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Dell Streak 7

Dell Streak 7 Android tablet

Review Despite the original Streak being one of the first devices of its type on the market, Dell’s Android tablet didn’t really set the word alight. A less than fresh version of Android, a high price tag and a distance between the screen corners too close to many a smartphone, all counted against it. Dell Streak 7 Clean slate? Dell's …
Alun Taylor, 27 Jul 2011
HP TouchPad

HP TouchPad 32GB WebOS tablet

Review What a difference a year makes. Had HP's TouchPad - which went on sale in the UK this past Friday - debuted 12 months ago, maybe even as few as seven, it would have stood tall alongside the competition. But coming six months or so after the iPad 2, let alone the iPad 1, HP's offering in many ways feels distinctly behind the …
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2011
M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

M-Edge e-Luminator Touch

Accessory of the Week The Kindle may have a screen that works well in bright light, but the quid pro quo is poor visibility in the dark. No backlight, you see. Enter M-Edge's e-Luminator Touch, a tiny angle-poise lamp for e-book readers - and paper books too. M-Edge e-Luminator Touch The bottom end of the accessory is built like one of those clip- …
Tony Smith, 8 Jul 2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X220T

Lenovo Thinkpad X220T 12.5in tablet PC

Review A recent business profile of Lenovo in a national newspaper made an interesting assertion. "Anyone you spot on the Tube using a ThinkPad has almost certainly obtained it from their employer," claimed the reporter. Lenovo ThinkPad X220T Tablet with a twist: Lenovo's ThinkPad X220T Well, discerning readers know this isn’t true …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Jun 2011
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet

Review Billed as the year of the fondleslab, 2011 has so far failed to deliver on the hype. With sales of Motorola's Xoom sluggish at best, the BlackBerry Playbook too idiosyncratic for most and the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tantalisingly conspicuous by its absence, Asus looks to steal a march on the competition with its Eee Pad Transformer …
Andrew Bailey, 15 Jun 2011
Belkin FlipBlade

Belkin FlipBlade mobile tablet stand

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Tony Smith, 14 Jun 2011
HTC Flyer

HTC Flyer 7in Android tablet

Review The arrival of a tablet from HTC, the company that has run the furthest and fastest since picking up the Android ball was always going to be something of a Big Deal but in some ways the new Flyer is a surprisingly odd fish. HTC Flyer In-flight entertainment: HTC's Flyer To start with it doesn’t run Honeycomb but Gingerbread. …
Alun Taylor, 9 Jun 2011
Belkin Pleat Sleeve

Belkin Pleat Sleeve for Kindle

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Tony Smith, 8 Jun 2011
Hannspree HannsPad

Hannspree Hannspad 10.1in Android tablet

Review Hannspree is primarily known for its somewhat gimmicky range of TVs and monitors – if you ever need a TV embedded in the stomach of a cuddly toy then Hannspree has just the thing for you. Its move into the tablet PC market was therefore rather unexpected. However the new Hannspad actually turns out to be quite a pleasant …
Cliff Joseph, 8 Jun 2011
Griffin Cabinet Mount

Griffin Cabinet Mount for iPad

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Tony Smith, 7 Jun 2011
Belkin eBook Light

Belkin eBook Light

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Tony Smith, 3 Jun 2011
Acer Iconia A500

Acer Iconia Tab A500 10in Android tablet

Review PC manufacturers clearly haven’t been reading the script. They were supposed to over-hype their forthcoming Android 3.0 tablets as iPad-killers (check!), miss their initial launch dates (check!) and then let us all down by delivering a hunk of poorly designed, obsolete tat (er…). Acer Iconia A500 Acer's Iconia Tab A500: lighter …
Archos 70

Archos 70 Android 7in tablet

Review Whenever I ask people what they want in a tablet, I usually get the following answers in descending order of importance: a price tag south of £200, a 7in screen to keep things compact and the ability to play any video or music files you care to mention out of the box plus the option to play them out from HDMI. The Archos 70 fits …
Alun Taylor, 23 May 2011
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook 7in tablet

Review The PlayBook is described by makers RIM as the first professional-grade tablet. RIM, of course, is best known for its e-mail handset, the BlackBerry. A good deal larger and minus the distinctive keyboard, RIM’s Playbook is a handsome machine, well-designed and with great build quality. RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Building bridges: …
David Phelan, 16 May 2011
Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

Review You will be aware that 2011 is supposed to be the year that Android tablets hit the big-time. In case you missed it, the explosion of new devices was supposed to happen at Easter. In the event, many launches have since been put back to later in the year, while other products have been launched but are plainly impossible to buy …
Acer Iconia W500

Acer Iconia Tab W500

Review Aimed squarely at those of us who simply don’t see the point of Android or iOS, Acer’s Iconia Tab W500 is a Windows 7 Home Premium slate complete with decent graphics, a handy detachable keyboard, a sizeable chunk of storage and a realistic, if not cheap, price tag of £520. Acer Iconia W500 Acer's Iconia W500: use it as a …
Alun Taylor, 27 Apr 2011
Apple Digital AV Adapter

Apple Digital AV Adapter

Review It’s not often that a mere cable merits a review of its own, but the Digital AV Adapter that Apple recently launched along with the new iPad 2 is worth a closer look. Apple Digital AV Adapter HDMI ready: Apple's Digital AV Adapter The cable plugs into the dock connector on the base of the iPad 2, and is also compatible with …
Cliff Joseph, 6 Apr 2011
Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

Review What can I say? Yes, the iPad 2 is better than the iPad one. Yes, it's superior to the current crop of competitors. Apple has ticked the empty boxes on the features list that, left unchecked, would have left its tablet in the lee of this year's other new models. There, review done, move on to the next one... Apple iPad 2 Apple' …
Tony Smith, 25 Mar 2011
Dell Inspiron Duo

Dell Inspiron Duo

Review Devices that try to reconcile the essentially irreconcilable often come a cropper. As the Good Book says, “Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Trying to combine the best of the netbook with the best of the tablet is what Dell’s new Inspiron Duo is all about, but does it work as …
Alun Taylor, 17 Mar 2011
Asus Eee Pad Slider

Asus Eee Pad Slider

Hands On The smartbook is the great 'might have been' of mobile computing. Something thin and light, with solid-state storage, a keyboard, a day-long battery life and the ARM CPU that makes such a quality possible, and a price in keeping with the Small, Cheap Computer ethic. Killed by the iPad? Killed the absence of the right chips and …
Alun Taylor, 15 Mar 2011
Advent Vega

Dixons Advent Vega

Review I had not had the Advent Vega out of the box for more than half an hour when I felt a very strong urge to fling the thing across the Reg Hardware office. Advent Vega Dixons' Advent Vega: rather long and thin I took receipt of the 10.1in tablet on the day Apple was due to announce the iPad 2. If the Vega is anything to go by, …
Tony Smith, 8 Mar 2011
Binatone Homesurf 7

Binatone HomeSurf 7 Android tablet

Review If 2010 was the year of the Apple iPad, this year will, if Motorola, HTC, HP and others have their way, be when everyone else gets in on the touchscreen computer act. Binatone has made an early strike with its super-low priced machine that’s powered by Google’s Android operating system. Binatone Homesurf 7 Donut anyone? …
David Phelan, 14 Feb 2011
Creative Ziio

Creative Ziio 7in Android tablet

Review The Android tablets that have appeared lately seem to suffer an identity crisis, often unable to decide whether they’re simply big smartphones or genuine tablet-computing devices. Creative Labs has taken a different approach with its new Ziio, producing an ‘entertainment tablet’ that is essentially a larger version of its …
Cliff Joseph, 9 Feb 2011
Archos 101

Archos 101 8GB Android tablet

Review The Archos 101 – that's 'ten-one' – sits at the top of company's range of Android devices that also includes the 43 personal media player, reviewed here. So now, Archos can offer you an Android device with a screen anywhere between 2.8 and 10.1 inches – from a pocket media player to a fully-fledged iPad-esque tablet. Archos 101 …
Alun Taylor, 1 Feb 2011
Bookeen Cybook Orizon

Bookeen CyBook Orizon

Review Should you be considering Bookeen's CyBook Orizon as your new e-book reader, the only question you really need ask yourself is, do you want to pay an 80 quid extra for a touchscreen. Bookeen Cybook Orizon Bookeen's Cybook Orizon: spanning the gap between e-book readers and tablets Amazon's drive to bring down the price of e- …
Tony Smith, 26 Jan 2011
Huawei S7

Huawei S7 7in Android tablet

Review Hard on the heels of Samsung's Galaxy Tab comes the S7 from Chinese manufacturer Huawei, an Android tablet that aims to tread the line between the pricey Galaxy and the wretched crop of £99 devices that you can find on the shelves of Netto and Asda. Huawei S7 Huawei's S7: handsome The S7 is certainly a solid and handsome bit …
Alun Taylor, 7 Jan 2011
Imagin IMEB-5

Imagin IMEB-5 colour e-book reader

Review When so much of the cheap, no-brand electronics kit coming out of China is junk, it's nice to find something that, for once, works better than you expect it to. Imagin IMEB-5 Imagin IMEB-5: right size for an e-book reader Case in point: the Imagin IMEB-5 colour e-book reader, produced by that household name Tivolli which is …
Tony Smith, 2 Dec 2010
Viewsonic Viewpad 7

Viewsonic ViewPad 7 Android tablet

Review Viewsonic came up through monitors and projectors, but has recently been branching out, sometimes tentatively, into other devices like the VMP74 network media player and slimline laptops. Now it's set its sights on the rapidly emerging Android tablet market with its new 7in touchscreen, the ViewPad 7. Viewsonic Viewpad 7 …
Chris Bidmead, 22 Nov 2010
Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet

Review The buzz surrounding Apple’s iPad has prompted a rush of me-too tablets hoping to combine its up-to-the-minute spec, with practicality and usability. Unlike the iPad, Samsung’s much-anticipated Galaxy Tab also has the advantage of being a phone, and a 3G Android smartphone at that, with huge potential for add-on functionality. …
Dave Oliver, 17 Nov 2010
Just Mobile AluPen

Just Mobile AluPen metal iPad stylus

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Tony Smith, 22 Oct 2010
Sony Reader Pocket Edition

Sony Reader PRS-350 Pocket Edition

Review You may recall that I wasn't very impressed with Samsung's E60 e-book reader. Sony's new Reader Pocket Edition is a very different page out of the book. Sony Reader Pocket Edition Sony's Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350: the acme of e-book readers? Where the E60 is thick, the Reader is thin - and weighs a mere 155g. The E60 is …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2010
KeyCase iPad Folio Deluxe

KeyCase iPad Folio Deluxe

Review I was all set to praise this clever iPad case with a built in Bluetooth keyboard... and then I saw what the battery life is. KeyCase iPad Folio Deluxe KeyCase's iPad Folio Deluxe: easier typing on your tablet Not the length of time the keyboard will run on single charge of its battery, but how long the battery will go on …
Tony Smith, 12 Oct 2010
Amazon Kindle 3

Amazon Kindle 3 e-book reader

Review Even a blind man in a dark room can see what the problem is with eBook readers has been – the cost. Every eBook reader review Reg Hardware has run has been followed by dozens of comments all along the lines of: Nice idea, but how much? Amazon Kindle 3 Amazon's Kindle 3: e-book gets new cover Now Amazon has bitten the bullet …
Alun Taylor, 6 Oct 2010
Samsung E60

Samsung E60 e-book reader

Review I once took possession of an Apple Newton MessagePad. I still have it, and occasionally waste a pack of four AAs for old times' sake to remind myself what handheld computing was like back in the mid-1990s. I get the same sense of nostalgia using Samsung's e-book reader, the E60. Samsung E60 Samsung's E60: cream'n'chrome, anyone …
Tony Smith, 30 Sep 2010
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

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Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2010
Archos 7 Android Home Tablet

Archos 7 Android tablet

Review Despite the iPad being upon us and plenty of Windows 7 and Android tablets on the horizon – not to mention whatever HP's tablet plans are for webOS – the question: "What's a tablet for?" remains a question without a definitive answer. Archos 7 Android Home Tablet A touch of PC and PMP: Archos' 7 Home Tablet Archos presumably …
Alun Taylor, 16 Aug 2010
Wacom Cintiq 21ux

Wacom Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display

Review Wacom may be best known for its standalone, pressure-sensitive tablets, but its current flagship product is a 21-inch LCD monitor, but with a difference. The whole screen of the Cintiq 21UX is one enormous graphics tablet that you can draw on directly. Wacom Cintiq 21ux Drawing board: Wacom's Cintiq 21UX In essence, the …
Steve Caplin, 2 Aug 2010
Acer Aspire 1825PT

Acer Aspire 1825PT 11.6in touchscreen notebook

Review Some years ago, I made a fool of myself by describing Microsoft's ultimately doomed Tablet PC concept as a good idea. My saving grace was that I wasn't as dim as all the Tablet PC manufacturers, who chose to overprice their own products out of existence. Acer Aspire 1825PT Acer's Aspire 1825PT: if only Tablet PCs had always …

Apple iPad 3G 32GB

Review The problem of choice when buying an iPad is compounded not just by the size of the storage, but the issue of whether or not to shell out an additional hundred quid for the 3G version. It's not as simple as the choice between an iPod Touch and an iPhone, since the iPad 3G doesn't include phone capabilities: it all depends on …
Steve Caplin, 1 Jul 2010
Dell Streak

Dell Streak Android tablet phone

Review With all the hoopla surrounding the launch of the iPad, it's easy to forget that Apple wasn't the first with the idea, and it certainly won't be the last. Following hard on the iPad's elegantly designed tail is the Dell Streak, though its claim to be an iPad challenger is more than a little disingenuous – with its 5in screen, it …
Dave Oliver, 23 Jun 2010
ViewSonic VEB620 ereader

Viewsonic VEB620 e-Book reader

Review Given ViewSonic’s penchant for monitors it might at first sight seem a little odd that its e-reader debut is to launch a pair of standard, 16 greyscale E-Ink devices, the VEB620 and VEB625, rather than going for colour. But E-Ink’s displays are easy on the eye, deliver excellent battery life, and are less expensive to build than …
Sandra Vogel, 23 Jun 2010
Cybook Opus 2010

Bookeen Cybook Opus e-book reader 2010 edition

Review Less than a year after its initial release French e-reader maker Bookeen has released an updated version of its Cybook Opus e-book reader, reviewed last year. The most obvious change, but fairly irrelevant, is the new range of seven colours, instead of just plain white. Colour schemes aside, the important upgrade is the new …
Alun Taylor, 4 Jun 2010