Technology

Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones Review: Not quite enough to reclaim the throne

January 11, 2022

Let’s get this straight out of the way. If you own the already-excellent Bose QuietComfort 35 II, or the Bose NC 700 headphones then the newer and only slightly more impressive Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones aren’t worth the upgrade. Bose kind of started this whole obsession with supreme noise cancellation, and they perfected the art […]

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Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro Review: Simply one of the best robot vacuums out there

January 11, 2022

Robot vacuums were one of those fast-emerging categories of technology that I’ve always just kind of ignored for a couple of years. It’s like that sometimes. Hype can take a while to suck you into its trending temptations, and for the most part, I’ve been actually quite enjoying shimmying my trusty Dyson back and forth […]

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Sony WF-1000 XM4 Earphones Review: Desperate to connect, but confident when it comes to audio

January 10, 2022

To say the Sony WF1000XM4 was my most anticipated bit of personal audio kit of 2021 is an understatement. If you’ve read my review of the XM3s you’d already know that I’m now a true believer in Sony’s ability to outgun the competition when it comes to headphones and earphones. Now, much has changed, which […]

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Suunto 9 Baro Titanium Review: Tough to beat… when it comes to fitness

January 10, 2022

Given smartwatches have now well and truly become an essential purchase for anyone looking to more efficiently track their exercise and gamify their health journey, it’s always worth doing a double-tack at models that have been out for quite some time. These things drop in price regularly, so being able to pick up some of […]

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Dyson Supersonic Review: The hype is there for a very good reason

January 10, 2022

Height. I need height. As a 34-year-old man with rapidly thinning hair, I’ve never paid too much attention to the need for a good quality hairdryer. I’ve always been hesitant about throwing consistent billows of heat onto my already brittle hair, so it’s one of the things that most people used that I’ve never really […]

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Grado GW100 Wireless Series Headphones review: Open-back design has been vindicated

December 24, 2021

Although most headphones on the market – especially those concerned with noise-cancelling – sport a closed-back design, there are some out there that get by just fine with the opposite. We’re talking a closed-back design, which has its own advantages and disadvantages, putting the focus almost entirely on audio performance and not much else. Brooklyn-based […]

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The AU Review’s Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2021: From tech and grooming, to kitchen and design

December 9, 2021

2021 has been tough for Aussies, and it seems that quite possibly things are going to be… complicated… for months to come. There’s still a lot of gloom about despite many cities now enjoying life out of lockdown, which is why the upcoming Christmas holidays just may be the most important ones yet. There’s no […]

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Philips All-In-One Cooker Review: The virtue of saving time and space in the kitchen

December 8, 2021

Saving time in the kitchen has always been a matter of carefully buying the right products, but having a device that saves space as well can profoundly change the way you navigate and engage with your food at home. The Philips All-In-One Cooker is such a device that consolidates many of your kitchen appliances into […]

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Why password managers like Lastpass have become essential when gaming online

November 24, 2021

For people who spend a lot of time gaming online, a password manager is likely the last thing on their minds. In fact, a strong password manager like Lastpass (who are currently offering 25% with their Black Friday sale) is a non-negotiable internet security measure for anyone who loves online gaming. Let us explain. Digital […]

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HyperX Alloy Origins Core

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Gaming Keyboard Review: Newest Clicky Switches

November 19, 2021

The no-nonsense HyperX Alloy FPS has been a top contender for the best TKL (tenkeyless) mechanical keyboard for many years. However, that hasn’t stopped HyperX from expanding its TKL keyboard range with the HyperX Alloy Origins Core. Originally released in 2019, this keyboard Included added features and accessories for gamers wanting both style and reliability. […]

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DJI look to modular design with the fascinating new DJI Action 2

October 30, 2021

DJI has gone from strength to strength this year, from releasing their very first FPV drone to refining their popular Osmo series with the OM 5 gimble. As we head into 2022, it seems the company has now turned their attention to their action camera series, pushing the category forward with the new DJI Action […]

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Jabra once again look to nail every part of your daily commute with the Evolve2 75 headphones

October 19, 2021

It may seem like an odd dichotomy for an audio brand, but Jabra has always been at the forefront of both sports-friendly truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds, and enterprise headphones. If you’ve ever been to an office and then gone for a jog on your lunch break, you should already be quite familiar with Jabra and […]

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Whoop 4.0: Everything you need to know about the new digital fitness and health coach

September 20, 2021

Health-coaching fitness bands have been competing nicely with more specc’d out smartwatches for a few years now, and Whoop has been the main driver of that. It’s then no surprise that the next iteration in the company’s range, Whoop 4.0, is getting plenty of hype thanks to a heavy list of features helping boost value […]

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JBL Clip 4 Review: Landing on the perfect design for portability

September 6, 2021

It’s hard to see how JBL could have arrived at a better design for the latest in their tiny JBL Clip series. The JBL Clip 4 looks infinitely more attractive than its preceding models – a petite oval speaker with a fabric grille all over it, attached to a built-in carabiner that can hook onto […]

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Arlo Essential Indoor Camera Review: Offers much more than its price would imply

September 6, 2021

Arlo’s Essential series has completely redefined the reliable smart home security brand. I’ve been thoroughly impressed by the balance of price and performance with devices like the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera and Arlo Essential Doorbell. It’s no surprise that the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera continues the series’ dominance over the category, offering a lot […]

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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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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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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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Fujifilm X-E4 Review – Big Power, Small Camera

August 26, 2021

It’s little, it’s classy and it’s full of features – the Fujifilm X-E4 packs a punch, but it’s not without a few small drawbacks. New to the market as of March 2021, the X-E4 is a 26-megapixel APS-C sensor camera. It has a tilting touch screen, high-speed burst mode shooting and 4K video capability, and […]

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EPOS H3 Headphones Review: High-end competitor

August 18, 2021

The EPOS H3 is the latest gaming headset from Sennheiser’s nascent gaming arm. Though Senny has released scores of gaming headsets in the GSP series, the EPOS label now picks up the slack. I feel good In the H3, EPOS seems to be trying hard to veer away from the chunky, heavy GSP range and […]

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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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EPOS B20

EPOS B20 Microphone Review: A new challenger approaches

August 10, 2021

The EPOS B20 microphone is a rock-solid, workhorse microphone for streamers and anyone who needs high-quality vocal audio at home. That’s the elevator pitch. Let’s talk about it. Design & Features EPOS is one of the newest kids on the block in terms of PC peripherals. For this newly formalised gaming partner of audio giant […]

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6 unbelievable mobile app success stories

July 21, 2021

Before long, the whole world is going to be taken over by mobile. In a world where convenience is everything, it’s important that businesses keep up and make all of their content easily accessible for all. After all, only 30% of web traffic came from devices other than mobile last year, according to Digital Authority […]

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Nintendo announces new OLED Switch hardware

July 7, 2021

The long-rumoured “Switch Pro” turned out to be real — kind of. Nintendo calls it the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model), complete with parentheses right there in the name because who would Ninty be without a little idiosyncrasy. Handheld clarity The OLED screen itself measures 7 inches (or 17.78cm) across. For those hoping the system would […]

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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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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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