Buying earphones is a right minefield. You start out your music-listening career with whatever came with your player of choice, then graduate to something a bit more noise-cancelly, then you start buying buds that cost around £30-£60. Then these inevitably break so you buy a similar pair and so on and so forth until, at some point, you ask yourself if, this time, it’d worth spending a serious amount of cash on their replacement.

Well, is it? I’ve been using the £199 Atomic Floyd SuperDarts + Remote to try and find out. Read more

April 4th, 2011

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B&W Zeppelin Air review

The B&W Zeppelin Air is the second iteration of Bowers & Wilkins’ high-end iPod speaker system. When the British loudspeaker brand introduced the original Zeppelin back in 2007, it effectively redefined what was possible with digital downloads.

Now with the inclusion of Apple’s AirPlay music streaming technology, B&W hopes to raise the bar again. Can it? We put it to the test: read on and find out the results here in our B&W Zeppelin Air review.

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February 28th, 2011
Archos 32 Android tablet review

The Archos 32 Android tablet is just like the Archos 28: the only difference is it’s a bit larger and pricier – and sadly no more usable because of it.

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February 23rd, 2011
Denon CEOL RCD-N7 AirPlay review

The Denon CEOL RCD-N7 is a music system designed very much for the digital age. Networking capabilities let it access your home music server, web radio and music services and Apple’s AirPlay tech, while there’s also an iPod dock, USB port, CD player and, er, FM/AM radio tuner. That’s a lot to stuff into a compact music system, so how does it shape up? Read our full Denon CEOL RCD-N7 review to find out.

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February 17th, 2011
Archos 43 Android tablet review

Oh Archos 43 Android tablet. You came so close: if only you had a capacitive screen, everything would have been right with the world. Read on to find out how it misses the mark in our full Archos 43 Android tablet review.

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February 16th, 2011
Archos 28 Android tablet review

At 2.8-inches, the Archos 28 Android tablet really is pushing the definition of what a tablet actually is. The French media player peddler seems to be of the mind that it’s anything running Android that isn’t a phone.

Is an iPod nano a tablet then? Because this is one of our favourite Android flavoured, low price rivals to it yet. Read on and find out why in our full Archos 28 Android tablet review.

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Cowon D3 review

We want to love the Cowon D3, genuinely we do. Cowon cranks out PMPs with amazing sound and solid video support. But its first bash at an Android powered model has some serious flaws. Read on and find out what in our full Cowon D3 review.

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February 11th, 2011
Archos 28 Android media player unboxed: photos

The Archos 28 is the smallest touchscreen device yet we’ve seen from the French manufacturer with Android running on it – and at the low price of around £80, that sounds like a killer combo for anyone put off by the latest iPod nano‘s high price and lack of features. Is it? We’ve just got one to try out: check out the photos of it right here, and let us know what you’re keen to find out from our upcoming review.

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