Reviews

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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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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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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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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Huawei P40

Huawei P40 Review: No Google? No problem?

May 7, 2020

Can Huawei make it without Google? That’s been the pressing question for fans of the brand’s undeniably powerful and relentlessly gorgeous phones for the past few months now. It’s the biggest issue surrounding the recently release P40 series (as it was with the Mate 30 last year), and while the official absence of Google Mobile […]

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Sony Master Series A9G OLED TV Review: I swoon every time I turn it on

April 30, 2020

Light, lean and already considered one of the best OLEDs available, Sony’s Master Series A9G earns its place amongst the company’s finest products and, with a powerful symphony of super features, justifies its reputation as the “best TV of 2019.” The hallmark of a good OLED is that the technology can still blow you away, […]

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Epson EF-100 Projector Review: Immersive, dazzling, expensive

April 26, 2020

A large amount of tech news is dominated by updates and chatter about televisions. From improvements to size and resolution, they’re getting bigger and cheaper. Televisions are the immediate consideration for your home. Epson has released their EF-100 projector to make you rethink that choice. It wants you to be thinking about impressive display and […]

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Turtle Beach Recon 200 Review: Solid as a rock

March 6, 2020

For a hundred dollar gaming headset, the Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 200 represents pretty solid value for money. I’ve had an up-and-down experience with Turtle Beach’s headsets over the years but with the Recon 200, it looks like it may have turned over a new leaf. Strong hold The moment you put the Recon […]

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Fujifilm X-A7 Camera Review: The Best Value Entry Level Mirrorless

January 19, 2020

Fujifilm’s X-A7 may be intended as a step up from smartphones for new photography enthusiasts, but it goes so far beyond just being a phone alternative. With a fully articulating large screen, lightweight body, mic input and face and eye detection autofocus, it’s a strong contender for an affordable and effective content creator’s or vlogger’s […]

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DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam Review: A Sony sensor and sleek form makes your safety worth the price

January 15, 2020

I’ve always wanted a good dashcam. “Good” because the last one I had was on the cheaper side and frequently had write-to-SD card issues, among others. This was a common issue I read of cheaper dashcams at the time, along with just poor quality and build. I always regretted that I didn’t save up and […]

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Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) Review: Who needs a “Plus” anyway?

December 22, 2019

Amazon haven’t really reinvented anything with their latest line-up, which began rolling out in Australia just a few months ago. They added a brilliant LED display to their budget-friendly Echo Dot, introduced raw power with the Echo Studio, and have simply just refined and polished the standard Echo to prepare it for a stronger Alexa […]

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Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Wellness pro, but smart watch amatuer

December 22, 2019

Fitbit are now as ambitious in the world of smart watches as they are dominators of the fitness industry. Ever since 2017’s Ionic product line started the brand who had been, up until that point, only known for fitness tracking wearables started to move towards something bigger and better. They made the mistake of trying […]

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Google Pixel 4 XL Review: A lot of promise, a lot of problems

December 21, 2019

Where smartphone photography is still bread and butter for all companies now, Google have admirably sought to refine what it means to own a smartphone in 2019. They’ve looked at the entire experience with the Google Pixel 4, which has given us some pretty cool features that should hold great influence over smartphones in 2020. […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch Review: AMD comes through

December 21, 2019

The Surface Laptop series has proven to be a big success for Microsoft, pulling them ahead when it comes to traditional clamshell laptops and placing them in direction competition with Dell and Apple. Most importantly, it has given the company a new identity in this race, and arguably won them more than a few legs. […]

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Amazon Echo Dot with Clock Review: Small change, big difference

December 21, 2019

Amazon claim that the Echo Dot is the best-selling speaker of all time. I haven’t looked into that, but I haven’t doubted it either. It’s ridiculously affordable, offers incredible value and looks fantastic sidling up to everyday furniture, whether that be on a bedside table or in the kitchen. Since 2015, the device has been […]

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Review: Struggling to justify the price

December 19, 2019

2019 has been a big year for noise cancelling headphones, and the race to produce the very best has been increasingly difficult to call. Bose were once the clear front-runners with the widely acclaimed QuietComfort line, but since then worthy competitors from Sony, Sennheiser and Bang & Olufsen stepped up in a big way. With […]

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GoPro HERO8 Black Review: The ultimate companion for summer adventures

December 19, 2019

GoPro have favored redesigning and updating their software with numerous minor upgrades in-lieu of one stand-out, marquee feature for their latest release, the GoPro HERO8 Black. In years prior, each flagship release has come with an industry changing feature. The HERO4 debuted 4K/30fps, the HERO5 was waterproof without a housing unit and last years HERO7 […]

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Arlo Pro 3 Review: Big step forward for smart security tech

December 12, 2019

Assuming you have enough disposable income left over after building up the modern DIY smart home, security should be the next consideration. We’ve already seen what Arlo are capable of when they play around in their ultra premium security space. Now that they’ve steadily built up a rich ecosystem of devices, it’s time they finesse […]

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless 3 Review: Good here, bad there

December 11, 2019

Feature-rich, highly intelligent and design-forward, Sennheiser have put a great deal of love into the 2019 iteration of their reputation MOMENTUM Wireless range. The over-ear headphones not only outperform most rivals, but consider the entire sonic experience. This includes Tile technology to address the possibility of misplacing the set. Although you’ll be paying a premium […]

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Huawei Y9 Prime Review: high-end features at an affordable price

December 10, 2019

A triple-lens camera and a reliable battery are usually features you’d find in high-end flagship smartphones, but thankfully the growing trend of refining mid-range phones is changing all that. After dominating smartphone photography this year with the brilliant Huawei P30 Pro, the company wasted very little time at offering a cost effective option that focuses […]

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Dyson Pure Cool Me Review: A cleaner, cooler take on self-care

December 9, 2019

Last year Dyson completely outdid themselves with the three-in-one Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, offering an incredibly efficient device that could cool, heat and purify a room with ease. The device’s imposing size meant that this could handle all three functions for an entire room, whereas Dyson’s latest play, in the bladeless fan space they […]

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WD Black P10 Review: Big storage, low price

December 1, 2019

The WD Black P10 Game Drive is a pretty tight little piece of kit. It understands that game file sizes are larger than ever and growing as a new hardware generation looms. You can see this in real terms — models start at 2TB before hitting a monstrous 4TB and 5TB. The drive is USB […]

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Arlo Ultra Review: Is the DIY smart home complete without a security set up?

November 27, 2019

Curating a DIY smart home is now easier, more accessible, and actually financially viable for the average consumer. As such, we’re beginning to see a lot of advanced smart security systems on the market. Google have their Nest range, for example, and then there’s Arlo, which has arguably become the more dominant surveillance solution. I […]

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review: The Incredible Mirrorless with One Huge Drawback

November 18, 2019

There’s not much I don’t love about Canon’s new M-series offering the EOS M6 Mark II. It’s a small-bodied mirrorless camera sporting a whopping 32.5MP APS-C sensor, 4K 30P video, Full HD 120P video and epic Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus. And it has a mic input, and fully articulating flip-up LCD. On paper, it sounds […]

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Dell XPS 13 7390 Review: Style and substance

November 10, 2019

I like Dell’s range of XPS ultrabooks. They’re workhorse machines designed for portability and power in equal measure. The XPS 13 7390 iterates subtly on previous designs, projecting confidence in its look and feel. Spec sheet As work machines go, this one has a spec sheet with the works: a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 […]

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Sennheiser GSP-370 Review: Big improvements at a price

November 4, 2019

The last time I got to play with Sennheiser’s GSP range of gaming headphones, I came away rather unimpressed. Happily, I’ve found their revised design to be a great deal more agreeable. The GSP-370 range sits at the more affordable end of the scale for Sennheiser, coming in at about $350 AUD. As gaming headsets […]

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