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Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality
4.0 stars Operation Warcade VR review: Reinventing the arcade experience for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

Years ago, before the days of modern personal computers and way before the rise of Xbox and PlayStation, people used to get their gaming fix by visiting their local arcade. A pocket full of change and a few spare hours could bring endless joy.Operation... Read more

Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it?
4.0 stars Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it? By Elyse Betters

Chromebooks have come a long way in the past seven years.We remember when they began as clunky laptops, running a very early version of Chrome OS, which left users without basic apps to complete even everyday tasks, such as a Skype call. Despite decidedly-meh... Read more

Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party
4.0 stars Amazon Fire TV (2017) review: Alexa serves at the 4K HDR party By Chris Hall

Amazon gives you two choices when it comes to buying Fire TV products: there's the Fire TV Stick or the increasingly minimalist Fire TV.The 2017 iteration of Fire TV sees it move closer to the Fire TV Stick in terms of form, moving on from being a set-top... Read more

Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born
4.5 stars Hyundai i30 N review: A surprise hot hatch star is born By Mike Lowe

We come screeching around the a corner of a track, warm rubber cutting the sidelines and barely keeping out of the gravel, before firing off down the straight in sixth gear and then quickly adjusting down to third for a tight cone-crafted chicane. In... Read more

Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up
4.0 stars Volkswagen Tiguan review: All grown-up By Joe Simpson

You've decided you want a mid-sized SUV. You'd like something from a reputable brand, that the neighbours won't question. But you just can't get your head around the prices charged by Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Sounds like you? Then Volkswagen hopes it has... Read more

Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design
3.5 stars Jaybird Freedom 2 review: Superb sound ruffled by dodgy design By Max Langridge

Jaybird is a company with sports in its DNA. Company founder Judd Armstrong is an athlete, his intention with Jaybird to create a whole range of fitness-orientated headphones and wearables.But the sports headphone market is an ever-increasing one, with... Read more

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks
4.0 stars Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks By Elyse Betters

Mobile VR is the most affordable way to experience virtual reality.You can go ultra cheap with the £15 Google Cardboard headset, which works with most iOS and Android phones, or you can spend a little more on the £80 Samsung Gear VR, which works with... Read more

Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base
5.0 stars Q Acoustics M2 review: Super bass from this super base By Max Langridge

With movie and TV streaming services on the rise, more of us are turning to the living room or bedroom to binge on the latest content. While TV picture quality constantly improves in the latest tellies, it's rare that audio direct from such screens is... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395? By Mike Lowe

When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... Read more

LG SJ9 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos in a compact package
4.0 stars LG SJ9 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos in a compact package By Chris Hall

The hot word in home entertainment at the moment is Dolby Atmos. Once the preserve of high-end cinemas, this enhanced version of surround sound has been making its way into homes, first in AV receivers, and now in soundbars too.There is a caveat of course:... Read more

Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd
3.5 stars Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd By Cam Bunton

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two areas of huge potential, especially as all major manufacturers and platform developers are involved, whether it be for mobile or desktop.For Google, Project Tango was the first major push towards... Read more

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
4.0 stars SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again By Rik Henderson

As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment By Chris Hall

The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... Read more

GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made
5.0 stars GoPro Hero 6 Black review: The best action camera ever made By Cam Bunton

If there's one brand that's synonymous with action cameras, it's GoPro. The company has completely dominated the market, with arguably its most important year-to-date being 2017.That's because in late 2016 it entered the drones market with the GoPro Karma,... Read more

Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View
4.0 stars Google Earth VR review: Now with virtual reality Street View By Adrian Willings

We've always been big fans of Google Earth. It's just so incredible to be able to virtually go anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home.So when we discovered that Google Earth had a VR version - including Street View - that was compatible... Read more

Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear
3.5 stars Forza Motorsport 7 review: Racing in reverse gear By Steve Boxer

Microsoft's flagship driving franchise, Forza Motorsport, has always had to perform a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, it's a big-budget production that boasts some of the most desirable cars ever made and most of the world's top tracks, so it's... Read more

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker
Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker By Stuart Miles

We all know that a better sound system has the potential to enhance a movie, TV show or sporting event we're watching yet, according to Sky, most of its customers are still relying on the speakers included in their television.And as the average TV... Read more

Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever
4.0 stars Nikon D5600 review: More connected than ever By Timothy Coleman

Being connected - it's all the rage. Of all the slogans used by Nikon for its cameras, "Always share your moments" seems most apt with the Nikon D5600.The D5600 is the sixth iteration of the well-established Nikon D5000 series - a DSLR camera range with... Read more

Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive
4.0 stars Front Defense review: The VR first-person arcade shooter for HTC Vive By Adrian Willings

Front Defense is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter set in the final days of World War II. Developed by HTC's first-party team, Fantahorn Studio, the game is a virtual reality shooter created specifically for the HTC Vive. Backed by the people who actually... Read more

The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room
4.5 stars The Brookhaven Experiment review: Virtual reality monsters in your living room By Adrian Willings

The Brookhaven Experiment is an intensely dark, atmospheric wave-based VR shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.The game's story centres around an experiment gone wrong, which has torn a hole through the fabric of reality and let monsters and demons... Read more

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights By John Archer

After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears
5.0 stars Bowers & Wilkins PX review: ANC and audiophile talents combine in these knock-out over-ears By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins always takes its time over things. It is never one to rush out a speaker or pair of headphones simply because a new technology has popped up. It would rather do something well or not at all.That has been evidenced in almost all of its... Read more

Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality
4.0 stars Duckpocalypse review: Duck Hunt reimagined for virtual reality By Adrian Willings

We don't generally take the time to review cheap and cheerful games, but Duckpocalypse is something special that hit us right in the nostalgia zone. It's like a smart reboot of gaming classic, Duck Hunt, but with a twist - it's in VR.Ok, so it's not technically... Read more

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future
4.5 stars Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future By John Archer

Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship LCD set actually makes OLED look cheap. In fact, at £4,479 the 65-inch Q9F is the most expensive 65-inch... Read more

EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness
4.0 stars EVE Valkyrie review: Virtual reality space battle fun without the motion sickness By Adrian Willings

Space and virtual reality is a heady and exciting mix. After all, who hasn't dreamt about flying through space blasting laser-cannons? Which is exactly what EVE Valkyrie brings to (virtual) life - from the comfort of your living room sofa.EVE Valkyrie... Read more

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do
3.5 stars Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Huawei MateBook E, the Chinese manufacturer's second-round attempt at a 2-in-1 device. It builds on the original 12-inch device by offering enhanced innards and a dramatically improved adjustable stand as part of its new keyboard cover.However,... Read more

JBL Flip 4 review: The versatile portable Bluetooth speaker
4.0 stars JBL Flip 4 review: The versatile portable Bluetooth speaker By Cam Bunton

The market is full of Bluetooth speakers, that's no secret. As with any saturated market various manufacturers clamber over one another to try and get the best combination of features into the most attractive possible package. See current price on Amazon... Read more

Bose SoundLink Revolve review: Classy, round, room-filling sound
4.5 stars Bose SoundLink Revolve review: Classy, round, room-filling sound By Cam Bunton

The Bluetooth speaker market has changed a lot in the years since the likes of the Jawbone Jambox kickstarted a new movement in loud, room-filling, portable speakers. Now more traditional audio companies are dominating, by pushing the design and audio... Read more

Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace
4.5 stars Urbanista Seattle Wireless review: An affordable on-ear ace By Mike Lowe

We're fortunate enough to test all manner of headphones at Pocket-lint, branching across a wide variety of feature sets and price points. What's particularly striking about the Urbanista Seattle Wireless is the subtle yet elegant design - achieved at... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop
4.0 stars Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop By Andrew Williams

Asus was the original pioneer of modern hybrid computers. Give us half a chance and we'll start reminiscing about the old Transformer tablets, a bit like your grandad talking about "the good old days". Times they were a-different back in 2011.More recently... Read more

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty
4.5 stars Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality review: It's time to get schwifty By Adrian Willings

Wub-a-lub-a-dub-dub! From the creators of Job Simulator comes Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. If you're fans of the series like we are, then you can imagine the sort of shenanigans Rick and Morty in VR presents. And we're happy to report the hilarity... Read more

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?
4.0 stars Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad? By Cam Bunton

It's no secret that the tablet market is in slowdown, particularly for any tablets that aren't iPads or Amazon Fire. But that doesn't mean consumer electronic companies are all quitting. Lenovo is one manufacturer that has recently revamped its tablet... Read more

Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile
4.0 stars Focal Listen review: Wired headphones with a vocal-forward neutral sound profile By Mike Lowe

With so many sound technologies now available in headphones, lots of over-ear models cram in all the bells and whistles features - which typically sees the price skyrocket.Not so the Focal Listen. These over-ear cans are wired only, meaning no fancy Bluetooth... Read more

B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it
4.5 stars B&O BeoPlay H9 review: Audio prestige doesn’t come cheap, but it's well worth it By Mike Lowe

B&O BeoPlay headphones are all about comfortable wear, luxury materials, considered style and, well, everything that its Danish parent company, Bang & Olufsen, represents.That said, we've actually found the range of BeoPlay H-series headphones to have... Read more

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights
4.0 stars Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights By Chris Hall

What do you look for in a Bluetooth speaker? Is it sophistication in design? Is it smart voice control? Or it brutal bass and a lighting rig that puts that tricked-out Ford Escort XR3i to shame?If it's the last, then the Sony XB40 won't have escaped your... Read more

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor
5.0 stars Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review: Phwoar to the floor By Joe Simpson

How do you define fast?For some it's a case of bald figures. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio does 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph. So, that's the "head" box ticked.For others it's defined in less tangible terms. Driving the Alfa... Read more

Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: A doorbell for the connected generation
4.0 stars Ring Video Doorbell 2 review: A doorbell for the connected generation By Cam Bunton

Ring is the trend-setter and market leader in smart, connected video doorbells. Not only do such devices provide the ability to communicate with delivery drivers when you're not at home, they're relatively affordable motion-sensing security cameras. The... Read more

Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player
4.5 stars Destiny 2 review: The perfect blend of MMO and single-player By Rik Henderson

Destiny was, and still is, a great game. It was overly ambitious to begin with, and a little pompous and overblown in its sci-fi tropes, but with each expansion pack it evolved into the epic first-person shooter we’d originally hoped for.We had one... Read more

Fujifilm X100F review: Fixed-lens finery
4.0 stars Fujifilm X100F review: Fixed-lens finery By Mike Lowe

If there's one high-end fixed-lens camera that gets people excited, it's the Fuji X100 series. A unique proposition among compact cameras, its rangefinder-styling, unparalleled viewfinder and fixed 35mm window onto the world make it unlike anything else... Read more

Humax FVP-5000T preview: Freeview Play revisited
Humax FVP-5000T preview: Freeview Play revisited By Chris Hall

The Humax FVP-4000T was the first Freeview Play set-top box to hit the shelves when the new service launched in 2015. The FVP-5000T follows on from this box looking to upgrade the experience and giving customers a method for adding Freeview Play's services... Read more

Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph
Casio Edifice EQB-501 hands-on: A modern, smart chronograph By Cam Bunton

Smartwatches are here to stay, but for some, they're an unnecessary annoyance. Constant bleeping, notifications and attention-grabbing might be your idea of a nightmare. However, it is possible to have a regular analogue watch that uses a smartphone's... Read more

Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV?
4.5 stars Volvo XC60 review: The best-in-class mid-size SUV? By Joe Simpson

The outgoing Volvo XC60 continued to be the best seller in its class right up until the end of production. Whereas other "new" Volvos — the XC90, S90, V90 — replaced cars that were so old people had forgotten they existed, the previous XC60's success... Read more

Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever?
5.0 stars Nikon D850 review: The best DSLR ever? By Timothy Coleman

On paper the Nikon D850 seems to good to be true. This full-frame DSLR camera is no modest refresh of the already impressive Nikon D810, it's an overhaul.It's fast in every way. Its high-resolution sensor competes with the best - even medium format cameras... Read more

Philips Hue complete system review: A shining light in the smart home
5.0 stars Philips Hue complete system review: A shining light in the smart home By Stuart Miles

In 2012 Philips launched Hue, one of the earliest examples of smart lighting, allowing for colour and brightness control from a smartphone or tablet. At the time it perhaps wasn't realised how significant this system would become: many have followed,... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
4.5 stars Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot By Chris Hall

If you don't want to invest a considerable sum of money in an iPad, then Amazon's Fire tablets are the obvious affordable choice.There was once a considerable number of Android tablets to consider, but the market is now much more distinct in its division:... Read more

Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans
4.0 stars Project Cars 2 review: A must-buy for hardcore racing fans By Steve Boxer

There is a reason why there are two distinct types of driving games: there are also two distinct types of driving gamers. Some want an arcade-style experience which gives a sense of the thrill of driving fast, without worrying about whether it actually... Read more

MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download
MacOS High Sierra preview: The invisible update that you need to download By Stuart Miles

As each MacOS update has completed installing, we've always stared lovingly at our Mac desktop, wondering what's actually changed. And most of the time, it's fairly obvious.We normally get big, sweeping new features and additions after Apple releases... Read more