Category Archives: Technology

Small, but perfectly formed: the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Whilst keen to take a look, I wasn’t entirely sure where a Bluetooth speaker would fit into my life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m quite partial to streaming Spotify to my Samsung M7 or to my Yamaha home theatre system.

I was surprised, however, just how useful (and super cool), the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker was. Continue reading Small, but perfectly formed: the Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Astro A20 Wireless Headset incoming

Over the weekend, at PAX Prime in Seattle, Astro Gaming revealed their new Astro A20 Wireless Headset.  PAX-goers got a sneak peak of the new headset, the companion to Astro’s A10 Gaming Headset. Continue reading Astro A20 Wireless Headset incoming

Hands on review: Ballistix Elite DDR4-3200 32GB

I really can’t stress just how important having decent RAM is for for an optimal PC experience. Be it playing the latest games or opening up multiple programs as part of a business workflow. The amount, speed and quality of your machine’s memory will determine just how well you PC does what you want it to do. Continue reading Hands on review: Ballistix Elite DDR4-3200 32GB

Asus Zenbook 3 review

Classy. If I have to describe Asus’ Zenbook 3 with one word, that would be it. Razor thin and beautifully styled, with its own faux-leather carrying pouch, it’s going to be the best-looking device on the boardroom table.

If I could have one other word to describe the Zenbook 3 it would be expensive. It’s going to cost you two grand for this very posh laptop. Up against the equivalent Microsoft Surface Pro, it’s a fair bit cheaper, but up against a “normal” laptop, you are paying for those stylish lines. Continue reading Asus Zenbook 3 review

HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap review

HTC asks owners of its Vive VR kit to put down another two hundred bucks for a Deluxe Audio Strap.

Whilst there’s no doubt in my mind that the HTC Vive offers the best VR experience available right now, it’s not the most comfortable device to strap to your noggin. Out of the three main VR devices, the HTC Vive’s standard elastic strap is by far the worst mounting method. Top marks for comfort go to the PlayStation VR then followed by the Oculus Rift. Continue reading HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap review

Small, but perfectly formed – Alienware 13 laptop review

Alienware’s latest incarnation of their 13-inch laptop packs a powerhouse of a PC within the tiny chassis.

There was a time when I’d have laughed at you for suggesting that I gaze at a computer monitor smaller than 21-inches. Times have changed, and whilst I’m happy with three 27-inch monitors for the desktop rig, when I’m on the move, I want compact. Continue reading Small, but perfectly formed – Alienware 13 laptop review

Alienware 15 allows virtual reality on the go

Dell’s gaming PC marque, Alienware have been producing gear for the more discerning gamer for years. Their desktops, whilst arguably overpriced, allow novice players the chance to easily purchase a gaming rig without having to know the inside of a PC case. Continue reading Alienware 15 allows virtual reality on the go

You’ve got the whole world in your hands: Google Earth VR review

“You’ll believe a man could fly” stated the cinema poster of 1978’s Superman: The Movie.

Well, if you are prepared to spend the best part of NZ$3500 on an HTC Vive and the required high-spec PC, now you can. All thanks to Google. Continue reading You’ve got the whole world in your hands: Google Earth VR review