reviews

Onkyo TX-NR575 review

The Good: The Onkyo TX-NR575 offers excellent design, solid build quality and superb usability. It includes a wealth of usable features including Dolby Atmos, Chromecast

America’s Least Wanted: 25 Cars on Life Support in 2017

U.S. consumers never bought more cars than they did in 2016. Some 17.55 million new cars and trucksfound American buyers throughout the year, beating the all-time record

Microwear H1 Review: New IP68 waterproof Smart Watch 2017

Microwear is an Asian manufacturer specializing in smart watches, although it also markets phones. The truth is that I already wanted to try some because

30 Used Cars Consumer Reports Gave the ‘Never Buy’ Label

If you plan to live with a car for a long time, reliability means everything when you shop on the used market. Look for the

NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 – Which is right for you?

It’s a big year for basketball, with two blockbuster simulators coming our way before 2017 draws to a close. NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18

Pro-Ject Essential III review

For a small but loyal band of music lovers, vinyl is well and truly back on the menu – and turntable manufacturers are doing their

PS5: release date, specs, rumours, news and more

PS5 release date, specs, rumours and more Microsoft’s Xbox One X launches this November, and is set to become the most powerful home console on the market. But

These are the best soundbars of 2017 (so far)

TV speakers suck, but not everyone has the room—or the budget—for an A/V receiver and six or more loudspeakers. A soundbar can fit under or

Microsoft Surface vs Consumer Reports: What you need to know

Microsoft might be reconsidering its Consumer Reports subscription today, with the news that the Surface Laptop and Surface Book have both been stripped of their

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Which Android flagship is best?

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs HTC U11: Does HTC’s latest flagship have what it takes to topple the fantastic Galaxy S8 and big sibling the Galaxy

Fixd Review (2nd Generation): Good OBD II Scanner for the Money

THE GOOD Inexpensive Turns off check-engine light Reminds of maintenance issues Links to mechanics and parts store THE BAD No dynamic data No Windows or

Best 4K Cameras You Can Buy In 2017

In recent years, a number of digital cameras have offered the ability to record high-resolution 4K video which brings many benefits to both photographers and

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Google Pixel XL 2 vs iPhone 7S Plus vs LG V30: Best phones coming in 2017

We compare Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, set to launch later in August, with three other premium mobiles to be released at the end of 2017.

Best wireless speakers for 2017: These are our 14 favourite Bluetooth speakers

The latest Bluetooth speakers deliver great sound quality and pack bags of features. Here’s a guide to choosing the best for you. For those of

Motorola Moto C vs Moto E4 vs Moto G5 vs Moto Z2: Which Moto is right for you?

Motorola has already announced several smartphones in 2017, 10 if you’re counting. There are two Moto Cs, two Moto Es, four Moto Gs and two Moto

Asus VivoBook L403 Review

Pros Attractive build All-day battery life Full HD screen Cons Shakey build quality So-so performance Pallid screen Key Features Review Price: £300/$390 1.1-2.5GHz Intel Pentium

ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard Review

Pros: Features for the price Inc WiFi, dual LAN Refined BIOS and general feel OC is just too easy Triple M.2 Subtle design in the

12 Cars People Aren’t Buying Anymore

While automakers may not be partying like it’s 2015, sales were strong enough through 2016 that manufacturers could boast the good times were still rolling by most measures.

Yashica ML 50mm f/1.4 Classic Lens Review

Pros Inexpensive Impressive sharpness Very low central CA Modest distortion Cons Manual focus won’t suit some Obvious edge CA There are so many second hand

Sega Genesis Flashback review

The Good: The Sega Genesis Flashback has wireless controllers, save game slots and it works with HDTVs. It comes with dozens of preinstalled games, and

Ryzen 3 1300X Benchmarked: Here’s How It Handles Games

AMD’s new low-level CPU, Ryzen 3, is finally here. It’s an affordable option, which may leave many PC builders wondering: how well does it pair

Buyer’s Remorse: 10 Most Disappointing Cars on the Market

New car reviews can’t tell you everything. Even when models thrill a reviewer and come from a respected automaker, it takes some time on the

OnePlus 5 vs everyone else: where the upstart stands

The OnePlus 5 has finally broken cover and, with that, we are almost through this year’s expected roster of flagship smartphones. While still waiting for

How to buy a fitness tracker: Everything you need to consider

Fitbit, Garmin, Misfit and more – here’s what to look for in a lifestyle tracker There are few wearable categories that offer up such a

Android Wear super guide: The missing smartwatch manual

Everything you were afraid to ask about your new smartwatch Android Wear can be a complicated and frustrating beast at times, whether your smartwatch is

Pioneer Rayz Plus review

OUR VERDICT The Pioneer Rayz Plus offer us a glimpse at the future of headphones now that the 3.5mm jack is a thing of the

Best external drives of 2017

External drives are a vital piece of hardware for backing up your data or copying a project from your PC to take with you. Anyone

Flagship Smartphones Compared: Huawei P10 Plus, LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Smartphones comparison articles are a dime a dozen, especially on popular models like the above. I won’t compare them the usual way in this article,

Blackview BV8000 Pro review

OUR VERDICT While the design of the BV8000 Pro might not appeal to everyone, it should rank high on your list if you’re looking for

Element EL4KAMZ17 series (Amazon Fire TV Edition) review

The Good: The Element Fire TV with Alexa delivers better built-in voice controls than any TV available, including search, playback control and smart-home command. It