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Huawei Band 6 review
Posted on 30-Apr-2021 09:49 Reviews, Health, by M Freitas

A lot has been said about Huawei's range of watches but some forget the brand also offers fitness trackers. Their latest release, available now in New Zealand is the Huawei Band 6 and it comes with a list of improvements over previous models.

Jabra Elite 85t earbuds review
Posted on 27-Apr-2021 12:01 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Jabra is a well-known brand in the business world, thanks to its speakerphones and video conferencing devices and systems. The brand also designs and manufactures headsets and headphones for the consumer market and I look at their latest release, the Jabra Elite 85t earbuds.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset review
Posted on 23-Apr-2021 16:59 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Two consumer electronics seem to have had a huge uptake during covid-19 lockdowns: cameras and headsets. This time I have a look at a more affordable (but not necessarily cheap) gaming headset that by all means is also a good choice for online meetings: the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset.

Astro A50 Wireless Headset Gen4 review
Posted on 16-Apr-2021 15:39 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

The Astro A50 is not only a great gaming headset but it also works flawlessly with your PC - and it goes really well with all sorts of content.

Datalocker DL4 FE review
Posted on 9-Apr-2021 12:51 Reviews, Security, by M Freitas

Every industry has a need for security and safety postures but occasionally data needs to be moved between interested parties. The idea is always to transfer data in a secure but easy to use way and the Datalocker DL4 FE does it.

Earfun Free Pro review
Posted on 5-Apr-2021 19:05 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by michaelmurfy

The Earfun Free Pro is a cheaper pair of fully wireless in ear earphones that do sound great and provide both some noise isolation + noise cancelling.

JBL Quantum Duo review
Posted on 22-Mar-2021 11:57 Reviews, Gaming, by M Freitas

We look at a pair of reasonable and good quality gaming speakers.

Synology NVMe SSD review
Posted on 21-Mar-2021 17:46 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by michaelmurfy

The Synology SSD range is designed for longevity and speed giving you a speed boost to your NVMe enabled Synology NAS.

Yubikey 5C NFC review
Posted on 23-Feb-2021 17:37 Reviews, Security, by M Freitas

Increasing the security of online accounts is easy with two-factor authentication and the Yubikey 5C NFC offers an easy way to do it.

Huawei Sound review
Posted on 17-Feb-2021 16:43 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Huawei is bringing more than smartphones and wearable devices to New Zealand - after launching a good range of headphones and earbuds into the country the company is bringing other consumer electronics devices to our market, starting with the Huawei Sound, a high-quality speaker created for music lovers. 

D-Link COVR-X1870 Series Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System review
Posted on 10-Feb-2021 10:34 Reviews, Wi-Fi, by M Freitas

The new D-Link COVR-X1870 Series has a good number of updated features that will be of interest to users who want a no non-sense wireless network system for home (or small office).

D-Link AX3000 WiFi 6 PCIe Adapter review
Posted on 19-Jan-2021 11:47 Reviews, Wi-Fi, by M Freitas

Desktop computers are generally used in a fixed location - size and weight, the need of external keyboard, mouse and monitor(s) all decide where you can have those machines in your office or home. But sometimes access to an ethernet port throws your best layout plans in disarray and you might end up having to accept it will live in a less than optimal location.How can you add these to a wireless network?

Dynabook Portege X30W-J review
Posted on 11-Jan-2021 16:57 Reviews, Computing, by M Freitas

The Portege series is a high-end line of business-focused laptops and the Portege X30W-J is no different. It's an ultra-light, fully-featured 13" convertible 2-in-1 laptop with lots of features that can make it the perfect device for mobile working.

Xbox Series X review
Posted on 29-Dec-2020 11:11 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

It seems "alien" monoliths are all the rage around the world these days. The new Xbox Series X will give your room that vibe.

Panasonic HZ1000 OLED 55 inch review
Posted on 15-Dec-2020 17:21 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

It is almost Christmas and I am sure many of you are expecting to get some new entertainment device or another - perhaps as a gift to yourself. Be it a new gaming console or a new streaming device, the next thing to cross your mind would be "how can I get the best from my new devices?"

Huawei FreeBuds Pro review
Posted on 8-Dec-2020 09:53 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by Stu

I have been fortunate to receive a pair of the new Huawei FreeBuds Pro earbuds. My normal travel, sitting at a computer, or just not wanting to hear what's going on in the house headphones have been Bose QC35II, for some time so it was good to have a new device for comparison.

Twinkly Smart Christmas Lights review
Posted on 30-Nov-2020 23:54 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by michaelmurfy

These Christmas Bud Lights are seriously the best thing to end 2020 on - bright, attractive and downright fun.

MAD CATZ R.A.T 8+ ADV mouse review
Posted on 30-Nov-2020 17:27 Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Gaming is a serious business and there are plenty of options out there for input devices - all sorts of keyboard, mouse and controller devices. What makes the MAD CATZ R.A.T 8+ ADV optical gaming mouse (R.A.T 8+ ADV from now on) so special in this context is the amount of customisation you can achieve with this device.

OPPO Reno4 5G review
Posted on 25-Nov-2020 10:54 Reviews, Android, by M Freitas

OPPO brought to New Zealand a series of new Android-based smartphones with 5G capabilities, ready to connect to local networks.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review
Posted on 12-Nov-2020 14:31 Reviews, Computing, by M Freitas

Microsoft's updated Surface line-up includes the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go, a sleek and stylish small laptop that is perfectly balanced in terms of power, battery life and size.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro review
Posted on 5-Nov-2020 09:51 Reviews, Health

Huawei makes serious waves with their wearables. Their devices are well designed, beautiful and functional. The new Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is a step up on previous models while keeping all those characteristics.

Altaro VM Backup Hyper-V review
Posted on 2-Nov-2020 17:43 Reviews, Computing, by M Freitas

For many years I have been using Altaro VM Backup and it is now about time to write about it. This is one of the tools I rely on as part of my day-to-day operation, helping manage backup operations on this server. 

Fitbit Inspire 2 review
Posted on 27-Oct-2020 16:44 Reviews, Health, by M Freitas

We look at the company's new health tracker device, the Fitbit Inspire 2.

Google Nest WiFi review
Posted on 19-Oct-2020 14:59 Reviews, Broadband, by M Freitas

The avalanche of new smartphones, tablets, laptops and assorted "smart devices" (including but not limited to TVs, speakers, lights, fridge, coffee machine, heat pump, blinds, washing machines and the list can go on and on) in our homes require, pretty much all of them, Internet access. This is done mostly through wireless connections - after all who wants to spend time with ugly cables running around the house, not enough ports and poor management?

Huawei Matebook 13 (2020) review
Posted on 8-Oct-2020 16:33 Reviews, Computing, by M Freitas

Huawei has released a stylish and light small laptop that will appeal to people on the road.

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