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Astro A50 Wireless Headset (4th Edition) – A Serious Headset for Serious Gamers

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Audio

Read more: Astro A50 Wireless Headset (4th Edition) – A Serious Headset for Serious GamersThis Astro A50 review is brought to you by DRN's favourite ginger....

 

At this moment, the chief editor Kevin is currently cursing me for taking so long with this review. It’s actually not entirely my fault this time. You see, I sat down over 90 minutes ago to write. I poured a whisky. I donned the Astro A50 Wireless Headset. I started some music... and here I am. Having just forgotten what I was doing for most the evening.

The Toughest Phone Yet? Nokia 800 TOUGH – A First Look

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: The Toughest Phone Yet? Nokia 800 TOUGH – A First LookSo we know that Nokia is back in the game – see our previous review on the Nokia 5.3 smartphone that was recently launched.

And we know that Nokia had a great gig of smarter feature phones way before that.
Retro is in. Witness the 3310 relaunch a few years back.

How much back in time can we go to not miss all the features and convenience of our modern phones?

Let’s see if the Nokia 800 Tough fits that bill.

Spoiler alert: even if you have a great phone, you might still want to spend $199 Aussie bucks on this one.
But why?

QNAP TS-230 NAS – A Quick Review of the New Entry Level NAS

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Storage

 Read more: QNAP TS-230 NAS – A Quick Review of the New Entry Level NAS

If you browse our reviews of NAS units, from small to enterprise level, from QNAP, Synology or any other vendor, one thing stands out: they are all in my favourite “colour” black...

Not so the new QNAP TS-230.

It has a light blue-ish (like baby blue) tint over the whole box which I wasn’t sure I’d like. But I’ve taken a liking to it as will many new users dipping their toes into the daunting NAS world.

So, has QNAP managed to make the entry level unit not only more affordable but also easier to use for newbies?

Let’s find out.

D-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router - Speed for the budget conscious

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Accessories

Read more: D-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router - Speed for the budget consciousA few weeks ago D-Link launched the DIR-X1560, their new AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router. The device is pitched to specifically meet the needs of working and studying from the modern smart home, with Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1,500Mbps. How well does it play in the real world? With thanks to D-Link, DRN takes the DIR-X1560 for a test drive.

The EGO Multi-Tool Reviews: Part 1 – Power Head and Pole Saw

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: The EGO Multi-Tool Reviews: Part 1 – Power Head and Pole SawWe reviewed the EGO Self Propelled Mower last year and were so impressed with the design, built quality, power and user friendliness that we gave it our Editor’s Choice Award.

Do these accolades apply to the rest of the EGO garden tools?

We were keen to find out and today we’re looking at the Multi-Tool range and specifically at the Pole Saw attachment.

In Part 2 we’ll cover a couple of other attachments for the Multi-Tool: the Brushcutter and the Whipper Snipper (or Line Trimmer).

So come along and find out how we fared.

Logitech StreamCam - HD content creation powerhouse

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Accessories

Read more: Logitech StreamCam - HD content creation powerhouseIn what is probably a stroke of genius, the Logitech StreamCam was launched in the midst of the COVID-19 isolation here in Australia. Given we were all working from home and bogged down in endless meetings over Zoom, Skype, WebEx, you name it.

Logitech pitches the StreamCam to streamers, with a focus on image quality and dual front-facing microphones. DRN is going to take it for a test drive, let's hope my mug does not crack the lens since I have not had a haircut or a shave since end of February. I have never been the looker in the family, but right now I resemble more so an Asian woolly mammoth or the Dulux mascot.

Epson WorkForce ET-4750 – The EcoTank Printer Revolution We Needed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 Read more: Epson WorkForce ET-4750 – The EcoTank Printer Revolution We Needed

Give me three things you don’t like about your inkjet printer.
I don’t care what make and model you have but most folks will come up with something like this:

The price of the ink, the mess of cartridge changes or running out of ink at the most inopportune moments and, generally, the high cost of printing.

Those things always made my shortlist in the past few decades that I’ve been using inkjet printers.

Let me tell you how the Epson WorkForce ET-4750 EcoTank revolutionised my printing.

Jabra Elite Active 75t - Designed for an active lifestyle

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Audio

Read more: Jabra Elite Active 75t - Designed for an active lifestyleDRN pulled out the big gun when it comes to testing active lifestyle gear. Devlin Webb at a tender 16 years old has represented at State and National level in both Australian Rules Football and cricket. In AFL he captained the Victorian 12's team in 2015, represented Australia in 2018 as an under 15 and received a plethora of awards. Devlin is a top order batsman and fast bowler, playing 225 cricket matches including 7 centuries, with best figures of 114 not out batting, and 6/12 in bowling. He debuted for the Premier First 11 at age 15, and has been selected to train in the Victorian High Performance Academy. Devlin's the name the watch as one of Australia's future sports stars. So how did the Jabra Elite Active 75t fare when Devlin put it to the test?

 

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