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OWC 6G Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD

OWC 6G Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD

Review Macs were never made to be messed with. Apple has softened its approach to aftermarket upgrades in recent years, a little, making it easy to switch out both the memory and hard drive in most MacBooks made in the past couple of years. But the MacBook Air is still a bit of an upgrader's island - you can't even bump up the Ram as …
Will Head, 07 Dec 2011
Archos 5

Archos 5 Internet Tablet Android-based PMP

Review At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking we were re-running a review from last year - we originally put the Archos 5 through its paces in October 2008. The addition of two extra words to the end of the name may not sound that exciting initially, but while the Archos 5 Internet Tablet may look very similar to its …
Will Head, 11 Nov 2009
Sony HDR-TG7VE

Sony HDR-TG7VE

Review The HDR-TG7VE could be seen as Sony's answer to cheap and cheerful camcorders like the Flip Mino HD. However, whereas the latter could be viewed as a bit of a toy, the TG7 is more of a proper camcorder - both when it comes to features and price. Sony HDR-TG7VE Swift shooter: Sony's HDR-TG7VE The TG7 is the successor to the …
Will Head, 09 Oct 2009
Freecom MediaPlayer II

Freecom MediaPlayer II 500GB

Review Despite its name, the Freecom MediaPlayer II is more than just media streamer - it's a Nas box too. So, not only can you use it to play video files in your lounge, but it's easy to get content on to it as well. Just hook it up to your network, and drag and drop what you want to watch. Freecom MediaPlayer II Freecom's …
Will Head, 15 Sep 2009
Acer Aspire 5935

Acer Aspire 5935 15.6in Blu-ray notebook

Review The Acer Aspire 5935 is aimed at those folk who don't just want a laptop that's all work and no play. In addition to packing enough grunt to chew through productivity applications, it's also equipped to keep you happily entertained when you've finished working for the day. Acer Aspire 5935 Acer's Aspire 5935: one 720p screen, …
Will Head, 14 Sep 2009
Dell Studio 15

Dell Studio 15

Review Dell is going big on personalisation with the Studio 15, with five colours and 11 artistic designs available to choose from. If you really want your laptop to stand out from the crowd, then you could opt for one of the colourful finishes from designers such as Mike Ming, Derek Welch, Joseph Amedokpo, Siobhan Gunning or Bruce Mau …
Will Head, 14 Jul 2009
HP Pavillion dv2

HP Pavillion dv2 AMD Neo notebook

Review The first Asus Eee PC was only released a little over 18 months ago, but given the sheer number of Small, Cheap(ish) Computers on the market you could be forgiven for thinking it had been around for much longer. HP Pavillion dv2 HP's Pavillion dv2: AMD's Neo - not Intel's Atom - inside With the Eee PC and its clones occupying …
Will Head, 05 Jun 2009
Netgear EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite

Netgear EVA9150 Digital Entertainer Elite

Review The EVA9150 is the latest addition to Netgear's Digital Entertainer family of media streamers and it picks up pretty much where its predecessor - the EVA8000 - left off. The main draw of the EVA8000 - providing you were running latest beta firmware version and not the shipping release - was its ability to chew through almost any …
Will Head, 27 May 2009
MSI Wind U115

MSI Wind U115 Hybrid

Review From the outside, the Wind U115 looks like your average 10in Small, Cheap Computer - which makes the fact that MSI has managed to squeeze in not one but two storage systems all the more impressive. MSI Wind U115 MSI's Wind U115: old styling, new approach to storage With most netbooks, you face the choice between either a …
Will Head, 21 May 2009
Asus Eee Box B206

Asus Eee Box B206

Review On the outside, there's little to distinguish the Asus Eee Box B206 from its predecessor - put the two side by side and you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. The only real external clue is the DVI connector on the back of the original Eee Box has been replaced by an HDMI port instead. Asus Eee Box B206 Asus' new Eee Box …
Will Head, 07 May 2009
Advent AIO-100

Advent AIO-100

Review At first glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Advent AIO-100 for just a normal 18.4in monitor with what looks like a very sturdy base. However, inside that oversized foot sits a full working PC. Advent AIO-100 Advent's AIO-100: netbook internals The AIO-100 uses components you're more likely to see living inside a …
Will Head, 08 Apr 2009
Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini UI 3520 netbook

Review Fujitsu Siemens is no stranger to small laptops, but the Amilo Mini pushes it into the Small, Cheap Computer category along with the likes of the Asus Eee PC and that machine's many, many competitors. Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Mini Fujitsu Siemens' Amilo Mini: 1980s styling? While most manufactures are opting for soft edges and …
Will Head, 06 Mar 2009
Samsung NC10

Samsung NC10 netbook

Review The NC10 is Samsung's take on the Small, Cheap Computer but unlike many 'me too' netbook competitors, the South Korean giant has clearly put a bit of thought into differentiating its offering from the other Eee-alternatives out there. Samsung NC10 Samsung's NC10: not a bad looker Perhaps the most distinctive thing about the …
Will Head, 16 Feb 2009

Asus N50 15in laptop

Review If you just want something small and cheap to do a bit of surfing and email on, a netbook is fine. If you need to actually get some proper work done, though, the cut-down spec often isn't really up to the task - which is where something like the Asus N50Vc comes in. Asus N50 Asus' N50: cool looks Sibling of the smaller N10, …
Will Head, 30 Jan 2009

Asus Eee PC S101 luxury netbook

Review Asus pretty much started the whole Small, Cheap Computer ball rolling with its first Eee PC just over a year ago. But now there are hundreds of the darn things, from every manufacturer imaginable, so how does Asus ensure it stays at the forefront of the market? By going high end, it seems - which is what it has done with its …
Will Head, 20 Nov 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with Vodafone HSDPA

Review Dell may be late to the netbook party, but it's turned up with something very fashionable on its arm to make up: the Inspiron Mini 9, bulging in all the right places with HSDPA 3G mobile broadband goodness. Dell_mini_inspiron_02 Dell's Inspiron Mini 9: now with HSDPA, courtesy of Vodafone Unlike the Advent 4213 we reviewed …
Will Head, 05 Nov 2008

Toshiba HD-EP30 HD DVD player

Review The HD format wars may be inching forward on the content front, but on the hardware side Toshiba has made a very aggressive move with the HD-EP30 - an HD DVD player which could be yours for less than £200. If you’re worried that the EP30 is a cut-down player then you needn’t be - it includes most of the features the average …
Will Head, 30 Jan 2008

Netgear EVA8000 network media player

Review The EVA8000 was a high-end product when it was announced, bundling HDMI with 1080P HD playback. But the video encoding world moves quickly. It may have been suitable when HD standards were emerging, but a few months later the situation looks decidedly different. H.264 has emerged as the HD codec of choice, although you'll also …
Will Head, 15 Jan 2008

MS demos smart-cam phone software

CES on Video Microsoft shows off software that makes use of a mobile's camera to recognise the world around you and automatically call up relevent information. Who said cameraphones were only for photography? Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES 2008 on Video Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface …
Will Head, 14 Jan 2008

Crucial solid-state drive passes vibrator test

CES on Video Vigorously shake a hard drive and you'll kill it. Lexar Crucial reckons that's just not a problem with Flash-based solid-state drives, and it set out to prove it... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES 2008 on Video OpenMoko preps Linux phone prototype Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface …
Will Head, 12 Jan 2008

OpenMoko preps Linux phone prototype

CES on Video OpenMoko's open source phone software is on its way, and now there's a handset to go with it, ready for budding coders to begin creating apps for the platform. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES 2008 on Video Microsoft demos Surface multi-touch user interface WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos …
Will Head, 11 Jan 2008

WowWee wheels in Tribot

CES on Video Your plastic pal who's fun to be with. WowWee's Tribot is a 'cartoon character come to life...' Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly …
Will Head, 11 Jan 2008

DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle

CES on Video Want to connect your PC to six monitors? You heard right - six screens. DisplayLink's small USB dongle is what you need... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye- …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008

Guitar Hero gets true air axe

CES on Video Who needs a fancy electronic axe to slam out power chords? Guitar Hero the way it's really meant to be played... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008

WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix

CES on Video RoboSapien gets a mate... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly memory card with... Wi-Fi Amiga explains AmigaOS 5 AmigaAnywhere …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008

Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly memory card with... Wi-Fi

CES on Video It's an SD card for your digital camera that manages to cram Wi-Fi in too. Plug it in and wireless transfer your pics to your computer... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos …
Will Head, 10 Jan 2008

Lenovo waves around ultra-light sub-laptop

CES on Video Lenovo has big things planned for it's consumer-friendly little laptop, the IdeaPad U110... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly …
Will Head, 09 Jan 2008

Alienware heads off on a curve with gaming screen design

CES on Video It's curved an it has got an enormous resolution. Yes, it's Alienware's monster monitor, and here's what all the fuss is about... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien …
Will Head, 09 Jan 2008

Amiga explains AmigaOS 5 AmigaAnywhere

CES on Video It's the next generation of the Amiga operating system - company President Bill McEwen reveals what it's all about... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi …
Will Head, 09 Jan 2008

Slash, Bill Gates and rock chick trade Guitar Hero licks

CES on Video Billy G, Guitar Hero champ Kelly Law Yone and Guns'n'Rose axeman Slash slam out some chords... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly …
Will Head, 08 Jan 2008

Samsung shows very skinny telly

CES on Video Up close with Samsung's size-zero 52in LCD TV prototype... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly memory card with... Wi-Fi Amiga …
Will Head, 08 Jan 2008
Bill Gates teaser pic

Exposed! Bill Gates' last day at Microsoft

CES on Video What happened on the day Bill Gates finally left Microsoft... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video WowWee wheels in Tribot DisplayLink demos multi-monitor USB dongle Guitar Hero gets true air axe WowWee demos FemiSapien robotrix Eye-Fi pitches camera-friendly memory card with... Wi-Fi Amiga …
Will Head, 08 Jan 2008

Microsoft previews TellMe phone voice control

CES on Video The future of the mobile phone is... er... voice. So said Microsoft staffers during Bill Gates' (final) CES keynote speech last night. Voice for calls, obviously - but also voice for controlling the phone... Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com CES on Video Slash, Bill Gates and rock chick trade Guitar …
Will Head, 08 Jan 2008

EnGenius SI-680H Wi-Fi VoIP phone

Review VoIP may be revolutionising the telecoms industry by allowing us to make free calls with little more than a broadband connection and computer, but it's also tying us to our PCs. If you'd rather spend more time talking than being tied to a machine, a Wi-Fi phone like the EnGenius SI-680H will help you cut the cord. EnGenius SI- …
Will Head, 28 Aug 2007

Alienware Area-51 m9750

Review One word can describe the Alienware Area-51 m9750: big. It's as if the person designing it thought they were in Burger King and decided to Go Large at every opportunity. It's got two hard drives, two graphics cards, two processor cores and a whopping 17in screen. There's another thing that's big about the m9750 - its price. …
Will Head, 01 Aug 2007

Harman Kardon Guide+Play GPS-500

Review What more do you want from a GPS unit than the ability to get you from A to B when you haven't got a clue where you are or which way to go? Well, Harman Kardon is hoping that multimedia features will also feature highly on your shopping list as its new Guide+Play GPS-500 also features video and audio playback. Harman Kardon …
Will Head, 11 Jul 2007

Acer TravelMate ProFile 6292 business laptop

Review The Acer TravelMate 6292 is the first of the company's new ProFile range, which promises to be "concrete, protective and productive", apparently. Designed for a hardy life on the road it features a magnesium alloy cover that's supposedly 20 times stronger yet considerably lighter than plastic. Would you like to know more? Acer …
Will Head, 25 Jun 2007
Sharp LC37XD1E HD TV

Sharp Aquos LC37XD1E 37in HD TV

Review There's HD and then there's full HD. While both will give you better pictures than normal TV, the latter offers a degree of future proofing by enabling you to take advantage of 1080p, the highest HD resolution currently in use. With both Blu-ray and HD DVD supporting it, you'll need a Full HD TV such as Sharp's LC37XD1E to …
Will Head, 31 May 2007
Logitech Alto keyboard and laptop stand

Logitech Alto keyboard and laptop stand

Review If your laptop is your primary work machine then you'll end up spending a fair amount of time hunched over it - which isn't exactly good for your back, let alone your posture. Logitech's Alto stand allows you to raise the screen up, so it's at a more natural height and also includes a full keyboard for, it claims, better typing …
Will Head, 11 May 2007
Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P1610

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P1610

Review Laptops come in all shapes and sizes, from super-big, hernia-inducing desktop replacements to mega-dinky ultra-portables. The Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P1610 sits firmly at the smaller end of the scale, with a footprint barely larger than an A5 sheet of paper. It's built to be lightweight and portable, and though it may be …
Will Head, 04 May 2007
Nokia N93i mobile phone

Nokia N93i camera phone

Review The Nokia N93i isn't quite sure if it's a phone, a camcorder, or something in between. Flip it one way and it appears all phone-like, but swivel the display around and it feels like you're holding a mini-camcorder. Nokia N93i mobile phone Like the Nokia N93 before it, the N93i is an attempt to bridge both worlds - leaving …
Will Head, 27 Apr 2007
Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player

Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player

Review After the big bang of the HD disc format war, the dust has settled a little. There are players available on both the Blu-ray and HD DVD sides and now manufacturers are expanding their product lines - adding a feature here and an enhancement there. Toshiba HD-XE1 HD DVD player Since the launch of the Toshiba's relatively …
Will Head, 26 Apr 2007
Sony Walkman Video MP3 NW-A800

Sony Walkman NW-A800 media player

Review Sony used to be synonymous with portable entertainment: its Walkman range was the brand that all products aspired to. After losing ground with the digital generation Sony is out to mount a comeback with the NW-A800 - its first Walkman that can handle both audio and video playback on the go. Sony Walkman Video MP3 NW-A800 The …
Will Head, 12 Apr 2007

HANNspree HANNSlounge designer LCD TV

Review Ever felt that boring old black and silver just wasn't you? When you go telly shopping are you uninspired by the me-too-ness of the models on offer? Want something in your lounge that makes a statement? Then Taiwanese manufacturer HANNspree could have just the model for you. HANNspres HANNSlounge designer LCD TV - front The …
Will Head, 28 Mar 2007
Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN laptop

Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN laptop

Review If you like the idea of a laptop that you can cart about with you, but want something with a bigger screen and keyboard than the tiny Sony UX1XN, then the TX5XN could be just what you're looking for. It's small enough to accompany you most places you go, but still has a decent sized screen and keyboard so you can get some proper …
Will Head, 19 Mar 2007
Sony Vaio VGN-UX1XN

Sony Vaio VGN-UX1XN ultra-mobile PC

Review The Sony UX1XN is quite possibly one of the smallest laptops ever. Think of the smallest laptop you've ever seen, and this will be smaller. Probably. Everything about it is dinky - it's barely bigger than a thick-ish paperback book, yet it packs a full Vista-touting PC inside its diddy dimensions. Sony Vaio VGN-UX1XN Sony's …
Will Head, 14 Mar 2007
Hauppauge WinTV Nova-TD

Hauppauge WinTV Nova-TD USB TV tuner

Review Digital TV isn't that easy to pick up on the go, but Hauppauge's Nova-TD has a trick up its sleeve to improve reception. It crams two tuners into its USB-connected casing and can draw on the inputs from both to create a better signal. Hauppauge WinTV Nova-TD If your coverage is fine, however, you can just use it as a twin- …
Will Head, 09 Mar 2007
Asus Lamborghini VX2 laptop

Asus Lamborghini VX2 laptop

Review Cars and laptops obviously make good bed-fellow if Asus' latest Lamborghini-badged model is anything to go by. While its first effort - the VX1 - may have been seen as a me-too effort to rival Acer's Ferrari tie-up, there's got to be something in the partnership to produce further offspring. Given its premium branding - and …
Will Head, 27 Feb 2007
iGo Boomtube

iGo Boomtube portable speakers

Review Personal music players maybe designed to be just that, personal, but sometimes you just want to throw down your white headphones and share your music with the world. Well, a few gathered folks anyway. Preferably not on a number 38 bus – and depending on your musical taste of course... The Boomtube allows you to do just that, …
Will Head, 20 Feb 2007
Belkin Easy Transfer Cable

Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista

Review As the name implies, Belkin's Easy Transfer Cable for Windows Vista allows you to transfer your files to Windows Vista, easily. It'll help you to copy over all your files and settings from your shattered old XP PC to your shiny new Vista box. Belkin Easy Transfer Cable In the pack you get a two-headed USB cable with a soap- …
Will Head, 09 Feb 2007