Reviews

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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JBL Tune 220 TWS Review: Sleek, light and structurally sound

August 6, 2020

The JBL Tune headphone line has grown again with the addition of the sleek, light and slim JBL Tune 220 TWS (“TWS” stands for True Wireless), with sturdy Bluetooth 5.0 and a clear aim for those with busy, mobile lifestyles. The biggest question surrounding these: how light is too light? Design and Build Inspired by […]

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TCL’s debut flagship 10 series smartphones launch in Australia this month

August 4, 2020

TCL Communications is gearing up for the official arrival of the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L smartphones into the Australian market. From August 10, the debut flagship series from the Chinese electronics company will make a play on the hyper-competitive mid-range market with premium, feature-rich phones that have so far been noted around the […]

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Jabra Elite Active 75t Review: Sports-ready buds won’t break a sweat

July 30, 2020

With the 2018 release of Elite Active 65t, Jabra built up quite the reputation amongst athletes in the market for good quality wireless earbuds. Acclaim rolled in from all directions, touting some seriously impressive sound quality, seamless noise cancelling, and the all-important fit. It’s only right that the sequel builds upon that, right? The Jabra […]

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ASUS is bringing its ridiculously powerful ROG Phone 3 to Australia

July 28, 2020

If your current Android phone isn’t powerful enough for you, the latest from Asus is going to delight. By the end of August, Asus will have brought its new ROG Phone 3 to Australia, blasting away all over Android phones with sheer power, if this eye watering spec sheet is anything to go by. Obviously […]

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch Review: Finding the right balance

July 27, 2020

Occupying the conceptual space between a tablet and a laptop has always been Microsoft’s goal with the Surface Book series. And it’s been a success thus far, striking a swift balance that pulls some of the best parts from each world and welds it together with a premium build. The experience switching between the two […]

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Razer Blade

Razer Blade 15.6″ Review: Pretty and Powerful

July 23, 2020

The Razer Blade has returned to the wonderful world of gaming laptops, providing some of the most impressive and top shelf goods you can find in a machine like this; that is, if you’re willing to pay the price. Having reviewed last year’s efforts myself, I was pleased to check out Razer’s latest offerings. Compared […]

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Sonos Move Review: It may lumber, but this portable beast packs a punch

July 23, 2020

While Sonos is prolific in the audio space, the brand doesn’t have a product cycle as speedy and frequent as some competitors. It often feels like a long time between drinks when it comes to Sonos, but usually when that drink finally comes around, it’s a velvety classic – a meticulously built Old Fashioned or […]

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Withings Steel HR Review: Outstanding looks, but very few hooks

July 21, 2020

A delicate balancing act is evidently difficult to achieve for the hybrid smartwatch. The category is always moving forward, especially with quality offerings from Fitbit, Garmin, Apple, Samsung, Huawei and Withings, but it seems 2-in-1 wearables which aim to be a fitness track and a smartwatch fall too heavily on just one side. We saw […]

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Fujifilm X-T200 Review: The Affordable Mirrorless that Does it All

July 16, 2020

It wasn’t that long ago I was declaring the Fujifilm X-A7 the best value entry-level mirrorless camera… but I need to correct that. In my defence, I wrote that before the Fujifilm X-T200 was released and usurped the X-A7 from its top spot on my list. I hereby officially declare the new great all-rounder of […]

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Realme C3 Review: When good looks can’t save you

July 14, 2020

For a budget smartphone, Realme’s C3 sure looks tempting. It’s Blazing Red colourway is a reliable head-turner with its richly textured ribbed finish and ability to shrug of fingerprints like a pro. It’s also large enough to at least pretend to be a top-tier phone. But for all it’s good looks, book-cover applies here, and […]

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Oppo Find X2 Pro Review: Is this the best Android phone yet?

July 9, 2020

Oppo has been showing force this year. First, they reiterated their high-value approach to the budget and mid-market sectors with the likes of wallet-friendly A52. Now they’ve bought that sense of value to the highest tier of smartphones, with the hugely anticipated 5G-ready Find X2 Series, the top of which is the Find X2 Pro, […]

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LG 65-inch NanoCell 91 Review: A near-perfect all-rounder

July 7, 2020

OLED panels get all the glory in discussions about home cinema nowadays; that often includes a substantially more demanding price tag. Owning one brings a certain level of prestige, though the advantages of say a 4K OLED over a 4K LED do not necessarily justify the eye-watering price differences. Yes, deep inky blacks are ridiculously […]

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