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Hands-on review: Huawei Watch GT
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Watch GT. It’s converted me from being anti-smartwatch to someone who’s genuinely considering buying one.
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Hands-on review: Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 and the Amazfit Bip
You’ll probably be sad to see another device say ‘farewell’ to the 3.5mm headphone jack. Fortunately though, as mentioned, Xiaomi were kind enough to include an adapter in the box.
Hands-on review: The Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
As I began taking selfies you won’t be surprised to read how I was immediately drawn to “Handsome” mode. Improving on perfection is a tough ask but Huawei have risen to the challenge.
Hands-on review: Samsung’s outstanding Galaxy S10
A decade on, they continue to set the standard, along with Apple, for the ultimate smartphone.
Hands-on review: Swann Wi-Fi Series indoor and outdoor security cameras
Swann’s range of Wi-Fi Series security cameras provide solutions for both indoor and, more interestingly, outdoor video surveillance.
Hands-on review: The HP Spectre X 360 convertible
This latest Spectre iteration is bound to attract the attention of an assortment of users.
Hands-on review: Epson ET-4700 EcoTank Workforce Printer
It will keep any small office with modest printing requirements very happy.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy S10 goes up against the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
While these two phones appear to be unlikely competitors, the fact that retail at the same price point pits them directly against one another.
Game review: Anime characters join in Jump Force
The first thing you will notice about Jump Force is the impressive roster of over 42 playable characters for you to select.
Hands-on review: Audiofly AF100W MK2 wireless headphones
With wireless Bluetooth supporting aptX and AAC, and an IPX-5 water resistance rating, the AF100W aims to be a fitness game-changer.
Game review: Kill large monsters in God Eater 3
God Eater 3’s map size resembles that of a Dynasty Warriors game because there are linear paths and the areas you explore are usually very small.
Game review: Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
FutureFive’s Darren Price takes the highway to the danger zone with the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s air combat simcade franchise.
DLC review: Marvel’s Spider-Man ‘Silver Lining’
Not only is the main story fun to play through, but Spider-Man also ties up loose ends with the side missions too.
Game review: Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition
Tales of Vesperia is a game that came out back in 2008, although not many people had the chance to play it initially.
Hands-on review: XANOVA Juturna-U gaming headset
Despite my first impressions on the quality of the headset, I was disappointed with both of the auxiliary cables provided, which felt cheap and would cut out, almost as if they were already frayed.
Audioengine’s Wireless A5+ are just bloody good speakers
I judge these speakers on the aspects that Audioengine boasts about - quality, streaming, simplicity and versatility
Hands-on review: The Ekster Wallet protects your cards against RFID attacks
For some time now, I’ve been protecting my credit cards with tinfoil. The tinfoil hat does attract a lot of comments, but thanks to Ekster, those days are now happily behind me.
Hands-on review: Crucial 1GB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid-state drive
Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either.
Hands-on review: Apple AirPods gives unbeatable convenience, but with trade-offs
Apple’s first wireless earphones, the AirPods, have been polarising to say the least.
Hands-on review: The ROG Delta looks & sounds great - it's super comfy too
The ROG Delta is by far the best ASUS gaming headset for cross-platform and cross-application use.
Big Bash Boom gives us cricket with power-ups
From the moment you hit play, you know that Big Bash Boom isn’t your usual cricket game.
UPDATED Review: Blue Mic’s Satellite headphones are good but...
Blue has responded to what I described as an “insidious issue” of quality control - Satellite headphones deliver on sound, aesthetic, and comfort.
Review: Should you buy the Fitbit Charge 3?
If you are new the to the world of wearables you might be wondering if Fitbit’s new offering is a good first step. Maybe I can help with that.