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OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Beats X, be afraid
4.5 stars OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: Beats X, be afraid By Cam Bunton

There's something rather familiar about the OnePlus Bullets Wireless design. Take one look at Apple-owned Beats portfolio and you'll immediately see what we mean. Except these OnePlus wireless in-ears cost significantly less than what you'd need to pay... Read more

Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer
5.0 stars Jaguar i-Pace review: The electric SUV game-changer By Joe Simpson

After months of teasing we're in Portugal and behind the wheel of Jaguar's great future hope – the i-Pace electric SUV. It's the first of the mainstream premium brands to take the fight to Tesla. Specifically, the Tesla Model X SUV.Hold on a second... Read more

Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash
4.0 stars Suzuki Swift Sport review: Hot hatch thrills for supermini cash By Chris Pickering

The old Suzuki Swift Sport was a bit of a cult car. It wasn't the fastest hot hatch around and it certainly wasn't the most luxurious, but its free-revving naturally aspirated engine and playful handling earnt it kudos with those in the know.Inevitably,... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review: In pole position?
4.0 stars Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS review: In pole position? By Mike Lowe

The Huawei partnership with Porsche Design has yielded some interesting results. And the 2018 collaborative smartphone from the two brands carries a rather long and prestigious name - Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, no less - to play on Porsche's prominent... Read more

Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness
4.5 stars Arizona Sunshine review: Now with even more zombie slaying madness By Adrian Willings

Set in the barren landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America, don't let Arizona Sunshine's title confound: this is a VR zombie shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift set in the baking heat of Arizona state.Like many other zombie game narratives before... Read more

Honeywell Lyric C1 review: No frills affordable home security
3.0 stars Honeywell Lyric C1 review: No frills affordable home security By Dan Sung

Shelling out £300 along with a big, fat subscription on smart home security is not everyone's idea of money well spent and, indeed, why should it be? Let's face it: there's a very good chance you'll never actually use the thing to catch a burglar in... Read more

Nokia 5.1 initial review: Another impressive affordable Android
Nokia 5.1 initial review: Another impressive affordable Android By Chris Hall

Nokia's first year under the command of HMD Global seems to have gone rather well. The company has launched a wide selection of phones, hitting all price points, and as we march through 2018, it has started updating 2017's devices with new versions. Hence... Read more

Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever?
4.5 stars Skoda Karoq review: Simply clever? By Joe Simpson

This is the Skoda Karoq, which, as the little brother to the 7-seat Skoda Kodiaq SUV, joins the ranks to replace the Skoda Yeti.There will be a few people who mourn the passing of Skoda's small crossover, because the Yeti was distinctive, compact, space-efficient... Read more

Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser
4.0 stars Jeep Grand Cherokee review: A comfortable, commanding cruiser By Max Langridge

Looking for a large SUV that's comfortable on-road and exceptional when the terrain veers away from the Tarmac? The Jeep Grand Cherokee could well be the one. Best SUVs: From crossover to Range Rover - which are kings of the road? The American brand has... Read more

Detroit Become Human review: Taking back control
4.0 stars Detroit Become Human review: Taking back control By Rik Henderson

When is a game not a game? Some might say, when it’s a David Cage game.Although his studio Quantic Dream is known for its adventures, it can be argued that it is more a film studio than game developer. It has a reputation for creating big budget stories... Read more

Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird
4.0 stars Nuraphone review: Clever, unique, brilliant... and totally weird By Cam Bunton

The world of over-ear headphones can be an interesting place. There are so many different variations in design, materials and styling that each recognisable brand seems to have its own look. You have the trendy plastic seamless Beats, bulky comfort of... Read more

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 initial review: The first Chrome OS tablet
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 initial review: The first Chrome OS tablet By Mike Lowe

When is a Chromebook not a Chromebook? When it's an Acer Chromebook Tab 10, that's what. The world's first Chrome OS-powered tablet takes its operating system from the Google Chromebook line-up, but lays it out in a hands-on tablet format, complete with... Read more

Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come
Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the Acer Swift 5 in 2017 we were rather impressed with the slender, 14-inch notebook. For 2018 it's coming in a 15-inch format - but without stacking on much additional size or weight. It's one of the most compact 15.6-inch laptops we've... Read more

HTC U12+ initial review: More than meets the eyes
HTC U12+ initial review: More than meets the eyes By Chris Hall

HTC, having offloaded a hefty portion of its talent to Google's Pixel programme, is back with a fresh offering for 2018, the HTC U12+. Where's the HTC U12 you might ask? There isn't one, it's coming straight out of its corner with a plus size model.This... Read more

LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning
5.0 stars LG OLED C8 review: Simply stunning By Steve Withers

It's hard to overstate LG's dominance in 2017, especially when it came to the higher-end of the TV market. OLED, the tech praised for its ultra-rich black levels thanks to individual pixel control, was owned by LG: if you weren't buying an LG OLED, then... Read more

State of Decay 2 review: Zombie nation
4.0 stars State of Decay 2 review: Zombie nation By Steve Boxer

Nobody would argue that the world is lacking in zombie games – especially open-world ones that lack conventional storylines. Miraculously, though, State of Decay 2 manages to achieve a new spin on the well-worn genre. Perhaps the best way to describe... Read more

Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality
4.5 stars Mini Cooper S Hatch review: Small in stature, big in personality By Chris Hall

Mini has refreshed the Hatch, the 3-door model that most closely resembles the British classic, loading the 2018 model with more tech, more premium features and a dab more iconic design compared to the the 2014 version.Bonkers British designFrom the exterior,... Read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 initial review: Hardcore play of Multiplayer on PS4 Pro By Rik Henderson

Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, in the form of Zombies and Blackout - the all-new Battle Royale game mode to take on the likes of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's... Read more

Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot
4.0 stars Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot By Max Langridge

Commuters and frequent flyers may demand the very best noise-cancelling headphones with the plushest materials on the planet, but what if you could get great audio performance from a simpler and comfy pair of cans that look effortlessly cool?That's exactly... Read more

Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV?
4.0 stars Tesla Model X review: The ultimate electric SUV? By Alistair Charlton

With all eyes on the difficult birth of the Tesla Model 3 - a mass-market electric car mentioned by some in the same breath as the Ford Model T and Mini - we shouldn't lose sight of Elon Musk's more premium offerings. There's already the Model S - which... 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

Makita DRC200Z robot vacuum review: A cleaning powerhouse that goes and goes
4.0 stars Makita DRC200Z robot vacuum review: A cleaning powerhouse that goes and goes By Adrian Willings

The majority of modern robot vacuum cleaners are streamlined and packed full of functionality such as compatible apps and pairing with smart voice assistants.Not so with Makita - a brand better known for making power tools - which has built the DRC200Z... Read more

Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista
4.0 stars Fossil Q Explorist Gen 3 review: The Wear OS fashionista By Cam Bunton

Smartwatches are in an interesting place at the moment. We've seen Google's wrist-worn operating system change name from Android Wear to Wear OS in a bid not to put off iPhone users from adopting it. And over a fairly long period of time we've also seen... Read more

Nokia 6 review: Affordable mid-ranger is on fighting form
4.5 stars Nokia 6 review: Affordable mid-ranger is on fighting form By Chris Hall

There's a new 2018 Nokia 6 from HMD Global, candidly being called the Nokia 6.1. It's a nod to release versions that will put a smile on the face of the technically minded, as HMD looks to do right by this plucky mid-ranger. The 2017 Nokia 6 had a strength... Read more

Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far?
4.0 stars Range Rover P400e review: Is this plug-in hybrid the best 4x4 by far? By Chris Pickering

Large SUVs have been the default choice for luxury car buyers ever since the original Range Rover came along and redefined our concept of off-roaders nearly half a century ago. They have a classless appeal that's every bit at home at Glastonbury as it... Read more

Skyrim VR review: Better in virtual reality?
4.0 stars Skyrim VR review: Better in virtual reality? By Adrian Willings

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was originally released way back in the hazy days of 2011. Since then it's seen a few different iterations including a re-released enhanced edition, a portable version designed for the Nintendo Switch and now an outing into... Read more

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world By Adrian Willings

We've dabbled in VR many times before, even as far back as the beginning of the 90s with W Industries' Virtuality system. More recent years have given us mobile-based devices, such as Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard, but such devices are essentially... Read more

Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more
Star Wars Jedi Challenges initial review: 2-player Lightsaber duels and more By Stuart Miles

We aren't sure about you, but we've always wondered what it would be like to have a proper Lightsaber duel. Or maybe play a game of Holochess.Thanks to the joys of augmented reality, you can now do both. Lenovo and Disney have partnered to create an AR... Read more

Killing Floor Incursion review: A zombie-slaying VR adventure
4.5 stars Killing Floor Incursion review: A zombie-slaying VR adventure By Adrian Willings

Zombie games lend themselves well to virtual reality. Having flesh-eating monsters gnawing at your heels is far more believable than it is on a disconnected screen. As a result there are a lot of zombie-based VR games from which to choose.We're already... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills By Chris Hall

If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: A big deal?
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G6 Plus review: A big deal? By Mike Lowe

The Moto G has long been known as the affordable phone to beat. For 2018 it's changed its face, dabbling in a more premium finish for the series. The range has expanded, too, with big-battery G6 Play and higher-power G6 Plus joining the standard model... Read more

Oculus Go review: Affordable VR for the masses
4.0 stars Oculus Go review: Affordable VR for the masses By Adrian Willings

Oculus has been promising standalone virtual reality for some time. No wires. No separate computer.Now that promise is a reality, with Oculus Go. The best VR headsets to buy 2018 Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Release date, price and everything you... Read more

Atari VCS initial review: Imagine the SNES Classic Mini and Nvidia Shield TV combined
Atari VCS initial review: Imagine the SNES Classic Mini and Nvidia Shield TV combined By Rik Henderson

The Atari VCS - formerly Ataribox - has had a relatively rocky ride since it was announced last year. A delay to its crowd funding phase, let alone launch, brought the cynics out of the woodwork. Even though they, like everyone else outside of the development... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 review: The affordable smartphone, reinvented
4.0 stars Motorola Moto G6 review: The affordable smartphone, reinvented By Mike Lowe

The Moto G. It's a phone that's been at the forefront of affordable since kicking off six generations ago, back in 2013. Almost five years on the Moto G6 represents a wholly different beast; this phone shakes-up the series more than any of its predecessors.With... Read more

Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun
4.0 stars Kia Soul EV review: Good, green SUV fun By Chris Hall

The Kia Soul EV was launched in 2014 as one of the first pure electric cars on the road. It's unique in a number of ways, not least because it made an electric vehicle (EV) out of an existing model of car. It's also a crossover or SUV (in the loosest... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: The flagship and the folly
4.0 stars Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: The flagship and the folly By Mike Lowe

All current flagships worth their salt are shrinking screen bezel, looking to make the most display-forward design possible. But it wasn't one of the "big three" that started this trend. It was Xiaomi. Yep, a Chinese brand name you may not have heard... Read more

Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down
5.0 stars Range Rover Sport SVR review: Land Rover lets its hair down By Chris Pickering

Does anyone really need a Range Rover that can hurl itself from 0-60mph quicker than a Ferrari F355 while making a sound like a thunderstorm trapped in a bass drum? Probably not. But boy-oh-boy is it fun.Frankly, we could probably conclude the review... Read more

The C64 Mini review: Retro console remake of Commodore's finest hour
3.5 stars The C64 Mini review: Retro console remake of Commodore's finest hour By Rik Henderson

The retro games console market is raging at the moment, not least thanks to Nintendo's decision to release remakes of the NES and SNES in miniature form. That's prompted others to follow suit, including Sega with a Mega Drive Mini planned for late 2018... Read more

South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Turn-based RPG sensation, or a bit of a stinker?
4.0 stars South Park The Fractured But Whole review: Turn-based RPG sensation, or a bit of a stinker? By Mike Lowe

A lot has happened in the years since the release of the last major South Park videogame, the controversial Stick of Truth. For starters, there's an elected president who has arguably been more controversial than the potty-mouthed protagonist fourth-graders... Read more

Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT review: A digital future for high-end headphones?
4.0 stars Audio-Technica ATH-DSR9BT review: A digital future for high-end headphones? By Mike Lowe

How can audio progress in today's market? With digital streaming, the proliferation of Hi-Res Audio slowly making inroads, and the advancement of wireless technologies, there's increasing demand for quality.Audio-Technica's answer is the ATH-DSR9BT: the... Read more

LG WK7 ThinQ speaker initial review: LG's speaker has the smarts
LG WK7 ThinQ speaker initial review: LG's speaker has the smarts By Chris Hall

With smart speakers taking many of the tech headlines in 2017, it's no surprise to find that LG wants a slice of this pie in 2018. Say hello to the LG WK7, or the ThinQ speaker as it was first announced at the turn of the year.Making its debut at CES... Read more

Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness
4.5 stars Sony XF9005 TV review: Full backlight makes for bloomin' great brightness By John Archer

Sony struck TV gold in 2017 with its XE90. Fitting this affordable mid-range TV range with a contrast-enhancing direct LED lighting system (where the lights are placed right behind the screen) rather than the much more common edge-lighting approach made... Read more

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

Although the PS4 Pro gets most of the attention these days, with its 4K visuals, the slimmer, standard PlayStation 4 is a great starting point for anyone who wants to get into console gaming and doesn't have a large budget.It is, by far, the most widely... Read more

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Outside security camera gets smarter
4.0 stars Nest Cam IQ Outdoor review: Outside security camera gets smarter By Adrian Willings

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a version of the company's Nest Cam IQ smart home camera designed for the outside world, ideal to help keep a secure eye on your property. It's also the update for the original Nest Cam Outdoor. Nest Cam Outdoor review: Secure... Read more

God of War review: Stunning reinvention marks Kratos' triumphant return
5.0 stars God of War review: Stunning reinvention marks Kratos' triumphant return By Rik Henderson

When the original God of War was released 13 years ago for the PlayStation 2 it successfully combined fast-paced, combo-based combat with excellent platforming and puzzle solving. It soon became a fan fave.A sequel followed and was equally well received,... Read more

Samsung Q9FN TV review: The big, bright, back-lit QLED boss
5.0 stars Samsung Q9FN TV review: The big, bright, back-lit QLED boss By John Archer

Looking back at Samsung's debut QLED tellies from last year, it's hard not to think that they came out a year too soon. They were eye-wateringly expensive, and their use of only edge-based LED lighting ultimately seemed to sell the potential of Samsung's... Read more

Hive View review: Great looks, but one big video flaw
4.0 stars Hive View review: Great looks, but one big video flaw By Chris Hall

Hive is back with a second smart home camera. The original Hive Camera was a rebranded white label camera with a separate app, not integrated into the rest of the Hive system, which made it not worth buying.The Hive View is an entirely different thing.... Read more

Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch
4.5 stars Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch By Stuart Miles

Zany, wacky, crazy, mind-boggling, pointless, bizarre, very Japanese. I don't get it.These are just some of the words and phrases that we've heard from others when talking about Nintendo's latest gaming concept: Nintendo Labo.But do any of the above really... Read more