Technology

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera review: Security never looked so good at night

June 30, 2020

Wires suck. That seems to be the consensus when it comes to smart home devices nowadays, and whenever a wireless option drops it is instantly more attractive than the opposite. Requiring wires was one of the few issues I had with the recently launched Arlo Video Doorbell, which is otherwise an exceptional part of the […]

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Amazon eero Wi-Fi Mesh Router review: Excellent coverage, lacks features

June 30, 2020

Thanks to the deluge of connected home devices on the market, it’s highly probable that most households are going to need to reconsider how they handle their Wi-Fi. That’s particularly true for larger households which may have patches where the signal is a bit weaker than those closer to the single – likely ISP-supplied – […]

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Powerbeats Pro Lava Red

Beats Powerbeats Pro review: Best sounding exercise buds

June 29, 2020

Few personal audio devices have seen such a massive leap on quality in recent years than true wireless earbuds. The careful juggling act between sound quality, battery life, connectivity and comfort has been nearing perfection with recent releases from Sony and Sennheiser. Although those two focus on just being lifestyle buds, with little consideration for […]

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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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Sonos One SL Review: An essential piece of a larger jigsaw

June 18, 2020

Although it was released three years ago, the Sonos One is still a remarkable mid-size smart speaker. Released on 2017, it quickly became the must-have audio device for smart homes, with scarily accurate far-field microphones providing a seamless and revelatory experience with any of the big three voice assistants. Did it sound good? This is […]

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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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Philips Hue Outdoor Collection Review: Recreating the travel mentality

June 12, 2020

People have been looking towards their own backyard when it comes to travel this year. That isn’t just a metaphor for the increase in demand for domestic travel, but a literal look at how we can turn sections of our own house into slices of escapism. Even the very act of moving the ol’ BBQ […]

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PS5

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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Theragun Pro G4 Review: A powerhouse, but do YOU need it?

June 9, 2020

Much has been said about the professional-grade Theragun product line and its use for percussive massage therapy. Increasingly, we’re starting to see more professionals take advantage of the easy-to-use devices, particularly now that the 4th generation has been released. But given that these products are publicly available, should the at-home user pay attention as well? […]

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Oppo A52 Review: Very few flaws for this high-value budget phone

June 9, 2020

The grace feature of the Oppo A52 2020 is its A$299 price tag. That should already be an attractive proposition without even looking at the spec sheet, given the company’s reputation for efficiency when it comes to the more wallet-friendly ranges. Seeing as they’ve been dominant in this market so far, it’s not much of […]

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Huawei has brought the MateBook X Pro 2020 to Australia

June 9, 2020

Huawei is bringing back the popular Matebook X Pro with beefed up specs to the Australian market, placing a larger focus on integration and beefed up specs. Following the recent launch of the P40 series, the Chinese tech company is making it more attractive to jump into its ecosystem with this 13.9-inch device. The 2020 […]

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Beats by Dr Dre

Beats has a colourful reimagining of the Powerbeats Pro coming this month

June 3, 2020

Announced this week, Beats by Dr. Dre and Apple aren’t quite done rolling out new versions of their popular Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones. The buds have been a best-seller under the Beats brand since they were first released in April of last year, now the design team is brightening things up while leaving the specs […]

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Motorola is bringing three new mid-range smartphones to Australia

May 27, 2020

Motorola have this week announced the arrival of three new budget-friendly phones, aiming straight for the mid-range market with the Moto G8, Moto G8 power lite, and Moto E6s smartphones. Given the G series has sold in excess of 100 million smartphones worldwide since first launching in 2013, beefing up this family of smartphones is […]

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Arlo bringing its Pro 3 Floodlight Camera to Australia in June

May 27, 2020

Arlo Technologies has announced a June release for its Pro 3 Floodlight Camera entering the Australian market. With an integrated 2K HDR camera, 160-degree field of view, two-way audio, built-in siren and custom lighting configurations, the flexible and rather aggressive looking device will be the first ever wire-free variant of a floodlight camera and be […]

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HyperX Cloud Flight S Review: Take flight

May 26, 2020

It’s been a minute since I’ve reviewed a Hyper X headset. Over the last few years, HyperX have gone from a PC hardware manufacturer famous for high performance memory and gaming drives, to a real contender in the peripheral space. With the Cloud Flight S, the latest premium tier addition to their lineup, HyperX looks […]

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IdeaPad C340

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 (14-inch) Review: Fast, flexible, flawed

May 25, 2020

Lenovo’s latest gift to on-the-go creatives is the IdeaPad C340, a reasonably priced chromebook that can be used as either a laptop of a tablet. Released late last year, it’s a smart move from the stalwart company, focusing on value for price-conscious consumers in need of a reliable 2-in-1 for everyday use. Although you’re still […]

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Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Review: The best wireless earbuds yet?

May 25, 2020

There are now some fantastic choices if you’re in the market for a pair of truly wireless earbuds. Apple has the Airpods Pro, Sony have their excellent WF-1000xm3 (review here), Bang & Olufsen is still having fun putting out new colourways of the E8 (review here), and there are some promising pieces coming from Bose […]

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Bose Portable Home Speaker Review: Great sound on the go

May 20, 2020

Bose’s SoundLink Micro is one of my favourite small speakers to date, so I’m always going to pay close attention when the reliable audio company plays in the portable space. More recently, that’s been with the bluntly named Bose Portable Home Speaker (BPHS) which is essentially a more powerful and thicker finesse of the popular […]

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Click Frenzy Mayhem: Everything you need to know for tonight’s big sale

May 19, 2020

Although it only happens three times a year, Click Frenzy has reliably been one of Australia’s most valuable online mega-sales. With online shopping a hotter topic than usual right now, this Tuesday will likely be the sales initiative’s biggest yet. Conceived as the Australian answer to America’s Cyber Monday, the event will start at 7pm […]

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Thom Yorke helps Sonos launch new radio streaming service

May 18, 2020

Radiohead frontman and all-round brilliant person Thom Yorke now has his very own radio station as one of the first programs as part of new streaming service Sonos Radio. Over 60,000 radio stations will feature on the platform, as well as dedicated artist stations, which is where Yorke comes in, curating songs along the simple […]

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Philips Airfryer XXL Review: The chunky kitchen gadget that’s trending for good reason

May 16, 2020

Every now and again a specific kitchen essential rises in ranks, sitting comfortably at the end of frenzied shopping queues and rushed online orders. The awkwardly pear-shaped airfryer is having such a moment right now, and despite aesthetically being the George Costanza of kitchen tools, the hype has been well-placed. Aldi recently put a budget […]

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Amazon’s Ring plans to upgrade its Video Doorbell, without upping the price

May 13, 2020

It’s getting more and more cost effective to join the traditionally expensive ecosystem of smart home security tech. Amazon’s Ring is giving a big nod to that fact with the announcement of its next-generation Video Doorbell, featuring significant improvements on the original model while maintaining its very attractive price of AU$149 The Amazon-owned company will […]

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Oppo A91 Review: Mid-range prowess but dated specs

May 13, 2020

The mid-range market has been a sweet spot for smartphones in the past few years, and Oppo are more focused on it than ever with the A91. While the Chinese company awaits the release of their much anticipated and super premium Find X2 Pro, it may be the A91 that ends up being one of […]

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Sennheiser brings its $500 Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds to Australia

May 13, 2020

Sennheiser recently released the second generation of its acclaimed noise cancelling earbuds in Australia. Dubbed the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds, the AU$500 pins are impressively specced and boast a surprising battery life of up to 28 hours. Given the Momentum series has always been reliable when it comes to both performance and design, […]

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Sonos turn to Dolby Atmos with new Arc Soundbar and more

May 10, 2020

Following the announcement that Sonos would be discontinuing support for some of their older speakers, the company is entering new era with the impressively specced Arc, a premium soundbar defined by Dolby Atmos support. A next-generation Sonos device, Arc will finesse and improve upon features sound in the Sonos Beam, adding Dolby Atmos support and […]

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Huawei Watch GT 2

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: Looks good, trains well, isn’t very smart

May 8, 2020

It should be clear to anyone familiar with Huawei by now that the tech company is nothing if not reliable when it comes to producing devices that look exceptionally good and have outstanding battery life. Last year’s Huawei Watch GT 2 is certainly no exception here, and has since become one of the most attractive […]

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Arlo Video Doorbell Review

Arlo Video Doorbell Review: Great value and even better video

May 8, 2020

Testing out Arlo’s impressive third-generation cameras has gotten me a bit obsessed with tech-ing the home with smart security hardware. Though I live on a relatively uneventful street in a quiet Western Sydney suburb, break-ins have been commonplace lately, which in the past few months has made me appreciate this necessary smart home technology even […]

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