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Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex initial review: More than a Sonos rival
Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex initial review: More than a Sonos rival By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins adds a new, bookshelf-style wireless speaker to its Formation family. Here are our initial thoughts.... Read more

Philips Hue Play initial review: Bringing more colour to your TV
Philips Hue Play initial review: Bringing more colour to your TV By Stuart Miles

We had a play with the new Philips Hue Play box to find out ahead of the global launch in October and the UK launch in January.... Read more

Jaybird Vista review: Affordable workout king
4.5 stars Jaybird Vista review: Affordable workout king By Cam Bunton

The Jaybird Vista is a great pair of running earphones, offering value-for-money appeal that's synonymous with the brand.... Read more

Skoda Kamiq review: City crossover ticks all the boxes
4.0 stars Skoda Kamiq review: City crossover ticks all the boxes By Mike Lowe

The 'city SUV' from Czech brand Skoda sits beneath its larger Karoq and Kodiaq models, available in a peppy 1-litre petrol. Is it the city SUV to own?... Read more

Huawei Watch GT 2 initial review: Same two weeks of battery, now always-on
Huawei Watch GT 2 initial review: Same two weeks of battery, now always-on By Dan Grabham

For the first Huawei Watch GT, we felt the device had a lot of potential and a great display and fitness tracking capability, but we felt it was lacking... Read more

Harman Kardon Citation Bar soundbar review: Smart looks, even smarter features
4.0 stars Harman Kardon Citation Bar soundbar review: Smart looks, even smarter features By Steve Withers

The all-in-one soundbar from Samsung-owned Harman Kardon does a good job, but there's no separate sub included in the kit - unless you pay more.... Read more

Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on?
4.5 stars Sonos Play:3 review: Still worth buying eight years on? By Stuart Miles

Updated With so much choice out there, is the Sonos Play:3 still worth considering if you can get your hands on one? Here's our review.... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 initial review: First neckband from the audiophile brand
Bowers & Wilkins PI3 initial review: First neckband from the audiophile brand By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins enters the neckband wireless in-ears market with two models, including the PI3 we got to listen to at the launch event.... Read more

Porsche Taycan: A closer look at Porsche's performance electric sports car
Porsche Taycan: A closer look at Porsche's performance electric sports car By Chris Hall

Porsche has unveiled the Taycan, it's first electric car - and we got up close and personal with it... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 initial review: First ANC over-ears with aptX Adaptive Bluetooth
Bowers & Wilkins PX7 initial review: First ANC over-ears with aptX Adaptive Bluetooth By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins latest over-ears are lighter than their predecessor thanks to carbon fibre arms. We gave them a brief hands-on ahead of a full review.... Read more

Panasonic GZ1500 4K OLED TV review: Black levels that venture beyond
5.0 stars Panasonic GZ1500 4K OLED TV review: Black levels that venture beyond By John Archer

With a built-in soundbar and the best just-above-black levels we've seen on an OLED TV, Panasonic's 'as the filmmaker intended' angle delivers strong.... Read more

Huawei Mate 30 Pro initial review: The incredible phone you won't buy
Huawei Mate 30 Pro initial review: The incredible phone you won't buy By Dan Grabham

While the Mate 30 Pro is an incredible smartphone, the lack of Google apps out of the box is a massive problem - how can stores, networks or us... Read more

Hisense O8B 4K TV review: Making OLED more affordable
4.0 stars Hisense O8B 4K TV review: Making OLED more affordable By Steve Withers

Looking for an OLED without the massive price? Hisense undercuts its near LG competition, but does it have all the features to make it worth it?... Read more

Sega Mega Drive Mini review: Welcome back, our dear old friend
5.0 stars Sega Mega Drive Mini review: Welcome back, our dear old friend By Rik Henderson

The mini console boom continues with Sega's first effort and, thanks to the benefit of hindsight, we can safely say it's the best of the genre.... Read more

Honor Vision Pro initial review: Ushering in a new era of smart TVs
Honor Vision Pro initial review: Ushering in a new era of smart TVs By Cam Bunton

Honor has launched a new smart TV, and it's not the only smartphone maker to be doing so. There's an entire new wave of smart screens coming.... 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

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

Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound
4.5 stars Sonos Beam review: Compact in size, not in sound By Stuart Miles

Updated The new Sonos soundbar is compact, but it delivers expansive performance. From what we've heard so far, this small soundbar is a winner.... Read more

Sonos One review: Superb sound with added bonus of Alexa and Google Assistant
5.0 stars Sonos One review: Superb sound with added bonus of Alexa and Google Assistant By Britta O'Boyle

Updated Alexa and Google are capable of plenty, but what they can't do is tell you what the Sonos One is like. We can though. "Hey Pocket-lint, should I buy the Sonos One?"... Read more

Sonos Move review: Finally, a portable Sonos with Bluetooth connectivity
5.0 stars Sonos Move review: Finally, a portable Sonos with Bluetooth connectivity By Britta O'Boyle

The first portable Sonos speaker with Bluetooth connectivity - although the size and weight doesn't make it ultra-portable. Was it worth the wait?... Read more

Facebook Portal TV initial review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV?
Facebook Portal TV initial review: Trust Facebook to take over your TV? By Adrian Willings

Facebook Portal TV is an interesting way to turn your TV into a large, user-friendly video-calling screen, and a great device for keeping in touch.... Read more

Apple Watch Series 5 review: Still the best smartwatch in town
4.5 stars Apple Watch Series 5 review: Still the best smartwatch in town By Stuart Miles

The fifth-gen Watch features an always-on display and a digital compass - but is that enough to make you want to upgrade or dip in for the first time?... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise
5.0 stars Apple iPhone 11 review: A perfect compromise By Stuart Miles

Updated With the competition closing in, can the Apple iPhone 11 continue the success of the iPhone for the masses? Here's our review.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max review: iPhone gets maxed out By Stuart Miles

Updated Apple certainly seems to have maxed out the specs, and we suspect, that there is plenty more to discover once we start diving deeper into the... Read more

Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future
Vivo NEX 3 initial review: Waterfall display is a next-gen nod to the future By Mike Lowe

The first waterfall display to market, this 6.89-inch panel has dual curved edges and no physical volume buttons as a result. Is this the future?... Read more

Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses?
3.0 stars Facebook Portal+ review: Do the plusses outweigh the minuses? By Maggie Tillman

It's Facebook's Messenger-centric video call device, complete with Amazon Alexa compatibility, but is it trustworthy and even worth buying?... Read more

Land Rover Defender: A closer look at the redesigned icon
Land Rover Defender: A closer look at the redesigned icon By Chris Hall

The Land Rover, which evolved into the Defender, is one of the most iconic and beloved British cars on and off the road. Here's the new version... Read more

Apple iPhone XS Max review:  It's all about the display
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS Max review: It's all about the display By Cam Bunton

Updated With the Android market heating up, has the XS Max lost its appeal or is it still a worth purchase?... Read more

Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful
5.0 stars Apple iPhone XS review: Still extremely powerful By Stuart Miles

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

Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice
4.5 stars Apple iPhone 8 review: Still a powerful choice By Stuart Miles

Updated Does the iPhone 8 have what it takes to be your next smartphone - or should you opt for one of the X models?... 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, but without the big bucks asking price. Small compromises can save big bucks... 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

TCL Plex initial review: Company's first own-brand phone makes a splash
TCL Plex initial review: Company's first own-brand phone makes a splash By Cam Bunton

TCL has at long last launched its first own-brand phone, and it offers a lot for the money... Read more

VW ID.3: Exploring VW's new electric car
VW ID.3: Exploring VW's new electric car By Chris Hall

VW took to the stage at the IAA Frankfurt motor show to unveil what is the most important car in recent history... Read more

Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2019) review: Stepping up its tech game
4.0 stars Hyundai Ioniq Electric (2019) review: Stepping up its tech game By Mike Lowe

The 2019 facelift adds some additional range to this electric car, along with revamped tech for added appeal. Is it the EV to choose?... Read more

AKG Y500 Wireless on-ear headphones review: Wireless wonder
4.0 stars AKG Y500 Wireless on-ear headphones review: Wireless wonder By Mike Lowe

As lightweight on-ear headphones go, this AKG pair offers Bluetooth wireless, epic battery life, good sound and comfort - all for a fair price point.... Read more

Apple iPhone 11 Pro initial review: I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine
Apple iPhone 11 Pro initial review: I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine By Stuart Miles

We've been trying out the new device at the Apple event in Cupertino, ahead of the release of the new phone later in September.... Read more

Apple iPad 10.2-inch initial review: Tried and trusted goes bigger
Apple iPad 10.2-inch initial review: Tried and trusted goes bigger By Stuart Miles

We preview the iPad 10.2-inch ahead of it going on sale... Read more

Gears 5 review: Switching up to a new gear
4.5 stars Gears 5 review: Switching up to a new gear By Rik Henderson

A new protagonist, open-world sections and a heart rarely found in a Gears game, could this be the best yet?... 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

Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice
5.0 stars Google Nest Hub Max review: Putting the Echo Show on notice By Britta O'Boyle

The Max looks like the original Nest Hub, but with larger 10-inch display, built-in Nest camera, better sound and more. Is it a smart home winner?... Read more

Mini Countryman Cooper S E review: A greener Mini
4.0 stars Mini Countryman Cooper S E review: A greener Mini By Chris Hall

Mini's first electric hybrid hits the road in plug-in (PHEV) form. It drives just like a Mini should, meaning it's exciting with low-emissions bonus.... Read more

Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ
Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ By Cam Bunton

Huawei's folding Mate X was first announced in Barcelona at MWC 2019, but we've managed to get some real hands-on time with it since then.... Read more

Philips 984 OLED+ HDR TV initial review: Taking TV audio to another level
Philips 984 OLED+ HDR TV initial review: Taking TV audio to another level By Dan Grabham

We might be seeing OLED TVs finally hitting the big time in 2020 as prices fall, but many sets are still out of reach for everyday consumers. The OLED+... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G initial review: A glorious 5G handset for the masses
Samsung Galaxy A90 5G initial review: A glorious 5G handset for the masses By Britta O'Boyle

We've spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G and what a lovely device it is. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 initial review: Design and feature upgrades
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 initial review: Design and feature upgrades By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 builds on its six-month old successor with a upgrades to features and the design. Here are our first impressions.... Read more

JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact
JBL Link Portable initial review: Connected and compact By Britta O'Boyle

Here are our first impressions of the JBL Link Portable, which not only offers built-in Google Assistant but plenty of connectivity options too.... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless review: Noise-cancelling in a stylish package
4.0 stars Sennheiser Momentum Wireless review: Noise-cancelling in a stylish package By Cam Bunton

Sennheiser has launched a new pair of wireless ANC over-ear headphones. Read our review to find out where they succeed and where they don't.... Read more

Motorola Moto One Zoom initial review: Quad cameras for the top-end One
Motorola Moto One Zoom initial review: Quad cameras for the top-end One By Mike Lowe

Moto's first quad camera phone, the Zoom joins the One series with a different take: its illuminating logo and purple finish show just that.... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C640 initial review: All about 4G connectivity
Lenovo Yoga C640 initial review: All about 4G connectivity By Mike Lowe

With 4G LTE connectivity, Yoga 360-degree hinge, and strong specs, the C640 is an always-connected on-the-go laptop with heaps of appeal.... Read more

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