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”
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”
Apple Homepod is an AI assistant and speaker set to compete with Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. Apple now accepts pre-orders for customers living in Australia, UK, and the USA. Unfortunately, New Zealand will receive it later. The Homepod goes on sale on February 9th.
Panasonic’s latest 4K OLED TVs series EZ950 and EZ1000 are now available in New Zealand. Panasonic experimented quite long with its own OLED technology, but now employs a panel supplied by LG.
Apple TV 4K is available in New Zealand at a reasonable price starting at $299. It’s capable of streaming content in 4K format and supports HDR. The question is whether it’s worthwhile purchasing this media player for your home? Let’s have a closer look.
The latest activity tracker band from Samsung offers consumers good value as a cross between a smartwatch and a sports band. However, the price of the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Prois expected to be higher than the predecessor Gear Fit 2. Continue reading “Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Employs Water Proof Design”
Garmin has revealed a new multi-sport smartwatch targeting boat lovers with active marine lives. The new Garmin Quatix 5 runs on Garmin’s in-house operating system rather than the common Android Wear OS. Continue reading “Garmin Quatix 5 Marine Smartwatch”
The competition for high-end displays is heating up. Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q, which is Dell’s latest 27-inch monitor, is compliant with both the HDR10 standard and the Ultra HD Premium specs. This type of compliance implies and excellent viewing experience and real-life like images. Continue reading “Dell UltraSharp UP2718Q Sports HDR Monitor”
Portable speakers show up everywhere these days. Bang & Olufsen is one of the leading speaker brands and is well-known for its stylish speakers and high-quality sounds. The latest addition to its line-up is the sturdy and versatile B&O Beolit 17 speaker. Continue reading “B&O Beolit 17 Indoor & Outdoor Speakers”
Samsung’s latest 4K UHD TVs are called QLED and challenges OLED TVs from manufacturers like LG. The new QLED series Q7, Q8 and Q9 will launch in April. Continue reading “Samsung QLED TVs Launching in April”
The release of Apple’s much-anticipated BeatsX earphone has been delayed by several months. The long wait might be over as the tracking site iStockNow now reports that BeatsX will launch this week. Beat’s by Dr Dre’s NZ site, however, still hasn’t confirmed a release date. Continue reading “BeatsX Earphone Launching Soon”
Samsung revives its Galaxy Tab product line by incorporating popular features from different devices into the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. For example, it sports an S Penthat it borrows from the Note line. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Sports S Pen”
Bang & Olufsen’s consumer headphone brand B&O Play has released a successor to the on-ear Beoplay H8 headphone. The new B&O BeoPlay H9 provides better comfort and audio quality due to its over-ear design and noise cancellation feature. Continue reading “B&O BeoPlay H9 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones”
Sony’s new ultra-bright flagship TV ZD9 is available in three different screen sizes: 65, 75 and 100-inch. The new Backlight Master Drive technology enables Sony ZD9 to display objects with incredible brightness and contrast. Each lamp is controlled separately and can, therefore, optimise focus and intensity. Continue reading “Sony ZD9 TV – Redefining Brightness”
tvIt’s unlikely that Apple will release a new version of its Thunderbolt monitors. The company, therefore, recommends MacBook Pro users to purchase LG UltraFine 5K and 4K screens, which are optimised for this laptop. Continue reading “LG UltraFine 5K – Perfect Display for MacBook Pro”
More and more devices are wireless these days including headphones and increasingly support some health or training function. Jabra’s popular Sport series does both, which explains the series appeal to consumers that frequently exercise. The company launches special editions for Jabra Sport Pulse and Sport Coach. Continue reading “Jabra Releases Special Edition Sport Pulse & Sport Coach Headphones”
The Pixel phones got most of the attention at Google’s launch event in San Fransisco last week, but other new releases were also announced. Most notably the new Google Chromecast Ultra for streaming video to TV in 4K format. Continue reading “Google Chromecast Ultra Supports 4K & Dolby Vision”
Beats by Dr. Dre has launched two new headphones: the wireless Solo 3 and the wired EP. Both headphones are already available for purchase in New Zealand. Continue reading “Beats Solo3 and EP Headphones Launch”
Apple introduced the new set of wireless earbuds called AirPods together with the launch of iPhone 7. They pair with your iPhone and Apple Watch and thereby enhances the Apple experience. There’s only one drawback: they’re really expensive to loose. Continue reading “Apple’s Wireless AirPods – Expensive to loose”
Google’s new VR headset and controller are built on the Daydream platform. It has already gained a lot of moment and Google predicts that more than 50 Daydream apps will be available at the end of the year on a VR-focused app store similar to Google Play. The Daydream View VR headset is affordable and retails at only US$79. Continue reading “Google Daydream View VR Headset Launching in November”
The eBook reader maker Kobo is releasing a large 7.8-inch screen on September 6th that it hope will take the market by storm. Kobo Aura One is waterproof and is poised to challenge Kindle’s dominance. Continue reading “Kobo Aura One – Largest eBook Reader on the Market”
The Toronto-based manufacturer of eBook readers has released a second edition of the original Kobo Aura reader. The new Kobo Aura Edition 2 is a good choice for consumers that think the newly announced Aura One reader is a bit too pricey and are happy with a somewhat smaller-sized, mid-range reader. Continue reading “Kobo Aura Edition 2”