Stories by Dave Jansen

Panasonic DVD-LS87

It seems to be a characteristic of portable DVD players that their screens end up being atrocious and horribly pixilated. We have reviewed quite a few of these average DVD players and they generally come to us from little known companies or companie...

Philips SHS850 Extra Comfort Heaphones

Lately, we've reviewed an awful lot of headphones and a lot of awful headphones, so when we saw the design for the Philips Extra Comfort portable headphones we had to get our hands on them.

Nokia 3230

We've had dozens of mobile phones go through our office and its no surprise, with <a href=http://www.idc.com.au/press/release.asp?release_id=162" target="new">IDC</a> predicting their will be 19.2 million users this year and 100% market penetration b...

Xbox 360

In every generation one video game console stands out as a leap forward in gaming. In the last generation it was the Playstation 2 which came to market, obliterating the Sega Dreamcast and revolutionizing the home entertainment market by making DVD ...

Australia Day Comp Winners

After an incredible response, our Australia Day competition has now been drawn. We had a huge number of entries ranging from ridiculous to incredible, funny and elaborate as well as simple three word responses like "chuckin' a sickie".

Anyware Smokeless Ashtray

It's not everyday that we get to review a product that is cute and can kill you. The Anyware Smokeless Ashtray is an adorable yellow VW Beetle with a flip top head containing a fan which sucks smoke from a cigarette and dissipates it so it doesn't es...

Movie Collector 4.8

Film geeks of the world rejoice, your 1000+ DVD collection is about to finally become manageable. The days of wondering who you lent what DVD and whether they gave it back are over - thanks to Collectorz.com and their Movie Collector 4.8 software.

Creative Zen Vision:M.

It was with a little trepidation that we received Creative's new media player, the 30GB Zen Vision:M. Having reviewed the <a href=" http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/index.php/taxid;2136212637;pid;401;pt;1 " target="new">Creative Zen Vision</a> previou...

Sharp Aquos

High definition content screams from the new 32 inch Sharp Aquos. This is certainly the best LCD TV available on the market and an absolute ecstatic pleasure to use

Microsoft Office 2003 Professional

The Microsoft Office package has dominated the office productivity market for so long now that when a new iteration is released it takes quite a bit of convincing before people choose to upgrade. The focus in the 2003 edition is not just on producti...

Sagem HD-D45

In our review of the <a href=" http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/index.php/taxid;2136212662;pid;1311;pt;1" target="new">Hitachi 37" 8800TA LCD television</a> we talked about how disappointed we get when an attractive TV with a mountain of potential fal...

Hitachi 37LD8800TA

When a television with cutting edge technology and exquisite design is set up in our test centre for review, we all hold our breath hoping and praying that it won't disappoint. This is because on many occasions, such products have failed to live up ...

Fred On Hold

Journey into the wonderful world of Fred, a Wonka-like doyen of all things wacky, pointless, impractical, ridiculous, stylish and funny. Their latest offering is a ye olde mobile phone handset.

Creative ProdiKeys PC-MIDI

Way back in the heyday, when the Commodore 64 (C64) was the latest fad, an accessory was released that when placed over the C64 keyboard turned it into a piano. This was mind blowing at the time and we were envious of anyone who had the luck to own ...

Wacom Graphire 4

Wacom are the world leaders in graphics tablets and from those that we have tested it is easy to see why. The Graphire 4 is their cheapest model and is designed for beginners or users on a conservative budget. Unfortunately, the old adage that you ...

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