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Tech Review: The Corsair Xeneon 27QHD240 OLED Monitor is gorgeous, but incredibly expensive

June 7, 2023

Look, I get it. You get what you pay for. Corsair’s Xeneon 27-inch, QHD, 240Hz OLED monitor is many things. It’s sleek, crisp, responsive and vibrant. As many would have come to expect in recent years, any OLED option is looking to take the crown when it comes to panel quality, proving some of the […]

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Tech Review: The Samsung MX-ST50B Sound Tower packs the punch to match its size

June 1, 2023

I’ll be honest, I’ve owned and reviewed plenty of Bluetooth speakers, but have never owned a more prominent sound tower. I never thought I really needed one. But after a few weeks with the Samsung MX-ST50B Sound Tower, I’m starting to rethink how I’ve ever gone without one for so long. Be it the seamless […]

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Tech Review: The OPPO A78 5G feels like a solid step forward for entry-level handsets

May 16, 2023

It’s no secret that with tech evolving at its current pace, new and popular features once exclusive to flagship mobile handsets, would eventually make their way down to both mid-range and entry level options. While the OPPO A78 5G lacks in certain areas, it still manages to compete strongly with certain mid-range offerings, thanks to […]

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Tech Review: Anker Soundcore VR P10 earphones provide a slim and feature-packed gaming alternative

May 3, 2023

Anker’s Soundcore range of both headphones and earphones continues to grow, with the newest VR P10 earphones offering a slim and feature-packed alternative for gamers. For those looking to take the weight off their heads during longer gaming sessions, the VR P10’s light and comfortable design makes this a breeze for connecting between multiple devices, […]

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Tech Review: The Roccat Kone Air gaming mouse prides itself on quality and comfort

May 2, 2023

Roccat’s mainline mouse offers yet another alternative for the more understated gamer who appreciates a comfortable and responsive mouse, without the extra bells and whistles. Unlike the admittedly solid Kone Pro Air and Kone XP Air gaming mice, the Kone Air opts out of any RGB support, while providing stellar battery life, solid build quality […]

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Tech Review: The Motorola Motog53 5G feels packed to the brim

April 26, 2023

The Motog53 5G stands as Motorola’s latest mid-range offering, providing a 120hz refresh rate, 5G capability and a sleek and minimalist design that is comfortable to hold and fits perfectly in both your hand and pocket. It’s admittedly been a while since I last used a Motorola phone, but I was quite surprised at how […]

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Twelve South HiRise 3 Review: Sleek and functional

February 27, 2023

The third generation of Twelve South’s HiRise chargers has landed, complete with a sleek and sexy new design, and MagSafe charging. Made specially for iPhones and accompanying Apple products like AirPods and the Apple Watch, the HiRise 3 provides up to 10W charging which feels rather standard, considering newer iPhones have the capability for faster […]

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Oppo A17 Review: An entry-level alternative

February 17, 2023

OPPO has long provided mobile phone users with a range of options, from the premium Reno8 Pro and Find X5 Pro models, to lower priced models like the A76 and A96. OPPO have recently decided to redefine their entry-level range with release of the A17. Featuring a premium look and feel, the A17 will provide […]

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D-Link DSL-X1852E AX1800 Router Review: A suitable option for older and newer connections alike

December 16, 2022

D-Link’s DSL-X1852E AX1800 router feels more versatile than any router in recent years, presenting options for both VDSL and ADSL connections, along with two VoIP ports and WAN port for NBN connections. This simply means that regardless of your available or accessible internet coverage, the AX1800 is going to carry with it extensive range and Wi-Fi […]

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BlueAnt X1i BT Speaker Review: Solid sound, solid value

December 15, 2022

BlueAnt’s new portable speaker range has unveiled the X1i, and in line with our recent review of the smaller X0i Bluetooth speaker, aims to pack in as much sound as possible into a slightly larger package. It is with that sentiment that the X1i follows suit in comparison to its smaller sibling, that many of […]

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BlueAnt X0i BT Speaker Review: Small size packs a punch

December 13, 2022

BlueAnt’s new portable speaker range has unveiled the X0i mini portable Bluetooth speaker, aiming to pack in as much sound as possible into such a tiny package. Given its competition and comparisons to the JBL Go 3 in terms of price and size, the X0i provides 6W of power along with a IP56 Splashproof rating […]

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BlueAnt XT120 Soundbar Review: Good Sound, Better Price

December 9, 2022

We recently took the time to review BlueAnt’s XT100 2.0 soundbar, coming away with mostly positive results, providing quality sound at an affordable price. Upon reviewing BlueAnt’s XT120 soundbar, this too feels like another step in the right direction, providing the same quality sound at an even more affordable price, at just AUD $279. The […]

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Soundcore Space Q45 Headphones Review: Quality and Comfort

November 11, 2022

Anker’s Soundcore range is steadily growing, with the new Space Q45 over-ear headphones providing a multitude of premium features like Active Noise Cancelling (ANC), extensive battery life and a comfortable design. At AUD $219.99, the plastic design keeps it looking like some of the most premium headphones on the market, while sound quality is both […]

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BlueAnt XT100 2.0 Soundbar Review: Affordable Quality

November 10, 2022

Let’s face it; your TV’s internal speakers were never that great to begin with. Sure, newer and more premium units are including things like Dolby Atmos and integrated soundbars, but there’s nothing quite like boosting your TV with a dedicated soundbar, for both an increase in overall volume and sound quality. Enter the BlueAnt XT100 […]

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Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds Review: More for Less

October 28, 2022

Nowadays, there exist a multitude of options for wireless, noise-cancelling headphones, so many in fact, it could make your head spin. But Soundcore have entered the fray with their Space A40 earbuds, squarely aimed at the more budget-friendly end of the market, providing not only value for money, but an impressive and extensive list of […]

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D-Link M32 AX3200 Mesh Router System Review: King of the Mighty Mesh Mountain

October 22, 2022

We’ve taken a few of D-Link’s Eagle Pro AI routers for a spin, including the R15 AX1500 router and the G415 AX1500 4G router, with positive opinions in mind. As we return to the Eagle Pro AI range with the 3-pack M32 AX3200 mesh router system, it’s admittedly hard to argue with the results. Be […]

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Oppo Reno 8 Pro Review: A solid mid-range alternative

October 7, 2022

Oppo’s Reno phones have always proven competitive within the mid-range smartphone market. Compared to the likes of the Samsung A Series and even iPhone SE models, the Reno range has always seemed to pack in a multitude of progressive features and solid value that many enjoy as their daily drivers. Enter the Reno Pro 8. […]

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1 Gaming Headset Review: Quiet Entry-Level Achiever

September 28, 2022

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 1 aims squarely at the entry-level end of the market, while putting comfortability and sound quality at the forefront of the experience. Although the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless X serves as my daily driver, the Arctis Nova 1 largely succeeds at providing gamers many of the same benefits and perks that […]

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Asus ROG Chakram X Gaming Mouse Review: Premium Potential

August 30, 2022

My past two weeks with the Asus ROG Chakram X gaming mouse have proven quite interesting. For the premium price point, Asus have packed in a bunch of quality features, including a wealth of customisable options and a sturdy design. But in the same breath, it also features additional buttons that can be hard to […]

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SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Keyboard Review: Compact Wonder

August 19, 2022

SteelSeries is no stranger to crafting premium gaming products in all areas, from handsets and gaming mice, to a wide range of gaming keyboards for a number of users and preferences. The Apex Mini Pro feels fantastic, and it without a doubt one of the better 60% keyboards in the market today. The premium price […]

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D-Link R15 AX1500 Smart Router Review: A solid entry-level option

August 6, 2022

D-Link’s new Eagle Pro AI series of routers is looking to shake things on both sides of the market, from entry-level routers-to premium mesh systems. The R15 AX1500 Eagle Pro AI stands as the entry-level option, but provides some nifty value through its compact design, Wi-Fi 6 functionality and various smart features including Google Assistant […]

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Oppo Reno 8 Lite 5G Review: Value for variety

July 6, 2022

It seems that few markets have grown so rapidly in the past few years as the market for mid-range phones has. It’s a fact that tech in general is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, since 2007 worldwide smartphone sales have increased by almost twelve times. Amongst the largest contributors to this […]

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D-Link G415 AX1500 4G Smart Router Review: The all-rounder you’re looking for

July 1, 2022

In recent years, certain events have forced us to change many aspects of our lives, including the way we work. While many of us are now working from home, it’s important to consider the tech that surrounds us, and if that too, is capable of stepping up to this change in lifestyle. Thankfully, the D-Link […]

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Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk Gaming Headset Review: Compact design and solid audio

June 10, 2022

Asus’ ROG Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk gaming headset largely delivers on its premium price tag, providing premium audio and a compact design. As the title suggests, it provides 2.4GHz support via a provided USB-C dongle and a bunch of customisation options thanks to the expansive Asus Armoury Crate software. While the Strix Go 2.4 […]

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HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless Gaming Mouse Review: Solid value

June 8, 2022

The HyperX Pulsefire Haste Wireless gaming mouse enters the market as a wireless alternative to the already popular Pulsefire Haste. It is in that statement alone that most gamers will naturally gravitate towards such an option, as the Pulsefire Haste not only stands as a favourite for most esports gamers, but for those looking to […]

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Gaming Headset Review: The undisputed champion

June 7, 2022

SteelSeries are no stranger to providing some of the highest quality gaming headsets out there. Their newest entry, the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless, is a tremendous success for those looking toward the premium end of the market. Featuring Active Noise Cancellation, memory foam earcups and a dedicated DAC, there’s not much more you could ask […]

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Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate Gaming Keyboard Review: Jack of all trades

June 2, 2022

When purchasing a gaming keyboard, there are usually so many things to consider based on price point. Mechanical or non-mechanical keys? Is RGB customisation your thing? How about build quality? For the premium price point of A$349, the Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate provides almost everything a gamer would want in a high-end keyboard. […]

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Momentum True Wireless 3 Earbuds Review : The perfect fit

May 18, 2022

Sennheiser has released their brand new headphones in the Momentum range, known as the True Wireless 3 earbuds. After a 2 year break and time to enjoy the truly excellent Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds (read our review here), the next version has now arrived, complete with an overhauled design and beautiful sound quality that […]

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Epos H3Pro Hybrid Gaming Headset Review: A premium alternative

April 28, 2022

The high-end gaming headset market has assumed a predictable but ultimately reliable cycle; good sound quality, comfort for longer listening periods and a decent microphone, capable of making both the necessary callouts in your games and the odd phone call. Every new headset needs to bring something new to the table if they want to […]

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HyperX Alloy Origins Core

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Gaming Keyboard Review: Newest Clicky Switches

November 19, 2021

The no-nonsense HyperX Alloy FPS has been a top contender for the best TKL (tenkeyless) mechanical keyboard for many years. However, that hasn’t stopped HyperX from expanding its TKL keyboard range with the HyperX Alloy Origins Core. Originally released in 2019, this keyboard Included added features and accessories for gamers wanting both style and reliability. […]

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