iPhone Smart Battery Case Review: I Actually Don’t Hate It

My initial reaction to Apple’s expensive new iPhone battery case was in step with the everyone else’s: It looks like it has a tumour. But what I discovered after using it for a full day is it’s actually surprisingly great. Read More >>

Pebble Time Round Review: Beauty in Simplicity

Smartwatches are subjected to many metaphors: “Smartphones on your wrist.” Mmm, not quite. Maybe in a few more years. “A wearable computer.” Depends on your definition of “computer”. Better keep looking. “An extension of your smartphone.” Now, that’s an idea – one that Pebble has perfected with the Pebble Time Round. Read More >>

Polaroid Zip Review: Tiny, Fast, and Pretty Damn Fun

When I was a teenager, I got a job at a supermarket to fund my photography habit. It bought me my first SLR — but also a later model Polaroid, arguably one of the greatest cameras ever. Polaroid's latest device attempts to recapture some of that old magic in the form of The Zip. Read More >>

Logitech MX Master Lighting Review: The Best Mouse Got Better

Roughly three million years ago, when I’d just started at Gizmodo, Logitech’s Performance Mouse MX won our Best Wireless Mouse Battlemodo. It was a triumph of ergonomics and it was a joy to use. Well, almost four years later, it’s received an update: the MX Master. Read More >>

PopSlate Lightning Review: This iPhone Case Has an E-Ink Screen in its Back

What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalise it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favourite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate. Read More >>

Review: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a Powerful Pocket TARDIS

It's the new thing phone makers do. Release a massive important flagship model to huge fanfare, then, a few months later, pretend it's too big and launch a smaller mini variant for those after something not so huge. The key thing here is Sony's not scrimped on the internals for this shrunken model. The Z1 Compact really is a big phone in a small case. Read More >>

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Wacom Cintiq Companion Review: A Dream for Drawing, Otherwise Awkward

If you're a tablet user who likes to draw, you know that the experience offered by an iPad or other consumer-oriented tablet is pretty limited. Wacom, maker of drawing-specific digital interfaces, now has a portable and powerful solution in the Cintiq Companion. It's great at one thing, but sometimes that's just not enough. Read More >>

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Fitbit Force Review: A Health Tracker You’d Actually Keep Wearing

Last year's Fitbit One had a great design, solid accuracy for steps and floors climbed, and a nice screen. The only problem was that it was so easy to accidentally leave in a pair of trews. To combat this, the company created the Fitbit Flex, its follow-up wrist-worn product to the Flex. Unfortunately, while aping Nike's Fuelband, Fitbit threw out everything that made the One so great. Read More >>

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HP Chromebook 11 Review: Cheap and Cheerful

Google's Chromebook line is often maligned as inexpensive but underpowered or, in the case of the Pixel, a really nice screen in front of limited functionality and an exorbitant price tag. But by pairing a solid build with a £230 price tag, HP seems to have finally found the right balance of affordability and performance in the new Chromebook 11. Read More >>

Canon 70D Review: DSLR Video Nirvana Comes More Into Focus

Canon has spent years making incremental improvements to its DSLR line's video features, yet it's been ages since we've seen a major step forward in functionality. While the 60D added some nice touches, its successor, the EOS 70D, makes one very specific leap towards excellence. Read More >>

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HTC One Max Review: Bigger, Not Best

The HTC One has been the darling of the smartphone scene this year, wowing reviewers (even if not wholly winning over the public when it came to sales). As is now customary, it's to be flanked by the HTC One Mini and, rounding off the smartphone size holy trinity, this, the HTC One Max. It's bigger, and comes complete with some quirky new features. But bigger doesn't always mean better. Read More >>

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Review: Um…Third Time the Charm?

The Sony SmartWatch 2 may not offer up the feast of features of its Samsung rival, but perhaps simplicity is the way to go with smartwatches. Has Sony managed to nail it, or like the first SmartWatch incarnation, is this the second-worst thing Sony's ever made? Read More >>

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Sonos Play:1 Review: Easy, Great-Sounding Wireless Music, Fun-Sized

Sonos makes some of our favourite wireless music products of all time. By taking full control of how the system works, from the app you use for playback all the way to the hardware, Sonos has turned wireless into something that everybody can enjoy. The problem has always been the price of entry—and that's where Play:1 comes in. Meet your entry-level Sonos. Read More >>

Kindle Paperwhite Review (2013): Faster, Prettier, Still the Best

When Amazon first trotted out the Kindle Paperwhite a year ago, it was the first two-tone eReader in a long time (possibly ever) to have a wow factor. The front-lit screen turned out to be every bit as beautiful as Amazon promised. A year later, the new Amazon Paperwhite is just a tad better than its predecessor. Yes, that means the new Kindle Paperwhite is still the best. Read More >>

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Tesco Hudl Review: Super Value Own-Brand Android

Tesco's Hudl tablet is, at the time of writing, considered quite cheap. Android tablet hardware has plummeted in price so quickly and to such an extent that it's possible to buy a fairly high-spec piece of kit like this for just £119, a cost that has owners of expensive, rival brand tabs scoffing with derision. It can't be a proper thing, can it? Not for that kind of price? Read More >>