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

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)

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)


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