Group Test: In-car childrens entertainment
Group Test: In-car childrens entertainmentT3
Toys to keep the little ones quiet when you hit the road...
I spy and the number plate game won’t entertain the Nintendo DS generation for long on car journeys. The modern parent needs to be armed with portable DVD players, PMP’s, games consoles and the new breed of tech that will amuse for hours. Some even have an educational benefit, but don’t tell the kids.
Best for Young Gamers
Leapfrog Leapster Explorer
Love: Strong educational elements. Lots of games. Headphone jack
Hate: The cost of extra games can mount up
Best for Literacy
Love: Miniature iPad styling. Educational
Hate: Expensive eBook cartridges. Flimsy screen protector. Low-res screen.
Best for Grown-up Gaming
Nintendo DSI XL
Love: Large screens. Built-in browser
Hate: Low-res screens. Pricey games
Best for Young Adults
Apple iPad WiFi+3G 16GB
Love: High res screen. All-round entertainment
Hate: iPad and young kids = foolish or brave
Best for Movies
Love: Very portable. Dual headphone socket.
Hate: Low-res screen
Best Smartphones: Reviews
HTC One M8 review
The new HTC One (M8) is the brand's new flagship Android KitKat smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Can the new Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone blow away the competition?
iPhone 5s review
Google Nexus 5 review
Can the Google Nexus 5 trump the excellent Nexus 4?
LG G2 review
Is the G2 the best Android smartphone around?
HTC One Mini review
The HTC One Mini is a scaled down version of the popular HTC One Android phone
LG G Flex review
The LG G Flex is the maker's very first curved Android smartphone
Motorola Moto E review: Hands-on
Is the Motorola Moto E the best budget smartphone around?