Review

OPPO Reno 4 Pro 5G Review: A New Challenger Brand Enters Irish Market

OPPO Reno 4 Pro 5G
Over the years there's no denying smartphones have gotten a little bit boring. Samsung and Apple were sucking the fun out of new phones until Huawei entered the market. After years of wild innovation from the Chinese manufacturer, Trump's America called a halt to the craic. While Huawei has impressively launched several phones and developed the Huawei AppGallery at...

Dirt 5 Review: Lots Of Mucky Fun

You learn a lot about a racing game when you're halfway through the first corner. With F1 2020 it was realising I didn't get the tyres warm enough while the other AI cars stuck to the racing line and braking points significantly better than I did. Forza was something similar and you know what, it makes sense when you...

Flying Elephant Desk: An Irish-made Work From Home Desk

Flying elephant desk
Every now and then I stop and assess just how bonkers a year it has been. I’ve laughed every time that I’ve seen the meme doing the rounds about corporate change and who drove it. Was it your CEO, COO or COVID-19? It’s a joke, but it’s also really not. For years company decision makers have refused to adopt...

Huawei FreeBuds Studio Review: The ANC Christmas Challenger

Huawei FreeBuds Studio
How do I open this review? Do I go with the “saturated headphone market” approach? Maybe it’s more of a “Huawei plugging the gaps in the consumer market” because of the whole Trump and China thing? What ever way I open it, was really matters here is that Huawei has produced a pair of over-ear headphones and given the...

JBL Club One Review: Can A Value Brand Delve Into High-end?

JBL club one review
When you get to review as many things as I do you have to challenge a lot of your own perceptions. Getting around brands is one of the toughest things. Big brand names can product terrible products while smaller brands can produce some incredible pieces of kit. There was a time when Huawei was a little-known phone manufacturer, in...

Google Pixel 5 Review: Pure Android Class

pixel 5 review
I've put myself into a bit of a technological experiment for the last few months. I tested out the Huawei P40 Pro and went all-in on the experience. Because the phone doesn't support Google Apps, I started to live without Google. I really mean it, right down to the search engine I use daily. I thought it went quite...

Sony L4 Review

Sony...when you hear about the company nowadays the first questions people ask is about the PS5 and that means their phone range is currently going under the radar. Well it turns out Sony have a few new phones in their arsenal and we are lucky enough right now to be working our way through the range, starting with the...

Marshall Uxbridge Smart Speaker Review: Guitars And Google Home

marshall uxbridge smart speaker
It feels like you can buy anything and everything with a Google Assistant built into it now. Looking around my sitting room, I have a Google Assistant-powered soundbar, a Google Home in the kitchen and Google Nest Wifi which has an assistant in the bedroom too. In such a small space adding another smart speaker meant it needed to...

Kygo A11/800 Review: For The Dance Music Fans Not The Audiophiles

kygo a11/800 review
There's a whopper volume of headphones hitting the market these days. It's well-timed too. Not all office workplaces encourage headphones, but with more people working from home and seeking the ability to "get in the zone" with noisy surroundings, people want good audio equipment. The Kygo A11/800 headphones are one of the latest pairs of noise-cancelling headphones to land...

Nokia 1.3 Review – Budget Smartphone That Might Be Better Than You Think

Nokia, the name just brings back memories of sturdy, sexy, simple phones from yesteryear. They still make phones for those of you know and if you are in the market for a cheap, like seriously cheap smartphone that's under €100 then the Nokia 1.3 might be just what you're looking for. Not long ago it would be crazy to...