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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

Plantronics K100
Plantronics K100 review
Mobile phones Tablets

Good value if your phone supports voice dialling, and if you can find a clear FM channel, the transmitter is a nice bonus.

£34 inc VAT
ViewSonic Pro8200
ViewSonic Pro8200 review

A great-value 1080p projector with good image quality. It's also very cheap to run, but for only a little more, Epson's EH-TW2900 is a serious rival.

£880 inc VAT
TomTom Go 1000 Live
TomTom Go 1000 Live review
Car accessories & equipment Sat nav

It isn't cheap, but this is a superb navigator that will get you to your destination as fast as possible.

£279 inc VAT
Eminent Twistable 1.5m HDMI Cable
Eminent Twistable 1.5m HDMI Cable review

An innovative product, which can help keep other cables neat, and at a reasonable price.

£8.24 inc VAT
Synology USB Station 2
Synology USB Station 2 review
NAS drives

The USB Station 2 has many useful features for sharing the contents of a USB disk and a printer, but file transfer performance is too poor for us to recommend it.

£85 inc VAT
Netgear Push 2 TV
Netgear Push 2 TV review
Media streamers

Fiddly to set up, and you can't use your laptop for other tasks while streaming video. Image quality isn't great either.

£68 inc VAT
Freetalk Everyman HD Webcam
Freetalk Everyman HD Webcam review
Home office Webcams

Good image quality, and the autofocus works well, but the price is too high considering there's no microphone.

£61 inc VAT
B&W Zeppelin
B&W Zeppelin review
PC speakers TVs

The Zeppelin is one of the best-looking and best-sounding iPod docks around. However, its remote control isn't great and it's expensive.

£390 inc VAT
Innergie mCube Pro
Innergie mCube Pro review

It’s a useful piece of kit, but it's the high price that ultimately holds the mCube Pro back.

£105 inc VAT
Philips Fidelio
Philips Fidelio DS9000 review
PC speakers TVs

Not quite as beautiful as the B&W Zeppelin, but audio quality is on a par. The only niggle is the lack of a bass control to tame the low frequencies.

£361 inc VAT