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Review: Braven 710 Bluetooth Speaker

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When this speaker hit my desk, I was intrigued to see how powerful it was. The Braven 710 is a small, powerful Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone…. or really any device that has Bluetooth. It has a beautiful “aircraft grade” aluminium design which feels sturdy and has a premium feel, it’s ruggedised and water resistant to save you from unfortunate situations and just looks pretty damn good. The Braven 710 retails for [...]

REVIEW: Lenovo Miix 2 8

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Here we have it. Lenovo’s consumer offering of an affordable Windows 8.1 tablet. Now that Windows 8 has been out in the market for some time, we’re starting to see a number of tablets being released. However, we haven’t seen a huge amount of 8-inch tablets on the market. This is where the Miix 2 8 comes into play. Despite the slightly odd name, the Miix 2 packs quite a punch. [...]

REVIEW: WD My Passport Pro (4TB)

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The WD My Passport Pro is the first portable dual-drive solution powered by Thunderbolt. The WD My Passport Pro sports two 2TB hard drives inside and allows a RAID configuration to pair the two drives together. Designed specifically for creative professionals and enthusiasts, the My Passport Pro offers high performance and capacity in a truly mobile solution. According to WD, the My Passport Pro boasts speeds of up to 233MB/s which provides [...]

Goat Simulator Review: A Beautiful (and Buggy) Mess

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If you don’t follow the weekly goat news online (like I do), then you are probably unaware of Goat Simulator - the brand new title from the creators of Sanctum, Coffee Stain Studios. And yes, this game is for real. As the name suggests, Goat Simulator lets the player have the unmatchable and never-before-seen privilege of becoming a simple goat in an average town. However, it is not as straightforward as it seems. The town is littered with crazy things for the goat to play with… and use to create havoc.

REVIEW: Polaris HD Wireless Headset

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The Polaris HD Wireless Headset is made for those who are on the phone all day and require crisp call quality. The HD Wireless Headset has been designed specifically for the office environment, the headset allows you to take calls from all corners of the office, without the need to worry about cables. The base station sports a colour touch screen allowing you to change between different modes, change volume [...]

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review: a piece of smartphone camera innovation

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We’re now seeing smartphones with screen sizes of 6 inches or higher, with bigger batteries to satisfy both the large screen and our insatiable appetite with the data. But when it comes to packing a huge number of megapixels, Nokia takes the gold medal with the Lumia 1020 – the smartphone with the 41-megapixel camera. By the time you read this review, the phone would already have been superseded by [...]

REVIEW: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Link is back with a brand new adventure in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. An indirect sequel to the classic A Link to the Past, released back 1992 for SNES; it features gorgeous graphics, captivating orchestral music, the return of the top-down view mechanic, and a brand new story that takes you to a mysterious world of Lorule. And that is why I consider this as a must buy for any Zelda [...]

REVIEW: Super Mario 3D World

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One of the hotly anticipated titles for the Wii U console, Super Mario 3D World brings an exciting refresh to the long-running series. While it follows a similar story line we have come to know and love, this series just oozes with creativity – from its level design and power ups, and excellent music, just to name a few. But what makes any Super Mario game is its multiplayer gameplay – [...]

REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch has been out for quite a while now but we’ve finally got a chance to review this great device. This Ultrabook has been designed to be durable with a carbon fiber body, spill resistant keyboard and a thin and light figure, the X1 Carbon Touch is perfect for business or recreational users. Weighing in at approximately 1.40 kg, the X1 Carbon Touch is easy to carry around or use [...]

REVIEW: Seagate Central

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Believe it or not, this is a NAS system. However, while it doesn’t look like the big and bulky systems that we typically expect, the Seagate Central does what it is designed to do – let you share your documents and media across several devices on your network, and store backups of those files just in case you lose them. However, while it’s fun just to describe what it can do [...]

REVIEW: Seagate Wireless Plus

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Almost everyone these days has a smartphone and/or tablet with them, and many use it as their primary form of consuming music and movies while on the go. However, the devices themselves only come with a small amount of storage and while this might be enough for some, for others not so much. So, what to do? Seagate might have an answer with its Wireless Plus external hard drive. Hardware Inside is [...]

Review: HTC One mini

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We’ve been waiting for so long for the opportunity to review the HTC One, and now we’re here – reviewing the HTC One Mini. It’s not exactly what we would have liked, but the HTC One Mini is close enough given it is basically the same as the HTC One except for the reduced size and spec sheet. The HTC One Mini is designed to cater for the market that want either [...]

Review: Plantronics BlackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earphones

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I never got to try out the original model, but the Plantronics BlackBeat Go 2 is the successor to the BlackBeat Go wireless earphones released last year. In fact, this is probably the first time I’ve used wireless earphones – I prefer the wired earphones because it’s not dependent on battery to use. And they’re pretty good. Score: 7.5/ 10 The Good: Audio quality is pretty good; comfortable to wear; [...]

Google Play Music for iOS: a buggy disappointment so far

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It’s been at least 6 months since Google promised that their Play Music service would come to iOS, and it’s 6 months too early by the looks of it. I’m not usually one to complain about first-day bugs, but for an app promised to arrive at a more appropriate 5 months ago, to see it genuinely broken in key features isn’t fun. It’s smooth though. Google Play Music was first [...]

Review: Pokemon X and Y

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A new generation of Pokemon has begun and Gamefreak have outdone themselves with the new Pokemon X and Y games, using the Nintendo 3DS hardware to produce stunning 3D visuals and crisp sounds, Pokemon X and Y is their most ambitious game yet. This is a dual-review between Adrian Cajili and Gabriel Huynh. The final score is an average of the two. Also, warning – this review does contain some spoilers. [...]