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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]
Reviews April 8, 2016 posted by

2016 Nissan Pulsar – lovely smooth, quiet family workhorse [Review]

The new 2016 Nissan Pulsar is an example of an ‘ordinary’ family car which delivers impressive smoothness and style, without breaking the bank too much. It’s aimed squarely at the VW Golf in terms of size and specification, and cost, and manages to deliver a credible amount of style to the task. We took one over for a couple of weeks extended test to see how it fares in general motoring terms.


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2016 Nissan Pulsar – lovely smooth, quiet family workhorse [Review]
Reviews March 30, 2016 posted by

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro – superb 18 hour tablet with integrated 60 inch projector [Review]

Tablet computers still exist. No really they do. We know it seems like so 1950s to talk about them – remember when they were so HOT you would scald yourself picking one off the shelf – but they still have a useful purpose in the right hands. In fact Lenovo believes that their major use is as an entertainment device, which demonstrates a lot about how the market has shifted over the past year or so.


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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro – superb 18 hour tablet with integrated 60 inch projector [Review]
Reviews March 23, 2016 posted by

2016 MINI Convertible: Top down sun catcher, fun-seekers required [Review]

Here in the UK we buy more convertibles than the Spanish, Italians and French put together, which is rather surprising given the 50 shades of grey that so often typifies our weather.  Convertible owners must be an optimistic bunch and MINI found many of them for its topless model which became the best selling of its kind on these shores. Thankfully to test this third generation model, the MINI team wisely decided that optimism has its limits in expecting good…


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2016 MINI Convertible: Top down sun catcher, fun-seekers required [Review]
Reviews March 16, 2016 posted by

2016 Jaguar XE: Cool, 70 MPG, aluminium and all for a cat’s whisker under £27k! [Review]

Every time Jaguar releases a new model there is always talk that it is the most important yet, but with the launch of their new small saloon, XE, this really is the big one. Like any good parent, Tata Motors has been patient in nurturing its child, stumping up the necessary cash to give it the best start in going from bespoke manufacturer to proper premium player.


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2016 Jaguar XE: Cool, 70 MPG, aluminium and all for a cat’s whisker under £27k! [Review]
Reviews March 9, 2016 posted by

Rearview Mirror HD Car Camera – cool budget car dashcam in a mirror [Review]

Car cameras (aka dashcams) come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the most interesting we think, is the type that comes embedded in a rearview mirror format. They’ve been around for a long while now, but the latest generation sport higher resolution and lower prices, which make them an attractive option for Joe Public.


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Rearview Mirror HD Car Camera – cool budget car dashcam in a mirror [Review]
Reviews March 2, 2016 posted by

Avantree Torpedo – Mini Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker is Surprisingly Good [Review]

The Avantree Torpedo is a 0.5kg Bluetooth soundbar speaker which is designed to work with your TV, phone, tablet or any device which needs a boost in sound quality and loudness. It is a little different from other soundbar products because of its size, it really is quite small. Which means producing a big sound could be a challenge. We test it to find out.


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Avantree Torpedo – Mini Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker is Surprisingly Good [Review]
Awesome February 16, 2016 posted by

Titan M USB Cable – we test out the toughest USB cable in the world. And it’s tough! [Review – Editors Choice]

Ever had a USB cable fail on you? Annoying isn’t it? We’ve lost count of the number of cables with smashed tips or invisible breaks which have caused us grief over the years. So when we heard that a company was claiming to have the ‘toughest cable on earth’ we just had to test it out. Could this be the solution to our cable break woes?


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Titan M USB Cable – we test out the toughest USB cable in the world. And it’s tough! [Review – Editors Choice]
Reviews February 11, 2016 posted by

Edifier G2 Gaming Headphones – excellent quality from a true budget price [Review]

Gaming headphones are one of the most subjective of personal technology. Not only do they need to look good, but also they must perform well in terms of sound, comfort and features. And all at the right price. There are lots of expensive gaming headsets on the market, but we’ve just checked out a new budget alternative which is surprisingly good.


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Edifier G2 Gaming Headphones – excellent quality from a true budget price [Review]
Reviews February 8, 2016 posted by

Avantree Powerhouse – desktop USB charger for those with far too many gadgets [Review]

We all have far too many gadgets which need charging. Smartphones, tablets, music players, wireless speakers. The list goes on. So it is no surprise that there are more and more multi-chargers coming on to the market. These devices allow you to charge up a number of products at the same time, very convenient. We review a new model, the Avantree Powerhouse.


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Avantree Powerhouse – desktop USB charger for those with far too many gadgets [Review]
Reviews February 2, 2016 posted by

2016 BMW 7 Series – 60 MPG, carbon-fibre, laser light luxury! [Review]

When you hear of BMW’s 7 Series model, what do you think of? Pampered rear passengers? Or, perhaps the car from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies?  In that movie, a 7 Series was famously used to avoid the bad guys by being driven remotely via mobile phone.  Fast forward to 2016 and in both cases you could well be talking about this latest version of BMW’s flagship.


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2016 BMW 7 Series – 60 MPG, carbon-fibre, laser light luxury! [Review]
Reviews January 26, 2016 posted by

UMI Emax Mini Android Phone – sleek iPhone clone offers great budget specs [Review]

It’s always nice to come across a product which is more than the sum of its parts, and which offers a better experience than the price should suggest. And so it is with the new UMI Emax Mini smartphone. This sleek little iPhone clone, looks good and more importantly, works extremely well, and all at a very impressive price.


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UMI Emax Mini Android Phone – sleek iPhone clone offers great budget specs [Review]
Reviews January 19, 2016 posted by

Cheerson CX-33 Sexcopter – fun mini drone, 25 mins fly time, and 720p camera [Review]

Here is our prediction. Quadcopters (or drones if you like) will be getting smaller and smaller, as the technology improves and government laws start to restrict hobby classifications. This Cheerson CX-33 for example, is a small craft with an unusual 6 prop design, which has a great flight time and some nice video features. We ran it through some tests recently to see how it performs.


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Cheerson CX-33 Sexcopter – fun mini drone, 25 mins fly time, and 720p camera [Review]
Reviews January 18, 2016 posted by

Shinecon VR Glasses – turn your iPhone, Android or Windows phone into a 3D viewer and game console [Review]

It looks like VR is still trying to break through, especially now that the Oculus Rift is starting to emerge into the daylight for real. Almost. The idea of these budget products is to insert your smartphone, and use any specially created app or game to enjoy ‘immersive’, virtual reality views by turning your head and such. The question is, are they improving at all? The answer is a qualified yes.


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Shinecon VR Glasses – turn your iPhone, Android or Windows phone into a 3D viewer and game console [Review]