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Elac Element EA101EQ-G Integrated Amplifier/DAC Review

PRICE $699 AT A GLANCE Plus Good power in compact form Outstanding app-enabled subwoofer auto-setup Onboard 192/24 USB DAC Minus No line outputs for external

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro review

THE GOOD: The Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro gives you powerful sound with true surround performance and clear dialog. The provision of 4K-compatible HDMI ports enhances your

Ubiquiti Labs Amplifi HD Wi-Fi router review : A different take on the mesh network

It’s not as fast as the new tri-band mesh routers that offer a dedicated network for data backhaul, but it is a solid value. Pros

Virgin TV V6 review

Virgin’s TiVo PVRs were groundbreaking when they launched in 2010, merging hundreds of cable TV channels with the delights of on-demand and catch-up content. But

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review

PROS Good overall speed Great Wi-Fi coverage Quick and easy setup Cheaper than many mesh router systems CONS Needs base router One Ethernet and no

Why You Shouldn’t Root Your Android Phone

Rooting your Android phone gives you access to the operating system powering your device, including the parts of the OS that are closed to the

ROLI BLOCKS Review: Modular music system has room to grow

PROS Modular design is clever and well-constructed 5D Touch offers plenty of potential Growing third-party support CONS Not inexpensive for a full set No sensitivity

Yamaha ISX-18D review

PROS Attractive picture frame design Generous streaming features Decent clarity and bass CONS Short on excitement and finesse Boxed-in sound Clunky clock display Some syncing

HiFiMan SuperMini Music Player Review

PRICE $399 AT A GLANCE Plus Balanced and unbalanced output Drives moderately demanding headphones Hi-res capable, including DSD Minus No album art No fancy DAC

HDMI 2.0 vs 1.4 : What’s the difference?

HDMI 2.0 VS 1.4: THE BASICS HDMI 2.0 was announced as a standard in late 2013. It got a lot of people confused, wondering if

Synology RT2600ac review

THE GOOD: The RT2600 has long range, fast Wi-Fi speed and plenty of features. The router can host more than one broadband connection, and also

HDR TV : What is it? How can you get it?

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the latest buzz-phrase in the TV world, with manufacturers and content creators alike suggesting it could bring noticeable leaps in

Hands on: Sony Bravia A1E OLED review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Sony has impressed with its new Bravia A1E with interesting sound tech, great form factor and a stunning picture quality. FOR Beautiful

Yamaha WX-010 review

PROS Compact design and robust build Beefy sound with punchy bass Easy operation with MusicCast app Generous streaming features CONS Sound lacks bite and insight

Logitech Harmony Elite Review

THE GOOD Easy setup Intuitive interface Dedicated smart home buttons Works with huge number of devices THE BAD Heavier than previous version VERDICT If you

Linksys WRT 3200 ACM router review

OUR VERDICT If you want complete control over your network and more features than you can shake an NIC at, then the Linksys WRT 3200

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut

This year is fast shaping up to be the year of OLED, with a raft of hot new TV screens set to join LG’s vanishingly

Aerix Duet review

PROS Stunning design Effective 360-degree sound Optional stand is a work of art CONS Remote could be classier Doesn’t support AirPlay (yet) No DAB radio

Onkyo TX-RZ1100 A/V Receiver Review

PRICE $2,199 AT A GLANCE Plus Impressively dynamic, generous nine-channel power Dolby Atmos, DTS:X on board THX Select2 certified Minus Meh remote Ocassionally unintuitive ergonomics

Leica M10 First Impressions Review and Samples

The Leica M10 is a 24MP, full-frame, manual focus camera with an archaic coupled rangefinder focusing system, a tunnel-type optical viewfinder, no video mode and

Pure Evoke H6 review

PROS Loud and full sound Bloated bass can be fixed with manual EQ’ing Very easy to use CONS A little expensive given feature set Fake

Intel Core i7-7700K review

KEY FEATURES 4.2-4.5GHz quad-core chip with Hyper-Threading 91W TDP Intel HD Graphics 630 Overclockable 8MB cache Manufacturer: Intel Review Price: £349.99/$524.99 WHAT IS THE INTEL

Linksys Velop Wi-Fi router review : One of the best mesh network systems to date

The Linksys Velop is one of the best true mesh-network routers we’ve tested, but many Wi-Fi enthusiasts will still prefer a more conventional model. Pros

Oppo UDP-203 4K UHD Blu-ray player review : A class act with awesome audio capabilities

If you’re looking for the best 4K UHD Blu-ray player, Oppo’s UDP-203 is the one to buy. Pros Plays SACD and DVD-Audio discs and supports

Onenuts Nut 1 Android TV Box Review

Pros Good gaming and media playback support Feature-packed remote Attractive blue metal case Cons Netflix limited to 480p No Automatic Framerate Switching in Kodi Buggy

Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear review

Libratone, Danish maker of the lovely wool-covered Zipp wireless speakers, is dipping its toes into the vast headphones market for the very first time with

Netgear R7000 Router Review

THE GOOD Excellent combined throughput Genie software Removable antennas Affordable Open-source firmware THE BAD Disappointing range Large in-wall AC adapter VERDICT The Netgear R7000 combines

Sony A6500 review

Good points Detailed 24 Megapixel stills. High quality uncropped 4k video, 1080 up to 120p, S-Log profiles. Built-in 5-axis stabilisation works with any lens. 4

Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (R8000) Review

THE GOOD Tri-band operations, good performance Genie software makes setup easy USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports Six fold-out antennas Excellent range THE BAD Expensive Big

AudioControl Maestro M9 Surround Processor Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Excellent sonics Dirac room correction Minus Limited setup and connectivity options Dirac execution unintuitive Very pricey THE VERDICT AudioControl’s high-end processor