Review

  • Review: Battlefield 3

    The one thing I felt throughout all my experiences of playing Battlefield 3 was that it wasn’t quite sure what game it wanted to be. Rugged multiplayer, huge team battles, and one of the most impressive visual and audio engines in recent time were let down by a generic...
  • Review: Wallabies Rugby Challenge

    Rugby Union is big in NSW, but when our Aussies play internationally, it’s something we can all get behind. Wallabies Rugby Challenge has exclusive rights to the Australia and New Zealand teams, setting up the ultimate challenge for the most passionate Union fans from either side of the Tasman....
  • SSD Shakedown: OCZ Vertex 2 vs OCZ Vertex 3 vs Crucial M4

    When it comes to upgrading something in your PC for the most noticeable performance gains, the SSD is probably the best place to start. Traditional platter based hard drives have served the PC masses for years now, but with cheaper production costs and huge technology investments, flash storage is...
  • Review: LG Optimus 3D SmartPhone

    When it comes to televisions, consumers have been less than enthusiastic in embracing 3D, that hasn’t stopped LG from creating a 3D SmartPhone. The 4.3” device has dual-cameras for taking 3D photos and video and a glasses-free 3D screen to display them. Powered by dual-core processer and running Android...
  • Review: Toshiba R850 Laptop

    The Toshiba R850 laptop is marketed as a thin, light desktop replacement, so how does it stack up in reality. The R850 weighs in at 2.40kg, impressive for a 15” laptop, while the chassis feels strong and high build quality. Performance wise, the 2.5 Ghz Core i5 feels snappy,...
  • Review: Opera 11 beta, codename "Barracuda”

    Its been a big week in the browser wars with Pwn2Own comp showing up various security holes and IE9’s release landing 2.35M downloads in 24hrs. The often forgotten about browser – Opera wants to join the party. Today they have released a beta of their latest offering, Opera 11....
  • Review: Kogan 40” 100Hz TV. Are you ready to buy TVs online ?

    This Christmas I bought my parents a TV from Kogan. For those of you unfamiliar with the brand, Kogan is the Australian online-only, manufacturer direct to consumer, cost saving, new kid on the block in the electronics market. In terms of TVs, they approach existing manufacturers in China making...
  • Review: Apple iPad 6 weeks in

    This article originally appeared as a guest post on iTechReport titled ‘Thoughts on the iPad’ but sadly they have recently shut down. I’ve decided to repurpose the post as a updated review of the iPad. My experiences are detailed after spending around 6 weeks with the 16GB Wi-Fi version...
  • Review: Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD

    This is a webcam that’s ahead of its time. Not because it has quality that’ll make your face melt, but because it’s capabilities surpass that of the software its intended to be used with. Common applications include Windows Live Messenger, Skype and other messenging clients. The LifeCam Cinema HD...