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Sivga Oriole

Sivga Oriole

The Oriole over-ears from Sivga feature terrific aesthetics and build quality, but their sound signature is an acquired taste, and they’re more expensive than Sivga’s Robin headphones, which I’d consider to be better in sound and value. Pros Crisp, lively presentationGorgeous looksFit well Cons Can sound too livelyMore expensive than Robin model Availability UKRRP: £219 […]

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Samsung QE55S95B

Samsung QE55S95B

The Samsung S95B is an excellent 4K flatscreen, and an impressive debut for QD-OLED technology. It effectively combines the brightness of high-end QLED with the black level performance expected from OLED. It even manages to sound decent, despite its slimline design.   Obviously, the lack of Dolby Vision will be a deal breaker for many home […]

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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2022)

A decent cheap tablet from Amazon, this could suit you well if you want to watch videos on the go but are constrained by a tight budget Pros Affordably pricedIncludes popular appsGood battery life Cons Relatively low screen specsUnspectacular performanceMediocre cameras Availability UKRRP: £99.99 Key Features 8-inch HD touchscreen displayThe screen on this tablet measures […]

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Samsung HW-S800B

Samsung HW-S800B

Samsung’s slim-profile soundbar offers plenty of sonic fireworks, especially with Dolby Atmos, but the lack of a mini-HDMI cable and awkward LED indicators are unnecessary complications. Pros Wide, tall and spacious performanceThin, space-saving designPowerful subwoofer Cons Inconvenient LED menuNo mini-HDMI cable providedAudio cuts out in DTS Virtual:X mode Availability UKRRP: £649 USARRP: $999 EuropeRRP: €749 […]

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Audiovector QR-1

Audiovector QR-1

Anyone who enjoys walking the path (slightly) less travelled is strongly advised to check out the Audiovector QR-1 – it’s a design with across-the-board appeal Pros Compact, handsome and well madeConfident, articulate and nicely judged soundRelaxed about positioning Cons Some alternatives are more assertive where bass is concerned Crossover point is sonically apparentMildly tricky nominal […]

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (2022)

Amazon Fire TV Cube (2022)

A powerful media streaming device from Amazon that takes steps forward in its processing capabilities and connectivity options but a few steps back with its less than democratic and dense interface. Those without the need to integrate a streamer within a home cinema set-up will be suited just fine by the Fire TV Stick 4K […]

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Bose Smart Soundbar 600

Bose Smart Soundbar 600

It’s not without its foibles, but the Bose Smart Soundbar 600 has plenty to recommend it – especially if all your favourite movies are in Dolby Atmos… Pros Big and convincing Dolby Atmos soundCan easily become part of a wider systemNeat and discreet Cons Lacks a little conviction with non-Atmos contentBest rivals are very good […]

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Sky Stream

Sky Stream

An excellent premium streamer from Sky that puts content at the core of its offering. That content is pricey, but no other broadcaster offers a broad a church as Sky does with its entertainment options. Pros Democratic approach to content discoveryAccessible interfaceDolby Vision and Atmos supportStable streaming performance Cons Costs add up with add-onsAdditional pucks […]

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Polar Ignite 3

Polar Ignite 3

The Polar Ignite 3 is a more likeable fitness watch and almost a great sports watch if it wasn’t for some software niggles that let it down. Pros Lovely AMOLED screenIncludes some of the best Polar featuresCustomisable watch faces Cons Software is very laggyBattery drain with always-on display and overnightScreen already has a scratchBig price […]

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Huawei Watch D

Huawei Watch D

The Huawei Watch D is a good showcase for bringing cuff-style blood pressure measurements to the wrist. If you like the idea of a more convenient way to track blood pressure, then it will appeal. If you’re hoping it will also match the features and smarts of Huawei’s other smartwatches then that’s sadly not the […]