Stories by Chris Jager

Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 8.0

Do you regularly put people to sleep with your short movies? Do your dinner guests share wild looks of panic when you pull out the holiday videos? Do your shots seem to last twice as long as the event you were filming? If this sounds uncomfortably fa...

Xacti HD1000

What makes a camcorder perfect? Ideally, a model should come equipped with a host of useful additional features; including impressive still image capabilities and extensive manual adjustments. It should look sleek and attractive, be easy to handle, a...

Final Cut Express 4

Until very recently, Final Cut Express has always felt like a superfluous addition to Apple's video editing family. With Final Cut Pro taking care of the upper echelon of the market and iMovie catering to everyone else, there seemed to be little reas...

Scene It?: The Movie trivia Game

The video game peripheral has come a long way since the Nintendo PowerGlove. What was once derided as a tacky 'noobs only' gimmick has somehow morphed into the fastest growing trend in the industry. From SingStar's karoke microphone to Guitar Hero's ...

Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv6000 (dv6614TX)

The dv6000 is the latest offering from Hewlett-Packard's all-singing, all-dancing Pavilion notebook range. As a basic entertainment machine, it performs admirably well, sporting intelligent features and components capped off with an aggressive, showy...

CoPilot Live 7

GPS units have made the traveller's life infinitively more convenient; especially for that tragic breed of male who doggedly refuses to stop and ask for directions (i.e. - nearly all of us). For reasons which are far too complex to get into, our manh...

Samsung VP-D371Wi

They say that change is inevitable, yet it appears Samsung's camcorder division never got the memo. While its pioneering rivals battle it out in the HD arena, the Korean conglomerate has been happy to remain in the sidelines; plodding along at its ow...

XBOX 360 Wireless Guitar

To coincide with the release of Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock, Activision has released a stand-alone wireless peripheral for the Xbox 360. Based on the iconic design of the Gibson Les Paul, the controller can be used with all Guitar Hero games relea...

Acer Aspire Gemstone 5920G (602G25Hn)

Thanks to the versatile nature of modern technology, consumers now have the luxury of tailor-fitting a notebook to meet their specific needs. Whether you want the bare-bones edition of a particular model or a powerfully decked-out alternative, the ra...

Canon XH-A1

Ever since the advent of digital video, Canon has been the uncontested king of prosumer level camcorders. From the all-conquering XL-1, to its elite HD successor (Canon XL-H1), the manufacturer has consistently produced the best high-end models aroun...

Sony Bravia KDL52W3100

With December 25th just around the corner, Sony has decided to spread the holiday cheer by slashing the price of its Bravia LCD TV range by a few hundred dollars. This makes the mammoth 52in KDL52W3100 model the ideal gift for an extravagant Christma...

NEC PowerMate P5010

Most PC manufacturers would have you believe they feel nothing but contempt for the Macintosh. And yet, beneath this veneer of smug superiority lies a palpable mix of insecurity and fear. Deep down, they're all jealous of their sleek white rival and ...

JVC GR-D750

On paper at least, the GR-D750 is the unmistakable runt of the JVC litter. With its low image resolution, rudimentary feature set and cheap looking design, we certainly weren't expecting much; yet it turns out that looks can be very deceiving. From i...

Microsoft Sidewinder

Buying your first dedicated game mouse is a hardcore gaming rite of passage. It marks the turning point where you cease to be a casual enthusiast and become a fully-fledged hardcore fanatic. Suddenly, topping that leader board seems more important th...

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