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February 2017

Low-cost Lens-SIGMA 70-300mm DG MACRO

Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro is a compact telephoto zoom lens. You certainly can’t accuse this Sigma lens of being overpriced, yet it boasts some clever tricks. Most notably, it has a ‘macro’ facility which is available via a switch…

Headphone amplifier Arcam rHead

The rHead  is a standalone headphone amplifier, and an obvious visual match to the irDAC-II from the same brand . It’s a small, black box with a choice of one XLR and one RCA stereo input. The prevention of mission creep kicks in here,…

Oral-B Genius 9000 smart-toothbrush

ORAL-B’S BEEN TOOLING AROUND with this "smart-toothbrush" concept for a couple of years now, with many of its models now offering built-in Bluetooth and the ability to connect to an app to track brushing statistics, as well as how often you…

PEUGEOT 3008-New French Car Launch

To be seated behind the wheel of the new Peugeot 3008 is an engaging experience.The French firm has introduced its i-Cockpit into the family-sized SUV to provide a driving environment right up there with the very best on the market.…

The future of Android Wear smartwatches

Apple these days is market leader but it wasn’t the first to build smartwatches. Companies such as Microsoft, Seiko and Sony had a go at making them. That’s not to say Apple’s watch has been a runaway success. Far from it. Figures produced…

Integrated amplifier Cambridge CXA80

As the flagship integrated amplifier in Cambridge’s CX range,the CXA80 boasts 80W per channel,a hi-res built-in DAC and an asynchronous USB Type B input. To that it adds three hi-res digital inputs: one coaxial and two optical. A second USB…