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Huawei announces new smart wearable devices
Posted on 2-Mar-2015 20:38Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Huawei today unveiled a series of wearable devices including the Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2, and TalkBand N1 for consumers to stay connected, on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. Comments (Comments)

SanDisk pushes the envelope with a 200GB microSD card
Posted on 2-Mar-2015 12:02Tags News, Consumer Electronics

SanDisk achieved this capacity breakthrough by leveraging the proprietary technology developed last year for the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, and creating a new design and production process that allows for more bits per die. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand site plans to become global 3D printing design marketplace
Posted on 17-Feb-2015 10:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A Kiwi team are in the final stage of building a new global marketplace for the hosting and downloading of 3D design files, called www.boffles.com. It comes as 3D printing by home users is surging in popularity worldwide. Comments (Comments)

Drone firm achieves New Zealand's largest ever equity crowdfunding result
Posted on 17-Feb-2015 10:17Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The equity crowdfunding campaign for drone designer and manufacturer Aeronavics has hit $1 million so far - the largest equity crowdfunding campaign undertaken in New Zealand to date. Comments (Comments)

HTC Re camera review
Posted on 12-Feb-2015 13:26Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Ever felt that taking photos with your smartphone is kind of cumbersome? What about an easy to use camera that pairs with your smartphone but doesn't need it all the time? Comments (Comments)

Fitbit Charge review
Posted on 22-Dec-2014 14:03Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

I have been a Fitbit user for almost a year now. It started with the Fitbit Flex, the simplistic but yet sophisticated Internet-connected pedometer. And the Charge makes it even better. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand First Lego League Championships 2014 results announced
Posted on 15-Dec-2014 14:56Tags News, Consumer Electronics

This year's theme is "WORLD CLASS" where teams must investigate how students will learn in the future. Comments (Comments)

Philips Shaver Series 9000 review
Posted on 15-Dec-2014 14:47Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Just a few weeks ago I saw a new discussion here on Geekzone with people discussing shavers so I took the opportunity to try a new Philips Series 9000. Comments (Comments)

Google Chromecast review
Posted on 15-Dec-2014 13:47Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

It's here: the Google Chromecast streaming stick lands with loads of content already available for your lounge entertainment. Comments (Comments)

ADATA Power Bank PV110 review
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 12:55Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics

My week with the ADATA Power Bank PV110. Comments (Comments)

Netflix to launch in Australia and New Zealand March 2015
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 11:08Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Internet-connected users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular movies and TV shows in high-definition or even 4K where available. Comments (Comments)

Intellibots touch down in NZ
Posted on 10-Nov-2014 19:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The world's most advanced robotic commercial floor-cleaning machine, the Intellibot, has landed in New Zealand and could be coming to an airport, shopping mall or stadium near you. Comments (Comments)

QNAP TS-451 review
Posted on 23-Sep-2014 14:31Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We have looked at many Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices over the years and the last two years this category has shown consistent improvements in software and increase in performance. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Gear S brings 3G connectivity to wearable devices
Posted on 28-Aug-2014 21:42Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new Samsung Gear S delivers an up-to-date smart wearable experience with 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features. Comments (Comments)

Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 review
Posted on 25-Aug-2014 13:53Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics

Logitech's wireless keyboard K830 is a perfect companion for your entertainment centre. Comments (Comments)

DIGITAL NATIONZ returns for a second year
Posted on 17-Jul-2014 14:19Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Consumer electronics and entertainment DIGITAL NATIONZ event returns for a second year, with a new format as it joins forces with the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show. Comments (Comments)

Online auction site Wheedle to close
Posted on 11-Jul-2014 17:45Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Online auction site Wheedle is to close after its sole funder Neil Graham decided against further investment in the company. Comments (Comments)

LG Display unveils 18-inch flexible and transparent OLED panels
Posted on 10-Jul-2014 20:53Tags News, Consumer Electronics

With these new panels, LG Display shows that it has already acquired fundamental technologies to lead the large-sized flexible and transparent display market. Comments (Comments)

Thecus N2310 review
Posted on 2-Jul-2014 13:03Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Thecus is not a brand I often hear about here in New Zealand so it is an interesting change to have one at home, more specifically the entry-level Thecus N2310 dual bay NAS appliance. Comments (Comments)

Intel Capital invest in kiwi software developer Performance Lab Technologies Ltd
Posted on 26-Jun-2014 10:19Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Performance Lab develop platform-agnostic software to drive real-time exercise measurement analytics and coaching. Comments (Comments)

PowerbyProxi to showcase the next evolution of wireless charging for mobile device
Posted on 3-Jun-2014 19:55Tags News, Consumer Electronics

For the first time, PowerbyProxi will also demo a wireless charging pad for mobile devices that enables vertical height charging of up to 30mm. This functioning z height distance will enable charging capabilities to be integrated into public locations like restaurants and hotels, as well as furniture and countertops. Comments (Comments)

Sphero 2.0 review
Posted on 15-May-2014 11:47Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Sphero is a smart ball. Orbotix, the company behind this piece of technology calls it a "robot ball" and "a game system". Either way it's a an interesting kit, with limitless possibilities. Comments (Comments)

Samsung New Zealand brings English Premier League to consumer devices and smartphones
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 10:28Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics New Zealand partners with Coliseum Sports Media for English Premier League rights. Comments (Comments)

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp
Posted on 20-Feb-2014 16:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Facebook has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately US$16 billion, including US$4 billion in cash and approximately US$12 billion worth of Facebook shares. Comments (Comments)

Sony announces plans to sell PC and TV businesses
Posted on 6-Feb-2014 20:29Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Sony is anticipating headcount reduction of approximately 5,000 (1,500 in Japan, 3,500 overseas) by the end of March 2014. Comments (Comments)


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