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Misfit Flare Hands-on Review: What you need to know – Essential guide to the minimalist, budget fitness tracker

The new budget Misfit tracks steps, sleep and swims Misfit has a new fitness tracker, the Flare, to add to its growing collection and it’s

Skullcandy Method Wireless review

PROS Low price Decent sound quality Light CONS Slighly cheaper wired pairs sound better KEY FEATURES 9-hour battery life Bluetooth 4.1 Micro USB charging Manufacturer:

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8: Do I buy Samsung now, or wait for Apple?

After my Galaxy S8 review, of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked is whether people should buy the new Samsung now, or wait until

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

Sennheiser launched the Ambeo mic in 2016, taking a step into devices that were designed for 3D audio, or audio to support the sort of sound

Lenovo ThinkPad T570 Review

The Pros Comfortable keyboard; Excellent battery life (with 6-cell battery); Fast PCIe SSD; Great port selection The Cons Dim display; Gets hot Verdict The ThinkPad

Arcam rPlay review

Verdict An affordable, easy-to-use way to introduce myriad streaming solutions to your hi-fi system For Insightful, solid and articulate sound Vast streaming service support 24-bit/192kHz

Best Floorstanding Speakers of 2017

Serious about your speakers? Then it’s time to bring out the big guns. Floorstanding speakers have one of the most recognizable profiles of all speaker

10 classic Nokia phones that HMD Global should revive

A few months back, HMD Global, the new company behind the new Nokia smartphones, has announced the return of the iconic Nokia 3310. It’s not

Samsung Gear S4: What to expect from Samsung’s next smartwatch

We take a look at the latest talk and rumours Samsung has been on a bit of a roll with its smartwatches. The Gear S2

Orbitsound ONE P70 review

PROS Clear, expansive sound anywherre in the room Plenty of bass for its size Robust build quality Easy to install and operate CONS Deep cabinet

The Top 10 Waterproof Headphones for Swimming

When it comes to choosing the right headphones for swimming, nothing beats the following top 10 waterproof headphones for swimming that we’ve encountered so far.

Sony STR-DN1080 review

The Good: The Sony STR-DN1080 offers all of the features you could want in a modern receiver — multiroom music, Chromecast streaming, Dolby Atmos and

Goldring 1042 review

Goldring is Britain’s oldest cartridge company. It used to make turntables as well back in the vinyl heyday, so it’s safe to assume its bods

Linn Klimax LP12 review

The Linn LP12 was introduced in 1973. This unassuming belt-driven turntable took a while to gain traction, but by the ’80s it had become the

ZTE Quartz review: An affordable entry point to Android Wear 2.0

ZTE has always been about affordability, and doesn’t deviate in the Quartz. For people looking to buy their first smartwatch, the low price tag makes

Ortofon 2m Blue MM review

2M is Danish cartridge specialist Ortofon’s entry-level hi-fi range – the company’s bread-and-butter needles, if you like. The 2M Red, at just under half this

Luxman EQ-500 review

Phono stages aren’t the most glamorous item in a hi-fi chain. But if you want to hear your cherished record player at its best, a

Top 10 Best Bookshelf Speakers of 2017

In this review we feature the top 10 best bookshelf speakers of 2017 that outperform the competition. These bookshelf speakers pump out incredible audio performance,

Apple Watch Series 2 vs Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 : Which should you choose to put on your wrist?

If you’re looking for a smartwatch that looks good on your wrist, there’s no hiding from the fact that Tag Heuer and Apple have options

CoWatch review : The first Alexa smartwatch is let down by some niggling software issues

While the CoWatch does bring some interesting ideas to the smartwatch table and shows plenty of potential, ultimately it doesn’t mask the niggling issues that

The best 15 turntables of What Hi-Fi?’s lifetime

Our celebration of Record Store Day means we get to pay homage to the 15 best turntables What Hi-Fi? has spun in its four decades.

BMW S1000XR Vs. KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Vs. MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

Just as there are a million ways to skin a cat, there are a million ways to go sport-touring, too. Some folks prefer the full-on

Arendal 1723 5.1 Speaker Package Review

The Good Big sound when needed Responsive and detailed Tonally matched Flexible in installation Solidly built Superbly engineered The Bad Size and weight won’t suit

Garmin Fenix 5 v Fenix 3 : Picking between Garmin’s super watches

The Garmin Fenix 5 has landed, we’ve tried it, and it’s fair to say we’re big fans. If you own a Fenix 3, which is

Audio Technica AT-F7 review

Verdict Needs to be heard, especially if you lean more to subtle or orchestral music than strictly rhythm-led tracks For Revealing and refined; great with

Samsung Galaxy S8+ review

The Galaxy S8+ is like an S7 Edge that went away for the summer holidays and hit puberty. It’s taller, slimmer, and with good looks

Yamaha WXAD-10 (MusicCast Add) review

OUR VERDICT Yamaha’s WX-AD10 multiroom adaptor warrants a hi-fi high five – it’s a gorgeous Hi-Res Audio streaming upgrade for legacy amps and music systems.

Thorens TD 203 review

When it comes to heritage, few hi-fi manufacturers can match Thorens. The brand was founded in 1883 to make music boxes, began making phonographs in

Vi AI Personal Trainer review: Heart rate-tracking Bluetooth earbuds with serious potential

These $250 Bluetooth earphones pack in a heart rate sensor, voice-coaching, and gorgeous Harman/Kardon sound in one lightweight package. But they’re hindered by an ultra-narrow

ZTE Quartz : A guide to the affordable Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

Everything you need to know about ZTE’s smartwatch ZTE has lifted the veil on its first smartwatch, the ZTE Quartz. The company has always focused