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Nokia Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Nokia Noise Cancelling Earbuds

An underwhelming pair of headphones that fail to excel in any particular field. While these earbuds boast true wireless connectivity and are very lightweight, the sound quality and noise cancellation is poor, and there are issues with achieving a secure fit in the ears. There are better models available for the same price. Pros Relatively […]

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Vive Flow

Vive Flow

Vive Flow is a fascinating new step for virtual reality, packing the technology into a pair of glasses for a more portable and hassle-free experience. The design and built-in screen are both superb, but the reliance on the power of your smartphone leaves me unconvinced that there’s a killer app or use case that can […]

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Samsung The Terrace: Hands-on

Samsung The Terrace: Hands-on

First impressions of Samsung’s attempt to take its TV range to the great outdoors (well, to the garden). Pros Well builtGood picture qualityLots of smarts Cons ExpensiveAnti-reflection stops glare, not so much peopleTerrace soundbar is a bit pricey Availability UKRRP: £4999 USARRP: $9999 EuropeRRP: €4799 CanadaRRP: CA$12999 Key Features Water-resistanceIP55 water- and dust-resistance 4K HDR […]

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Sharp EQ3/EQ4 hands-on

Sharp EQ3/EQ4 hands-on

While not on sale until early 2022, Sharp’s EQ series is showing promising signs of being a competitive mid-range 4K set. Pros AffordableQuantum Dot displayDolby VisionDolby Atmos and DTS:X sound Cons Not too brightNo local dimming Availability UKRRP: £699.99 Key Features HDMI 2.1VRR, ALLM and eARC supported Android 11Features Google Assistant, Chromecast and Google Stadia […]

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Samsung UE43AU7100

Samsung UE43AU7100

Bells and whistles are in predictable short supply, but the Samsung UE43AU7100 absolutely nails the fundamentals of being a TV in 2021. Pros Balanced, believable native 4K imagesEffective smart TV interfaceGood upscaling (up to a point) Cons Contrast suffers from lack of both brightness and blacknessNo Dolby Vision HDRTedious sound Key Features PurColor Engine + […]

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Roksan Attessa

Roksan Attessa

Roksan may have (slightly) democratised its turntable expertise to a new and (slightly) more attainable price, but it hasn’t scrimped on any of its long-established virtues. Pros Confident, unified, detailed soundSome impressive engineeringGood spec includes cartridge and integrated phono stage Cons £1000 record players seldom look their money’s-worthCould sound more assertive with beats Key Features […]

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Sky Glass: Hands-on with attempt to redefined the TV watching experience

Sky Glass: Hands-on with attempt to redefined the TV watching experience

Hands-on with Sky’s first attempt at broaching the TV market. Sky Glass is an interesting idea that combines Sky’s strengths, but there are question marks over picture and its subscription model. Pros Enjoyable soundSky’s content libraryDolby Vision support Cons Not the most dazzling pictureSubscription costs could build up Key Features Sky Stream puckCopes the Sky […]

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Jam True Wireless ANC

Jam True Wireless ANC

If you’re looking for an affordable pair of earbuds that sound good, the Jam True Wireless ANC will do the job. However, the design and ANC leave something to be desired. Pros Audio is crisp and clearTouch controls are simple Cons It’s difficult to get a good fit ANC is subtle Availability UKRRP: £99.99 USARRP: […]

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Mu6 Ring

Mu6 Ring

The Mu6 Ring are an affordable, workout-friendly set of headphones for those wanting to remain aware of their audio surroundings. However, average sound quality matched with an awkward-looking design means they stand out for the wrong reasons. Pros Light design Good battery life Well-integrated controls Cons Average sound quality Not the sleekest looking Plasticky build […]

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Clearaudio Concept Active

Clearaudio Concept Active

Good to look at, great to listen to and painless to use – most audiophile turntables struggle to tick more than one of those boxes. But the Clearaudio Concept Active isn’t most audiophile turntables. Pros Potent, revealing and spotless soundHelpful specificationAs close to ‘plug and play’ as these things ever get Cons Not all that […]