Hardware & Accessories


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


Palo Alto musik USB speakers review

By Shem Pennant,

Whilst many audiophiles are punching the air right now, enraged at the very mention of USB-powered speakers, for a normal person they are a necessary compromise. Inferior quality audio at a reasonable price and high-levels of convenience. Still it would… Read article


AirTies CTO answers all your WiFi questions

By Jack Ratcliffe,

If you didn’t know, you can create a home network using your home’s power cables. If you knew that, you may not know that this technology could potentially interfere with radio-based devices. And even worse, your neighbours’ systems could affect… Read article


Vertus Fluid Mask 3.2 review

By Shem Pennant,

Like many people, I do a lot of work with Photoshop. Adobe’s flagship packing is so ubiquitous it’s almost a genericized trademark – like Tippex, Thermos or Heroin. Fun as it is to work with, using masks in Photoshop is… Read article


HANNspree’s budget priced All-In-On PC

By Naomi Mackay,

The last time I wrote abut Hannspree, all of two months ago, it was to talk about the launch of its bargain tablet PC, which came in at an astonishingly low £249 – nearly half the price of most of… Read article


Hector: Ep1 HD – We Negotiate with Terrorists

By Shem Pennant,

The iPad’s status as a viable gaming platform is a constant source of debate amongst overly passionate console devotees with empty lives. However as the number of game studios developing for the platform grows it’s harder to argue against the… Read article


Edifier Sound to Go: Music on the move and at home

By Naomi Mackay,

If you use a laptop or notebook, but want something better from your sound (as these devices are not well known for their speaker quality), you’re hardly going to cart around a set of speakers, which is why the Sound… Read article