Reviews

The Asus Zenbook Duo might just be the best all-around laptops of 2024

Dual-screen laptops have been a hot commodity, and while there have been many attempts to make a practical and user-friendly model, there hasn’t been one that has worked as well as intended, in addition to looking somewhat ridiculous (like the HP Omen X 2S). Fortunately, Asus has delivered the first completely practical, beautiful, and stylish…

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Sonos announces their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos Ace

Sonos has become well known for its premium audio across a range of devices, from soundbars to portable speakers. That being said, it might sound strange that as popular as they are, they’ve never actually made a pair of premium headphones. That ends today. Sonos have officially announced their first over-ear headphones with the Sonos…

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The Tineco S7 Steam wet-dry vacuum is a fantastic all-rounder

We’ve reviewed a couple of Tineco mop vacuums in the past, like the Floor One S5 Combo and the Floor One S6 Pro Extreme. Both have been fantastic all-in-one options for my hardwood floors over the past few months. And yet, The Tineco Floor One S7 Steam feels like another step up. Sure, it’s and…

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The Dell XPS 14 laptop is a cut above the rest, if you’re willing to pay the price

Dell have always excelled in their XPS range, providing quality materials and performance, in a slimmer form factor. While the specs are usually built to suit the user and their usage, there’s no denying most of these models have been constantly sleek and powerful, something you don’t usually find in your everyday laptop. The latest…

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The Kobo Libra Colour adds both style and flair to each of its new features

The concept of e-readers is admittedly alluring and seems to have only grown in popularity in recent years. After all, why look for a literal library of space in your house when you can cram them all into one slim device? Collectors aside, there’s simply plenty to love about the newest iteration of Kobo’s larger…

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The Aspera Nitro 2 provides yet another handset that outshines its price tag

The Australian-owned mobile brand Aspera has prided itself on providing exceptional value to customers, amid the rising cost of living. We’ve reviewed some of their previous models in the past like the AS5 and AS8, and have come away rather surprised at the amount of features they’ve managed to pack into handsets that will cost…

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The OPPO Enco Buds2 Pro earbuds provide a sleek design and solid battery life

OPPO might make some decent smartphones across multiple price points, but it’s worth noting, that they’ve gotten pretty good at earphones too. We checked out the Enco X2 earbuds last year and were pleasantly surprised. Put it this way; I still use them as my daily drivers. The OPPO Enco Buds2 Pro earbuds might sound…

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The BlueAnt Soundblade blends a sleek design with powerful sound

Australian audio company BlueAnt has admittedly done a fantastic job over the years with their portable Bluetooth speakers and earphones/headphones, packing in value for money, along with some of the newest features on the market. It is with the Soundblade however, that their latest venture takes things in a different direction, belting out a dedicated…

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The Withings ScanWatch 2 is the best health tracker I’ve tested to date

Smartwatches still have a long way to go as a category and taking a more hybrid approach is the right way forward when it comes to mass adoption. As such, Withings is leading the charge when it comes to a device untethered to any one ecosystem (like Apple and Samsung). This puts the ScanWatch 2…

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This Swann AllSecure650 2K Wireless Security Kit is a one-stop-shop of home protection

Having to recharge a battery on a security camera is a pain. It’s always a pain. I’ve tested so many of these products over the years and will always prefer a wired connection simply because having wireless is just not worth the extra effort. I’m a forgetful person. Most people are forgetful people. It’s not…

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 4 Review: The new gold-standard

When it comes to the hyper-competitive market for truly wireless earbuds, there are three brands I think do it better than anyone else in the game. Sony, Jabra, and Sennheiser. All have their strengths (and weaknesses). Sony is the best when it comes to processing and noise cancelling, Jabra own it when it comes to…

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The Asus ROG Phone 8 is a revolution for gaming on the go

With a new year comes a new batch of phones clamouring for your attention. Gamers will know the Asus ROG branding, with their previous phones and hardware centred around predominantly gaming. I mean, ROG stands for Republic Of Gaming after all. This time around, Asus has shifted that view to make it more accessible for…

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The OPPO A79 5G might take smaller steps forward, but they’re still in the right direction

We’ve reviewed a few OPPO phones over the years, and have enjoyed most of them for their sleek design and decent performance. While they’re great value for money, the train seemingly keeps rolling with new solid options on the market each year. Enter the OPPO A79 5G. Its predecessor, the A78 5G, might have been…

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The Ring Battery Doorbell Pro is a safe bet for new and existing users alike

Ring has been responsible for a range of doorbell iterations and cameras alike over the past few years, best known for their reliable quality and ease of use. While there are many ways to work around a security setup for your home, the Ring Battery Doorbell Pro takes many previously exclusive premium features and packs…

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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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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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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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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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