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Gaming
What I love about the Corsair experience
The range of Corsair products I used over the past week provided quite a smooth and customisable experience.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: The ultimate Corsair experience
This Corsair experience might well be what I'd call unbeatable.
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Tablets & laptops
Hands-on review: Acer Switch 5
The Acer Switch 5 is a well-designed hybrid laptop for average everyday use, even if it is a bit expensive.
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GPS
Hands-on review: Tile Sport GPS tracker
The Tile Sport is a fantastic and compact GPS tracker to keep track of your valuables.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a beautiful and powerful phone but comes with a hefty price tag...
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: The Nest product range
Overall, the Nest devices are very useful and high-quality products...
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Review
Hands-on review: Swann Wireless Pan and Tilt Security Camera
This is a decent security camera if you don’t intend to integrate it with third-party services...
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: The Oppo A77 is an affordable alternative to iOS
The Oppo A77 is a reasonably affordable Android phone that is skinned to look like iOS...
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Google
Hands-on review: Google Wi-Fi could be the ultimate Wi-Fi solution
Anyone can set it up, even with limited technical knowledge, as the app guides you through the process step-by-step...
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Logitech
Hands-on review: Logitech BRIO 4k HDR webcam, fancy but expensive
This webcam has infrared facial recognition, allowing you to unlock your computer just by looking at the camera...
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: Kanex MultiSync travel keyboard
The Kanex MultiSync Bluetooth travel keyboard is a comfortable, slim, and portable travel keyboard that can sync with up to four simultaneous devices.
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Lenovo
Hands-on review: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is an ultra-light, ultra-portable and high-performance Business Ultrabook.
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D-Link
Hands-on review: Omna 180 camera
"The Omna 180 Cam would be good…if it were in the price range of $100-$150. However, I think $300 is way overpriced for what it offers."
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Corsair
Hands-on review: Corsair 270R PC Case
The Corsair Carbide 270R PC Case is a well-designed, builder-friendly case with a clean, minimalist design.
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Corsair
Hands-on review: Corsair Crystal 460X
The tempered glass looks great, and is great for showing off your components in all their glory.
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Cybersecurity
Hands-on review: Acronis True Image 2017 New Generation - features abound
This backup software has military grade protection, tons of customisation, a smooth UI, and many other tools and features that I'm in love with.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Viewsonic XG2703-GS - the whole package
This is a decent gaming monitor with a very high refresh rate that would work great with a high-end PC for the ultimate gaming package.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: HP Elite X3 - one device to replace them all
The HP Elite X3 is a truly outstanding productivity tool and a must-have for modern workers that are constantly on the go.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: Vodafone Smart Mini 7 - small and packed with features
The Vodafone Smart Mini 7 is a compact Android smartphone with plenty of features for a teeny price.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: ASUS ROG Spatha gaming mouse - a competitive edge
This product is a powerful, high-end mouse with plenty of options for customisation of the buttons, LEDs and power settings for wireless mode.
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Gaming
Sci-Fi action game Quantum Break comes to Windows 10
NetGuide’s James Frazer takes a look at the Windows 10 version of Xbox One game, Quantum Break, now available for download in the Windows Store.
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Gaming
Windows 10 puts the pedal to the metal with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex
James Fraser takes the Forza Motorsport 6 beta out for a spin on PC
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Gaming
Hands-on review: X-Rocker Gaming Chairs
Want the ultimate gaming experience? The X-Rocker Gaming chairs are comfortable, wireless chairs with built-in speakers and vibration units.
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Fitness
Hands-on review: Smart Rope - the evolution of a classic
The Smart Rope is a nifty innovation that uses LEDs to give the appearance of a display floating in front of you - and that's just the beginning.