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The new Moto X, will it be the Moto G of the high-end market?
We already know that Motorola have come on leaps and bounds in the smartphone space over the last year or so. The Moto G was a massive hit; it sold by the bucket load here at Clove and the 2nd Gen Moto G has proven just as popular in recent months. That’s the lower end of the market taken care of, so what about the high-end?
The original Moto X didn’t go down all that well with consumers in the UK, it was by no means a bad device, in fact a very good one, however it just didn’t seem to sell particularly well.
This time round Motorola have devised a phone that packs some big specs behind an even bigger screen, which still gives you a clean and smooth Android experience. Motorola also offers a couple of extra built-in apps and features that actually serve a purpose – not many phones out there can boast that. Before we get in to the review here’s the main talking points:
Check out our video review below or read on for the full written copy
The Japanese firm Sony have become a bit of a pioneer in the wearables space. First the SmartWatch, then the SmartBand along with the SmartWatch 2 and now we have the SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk.
Released at a time when the tech communities are smitten with Android Wear SmartWatches, particularly those with circular faces, how does this cheaper and potentially ‘dumber’ alternative work out in day to day usage.
The SmartBand talk is a crossbreed between SmartWatch and fitness band. It looks like the latter, but has some of the features you would expect of a SmartWatch.
They all have their positives and negatives, but for many the squarer faces of the first wearables were not acceptable. The demand for many is for circular, more traditional watch looking devices.
Motorola stood first with the Moto 360, but LG has quickly followed with the G Watch R.
The 360 has been released, but UK availability is sparse and the G Watch R is not facing such supply issues.
In this review I tell you all the good, bad and OK bits about the G Watch R. If you prefer to sit back, watch and listen, then the video below if for you. If you prefer to read then scroll down for the full written review.
You, I and even your great uncle Pete can now wear an intelligent device on your wrist that reduces the need to interact with your smartphone. Never has it been so possible to do so much without physically touching a computing product.
With the power of voice you can now set reminders, send text messagers, reply to emails and navigate from point A to B.
This ever capable product is referred to as the SmartWatch, and they come in various shapes, sizes and specifications; but the Motorola Moto 360 is the first to become available with a circular face and looks more like a traditional wrist watch than a black box strapped to your wrist.
The SmartWatch may still be a product for ‘geeks’ or the technically aware, but the 360 looks the part and begin the mass market adoption.
Read on to find out more, or if a video review is more your style, press, play, kick back, watch and listen.
Over the last few years Nokia have certainly been in a transitionary period. If you have kept up with recent developments you will know that Nokia devices are now owned by Microsoft and are officially known as Microsoft Lumia handsets that run the WIndows Phone OS.
Somewhat underrated, the OS and the handsets still have a lot to to offer despite being overshadowed by the iPhones and Samsungs we see on shop shelves and in the press.
The Lumia 530 is an entry level or budget handset if you like and retails between £60-100 depending on where you source it.
However entry level or budget need not go against the Lumia 530, so what is the handset really like. Read on to find out.
Announced at the same time as the Z3 and Z3 Compact, the Tablet Compact is a logical addition to the Sony range of mobile computing products. It takes Z3 specs in a larger form factor, to make it a tablet rather than a smartphone, but is smaller than most tablets on the market today, making it Compact or Mini tablet, hence Z3 Tablet Compact.
What is interesting is that there is no Z3 Tablet to offer a 4th and final product to the range to cover the base of the more traditional sized tablet. The Z2 Tablet does still exist and has a good specification, so there is little need to replace this, but a Z3 Tablet would have perhaps rounded the package offing and made it a little less confusing, if you were looking for a phone and tablet combo.
When Apple clearly dominate the tablet space in numbers and demand and Samsung follow behind with more tablet choices than anyone can possibly understand; how does the Tablet Compact have any chance of standing out and being different?
Watch the following video or read on to find out.
Recently updated to the new 2nd Generation version, the Moto G (2014 Edition) has a larger screen, dual SIM functionality and more.
The following video review provides the highs and lows of the device in around 60 seconds, ideal if you are short of time.
The Motorola 360 is in huge demand, but regretfully, limited supply but that has not stopped us getting hands on with 360.
A few days ago we published an unboxing, and today we have our newer format 60 second review, which gives you the good and bad bits in around 60 seconds, whilst teasing you before the full and more detailed review which will be available next week.
Despite the slightly unusual design the BlackBerry Passport is proving quite popular.
We recently undertook a full hands on review of the device, which you can read or watch HERE.
However, we appreciate that you may be short of time, so here are the highs and lows in just over 60 seconds.
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