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  1. Samsung YH-820 review

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    Not all hard disk MP3 players are created equal. Exasperated, we eventually achieved something close to an enjoyable listening experience from this diminutive player, but it took three sets of headphones before we were satisfied with the output

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    MacAlly Podwave Portable iPod Speaker review

    MacAlly Podwave Portable iPod Speaker review

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    It may sound like a really great idea for your iPod: a mini speakerthat you plug into the headphone socket, enabling you to share yourmusic with the world. Yes, it sounds great

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    Sandisk Sansa Clip review

    Sandisk Sansa Clip review

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    This Flash-based MP3 player is pitched as a rival for the iPod Shuffle or the Creative Zen Stone, but manages to have a style all its own.

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    SanDisk Sansa View 16GB review

    SanDisk Sansa View 16GB review

    9  

    It's easy to see how SanDisk has managed to establish itself as a firm number two in the American MP3 market. The iPod, of course, rules the roost over there, as it does in practically every country on the planet. But SanDisk's Sansa MP3 players have slowly been building a following, and with the View, that following only looks likely to get bigger

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    Macally TunePro Flat Panel review

    Macally TunePro Flat Panel review

    10  

    Macally's TunePro is an excellent iPod speaker with a built-in alarm clock and radio that's perfectly suited for small rooms or a bedside table.

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    Belkin Slim-Fit case for iPhone review

    Belkin Slim-Fit case for iPhone review

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    The beauty of this iPhone holster is that it’s slim enough to double up as a protective sleeve for slipping into your pocket or suitcase. The downside is that there’s no securing flap over the top of the holster to stop the iPhone sliding out.

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    Griffin PowerJolt review

    Griffin PowerJolt review

    8  

    The PowerJolt is a standard power adaptor that works with your car’s cigarette lighter socket and comes with two USB cables to power all manner of gadgets

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    Griffin Elan Snap-in review

    Griffin Elan Snap-in review

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    While ‘Elan’ and ‘Snap-in’ might sound like a queasy mix of words – one summoning images of the Riviera and the other a kind of bargain-bin disposability – they do describe this holster to a tee.

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    Sony Walkman NW-A805 review

    Sony Walkman NW-A805 review

    8  

    Saying that Sony dropped the ball doesn't begin to describe quite how catastrophic the past five years have been for the company's forays into the post-Minidisc, portable music player market

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    Apple iPod Nano review

    Apple iPod Nano review

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    The baby iPod is style over substance incarnate. That's not necessarily as bad as it sounds: to a lot of people, what their player looks like is genuinely important, as is feeling like they've got something that seems worth the money they spent on it

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    Sony Walkman NWZA815 review

    Sony Walkman NWZA815 review

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    Pitched directly at the iPod Nano market, Sony's latest Walkman has a few advantages over its rival. The screen is bright and crisp and the displayed MP4 videos look great. The battery life, too, is impressive should it manage the purported 30 hours continuous audio playback it promises.

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    Creative Zen Stone Plus review

    Creative Zen Stone Plus review

    8  

    We're so accustomed to Apple dominating the MP3 player market that it's difficult for other players to make an impact. However, with its 2GB of space and neat array of colours, we think Creative may be on to something with the Zen Stone Plus

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    Pure Evoke-3 review

    Pure Evoke-3 review

    9  

    Pure's good reputation is further fuelled by brother number three in Pure's Evoke range. What differs from its forebears is the combination of a larger screen with massive recording capabilities - up to 1GB from its front-loaded SD card slot

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    Pure One review

    Pure One review

    9  

    Imagine if Apple released a budget version of its iPod that was made of black shiny plastic and didn't have a clickwheel - and cost just £50. That may not be Apple's style, but that's the approach Pure Digital has taken with its One DAB radio

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    Pure Evoke-3 review

    Pure Evoke-3 review

    9  

    Pure's good reputation is further fuelled by brother number three in Pure's Evoke range. What differs from its forebears is the combination of a larger screen with massive recording capabilities - up to 1GB from its front-loaded SD card slot

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    Proporta Mobile Survival Kit review

    Proporta Mobile Survival Kit review

    8  

    Ever been stuck in the sticks and had the battery run out on your gadget? Well, fear not, because this easy-to-carry, top-up station covers just about every gadget we could find for it. It even includes a nifty little iPod adaptor

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    Speck Holster-Pro for iPhone review

    Speck Holster-Pro for iPhone review

    7  

    This is an iPhone holster. We can just see them taking off on the trading floors of London as brokers strive to outdo each other with their shiny new iPhones. The design has an extendable clip that arches away from the holster to form a strut

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    Cowon iAudio 7 review

    Cowon iAudio 7 review

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    This 4GB flash media player's a doozie. Like most devices of its size, it's not so hot for video - tiny screens and tinier processors maketh not for a compelling viewing experience - but as a picture viewer and MP3 player, it's a cracker

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    Denon TU-1800DAB review

    Denon TU-1800DAB review

    9  

    This tuner isn't new, but its 'street price' has fallen to £200 and new competitors have come along to challenge it. It also seems to have had one or two minor changes to its design. The basic set-up remains the same, though

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    Roberts MP-30 review

    Roberts MP-30 review

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    Attention to detail is the key to good product design, but someone ought to tell Roberts. Moulded to look like a jukebox, the MP-30 boasts a truly stunning array of features but looks so cluttered we wouldn't blame you for looking away now

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    Morphy Richards internet radio review

    Morphy Richards internet radio review

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    There's something surreal about listening to Radio Dum Dum's lilting Hindi film tunes before tuning into a documentary on Native American Indian burial sites on Yellowstone Public Radio. But don't mistake this for a world radio

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    Creative Zen V Plus review

    Creative Zen V Plus review

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    Creative might be onto a good thing with its most recent players, but its names for them are only going to confuse punters. Do you want a Zen Nano, a Zen Stone, a Zen Stone Plus, a Zen Vision, a Zen Vision: M, a Zen Vision W, a Zen V or a Zen V Plus?

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    Pure Oasis review

    Pure Oasis review

    9  

    Top quality gear also comes at a price. In the case of Pure Digital's latest DAB radio, it's got nothing to do with money. Pure's other suggestion that the Oasis is portable may be true, but personally we wouldn't want to lug this around for too long

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    Morphy Richards DRM review

    Morphy Richards DRM review

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    Unless you knew of its hidden talents, you'd never know this sleek black box was anything other than a great DAB radio. Behind its roster of novel features, such as playing MP3 files from a SD card or iPod, is a nifty tuning talent

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    Freeplay Devo review

    Freeplay Devo review

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    If you've been meaning to reduce your carbon footprint but haven't quite got around to restricting your holidays to the UK, this rechargeable DAB radio from Freeplay could be just the ticket.

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