AKG 242 HD headphone review

The audiophiles choice. Design The AKG K242 HDs are sexy set of phones. Not exactly the type you'd wear on the bus, but nevertheless there is something undeniably attractive about them. With the broad headband and huge round cups there is something pleasingly retro about them. The plastics are nicely textured and the cups themselves…

Day 4 headphone week — AKG K 340

Welcome to Shiny Shiny's headphone week 2010. Everyday for the next fortnight I'll be reviewing a different set of headphones eventually culminating in the definitive league of personal audio. Catchy right? Day 4: AKG K240 Literally the loudest buds we've ever heard. Design The AKG K340s are simple looking set of buds. A nice rubberised…

[DUPLICATE] Day 3 headphone week — the Jabra Halo

Welcome to Shiny Shiny's headphone week 2010. Everyday for the next fortnight I'll be reviewing a different set of headphones eventually culminating in the definitive league of personal audio. Catchy right? Day 2: Jabra Halo Bluetooth stereo headphone with wired option, touch-sensitive buttons and dual microphone. Design "Well hellooooh," were the first words out of…

Day 3 headphone week — the Jabra Halo

Welcome to Shiny Shiny's headphone week 2010. Everyday for the next fortnight I'll be reviewing a different set of headphones eventually culminating in the definitive league of personal audio. Catchy right? Day 2: Jabra Halo Bluetooth stereo headphone with wired option, touch-sensitive buttons and dual microphone. Design "Well hellooooh," were the first words out of…

Day 2 headphone week — Scosche's IDR655m review

Welcome to Shiny Shiny's headphone week 2010. Everyday for the next fortnight I'll be reviewing a different set of headphones eventually culminating in the definitive league of personal audio. Catchy right? Day 2: Scosche IDR655m Who knew buds could sound this good? Design Buds are buds are buds -- right? There isn't much scope for…

Nixon The Trooper review — it's headphone week one

Welcome to Shiny Shiny's headphone week 2010. Everyday for the next fortnight I'll be reviewing a different set of headphones eventually culminating in the definitive league of personal audio. Catchy right? Day 1: The Trooper by Nixon. Allow me to be blunt, those looking for a pair of £50 on-ear headphone might be advised to…

How are people using the iPad?

The honeymoon period is over. The novelty value has worn off. We've all played enough Scrabble to sink a ship (how much Scrabble is that?). Now it's time for the iPad to sink or swim. Key to the longterm success of the iPad is how people are actually using it. Is it filling that niche…

The best Nintendo hacks and mods

We all love hacks. There is something so appealing about seeing a piece of ubiquitous technology re-engineered to do something else. And they come no better than Nintendo hacks -- there seems to be something about that grey plastic that inspires hackers and modders to come up with some of the most ingenious re-applications I've…

Hipstamatic vs Camera+ — The iPhone camera app showdown

There are more camera apps for the iPhone than you could shake an tri-pod at -- not that you'd want to, what would it achieve? Anyway -- the two most popular are Camera+ and Hipstamatic. And in the spirit of competition I've decided to compare the two. To battle them out. The pitch them against…

iPhone 4 review

The iPhone for is here. Actually it's more than here -- it's been out for about a week now -- and after putting it through its paces for a few days I thought I'd give you a full-on review. The fourth iteration of the iPhone is certainly the most controversial handset so far. Hardware leaks,…