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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?

The New Nokia 5.3 – Time to Ditch Expensive Flagship Phones?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: The New Nokia 5.3 – Time to Ditch Expensive Flagship Phones?
Today we’re looking at the recently launched Nokia 5.3, a large Android One phone with some outstanding features and priced like a budget phone: just 349 Aussie buckaroos.

For those of us old enough to have experienced the great Nokia phones of yesteryear it’s good to see the brand making a good comeback. And this time they’ve hitched their fortunes onto a very solid operating system: Android One, currently featuring the very latest Android 10.

So how did we fare in our evaluations?

Mophie Powerstation fabric - The stylish juice box

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Mophie Powerstation fabric - The stylish juice boxDoes anyone remember when a Nokia phone would go for like a week without needing a recharge? I am showing my age because that has not happened for at least a dozen years. Nowadays almost everyone would be carrying at least one portable battery, more if you are an AR game fan such as Pokemon Go or Harry Potters: Wizards United. Luckily Mophie always has our backs when it comes to keeping our gadgets juiced up on the go, this time we get to check out the Mophie Powerstation 10000 mAh.

 

Do Try This At Home (or at the Office): Unleash the Power of Your Galaxy S8 or S9 With DeX! A hands-on with the Samsung DeX Pad. Part 2

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

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Do Try This At Home (or at the Office): Unleash the Power of Your Galaxy S8 or S9 With DeX!
A hands-on with the Samsung DeX Pad. Part 2

So, did we whet your appetite in Part 1 for more features and a cheaper price point for the Samsung DeX Desktop Experience?

Let’s have a close looks at the DeX Pad which Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S9 series.

Do Try This At Home (or at the Office): Unleash the Power of Your Galaxy S8 or S9 With DeX! A hands-on with the Samsung DeX Station Part 1

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

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Alright, so what is DeX?

DeX stands for Desktop Experience – allowing your Android phone to be used with a big screen through an HDMI cable connected with either the DeX Station or the DeX Pad.
In a way it’s similar to Microsoft’s Display Dock for the Windows 10 phones. Which was not a great success a few years back...

Will Samsung’s DeX really give you a good Desktop Experience? Can we throw out our laptops?

This review consists of 2 Parts: we’ll check out the DeX Station that came out with the Galaxy S8, followed by the even handier DeX Pad that was announced with the Galaxy S9.

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Revisited – Did Time Stand Still?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Revisited – Did Time Stand Still?

Sometimes it is just nice to revisit a golden oldie... But in this case we are talking about a smartwatch that hit the shelves less than a year ago: the Samsung Gear S.

When it came out I was stunned at the supremely curved display and the fact that you can use it with its own Sim card.


There are dozens of reasonably capable smartwatches to choose from but this particular model still holds its price it seems so let’s have a quick look at some of the main features of this watch and where in some aspects where it falls down a bit...

Hands On: Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

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For some trades an industrial labeller is essential. For others it’s a nice to have tool. I am one of those folks that hate to label people but love to label things....


So when 4Cabling sent us the Brother P-Touch E550WVP Industrial Labeller, we were keen to have a look at what can be done with a fully featured labeller.


And yes, I can see that it would be very useful beyond its intended target group.
I’ll show you why.

Sony SmartWatch 2: Still a Good Buy?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

 Read more: Sony SmartWatch 2: Still a Good Buy?

It's been nearly 2 years since we took a good look at the Sony SmartWatch 2 which had just been released then. It is a bit surprising that this watch is still being offered for sale well after its successor has become available. So what made this one a stayer? Can it still compete in the marketplace?


Sometimes it's good to have a look at a product when it is fully mature and when MobileZap sent us this one rather than the anticipated Sony SmartWatch 3 we departed from our usual approach to write only about the latest and the greatest...

So is the Sony SmartWatch 2 still worthy of your consideration?

 

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