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iPhone 4 Cases

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Better late than never! I’ve finally got my hands on the fabled, all singing, all dancing, signal attenuating iPhone 4. Yes I’m left handed, and yes the signal absolutely bombs out if I hold the iPhone in the “wrong” way and takes a while to recover. I don’t see how a software fix can change […]

Your Apple Order (iPad) Has Been Shipped

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Today is going to be an exciting day for many UK iPad pre-orderers, who will likely wake up to the same shipping confirmation email I received this very morning. I ordered at approximately 1:12AM, and the iPad is now slated to be delivered on or before 28/05/2010. This is great news, and will prompt another […]

iPad Case Review Extravaganza

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Okay, so there’s no elaborate costume, pomp, splendour, music or anything one would typically associate with an extravaganza, but what we will have at Gadgetoid over the coming months is an absolute plethora of iPad cases and subsequent iPad case reviews. In fact, in a slightly futile celebration of our finally announced, but ridiculously late […]

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

It’s not often that I sit down and blast through a game, thoroughly enjoying it every step of the way. Uncharted 2 has been one of those rare occasions, however, remaining gripping at every step, avoiding pesky loading screens, and dishing out near perfect, seamless, cinematically sound action gaming which is impossible to put down. […]

Motorola DEXT/Android First Impressions Review

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I loved the look of the Motorola DEXT hardware, the specifications aren’t bad on paper either, but I started using Android with much skepticism. It wasn’t long, however, until it had won me over… at least in part. I’m still eager to get my hands on the N900 and a shiny new version of Maemo […]

Trust Tomy

Friday, October 9th, 2009

It looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me in the run up to Christmas. I am continuing to experiment in bringing you some “gadgetoid” toy reviews with the support of Tomy and V-Tech at the moment. I’ve got plenty to gander at, however, including a Tomas & Friends motorised play set, V-Tech’s […]

Three Mobile Broadband MiFi And Dongle

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

After acquiring a MiFi 2352 mobile router from Novatel I realised I’d need a more permanent data SIM with which to better test it. Not only this, however, but there seem to be many questions as to the compatibility of various SIM cards with the MiFi so I took this opportunity to test and report […]

Nokia n810 £130 Bargain

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

It’s been a few years since i first looked at the n810. Back then I really wanted to pick up one of these fantastic tablets but i simply couldn’t justify the then steep £280 price tag. A lot has happened since then, namely such things as the iPhone 3g and HTC Touch phones which have […]

My hands on preview of Halo 3: ODST

Friday, July 24th, 2009

On Monday the 20th of July I was invited to join representatives of Europe’s gaming press at London’s Century Club, to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming Halo 3: ODST from Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios. With a demonstration of the campaign mode from Bungie’s top multiplayer developer Lars Bakken and a hands-on session […]

Sky HD on the InFocus X9

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I’ve been continually skeptical of Sky HD, at least I was until I actually had it installed and tried it for myself. Far from my impressions of heavily compressed, “muddy”, not-quite HD content. The 720p HD-ready content available via Sky HD looks stunning on my 1080p, 40″ Bravia. However, despite not being “true” high definition, […]