Latest reviews

Kia Stonic review: Batten down the hatches, the crossovers are coming
4.0 stars

Kia Stonic review: Batten down the hatches, the crossovers are coming

By Chris Hall

If you're a car manufacturer and not looking at how you can add a crossover to your model line-up, you're probably aiming your efforts in the wrong direction.The linear range of hatchback, saloon and estate has found SUVs thrust into the mix, with many... Read more

Google Home Max review: Turning smart-home sound quality up to 11
4.0 stars

Google Home Max review: Turning smart-home sound quality up to 11

By Elyse Betters

Google has a difficult task: it needs to steal your attention - or rather, your ears and voice - from the competition, as the world of smart home and voice-controlled tech products continues to hot up. These days it's not just Amazon with its Echo line... Read more

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review: Does it blend?
3.5 stars

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review: Does it blend?

By Joe Simpson

Mid-sized SUVs have become hugely popular over the past few years – particularly at the premium end of the market, if they're wearing the right German badge. The Mercedes GLC Coupe is most certainly wearing a badge of desire. But yes, you read that... Read more

Amazon Echo Spot initial review: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

Amazon Echo Spot initial review: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

By Stuart Miles

Amazon revealed the new Echo Spot as it mades a major refresh across its portfolio of Echo devices. Not only is there a new Echo and the enhanced Echo Plus, but the addition of the Echo Spot sees a diversification that takes Alexa into another room... Read more

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

Sony Bravia A8F 4K HDR OLED TV initial review: A more accessible version of last year’s best TV

By Dan Grabham

Last year’s Sony A1 Series OLED TV was widely acknowledged as one of the best – if not the best – TVs launched in 2017. And that's quite impressive since the A1 was Sony's first proper consumer OLED TV. Now its epic hardware has found its way... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) initial review: Blue, budget and potentially brill

Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) initial review: Blue, budget and potentially brill

By Mike Lowe

The Chromebook category has come an awful long way over the years. The 2018 Acer Chromebook 11 goes to show just how much you can squeeze out of a £249 budget.With both online and offline operation (something lacking at the beginning of Chromebooks'... Read more

LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements

LG W8 OLED TV initial review: Signature set brings processor, voice-control and HDR enhancements

By Mike Lowe

The world's largest technology show, CES, has long been known as the place to unveil brand new tellies. Which is exactly what LG did at CES 2018 with its latest and greatest W8 Signature OLED.We got to see the new top-tier set behind closed doors at the... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) initial review: HDR screen makes for sensational sixth-gen laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) initial review: HDR screen makes for sensational sixth-gen laptop

By Mike Lowe

The Lenovo ThinkPad series is well-known for its business appeal. And for the sixth-gen 2018 model it's ramping up design to look even more suave and sophisticated.It's also crammed in features many other laptops can only dream of, including an ultra-bright... Read more

Byton SUV Concept: Can it take on Tesla and succeed?

Byton SUV Concept: Can it take on Tesla and succeed?

By Joe Simpson

Byton. It's not a name you're likely to have heard. But you might want to remember it, because the auto company has big plans, and by unveiling its concept SUV at CES 2018 it impressed many.Funded by Chinese money (aren't all new car companies these days?)... Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 initial review: Smooth sailing

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 initial review: Smooth sailing

By Stuart Miles

We all use our smartphones to film, that's a given. But even with the high-end smartphones having built-in stablisation, video captured on the move still comes out shaky. This is where the Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal system comes in. DJI is taking its already... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming

By Stuart Miles

The Panasonic FZ950, or FZ952 as it will be known in the UK, is the company's brand-new flagship OLED TV for 2018. It offers a more powerful processor, better picture quality, and enhanced sound over previous models, but is it the TV you'll want?The FZ950... Read more

Asus ZenBook 13 initial review: The light fantastic

Asus ZenBook 13 initial review: The light fantastic

By Dan Grabham

Wow, this thing is LIGHT. If you're in the market for a power portable that won't feel heavy in your bag, this is pretty much where it's at. Weighing in at just 985g, the ZenBook 13 (UX331UAL) is significantly lighter than many rivals and still features... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

By Dan Grabham

We love flagship phones, but there's a reason that shelling out for a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8 can seem a bit of a folly. Why? Because mid-range phones are getting so good. Honor. Moto. Lenovo. Nokia. All produced very decent Android-based devices last year.Samsung... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them

By Mike Lowe

Talk about arriving just at the right moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark this year, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9... Read more

Sony Xperia XA2 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies

Sony Xperia XA2 initial review: 23 megapixel pics plus super-wide selfies

By Dan Grabham

Sony has debuted new mid-range Xperia phones at CES 2018, the Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra plus the L2. The XA2’s key feature is its 23 megapixel camera, while there’s also a super-wide angle 8 megapixel front camera, too, above the 5.2-inch display.... Read more

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream initial review: Capable, phone-free VR for under $400

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream initial review: Capable, phone-free VR for under $400

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to virtual reality there are a few options: go down the fully-formed route, with PC powering everything, like HTC Vive; opt for a headset that requires a phone to be slipped in to act as the processor and screen, such as the Google Daydream... Read more

This is the BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze: A dual-SIM BB in a molten bronze-gold finish

This is the BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze: A dual-SIM BB in a molten bronze-gold finish

By Mike Lowe

BlackBerry had a respectable year in 2017. The reason was pretty simple: it started to produce attractive, well-made and secure devices once again, luring in both the company's die-hard fans and newcomers alike.When we reviewed the BlackBerry KeyOne just... Read more

BlackBerry Motion review: The big boss of business
4.0 stars

BlackBerry Motion review: The big boss of business

By Cam Bunton

BlackBerry has a mixed history with its all-touchscreen phones. The reason is simple: the company has made (and continues to make) handsets with the best physical keyboards going, which is arguably a large part of why it has such a loyal fanbase.Times... Read more

Lenovo Smart Display initial review: Google Assistant takes on the Amazon Echo Show

Lenovo Smart Display initial review: Google Assistant takes on the Amazon Echo Show

By Mike Lowe

It was only a matter of time before Google answered Amazon's call in the screen-based smart home market. The Lenovo Smart Display is exactly that: the first Google Assistant device to directly take on the Amazon Echo Show.We highly doubt that Lenovo will... Read more

Lenovo Miix 630 initial review: Bossing battery life with 20 hours per charge

Lenovo Miix 630 initial review: Bossing battery life with 20 hours per charge

By Mike Lowe

Lenovo has been producing Miix 2-in-1 tablet-cum-laptop devices for a number of years, but relying on Intel for its chipsets. In the last model, the Miix 720, that resulted in an over-powerful, battery-limited product that didn't quite cut the mustard.But... Read more

HTC Vive Pro initial review: Better resolution gives a clearer experience

HTC Vive Pro initial review: Better resolution gives a clearer experience

By Stuart Miles

The HTC Vive, considered by many to be the leading virtual reality device on the market, has had an update worthy of a new product name: the HTC Vive Pro.Pocket-lint was on-hand at the launch of the new headset to try it out to see what all the fuss is... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro

Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro

By Mike Lowe

Thought the Panasonic Lumix GH5 was the 4K capture king? Think again, for the new GH5S comes with more pro-spec video magic than you can shake a stick at, without the sky-high price point.Designed around the very same body as the GH5, the GH5S only presents... Read more

Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin

Acer Swift 7 (2018) initial review: The laptop gets smartphone thin

By Mike Lowe

Just when you think the laptop has got about as slim as it can get, a company pushes the envelope. Which is exactly what Acer has done with the new Swift 7, described as the world's thinnest laptop.It's a claim that we wouldn't dispute, either. Indeed,... Read more

Planet Gemini PDA initial review: The Psion organiser makes a comeback of sorts

Planet Gemini PDA initial review: The Psion organiser makes a comeback of sorts

By Stuart Miles

Remember the Psion personal organiser? Seen by many as the original personal digital assistant, it was launched in the late-90s and is regarded as the precursor to the smartphones we use today. The big selling point was that it had a miniature keyboard... Read more

L.A. Noire The VR Case Files review: Criminal investigation has never been so much fun
4.0 stars

L.A. Noire The VR Case Files review: Criminal investigation has never been so much fun

By Adrian Willings

The original L.A. Noire was released back in 2011 - by Rockstar, well known for the Grand Theft Auto franchise - which, in this fast-moving world, feels like a lifetime ago. When launched it was the game to show-off just what was possible with facial... Read more

Tesla Model S 100D review: London to Scotland and back in the reigning EV king
4.5 stars

Tesla Model S 100D review: London to Scotland and back in the reigning EV king

By Alistair Charlton

Having been with us for almost six years, the electric Tesla Model S has quickly shifted from rare, exotic spaceship of the future to a common sight on British roads - especially in and around London where chargers are plentiful and the £64,700-to-£133,500... Read more

Sony A9 initial review: Phenomenal speed from the full-frame mirrorless master

Sony A9 initial review: Phenomenal speed from the full-frame mirrorless master

By Timothy Coleman

Many DSLR users are either debating whether they should switch to a mirrorless system (it's less so the other way around). That's not been the case so much with professional sports and wildlife photographers because there was no real alternative to a... Read more

Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money

Sony A7R III initial review: Giving the Nikon D850 a run for its money

By Timothy Coleman

In the A7R III, Sony has built on the already impressive full-frame Mark II model, by creating a high-resolution and high-speed camera. Think of this Sony as part A7R II and part A9, all rolled into one.It does for mirrorless what the Nikon D850 does... Read more

Dell XPS 13 (2018) initial review: The best new ultraportable to have?

Dell XPS 13 (2018) initial review: The best new ultraportable to have?

By Stuart Miles

Dell has refreshed its excellent Dell XPS 13 ultraportable laptop for 2018. This latest model ushers in a number of changes including a refreshed design, faster processor and new colour options.Pocket-lint was on hand to check out the new XPS 13 ahead... Read more

Denon Envaya DSB-250 review: Sensational sound from this small-scale portable Bluetooth speaker
5.0 stars

Denon Envaya DSB-250 review: Sensational sound from this small-scale portable Bluetooth speaker

By Andrew Williams

These days, home assistant speakers are hot stuff. We've signed all the T&Cs and asked Alexa and Google Assistant all the weird questions a five-year-old might ask a beleaguered parent. Traditional Bluetooth speakers like the Denon Envaya aren't as in... Read more

Honda Civic (2017) review: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover
4.5 stars

Honda Civic (2017) review: Classic hatch gets a millennial makeover

By Joe Simpson

The Honda Civic is a funny old car. It's a real challenge to pinpoint who, exactly, it's aimed at, yet equally difficult to fault – despite historically boasting a number of irksome quirks. It's billed as a family car. A competitor to the evergreen... Read more

Ultimate Ears Megablast review: Mr Boombastic, say me fantastic
4.0 stars

Ultimate Ears Megablast review: Mr Boombastic, say me fantastic

By Chris Hall

The UE Blast and Megablast step away from the Boom 2 and Megaboom to form a new family of Ultimate Ears speakers, but with a similar story to tell: it's all about loudess and portability. These are speakers that are designed to be used anywhere, any... Read more

Raw Data review: The robot uprising is coming
4.0 stars

Raw Data review: The robot uprising is coming

By Adrian Willings

The year is 2271, the seemingly innocent Eden Corporation is in the robot creation business - and business is booming. Things aren't as innocent as they seem, however, as a leak reveals a sinister plot in the corp's latest product line, which is where... Read more

GORN VR review: Hilarity and brutality abound
4.0 stars

GORN VR review: Hilarity and brutality abound

By Adrian Willings

The wonderful thing about virtual reality is that it opens gaming up to a whole world of possibilities and experiences that aren't possible elsewhere. Sure, gaming has always done that in one dimension, but being wrapped entirely in a game's environment makes... Read more

Doom VFR review: Harder than Hell
3.5 stars

Doom VFR review: Harder than Hell

By Adrian Willings

Doom is a staple of the gaming world. A series that essentially kick-started the first-person shooter (FPS) genre and an utter nostalgic classic. The first version of Doom was released way back in the hazy days of 1993, but like all good things, it's... Read more

Kingspray Graffiti VR review: A breath of paint-fumed air
4.0 stars

Kingspray Graffiti VR review: A breath of paint-fumed air

By Adrian Willings

You'll find plenty of examples of incredible artwork from all over the world that were created with a humble spray can and a few hours graft. Of course, in most countries around the globe, this sort of painting will get you locked up. For some, that's... Read more

Toyota Prius review: Celebrating 20 years of the hybrid car
3.5 stars

Toyota Prius review: Celebrating 20 years of the hybrid car

By Joe Simpson

It might seem scarcely believable, but in 2017 the Toyota Prius celebrates its 20th Birthday. To mark this momentous occasion, we took the opportunity to crack out the candles and review this, the fourth generation of Toyota's most famous hybrid car.Twenty... Read more

Land Rover Discovery Sport review: Still the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars

Land Rover Discovery Sport review: Still the best 4x4 by far?

By Joe Simpson

Land Rover used to have a slogan: "The best 4x4x far". This was when a Land Rover was the domain of your local farmer, or rich landed gentry. But at what point did a Land Rover become the default vehicle of the upwardly mobile?Take a look out on the street.... Read more

Mazda CX-5 review: An SUV you'll actually enjoy driving
4.0 stars

Mazda CX-5 review: An SUV you'll actually enjoy driving

By Joe Simpson

The first Mazda CX-5 kicked off a revolution at Mazda. It was Mazda's first mainstream SUV and the first car to feature the company's new "Kodo – soul of motion" design language. Mazda ran that style through the subsequent 2, 3, 6, CX-3 and MX-5 and... Read more