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HTC U Ultra smartphone review – the device that tries to stand out from the crowd


HTC’s attempt to stand out in the Android smartphone market continues with the U Ultra and it has a number of features and design elements that help the device achieve this. Three years ago, HTC was riding high and their flagship devices were all about premium materials and a serious design attitude. But offering minor changes to its hero smartphones since then has seen the …

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Sol Republic Amps Air review – hear your music with wire free convenience


Ditching the cables is a growing trend with earphones – even the cable between the earpieces – and Sol Republic has joined the movement with its Amps Air earphones. After Apple and HTC removed the headphones jacks from their smartphones, more customers are on the lookout for this type of product. The Sol Republic Amps Air are truly wire free earphones with each earpiece connecting …

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Samsung Galaxy A7 smartphone review – premium features at a mid-tier price


The mid-range smartphone market just got a little more crowded with the release of the Samsung Galaxy A7 – a device that inherited a lot of top-line features from earlier flagship Galaxy phones. Samsung didn’t announce a smartphone at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 won’t be available for at least another month. But Samsung released the Galaxy A7 …

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D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD review – first camera to work with Apple HomeKit


There are lot of connected security cameras on the market but there aren’t many that are as easy to set up as D-Link’s Omna 180 Cam HD which is available through Apple online and in stores. D-Link’s new Omna 180 Cam HD is the first camera that works seamlessly with the Apple HomeKit so you can take control and receive notifications through Apple’s Home app. …

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iKlip Grip Pro review – the handy photography accessory for your phone or camera


Whether you’re using your smartphone or a small camera to take your photos and videos, anything that can help us create better results is welcomed. Say hello to the IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro multifunction stand. The iKlip Grip Pro is four accessories in one – a tripod, a hand-grip mount, an extendable monopod and a selfie stick complete with remote shutter control. It is …

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Huawei Mate 9 smartphone review – the great call of China


Huawei is starting to loom large in the worldwide smartphone market behind giants Samsung and Apple and new products like the new Mate 9 is helping attract new customers to the brand. The Chinese company was the number three brand in the world in 2016 with 9.3 per cent market share behind Samsung (20.8 per cent) and Apple (14.5 per cent). Its impressive growth last …

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Netgear Nighthawk X10 review – a router with the speed and range to meet our modern needs


If you want a great wi-fi network at home – you need a great router. It’s as simple as that. One router that can certainly be hailed as great is Netgear’s new Nighthawk X10 which can provide combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps. The “Netflix effect” has made customers take more notice of their wi-fi networks than ever before so they can stream 4K …

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Oppo R9s smartphone review – affordable device that delivers high end features and design


Oppo is making inroads in the Australian smartphone market and the company has just released a new affordable mid-tier device – the R9s – which will suit users who love snapping selfies and photos. The Oppo R9s is the follow-up to last year’s R9 – a breakthrough product that made Oppo’s devices stand out from the Android crowd. And that way it did that was …

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Sony MDR-1000X review – one of the best noise-cancelling headphones money can buy


Sony has a rich heritage when it comes to audio products and it has poured all of those smarts along with the latest technology into its impressive MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones. Sony, the company that invented the Walkman and re-defined portable audio, has always been a strong player in the headphone market and the new MDR-1000X is one of its best ever. Noise-cancelling wireless headphones are …

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Meet SCOTTeVEST – the jacket that has room for your laptop and all your gadgets


We carry a lot of gadgets around with us and usually that means we need a bag to fit all that stuff. But not anymore thanks to the SCOTTeVEST jacket which has numerous pockets to store all your items. SCOTTeVEST makes jackets and vests for men and women that addresses the fact that 21st century customers have more devices than ever before. Regular apparel manufacturers …

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Bose SoundSport Pulse earphones review – wireless freedom and excellent audio quality


The Bose SoundSport Pulse wireless earphones make it possible to listen to your music in high quality while you’re exercising and you can also monitor your heart rate as well. The Bose earphones have had re-design since the last model and now have a different shape and are slightly larger. And despite being announced months ago, the Bose SoundSport Pulse earphones release was delayed to …

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Optus Home Wireless Broadband offers a reliable connection that’s easy to set up


Optus has introduced a new home broadband option that’s affordable, flexible and easy to set up because it utilises the company’s high-speed 4G network to connect you to the internet. Usually it takes a lot of time and effort to organise a fixed home broadband connection – you need to have a technician around to establish the connection and connect the modem. And you need …

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Netgear Orbi tri-band wi-fi system review – a wider and faster network that’s easy to set up


A fast and reliable wireless connection in our homes is more important than ever and Netgear’s new Orbi system has come to the rescue to offer greater coverage everywhere. Orbi is the world’s first tri-band mesh home wi-fi system that creates a network that can cover up to 370 square metres. With the average size of an Australian home at about 215 square metres – …

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