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Sony DCR-PC55

Much like the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1, the Handycam DCR-PC55 is one of the first digital cameras to utilise a touch-screen LCD. The blending of these two technologies has created a camera that ultimately sacrifices functionality and performance for fl...

ITO STBICT6300

Not since the <a href="http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/index.php/taxid;2136212607;pid;407;pt;1"target="new">Centrex CTDV100</a> have we seen a digital TV receiver that differs from the standard VCR form factor. The Centrex was small, simple, and unob...

Sanyo HVR-DX610

A large and rather bulky unit, the HVR-DX610 DVD/VCR combination recorder from Sanyo nevertheless presents itself as a functional and easy to use device. Without any especially impressive features to recommend it, the Sanyo still manages to distingui...

Mass Storage

With high definition, digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it's only a matter of time before DVDs become obsolete. When they first started appearing in 1997, the possibility of storing over eight gigabytes of data onto a single disc was almost...

Linophir BC-688

Possibly one of the worst products we've reviewed, the Linophir BC-688 Digital MP4 Player delivers performance that ranges from substandard to almost useless in each of its numerous functions. After several days of continuous (and frustrating) use, w...

Voxson MP-50

A fairly standard offering from Voxson, the MP-50 is a small and lightweight mp3 player. Far from anything special, the Voxson is nevertheless an affordable option for those looking for a readily portable music player.

Air guitar!

Ever wondered exactly how you'd sound, thrashing away on your air guitar to Deep Purple or Metallica, if you had a real axe slung over your shoulder? Well, pretty soon you might not have to wonder, as a University in Helsinki has come up with a Virtu...

Logitech X-530

This set of 5.1 surround sound speakers from Logitech exhibits some powerful potential, but is ultimately held back from excellence by a number of flaws. Their low price tag, makes, gives them outstanding value for money.

Viewsonic N2010

LCDs have always been a slippery technology, plagued by a range of problems. Truly exceptional displays manage to avoid some or most of these problems, but in the end, LCD technology will only take a screen so far. The Viewsonic N2010, unfortunately,...

BenQ FP71V

According to BenQ, the FP71V LCD monitor was "built to perform", and perform it does! With a lightning fast response time and an excellent range of colours, this 17" monitor delivers excellent functionality, especially for users interested in gaming ...

Bombs Away!

The art of Google bombing is quickly becoming a phenomenon.

LG RH7926W

An outstanding recording unit from LG, the RH7926W delivers powerful and versatile recording options, combined with a sleek design and easy to use interface. An expensive price tag may put off potential buyers, however the level of functionality the ...

JVC DR-M10

The JVC DRM10 DVD recorder positively oozes slickness and professionalism. Its front panel is backlit by an unnecessary, but undeniably stylish blue light. It sports an aesthetically shaped metallic case, and a trim, clutter-free design. The function...

Dual Media Recording

Here at the GoodGearGuide, we've lost track of how many DVD players and recorders have sat there, their LED Lights blinking the letters "No disc", despite our frustrated and quite often profanity-ridden assurances to the contrary.

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Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

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I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

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Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

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Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

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