Category: Reviews
Remembering… Text Adventures

David Hayward goes North, West, Down, Get Sword… Although the latest graphical masterpieces are a wonder to behold, there’s a lot to be said for simply using your own imagination and playing a clever, well written text adventure game. Text adventures were once as popular as any platformer, 3D ...

Remembering… Fighting Fantasy

Turn to page 25 to fight David Hayward, or continue reading for great treasureAt the same time that gaming on a computer was beginning to form, at least in the shape or the ZX81 and Atari console, another genre of gaming was experiencing something of a renaissance: roleplay gamebooks. It’s a form ...

LG BH16NS40 Internal Drive

It's hard to believe that LG as a company has been producing consumer electronics since 1959, with its first radio. Obviously these days LG is renowned for the latest model 4K TVs and such, but the company still finds time to produce smaller scale units.The LG BH16NS40 is a standard 5.25" ...

FiiO M3 Review

A small price to pay for a little delight The last portable music player we saw from FiiO (the X5) was demonstrably big. Either the Chinese brand has taken our size-ist criticisms to heart or is simply up for the challenge, because the M3 is around the size (and weight) of a matchbox. It’s almost ...

QNAP TS-251+ 2-bay NAS

At first glance, the TS-251+ looks a heck of a lot like the Synology DS-216+. They’re both dual-bay NAS devices, both specialise in video transcoding, and both are aimed at the SOHO market. Setting up the two devices is almost identical – simply slot a drive into each of the two bays, power it up ...

Pi-Top Review

David Briddock investigates an easy way to transform your Pi into a laptop or desktop The Raspberry Pi family just keeps growing and growing. Today there’s the Pi Zero, the Pi 1 Model B+ and A+, the Pi Compute Module, the more powerful Pi 2 plus the recently launched and yet more powerful Pi 3 ...

HyperX Cloud Revolver Review

Unlike the original Cloud and Cloud II, HyperX’s Cloud Revolver isn’t, as far as we know, a borrowed design from the likes of Qpad and it’s plain to see this fact in the design and specifications. It uses slightly smaller 50mm drivers than its predecessors, while the earcups and headband are ...

CaseLabs Mercury S8 Review

According to its About Us page, CaseLabs started building PC cases for consumers in 2010 because nobody else was doing it right. And while there’s a multitude of quality enclosures available today, the Mercury S8 is a perfect example of why CaseLabs products are synonymous with premium. The panels ...

Unison Research Unico CDDue Review

Technically sophisticated, ambitiously specified and with comprehensive connectivity, does Unison Research’s latest digital front-end deliver on its substantial promise?It’s no longer contentious to suggest that the best days of CD are behind it. With sales in decline and the alternative means of ...

BenQ HT3050 Review

BenQ is a familiar name for many of us. For the mainstream gaming community, BenQ is a brand that makes some of the best gaming monitors that not everyone can afford. But of course, the company is also famous for its projectors. Recently, BenQ sent us the BenQ HT3050 and here’s what we thought of ...