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  1. Tsunami e-DATA 2500 review

    Tsunami e-DATA 2500 review

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    The hard disk in a MacBook is easy to replace, but what do you do with the old drive? Rather than sell it on eBay or throw it away, you can buy a cheap enclosure and suddenly you’ve gained an extra portable drive.

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    Gear4 IceBox review

    Gear4 IceBox review

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    To protect iPhones, Apple decided to use glass screens instead of the usual iPod plastic, so scratch-resistant cases and sleeves such as this IceBox from Gear4 are a hard sell.

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    Gear4 Airzone FM dock review

    Gear4 Airzone FM dock review

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    This FM transmitter is an update to Gear4’s previous Airzone transmitter.

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    Griffin Evolve review

    Griffin Evolve review

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    Evolve. That’s a good name for these speakers. Gone are the speaker cables; instead, you get a base unit that beams music to the speaker boxes wirelessly. Two three-inch aerials do the beaming. Thanks to this clever development, you can take these speakers (either one or both) into the kitchen with you, then pick a speaker up and carry it into the garden – anywhere, in fact, within 150 feet of the base unit.

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    Gear4 WorldTour V2 review

    Gear4 WorldTour V2 review

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    WorldTour is a box full of travel plugs bundled with a USB adaptor and two USB ports that will suck juice from sockets wherever you may roam.

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    Logitech Wireless Headphones review

    Logitech Wireless Headphones review

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    Much as we love our iPods with the distinctive white earphones,something's missing - or rather, we wish something was missing. It'sthe earphone cord. It snags, it gets in the way and it's old-fashionedin this modern wireless age

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    Philips GoGear SA6025 review

    Philips GoGear SA6025 review

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    An odd one, this. It's nearly full iPod-sized, despite being a mere 2-4GB. A lot of folk will find it less appealing than all the other flash-based players, wanting something they can carry without noticing.

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    Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 review

    Altec Lansing inMotion iM7 review

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    When a piece of hardware is given a name containing the word 'motion', you tend to think it's able to be, you know, carried around a bit. To the beach perhaps. Or the park. And when you first pick it up, this scenario doesn't seem too outlandish

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    Altec Lansing iM7 review

    Altec Lansing iM7 review

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    The iM7 instantly reminds us of a classic boom box design, except that in the place of a twin cassette deck you get a spring-loaded iPod-dockloading bay that smoothly flips out with a push and click

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    Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

    Sony Walkman NWZ-A829 review

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    Ever since the iPod arrived in 2001, the Walkman story has been a strange, rather downbeat affair. Sony's players have been dogged by uninspiring designs, iffy interfaces and a perverse insistence on proprietary formats like ATRAC, as well as DRM. All that has changed in the last couple of years, but is the Walkman brand now strong enough to finally turn things around? On this evidence, no. And here's why

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    Creative Zen Micro 5GB review

    Creative Zen Micro 5GB review

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    The Creative Zen Micro caused a stir when it arrived. It looks good and draws comparisons with Apple's Mini. The Micro certainly lives up to its name: it's about the same size as a pack of cards and weighs 108g

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    iRiver T10 review

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    It's never a good start when you have to upgrade a piece of hardware's firmware as soon as you take it out of the box, but unfortunately, that's exactly the position we found ourselves in when we unwrapped the chunky T10.

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    Apple iPod 20GB review

    Apple iPod 20GB review

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    Just when there were starting to be too many iPods to choose from, Apple comes along and simplifies the entire range. The new all-singing,all dancing iPods now have colour screens and a few extra features

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    Apple iPod Camera Connector review

    Apple iPod Camera Connector review

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    The iPod photo was a great idea, but it had one major flaw: unlikeother media storage devices, there was no way to directly import imagesfrom your camera or media card. With Apple's £19 iPod Camera Connector...

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    Archos 204 MP3 player review

    Archos 204 MP3 player review

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    Archos 204 MP3 player review: The Archos 204 is a 20GB music player that'll happily sing WMV, MP3, WMA (and protected) file formats and features the holiest of holies when it comes to MP3 players as far as I'm concerned - drag and drop uploading

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    Apple iPod Classic review

    Apple iPod Classic review

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    Apple doesn't make a specifically prescribed video player, but this hot-of-the-presses new generation of its flagship portable is the closest. The entry-level capacity is now 80Gb, and the top end a seemingly impossible 160Gb

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    Logitech mm50 review

    Logitech mm50 review

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    Anyone who has invested in tiny satellite speaker systems will know that good sound doesn't necessarily have to come only from big speakers. This iPod speaker is a case in point.

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    Apple iPod classic 80GB review

    Apple iPod classic 80GB review

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    What does the word 'classic' suggest to you? A timeless masterpiece, a nostalgic yearning for the past. Or something that's past its prime? The new / old Apple iPod classic is all these things and more. Let us explain...

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    LG MFJM53 review

    LG MFJM53 review

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    LG isn't afraid of outrageously stylish products, as its range of mobile phones has demonstrated. Some of that maverick spirit is also evident on the MFJM53 portable media player.

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    Creative TravelSound Zen V review

    Creative TravelSound Zen V review

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    If you own a Creative Zen Plus and want to add an extra dimension to your music, this dock is the perfect solution. The TravelSound (£63 inc. VAT) is powered by mains, or four AA batteries

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    Apple iPod Photo review

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    Okay, so this isn't the long-awaited iPod video, but to be honest we don't really care - personal video players currently only have niche appeal, and it's music on the move that really matters

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    iLuv i603 review

    iLuv i603 review

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    Out of all the products currently being peddled by iLuv, this iPod battery recharger has the best build quality we've seen. Whether or not there's demand for it is hard to say given the proliferation of car, desktop and other chargers out there

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    Apple iPod Hi-Fi review

    Apple iPod Hi-Fi review

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    One of the undoubted reasons for the iPod's huge success is the growth of aso-called "iPod economy", a $1-billion dollar industry that specialises in making accessories for Apple's digital music player.

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    Proporta Leather case for iPhone review

    Proporta Leather case for iPhone review

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    We figured it was only a matter of time before these started washing upon our shores. As if the wait for iPhones wasn't enough, now we have iPhone cases months before the actual phones arrive

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    Maxfield G-Flash Metal review

    Maxfield G-Flash Metal review

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    This MP3 Player is slightly larger than a regular USB memory key.Finished in aluminium, it comes with Toni Braxton's Libra albumpre-installed.Magix MP3 software is provided to turn your CD collection into a digital format

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