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Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Pro by name, pro by nature
4.5 stars Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Pro by name, pro by nature By Mike Lowe

Fewer manufacturers are making genuinely great laptops these days. Which is why it came as something of a surprise to see Huawei produce the formidable MateBook X back in 2017. However, it's nigh-on impossible to buy one in the UK - which is ludicrous,... Read more

Fitbit Ace initial review: Doing it for the kids
Fitbit Ace initial review: Doing it for the kids By Chris Hall

What does Fitbit have in common with the iPad? Simple, it has achieved that lofty position of becoming genericised. Not sure what genericised means? Then maybe you need to be heading back to school. Because step into the playground and trademarks don't... Read more

Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner review: Finally, a robotic vacuum that really works
5.0 stars Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner review: Finally, a robotic vacuum that really works By Stuart Miles

Let's be honest, none of us like cleaning. So when robot vacuum cleaners started appearing on the scene a number of years ago, the idea that we would never have to do any vacuuming again got a lot of people excited.The problem is most robo-vacs don't... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Design delight with mighty battery life
4.5 stars Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Design delight with mighty battery life By Andrew Williams

The Yoga 920 is Lenovo's latest take on a hybrid laptop for people with plenty of money who want something worth showing off. At £1,399 with no extra gaming hardware, this is a laptop that asks you to you pay for its design.There's a difference between... Read more

Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road?
4.0 stars Jaguar E-Pace review: The savviest SUV on the road? By Joe Simpson

"E-Pace? Is that the electric one then?," asks a man inspecting our Jaguar SUV as we're taking photos of it for this very review.Despite Jaguar launching its all-new electric i-Pace SUV at the Geneva Motor Show – because, you know, in the car world... Read more

Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for
Audi R8 RWS review: The rear-wheel supercar that purists will pine for By Leon Poultney

Audi is a company that preaches all-wheel-drive technology. Its famous Quattro system has won numerous rally titles, ushered various Le Mans racers to victory and enabled ham-fisted drivers to enjoy cars with 500+bhp crammed underneath the bonnet without... Read more

iRobot Roomba 980 robot vacuum review: The Alexa and Google Home compatible cleaning bot
4.0 stars iRobot Roomba 980 robot vacuum review: The Alexa and Google Home compatible cleaning bot By Adrian Willings

The iRobot Roomba range of robot vacuum cleaners are probably the most well-known, thanks in part to the "shark cat riding a Roomba" YouTube video that went viral a few years back, but also because of the superb cleaning abilities these robots offer.These... Read more

Dyson V10 cordless vacuum cleaner review: Wireless and fancy free
0.0 stars Dyson V10 cordless vacuum cleaner review: Wireless and fancy free By Stuart Miles

We've all been there: you've decided to vacuum your house, so you start in one room, then quickly find yourself in another, only to realise that the cord just won't let you get the vacuum cleaner to the far reaches of the house. You stop, follow the cable... Read more

DJI Mavic Air review: Portable drone packs a powerful punch
4.0 stars DJI Mavic Air review: Portable drone packs a powerful punch By Cam Bunton

After releasing the Mavic Pro - a drone for consumers wanting something easy to carry around, with a boatload of features to boot - it was hard to see where DJI would go next. The answer is the even smaller and seemingly just as capable Mavic Air. The... Read more

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

After the relative failure of the Wii U, and in the era of Ultra-HD gaming from PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, some were beginning to think that the days of a console with 'Nintendo' slapped across its front may have reached their last. Nintendo Switch vs PS4... Read more

Bose SoundLink Micro review: Mega sound from the palm-sized portable
4.5 stars Bose SoundLink Micro review: Mega sound from the palm-sized portable By Mike Lowe

When we first looked at the SoundLiink Micro's diminutive proportions, we thought "nah, this dinky speaker can't sound good, can it?". How wrong we were, for Bose's smallest speaker kicks out considerable volume and with more bass than you might imagine.It's... Read more

OnePlus 5T review: A true flagship in every way
5.0 stars OnePlus 5T review: A true flagship in every way By Cam Bunton

Over the past four years, OnePlus has gained some serious momentum in the smartphone world. For better or worse, it's a company that draws the attention of technology enthusiasts.The biggest reason for this is that, since the beginning, it's sought to... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class
4.5 stars Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class By Joe Simpson

How much do you want an SUV? It might have escaped your notice, but every other car we now review seems to be an SUV or crossover. And every time someone tells us they've bought a new car, it's called something like Qashqai, Kodiaq or Kumquat (ok, yes,... Read more

LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship
5.0 stars LG G6 review: A truly great, trend-setting and underrated flagship By Cam Bunton

For years, the LG G-series has been the Korean company's smartphone effort to outsmart its biggest local rival, Samsung, and do so at a more wallet-friendly price.But with the less-than-successful launch of the LG G5 in 2016 - largely down to its modular... Read more

Bose QuietComfort 35 II review: Superb noise-cancelling headphones with added smarts
4.5 stars Bose QuietComfort 35 II review: Superb noise-cancelling headphones with added smarts By Cam Bunton

How do you improve upon a pair of noise-cancelling headphones regarded as the market leader? That's the challenge Bose faced with the QuietComfort 35 Mark II. The best Bluetooth headphones 2018: Top on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones Best Google Assistant... Read more

Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV
4.5 stars Volvo XC40 review: The most sophisticated small SUV By Joe Simpson

The XC40 is Volvo's third SUV, and its smallest to date. It slots in below the larger XC60 and biggest-of-the-bunch XC90, being the first time the company has offered a vehicle in the booming market that Americans refer to as a "company utility vehicle".... Read more

Vivo Apex concept phone: Pushing bezel-free design to the limit
Vivo Apex concept phone: Pushing bezel-free design to the limit By Mike Lowe

At Mobile World Congress 2018 it was a lesser-known brand - in Europe, anyway - that produced one of the most exciting smartphones on the show floor: the Vivo Apex concept. MWC 2018: All the launches that mattered We've watched phone bezel shrink over... Read more

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
5.0 stars Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more By Stuart Miles

When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers,... Read more

Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation
Sony Xperia Ear Duo initial review: Music for the active generation By Chris Hall

Taking music on the move presents a particular problem when you're in busy places. On one hand there's the school of thought that noise cancelling is the way forward - removing the external noise, so it's just you and your music. On the other hand you... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 730 initial review: Trim bezel bolsters this sterling laptop
Lenovo Yoga 730 initial review: Trim bezel bolsters this sterling laptop By Mike Lowe

How to improve upon one of last year's best laptops? Trim the bezel, but of course. That's exactly what Lenovo has done in the Yoga 730, which refreshes the already impressive Yoga 720. Best laptops 2018: The top-rated notebooks and Ultrabooks to buy... Read more

Canon EOS 2000D initial review: Asserting DSLR's entry-level place in a smartphone world?
Canon EOS 2000D initial review: Asserting DSLR's entry-level place in a smartphone world? By Mike Lowe

The camera market is more divided than ever before. Hot off the heels of Samsung announcing its new flagship S9 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2018 - with a dual aperture lens camera unlike anything in a phone before it - Canon, in a sphere all of... Read more

Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K
Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K By Mike Lowe

Since Canon launched its mirrorless camera line-up - known as the EOS M range - we've failed to be too impressed. The EOS M50, however, could be the camera to change that.Why? The M50 is the first time we've seen a number of things in this range: there's... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco initial review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown
Nokia 8 Sirocco initial review: The high-end Nokia looking to steal Samsung's crown By Chris Hall

Nokia's hardware guardian, HMD Global, has released a full portfolio of devices in the year that it's been releasing phones. Aiming to deliver Nokia quality with pure Android benefits and priced affordably, there have been some interesting devices. The... Read more

Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package
Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package By Cam Bunton

Long aspect ratio screens in smartphones has quickly become the norm, despite being a trend that's barely 12 months old in the mainstream market. The challenge then is to offer up this trendy long screen in a way that's not like anyone else. Enter: the... Read more

Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone
Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone By Cam Bunton

It was back in 2015, at that year's Mobile World Congress that Alcatel started to catch the eye. In the Idol 3, it created a device that promised close-to flagship performance and specifications at a fraction of the cost. In the following years it failed... Read more

Pioneer HDJ-X7 review: Pump up the volume
4.0 stars Pioneer HDJ-X7 review: Pump up the volume By Mike Lowe

There's diametric opposition in the DJ world: you're either behind Sennheiser, with its HD25 on-ears; or you're on team Pioneer, with its over-ear HDJ-X line.Which adorns your ears - or perhaps, more accurately for most, ear singular - most likely depends... Read more

Master & Dynamic MH30 review: Exquisite sound with a design to match
4.0 stars Master & Dynamic MH30 review: Exquisite sound with a design to match By Mike Lowe

What do you want from a pair of headphones? Luxe design, ultra comfort and aesthetic appeal? Or all the new-fangled wireless tech in a glossy, shiny package?If it's the former then the Master & Dynamic MH30 are an incredibly well-built pair of on-ear... Read more

Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content
3.0 stars Now TV Streaming Stick review: Low-price streamer needs Full HD content By Dan Grabham

Now TV is the pay-as-you-go streaming version of Sky, with various bundles to choose from. It's ideal if you want to watch Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or Sky's entertainment contract but don't want to sign up to a long term (and costly) deal; perhaps if you... Read more

Sonos One review: Superb sound with the added bonus of Amazon Alexa
5.0 stars Sonos One review: Superb sound with the added bonus of Amazon Alexa By Britta O'Boyle

The Sonos One is is described by the company as "the smart speaker for music lovers" and it not only offers Amazon's Alexa, but it will offer Google Assistant in 2018 too, giving you a choice of the personal assistant you want to use. Sonos One vs Sonos... Read more

Samsung VR7000 Powerbot review: This robot vacuum really sucks
5.0 stars Samsung VR7000 Powerbot review: This robot vacuum really sucks By Adrian Willings

The world of robot vacuum cleaners is a mixed bag of similar-looking devices with a varying appeal and abilities. Choosing the right one can be tough - as not only are they expensive luxury items, their cleaning potential often isn't ample to negate the... Read more

Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile
5.0 stars Bose SoundSport Free review: The best wire-free sports earphones by a mile By Cam Bunton

In the wire-free market there tends to be something of a compromise required to get the type of performance or design that you want. If you want great sounding audio and stylish looks, you have to sacrifice battery life and get the Sony WF-1000X. If you... Read more

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation
5.0 stars DJI Osmo Mobile 2 review: Superb stabilisation By Stuart Miles

We all use our smartphones to record video, that's a given. But even with high-end smartphones having built-in stabilisation, video captured on the move can still come out shaky.Which is where the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal system comes in, promising to... Read more

Sennheiser Momentum Free review: Stunning sound, less than stellar design
4.0 stars Sennheiser Momentum Free review: Stunning sound, less than stellar design By Cam Bunton

Towards the beginning of 2017, Sennheiser launched an impressive pair of neckband earphones: the Momentum In-Ear Wireless. These super-comfortable in-ears offer superb sound and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. Clearly, one for inclusion in... Read more

Hisense N6800 4K TV review: Unrivalled bang for your buck?
4.0 stars Hisense N6800 4K TV review: Unrivalled bang for your buck? By John Archer

It's not hard to spot the main attraction of the Hisense H65N6800: it's a 65-inch, 4K-resolution, HDR-capable TV (that's high dynamic range, if you're new to it) that's currently on sale for the distinctly unprincely sum of £899.That's a whole £600... 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 Elyse Betters

If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search.Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the No. 1 site we all go to when we want to look up stuff. Heck, most people just say "Google it". Beyond search, we use Google brands for a range of... 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 perfect 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, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9 - that's... Read more

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa steps into a touchscreen future
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa steps into a touchscreen future By Elyse Betters

As much as we love the original canister-shaped Echo speaker, adding a display to the Echo seems like a natural evolution for Amazon's smart assistant, which now sits in a line with a growing number of other Amazon-made Alexa devices (Spot, Echo, Dot,... Read more

Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance
4.0 stars Subaru XV review: A crossover with real substance By Chris Pickering

Carmakers struck gold when they came up with the idea of the crossover. Combining the convenience of a hatchback with the rugged off-road image of an SUV has proved to be like catnip for family car buyers.On paper, the Subaru XV is a classic example of... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
4.0 stars Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming By Chris Hall

Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace... Read more

Panasonic EX750 TV review: Dimming tech that most LCD sets can only dream of bettering
4.0 stars Panasonic EX750 TV review: Dimming tech that most LCD sets can only dream of bettering By John Archer

While Panasonic seems mostly focused on OLED technology these days, it still maintains a pretty extensive LCD range. After all, however much everyone might want to buy an OLED TV, they're still beyond the financial reach of many.The EX750 perfectly illustrates... Read more

Ring Floodlight Cam review: The best protection for your home?
4.5 stars Ring Floodlight Cam review: The best protection for your home? By Max Langridge

Ring is perhaps best known for its video doorbells that not only let you speak to anyone at your front door when you're not around, but can even be used to help catch any unwanted visitors to your home.It makes perfect sense that the company has carried... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful
Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful By Chris Hall

The Panasonic Lumix G Series has grown considerably over recent years and with the announcement of the new Lumix GX9, there's now a new compact model for those interested in quality and control.While this camera really updates and replaces the GX8, in... Read more

Honor 9 Lite review: Setting a high bar for budget phones
4.0 stars Honor 9 Lite review: Setting a high bar for budget phones By Mike Lowe

With top-spec phones typically costing several hundred pounds, you'll be relieved to know there are increasing numbers of affordable options that don't scrimp on the design - such as the Honor 9 Lite, which retails for a penny shy of £200.A couple of... Read more

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match
3.5 stars Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match By Cam Bunton

Huawei is a company that's increasingly hard to ignore when looking for a new smartphone. Regardless of what your budget is, the company has something available that's usually competitive, whether it's through its own-brand devices, or through its more... Read more

DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire
4.0 stars DS 7 Crossback review: Tech meets luxury flair, but it's not all savoir faire By Chris Hall

The DS 7 Crossback is an important car for DS Automobiles. It represents the start of something new. Announced as a new brand in 2014, this is the first car for the marque that's all DS and no Citroën. That means there's no chevron-badged version,... Read more

Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw...
4.0 stars Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw... By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years we've seen Chinese smartphone manufacturers grow from strength to strength. Perhaps the biggest success story has been Huawei, along with its related Honor subsidiary brand. But while that Chinese giant has been making a name for... Read more

Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV
3.5 stars Peugeot 5008 review: Reinventing the family MPV By Joe Simpson

The last Peugeot 5008 was a traditional MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle). And nobody wants one of those anymore. So for 2018, the 5008 has been reinvented as – you guessed it – an SUV (Sports-Utility Vehicle).It seems like barely a day goes by without... Read more