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Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy By Mike Lowe

The line between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continues to blur, with the Panasonic Lumix G9 gunning to be the first choice for pro photographers. In many respects, this is the camera to cease the disparity between the formats; it's almost like a "mirrorless... Read more

Lifeprint photo and video printer initial review: AR prints let you create your own Harry Potter-like photos
Lifeprint photo and video printer initial review: AR prints let you create your own Harry Potter-like photos By Stuart Miles

Moving portraits were once only possible in the realms of fiction - most notably in the Harry Potter movies and books. However, thanks to augmented reality, we can bring still images to life these days. Just point your phone at a set target image and... Read more

Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds
3.0 stars Google Pixel Buds review: More like Pixel Duds By Elyse Betters

Google devices are usually hit or miss. The company has a long history of launching its own hardware, but many of those products have gone nowhere, such as the Nexus Q streaming media device, Google Glass wearable, Nexus 7 tablet, and Pixel C convertible.... Read more

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels
4.0 stars Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels By Chris Hall

Nokia filled the gap at the top of its smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we'd been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return, which has seen the birth of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in the first year of its life.On the... Read more

Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner review: A smart luxury addition to your cleaning arsenal
4.0 stars Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner review: A smart luxury addition to your cleaning arsenal By Adrian Willings

Robot vacuums are still a bit of a luxury item, but with the continued rise in smart home products, especially ones that work together, there's the possibility of an enhanced experience.When we learnt that the Ecovacs Deebot R95 MKII robot vacuum cleaner... Read more

Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV?
3.5 stars Fiat 500L review: Return of the MPV? By Chris Pickering

The Fiat 500 can justifiably claim to be an icon. Its unique blend of style, functionality and affordability has won it legions of admirers over the years.But there's a catch. The original 500 was designed to navigate the back streets of 1950s Italy and... Read more

Sonos Sub review: All about that bass
4.5 stars Sonos Sub review: All about that bass By Stuart Miles

Sonos launched its wireless subwoofer - the Sonos Sub - way back in 2012. It was originally designed to fit into any room, promising to instantly boost the performance of the company's range of multi-room speakers, which back then consisted of only... Read more

RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers
4.0 stars RHA MA750 wireless review: Classy in-ears for budget-conscious buyers By Cam Bunton

For the past few years, RHA has built itself a reputation for offering audiophile grade sound in an affordable and well-made earphone.Up until now, however, all this audio goodness has been delivered using a physical wire. With the 3.5mm jack slowly disappearing... Read more

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected
Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected By Chris Hall

Asus is no stranger to innovation, so when Qualcomm told us that Windows on Snapdragon was ready to meet its public, it was no surprise to see Asus as the first company to step up and present its solution.The aim is simple: to give you a laptop that's... Read more

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected
HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected By Chris Hall

It was late-2016 when Qualcomm, Microsoft and a number of other partners started talking about Windows 10 devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware. The reality has now arrived, with the announcement of the HP Envy x2.Announced and shown off at... Read more

Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro robot vacuum cleaner review: It's not smart, but it is clever
3.5 stars Ecovacs Deebot M81 Pro robot vacuum cleaner review: It's not smart, but it is clever By Adrian Willings

Smart robot vacuum cleaners are a saving grace for the lazy modern home-owner, helping to keep the house clean and reducing your battles with the upright vacuum. Some of these robot cleaners offer a lot more functionality than others, so choosing the... Read more

Michael Kors Access Sofie review: Stunning smartwatch with serious sparkle
4.5 stars Michael Kors Access Sofie review: Stunning smartwatch with serious sparkle By Britta O'Boyle

Fashion brand Michael Kors is back with a second version of its Access smartwatch - the Sofie. The device follows on from the chunky but brilliant Access Bradshaw and it brings a smaller design, some serious sparkle and a fully round display. Yep, that's... 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 specifically designed to sit under or above your wall-mounted TV, while the more recent Sonos Playbase, is designed to sit beneath your TV, acting as a base for sets that sit on top of furniture.Of course you aren't restricted to... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point
4.5 stars Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point By Cam Bunton

Garmin is well known for producing highly regarded wearables, specifically those for tracking sports activities. Whether you're a runner, cyclist or general outdoors lover, there's a high probability you've already purchased or considered purchasing a... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR?
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR? By Mike Lowe

With budget compacts more or less killed off by the ever-advancing phone camera, dedicated cameras play a very different role these days. And as not everyone wants to lug around a massive lump, mirrorless and DSLR cameras simply won't suit all photographers... Read more

Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand
4.0 stars Roku Express review: An affordable and easy way to get video on-demand By Max Langridge

Roku is a name synonymous with streaming sticks and boxes, delivering devices to make catch-up and video on-demand easy for virtually everyone in any home, regardless of TV setup.Having recently refreshed its lineup to just two products, Roku now offers... Read more

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions
5.0 stars Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions By Chris Hall

The original Sony MDR-1000X blew us away back in 2016. Those over-ears quickly became our preferred headphones, they won awards and awards and awards, they created a buzz that saw talk of noise-cancelling headphones shift from Bose to Sony.When Sony announced... Read more

Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker
5.0 stars Sonos Play:1 review: The perfect Sonos starting speaker By Stuart Miles

Sonos offers one of the best multi room audio platforms out there and the Sonos Play:1 is the cheapest way to get started with a Sonos system.Before the Play:1 was announced in 2013, a typical Sonos system started at over £250 and climbed rapidly upwards... Read more

Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review: It's still super sleek, it's still super expensive
4.0 stars Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review: It's still super sleek, it's still super expensive By Mike Lowe

The original Microsoft Surface Book was one heavyweight (literally) laptop-meets-2-in-1 that, ultimately, was designed for professionals seeking desktop-grade power in a portable form factor. It had all the makings to give Apple a big kick between the... Read more

Ashes Cricket review: Knock it for six!
4.0 stars Ashes Cricket review: Knock it for six! By Steve Boxer

You may not have noticed, but the biggest event on the international cricket calendar is poised to get under way: the England team is in Australia for an Ashes series, commencing 23 November 2017.Cricket nowadays feels like a rather neglected sport –... Read more

HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life
4.0 stars HTC U11 Life review: The ups and downs of Life By Mike Lowe

One of 2017's best - and perhaps most underrated - phones is the HTC U11. With its top-spec innards and unique two-tone colour rear, it's one of the most striking phones on the market. And it has a baby brother: the HTC U11 Life, a mid-level equivalent... Read more

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: Amid the controversy there's a great game
4.0 stars Star Wars Battlefront 2 review: Amid the controversy there's a great game By Steve Boxer

Take one of the best-loved franchises in the history of pop-culture, mash it up with an online game and you have a recipe for the sort of fanatical devotion that is naturally combustible. Then add tweaks which would appear to favour those prepared to... Read more

Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Plus review: The better Alexa experience By Chris Hall

The Amazon Echo is undoubtedly one of the most significant gadgets to launch in the past few years. Amazon's smart speaker has created and dominated a new category of devices, wrong-footing rivals, leaving speaker manufacturers scratching their disconnected... Read more

Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor to the affordable phone market
Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor to the affordable phone market By Mike Lowe

It's not just top-end flagship phones that are getting taller, skinnier and therefore easier to handle: the Honor 7X, which is expected to launch on 5 December 2017 at Honor's UK event (although you can already buy it now via some channels for £279-300),... Read more

LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality
4.5 stars LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality By John Archer

It's starting to look as if 2017 will be the year that OLED TV technology really hits the big time.OLED panels have started to be used by a growing number of big-name TV brands, rather than just LG. Sets such as LG's incredibly thin and flexible Wallpaper... Read more

LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar
5.0 stars LG OLED B7 review: An OLED superstar By Chris Hall

LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... Read more

Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going?
4.0 stars Gran Turismo Sport review: Still the best racer going? By Steve Boxer

Any new instalment of Gran Turismo is a major occasion for those who own a PlayStation. Apart from anything else, these games don't come along very often.Kazunori Yamauchi, the legend who runs the series' developer Polyphony Digital, is renowned for taking... Read more

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless?
4.0 stars MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: A touch of brilliance or totally brainless? By Stuart Miles

Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro range, delivering a laptop that is thinner, lighter and more powerful than before.Rather than just roll out the typical annual revamp of new and improved internal specs, the company has added a new feature to its top-spec... Read more

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs?
4.0 stars Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III review: Ideal for amateurs? By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 for its third innings, in Mark III form.This new addition to the OM-D family boasts many of the same features we love about the OM-D range - the Micro Four Thirds sensor and raft of available lenses, class-leading in-camera... Read more

AmpliFi HD review: Mesh Wi-Fi made simple
4.0 stars AmpliFi HD review: Mesh Wi-Fi made simple By Cam Bunton

If want a broad, resillient home Wi-Fi network then in 2017 it's all about the mesh network. While mesh has undoubtedly become more prominent thanks to Google Wifi, there are plenty of alternatives out thereThe AmpliFi HD system comes with a slightly... Read more

Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package
4.5 stars Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package By Chris Hall

The Sony ST5000 soundbar might be a lighter way to get yourself a Dolby Atmos compatible sound system than installing a full-on room setup, but as soundbars go, it delivers plenty of heft. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it? It's a... Read more

Logitech MX Ergo review: Return of the track(ball)
4.5 stars Logitech MX Ergo review: Return of the track(ball) By Cam Bunton

Think back to the early-to-mid 90s, when PCs were taking the world by storm and becoming commonplace. Most of them looked the same: big beige boxes with clunky keyboards and wired mice. There were very few PCs or peripherals that really stood out, especially... Read more

McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order
5.0 stars McLaren 720S review: Shaking up the supercar world order By Joe Simpson

In a world of iPhones, Snapchat, Pokemon and a whole host of digital distractions, do little boys and girls still put posters of supercars on their walls? It's a question we're musing as we drive the new McLaren 720S around the Cirencester bypass. Growing... Read more

Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other
4.0 stars Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other By Mike Lowe

In an arguably stagnant phone market an unexpected new player has emerged: Razer. Yep, the well-known gaming brand isn't hanging up its core business, rather bringing its gaming expertise to the phone market. But in the unimaginatively named Razer Phone... Read more

Doom review: Redefining the remake
4.5 stars Doom review: Redefining the remake By Steve Boxer

Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised first-person shooters (developer id Software's previous game, Wolfenstein 3D, invented that most enduring... Read more

Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock?
4.0 stars Volkswagen T-Roc review: Solid as a rock? By Alistair Charlton

As the growth of the sharing and on-demand economies lure us away from ownership and into a future where someone else's car arrives with the prod of a smartphone app, it may seem counterintuitive for car makers to place a growing focus on personalisation... Read more

Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss
4.5 stars Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus review: Intelligent, funny and brutal - a first-person shooter not to miss By Mike Lowe

If you seek pedigree from your first-person shooters, you can't beat Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. Its bloodline can be traced back to the first ever proper FPS: 1992's Wolfenstein 3D. And in the process, it offers a mightily impressive illustration... Read more

Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot
3.5 stars Motorola Moto X4 review: In a tough spot By Mike Lowe

There was a time when the Moto X was a ruler among smartphones. But as various competitors have risen up through the mid-spec or sub-flagship space, its power dwindled somewhat. And then, following the Moto X Style and Moto X Play at the tail-end of... Read more

LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives
4.0 stars LG V30 review: A flagship that's not just for creatives By Chris Hall

The LG V30 is the third iteration of its V series, with the aim of changing the opinion of this family of phones. The thing that's always been slightly strange about the V models is the limited availability and the strong focus on advanced video capture... Read more

The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills
4.0 stars The Evil Within 2 review: Japanese horror thrills and chills By Steve Boxer

Horror movie aficionados will tell you that, over the decades, Japanese film-makers have developed a fearsome reputation for making some of the most out-there, unconventional and bizarre fright-fests imaginable.If you had to characterise a Japanese horror-film,... Read more

Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses?
3.0 stars Acer Windows Mixed Reality review: Good enough to bring VR to the masses? By Adrian Willings

Microsoft is making gentle waves into the world of Virtual Reality (VR) with Windows Mixed Reality, a supposed middle-ground between Augmented Reality (AR) and the VR experience we already know and love.After creating some excitement with Microsoft Hololens... Read more

Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road
4.0 stars Audi A8 (2017) review: The most tech-packed car to ever hit the road By Mike Lowe

Step into the brand new Audi A8 and it's impossible not to be impressed. This car is like a first class suite on wheels, with such an abundance of tech on offer that it's hard not to play with every touchscreen and option for the sheer thrill of what's... Read more

Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5?
4.5 stars Monument Valley 2 review: Beautiful yes, but is it worth £5? By Rik Henderson

Monument Valley 2 was one of the few genuine surprise reveals during Apple's WWDC 17 keynote in San Jose. The HomePod Siri speaker, iOS 11, even the new iMacs had been rumoured in the preceding months. But, we'd not heard that Ustwo was ready to unleash... Read more

Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise
4.5 stars Assassin's Creed Origins review: A stunning comeback for the much-loved franchise By Steve Boxer

Games publishers face a terrible temptation to relentlessly milk franchises that catch the public imagination and, for a while, it looked as though that fate had befallen Assassin's Creed.But Ubisoft, sensibly, opted to give its hugely popular time-travelling... Read more

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game
Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game By Rik Henderson

We fully understand why so many remastered games are appearing for PS4 and other modern consoles, after all there are large, new audiences who never played the originals. However, many of them are simply tarted up graphically, or have resolution jumps... Read more

Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game
4.0 stars Giant Cop Justice Above All review: Give a big hand for VR's creative god game By Adrian Willings

Giant Cop: Justice Above All is a refreshing experience that stands out from the wave shooters that typically dominate virtual reality gaming. In the game, you play a giant police officer who towers above the streets of Micro City, laying down the law... Read more

Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker
4.0 stars Google Home Mini review: Great voice-assistant, not-so-great speaker By Cam Bunton

The home smart speaker war is on. Some might say Amazon has already won it, with its Alexa voice-assistant Echo range and third-party support in other respected brand speakers. Amazon has competition though, predominantly from Google.The original Google... Read more

Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content
4.5 stars Dead Effect 2 VR review: An action-packed sci-fi joy that's rammed full of content By Adrian Willings

A half-broken spaceship, darkly lit corridors and a mass of undead monsters baying for blood. Sounds like a recipe for a fantastic VR horror game with a touch of cliché, right? That's pretty much what Dead Effect 2 VR is all about.With RPG elements... Read more

The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades
3.5 stars The Wizards review: Conjuring up some spellbinding VR escapades By Adrian Willings

Deep down inside we've always wanted to be a Wizard, but were never really able to pull off the long majestic beard and robe look. Being far too old to dress up as Harry Potter, we have instead achieved our wizard spell-casting dreams by leaping into... Read more