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Polar Vantage V sports watch review: No pain, no gain
4.0 stars Polar Vantage V sports watch review: No pain, no gain By Chris Hall

The Vantage V is a flagship device, it can track and monitor your daily activity, your sleep, your sport-specific training and give you feedback... Read more

RHA TrueConnect review: AirPods, only better?
4.0 stars RHA TrueConnect review: AirPods, only better? By Cam Bunton

RHA has long been a company renowned for producing quality earphones at a low price. With the TrueConnect it's produced AirPod-beaters at a low price.... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived, now with 5G
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: The slider phone has arrived, now with 5G 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? And how good is the 5G model?... Read more

Apple iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display review (2019): The iMac for everybody
4.0 stars Apple iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display review (2019): The iMac for everybody By Dan Grabham

The Mac for all-comers - but we don't recommend the basic model, since the real goodies have been saved for the higher-end versions.... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro review: 2018's camera phone king
5.0 stars Huawei P20 Pro review: 2018's camera phone king By Mike Lowe

Huawei has arguably produced the best phone of 2018 in the P20 Pro. It looks great, lasts an age per charge and the camera is a top-ranking effort.... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: Conflicted start transforms into confident update
4.0 stars Google Pixel 2 XL review: Conflicted start transforms into confident update By Chris Hall

After a rocky start, Google's tweaks have given the Pixel 2 XL added appeal. Now with got Android Pie and Night Sight, it's a great phone.... Read more

Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker initial review: Functional design, great sound
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker initial review: Functional design, great sound 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 initial review: What's the £99 speaker like?
Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker initial review: What's the £99 speaker like? By Britta O'Boyle

At £99, the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Book Shelf Wi-Fi Speaker is the cheapest way to get your hands on Sonos and its great features but what's it like?... Read more

Red Magic 3 review: The best gaming phone going?
4.0 stars Red Magic 3 review: The best gaming phone going? By Cam Bunton

The Red Magic 3 is the latest in an increasingly long line of gaming phones. Does it deliver above and beyond its competition?... Read more

Hyundai Santa Fe (2019) review: A great, big SUV
4.0 stars Hyundai Santa Fe (2019) review: A great, big SUV By Chris Hall

Hyundai's big SUV is a great choice for families... Read more

BT Smart Home Cam review: An affordable, but flawed smart home security device
3.0 stars BT Smart Home Cam review: An affordable, but flawed smart home security device By Adrian Willings

Read our thoughts on the BT Smart Home Cam. An affordable, easy-to-use smart home camera with some weird and wonderful features.... Read more

Huawei P30 review: A pocketable professional
4.0 stars Huawei P30 review: A pocketable professional By Mike Lowe

The smaller, leaner cousin to the P30 Pro, this 6.1-inch model brings the headphone jack back, while offering triple cameras and top performance.... Read more

Apple HomePod review: The smart-sounding speaker that's just not smart enough
3.5 stars Apple HomePod review: The smart-sounding speaker that's just not smart enough By Stuart Miles

Right now it's just a speaker that sounds amazing, but that isn't very smart with its Siri integration.... Read more

Google Pixel 3 review: Small yet mighty
4.5 stars Google Pixel 3 review: Small yet mighty By Cam Bunton

Is the Pixel 3 still the best small(er) flagship smartphone out there?... Read more

Panasonic GX800 4K TV review: LCD lushness
4.5 stars Panasonic GX800 4K TV review: LCD lushness By John Archer

A premium mid-tier LCD TV, this Panasonic offers heaps of HDR options, great picture quality and massive sound. All for a bargain price point.... Read more

Huawei P30 Pro review: Quad camera crushes the competition
5.0 stars Huawei P30 Pro review: Quad camera crushes the competition By Mike Lowe

It's all about cameras in phones for 2019. Huawei goes one beyond with a quad camera, rethinking sensor technology and zoom altogether.... Read more

Nintendo Switch review: Redefining the games console
4.0 stars Nintendo Switch review: Redefining the games console By Rik Henderson

The Switch is a revolutionary console, bridging the gap between TV and portable play. Its exclusive Mario and Zelda titles make it extra special too.... Read more

Xbox One S review: Entertainment for the whole family
4.0 stars Xbox One S review: Entertainment for the whole family By Rik Henderson

The entertainment centre for the whole family: whether 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Netflix/Amazon support, or access to a raft of games, it's all here.... Read more

Sony Xperia 1 review: Breaking new ground?
4.0 stars Sony Xperia 1 review: Breaking new ground? By Chris Hall

Sony is looking to stand out from the crowd with its latest flagship - the Xperia 1 - by offering a 21:9 aspect ratio screen with 4K resolution.... Read more

Libratone Track Air+ initial review: Wireless ANC in-ears like no other
Libratone Track Air+ initial review: Wireless ANC in-ears like no other By Mike Lowe

One of first to market with true wireless in-ears with active noise-cancellation technology, the Air+ deliver ace sound at an exceptional price.... Read more

Xbox One X review: 4K HDR console gaming doesn't get better than this
4.5 stars Xbox One X review: 4K HDR console gaming doesn't get better than this By Rik Henderson

The Xbox One X is a pricey package but is by far and away the most capable 4K games console around. Until Project Scarlett becomes a reality anyway.... Read more

Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 still thrills
4.0 stars Sony PS4 review: The entry-level PlayStation 4 still thrills By Rik Henderson

The slimmed-down update to the original PS4 is affordable and a great entry point into Sony's exclusive games and third-party ones too.... Read more

Canon PowerShot G7 X III initial review: Designed for vloggers
Canon PowerShot G7 X III initial review: Designed for vloggers By Mike Lowe

The pocketable compact with large 1-inch sensor now features a microphone input - making it a niche but interesting proposition for some.... 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

iRobot Roomba i7+ review: Differentiated by automatic dirt disposal
4.5 stars iRobot Roomba i7+ review: Differentiated by automatic dirt disposal By Britta O'Boyle

The iRobot Roomba i7+ is the latest all-singing, all-dancing robot vacuum from iRobot. Here's our review.... Read more

Rayvolt Cruzer review: Pedal to the metal
4.0 stars Rayvolt Cruzer review: Pedal to the metal By Chris Hall

Unique, exuberant - an electric bike for those who want to be noticed. But it's less conventional than an e-bike for commuting and a lot pricier too.... Read more

Samurai Shodown review: Arcade classic gets 21st century makeover
4.0 stars Samurai Shodown review: Arcade classic gets 21st century makeover By Steve Boxer

The 1993 SNK classic is reborn for 2019, bringing a total revamp to the graphics. Is it worth investing your time in if you love beat-em-ups?... Read more

Sonos Playbase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime
4.5 stars Sonos Playbase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime By Britta O'Boyle

The Playbase might be late to the soundbase party, but it's what the party has been waiting for.... Read more

Acer Swift 7 (2019) review: Slim and light fails to succeed
3.0 stars Acer Swift 7 (2019) review: Slim and light fails to succeed By Andrew Williams

If slim and light is your all, the Swift 7 is as good as it gets. But it's very expensive, not that powerful and other, thicker, options may be better... Read more

Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution
5.0 stars Sonos Playbar review: An excellent wireless multi-room and TV speaker solution By Stuart Miles

The Sonos Playbar is a fantastic piece of kit that really delivers on its promise of simplicity and quality. Here's our review.... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Bluetooth headphones review: Big audio sounds best at home
4.0 stars Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT Bluetooth headphones review: Big audio sounds best at home By Mike Lowe

Bluetooth version of the classic. There's no noise-cancelling, but for at-home listening these over-ears are well-priced and deliver exemplary sound.... Read more

Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker
5.0 stars Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker By Stuart Miles

With the Sonos One available alongside the Play:1, is the Play:1 still worth considering for those looking to start or add to their Sonos system?... Read more

Lexus UX 250h review: Comfortable cruiser lacks next-level tech
4.0 stars Lexus UX 250h review: Comfortable cruiser lacks next-level tech By Mike Lowe

The smaller brother of the NX and RX, the Lexus UX is a well-equipped and comfortable SUV. But it ironically lacks user experience on the tech front.... Read more

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 initial review: Winning the ANC crown once more
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 initial review: Winning the ANC crown once more By Mike Lowe

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

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones By Stuart Miles

The Apple iPhone X has now been replaced by the iPhone XS and XS Max, and cheaper XR, but is it worth considering if you can get hold of one?... Read more

Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Honey, I shrunk the screen
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Show 5 review: Honey, I shrunk the screen By Dan Grabham

The Echo Show experience is getting better all the time and this is a great entry point. Sure, there are some compromises, but it's value for money.... Read more

Honor 20 review: Punching holes through its competition?
4.5 stars Honor 20 review: Punching holes through its competition? By Mike Lowe

The 2019 update of the View 20, the latest punch-hole notch sub-£400 phone from Honor has quad camera smarts, all day battery and lots of positives.... Read more

Honor 20 Lite review: Savvy SIM-free purchase for those on a modest budget
4.0 stars Honor 20 Lite review: Savvy SIM-free purchase for those on a modest budget By Mike Lowe

This triple camera (wide, ultra-wide and depth) affordable phone gets a lot right - design and performance - but there's a lot of competition too.... Read more

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

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

Apple iPod (7th generation) review: Still here for the non-streamers
4.0 stars Apple iPod (7th generation) review: Still here for the non-streamers By Dan Grabham

For those still wanting a high capacity, diminutive music and video player that isn't an iPhone, the iPod touch offers a compelling choice.... Read more

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition review: Digital delight or slipped disc?
4.0 stars Xbox One S All-Digital Edition review: Digital delight or slipped disc? By Rik Henderson

Switching to digital-only makes sense when Xbox is moving towards an online future, but is the disc-free console cheap enough to justify the move?... Read more

Testing the Fujifilm GFX100: Here's what its 102-megapixel images are like
Testing the Fujifilm GFX100: Here's what its 102-megapixel images are like By Mike Lowe

We played with the medium format GFX100. Here's what its 102-megapixel images are like, based on final production samples. Worth the £10k?... Read more

V-Moda BassFit sports earphones review: Pump up da bass
4.0 stars V-Moda BassFit sports earphones review: Pump up da bass By Cam Bunton

V-Moda may be better known for its striking over ears, but with the BassFit it wants to bring great sound to your workouts.... Read more

Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot By Chris Hall

A perfect connected bedside companion... Read more

Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel
5.0 stars Naim Mu-so 2 review: Sensational sonic sequel By Mike Lowe

The Mu-so sequel is here, upgrading (and up-pricing) one of the best all-in-one systems we've ever heard. So what's new and why should you buy one?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 review: Not to be overlooked
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy S10 review: Not to be overlooked By Chris Hall

In the current climate, cheaper handsets make the S10 almost too easy to overlook. But with top features and great software it's a cracking flagship.... Read more

OnePlus 7 review: Evolution, not revolution
4.5 stars OnePlus 7 review: Evolution, not revolution By Cam Bunton

While the OnePlus 7 Pro has been getting all the attention, OnePlus also launched a modest upgrade to the 6T. Here's why it shouldn't be overlooked.... Read more

Master and Dynamic MW65 review: If you still haven't found what you're looking for
4.5 stars Master and Dynamic MW65 review: If you still haven't found what you're looking for By Cam Bunton

Master and Dynamic MW65 is the company's first compact, travel-friendly headphones with active noise-cancelling (ANC) built in. And they're a hit.... Read more

Skagen Falster 2 review: Scandi sophistication, but lacking in power
3.5 stars Skagen Falster 2 review: Scandi sophistication, but lacking in power By Britta O'Boyle

The Skagen Falster 2 is one of the best-looking smartwatches out there, delivering true Danish style. Is it the fashion smartwatch to buy though?... Read more

Sony ZG9 8K TV review: 8K superstar
4.5 stars Sony ZG9 8K TV review: 8K superstar By John Archer

Sony's first 8K telly is brighter than Samsung's but lacks the colour nuance of Quantum Dot, but it's still amazing. If you've got a spare £14 anyway.... Read more

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