REVIEW / Huawei Ascend G7: This Low-Cost Phablet Verges on Perfection- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/07/2015 16:44 July 30, 2015
Although each new generation of Huawei smartphones inherits the family name of its predecessor, models aren't always that closely related. Last year's Ascend G6, for example, had a...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia C4 Dual: The Self-Styled Selfie Phone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 30/07/2015 10:06 July 30, 2015
Following the Xperia C3's release last year, Sony has decided to forge ahead a little more with phablets and its Xperia C4 range. We're reviewing the dual-SIM version here. This smartphone...
REVIEW / Bose SoundLink Mini II: A Small Update, No Dramatic Changes- Portable Speakers - 29/07/2015 16:24 July 29, 2015
Very little has changed in the way of looks; the SoundLink Mini II bears a strong resemblance to its precursor. There's plenty of metal used in the chassis...
REVIEW / Skullcandy Grind: They Went Back to Basics But Forgot the Essentials- Headphones - 29/07/2015 10:05 July 29, 2015
These Skullcandy headphones have gone in for a sleek and simple design: a metal headband with padding in the center, round on-ear pads and discreet...
REVIEW / Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F/2.8 PRO: A Nearly Perfect Lens- Lenses - 28/07/2015 16:35 July 28, 2015
Design & Handling This 40-150mm has the same design and build-quality as its little brother, the 12-40mm. That means it looks brilliant, benefitting from...
REVIEW / Canon EOS Rebel T6i (750D): T6s Specs, T5i Design- Digital Cameras - 28/07/2015 10:03 July 28, 2015
We knew it already, but the T6i doesn't handle as expertly as its non-identical twin, the T6s; the entire design is taken from its predecessor, the...
REVIEW / Samsung Level On Wireless: a Good Travel Companion- Headphones - 27/07/2015 15:33 July 27, 2015
The Level On Wireless come in a choice of blue, white, red and black. Our white model surprisingly kept its immaculate color even after we took it on...
REVIEW / Sony XBR-55X850C (KD-55X850C): 2015's Mid-Range UHD Series Gains Contrast- TVs - 27/07/2015 10:05 July 27, 2015
As usual, we're starting with the traditional photo of the panel's sub-pixel architecture. There's no mistaking the tell-tale signs of PSA....
REVIEW / Sony Xperia Z3+: We Wouldn't Touch This Flagship with a 10 Ft Pole- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/07/2015 20:41 July 25, 2015
In Sony's awkward new trio of flagship smartphones, the differences are scant: the Z3+ and Z4 are virtually identical, whereas the Z4v is the same in every way but sports a thicker,...
REVIEW / GoPro Hero+ LCD: Built-In Touchscreen and Two-Hour Battery Life- Action Cams / Camcorders - 24/07/2015 16:32 July 24, 2015
Weighing 4.5 oz (127 g), the GoPro Hero+ LCD is still a featherweight, despite the built-in screen and the non-removable waterproof case. Speaking of non-removable, you won't be able...
REVIEW / Acer Aspire Switch 10 E: Plastic Sure Is Cost-Effective- Laptops - 24/07/2015 11:59 July 24, 2015
The materials Acer used aren't the most flattering choice—textured chassis and flashy colors notwithstanding—and the body sounds hollow when you...
REVIEW / Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5"): Incredible Price, Great Performance- Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/2015 16:13 July 23, 2015
It's the 5.5" model we're reviewing today. We won't be talking much about the 4.7" and its features, so if you want to know more about it, check out our full review. The 5.5" Idol...
REVIEW / Kazam Tornado 455L: the Not-So-Waterproof Smartphone- Mobiles & Smartphones - 23/07/2015 12:08 July 23, 2015
This 5.5-inch phablet has 1280 x 720 px resolution and runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core (A53) SoC with 2 GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. Also onboard are...
REVIEW / Denon Heos 3: The Wireless Multiroom Compact Speaker- Multiroom - 22/07/2015 16:16 July 22, 2015
Despite its unusual shape, the Heos 3 can be placed horizontally or vertically. On the top, there are three slightly cheap-looking buttons for power and...
REVIEW / Philips BT50: An Ultra-Portable Streamlined Speaker- Portable Speakers - 22/07/2015 10:15 July 22, 2015
Philips' almost entirely cylindrical BT50 has a quality build and has been nicely styled. This ultra-portable speaker is entirely coated in soft-touch...
REVIEW / Canon PowerShot G3 X: the First 1" Expert Compact with 25x Zoom- Digital Cameras - 21/07/2015 16:08 July 21, 2015
The Canon G3 X is one of those cameras that just draws you in as soon as you lay eyes on it; it intrigues you. Square and stocky, it's not a camera...
REVIEW / Sony HDR-AS200V Action Cam: Image Stabilization & Extra Settings- Action Cams / Camcorders - 21/07/2015 10:38 July 21, 2015
Ever since the AS30V, Sony has been rehashing the same design for its action cams. Everything on the AS200V's outside is similar to...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-50CX680E: A Watered-Down Version of the CX700E- TVs - 20/07/2015 09:55 July 20, 2015
Like its big brother, the TX-50CX680E has a VA panel. A close-up of the subpixels reveals that it belongs to the Samsung PSA sub-family....
REVIEW / Sony SRS-X88: a Premium Portable Bluetooth Speaker- Audio Streamers and Servers - 19/07/2015 14:09 July 19, 2015
The SRS-X88 is more of a housebound portable speaker and has the same design as previous Sony models. So, just like the SRS-X9...
REVIEW / LG Watch Urbane: Trying Desperately to be More "Premium"- Smartwatch - 17/07/2015 16:24 July 17, 2015
The smartwatch market today is completely different to what it was when the G Watch R was launched. Its successor, the Watch Urbane, faces competition from Apple's premium take on the...
REVIEW / ZTE Blade S6: A Plastic iPhone 6- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/07/2015 15:15 July 16, 2015
In a bid to reconquer the market, ZTE has brought out a characteristically mid-range model. The Blade S6 has a 5" HD (1280 x 720 px) screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon...
REVIEW / Wiko Highway Pure 4G: It's Slim... But That's All- Mobiles & Smartphones - 16/07/2015 10:02 July 16, 2015
The Wiko Highway Pure is available for around £220 in the UK, making it the manufacturer's second most expensive phone, behind the Highway Star, which costs around £280. To the best...
REVIEW / JBL Charge 2+: A Portable Speaker That Can Do (Pretty Much) Anything- Portable Speakers - 15/07/2015 15:33 July 15, 2015
The design is identical to the Charge 2's: same cylindrical shape, same rubber strip along the top and same symbols on the controls. Speaking...
REVIEW / Denon Envaya Mini: Small Speaker, Small Battery Life- Portable Speakers - 15/07/2015 10:07 July 15, 2015
The Envaya Mini is a cylindrical speaker that fits in the palm of the hand, somewhat like a relay race baton. The body is made of solid plastic with soft-touch...
REVIEW / Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III: a Lens for Any Occasion- Lenses - 14/07/2015 10:09 July 14, 2015
Design & Handling This is a surprisingly small, lightweight lens, despite its extra-broad focal range. When fully zoomed out, it measures just over...
REVIEW / Sony KDL-43W755C: A Good 2015 Vintage- TVs - 13/07/2015 09:42 July 13, 2015
The fact that Sony now mainly uses VA panels is old news. The panel's overall structure looks a lot like a PSA's. Sony's screens have particularly...
REVIEW / Wiko Highway Star, Suited in Aluminum Armor to Conquer the Top-End Market- Mobiles & Smartphones - 12/07/2015 10:08 July 12, 2015
Wiko has clearly not been twiddling its thumbs of late. Having been released after the Ridge 4G and Ridge Fab 4G, but before the Highway Pure, the Highway Star pulled into our offices...
REVIEW / Panasonic HC-VX870, a 4K Camcorder with a Great Zoom- Action Cams / Camcorders - 11/07/2015 10:01 July 11, 2015
The HC-VX870's body stands out for not standing out. There are a few function buttons on the side that are hidden by the screen, and it's covered...
REVIEW / Lenovo Yoga 3 14: the Ultra-Adaptable Laptop is Back- Laptops - 10/07/2015 11:49 July 10, 2015
The Yoga 3 14 sports the same design as last year's Yogas: a flawlessly manufactured body covered entirely with high-quality plastic. It's...
REVIEW / Huawei Honor 6 Plus: Beautiful Screen & Two Days' Battery Life- Mobiles & Smartphones - 09/07/2015 14:15 July 9, 2015
The look is just like the Honor 6, except there's less plastic on the frame. The back is made of polycarbonate that imitates glass so well...
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