Jason Cartwright

Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis.
  • Pimax’s 8K VR headset will break $2M on Kickstarter, add wireless option

    Virtual Reality has a new player, Pimax. They’re ambitious 8K 2x 3840×2160 resolution and 200 degree field of view has clearly been a hit with the VR market. Their crowd-sourced kickstarter campaign is about to smash through the $2,000,000 barrier. At the time of writing, the project had 3,072 backers...
  • NRMA spending $10 million on 40 EV chargers, free for members

    The NRMA, known best for their roadside service and insurance, has announced it will built 40 charging stations for electric vehicles across New South Wales. The network of chargers will help Australia’s adoption of electric vehicles, which has been relatively slow for a country that prides itself on early...
  • ASUS brings Ryzen to Mini-ITX with ROG Strix X370-I and B350-I Gaming Motherboards

    In recent years, there’s been a trend away from full-tower cases in favour for smaller, more portable PCs. This means full size motherboards have to make way to Mini-ITX boards, which are more difficult to produce, but gamer’s don’t accept compromises with the smaller form factor. With little real...
  • Review: Dear Ear Buoyant in-ear wireless earphones

    Designed in New Zealand by Dear Lab, the Dear Ear Buoyant in-ear wireless earphones feature a bold design that demands attention. Most of the time or bluetooth audio peripherals you try and hide them, but when they look good, you’ll want to show them off to the world. There’s...
  • Red Bull Racing drivers try the Oculus Rift Motum Simulators ahead of GC600

    Racing simulators at a consumer level are typically considered a joke by professional racing drivers. That wasn’t the case with Motum Simulation’s 6 axis VR Motion Simulator which were experienced by Red Bull Holden Racing Team drivers, Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen. Ahead of this weekend’s Gold Coast 600 Supercars race,...
  • Review: SONOS One, a promise for the future

    The SONOS One is the company’s big entry into the market of voice-enabled speakers. Sonos is synonymous with great audio quality and that immediately gives you confidence the One will address one of the biggest failings of the first generation Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. Audio quality from the connected...
  • Nissan uses Gold Coast 600 Supercars event to promote genuine parts

    This weekend, the Supercars head to the sunny Gold Coast for the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Supercars event. Michael Caruso’s #23 NISMO Nissan Altima Supercar will rock a new ‘Beware of Strangers’ livery which promotes Nissan Australia’s campaign to get consumers using genuine parts on their vehicles. Nissan developed the...
  • Microsoft quietly announces Surface Book 2, is WMR Ultra ready

    Surface Book getting long in the tooth with processors and GPU performance coming a long way since its release a couple of years ago. With not dedicated event, the Surface Book 2 is largely just a case of update the device with a spec boost. Microsoft says the Surface...
  • NBN passes 3 million activation milestone

    Australia’s National Broadband is powering along and has now surpassed another milestone of 3 million premises, 3,024,650 to be exact, are now activated. The data comes from the latest update to the Weekly Progress Report and shows 6,507,756 premesis that are ready for service. That number of activations represents 46% uptake...