Reviews

Pebble Steel — Smartwatch Review

Pebble Steel — Smartwatch Review

The Pebble Steel is the second generation Pebble smart watch, following on the success of the original Pebble, after its own success as a Kickstarter graduate. The Pebble presents a simple premise: a watch that doubles as a ‘second screen’ for your smartphone, allowing you to see emails, notifications, reminders and the like on your wrist without having to pull[Read More…]

by 2:20 pm on April 13, 2014 5 comments News, Reviews, Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

So, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5. I didn’t intend to buy it, but I saw it in the store yesterday and a couple of things lured me in. I’m also becoming a bit bored with my Nexus 5, which didn’t help. I’m not sure whether I’ll keep the S5 or if it will become eBay fodder, but I’m giving[Read More…]

by 11:27 am on April 12, 2014 65 comments Phones, Reviews
Sony QX100 Lens-Style camera — Review

Sony QX100 Lens-Style camera — Review

The QX100 Lens-style camera that can be attached to your Smartphone, but is it worth a shot? Manufacturers have been including cameras in mobile phones for over a decade and as phones get more powerful and portable, so have the built-in cameras. With these advances in camera technologies, consumers want to be able to take high quality photos from a[Read More…]

by 9:11 am on April 2, 2014 11 comments News, Reviews
HP Chromebook 14(14-Q002TU) — Review

HP Chromebook 14(14-Q002TU) — Review

Haswell means more power for longer, but is it worth the higher price? HP joined the growing list of OEMs manufacturing Chromebooks with the HP Chromebook 14(14c001tu) back in March last year. They’ve since followed up with the Chromebook 11 and a Chromebook 14 followup the HP 14-Q002TU. It has upgraded hardware and a more interesting array of colour options,[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on March 27, 2014 3 comments News, Reviews
HoldMyPhone — Accessory Review

HoldMyPhone — Accessory Review

There’s a plethora of mobile accessories out there nowadays. As you’d expect with an industry as huge as mobile telecommunications, the accessories range from the cheap and nasty, to “budget concious”, high quality, impact protection, style/professionalism to the completely ridiculous! You’ve also got to contend with branches of accessories for devices, not getting accessories if you purchase a device that’s[Read More…]

by 5:05 pm on March 20, 2014 10 comments Accessories, News, 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 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 Reviews