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HTC Desire 510 — Review
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HTC Desire 510 — Review

After the launch of their flagship device, the once venerable manufacturer HTC has continued its onward march of penetrating the smartphone market. Despite having one of the most adored phones of recent years in the HTC One, the Taiwanese company has a way to go in maintaining their growth, and the other devices in their portfolio are key to this.[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 11:18 am on December 7, 2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — Review
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact — Review

There’s an ongoing argument about phone sizes. Apple’s move into larger screen sizes means it’s not just happening in the Android market now, it’s industry-wide. Everyone has a sweet spot into which the smartphone size of their heart’s desire falls. Some of us are willing to move that sweet spot upwards as larger phones arrive on the scene, and some[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 12:52 pm on December 5, 2014
Nexus 9 — Review
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Nexus 9 — Review

Manufactured by HTC, there were always going to be a few questions asked; not only of HTC but of the device and its capabilities. Despite having produced a couple of quite outstanding flagship phones in the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8), over the last couple of years HTC have had a heavily publicised fall from the dizzying[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Reviews, Tablets by at 11:10 am on December 5, 2014
a-Jays Five for Android — Review
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a-Jays Five for Android — Review

Jays are a fairly little known audio brand in Australia, often only discovered by people accidentally when Googling for audio gear. They’re a Swedish brand with their office based in Stockholm and while they don’t have a Bose or Sennheiser-grade reputation behind them, their equipment certainly meets the quality expectations of someone who’s spending fairly significant sums of money to[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 5:56 pm on November 28, 2014
HP Chromebook 11 (2101TU) — Review
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HP Chromebook 11 (2101TU) — Review

HP have been releasing their Chromebook at a fast and furious pace. It was only mid August when Dan reviewed the upgraded HP 11 (11-2001TU model). At the time Dan made the statement “HP has jumped into Chromebook’s with a vengeance. As one of the largest PC makers in the world, they have the scale and facilities to churn out[Read More…]

in Chrome Devices, Manufacturer, Reviews by at 1:50 pm on November 27, 2014
Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS
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Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS

Many of us love the open source nature of Android but being open source is a double edged sword, allowing literally anyone the opportunity to download the source code and modify it as they see fit. The Chinese phone manufacturing ecosystem has often been dubbed the wild west of the Android world, with many manufacturers making their own “enhancements” (term[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:49 am on November 26, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5 — Review
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5 — Review

When a company like Samsung, who seems to bring out a new device every other week with a slightly new screen size, tells you “this is the one”, you tend to sit up and pay attention. While Samsung’s been at the forefront of the Android tablet market for a while, it hasn’t really had a clear flagship. The original Galaxy[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Reviews, Tablets by at 3:12 pm on November 25, 2014
LG G Watch R — Review
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LG G Watch R — Review

We first heard rumours that LG would bring a round Android Wear watch back in August, when the Moto 360‘s release date was still unknown. We already heard from a reader who imported a unit, but still couldn’t wait to get a proper review unit of our own. The mercifully short waiting game ended last week with the Australian release[Read More…]

in Android Wear, News, Reviews, Smartwatch by at 6:14 pm on November 12, 2014
Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review
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Moto G (2nd Generation) — Review

Motorola surprised everyone when they announced the Moto G towards the end of 2013. Rather than aiming for a premium price point and falling short on specs, the Moto G was an unapologetic shot at the midrange market that delivered the essentials for a basic smartphone experience and nothing more at a $230 price point. We loved it, and so[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 9:30 am on October 21, 2014
Bose Soundlink Bluetooth on-ear headphones — Review
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Bose Soundlink Bluetooth on-ear headphones — Review

For someone who really enjoys music and a good quality set of headphones, I’ve been like a kid in a candy store of late with the Bose Soundlink Bluetooth on ear headphone being the second set of Bose headphones I’ve reviewed in a very short time. The first was the Quiet Comfort 25 – a high end set of Noise[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Reviews by at 8:34 am on October 21, 2014