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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

BenQ B2201PT
BenQ B2201PT review
PC monitors

A surprising amount of features for the price, but the resolution and below-average image quality means it isn't such a bargain

£131 inc VAT
iPad 2 Airplay
Apple iPad 2 to launch in UK on March 25th

Sequels aren't usually any good, but the iPad 2 is thinner, lighter and faster. Plus, it should cost no more than the original.

Humax HDR-FOX T2 review

Packed with features, but still an expensive purchase considering the limited number of HD broadcasts. However, this is the best Freeview HD PVR around, and also has iPlayer built-in.

£300 inc VAT
TomTom Via Live 120
TomTom Via Live 120 review
Car accessories & equipment Sat nav

Despite a couple of minor flaws, the Via Live 120 is a great satnav. We just hope MyTomTom is fully working soon.

£175 inc VAT
2011 Ford Focus Burnt orange
2011 Ford Focus auto parking test
Car accessories & equipment Technology

We get behind the wheel of Ford's 2011 Focus and test out some of its tech toys.

Samsung SP-H03
Samsung SP-H03 review

Although flawed, this is the best pico projector we've seen so far. If you're planning on using it for PowerPoint presentations, bear in mind there's no remote control for the internal media player.

£218 inc VAT
ViewSonic VA2231w
ViewSonic VA2231w review
PC monitors

It uses more power than an LED monitor, but it's a decent budget monitor with good image quality.

£116 inc VAT
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit review
Gaming Software

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is a pure arcade racer from the Burnout series.

£25 inc VAT
Samsung FX2490
Samsung SyncMaster FX2490HD review
PC monitors TVs

Contrary to Samsung's claim, this is primarily an HD TV, rather than a monitor. With overblown colours and processing, images look far from natural. It's also far too expensive.

£300 inc VAT
Gigabyte TopView 81
TopView A2281Wd+ review
PC monitors

Some might call it old-fashioned, but this is a decent monitor at a sensible price.

£107 inc VAT