Review: NBA 2K11 on Xbox 360

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The greatest is back, not that he was ever present in video games to begin with. Making his first appearance in video game format since 2004, Michael Jordan’s appearance is just one of the many reasons to get excited about 2K Sports’ NBA 2K11.
Intelligent controls
The increased focus on the right stick and right trigger makes [...]

Feature: Sony Ericsson X10 Demo

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Villa81 visited London’s Groucho Club to see four of Sony Ericsson’s new phones in action. We took a look at the X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, and the Vivaz Pro.

All of these devices are due out in the first and second quarters of 2010.

Review: Palm Pre

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Palm Pre promises plenty but does the smart-phone live up to expectations? I tested out the device to see well it fared.

Verdict: 4 out of 10. The potential is there but is left unfulfilled.
The Palm Pre is available on O2 from €419 for pre-pay customers. Some bill-pay customers can get the phone for free [...]

Review: INQ Mini 3G

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The second phone in INQ family has hit the streets and I brought it around the country to see how the device fared.

Verdict: 6 out of 10. It’s good but by no means great.
The INQ Mini 3G is available on the 3 network from €99 for pre-pay customers and free for bill-pay users.

Review: Samsung Cara/Pearl White

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Samsung recently launched its new Pearl White phone. In Ireland the phone is being branded as the Cara White and is available on the 3 network.

Verdict: 5 out of 10, once you get past the aesthetics it’s a run of the mill device.
The Samsung Cara White is available on the 3 network for free on [...]

Review: Aldi Medion Notebook

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Aldi entered the consumer laptop market this Autumn with the arrival of the Medion 16″ Multimedia Notebook. I got to grips with this device to see if it delivered value for money.

Verdict: 3 out of 10. A new low on Villa81, in this case it turns out you get what you pay for.
The Aldi Medion [...]

Feature: New girly Samsung phone launched in Dublin

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Villa81 dropped down to the Piano Bar in Dublin for the launch of the Samsung Pearl White. The phone, which is being branded as the Cara White in Ireland, is available exclusively on 3 and is clearly aimed at the female market.

Our girly gadget reviewer Kate Fitzgerald will be taking a closer look at the [...]

Review: Sony Ericsson T707

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The Sony Ericsson T707 was put under the microscope over the past few weeks. The device, which comes in three colours, is using its pulsating lights as a key selling point but would that be enough to survive Villa81’s scrutiny?

Verdict: 8 out of 10. It’s more than just a light show, it’s a very good [...]

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Review: iPhone 3Gs

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Villa81 put the iPhone 3Gs through its paces over the past few weeks. Apple’s baby was given a thorough examination as I went to lengths not normally required of Villa81 staff to see just what this phone could do.

Verdict: 7 out of 10. It’s come on a long way but it can still get better.
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Review: Toshiba NB200

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Toshiba’s latest netbook, the NB200, arrived at Villa81 a couple of weeks back. We gave it a thorough examination to see how it fared against other models currently on the market.

Verdict: 5 out of 10. On balance it’s bang on average.

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