Archos 50 Oxygen Plus: Taking the ‘smart’ out of the smartphone?

Archos, the French multinational producer of tablets, phones and other electronic devices, has extended its range with the 50 Oxygen Plus. Okay, so its name might sound more like a medical device designed to help people breathe than a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s not worth bothering about. On the contrary, according … Continue reading Archos 50 Oxygen Plus: Taking the ‘smart’ out of the smartphone?

Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

According to figures from research company IDC the demand for tablets in mature markets is slowing down. No wonder then that manufacturers are adding more features in an effort to boost sales. With faster 4G connectivity becoming more widely available offering download speeds of up to 150Mbps on the move, that seems like an obvious … Continue reading Archos 80 Helium 4G: review roundup

Super-slim, super-speedy Archos tablets – just what the doctor ordered?

Back for another bite of the cherry, or perhaps more likely the Granny Smith, French electronics force Archos is making its third assault on the tablet market, this time with a range of super-slim devices and a whole new look.   The Archos Gen10 XS tablet line has been designed for super-fast web browsing via … Continue reading Super-slim, super-speedy Archos tablets – just what the doctor ordered?

Archos Elements line of entry-level tablets

Electronics firm Archos has added a new member to the tablet club as they release the Archos 97 Carbon this month. The model is the first in a range called “Elements”. Designed as an entry-level device, the tablets are affordable, stylish and portable. The 97 Carbon is available in three different sizes: 7, 8 and … Continue reading Archos Elements line of entry-level tablets

Make Mum’s day with a gadget gift

Okay people, here’s the deal when it comes to Mothers’ Day. Little kids can get away with a hand drawn card and a clay candle holder made at school, but bigger people need to put some effort in. So, if you’re a husband or partner, or a son or daughter who’s earning their own way … Continue reading Make Mum’s day with a gadget gift

Archos G9 tablet hands on: Cheaper, faster alternative to iPad 2

A £200 tablet more that’s powerful than the iPad 2? Madness, you say? Lies? A cunning French deception? No, the Archos G9 is none of those things. It’s real, it’s quick, it’s got a 1.5GHz processor and it’s coming with a 250GB harddrive (with a nine-hour battery-life). Excited? Read on. Alright – we stretched the … Continue reading Archos G9 tablet hands on: Cheaper, faster alternative to iPad 2

Summer’s must-have cycling gadgets

With summer well and truly here, it’s the perfect time to dust off your bike and get back in the saddle with these awesome accessories. Garmin Edge 305 GPS Bike Computer – R.R.P £259.99 A nifty little device that doubles as a GPS system and personal trainer, the Garmin Edge 305 is easy to use … Continue reading Summer’s must-have cycling gadgets