Author Archives: Ric Stevenson

About Ric Stevenson

Ric Stevenson has been writing about electronic gadgets since the ZX Spectrum was the most powerful thing you could hold in one hand. In a seven year stint at the Daily Mail he didn’t manage to tap anyone’s phone but did edit the 3-million circulation ‘Switched On’ supplement in the Mail on Sunday. Richard is now a consultant to several high-tech AV brands and uses his spare time writing for magazines, trade journals and blogs – anyone who will fund his ongoing gadget addiction in fact.

Apple iPhone 4S Review

Ah the iPhone 4S, Cupertino’s half-baked, half-arsed, half-way house to a proper next gen iPhone, or a genuine evolution of the world’s most iconic smartphone? Meh, bit of both we reckon. The 4S comes to the game with sexy new cloths, a faster processor, better imaging and a few new tricks up its bespoke port. That is just enough to make us want an upgrade. The new Dual-core processor from the iPad2 is in there, you get a front facing camera for Facetime and 1080p full HD video recording from the new 8MP front cam. But do you opt for a 4S now and tie yourself up with an 18 or 24 month contract when the iPhone 5 will almost certainly be available late summer or early autumn? Tricky. Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Review

“I’m on the phone. I’M ON THE PHONE!” as Dom Jolly once shouted into a giant comedy mobile phone. Now you too can recreate this iconic comedy moment with the enormous Samsung Galaxy S2. Spanning the acres like a glass-topped football pitch, it is markedly larger than pretty much any other smartphone on the market. In fact here at Gizmobird we think this oversize Android device will open up a whole new category of personal electronic gadgetry. Imagine a phone that is too big to go in your shirt pocket or a tablet with a screen just too small to be useful and what you have is an Ear Tablet. Welcome then the Galaxy S2 Ear Tablet. Continue reading

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