Huawei Mate S review

2015 has been the year of the underdog. “Jeremy Corbyn will win the Labour Party leadership, and Leicester City will be top of the Premiership in December,” said absolutely no one in January. And yet... And there's a bit of a parallel story in consumer electronics too. Chinese manufacturer Huawei is currently one of the…

Top 10 Xmas gifts for the #swimming enthusiast

Swimming is a great sport, but when it comes to accessories to improve and monitor your performance - or even just to keep you entertained - there hasn't been that much on the market, compared to other popular sports such as cycling or running. That is until now. Here Chris Price looks at just some…

Urbanista Rio earphones review: comfy, with great sound

If you're the kind of person who can't leave the house without some in-ear entertainment, you'll understand that finding some comfortable, decent-quality headphones is high on the priorities list - and that it takes some convincing to switch to an unknown new pair! Yet over the past couple of weeks, I've done just that, and…

10 amazing reflective items for cycling in the dark

It's autumn again, and as the leaves turn shades of brown and fall to the ground, the clocks go back, and darkness creeps in earlier and earlier. As cyclists very well know, this time of year can be perilous. If you don't pay attention to the time, you can suddenly find yourself riding home in the early…

9 bright & functional cycling accessories for summer (part 2/2)

Welcome to part two of Shiny Shiny's summer cycling round-up! This time I've tried and tested some fantastic accessories, and again, they're all chosen with safety and style in mind where possible. Click here to read part one, which is a round-up of bright and colourful clothing for female cyclists. 1. Overboard waterproof yellow pannier, £39.99 This…

Ted Baker’s Rose Gold Collection for iPhone is a thing of beauty

Ever the expert purveyors of beautiful things, Ted Baker has launched its latest desirables: Rose Gold cases for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Launched in association with Proporta, the cases come in four delicate variations of dazzling white or creamy nude. They comprise a back shell and flip front, which opens to reveal a compact mirror for taking a sneaky peek while…

Motorola Moto E 2015 review: the ideal entry-level 4G Android phone

Every budget handset released in the last year has been compared with Motorola's super-cheap Moto E, often unfavourably. It's considered one of the best entry-level Android handsets out there, and the 2015 update seeks to cement that position by adding 4G, a selfie camera and a few more little upgrades. But a year on from the…

Honor 6 Plus review: the best phone you’ve never heard of

If you haven't heard of a smartphone brand called Honor, you're not alone. Just about everyone I've mentioned it to looks baffled. That's because it's pretty new, having launched in the UK late last year as a sub-brand of the Chinese supergiant Huawei. Granted, not many people on these shores know Huawei either, but it's…

Wholly cow: our hands-on review of the leather-clad LG G4

Today saw the synchronised world launch of LG's new flagship Android phone, the LG G4, and we were at the London leg to give it a try. Hosted by Gabby Logan, the event featured the big cheeses of LG Europe talking about the phone, plus some awkward moments - the G4 has leaked twice, and when LG…