Stories by Dave Jansen

Activision Guitar Hero

There was a period back in the late 80s, when the toy industry spawned a series of electronic musical instruments. They were all the rage and just what every kid wanted in their Christmas stocking. Hit Sticks were electronic drum sticks that played...

Philips Digital Photo Display

While everyone loves digital cameras, there's no denying that most of our photos end up stored on a hard drive or burnt on a CD, never to be seen again.

Samsung SP67L6HX

Samsung's biggest and most impressive DLP rear projection gets put through its paces by the GoodGearguide team.

Grundig DVD-P7004

We have reviewed a number of portable DVD players in the past and they have always walked a fine line between functionality and design that tends to lean toward design at the expense of quality playback. The Grundig DVD-P7004 doesn't walk the line b...

Topfield TFP20

With the ever expanding availability of television shows, movies, music and E-books on the internet, devices that allow people to view content on the move become more important. Mobile phones and gaming devices like Sony's Playstation Portable are m...

Samsung SPP-2040

We quite enjoyed using the Samsung SPP-2040 and had only a few minor complaints about it.

Sanyo PDP-42XS1 Plasma TV

As the centre piece of your lounge room a television should exude style while also displaying the highest quality image. Sanyo certainly nailed the style side of things with the PDP-42XS1 but the image quality still needs a little work.

Studio Experience 43 inch LCoS Television

No doubt you have heard of DLP, LCD and Plasma, but there is a dark horse in the industry capable of so much more but seldom used due to its low yield rates and manufacture cost. LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) is a hybrid of DLP and LCD technology...

WebFlicks

When you first go to the WebFlicks website, it looks like a poor cousin of the other Australian DVD Rental sites with a fairly unattractive interface. The garish orange and blue interface is far from sleek and aesthetically pleasing, but the function...

Quickflix

With 19,000 titles in their catalogue, Quickflix dominates the competition in range and variety. Unfortunately, we found that while they have an enormous number of DVDs, they don't tend to send out very many at one time.

BigPond Movies

Usually when someone like Telstra BigPond moves into a field that is dominated by well established competition, you expect their services to be below-par. When BigPond entered the online DVD rental market in this country it was up against some stiff...

DLP or LCoS?

I have reviewed a lot of TVs and I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the different technologies available so when I heard we were getting an LCoS rear projection TV in to review, I got very excited.

Logic3 Solar Charger Plus

There is nothing worse than getting up to the final level of your game and the battery dying just as you deliver the killer blow. With the PSP, stating that the battery life is poor is an understatement. Logic3 has come up with a great idea in the P...

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STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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