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Jim Martin

Jim Martin is an editor at IDG UK and holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Kent. Known for his product reviews and testing, Jim’s portfolio includes Tech Advisor and Computer Shopper.

Recent articles by Jim Martin

Driver: San Francisco
Driver: San Francisco review
Gaming

Thanks to the unique body shifting feature, Driver is a thoroughly enjoyable mission-based driving game

£27 inc VAT
Holux TwoNav Sportiva Plus kit
Holux TwoNav Sportiva Plus review
Sat nav

Plenty of features for the outdoor navigation enthusiast, and good on-road guidance with the optional maps, but the screen isn't the best and the interface needs polish

£400 inc VAT
MyWebsite Plus
1&1 MyWebsite Plus review
Software

Great for quickly getting your small business online, but not so great if you want to sell products on the site

£12 inc VAT
Mio 685 navigation screen
Mio Spirit 685 review
Sat nav

At this price, we can forgive the 685's flaws. It's easy to use and has a larger than average screen

£100 inc VAT
Jabbakam
Jabbakam Starter Kit review
Security cameras

The ideal IP camera for technophobes, but you have to pay a monthly charge for the privilege

£60 inc VAT
PhotoDirector 2011 Library
CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 review
Software

A promising low-cost clone of Lightoom. Unless you batch process images regularly Photoshop Elements is more flexible for a similar price

£64 inc VAT
Upgrade your PC?
The relative guide to upgrading
PCs

We benchmark five, three and one-year old PCs and then apply various upgrades to see what makes the most difference

Griffin Survivor front
Griffin Survivor Case for iPhone 4 review
Mobile phones Tablets

We've yet to see a case that better protects an iPhone and, at this price, it's great value too

£14 inc VAT
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10E
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10E review
Video cameras

Great colours and good stabilisation but footage isn't super sharp and the projector adds unnecessary cost without adding value

£474 inc VAT
Disposable digital camera
Top 10 products we wish we could un-invent
Technology

Companies have a habit of producing products that no-one needs or wants. We round up the best examples of pointless tech kit.