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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)

New Zealand Olympians Get Smart with Samsung Technology
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

"Smart Beanie Project" and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones capture athletes' journey so Kiwis can experience Olympic moments first-hand. Comments (Comments)

Westpac eyes up Google Glass & iBeacon
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:40Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Westpac will this month trial their Cash Tank app on Google Glass and introduce Apple's iBeacon technology in its branches, the first bank in New Zealand to utilise the new frontier technology. Comments (Comments)

QNAP TS-220 review
Posted on 3-Jan-2014 17:56Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We have previously covered QNAP NAS devices but wanted to touch again on these to see how the new version of its operating system, QTS 4.0 is coming along. Comments (Comments)

UN Handbook goes digital and mobile
Posted on 10-Dec-2013 09:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Mobile solutions company PaperKite has stamped its mark on the smartphones and tablets of world leaders, with its UN Handbook App.
The team is fresh from launching the App in New York and from meeting with Prime Minister John Key. Comments (Comments)

Leap Motion launches in New Zealand retail through Dick Smith
Posted on 4-Dec-2013 09:51Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Innovative 3D motion control device available in Dick Smith NZ stores and online. Comments (Comments)

New online service brings online movies and TV series to New Zealand market
Posted on 4-Sep-2013 14:03Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Zealand entertainment lovers can now instantly stream and download the hottest international releases and watch them on any device, anytime, anywhere, following the launch of a cutting edge new online service, EzyFlix.tv. Comments (Comments)

Martin Aircraft Company reveals latest jetpack
Posted on 12-Aug-2013 12:37Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Martin Aircraft Company’s present focus is on further improving the performance of the jetpack through some engine refinements in order to ready the jetpack for commercial sale. Comments (Comments)

Ingram Micro to provide third-party logistics for Telecom New Zealand
Posted on 6-Aug-2013 10:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The company will manage the warehousing and distribution of mobile devices and customer-fixed line hardware from device and hardware suppliers to all Telecom channels and channel partners. Comments (Comments)

Leap Motion review
Posted on 23-Jul-2013 13:45Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

We have a look at the Leap Motion, a 3D motion control technology available now. Comments (Comments)

Full and final buyout of Dick Smith business
Posted on 18-Jul-2013 14:43Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Anchorage Capital Partners and Management, led by Nick Abboud have completed a release from the financial obligations to its former partner Woolworths. Comments (Comments)

University of Canterbury graduate plans a robotic housekeeper
Posted on 7-Jul-2013 15:32Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A University of Canterbury (UC) graduate hopes to develop a robotic housekeeper, capable of cleaning a house while the residents sleep. Comments (Comments)

Sol Republic, Philips Downtown, Parrot Zik headphone reviews
Posted on 21-Jun-2013 12:26Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by Headphone Reviews

We asked one of our Geekzone users to review four headphones for us and compare to his own preference. Here are the results. Comments (Comments)


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