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Kodak EasyShare Z1085 IS

Sitting at an attractive price point and combining a 10-megapixel (Mp) sensor with a fairly extensive array of features, Kodak's Z1085 IS camera seems like good value for money and for the most part it is. However, it does have several image quality ...

Nikon CoolPix S52

Identical in many ways to the S52c we reviewed a little while ago but without Wi-Fi connectivity, the Nikon CoolPix S52 is a decent but not outstanding compact camera. It has a stylish design and some basic features, but suffers a little in terms of ...

Creative ZEN X-Fi

For a while now people have been waiting for a refresh of Creative's popular ZEN series of players; at last it has happened in the form of the ZEN X-Fi. This time around Creative has managed to pack in its popular X-Fi soundcard technology, along wit...

Philips SHE9800

Sitting at a very attractive price point, the Philips SHE9800 in-ear headphones are a fairly decent option for those looking for a low-cost pair of IEMs (in-ear monitors). Their sound is quite bass heavy but it is relatively well balanced, and the so...

FujiFilm FinePix S8100fd

A slightly upgraded version of the S1000fd, the FujiFilm FinePix S8100fd features several key improvements over its sibling. This time around sensor shift stabilisation is included and several of the speed issues have been rectified. While you will p...

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

After an awfully long time, Bose has finally been dethroned as the company with the most expensive iPod dock we've ever looked at. And it's been dethroned in spectacular fashion. With an RRP exactly double that of the Bose SoundDock, the Bowers and W...

FujiFilm FinePix S1000fd

With its 12x optical zoom and 10-megapixel sensor, FujiFilm's FinePix S1000fd is relatively powerful but it lacks a few essentials — such as optical image stabilisation. This makes it difficult to take full advantage of the long lens.

Best cameras to take to the Olympics!

With the Beijing Olympics fast approaching, many people are going to be making the trek overseas to partake in the festivities. Obviously you'll want to come back with some evidence of your exploits, but not every camera is going to be suitable for g...

Canon EOS 1000D

Canon has recently revamped its SLR line-up with a new entry-level product, the EOS 1000D. Replacing the 400D at the bottom of its SLR range, this new product is yet to be given an official price. However, given the general cost structure of Canon's ...

AKG Acoustics K701

It's been a while since we had a truly high-end pair of headphones through the office. Many might consider spending more than $100 on headphones to be overkill. But the sky is the limit for those who truly appreciate high quality audio. With a street...

Philips 190SW

The Philips 190SW is a no-fuss, 19in LCD display. It isn't suitable for hardcore gamers or people wanting an entertainment-focused screen, but as a basic upgrade for office work and desktop publishing it is a solid choice.

Olympus SP-570UZ

A year or two ago it seemed like the megapixel count on cameras would not stop climbing. Everybody wanted the biggest resolution possible. The same thing seems to have been happening with optical zooms recently. Olympus has now come to market with th...

iRiver Lplayer

Sitting at a fairly low price point, iRiver's latest entry-level portable media player, the Lplayer, is a solid product. Looking similar to iRiver's line of Clix players, the Lplayer supports a wide variety of formats and has an impressive little LCD...

Creative HN-605

Sitting at the budget end of the increasingly competitive noise-cancelling headphone category, Creative's HN-605 headphones are decent but not outstanding. The entry-level price point indicates these headphones aren't expected to compete with more hi...

HP's new 30-bit monitor

HP recently created quite a buzz by announcing its first affordable 30-bit display panel. The DreamColour LP2480zx is a 24in display that will be ideal for a host of professionals, including graphic designers, animators and video editors.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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