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Google Home Max review: Cranking smart speaker audio to the max
4.0 stars Google Home Max review: Cranking smart speaker audio to the max By Mike Lowe

Updated The biggest Google Home speaker is the loudest of the lot, and also the priciest, at £399. Is it the best smart assistant speaker to buy?... Read more

Nissan Leaf e+ review: Extended range, at a price
4.0 stars Nissan Leaf e+ review: Extended range, at a price By Chris Hall

The Nissan Leaf e+ drives well, has boosted range to lower your anxiety and a great tech package. But there's only one trim level... Read more

Motorola Moto One Action initial review: Banishing vertical videos for good!
Motorola Moto One Action initial review: Banishing vertical videos for good! By Mike Lowe

This triple-camera phone has a unique offering: its dedicated video camera sensor is rotated 90-degrees, meaning horizontal capture from vertical grip... 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

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: The cheapest tablet on the block
4.0 stars Amazon Fire 7 (2019) review: The cheapest tablet on the block By Chris Hall

At just £50 the 7-inch Fire tablet is a great device for accessing light entertainment. It's also designed for kids, including safe space setup.... 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

Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Much more than meets the eye
4.5 stars Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Much more than meets the eye By Adrian Willings

Certainly not a laptop you should judge by its cover. It's so much more than first meets the eye: it's a real powerhouse for gaming.... Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 initial review: New folding design, the trigger returns and more
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 initial review: New folding design, the trigger returns and more By Mike Lowe

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

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

Updated 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

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, similar to the iPhone XS, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks... Read more

BMW X7 review: A hulking great seven-seat SUV
4.0 stars BMW X7 review: A hulking great seven-seat SUV By Chris Hall

The BMW X7 delivers the seven-seat experience with all the quality, refinement and power that you expect. It's a big car, but it drives really well.... Read more

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose is the ANC boss
5.0 stars Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose is the ANC boss By Mike Lowe

The 2019 active noise-cancelling cans from Bose are a step above the QC35 II. Improved comfort, multi-level ANC and beam-form voice isolation feature.... Read more

Amazon Echo Wall Clock review: It's about time
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Wall Clock review: It's about time By Maggie Tillman

This clock is as simple as it sounds: check the time and use Alexa to set timers. You'll need another official Echo device though.... Read more

HP Envy 13 (2019) review: Great performance, great price
4.5 stars HP Envy 13 (2019) review: Great performance, great price By Andrew Williams

Great as a day-to-day laptop, hundreds of pounds less than less powerful competition, the HP can even enable a bit of gaming thanks to its Nvidia GPU.... Read more

PSB M4U 8 review: Phenomenal sound in a less-than-ideal design
4.0 stars PSB M4U 8 review: Phenomenal sound in a less-than-ideal design By Cam Bunton

Never heard of this brand? Well, put these over-ears on and the sound quality will blow you away. It's just a shame some design elements lack.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ initial review: S Pen with added unicorn
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ initial review: S Pen with added unicorn By Chris Hall

The Galaxy Note has always been something of an individual. It was this family of phones that Samsung really used to push new technologies - not just the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 initial review: A smaller Note experience
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 initial review: A smaller Note experience By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note has always been a big phone. Yes, the original launched in 2011 with a 5.3-inch screen had a huge display, considering that the... Read more

Motorola Moto G7 Play review: Affordable Android
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G7 Play review: Affordable Android By Cam Bunton

The baby of the G7 family, the Play is the most affordable of the lot. It doesn't offer knock-out performance, but it's a well made affordable phone.... Read more

Doom Eternal initial review: Most glorious, goriest Doom yet?
Doom Eternal initial review: Most glorious, goriest Doom yet? By Rik Henderson

Quakecon Europe may have been largely Quake-free, but we savoured the opportunity to play an hour of Doom Eternal. These are our initial thoughts.... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: The MacBook is dead, long live the Air
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: The MacBook is dead, long live the Air By Mike Lowe

Apple quietly discontinued the 12-inch MacBook in 2019, meaning the current 13-inch MacBook Air is the smallest and, um, 'most affordable' Mac laptop.... Read more

Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Pro review: Wild at heart
4.5 stars Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Pro review: Wild at heart By Mike Lowe

The fifth-gen of the Japanese brand's sports car coupe is here. Here's why it's not the everyday drive - and why that's a great thing.... Read more

Realme 3 Pro review: A new budget phone champ?
4.0 stars Realme 3 Pro review: A new budget phone champ? By Cam Bunton

As sub-£200 phones go, does Realme - Oppo's budget arm - deliver the features and performance in this affordable bracket? Here's our full review.... Read more

Fitbit Ace 2 review: A revamped fitness tracker for kids
4.0 stars Fitbit Ace 2 review: A revamped fitness tracker for kids By Chris Hall

A fitness tracker designed for children - but is it any good?... Read more

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review: Ace audio at an affordable price
4.5 stars Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review: Ace audio at an affordable price By Cam Bunton

The first wire-free in-ear headphones from British brand Cambridge Audio, the Melomania 1 offer great sound and epic battery life for the price.... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: iOS with laptop power
4.5 stars Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review: iOS with laptop power By Stuart Miles

We review Apple's new iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) tablet to see whether it can be your next laptop replacement?... Read more

Canon PowerShot G5 X II review: Pop-up viewfinder camera sets sights on Sony RX100
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G5 X II review: Pop-up viewfinder camera sets sights on Sony RX100 By Mike Lowe

Smaller than its predecessor, with a pop-up viewfinder, this Canon, with its 1-inch sensor, is gunning for Sony RX territory. Does it succeed?... Read more

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5G review: Classy and cunning
4.5 stars Oppo Reno 10x Zoom and Reno 5G review: Classy and cunning By Cam Bunton

With top-end specs, a triple camera experience that's great, and intricate design, is Oppo about to become the new flagship maker to watch?... Read more

HTC Desire 12S review: Little to be desired
3.0 stars HTC Desire 12S review: Little to be desired By Mike Lowe

The affordable HTC has lots of competition. Can its design and slim profile set it apart from the likes of Honor and Motoroa? Here's our review.... Read more

Honor 20 Pro review: Camera clout without considerable cost
4.0 stars Honor 20 Pro review: Camera clout without considerable cost By Mike Lowe

In 2019 it's all about 'Pro' handsets, with Honor's latest flagship offering a host of high-end features, including a quad camera. Available 1 August.... Read more

Range Rover Sport P400e review: The hybrid for suburban highways
4.0 stars Range Rover Sport P400e review: The hybrid for suburban highways By Chris Hall

There aren't many plug-in hybrid SUVs on the market, so the Range Rover Sport makes a mighty impression with its 30-mile EV range, comfort and tech.... 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 compared to its rivals. Even for non Amazon Prime subscribers it's a great 4K HDR hub too.... Read more

Google Nest Hub review: The new hub of your smart home?
4.5 stars Google Nest Hub review: The new hub of your smart home? By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Assistant centre for your smart home: the Nest Hub is the always connected central point to control smart devices, watch YouTube and more.... Read more

Samsung Q85R 4K TV review: Powerful picture performance
4.5 stars Samsung Q85R 4K TV review: Powerful picture performance By John Archer

One-down from Samsung's top-end 2019 Q90R model, does the Q85R's fewer dimming zones and more affordable price point make a better 4K HDR proposition?... Read more

F1 2019 review: Overtaking as the series' best yet
5.0 stars F1 2019 review: Overtaking as the series' best yet By Steve Boxer

The annual update for the Formula One videogame really is the best implementation we've ever played. Here's why:... Read more

Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker
4.0 stars Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker By Cam Bunton

The Google Home Mini, is a smaller model of the Google Home that takes a similar design approach with all the same features. Here is our review.... Read more

Kia e-Niro review: An electric car that's easy to love
5.0 stars Kia e-Niro review: An electric car that's easy to love By Chris Hall

With lots of range and great efficiency, Kia's EV is one of the best on the market because it pairs practicality with the benefits of electric.... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm By Chris Hall

The Echo Plus is a better Echo all-round than the standard version, but we have to say we preferred last year's design that distinguished it from the... 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

Samsung has finally let us touch the foldable Galaxy. Here's our hands on preview.... Read more

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass
4.5 stars Sonos Sub review: All about that bass By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Sub makes an excellent addition to the Sonos system despite it's high price tag. Here's our review.... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang
4.5 stars Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Finally, the Sony Mobile flagship we've been waited to see. Here's why the XZ3, with its 6in OLED screen, is a great flagship in 2018.... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker review: Sound design
5.0 stars Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker review: Sound design By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker has the same internals and features as the Play:1, whilst also doubling up as a lamp, but what's it like?... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker review: What's the £99 speaker like?
5.0 stars Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker review: What's the £99 speaker like? By Britta O'Boyle

This bookshelf speaker from Sonos and Ikea is the cheapest way to get your hands on Sonos' system and great features. But what's it really like?... Read more

Apple Watch Series 3 review: Still a terrific smartwatch for the price
4.0 stars Apple Watch Series 3 review: Still a terrific smartwatch for the price By Stuart Miles

If you aren't compelled by the Series 4's bigger display, there's nothing that should stop you plumping for the Series 3.... Read more

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019) review: A new hue
4.5 stars Amazon Kindle Oasis (2019) review: A new hue By Chris Hall

The Amazon Kindle Oasis remains our top choice for reading devices. It's expensive, but if you read a lot, it's unmatched.... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Thin and powerful gaming laptop has little compromise
4.0 stars Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Thin and powerful gaming laptop has little compromise By Adrian Willings

The Acer Triton 500 is a compact, thin and lightweight gaming laptop from Acer that's set to compete with similar devices from Razer, Asus and more.... Read more

Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa?
3.5 stars Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa? By Chris Hall

If you want to dip your toe into the world of Alexa, the Echo might seem like the obvious choice. But what is it really like?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: The safe update By Stuart Miles

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

Project xCloud initial review: Microsoft's cloud gaming platform tested before release
Project xCloud initial review: Microsoft's cloud gaming platform tested before release By Rik Henderson

We got the chance to play with Project xCloud long before the public beta and this is what we think about the potential of the cloud gaming platform.... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: The Pro you'll want to know
5.0 stars Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: The Pro you'll want to know By Mike Lowe

The top-spec Huawei of 2018, featuring a curved OLED display, in-screen scanner, Qi wireless charging, and more. Is it still a solid purchase option?... Read more

Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC
5.0 stars Sony WF-1000XM3 review: True wireless in-ears with class-leading ANC By Rik Henderson

Sony has become one of the leaders in noise-cancelling headphones and its true wireless WF-1000XM3 earbuds are a prime example why.... Read more

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