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Vodacom Smart Kicka 2 review: sweet deal

Vodacom Smart Kicka 2 review: sweet deal

Modern-day flagship smartphones from brands such as Apple, Sony and Samsung are simply too expensive for most South Africans. Or some people just don’t want to break the bank on a telephone. For those, Vodacom’s 2014 Smart

Sony Xperia XA review: mixed bag

Sony Xperia XA review: mixed bag

The 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona proved to be the ideal stage for smartphone makers to introduce a slew of new products. Sony was among them, presenting its new Xperia X range of next-generation smartphones, with

Samsung Gear 360 review: double vision

Samsung Gear 360 review: double vision

The digital camera industry has been at a relative standstill when compared to most sub-domains within the tech industry. Both dedicated cameras, as well as those embedded in mobile devices, have been steadily upgraded with more

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: run wild

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: run wild

Annual product refreshes of smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy S series have become so mildly iterative that it’s hard to get excited about the release of a new model. It’s not like the early days of the smartphone industry

LG G5: great phone, but modularity a gimmick

LG G5: great phone, but modularity a gimmick

If you need evidence that LG is capable of making world-class handsets, have a look at the new G5 smartphone. LG’s new flagship handset is a polished and compelling entrant into the high end of the smartphone market. I’m a lifelong Apple

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless review: HR delight

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless review: HR delight

There are plenty of wireless headphones on the market for those looking to beat the boredom of exercise with a bit of music while avoiding getting tangled up in a mess of wires. But Danish company Jabra has developed something a lot more desirable with its Sport Pulse Wireless

Lumia 950 and 950 XL review: flawless flagships?

Lumia 950 and 950 XL review: flawless flagships?

Anyone who measures the success of a company by the sheer number of innovations that have been copied by competitors can only conclude that the Lumia series, once owned by Nokia and currently in the hands of Microsoft, has been an enormous hit. For instance, the

Google Nexus 6P review: big and bold

Google Nexus 6P review: big and bold

By launching two new Nexus devices, Google has adopted a strategy similar to those of Microsoft with the Lumia 950/950XL and Apple with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. However, a major difference

Fitbit Surge and Aria Wi-Fi Scale reviewed

Fitbit Surge and Aria Wi-Fi Scale reviewed

The Internet of things (IoT) has far-reaching applications in many spheres of business and consumer life, including the world of health and fitness. Although many people may simply view the host of fitness and activity trackers as

Google Nexus 5X review: pure Android

Google Nexus 5X review: pure Android

In my review of the Nexus 6 back in January 2015, I was ultimately forced to conclude that Google and Motorola, which made the phone, were not on the right track. The device was too expensive, fell short on performance

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