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Follow the latest updates in consumer electronics with our regular gadget reviews, including the latest Tablets, eReaders, Smartwatches, Activity Monitors and more electronic accessories.

Wireless Powerbank review – one of the most versatile portable batteries you can own


We’ve seen lots of portable batteries but none have been as versatile as this new portable light weight Qi wireless charger that works with the latest iPhones and Samsung devices. The Wireless Powerbank has a 10,000mAh battery on board so it can recharge an average smartphone two or three times on the move. It’s about the same size as the iPhone X and is available …

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Apple HomePod review – stunning speaker combining intelligence of Siri and Apple Music


Apple has packed a lot of innovative technology into its new HomePod speaker so your music sounds amazing – but it’s also smart speaker and can also control your smart home accessories as well. The timing of Apple’s HomePod release (it was originally due to land in December but was delayed till February) came at an interesting time when we already had Google Home and …

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Salli Saddle Chair review – combine sitting and standing to maintain a better posture


We all spend a lot of time sitting down and have been told this is an unhealthy practice. Standing desks were the first solution for that but now there’s another – it’s the Salli saddle chair. The Salli saddle chair allows you to combine sitting with standing and also allows you to avoid the negative aspects of both. Whether at work, driving our car or …

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Netgear Arlo Go review – onboard 4G SIM allows you to use it anywhere


Netgear’s Arlo range of wire free cameras already provide excellent coverage on your home network but now the new Arlo Go can provide the same monitoring anywhere because it has its own SIM card. It is the world’s first wire-free weather resistant 4G LTE high definition security camera that can be positioned anywhere. Suddenly the options open up for users who want to keep an …

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D-Link Cobra modem router review – blazing speed and coverage for modern users

The D-Link Cobra Modem Router

D-Link’s new modem router – the AC5300 MU-MIMO Cobra – is the fastest it has ever produced and it’s designed to deliver fast Wi-Fi speeds especially for NBN customers. The Cobra DSL-5300 has a built-in VDSL2 and ADSL2+ modem along with a dedicated Gigabit WAN (wide area network) port and four Gigabit LAN (local area network) ports. The product has an aggressive design with eight …

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Jedi Challenges review – live the Star Wars fantasy of wielding a lightsaber


There’s isn’t a true Star Wars fan around who hasn’t once imagined wielding a lightsabre and using the Force. Thanks to the new Lenovo Jedi Challenges – it has turned that imagination to reality – augmented reality to be precise. Jedi Challenges literally puts a lightsabre in your hands and pits you against Darth Maul, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader and others. And not only that …

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Netgear Powerline Wi-Fi review – the range extender that uses your power lines


Improving connectivity in our home is always an important mission for customers everywhere and Netgear has introduced a product that utilises your power lines for a fast connection. The Netgear Powerline Wi-Fi is a simple plug-in solution that uses your home’s electrical wiring to link to your modem or router. The product consists of two adapters – a powerline adapter that connects to your modem …

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Fitbit Ionic sport watch review – sleek design and great workout companion


Fitbit has made quite a name for itself and dominated the fitness tracker market but now the company has moved into the smartwatch space with the impressive new Fitbit Ionic. The device brings most of the features and data from the excellent Fitbit app and brings them to your wrist in living colour. And like the Fitbit trackers, Ionic can count your steps, tell you …

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Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Floodlight Cam review – security and convenience


The Ring doorbell has made it possible to answer your front door from anywhere and now, it is even better, with the release of Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Ring Floodlight Camera. Ring offers convenience and security so you can literally keep an eye on whoever is at your door and on your property. The original Ring was excellent but the Ring Doorbell 2 is …

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Nanoleaf Aurora Modular Lighting review – smart, versatile and attractive


We’ve heard of smart lights but there’s nothing like Nanoleaf’s Aurora Modular Lighting System which gives the user the option to design exactly how it looks and control it using your voice. With Aurora you get to be both the lighting designer and the controller. The lights are versatile and attractive and can change the look and feel of a room and provide a relaxing …

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iPad Pro 10.5-inch review – better, faster and a genuine laptop replacement


The iPad Pro was already a powerful device and it’s just got even better with the release of a slick new 10.5-inch model which now features improvements across the board to make mobile usage better than ever. The new 10.5-inch screen size means you’re getting almost 20 per cent more screen yet only a minimal increase in the device’s overall size. The iPad Pro range …

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