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Derek Adams

Derek Adams has been in journalism since joining London listings magazine Time Out in the early ‘80s where he served as a film critic and editor of Time Out’s gadgets page. He now writes regular product reviews and guides for Expert Reviews and other publications.

Derek’s love of new consumer tech knows no bounds – if it runs on batteries or has a plug on it, he’s at it faster than a squirrel up a tree. In fact, there isn’t anything he hasn’t written about. From large and small household appliances to camera drones, lawn mowers, barbecues, bicycles and even cars, Derek is passionate, enthusiastic and conscientious enough to spend hours evaluating the latest products so you don’t have to.

Recent articles by Derek Adams

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The best carpet cleaners to buy
Home appliances

Choose the best carpet cleaner with our handy buying guide and bite-size reviews

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Secure your home with the best wire-free burglar alarms

Simple to install and just as effective as traditional alarms: we tested the best wireless systems and here’s what we think you should buy

The best bathroom extractor fans to buy

Blow off some steam, banish damp and wave goodbye to condensation with our favourite bathroom extractor fans for every budget

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The best rechargeable LED torches to buy

Learn how to choose the best rechargeable LED torch for you with our bite-size reviews and handy, jargon-free buying guide

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The best rechargeable batteries 2024

More power, longer life and better for the environment – the best AA and AAA rechargeable batteries deliver on all fronts

The best conservatory heaters to buy in 2024

Stay toasty as you survey your garden with our roundup of the best electric heaters for your conservatory

The best impact drivers to buy
DIY & tools

We've tested these impact drivers for efficiency, speed, ease of use, accuracy and all the other features worth knowing about

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The best infrared heaters to buy in 2024
Infrared heating

Keep toasty and warm, without your bills skyrocketing, with our pick of the best infrared heaters

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The best safety boots you can buy in 2024

Keep your ankles, feet and toes protected with our guide to the best safety boots to buy

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The best safety trainers to buy

Keep your feet safe from DIY injuries with some suitable footwear