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Virgin Media TiVo 500GB vs 1TB

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Update: The TiVo price has been dropped to £99.95 for existing customers (I believe those who have bought at the higher price also get a refund). The extra £3 and XL TV package required are still going to sting a little, but this is a much more realistic price gap between the 500GB and 1TB. […]

Virgin Media TiVo First Impressions

Monday, June 20th, 2011

if you’re a Virgin Media customer, you’ve probably already been irritated by a pop up box extolling the virtues of their shiny new TiVo box. With Sky and Virgin having provided us satellite and cable DVRs for years, you’d be forgiven for wondering why you should bother with the TiVo which, at a glance, appears […]


Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

I’ve never been a fan of the SOCOM series, in fact I’ve never so much as given it a chance. With so many craptacular macho shooting games to choose from, I’ve had to stick with the good ones. ( No. Not Call of Duty ) Okay, that’s an unnecessary slam, I really don’t know if […]

Larking With LEGO

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Before you say “Hey, it’s ‘Legos’.” We’re both wrong. LEGO is a brand, and should not be pluralized. Technically I was “larking with LEGO Technic” or “larking with LEGO bricks.” But, hey, now I’ve got that out of the way, let’s get on to the fun. Inspired by the Metal Grudge Lego project, which is […]

Give the gift of RAM this Christmas

Monday, November 15th, 2010

No. Not that kind of RAM. But, rather, the stuff that you stick into your computer to make it go slightly faster. Sparing you the expense of buying a new one. With Laptops having now almost completed their takeover from the dated concept of an ugly, over-sized home desktop computer (well, laptops and iMacs, anyway) […]

EyePet Everywhere

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

With the increasing need in the games console market to cater for everyone who might possibly ever come into contact with a console, it’s no surprise that Sony have been giving their EyePet title some attention on both the PSP and PS3. EyePet was, and still is, an exceptionally good kids game. But the original […]

Your Phone Might Have FM Radio, But My iPhone 4 Has DAB

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

One might balk at the iPhone 4 for its lack of FM radio. But the fact is that the brilliant Roberts Robi, which I looked at donkeys years ago, adds not only FM radio to your iPhone 4, but DAB and an inline remote to boot. And that’s the great thing about the iPhone. It […]

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 […]

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. […]