Black Friday is not at all scary for bargain hunters. What started out as a post-Thanksgiving shopping spree in the United States has spread to all corners of the globe, including New Zealand. In our neck of the woods, Black Friday sales in 2016 increased by 160 % on the previous year, as we rushed to snap up discounts of up to 70%. What a way to start your Christmas shopping! Continue reading “Black Friday Will be Huge in 2018”
If you think you can’t afford a premium iPhone, think again! The XR is Apple’s affordable version of the flagship XS and XS Max, sharing many of the same features but not the same price tag. The iPhone XR is a budget-friendly phone, costing less but bringing you so much performance and very impressive features. Continue reading “iPhone XR is budget friendly”
Many consumers eagerly wait for this year’s new iPhone models. The normally trustworthy site 9to5Mac has published photos of two new iPhones that according to the site are authentic. The two models will likely be called iPhone XS and sport OLED-screens. Continue reading “iPhone XS Comes With Gold Finish”
The budget version of Mate 20 offers a large screen, high-resolution cameras and speed at a reasonable price. The often accurate analyst Evan Blast has published photos of Huawei Mate 20 Lite. These photos show that there are no surprise features on the outside of the phone except for the notch at the top. Continue reading “Huawei Mate 20 Lite Offers Great Value”
A Dutch news site has published images of the upcoming Fitbit Charge 3. Fitbit will present the new activity tracker at the IFA-fair at the beginning of September. Continue reading “Fitbit Charge 3 Leaked”
It can be useful poking around in code for mobile apps. The site 9to5Google has done exactly this and found references to Pixel Stand, which is thought to be the wireless charger that complements Google Pixel 3. Continue reading “Google Pixel 3 Likely Features Wireless Charging”
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch was long rumoured to use Google’s Android like Wear OS. However, Samsung has decided to keep the in-house Tizen OS. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Watch Keeps Tizen OS”
Nikon is pushing the limits in terms of zooming for a relatively small camera. The new Nikon Coolpix P1000 zooms from 24 mm til 3,000 mm. Continue reading “Nikon Coolpix P1000 Features Impressive Zoom”
Apple has upgraded the powerful business laptop MacBook Pro. The latest MacBook Pro 2018 models feature a Retina True Tone-screen, improved switches on the keyboard and an improved Intel-based processor architecture. Continue reading “MacBook Pro 2018 Upgrades – Powered by Intel Coffee Lake”
The normally well-informed analyst Evan Blass has published leaked images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet. It shows a redesigned S-pen. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Features Redesigned S-Pen”
Microsoft eventually released a budget version of its Surface tablets. The new 10-inch Microsoft Surface Go is available for pre-order at Microsoft’s store, Noel Leeming and JB Hifi. It costs $699 inclusive of GST and will start shipping on August 28th. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Go Is a Versatile Budget Laptop”
DJI will shortly release a second-generation version of the Mavic drone. However, the launch event for DJI Mavic 2 has been postponed. Luckily, there are leaked photos available online on the site DroneDJ that clearly shows a sleeker design. Continue reading “DJI Mavic 2 Features Improved Design”
Samsung’s flagship phones are top-notch in terms of features and quality, but very expensive to many shoppers. The new J-series phones target price-sensitive consumers. The additions to the J-series line-up consists of Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo, J6, and J4. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo, J6 & J4 Target Mid-range Market”
The latest flagship phone from Xiaomi bears a lot of resemblance with iPhone X, especially visually. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 8 Resembles iPhone X”
Amazon strives to become the hub for communication and media consumption in homes. The virtual assistant Alexa now becomes even more powerful with the addition of Amazon Fire TV Cube. It promises to “do more with your TV” by leveraging voice commands. Continue reading “Amazon Fire TV Cube Brings Voice to Your TV”
Nokia keeps sticking to a tight release schedule. The Chinese owned Finnish firm will release upgraded models of Nokia 5, Nokia 2 and Nokia 3 with improved performance. The first of these phones to enter the NZ market will likely be Nokia 3.1. Continue reading “Nokia 3.1, 2.1 & 5.1 Launch”
Samsung’s next-generation Note phone will feature advanced artificial intelligence (AI) thanks to enhancements to its digital assistant Bixby. The coming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will, therefore, be much more useful than existing Samsung phones according to the company’s research chief. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Powered By Bixby 2.0”
Samsung’s flagship S9 model currently costs about $1,045. This high price tag excludes a lot of potential customers. The company, therefore, launched the A8 phone in its Galaxy A-series in order to offer a slightly less expensive model. The problem is that it’s still a fairly expensive phone and priced similarly to S8. Samsung had to rethink the price point once again and finally decided to launch the 5.6-inch Samsung Galaxy A6 and the larger 6-inch A6 Plus. These two A6 phones are cheaper than Galaxy A8 and target price-sensitive consumers. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A6 Targets Mid-Market”
Sony’s latest projector is ultraportable at 8 x 15 cm, lite and yet powerful. The new Sony MP-CD1 sports a maximum projection of 120 inches diagonally at a distance of 3.45 metres. Continue reading “Sony MP-CD1 Projects to 120 in”
GoPro has launched a new entry-level action camera. The new GoPro Hero lacks a version number and is very competitively priced at RRP $349.99. Continue reading “New GoPro Hero Costs Less Than NZ$350”
Most consumers that purchase a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ phone need an accompanying plan from a telco. PriceMe Consumer has compared the plans from the three major telcos in New Zealand: Spark, Vodafone and 2 Degrees.
Fujifilm X-H1 is a new camera series and boasts 5-axis image stabilisation built into the camera house. It sports a sturdy and weatherproof case that comes in handy when recording movies in different outdoor settings. Continue reading “Fujifilm X-H1 Attracts Professional Photographers”
Google has released a preview version of Android P 9.0, which is the next OS to be released in August 2018.
The new flagship phone OnePlus 6 scores highly in Antutu benchmark tests that measures the performance of mobile devices.