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Reviews September 24, 2016 posted by

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – super svelte tablet laptop hybrid is a winner [Review]

The name Microsoft and the word tablet computer are not natural partners, but in the past few years the company has been valiantly trying to play catch up in a field dominated by Apple with the iPad and Samsung et al with Android rivals. The marketplace for pure tablets has now cooled down a lot, but the rising popularity of hybrid products, which combine tablet features with keyboard computer power has demonstrated that there is still a demand. The Microsoft…


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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 – super svelte tablet laptop hybrid is a winner [Review]
Reviews September 16, 2016 posted by

Bolt EV – road test of this brand new electric prototype [First look]

Life’s a funny old thing. There you are, minding your own business, when all of a sudden fate plays you a hand. A wry hand. A hand that makes you wonder just who is laughing at us minions down on the ground. Take, for instance, our recent short road test run of a shiny new electric car somewhere in the middle of the UK’s lovely countryside. It was fun. It was illuminating. What it definitely wasn’t, was a car I…


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Bolt EV – road test of this brand new electric prototype [First look]
Reviews September 2, 2016 posted by

SJCAM M20 Action Camera – brilliant little camera is versatile and fully featured [Review]

We get to test out a fair number of action cameras here at Ferret Towers, and most of them are … well let’s just say they’re OK. The typical camera tries hard to be a GoPro clone, but with nothing more adventurous than a cheaper price. That’s why it’s always nice to see companies which are trying to do more, like TomTom with its Bandit and now this new SJCAM M20 Action Camera product.


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SJCAM M20 Action Camera – brilliant little camera is versatile and fully featured [Review]
Reviews August 25, 2016 posted by

2016 Jaguar XF – Super 70 MPG Economy And Ultra Sleek Style: This Cat Purrs! [Review]

Back in 2007 when Jaguars still had a whiff of Werther’s Original about them, the first generation XF represented a big change of direction for the company. Out went the yesteryear styling and in came modern designs that proved there was life in the old cat yet. Fast forward to 2016 and there is now a new XF on the prowl. For 2016 this new Jaguar XF has received a bodywork upgrade, not just in terms of its desirable lines…


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2016 Jaguar XF – Super 70 MPG Economy And Ultra Sleek Style: This Cat Purrs! [Review]
Reviews August 15, 2016 posted by

TP Link Talon AD7200 Router – Ultra Fast WiFi Says Goodbye To Your Living Room Cables [First Look Video]

It may look like something out of a sketchy Sci-Fi movie, but the technology behind this little black box may well change the way we set up and consume our living room entertainment for ever. The TP Link AD7200 Router, is the first AD WiFi – aka WiGig – router in the world. It offers ultra fast WiFi speeds, we’re talking up to 7200 Mbps eventually, but only up to 10 meters range. That’s why they’re calling it Room WiFi….


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TP Link Talon AD7200 Router – Ultra Fast WiFi Says Goodbye To Your Living Room Cables [First Look Video]

Lenovo Ideacentre 300 TV Stick – Hey It’s Windows. On A Stick. On Your TV [Review]

There was a time when a PC looked like one, know what we mean? It was bulky, dull grey and heavy enough to crush an iron skillet. But look what’s happened now. A full blown, quad core Windows PC in your hand, looking more like a Star Trek prop than a real computer. And instead of dull grey we’ve got … oh, right. Let’s take a look in more detail shall we?


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Reviews July 29, 2016 posted by

Star Trek: Bluetooth Communicator – the coolest handsfree you will ever own [Review]

Must. Resist. Too. Many. Shatner. Jokes. OK, that out of the way, we’re about to boldly go where no-one (or maybe a few) have gone, and explore the outer limits of the … how can there be so much fun in one stupid product review? So we’ve got our hands on one of the iconic symbols of the past hundred years. Yes we’re talking about a Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator thingy. Not a toy, but a fully functioning voice activated…


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Star Trek: Bluetooth Communicator – the coolest handsfree you will ever own [Review]
Reviews July 22, 2016 posted by

2016 VW Tiguan – the 56 MPG soccer mom surfer

You cannot keep a good man (or women) down so the saying goes and Volkswagen has certainly been knocked hard after its emission scandal.  To borrow famously from Her Majesty the Queen, it has undoubtedly been Volkswagen’s annus horribilis.  Nevertheless Volkswagen being rather good at what they do and being the second biggest car company in the world after all, have decided to fight back with a raft of new products. This second generation Tiguan (pronounced Tig-wan) forms part of…


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2016 VW Tiguan – the 56 MPG soccer mom surfer
Reviews July 12, 2016 posted by

2016 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion – 65 MPG, 3-cylinder, turbo charged hot hatch style [Review]

Ask most people for ideas on what car to buy and they will often reply: “just buy a Golf”. They do this not because it is the only car they think of when put on the spot, but because it does everything you ask of it so well.  Recently however, certain diesel Golfs have been caught out doing a little too well at emission tests, something that has now snow-balled into an industry-wide scandal causing diesel engines to become something…


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2016 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion – 65 MPG, 3-cylinder, turbo charged hot hatch style [Review]
Reviews June 21, 2016 posted by

Gold Vision 2 – Cool Android Parking Camera, Dashcam, GPS Navigation Mirror [Review]

  You know it’s come to something when your humble car reversing mirror gets more computing power than a cheap smartphone. Not content with embedding cameras into these after-market mirrors, the techs have gone and shoe-horned a full Android computer inside, which means it can not only run apps, but also deliver a bunch of other cool stuff to make your driving experience nicer, as well.


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Gold Vision 2 – Cool Android Parking Camera, Dashcam, GPS Navigation Mirror [Review]
Reviews June 8, 2016 posted by

TP-Link AV2000 Gigabit Powerline Kit – Banish Your WiFi Blues With This Blazingly Fast, Secure Alternative [Review]

Powerline (or HomePlug) tech has been around a looong time. We first wrote about it in 2002, which makes it positively prehistoric, but the early products – which offer an alternative to WiFi by feeding the Internet down your mains electricity cables – suffered from patchy speed and problems with electrical noise on the line which stuttered the throughput badly. But that was then. Today the new models promise ultra fast speed, no glitches and the ability to install in…


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TP-Link AV2000 Gigabit Powerline Kit – Banish Your WiFi Blues With This Blazingly Fast, Secure Alternative [Review]
Reviews June 2, 2016 posted by

2016 Tesla Model S – Supercar performance, space for seven and zero exhaust emissions! [Review]

Ten years ago none of us had even heard of Tesla, but with their Model S you cannot help but wonder whether the bigwigs at other luxury car makers have been caught with their feet up munching on the biscuits in the staff canteen. This is because Tesla for all their youth (incorporated in 2003) have effectively rewritten the rule book on luxury saloons, producing the first electric car which offers a usable real-world range (at least 250 miles), fast…


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2016 Tesla Model S – Supercar performance, space for seven and zero exhaust emissions! [Review]
Reviews May 19, 2016 posted by

Anker PowerCore + 26800 Battery Pack – Monster Power In Your Pocket [Review]

The lust for power is insatiable. No not that power, the stuff you use to keep your phone going. Or your watch. Or camera. You get what we mean. We need power on the go, and boy do we need it. If we earned a dollar for every iPhone we saw sitting on 10% juice at mid-day, we’d be running for US President. Or something. Anyway, we’ve found a portable power block which has a humungous 26800 mAh on tap,…


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Anker PowerCore + 26800 Battery Pack – Monster Power In Your Pocket [Review]
Reviews April 21, 2016 posted by

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport – all singing, all (53 MPG) dancing [Review]

Think of a Land Rover Discovery and you will no doubt think of the big, bulky off roader with a front as sleek as the White Cliffs of Dover and lines that could only have been inspired by a setsquare. It is quite possibly all the car you could ever need, but now there is a new addition to the family: Discovery Sport. Is it worthy of the name? We find out. The Discovery Sport replaces the Freelander model but…


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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport – all singing, all (53 MPG) dancing [Review]
Reviews April 13, 2016 posted by

Stick & Shoot Lifestyle Camera – cute budget camera lets you mount and shoot anywhere [Review]

The world may be awash with cameras recording our every movement, but it’s still pretty difficult to mount them properly to ensure they capture the best view. Sure there are different static mounts, such as those for cars, bicycles and clamps for generic opportunities, but these are all add-ons which are not so convenient. Now a camera has arrived on the market which may solve that problem.


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Stick & Shoot Lifestyle Camera – cute budget camera lets you mount and shoot anywhere [Review]