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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – Review
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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – Review

Sony announced the release of their latest mid-ranged Android Xperia phone to launch on Australian Shores last month, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. The Xperia M4 Aqua falls into the rapidly growing sub $400 mid-range category, and as such finds itself amongst some strong competition for a potential buyer’s Android dollars. Positioned in the middle of Sony’s Xperia range, the[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:16 am on September 2, 2015
Huawei P8 — Review
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Huawei P8 — Review

Huawei’s journey from low-end entry level manufacturer to the third largest shipper of mobile phones in the world has been a gradual one. The adoption and spread of the Huawei brand has been slow, though has been speeding up over the last few years, with their business well established in the lower end, ‘cheap’ smartphone market. But in the last[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 8:00 am on August 31, 2015
Moto G 3rd Generation — Review
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Moto G 3rd Generation — Review

Motorola is innovating, and it’s doing it at a cracking pace. The Moto G line is not quite two years old in Australia, and already we’re reviewing the 3rd generation of the product. Ordinarily, we get a bit upset when products iterate too quickly; it’s not good for consumers to buy a handset and have it superseded too quickly. It[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:32 am on August 27, 2015
Kingston DataTraveller microDuo 3C — Review
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Kingston DataTraveller microDuo 3C — Review

The recent emergence of USB-C connections on laptops (Macbook and Chromebook Pixel 2), as well as on the recently announced OnePlus 2, as well as Google’s announcement that they will be supporting USB-C on Nexus devices going forward, has led to some excitement. USB-C offers a standard connector type with high-data transfer speeds and in theory you should be able[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 8:00 am on August 23, 2015
Review: Android-compatible Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

Review: Android-compatible Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

Last year I reviewed the newly released Bose SoundSport and SoundTrue in-ear headphones and was extremely impressed with them. The sound clarity and range they produced far exceeded any in-ear headphones I have even used before. The comfort and fit of the earphones matched the quality of the sound. Needless to say I was a newfound Bose fan. When Bose[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 9:00 am on August 10, 2015
Motorola Moto E Gen 2 — Review
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Motorola Moto E Gen 2 — Review

The release of a Motorola Moto series handset has become a big event whenever it happens. Though we waited for four months to finally get the Moto E Gen 2 in Australia, our previous history with the previous Moto E gives us cause to be quite interested in their latest effort. The pricing on the new Moto E was the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 6:35 pm on July 31, 2015
NVIDIA Shield (Android TV) — Review
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NVIDIA Shield (Android TV) — Review

On March 3rd 2015 NVIDIA announced their first entrant into both the living room entertainment and Android TV spaces, the NVIDIA Shield, which is an Android TV powered set to box with a few extras under the hood. Not to be confused with the NVIDIA Shield Tablet or the NVIDIA Shield Portable, the NVIDIA Shield is also known as the NVIDIA Shield Console, NVIDIA[Read More…]

in Android TV, Reviews by at 4:18 pm on July 29, 2015
Huawei Talkband B2 — Review
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Huawei Talkband B2 — Review

Already a major player in mobile networking technology and the consumer mobile phone business, Huawei has been making more moves into more consumer tech areas over the last couple of years. Huawei launched their first combination fitness band/bluetooth headset, the Talkband B1 last year with the Ascend Mate 7. This year, the Talkband B2 was launched with the Talkband N1,[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 3:33 pm on July 24, 2015
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) — Review
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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) — Review

Alcatel OneTouch have made a name on lower end hardware, the results have ranged from decent through to less than average. But, since my walkthrough at their booth at Mobile World Congress, I’ve been aware that this company has had a dark horse in the wings, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. From the moment I first laid eyes on it,[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 11:32 am on July 7, 2015
Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth — Hands On
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Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth — Hands On

With multiple streaming music services now available to all there’s a new battlefield emerging for mobile accessories and it’s not headphones, it’s speakers; specifically mobile speakers that have a battery of their own and link to your device via Bluetooth. Bose have a great reputation for producing high quality audio equipment, but can that translate over to a physically small,[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Reviews by at 7:00 am on July 3, 2015