Christmas Gadgets Grilled – Our Chistmas Gift Suggestions

Christmas Gadgets Grilled – Our Chistmas Gift Suggestions

Dec 5, 2010

We’ve been grilling gadgets all year for you, and now, as we head into the silly season, it’s time to look at some of the better gadgets that perhaps you might want to give your gadget-loving family members, or maybe even get for yourself. For less than $30, the iPhone using driver in your family might like to have the MetroView GPS application. This...

Droning Along

Droning Along

Nov 28, 2010

Tuesday this week was a busy day, with no less than four different items on my schedule. With each of these expected to take over an hour, I was tempted to drop one item from my list, and this would have been the one to be dropped. Fortunately, I persevered. And was rewarded with seeing what I am sure will be the coolest toy to grace the bottom of many a...

Huawei Pocket WiFi E585

Huawei Pocket WiFi E585

Sep 5, 2010

The concept of a pocket WiFi router is one that has always appealed to me. This sort of device reduces your reliance upon over-priced internet services that you may need to acquire when traveling, such as in a hotel room, or perhaps at a coffee shop or an airport. I’ve been using an earlier version of this pocket router for most of this year, and have been...

You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail

Jul 18, 2010

Under the heading of “Cute, but essentially without merit”, comes the USB Mail Box Friends Alert, from Brando. Compatible with most common social networking sites, this is a usb stick that also monitors your email, and it tells you when new email (or contact) arrives, with a soft light, and a sound. My guess is that the sound will be totally...

Sony NEX 3

Sony NEX 3

Jul 11, 2010

Sony have taken the compact digital camera market and blown a very big hole in it. Traditionally, this market, aimed at those who wish their cameras to be just a simple point and shoot affair, has been populated with small, fashion accessories, most of which also happen to make perfectly good wallet-sized images. While some of them can actually take some fairly...

Nikon D3s Reviewed

Nikon D3s Reviewed

Jul 4, 2010

Courtesy of the good folks at Nikon Australia, we have had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks with their flagship D3s along with a 70-200 VRII lens. First impressions are important, and this combo feels like a tank. The build quality actually reminds of the legendary Nikons of the 1970s and 1980s, and to be perfectly honest, that surprised me. In a good...