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Creative Zen Vision personal video player

We might not like the idea, but manufacturers around the world are intent on telling us that we must and will watch movies on the go. One of the first companies to try and get you to swallow this mantra was Creative, and its latest attempt is its update to the Portable Media Center, the Zen Vision, writes Stuart Miles. …
Pocket Lint, 01 Nov 2005
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Navman iCN 320 low-cost GPS navigator

Navman iCN 320 Navman is hoping to win back business from its PDA-based GPS rivals by creating a new range of budget units that offer a scaled down version of its advanced rigs but at a fraction of the cost. One of the first, the Navman iCN 320 is for the GPS newcomer. There's no large touchscreen, and everything is controlled …
Pocket Lint, 23 Sep 2005
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HP iPaq hw6515 Mobile Messenger

Just as the great unwashed now think that all MP3 players are called an iPod, so there was a time when all handheld devices were simply known as iPaqs. This must have annoyed most vendors, especially Palm, but HP was never heard to complain, writes Stephen Patrick. HP iPaq hw6515 Now, the company is attempting to do the same …
Pocket Lint, 15 Sep 2005
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Toshiba Libretto U100 ultraportable notebook

Toshiba has been designing and manufacturing notebooks for 20 years, starting with the T110 in 1985, which weighed in at over 7kg, had a battery life of 60m and possessed a green screen. To celebrate, the company has chosen to revive one of its older ultraportable lines, in the form of the Toshiba Libretto U100. Initially there …
Pocket Lint, 16 Aug 2005
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ACECAD DigiMemo A501 digital notepad

It's been given loads of different names, but my favourite is 'Gerard's syndrome', named after a chap I used to work with. This office-bound ailment is the pest of many an over-worked office type, who spends so much time in meetings, feverishly scribbling down notes, that they never have time to write them all up or action any …
Pocket Lint, 09 Aug 2005
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Fujifilm FinePix Z1

The Z1 features the same CCD technology found in the FinePix F10 - SuperCCD HR technology - providing 5.1 megapixel resolution in an extremely svelte package. The camera is so thin because it incorporates a lens with folded optics that enable a non-extending 3x optical zoom lens to be crammed within its body; it's similar to the …
Pocket Lint, 02 Aug 2005
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Epson Stylus Photo R320 printer

Epson Stylus Photo R320 Epson's latest entry into the photo printer market helps fill the gap between its R800 and R200 models with an update of the R300. The Epson Stylus Photo R320 comes complete with a new, colour screen and memory card slots for 13 of the most popular card formats, including xD, SmartMedia, Memory Stick - …
Pocket Lint, 28 Jul 2005
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HP Photosmart 385 compact printer

When HP launched its portable PhotoSmart Printer range last year we were very impressed. The print quality was good, the portability great and the overall packages top notch. A year on and there's another model in the range, the 385. Does the new model add anything to the mix? asks Stuart Miles. HP PhotoSmart 385 On the …
Pocket Lint, 27 Jul 2005
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Fuji FinePix F10 Zoom digicam

The F10 boasts the companies new, 1/1.7in Super CCD HR sensor that uses a full 6.3m gross pixels rather than the interpolated, dual-pixel elements of yore. Fujifilm's Super CCD technology has been with us for some time now and it just keeps getting better. To prove the point the F10 has its best incarnation yet in a camera of …
Pocket Lint, 12 Jul 2005
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Sony Ericsson K750i

It seems that Sony Ericsson has been hard at work on their latest batch of handsets, recently announcing no fewer than seven new models. Always the chameleon, Sony Ericsson seems to have perfected the art of squeezing the same technology into suitably different shells, so that four of the handsets being cat-walked were in fact …
Pocket Lint, 08 Jul 2005
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Canon IXUS 700 seven megapixel digicam

Before you even think about buying this camera you have to ask yourself one key question: do you really need seven million pixels in a compact digital camera? That's what the IXUS 700 offers: a seven megapixel resolution in a body the size of a bar of soap. Canon Digital IXUS 700 So you've decided that you might you might need …
Pocket Lint, 06 Jul 2005
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Samsung E720 MP3 phone

Samsung knows how to pack small handsets with lots of features and the E720 clamshell phone is no exception. It is one of the few new handsets to offer extra features without a penalty when it comes to size, writes Debbie Davies. Samsung E720 The stylish, two-tone phone weighs a tiny 90g and measures 9 x 4.5 x 2.3cm. It fits …
Pocket Lint, 24 Jun 2005
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Epson R-D1 digital Rangefinder

Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience of using the R-D1, a digital camera with a distinctly 'film' feel. The R-D1 uses a combination of full manual controls gleaned from the camera's adapted Cosina/Voigtlander 'Bessa' film rangefinder body, spiced up with Epson co-developed digital elements that create a unique camera …
Pocket Lint, 22 Jun 2005
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Focal iCub iPod 2.1 speaker set

With demand for iPod accessories reaching fever pitch it seems there's no stopping manufacturers from claiming their generic audio products are really for the add-on market. French outfit Focal seems to have taken this claim to the extreme with the iCub, a high-end 2.1 speaker system it's pitching at MP3 player owners. Focal …
Pocket Lint, 17 Jun 2005
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NHJ VTV-201 wrist TV

Nothing says 'gadget' quite like a watch that does more than tell the time. Yet nothing wastes time like watching TV. So a watch that's a TV too makes for a rather interesting paradox, writes Charlie Brewer. NHJ VTV-201 wristwatch TV Newly arrived in the UK, Japanese consumer technology company NHJ is treating us to the next …
Pocket Lint, 15 Jun 2005
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Nokia 6680 3G phone

I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Nokia 6680 for quite some time. I'm one of the many people to be more than a little disappointed with the 6630, Nokia's first UK 3G offering. It was riddled with bugs. Even after all the software updates, it failed to live up to most expectations. Enter the 6680, a sleeker, more …
Pocket Lint, 10 Jun 2005
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Canon IXUS 50 digicam

Playing about with colours is something most of us do after we have transferred digital pictures from camera to computer. Now you can do it on your camera before you start shooting. Canon's IXUS 50 introduces a new usage mode, My Colors. The balance between red, green and blue can be altered, skin can be given pale or tanned …
Pocket Lint, 08 Jun 2005
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Rio CE2100 2.5GB MP3 player

When Rio launched the CE2100 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the internet was awash with excitement. As a 2.5GB hard drive-based player in a small casing and with 20 hours of playback, what was not to like? Despite that buzz, five months in the world of the gadget industry is a long, long time, writes …
Pocket Lint, 26 May 2005
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Epson P-2000 Multimedia Storage Viewer

The P-2000 looks like a pure indulgence when you take it from the box and turn it on for the first time. The 3.8in display is simply sublime. Looking a bit like a bloated PDA, the P-2000 contains a 40GB disk within its finely built, 14.7 x 8.4 x 3.1cm, 415g form, writes Doug Harman. Epson P2000 Photo Viewer A range of simple …
Pocket Lint, 10 May 2005
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Phobile retro mobile phone headset

Following on from the huge success and notoriety of the Pokia handsets, online store Firebox.com has jumped on the bandwagon and released a cheaper version it calls the Phobile, writes Stuart Miles. Phobile headset spacer Unlike its Pokia siblings which are custom made from original handsets and then sold for vast amounts of …
Pocket Lint, 06 May 2005
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Nokia 7710 smart phone

More than two years after it was originally demo'd Nokia has finally got its 7710 media phone to market. Was it worth the wait? asks Ian Hughes. Nokia 7710 smart phone "Whoa, big fella!" were my exact words on opening the box (read: 'trunk') that the 7710 arrived in, swiftly followed by, "what is it?" The 7710 is a beast of a …
Pocket Lint, 28 Apr 2005
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Sony DSC-T7 digital camera

Sony's latest digital compact is even smaller than the last one. Following in the footsteps of the T3 and T5, the DSC-T7 promises great photographs from an ultra-thin body, but can it really achieve what it promises? asks Stuart Miles. Sony DSC-T7 digital camera The camera is, without a doubt, compact. It measures just 9.2 x 6 …
Pocket Lint, 25 Apr 2005
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Belkin iPod Digital Camera Link

You're a digital photographer, you're out in the field and you've just filled up your CompactFlash, SD card or whatever storage format you happen to be using. That's it, you can't take any more pictures unless you delete some first, writes Stuart Miles. Belkin iPod Digital Camera Link The Belkin Digital Camera Link hopes to …
Pocket Lint, 14 Apr 2005
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Gizmondo handheld games console

I want to be nice, I really do, and I want to like the Gizmondo, because it's brave for an independent company to try and launch a handheld games device at the same time as Nintendo and Sony are slugging it out for mobile market supremacy. I'll praise the design by Rick Dickinson, the man who brought us the Sinclair Spectrum, I' …
Pocket Lint, 08 Apr 2005
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Mio 268 GPS navigation system

The price of satellite navigation kit is has fallen to an affordable level, but does this mean corners have been cut? I put the latest entry-level GPS from Mio to the ultimate test: a British Easter Bank Holiday weekend, writes Stuart Miles. Mio 268 GPS Navigation System Bank Holiday driving is horrible at the best of times. …
Pocket Lint, 07 Apr 2005
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HP iPaq hx2750 PocketPC

When it comes to choosing a PocketPC it seems like there's little or no need to look elsewhere than HP's iPaq line-up. The company has dominated the market since day one and today it boasts a range offering something for everyone, writes Stephen Patrick. HP iPaq hx2750 The hx2750 is the replacement for the old and, so it seems …
Pocket Lint, 01 Apr 2005
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Olympus m:robe 500i media player

Olympus is a camera company, isn't it? Not if its latest product is anything to go by. Deciding that the MP3 player market might be the place to make a quick buck, the imaging company that has in the past brought us gems like the One system and the Mju is now trying its hand at portable media players, too, writes Stuart Miles …
Pocket Lint, 17 Mar 2005
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Olympus Camedia C-370 Zoom

The C-370 is about as easy to use as a digital camera can be without taking the shots for you. Its very basic specification makes this is an ideal camera for technophobes. Priced at a remarkable - for a three megapixel camera, anyway - £120 this camera looks almost too good to be true, writes Doug Harman. Olympus Camedia C-370 …
Pocket Lint, 08 Mar 2005
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Bose SoundDock iPod speakers

Bose has decided that iPod users are sufficiently numerous now to venture into the iPod add-on business, but can the company bring its high-end loudspeaker prowess to the world of personal audio? asks Stuart Miles. Bose SoundDock for iPod Compared to other speakers you can hook up to your iPod, two things about the SoundDock …
Pocket Lint, 18 Feb 2005
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Firebox VoIP Cyberphone

Nothing in life is free - or is it? With Skype's gratis voice-over-IP (VoIP) software taking the world by storm, Firebox.com, a UK-based gadgets site, has teamed up with the company and a small handset manufacturer to release the Firebox VoIP Cyberphone, writes Stuart Miles. Firebox VoIP Cyberphone For those not in the know, …
Pocket Lint, 18 Feb 2005
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Sanyo S750 3G handset

We've come to believe that your choice of mobile phone says more about what you are than who you are. But one thing is clear: we all like to think we're ahead of the technology curve. Sanyo may be a late entrant into the UK mobile phone market - this is the first device the company has launched here - but it has managed to …
Pocket Lint, 07 Feb 2005
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Mattel Juice Box kids' portable media player

No matter what people say, gadgets are expensive, especially the latest ones. It's no surprise then that a face of horror would come over your face if you saw a small child toying with your newly acquired, £400 portable media centre. These things are supposed to be robust, but who are we kidding, we know kids mangle their own …
Pocket Lint, 26 Jan 2005
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Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg digicam

If you want a small, easily pocketed yet stylish digicam the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Xg might be the one for you. Opening the box and removing this little beauty for the first time makes a real impact. At 2cm thick and weighing in at only 120g, the Xg is remarkably small and swish. And betters the original DiMAGE X for sheer …
Pocket Lint, 25 Jan 2005
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iRiver H10 5GB MP3 player

The 5GB hard drive market is awash with players all vying to be the top dog, so what makes iRiver's H10 stand out from the crowd? asks Stuart Miles. iRiver H10 5GB Well, it's certainly compact. And the front boasts a 1.5in, 262,000-colour screen and a vertical touchpad control mechanism almost identical to the one on Creative' …
Pocket Lint, 20 Jan 2005
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iRiver PMC-120 Portable Media Center

We've no qualms about saying we like the iRiver PMP-140. The screen is good, the storage capable sufficient, the battery life great, and as a handheld unit for watching movies you can't get much better, writes Stuart Miles. iRiver PMC-120 Portable Media Center What's the catch? It runs Linux and while for some this is a good …
Pocket Lint, 12 Jan 2005
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Creative Audigy 2 ZS Notebook PCMCIA sound card

Impressive audio has never been one of the selling points of laptops. Generally small speakers and the need to conserve energy rather than belt out virtuoso, ear-splitting performances have always resulted in less than impressive overall quality, writes Charlie Brewer. Until now. Enter stage left the latest in the Creative …
Pocket Lint, 22 Dec 2004
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iRiver N10 512MB Flash MP3 player

With so many MP3 players available on the market, manufacturers now need to come up with ever more ingenious ways to entice you into choosing their players over the competition. For some, the temptation to be too wacky has become irresistible. An example: iRiver with the N10. But wackiness aside, does the player make the grade? …
Pocket Lint, 15 Dec 2004
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Kodak EasyShare DX7590

The Kodak DX7590 is an updated version of the DX6490 launched last year and the most obvious change from the model it replaces is the extra pixels: the resolution has been bumped to five megapixels, writes Doug Harman. Kodak EasyShare DX 7590 The camera is slightly Jekyll and Hyde, in that it offers a dual personality, with …
Pocket Lint, 14 Dec 2004
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Nokia 6670 smart phone

Based on the popular 7610, the 6670 tries to offer the same features in a different, more business-oriented packaging. But is it enough to woo the public once again? writes Charlie Brewer. Nokia 6670 The phone itself is a fairly standard tri-band GSM handset. Options such as being able to record ten minutes of video on the …
Pocket Lint, 09 Dec 2004
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC P150

Pocket-Lint.co.uk Based on the five megapixel Sony P100, the P150 is a handsomely pocketable digicam and the first ultra-compact digicam with a resolution - 7.2 megapixels - normally the preserve of professional or high-end 'prosumer' models, writes Doug Harman. Sony Cyber-shot DSC P150 At 10.8 x 5.2 x 2.6cm and weighing 145g …
Pocket Lint, 30 Nov 2004
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Pentax Optio X digicam

Pocket-Lint.co.uk The diminutive Optio X features a swivel-body design that rotates through 270 degrees. One section houses an excellent 3x optical zoom lens, 5.2 megapixel CCD and flash unit, while the meat of the camera is in the other, larger section, which includes a large, 2in LCD, camera controls, battery and removable SD …
Pocket Lint, 15 Nov 2004
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Vodafone Blackberry 7100v

Pocket-Lint.co.uk Blackberry's dominance in the push-email arena seems to be letting up not one little bit, and its popular 7230 QWERTY keyboard-equipped handset also seems to be finding its way onto the belts of business users around the world, writes Stuart Miles. Vodafone-RIM Blackberry 7100v So when Research in Motion, …
Pocket Lint, 11 Nov 2004
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Apple iPod Photo

Pocket-Lint.co.uk With only one iPod Photo in Europe at the moment, we were invited to have a first-hand look at the new model before it hits the shops in the UK in the next couple of weeks. So should you be ditching the fourth-generation model straight away, and is this just the first step in things to come? asks Stuart Miles …
Pocket Lint, 08 Nov 2004
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Olympus Mju-mini digicam

Pocket-Lint.co.uk Never wishing to be seen to stand idly by while the competition innovates, Olympus is always looking for ways to develop its Mju cameras. Last time the sacrosanct design was refined, it brought about a format evolution, from film to digital. This time it's a 'streamlining and downsizing' exercise, to offer …
Pocket Lint, 02 Nov 2004
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Philips 755 mobile phone

Pocket-Lint.co.uk With so many manufacturers making mobile phones, companies have to come up with more and more inventive ways to make you to want to choose their models over their competitors' products. To that end, we've seen a whole host of new technologies that even five years ago, you would have judged to be preposterous, …
Pocket Lint, 26 Oct 2004
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Toshiba Gigabeat F 60GB

Pocket-Lint.co.uk There comes a time when you must get fed up of other people taking all the credit for your hard work, and it seems that time has come for Toshiba with the announcement that its latest hard drive - a whopping 60GB model won't be destined for the iPod has we had all predicted, but instead be saved for its own …
Pocket Lint, 12 Oct 2004
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PalmOne Wi-Fi SD Card

Pocket-Lint.co.uk With more and more of us turning to PDAs to give us access to our contacts book and diary when out and about it's only natural that we would start to want Wi-Fi being built in to the units, writes Stuart Miles. PalmOne Wi-Fi SD Card Of course you can get wireless enabled PDAs already, but for the most part …
Pocket Lint, 04 Oct 2004
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Motorola E398 mobile phone

Pocket-Lint.co.uk If it's the sound of your phone that you really care about then Motorola has a new handset just for you. The mobile phone manufacturer claims that its E398 is the first handset to feature loud, 3D stereo surround sound. The promise is one of "total music immersion". Sounds on the E398 - ringtones, MIDI and MP3 …
Pocket Lint, 30 Sep 2004
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Xonix 256MB MP3 Watch

Pocket-Lint.co.uk While an MP3 watch may seem like an obvious development in the wearable device market, examples to reach the UK's shores have been few, and far, between, writes Dan Leonard. The Xonix 128MB MP3 Player Watch is one of these first MP3 Player watches to arrive. The watch itself is analogue-style, with a range of …
Pocket Lint, 28 Sep 2004