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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

New Ford Focus
New Ford Focus review
Car accessories & equipment Technology

An impressive array of technology makes the new Ford Focus an attractive car for those that love their gadgets, but some packs are better value than others.

Parrot Minikit Smart
Parrot Minikit Smart review
Mobile phones

A very clever piece of kit, but the speaker is too quiet and call quality wasn't as good as we were hoping for.

£100 inc VAT
Genius Kids Designer Graphics Tablet
Genius Kids Designer Graphics Tablet review
Technology

Sounds like a great idea, but the software could be a lot better.

£35 inc VAT
iPad 2 selling like hotcakes on eBay
Apple iPad 2 sells out everywhere, except on eBay
Tablets

Huge demand for Apple’s latest gadget has left people paying over the odds to win auctions

Sony BDP-S380
Sony BDP-S380 review
Blu-ray players

Improvements over the S370 are few and far between, and it's disappointing not to see iPlayer in HD. DivX support has gone, and start-up is slower.

£120 inc VAT
Ebay
Selling gadgets to cost less on eBay from May
Technology

Reduced final value fee and lower listing fees for electronics

Ford Focus 1.6 EcoBoost
2011 Ford Focus Driver Assistance Pack test
Car accessories & equipment

We head to Scotland for an in-depth test of the Ford Focus' Driver Assistance Pack.

Synology DiskStation DS211j
Synology DiskStation DS211j review
NAS drives

It isn't the fastest two-bay NAS, but the sheer range of features and excellent web interface at this price make it a winner.

£160 inc VAT
Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad 2 review
Tablets

The second generation iPad is a revision of the original, and it's a shame the screen hasn't been upgraded, but it's still incredibly quick

£499 inc VAT
Ford's 'smart intersection'
Ford develops talking cars – and traffic lights
Car accessories & equipment Technology

Blue Oval's research into infrastructure-to-vehicle technology could help reduce accidents and congestion