Author: Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

Huawei Matebook X Pro Review: Powerful, but held back by design choices

September 25, 2020

Huawei is known for rewarding high price tags with ambitious spec sheets, at least attempting to somewhat re-balance the tug-o-war between power and value. This year, that’s been most clearly demonstrated with the ridiculously pricey P40 Pro+, asking a lot, but giving just as much. Balance is hard to achieve the more the price hikes, […]

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Skullcandy Push Ultra Review: Death by design

September 25, 2020

Skullcandy has long been a reliable brand when it comes to personal audio devices, but truly wireless earbuds are still a relatively new line for them with the original Push released in 2018. This year, we’ve got the Push Ultra, sitting at at A$249.95, only slightly cheaper than the current price for Sony’s gold-standard WF-1000XM3 […]

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Samsung slims its Galaxy S20 price tag with the affordable ‘Fan Edition’

September 24, 2020

While plenty of attention is focused on Samsung’s super premium Z Fold2 device right now, the company has released the latest model in its dominant Galaxy S20 series, slimming a few things and straightening out the price point for a “Fan Edition”. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE takes much of what makes its more expensive […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Maxine from Sydney, NSW

September 24, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Bose announces second-generation Sleepbuds coming to Australia next month

September 23, 2020

Bose is dipping its toes back into the burgeoning world of wellness tech with the next generation of the brand’s bedtime wearable. The Bose Sleepbuds II will arrive in Australian stores next month, bringing demonstrably better noise masking than the first-gen model, as well as new categories of content designed to better target relaxation and […]

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Know Before You Go: Van Gogh Alive is Sydney’s new “it” exhibition

September 23, 2020

With COVID-19 cases low, more people in Sydney are looking to get back to a sense of normalcy, alongside, of course, common sense practices to avoid further restrictions and keep the community safe. And that’s great news for Australian company Grande Exhibitions, who have created and, across 50 cities, shaped the innovative, multi-sensory art experience […]

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QT Hotels across Australia to tackle 2020 stress with in-room meditation programs

September 22, 2020

Over the past few years, the idea of wellness and mental health has become increasingly entwined with classic conceptions of hospitality, focused on providing truly restorative stays and getting to the heart of why people take vacations to begin with. From the jungle-entrenched eco-resorts in Bali, to high-end hotels in major cities like London, New […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Dizzy Fae from Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 22, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Virgin Australia responds to NSW-SA borders opening up with more flights

September 22, 2020

In response to news that South Australia has opened borders with NSW and ACT, Virgin Australia has rushed to ramp up its domestic network between the states. Given that residents of NSW and the ACT are now able to travel to South Australia for leisure or work, the airline has acted swiftly and immediately scheduled […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Elme from Melbourne, VIC

September 22, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Tokyo Lamington opens a Sydney flagship in Haymarket

September 22, 2020

It appears that the recent collaboration between Koko Black and Tokyo Lamington was indeed a sign of bigger things to come, with the Tokyo-born dessert store officially opening a flagship in Sydney today. Founded by N2 Gelato mastermind Min Chai and former Black Star Pastry alum Eddie Stewart, Tokyo Lamington is an ode to Australia’s […]

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Therabody Wave Roller Review: Self-massage just got smarter

September 22, 2020

After launching their highly sought Theragun line of percussive massage guns in Australia, Therabody seem more than ready to grow with the burgeoning world of smart tech wellness products. And their first non-gun step in that direction is the Wave Roller – a smart, vibrating version of the classic foam roller, aimed for a convenient […]

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Intrepid’s Urban Adventures brand launches virtual tours

September 21, 2020

India, Poland, Mexico – all off the cards for Aussie travellers anytime soon. But that isn’t to say we can’t at least take some of our senses to these far-flung destinations. With Virtual Travel the trend of 2020, Intrepid’s fiercely local, day-tour-oriented Urban Adventures brand has launched numerous ticketed digital tours along that very idea, […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Leah Doeland from Port Macquarie, NSW

September 21, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Bombay Sapphire muscles up with double strength Bombay and Tonic cans

September 21, 2020

Though cracking open a tinnie of Gin & Tonic is nothing new, gin icon Bombay Sapphire has gone ahead and changed the game with the world’s first double-serve pre-mixed gin. Simply titled Bombay & Tonic 10%, the tinnies have now been unleashed onto the Australian market, timed perfectly as we leave winter behind and look […]

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‘Looking past the Pandemic’ with Tami from Nashville, Tennessee

September 21, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Oppo set to launch various smartwatches and earbuds in Australia

September 21, 2020

Given their popularity amongst Android users in Australia, it’s a surprise that Oppo has taken this long to official expand the brand’s ecosystem down under. That all changes at the end of this month, as Oppo unveil a series of smartwatches and wireless earbuds, set to compete on two very busy markets. Hitting stores on […]

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Win a new EPOS│SENNHEISER GSP 600 Series headset

September 17, 2020

In the wide, wonderful world of gaming, what does victory truly sound like? For starters, it’s incredibly detailed with high-audio fidelity, acoustic clarity and exceptional realism. Getting the sound of winning exactly right is the challenge gaming headphones seek to fix, fighting their own battle when it comes to delivering gamers the best possible sonic […]

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Sydney’s The Burger Collective are slinging freebies for National Cheeseburger Day

September 16, 2020

Since 2016, Sydney-based smartphone app The Burger Collective has collated and showcased the best burger joints in the city. And that’s no easy feat, given that Sydney has what is arguably one of the absolute greatest collection of burger restaurants in the world. Burger Head, BL Burgers, Happy Ending, Mister Gee, Superior Burger – need […]

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You can now get Gelato Messina’s famous Magic Mushroom cake for $21

September 16, 2020

To celebrate its 21st birthday in Australia, eBay has partnered up with those dessert mad scientists over at Gelato Messina to bring back one of their most famous creations. Available for a limited time exclusively through eBay Australia, with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue, the treat is a refined take on the brand’s classic […]

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Bose is releasing both the QuietComfort and Sports earbuds next month

September 15, 2020

Bose’s highly regarded QuietComfort series is about to get slimmed down and transposed from over-head headphones to truly wireless earbuds. The company first teased the arrival when it put out the excellent but ambitiously priced NC700 headphones last year, but delays presented themselves. And now here we are. Those promised QuietComfort Earbuds are due to […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Wax Chattels from Auckland, New Zealand

September 15, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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D-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review: A ‘work from home’ essential

September 15, 2020

Working From Home has made maintaining a faster, more stable Wi-Fi connection one of the most important things to consider in 2020. That necessitates a leap from the current standard of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) to 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) in order to cope with the burgeoning number and diversity of smart devices vying for that signal, […]

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Sydney’s NOMAD to reopen in original Foster Street home next month

September 15, 2020

Beloved Sydney restaurant Nomad will shift back to its original Foster Street location as of Tuesday 20th October, reopening doors to reveal extensive renovations following a fire last September. The new-look Nomad will sport a larger kitchen, opened up and surrounded by twice as much seating, a larger charcoal grill, and the new addition of […]

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Jameson wants to buy you a free drink as Australia’s Biggest Shout returns

September 15, 2020

After success last year, Jameson have officially brought back “Australia’s Biggest Shout”, committing 15,000 free Jameson, Dry & Limes for Aussies at participating venues. Initially, this will include venues in NSW, QLD and SA, but Jameson has also promised to extend the shout and resume it when its safe for Victorians to head on out […]

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Virgin Australia is now offering free booking changes until January 2021

September 15, 2020

Under a new customer policy announced recently, Virgin Australia will now be offering unlimited booking changes without any change fees for reservations with travel between now and 31st January 2021. The announcement comes as the airline refines their “Passenger Promise” concept, remaining hopeful for the uptick in domestic travel as we near the end of […]

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LG’s new earbuds come with an industry-first, germ-killing UV charging case

September 14, 2020

LG Electronics Australia is officially bringing the company’s newest wireless earbuds, the LG Tone Free FN6, down under this month. And in an attempt to stand far apart from the massively overstuffed market, the designers have surprisingly focused on health as a paramount feature, equipping the accompanying charging case with a built-in ultraviolent light that […]

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Here’s what to expect from OPPO’s new ColorOS 11

September 14, 2020

Following the initial rollout of Android 11 to Google’s Pixel devices, Oppo has now lifted the lid on its own operating system, ColorOS 11. As one of the first OEM’s to bring the latest Android 11 update to its users, Oppo is moving fast to ensure a total of 28 phones receive the huge update […]

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Employees Only Sydney introduces “Around the World in Four Drinks” set

September 14, 2020

Cocktail bars are catching onto the taste-bud-travel trend, and the latest just happens to be one of Sydney’s best. Employees Only has introduced a new travel-themed set of four cocktails, a tightly curated menu for customers to traverse the various tastes of popular spots like Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, and New York, simply by sipping […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Whistler, British Columbia

September 14, 2020

In between time spent on the towering twins of Whistler Blackcomb, one of the most exciting ski villages in the world gets much of its energy from its famed nightlife. Whistler, flooded with expats (mostly Aussies) addicted to the daily cycle of adventure and unwind, has built up a solid reputation for a modest but […]

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