Hardware & Accessories

Plextor PX256M2S

Plextor PX256M2S SSD review

By Jack Ratcliffe,

Harddrives ain’t the most glamorous of components; no matter how large or fast they get. SSD harddrives have injected a bit of glamour into the market by dramatically increasing performance, but they’re usually dismissed as toys of rich gamin’ playboys…. Read article


Honestech Claymation Studio 3.0 review

By Naomi Mackay,

  I have long harboured secret desires to make my own animated movies – I think several visits to the Disney parks in Florida, where you can see behind the scenes helped. And of course I grew up in a… Read article


Sony HD-PG5 external hard drive

By Gabrielle Pickard,

We can always rely on Sony to come up with quality and stylish goods and none more so it seems than its first ever range of external hard drives known as the HD-PG5 series. Providing an ample 500GB of data… Read article


Samsung ML-1865W review

By Jack Ratcliffe,

Removing the Samsung ML-1865W from its box causes a moment of quiet reflection – remember when wireless laser printers were the size of photocopiers? The 1865 is tiny (341 x 224 x 184mm). We’re talking pretty-much-inkjet size. And it all… Read article


Sony Vaio Z hands on review

By Jack Ratcliffe,

Rarely – very rarely – does an amazing laptop reach the market. Even more occasionally, it’s not made by Apple. Is this uncommonness what makes the Sony Vaio Z so special? No – it’s special because it’s awesome. Before we… Read article


LaCie Porsche design Mobile and Desktop Hard Drives

By Gabrielle Pickard,

The brand name Porsche immediately conjures up thoughts of lavishness and luxury, so when Porsche Design – the luxury brand with a focus on technically inspired products – team up with LaCie –  a leading manufacturer of storage devices for… Read article


Palo Alto cubik: High-end USB speaker system review

By Shem Pennant,

Remember Palo Alto? We had a look at their musik USB powered system a few days ago and were quite impressed. For a mere £50 they delivered surprisingly impressive audio over a USB connection. Well obviously on a £50 system… Read article


Nuance OmniPage 18 document converter review

By Shem Pennant,

For an academically inclined nerd I have a surprising amount of upper body strength, a fact I attribute solely to lugging weighty tomes regarding 18th century agrarian poetry around campus for three years. But if you already have a sensible… Read article