HTC One X+ review

When HTC unveiled the One family at MWC earlier this year, the simplified line-up was meant to represent a new beginning for the Taiwanese firm. One range of phones for the entire world was supposed to be the result of a shift of focus from quantity to quality, and overall they impressed us. When we reviewed the One X back in August, we concluded that it was a stunning phone and confidently pointed towards a bright future for HTC. Sense aside, HTC could be in a position to become market leaders. But then things changed.

Surrendering to the wills of various carrier partners, mostly in the United States, HTC’s production lines began to churn out even more devices. Since that impressive MWC launch in February, no fewer than 10 Android devices have been launched by the company in various parts of the world, many of which did not bear the One family name. The most recent of these – and the company’s new European Android flagship – is the One X+ which, at first glance, looks no different to the original One X. How does it fare against its latest rivals, and, with new devices just around the corner at CES and MWC after the turn of the new year, is it worth your money? Read on to find out.

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Victorinox announce 1TB USB 3.0 Swiss army knife, flash drives just became awesome

Just before CES, Victorinox Swiss Army, makers of world famous Swiss army knives, announced a new device in their range of USB flash drives. The Victorinox SSD has the first ever USB 2.0/3.0 and eSATA II/III combination port which results in maximum read speeds of 220MB/s and write speeds of 150MB/s. The SSD comes with a built-in nail file, scissors, blade, 96 x 48 monochrome LCD display and a weaponless flight case so you can keep your 256-bit encrypted data with you on the plane. Did I mention the fact that it comes with up to 1TB of storage?┬áThe 1TB model may cost up to $3000 but that is the price you have to pay for pure awesome. A 64GB version will be as little as $400 though…

What do you think? Cool or stupid? Let us know below while we hunt for every penny we can find.