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Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels
4.0 stars

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels

By Chris Hall

Nokia filled the gap at the top of its smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we'd been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return, which has seen the birth of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in the first year of its life.On the... Read more

Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner review: A smart luxury addition to your cleaning arsenal
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Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner review: A smart luxury addition to your cleaning arsenal

By Adrian Willings

Robot vacuums are still a bit of a luxury item, but with the continued rise in smart home products, especially ones that work together, there's the possibility of an enhanced experience.When we learnt that the Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner... Read more

GoPro Fusion initial review: The 360 camera you've been waiting for

GoPro Fusion initial review: The 360 camera you've been waiting for

By Cam Bunton

GoPro has finally launched the Fusion 360-degree action camera. Like the Hero and Session, it's designed to be strapped to virtually any part of you, your bike, shoes, car or any number of accessories. It's just as much an action camera as the others,... Read more

Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV?
3.5 stars

Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV?

By Chris Pickering

The Fiat 500 can justifiably claim to be an icon. Its unique blend of style, functionality and affordability has won it legions of admirers over the years.But there's a catch. The original 500 was designed to navigate the back streets of 1950s Italy and... Read more

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass
4.5 stars

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass

By Stuart Miles

Sonos launched its wireless subwoofer - the Sonos Sub - way back in 2012. It was originally designed to fit into any room, promising to instantly boost the performance of the company's range of multi-room speakers, which back then consisted of only... Read more

RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers
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RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers

By Cam Bunton

For the past few years, RHA has built itself a reputation for offering audiophile grade sound in an affordable and well-made earphone.Up until now, however, all this audio goodness has been delivered using a physical wire. With the 3.5mm jack slowly disappearing... Read more

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected

By Chris Hall

Asus is no stranger to innovation, so when Qualcomm told us that Windows on Snapdragon was ready to meet its public, it was no surprise to see Asus as the first company to step up and present its solution.The aim is simple: to give you a laptop that's... Read more

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected

By Chris Hall

It was late-2016 when Qualcomm, Microsoft and a number of other partners started talking about Windows 10 devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware. The reality has now arrived, with the announcement of the HP Envy x2.Announced and shown off at... Read more

Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro robot vacuum cleaner review: It's not smart, but it is clever
3.5 stars

Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro robot vacuum cleaner review: It's not smart, but it is clever

By Adrian Willings

Smart robot vacuum cleaners are a saving grace for the lazy modern home-owner, helping to keep the house clean and reducing your battles with the upright vacuum. Some of these robot cleaners offer a lot more functionality than others, so choosing the... Read more

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: Stunning smartwatch with serious sparkle
4.5 stars

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: Stunning smartwatch with serious sparkle

By Britta O'Boyle

Fashion brand Michael Kors is back with a second version of its Access smartwatch - the Sofie. The device follows on from the chunky but brilliant Access Bradshaw and it brings a smaller design, some serious sparkle and a fully round display. Yep, that's... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats
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Apple Watch Series 3 review: A great smartwatch comes with some caveats

By Stuart Miles

The Apple Watch is now in its third year, so is it third time's a charm, or just more of the same?We've been wearing, exercising, calling, texting, and plenty of other things using the new 4G-equipped smartwatch to find out whether now is the time to... Read more

Sonos PlayBar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution
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Sonos PlayBar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution

By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Playbar is specifically designed to sit under or above your wall-mounted TV, while the more recent Sonos Playbase, is designed to sit beneath your TV, acting as a base for sets that sit on top of furniture.Of course you aren't restricted to... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point
4.5 stars

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point

By Cam Bunton

Garmin is well known for producing highly regarded wearables, specifically those for tracking sports activities. Whether you're a runner, cyclist or general outdoors lover, there's a high probability you've already purchased or considered purchasing a... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR?
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR?

By Mike Lowe

With budget compacts more or less killed off by the ever-advancing phone camera, dedicated cameras play a very different role these days. And as not everyone wants to lug around a massive lump, mirrorless and DSLR cameras simply won't suit all photographers... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag
4.5 stars

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: Flagship design without the flagship price tag

By Mike Lowe

It's finally happened: Xiaomi, the affordable Chinese phone brand, has worked its way over to Europe. Well, Spain for the time being. But we've prised a top-spec Mi Mix 2 handset from overseas to see how it holds up in ol' Blighty - which is of particular... Read more

Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand
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Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand

By Max Langridge

Roku is a name synonymous with streaming sticks and boxes, delivering devices to make catch-up and video on-demand easy for virtually everyone in any home, regardless of TV setup.Having recently refreshed its lineup to just two products, Roku now offers... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
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Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions

By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards, they created a buzz that saw talk of noise-cancelling headphones shift from Bose to Sony.When Sony announced... Read more

Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker
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Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker

By Stuart Miles

Sonos offers one of the best multi room audio platforms out there and the Sonos Play:1 is the cheapest way to get started with a Sonos system.Before the Play:1 was announced in 2013, a typical Sonos system started at over £250 and climbed rapidly upwards... Read more

Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review: It's still super sleek, it's still super expensive
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Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review: It's still super sleek, it's still super expensive

By Mike Lowe

The original Microsoft Surface Book was one heavyweight (literally) laptop-meets-2-in-1 that, ultimately, was designed for professionals seeking desktop-grade power in a portable form factor. It had all the makings to give Apple a big kick between the... Read more

Ashes Cricket review: Knock it for six!
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Ashes Cricket review: Knock it for six!

By Steve Boxer

You may not have noticed, but the biggest event on the international cricket calendar is poised to get under way: the England team is in Australia for an Ashes series, commencing 23 November 2017.Cricket nowadays feels like a rather neglected sport –... Read more

Sonos One review: The smart speaker we've been waiting for
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Sonos One review: The smart speaker we've been waiting for

By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos One is the speaker that Sonos owners have been waiting a long time for. Well, the Sonos owners who have wanted a personal assistant from their speaker and voice control for their multi-room systems anyway.The speaker is described by the company... Read more

HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life
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HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life

By Mike Lowe

One of 2017's best - and perhaps most underrated - phones is the HTC U11. With its top-spec innards and unique two-tone colour rear, it's one of the most striking phones on the market. And it has a baby brother: the HTC U11 Life, a mid-level equivalent... Read more

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: Amid the controversy there's a great game
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: Amid the controversy there's a great game

By Steve Boxer

Take one of the best-loved franchises in the history of pop-culture, mash it up with an online game and you have a recipe for the sort of fanatical devotion that is naturally combustible. Then add tweaks which would appear to favour those prepared to... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience
4.0 stars

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo is undoubtedly one of the most significant gadgets to launch in the past few years. Amazon's smart speaker has created and dominated a new category of devices, wrong-footing rivals, leaving speaker manufacturers scratching their disconnected... Read more

OnePlus 5T review: The flagship killer is back, bigger and better than ever
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OnePlus 5T review: The flagship killer is back, bigger and better than ever

By Cam Bunton

Over the past four years, OnePlus has gained some serious momentum in the smartphone world. For better or worse, it's a company that draws the attention of technology enthusiasts.The biggest reason for this is that, since the beginning, it's sought to... Read more

Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor to the affordable phone market

Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor to the affordable phone market

By Mike Lowe

It's not just top-end flagship phones that are getting taller, skinnier and therefore easier to handle: the Honor 7X, which is expected to launch on 5 December 2017 at Honor's UK event (although you can already buy it now via some channels for £279-300),... Read more

LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality
4.5 stars

LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality

By John Archer

It's starting to look as if 2017 will be the year that OLED TV technology really hits the big time.OLED panels have started to be used by a growing number of big-name TV brands, rather than just LG. Sets such as LG's incredibly thin and flexible Wallpaper... Read more

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar
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LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar

By Chris Hall

LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... Read more

Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?
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Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?

By Steve Boxer

Any new instalment of Gran Turismo is a major occasion for those who own a PlayStation. Apart from anything else, these games don't come along very often.Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend who runs the series' developer Polyphony Digital, is renowned for taking... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs?
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs?

By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 for its third innings, in Mark III form.This new addition to the OM-D family boasts many of the same features we love about the OM-D range - the Micro Four Thirds sensor and raft of available lenses, class-leading in-camera... Read more

AmpliFi HD review: Mesh Wi-Fi made simple
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AmpliFi HD review: Mesh Wi-Fi made simple

By Cam Bunton

If want a broad, resillient home Wi-Fi network then in 2017 it's all about the mesh network. While mesh has undoubtedly become more prominent thanks to Google Wifi, there are plenty of alternatives out thereThe AmpliFi HD system comes with a slightly... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package
4.5 stars

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package

By Chris Hall

The Sony ST5000 soundbar might be a lighter way to get yourself a Dolby Atmos compatible sound system than installing a full-on room setup, but as soundbars go, it delivers plenty of heft. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it? It's a... Read more

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset initial review: Worth waiting for?

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset initial review: Worth waiting for?

By Mike Lowe

Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is Microsoft's route into virtual reality (VR) experiences for Windows, without the need for a ultra-fast and expensive PC setup. There are a variety of third-party headset options, of which the Asus HC102 is perhaps the most... Read more

Logitech MX Ergo review: Return of the track(ball)
4.5 stars

Logitech MX Ergo review: Return of the track(ball)

By Cam Bunton

Think back to the early-to-mid 90s, when PCs were taking the world by storm and becoming commonplace. Most of them looked the same: big beige boxes with clunky keyboards and wired mice. There were very few PCs or peripherals that really stood out, especially... Read more

McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order
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McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order

By Joe Simpson

In a world of iPhones, Snapchat, Pokemon and a whole host of digital distractions, do little boys and girls still put posters of supercars on their walls? It's a question we're musing as we drive the new McLaren 720S around the Cirencester bypass. Growing... Read more

Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other
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Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other

By Mike Lowe

In an arguably stagnant phone market an unexpected new player has emerged: Razer. Yep, the well-known gaming brand isn't hanging up its core business, rather bringing its gaming expertise to the phone market. But in the unimaginatively named Razer Phone... Read more

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars

Doom review: Redefining the remake

By Steve Boxer

Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... Read more

BlackBerry Motion initial review: Big, bold boss of business

BlackBerry Motion initial review: Big, bold boss of business

By Cam Bunton

A year after launching the DTEK50 and DTEK60 - which were essentially just Alcatel Idol clones - BlackBerry Mobile is back with something of its own flavour. The BlackBerry Motion is here in its big, keyboard-less glory. Bold, unique and yet familiar... Read more

Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?
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Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?

By Alistair Charlton

As the growth of the sharing and on-demand economies lure us away from ownership and into a future where someone else's car arrives with the prod of a smartphone app, it may seem counterintuitive for car makers to place a growing focus on personalisation... Read more

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss
4.5 stars

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss

By Mike Lowe

If you seek pedigree from your first-person shooters, you can't beat Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Its bloodline can be traced back to the first ever proper FPS: 1992's Wolfenstein 3D. And in the process, it offers a mightily impressive illustration... Read more

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot
3.5 stars

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot

By Mike Lowe

There was a time when the Moto X was a ruler among smartphones. But as various competitors have risen up through the mid-spec or sub-flagship space, its power dwindled somewhat. And then, following the Moto X Style and Moto X Play at the tail-end of... Read more

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives
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LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives

By Chris Hall

The LG V30 is the third iteration of its V series, with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus on advanced video capture... Read more

Amazon Echo 2 review: Cheaper price, cheaper experience
3.5 stars

Amazon Echo 2 review: Cheaper price, cheaper experience

By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo has been a break-away hit over the past couple of years. The at-home voice-assistant has forged a new category, leaving rivals to catch-up. It's done more to bring order to the chaos of smart home control than any other product. And it... Read more

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills
4.0 stars

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills

By Steve Boxer

Horror movie aficionados will tell you that, over the decades, Japanese film-makers have developed a fearsome reputation for making some of the most out-there, unconventional and bizarre fright-fests imaginable.If you had to characterise a Japanese horror-film,... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G9 initial review: The mirrorless camera choice for pros

Panasonic Lumix G9 initial review: The mirrorless camera choice for pros

By Mike Lowe

The line between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continues to blur, with the Panasonic Lumix G9 gunning to be the first choice for pro photographers.How? By cutting out the typical irks that mirrorless cameras can present: it's got a huge viewfinder with... Read more