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Digital TV
Hands-on review: Amazon Fire TV
The arena of streaming apps is changing, and changing fast, vendors are going to need to up their game to stay with the pack.
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Smartphone
Hands on at the release of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5
This morning in Auckland saw the unpacking of the latest phones in Samsung’s lineup, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5.
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Wi-fi
SpotCam outdoor Wi-Fi cloud camera - we take a look
The SpotCam Outdoor Wi-Fi Cloud Camera offers the capability to remotely monitor your house or business and record events happening, day or night.
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Corsair
In depth view: Corsair Gaming Strafe Cherry MX RED
The Strafe has some interesting features, and yes is a joy to use.
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Microsoft
Hand-on review: Microsoft Lumia 435
With the Lumia 435, Microsoft are taking on the low powered entry level Android smartphones, does it fare well?
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Microsoft
Closer look at the Microsoft Lumia 640
Microsoft have made it easy to transition to the Lumia 640 from an Android or an iPhone, allowing you to use your iCloud or Google account.
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Printers
Hands-on review: HP Laserjet Pro MFP M277dw
With HP’s new laser printer technology JetIntelligence making an appearance, what is it and does the M277dw make sense?
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USB
Review: Mimobot Star Wars USB Drive
If you’re a Star Wars fan or not, it’s definitely worth a spot in your Mimobot collection.
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Apple
Hands-on review: Intego Flextivity Mac monitoring tool
Monitor your business productivity and identify best practice and expected online behaviours.
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Fody
Hands-on review: Fody TEMPUS PRO Weather Station
Fody have brought weather tracking to the masses, bringing capabilities to weather tracking that will excite amateur meteorologists.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: HP Elite X2 1011 G1 Hybrid Tablet Laptop
I can recommend the X2 for those who want that ability to go from desktop to laptop to tablet without using a multitude of devices.
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Storage
Hands-on review: ASUSTOR AS-5104T NAS
With a vast array of NASs hitting the market, does the ASUSTOR AS-5104T provide a difference to the normal slow clunky restricted devices?
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Review
Hands-on review: ASUS DSL-AC68U Modem Router
ASUS has made a name for itself in the router business, being an ex-owner (till it was hit in a lightning strike), it ranks highly for me.
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Plantronics
Hands-on review - Plantronics Savi Wireless Headset for business
The Plantronics Savi W710A-M is not just your standard contact centre headset, but gives the ability to connect to your phone, your computer and your mobile, can it multi-task?
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Review
Hands-on review: HP Spectre x360
The in-demand Spectre has hit Kiwi shores, and we’re here to give you the inside track on what could be Hewlett-Packard’s return to the top.
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Gaming
Review: Trakdot Luggage Tracker
The Trakdot Luggage is a tracking device that proves its worth when it is used to provide peace of mind and a safety net for travellers.
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MiPow
Review: PLAYBULB Bluetooth Speak and Bulb by MiPow
No the PLAYBULB isn’t something you’re likely to find at your local adult shop, but an innovative product by MiPow.
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Rainbow High Tech
Review: Rainbow Smart Bulbs
In the box this week were Rainbow smart bulbs from a New Zealand company Rainbow High Tech
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Projector
Review: Zeus Mini Projector
Mini projectors have been around a while, but the technology was never quite ready for them..
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Gaming
Review: Etón Audio Rugged Rukus Solar Bluetooth Speaker
With a plethora of bluetooth speakers hitting the market, what makes the Rugged Rukus an ideal travel speaker?
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Bluetooth
Plantronics Backbeat PRO Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
After my last ‘mis’adventure with a set of Plantronics, I was expecting to be on the blacklist, but instead they’ve sent me their latest and greatest ‘phones, and I must say they’ve got every bell and whistle!
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Branding
Review of Hilton Auckland's facilities
How do you turn a night in a hotel room into a lesson in building brand loyalty?
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Bluetooth
Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones
The BackBeat FIT headphones by Plantronics are designed for sporty people. As an anything but sporty person, are they any use for me?
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Apple
Ten traits to look for when hiring for your start up
Entrepreneurs are passionate about change and improvement. This is the number one reason why you want them.