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Alistair Charlton

Alistair Charlton

Alistair began his journalism career in 2011 and has been a freelancer across the technology and automotive sectors since 2017. He has reviewed a huge amount of products in that time, from smartphones, televisions and smart home gadgets, to dash cams, wearables, webcams and connected security systems. He has also test-driven hundreds of cars and now considers the average working week to include lightswitches, Lamborghinis and everything in between. His career began on the technology desk of IBTimes UK, part of the Newsweek Media Group, where he became Deputy Technology Editor before going freelance. As well as Expert Reviews, he writes regularly for Wired, T3, Forbes and TechRadar, among others.

Recent articles by Alistair Charlton

Eufy solocam s340 teaser on side of the building
Eufy SoloCam S340 review
Security cameras

The Eufy SoloCam S340 is a smash hit, pairing twin lenses and great image quality with local storage and a solar panel for unlimited power

£179 inc VAT
Ring Stick Up Cam Pro (battery) review
Ring Stick Up Cam Pro (battery) review
Security cameras

The Ring Stick Up Cam Pro is packed with features, but it’s expensive and likely overkill for most people

£160 inc VAT
Yale Smart Video Doorbell review
Yale Smart Video Doorbell review: Easy to use but limited
Video doorbells

Easy to set up, simple to use and subscription free. However, Yale doesn’t ship the doorbell with a chime

£130 inc VAT
Ring Battery Doorbell Pro mounted on brick wall next to a grey door
Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro: Packed with modern features
Video doorbells

Ring's first battery-powered 'Pro' doorbell gets birds-eye view and 3D radar tech for improved motion detection

£199.99 inc VAT
yale smart outdoor camera front view on a wooden background
Yale Smart Outdoor Camera: Excellent wireless camera
Security cameras

The Yale Smart Outdoor Camera is simple to use, has up to four days of internal storage and you don’t need to pay for a subscription

£120 inc VAT
Yale Smart Indoor Camera review: A quality security camera
Security cameras

The Yale Smart Indoor Camera is a great product – reasonably priced, easy to use and it needn’t cost anything to run

£60 inc VAT
Arlo Essential Video Doorbell: Good but needs strong Wi-Fi
Video doorbells

Easy to install, with a wide angle lens, loud siren and AI tricks up its sleeve but this wireless doorbell is not without its weaknesses

£180 inc VAT
Eufy S220 SoloCam mounted on wall - pictured from right hand side
Eufy SoloCam S220: A solar-powered bargain of a security cam
Security cameras

The Eufy SoloCam S220 is packed with features, free to run and comes with an integrated solar panel to charge its battery