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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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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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New and improved Bose Frames are coming to Australia next month

September 14, 2020

Bose are not only adding three new styles to their wearable Frames range, but the company has made some improvements which should make meaningful differences to the audio sunglasses. The eyewear-headphone hybrid device was first released on the market in 2018, kicking off a new category for the reputable audio brand with Alto and Roundo […]

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Samsung’s outdoor 4K Terrace QLED is coming to Australia

September 7, 2020

Samsung has announced a game-changing QLED 4K TV designed especially for outdoor set-ups, forming a new category that nods to an increasing need for flexibility to complement a wider range of home designs. Dubbed The Terrace, the new TV will be arriving in Australia next month in 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch sizes, sporting the company’s […]

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Samsung get creative with new smart Air Purifier range

August 31, 2020

No one needs to spell out why the market for air purifiers is growing in 2020. With more countries increasingly concerned about personal air quality in the home, its certainly a good time to start thinking about modern, advanced ways of maintaining healthy homes with these smart devices. It’s then the perfect time for Samsung […]

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DJI’s feature-rich Osmo Mobile 4 gimble launches in Australia

August 27, 2020

DJI is betting heavily on magnetic mounts with its newly announced Osmo Mobile 4 (OM4) smartphone gimble, a follow-up to its super popular, an super flexible, predecessor. The motorised smartphone stabiliser’s biggest evolution is the two magnetic mounts, one which wraps around the phone in an instant, and one which attaches to the back of […]

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Sony aims for wireless headphone dominance with WH-1000XM4

August 7, 2020

When Sony released its WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones in 2018 it seemed to company had finally bested competition and delivered what is, even two years later, the best wireless noise cancelling headphones money can buy. Now, Sony are seeking the improve upon that with the follow-up WH-1000XM4 releasing in Australia mid-August. Available in black of platinum […]

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Huawei’s powerhouse P40 Pro+ to launch in Australia this week for $2099

August 6, 2020

Although we are a couple months on from Huawei debuting their P40 series in Australia, with the P40 and P40 Pro, locals have been patiently waiting for the apex model: P40 Pro+. As the most expensive, and impressively specced, smartphone Huawei has ever made, the Pro+ will officially begin retailing in Australia from Friday 7th […]

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LG is bringing its 48-inch CX 4K OLED TV to Australia very soon

August 5, 2020

Navigate to LG Australia’s Facebook page and you’ll likely spot more than a few comments asking a pertinent question: “when is the 48-inch CX coming to Australia!?” It’s a fair demand seeing as the 48-inch is the most accessible OLED LG has made to date, featuring much of what has made the CX considered one […]

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The $999 motorola edge officially launches in Australia this week

August 5, 2020

The 5G-ready motorola edge has now launched in Australia, promising a flagship-standard experience with one of the largest batteries in its class. Although surprisingly, Motorola has only bought the standard edge to Australia, meaning that the country – as it stands – misses out on the higher-specced ‘+’ variant. Australians who want to get their […]

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Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 4a

August 4, 2020

Google has finally lifted the lid on the heavily anticipated mid-tier Google Pixel 4a, sticking closely to the “a” philosophy by slimming the more expensive Pixel 4 down to a more affordable price point. It comes off the success of last year’s Pixel 3a (and its XL variant), which is still widely considered one of […]

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Skullcandy taps Tile technology for new collection of wireless earbuds

August 3, 2020

Earbuds are easy to lose. They’re small, some of them aren’t even magnetically attached to their case (cue scornful glance at Airpods), and there’s two of them so misplacing even one ruins the entire set. Lucky then, that respected lifestyle audio brand Skullcandy Inc has wisely taped into Tile technology for their latest series of […]

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Pulse 4: JBL is bringing the powerful LED speaker to Australia this November

July 27, 2020

This November, Australian fans of JBL’s vibrant Pulse speakers will be able to get their hands on the fourth-generation of the beloved LED music box. Promising a step up from its predecessor in every way, the Pulse 4 will literally shine with a battery life of 12 hours, a sturdy IPX7 waterproof design, and an […]

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Samsung brings its award-winning A30 Smart Lock to Australia

July 27, 2020

Unless you somehow magically lose your fingerprint, you’ll never have to worry about misplacing the front door keys again. That is, if you pick up Samsung’s newly launched A30 Smart Lock, which is the latest in the ever-growing smart home security sector. Already racking up a nod at the International Design Excellence Awards, the A30 […]

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EPOS GSX 300 revives the glory days of the PC sound card

July 23, 2020

I can see consumers turning the box for the EPOS GSX 300 over and wondering why they might need such a device. Sound cards are not, strictly speaking, the kind of hardware one thinks about when building a gaming PC. Most motherboards these days come with on-board sound that works just fine, negating any need […]

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Click Frenzy announces “Julove” sale: $14 iPhone 11s, $3 Bose headphones and more

July 21, 2020

It seems the folk behind Click Frenzy couldn’t wait to open the flood gates on another ridiculous online flash sale. “Julove” is the website’s new online shopping event, following on from Click Frenzy Mayhem, which only happened in May of this year. The headliner here is that some products will be up to 99% off […]

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Samsung seek domestic dominance with slick dry-cleaning AirDresser

July 20, 2020

Samsung has officially brought its intriguing AirDresser to Australia. It’s a fancy (and expensive) clothing-care device which arrives with considerable acclaim behind it, having clocked the Gold Award for Product Design at the International Forum Design Awards, and is basically a small and slim wardrobe that keeps your clothes in top shape between washes. Stylish […]

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JBL brings high-end Dolby Atmos compatible Bar 9.1 to Australia

July 14, 2020

Given the recent strengthening of JBL’s Bar Series of soundbars with Bar 2.0, 2.1 and 5.1, the reliable brand is now bringing its top-line JBL Bar 9.1 to Australia. Notably, this is the first JBL soundbar compatible with Dolby Atmos, adding a substantial punch to the series complemented by streaming support for Google Chromecast and […]

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Huawei thrives sans Google as new “Find Apps” widget comes to Australia

July 10, 2020

Smartphones are nothing without convenience. That has been the biggest point working against Huawei’s feature-rich P40 series thus far. The absence of Google Mobile Services has become a big talking point for the new flagship series, but the Chinese tech giant has been doing admirable work in working around the fact that you can’t get […]

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Sony adds three new models to collection of high-powered party speakers

July 8, 2020

Building upon their all-in-one MHC series of party-minded, lighting-enhanced speakers, Sony has introduced three new models focusing on all-new “Omnidirectional Party Sound” and “Omnidirectional Party Light” features. Geared towards creating big high-powered sound stages in the home environment, as well as nodding heavily to self-styled karaoke sessions, the MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 represent a wider […]

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A super premium Gold Blush version of the Motorola razr is coming to Australia

July 7, 2020

With a serious price point and an eye-watering spec sheet, the Motorola razr has surely gone down as one of the biggest smartphone releases so far this year. Launched back in February, razr instantly turned heads with it vintage flip design meshed with foldable screen technology, becoming quite the modish device. Now the world’s first […]

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JBL focuses on customised audio with its latest Club Series headphones

July 1, 2020

JBL is tipping towards touring musicians with the JBL CLUB Series, the latest line of headphones from the stalwart audio brand. Having recently launched to the Australian market, this collection of three distinct and differently priced headphones aim to amplify the personal audio experience and serve as the ideal creative companion on the road, focusing […]

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Realme looks to dominate mid-tier smartphone market with X3 SuperZoom

July 1, 2020

Straddling the thin line between upper mid-tier and lower high-end, the X3 SuperZoom is the latest smartphone from Oppo spin-off brand realme. And if the spec sheet is anything to go by, this will be one to watch for photography enthusiasts who are looking for something a bit more powerful than the typical mid-market phone. […]

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Harmon Kardon releases palm-sized ‘Neo’ speaker in Australia

June 23, 2020

Harman Kardon has now bought its palm-sized Bluetooth-enabled Neo speaker to the Australian market, perfectly timed as people across the country start to plan some post-iso adventures. The design-forward speaker plays in the premium portable space, with a sturdy strap, durable metal body, and reliable IPX7 waterproof rating. Harman Kardon is promising 10 hours of […]

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Powerful portable speaker Sonos Move gets a new colour and software update

June 22, 2020

It hasn’t even been a year since Sonos released its first portable speaker, the Sonos Move, but the ever-reliable brand has already given the portable device a software upgrade and a new colour. The well-reviewed battery-powered smart speaker is now available in a stylish Lunar White colourway, bringing a different aesthetic to the company’s most […]

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Oppo’s Find X2 series launches in Australia: Pricing and availability

June 15, 2020

After a barrage of quality mid-tier and budget smartphones, Oppo has unleashed its long awaited Find X2 5G series in Australia. The new 5G smartphones, which hit retailers last week, focus Oppo’s considerable track record into three expressions priced from A$749 (Find X2 Lite) to a whopping A$1599 (the high-end and spec-powerhouse Find X2 Pro). […]

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Your first look at the PlayStation 5

June 12, 2020

The day has finally arrived: Sony is ready to talk about the PlayStation 5. The show-and-tell has been a long time coming. Between bowing out of E3 and the outbreak of a global pandemic, an event that must have wrought havoc on their production pipeline, Sony have been biding their time. Missives were light on […]

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Everything you need to know about the new Android 11 beta

June 12, 2020

Although the launch was delayed more than once, our first run at Google’s new Android 11 beta is finally here, giving a glimpse at some new features expected to roll out across compatible smartphones throughout the year. And first thing’s first; while it’s available to download now, the current build is only available for Google […]

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LG’s mid-range K Series smartphones are coming to Australia

June 10, 2020

Less expensive smartphones are getting better. That’s been the sentiment for the past few years now, with more of the big brands realising that mass market phones should be focusing on offering as much value as they can. We’ve seen it recently with Oppo’s recent string of A series phones, and we should be seeing […]

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