Reviews

Oppo R5 — Review

Oppo R5 — Review

Oppo last year announced two new handsets at their launch in Singapore, announcing the Oppo N3, an update to the N1, and another more design oriented handset, the Oppo R5. While the major focus these days is on the ‘major’ manufacturers who originally signed onto the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), it’s been the newer OEMs from China in the last[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on March 16, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Reviews
Aerios Aurora Qi Wireless Charger — Review

Aerios Aurora Qi Wireless Charger — Review

Wireless charging first really came to prominence in the Android arena when Google and LG included the Qi wireless charging standard as a feature on the Nexus 4. While Android fans in the US had a number of options to choose from, here in Australia we scrambled to find Qi chargers. The main source of early Qi chargers were those[Read More…]

by 11:48 am on March 10, 2015 6 comments Accessories, Reviews
Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones — Review

Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones — Review

Parrot’s Zik 2.0 headphones are some of the most expensive consumer grade headphones money can buy. They’re also some of the best, building on a reputation earned by the original Zik headphones over the past two years. Parrot likes to cram their devices full of technology, and their Zik 2.0 headphones are no exception. We’re looking at Bluetooth headphones with[Read More…]

by 8:07 am on February 20, 2015 8 comments Accessories, Reviews
Review: HP Chromebook 14 G3

Review: HP Chromebook 14 G3

After hearing about the impending release of the HP Chromebook 14 G3 featuring the Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, and having previously had experience with the series, I have to say I was more than a little eager to try one out. In fact, I admit that ‘obsessive’ is probably not entirely inaccurate. After what I perceive to be a bit[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on February 10, 2015 7 comments Chromebook, ChromeOS, Reviews
Yotaphone 2 — Review

Yotaphone 2 — Review

While the original Yotaphone was nothing particularly exciting back in January 2014, it did introduce a new concept for Android mobility — the inclusion of a second screen. We find second screens in many aspects of life now, with many office workers and creative types having discovered the benefits of two (or more) screens quite some time ago. On a[Read More…]

by 11:45 am on February 4, 2015 4 comments Phones, Reviews
Nexus 6 – Review

Nexus 6 – Review

The Nexus 6 was announced 10 weeks ago by Google and here in Australia it is still a rarity. It is available at JB Hifi and some Good Guys stores if you are lucky. I can tell you from experience that it can be difficult to find one not already reserved. We have all watched our comrades from the US[Read More…]

by 11:54 am on February 2, 2015 19 comments Phones, Reviews
HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC has always had an edge when it comes to hardware design. Their phones, have consistently won awards, with last years HTC One (M7) taking home a slew of awards throughout the year. The HTC One (M8) followed in its footsteps improving on the design and again has been an industry leader when it comes to design. HTC released small(mini)[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on January 24, 2015 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge — Review

Samsung is the king of the smartphone world, at least when it comes to sales. The company holds around 80% market share when it comes to profits and it’s mostly due to their ability to attack every possible facet of the market in their so-called ‘Shotgun’ approach. This has led them to try some quite outlandish designs, sizes and shapes,[Read More…]

by 4:08 pm on January 15, 2015 14 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 — Review

There was a time when a Samsung Galaxy Note was the only viable option for someone who wanted a large phone. Then the market started to shift, screens became larger and 5” is now the norm – even the guys who said “no one’s going to buy a big phone” are making a big phone. How does the Note 4[Read More…]

by 3:02 pm on January 14, 2015 18 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Moto X (2014) — Review

Moto X (2014) — Review

When I went to the Motorola press briefing back in September this year, I went hands-on with the Moto X (2014) back then, and I didn’t have any strong feelings for the phone either way. So much was my initial impression that when the review device arrived just before Christmas, I honestly didn’t recall much of the device I had[Read More…]

by 4:00 pm on January 6, 2015 27 comments Phones, Reviews