Reviews

Minix Neo X7 Android Media Hub — Review

Minix Neo X7 Android Media Hub — Review

Playing media on your TV shouldn’t be hard. I have very little patience for messing around with a device just to get video and audio to play on a big screen, and I’m always looking for a better way to do it, so when I was offered the chance to review the Minix Neo X7 Android-powered Mini PC from Expansys,[Read More…]

by 1:10 pm on March 17, 2014 17 comments News, Reviews
LG G Flex — Review

LG G Flex — Review

Is curved and flexible something that should be a ‘thing’? LG has been slowly climbing to the top of the Android mobile phone market for a few years, quietly improving their hardware over different models to the point where their flagship G line of phones are anticipated with much enthusiasm. When LG announced they were releasing a curved phone, it[Read More…]

by 9:15 am on March 10, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews
Strava Cycling — App Review

Strava Cycling — App Review

With so many running, cycling and various assorted fitness apps out there at the moment I thought I would take a look at one of the more popular cross fitness styled applications, Strava. Immediately there’s a lot to like about the app, regardless of whether you’re on Android or iOS (clearly my testing has been done Android, not the latter).[Read More…]

by 10:08 am on February 17, 2014 10 comments Apps, News, Reviews
Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera — First Impressions

Camera phones have been around for more than a decade, and not a lot has changed with their overall function in this time. Modern smartphones may have more advanced specifications compared to the early camera phones, but they still function like a simple point and shoot camera. Now Sony is trying to change our views on how smartphones interface with[Read More…]

by 3:18 pm on February 13, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Reviews
HP Chromebook 11 — First Look

HP Chromebook 11 — First Look

The HP Chromebook 11 enters an increasingly crowded market, where there are (at least in Australia) a good number of choices in Chromebooks around the $300-$400 mark. Already we’ve seen the Samsung Chromebook, Acer C7, Acer C720 and glimmers of an HP Chromebook 14, but there is definitely room left for innovation in this space. Chromebooks are often criticised for[Read More…]

by 3:32 pm on February 6, 2014 2 comments Design, Reviews
LG G Pad 8.3 — Review

LG G Pad 8.3 — Review

Can LG supersize the excellent G2 smartphone and weave the same magic in tablet form? We haven’t seen a lot of activity from LG in the tablet market, despite its relative maturity. Looking back, LG last dipped its toes into the nascent Android tablet market when Honeycomb was officially A Thing with a number of devices that never really set[Read More…]

by 9:17 am on January 31, 2014 9 comments Design, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) — Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) — Review

Samsung have been making some impact in the tablet market in the past 12 months but does the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 stand out in the ever-growing crowd of premium tablets? Samsung are the big success story when it comes to Android, they dominate the market with sales figures, profits and a huge market share with their[Read More…]

by 4:07 pm on January 20, 2014 8 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola Moto G — Review

Motorola’s release of the Moto G marks the first handset released onto the Australian market from the mobile giant in quite some time. While it was hoped the Moto X would make it to Australia, it seems this was not to be, and after the mostly impressive release of the Moto RAZR M and RAZR HD in late 2012, it’s[Read More…]

by 7:02 pm on January 17, 2014 21 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Samsung Galaxy Gear — Review

Samsung Galaxy Gear — Review

How does Samsung’s smart watch stack up? The Galaxy Gear is Samsung’s first entry into the smart watch, or “wearables”, market. It joins the Pebble and Sony‘s Sony’s Smartwatch 2 in what seems to be a developing market. It’s arguable whether there is a need for this new generation of wearable technology – there is in fact no real ‘need’[Read More…]

by 7:51 am on December 16, 2013 22 comments Design, News, Reviews, Smartwatch
Game Review: Formula Legend – F1 Management

Game Review: Formula Legend – F1 Management

When we attended the EB Games Expo back in October, we met Nathan Harper from Beer Mogul games who showed us his Formula Legend – F1 Management game for Android. It was actually lauched at that time, but we’ve only just managed to get around to giving it a full workout, but we have so here we go. Gameplay Your[Read More…]

by 9:18 am on December 10, 2013 2 comments News, Reviews