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Mongrel Glass screen protector

Mongrel Glass is for any iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4 owner, adding a thick sheet of tempered glass -- we’re talking Gorilla Glass toughness -- to protect the expensive front screen of your smartphone from any untoward damage.

Apple MacBook Air (2013)

Apple’s MacBook Air is, in a way, the descendant of the netbook of 2007 -- it's a small, light, simple notebook made more for portability than power. It’s the Californian electronics giant’s natural rival to Intel’s Ultrabook standard, which itself i...

TCL’s 4K under $5K -- a bargain 65-inch Ultra HD TV

Ultra HD TVs are starting to become more and more prevalent at the top of Australia’s top electronics manufacturers’ product listings. They carry commensurate price tags, though, with the smallest and cheapest being Sony’s $5,999 55-inch X Series BR...

Vodafone offers $5 daily roaming to US, UK and NZ

Vodafone has made deals with partner carriers in the UK, New Zealand and United States to offer Australian customers a roaming plan that allows them to use their phones while travelling as if they were still in Australia.

ioSafe N2 NAS (preview)

If you run a small business, or if you’ve got a cache of valuable files sitting on your computer, or even if you’ve got a sentimental photo collection that’s getting big, backing up your data is practically mandatory.

In pictures: Foxtel Play

Foxtel Play has just launched in Australia. It's an online streaming video version of Foxtel, giving you access to a grand total of 47 live TV and movie channels and a large library of catch-up TV.

Sony X Series BRAVIA 4K LED TV (preview)

Sony used to be the king of TVs in Australia -- back in the days of Trinitron and WEGA, rear projection and CRT. The LCD era has been a little rocky, but with the advent of 4K the Japanese powerhouse is making strides again.

Foxtel to kick-start Play tomorrow

Foxtel will begin its Play IPTV service tomorrow, offering a cable- and contract-free subscription to the majority of its live, catch-up and on-demand television channels for a competitive price.

Samsung Series 9 27-inch monitor (preview)

Samsung has been one of the driving forces in the take-up of LED TVs around the world. It has a long history of making some of the best LCD panels, with some of the best back-lighting technology available. This tech isn’t just restricted to the compa...

BlackBerry Q10 smartphone

BlackBerry has had a rough couple of years. The Q10 is its best guess at a compromise between its app-driven, touch-powered competitors and the BlackBerries that its loyal customers love.

Hulu and Vdio stock up on Oz trade marks

Two powerful video on demand companies may be planning an incursion into the Australian market, posing a threat to Foxtel Play, Quickflix and local television networks’ catch-up services.

UE Boom wireless speaker

Designed for a purpose opposite to the company’s in-ear monitors, the UE Boom joins the three other wireless speakers in turning your smartphone or tablet into a portable music powerhouse -- it’s small and light, but packs a capacious battery and two...

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

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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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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

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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