MWC 2015: Archos Launches the 50 Oxygen Plus, Available in 3G and 4GSofian Nouira - Mobiles & Smartphones - 27/02/15 15:16
In the run-up to MWC 2015, Archos has just announced the 50 Oxygen Plus, an extremely thin mid-range smartphone with an undeniably Apple-inspired design. To avoid the media crush that...
Google Confirms Plans to Release High-End Chromebook: the Pixel 2Johann Breton - Laptops - 27/02/15 11:55
In 2013, Google unveiled the "Pixel", a rather niche, high-end Chromebook. Two years later, it's just been confirmed that a Pixel 2 is in the pipeline. Because Chrome OS is all...
Review: Acer Aspire S7 2015: The Price of PerformanceBénigne Millière - Laptops - 27/02/15 09:18
Visually, the Aspire S7 hasn't changed. Its chassis is the same as that of the 2013 and 2014 versions, which is understandable given its clean, understated lines. As before, both the lid and bottom of the...
Motorola Moto E 4G: It's OfficialCorentin Bechade - Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/02/15 15:47
Motorola is breathing new life into its entry-level range, having just formalised the launch of a second generation of its Moto E line. The Moto E 4G is still, when...
Review: Samsung Galaxy A5: Design, But At What Cost?Romain Thuret - Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/02/15 14:29
If something's not working for Samsung, Samsung changes its approach. Having suffered a mighty setback with the Galaxy Alpha, the company has since been busy fending off competition from small local brands and Chinese giants alike. Now,...
Panasonic Unveils its 2015 Premium TV RangeValentin Lormeau - TVs - 26/02/15 12:08
Panasonic Convention 2015 is currently taking place in Frankfurt, and the Japanese brand has just released the details of its 2015 television range. Of the many models, the flagship Ultra...
Review: Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Gold: The Golden GenerationRomain Thuret - Mobiles & Smartphones - 26/02/15 10:21
Here it is. The famous Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Gold. Unveiled alongside its namesake, the Ascend Mate 7, this supercharged version was originally destined only for the Chinese market. Now, though, the Gold has made it over...
Beam: The Projector That Screws In Like A LightbulbHenry Grimaud - Smart Devices - 25/02/15 15:14
Beam may not be the first pico-projector to enter our stratosphere, but it's the first one that can be fitted to a standard E27 screw-in bulb socket (or pin bulb socket,...
Review: Sennheiser Urbanite XL: The Portable Speakers with XXL BassMarie Georgescu de Hillerin - Headphones - 25/02/15 14:33
Sennheiser certainly doesn't do things by halves: at one stage, it was impossible to stroll around town or take public transport without being visually assaulted by a giant billboard exhibiting the Urbanite XL (more often than...
Sony Unveils the Xperia E4g, the 4G Version of the E4Corentin Bechade - Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/02/15 11:16
A few weeks ago, Sony unveiled the Xperia E4, which is set to retail for under £100. While this smartphone has many appealing features, the recent announcement of the Xperia...
Review: Harman/Kardon Esquire Mini: Jousting with the Ultra-PortablesRémi Boumrar - Portable Speakers - 25/02/15 09:18
Harking back to the equerries who attended to the horses of the knights of the Middle Ages, its name makes a welcome change from the BXT67399-3Ws and the like that we're so used to seeing. Designed in...
Sony Unveils Its New Portable Headphones: The MDR-ZX770BNBenoît Campion - Headphones - 24/02/15 15:10
The engineers at Sony are grabbing the headlines once again, having recently unveiled yet another set of portable headphones, the MDR-ZX770BN. This time, the Japanese manufacturer has incorporated active noise cancellation...
LG Announces Four New Smartphones: Magna, Spirit, Leon and JoyRémi Jacquet - Mobiles & Smartphones - 24/02/15 11:18
The 2015 Mobile World Congress may not be opening its doors until next week, but LG has decided to kick off festivities early by announcing four new smartphones. Named Magna,...
Review: Panasonic Lumix TZ70 (ZS50): A Much Better Viewfinder and Fewer PixelsCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 24/02/15 09:37
Combining sharp and rounded edges, the Lumix TZ70 (ZS50 in US) cuts the same figure as its predecessor, the TZ60. The build-quality is as excellent as ever, and barely a single feature of its design has...
The Beolit 15 Arrives at B&O PlayBenoît Campion - Portable Speakers - 23/02/15 15:18
Not long after the launch of its A2, B&O Play is introducing its new speaker, the Beolit 15, which is the replacement for the Beolit 12. The market for portable...
Review: Iiyama B2483HSU-B1: All-Round Performance from This 24" Full HD MonitorValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 23/02/15 14:15
The 28" FHD Iiyama X2888HS (left) and the 24" FHD Iiyama B2483HSU-B1 (right). Each new Iiyama monitor is more or less identical to the last: black plastic chassis, very plain design, rounded edges and the model...
This Week's Reviews: Lumix TZ70, Mate 7 Gold, Sennheiser Urbanite...Matthew Cripsey - Gaming & More - 23/02/15 10:19
While everyone's raving about the Oscars, here at DigitalVersus, it's business as usual. Nevertheless, we like to think that our five-star reviews are just as coveted as the prestigious Academy...
Review: Thomson 55FZ5635 Television: A Jack of All Trades, Master of NoneValentin Lormeau - TVs - 23/02/15 09:19
Review: Thomson 48FZ5635 Television: A Jack of All Trades, Master of NoneValentin Lormeau - TVs - 23/02/15 09:18
We tested the 48" version, but it's also available in 55" (55FZ5635). Thomson has opted for a PSA panel produced by Samsung. As you'd expect, it delivers reasonably deep blacks but narrower viewing angles than IPS; this...
Neptune Duo: A Smartwatch with a Smartphone for a Second ScreenCorentin Bechade - Smartwatch - 20/02/15 16:08
Neptune, a Montreal-based company, has just unveiled a smartwatch that goes against the grain of current market trends. The Neptune Duo has taken the principle of the smartwatch as a secondary...
Samsung Galaxy S6: Manufacturer Confirms Native Wireless ChargingSofian Nouira - Mobiles & Smartphones - 20/02/15 12:06
Ahead of the official unveiling of the Galaxy S6, Samsung has revealed its vision of wireless smartphone charging. Reading between the lines, we can probably assume that the upcoming flagship...
Review: Omen 15: the First Gaming Notebook from HPBénigne Millière - Laptops - 20/02/15 09:12
The Omen is a brand spanking new product centred around a never-before-seen chassis—one that's totally different to those of HP's Envy or Pavillon series. We're a fan of this original, sobre take on the machine, in...
The Marshall Major II Now AvailableGuillaume Letoupin - Headphones - 19/02/15 15:16
Following the commercial triumph of the first Marshall Major headphones, it seems only natural that the manufacturer is having a second stab at success. Marshall has announced that the 2.0...
Nikon D5500: First Impressions and Face-Off PhotosCéline Nebor - Digital Cameras - 19/02/15 11:25
This week, we've been playing with testing the Nikon D5500, recently unveiled at CES 2015 as the successor to the D5300, which, as it happens, still features in our Buyer's...
Review: LG G3 S: A Mid-Range Smartphone Derived from the G3Sofian Nouira - Mobiles & Smartphones - 19/02/15 09:22
As all premium smartphone manufacturers are doing, LG is capitalising on the success of its flagship model—the G3—by offering a smaller and more affordable version for the masses. The Korean manufacturer has nonetheless dropped "Mini" from the...
From KitKat to Lollipop: Russian Roulette for Endurance?Johann Breton - Mobile Devices - 18/02/15 15:18
In the shift to Android 5.0, the jury's out when it comes to battery life. Some say it brings a marked improvement, while others decry what they see as a...
Review: TreVolo: the Portable Electrostatic Speaker from BenQBenoît Campion - Portable Speakers - 18/02/15 14:03
It's the TreVolo's build and painstaking aesthetic design which grabs our attention from the get-go. The speaker is protected by a dense, weighty armour of brushed aluminium with curved edges. This is supported by a wide,...
Asus Announces the MX27AQ, a 27" QHD IPS Monitor with Focus on DesignValentin Lormeau - LCD Monitors - 18/02/15 11:39
Yesterday, Asus unveiled the new Designo MX27AQ, a 27" monitor with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). Particular attention has been paid to the chassis design, and there are a...
Review: Epson WorkForce WF-100W: A Portable A4 Inkjet PrinterRémi Jacquet - Printers - 18/02/15 09:15
When closed, the Epson WF-100W is brick-shaped and seems fairly sturdy. It's made from good quality plastic with a stylish, textured finish that is pleasant to touch. The plastic construction means the device remains an acceptable...
The Vamp: the Cube that Links Your Smartphone with Passive SpeakersMarie Georgescu de Hillerin - Misc. - 17/02/15 16:03
This curious little cube represents the missing link between your smartphone and a set of passive speakers. Yes, you read correctly: as well as providing a way of connecting compatible...
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