Author: Lachlan Mitchell

RØDE announces an all-in-one compact audio production studio, the Rodecaster Pro II

May 30, 2022

Whether you’re a musician, streamer or podcaster, RØDE is hoping to please all creators and tick everything off your audio-needs checklist with their newest product, the RØDECaster Pro II. This compact studio and mixer follows 2018’s original RØDECaster Pro console which aimed to bring a professional broadcast studio into a single easy-to-use product. “It was […]

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A Unique Bite: How Wyrmwood: Apocalypse sets itself apart from the zombie pack – behind the scenes with Luke McKenzie

February 9, 2022

Halfway through 2021, the AU review was invited to visit the set of Wyrmwood: Apocalypse which was being filmed under strict COVID-19 regulations in the outskirts of Sydney. It’s the long-awaited big-budget sequel to Australia’s “most pirated film” Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, a title the team are proud to boast about, which was released […]

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Filming a zombie sequel in a pandemic: Wyrmwood: Apocalypse – behind the scenes with Luke McKenzie

February 4, 2022

Halfway through 2021, the AU review was invited to visit the set of Wyrmwood: Apocalypse which was being filmed under strict COVID-19 regulations in the outskirts of Sydney. It’s the long-awaited big-budget sequel to Australia’s “most pirated film” Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, a title the team are proud to boast about, which was released […]

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JBL Bar 2.1 Review: Keeping it simple

August 28, 2020

From our desks and workspaces to the overall comfort of our home, we’re all making changes to our homes at the moment to improve our homelife and well.. keep our sanity whilst we spend so much time inside. With one of JBL’s latest releases, the brand is hoping we upgrade our living rooms and turn […]

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JBL Tune 220 TWS Review: Sleek, light and structurally sound

August 6, 2020

The JBL Tune headphone line has grown again with the addition of the sleek, light and slim JBL Tune 220 TWS (“TWS” stands for True Wireless), with sturdy Bluetooth 5.0 and a clear aim for those with busy, mobile lifestyles. The biggest question surrounding these: how light is too light? Design and Build Inspired by […]

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Epson EF-100 Projector Review: Immersive, dazzling, expensive

April 26, 2020

A large amount of tech news is dominated by updates and chatter about televisions. From improvements to size and resolution, they’re getting bigger and cheaper. Televisions are the immediate consideration for your home. Epson has released their EF-100 projector to make you rethink that choice. It wants you to be thinking about impressive display and […]

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DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam Review: A Sony sensor and sleek form makes your safety worth the price

January 15, 2020

I’ve always wanted a good dashcam. “Good” because the last one I had was on the cheaper side and frequently had write-to-SD card issues, among others. This was a common issue I read of cheaper dashcams at the time, along with just poor quality and build. I always regretted that I didn’t save up and […]

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GoPro HERO8 Black Review: The ultimate companion for summer adventures

December 19, 2019

GoPro have favored redesigning and updating their software with numerous minor upgrades in-lieu of one stand-out, marquee feature for their latest release, the GoPro HERO8 Black. In years prior, each flagship release has come with an industry changing feature. The HERO4 debuted 4K/30fps, the HERO5 was waterproof without a housing unit and last years HERO7 […]

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Epson launches a unique big-screen TV alternative, the EH-LS500 projector

November 4, 2019

Shown for the first time in Australia at Epson’s Productivity and Efficiency launch event, the new EH-LS500 projector which will hit shelves in early 2020 is an ultra-short-throw projector is certain to be a big-screen TV alternative. Designed to sit neatly below the display area, the projector is able to display 4K content thanks to […]

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A weekend away at Perisher with DJI’s Osmo Action, the GoPro killer

September 23, 2019

It’s hard to figure out where to start on DJI’s Osmo Action. How about this – the Osmo Action is a GoPro killer. From battery life to colour, to dual screens, this is the dream gadget for any action/fun/weekend loving person. A weekend away at Australia’s premier snow resort, Perisher, was the perfect way to put […]

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It’s all fun and games and good sound on Huawei’s Matebook 13

September 22, 2019

We have previously detailed how Huawei’s Matebook 13 is a creatives best friend out in the field. But it’s powerful and impressive tech isn’t limited to the Adobe Suite and your video and photo editing desires. From sound to gaming to other inventive advancements, the Matebook 13 hews towards aiding other aspects of our lifestyle […]

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Huawei announces Mate 30 Pro, seven cameras, new chipset, Huawei AppGallery reliant

September 19, 2019

Fresh out of Munich is the news that Huawei will be releasing their newest handset in the Mate series, the Mate 30 Pro. There are currently no plans for the standard and Lite models to be released in Australia, so we can expect the top-tier specs in the range. Just like in recent years, Huawei […]

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Creative dreaming with a creator’s dream, the Huawei MateBook 13

September 10, 2019

When it comes to digital media, photography and videography, nothing spoils the flow of creativity more than the inability to review, edit and publish your work quickly after capturing and creating it when your still fresh with passion and ideas. A creator needs a reliable tool that’s portable and can be used on-the-road that’ll assist […]

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Tech Review: Huawei Watch GT Active is super comfortable, has epic battery life but still acts up in water

August 6, 2019

Huawei has released two new models to its Watch GT smartwatch line – the Active and Elegant. The Active has a 46mm face and the classic watch design of the GT Classic and Sport. It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED HD colour touchscreen (454×454 pixels) where as the Elegant has a 42mm face with a ceramic […]

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Epson launches a portable laser projector with nearly 4 metre display size

August 4, 2019

Epson Australia has released its first portable laser projector in a sleek and attractive body. Consumers have the choice between the EF-100W and EF-100B, in white and black respectively, which come in a compact and lightweight chassis – weighing only 2.7kg and it’s longest side is only 22.7cm. Both EF-100 models feature minimal buttons, a […]

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Volley and Southern Comfort team up to give away a free pair of shoes with limited edition packs

May 27, 2019

No matter which way you look it – a free pair of Volleys when purchasing a 10 pack of 375ml Southern Comfort and Cola or a free 10 pack of Southern Comfort when purchasing a pair of Volleys; Southern Comfort and Volleys have a pretty cool collaboration going until June 30th 2019. When entering a […]

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Huawei MateBook 13 Review: Smooth, sharp, smart and close to perfect if it wasn’t for the battery

May 16, 2019

Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order in Australia) is here: the MateBook 13. Consumers have the choice between two MateBook 13 variants – a base model with Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, 256GB hard drive and 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U processor available in Mystic Silver. The top-tier […]

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DJI announces the rugged Osmo Action camera, dual screens, 4K/60fps @ 100Mbps

May 16, 2019

In a surprise (and welcome) announcement DJI, the company typically behind civilian drones, have released a bold and refreshing take on the portable, handheld action camera. The Osmo Action camera immediately looks like it can take many hard hits, drops and falls. DJI boasts the camera is made for adventurers as the body is constructed […]

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Escape into the soundscape: JBL’s new LIVE 400BT and 650BTNC headphones impress on all fronts

May 14, 2019

JBL has been flowing from strength to strength recently. Between their Endurance and Reflect series of workout earphones to their durable, machine of a portable speaker – the Xtreme 2; JBL’s recent releases have been impressive, to say the least. Now, the wholly-owned subsidiary of HARMAN International and Samsung Electronics Co. has released the new […]

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Track of the Day: Reborn by the Sunshine “Who I Am” (2019)

May 8, 2019

Hailing from the desert paradise of Coachella valley, Californian band Reborn by the Sunshine have just released their new EP These Old Feelin’s. Their rock ‘n’ roll sound is drenched in bright harmonies and soulful, immersive soundscapes that will make you daydream about the sun-soaked Californian desert that inspires the band sound. The 5-piece bills […]

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Huawei unveils ultra slim MateBook 13 with 2K screen and NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 Discrete GPU, available now

April 22, 2019

Huawei’s follow up to last November’s MateBook X Pro (which sold out during pre-order) is here: the MateBook 13. Unlike the MateBook X Pro, where Australians had to wait 6 months after international release before it arrived on Australian shores, today’s surprise release of the MateBook 13 comes just two months after the MateBook 13 […]

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Time-lapses, AI camera features and tips: using Huawei’s P30 Pro in Paris and around Sydney’s foreshore

April 15, 2019

Having already focused on the P30 Pro’s Leica Quad Camera System whilst we were in Paris for the P30 Series launch recently, the phone packs too many modes for one piece (and even one city) so here’s a look at some of the hidden AI photo and video modes that the camera system offers. NB: […]

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Track of the Day: STUMPS “Your Old Man” (2019)

April 10, 2019

It’s a big day for Sydney four-piece STUMPS who have announced their signings to Vita Artists bookings company. released the new track “Your Old Man” and announced two shows in Sydney and Melbourne. “I’ve had the pleasure of watching STUMPS develop over the past year, so I’m ecstatic that I can now assist in their growth as […]

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Capturing Paris with Huawei’s shocking and stunning P30 Pro

April 9, 2019

It’s arguably the most picturesque city in the world. Renowned for its unique architecture, beauty, art, history and culture, Paris was the host city for the unveiling of Huawei’s newest flagship release the P30 and P30 Pro. Whilst on-site for the announcements, we left our DSLR at home for the duration of the trip and […]

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Track of the Day: Naked Strangers “Honey Roast” (2019)

April 2, 2019

Naked Strangers are less than a year old but after a listen to their first single, “Honey Roast”, they will feel like a familiar favorite. Not because they’re a copy of other bands and sounds, not in the slightest; but because the track is warm, penetrating and richly mature, yet refreshing for such a new band. […]

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Epson announces 4K PRO-UHD projector range that is cheaper than its 4K native counterparts

April 2, 2019

Epson has launched perhaps its most noteworthy release for the home theatre experience with its new 4K PRO-UHD projector series. “4K PRO-UHD” is the umbrella term Epson has coined to group the newly-launched EH-TW8400, EH-TW9400 and EH-TW9400W projectors which all feature three key technologies. Whilst not native 4K, the three new projectors utilise hardware processors […]

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Competition with Samsung, affordable folding smartphones and streaming services: An interview with Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei CBG

April 1, 2019

Whilst we were in Paris recently for the Huawei P30 Series launch, we had some time with Kevin Ho, President, Handset Business, Huawei CBG to discuss the key differences between the “P” and “Mate” Series, the foldable technology of the Mate X and whether we can see it become more affordable as well as being the […]

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Track of the Day: Heavy Heart “Dowsabel” (2019)

March 31, 2019

Mixed and co-produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Gabe Wax, “Dowsabel” is a potent and atmospheric combination of Wax’s most famous produced sounds for the likes of The War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes and Soccer Mommy, to name a few. The British quartet’s newest single features the soothing croon of Anna Vincent over luscious dream pop whilst […]

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An Afternoon in an Arcade with Yorke: Byron Bay’s Pop-Protege

March 26, 2019

The ringing sirens and looping jingles that echo through the arcade are maddening, even after a few minutes. They’re also the antithesis-soundtrack to the personality of Yorke. 20-year old Grace Hughes, who adopted the moniker “Yorke” last year in homage to her love of New York City, is calm, chilled and charming as we spent […]

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Track of the Day – Dirt Hand “Lion” (2019)

March 18, 2019

It’s hard to put Melbourne’s Dirt Hand into a genre. Even the bands own press release goes so far as to label the project “art-wank”. It’s part neo-folk, alt-rock, jazz but at all times it is experimentally enchanting and atmospheric. Built off a series of hand clap patterns, Arun Roberts set out for spontaneous creation. […]

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