It’s a question that’s been thrust at the iPad since day one: is it a proper computer? Certainly, one of the Apple tab’s biggest bugbears is that typing anything of length is akin to miming War & Peace: laborious. But can a keyboard, and a place to keep the iPad upright, change that? We’ve been using the iLuv Workstation to see if it can turn Apple’s pride and joy into a proper PC. Read more

November 14th, 2011

The Amazon Kindle Fire hasn’t even been given a UK release date yet, and our US gadget-loving brethren don’t get their hands on it until tomorrow. But news has emerged from the Far East of plans for a follow-up. Read on to see just what’s planned for the Amazon Kindle Fire 2.

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April 15th, 2011

Whether you’re running the London marathon, or watching from the sofa with a bottomless bowl of Skittles, it’s worth checking out Nike’s new GPS watch. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS was one of the surprise stars of this year’s CES show, and it’s now on sale in the UK. But how does it match up to Garmin’s legendary fitness timepieces? Put down that bowl, and read our expert review to find out…

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March 11th, 2011

US Apple fans are queuing up to get their hands on an iPad 2 as we speak, and it’s due to hit the shelves over on our shores on 25 March.With that in mind, Gear4 has dropped its cargo of Angry Birds iPad 2 cases, for you to slobber over while you plan your 25 March Apple store visit. Click through for more images.

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October 19th, 2010

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Amazon Kindle review

When asked to review the new Amazon Kindle, I expected to find myself tearing it apart. Truth is, despite my love of gadgetry, I’ve always been skeptical of e-readers. I love books, for all the same reasons lovers of books tend to: the physical object, the smell of old pages, all that romanticised guff that’s been said before. And so in my previous encounters with e-readers I have mostly found myself unimpressed, turning my nose up at the dreary grey e-ink screens. Not this one though. No, no. Read on for the new Amazon Kindle review and find out why.

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September 23rd, 2010

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Livescribe Echo smartpen review

The Livescribe Echo smartpen is the digital doodling followup to last year’s insanely intelligent Livescribe Pulse pen cum dictaphone, and with an even larger price (£169.99), it’s got a lot to prove. Is this worth the money, even if you’d never dream of paying so much for a posh Parker? Read on and find out in our full Livescribe Echo smartpen review.

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July 31st, 2010
Dyson Air Multiplier AM03 Pedestal Fan review

As you’ll see from our original Dyson Air Multiplier review, we were blown away (sorry) by the British designers’ first face-cooler. Now, its second version has wafted into the Electricpig office.

Is it another triumph over turbulence, or is the floor-standing behemoth of breeze a load of hot air?

More to the point, how many more of these wind gags can we squeeze in before you start complaining? Read our full Dyson Air Multiplier AM03 review to find out!
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July 19th, 2010

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Parrot AR Drone review

The Parrot AR Drone pretty much stole the show at this year’s CES expo in Las Vegas, simply by taking off. Just look at the thing. It’s got four blades! The iPod touch controlled quadricopter is finally going on sale in the UK next month though, and we got to put it through a thorough test flight well ahead of schedule. Just how thorough? We pushed its skills and industrial design to the limit, and er, actually broke it. Don’t worry though – read our full Parrot AR Drone review right here and you’ll see that it’s far from delicate.

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