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Sony Tablet S

Sony Tablet S

Review Sony may be late to the Android tablet party but it has turned up with something rather unusual and hopefully different enough from the iPad to not suffer the attentions of Apple’s hyperactive legal department. Sony Tablet S A slice of Honeycomb: Sony's Tablet S Called the Tablet S, the Nvidia Tegra 2 bits and pieces inside …
Alun Taylor, 1 Nov 2011
WHSmith Kobo Touch e-book reader

WHSmith Kobo Touch wireless e-book reader

Review The joys of the e-book reader are considerable. You can carry a thousand books in your pocket and download more in a matter of seconds while you’re sitting in the garden – assuming the Wi-Fi stretches or you have a 3G model. If there are words you don’t recognise, you can look them up with one touch too. And in the case of …
David Phelan, 26 Oct 2011
Amazon Kindle 4

Amazon Kindle 4

Review Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet was always going to grab the headlines when the retailer revamped its e-book reader line-up last month. But for many book buffs, its low-cost E Ink devices were more interesting. Amazon has been aggressively driving down reader prices, and its entry level Kindle 4 - aka the 'Kindle Touchless', a nod …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2011
Logitech AV Stand for iPad

Logitech AV Stand

Accessory of the Week It's well known that the iPad's speaker is, well, a bit weedy. While there are a million and one low cost stands out there, if you really want to use your iPad as a movie screen, you need one that incorporates a decent speaker too. Enter the Logitech AV Stand, a tubular stereo speaker with an arm-mounted iPad holder. Logitech …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 30 Sep 2011
Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet

Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet

Review Hey, tablet geeks out there, do you remember what you hated most about Samsung’s original 7in Galaxy Tab? The grainy display, the glitchy software, the lack of memory, the poorly located buttons that you kept pressing by mistake? Acer Iconia A100 7in Android tablet Designed for portrait usage I suspect Acer drew up the same …
Alistair Dabbs, 23 Sep 2011
Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet

Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 Windows 7 tablet

Review Fujitsu is pitching its latest Windows 7 tablet directly at the enterprise and business markets. That’s a wise move because Windows in its current form is never going to hold a candle to iOS and Android Honeycomb in terms of consumer usability. It also means Fujitsu can load the Q550 down with tricks and treats and not worry too …
Alun Taylor, 12 Sep 2011
Vogel's RingO tablet wall-mount kit

Vogel's RingO iPad mounting system

Accessory of the Week Desktop stands for iPads and other tablets there are a-plenty, but wall-mounting systems are rare. Vogel's, a Dutch specialist in such kit, is one of only two I've tried. Vogel's RingO tablet wall-mount kit Attach your tablet to the wall RingO, as it's called, is the pricier of the two, but not by so very much. The £80 …
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2011
appToyz appWheel iPhone gaming accessory

appToyz appWheel

iGamer “For fuck's sake, Mum. I asked for the appBlaster; not the fucking appWheel. You've totally fucked Christmas. No wonder dad's shacked up with that 26-year-old stunner. I fucking hate you!” I can picture it now. Christmas morning 2011 – surly, ungrateful teenager versus distraught, nonplussed mum. Not that I've even tried the …
Andrew Bailey, 24 Aug 2011
iLuv iCK826 Pro case and Bluetooth keyboard

iLuv iPad 2 case and Bluetooth keyboard

Accessory of the Week If you have an Apple iPad, the chances are you'll have some kind of accessory to protect it. While a Jiffy bag would do, you'll probably be inclined to consider something more enduring. Typing on a piece of glass has a few shortcomings too – not only the lack of tactile responsiveness but the fact that the virtual keyboard …
Bob Dormon, 12 Aug 2011
Octovo Solis

Octovo Solis e-book reader lamp

Accessory of the Week No question, the Octovo Solis is the snazziest clip-on e-book reader light I've seen, and possibly the one that's the most practical to use too. Octovo Solis Strike a light All it is is an oblong unit cut from aluminium with a plastic doobry on the bottom so it will sti neatly atop your reader. There's a rubber pad inside the …
Tony Smith, 5 Aug 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Review 10.1? The impression I get with the naming of this much-anticipated grown-up version of last year’s Galaxy Tab is that it has psychological hangups about (ahem) ‘size’. I imagine it loitering down the pub, boasting of its prowess: “It’s not just TEN inches, Al, it’s TEN-point-ONE!” It wants to be the Spinal Tap of Android …
Exogear Exomount

Exogear Exomount universal gadget mount

Accessory of the Week I’ve been after an affordable and reliable way to stick an HTC Desire HD to a windscreen or desk for some time. Yes, there are plenty of options out there, but they have all been too expensive - HTC’s own car mount will set you back £50 - too fragile, too wobbly or just too cheap and nasty. Exogear Exomount The Exomount clasps …
Alun Taylor, 29 Jul 2011
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