Technology

The Tineco Floor One S6 Pro Extreme makes small, yet solid improvements over its predecessor

We recently took the time to review the Tineco Floor One S5 Combo and were pleasantly surprised with the results. The next iteration, the Floor One S6 Pro Extreme takes every opportunity to bolster the multiple features of its predecessor, ultimately making it a success for anyone looking to pick up a vacuum and mop…

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The SteelSeries Apex 9 TKL gaming keyboard is a safe, yet solid bet

I’ve reviewed a few SteelSeries keyboards over the years, and they have ultimately become my go-to option for both general everyday use and gaming. I currently use a SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL as my daily driver, and it has not really disappointed me in the slightest. In many ways, the Apex 9 TKL is an…

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The Netgear Nighthawk RS700S Wi-Fi 7 router packs a huge punch, if you’re willing to pay the price

It only feels like we just got Wi-Fi 6 and 6E up and running in most of our routers and devices. But Netgear has decided to move things forward once again with Wi-Fi 7, introduced via their new RS700S Tri-Band router. This review might feel a little heavy, but we’ll do our best to punch…

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AU Favourites: 5 things worth checking out in March 2024

Welcome to AU Favourites, a new monthly column where our writers highlight 5 things they’ve been loving lately. Whether it’s a good read, new tech product, or even a piece of furniture. We’re lucky enough to go hands on with a lot of things across the many areas that we cover on this website. We…

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Koala Beauty Sofa Bed Review: Mattress brand perfects the art of the hybrid

While Koala are still renowned for being the mattress-in-a-box brand in Australia, many still forget that the business is steadily growing into a bit of a one-stop-shop for simple, neutral furniture that straddles the line between affordability and quality. Much has been said about Koala’s exceptional service, transparent delivery and quality builds. And since we’ve…

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Wertheim Evolution Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review: A dirt-busting all-rounder

I don’t have to recycle through vacuum cleaners quite often so always find it a surprise when I see just how many brands are out there. The range offered by Godfreys is wide and surprising, showing off just how nuanced vacuum cleaners are as a category and how it’s essential to shop around to find…

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Your foolproof last minute Valentine’s Day gift guide for 2024

February 14th is steaming towards you and you only have a few days to buy a gift for your loved one. And while we’re not pressuring anyone into celebrating one of the most commercialised days of the year, it’s still a nice gesture to acknowledge your partner on a day someone somewhere once decided was…

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The Shark Cordless Detect Pro Vacuum is a lightweight wonder

When it comes to cordless stick vacuums, my needs are relatively basic. Good suction and decent battery life are usually enough to complete the job. While I mean no disrespect to my current stick vacuum, the Shark Cordless Detect Pro has blown my expectations out of the water. Complete with its auto-emptying station, lightweight design…

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Philips 7000 Series Combi XXXL Air Fryer Review: have we reached the peak?

I remember a few years ago going hands-on with the Philips XXL Air Fryer and instantly warming up to the trend. It was during lockdown, when people really started to look at things like airfryers not only as healthier and faster ways to cook, but ways to distract themselves. The Philips 7000 Series Combi XXXL…

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Tech Review: The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 plays it safe

I’m all for Microsoft’s Surface range being a great Windows-based alternative for those looking for something either smaller, light or longer-lasting to take out on the go. However, over the years, Microsoft seems focused more so on refining its current range, rather than evolving it. We took a look at the latest Microsoft Surface Laptop…

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Tech Review: Anker’s 10,000 mAh 30W Power Bank packs a punch when on the go

Power banks are becoming increasingly important not only when out and about, but when using multiple devices too. While my phone is inevitably with me wherever I go, I might decide to bring along a secondary device. But even when those devices are fully charged, longer trips away call for a larger battery, with a…

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Tech Review: The Anker 5,000 mAh USB-C Nano Power Bank is small but mighty

Power banks feel somewhat essential these days, with the ever-growing list of portable devices along for the ride when we’re on the go. While it’s always handy to leave the house with a full battery, sometimes it’s just nice to have that reassurance there, in that something as important as your phone, for example, doesn’t…

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Ooni Volt Review: A game changer for backyard parties this summer

In the past year or two, pizza ovens have eclipsed air fryers as the must-buy kitchen appliance. Where you might use an air fryer every day, a pizza oven is more specific and occasion based. You might break it out when you have mates over for a pizza party, or at the most use it…

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Tech Review: The SteelSeries Alias is a solid premium contender for all types of content creation

SteelSeries has spent the better part of the past two years redesigning and reinvigorating its entire range, along with the introduction of the Alias; a new pro-grade PC microphone aimed at not only gamers but those interested in all types of content creation and streaming. While its price is admittedly a little steep at A$399,…

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Tech Review: The CRKD Nitro Deck is a must-have for any Nintendo Switch user

I use my Nintendo Switch quite often, and usually in handheld mode when I’m on the couch or out and about. And while I’ve put up with the standard joycons for several years now, there’s no denying that they’re not really the comfiest things to hold during longer play sessions. Enter the CRKD Nitro Deck….

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The AU Review’s Ultimate Christmas Guide For 2023: Gifts For All Budgets

The AU Review is back with its annual Christmas gift guide to help guide you to the gadgets, gifts and products that anyone would love to find under the Christmas tree. There’s no denying that everyone needs Christmas this year, or at least the family and friend aspect that comes out of the day. Of…

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Tech Review: The OPPO A58 is yet another impressive entry-level handset

OPPO is no slouch when it comes to providing a wide range of handsets, from entry-level value to premium competitors. While we recently reviewed the OPPO A78 5G, the newly released OPPO A58 might sit below in terms of outright specs, but is still an incredible alternative for the everyday user, given its lower price…

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Ninja Blast Review: Is this the best portable blender on the market?

Portable blenders. Not really something I expected to become such a big category over the past few years, yet here we are. Ninja, which to date is best known for air fryers, has made a completely wireless blender that you can use for shakes, smoothies and juices. And you don’t have to plug it in….

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Ninja Foodi Max XXXL Smart Duel Zone Air Fryer Review: Bigger is better

Owning an air fryer in 2023 doesn’t make you any more different than owning a toaster or a kettle. Ever since the appliance started trending massively during lockdown, air fryers have remained one of the smartest investments for the modern kitchen since the food processor was invented. And it’s not hard to see, or taste…

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Tech Review: The Tineco Floor One S5 Combo provides some solid versatility

Up until now, I’ve never really questioned how to make cleaning my floors easier. Sure, I’ve got a decent stick vac that cleans my entire house. I’ve even got multiple mops to ensure the floors are regularly clean, particularly when the pets are running about. But I’m not quite sure how I never thought to…

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Tech Review: The DJI Osmo Action 4 sets a new standard for action cameras

The action camera market has been dominated by a few key players over the years, and DJI, known for its high-quality drones and imaging technology, has made a significant impact with their Osmo Action series. Their newest addition, the DJI Osmo Action 4, continues to raise the bar for action cameras and solidifies itself as…

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Tech Review : Anker’s Soundcore Space One brings high quality for a low price

In the world of headphones, the Anker Soundcore Space One stands out as a perfect blend of superior noise-cancelling technology and high-resolution audio. These over-ear headphones are designed to cater to the discerning audiophile, offering an immersive listening experience while maintaining a general sense of comfort for extended wear. The headphones also offer exceptional noise-cancelling…

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Tech Review: Kogan’s 65-inch R94K LED 4K Smart Roku TV provides some solid value for money

I’m around TVs all the time and am constantly admiring the various specs, price points and features of each new model to see how I can upgrade the various panels in each of my viewing areas. The Kogan R94K Roku TV might sit closer towards the entry-level end of the spectrum in terms of both…

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Tech Review: The Sennheiser AMBEO Soundbar Mini SB02S and additional SW02 subwoofer pack some serious punch

I’ll be completely honest; upon getting the opportunity to review the AMBEO Soundbar Mini and AMBEO Sub, it surprised me just how little I knew about Sennheiser’s latest offerings, in which their new range looks seemingly set to challenge the best that both Sonos and Bose have to offer in the Hi-Fi audio department. While…

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Tech Review: The Asus ROG Swift PG27AQN gaming monitor feels like a huge step forward for competitive gamers

As much as it can be a mouthful to pronounce, the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQN gaming monitor also feels like a lot for most gamers. Almost too much, if we’re being honest. When you break it down, this 27-inch IPS monitor provides a native 2560 x 1440p resolution, along with HDR10 and a Variable Refresh…

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Tech Review: The Twelve South HiRise 3 Deluxe charging stand is a fantastic 3-in-1 option

Earlier this year, we reviewed Twelve South’s HiRise 3 charging stand, which was fantastic for simply being one of the most minimal and sleek 3-in-1 options at the time on the market. But in just under a year, Twelve South has come quite a long way in developing a new and superior charging stand, in…

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Why you should add Robotic Vacuums to your shopping list this Spring

Spring cleaning feels inevitable, as we shed the colder months for a warmer breeze and begin anew. With that being said, the growing popularity of the ‘smart home’ has led many to seek out new and inventive ways to stay on top of everyday household activities. While vacuuming isn’t necessarily the most exciting activity when…

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Tech Review: The BlueAnt X3i Bluetooth speaker provides both quality and value

I’ve checked out a few BlueAnt products over the years, including both Bluetooth speakers and soundbars alike, and can safely say that the brand is squarely focused on bridging the gap between affordable price points and competitive levels of quality. It is with that sentiment, that BlueAnt’s latest X3i Bluetooth speaker, comes out swinging, providing…

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Here’s everything announced at Apple’s iPhone 15 reveal event

It’s that time of year again when Apple reveals its latest model phones and watches after successfully keeping their details under wraps. As many might have guessed, four new iPhones and two new Apple Watches are heading our way in the next few weeks, as revealed in their latest Wonderlust presentation. Surprisingly, the iPhone 15…

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Tech Review: The Aspera AS8 falters in places, but still provides incredible value

We recently took the time to check out and review Australian-owned Aspera Mobile’s latest entry-level handset, the AS5. While we found it far from perfect, it’s undoubtedly one of the best phones you can get for A$99, packing in an impressive amount of features like facial recognition and dual-sim compatibility. The AS8 is undoubtedly a…

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