REVIEW / Huawei P8: China Goes High-End- Mobiles & Smartphones - 04/07/2015 09:54 July 4, 2015
The P8 needs to show the world that Huawei is capable of winning over customers from high-end brands like Apple, Samsung, Sony and LG, while keeping prices down. To do this, the manufacturer...
REVIEW / MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display (2015): The Powerfullest of All- Laptops - 03/07/2015 14:05 July 3, 2015
Don't act surprised—the 2015 MacBook Pro 15" has the exact same aluminum chassis as the earlier generations. Which is understandable, of course,...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia M4 Aqua: Mid-Range Smartphone Gets its Feet Wet- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/07/2015 16:47 July 2, 2015
The Xperia M4 Aqua echoes the Xperia Z3's stylish design, making it appear to have more in common with the Z3 than the Z3 Compact. Its lines...
REVIEW / Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime: a Galaxy A3/A5 Hybrid without Aluminum- Mobiles & Smartphones - 02/07/2015 10:08 July 2, 2015
The Galaxy Grand Prime's spec sheet is very similar to the Galaxy A3's. Little has changed, except the screen, which here measures 5" and has a qHD IPS panel (960 x 540 pixels)—the...
REVIEW / Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (4.7"), the Best Value-For-Money in a Phone Under 5"- Mobiles & Smartphones - 01/07/2015 18:07 July 1, 2015
The Idol 3 (4.7") hasn't suited and booted itself in the best quality materials, as it's entirely covered in plastic. However, Alcatel OneTouch...
REVIEW / Westone UM Pro 50: Maximum Precision and Comfort- Headphones - 01/07/2015 10:35 July 1, 2015
As with all Westones in the UM Pro series, the Pro 50's transparent buds have been developed to fit snugly into the entrance to the ear canal. The cables...
REVIEW / Sony FDR-AX33: 4K Camcorder with an Onboard Video Projector- Action Cams / Camcorders - 30/06/2015 17:40 June 30, 2015
With all these smartphones and digital cameras getting better at video, it's easy to forget how much the camcorder has evolved over the past few years. The FDR-AX33 is a shining...
REVIEW / Panasonic Lumix G7: a Fast, Easy-to-Handle and All-Round Hybrid—with 4K!- Digital Cameras - 30/06/2015 10:18 June 30, 2015
The release of the Lumix G7 marks the completion of Panasonic's two-year rejuvenation project, a project that began with the Lumix GX7 and which has seen plenty of updates...
REVIEW / Philips BDM3270QP: Ideal for Watching Films at Work...?- LCD Monitors - 29/06/2015 16:49 June 29, 2015
The 32" Philips Brilliance BDM3270QP (left) and the 27" AOC Q2778VQE (right) The Philips design has remained unchanged for the past few years,...
REVIEW / LG 55EG960V: The OLED/UHD Partnership is Back On- TVs - 29/06/2015 10:13 June 29, 2015
The 65EC970V's panel had a big white subpixel, a slightly smaller blue, and then a smaller and narrower green and red. This time around, it's...
REVIEW / HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553x: Quality Laser Printing- Printers - 28/06/2015 09:57 June 28, 2015
As in the rest of the Color LaserJet series, the M553x is made of matte white plastic that's been properly assembled. Each of...
REVIEW / Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, An All-Rounder- Tablets - 26/06/2015 13:29 June 26, 2015
Even though the tablet market seems a bit slow at the moment, Sony has decided to bring out its most recent creation, the Z4 Tablet. This latest offering is in the unenviable position...
REVIEW / ZenBook Pro UX501: The Best Asus 15" Laptop- Laptops - 26/06/2015 10:09 June 26, 2015
The ZenBook Pro UX501 has an entirely aluminium chassis that seems to echo the lines on the ROG G501 and a few elements from the UX series,...
REVIEW / HTC Desire 820: Very Few Changes- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/06/2015 16:14 June 25, 2015
After several financially challenging quarters, HTC has recently had some more-promising results. The manufacturer owes this change of fortunes mostly to its 2014 mid-range handsets...
REVIEW / LG Spirit: An Elegant Smartphone with a Compact Design- Mobiles & Smartphones - 25/06/2015 10:15 June 25, 2015
The 4G smartphones at around the £130 mark are facing fierce competition, each trying to outdo its rivals in terms of power, performance, screen resolution... It's an ongoing battle....
REVIEW / Reference On-Ear: Klipsch Keeps it Simple and Effective- Headphones - 24/06/2015 10:51 June 24, 2015
Klipsch didn't want to make the Reference On-Ear too flashy, preferring a clean, minimalist design. They're not made with the highest-spec materials,...
REVIEW / Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: the Swiss Army Knife of Lenses- Lenses - 23/06/2015 11:22 June 23, 2015
Design & Handling The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is a 'budget' lens, so you can't expect the same materials and manufacturing as on one of Canon's L...
REVIEW / Nikon Coolpix P900: the Bridge with the Biggest Zoom- Digital Cameras - 22/06/2015 17:11 June 22, 2015
The first thing you need to be aware of with the Coolpix P900 is that it's huge for a bridge camera. We almost thought it was an SLR when we opened...
REVIEW / Panasonic TX-40CS630E: an Affordable TV for Your Film Nights- TVs - 22/06/2015 10:18 June 22, 2015
This model has a VA panel, and its subpixels look very much like those found on Innolux models. These often provide better contrast but at...
REVIEW / The Kobo Glo HD E-Reader and its Excellent Carta Screen- eBook Readers - 19/06/2015 16:45 June 19, 2015
The Carta e-ink touchscreen with frontal ComfortLight is the Glo HD's standout feature. Now with a 1440 x 1072-pixel display, compared to its forerunner the Glo's 1024 x 768 pixels,...
REVIEW / Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi: Nicely Designed & Long-Lasting- Laptops - 19/06/2015 12:08 June 19, 2015
Asus took extra-special care with the manufacturing and design. The little T100 Chi has a midnight-blue chassis that looks and feels...
REVIEW / LG G Watch R, the First Truly Round Smartwatch- Smartwatch - 18/06/2015 16:55 June 18, 2015
Here it is, the other round Android Wear watch (the first being the Motorola Moto 360). The G Watch R is LG's second smartwatch, after the G Watch, which ushered Google's...
REVIEW / LG G4: More Evolution than Revolution- Mobiles & Smartphones - 18/06/2015 10:15 June 18, 2015
LG is back with its latest flagship, the G4. It's not ultra-thin or featherweight, nor is it made with glass or built with aluminium edges; there's not even any waterproofing. The brand...
REVIEW / Audio Technica ATH-PDG1: Top-Drawer Sound and Comfort- Headphones - 17/06/2015 18:32 June 17, 2015
Audio Technica's ATH-PDG1 gaming headphones have gone in for an altogether different look to their predecessors', although the materials used are...
REVIEW / Canon Maxify MB5350: a Well-Bred Office Printer- Printers - 17/06/2015 14:40 June 17, 2015
According to the specs list, the Maxify 5350 prints 15 pages per minute in colour and 23 in B&W. It boasts a 50-sheet duplex automatic document feeder and two 250-sheet input...
REVIEW / Olympus Tough TG-4, a Great Rugged Compact with a Side of RAW- Digital Cameras - 16/06/2015 16:32 June 16, 2015
We've not got much to say about the design and feel, as they're the same as the TG-3's: same sturdy exterior, same small grip, same visible red-lacquered...
REVIEW / Sony DSC-HX90V: 30x Zoom, Electronic Viewfinder, 180° Screen... It's Got it All!- Digital Cameras - 16/06/2015 10:12 June 16, 2015
Sony's HX range is thriving, a dynasty of superzoom compacts that has, for years, been at the forefront of its sector. Caught out in 2014 by a sudden improvement in the quality of its...
REVIEW / VP2780-4K: ViewSonic Shows Us What It Can Do- LCD Monitors - 15/06/2015 16:16 June 15, 2015
The 27" ViewSonic VP2780-4K (left) and the 27" AOC q2778Vqe (right). ViewSonic is part of the old guard of monitor manufacturers, and you can really...
REVIEW / Samsung UE40J6300: an Unresponsive Curved TV- TVs - 15/06/2015 10:07 June 15, 2015
In the UK, the J6300 series is available in four different screen sizes: 32", 40", 48" and 55". In the US, it doesn't seem to be available in 40" or 48", but 50" and 60" versions exist,...
REVIEW / Leica Q (Typ 116): Leica at the Top of Its Game- Digital Cameras - 12/06/2015 19:11 June 12, 2015
Wetzlar certainly knows how to make Leica M's, but it took them a total of seven years and three outings to come up with a fully accomplished digital camera. The APS-C models paled...
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