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Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm

By Mike Lowe

Apple is an interesting beast. Often considered king of design, its MacBook cut up the rulebook when it first appeared in 2015, ditching full-size USB ports and, well, almost any wired connectivity for the sake of a single USB Type-C port. Controversial... Read more

Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?
4.0 stars

Toyota C-HR review: High-roller or middle-of-the-roader?

By Joe Simpson

"Cars, they all look the same these days." It's almost as if the designers of Toyota's new C-HR had that phrase in mind, and were determined to shoot it down. Toyotas — aren't they cars that are reliable, well-built and, well, just a little bit dull?... Read more

B&O Play Beolit 17 review: Boxing clever
4.5 stars

B&O Play Beolit 17 review: Boxing clever

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to sound quality, Danish high-end maker Bang & Olufsen is well regarded. The company's offshoots, B&O Play and Beoplay, also create excellent portable speakers and headphones at more accessible price points.Not that the Beolit 17 is exactly... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection
4.5 stars

Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection

By John Archer

The debut Panasonic OLED TV, 2015's 65CZ952, was an incredible effort, delivering arguably the finest and certainly the most authentic pictures the TV world had seen up to that point.So it's hardly surprising that AV enthusiasts have been buzzing about... Read more

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master
4.0 stars

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite review: Easy to learn, difficult to master

By Dom Peppiatt

There's something rather special about being able to form a team of Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon and face off against some of Capcom's biggest and baddest characters. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite makes that possible in the most bombastic of ways.Infinite... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket
4.0 stars

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket

By Mike Lowe

Compact cameras as they were once known are dead and buried. Now if you go looking for a dedicated camera - one that's not on your smartphone, anyway - it'll come with a larger-scale sensor and more features to help it stand out.That's the case with the... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles
4.5 stars

Garmin Forerunner 735XT review: Putting in the multisport miles

By Chris Hall

The Garmin Forerunner family has always been a firm favourite with those who are a little more serious about their sport. Often the device of choice for runners and triathletes, there's now a wide selection of watches to track your every movement, whatever... Read more

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

Audi Aicon: A glimpse at a fully autonomous future and ultra-impressive user interface

By Joe Simpson

What does the future look like? It's a perennial question, one that for cars feels more pertinent than ever. This, the Aicon, is what the future looks like according to Audi.You'll know that cars are becoming battery powered (or electrifying - as the... Read more

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
4.5 stars

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat

By Cam Bunton

The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's not just about a great sounding pair of earphones, it's about killing the noise with excellent in-ear... Read more

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn
3.0 stars

Royole Moon review: The 3D 'Virtual Cinema' experience, minus the popcorn

By Adrian Willings

The Royole Moon is an interesting piece of hardware. It's a headset that purports to offer a 'virtual 3D theatre experience' in an immersive mobile device that's suitable for use anywhere, anytime. It's not a virtual reality headset, as such, despite... Read more

Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Luscious OLED quality, if you can afford it
4.5 stars

Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Luscious OLED quality, if you can afford it

By John Archer

OLED screens are very much no longer just something LG does. In 2017 we've already seen LG's range joined by new OLED models from Sony, Panasonic, Philips - and now there's another OLED debutante to add from Loewe.Loewe Bild 7.65 review: Design 4x HDMI... Read more

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

Ford GT review: An astounding aerodynamic accomplishment

By Leon Poultney

It is very easy to think you know everything about the latest Ford GT, for this is a car that seemingly came out of nowhere at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show and subsequently stole almost every column inch, headline and online article. Oh, and then it... Read more

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive
4.0 stars

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review: Another addictive Nintendo Switch exclusive

By Steve Boxer

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle created a stir when it was unveiled at the E3 Show in June. After all, any original Mario-related game is bound to be big news.Back then it sounded like a rather strange proposition though. Developed by Ubisoft, and a cross-pollination... Read more

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept preview: The future autonomous car for slick city transit

By Joe Simpson

Daimler has revealed its Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept in Stuttgart, two weeks before it gets shown to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show.The concept — which the company stresses is not designed to preview the exterior styling of the next Smart... Read more

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

Garmin Vivomove HR preview: Hybrid smartwatch with hidden touchscreen and heart rate monitoring

By Britta O'Boyle

Garmin announced several devices at consumer electronic show IFA in Berlin, including the Vivomove HR.On first glance, the Vivomove HR looks like any other analogue watch, but this device has a dirty little secret. It has a hidden touchscreen, as well... Read more

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports
4.0 stars

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports

By Chris Hall

For many there's probably the temptation to use whichever headphones you happen to have lying around for your workouts, but that's really not the best strategy. Picking a pair that are designed to cope with getting sweaty and rained on, to take the abuse... Read more

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?
4.0 stars

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?

By Mike Lowe

DSLR cameras were once seen as these big, beastly pro-spec machines that you wouldn't want to lay hands on unless you had an encyclopaedic knowledge of photography. How times have changed, eh?The Canon EOS 200D is an interesting small-scale DSLR, designed... Read more

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1

By Mike Lowe

With the rise of the Microsoft Surface and increasing strength in the 2-in-1 market, manufacturers are looking for different ways to stand out from the growing pack. In the case of the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition it's all about power - lots of power.The... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power

By Mike Lowe

It was only a year ago we were praising the Lenovo Yoga 11 710, an 11-inch laptop which we said "offers just about everything you get with the 12-inch MacBook, and a bit more besides, for much less money," when reviewed in mid 2016.But that era is over,... Read more

Onkyo P3 and G3 smart speakers preview: Alexa or Google, you choose

Onkyo P3 and G3 smart speakers preview: Alexa or Google, you choose

By Britta O'Boyle

Several companies announced smart speakers at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, some opting for Google Assistant, others for Amazon's Alexa but Onkyo went for both, launching two speakers at the show.The Onkyo P3 is the Amazon Alexa smart speaker,... Read more

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED

By Chris Hall

Take one part LG OLED TV, mix in a healthy dollop of Bang & Olufsen design and this is the result: the BeoVision Eclipse. This is the result of a collaboration between LG and B&O and it's a staggering result. This partnership was first announced in... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge

By Mike Lowe

The Acer Chromebook 15 is the perfect example of how Chromebooks have progressed over recent years. No longer does the word 'Chromebook' dictate an ultra-budget look and feel, with the Acer 15's aluminium panel finish paving the way for this future of... Read more

Dell Visor preview: A Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be hard to beat

Dell Visor preview: A Windows Mixed Reality headset that will be hard to beat

By Mike Lowe

The theme at this year's IFA show - the largest technology show in Europe - is all about Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's dive into easy-to-setup virtual reality experiences, which will debut from 17 October when a Windows 10 update arrives.And manufacturers... Read more

Kitsound Voice One speaker preview: First impressions of the £130 Amazon Echo competitor

Kitsound Voice One speaker preview: First impressions of the £130 Amazon Echo competitor

By Britta O'Boyle

Consumer electronics show IFA sees a lot of product launches, but speakers with built-in assistants, whether Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, have been announced in abundance. Panasonic and Sony have both launched Google Assistant-powered speakers, while... Read more

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

Sphero R2-D2 preview: Artoo it is you, it is you

By Stuart Miles

Sphero, the company behind BB-8 and other robots has created its own fully programmable version of R2-D2 from the Star Wars films.Pocket-lint has previewed the new Droid ahead of its official launch. Is this the Droid you're looking for?R2-D2 Droid hardware... Read more

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

Sphero BB-9E preview: The cute "evil" BB-8 shows us the dark side of The Last Jedi

By Stuart Miles

The Droids of the Star Wars universe always hold a special place in our hearts. R2-D2, C3-PO, that silly Droid that Chewie likes to shout at in the Death Star.It's no surprise then that we've got a new Droid to love/hate for the new Star Wars: The Last... Read more

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential

By Mike Lowe

Amazon looks set to take over the world with its Alexa voice assistant, which continues to pop-up in a multitude of third-party products. The Amazon Echo Show - which combines the Alexa voice assistant with a touchscreen for additional presentation and... Read more

Lenovo Explorer preview: The best-fitting Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

Lenovo Explorer preview: The best-fitting Windows Mixed Reality headset yet

By Mike Lowe

If there's a theme at this year's IFA show - that's the largest technology show in Europe, if you're not in the know - then it has to be Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's dive into easy-to-setup virtual reality experiences.Lenovo had previously announced... Read more

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges preview: We put on the headset to battle Kylo Ren

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 has teamed with Disney to create an AR experience... Read more

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

By Britta O'Boyle

They are all at it. Sony is one of the latest companies to announce a smart home speaker with Google Assistant built-in, joining the likes of Panasonic and Onyko.Sony's LF-S50G doesn't have the catchiest name, but it's a pretty good looking speaker and... Read more

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

By Chris Hall

Smart speakers are the new black; following the success of devices like the Amazon Echo, we've seen the launch of Google Home and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple HomePod.Unlike Apple, those other players - Google and Amazon - are keen to leverage... Read more

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, including two flagships to complement the 4K Xperia XZ Premium and one "super mid-ranger".The super mid-ranger comes in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus, sitting alongside the... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

By Britta O'Boyle

Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages, offering the same power and hardware as the flagship smartphone it launched alongside.That all... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia XZ Premium that launched at the beginning of the year, rather than replace it. The Xperia XZ1 succeeds... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

By Mike Lowe

Earlier this year the second-gen Samsung Gear Fit landed, focusing on fitness fans. At IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the  calendar - the Korean giant unveiled its spiritual brother: the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.So what's different in what... Read more

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

By Mike Lowe

The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol Republic Amps Air, to name but a few.Samsung also wants a piece of the wire-free pie, with its original... Read more

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
4.0 stars

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

By John Archer

With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... Read more

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever
4.5 stars

F1 2017 review: More authentic than ever

By Steve Boxer

Because we all fancy ourselves as the next Lewis Hamilton, Formula One videogames have long been an annual staple. But in the past, creating them has been problematic – Microprose, Electronic Arts and Sony, at various times, held the official F1 games... Read more

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

Fitbit Ionic preview: A smart start for Fitbit's smartwatch

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is no stranger to the wearables market. In fact, it's been kicking around for a decade this year, having sold over 67 million devices. That's quite a lot. While the company dominates the fitness tracking market though, it isn't as prominent in... Read more

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone
3.5 stars

Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone

By Cam Bunton

You might not know it, but Oppo is one of the world's most popular phone manufacturers. On a global scale of shipped devices it's in fourth place, behind Samsung, Apple and Huawei. And that's without having a major presence in western markets like Europe... Read more

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice
4.0 stars

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice

By Andrew Williams

For a while tech seemed to be getting cheaper. Bargain phones, affordable all-metal laptops and the like gave the careful buyer something to be happy about. But in the last year a lot of gadgets prices have risen, particularly in the UK.The Acer Swift... Read more

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling
5.0 stars

Range Rover Velar review: A titan of tech and a lesson in SUV styling

By Leon Poultney

Jaguar Land Rover has hauled the Velar name out of the history books to grace the fourth Range Rover model in the marque's long and illustrious history.Granted, the original Land Rover incarnation was apparently pronounced "Vee-lar", as opposed to today's... Read more

Agents of Mayhem review: Saints Row's spiritual successor is every bit the guilty pleasure
3.5 stars

Agents of Mayhem review: Saints Row's spiritual successor is every bit the guilty pleasure

By Steve Boxer

In an era when everything gets picked over, trolled from every direction, analysed to death and over-thought, a game such as Agents of Mayhem - which merely aims to provide a dollop of good, old-fashioned fun - harks back to a refreshingly bygone age.If... Read more

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

By Rik Henderson

On the Sunday prior to Gamescom 2017, Microsoft pulled a couple of console announcements out of the bag.There is an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition for die-hard fans to pre-order for day one. And a special version of the 1TB Xbox One S was unveiled... Read more