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Xiaomi Mi Band — First Impressions
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Xiaomi Mi Band — First Impressions

We like gadgets here at the Ausdroid team, while Android Wear is popular, not everyone out there has been convinced to make the jump, preferring to check out other options. One of those options came in the form of the super cheap, yet apparently highly functional Mi Band from Chinese phone maker Xiaomi – at the price it was hard[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Reviews by at 11:32 am on March 29, 2015
Oppo R5 — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Reviews by at 9:00 am on March 16, 2015
Aerios Aurora Qi Wireless Charger — Review
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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…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 11:48 am on March 10, 2015
Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones — Review
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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…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 8:07 am on February 20, 2015
Review: HP Chromebook 14 G3
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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…]

in Chrome Devices, Chrome OS, Reviews by at 10:00 am on February 10, 2015
Yotaphone 2 — Review
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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…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 11:45 am on February 4, 2015
Nexus 6 – Review
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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…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 11:54 am on February 2, 2015
HTC One Mini 2 – Review
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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…]

in Carriers, News, Phones, Reviews by at 8:30 am on January 24, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 4:08 pm on January 15, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 — Review
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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…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 3:02 pm on January 14, 2015