Compro U500

Some interesting features help the Compro stand out

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Our Verdict

A quirky but interesting device that's certainly worth a look


  • Picture-in-picture

    Desktop video


  • Quite large

    Terrible antenna

Considering this is described as thumb-sized, it's quite big and whoever is behind the marketing here obviously has very big thumbs.

Still, if you ignore the size, and can live without using the bloody awful telescopic antenna, it's got some neat features.

The best are picture-in-picture (as long as channels are from the same provider) and video desktop (though whether you want Ant and Dec gurning from behind your icons is another matter).