Technology

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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Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera Review: Finally, a budget smart security camera

September 7, 2020

Arlo’s lineup of battery-powered outdoor cameras has been growing nicely as of late, offering up a flexible range that positions the company as one of the frontrunners when it comes to smart home security tech. With their latest, the Essential Spotlight Camera, the team at Arlo have created what is their most affordable entry-level device […]

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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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LG 55-inch CX OLED Review: Is this the TV to beat in 2020?

August 31, 2020

Pretty much every OLED is going to be compared to LG’s CX this year. It’s just what happens when consumers land on a favourite each year, and for 2020 the buck stops with this exceptional workhorse of a TV. Lavish praise? Sure, but LG deserve it right now. Not only has the company picked up […]

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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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Huawei P40 Pro+ Review: turning tragedy to triumph comes at a price

August 31, 2020

With Huawei’s P30 series representing a significant leap forward for smartphones in general, besting competition with pure muscle and a superlative camera system, the P40 series was set to be a big statement from the Chinese tech giants. Politics came into play though, resulting no Google Mobile Services (importantly, no Google Store or associated apps) […]

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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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Oppo Find X2 Lite Review: Certainly no lightweight in the mid-tier

August 27, 2020

In my review of the Find X2 Pro from Oppo, I was confident in writing that Oppo has presented what is one of the best Android phones to date. It is, and months later I’m still finding new things to love about the high-end flagship. With the Lite version, Oppo has cut down the price […]

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The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2020: From Audio to Work From Home

August 27, 2020

What does dad need this year? He’s (likely) been stuck at home like most of the world this year, so it’s on you to figure out how to make Father’s Day his refuge from what’s been an immensely shitty year. We’ve packed our Father’s Day gift guide for this reason, tracking several categories we think […]

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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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JBL Club One Review: A step in the right direction

August 25, 2020

JBL’s latest collection of Club series noise-cancelling wireless headphones reaches its apex with the Club One, inching into the higher-end category and competing with acclaimed offerings from Bose, Sennheiser and Sony. It’s a crowded market for sure, but JBL certainly has what it takes to muscle around with the most popular cans on the market. […]

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Logitech G915 Lightspeed Keyboard review: Simply the best money can buy

August 24, 2020

Logitech’s design team knows that they created something special, and they sure are charging accordingly. At a whopping $399, the high-end G915 Lightspeed Keyboard demands a hefty investment, but returns with superior quality and offers a full sized, remarkably thin and low-profile wireless mechanical gaming keyboard that is built to last for a very long […]

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Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus Review: Necessary tweaks, meaningful improvements

August 18, 2020

With Ring, Amazon have one of the more flexible and feature-rich ecosystems in smart home security tech. The variety of stick-up and floodlight cams makes Ring the most viable choice for those already in the Alexa ecosystem, and the decision to remain there is only stronger with now the brand has moved up to the […]

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Win the new moto g8 power lite smartphone from Motorola

August 18, 2020

With its latest release of smartphones into the Australia market, Motorola has arrived at a very attractive entry-level option with the moto g8 power lite. Featuring a new and improved modern design, the smartphone offers a lot for its generous price of A$249. The moto g8 power lite offers impressive battery performance, without compromising other […]

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JBL Club 950NC Review: Heavy bass, heavy build

August 17, 2020

JBL has been generous with its new line of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, best represented by the mid-tier Club 950NC headphones, packing a lot into its affordable A$399 price point. The reputable brand also leans heavily on its solid connections in the club world to distinguish the new series in a market that, in 2020, is […]

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D-Link COVR-1102 Mesh Wi-Fi review: Does a lot with just two nodes

August 12, 2020

The need for a Wi-Fi mesh system has never been greater. Even if one’s home isn’t the size of a footy field, with home offices becoming a norm, smart homes more demanding, and Australia moving towards an NBN, having something to maintain a consistent, fast connection in a household or office is invaluable. That router […]

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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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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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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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TCL’s debut flagship 10 series smartphones launch in Australia this month

August 4, 2020

TCL Communications is gearing up for the official arrival of the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L smartphones into the Australian market. From August 10, the debut flagship series from the Chinese electronics company will make a play on the hyper-competitive mid-range market with premium, feature-rich phones that have so far been noted around the […]

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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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Jabra Elite Active 75t Review: Sports-ready buds won’t break a sweat

July 30, 2020

With the 2018 release of Elite Active 65t, Jabra built up quite the reputation amongst athletes in the market for good quality wireless earbuds. Acclaim rolled in from all directions, touting some seriously impressive sound quality, seamless noise cancelling, and the all-important fit. It’s only right that the sequel builds upon that, right? The Jabra […]

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ASUS is bringing its ridiculously powerful ROG Phone 3 to Australia

July 28, 2020

If your current Android phone isn’t powerful enough for you, the latest from Asus is going to delight. By the end of August, Asus will have brought its new ROG Phone 3 to Australia, blasting away all over Android phones with sheer power, if this eye watering spec sheet is anything to go by. Obviously […]

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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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Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch Review: Finding the right balance

July 27, 2020

Occupying the conceptual space between a tablet and a laptop has always been Microsoft’s goal with the Surface Book series. And it’s been a success thus far, striking a swift balance that pulls some of the best parts from each world and welds it together with a premium build. The experience switching between the two […]

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Razer Blade

Razer Blade 15.6″ Review: Pretty and Powerful

July 23, 2020

The Razer Blade has returned to the wonderful world of gaming laptops, providing some of the most impressive and top shelf goods you can find in a machine like this; that is, if you’re willing to pay the price. Having reviewed last year’s efforts myself, I was pleased to check out Razer’s latest offerings. Compared […]

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