Reviews

Apple MacBook review | TechRadar

Ever since the original MacBook was announced nearly 12 years ago, it was positioned as an affordable alternative to Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptop PCs. That’s no longer the case today, as the MacBook has since turned into a 12-inch, ultra-premium laptop. To begin, it features a Retina display, which puts its price point at slightly more than ...

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VPN Unlimited review | TechRadar

VPN shopping can feel like a horribly complicated process. There are lots of options to consider, and you’ll often find yourself scrolling through lengthy comparison tables to find a plan that works for you. KeepSolid’s VPN Unlimited does things differently. It even offers VPN for businesses. The website doesn’t overwhelm you with features or technicalities, at least initially, instead focusing ...

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Huawei P20 Pro review | TechRadar

The Huawei P20 Pro is one of a growing number of mega-phones. We’re not talking about the speakers that protesters chant into, but very expensive phones that incorporate new tech, for those willing to pay big for it. Top rivals in this class include the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X. Huawei may be the least powerful brand of ...

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Canon EOS M50 review | TechRadar

The EOS M50 is Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, extending its M-series range from three to four. While it has a similar silhouette to the flagship EOS M5, the M50 sits further down the range, slotting in between the entry-level EOS M100 and the more mid-range EOS M6, and is designed to appeal to those looking to upgrade from a smartphone ...

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Private Internet Access VPN review

If network size is top of your VPN priorities then Private Internet Access (commonly known as PIA) will appeal immediately, its 3,000+ servers in 28 countries leaving many competitors trailing in its digital wake. The service offers plenty of features. There’s support for five devices, PPTP, OpenVPN and L2TP/IPSec protocols, a SOCKS5 proxy and P2P support, as well as built-in ...

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iDevices Switch Wi-Fi Smart Plug review

Smart switches are a dime a dozen. Most of them work perfectly well, but there’s not much to distinguish one from another.  Thankfully, however, some of the newer switches offer more than just smart control at a reasonable price. Like, for example, the new iDevices Switch, which isn’t just a smart switch, but also monitors your energy and boasts a ...

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Bose SoundLink Revolve+ review | TechRadar

Bose has always impressed us with its Bluetooth speakers. Both the Bose SoundLink Mini II and its spiritual successor, the SoundLink Revolve, impressed with excellent   sound that is wonderfully balanced and expansive. But, for those looking for more volume and better battery life, there’s the larger Bose SoundLink Revolve+.  After spending several weeks with the speaker, we came away impressed ...

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Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro review

Beyerdynamic makes loads of equipment for both audiophiles and audio professionals, and some of it comes at a high price. But, the Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro headphones find a sweet spot offering professional audio and a high standard in design for a lower price point. The DT 240 Pro headphones cost $99 (£89, AU$139), making them more affordable than heaps ...

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Sony Xperia XZ2 review | TechRadar

The Sony Xperia XZ2 is the Japanese firm’s most recent flagship handset, but it refuses to follow in the footsteps of many of this year’s top-tier smartphones.  Sure, it has the high-end power under the hood, and a well-specced camera with a slow-mo party piece, but in comparison to its peers it has a resolution commonly found on phones half ...

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Gigabyte Aero 15 (2018) review

Gigabyte’s Aero range has always attempted to bring premium gaming components to the Ultrabook form factor, and this newly-refreshed Aero 15 is no different. Bringing together a 15.6-inch Pantone color certified screen, full-sized keyboard with number pad, dedicated Nvidia GPU and a generous 94Wh Li-Ion battery and squeezing it all into a tiny 14 x 9.8 x 0.7-inch (35.6 x ...

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VPN Private review | TechRadar

VPN Private is one of the most popular free VPN apps for Android, with Google Play reporting an amazing 5-10 million installs so far. A quick look at the app’s store page gives us plenty of clues to help explain this success. VPN Private claims to support more than 20 countries, all servers are P2P friendly, there are no bandwidth ...

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Trendnet TEW-817DTR review | TechRadar

Anyone who travels extensively will be well aware of the vagaries of hotel Wi-Fi. The latter can be a frustrating experience for those who need to remain connected while travelling, and refuse to pay excessive premiums for enhanced performance. Ironically, many hotels provide a wired connection in rooms, if you only have the means to make good use of it. ...

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