Gears Archive

CarLock Review

Tracking your car is possible with just a smartphone. Various apps will let you do it, but it’s a matter of having a spare smartphone with a data plan and GPS, plus you have to leave it plugged into the 12v charger and that alone will probably

Prepping our Barcelona gear. Should I pack a Windows tablet?

Mobile World Congress could get interesting this year because quite a few of us will be out there and we all have pretty different ideas on the best way to get content onto the web quickly and effectively. For the simplicity, battery life and quickness, you’ll probably

More HTC One M9 leakage

What do we know about the new HTC One M9 so far? Well, it may or may not look like this and, if it does, the jury is out on whether the design is enough of a change to get us all buying the thing. Earlier shots

KAZAM Tornado 348 unboxing and photo special

You get the feeling that KAZAM missed a trick with the naming of this particular handset. Perhaps they should’ve gone for the “KAZAM Wafer” or the “KAZAM Slim”. Something to signify just how thin this octa-core handset is. No matter, it arrived last night and I, with

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profits of any company, ever

The figures posted by Apple just a few hours ago are either fantastic or vulgar depending on your view point. A company performing well, meeting customer needs and rightfully succeeding? Or a brand which has attained an air of exclusivity with handsets sold at huge markups just

HTC RE – Review

Here it is then, the magical camera without a viewfinder. Well, not an on-board one at least. Strange thoughts went through my head when I unboxed this. Could I cope without having an onboard viewfinder or some sort of screen to show me instantly what my photo

Soft Purple Xperia Z3 available from Carphone Warehouse

You remember our Xperia Z3 review don’t you? Of course you do. However, if you want to get that phone in a lovely shade of purple, head to Carphone Warehouse, where the waterproof handset is available from £33 per month. Purple is exclusive to pay monthly plans

Arcana headphones now down in price

Remember our review of the Arcana V2 headphones ? They’re from Rock Jaw in Derbyshire and we loved them. At the time they were £39.99 but we’ve just spotted that the price has now dipped to a cool £29.99. So if you’re looking for a nice set

Relish – Cheap broadband, no line rental… and it’s all via 4G.

If you’re in London then you’ve already got quite a selection when it comes to home broadband, however you’ll usually find that line rental is an essential. Those headline figures try not the mention the all-important line rental cost, which is tucked away in the corner of

Integral 32GB microSD card now £8.49 with free delivery

Every time I post one of these offers someone will chip in and tell me that they can get it cheaper elsewhere. However, this time I think this is the best price around… possibly. If you need more storage and your device has a microSD slot, this

YotaPhone 2 Review

This is a phone that dares to be different. It’s been years since I saw a phone cross my desktop which DIDN’T have that now-familiar shape and large front screen. Phone designs haven’t really altered for such a long time, and we’ve grown comfortable with buying a

More holes than Swiss cheese. Yet more HTC One M9 shots emerge

There’s always a fine line just before a big phone launch. For a start, we never know if.. a) The leaks are made “accidentally on purpose” to increase the hype around the phone. b) If the phone we’re seeing here is actually a dummy, prototype or perhaps

YotaMirror in action on the YotaPhone 2

This video is actually going to form part of my YotaPhone 2 review, which will be online shortly, but I wanted to give the YotaMirror function a bit more focus. The YotaPhone, which we’ve already already taken a good look at, has two screens – a “usual”

More detail emerges on the O2 purchase by Hutchinson Whampoa

The owners of UK network Three have just added details on their site about the discussions taking place to buy O2 UK. The rumours stated that the deal was pretty much done, but the official statement is a little more cautious, saying that the companies are in

BREAKING – O2 sell to Three owners for £10bn

Sources have confirmed to the Financial Times that Telefónica (O2 UK) is about to be purhcased by Hutchison Whampoa (Three) for “more than £10bn”. The move comes after rumours of the deal surfaced earlier this week. According to the newspaper there’ll be an official announcement tomorrow (January

Skype on a Chromebook in minutes

Gah. The amount of emails I’m getting about this is insane. I updated my instructions on how to get Skype working on a Chromebook earlier this week and I’ve already got people saying that I’ve hacked my Chromebook or done some other weirdness. Others have stated that

Boombox iMusic Pillow review

Remember that Boombox iMusic Pillow? We mentioned it last week and we love things like this. For a start it’s not like we’re talking about £600-worth of smartphone that needs to be fully explained in a 2000-word review. Oh no, this is a pillow with speakers in.

HTC One M9 pictures leak out ahead of MWC

Yay! Just a few weeks to Mobile World Congress and we’re getting the inevitable leaks ahead of the event. Yesterday we found some early details on the HTC One M9 but now we have some prototype photos and, as expected, it looks very similar to the already