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.

‘Create Action Now: Australia’s newest vodka-soda mix is out to make in impact

September 6, 2021

Consuming alcohol might help slow the brain down and shed a bit of that lockdown anxiety, which explains why alcohol brands have been making bank this year, but rarely does drinking one come with the knowledge that you’re also making a positive impact on the world. C.A.N is out to change that. Australia’s newest vodka […]

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Bose Smart Soundbar 300 Review: Are the compromises too much?

August 30, 2021

The Sonos Beam may hold court when it comes to budget-friendly, compact soundbars but Bose has emerged with a solid competitor that, in many ways, is one of the best soundbars you can buy right now. That’s no surprise really; Bose has always been impressive when it comes to packing audio prowess into more than […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021: Wines, Spirits & Beers To Get Dad This Sunday

August 30, 2021

You know what’s coming around this Sunday 5th September, and by now you should know what kind of last-minute gift you want to pick up for the old man. Yep, Father’s Day is going to be an important one this year. If he’s like most people in Australia right now, Dad is locking down amongst […]

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Sennheiser CX True Wireless Review: Big sound and battery on a budget

August 29, 2021

Sennheiser’s pedigree when it comes to superior sound cannot be denied. Their Momentum 2 earbuds are still some of the best on the market, despite being released a few years ago. They’ve since started playing around on the lower end of the price spectrum, attempting to provide value that stretches beyond the price point. The […]

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JBL Charge 5 Review: Incredibly rugged and a powerful performer

August 29, 2021

JBL’s Charge series has always justified popularity, and no more was that true than for the Charge 4. It’s still one of my favourite portable, durable speakers to take on a short trip away. The Charge 5 is a meaningful improvement over its processor, edging that out and reiterating JBL as a company that really […]

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Kengo Kuma: From the Japan National Stadium to public toilets, good design is universal

August 28, 2021

The creator of the 2020 Olympic/Paralympic centrepiece is building stylish public toilets and looking at the city like a cat. With the Olympics and Paralympics proving a welcome distraction from the current issues impacting our daily lives right now, Kengo Kuma, is a man you should know. He’s the Japanese architectural icon behind the Japan […]

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021: From home cinema essentials to grooming greats and kitchen gadgets

August 27, 2021

For many Aussies this year, Father’s Day will be spent in lockdown. And while that’s unfortunate, there’s still plenty you can do to make your dad, or dad figure, feel like a billion bucks on Sunday 5th September. If you’re in Sydney CBD, you should definitely be ordering up one of those Man Tea boxes […]

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Win a Evovacs Deebot Ozmo T8+ Robotic Vacuum Cleaner worth $1,299

August 25, 2021

The modern smart home has plenty of essentials. A smart security system, maybe a few voice assistant enabled speakers, some smart lighting for the backyard, and app-connected kitchenware. Although perhaps none has become more of a must-have than a good, high-end robot vacuum cleaner. The technology behind these nifty little things has come a long […]

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Win a Hydragun Percussive Massage Gun worth $600

August 23, 2021

With wellness tech steadily growing and getting stronger as a sector, there are many choices on the market for those seeking premium massage guns to help with muscle recovery, relaxation, and improve circulation. In the past few years, the demand for these massage guns have skyrocketed. There’s a few choices out there, but the general […]

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Koala Modern Sofa Review: Modular design reigns supreme moving forward

August 23, 2021

Modern thinking has long aligned furniture and home design with wellness, and with work-from-home becoming a better established approach to daily life it’s important to look at the ways we can design our spaces to better complement stress reduction, mindfulness, and an overall feeling of wellbeing. Koala slots into that mentality nicely, seeing as it […]

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Close Comfort’s Cool Focus Review: Personal air conditioning is starting to get interesting

August 17, 2021

I love personal air conditioning. I know that’s a strange thing to say, but ever since owning the Dyson Pure Cool Me, a portable air conditioner that selfishly focuses on me has become a summer essential. Can Close Comfort’s Cool Focus compete? It definitely tries too, and does a bang up job doing so, offering […]

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LG Tone Wireless FN7 Review: Muscling through a competitive market

August 16, 2021

Let’s be blunt here. LG isn’t the first brand that comes to mind when you think of the hyper-competitive market for true wireless earbuds. Personal audio is always going to be a fiercely competitive scene, but dominators Sony, Bose, Sennheiser, Apple, Samsung, and JBL are always going to come out on top. That’s not to […]

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Zega Digital Pot Review: A unique Bluetooth walk-away cooker that completely changes the game

August 16, 2021

There are plenty of kitchen gadgets on the market if you’re after quick and easy slow-cooked meals which require very little effort. Always has, always will be. But there’s something uniquely satisfying about Zega Intelligent Cookware and their nifty little (little in effort, medium in size) app-enabled pot – the currently $199 Zega Digital. For […]

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JBL Multibeam 5.0 Review: One of the best $600 options on the market

August 16, 2021

JBL entered the soundbar game a few years ago, but their output to date has invariably paled in comparison to the likes of Sonos, Sennheiser, and Bose. The JBL Multibeam 5.0 is a swift, impressive change to that, bringing the notoriously party-minded audio brand and shaping it nicely for a home cinema experience. The Dolby […]

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QT Sydney introduces premium ‘Man Tea At Home’ boxes so you can still own Father’s Day in lockdown

August 12, 2021

Father’s Day is right around the corner, coming at you on Sunday 5th September. Old man itching to get out? Where are you going to… oh. Wait. If you’re in Sydney right now you don’t many options because, you know. And while there is a small possibility of easing some restrictions for anyone fully vaccinated […]

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Sydney lockdown be damned: ChefPrep lets us try our favourite restaurants from afar

August 9, 2021

Sydney being in lockdown doesn’t mean locals can’t experience their favourite restaurants. In the past few weeks the state has already seen the launch of Melbourne-born service Providoor as well as a healthy selection of Sydney lockdown takeaway options. One new service adding greatly to that is ChefPrep, a new online marketplace that has partnered […]

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Flight Centre just put up a massive competition with 5 years worth of free travel on the cards

August 9, 2021

With Aussies itching for the day when international borders finally open up, hopeful planning is one of the best things to do right now. Money will most definitely be an issue once that day comes, so being on the lookout for competitions, like this new one run by Flight Centre Australia, is a wise move […]

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Grill’d make a huge play for plant-based burgers in new partnership with Heston Blumenthal

August 9, 2021

Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal has come on board to help Grill’d pick up their increasingly impressive plant-based game. Using Fable, a mushroom-based meat, Heston has helped create four new burgers in a bid to add to the chain’s already stacked offering, which in the past few years has been fast moving towards redefining fast-casual […]

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Bite Size: 5 bits of Australian food news you should know for August 2021

August 9, 2021

Looking to switch up that shopping cart? Every so often the AU will be looking to 5 quick news bites we think Aussies should be across, whether that’s something as small as a new supermarket essential or a city-specific needt-to-know to keep you eating you eating well each day of the week. Kit Kat Teams […]

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Nespresso Vertuo Next Review: Adding a bit more versatility to your standard capsule coffee

July 5, 2021

Can a Nespresso machine be any easier to use in 2021? Although the Nestle has a seemingly endless collection of models now, it’s hard to imagine how they could make a more straight-forward coffee machine than they have in the past. Pop a pod in and you’ll be typically rewarded with an excellent, velvety smooth […]

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Modus Operandi’s NORT creates world first non-alcoholic Pacific Ale

June 28, 2021

Australian made, female founded company NORT Beer has pushed forward with a world’s first, launching a non-alcoholic Pacific Ale in a substantial move for the low-to-no alcohol movement that has swept the industry over the past few years. NORT is already well known throughout Australia as a locally-brewed 100% crafted non-alcoholic beer, so it’s not […]

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TCL 20L

Win a TCL 20L+ smartphone worth $399

June 28, 2021

TCL have completed their high-value mid-range line with the recent released of the TCL 20+ smartphone. Given TCL Electronics make some of the best TVs on the market, not only does phone have a large 6.67″ HD+ screen that’s clear and crisp, but also sports a range of features making it an incredibly slick Android […]

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Hendrick’s get starry-eyed with the release of limited edition Lunar Gin

June 28, 2021

Hendrick’s has always been a gin with just as personality as punch, so it’s always worth paying attention to what the William Grant & Sons label has got going on. Right now, that’s the newly released Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, hand-crafted in Scotland and serving as a sequel to 2019’s Midsommer Solstice Gin. Popularity has always […]

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a’Mare, Crown Sydney Review: Golden-age service with a side of theatre

June 23, 2021

Alessandro Pavoni doesn’t have anything to prove. His Ormeggio at the Spit – old enough to be considered legendary – has always been a reference point for Sydney’s excellent spread of trattoria-inspired eateries. The Mosman restaurant’s more recent turn, skewing seafood and flirting with Puglia, has only solidified that reputation. But the chef is clearly […]

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QT Hotels & Resorts launch their very own riesling in collaboration with Seppeltsfield Wines

June 21, 2021

They’ve already created their own gin in collaboration with Four Pillars, now the personality-led QT Hotels & Resorts have gone and made their very own white wine. In partnership with Seppeltsfield Wines, QT have mined the iconic Quelltaler Vineyard and come up with the QT Riesling. Available exclusively across QT’s signature restaurants and bars in […]

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The best truffle dishes you need to try in Sydney for Winter 2021

June 17, 2021

Truffle season has rolled around once more, with plenty of menu takeovers across Sydney showcasing unique flavour profiles including the beloved fungi. Adding a little luxury to your next night out, these lashings of truffle turn any dining experience into an indulgent one. To save the hassle and to get those taste buds tingling, we’ve […]

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Papa J’s is Cronulla’s new lounge bar inspired by old-world glitz & glamour

June 17, 2021

While Sydney’s been getting plenty of new bars this year, building up a strong post-2020 scene that feels refreshing and exciting, not much new has popped up outside of the typical haunts. Cronulla muscles into the scene with the launch of a new art deco bar called Papa J’s. Part of a small family that […]

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JBL PartyBox 310 Review: Pure, powerful, and absolutely worth it

June 16, 2021

JBL have redefined big, booming Bluetooth speakers with the PartyBox 310. That much is clear as you can turn on this mammoth, booming device which is now one of the most powerful Bluetooth speakers on the market, and justifies the huge asking price with a similar sized performance. Design If you’re familiar with the still-young […]

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West Hotel Review: A strong atmosphere makes up for a lack of space (Sydney)

June 15, 2021

As part of Hilton’s boutique-minded Curio Collection, West Hotel comes to Sydney off the back of a strong and prodigious history of hotelling. Although unlike the Hilton chain, Curio clearly skews more designer, and focuses on more than just a few details to echo that ethos. Does Sydney’s property really fit into the brand’s identity? […]

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Airgarden uses NASA-designed technology to give sustainable produce an easy win

June 15, 2021

Does your home benefit from the use of astronaut technology? No. Let’s change that shall we. Airgarden, Australia’s very first vertical soilless gardening system, is making use of the technology for the benefit of anyone obsessed with sustainable design – or for those who just want access to more home-grown produce, faster. The game-changing gardening […]

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