PlayStation 4 Dominates the NZ Console Market

PlayStation 4 (PS4) sales accounted for 59% of consoles sales in New Zealand last year according to data recently released by research firm NDP Group. Sales were especially strong during the Christmas period with Sony NZ achieving record-breaking home console sales. Continue reading “PlayStation 4 Dominates the NZ Console Market”

Top Nutri Ninja Blenders

Healthy juices and drinks keep growing in popularity. A convenient way of preparing these healthy liquids  while maximising their nutritional values are to use a powerful type of “extraction” blender. Nutri Ninja is one of the market leaders in this segment and a very popular brand in New Zealand. Here’s a closer look at some of the hottest Nutri Ninja blenders in the market. Continue reading “Top Nutri Ninja Blenders”

Oneplus 3 Release Scheduled This Winter

The Chinese mobile phone maker Oneplus has been successful in the New Zealand market. Its powerful phones and high features to cost ratio have generated impressive sales worldwide. Oneplus has launched three phones so far during its brief 3-year history. The fourth one named Oneplus 3 is scheduled for release in June. Continue reading “Oneplus 3 Release Scheduled This Winter”

Four Nikon Coolpix Cameras Launching This Autumn

Nikon is adding four new cameras to its Coolpix series: Nikon Coolpix A300, Coolpix A900, Coolpix B500 and Coolpix B700. These additions will hit stores in April and are bound to increase competition among compact cameras. Continue reading “Four Nikon Coolpix Cameras Launching This Autumn”

Water Proof Sony Walkman Ideal for Water Sports

Retro trends continue to influence the consumer electronics market. The iconic Walkman series of digital music players from Sony is getting an upgrade with two new water- and dust proof models. Sony Walkman WS413 and WS414 were unveiled at the recently concluded CES 2016 fair in January are bound to appeal to outdoor loving Kiwis. A light, built-in earpiece ensures a good and comfortable fit during swimming, kayaking and other water sports. Continue reading “Water Proof Sony Walkman Ideal for Water Sports”

5 gift Ideas for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is on Sunday the 14th of February. Data from electronic payment provider Paymark show that Kiwis spend millions on Valentine related gifts (the amount exclude cash transactions) including $3 million on florists alone. We analysed what kind of gifts that are trending on PriceMe in the lead-up to the most romantic day of the year. Continue reading “5 gift Ideas for Valentines Day”

Lightning Fast Sony A6300 Camera Coming in March

Need to capture fast-moving objects with your camera? Sony just announced the successor to its highly rated Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera, the new Sony Alpha A6300 model. It has the world’s fastest autofocus among interchangeable-lens cameras and boasts the most number of AF detection points. The Alpha A6300 is also capable of recording in 4K format. Continue reading “Lightning Fast Sony A6300 Camera Coming in March”

Sony Announces New SLW-M Internal SSD Series

Sony just announced a new product range of internal SSD drives. The new SLW-M series targets laptop and PC users with a unique selling point: replace your current HDD drive with our new SSD drive and instantly enjoy significant speed and performance improvements when storing data and launching programmes. Continue reading “Sony Announces New SLW-M Internal SSD Series”

Public Schools in NZ Now Offer Fast Broadband Access

Term one starts next week, and Kiwi kids have at least one thing to look forward to: superfast broadband in all schools across NZ. The government completed its goal to offer ultra-fast broadband (UFB) access to 97% of schools in New Zealand covering 99.7% of students. Continue reading “Public Schools in NZ Now Offer Fast Broadband Access”

New Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 Is Really Smart

Panasonic announces a new smart camera ideal for sharing photos and videos online. This isn’t a combined phone and camera like the existing Lumix DCM-CM1 model, which support phone calls etc. The new Lumix DMC-CM10 model focuses on the camera and fast sharing using a 4G/LTE mobile network. Hence, you can’t make a phone call with this camera, but you’ll be able to send text messages. This is a handy feature for sending a photo without having to upload it to the Internet first. Continue reading “New Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM10 Is Really Smart”

Apple Hermes Watch Now Available Online

Apple just announced that it’s stylish Hermes watch is now available online. New Zealand, unfortunately, lacks a local physical Apple store. The nearest Apple store for Kiwis is Sydney. The good news is that you now can purchase Hermes watch from Apple’s online store or mobile app as of yesterday. The NZ online store still doesn’t offer online purchases for some reason. Continue reading “Apple Hermes Watch Now Available Online”

Microsoft Surface Book Available in NZ Stores on January 28th

The much anticipated Surface Book is Microsoft’s first laptop. Tier-1 retailers Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming and JB-Hifi will start selling the new laptop in stores on January the 28th. The RRP price set by Microsoft’s NZ Store is $2,749 for the Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM. Retailers usually undercut the RRP by a few percent. Hence, the actual selling price in NZ will likely be somewhat lower after a while. PB Technologies currently offers the Surface Book online at $3,967 for the Core i7 model. Continue reading “Microsoft Surface Book Available in NZ Stores on January 28th”

Smartphone Cases Reveal Four Samsung Galaxy S7 Models

More and more clues point to four different models for the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. The latest clue is a set of listings of smartphone cases on Amazon by Spigen, a large manufacturer of smartphone cases. Spigen has prepared four different cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 product line. These models are: Continue reading “Smartphone Cases Reveal Four Samsung Galaxy S7 Models”