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  • Review: Targus Versavu iPad Case

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  • Review: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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  • Review: HTC Velocity 4G, Australia’s first 4G Smartphone

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  • Review: Sennheiser X320 Headset for Xbox 360

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  • Review: Nixeus Fusion XS, the Android-powered STB

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  • Review: Lexar JumpDrive Triton USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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  • Review: Choplifter HD (XBLA)

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