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Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA — Review
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Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA — Review

Asus have been selling many different products in Australia for some time now. One of the pivotal moments for Asus as far as Android goes, was when the teamed up with Google in June 2012 to bring us the original Nexus 7. And, as they say, the rest is history. Since then ASUS have been bringing us various devices from[Read More…]

in Reviews, Tablets by at 10:08 am on August 14, 2014
Plantronics Backbeat Fit — Review
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Plantronics Backbeat Fit — Review

The old 3.5mm headphone jack isn’t as widely used as it once was, at least for plugging in headphones, thanks to ever improving technology in the Bluetooth headphone market. The latest bluetooth headphones to be released in the Australian market are the Plantronics Backbeat Fit – a pair of over-ear earphones aimed at the sports and fitness user. Priced at[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 10:03 am on August 13, 2014
HTC Desire 816 — Review
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HTC Desire 816 — Review

There’s long been a split in the market between the “flagship” phones manufacturers launch with much pomp and circumstance like the Galaxy S5 or One (M8) and the second-tier devices like the Galaxy Ace or F Series. While expensive high-end phones allow manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest technology, many of them are keenly aware that the real[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 2:31 pm on August 7, 2014
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom — Review
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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom — Review

Let’s just get this out of the way now. Touchwiz; you either love it or hate it. My first Android smartphone was the original Samsung Galaxy S I9000 “iPhone killer”. I didn’t mind TouchWiz back then as I had nothing to compare it to, plus it didn’t feel that heavy. As for the current version of TouchWiz running on this[Read More…]

in News, Reviews by at 1:04 pm on August 7, 2014
Motorola Moto E — Review
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Motorola Moto E — Review

When I attended the Motorola breakfast announcing the Moto E and Moto G 4G back in May this year, I had to say that at least in relation to the E, I didn’t have high hopes. By that stage, I’d already reviewed the Moto G, and while it (then) lacked a 4G option, it seemed to me to be the[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 3:54 pm on August 5, 2014
Samsung Wireless Audio Multiroom M7 Speaker — Review
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Samsung Wireless Audio Multiroom M7 Speaker — Review

Samsung’s making a big push this year with their Multiroom Audio products under the Samsung Sound name. We had a brief introduction to the products at their Smart TV launch in April, followed by a full launch event in May and an exclusive concert series over the next couple of months. It’s taken a bit of time for the review[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 9:04 am on August 4, 2014
Oppo N1 — Review
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Oppo N1 — Review

Oppo is one of the ever increasing batch of “nearly there” brands who have some nice hardware, pretty acceptable software. The Oppo N1 is a solid phone which looks great and feels nice in your hand, but can a phone that’s 6 months old with no LTE connectivity at $689 (16GB, Colour OS version of the device) stand up in[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 2:51 pm on August 1, 2014
Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition — Review
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Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition — Review

The term ‘Paperless Office’ has been around for some time now, but we’re a long way away from it being a reality. Companies still require you to physically sign documents they email you before re-digitising them and returning them, and there’s no real ‘standard’ for digital signatures at the moment. As Android and ChromeOS users, of course Google has options[Read More…]

in Accessories, Reviews by at 11:32 am on July 22, 2014
Sony Smartband (SWR10) — Review
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Sony Smartband (SWR10) — Review

Fitness trackers are a-dime-a-dozen these days. There’s a large market out there that’s ripe for the taking and with no clear dominant manufacturer there are some deep pockets out there looking for the right product. The Smartband is Sony’s first fitness tracker, and they’ve delivered just a little bit more than others. The Sony Smartband is what Sony call a[Read More…]

in Reviews by at 8:00 am on July 14, 2014
Accessory review: Magnetic Charging Dock and Sonivo Fusion Bumper Case for Xperia Z2
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Accessory review: Magnetic Charging Dock and Sonivo Fusion Bumper Case for Xperia Z2

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with the Sony Xperia Z2, a device I really enjoyed. While I was reviewing the phone, I was contacted by Yianni from Gadgets 4 Geeks, to see if I wanted to try out some accessories. I agreed and he sent me two new toys to play with; a magnetic charging dock[Read More…]

in Accessories, News, Reviews by at 5:02 pm on July 12, 2014