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Gadgets September 26, 2014 posted by

Sony Z3 Hands On – and quick comparison against the LG G3 [Review]

We were in town yesterday for the launch of the new Android superphone from Sony, the Sony Z3. What’s clear is this is more of an evolution than a revolution in technology, since the new phone looks, feels and operates almost identically to the older Z3 which it replaces. However there are a few differences to note.


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Sony Z3 Hands On – and quick comparison against the LG G3 [Review]
Awesome September 23, 2014 posted by

Piper – the best little home security and automation device you’ll find at the price [Review]

We’ve got a small confession to make, we don’t really like home security and automation devices. The ones we’ve looked at in the past have promised much, and in the end delivered more disappointment than anything else. The big problem with most of them is they’re just too darned hard to install, and when you do finally manage to get it all working, there’s typically something which doesn’t do what it’s supposed to, which is very annoying. But now there’s…


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Piper – the best little home security and automation device you’ll find at the price [Review]
Gadgets September 16, 2014 posted by

Sphero Ollie – our first test of the cool new high speed app controlled robot [Review]

The original Sphero robot ball got some great press when it was released a few years ago, and now the company has just launched a new successor, the Sphero Ollie. The format has changed in the intervening period, no longer a round ball, now the new Ollie is more like a rectangular roller shape, with some interesting twists.


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Sphero Ollie – our first test of the cool new high speed app controlled robot [Review]
Gadgets August 26, 2014 posted by

Probox2 EX Android 4K TV Box – powerful, fast and beautifully put together… the coolest thing you can attach to your television [Review]

The Probox2 EX Android 4K TV Box is a brand new entrant to the standalone computers which turn your humble television into a smart and Internet connected beast of a multimedia machine. And it’s one of the best we’ve found so far. This, dear reader, is a box so powerful it makes your smartphone look like a Fisher Price toy. Gone are the days when you had to suffer weak WiFi connections, poor screen resolution and an anemic processor, this…


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Probox2 EX Android 4K TV Box – powerful, fast and beautifully put together… the coolest thing you can attach to your television [Review]
Awesome August 19, 2014 posted by

THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]

Regular readers will know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect smartphone for a few years now. The criteria is pretty simple. First and most important, it must have a battery life of several days before needing a charge. It also has to have a great price, be as powerful as possible, offer infinitely expandable storage via microSD cards and preferably be dual SIM. We’ve just found that phone.


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THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]
Reviews August 13, 2014 posted by

InFocus M512 – full spec 4G LTE quad core smartphone is stupid cheap at $159 / £95 [Review]

There’s no doubt the market is heating up for low end budget Android smartphones. Whereas before it was hard to find anything at a low end price which didn’t run like a dog and look like one too, nowadays the budgets have all – mostly – grown up, which is good news for the buyer, even if there’s not so much profit for the retailers. We take a look at one of the newest budget smartphones on the market, and…


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InFocus M512 – full spec 4G LTE quad core smartphone is stupid cheap at $159 / £95 [Review]
Eco Friendly August 8, 2014 posted by

VW e-Golf – we test out the latest all-electric car from the masters, and it’s very nice indeed [Review]

There’s no question that electric cars are now starting to take off in greater numbers, and the proof is the fact that the major manufacturers are launching more ‘mainstream’ models onto the market. The latest offering comes from German powerhaus VW, with the all new VW e-Golf. We got a chance to take it for a spin the other day to see just how practical the vehicle is, and whether traditional Golf lovers should consider it as a possible purchase…


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VW e-Golf – we test out the latest all-electric car from the masters, and it’s very nice indeed [Review]
Gadgets August 5, 2014 posted by

Anker Astro Pro 2 – the 20,000 mAh power station in your pocket [Review]

There are portable battery packs and then there are portable battery packs, know what we mean? For your everyday ordinary charge-a-phone tasks, you’re going to be perfectly happy with a standard 5-10,000 mAh power block, but if you need to get some serious portable charging done over a few days, say if you’re in a field or desert oasis somewhere, then you’ll definitely need something like this Anker Astro Pro 2 battery pack.


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Anker Astro Pro 2 – the 20,000 mAh power station in your pocket [Review]
Mobile Tech July 30, 2014 posted by

Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]

It’s always great to be surprised by nice things, especially when you’re actually expecting something pretty ordinary. So it was with this new phone from popular Spanish manufacturer Energy Sistem, one of the top Spanish consumer electronics makers. The Energy Phone Pro is the company’s first ever Android smartphone, and instead of coming out with something boring and me-too, they’ve managed to produce a product that is really top notch in a lot of ways.


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Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]
Gadgets July 28, 2014 posted by

Lumsing 10400 mAh Power Bank – stylish, solid performer will keep your gadgets powered up at the right price [Review]

Lumsing is not a name we’d heard before in terms of gadget accessories, but it’s one which we’ll probably remember from now on. The company supplies a range of products, including Bluetooth keyboards, speakers, and portable power bank chargers for phones and tablet computers. We took a look at one of the latter recently, and came away very impressed.


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Lumsing 10400 mAh Power Bank – stylish, solid performer will keep your gadgets powered up at the right price [Review]
Awesome July 24, 2014 posted by

BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the most amazing car ever made? [Review]

If hype could be measured in money, then the new BMW i8 would be an instant lottery winner millionaire. Ever since the concept car was unveiled in Frankfurt in 2009, fans have been waiting to see if the company could actually deliver on its vision of a high speed, frugal supercar to match the best the world has to offer. We’re happy to report that they succeeded. And how.


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BMW i8 – 155mph, 134.5 mpg, is this the most amazing car ever made? [Review]
cool tech July 21, 2014 posted by

OSO Push NFC – awesome car mount uses NFC to custom set your phone automatically [Review]

One of the big hassles with using your smartphone in the car for things like music or GPS navigation is the length of time it can take for you to set things up once you get in the vehicle, even before you switch on to drive away. Now a very cool product from car mount people OSOMount promises to take the pain away completely.


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OSO Push NFC – awesome car mount uses NFC to custom set your phone automatically [Review]
Gadgets July 9, 2014 posted by

Solar Power Bank – ultra cheap 20000mAh power block will keep your phone or tablet charged for decades [Updated Review]

It’s hard not to fall in love with something called a Smart Mobile & Power Bank, so we’re going to try and restrain ourselves, and conduct this review in a fair and balanced manner. Even though the tag line of the product, proudly proclaimed on the front of the box, reads – ‘Wonderful Life Because of you.’ It’s just too flattering for words.


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Solar Power Bank – ultra cheap 20000mAh power block will keep your phone or tablet charged for decades [Updated Review]
cool tech July 4, 2014 posted by

M8 4K TV Box – stylish, powerful Android TV box delivers 4K ultra high resolution Internet, games and more to your television [Review]

We’ve been covering Android TV boxes for a while, and they’ve come a long way since the early days of under-powered, over hyped gum-stick units. Nowadays the best of them are really cool, and can turn your television into a beast of an Internet enabled multimedia device. Now the manufacturers have stepped up the game and introduced the first of the ultra high resolution models, which can deliver 4K to your compatible TV.


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M8 4K TV Box – stylish, powerful Android TV box delivers 4K ultra high resolution Internet, games and more to your television [Review]
Gadgets June 26, 2014 posted by

Parrot Rolling Spider Quadcopter – finally, a quad which is actually super easy to fly [Hands On]

Veteran gadget maker Parrot yesterday rolled out the latest in its product range, a new, super easy to fly quadcopter called the Rolling Spider, and we were there to give it a quick test run. Quirky French name aside, the new toy is actually really cool in some ways, especially since we managed to keep it flying for more than our typical 5 seconds – bang! – routine.


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Parrot Rolling Spider Quadcopter – finally, a quad which is actually super easy to fly [Hands On]
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