimes that's just perfect.... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: The best keyboard in a convertible laptop
4.5 stars Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: The best keyboard in a convertible laptop By Andrew Williams

With its hinge design for multiple positions, the X1 Yoga's major sell is its sublime keyboard experience. It's not the most modern, but typing is ace... Read more

OnePlus 6T review: Stellar performance, now in McLaren colours
5.0 stars OnePlus 6T review: Stellar performance, now in McLaren colours By Cam Bunton

The OnePlus 6T tweaks an already great phone, making a few changes and adding a few features. But how does it perform?... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark II review: High-end highs and lows
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix LX100 Mark II review: High-end highs and lows By Mike Lowe

The second-gen Lumix LX100 keeps the same 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 lens, but adds touchscreen, a 17MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and more. Is it a worthy upgrade?... Read more

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition initial review: Twice the fun or double the trouble?
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition initial 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

Panasonic DP-UB9000 review: King of the Blu-ray players
4.5 stars Panasonic DP-UB9000 review: King of the Blu-ray players By Steve Withers

With Oppo ditching Blu-ray players, the Panasonic UB9000 is the perfect high-end model. It's expensive but its picture and audio quality are flawless.... Read more

Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality
4.5 stars Hive Active Heating 2.0 review: Style meets connected practicality By Chris Hall

Hive is a great upgrade to your old central heating system. It is a straightforward and easy way to bring smartphone control and smart skills... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 730 (15-inch) review: It's all about the 4K display
4.0 stars Lenovo Yoga 730 (15-inch) review: It's all about the 4K display By Mike Lowe

How to improve upon one of the best laptops? Trim the screen bezel, which is exactly what Lenovo has done in the Yoga 730, with its 4K panel.... Read more

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
4.0 stars Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo? By Maggie Tillman

Google Home has and continues to mature since it first launched. If you don't mind waiting for its full potential, it's the voice-assistant speaker to get.... Read more

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