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Vivo V17 First Impressions

Shortly after the launch of the Vivo V17 Pro, the Chinese company has introduced a new model with a slightly lower positioning, the new Vivo

Halo: Reach PC impressions: The prodigal son returns to the PC, with some quirks

Once more unto the Reach The original plan, if I recall correctly, was to have the entire Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC by the end

Skydio 2 first impressions: Autopilot drone is a clear high-flier

Drones are fun, but learning how to fly drones effectively is generally a lot less fun, and that’s where Skydio 2 comes in. The second-generation

Lenovo ThinkBook 14, 15 First Impressions

Lenovo has just launched two new laptops, part of its ThinkBook line in 14 and 15-inch configurations. The ThinkBook line is Lenovo’s attempt to mix business-class laptops with

Oculus Link beta impressions: Connecting Oculus Quest to PCs negates the Rift

Ding, dong, the Rift is dead Oculus Link is both mundane and magical. Mundane, because all you’re doing is plugging a USB-C cable into your Oculus

Realme 5s First Impressions

The Realme X2 Pro is an important launch for Chinese smartphone maker Realme, but that wasn’t the only device to be unveiled this week. The

16-inch MacBook Pro hands-on: Faster, prettier, and all-around better (especially the keyboard)

First impressions of Apple’s new pro-grade laptop, which replaces the 15-inch MacBook Pro. On Tuesday Apple announced the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which replaces the 15-inch

First Impressions: Tamron 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Sony FE Mount)

The Tamron 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 is an affordable and lightweight lens many Sony Full Frame Mirrorless shooters will want to consider Last

First Impressions: Sony A9 II (They Made it Better Than the Original)

The newly announced Sony A9 II improves upon the original flagship with ergonomic changes and a brand new BIONZ X Image Processor At the beginning

Hands on: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Review

Is Fujifilm’s latest mirrorless rangefinder a street photography classic or a niche eccentric? First Impressions The X-Pro3 is a refreshingly uncompromising camera that knows its

Hands on: GoPro Max Review

It’s the second 360-degree GoPro, but don’t think of it as a sequel to the Fusion First Impressions The GoPro Max may not be the

Hands on: Razer Viper Ultimate Review

Razer’s new wireless innovation and optical sensor levels up its gaming mouse. First Impressions The introduction of Razer’s new HyperSpeed wireless technology and Focus+ optical

The Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 have landed in the UK – here are the details

Nokia has just released two new phones in the UK: here are the specs, along with our first-hand impressions of the two devices. The two

Hands on: Google Pixel 4 XL Review

The Pixel 4 XL is the big brother the Pixel 4. It shares the same core hardware but comes with a larger, higher resolution screen

RHA Trueconnect vs Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW Solid Bass: Wireless Shootout

Two viable Airpod competitors, both priced similarly. But how do they compete against each other? Time for another no-holds-barred cage match at Major Hifi Headquarters.

Hands on: Amazon Echo Buds review

Going from niche to mainstream in just a few short years, true-wireless earbuds have become a must-have for the on-the-go music fan. But what if

Vivo V17 Pro review

If I hand you an unnamed smartphone right now, chances are you’ll open the camera app first and base your initial impressions of the phone

OPPO A9 2020 Review

OPPO’s A-series is known for its affordable entry-level smartphones; however, the company level upped its game by releasing the A9 2020. This device features impressive

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 vs. P1 Gen 1 and XPS 15 (updated benchmarks and long-term review)

Updates: September 21, 2019 — Added Cinebench R15 loop chart and DPC latencymon results (see “benchmarks” section); August 29, 2019 — Added notes about bottom chassis and

Moto E6s First Impressions

Motorola has added a new member to its affordable Moto E-series – the Moto E6s. This new Motorola offering is the first member of the

Realme 5 Pro Hands-On Review : First Impressions

The Realme 5 series is launching in the Philippines, and fortunately, we got our hands on the more powerful variant — the Realme 5 Pro. This

Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Review

Cherry Mobile launched the newest iteration of its most popular Flare smartphone family, the Flare S8 series. We had our initial impressions on the day

Puma smartwatch hand-on review: Sporty, retro design meets WearOS

Fossil offers numerous brands under its smartwatch umbrella from Michael Kors to Diesel and the latest to join the portfolio is Puma. The Puma smartwatch

JBL Link Portable hand-on review: Connected and compact

JBL announced a couple of speakers at consumer electronics show IFA, including the Pulse 4 and two new Link speakers. Here we’re looking at the

Lenovo K10 Note First Impressions

After nearly a year of focusing its efforts on Moto phones in India, Lenovo is back to launching phones under its own banner here. The

Hands on: Nokia 6.2 Review

First Impressions With its three cameras on the back, nice-looking display and Android One software, the Nokia 6.2 looks like it could be a rival

Hands on: Sony Xperia 5 Review

A smaller, cheaper phone with a large, super-wide display First Impressions The Xperia 1 was a great handset, with its 21:9 screen delivering something a

Hands on: Acer Swift 5 at IFA 2019 Review

First Impressions The Acer Swift 5 isn’t only a fantastically lightweight and space-efficient laptop that’s nice to look at, it brings Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi

IFA 2019: Acer Swift 5, Asus Proart Studiobook One and 300Hz displays – the biggest news so far

IFA 2019 is finally here and we’re expecting all manner of great new tech to appear at the show. Our team of crack tech experts

IFA 2019: Xperia 2, Motorola One Zoom and Huawei Freelace 2 – What to expect

IFA 2019 is finally here and we’re expecting all manner of great new tech to appear at the show. Our team of crack tech experts are