REVIEW / Microsoft Lumia 640: A Little Re-Working for a Little Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/05/2015 17:35 May 22, 2015
The reconfiguration of the Lumia range is underway at Microsoft. After taking on the extra-low-end (£80 / $130) market with the Lumia 435 and 532, the firm is now shifting the...
REVIEW / Acer Liquid Jade S: Now with 4G and a 64-bit SoC- Mobiles & Smartphones - 22/05/2015 12:18 May 22, 2015
The Acer Liquid Jade S is equipped with a 5-inch screen in HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It packs a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752M SoC,...
REVIEW / Motorola Moto G 4G, 2nd Gen: Revised and (Somewhat) Improved- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/05/2015 16:52 May 21, 2015
At Motorola, the powers that be are apparently so satisfied with their product line strategy (Moto E, Moto G and Moto X) that they've decided to replicate it almost identically in this...
REVIEW / Honor 4X: Dual-SIM and 4G for Under £150/$250- Mobiles & Smartphones - 21/05/2015 10:14 May 21, 2015
Characteristics are being beefed up and not just at the top end of the market. Even at under £150/$250, some features are now absolutely essential, like a big, high-res screen, an SoC...
REVIEW / YSP-1400, the Latest Little Yamaha- Home Cinema Speakers - 20/05/2015 16:46 May 20, 2015
Yamaha is making its sound projector technology available to the mass market. Its latest sound bar is the cheapest in its YSP range and at this price the showiness of some models (on...
REVIEW / HP Photosmart e-All-in-One 5520: Budget Wireless Printer- Printers - 20/05/2015 10:53 May 20, 2015
The Photosmart e-All-in-One 5520 is an entry-level multifunction colour inkjet printer that's designed for households wishing to print photographs and standard text documents. It...
REVIEW / Coolpix AW130: the Rugged Compact that Keeps Treading Water- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 17:57 May 19, 2015
You have to admit, when it comes to design, the AW series isn't much of a changer. The AW130 has the same crude, boxy design with only a small,...
REVIEW / Samsung NX500: Great Scores All Round for this Interchangeable-Lens Camera- Digital Cameras - 19/05/2015 10:16 May 19, 2015
The NX500 comes with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ ED OIS (electronic zoom) kit lens and has set its sights pretty high. On paper, it has several advantages over the Sony Alpha 6000 and Olympus...
REVIEW / Acer XB270HU: Enter the Age of IPS Gaming Monitors- LCD Monitors - 18/05/2015 15:51 May 18, 2015
The 27" Acer XB270HU (left) and the 24" Samsung FX2490HD (right). The XB270HU's IPS panel is held in place by a shiny, black plastic chassis. The bezel...
REVIEW / Samsung UE32J5500: Small Diagonal and Just the Essential Features- TVs - 18/05/2015 10:14 May 18, 2015
The J5500 is available in three sizes: 32", 43" and 48". We haven't been able to get hold of the 43" and 48" versions, but it's almost certain that the latter has a PSA panel, since...
REVIEW / Jabra Solemate, the Second Generation- Portable Speakers - 15/05/2015 15:37 May 15, 2015
Jabra's first ever portable speaker was given a revamp last year. The Danish brand took note of current trends by adding NFC pairing and making the Jabra Sound app compatible with the...
REVIEW / Apple MacBook Air 13" (2015): an Ultrabook with Stamina- Laptops - 15/05/2015 11:15 May 15, 2015
The MacBook Air 13-inch 2015 has kept the same chassis, which has now been around for four years. The all-aluminium build is still of excellent...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia E4g: An Incredible Screen for a Tiny Price- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/05/2015 16:17 May 14, 2015
As its name suggests, the Sony E4g is a 4G version of its precursor, the E4. There are, however, a few minor changes. For its price, it boasts a fairly impressive spec sheet, with characteristics...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia E3: Budget 4G Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 14/05/2015 10:13 May 14, 2015
The entry-level was once a barren wilderness that even brands active on the market were reluctant to address, like that one cousin no one in your family wants to talk about. Oh, how...
REVIEW / HP LaserJet Pro M1132- Printers - 13/05/2015 15:44 May 13, 2015
The LaserJet Pro M1132 is identical to the entry-level LaserJet Pro M1212nf, only without the fax function. Everything else, from the print quality and speed to the cost-per-page, is...
REVIEW / Ultimate Ears Boom- Portable Speakers - 13/05/2015 13:07 May 13, 2015
The UE Boom is clearly designed for a young crowd, with six bi-colour options to choose from. Small buttons (power and Bluetooth) glow white when switched...
REVIEW / AH-MM400: Denon's Premium Portable Headphones- Headphones - 13/05/2015 10:11 May 13, 2015
Design-wise, Denon certainly hasn't pulled any punches; your first impression of the AH-MM400 is one of outstanding quality and elegance. The...
REVIEW / BDM3470UP: Philips' 21:9 Ultra-Widescreen Monitor- LCD Monitors - 11/05/2015 16:16 May 11, 2015
The 34" Philips BDM3470UP (left) and the 24" Samsung FX2490HD (right). Bang on-trend, the BDM3470UP has a very narrow, black plastic bezel. The screen...
REVIEW / Samsung UE40JU6670 TV: UHD and a Small Diagonal- TVs - 11/05/2015 10:25 May 11, 2015
There are actually two very similar models: the H6670 and H6640. The only difference between the two is the colour of the chassis, which is grey for the H6670 and black for the H6640....
REVIEW / Aorus X7 Pro: a High-Power Laptop for Epic Gaming- Laptops - 08/05/2015 10:16 May 8, 2015
The Aorus X7 Pro has the same design as its 14-inch brother, the X3 Plus. It's thin, black, angular and replete with rear air...
REVIEW / LG G Flex 2. Still Not There Yet.- Mobiles & Smartphones - 07/05/2015 18:00 May 7, 2015
The LG G Flex 2 sets itself up as a high-end device, with that little bit extra. There's no curve bezel like on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, just a contoured screen. Without...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4: Small-Format Pro Model- Tablets - 07/05/2015 10:18 May 7, 2015
The Tab Pro 8.4 barely differs from its 10" brother. An 8.4" PLS LCD (derivative of IPS) screen replaces the 10.1" version, and the 8220 mAh battery has been downsized to 4800 mAh....
REVIEW / B&O BeoPlay H2: On-Ear Headphones for Bass Lovers- Headphones - 06/05/2015 15:34 May 6, 2015
They may be made mostly of plastic, but the on-ear BeoPlay H2 are solidly built and designed. None of the assembly is visible—no screws, no straggling...
REVIEW / Sennheiser RS 185: Top-Quality Sound Delivered Wirelessly- Headphones - 06/05/2015 10:25 May 6, 2015
Just so you understand all the product names, the RS 185 kit includes the TR 185 transmitter and the Sennheiser HDR 185 headphones. Just...
REVIEW / The Rollei Actioncam 410 Tries Hard, But Is Inconsistent- Camcorders - 05/05/2015 16:54 May 5, 2015
Right from the get-go, the fact that the product's packaging looked so much like the GoPro's troubled us. We felt let down by the brand's...
REVIEW / EOS M3: Canon's Excellent Picture Quality in a Likeable Body- Digital Cameras - 05/05/2015 09:33 May 5, 2015
New camera, new trinity: the EOS M3 has inherited the DIGIC 6 image processor, a 24.2 Mpx APS-C CMOS sensor and the Hybrid CMOS AF III 49-point autofocus system. It also features Wi-Fi,...
REVIEW / Asus PA328Q: This 32" UHD Monitor Offers All-Round Performance- LCD Monitors - 04/05/2015 16:44 May 4, 2015
The 32" UHD Asus PA328Q (left) and the 24" FHD Samsung FX2490HD (right). There's been an abundance of large screens hitting the market recently,...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-55CX700B: Great Colours and UHD Upscaling- TVs - 04/05/2015 10:26 May 4, 2015
Panasonic might have used IPS in the majority of its 2014 TVs, but the first 2015 model we've come across uses a VA panel. More specifically—as...
REVIEW / Dell XPS 13 (2015): A 13" Ultrabook with Borderless Display- Laptops - 01/05/2015 10:24 May 1, 2015
The chassis of the new XPS 13 is made from aluminium and carbon fibre; this gives the design an impressive look and allows it to be lighter without...
REVIEW / Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML): What a Transformation!- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/04/2015 15:43 April 30, 2015
The ZenFone 2 we're reviewing today is the top-of-the-range ZE551ML. It incorporates a 5.5" Full HD IPS display, 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core SoC—Asus is one of the few manufacturers...
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