Gear4 Renew SleepClock

Jul 30, 2012 No Comments by

Gear4, peddlers of clock docks, wireless speaker docks and Angry Birds iPod/iPhone novelty speaker docks, is shuffling into the land of nod.

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Fogey Friday – 6th July

Jul 04, 2012 No Comments by

In which smartphone cameras out-muscle dedicated snappers, the Internet gets busy, BT Vision coughs up for Premier League footie, YouTubers rake it in and B&O pretends to launch entry-level audio-visual toys.

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FOGEY 5 Blu-ray disc players

Sep 12, 2011 No Comments by

Want Full HD content for your 1080p Full HD TV? Then get a Blu-ray disc player. And spend fortunes on Blu-ray discs, which are more expensive than nasty, standard def DVDs, naturally.

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TVs Buying Guide

May 20, 2011 No Comments by

As manufacturers pack ever more features into their TVs, those sets that don’t have the spangly new additions are flogged off on the cheap. So for even the slightly tardy adopter there are some serious bargains to be had.

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Digital Compact Cameras overview

Feb 21, 2011 No Comments by

What constitutes a ‘compact’ digital camera has been changing over the past few years.  After digital usurped film two significant categories emerged: basic point-and-shoot snappers and digital SLRs; pretty much a mirror image of what had been the case with film cameras. Then superzooms came along; cameras with powerful, non-interchangeable zoom lenses that were larger [...]

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MP3 Players buying guide

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

When/how will you use your music player? If portability is paramount go for something small and light such as an iPod Shuffle (see pic above).  The sound reproduction might be pants-to-purists and it might not hold that many tunes but through earphones even the crappiest sound quality is okay and how many tunes are you [...]

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Digital Compact Cameras buying guide

Jan 28, 2011 No Comments by

What will you use your camera for? Some compacts are more compact than others.  The Sony Cybershot DSC-T99 and Samsung ST100 are very slim, making them easy to carry in a pocket and less obvious to thieving bastards. Does your camera need to be rugged and/or waterproof?  The Canon Powershot D10 and Casio EX-G1 are [...]

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Laptops overview

Jan 27, 2011 1 Comment by

Things change fast in consumer electronics and no more so than in laptops. But there’s now so much choice and so many new models that finding a bargain gets easier by the day.

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Blu-ray overview

Jan 12, 2011 No Comments by

Blu-ray: proper high definition content for your HD TV. None of your 720p bollocks, Blu-ray is 1080p Full HD and right now it’s the best quality sound a vision experience going.

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MP3 Players overview

Jan 11, 2011 No Comments by

Back when Brylcreem ruled the waves, personal audio devices were necessarily limited in scope. They played sound. Vision was a peripheral pipedream, and in any case, who’s going to squint at a teensy screen? How Fogies yearn for such innocent times.

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