Reviews

LG Tone Free HBS-FN6 Wireless Earphones Review: Hygiene is a unique selling point for these excellent buds

November 23, 2020

Hygiene concerns with wireless earbuds aren’t often discussed, but there are important points to be made for the potential harm they can can cause. They are, after all, fitting right inside of your ear canal. Films of dirt and dust can form on the tips that often touch the outside of your ear drum, trapping […]

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Xbox Series X Review: Back in the game at last

November 6, 2020

The pain of being publicly humbled suffuses every part of the Xbox Series X. Its predecessor’s missteps inform every facet of its design, from its outer shell to the operating system that powers it. After seven long years of being trampled by the competition, Xbox is finally getting up off the mat. It has taken […]

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Sennheiser CX 400BT True Wireless Earphones Review: Drops the price, keeps the superiority

November 3, 2020

When I reviewed Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 2 earphones earlier this year I wondered if they were the best in the bloated sector to date. They made a solid case for that position, and though I still think the Sony’s WF-1000XM3s sound slightly better, the high-end earphones remain some of the best money can buy. […]

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Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Still holding strong in 2020

November 2, 2020

Although it’s been available for roughly two years now, Withings’ Steel HR Sport should see some renewed interest now that the company has a new flagship to fawn over, the recently released – and impressively specc’d – ScanWatch. We’re hoping to go hands-on with one of those before Christmas rolls around, but for now we […]

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Nighthawk (MK63) Mesh WiFi 6 Review: Point black power, but lacks strength at a distance

November 2, 2020

Although Netgear is better known for the Orbi when it comes to mesh WiFi, Nighthawk is proving just as viable for the company as the demand, and need, for preping homes/offices for WiFi 6 continues on an upswing. Like all others on the market, this is a mesh system primarily designed to boost a WiFi […]

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Motorola Edge Review: An attractive display can’t atone for those mid-range shooters

October 26, 2020

With strong entries from the likes of Oppo, Google and Samsung, the Android market is as competitive as ever in 2020. It’d be foolish to count Motorola out, especially since the stalwart company has put out what is perhaps their finest, value-conscious smartphone to date with the Motorola Edge. With the “+” version sitting at […]

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Ring Video Doorbell 2020 Review: Fantastic value but a few compromises

October 26, 2020

Although Ring has introduced a multitude of video doorbells for what is now the most complete range in the market, the original Ring Video Doorbell is still a winner. And it’s been updated too, taking the original and updating it to modern standards while still keeping the price point low and affordable. As it stands, […]

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LG XBoom Go PL5 Review: A mature take on light-up Bluetooth speakers

October 26, 2020

While I’ve been particularly impressed with their TV range this year, I wasn’t expecting the company to race towards the end of 2020 by bolstering their modest but mighty range of portable Bluetooth speakers. Adding a new layer to their LG XBOOM Go PK series, a trio of XBoom Go PL speakers has just been […]

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Audiofly AFT2 Headphones Review: Looks good, lasts long, sounds restrained

October 26, 2020

Perth-based company Audiofly has already proven dependable when it comes to personal audio devices, with their overhead headphones in particular getting over thanks to smart, ergonomic design and excellent, varied sound signatures. The brand’s second-gen true wireless in-ear headphones, the AFT2, looks to continue that great reputation, sitting at a very affordable price tag of […]

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DJI OM4 Review: Who needs Hollywood when the content king still reigns supreme

October 12, 2020

DJI is once again positioned as the go-to brand for smartphone-friendly gimbals with the OM4. Sure, it’s largely an iterative improvement over its highly successful predecessor, but the small changes bring a few neat design tricks and a refined feature set, attempting to not only attract new fans, but justify the bump up for those […]

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Harman Kardon Neo Review: Punching well above its weight

October 6, 2020

Portable speakers may not be pumped out as regularly as truly wireless headphones/earbuds right now, but Harman Kardon have certainly made a strong case for the mini audio devices in 2020. With the Neo, the stalwart brand has presented something incredibly lightweight but packed it with enough punch to easily place it as your next […]

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Skullcandy Indy Evo Review: Healthy competition in a crowded market

October 6, 2020

Skullcandy may be relatively young when it comes to truly wireless earbuds, but the reputable audio company has shown time and time again that they can never be discounted in a fiercely competitive market. Although despite their penchant for personal audio, the company still feels like it’s pulling punches with their latest additions to the […]

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Jabra Evolve2 85 Review: The best business headphones out right now

September 30, 2020

Not content with dominating the market for sports earbuds, Jabra has gone and put out what is easily one of – if not the – best business-minded pair of headphones of 2020. That’s no surprise given that the company isn’t at all new to this game, and their previous noise-cancelling enterprise headsets have received plenty […]

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 9000 Review: Feeling the pressure

September 29, 2020

Is $379 too much to spend on a smart toothbrush? As we continue to look at smart home essential for the AU review, we were bound to run into the crossroad of hygiene and technology at some point. That brings us to Philip’s Sonicare DiamondClean 9000, an app-connected electric toothbrush that’s making some ambitious claims […]

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Sony WH-1000XM4 Review: Annihilating the competition

September 28, 2020

Want the short and sweet verdict on the Sony WH-1000XM4 over-ear headphones? They are exceptional, and by far the best I have ever owned. Although you probably already expected that. With the fourth-generation of the company’s insanely popular wireless headphones dominating 2020, Sony has once again come out and reclaimed the throne, defending against the […]

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Huawei Matebook X Pro Review: Powerful, but held back by design choices

September 25, 2020

Huawei is known for rewarding high price tags with ambitious spec sheets, at least attempting to somewhat re-balance the tug-o-war between power and value. This year, that’s been most clearly demonstrated with the ridiculously pricey P40 Pro+, asking a lot, but giving just as much. Balance is hard to achieve the more the price hikes, […]

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Skullcandy Push Ultra Review: Death by design

September 25, 2020

Skullcandy has long been a reliable brand when it comes to personal audio devices, but truly wireless earbuds are still a relatively new line for them with the original Push released in 2018. This year, we’ve got the Push Ultra, sitting at at A$249.95, only slightly cheaper than the current price for Sony’s gold-standard WF-1000XM3 […]

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Therabody Wave Roller Review: Self-massage just got smarter

September 22, 2020

After launching their highly sought Theragun line of percussive massage guns in Australia, Therabody seem more than ready to grow with the burgeoning world of smart tech wellness products. And their first non-gun step in that direction is the Wave Roller – a smart, vibrating version of the classic foam roller, aimed for a convenient […]

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Sony ZV-1 Review: the All-In-One Compact for Content

September 18, 2020

If you make content but you don’t speak camera, Sony has your back. The ZV-1, Sony’s compact do-it-all camera hit the scene in June and immediately made waves with its long list of innovative features designed especially for video content creators who don’t want to mess around with multiple lenses or large camera bodies. What’s […]

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D-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review: A ‘work from home’ essential

September 15, 2020

Working From Home has made maintaining a faster, more stable Wi-Fi connection one of the most important things to consider in 2020. That necessitates a leap from the current standard of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) to 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) in order to cope with the burgeoning number and diversity of smart devices vying for that signal, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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